18 episodes

Know First is Max Wastler's podcast filled with stories and conversations that will connect you with the simple fact that the only way to succeed is to try and try again. Weekly conversations with thought-leaders who’ve faced challenges and lived to tell the tale. It’s all designed to inspire and re-energize the drive innate in all of us.

Know First Max Wastler

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.1 • 22 Ratings

Know First is Max Wastler's podcast filled with stories and conversations that will connect you with the simple fact that the only way to succeed is to try and try again. Weekly conversations with thought-leaders who’ve faced challenges and lived to tell the tale. It’s all designed to inspire and re-energize the drive innate in all of us.

    Episode 17: Alex Maier

    Episode 17: Alex Maier

    Alex Maier is a husband and a father to 2 boys. He’s a singer-songwriter, producer, trumpet and guitar player, AND in the coming months, after years of planning and pining to do so, Alex and his family will find themselves moving from his native Chicago, Illinois to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a full-time career in music.



    Alex is a well-known fashion and art photographer as well as the creative director at BLVDier, a custom men’s clothing company in Chicago. In what spare time he can find, he loves to pursue athletic endeavors, like boxing and rowing. He’s a good friend of mine, and he’s the author of the theme song you’re listening to right now.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 16: Bo Nelson

    Episode 16: Bo Nelson

    Bo Nelson is the co-owner of Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters in Kansas City. In his cafes, Bo seamlessly blends rural and urban life, a reflection he says of the city he serves. Bo grew up on a farm, working his family’s 10-acre nursery where he honed his horticultural skills, learned the basics of business and developed a healthy work ethic that shows up in everything he does.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 15: Ana Andjelic

    Episode 15: Ana Andjelic

    Ana Andjelic is a strategy executive and the author of The Business of Aspiration. Forbes lists her among The World’s Most Influential CMOs. She specializes in — building brand-driven modern businesses. Ana earned her doctorate in sociology and worked at many of the world’s top brands and advertising agencies. She is a widely read columnist, an in-demand speaker and a highly regarded advisor. 

    • 40 min
    Episode 14: Sweet Home Chicago

    Episode 14: Sweet Home Chicago

    As this is the week of Thanksgiving, and as I am a week away from entering my fourth decade on earth, I’m overcome with reflection, contemplating what has comprised my life, and my wife has been quick to point out, I’m going through a very typical midlife crisis in an otherwise atypical time, a time in which our collective human experience has met possibly its truest test.... Oh, and we're moving back to Chicago.

    • 9 min
    Episode 13: Sam Macon & Stacey Rozich

    Episode 13: Sam Macon & Stacey Rozich

    This week it’s my pleasure to welcome onto the Know First Podcast a couple of friends who just announced their engagement. Seattle native Stacey Rozich and Milwaukee native Sam Macon now reside in Los Angeles, California with their two cats. Stacey is an artist, illustrator and accidental muralist. Sam is a writer and director of various motion picture projects across a spectrum of styles, profitability and running time. 

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 12: Paul Munford

    Episode 12: Paul Munford

    Paul Munford is the founder of Lean Luxe, a newsletter for the modern luxury business set, sharing noteworthy developments happening in retail. Launched in July 2016, Lean Luxe is a big picture briefing on the businesses, personalities, and broader trends driving modern luxury and the HENRY (High Earner Not Rich Yet) economy.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

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Fascinating discussions

Accomplished guests speaking candidly!

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Cool Segment Name!

Love the “What’s in your Cookies?” Segment...

Looking forward to seeing what the next guests bring to the show!

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