Story Riot is a weekly podcast for creative, entrepreneurial and curious people looking for productive entertainment.
Sharing the stories behind great artists, entrepreneurs, and ideas, Story Riot features anyone from young and upcoming photographers, to veteran designers, documentary filmmakers and writers.
This show aims to get inside the minds and history of great creative and innovative people, shedding light on the challenges and difficulties they've faced, how they overcame them, and what they've learned about life along the way.
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#31: Dan Snyder - Corridor
Dan Snyder is the Founder and Designer of Corridor, a clothing brand based in New York City. Dan has a fascinating and unique story. While working full time for Homeland Security and later the FBI, he taught himself how to make his own shirts and then launched his own company - Corridor - at night and on his weekends. Now he runs the company full time and sells his shirts through 80 retailers in 16 countries, as well as his own website. We do a deep dive into his story, how he started and built his company, and his creative process.
#30: ARK Project Now
While in College, Alex Radelich and Dalton Lemert started and created Acts of Random Kindness, a non-profit where they do random acts of kindness for people around the country. With their home and office being in an RV, they drive from city to city helping random strangers and making people's day. These guys are a great reminder and proof that so much happiness, fulfillment, and amazing career opportunities can come from simply helping and serving other people.
#29: Margot Leitman
Margot Leitman is a professional storyteller, comedian, writer and teacher. She's one of the top storytelling performers and coaches in Los Angeles, and is sought after by a wide range of companies, producers, and TV shows that need coaching, guidance, and consulting on how to improve stories within shows. I discovered Margot through reading one of her recent books, "Long Short Story", which then led me to taking one of her classes. She has a really inspiring story, about following her interests and staying authentic to who she is throughout her career - which has led to her success.
#28: Gillian Zoe Segal - What It Means to Be Resilient
Gillian Zoe Segal is a photographer and author of two books: Getting There: A Book of Mentors and New York Characters. In this interview, she shares how she got into photography and became a published author (when everyone told her she wasn't ready yet), and how that led to the creation of her two books. In her most recent book, Getting There, she interviewed some of the most distinguished and sought after people in the world, from Warren Buffet to Anderson Cooper, and shares personal essays about their lives.
She's a master at getting around gatekeepers and getting in front of the world's most successful people, and we talk about how she does it, the importance of being resilient, and other big lessons she's learned throughout her journey.
#27: Matt Wigham - Co-Founder of Big Cartel
Matt Wigham is the Co-founder and CEO of Big Cartel, a company that enables artists to set up their own online shop and sell their work. Today, Big Cartel has had over $1 billion in store sales since it launched, and $13 is made every second from one of their artists. Ironically, Matt never intended on Big Cartel becoming the massive company it is today. Originally, it started out as a side project and hobby, and thought it would be a way to help support and work with bands. It's a great story of a guy that simply followed his interests, kept creating things, worked hard, and was patient.
#26: Ondi Timoner - The Life of a Documentary Filmmaker
Ondi Timoner, one of the greatest documentary filmmakers of our time, has won awards from festivals around the world including the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance twice. Some of her films include DIG!, We Live In Public, and Brand: A Second Coming to name a few. She's the Founder ofInterloper Films, a full service production company, and A Total Disruption, a network for entrepreneurs and artists documenting the top-thought leaders driving the greatest revolution in the history of mankind with technology. She also hosts and produces BYOD (Bring Your Own Doc), the only documentary talk show in the world (and one of my personal favorites). On top of all that, she's a single mother, and raising a great family.
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Every episode leaves me motivated and smiling
All of Nick's conversations will leave you with an optimistic outlook on pursuing you passions. A breath of fresh air from the negative depiction of opportunity frequently painted by mainstream media.
Story Riot Rocks
Nick interviews very fascinating people on his podcast! You always get actionable insights and advice from his guests which is great. You can tell Nick is running a show to really help his audience. Keep up the great work Nick!
Great conversations, awesome podcast
Been listening for quite some time now. Nick is an awesome interviewer and always has thought provoking conversations with his variety of guests