19 episodes

Have you ever seen a product you love and thought about what goes on in the company behind it? Enjoy surprising conversations with the people in charge of some of America's most interesting businesses.

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Have you ever seen a product you love and thought about what goes on in the company behind it? Enjoy surprising conversations with the people in charge of some of America's most interesting businesses.

    Food52 Co-Founder Merrill Stubbs

    Food52 Co-Founder Merrill Stubbs

    In this episode Seth Stevenson talks to Merrill Stubbs, co-founder and president of Food52. In their conversation, Stubbs talks about her time in cooking school, the interesting demographics of Food52’s customer base, and the balance of combining web content with web commerce. 
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    • 40 min
    Reductress Co-Founders Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo

    Reductress Co-Founders Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo

    In this episode Seth Stevenson talks to Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo, co-founders of the satirical feminist website Reductress. In their conversation, Newell and Pappalardo poke fun at some of the tropes of internet writing and explain what it’s like to run a digital media company on a tight budget.
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    • 34 min
    Bonobos CEO Micky Onvural

    Bonobos CEO Micky Onvural

    In this episode Seth Stevenson talks to Mick Onvural, CEO of the menswear brand Bonobos. In their conversation Onvural talks about the value of brick-and-mortar shops, the challenges of marketing to men, and why marketers make great chief executives.
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    • 35 min
    Zola Co-Founders Shan-Lyn Ma and Nobu Nakaguchi

    Zola Co-Founders Shan-Lyn Ma and Nobu Nakaguchi

    In this episode Seth Stevenson talks to Shan-Lyn Ma and Nobu Nakaguchi, co-founders of the wedding planning and registry site, Zola. Ma and Nakaguchi started the company when they realized their friends’ wedding registries were difficult to navigate. Now they’re growing fast and hoping to eventually be the primary destination for all things wedding-related. 
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    • 46 min
    Oscar CEO Mario Schlosser

    Oscar CEO Mario Schlosser

    In this episode, Seth Stevenson talks to Mario Schlosser CEO and co-founder of the health insurance company Oscar. In their discussion, Schlosser talks about what it’s like to start a business in a sector that’s rife with regulation and bureaucracy, about what really goes into setting insurance rates, and about his views on U.S. health care policy and how we can improve it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 40 min
    NerdWallet CEO Tim Chen

    NerdWallet CEO Tim Chen

    In this episode Seth Stevenson talks to Tim Chen, found and CEO of NerdWallet. During their conversation Chen talks about what inspired him to found the company, how millennials think about money choices, and what he thinks the U.S. government should be doing when it comes to consumer financial protection. 
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    • 34 min

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Who Runs That is the perfect extension/expansion of Julia Turner's Women in Charge to "people in charge." Great guests and Seth Stevenson is a skilled interviewer. Highly recommend.

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