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.

    Jo Malone

    Jo Malone

    Jo Malone is a fragrance entrepreneur. She launched Jo Malone London in a retail shop in London in 1994. The company was bought by Estee Lauder in 1999.

    Jo launched her next company, Jo Loves, in 2011 after a five year hiatus from the fragrance industry. Jo is the author of Jo Malone: My Story.

    Jo speaks with Jessica Harris about how she launched her fragrance businesses, from scratch.

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    • 31 min
    Daniel Lubetzky

    Daniel Lubetzky

    KIND is a food company that produces sweet and savory bars with whole nuts, spices, and fruit, among other products. KIND is sold in a diverse array of locations including Whole Foods, Walmart, convenience stores and newspaper stands. Daniel launched KIND in 2003. Daniel is also the founder of PeaceWorks, which sells Mediterranean spreads. PeaceWorks aims to foster peaceful relationships among neighbors in the Middle East and other groups in conflict through joint business ventures.

    Daniel speaks with Jessica Harris about how he launched KIND, from scratch.

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    • 30 min
    Brian Liu

    Brian Liu

    LegalZoom is an online service that provides legal documents and solutions for consumers and small businesses. The company helps visitors form corporations, file patents, trademark a name, create a living trust, etc. without the fees associated with hiring a lawyer.

    Brian speaks with Jessica Harris about how he launched Legal Zoom, from scratch.

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    • 19 min
    Maguy Le Coze

    Maguy Le Coze

    As a teenager, Maguy Le Coze and her brother Gilbert were introduced to the culinary life while helping their parents in their hotel restaurant in Brittany, France. But staying in the French countryside was not for her. Maguy and Gilbert opened Le Bernardin first in Paris, and later in New York City in 1986. Le Bernardin is considered one of the finest restaurants in the world, earning three Michelin stars and four stars from The New York Times since it opened. Celebrity chef Eric Ripert is the restaurant’s co-owner and chef.

    Maguy speaks to Jessica Harris about how she and her brother built Le Bernardin, from scratch.

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    • 31 min
    Dr. Robert Langer

    Dr. Robert Langer

    Dr. Langer is a chemical engineer who has pioneered the fields of drug delivery and tissue engineering. His lab at MIT receives roughly $10 Million in annual grants and has 100 researchers. Dr. Langer has helped to launch close to 30 start-ups, and his lab’s innovations have been licensed or sublicensed by 250 companies. Dr. Langer is also a father of three children and a magician.

    Dr. Langer speaks with Jessica Harris about how he has transformed the bio-materials landscape, from scratch.

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    • 30 min
    Philip Krim

    Philip Krim

    Casper is a company focused on sleep. Casper’s leading product is its mattress, which can be ordered online and delivered in a box, sometimes within hours if you live in New York City. Casper makes one type of mattress for all consumers, believing that more choice does not mean more comfort.

    Philip speaks with Jessica Harris about how he launched Casper, from scratch.

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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

Mariann!! ,

Excellent show!

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

megan@podcastingyou ,

Insightful Content!

Jessica does such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests offer valuable insight as well. I would recommend this podcast to anyone looking to be inspired and informed!

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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