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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
    • 4.3 • 8 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 05: Lauren & Josh Block

    EPISODE 05: Lauren & Josh Block

    Lauren and Josh Block live in Fort Worth, Texas with their 4-&-1/2-year-old daughter. Lauren is the founder and owner of Hey Gang!, a kids (and now adults!) clothing brand. She cut her teeth at Austin boutiques The Royal Family and bows + arrows and after that she built Shinola’s wholesale business. Josh is a musician and studio owner. He’s produced chart-topping records for talented musicians like Leon Bridges, Robert Ellis and Lola Kirke. Before he founded Fort Worth’s Niles City Sound, he was the drummer in the band White Denim. He holds a degree in Jazz Studies, and he’s excited to announce that his second recording space, Salad House, is on schedule to open by year’s end.

    • 51 min
    EPISODE 04: My 9yo Step-daughter

    EPISODE 04: My 9yo Step-daughter

    My 9yo step-daughter lives in St. Louis, Missouri with me, her mother, her sister and her cat. When she's not remote learning because of COVID-19, you can find her playing lacrosse, basketball or boxing. She loves to binge watch Charmed, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Scooby Doo, Who's the Boss? and The Golden Girls all while making creations with her beloved Magic Clay. She recently received two Alex Morgan Barbie Dolls which she'd like to give away to two lucky listeners.

    • 19 min
    EPISODE 03: Jorge Suquet

    EPISODE 03: Jorge Suquet

    Jorge Suquet is an actor based in Madrid, Spain. We trained together at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. It was there that we became friends, and we have remained close friends for the past sixteen years. You’ll learn a little bit about the path Jorge has taken since our lives took us away from New York City. I encourage you to seek out his body of work. He references many Spanish properties like Freedom and Angel o Demonio, and he displays his abilities as an English actor on the Starz program, Black Sails as well as Isabel Coixet’s The Bookshop, co-starring Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, and Bill Nighy.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    EPISODE 02: Kourtney Morgan

    EPISODE 02: Kourtney Morgan

    A 20 year employee of Patagonia, Kourtney Morgan is the senior designer on Patagonia’s sportswear team designing all things fleece. She is also the creative director for Recrafted, a Patagonia project begun in collaboration with the company’s Worn Wear project first developed to act as a set of tools to help customers take the position of mutual responsibility… extending the life of the products Patagonia makes by providing significant resources for responsible care, repair, reuse, resale, and recycling at the end of a garment's life. Recrafted features up-cycled clothing and a variety of bags from used garments and liability fabrics. It was due in part to the Recrafted project that Kourtney was listed in this month’s Fast Company Magazine as one of the most creative people in business, alongside the likes of covergirl and founder of the Algorithmic Justice League, Joy Buolamwini, actor Ryan Reynolds, choreographer Twyla Tharp, and Kourtney’s personal favorite, singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, artist, actor, writer, music theorist, and filmmaker, former Talking Head David Byrne. 

    • 36 min
    EPISODE 01: A. Micah Smith

    EPISODE 01: A. Micah Smith

    A. Micah Smith is an Art Director in Kansas City who specializes in illustration, campaigns & brand design.



    His goal for every one of his projects is to make his audience smile. He believes humor and happiness are the keys to scaling the walls of doubt or distrust and ultimately they are essential in bringing people and new ideas together.



    He began his career making shirts and posters for his favorite bands and has since created campaigns and experiences for clients like TED, Target, ESPN, and Pepsi. He's been fortunate to have his work recognized in many books and magazines and most recently on his Mom’s refrigerator.

    • 35 min
    Episode 00: And, We're Back!

    Episode 00: And, We're Back!

    “And We’re Back!” Call it a comeback.



    Know First is a 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. 

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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