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Michael Goldfine: Online Film Collaboration (Producer of Camp Takota)

Ryan spoke with Michael Goldfine, producer of the ultra-successful film, Camp Takota. The summer camp comedy movie, Camp Takota stars YouTubers Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart. The film was distributed exclusively online, and turned a profit within four days of its release. It is an online film juggernaut based on the passion

Adam Grant: Author of “Give and Take” on Why Givers Succeed More in Business

My guest this week on the podcast is Adam Grant, the author of the New York Times’ best selling book:  “Give and Take:  A Revolutionary Approach to Success.”  Adam is a professor at Wharton, and their highest rated teacher ever.  His research around giving and taking has revolutionized how people can achieve business success.  Listen to hear

Freddie Wong: Launching a Film Studio in the Internet Age (Part 2)

Filmmaker Freddie Wong is on for Part II of his conversation, on the “The Influencer Economy.” You may know Freddie for his popular web series “Video Game High School, which has reached over 65 million views online. To state it simply, it’s “Harry Potter for video games.”  Ryan and Freddie had such an interesting

Freddie Wong: Breaking Crowdfunding Records & Video Game High School

Filmmaker Freddie Wong is guest # 8 on the “The Influencer Economy.”  You may know Freddie for his popular web series “Video Game High School, which has reached over 1 billion views online.  To state it simply, his series is the “Harry Potter for video games.” Video Game High School is an action/comedy web series

Flula: The Passion of YouTube, Reddit, and Dirk Nowitzki

It was a pleasure to have Fula on “The Influencer Economy,” he’s a well-respected DJ/musician/host on YouTube.  Flula has over 500,000 YouTube subscribers on his channel and has built a loyal global audience.

Flula shows the power and everything that is right with the internet.  He created a video “Flula in Germany” video which found

Launching a Podcast Network with Earwolf Jeff Ullrich


Earwolf’s Jeff Ullrich joined me on the show to talk about how he launched the Earwolf podcast network, with his business partner Scott Aukerman.  We speak about how the role of talent, producer, and entrepreneur are all merging in the world of media.  Shows you may have heard of: Comedy Bang Bang, Sklarbro Country, and

We Are All Self-Distributors: Talking Aziz Ansari, VHX, & Indie Game the Movie” with Jamie Wilkinson

Excited for episode #5 of The Influencer Economy, with my guest Jamie Wilkinson. Jamie and I had an awesome chat about media, video , and making stuff on the internet. It was so good, I had to divide up the conversation into two different episodes. The chat is a fascinating glimpse into the world of

“Playing Video Games to Pay Your Bills, Inside Gaming AS a Start-up?” with Bruce Greene and Adam Kovic

“Playing Video Games to Pay Your Bills, Inside Gaming AS a Start-up?” with Bruce Greene and Adam Kovic
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Adam Kovic and Bruce Green are the hosts of Machinima’s Inside Gaming. The show reaches 7 million views per month, and has built a loyal and staunch gaming following. I

Taryn Southern: “YouTube, Acting, Entrepreneurship, it’s the Future?”

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Taryn Southern epitomizes the modern day actress who is an entrepreneur.  She has created her own path towards an entertainment career in the online media world, which includes a YouTube following of over 400,000 subscribers.  While she has had reoccurring roles on TV shows like “New Girl,” “The League,” and “American

Shira Lazar of What’s Trending: Media and YouTube Entrepreneur on How to Define Your Own Career


On episode 2 of The Influencer Economy, we were happy to welcome Shira Lazar to the show.  Shira is the founder and host of the Emmy nominated show What’s Trending and an inspiration in the media and YouTube world.  In order to launch her career, she defined her own ‘beat’ as a producer/broadcaster, essentially