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EP. 22 – Brian Koppelman, Host of The Moment Podcast, Co-Writer 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 podcast host and hosts a show called The Moment, a weekly

Bernie Su: The Creative Process Behind The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Emma Approved, & Frankenstein MD

Bernie Su chatted with Ryan about writing, filmmaking and entrepreneurship. Bernie details the journey of adapting Pride and Prejudice, and creating The Lizzie Bennet Diaries for the online world.   Bernie and Hank Green of the Vlog Brothers are the creators of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, and Bernie shares the story of how they adapted Jane Austin’s famous book, for

Harrison Barnes: Golden State Warriors basketball, technology & social media fans

Harrison Barnes of the Golden State Warriors is one of the more tech savvy athletes in the NBA, and sports.  Harrison tells Ryan about how he embraced the technology community upon getting drafted by the NBA’s Warriors as the 7th Pick of the 2012 NBA Draft.  When he moved to the San Francisco Bay area, Harrison met

Ty Hildenbrandt: The Solid Verbal, College Football & Podcasting

 

Ty Hildenbrandt, host of the college football podcast The Solid Verbal, chats with Ryan on the show.  The Solid Verbal is an independent, bi-weekly college football podcast hosted by Ty Hildenbrandt and Dan Rubenstein. Ty joined Ryan remotely from his studio in in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  The show is a 7 year old podcast, and pioneering in the

Brenden Mulligan from Cluster & Tripcast: Building Products, Networking and Mentoring

Ryan chatted with Brenden Mulligan at the Cluster Home Office in San Francisco, where Brenden is Founder and CEO.  Brenden Mulligan details his journey from graduating Vanderbilt University, to designing and building products in San Francisco.

 

Brenden spoke with Ryan about his entrepreneurial career, starting in Chicago, where he built the website Artist Data after

Hunter Walk: VC Investing, YouTube and The Bottom Up Economy (Partner @ Homebrew VC)

Ryan chatted with Hunter Walk, Partner at Homebrew Venture Capital, during Ryans’ recent trip to San Francisco.  Homebrew is a seed stage investment firm, that focuses on the “Bottom-Up Economy.”  Hunter calls his company a start-up, and instead of “writing code,” he is “writing checks” to help founders build companies.

Hunter previously lead consumer product management

Simple Ways to Give Back and Live a More Meaningful Life with Sloane Davidson

Sloane Davidson, the founder of The Causemopolitan, chatted with Ryan about her journey as a social entrepreneur and about her “giving philosophy” for life. Sloane is also the author the Giving Manifesto, and has pioneered the category of “Cause-Filled Living.” She is the real deal, and through her writing, helps people find more meaning

Barbara Dunkelman: Managing Rooster Teeth’s Community (RWBY, RTX, Lazer Team, Red vs. Blue)

This week, Barbara Dunkelman, Community Manager of Rooster Teeth, details the journey of how she began working at Rooster Teeth. She and Gus Sorola are Co-Directors of the RTX Event, a fan and industry gaming conference hosted by Rooster Teeth in Austin, TX. The Event in 2014, featured over 30,000 attendees. Barbara chats about what

The Podcast Download with Michael Wolf (Next Market Podcast Host)

This week Ryan chatted with Michael Wolf, host of The Next Market Podcast. Michael and Ryan discuss the art and science of podcasting.  He’s somewhat of a podcast historian (even though the industry is very young), and Michael started podcasting in 2006.  He is also a writer and researcher, who has written for GigaOm, CNN, New York Times,

Andy Baio on “Making a Living Doing What You Love, XOXO Fest, & Upcoming.org (Part 1 & 2)

Ryan spoke with Andy Baio, one of the greater minds on the internet. 10 years ago Andy launched Upcoming.org, an event-based community, and one of the pioneering social networks. To kick-off the show, Ryan and Andy discuss the rise and fall and now the return of Upcoming.org. This conversation was so awesome, we divided