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37 minutes | 5 months ago
Uber's VP of global marketing on winging it
Thomas Ranese, VP of global marketing at Uber, talks about how a lack of planning can sometimes blow up in your face, at least until you figure out how to make the best of it. He also weighs in on the wisdom he'd like to bring back from the mountaintop and how to avoid running into walls at work.
49 minutes | 5 months ago
YouTube Gaming's global head of marketing on digital dinner parties
Elizabeth Del Valle explains how to plan and host a great gathering, even over Zoom. She also weighs in on catching up on peak TV and Caribbean coffee culture.
40 minutes | 5 months ago
Xaxis' U.S president on life as a rabbinical spouse
Gila Wilensky never expected to marry a rabbi, but she's settled into duties much like those of a first lady—and adapted to long-distance religious life during the pandemic. She also weighs in on trying out for MasterChef and the lessons we'll all take from forced digital sabbaticals.
42 minutes | 5 months ago
Google's VP of global marketing on loving fast food
Marvin Chow talks about his love of chains like McDonald's, Shake Shack and In-N-Out, especially outside the U.S. He also weighs in on working in his mother's 7-Eleven, being married to a chef and the social impact of brands at scale.
46 minutes | 6 months ago
TwentyFirstCenturyBrand's Neil Barrie on playing in indie bands
The consultancy's global CEO spent his younger years touring Europe playing indie rock for a share of the door take. He also weighs in on disappointing The National's Matt Berninger and why drummers have so much baggage.
49 minutes | 6 months ago
Lippincott's 'Carrie Dragshaw' on drag, 'Bake Off'—and the personas we all create every day
Brand innovation and strategy partner Dan Clay talks about creating his 'Carrie Dragshaw' persona, meeting Sarah Jessica Parker and the drag we all wear every day.
51 minutes | 7 months ago
Tool of North America's founder on driving in the pro racing circuit
Erich Joiner, founder of Tool of North America, talks about his side gig, driving a Porsche 911 GT3 R on the professional racing circuit. He also weighs in the benefits of learning filmmaking before digital, running a coffeeshop and crashing into a concrete wall at 120 mph.
43 minutes | 7 months ago
B-Reel's CEO on running a microbrewery
Anders Wahlquist, founder and CEO of B-Reel, ran a microbrewery in Sweden in the '90s—the first in the country to produce an unfiltered beer. He also talks about '70s cinema, running a nightclub and performing as a DJ.
44 minutes | 8 months ago
CRWN Magazine's founder on gardening
Lindsey Farrar, founder and editor in chief of CRWN Magazine, planted her first garden this year. The collard greens flourished. The tomatoes weren't so lucky. She also weighs in on conscious consumption, buying dirt and realizing she was conditioned out of a birthright.
43 minutes | 8 months ago
RQ's CEO on interior design and running a hotel
Brian Salzman, CEO and founder of RQ, has an eye for interior design. He's also one of the owners of Dive Palm Springs, a boutique hotel he helped renovate. He also weighs in on painting parties, office environments and explains how to spruce up a room for $5.
46 minutes | 9 months ago
Pornhub brand ambassador Asa Akira on why everyone should go to therapy
Asa Akira, brand ambassador at Pornhub and adult film actor, talks about the benefits of mental health counseling and couples therapy. She also weighs in on wilderness survival, general anesthesia and how empathy can solve the world's problems.
47 minutes | 9 months ago
Taboola's founder on building with LEGOs
Adam Singolda, CEO and founder of Taboola, talks about his love of building and creating with LEGO bricks. He also weighs in on Hebrew television and the triumph of obsession and curiosity over genius.
43 minutes | 9 months ago
The&Partnership's president on egg freezing
Agnes Fischer, president of The&Partnership, is also the author of a book on egg freezing, a process she undertook after a divorce in her mid-30s. She also talks about her love of traditional Hungarian foods like head cheese, dark dramas and how the pandemic has shifted calculations for many people about having a family.
48 minutes | 10 months ago
Dagger's CCO on stand-up comedy
Al Patton, CCO at Dagger, is an amateur stand-up comic who’s played shows in New York City and Atlanta. He talks about the similarities between pitching and stand-up, not being able to embrace Michael Jordan’s Bulls just yet—and Ron White’s advice for success.
47 minutes | 10 months ago
Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley on fixing motorbikes
Dennis Crowley, co-founder of Foursquare, talks about the vintage Honda CT90 motorbikes his father-in-law gave him for a wedding gift. They break a lot. He also weighs in on running a Division IV soccer team and the ultimate hot dog condiment.
43 minutes | 10 months ago
Dave Edwards of BeenThereDoneThat on not being the smartest guy in the room
Dave Edwards, global head of growth at BeenThereDoneThat, talks about navigating rooms full of brilliant (and some not-so-brilliant) people. he also weighs in on his alter ego Weather Edwards, movie trivia and the worst song in history.
41 minutes | 10 months ago
Frog's Andrew Zimmerman on traveling with the circus
Andrew Zimmerman is president of frog—a design and innovation consultancy. He talks about the year he spent traveling through Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union with one-ring circuses. He also weighs in on designing with empathy, finishing novels and the dangerous life of a knifethrower's wife.
41 minutes | a year ago
Badger & Winters' Madonna Badger on coping with grief
Madonna Badger is the founder and chief creative officer of Badger & Winters, the agency behind the Women Not Objects campaign, No Kids in Cages and Olay’s 2020 Super Bowl ad. In 2011, her three children and her parents were killed in a fire on Christmas Day. Badger escaped by crawling out a window, clad only in her pajamas. Now, as the country faces 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, she talks about dealing with grief, both personal and public, on this episode of the “Ad Block” podcast.
51 minutes | a year ago
Cashmere's chief creative officer on hip-hop
Ryan Ford, CCO at Cashmere, talks about the music that influenced him when he was young and how it continues to impact his work now. He also weighs in on lullabies for his new daughter (who guest stars for a bit), music distribution before the internet and how the pandemic is already changing the music people to listen to.
48 minutes | a year ago
Co:collective’s founder on flying planes
Ty Montague, founder co:collective, talks about being a licensed pilot who has been flying for nearly 20 years. He also weighs in on pandemic binge watching, aerobatics and the dangers of unstoppable artificial intelligence.
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