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jumbleThink tells the stories of dreamers, makers, innovators, and influencers who are impacting culture and changing the world around them. We interview leading actors, entrepreneurs, authors, athletes, and taught leaders to hear their stories of chasing big dreams. Along the way, we share tips on how you can turn your own dreams into reality too. Our host, Michael Woodward, has worked with hundreds of businesses to help them refine their ideas and create their big dream.

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    • 5.0 • 115 Ratings

jumbleThink tells the stories of dreamers, makers, innovators, and influencers who are impacting culture and changing the world around them. We interview leading actors, entrepreneurs, authors, athletes, and taught leaders to hear their stories of chasing big dreams. Along the way, we share tips on how you can turn your own dreams into reality too. Our host, Michael Woodward, has worked with hundreds of businesses to help them refine their ideas and create their big dream.

    Sustainable Clothing with Kris Cody

    Sustainable Clothing with Kris Cody

    Kris Cody is the founder of Paka Apparel with a dream of changing the way people play outdoors and the clothing that makes it possible. 

    Kris launched Paka in 2017 and brought alpaca sweaters to the public through the brands’ first Kickstarter – Paka exceeded its goal of $20,000 in under 24 hours and raised more than $350,000 in 30 days. From that inception, Paka has now created a line of washable alpaca apparel and ethical performance outerwear, along with Paka's tried and true sweaters, hoodies and socks.

    What makes his approach to business stand out is his effort to localize Paka’s supply chain: all of Paka’s alpaca fiber is sourced from free-roaming herds in Peru, 90% of products are manufactured in the country, and over 100 Quechua women weavers are employed (at 4x the living wage in Peru) to craft hand-woven Inca ID’s that appear on all Paka apparel. Paka donates 1% of revenue to Peruvian Hearts, an NGO encouraging the education and empowerment of young women in Peru, to support their PakaScholars program. 

    Last year, Paka launched Traceable Alpaca, which allows customers to see the coordinates in Peru where the fiber of their Paka sweater was sourced. All hand-woven sweaters are signed by their creator – an effort to connect the craftswomen and consumer. Paka has balanced maintaining a community-driven attitude while developing industry-changing innovation in natural fiber. 

    In today's conversation we dive deep into the Paka Story, Kris's unique entrepreneural journey, the power of sustainable clothing, how to have a successful Kickstarter Campaign, and how clothing can help live a outdoor lifestyle. 

    Learn more about Paka at https://www.pakaapparel.com

    • 45 min
    Secrets of a NBC Page with Shelley Herman

    Secrets of a NBC Page with Shelley Herman

    What the behind the scenes stories from the best of NBC Burbank? What really went down between Johnny Carson and Joan Rivers? What was Andy Kaufman like when the 'cameras were off?' Shelley Herman cut her teeth in the world of entertainment during the crazy times of NBC in the 1970s. Tune in to hear all these stories and more.

    Author SHELLEY HERMAN is an Emmy-nominated show-biz veteran, a longtime host, writer, producer and personality with decades of success on both sides of the camera. Now, she’s taking us back to the beginning of her career – when she joined the famous NBC Studio Page program. My Peacock Tale: Secrets Of An NBC Page is the story of Herman, her fellow pages who became lifelong friends, and the dizzying array of celebrities, hangers-on, has-beens, and legends that found their way through the halls of NBC Burbank in the mid-late 1970s.

    In what Kirkus Reviews calls “a revealing and often delightful insider’s look at the heyday of network television,” Shelley Herman recalls the almost impossible-to-imagine situations behind the scenes amidst a who’s-who of 1970s entertainment culture. From a trip to see Elvis in Vegas that lead to Shelley getting into the Page program; to literally “breaking a leg” in an encounter that brought her an indelible moment with a musical hero; to being privy to the secrets of Joan Rivers’ feud with Johnny Carson; to all of the interpersonal, professional, and emotional connections forged by Shelley and her friends that would define this as the time of their lives.

    That’s not counting stories about Andy Kaufman, Richard Pryor, Freddie Prinze, Gilda Radner, Robin Williams, Betty White, ex-Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Redd Foxx, Frank Sinatra, John Travolta, and other still famous (and some forgotten) giants of film, television, and music. With direct honesty, this celebratory reminiscence offers a unique glimpse into the beginning of a young woman’s career amidst perhaps one of the most dynamic, colorful, and influential moments in recent cultural history.

    A longtime writer and TV game show production veteran ("Supermarket Sweep"), Shelley Herman is a southern California native who has made a life in show business as a creator and performer, starting as a contestant on "The Dating Game" and eventually writing more than 1000 hours of game shows. Married to actor Randall Carver, the LA resident has been witness to fascinating chapters of TV industry history, and knows that the tales told in My Peacock Tale are just the beginning.

    Website: https://mypeacocktale.com
    Book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3PPjOVK

    • 56 min
    Mind Shift: The Art of Change with Erwin McManus

    Mind Shift: The Art of Change with Erwin McManus

    Have you ever felt like you were destined to fail? Or that things ‘almost’ happen for you in life but somehow things always fall short?

    In Erwin McManus’s new book “Mind Shift’ he explores what it takes to break the cycle and become the genius you were designed to be.

    In today’s conversation we sit down with Erwin and take a look at simple shifts you can make to find the change you desire and the ability to make your ideas into reality.

    About Erwin Raphael McManus
    Erwin Raphael McManus is an iconoclast, artist, and cultural thought leader known for his integration of creativity and spirituality. He is the founder of MOSAIC, a church movement started in the heart of Hollywood with campuses across Los Angeles, Orange County, Mexico City and Seattle, and a global community that spans the across the world. Erwin is the acclaimed author of “The Last Arrow,” “The Artisan Soul,” “Soul Cravings,” and “The Barbarian Way.” His books have sold more than a million copies worldwide. He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife, Kim McManus.


    • 58 min
    The Philosophy of Kids and Ideas with Scott Hershovitz

    The Philosophy of Kids and Ideas with Scott Hershovitz

    How do we do a better exploring and creating ideas? One way is to look at the world through the lens of a childlike heart. Wonder and Curiosity become superpowers and daydreaming becomes the foundation for exploration.

    Scott Hershovitz recently released a book exploring philosophy through the stories of children. In today's conversation we explore the concepts he explores in his book 'Nasty, Brutish, and Short: Adventures in Philosophy with my Kids.'

    We cover a wide range of topics including ethics, law, working with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, fostering interest and curiosity in kids, relativism, the search for absolute truth, how to have a healthy debate, communicating your beliefs, and how everyone is an every day philosopher.

    Scott Hershovitz is the Thomas G. and Mabel Long Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan. He directs the University’s Law and Ethics Program. And he co-edits Legal Theory.

    Hershovitz served as a law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the United States Supreme Court and an attorney-advisor on the appellate staff of the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice.

    Website: https://www.scotthershovitz.com
    Book: https://www.scotthershovitz.com/book

    • 59 min
    From Letterman to Family Guy with Mark Hentemann

    From Letterman to Family Guy with Mark Hentemann

    Mark Hentemann has worked as a writer on some of the biggest shows on TV including The Late Show with David Letterman, Family Guy, 3 South, Run of the House, and Bordertown. But things don't always go 'right' when you are working in show business.

    Mark shares his story of going from creating Greeting Cards to writing on The Last Show with David Letterman only to be laid off because of the 'Late Show Wars.' Not knowing what to do next, he took the leap to push into his dreams and move to LA. After meeting Seth MacFarlane, Mark ended up becoming a writer on Family Guy. It would seem like smooth sailing was on the horizon...but things didn't always go to plan. That's when Mark found the investing bug and launched Quantum Capital all while being the Show Runner for Family Guy!

    In today's episode we dive deep into the world of creativity, writing, creating culture, and investing.

    3:40 From Greeting Cards to The Late Show with David Letterman
    13:15 Using adversity to becoming the best
    16:16 Helping to launch Family Guy
    19:19 Facing fear and investing in Real Estate
    29:10 Why different voice creates a better show
    33:00 When creating a show, how do you know where the line of appropriate is?
    41:30 How to create a 'creative culture'
    46:50 Why Mark loves Real Estate and how he can help you

    Mark's Links
    Website: https://quantumcapitalinc.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    From Farm to Flask with Emily Darchuk

    From Farm to Flask with Emily Darchuk

    Innovation doesn't always happen in the ways that you think. Sometimes it's about taking something people don't want or have a use for and creating something they do want. That's what Emily Darchuck did when she thought up the solution for whey waste birthing her company Wheyward Spirit.

    Wheyward Spirit is an award-winning liquor that is disrupting an entire industry. Her mission-driven product brings the natural food ethos into the spirit category where both consumers and local farmers need it most.

    Wheyward Spirit is now partnering with Ben & Jerry's to help them bring back the popular 'Dublin Mudslide' back from the ice cream flavor graveyard.

    In today's episode, we chat about product development and innovation, rethinking waste products, the power of farm-to-flask, innovation and creating your own space, and why female-owned businesses are so important.

    Website: https://www.wheywardspirit.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thewheywardspirit/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/WheywardSpirit
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wheywardspirit/

    • 43 min

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