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Full Disclosure Roben Farzad

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 88 Ratings

The business of culture. The culture of business. Policy; media & tech; entrepreneurs and more.

    RVA Tsui

    RVA Tsui

    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.

    • 51 min
    Hard-Pressed

    Hard-Pressed

    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.

    • 51 min
    Full Disclosure Rewind

    Full Disclosure Rewind

    A rewind episode with highlights from recent interviews with James River Writers, Investopedia and the Minnesota med school student who is just a decade removed from homelessness. Plus, a flashback to our 2019 talk with bestselling author Mitch Albom on his humanitarian work in Haiti.

    • 52 min
    Grit Point Average

    Grit Point Average

    The story of how Michael Kelly went from foster care, hunger and borderline high school homelessness to college and medical school. His viral LinkedIn post upon graduation brought him national attention -- which he's riding to advocate for neglected youth.

    • 52 min
    Journalism and Democracy

    Journalism and Democracy

    A special live episode organized by James River Writers: "The Role of Local Journalism in a Healthy Democracy." Panelists: Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Paul Williams of the Richmond Times-Dispatch; VCU journalism professor Mallory Perryman; and Sharene Azimi of the the Institute for Nonprofit News.

    • 54 min
    Dear Graduate,

    Dear Graduate,

    Our annual listen for new graduates, featuring heartfelt advice and recollections from MLB-recruit DJ Lee; Nextdoor's head of marketing Maryam Banikarim; and some networking nuggets from global digi-mentor Sree Sreenivasan.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

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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.

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Excellent Host

Roben is just a wealth of great information and this is the best Podcast in the market.

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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.

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