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Ep. 31 – Alan Sepinwall The Art of Self-Publishing a NY Times Top 10 Book

Alan Sepinwall the writer of the wildly popular online TV recap column, What’s Alan Watching?” and the best-selling book “The Revoluation Will be Televised.  On this week’s show, Alan details how he originated his career as a TV writer, how he wound-up writing for Hitfix.com, and the keys to his successful self-published book.

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Ep. 30 – Jonah Keri: How to Design Your Own Luck (Grantland and NY Times Top 10 Author)

Jonah Keri is a NY Times best-selling author, sports writer for ESPN’s Grantland, and told me some fantastic stories on this week’s show.  He has been a paid journalist his entire professional life and he details his journey as a writer. Jonah dives into how he started his podcast, the process behind writing his best-selling books, and

Ep. 29 – Freddie Wong: Growing 7 Million YouTube Subscribers (BONUS EPISODE)

Freddie Wong joined me on the podcast to talk about his hit webseries Video Game High School.  Freddie’s series has been watched over 85 million times online and his YouTube channel RocketJump has over 7 million subscribers.  Freddie also has crowdfunded over $1.3 Million for the series via IndieGoGo and Kickstarter.

We talk at length

Ep. 28 – Troy Carter: Finding a Passion You’d Be Willing To Die For (Atom Factory CEO)

Troy Carter came on the podcast this week.  He is the founder of Atom Factory, and the conversation was inspiring to say the very least.
Troy and I talk about hip-hop, entrepreneurship, life, failure, success and finding passion around your work.  Troy used to work with Bigee Smalls and Puff Daddy back in the day,

Ep. 27 – Willie Geist: How to Launch a Top 10 Book (Co-Host of the Today Show and Morning Joe)

In this episode I talk with Willie Geist, co-host of the TODAY Show and Morning Joe, and a multiple time NY Times best-selling author.  Willie is an old friend from Vanderbilt and it was awesome interviewing at his office in NYC a few weeks ago.

Willie chats about his book Good Talk, Dad:  The Birds and The Bees…and Other

Ep. #26 – Lance Ulanoff Chief Correspondent & Editor-at-Large at Mashable

Lance Ulanoff is Chief Correspondent and Editor-at-Large at Mashable. He joined the Stories From the Influencer Economy, to detail his work as a journalist and discuss how the journalism industry is evolving in the era of social media.

We also discussed how journalists can build their personal brands on platforms like Twitter & Vine. Lance

Ep. 25: Justin Jackson: How to Build and Ship Your First Product

When talking to Justin Jackson if there’s one thing to take away – it’s that he’s passionate about in building stuff and shipping products. In one of my favorite movies “Glenn Gary Glenn Ross,” Alec Baldwin has an amazing sequence where he tells his sales team to “Always Be Closing” in a impassioned plea

Ep. 24: Caleb Bacon on Succeeding in Hollywood, Man School Podcast, Writing for TV

Caleb Bacon is an network TV writer and host of the popular podcast Man School.  He’s a jack of all trades in the modern media world.  He currently writes for the TBS comedy Sullivan and Son, while also hosting the weekly Man School Podcast.  Man School is a show where he interviews men about their exciting

Ep. 23 – Ryan Ford on Snoop Dogg & Silicon Valley, Cashmere Agency & Freestyle Rapping in Iowa

Ryan Ford is the EVP Chief Creative officer, at Cashmere Agency. Cashmere is a lifestyle agency based in Los Angeles that focuses on multicultural millennials and building out communication strategies that can speak to people authentically wherever they’re at online. Their sister company is Stampede Management, and their client list that they advise and

EP. 22 – Brian Koppelman, Host of The Moment Podcast, Co-Writer of Rounders & Ocean’s Thirteen

Brian Koppelman joins The Influencer Economy as this week’s guest.  Brian is the co-writer of films such as Rounders and Ocean’s Thirteen, as well as the co-director of the Emmy Award winning “30 for 30″ film on Jimmy Connors This is What They Want.

He’s also a prolific podcaster hosting a show called “The Moment,” a weekly podcast that