The Up and Comers Show
About This Show
The Up and Comers Show is a podcast for Millennials who care—millennials because it’s geared toward young professional who are dealing with unique problems for the first time (like the internet, iPhones, Google, and a general cultural secularization) and who are truly just getting started in their journey of life, and it’s for those who care because you’ve got to be motivated to ask the hard questions required to find the Truth and develop a lifestyle in accordance with the Truth. Facing these same obstacles, Thane and Adam are seeking to develop a community of like-minded people to share knowledge and habits to help us on our way toward becoming wise, productive, and meaningful humans.
Most Recent Episode
22: Rick Dempsey: Man of Integrity, Making Disney Dreams Come True
Rick Dempsey is currently the Senior Vice President of Disney Character Voices and has been working in that department since its creation in 1988. Along with his robust career in the animation film industry, he lives a successful life on all fronts - from his family, to his faith, and even in personal development. In this interview we hear about his journey to his current job, stories from his childhood, advice for the upcoming workforce, what it means to have a "personal brand", and much more. For the full show notes, go to theupandcomersshow.com/episodes/rick Time Line: 5:25 - Setting for Show 6:25 - Who is Rick Dempsey 11:05 - How Rick interacts with famous people 14:35 - Rick’s Magician Career 20:20 - What Rick’s childhood entailed 22:05 - Rick’s college story 25:00 - Balancing creativity with business 26:50 - Rick’s father and his influence 30:45 - Rick’s Career Path 39:30 - Rick’s Motivation for Animation Career 40:45 - Rick’s Role at Disney 48:30 - The Value of Integrity 53:35 - Being True to our Personal Brand 58:35 - How Rick Remains Humble 1:01:25 - Low Points in Rick’s Life 1:04:00 - Rick’s Marriage and Marriage Advice 1:06:10 - Family Advice 1:08:45 - Closing Questions