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Edward Wang dives into the stories behind the everyday people living the city life. Some may be famous but most are just everyday people walking next to you. The UrbanCred Podcast interviews and converses with the hustlers, 9-5ers, creatives, digital nomads, and brands for their stories and how they got to where they are today.

The UrbanCred Podcast UrbanCred

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Edward Wang dives into the stories behind the everyday people living the city life. Some may be famous but most are just everyday people walking next to you. The UrbanCred Podcast interviews and converses with the hustlers, 9-5ers, creatives, digital nomads, and brands for their stories and how they got to where they are today.

    #10: B Magazine Distributor of North America w/ Christopher Mascis

    #10: B Magazine Distributor of North America w/ Christopher Mascis

    For episode #10, we chat with Christopher Mascis.  Ever since picking up his first issue from Kinokuniya, he's been a steadfast fan of B Magazine.  We talk extensively about our mutual love for the B Magazine, how he connected with B Media, what it was like to work with them, what makes B magazine great, our expectations, and our hopes for what they will do in the future. 


    Todays Guest: Christoper Mascis
    Christopher is the owner of Lift Marketing Group, distributor of B Magazine in North America.  He is experienced in the space of business and marketing, with Lift Marketing Group helping to identify, incubate, execute business opportunities in emerging and established organizations and markets. 

    Todays Topic: B Magazine
    Based out of Seoul, South Korea, B Magazine is an ad-less monthly publication that introduces a single brand and goes in-depth with behind-the-scenes, imagery, interviews, and more to see what makes them tick.

    Show Notes:

    In this episode, we talked about...

    How we met.
    The short of becoming the partner with B Magazine.
    International Business Culture shock.
    Business relationships.
    What makes the magazine so great?
    What makes a brand so likable?
    Branding and Story.
    How can branding be done differently?
    What would you like to see next?
    Trying to figure out how they decided on which brand to cover next.
    How a brand thinks about its own identity.
    Breaking down what B Magazine is in 3 sentences.
    Brand forming our identities.
    Links Mentioned:

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cmascis
    Website B: https://www.reading-b.com/
    Website F: https://www.reading-f.com/
    Korean Brand Website: http://magazine-b.com/en/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lift.marketing.group/

    Follow Us:

    Our Website: UrbanCred.com
    Instagram: @urbancred_official
    Facebook: @urbancred
    Twitter: @UrbanCred

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    #09: Living as a Foreigner in Japan w/ Maya Sause

    #09: Living as a Foreigner in Japan w/ Maya Sause

    For episode #09, we chat with Maya Sause. Living in Tokyo, Japan for a few years now, she has experienced what it's like as an insider and outsider. As a fan of Japan and its culture as a whole, we talk about the difficulties and differences living there compared to what it's like living in the West. 
    Todays Guest: Maya Sause
    Maya has her hand in multiple things. Whether it's modeling, teaching, working on her own business, and working with others for an architecture project, she always strives to try something new. Her latest, Kagami Collection, is a line of lamps that work with unique washi paper to give your home a more traditional experience and feel.

    Show Notes:

    In this episode, we talked about...
    Who is Maya?Overworking culture.Entrepreneurship and Visas.Why stay in Japan?What influenced the decision to live long term in Japan?Cons to living in Japan.Bureaucracy and paperwork are a huge pain.Maya's experience with getting a driver's license in Japan.Teaching jobs are a stepping stone to another job.Experiencing the culture vs living long term.The need to adapt to the culture.Social conformity within Japanese society. Benefits of being a "Gaijin".Requirements to moving to Japan.What is a Suica & Pasmo Card?Clothing sizes compared to the West.Finish your food!Some final advice from Maya.Her Kagami Collection.Links Mentioned:
    Personal Instagram: @mayasause  Instagram: @kagami_collection
    Follow Us:
    Our Website: UrbanCred.comInstagram: @urbancred_officialFacebook: @urbancredTwitter: @UrbanCred
    Be sure to like and subscribe to everywhere you get your podcasts. More episodes are on their way so be sure to stay tuned. See you next time!
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    #08: Founder of Kynsho w/ George Crichlow

    #08: Founder of Kynsho w/ George Crichlow

    For episode #08, we chat with George Crichlow. He is the founder of Kynsho, a brand that designs and manufactures men's accessories that compliments the wearer. Both function and fashionable. As someone who is hustling and working hard to make his dreams a success. We go into the decisions and why he created Kynsho. We also talk about the idea and beliefs behind it. 
    Todays Guest: George Crichlow
    As a headstrong and strong-willed creator, George values hard work, design, and learning. He strives to always learn and loves building things with his own hands. As someone who walked the road for his company from the start with just his own savings to now, we get a deep insight into his life and how his process was.

    Show Notes:

    In this episode, we talked about...
    How we met.The meaning behind the name, Kynsho.How did Kynsho start?How does Batman factor into this?Responsibility and focus.The fear of starting companies and how to get over it.If you had a choice would you redo your past decisions?What does Kynsho represent and express?To "hurry and fail" mentality.Being smaller allows for you to be more nimble.The process of creating a complex project such as his custom moped bike.How many styles did he start with?The process behind jumping from one style or product line to another.Thought process behind his newest products.Advice for budding entrepreneurs.Links Mentioned:
    Instagram: @kynshoFacebook: @kynshoEmail: george@kynsho.comWebsite: https://www.kynsho.com/
    Follow Us:
    Our Website: UrbanCred.comInstagram: @urbancred_officialFacebook: @urbancredTwitter: @UrbanCred
    Be sure to like and subscribe to everywhere you get your podcasts. More episodes are on their way so be sure to stay tuned. See you next time!
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    • 45 min
    #07: Freelance Videographer w/ Shane P. Liao

    #07: Freelance Videographer w/ Shane P. Liao

    For episode #07, we chat with Shane P. Liao. A freelance videographer, director, and much more, we go through his journey and what he did to get to where he is today. His path is a very unusual one compared to many who enter the industry. He now works for Michellin Guide and we take a look at what it's like. Finally, we look into what he has plans for the next step and why he does what he does. 
    Todays Guest: Shane P. Liao
    A freelance videographer and director based out of NYC. In addition, he works with the Michelin Guide. He's also the founder of the non-profit East Side Stories, a place to talk about the history and stories of Asian Americans.

    Show Notes:

    In this episode, we talked about...
    What made him decide his career path.How starting the career late is like.Creating what your mind envisions.How to deal with self-doubt.Working for Michelin Guide.How did he get his jobs?Is it important to take jobs as they come?How working jobs can improve your skills.How having a spread of skills is useful.How to learn and improve cooking.How he traveled the world for free.How to sell yourself.His most traveled place. Has his relationship shaped him in some way?Long-distance relationship. About his newest venture, East Side Stories.Three pieces of advice to aspiring creatives.Links Mentioned:
    Instagram: @shanepliaoYoutube: East Side StoriesInstagram: @eastsidestoriesnycWebsite: https://www.eastsidestories.org/
    Follow Us:
    Our Website: UrbanCred.comInstagram: @urbancred_officialFacebook: @urbancredTwitter: @UrbanCred
    Be sure to like and subscribe to everywhere you get your podcasts. More episodes are on their way so be sure to stay tuned. See you next time!
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    • 56 min
    #06 Pt. 2: YouTube Bag Specialist w/ Bo Ismono

    #06 Pt. 2: YouTube Bag Specialist w/ Bo Ismono

    For episode #06 part 2, we speak with Bo Ismono. We take a deep dive into what being a Film Editor is all about. Tips, tricks, and inspiration that he has learned over the years, the risks and benefits as well as what life is like to be a freelancer.  In another episode of immense content, we have broken this episode into two parts. Tune in on the second episode to hear about his life as a bag reviewer on Youtube.
    Todays Guest: Bo Ismono
    A freelance Film Editor for the European sector and a bag reviewer on Youtube based out of Hamburg, Germany. In addition, he is a regular contributor to Carryology.com and makes product reviews about bags, tech, EDC, and motorbikes.

    Show Notes:

    In this episode, we talked about...
    Why make a Youtube channel?Being famous.The turning point to being noticed.Being focused and content.Bo's Patreon.Cost of running a Youtube channel.Past videos vs his current videos.How many bags does Bo have?His channel status during the lockdown.Favorite bag brands.What happens to rejected bags?What's the favorite part of reviewing bags?Significant other's thoughts on bags.What bag do you hate to love?What bag didn't live up to expectations?Thoughts on more colorways on bags.Bag review exhaustion.Top 5 EDCProcess for reviewing bags.Links Mentioned:
    Youtube: @youknowtheboInstagram: @youknowtheboWebsite: https://www.ismono.com/Carryology: https://www.carryology.com/
    Follow Us:
    Our Website: UrbanCred.comInstagram: @urbancred_officialFacebook: @urbancredTwitter: @UrbanCred
    Be sure to like and subscribe to everywhere you get your podcasts. More episodes are on their way so be sure to stay tuned. See you next time!
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    #06 Pt. 1: Freelance Film Editor w/Bo Ismono

    #06 Pt. 1: Freelance Film Editor w/Bo Ismono

    For episode #06 part 1, we speak with Bo Ismono. We take a deep dive into what being a Film Editor is all about. Tips, tricks, and inspiration that he has learned over the years, the risks and benefits as well as what life is like to be a freelancer.  In another episode of immense content, we have broken this episode into two parts. Tune in on the second episode to hear about his life as a bag reviewer on Youtube.
    Todays Guest: Bo Ismono
    A freelance Film Editor for the European sector and a bag reviewer on Youtube based out of Hamburg, Germany. In addition, he is a regular contributor to Carryology.com and makes product reviews about bags, tech, EDC, and motorbikes.

    Show Notes:

    In this episode, we talked about...
    Who is Bo Ismono?What is Carryology?Bags are similar to sneakers.Why spend more money on a good bag?What is Film Editing?The beauty of editing.Kill your darling.A second opinion is always important.Path to a professional film editor.Starting tips to enter the industry.Bo's early music video, BOYSGROUPBOYSShould you work for exposure?Influences on his work.The decision to become a freelancer.Work/Life balance.Links Mentioned:
    Youtube: @youknowtheboInstagram: @youknowtheboWebsite: https://www.ismono.com/Carryology: https://www.carryology.com/BOYSGROUPBOYS video: BOYSGROUPBOYS Music Video
    Follow Us:
    Our Website: UrbanCred.comInstagram: @urbancred_officialFacebook: @urbancredTwitter: @UrbanCred
    Be sure to like and subscribe to everywhere you get your podcasts. More episodes are on their way so be sure to stay tuned. See you next time!
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Cmascis ,

Authentic interviews with passionate founders

Authentic interviews with folks navigating the brass tacks of pursuing passion for their paycheck.

Edward is an excellent interviewer — alternately hanging back to let his guests tell their story, and gently lobbing in questions that help unlock the core motivations, struggles and joys of this entrepreneurship of passion path.

You’ll learn things you’ll use to make your life better.

Plus he has a great podcast voice. Though its probably just the microphone. :)

Aiyaitsai ,

Love learning about different career paths

So interesting to learn of different people’s careers and how they got to where they are!

Babyjuliet ,

Fun and insightful.

It’s a fun interview and love to see the lives of different people. It gives me insight on different people and their lifestyles and I love it!

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