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Ingrid Schatz founded Axelsdotter Bakery out of her Virginia kitchen as a homage to her Swedish culinary bloodline. She's now on a mission to bring the kingdom's cakes and pastries to America. This is the story of how she flexed Instagram, elbow grease and no shortage of pricey butter to build a cottage business during Covid.
The Geoff Bennett Journey
The PBS NewsHour anchor's winding career journey, including a big leap of faith from the NPR management-track to a low-paying job as an Inspector Gadget-like Washington correspondent.
Gabby Giffords Won't Back Down
Oscar-nominated director Julie Cohen ("RBG," 2018) on her latest with Betsy West, "Gabby Giffords Won't Back Down." The documentary explores the ex-lawmaker's comeback -- and battle to form a new voice -- following a 2011 mass-shooting that nearly took her life.
My Brother, My Mentor
My brother, Ronnie, is a hospitality-industry entrepreneur. We always have long conversations on risk-taking; the innovator's dilemma; startup life; crisis management; marketing spend; you name it. Always taking notes, I thought it was finally time to have him on my podcast. So here goes....
How Taiwanese immigrant Chris Tsui went from after-schools at his parents' ice cream parlor to bussing tables at a nearby Chinese restaurant to building a 14-concept Virginia restaurant empire (Osaka, Wild Ginger, Boulevard Burger & Brew....) through the Great Recession and Covid.
NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik (Murdoch's World, 2013) on TV news in the era of Jan. 6 investigations; networks doubling down and doubling back; intergenerational faultiness and Twitter spats within mastheads. All amid declining TV viewership. Plus, a flashback to our 2020 interview with veteran newswoman Soledad O'Brien.
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I feel so lucky to have Full Disclosure based here in Richmond. But it’s not completely Richmond centric, Roben brings all of his worldly experiences to the table. The catalog of podcasts are deep. It ranges from James Beard award winning chefs, to hard nosed journalists talking about their latest coverage. Roben can hang well with any guest. Full Disclosure is hands down my favorite long form podcast. #arbitrage.