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Rocket Motivation Podcast Blasts Off

Deep Fried Studios is excited to announce the creation and launch of the Rocket Motivation Podcast with Rod Cate. Rocket Motivation is a show to inspire others to overcome life-changing events, obstacles, and adversity to live your best life through the life experiences of the author of Get Back Up, Rod Cate, and his guests' amazing stories.

How to listen to Rocket Motivation Podcast:

All episodes produced and mixed by: Johnny Gwin


To date, Rocket Motivation with Rod Cate features three full podcast episodes. There will be a total of 12 for the first season.

On this episode, you will meet Rod Cate and hear his inspiration to start this podcast. Rod shares the story of his life-changing injury, his rehabilitation to learn to walk again, how he has built the life he loves, and what he learned from his journey from athlete to quadriplegic teenager to present-day lawyer, father, and husband. See more >

In this episode, we learn the story of Kyle Blassingame, a recent college graduate who, two years ago, was involved in a horrific automobile accident in which a kid stole a car, was being chased by the police, and struck the car Kyle was in at 100 mph. Kyle lost one of his best friends in the accident, was fortunate to have survived but ended up having his right leg amputated. Kyle talks about the accident, his injury, his recovery, and his new perspective on life. See more >

In this episode, we learn the story of Tim Battle. In 2003, Tim was the third-round draft pick of the New York Yankees. At 17, Tim was paid a $500,000 signing bonus, and his future seemed to be heading in only one direction – up. Shortly after reporting to rookie league, Tim was diagnosed with cancer. He battled back and had a successful minor league career. He never fulfilled his dream of making it to the major leagues but has no regrets as to his effort and determination. See more >


Get to Know the Host:

On August 14, 1981, Rod Cate broke his neck playing high school football, and in a split second life-changing neck injury, he went from rising star athlete to quadriplegic. Rod overcame his physical limitations and mental obstacles to walk again, refocus his life, excel in his chosen profession, and inspire others to overcome adversity and build their best life. In 2018, Rod wrote Get Back Up, detailing his life journey from a wheelchair to getting back up on his feet literally and never looking back. His book and this podcast are created to motivate others not to allow life’s sometimes devastating twists and turns ruin their quest for a great life.

Rod has been practicing law for 28 years and represents doctors and other health care providers in medical malpractice lawsuits. He is a partner with the law firm of Hand Arendall Harrison Sale. He has been named as a Best Lawyer in America. He has three grown children and lives with his wife in Spanish Fort, Alabama.

Buy Rod's book "Get Back Up" >>> Amazon


Rocket Motivation with Rod Cate is an on-demand, easily found and accessed internet show. There are five ways a listener can find the podcast:

1. Visit - All episodes are found on this website.

2. The Rod Cate Facebook Page: click here and LIKE the page. All episode links and resources are posted to this Facebook Podcast Page.

3. iTunes: click here or search "rocket motivation" in the iTunes Store: Subscribe and listen to all shows on the Apple Podcast App and the iTunes store.

4. Phone Apps: visitors wishing to receive new episodes immediately upon availability may also subscribe to the podcast's RSS feed via podcasting apps like iPhone Podcast App and Overcast.

5. Email: Johnny Gwin at and ask for a specific show or instructions to ensure delivery of all-new episodes.

About Deep Fried Studios

Deep Fried Studios produces podcasts that are entertaining and informative and provides a cutting-edge “alternative” content marketing opportunity for businesses. Our studios are located right in the heart of Downtown Mobile's co-working club - Container Yard in Mobile, Alabama. Managed and produced by Johnny Gwin, Deep Fried Studios has developed and released six distributed shows with more than 300 episodes. The roster of shows includes The Insurance Guys Podcast, The Cancering Show, Swain Sinus Show, Plastikos, Jason Will's Impact Agent Podcast, the Alabama Saltwater Fishing Report, and The Girls Can Podcast. Johnny Gwin consults local radio and podcast personalities and is a regular guest on iHeart Radios's The Uncle Henry Show, FMTalk 106.5, and the 2 Guys & Some Change Show.

Media Contacts:

Rod Cate


Facebook: @rodcate

Twitter: @cate_rod

Johnny Gwin at Deep Fried Studios

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