episodes.

March 29, 2021

you have to be willing to move on at any time + a special guest(!)

On today’s episode, we'll talk about knowing when it’s time to move on from certain situations in our lives. It may be difficult, but if you feel it deep within you, you need to do it. We'll also hear from Kara Gray, the newest member of our team. She'll manage the show's new social media accounts and will be producing content across all of our platforms.

March 25, 2021

the return of Jake Hicks: half-veganism, rejection & an array of Florida struggles.

My longtime friend, who recently moved to Florida to begin a career in door-to-door solar panel sales, tells me all about his time thus far. He's lost half of his belongings in Mexico, purchased several cars, acquired a cat h...

March 22, 2021

examine the friendships in your life.

We are the product of the people around us. Choose wisely. Today's quote(s): "We can do hard things" & "Exist loudly." Read today's essay here. Liked the show? Please consider leaving a review.

March 18, 2021

"Troy Stories" bracket feat. Conner Burks & Jake Lenok.

My two best CT friends join to talk about me and all my flaws. I'm not sure if I'll ever recover from this. Today's quote: "Sleep is the cousin of death." Today's cause: The V Foundation. Donate here as part of the show's all...

March 15, 2021

who are you when you're not working or partying?

Our jobs don't define us, and Instagram is a facade. So..who are you? Who am I? Today's quote: "Do what you love, and surround yourself with good people." Check out the blog. Have a comment on today's episode? Leave a review.

March 11, 2021

learning from past relationships, dog motherhood & businesswoman life w/ Alyssa Szalowski.

My dear friend joins to tell me why she's more content right now than she's ever been. But the road there wasn't easy. Check her out on Instagram @alys_sz Today's quote: "Just a bad day, not a bad life." Today's cause: The Au...

March 08, 2021

The exciting future of the podcast.

On today's episode, I explain what The Troy Farkas Show will sound like going forward. As you'll learn, I'm very excited about its potential to make the world a better place. To read this in blog form, click here. And, I'm hi...

March 04, 2021

Ashley Acker, 24, on Colorado activities, uncertain future & making friends as an adult.

As I begin my new life in Colorado, an old friend joins to prep me for everything I need to know about the state she called home. Plus, we discuss her love of horses, her family's athletic prowess and a story involving Red Ro...

March 01, 2021

I've left my job at ESPN.

After 3.5 years at the world's biggest sports broadcasting company, I've decided to move on. In today's episode, I explain why I had to make this difficult decision. And... I'm hiring a social media manager ! E-mail me at far...

February 26, 2021

Matt Woodworth, 24, on masculinity, American work ethic & being present.

In perhaps my favorite pod so far, an old colleague joins me for an introspective conversation where we each open up about our struggles to stay present, not necessarily fitting in all the time (23:50), studying philosophy an...

February 22, 2021

so...I'm moving to Colorado.

Life is short. Leave nothing to the future. On today's show, I explain why I've decided to temporarily leave the Northeast.

February 18, 2021

Rena Banena, 26, on immigrating from China, introvert life & top 5 ballpark foods.

My 21st century pen pal tries to convince me to visit Minnesota and we also exchange things we've learned about ourselves during the pandemic. Plus, since she's a massive baseball fan/foodie, we list our top five favorite foo...

February 13, 2021

dear Connecticut: a love letter.

As I prepare to say goodbye to Connecticut, I write a letter to the state I've lovingly called home for the last three-and-a-half years.

February 05, 2021

Claire Virkler, 24, on teaching in Thailand, living without regret & a bunch of travel stories.

One of my most adventurous friends joins me to discuss moving to California, always traveling for work and some lessons learned from her gap year spent teaching English in Thailand. Plus, a wild story involving a moped accide...

February 03, 2021

Chris Lewis, 25, on buying a home, Tinder dating & COVID cruise ships.

My most reliable friend joins me to reminisce on our legendary morning workouts and St. Patrick's Day 2015. Plus, he tells me about his top-secret government job, his housing search and meeting the love of his life on Tinder....

January 28, 2021

Donna Conrad, 24, on UAlbany memories, feeling stuck & a strange 3 a.m. text...

My closest friend from UAlbany joins me to reflect on our time co-hosting an award-winning news show in college. We also talk about her job at MLB Network, career goals and her ideal "Dirty Albs" night. Check her out on IG: @...

January 27, 2021

my memories of the night Kobe Bryant died.

I give a quick explanation of where I was when I found out Kobe died before I give some thoughts on his lasting impact.

January 20, 2021

Makala Foley, 24, on Hawaii life, teaching 2nd grade & "CP Flip Cup All-Stars."

My go-to drinking games partner joins me to talk about her two-and-a-half years in Oahu, where she spends lots of time hiking, surfing and just loving life. We also talk about her teaching job, the state of education and if i...

January 14, 2021

Sarah Jane Phillips, 24, on life in D.C., teaching yoga & meeting Michelle Obama.

SJP joins me to catch up about her life working and studying in the nation’s capital. Then, we discuss the future of work in America, the perception of upstate New York, the time she ran into Michelle Obama and much more. Plu...

January 06, 2021

Jackson Ajello, 23, on TikTok, Celebrity Hangs & Complete Knowledge

My Tik Tok-famous friend joins me to talk about his favorite social media platform. Then, we play a game of "Hypothetical Questions" where we discuss fashion trends we want to set, things that should be illegal and celebritie...

December 29, 2020

Samantha April, 27, on resolutions, therapy, CT positivity & healthy habits.

My physical therapist joins me to discuss things we want to change about ourselves in 2021. We also discuss experimenting with different diets, our shared addictions and also our mutual love of Connecticut. Follow her on IG @...

December 23, 2020

Shannon McNall, 24, on the future of medicine, work ethic and Taylor Swift

My best friend of 20 years joins me to give an update on medical school and also to discuss more serious topics, like her fear of the grocery store, the real reason we’ll never get married, the time an Italian pilot strike le...

December 20, 2020

we're realizing our potential and i love it.

A lot of people I know have started creating things on their own time -- podcasts, videos, social media accounts, etc. And I'm very inspired by it.

December 16, 2020

Ben Sibson, 25, on life at Harvard, physical activity + book recs.

My Twitter-less best friend joins to update the outside world on his latest ventures, including teaching at Harvard, hiking trips and...perhaps a career in the NFL? Plus, how a textbook started our friendship and we get super...