What We Do
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.
Missy Modell is a creative in the most 2019 way possible. She writes songs for Netflix movies, advises brands who want to make an impact, and hosts her own digital TV show discussing taboo topics with other badass women.
Ben Brown reached out to me over a year ago after hearing about the podcast and noticing the chance for collaboration. We chatted, and our shared vision for a future where young people had more of a role in policymaking was inspiring.
This is a little bit of a different episode.
Ben Lee interviewed me for his podcast, Rootstrap Radio, and I had so much fun with it that we decided to run it on the MDS feed as well. We dug down deep into the world of podcasting, our crazy political landscape, and life as a 20-something Angeleno. Check out his podcast and give it a subscribe if you enjoy.
As I discuss further on the pod, my family home burned down last week. So, I apologize for the lack of posting/communicating from our various channels the past 10 days or so. These are trying times, but we are thankful for the chance to rebuild and move forward.
I interviewed Max Carver a few weeks ago and had my first ever technical difficulty. The interview got erased, and I called him apologetically asking for more of his time. So you’re hearing round two, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
We talk politics, sobriety, how social media is slowly killing our society, and how acting has become just one tool in his arsenal of expression. We take a lot of twists and turns in this one. Enjoy.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Radha Agrawal last year over the interwebs about the incredible community she's built with Daybreaker. Fast forward to now, she's now written Belong: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life, and is on a book tour and happened to be in Los Angeles.
I had her over for an afternoon on the couch, and we talked about the loneliness epidemic that is infecting everything from politics to romance. She made me cry multiple times, because it hit me like a ton of bricks just how lonely so many of us are.