Have a drink with us as we hear the strange & varied life journeys of the most fascinating people in media & tech.
In this engaging episode of Story in a Bottle, host Dan Maccarone sits down with a driving force in the tech, media, and entertainment industry—Polly Rodriguez, the founder of Unbound, the sexual wellness company targeted towards women. Over old-fashioneds, Polly shares her journey from a cancer diagnosis while in college to the realization of asexual […]
Mark Wystrach’s Unexpected Path: From Soap Operas to Music
Mark Wystrach is the leading vocalist for the critically acclaimed country band Midland. Known for his rich voice and compelling stage presence, Wystrach has helped steer Midland to significant feats in the music industry, including chart-topping singles and accolades like GRAMMY nominations. With a diverse background that encompasses modeling, acting, and entrepreneurship, Wystrach brings a […]
Carol Ray Hartsell
In this episode of “Story in a Bottle,” host Dan Maccarone pours over the career journey and personal anecdotes of Carol Ray Hartsell, an influential figure in the comedy and digital media landscape. The introductory conversation sets an intimate tone, reminiscing about the tight-knit New York comedy circuit that shaped her early career. Hartsell shares […]
In this candid conversation on “Story in a Bottle,” host Dan Maccarone unearths the intricate tapestry of Brian Stelter’s media journey. From humble beginnings to becoming a CNN host and critic of media practices, Stelter’s narrative is entwined with the evolving landscape of news media. Initially, Stelter shares memorable anecdotes from his formative years, including […]
In this captivating episode, host Dan Maccarone sits down with Bea Arthur, a trailblazer in the tech and mental health industries. Arthur delves into her personal and professional voyage, shedding light on the trials and triumphs along the way. With refreshing candor, Arthur recounts the challenges of starting her mental health-focused companies and how her […]
Tristan Snell is a prominent figure with a dynamic professional history marked by tenacity and a pursuit of justice. He launched his career with a significant case at the New York Attorney General’s office, famously spearheading the investigation and prosecution against Trump University. This led to a $25 million settlement, setting a precedent for legal […]
I’ll Drink to That?
Dan is a fabulous interviewer who has curated a fascinating lineup of guests. The questioning always sheds light into the true life and career journeys of startup success stories, and puts the audience in a relatable head space. I’m learning and being entertained. It’s also awesome when certain guests are slurring their words by the end.
Fun and intelligent conversations, well curated guests
Very much enjoy the series both from the hosts insightful questioning and the incredible curation of guests. Highly recommend for anyone in the creative and media industry!
Knowing more about the narratives that makes great product builders
This podcast is informative, useful and a pleasure to listen to. Dan has the ability to have people reply to difficult questions. I don't know if it's due to his calm and reassuring tone and voice, or the context of being in a bar around a drink. He get more from his guests than what you would expect in a standard industry interview. This podcast has a secure space in my favorite rotation.