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It's Always Sunny in Richmond
Chef Sunny Baweja of Lehja, twice recognized by the James Beard Foundation, on his journey from humble beginnings in rural India to U.S. culinary stardom. Recorded before a live audience at the University of Richmond's Robins School.
In case you missed it ... highlights from recent episodes, including a media rabble-rouser on Disney's summer from hell; The Economist on China's slowdown; interviews from my book, Hotel Scarface; and a candid self-appraisal of where we want to take this show as it approaches 10 years on the air.
Wars of the Galaxies
Veteran media executive and producer. Professor. Consultant. Evan Shapiro, a self-described "media-universe cartographer," dishes uncomfortable analysis on the disruption of Hollywood. That turmoil just reached a tipping point with cable-co Charter's feud with Disney, parent of ESPN. Everyone across media -- from streamers to TV agents to sports leagues -- is scrambling for answers ... and revenue.
The Great Stall of China
China's economy is grappling with all sorts of challenges, from a property / banking bust to high youth unemployment and and aging population. Can Beijing plan its way out of this slide? What are the implications for emerging markets, which haven't excited investors in more than a decade? Guests: The Economist's Alice Fulwood and William Blair's Vivian Lin Thurston.
Reimagining This Show
Nine years after Full Disclosure's debut, a creative self-audit -- featuring co-producers Claire Morgan and Case Graham ... and, back by popular demand, my little brother Ronnie Farzad.
Hotel Scarface on Full Disclosure
Book meets pod! A special supercut of Hotel Scarface characters on Full Disclosure -- from Mollie, the "cocaine cowgirl," to the Miseducation of Nelson Aguilar; to salutatorian-turned-doper Owen Band; to Rick Morales, Jr. piecing together the life of his infamous father, Ricardo "Monkey" Morales.
Informative and interesting
Roben has excellent guests, tackles complex issues with poignant questions which both keeps the listeners interest and is easy to follow. Always learn something.
Roben is just a wealth of great information and this is the best Podcast in the market.
An eloquent wonk that guides a wonderful conversation.
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.