206 episodes

The Strange on Purpose Podcast tells the stories of professionals shattering the glass ceilings of culture and shows young professionals what happens when you are authentically you, 100% of the time. Highlighting creatives in sports, apparel, lifestyle and beyond, the show aims to connect creatives everywhere to professionals that can help guide them in their individual journey.

Strange on Purpose Izzy Lugo

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 68 Ratings

The Strange on Purpose Podcast tells the stories of professionals shattering the glass ceilings of culture and shows young professionals what happens when you are authentically you, 100% of the time. Highlighting creatives in sports, apparel, lifestyle and beyond, the show aims to connect creatives everywhere to professionals that can help guide them in their individual journey.

    Jream and Britney of NinetyNine Products

    Jream and Britney of NinetyNine Products

    Jream Henderson and Britney Hand of NinetyNine products join me for the 206th episode of Strange on Purpose to talk about all things NinetyNine. From their latest creations to their creative pursuits, y'all are not trying to miss this one!

    • 27 min
    Tara Carsner of Home Team Talent

    Tara Carsner of Home Team Talent

    Operating at the intersection of sport, music + fashion, Tara has 10+ years of experience working with major brands developing creative strategies, brokering talent partnerships + executing national campaigns.


    As an independent talent manager, she has delivered $5 million in partnerships for various independent creatives such as Lyrical Lemonade, Hypland, Kristopher Kites, Kodone + more. Driving partnerships with brands like NFL, NBA, Nike, Jordan, Instagram, Shopify, Walmart, Jack Daniels, Netflix, Honda + more.


    As an independent creative strategist and producer she has worked brand direct with clients like Cheez-It, Pringles, Twix, Jordan Brand, Adidas basketball, Kanye West, Crocs, Puma, Foot Locker, Champs Sports + more.

    • 41 min
    Pedro Rodriguez of Crocs

    Pedro Rodriguez of Crocs

    Originally from Ponce, Pedro thought his life was going to be full of engineering work for the rest of his life. That was until a conversation with a former professor and a crazy set of events changed his life forever. From Ponce to Crocs, this is the story of Pedro Rodriguez.

    • 22 min
    Jonathan de Lagarde of LITA by Ciara & Good Man Brand

    Jonathan de Lagarde of LITA by Ciara & Good Man Brand

    Diadora, Nike, Fila and more. Jonathan de Lagarde dives deep into his career journey to date and how it's shaped him in working with the likes of Ciara and Russell Wilson.

    • 39 min
    Sarmad Marzuq of New Balance

    Sarmad Marzuq of New Balance

    From architect school to pumping gas. Sarmad Marzuq left a promising career that didn't fit his view on how he saw his life. Little did he know that he'd be designing shoes for KITH, ALD, and other New Balance collaborators a year from pumping gas. Committed to sharing his journey with young creatives, Sarmad jumps on the show to talk about his journey, creative block and other hot topic items in the space.


    Follow Sarmad here: https://www.instagram.com/sarmadmarzuq/

    • 28 min
    How the past influences your future with Ricardo Emmanuel

    How the past influences your future with Ricardo Emmanuel

    Today we're joined by Ricardo Emmanuel, a DJ, Photographer, Videographer, and more. He gives us insight into his creative endeavors including a project with Sean Wotherspoon at Coachella with Adidas. He's worked with brands such as Nike/Jordan, Footlocker, Merit, Usher, Instagram/meta, Adidas, Reebok, Calvin Klein! 


    Check him out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rickydirects/

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

DSGB912 ,

Sauce Kicks 👋🏾

Saw you on Twitter & SNKRS app, wanted to come show some love to a fellow sneaker collector! Keep being dope! 💪🏾

Esachh ,

Much needed alternative perspective

Rarely do you find a podcast that shows you a persons journey that you can relate to, but this is it. People that look like you, giving advice that’s relatable is refreshing. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

izzylugo ,

Must listen !

I’m biased though 💁🏽

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