A podcast interviewing millennials who do cool things, have great ideas, and are making the world more interesting.
#98 - Andrew Dunn - Founder of Siempo on building tech to fight digital addiction
This week I spoke to Andrew Dunn, the founder of Siempo about building tech to fight digital addiction, how the world will change because of equity crowdfunding, and the race to the bottom of the brain stem.
Andrew Murray Dunn is an Oakland-based entrepreneur and community builder who envisions a world in which technology protects and promotes human thriving. Prior to leading Siempo, Andrew was an early employee at Flexport ($3B+) and studied operations at UPenn Wharton (‘12).
#97 - Brandon Kleinman - On founding multiple companies and the value of not knowing...
I had the pleasure of sitting down at the home of Brandon Kleinman, founder of Laurel & Wolf and Vesta Home, about how he got his entrepreneurial start, how his 20s and 30s have differed, and why every little bit of experience along the way ends up mattering.
Brandon got his professional start in the epicenter of story, Disney. There, Brandon was one of the first to recognize and utilize social media throughout Disney's parks and resort business. Following that, he created stories for some of the best brands in the world as the digital strategy head of TBWA\Chiat\Day, where he earned Cannes Golden Lion, FWA Site of the month, and a host of other awards.
#96 - Shaina Conners - COO of Global Sisterhood on building global communities
I interviewed Shaina Conners, COO of Global Sisterhood, about scaling a community, trusting her instincts, and moving cities.
This is one of my favorite conversations in a long time. In talking to Shaina, it just really feels like she *gets it*. I'm not sure exactly what I mean by that, but I have a feeling you'll understand once you listen to this episode...
#95 - Blonde Mambas (Amelia Baker & Mackenzie Munro) - On the next generation of content
I set down with Amelia Baker and Mackenzie Munro, founders of Blonde Mamba. Frustrated with the quality and focus of content that was being made for teen and twenty-something audiences, Blonde Mamba was formed by a group of Gen Z creatives and digital influencers to develop and produce projects for mainstream networks and platforms, emerging digital content services, and brand partners.
Between LA, London and Toronto, their team has developed content for platforms such as Snapchat Discover and Facebook Watch, as well as delivering internationally award winning short films.
#94 - Veronika Dash - Trusting her instincts, career twists, and the necessity of good timing
This week I spoked to actor and influencer Veronika Dash about moving beyond the typecast, learning through mistakes, and the importance of timing.
Veronika graduated, Magna Cum Laude, from the ‘School Of Dramatic Arts’ at the prestigious University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. Upon graduation, she has become bicoastal, traveling between New York City and Los Angeles to work on upcoming pilots, films, and theater projects.
In her latest work, Dash can be seen alongside Jane Fonda and Harvey Keitel in the feature film "Youth," or La Giovinezza, directed by Oscar-Winner Paolo Sorrentino.
#93 - Michael Morgenstern - The Internet as a Stage, Pranking Sundance, and the Post-Truth World
I sat down with filmmaker and thinker Michael Morgenstern to talk about his fascination with truth, the Internet, and how reality is becoming more and more warped each day. I found our discussion to be both terrifying and fascinating, but hearing how creative Michael gets in his pursuit of art is nothing short of inspiring to me.
Check out his website here: http://everythingisfilm.com/
And follow him on Twitter too: https://twitter.com/mikemorgenstern
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10/10 would let back into my brain again. Good guests, weird moments and the host is great.
Listening to this podcast made me feel great about being a millennial. Ari, Matt and MDS’s guests are inspiring, authentic, educational, and fun to listen to!
Ari and his collaborators are hyper-informed on all the latest social and political goings-on, so the conversations and interviews are always tinged with the most current nuances in that regard. I really appreciate the way these interviews are so far-ranging in their subject matter, yet waste no time in getting right down the the most human dimensions. Way to go!