Technically there are two guests in this episode of, "Hey, Really Excited." The title-guest is the talented and lovely Leona Lewis, who is dropping a new album this September. She talks about the creation of 'I Am' and performs the single, "Thunder."
The second? Ralphie's colleague Race Taylor, who teamed with Ralphie for the Leona interview!
Ralphie also updates you on his summer travels and recaps trips home to Niagara Falls and Randall's Island for Urban Mudder.
This week, Ralphie chats with one of his favorite bands, Walk The Moon. You'll hear Nick, Sean, Eli and Kevin chat about everything from life after a mega-hit to opening for The Rolling Stones. The guys also talk about the next single from 'Talking Is Hard,' "Different Colors," - and you'll get to hear that as well.
Plus - Ralphie is headed back to Niagara Falls this weekend. He explains why and what he's looking forward to while he spends some time back home with friends and family.
Don't forget - next weekend Ralphie participates in Urban Mudder, and all of the money he raises is going to Make-A-Wish. Find out more here: https://www.crowdrise.com/TeamRalphieForMAW/fundraiser/ralphieaversa
It's been a minute, but "Hey, Really Excited" is back! Ralphie fills you in on turning 30, what he has been up to and why he is participating in this year's Urban Mudder race in New York on July 25. All of the money #TeamRalphie raises goes to Make-A-Wish.
This week, in honor of bringing attention to the cause and event, Ralphie chats with Make-A-Wish's Alumni Team Captain: 15 year-old (now 16) Amanda. She is a Wish Kid - after being diagnosed with sickle cell disease, Amanda's wish was to go to the Dominican Republic. Make-A-Wish flew her family there for Christmas!
You'll also hear from Tough Mudder's VP of Event Development, Ashley Ellefson.
Episode four of the podcast features an in-depth chat with Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind - covering the band's next and final LP as well as 3EB's upcoming tour with Dashboard Confessional.
Plus, find out what Jenkins and Lady Gaga have in common, and listen as Jenkins performs the band's new single acoustically for the first time ever. The front man also gave the acoustic treatment to the hit, "Jumper," and explained how the meaning of the song has changed for him.
In episode 3, Ralphie talks about his interactions backstage at the Billboard Music Awards with One Direction and the cast of 'Entourage.' Then - it's back to New York for doctors appointments and down the shore to Point Pleasant, N.J. for 95.5 PLJ's "Summer Kick-Off." Plain White T's, Life of Dillon, Lifehouse and Rachel Platten all join the podcast this week.