Deep dive with the founders, investors, artists, athletes, and astronauts who contribute to the SHACK15 community. We'll explore the 'why' that motivates these individuals to build their businesses, and look closer at the mechanics behind 'how' they do what they do, surfacing some key insights and entertaining anecdotes along the way.
All episodes are recorded in front of a live audience of our friends and community at SHACK15 in San Francisco, or, live online as part of the ongoing programming series SHACK15 Conversations.
010 / The Pink Triangle
Patrick Carney talks through the ethos and intention behind "The Pink Triangle", an ode to the dark history of LGBT persecution, and the emergence of PRIDE as a social movement-turned-colorful symbol of hope and inclusion on the horizon of San Francisco. In conversation with Ben Davis, Founder of Illuminate, the homegrown non-profit organization responsible for lighting up the Bay Bridge and many more landmarks in its mission turn San Francisco into a home for massive works of public art. This year, in lieu of the 50th anniversary of SF Pride, Ben & Patrick have teamed up to bring a whole new dimension to the beloved annual tradition of the Pink Triangle, adding it to the portfolio of Illuminate's successful installations and the hearts/minds of thousands of San Franciscans in a time of great need.
009 / Ellie Pritts
Ellie Pritts is an internationally recognized photographer, director, and producer, whose work has been featured in WIRED and TIME Magazine, who in 2016 named her one of the top photographers to follow in the U.S. In conversation with Marcus Colombano, founder of leading creative studio Pineapple, Ellie goes deep on her work, philosophy, and how she uses photography to capture a magical view of the world of the real world.
008 / Outlaw Ocean
New York Times best-selling author Ian Urbina and renowned ambient soundscape artist Christopher Willits explore the nexus between journalistic eco-activism and musical exploration. Ian is the author of the best-selling book "Outlaw Ocean", which chronicles five years spent at sea among smuggling, drilling, and dumping pirates in international waters. Christopher is the San Francisco-based musical collaborator behind "The Unknown Sea", on in a series of first-of-their-kind EPs written to accompany and expand upon the narrative of the book. The result is a dual masterpiece, and fascinating collaboration between the creative and analytical brains, all in support of a deeply important cause. Moderated by Marcus Colombano.
007 / Zack O'Malley Greenburg
Forbes senior editor Zack O'Malley Greenburg's new book "A-List Angels: How a Band of Actors, Artists, and Athletes hacked Silicon Valley” looks at the rise of celebrity investors and their impact on today's top companies. In this conversation with Chris Lyons, Zack discusses the collision of Silicon Valley with the worlds of music, entertainment, and sports, and how venture capital can be a vehicle to creating generational wealth for groups that historically have not had a seat at the table.
006 / Alissa Carpenter
Alissa Carpenter is a coach, consultant, and author of the new book “How To Listen and How To Be Heard: Inclusive Conversations At Work”. Alissa's book is a masterclass on how to empower yourself and others to communicate with more confidence, candor, and authenticity. In this conversation with moderator Jen Oleniczak Brown, two friends and piers hold nothing back; in the open exploration of practical insights and actionable steps to get your team running cleaner, more together, and in ownership of good workplace culture.
005 / Fanny Singer
Accomplished chef, author, and editor Fanny Singer, daughter of famed chef Alice Waters, talks about her timely new book Always Home: A Daughter's Recipes & Stories. In conversation with Marcus Colombano, Fanny discusses what it was like growing up on the farms of Northern California, and in the kitchens of Chez Panisse, the family's infamous Berkeley farm-to-table restaurant. She touches on some of the family traditions that emerge from a lifestyle built around culinary excellence, and dives into her past, to share some of the formative coming-of-age experiences that helped her become who she is today.