Accent tells the story of some of the most famous thought leaders who were born in a foreign country and moved to the US in order to follow their passion and career path. 980184
The podcast is hosted by Ran Harnevo - former founder/CEO of 5min (sold to Aol for $65M), and Aol's President of video. Ran moved to NYC 10 years ago from Israel, and is now the co-founder and CEO of Homeis - a new startup building digital Culture Networks for local foreign born communities.
Each podcast is a non-formal conversation between Ra and a world-renowned guest touching on the topics of immigration, its culture, family, identity and the dual notion of home. It’s about leaving one’s comfort zone and starting a new journey as foreign-born in a completely new place.
Accent sheds light on both the differences between each journey - symbolized by the different accents - and the universal dimension of being an immigrant.
Ep03: Daniel Boulud - world renowned chef - France
Ran speaks to Daniel Bouloud, 63, a world-renowned French chef and restaurateur, with restaurants in New York City, Boston, Washington DC, and many more. He is best known for Daniel, his eponymous, Michelin 2-star restaurant in New York City. In this personal conversation, Daniel talks about his childhood in a French farm near Lyon, his unique journey in the food world, and what does it mean to be a French person in America.
Ep02: Shafqat Islam - co founder & CEO of Newscred - Bangladesh
Ran speaks to Shafqat Islam, 37, who co founded the super successful tech startup Newscred (with 200 employees in NY, London, and Dhaka). Shafqat and his other co founders are from Bangladesh, a developing country with no heritage of building technology companies. In a very moving conversation, he talks about his unique journey, how he had built a Pro Immigration DNA for his company, and what it's like to be a Muslim entrepreneur in America.
Ep01: Lior Raz - main actor of Netflix's hit, Fauda - Israel
Ran speaks to Lior Raz, 46, the Israeli co-creator and lead actor of the successful Netflix series Fauda. Lior is moving to the US in the next few months to write two more TV serieses for Netflix. An intimate conversation about global success, leaving your home, and your new identity.