Eggs is podcast that centers around creativity in all forms. From building businesses, personal projects and constructing brands to crafting music empires, finding social fame, fortune and more—we discuss whatever, whenever, with whomever in search of patterns, expertise, shared experience and knowledge. Along with our guests—usually experts in a field or subject—we drill down to uncover the steps taken and the hurdles crossed in pursuit of excellence, aiding our listeners in chasing down their own dreams and taking their "egg" from coup to table.
Eggs is a show co-hosted by Michael "DJ Ontic" Smith, a Seattle, WA based DJ and Ryan Roghaar owner of R2 Media Group, a full-service marketing communications agency based in Salt Lake City, UT and Barcelona, Spain.
Eggs 202: Building a business and staying competitive during a pandemic with Paul Hickey
Welcome back to Eggs! This week we have serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and investment banker, Paul Hickey. Paul has raised more than 22 rounds of funding for his own startups, had several exits, and taken one all the way through IPO. He has also co-founded a boutique investment bank where he’s spent a decade raising capital for fast-growth companies.
Most recently, however, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, he launched the Utah-based Pura Vita Medical to manufacture medical grade face masks for the general public and healthcare industry, including N95 and KN95 masks.
Joining us today to talk about raising money the right way, setting yourself up for a fruitful exit, building a business during a pandemic, and the struggles of competing with China, and your own government are actively working against you, please join us in welcoming to the show, Paul Hickey.
Eggs 201: Leveraging social media in marketing and maximizing outreach with Miruna Dragomir of Planable
Welcome back to Eggs! This week we have head of marketing at Planable, Miruna Dragomir. Planable is a content review and marketing collaboration platform used by over 5,000 social media teams at brands like Jaguar, Land Rover, Viber, Siemens, and the United Nations.
Formerly with Uber and Oracle, Miruna is an experienced marketing executive who in the last three years at Planable has spearheaded efforts that have resulted in an increase in revenue of more than 30X with no sign of slowing down.
Joining us today for a chat about when and how to leverage social media in our marketing campaigns, what platforms to use when, and how to maximize our outreach, what we can expect in social media this year, and so much more, lets welcome to the show, Miruna Dragomir.
Eggs 200: Revolutionizing the hip-hop art form w/ founding member of the X-ecutioners, DJ Rob Swift
Welcome back to the 200th episode of Eggs! To celebrate this milestone, we are thrilled to have our special guest, the revolutionary DJ Rob Swift. Born and raised in what would become the epicenter of hip-hop, Jackson Heights, Queens, Rob started his DJing at the young age of 12, influenced by his brother and father, DJs themselves. His education continued on the streets of 1980s New York City where he was exposed to all kinds of music from funk and jazz to old DJs like Grandmaster Flash and Grand Wizard Theodore.
In 1991, Rob’s career kicked into overdrive when he joined the groundbreaking turntablist crew, the X-men, AKA the X-Ecutioners along with fellow legendary DJs Roc Raida, Total Eclipse, and Mista Sinista. He also won the DMC east coast title that year.
In addition to working with everyone from Linkin Park to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rob appeared as the resident DJ on ESPNU and has achieved an unheard-of level of mainstream success. Today, he is still producing music, including his latest drop, For heads that break, with Shawneci Icecold in 2021, in addition to his popular blog, and education programs which are teaching the next generation of DJs how to master the trade.
Here to talk about growing up a kid in 70 and 80s NYC, his incredible DJ career, the effect of COVID on the profession, the future of DJing and live music, and so much more, please join us in welcoming to the show, DJ Rob Swift.
Eggs 199: Robert Clinkenbeard - CEO of The Radix Group
Hey there and welcome back to another episode of Eggs! This week we have Robert Clinkenbeard. Robert is the CEO of the Radix Group. He is an entrepreneur, author, and four-time Iron Man who has taken his business acumen and lessons learned in competition to not only sell his company but kickstart an investment portfolio that contains several franchises, real estate investments, and the largest Peer Group facilitation company in the US — all that on top of raising a large family.
Robert joins us today to share his knowledge to help our listeners find a reinvigorated passion for their businesses, build a corporate culture that is in line with their vision, and if you can believe it, do so while making more time for family and friends along the way. Please join us in welcoming to the show, Robert Clinkenbeard.
Eggs 198: Jason Dion - Founder and Cybersecurity Expert at Dion Training
Today’s guest is founder and cybersecurity expert at Dion Training, Jason Dion. At Dion Training, they offer a path to IT and cybersecurity certification through in-depth, actionable, training that gives students the real-world education they need to be able to meet today’s cybersecurity challenges.
Jason is not only the principal at Dion Training but also an instructor at Liberty University’s College of Engineering and Computational Science and holds a broad range of information technology certifications. Here to discuss the current state of cybersecurity, how to get started in an IT career, and the role of digital disruption in our economy, please join us in welcoming to the show Jason Dion.
Eggs 197: Daniel Mangena - Author, Founder & CEO at DreamWithDan.com
Hey there, thanks for joining us on another exciting episode of Eggs. Today’s special guest is Dan Mangena. Dan is a best-selling author, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and public speaker. After a late diagnosis of Asperger’s and what can only be described as a life-changing trauma at just 20 years old, Daniel began a path that went from misery to celebration. Through his struggles, he developed a path to lasting purpose and it’s become his mission to share it with the world. By way of his world-class coaching methodology, his books, podcasts, events & retreats Daniel has helped individuals the world over live an abundant, joyful, purpose-driven life.
Here to discuss finding purpose in business and in life, intention setting, developing an attitude of gratitude, and so much more, please join us in welcoming to the show, Daniel Mangena.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Eggs and the host Ryan and Mike will bring fresh content every episode. I have been impreseed with their insights, communicating topics like business, marketing and the future of work in a straightforward way. You'll get hooked after just one episode! Check it out and subscribe! - Mark Willis
Brining business and creativity together!
A must listen.
Best for business advice
Mike and Ryan are great!