The Good Rascals

Kevin Del Principe

The Good Rascals is a podcast about outsiders who care and dare to reimagine the world. Many people feel as though they don't fit in. Some take that feeling and turn it into passion and constructive change. Artists, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, as well as all sorts of outsider people where titles don't quite suit them, are interviewed by host Kevin Del Principe about why they identify as outsiders and how they have turned that energy into changing the world for the better.

Ep 5 Derek Diamond - Reciprocity, Resiliency, and Relatability
Trailer 44 min 40 sec

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The Good Rascals host Kevin Del Principe interviews Kyndle Wylde (musician, singer, & songwriter). Kyndle explains how she learned to listen to her inner voice to tell her own story on her debut EP, Kyndle Wylde. Kyndle and Kevin both share stories from their youth where they felt on the outside of things and how these experiences led them to have greater empathy for others. At the end of the podcast, the audience can listen to a clip from Kyndle's single "Like You Used To."

Aug 7

41 min 39 sec

The Good Rascals host Kevin Del Principe interviews his long-standing friend and creative partner Mark Blaszak (entrepreneur, business owner, videographer, cinematographer, storyteller, & co-founder of Uplifter Video). Mark and Kevin chat about how they became friends in high school by playing in a band and how their creative partnership has continued all these years--most recently by working together on the movie Up on the Glass. They also chat about the importance of storytelling. Mark explains how his love of storytelling brought him to leave a corporate job and start his own business.    

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Jul 10

50 min 43 sec

The Good Rascals host Kevin Del Principe interviews his friend/cousin Matt Chavanne (lighting designer, electrical engineer, musician/drummer for Humble Braggers). Matt and Kevin chat about their upbringing and how they've become closer over the years. Matt describes maintaining a career that is both technical and creative and how there is unity between these concepts that are often inaccurately described as oppositional. He also shares a clip of the latest single from his band Humble Braggers entitled, "I'll Keep Running." *In the podcast, Kevin mentions a concept about supporting others articulated by Dave Chapelle in his comedy special, "The Bird Revelation."

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Jun 16

53 min 2 sec

The Good Rascals host Kevin Del Principe interviews his longtime friend Rob Currin (teacher, coach, creative). Rob and Kevin chat about how their friendship began while rallying for the local public library. Rob explains the nexus between competition, inspiration, and creation. *The three books whose ideas I mentioned in the podcast were Making Movies by Sidney Lumet, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr, and The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective by Richard Rohr and Andreas Ebert.

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May 19

45 min 17 sec

The Good Rascals host Kevin Del Principe interviews his friend and neighbor Jon Hornyak (musician, entrepreneur, Sr. Executive Director of the Memphis Chapter at the Recording Academy). Jon explains the importance of mentorship in his multi-faceted music career, and how the Recording Academy now has mentorship programs. He also shares how Memphis provided him creative freedom as well as people who showed him the way along his music and business journey.

Apr 19

38 min 18 sec

The Good Rascals host Kevin Del Principe interviews his friend Gerry Trentham (dancer, choreographer, Artistic Director of pounds per square inch performance, teacher). Gerry shares how increasing body awareness allows for a greater sense of both pleasure and pain. He also chats about how certain questions can bring a person to zero, but at that place there is a hidden spine that can be discovered.

Apr 11

41 min 6 sec

The Good Rascals host Kevin Del Principe interviews his friend and neighbor Ellen Rolfes (entrepreneur, storyteller, philanthropy strategist). Ellen shares how listening to her inner voice has guided her own story and allowed her to help others tell their stories too. Rather than perceived burdens, Ellen details how adversity and fears can be tremendous gifts that can lead to new possibilities.

Mar 28

45 min 9 sec

The Good Rascals host Kevin Del Principe interviews his long-time friend Jim Thurston (carpenter, creative, co-owner of CWT Builders, farmer) about what qualities allow a friendship to endure. Jim and Kevin talk about their college days and discover a new gratitude for the difficulties they experienced and also those mentors who saw them through.  Go to the CWT Builders Facebook Page for more info about Jim's construction company. Check out the Thurston Family Farm for amazing maple syrup and to learn more about the multigenerational farm that has been in Jim's family for over six decades.

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Mar 8

47 min 51 sec

The Good Rascals host Kevin Del Principe chats with Derek Diamond (podcast host and filmmaker) about why Derek first created his podcast and how his rationale has evolved over time. Derek explains how sharing one's own stories about overcoming adversity can help others foster their own resiliency. Check out Derek's podcast for great film and TV content and interviews with industry creatives at The Derek Diamond Experience.   

Mar 2

44 min 40 sec

The Good Rascals host Kevin Del Principe talks with his brother Keith Del Principe (artist, ecologist and animator) about how Keith developed a meditative practice to rewire his mind and better connect to his body in order to create art and pursue a "greatness" that he says is inside all of us. Along with his partner, bekky O'Neil, Keith is the owner of Cardboard Reality, a permaculture farm, boutique shop, and animation studio.

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Feb 22

39 min 25 sec

The Good Rascals host Kevin Del Principe chats with his good friend David Ngo (writer, filmmaker, college teacher, and podcast host of the Best Story I Never Told) about David feeling like an outsider growing up and how that feeling has continued even today. David shares about living in between multiple worlds/cultures, and how he has learned the importance of deep listening, communication, and creating space for people to share their stories through creating his podcast. 

Jan 19

46 min 38 sec

The Good Rascals host Kevin Del Principe chats with Jared Hernandez (writer, musician, visual artist) about having diverse creative passions. Kevin also chats with Jared about his feeling a little on the outside of a church experience as a teenager and young man, and how it taught him to give people a little bit of grace.

Jan 5

40 min 45 sec

The Good Rascals host Kevin Del Principe chats with Nikki Del Principe (writer, producer, actor) about her experience feeling like an outsider growing up and how that has propelled her to reframe old institutions as well as create new institutions to foster constructive meaning for herself and others. 

Dec 2020

42 min 9 sec