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19 minutes | 6 days ago
Episode 17: Gretchen Carlson
“Thank you” – the two words Gretchen Carlson hears often – but are more powerful every time this international women's rights advocate hears them. And, our gratitude runs strong. From taking down Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes to giving a "voice to the voiceless," Gretchen is working to eliminate toxic workplace environments. In this episode, Gretchen joins us in The Slate Podcast Studio to discuss the Lift Our Voices Foundation she created alongside two other brave women. Simply put, this episode is a BOMBSHELL.
29 minutes | 13 days ago
Episode 16: Lee Bratcher
Fast Facts has gone crypto! The Slate has always been digitally savvy, but this episode taught us about a new digital avenue: digital money. That's right! We are talking Blockchain, Bitcoin, and more. Jodie and Shelly sit down with Lee Bratcher, an Executive Director at DBU and founder of the Texas Blockchain Council, to hash out the fundamentals of cryptocurrency: what does it mean, how does it work, is it safe? Tune in to this episode to learn about the shockingly substantial value in Blockchain, Bitcoin & beyond. . .
16 minutes | 20 days ago
Episode 15: Meredith Levesque
Cocktail Hour in the podcast studio?! YES! On this week’s Fast Facts, Jodie and Shelly sit down with founder and creator of MIXY, Meredith Levesque. Meredith has taken mixology to mason jars so novice bartenders can create infused drinks - at home. This is a refreshing conversion with a newly emerging entrepreneur. Listen in to hear what it’s like to own a business in its first year - and how lemon & lavender gave Meredith her infused liquor launch.
34 minutes | a month ago
Episode 14: Lizzie Means Duplantis and Sarah Means
We love sisterly duos, and on this week's Fast Facts, we are going behind the scenes of Miron Crosby, a high-fashion, bespoke boot brand. These Texas ranch kids (as they call themselves), are talking family, businesses, and scaling their brand. This episode is nothing short of entertaining, as the Slater sisters ask: What is it like to work with your sister? Get ready to laugh and learn....
24 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 13: Richard Margolin
The world leader in social robotics hails from right here in Dallas. Richard Margolin, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Robokind, leaves Jodie and Shelly speechless during this week’s episode. He has developed (and deployed) humanoid robots in schools to support social and emotional learning for children with Autism Spectrum differences. Tune in and hear how robots built to model human facial expression are enrolling in a classroom near you.
24 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 12: Grant Shroyer
Who knows the secret tricks to disabling parental controls? Well . . . kids. So, Shelly & Jodie invited Grant Shroyer, a high school junior and a tech wizard, into the podcast studio to pull back the curtain on how kids are navigating their way to the web when parents are none the wiser. Hear about apps and games that enable communication between your child with the outside world. Get app & web savvy on this week's episode of Fast Facts.
24 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 11: Kellie Fischer
Kellie Fischer, CFO of the Texas Rangers Baseball Club, joins Jodie & Shelly to discuss the proverbial curve ball that was 2020. Get an inside look at an evolving organization - and plans for 2021!
28 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 10: Amy Power
You know Shelly believes in the power of storytelling. Join us this week as we explore a favorite topic from a PR angle with Amy Power of The Power Group. She’s a secret introvert who thrives on crisis communication. Tune in - you won’t want to miss these insights.
31 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 9: Kandace Walter
Who says trademark law has to be boring? Kandace Walter, Director/ Adjunct Professor at SMU Small Business Trademark Clinic, joins Jodie (real lawyer) and Shelly (honorary lawyer) in the podcast studio to dive into the world of trademark law. Can you trademark your name? What limits are there to protecting the name and logo of your business? Turn the volume up on this one, entrepreneurs, you won't want to miss this helpful information!
35 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 8: Kit Sawers
Klyde Warren Park is the crown jewel of Dallas. Kit Sawers, President of Klyde Warren Park, joins Jodie & Shelly in the podcast studio after recording some groundbreaking announcements (literally and figuratively) in the Slate’s broadcasting studio. It is hard to believe this beloved green space could be improved upon, but tune in to hear how Klyde Warren Park is about to exceed your every expectation.
19 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 7: David Harrel
David Harrel, COO of Durkin LLC, is spearheading the renovation of an urban planner’s dreams – Richardson, Texas. David tells us how he and his team have transformed a sleepy city center into a thriving, urban district. We cover adaptive reuse, zoning triumphs, and a list of restaurants that will make your stomach growl. It’s a Renaissance in Richardson – and let us tell you – we are here for it. We all want to see old buildings revived and communal spaces celebrated. Tune in – we talk with David as the Richardson streetscapes are being completed.
26 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 6: Tanya Foster
Tanya Foster is an acclaimed Dallas-based lifestyle blogger. Jodie and Shelly sit down with Tanya to explore her expertise in beauty, fashion, and travel. Her most important message: women can be stylish at any age. Her most important question: do you live your life in an 8-count? Listen in for beauty tips, travel ideas, and the backstory to Tanya's steadfast blogging stardom.
23 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 5: Kimberly Whitman
Kimberly Schlegel Whitman is an author, entertainer, mother, and hostess extraordinaire. In this episode of Fast Facts, Jodie and Shelly sit down with Kimberly to hear about her path to success, the latest in her world, and how her daughter might be her favorite co-author yet.
38 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 4: Rebecca Bender
Rebecca Bender, CEO of the Rebecca Bender Initiative and Founder of the Elevate Academy, is an author, podcaster, speaker, and, most importantly, a survivor. Back in Dallas, she joined Jodie and Shelly in the podcast studio to share her story of overcoming life after surviving sex trafficking in her early 20's.
23 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 3: Nicole Small
Nicole Small, CEO of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, joins us to share what is on the horizon for this Dallas philanthropic powerhouse. Hear about the development of Pegasus Park, a mixed-use office campus designed to bolster local biotech, social impact and corporate innovation. We also get an update on the If/Then initiative, which The Slate was honored to support last year by hosting the 100 female scientists for media training. Listen in about how these If/Then Ambassadors have been turned into statues – and will be installed at NorthPark Center in 2021. Even better – learn how to statue-ify yourself with an Instagram filter!
31 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 2: Anne Bogel
She came to Slate Fame during Mom Camp when she told us how to live a life with more joy and less second-guessing! Author of "Don't Overthink It", Anne Bogel joins Jodie & Shelly to talk strategy for coping with all of the crazy that 2020 has thrown at us.
15 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 1: Fall Check-in with The Slater Sisters
Want to hear what's been happening at The Slate since we launched Fast Facts? Jodie and Shelly tackle the podcast solo this week to catch you up on what they've been up to in the Design District.
33 minutes | 4 months ago
Ivy Awino, a.k.a. Poizon Ivy the DJ, dropped some knowledge – and a beat – with Jodie & Shelly in this episode. Not only is Ivy the DJ of the Dallas Mavericks, but she is the Senior Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility for the Mavs. Her first time back at American Airlines Center since March 11th? To vote. Listen to hear how she found the perfect career to combine her love of music and her fondness for basketball.
35 minutes | 5 months ago
How do you call on your past roles to develop new and innovative ideas today? Keri Kaiser has the answers – and she shares them with us in this podcast. As Chief Marketing and Experience Officer at Children’s Health System of Texas, she is focused on growing culture through empowerment.
49 minutes | 5 months ago
Treasure Hunting with Janelle Stone. With nearly 35 years of estate liquidation experience, Janelle Stone has stories to tell! Learn how to mix in and integrate antiques into your home to bring depth to your decor! Janelle is an expert at finding one-of-a-kind steals at antique sales!
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