259 episodes

Join Morning Brew to hear about the business topics shaping your life right now. Host Nora Ali peels back the professional sheen to bring you convos with people you know, and some you may not know yet. Because money talks... but it does not have to be dull. Episodes drop every Monday and Thursday.

Business Casual Morning Brew Podcasts

    • Business
    • 4.2 • 1.8K Ratings

Join Morning Brew to hear about the business topics shaping your life right now. Host Nora Ali peels back the professional sheen to bring you convos with people you know, and some you may not know yet. Because money talks... but it does not have to be dull. Episodes drop every Monday and Thursday.

    How Vita Coco Out-Hustled the Competition

    How Vita Coco Out-Hustled the Competition

    Scott shares some big news! Then, Nora and Scott chat with Mike Kirban, co-founder and executive chairman of Vita Coco, the world’s largest coconut water company. Mike reveals how Vita Coco won the coconut water wars, and shares marketing strategies and tips on how to connect with consumers in an authentic way. Plus: Why he rejected an acquisition offer from Pepsi and kept Vita Coco independent. For more info on our presenting sponsor, check out grayscale.com/businesscasual

    Hosts: Nora Ali & Scott Rogowsky
    Producer: Bella Hutchins 
    Video Editors: McKenzie Marshall and Christie Muldoon
    Production, Mixing & Sound Design: Daniel Markus
    Music: Daniel Markus & Breakmaster Cylinder
    Fact Checker: Kate Brandt 
    Senior Producer: Katherine Milsop
    VP, Head of Multimedia: Sarah Singer 

    Full transcripts for all Business Casual episodes available at https://businesscasual.fm

    • 42 min
    How Freshly Stands Out in the Crowded Meal Service Marketplace

    How Freshly Stands Out in the Crowded Meal Service Marketplace

    Nora and Scott chat with Anna Fabrega who was recently appointed CEO of Freshly, the leading fresh, chef-prepared meal delivery service in the U.S. She offers insight into brand/marketing strategies, distribution, e-commerce, physical retail and tech. For more info on our presenting sponsor, check out grayscale.com/businesscasual

    Hosts: Nora Ali & Scott Rogowsky
    Producer: Bella Hutchins 
    Video Editors: Mckenzie Marshall and Christie Muldoon
    Production, Mixing & Sound Design: Daniel Markus
    Music: Daniel Markus & Breakmaster Cylinder
    Fact Checker: Kate Brandt 
    Senior Producer: Katherine Milsop
    VP, Head of Multimedia: Sarah Singer 

    Full transcripts for all Business Casual episodes available at https://businesscasual.fm

    • 39 min
    Higher Ed in the U.S. Is Broken, Guild Wants to Fix It

    Higher Ed in the U.S. Is Broken, Guild Wants to Fix It

    Nora and Scott chat with Rachel Carlson, the founder & CEO of Guild Education, a company that partners with employers including Target, Walmart, Disney and Chipotle, to provide debt-free college degrees to employees. According to a profile in Forbes published last summer, the 32-year-old founder raised money for her company at a $3.75 billion valuation in June, boosting her net worth — and landing her on Forbes’ new list of America’s most successful self-made women. For more info on our presenting sponsor, check out grayscale.com/businesscasual.

    Hosts: Nora Ali & Scott Rogowsky
    Producer: Bella Hutchins 
    Video Editors: Mckenzie Marshall and Christie Muldoon
    Production, Mixing & Sound Design: Daniel Markus
    Music: Daniel Markus & Breakmaster Cylinder
    Fact Checker: Kate Brandt 
    Senior Producer: Katherine Milsop
    VP, Head of Multimedia: Sarah Singer 

    Full transcripts for all Business Casual episodes available at https://businesscasual.fm

    • 38 min
    How Businesses Can Actually Support LGBTQ+ Employees

    How Businesses Can Actually Support LGBTQ+ Employees

    Nora and Scott speak with Sarah Kate Ellis, the CEO of GLAAD, about how the non-profit is working to shape the media narrative around LGBTQ issues. Then, Ellie Parsons, director of mobile engineering at Ovia Health, shares her personal transition story and details how businesses, employers and colleagues can actually be supportive and offer resources to LGBTQ+ folks. For more info on our presenting sponsor, check out grayscale.com/businesscasual

    Hosts: Nora Ali & Scott Rogowsky
    Producer: Bella Hutchins 
    Video Editors: Mckenzie Marshall and Christie Muldoon
    Production, Mixing & Sound Design: Daniel Markus
    Music: Daniel Markus & Breakmaster Cylinder
    Fact Checker: Kate Brandt 
    Senior Producer: Katherine Milsop
    VP, Head of Multimedia: Sarah Singer 

    Full transcripts for all Business Casual episodes available at https://businesscasual.fm

    • 47 min
    The Biz Behind Live Music & Festivals with Concert Promoter Peter Shapiro

    The Biz Behind Live Music & Festivals with Concert Promoter Peter Shapiro

    Nora and Scott chat with independent concert promoter and music entrepreneur Peter Shapiro. He talks about his career as the founder and operator of several historic venues including Brooklyn Bowl, The Capitol Theatre, Garcia’s and Wetlands Preserve. Peter’s new book titled, “The Music Never Stops: What Putting on 10,000 Shows Has Taught Me About Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Magic” will be published by Hachette Books on August 2. For more info on our presenting sponsor, check out grayscale.com/businesscasual

    Hosts: Nora Ali & Scott Rogowsky
    Producer: Bella Hutchins 
    Video Editors: Mckenzie Marshall and Christie Muldoon
    Production, Mixing & Sound Design: Daniel Markus
    Music: Daniel Markus & Breakmaster Cylinder
    Fact Checker: Kate Brandt 
    Senior Producer: Katherine Milsop
    VP, Head of Multimedia: Sarah Singer 

    Full transcripts for all Business Casual episodes available at https://businesscasual.fm

    • 40 min
    The Secret Sauce to Cult Favorite Foods with Sprinkles Cupcakes Founder

    The Secret Sauce to Cult Favorite Foods with Sprinkles Cupcakes Founder

    Nora and Scott chat with entrepreneur and angel investor Candace Nelson, the founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes, which launched in 2005 as the world's first cupcake-only bakery. Candace parlayed Sprinkles' success into becoming a television personality, serving as a judge on “Cupcake Wars” and “Sugar Rush.” Her latest food venture is Pizzana, a chain of Neo-Neapolitan pizzerias. For more info on our presenting sponsor, check out grayscale.com/businesscasual

    Hosts: Nora Ali & Scott Rogowsky
    Producer: Bella Hutchins 
    Video Editors: Mckenzie Marshall and Christie Muldoon
    Production, Mixing & Sound Design: Daniel Markus
    Music: Daniel Markus & Breakmaster Cylinder
    Fact Checker: Kate Brandt 
    Senior Producer: Katherine Milsop
    VP, Head of Multimedia: Sarah Singer 

    Full transcripts for all Business Casual episodes available at https://businesscasual.fm

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

Arlie K ,

It's casual! ☕

You don't have to skip the MBA, but you should definitely at least supplement it with Business Casual! Morning Brew has created an incredible space for learning from the best in business with this show - no matter the topic, I walk away with actionable ideas every time! Highly recommend.

vanessalove999 ,

Favorite pod to learn something new in business

Obsessed with this pod. I learn something new / unexpected about the business world every episode and they talk about topics I don’t really hear about in all the other business shows. Plus it’s entertaining / super easy to listen to. Keep it up!!

Anniebalto ,

I only listen because of Nora!

Subscribing to this podcast was the most refreshing thing I could have done for my morning walks. Each interview is inspiring and Nora’s unique and inquisitive nature unveils layers of personal stories unlike any other podcast I listen to

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