Episodes
As many restaurants across the country begin the complex and lengthy process of reopening, we revisit our interview with Dan Acuna, a restaurant entrepreneur/ franchisee with ten Southern California Jersey Mike's locations as well as two in Miami, Florida. Dan tells us all about how he got started, how it grew from one shop in North Hollywood to twelve, and how he and his family are handling the current climate as small business owners. We also dive into the daily hypotheticals, and Drew has...
Published 09/28/20
Despite all the craziness, football is officially back! In honor of the start of the NFL season, we're throwing it back to a chat we had with retired NFL player Lonie Paxton. Lonie played eleven seasons in the National Football League as a long snapper and won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots. We have always wondered how someone becomes a long snapper in the NFL and wins 3 Super Bowls, so we just had to ask... How'd you do it? This is a really great chat in which Lonie also...
Published 09/21/20
We're back after a brief hiatus! Today we are joined by Justin & Suzi Wilkenfeld from Kind Humans. We're super excited to be partnering with Kind Humans at Nocking Point to raise some money for some really great causes, but how did they come to be? We hear all about Suzi's origins with Live Nation, to Justin being one of the founding employees of Go-Pro, and how a cold call caused them to meet, start working together, and eventually fall in love! They are doing a lot of great work and...
Published 07/01/20
After a weekend of pain, protesting, and nationwide outrage, Stephen and Drew check in with each other and look for leaders — and the current lack of leadership — who can help guide us all through this time and take clear, actionable steps towards equity for all. We stand with you.
Published 06/01/20
It's very casual Friday in this edition of "How'd You Do It?" We have been getting a lot of requests from people who have been watching/listening since the beginning to ask Drew how he did it.  Today's the day we find out his journey from Walla Walla Washington to Southern California and everything in between that lead up to us sitting here today. We also open up this episode with a bang debating leaf blowers, local construction, and if paint ball guns should be allowed to send a message....
Published 05/22/20
Kat McNamara was one of the very first people to ever join Stephen live on instagram during quarantine back before we started doing these on a regular basis. That chat is actually gone forever now because it didn't save, but lucky for you Kat is back!  Not only do we get to catch up with her and see what she's been up to during the stay at home order, but we find out how she did it.  How did a young girl from Kansas City end up as the soon-to-be lead of her own super hero television show, and...
Published 05/21/20
David Rapaport has cast some of your favorite television characters.  From Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, & DC'S Legends of Tomorrow, to 90210, Gossip Girl, Riverdale, & Netflix's You.  The list goes on and on! So how did he do it, and how does he do it? We first find out how David got started in casting and started landing some of these iconic television series, and then go through the process of casting these major roles. If you've ever been curious about how some of your favorites...
Published 05/19/20
It's Friday, and we're sitting down with Andale Kansas' own Colton Haynes! There's certainly a lot to talk about between Colton and Stephen having spent time together on set for nearly 7 years shooting Arrow, but we ask Colton how he did it?  How did a boy from a small town of 650 people in rural Kansas get started in modeling, and how did that eventually turn into acting.  We also find out where he stands on this week's most popular debate of the money and the snail.  This one is another...
Published 05/15/20
Today's guest on the pod is Caity Lotz.  Many of you know her from her role of Sara Lance on Arrow/DC's Legends of Tomorrow, but today we're going to find out just how she did it! Caity has a pretty interesting back story of how she broke into the entertainment biz, and the path that lead her to auditioning (and almost not getting) the role of Sara Lance.  She talks about how that role evolved to one of the lead characters on a successful spin-off show, to how she got interested/started in...
Published 05/14/20
We have a great chat for all the Arrow fans today as we're joined by Mark Bunting, who was a long time 1st AD and also Director on the show. Mark tells us all about growing up in BC and working his way up to becoming a 1st AD on a super popular network series. He's been in the business for more than 20 years and has some seriously awesome credits under his belt, so of course we ask him if he liked working with Stephen Amell, Tom Cruise, or Bradley Cooper the most.  Then we dive into some...
Published 05/13/20
We're back after a long weekend with episode 10! Today we talk to our buddy Dan Acuna, who is a restaurant entrepreneur/ franchisee with ten Southern California Jersey Mike's locations as well as two in Miami, Florida.  Dan tells us all about how he got started, how it grew from one shop in North Hollywood to twelve, and how he and his family are handling the current climate as small business owners. We also dive into the daily hypotheticals, and Drew has some updates on Quarantine wine which...
Published 05/12/20
Today on the show we're joined by Echo Kellum (Arrow) to check in and see what he's been up to! Stephen & Echo chat about their days on set together, and we ask him how he did it.  How he made the move from Chicago to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams. Echo also opens up on his exit from Arrow and the decision behind that.  Also on today's episode, we chat quarantine fashion, how crocodiles get no respect, and some new URLS have bee purchased!  Check out @lizzieandlex on instagram for...
Published 05/06/20
On today's episode of "How'd You Do It?" we're joined by our good friend Kamen Edwards, who is celebrating the release of his new children's book "The One And Only Dylan St. Claire." It's a really fun story that adults can enjoy as well, and it's available today everywhere books are sold! Have you ever wondered what the process of writing a children's book is like? We ask Kamen how he did it!  This episode is also filled with a bunch of fun Nocking Point updates, Stephen purchasing a bunch of...
Published 05/05/20
Today on the podcast we're throwing it back to a chat we had with retired NFL player Lonie Paxton. Lonie played eleven seasons in the National Football League as a long snapper and won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots. We have always wondered how someone becomes a long snapper in the NFL and wins 3 Super Bowls, so we just had to ask... How'd you do it? This is a really great chat in which Lonie also talks about the work he's been doing lately with the Kindhumans Movement, and...
Published 05/04/20
That's right, we're joined by our friend Justin on today's episode.  Don't let the title fool you, he's done so much more! Justin is the co-owner of Green Planet Nutrients and the host of the YouTube series "Growing Exposed." Justin is bringing his expertise and a positive outlook on cannabis and creating a new era of cannabis connoisseur. So just how does someone get into the cannabis industry? Justin tells us how he did it!  We have a few fun hypotheticals today, and we need you to decide...
Published 05/03/20
Get ready to laugh your ass off with the fabulous John Barrowman!  John tells us all about how he did it. From his first commercial shoot back in high school, to working with Stephen on the set of Arrow, and everything in between.  He tells us how he's been keeping busy during quarantine, and pitches us on a wine idea for December that everyone is pretty sold on making it happen! Make sure to follow him on instagram at @johnscotbarrowman! We also want to wish a happy 16th anniversary to Kim...
Published 05/02/20
Published 05/02/20
Today we are joined by Stephen's younger cousin, Robbie Amell to talk all about his new show "Upload," which is available to stream now on Amazon Prime Video.  Robbie takes us back to booking his first acting gig, moving to LA, and how he almost had to give up and move back to Toronto. Fast Foward to now - he's officially a US citizen!  Stephen, Robbie, and Drew re-live the final game of the 2012 Stanley Cup finals where they were all in the building, and answer a few hypotheticals! It's...
Published 05/01/20
Michael Rosenbaum is an actor, podcaster, musician, and also a Nocking Point winemaker! A real jack of all trades! But how'd he do it? Michael takes us back to his school days and how a good friendship put him on the path to where he is today! This is the kind of story we really love to hear.  We've got to spend a bunch of time with Rosey over the past couple years working on a couple wine projects together and he really is a genuinely great guy! Make sure to check out his podcast "Inside of...
Published 04/30/20
Today's guest on "How'd You Do It?" is retired Air Force veteran George Reinas. George is a friend who was active from September 2003 through February 2012 and served three combat tours while holding the positions of Sniper Instructor, Sniper Team Leader, Combat Instructor, and Heavy Gunner. George takes us back to his decision to join the military after high school with aspirations of becoming a sniper, and through the journey of his 7.5 years in the Air Force. Very interesting stuff.  We...
Published 04/29/20
It's the premiere episode of "How'd You Do It?" with Stephen Amell & Andrew Harding.  Today's guest is a good friend and the co-founder of F*ck Cancer, Julie Greenbaum.  There's a really great back story to how F*ck Cancer was started, and Julie takes us back to the beginning and tells us how she did it!  She also updates us on what they have going on currently, and how you can help support their organization.  We also reveal today's Nocking Point gift card winner, and dive into the...
Published 04/28/20