5 episodes

After the Idea is a podcast produced by Chicago Ideas to explore the most important part of an idea—what comes after. We'll sit down with solution-makers from the city of Chicago and beyond to understand, learn from, and be inspired by how they turned their big ideas into action.

Chicago Ideas is the ideas platform for everyone. It is a movement built on one core belief: When a broad spectrum of thinkers and instigators share ideas, we have the power to transform our world.

After the Idea: A podcast by Chicago Ideas Chicago Ideas

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 9 Ratings

After the Idea is a podcast produced by Chicago Ideas to explore the most important part of an idea—what comes after. We'll sit down with solution-makers from the city of Chicago and beyond to understand, learn from, and be inspired by how they turned their big ideas into action.

Chicago Ideas is the ideas platform for everyone. It is a movement built on one core belief: When a broad spectrum of thinkers and instigators share ideas, we have the power to transform our world.

    How White Claw Became the Drink of the Summer

    How White Claw Became the Drink of the Summer

    After four straight years of 300% growth, White Claw became the most meme-able brand of the year—but they didn't force it down anyone's throat. In this episode of "After the Idea," we sit down with Sanjiv Gajiwala, Vice President of Marketing for White Claw, to talk about the changing trends of representation in liquor advertising, having organic relationships with consumers, and why Chicago the best place to create trend-setting products.

    **White Claw is an alcoholic beverage. Enjoy responsibly. 21+**

    • 21 min
    Is Pizza the Universal Language? Founder of Chicago Pizza Summit Weighs In

    Is Pizza the Universal Language? Founder of Chicago Pizza Summit Weighs In

    In this episode of "After the Idea," we sit down with Anthony Spina, the founder of the Chicago Pizza Summit to find out why, in a food-centric city like Chicago, a summit like this one is essential. You'll hear the story of how the Pizza Summit was founded, how it has evolved over the years, and get a few sneak peeks into this year's edition. We're talking pizza as a universal language, as a food that brings us together, and as the ultimate (most delicious) unifier.

    BONUS: You can win two tickets to this year's Summit on our Instagram (@chicagoideas) and limited tickets are still available at do312.com.

    • 36 min
    How One Chicago Doctor is Healing the Globe: A Conversation with Dr. Sahloul

    How One Chicago Doctor is Healing the Globe: A Conversation with Dr. Sahloul

    When disaster strikes, some of the most pressing needs are the hardest to access. Dr. Zaher Sahloul wants to change that. The Syrian-American physician has made ripples in the global medical community for the vital work he has done treating patients in war-plagued Syria, emphasizing the significance of treating psychological wounds as much as physical. In this episode of “After the Idea” we sit down with Sahloul to talk about the need for holistic healing, the complexities of providing care in disaster areas around the world, and how MedGlobal is changing global healthcare from here in Chicago.

    • 31 min
    Who Run Chicago? Girls | A Conversation on Female Entrepreneurship

    Who Run Chicago? Girls | A Conversation on Female Entrepreneurship

    Presented in Partnership with DePaul University

    As the city in the U.S. with the highest concentration of women-run start-ups, Chicago is blazing trails in the business community. In this episode, we sit down with Abigail Ingram, Executive Director of DePaul University's Women in Entrepreneurship Institute, which works to support women entrepreneurs with vital guidance and resources, and Ashley Rockwood, a entrepreneur in her own right who recently founded the Free Mvmt Shop. In a dynamic conversation, we parse out the hurdles women face in starting businesses, the changing gender parity in Chicago's business community, and how women in Chicago are building the infrastructure for a more equitable future around the country.

    • 39 min
    Journalism Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: A Chat with Bethany McLean

    Journalism Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: A Chat with Bethany McLean

    In 2001, Bethany McLean’s reporting for Fortune Magazine exposed pervasive and outright fraud at Enron, bringing down one of the most profitable and innovative corporations in American history in the process. In this episode we sit down with McLean to talk about the current state of journalism, what you can gain from a contrarian posture, the allure of true crime podcasts, and more.

    Keep up with Bethany on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/bethanymac12

    Keep up with Chicago Ideas:
    chicagoideas.com
    instagram.com/chicagoideas
    facebook.com/chicagoideasweek
    twitter.com/chicagoideas

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

glasselephants ,

Chicago Ideas is awesome

I’m so excited about this new podcast from Chicago Ideas. Their mission to spread ideas to promote change in the city of Chicago and throughout the world is so refreshing and this is the perfect platform to share that mission. Definitely worth a listen!

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