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This is Long Roads by Nodus, a podcast about the long roads that interesting people have taken to do interesting things.

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This is Long Roads by Nodus, a podcast about the long roads that interesting people have taken to do interesting things.

    #11 Cullen Chen - Quarantining, Wes' return to the US, COVID 19 impact, upcoming things

    #11 Cullen Chen - Quarantining, Wes' return to the US, COVID 19 impact, upcoming things

    In this episode of the podcast, Cullen and I catch up after my four month stint in Asia. Despite being back in LA, this podcast was recorded remotely, as I have been quarantining for two weeks, just to play it safe. We discuss my return to the US, the past few months of isolation, and the difference between the US and Asia. We also talk about COVID19's impact on the watch industry as a whole and how watch companies are coping. We talk about the road map from now until the end of the year and Cullen gives us a status update on the projects that are currently in the pipeline.

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    This episode was produced by Wesley Kwok.
    Music in this episode was written, recorded, and produced by Dallas Thornton.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    #10 Mark Koester - Vaccines, exploding cars, supply chain

    #10 Mark Koester - Vaccines, exploding cars, supply chain

    In this episode of the podcast, I catch up with my friend, Mark, who is a scientist, beer enthusiast, and a valued member of the Nodus Fam. We talk about beer, watches, and life. We also discuss the work he is doing as a scientist, and how his firm has had to re-orient themselves to work on a coronavirus vaccines for the ongoing global pandemic. Mark is also the owner of Mark's Straps, a strap company based in New Jersey, and we discuss his thoughts on how global supply chain might affect his business.

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    This episode was produced by Wesley Kwok.
    Music in this episode was written, recorded, and produced by Dallas Thornton.

    • 54 min
    #9 Cameron Frayne - Growing up in China, PPP loans, SBA, economy after COVID-19

    #9 Cameron Frayne - Growing up in China, PPP loans, SBA, economy after COVID-19

    This episode is with one of my best friends in the whole world, Cameron Frayne. Cam is a Bain Consultant, who is currently on secondment at Bench Accounting, a firm that provides subscription-based bookkeeping services for small businesses in the USA.  At Bench, Cam has been working as a Senior Strategy Manager, primarily focused on client success and navigating the recent Covid crisis.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    #8 Cullen Chen - Upcoming projects, working from home, government stimulus

    #8 Cullen Chen - Upcoming projects, working from home, government stimulus

    This is another board meeting episode, where I touch base with Cullen, who is on the other side of the world. We catch up on work, life, and current events. During this episode, we have a wide-ranging conversation about the next few Nodus projects that will take us into the fall, how retail and brick and mortar shopping is going to change, and how we are each dealing with working-from-home. We also discuss SBA loans and the small business stimulus plan by the US government. We talk about the things we miss the most about pre-pandemic times and discuss the important role that American businesses and corporations play in lending a helping hand during this crisis. 

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    This episode was produced by Wesley Kwok.
    Music in this episode was written, recorded, and produced by Dallas Thornton.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    #7 Dallas Thornton - Art in the modern world, range, when the dust settles

    #7 Dallas Thornton - Art in the modern world, range, when the dust settles

    Dallas Thornton is an up-and-coming independent musician based in Los Angeles. In our conversation, we discuss the role of art in the modern world and the process of creating it, whether that is embracing creativity or compromising for commercial feasibility. We also discuss the importance of having range - or breadth of skills and experiences - in solving both kind and wicked problems. Finally, we discuss who the world could look different on the other side of this pandemic. Dallas plays a couple of his songs in this episode.

    Dallas' Facebook live show

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    This episode was produced by Wesley Kwok.
    Music in this episode was written, recorded, and produced by Dallas Thornton.

    • 59 min
    #6 Steve Laughlin - Coronavirus impact, Hong Kong memories, meeting Alex Honnold, Raven Watches

    #6 Steve Laughlin - Coronavirus impact, Hong Kong memories, meeting Alex Honnold, Raven Watches

    Steve Laughlin, Managing Director of Raven Watches, is one of the veterans of the American independent watch scene. Raven Watches has been producing watches since 2008, with a focus on adventure-driven watches. Apart from running Raven full-time, Steve is an active outdoorsman and enjoys traveling the world and immersing himself in different cultures. 

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    This episode was produced by Wesley Kwok.
    Music in this episode was written, recorded, and produced by Dallas Thornton.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

JonathanG81 ,

Great company with a great vision

Two great guys who run a great watch company. They’re eager, talented, driven, and I’m positive that they will only become a bigger name in the watch community. Well worth the listen!

Jake Wikk ,

Soothing Voices Satisfy All My Sensations

These two gentlemen chat in the most relaxing and enjoyable way. Diving deep into their hobbies without losing you in the details. A great listen from great guys doing great things.

Timewithpop ,

Episode 1

Looking forward to learning more behind the scenes of what it looks like for brand owners when they navigate running a business. Episode one is a good intro and start!

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