42 episodes

The collected stories of people making things that matter and inspiring others to do the same.

The Story Forge Lyle Smith

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

The collected stories of people making things that matter and inspiring others to do the same.

    A Digital Nomad Story - Sunshine Woodyard

    A Digital Nomad Story - Sunshine Woodyard

    Sunshine Joy Woodyard has a name that suits her to a tee. It only takes a moment or two to key into the fact that not only is she habitually seeing the best in the world and the people around her, but also, she is completely authentic in it. Factoring in all the experiences of her life; she's had her fair share of light and dark and everything in between, Sunshine has excelled. At business, at love, at friendship, at creativity. She is an entrepreneur, a teacher, a mother, a newlywed, and so many other interesting things, not the least of which is a true digital nomad.

    • 58 min
    SPECIAL EDITION: World Press Freedom Day

    SPECIAL EDITION: World Press Freedom Day

    Today is World Press Freedom Day. As a former newsman, I think about this idea more than most people and have strong beliefs on the role of the press in our world. Both the role and the responsibility. It's also my birthday. Give it a listen.

    • 7 min
    Back on the Boards - Melissa Joy Crawford

    Back on the Boards - Melissa Joy Crawford

    When Melissa Joy Crawford checked in with us last as one of our first-ever guests, she was working in a Broadway industry that completely shut down for business about two weeks before. Today, her show COME FROM AWAY is back up and running with a returning audience eight shows a week. We talk to her about how all of that happened and what it was like, reigniting an industry from scratch after eighteen months closed.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Good Taste & a Dash of Daring - Carlos Leo & Geoffrey Swetz

    Good Taste & a Dash of Daring - Carlos Leo & Geoffrey Swetz

    Carlos and Geoffrey, together, as a team and as a couple, started a business called Spoonabilities. It’s in Miami and it began basically as a food blog. But in addition to publishing recipes and the cocktails and the stories of where they come from, they write about why they mean something to them and where they found them and the experience of making them. And what’s more, they have really spectacular food photography. Which, if you pay attention to any of this kind of thing, is really tough to do well.

    • 53 min
    Matters of the Heart - Arun Sharma, PhD

    Matters of the Heart - Arun Sharma, PhD

    Arun Sharma is a PhD stem cell biologist who recently founded a lab of his own at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles focused on his three main professional passions - the human heart, stem cells, and space. His is an immigrant story, a public schools story, a story of science and pushing the boundaries of what's possible.

    • 53 min
    Years in the Making - Donald Strum

    Years in the Making - Donald Strum

    Donald Strum is an industrial designer and partner at the Michael Graves Design Group. Founded and named after the renowned architect Michael Graves, the design side of the shop entered into product design in the early 1980s, developed a relationship with Target in the 1990s and today, has reimagined itself in the healthcare products industry first with a series of medical mobility products available through it's new partner, CVS. Here, we talk about how the business has evolved, how the firm weathered the pandemic, and what was involved in this new effort.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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