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The Social Radars

Jessica Livingston

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Jessica Livingston and Carolynn Levy are The Social Radars. Carolynn and Jessica have been working together to help thousands of startups at Y Combinator for almost 20 years. Come be a fly on the wall as they talk to some of the most successful founders in Silicon Valley about how they did it.
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Who Makes Cents?: A History of Capitalism Podcast is a monthly program devoted to bringing you quality, engaging stories that explain how capitalism has changed over time. We interview historians and social and cultural critics about capitalism’s past, highlighting the political and economic changes that have created the present. Each episode gives voice to the people who have shaped capitalism – by making the rules or by breaking them, by creating economic structures or by resisting them.
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We sit down with inspirational women from the LGBTQ+ community to talk about their careers, their passions and their purpose. We talk to entrepreneurs, athletes, therapists, authors and many others who simply love what they do. FOLLOW https://www.instagram.com/aleagueofherownpod/ https://www.instagram.com/jess.leng/ https://twitter.com/ALeaguePod http://www.tiktok.com/@aleagueofherownpod?_t=8XNJaDeE0s1&_r=1
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“Quick Insights on Congressional Investigations” is an interview series hosted by Mayer Brown partners Michael Levy and Andrew Olmem, who unpack the nuanced complexities underlying congressional investigations and provide guidance on how companies can manage and minimize the impacts. The series delves into the nuts-and-bolts and strategic questions surrounding congressional investigations and provides tips to protect corporate interests during these crises. Each episode is short—approximatel ...
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CROOKED RIVER is a fictional podcast narrative that spans the five-year period between September 1934 and August 1939 in post-Prohibition Cleveland, Ohio at the height of the Great Depression. During this politically turbulent time, an elusive killer decapitated and dismembered thirteen victims—seven men and six women—all under the watch of newly appointed Public Safety Director Eliot Ness, the famed G-man from Al Capone’s Chicago glory days. The disturbing crimes, the setting, and the perip ...
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Available on iTunes, Spotify, and wherever you get your pods. The Directors UK Podcast allows the listener to attend our member events with top directors. Hear what directors have to say when they speak to a room of their peers, and gain exclusive insight into their creative process. Directors UK is the professional association for UK screen directors. With over 8,000 members, we represent directors’ rights and concerns, promote excellence in the craft of direction and champion change to the ...
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The Share Chair Podcast

David Theune and Students

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The Share Chair Podcast has one simple message: LEARN FROM LISTENING. Hear our stories--and hear yourself in them. We're talking to seemingly simple people to hear their not-so-simple stories. By doing so, we shine light on the fact that everyone has hidden talents, hidden opinions, hidden aspirations. One just has to take the time to get to know them.
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Mamas Talkin' Loud

Broadway Podcast Network

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Rated one of the top 10 #mompods by Podcast Magazine: Broadway Moms, Cara Cooper and Jessica Rush have returned for season three of their hit podcast, Mamas Talkin' Loud. Whether it’s a light-hearted chat, their series with special needs mothers (co-host Cara Cooper is one herself), or the months of content celebrating Int’l Women’s Month, Black History Month & PRIDE, many Tony winners and Broadway stars have graciously joined them ‘in the dressing room’ to share their stories. Whether discu ...
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Ron Conway has been close to the center of things for longer than anyone else in Silicon Valley, from the point when he started his career at National Semiconductor in the early 70s to the AI conference he organized last month. He's the embodiment and the transmitter of Silicon Valley culture. He knows all the stories, usually because he was person…
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The latest episode of the Directors UK podcast comes from our members’ masterclass with BAFTA-award winning multi-camera director Nikki Parsons. We take a deep dive into Nikki's work directing Strictly Come Dancing and the Eurovision Song Contest, exploring how the full process from rehearsals to live performances comes together.Moderated by award-…
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Today we catch up with Kyle Vogt, whose self-driving car company, Cruise, was funded by Y Combinator in 2014 and acquired by GM in 2016. Before that he was a co-founder of Twitch and its predecessor, Justin.tv. Learn how his love of building hard things started at a young age, and why he’s nowhere near done building yet.…
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The future of The Share Chair podcast comes into question as Spring Lake student host and editor, Adriana Zamarron, nears graduation. As our podcast comes to a possible close, we invite Fruitport High School host Greg Kobylak and podcast founder David Theune to explore the impact of this storytelling adventure.…
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In this month's episode, co-host Jessica Levy and guest Cheryl Narumi Naruse examine popular narratives surrounding Singapore's "miraculous" journey from Third to First world nation, currently ranked third in the world in terms of Gross Domestic Product per capita. The episode takes a particular look at the period leading up to and following the 19…
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One recent study found that 81% of businesses in the United States have zero employees. That is, they are run by sole proprietors, working for and by themselves, The ideal of self-employment has become dominant in our culture, too. More Americans than ever dream of becoming an entrepreneur, an independent owner, a founder. But for all of its preval…
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Listen to the cast of Mamma Mia! from Fruitport High School as they share their passion and show thanks for the entire team that supports a big theater production. Join students Brantley Mellem and Kadie Juska along with host Mr Kobylak for a conversion you are sure to enjoy.By David Theune and Students
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Most scholars would date the origins of neoliberalism to the 1970s, when a range of crises gave rise to new forms of market-oriented governance. But Brent Cebul, our guest on this month's episode, argues that liberalism’s sharp turn towards neoliberalism wasn’t so sharp after all. In fact, as early as the New Deal, liberals tried to realize their p…
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In this weeks episode of the Share Chair podcast, we meet Brad and Christian - two Champions of Healthy Manhood at Resilience. Resilience is a non-profit organization that advocates against violence: more specifically, domestic violence. As champions, Brad and Christian teach courses to men and boys that encourage them to detach themselves from soc…
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Listen in as Fruitport Student, Prisha Chaudhry, describes how the challenge of moving to a foreign place at a young age has formed her into the hardworking young woman she is today. Host, Greg Kobylak, leads the conversation to discover how Prisha has reacted to the drastic change in her life, and what it has led to in the present.…
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We're back!! (kind of)... This special bonus episode is coming to you live from the red carpet at the opening night of Broadway's "How to Dance in Ohio". "How to Dance in Ohio" is a heartwarming musical based on a true story. It follows a group of young adults on the autism spectrum who attend a group counseling center in Columbus, Ohio. As they pr…
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In 2022, roughly one in 10 suburban residents lived in poverty (9.6%), compared to about one in six in primary cities (16.2%), according to a recent study by the Brookings Institute. The issue of suburban poverty has garnered significant attention, prompting more than a bit of nostalgia for the good ole days of when suburbs were prosperous, living …
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This episode features director Alexander Payne, who joined us to discuss the making of his latest feature film The Holdovers.Alexander spoke to film journalist Wendy Mitchell about his approach to shooting to establish a strong sense of place, how he found the visual tone for the 1970s setting, and getting the balance right between creating a perio…
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Today we chat with Adora Cheung, Co-founder of Homejoy (YC summer 2010) and now InstaLab, an at-home blood testing service that helps you optimize your health by measuring over 60 biomarkers. Our conversation is wide-ranging: from how to clean homes efficiently to how she helped defeat Trump in 2020 by getting hundreds of thousands of votes in swin…
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Today, discussions of care are ubiquitous. From employer-programs promoting self-care to the $800 billion healthcare industry, care forms a central part of our lives and the economy. But, are the systems and structures currently in place to care serving those who need it the most? This month's episode, featuring historian and activist Premilla Nada…
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This episode features directing duo Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, who joined us to discuss the making of their latest film and first narrative feature Nyad.Listen now to learn about their transition from documentary to drama, the challenges of shooting in and underwater, and portraying the real Diana Nyad.…
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Sofia Coppola sat down with fellow director Emerald Fennell to discuss her latest film Priscilla, a biopic of Priscilla Presley.Hear the two award-winning directors discuss the challenges of portraying a household name, translating Priscilla’s 1985 memoir to the big screen, and conveying the worlds of teenage girls.…
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Today we have another insider episode: we're talking to Trevor Blackwell, who was my cofounder at Y Combinator. But that's not all he's done. He was also the founder of Anybots, where he created the first dynamically balancing biped robot, and also worked on Viaweb with Paul Graham and Robert Morris.…
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For our final In Conversation members event of 2023, Andrew Haigh sat down with Sandra Hebron to discuss his latest film All Of Us Strangers, a beautiful and poignant film about love and loss.Andrew spoke about capturing vulnerable performances from his cast, including Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal, and creating a calming environment on set. He also…
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As part of our In Conversation season, Todd Haynes returned to Directors UK and spoke to fellow director Harry Wootliff about his latest feature film, May December. Todd spoke about how he created the film’s distinct style of comedy, working with actors Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore and Charles Melton, and a director’s responsibility.…
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This episode of the Directors UK podcast comes from our In Conversation event with Bradley Cooper and Shawn Levy, who went behind-the-scenes of the Leonard Bernstein biopic Maestro. Bradley discussed cinematic tools he used to depict the marriage of Leonard and Felicia Bernstein, the importance of collaboration, and his evolution as a filmmaker fro…
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Today we're talking with Parker Conrad, who founded two startups that went on to become unicorns: Zenefits in 2013, and Rippling in 2016. Parker’s story is one the more dramatic ones you’ll hear on this podcast. In fact this episode is two stories: his misadventures at Zenefits, and the ambitious ideas he has implemented at Rippling.…
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This episode of the Directors UK podcast was recorded at our members' masterclass with director, producer and editor Thomas Meadmore and documentary story consultant Nic Guttridge.Thomas and Nic were joined by award-winning documentary director Sophie Robinson to discuss the making of gripping true crime ITV feature documentary 'The Real Vanishing …
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Today we talk with Emmett Shear, who was in the very first YC batch in 2005 with a startup called Kiko. But you know him better as the co-founder of Twitch, which YC funded in 2007. Learn how Twitch grew from one guy walking around with a camera on his head to one of the biggest communities on the internet. It's a crazy story even by startup standa…
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Greg, our Share Chair Partner at Fruitport High School, meets with Avis Downey, a queer trans male. As Avis explores his identity, he understands that there is a spectrum surrounding his gender that isn't easily defined. Avis continues to explore his journey with gender identity, while also navigating hobbies, school, and relationships; which shows…
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As part of our In Conversation season, James Hawes sat down with fellow director Jessica Hobbs to discuss his theatrical feature debut One Life, the true story of Sir Nicholas 'Nicky' Winton, a young London broker who rescued 669 children from the Nazis in the months leading up to World War II.James and Jessica had a brilliant deep dive into James’…
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Are you a professional living and working in an English-speaking country? If so, this episode is for you. Teachers, doctors, nurses, accountants, engineers, lawyers, social workers, the list goes on, professionals play an important role in our society. This wasn't always the case. This episode explores the rise of the professional class in the Angl…
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This episode of the Directors UK podcast was recorded at our masterclass with Emmy-nominated director Peter Hoar, who gave us insight into his critically acclaimed episode of HBO's The Last of Us.Peter was joined by fellow director and his Directors UK Inspire mentee Stephen Gallacher for a deep dive into the making of Episode 3, 'Long, Long Time',…
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Welcome to the latest episode of the Directors UK podcast!As part of our In Conversation season, director and cinematographer Molly Manning Walker sat down with fellow director Michael Pearce to discuss her debut feature film How to Have Sex.Recorded at one of our member events, Molly discussed shifting from cinematography to directing, her approac…
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Welcome to the latest episode of the Directors UK podcast!As part of our In Conversation season, we were joined by Zach Braff for a deep dive into A Good Person. Speaking to BFI programmer Rowan Woods via Zoom, Zach explores his approach to his craft and working with actors, his visual language as a director, and how he creates the tone for his fil…
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Welcome to the latest episode of the Directors UK podcast!Our In Conversation season continues, with Charlotte Regan joining us for a Directors UK member event to chat about directing her first feature film, Scrapper. In Conversation with Observer film critic Wendy Ide, Charlotte discusses working with young people, including first-time actor Lola …
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Dive into a perspective-changing episode with Axle Kwiatkowski. Axle is a transman, in this episode Axle shares his story, and all of the light and darkness that surrounds his public identity. Throughout this conversation, we explore several compelling 'issues' surrounding the LGBTQ+ [but more specifically the trans] community. This podcast is incr…
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Welcome to the latest episode of the Directors UK podcast!This new episode comes from the first Directors UK In Conversation member event for 2023, where Barbie director and Academy Award nominee Greta Gerwig joined us In Conversation with fellow director Academy Award-winner Alfonso Cuarón. Tune in and join us in Barbie Land, where Greta explores …
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In the last episode of the season we speak to Levi Steedman, a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter and MMA coach. She is #44th ranked Womens Pound for Pound in the United Kingdom & Ireland. She has an upcoming fight on the 20th October on the APFC promotion, which will be streamed live on UFC fightpass. Instagram: A League Of Her Own Podcast Je…
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Listen in on Senior Levi Glynn's experience with continuing to challenge himself. Join us to hear his physical and mental journey with Cross Country, and how it has contributed to his life. Levi Glynn gives us a glimpse into his passion for running and how it symbolizes his self-indulgence to continue working on himself and his goals.…
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Harriet Compton is a financial advisor. She takes a long term, holistic approach to help her clients make good financial decisions and achieve their goals. She also works with the LGBTQ+ community to help plan for specific challenges such as the gender pay gap for same sex female couples, and financially planning to fund IUI and IVF treatments. Lin…
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In today's episode, we're talking once again with Brian Chesky, co-founder and CEO of Airbnb. YC funded Airbnb in 2009, when the company was at death's door. During YC we watched the founders work frantically to get growth started and turn Airbnb into the rocketship that it is today. Today we pick up where we left off in Brian's incredible story of…
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Tune in on a packed interview with Jessica Stewart, Spring Lake High School's first-ever female Kicker of the Varsity Football Team! Listen in on Jessica's journey with sports and how she came to be a true representation of the evolving sports era at Spring Lake High School this year. Not only is she an inspiration to young girls all over the distr…
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