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The YaJagoff! Podcast - All about Pittsburgh

All about the cool stuff going on in Pittsburgh! There are a lot of podcasts, or PAWDcasts as you might say in Pittsburghese, but none this focused on what’s happening in Pittsburgh. Co-hosts John Chamberlin and Rachael Rennebeck talk with guests about food, entertainment, current events and, of course, Jagoffs! This weekly podcast is based on the Pittsburgh humor blog,

Jul 16, 2018

Summary:  It’s the second porch tour this time from the North Hills. The podcast features a cast of zombies from The Scare House, the General Manager of the newest burger phenomenon which may have been heard of before: Wahlburgers! Plus, the Paz family receives a taste of what to expect when eating there. Also, the jagoffs welcomed comedian Will Ness and musician by evening and union insulator by day, Jess Sides. Special thanks to Patricia Vince from Zachary's Mission for stopping by to officially gather the Zack Pack items. It’s a secret as to how much was collected!   

Music: Jess Sides     

SPONSOR:  Total Sports Enterprises, located at the mall at Robinson, is gearing up for Steeler signings this fall.  But while it is still summer, enjoy in store and online deals from jerseys to cleats and custom framing for discounted prices. Plus, there is still some time left to get your presale items for legendary coach Dick LeBeau.  Visit for more details on signed Dick LeBeau items as well as all of your black and gold needs.    

QUESTION OF THE DAY: Since the Pazkowski family are roller coaster professionals, is it the height of the coaster or the twists and turns that make the ride thrilling?     

The Ya Jagoff podcast doesn't want to leave listeners green with envy as we prepare for the Irish Festival THIS September at the Riverplex at Sandcastle.  Enjoy custom and tradition at its finest while listening to national & local Irish performers including a visit from international sensations, The Screaming Orphans.  Plus eat, drink, shop, dance, and do some Ancient Celtic Axe Throwing as we celebrate all things Irish.  Join us September 7th-9th at the Riverplex at Sandcastle as we celebrate the Pittsburgh Irish Festival. Visit for details and ticket information. Best part - you don't have to be Irish to have fun at the Festival!      

02:07 The Pazkowski fam: This fun family are roller coaster enthusiasts who travel the world to find the best coasters out there! The Pazkowskis also rep the porch tour with a beautiful back yard patio, good for sun bathing and Jagoffs roasting at 9,747 degrees!  

15:37 Joe Billhimer: Talk about a surprise! Joe, the General Manager of the new Wahlburgers at The Block at Northway, gives John and Rachael insight about the announcement at the restaurant.   

22:25 Dave Hahner: A surprise for the enthusiastic family! Dave, of the “American Coaster Enthusiasts” shares his favorite rides in the U.S. and where his memories take him when he thinks about what made him truly love coasters! And the irony?! Dave is afraid of heights?! How does that work?! Also, Dave wrote two books, all about history and roller coasters!    

27:51 Will Ness: Will loves people watching. Bad tattoos? His thing. Will always chats about his career and why he loves stand-up comedy!    

38:38 Noah the Scare House Pittsburgh “intern” brought a zombie. What are HIS thoughts on Bob Nutting?  

43:03 Patricia Vince: The Zack Pack competition is on for the most collected items on the Porch Tour! Patricia tells John and Rachael all about Zachary’s Mission but does she reveal how much was collected?    

50:08  Jess Sides  tells John and Rachael how she juggles working at the Local 2 and her true love of music.