We started Millennials Don’t Suck to counter the narrative that millennials are lazy, narcissistic, and entitled by interviewing some of the most accomplished, impactful, and interesting young people around.
What started as a fun side-project has turned into something much, much more…
This week I spoke to Andrew Dunn, the founder of Siempo about building tech to fight digital addiction, how the world will change because of equity crowdfunding, and the race to the bottom of the brain stem.
I had the pleasure of sitting down at the home of Brandon Kleinman, founder of Laurel & Wolf and Vesta Home, about how he got his entrepreneurial start, how his 20s and 30s have differed, and why every little bit of experience along the way ends up mattering.
I interviewed Shaina Conners, COO of Global Sisterhood, about scaling a community, trusting her instincts, and moving cities.
This is one of my favorite conversations in a long time. In talking to Shaina, it just really feels like she *gets it*. I'm not sure exactly what I mean by that, but I have a feeling you'll understand once you listen to this episode...
I set down with Amelia Baker and Mackenzie Munro, founders of Blonde Mamba. Frustrated with the quality and focus of content that was being made for teen and twenty-something audiences, Blonde Mamba was formed by a group of Gen Z creatives and digital influencers to develop and produce projects for mainstream networks and platforms, emerging digital content services, and brand partners.
Between LA, London and Toronto, their team has developed content for platforms such as Snapchat Discover and Facebook Watch, as well as delivering internationally award winning short films.
This week I spoked to actor and influencer Veronika Dash about moving beyond the typecast, learning through mistakes, and the importance of timing.
Veronika graduated, Magna Cum Laude, from the ‘School Of Dramatic Arts’ at the prestigious University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. Upon graduation, she has become bicoastal, traveling between New York City and Los Angeles to work on upcoming pilots, films, and theater projects.
In her latest work, Dash can be seen alongside Jane Fonda and Harvey Keitel in the feature film "Youth," or La Giovinezza, directed by Oscar-Winner Paolo Sorrentino.
I sat down with filmmaker and thinker Michael Morgenstern to talk about his fascination with truth, the Internet, and how reality is becoming more and more warped each day. I found our discussion to be both terrifying and fascinating, but hearing how creative Michael gets in his pursuit of art is nothing short of inspiring to me.
This week I spoke to Jenna Hage-Hassan of 4Thought Studios, an app development company based out of Detroit.
Her and her team are working to change the narrative about digital technology and how it can benefit our lives, and are launching their first app to try and help Detroiters find more places around the city to explore. We had a lovely conversation about all that she’s up to, and she explained how she’s taken the unorthodox path to tech through two geology degrees, one in Lebanon(!).
I had the wonderful pleasure of spending 36 hours with Matt last week, and brought along the microphones in case our conversation veered into documentable territory.
We talk about his recovery and the ebbs and flows of feeling hopeful and hopeless, and about how the timeline for recovery is completely dependent on the individual, and how he finds that freeing.
Ahmed Baba never fails to put the news in context of the larger picture, and today was no exception.
We unpack the Roger Stone indictment, the latest in the government shutdown saga, and then go through a rapid fire overview of the #TrumpRussia collusion/conspiracy.
Cody Wheat is a Brand Ambassador for Sazerac, so basically his job is to be an evangelist for bourbon, and he also hosts the Shots of History podcast, in which he does these amazing deep-dives into the history of different spirits. So basically the dude knows booze, and as a minimal drinker myself, I'm a total novice.