18 episodes

Creative business consultant & entrepreneur, Meg Witt, discusses all of the things you avoid talking about at Thanksgiving Dinner. Sex, politics, religion, parenting, and what keeps you up at night... she covers it all and more. With empathy and authenticity, Meg speaks right to your heart. Learn more about Meg at www.theupspeakcollective.com

Upspeak Megan Witt

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 25 Ratings

Creative business consultant & entrepreneur, Meg Witt, discusses all of the things you avoid talking about at Thanksgiving Dinner. Sex, politics, religion, parenting, and what keeps you up at night... she covers it all and more. With empathy and authenticity, Meg speaks right to your heart. Learn more about Meg at www.theupspeakcollective.com

    My First Year

    My First Year

    My First Year is about the start of my small business! I share about how I started, what I've learned, and how we've grown over these last 14 months.
    [DISCLAIMER] - This is the first recording we did in our new house and the audio quality is... let's say less than great. Also, our dogs' clicky-clacky feet make several audio appearances throughout the broadcast. We apologize and promise to get it together for the next episode.
    Music in this Episode: "Crazy" by Au Revoir Simone; "Flood" by Throwing Muses; "I didn't see it coming" by Belle and Sebastian; "Changes" by Langhorne Slim & The Law; Never Be Daunted by Jaymay; "One Thing Leads To Another" by The Fixx

    • 43 min
    S03E04 - Out of Proportion?

    S03E04 - Out of Proportion?

    Redemption. Can everyone, no matter the crime, expect it? Do we all deserve it? How do we decide what punishment fits what crime? What if we disagree as a society on whether or not something is a big enough deal to merit a punishment? Is sexual harassment truly harmful to the victims? Can we even call them victims? What if they're never touched? What if they "agree"? Are we all on the same page when it comes to consent? These are things Charlie and I discuss on this week's episode after reading an article on Vox.com about whether or not Louis C.K. should be allowed to do comedy any longer.

    https://www.vox.com/2018/9/10/17826168/me-too-louis-ck-men-comeback

    We're taking a break from the "Women & Business" series to have this important conversation. Please be aware that this episode contains explicit language throughout.

    Songs in this episode:
    "Hold on" by Alabama Shakes
    "At the Purchaser's Option" by Rhiannon Giddens
    "Baby, It's Cold Outside" by Dean Martin
    "Cottonmouth" by Throwing Muses
    "Human" by Rag'n'Bone Man
    "Who Did That to You?" by John Legend
    "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Cosbysweater

    • 50 min
    S03E03 - Valerie Mayen

    S03E03 - Valerie Mayen

    This week's episode is a conversation with Valerie Mayen of Yellowcake. She's a fashion designer, a new mom, and a Project Runway alum. Listen in as we chat about resisting overwhelm, how to be cool in high school, and what lessons can be learned through adversity.

    Music in this Episode:
    "Hold On" - Alabama Shakes
    "Yellowcake" - pb
    "Lay Your Cards Out" - Polica
    "Dressmaker" - Ben Hermanski
    "Get Plastered" - Project Runway Soundtrack
    "Valerie" - Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse

    Thanks for listening. Please rate and leave a review in iTunes. -Meg

    • 26 min
    S03E02 - Rachael Koenig

    S03E02 - Rachael Koenig

    In this week's episode, Meg talks with Rachael Koenig about her business, Shore Society which designs and creates apparel that celebrates our beautiful Lake Erie. We discuss how neither of us are fans of the term, "side hustle" and how you can wear face masks, watch Netflix AND keep on working. This is episode 2 of season three and the second installment of our Women & Business Series.

    Music in this episode:
    "Hold On" by Alabama Shakes
    "Gatekeeper" by Feist
    "Young" by Vallis Alps
    "Great Lake" by Voodoo Child
    "If I Had a Boat" by Lyle Lovett
    "Lake Song" by The Decemberists

    Thanks for listening. Please rate and leave a review in iTunes.

    • 30 min
    S03E01 - Jacki Carr

    S03E01 - Jacki Carr

    Goal coach Jacki Carr kicks off our Women And Business series talking about her love of flannel, her lack of sleep now that she's a mom of two little ones, and how her vision for the future has evolved over the years. Jacki says she pinches herself all the time as she looks out her window and asks herself, "Is this an AirBnB? Nope. I actually live here!" If you're someone who loves to talk about goals and dream big for the future, this episode is for you.

    Music in this episode:
    "Hold On" by Alabama Shakes
    "Evergreen" by Echo and the Bunnymen

    Thanks for listening. Please rate and leave a review in iTunes.

    • 33 min
    S02E04 - Stigma

    S02E04 - Stigma

    Stigma is an episode on the topic of mental illness.

    Music in this episode:
    Maxence Cyrin - "Where Is My Mind";
    Jessica Lea Mayfield - "No Fun";
    Mazzy Star - "Into Dust";
    Daniela Andrade - "Crazy";
    Heathers - "Forget Me Knots";
    Dark Rooms - "I Get Overwhelmed"

    Thank you for Listening.
    Please rate and leave a review on iTunes.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

kristarjo ,

Favorite podcast of all time!!!

You can come to the Upspeak Podcast and know that there will be something you’ll find that speaks to you. It’s raw, funny, inviting, & unique. The content varies which makes it fun to listen to. Meg is an inspiration & I love listening to all she’s up to and has to say. Xo

KITKATTACK ,

Raw and honest

Megan is a joy to listen to. She is raw, real, honest and not afraid to talk about the hard topics. She has great guests in and her solo episodes are also wonderful to listen to. Highly recommend!!

LBedits ,

Relevant, Supportive, Fun!

Upspeak is the first podcast I’ve ever listened to. What takes my attention most about Megan’s approach is the warmth in her voice and the absolute relevance of the conversations. Entrepreneurship is bigger than ever, and working remotely, managing our own businesses... that can feel isolating at times, as we often feel we only have ourselves to rely on to solve whatever issues come our way. Upspeak provides a supportive, real platform of other people paddling along in the same boat and it serves to encourage, inspire, and inform... while being fun to listen to!
- Lisa
CEO & Managing Editor
Cleveland Edits

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