104 episodes

From Scratch is a weekly radio show about the entrepreneurial life.



We meet with leading pioneers from the business world, the social sector, entertainment, and the arts. From Scratch personalizes the lives of entrepreneurs by providing listeners with a candid, first-hand view of the launching process. Guests speak openly about their sources of inspiration, set backs, helpful allies, and break though moments.



Featuring business, social and cultural leaders in all stages of the building process, From Scratch informs those who are either initiating their own entrepreneurial lives or simply feeling curious about those who make new ideas happen.

From Scratch with Jessica Harris Jessica Harris

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 88 Ratings

From Scratch is a weekly radio show about the entrepreneurial life.



We meet with leading pioneers from the business world, the social sector, entertainment, and the arts. From Scratch personalizes the lives of entrepreneurs by providing listeners with a candid, first-hand view of the launching process. Guests speak openly about their sources of inspiration, set backs, helpful allies, and break though moments.



Featuring business, social and cultural leaders in all stages of the building process, From Scratch informs those who are either initiating their own entrepreneurial lives or simply feeling curious about those who make new ideas happen.

    Martine Rothblatt

    Martine Rothblatt

    Martine is a pioneer in the satellite industry, launching companies including Geostar, PanAmSat, and Sirius Satellite Radio.

    She also founded United Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company focused on cardiopulmonary disorders. In 2013, she became the highest paid female CEO in America.

    Martine is a helicopter pilot and a parent of four children. She also used to be a man named Martin.

    Martine speaks with Jessica Harris about her experience transforming gender, satellites, and life duration, from scratch.

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    • 31 min
    Andrew Rosen

    Andrew Rosen

    Andrew launched Theory, a contemporary clothing company, in 1997 with co-founder Eli Tahari. Theory used the stretchy fabric lycra to create a more modern, slender look initially for young professional women. Theory was sold in 2003 to the Japanese company Fast Retailing and IPO’ed in 2005. In addition to his role at Theory, Andrew has been an advisor and investor in several other clothing companies ranging from Rag & Bone to Alice and Olivia.

    Andrew speaks with Jessica Harris about his family’s deep history in the fashion industry, and how he launched Theory, from scratch.

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    • 31 min
    Jessamyn Rodriguez

    Jessamyn Rodriguez

    Hot Bread Kitchen is an organization that teaches immigrant women to bake artisanal breads from their home country. HBK provides culinary and management training and english classes to these women who have come to New York City from countries including Bangladesh, Mexico, and Morocco, among others. HBK’s breads are available at select grocery stores including Whole Foods and Dean & Deluca, farmer’s markets in the tri-state area, and at restaurants including Danny Meyer’s Gramercy Tavern, and The Modern at the Museum of Modern Art. Prior to HBK, Jessamyn worked in the bakery of Chef Daniel Boulud’s Michelin three star restaurant Daniel, where she was the first women ever hired.

    Jessamyn speaks with Jessica Harris about how she launched HBK, from scratch.

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    • 19 min
    Azim Premji

    Azim Premji

    Sometimes the company you start looks a lot different from the company you end up with; Azim Premji turned his cooking fat company into one of India’s largest technology companies. With over 70,000 employees and $3Bn in sales, Wipro provides software solutions, research and development, and information technology outsourcing to multinational corporations. Azim is the Chairman of Wipro, and one of India’s five wealthiest men.

    Azim explains how he turned his father’s company into a technology leader, from scratch.

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    • 30 min
    Mark Ramadan

    Mark Ramadan

    Sir Kensington’s is a condiment company that sells ketchup, mayo, mustard, etc. Mark and his partner Scott tried to create a gourmet alternative to Heinz and started tinkering with recipes in their off-campus apartment while they were students at Brown University. Unilever acquired the company in April, 2017.

    Mark speaks with Jessica Harris about how he launched Sir Kensington’s, from scratch.

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    • 19 min
    Fabrice Penot

    Fabrice Penot

    Le Labo is a perfume company that launched on Elizabeth Street in New York City in 2006. Le Labo perfumes are prepared on the spot for the client in each store, and the brand is appreciated for its minimalist peeled-back aesthetic. Le Labo was bought by Estee Lauder in 2010.

    Fabrice speaks with Jessica Harris about how he launched Le Labo, from scratch.

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

clare roos ,

Fun

I really like this podcast because the host,Jessica Harris asks really great questions!

Mariann!! ,

Excellent show!

Wonderful program. I feel motivated when I listen to you podcast. Good job!

Barrelrider1070 ,

Very well done, and a great host!

Thank you Jessica for sharing these conversations. I’ve listened to many of your episodes over the years. Clear, crisp, and interesting! I know it’s a lot of work to make this happen :)

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