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Epicenter brings you in-depth conversations about the technical, economic and social implications of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. Every week, we interview business leaders, engineers academics and entrepreneurs, and bring you a diverse spectrum of opinions and points of view. Epicenter is hosted by Sebastien Couture, Brian Fabian Crain, Meher Roy, Sunny Aggarwal, and Friederike Ernst. Since 2014, episodes have been downloaded over 4 million times.
 
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WGN Radio’s Dave Plier looks back at his interviews with comedy icon Eugene Levy and son Dan Levy from Pop TV’s and Netflix’s ‘Schitt’s Creek’, which just completed its journey from a cult-favorite comedy to an Emmy Award breaker, sweeping all categories including for Outstanding Comedy Series, with its sixth and final season. It’s the first basic …
 
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier talks to Dave Crain, proprietor of Dave’s Records in Chicago to talk about his vinyl-only store and what to expect on Record Store Day (Saturday, September 26, 2020). For more information, visit davesrecordschicago.com https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3786622/3786622_2020-09-26-014322.64kmono.mp3…
 
Camila Russo is a financial journalist, starting her career writing for Chile's largest national newspaper. She then spent 8 years at Bloomberg covering the Argentine market from Buenos Aires, the European stocks from Madrid, and analysed macro emerging markets moves for the Markets Live blog in New York. She is the founder of the Defiant and recen…
 
Blair Sheppard, Head of Global Strategy and Leadership for PricewaterhouseCoopers, discusses his book "Ten Years to Midnight: Four Urgent Global Crises and Their Strategic Solutions." In addition to his work at PwC, Blair is also the Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He was the principal force behin…
 
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier welcomes Larry Potash from the WGN Morning News to talk about new episodes of ‘Backstory’, premiering Saturday night at 10:30pm. For more information visit https://wgntv.com/backstory/ https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3785506/3785506_2020-09-19-045606.64kmono.mp3By wgnradio.com
 
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier talks to WGN-TV political reporter Paul Lisnek about the passing of Justice Ginsburg, her legacy and the political battle already brewing with comments made by Mitch McConnell and Joe Biden about her replacement. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3785502/3785502_2020-09-19-044902.64kmono.mp3 Paul Lisnek’s Behind the Curtain po…
 
NuCypher is a decentralized threshold cryptography network offering interfaces and runtimes for secrets management and dynamic access control. It provides cryptographic infrastructure for privacy preserving applications and it exists as a smart contract on the Ethereum blockchain. They are currently in testnet but once launched you will be able to …
 
Pehr Gyllenhammar, former longtime Volvo CEO, discusses his book "Character is Destiny". Gyllenhammar’s 24-year tenure was historic and groundbreaking. When he became Volvo's CEO in 1971, he completely redesigned the company’s plants and assembly methods to prioritize the health and well-being of the workers. In 1972 he made a public commitment to …
 
Pehr Gyllenhammar, former longtime Volvo CEO, discusses his book "Character is Destiny". Gyllenhammar’s 24-year tenure was historic and groundbreaking. When he became Volvo's CEO in 1971, he completely redesigned the company’s plants and assembly methods to prioritize the health and well-being of the workers. In 1972 he made a public commitment to …
 
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier welcomes actor/musician Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael to talk about The Bacon Brothers latest album ‘The Way We Love’, the depth of their music and Kevin’s art to eating a mango that went viral on social media. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3784439/3784439_2020-09-12-033739.64kmono.mp3…
 
Pat Tomasulo from the WGN Morning News joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about the upcoming virtual fundraiser ‘Laugh Your Face Off’ benefiting the facial Pain Research Foundation.The event takes place Saturday September 12th at laughyourfaceoff.org. Plus… Pat gives his thoughts on the 2020-2021 Chicago Bears season. https://serve.castfire.com/a…
 
Dave Plier and Dave Schwan reflect on the impact of 9/11 and how it changed America on its 19th Anniversary, sharing the audio from various news outlets on that fateful morning. Plus, ‘Texaco Star Theater’ debuts, Richard Nixon appears on ‘Laugh-In’ and Water Payton scores an NFL record. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3784435/3784435_2020-09-12-0…
 
Gauntlet is a simulation platform for building financial models of blockchain protocols and applications. Their platform uses machine learning methods to simulate different environments with various user behaviors and see how the system holds up in those conditions. They perform analysis on things like core mechanisms to test for liveness, block pr…
 
Gary Hamel discusses his new book "Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them" and ways to uproot bureaucracy and unleash success. Gary is a faculty member of the London Business School and best-selling author of five books including The Future of Management, which was named Amazon’s business book of the year. The Wall…
 
Celo has a clear mission - to build a financial system that creates the conditions for prosperity, for everyone. The Celo Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the growth and development of the open-source, decentralized Celo Platform. Its aim is to build a flexible network of applications built on a blockchain to facilitate payment…
 
Candice Frazer, Senior VP of Operations at TTI Success Insights discusses the use of cutting-edge assessments for employers, team leaders and executives looking for the insight needed to optimize and improve employee, team and management performance. TTI was selected among the top 20 assessment and evaluation companies last two years running. Downl…
 
Republic is an investment platform that allows anyone pretty much anywhere in the world, of any income and net worth, to invest in some of the best private equity startups. It allows regular people, not just a few wealthy accredited investors, to invest in highly vetted private startups, with as little as $10 or as much as $100,000 per investment. …
 
Lisa Greer discusses her book "Philanthropy Revolution," and how to inspire donors, build relationships and make a difference for non-profit fundraising. Lisa has served on dozens of boards, including the Beverly Hills Cultural Heritage Commission, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and the Los Angeles District Attorney Crime Prevention Foundation. As a H…
 
Republic is an investment platform that allows anyone pretty much anywhere in the world, of any income and net worth, to invest in some of the best private equity startups. It allows regular people, not just a few wealthy accredited investors, to invest in highly vetted private startups, with as little as $10 or as much as $100,000 per investment. …
 
Brad Feld discusses his new book "The Startup Community Way," and ways to foster an evolving entrepreneurial ecosystem. Brad is co-founder of the Foundry Group, and has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur since 1987. In addition, He currently is chair of the National Center for Women & Information Technology and serves on the board of a n…
 
SKALE Network's modular protocol is one of the first of its kind to allow developers to build application specific blockchains. These are interoperable and compatible with the Ethereum mainchain, and the entire Ethereum ecosystem. They provide the benefits of decentralization without compromising on computation, storage, or security. The focus of S…
 
Ampleforth is a cryptocurrency attempting to become an essential building block to an alternative financial ecosystem. The protocol’s native token, AMPL, is a non collateralized cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin, but with a twist: It is supply elastic. This means the token and protocol will automatically increase or decrease the quantity of tokens held …
 
Balancer is a generalized automated market maker (AMM) protocol built on Ethereum. It allows anyone to create or add liquidity to customizable pools and earn trading fees. On one side there are liquidity providers (LPs) that generally seek to balance their holdings, and they get rewarded with trading fees. On the other side, traders that are lookin…
 
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier welcomes comedian Pat McGann to talk about his new special ‘When’s Mom Gonna Be Home’, available on Amazon Prime, Apple TV, You Tube and other streaming services on Tuesday, July 28th. For more information, visit here. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3776970/3776970_2020-07-25-055010.64kmono.mp3…
 
Elliott Bambrough joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about cool summer treats and the best Windy City BBQ in and around Chicagoland. What’s your favorite ice cream place in Chicago? For more information, visit https://wgntv.com/chicagosbesttv/ https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3776969/3776969_2020-07-25-055909.64kmono.mp3…
 
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier talks to Scott Dehn of the McHenry Outdoor about this weekend’s Christmas in July features, concerts and more. What’s your favorite Drive-In memory? For more information visit https://goldenagecinemas.com https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3776968/3776968_2020-07-25-055608.64kmono.mp3…
 
Kathleen O’Leary, CEO of the Wisconsin State Fair, joins Dave to talk about their Fair Food Drive Thru and Curbside Cream Puffs in lieu of the fair taking place this season. For more information, visit https://wistatefair.com/fair/state-fair-necessities/ https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3776967/3776967_2020-07-25-054307.64kmono.mp3…
 
Dave talks about the reopening of the Museum of Broadcast Communications, it’s latest exhibit from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ‘Stay Tuned: Rock on TV’ and FREE admission through Sunday 8/2/20. For tickets and reservations, visit museum.tv. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3776966/3776966_2020-07-25-052106.64kmono.mp3…
 
UMA, or Universal Market Access, is an open source financial contracts protocol for building synthetic assets. It allows any two counterparties to design and create their own financial contracts for derivatives. An example of these assets in the traditional finance world, are interest rate derivatives. These are used to hedge against fluctuations i…
 
David McCourt discusses his book "Total Rethink" and why entrepreneurs should act like revolutionaries. David is CEO of Granahan McCourt Capital, a private investment firm focused on innovation in technologically under-served areas of the world. He’s also an award-winner TV producer....he won an Emmy for the series Reading Rainbow...and a WSJ best-…
 
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