Hopin's first original show and podcast: Back of House LIVE, co-hosted by Anthony Kennada and Lauren Sommers, is the first and only events industry talk show, with fun segments, and insightful interviews with thought leaders from the events industry.
CogX Marks the Spot
Join AK and Lauren for Episode 4 of Back of House LIVE as they tackle hybrid events with Charlie Muirhead, CEO and Founder of CogX Festival, the world’s largest gathering of CEOs, entrepreneurs, academics, artists and policy makers. Complete with recurring segments 'Current Events', 'Shoutouts', and introducing 'Showcase Your Show', this episode is not one to miss.
EDM Does Not Stand for Enterprise Data Management
Join AK and Lauren for Episode 3, as they venture into the world of Electronic Dance Music alongside David Ireland, Director of Winter Music Conference, President of Magnetic Magazine and Agency, and EDM legend, and DJ/Producer/Writer Junior Sanchez, owner of Brobot Records. And of course, it wouldn't be an episode of Back of House LIVE without regular segments, Current Events, Shout Outs, and an EDM themed round of ended up on eBay.
AK and Lauren are back for Episode 2! Join the team for a discussion around the latest news in the event industry, and a new segment entitled 'Brown M&Ms', detailing the craziest rider items ever written into a contract. We welcome Shae Wilbur, Former American Idol contestant turned television producer and host, and casting Producer for American Idol and America's Got Talent for the past four seasons, as she details the change in protocol on Idol from pre-pandemic through a return to full production. We also introduce our Live Concert Series, featuring special musical guest, Walker Burroughs. This is one you won't want to miss!
AK and Lauren kick off Season 1, Episode 1 of Back of House LIVE. Join our hosts as they introduce segments like 'Current Events', highlighting the latest in events industry news; and 'Ended Up on eBay', mining the depths of the famed website for event swag gold. We also welcome our very first guest, Happily.io CEO, Sarah Sheway, an experienced economy pioneer with a background in film and tech from the University of Southern California. Sarah co-founded TEDActive, is the founder of EXP, and is the board president of dublab, LA's first Internet radio station - established in 1999. She recently "broke the Internet" with her cyberwedding, which was streamed live on every continent. An environmentalist, Sarah has spoken about the importance of sustainable event practices on NPR, the Associated Press, and publications around the world.