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23 minutes | Apr 23, 2018
Episode 19 - The Final Segment
It's been a wild ride, but we have made the tough decision to stop publishing new content. A big thanks to all of our fans and supporters for keeping up with us over 19 episodes and 2 bonus episodes. Please enjoy our final segment with special guests Ian Baenziger and Annie Waggoner.
46 minutes | Apr 19, 2018
Episode 18 - In Which We Solve Today's Most Pressing Social Issues
This week we pitch our most compelling socially innovative business ideas to Jill Piacitelli. Jill is the former Executive Director at Break Away, a nonprofit based in Atlanta promoting quality alternative break programs that inspire lifelong active citizenship. We also have another edition of DataDawg with our resident data expert, Nathan Jensen. Nathan talks through what makes data so valuable, why companies collect it, and how to protect yourself.
27 minutes | Apr 12, 2018
Episode 17 - In Which We Are Comfortable Practicing Law After 20 Minutes
We bring the best legal questions from Quora to Jens Rasmussen, an attorney who has been a law clerk, a litigator, and ran his own law firm. We also find a real Canadian and get to the bottom of the hype about our neighbor to the North.
31 minutes | Mar 30, 2018
Episode 16 - In Which We Learn What to Do When Someone Embezzles Money From Your Company and Buys a Horse
This week we are joined by Chris Clason, a former HR executive at several large public and private companies. We source questions from Quora and learn how to handle some of the stickiest human resources questions in a new segment, "Tales From HR." We also have another edition of "Data Dawg," in which our resident data analyst explains how companies are using data to manipulate consumers.
23 minutes | Mar 24, 2018
Episode 15 - In Which Nicholas Carr Helps Us Reduce Our Dependence on Technology
This week we are joined by New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Carr. Nick's work focuses primarily on technology and culture. His widely-read 2008 article in The Atlantic, "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" was followed by a book in 2010, The Shallows, which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. His most recent book, Utopia is Creepy, collects his best essays, blog posts, and other writings from the past dozen years, providing an alternative history of our tech-besotted time. We talk to Nick about the influence technology has on our behavior and minds, how to break its hold on our attention, and which movies provide the most accurate portrayal of the AI takeover of humankind.
35 minutes | Mar 15, 2018
Business Time with Tim Hansen, Venture Capitalist and Entrepreneur
This week we have Tim Hansen in the studio for a round table of half-baked business ideas. Tim is the COO of Banyan, a healthcare technology company, and previously spent three and a half years at Peterson Partners, a seed stage venture capital fund. Prior to pursuing an MBA, Tim began his career in consulting with Accenture in San Francisco.
24 minutes | Mar 9, 2018
Business Time with Colin Robinson, Co-Founder of Acention Digital
Episode 01 of our new podcast, Business Time, where we invite prominent entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to discuss business ideas we think should exist. This week we're joined by Wharton MBA Colin Robinson. A lifelong entrepreneur, Colin is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of Acention Digital, the first free-to-play mobile app where users win money by beating other players in multiplayer games. Become a beta tester at acentiondigital.com. Business Time is sponsored by SPARKUP, a creative card game that turns everyday people into entrepreneurs. From outrageous to ingenious, ignite the future. Learn more at .
56 minutes | Mar 3, 2018
Episode 14 - In Which We Fast for 7 Days to Get Better at Business
We attempt and review one of today's hottest health trends, Intermittent Fasting, made popular by life optimization guru Tim Ferriss. Spoiler alert: It doesn't go well. We also talk with the managing editor of the Salt Lake Tribune, Matt Canham, about the Oscar-nominated film The Post. And a concerned citizen tells us why the Oscars don't matter.
56 minutes | Feb 25, 2018
Episode 13 - In Which We Found a Company and Pitch a Venture Capitalist (In Less Than an Hour)
This week is a special three-part episode where we focus on entrepreneurship and venture capital. We brainstorm ideas for a new business, validate the best one, and then pitch our idea to John Mayfield, a venture capitalist at Peak Ventures in Salt Lake City. Special thanks to Axel Hawker and Emily Smith for coming on the show!
36 minutes | Feb 16, 2018
Episode 12 - In Which David Bradford Gives Us Networking Advice
This week we talk with Utah Technology Hall of Fame inductee David Bradford about networking. David is the CEO of FluentWorlds, former CEO of Fusion.io, and former CEO of HireVue. David literally wrote the book on networking and in this episode he shares his advice on everything from breaking into your dream company to avoiding networking gaffes. We also have a new segment where we pose a business question and bring on our resident data analyst, Nate Jensen (known to many as "Data Dawg"), to tell us what the numbers say. Link to David's book, Up Your Game, on Amazon: Link to Smooth by Carlos Santana (feat Rob Thomas):
41 minutes | Feb 9, 2018
Episode 11 - In Which We Expose a Network of Scammers
This week we try a new long-form content format, in which we explore the world of online tech support scammers and even talk to a few. Then we talk to a cybersecurity expert to find out how you can protect yourself. We also have a new edition of Like an Expert that covers the controversial 2018 NBA trade deadline. We bring back Segments regular Alex Dubois.
36 minutes | Jan 30, 2018
Episode 10 - In Which We Argue that Whole Foods Should Buy a Cigarette Company
It's our 10th anniversary episode! This week we have three segments: 1:30 - A new segment called "Acquisition Competition" in which Jeff and Dan pitch three high-profile acquisitions we'd like to see this year to an industry expert. There can only be one winner. 19:52 - Another new segment called "Snap Judgement" where we make a prediction for this year's Super Bowl winner based on a set of randomly selected criteria. 30:48 - We hit the streets and talk to as many people as we can about how Segments has influenced their lives.
32 minutes | Jan 25, 2018
Episode 09 - In Which Jeff Finally Understands Cryptocurrency
Episode 09 - In Which Jeff Finally Understands Cryptocurrency by Jeffrey Merrill & Dan Sisco
47 minutes | Nov 21, 2017
Episode 08 - In Which We Celebrate the Miracle of Thanksgiving
In a special Thanksgiving edition of Segments, we give you a preview of the holiday's biggest NFL matchups, and discuss the best and worst food traditions.
31 minutes | Aug 11, 2017
Episode 07 - In Which 32,000 Redditors Think Dan is an Idiot
This week Dan opens up to Jeff about his newfound status as the poster child for incompetent, clueless millennials. Plus Rhett Weller joins us again for a new segment, "Who Played It Best?" Bass Walker Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
39 minutes | Jul 14, 2017
Episode 06 - In Which We Talk 2,000 Miles Apart (And the Sound Quality is Still Okay)
We provide an update on what we've been doing all summer and how we've managed to stay motivated. We dig deep into the Bachelorette on a new "Like an Expert" segment. And finally, we bring on a special guest to help answer some of the burning questions we received from listeners in a new segment we're calling "Dear Segments." Segments is sponsored by Broughington, a YouTube channel for the modern mom. Visit youtube.com/broughington to learn more.
40 minutes | May 15, 2017
Episode 05 - In Which We Apply Our Business Skillz
We talk with local legend Dave Christison about our best startup ideas in a brand new segment. We also have another edition of Private Listings with the host of the podcast Going for Zero, Rhett Weller.
35 minutes | Apr 12, 2017
Episode 04 - In Which We Pretend to Know Stuff About the NBA
Are you at a loss whenever someone brings up the NBA? Worry no more. This week Jeff talks us through the most important talking points to get you through to the championship, and we try them out. We also discuss some of the most important questions of modern medicine with our resident medical expert; and a special bonus segment!
25 minutes | Apr 7, 2017
Episode 03 - In Which We Argue About Fast Food
We talk about dump trucks, Taco Bell, and Shia LaBeouf. What else do you want?
21 minutes | Mar 27, 2017
Episode 02 - In Which We Get Better at Podcasting
This week we talk to a cohort of MBAs to analyze one of the biggest media events of the week: Why did Cracker Barrel fire Brad's wife? We also dive into the Top 5 Television Shows of the 1990s with our resident media expert. Segments is sponsored by Leaflet. Visit www.myfamilyleaf.com to learn more.
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