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86: Hank Green on: The Vlogbrothers Story, Nerdfighting and Project For Awesome

Hank Green is one half the YouTube creators The Vlog Brothers, who he co-creates with his brother John Green. Hank is the entrepreneurial brother who has the leadership role on many of their co-ventures and has launched several of his own innovative charitable and education-based projects. But going back to 2006, when Hank and

85: Franchesca Ramsey on Going Viral on YouTube & Playing the Long Game with Your Life

Franchesca Ramsey went viral in 2012. Her video Stuff White Girls Say to Black Girls (I addd a euphemism with Stuff) took off like a rocket ship. She was an early adopter of YouTube and created regular videos, but that one video really took off like wildfire online and offline. Imagine if your video

67: Brendan McDonald: Producing WTF with Marc Maron and How to Build a World-Class Podcast

This week I talk to Brendan McDonald, producer of WTF with Marc Maron. We chatted about the finer points of producing a world-class podcast, including booking the President of the United States, Barack Obama on their show.

Brendan is the yin and Maron is the yang in making WTF get made. Brendan explains in details of the

Ep. 55: James Altucher on Embracing Failure, Choosing Yourself & Finding Your Scene

James Altucher puts it all on the line. As a writer he talks openly about business big gains and big business losses. He talks not only about his big successes but also his failure. James has open sourced his life for everyone to learn from. His WSJ best-selling book Choose Yourself details how to build a

Ep. 53: John Corcoran on Helping Others & Connecting with Influencers

John Corcoran is a lawyer, former writer for The White House, and even had a stint working in L.A. in the entertainment industry. Now he is the host and owner of The Smart Business Revolution, a multi-media business company. He hosts a podcast, creates online courses such as “Connecting with VIP’s” and has a 20,000 person +

Ep. 50: Veronica Belmont on Creating Sword and Laser, Fantasy Book Clubs, Becoming an Expert & More

Veronica Belmont is a renaissance women in the world of modern media. In the bigger picture of her career, Veronica has hard time explaining what she does for a living. Like many in the influencer economy, she is a hyphenate. The Jay-Z effect for her includes podcasting, working for corporate clients, and serving as

Ep. 45: Tom Merritt Creating Sword & Laser and Daily Tech News Show

We are excited to have Tom Merritt on The Influencer Economy. He’s a host, producer and a modern day renaissance man in the video and audio world. He is an old school radio guy and now hosts among his many popular podcasts:  The Daily Tech News Show, Sword and Laser, and Cord Killers.

Tom is

Ep. 38: Jordan Harbinger – The Art of Charm Podcast, Boot Camp and Media Company

Jordan Harbinger, host of the #1 business podcast The Art of Charm, stops by the show.  He details how he built his start-up media company-  The Art of Charm.

Jordan is an OG (original gangster) podcaster, starting back in 2006 . He was motivated to kick-off The Art of Charm after working for a corporate law firm on

Ep. 37- Paul Jarvis: How to Build an Audience Before Selling Your Product

Paul Jarvis is a best-selling author, writer, web designer, and podcast host as well as the chief of “giving you a gentle kick in the pants” to get over your creative fears.  Paul Jarvis dropped by the show to talk about creativity, building audience and working on your own projects. He details his writing process,

Ep. 35 & 36: Dan Pashman – The Sporkful’s Guide to Building a Food Media Brand From Scratch

Dan Pashman, host of the The Sporkful podcast and author of the best-selling book “Eat More Better” stopped by the show. Dan details the secrets of how he built his successful food podcast that is ‘for eaters, not foodies.”

Dan says that every meal is an opportunity for greatness, and his quirky and irreverent style