Hi, I'm Rodrigo Roque IV aka Hardwood Rod and welcome to the podcast. To keep it simple and quick; I want to steal your powers and use them for evil, and good. Seriously though knowledge is power, so if you know something I don't your welcome to come on anytime. It's all about learning something new. See you soon.
Everything has a beginning and sure enough this podcast had it's 2 year un-official launch where I did nine episodes in that span. Not the most consistent, but it was a trial and error type of thing. At the core of the podcast, it started out as Basketball/NBA podcast, hence the name; Hardwood Rod. That's how it got it's identity which was heavily influenced by my favorite team, the Lakers. However, in 2020 everything got turned upside down as my idol, and all time favorite athlete Kobe Bryant passed away in a tragic helicopter crash.
Fast forward a couple months I launched the official podcast with Season 1. In the middle of the COVID-19 Pandemic I had my first guest, my Wife. Now having lots of time on my hands I began to knock episode after episode. I wanted to keep the brand modern and give it a feeling of luxury. I revamped the logo and format with it's core. The logo symbolizes a Snake (Mamba) and microphone on a half court which represents the basketball roots . The new format will revolve around everything I enjoy and have a passion for, while still having that hoop feel. Topics discussed generally depend on the guest and their set of skills that they'll bring, but for the most part filmmaking, fitness, and food will be at the forefront. I want the podcast to be a place people from different industries come and talk about things people generally might not know anything about. I hope you enjoy the journey and get something out of it.
You can listen to the podcast on all platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and others. Will soon be uploading to YouTube, so stay tuned.