66 episodes

Keep Connected is a podcast about the power of community hosted by me, David Siegel, CEO of Meetup. For nearly 20 years, Meetup has fostered connections and inspired lifelong friendships for its members. Ranked among the top 25 CEO podcasts, tune in to hear inspiring stories of how these connections have changed lives and learn from experts who will explain the real impact of community. Keep connected with us today! For podcast questions, topic suggestions, or just to connect, reach out to us at podcast@meetup.com

Keep Connected with Meetup CEO David Siegel Meetup LLC

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    • 4.8 • 66 Ratings

Keep Connected is a podcast about the power of community hosted by me, David Siegel, CEO of Meetup. For nearly 20 years, Meetup has fostered connections and inspired lifelong friendships for its members. Ranked among the top 25 CEO podcasts, tune in to hear inspiring stories of how these connections have changed lives and learn from experts who will explain the real impact of community. Keep connected with us today! For podcast questions, topic suggestions, or just to connect, reach out to us at podcast@meetup.com

    How to Turn Any Idea into a Real Movement

    How to Turn Any Idea into a Real Movement

    The Ryan Meetup group has nearly 2,000 members whose common bond is simple: their first name! David sits down with founders Ryan Rose, Ryan Cousins, and Ryan Le to hear the amazing origin story of these three partners spreading the Ryan gospel. The Ryans reveal how they were able to take a Meetup of just three members—themselves—and turn their first big event into a viral blowout with hundreds of attendees including journalists from the New York Times, NPR, and The New Yorker. Plus, the Ryans...

    • 30 min
    An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Community Building

    An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Community Building

    Before he was a co-founder of General Assembly and founder of Common co-living spaces, Brad Hargreaves was a Meetup organizer hosting tech events in New York. In this conversation with David Siegel, a legendary entrepreneur talks about how he’s made community building an essential part of his business strategy. Learn how the right community can help you make a major change in your life, whether it’s a long-distance move or a career change.Ranked as one of the top 25 CEO podcasts on Feedspot, ...

    • 37 min
    Change Your Negative Thought Patterns

    Change Your Negative Thought Patterns

    Aldwyn Altuney’s path took her from a rebellious teen who ran away from home to a world-class journalist working with major news organizations on multiple continents. Her latest effort is Good News Day, a campaign to change the tone of the contemporary news cycle that always skews toward fear, panic, and negativity. Aldwyn sits down with David to discuss the influence of negative news on our daily state of mind, and how to make space for focusing on the light amid so much darkness. Their...

    • 35 min
    How to Grow from Traumatic Experiences

    How to Grow from Traumatic Experiences

    Amnoni Myers has persevered through addiction, abuse, abandonment, homelessness, and the many difficulties of the foster care system to become an author and nationally recognized child welfare advocate. Her success story (recounted in the new memoir You Are The Prize) is not only a tale of resilience and self-discovery but a brilliant guide for anyone struggling to thrive after a difficult past. Amnoni and David sit down to discuss how to be proactive in your own healing, the truth about safe...

    • 37 min
    Platonic Longing: Make the Friends You Want

    Platonic Longing: Make the Friends You Want

    Kat Vellos is a certified connections coach and the author (plus illustrator!) of We Should Get Together: The Secret to Cultivating Better Friendships. She and David sit down to discuss why platonic relationships between adults are so important, why they’ve become difficult to maintain in the modern social landscape, and how to buck that trend through intentionality. Their conversation includes everything from the growing fear of awkwardness and online parasocial relationships to original ide...

    • 41 min
    How to Turn Off Your Inner Critic

    How to Turn Off Your Inner Critic

    Tara Schuster was Vice President of Talent and Development at Comedy Central, and much of her identity and self-esteem was founded on that Emmy and Peabody Award-winning work. But when she was laid off during the pandemic, a severe identity crisis followed. Now, Tara is the author of Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies and the forthcoming Glow in the F*cking Dark, two nonfiction powerhouses that use Tara’s life story to explore universal truths about finding internal validation. She and David sit...

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Monarca* ,

Awesome

Great podcast, excellent guests, definitely suggest to anyone looking for inspiration and connectedness. Thank you! Meetup has changed my life and the podcast is such a bonus.

Brian W. Piper ,

Great conversations on connection

Really enjoy David’s discussions with his guests on connection, networking, and the power of friendship. Great questions, stories, and actionable insights.

jay weinb ,

Keep connected

I LOVE David’s energy ! His choice of guests are great , and I always come away w a concrete action to improve my life/attitude .

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