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Today tourists flock to the spectacular Greek island of Santorini. But how many realise that its stunning scenery was birthed by one of the largest and most destructive volcanic eruptions in history? This eruption left a geological caldera surrounded by huge amounts of volcanic ash. In this album, Open University geologists Richard Thorpe and Steve Blake take us on a geological tour of the island. They piece together the likely sequence of events of the eruption which destroyed an ancient ci ...
 
Charity (in South Korea) and ThugLife (en Perú) discuss all the vastly different topics in the world and eventually come to the conclusion that they are the same thing. Note: Vast Differences podcast has officially crashed into a volcano filled with hot magma. (In episode #33, Charity and ThugLife randomly picked the *exact same topic* and are on forced hiatus until the show has 10,000 true fans.) Want us to rise-of-the-pheonix this b? Let us know at vastdifferencespodcast@gmail.com Subscrib ...
 
What would you think if I told you that you could invest like the most successful investors in the world, regardless of your age, income, or experience? I’m your host Lisa Carmen Wang, US national champion gymnast turned entrepreneur and angel investor and I’m on a mission to help you take control of your financial future. Head over to https://www.confidentinvestor.co to join The Confident Investor Club. Learn to invest, with the best.
 
Perry Ogwuche who was previously a YC founder talks to other founders from the YC community and beyond with inactive companies to learn from their stories and unique experiences with running a business that they eventually had to shut down. Lessons from a failed startup podcast focuses on the stories of entrepreneurs who have started businesses that are among the 95% of businesses that don’t quite make it to the finish line.
 
With some renowned tracks and remixes on labels like his very own Lowpitch and Overall Music, and with a career that dates back to the 90s in Tenerife, in the Canary Islands. Luis Groove surely is one of the rising stars in the spanish underground music scene. Whether it's because of his role as Label Manager on his own digital imprint Lowpitch for the last 4 years, where important artists of the new electronic music spanish wave like Hanfry Martinez, Javier Carballo or Julian Perez had thei ...
 
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In this episode, Mike Townsend interviews Gershie Vann, the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Magma Capital Funds. Gershie provides vision to the broader organization and implements strategic investment decisions in accordance with Magma’s investment approach and philosophy. Gershie has previous professional experience utilizing data analytics a…
 
For our final Women in Translation Month installment we read Thora Hjorliefsdottir's Magma. It is a challenging read about a young woman in an abusive relationship. We relate, we don't want to relate. We commiserate. Next time we will be discussing A Feather on the Breath of God by Sirgrid Nunez. Get two months for the price of one at Libro.fm with…
 
In this episode, Mike Townsend sits down with Wagner Ruiz, the Co-Founder and Chief Risk Officer (CRO) of EBANX. Wagner focuses on risk management, strategic partnerships, and regulatory operation, which are the essential pillars in the growth of the fintech company. Prior to being CRO, Wagner served as EBANX's Chief Financial Officer for almost ni…
 
For our first read for the September Bookstore Challenge we read Sigrid Nunez's debut auto-fiction novel, A Feather on the Breath of God. It reflects on the author/narrator's parents, both immigrants, her upbringing in New York, and a later love affair with a Russian immigrant in her 20's. Next time we will be discussing Detransition, Baby by Torre…
 
In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Craig J. Lewis, the Founder and CEO of Gig Wage, a venture capital backed SaaS company that’s raised $16.45 million to-date to meet the demands of the future workforce and to build modern payment tools for it. Investors have included Steve Case (Founder of AOL) and his Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Venture…
 
In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Brian Shniderman, CEO of Opy and Chief Strategy Officer of Openpay. With over 30 years focused on payments of every kind, between all types of parties, and in almost every major country, Brian has been a frequent contributor to banking journals, has published numerous white papers addressing trends, threat…
 
In this episode, Mike Townsend sits down with Robert Materazzi, the CEO of Lukka. Prior to joining Lukka, he served as Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, specializing in large risk, regulatory, and cybersecurity-driven technology implementations for traditional financial institutions and foreign banking organizations. Robert also led the PwC Advis…
 
In this episode, Tegan Kline interviews James Simpson, the founder of mStable, a stablecoin automated market maker on Ethereum and Polygon. Before founding mStable, James was the first employee at Australian crypto hedge fund Apollo Capital, worked as a management consultant at KPMG, Shanghai, and later as a data analyst at KPMG, Melbourne. James s…
 
In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Steven Xavier Chan, the senior director and regional head of government relations, Asia-Pacific, for Paypal Inc. Based in Singapore, he leads government advocacy, strategy, and outreach efforts in the region. Steven has more than 20 years of combined government and industry experience in international trad…
 
Have Denver's Abrams managed to make the 'second album leap' that we so often see in a band's career arc? Are they gonna keep the same basic ingredients we heard on their debut, or mix things up a little? And what effect can the change in drummer have on their sound? Buy the album (Morning - available on Bandcamp) and give it a listen first, then g…
 
In this episode, Mike Townsend sits down with Thejo Kote, the Founder/CEO of Airbase. He was Co-Founder & CEO of Automatic, and of NextDrop. Prior to this, he worked as an Associate at Primera Capital. He served as Senior Engineer at Netcore Solutions and was the Software Engineer at Infosys Technologies Limited. He holds a Master’s degree from the…
 
In this episode, Mike Townsend interviews Raullen Chai, Founder & CEO of IoTeX. After stints in cybersecurity and blockchain at Uber and Google, Raullen is now CEO of IoTex. He leads a global team of cryptologists, blockchain experts, and IoT specialists in building the Trusted Internet of Things. Founded as an open-source project in 2017, IoTeX is…
 
Way back in 2017, the first year of The Bookstore Podcast's existence, we read Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins. When the documentary about her life popped up on Becca's Netflix Recommended, we figured we'd watch and discuss. We have a lot of laughs talking about Collins' fascinating life and work. Barbara Cartland song Next time we will be discus…
 
It's Women in Translation Month and our first pick for this prompt is the recently released somewhat autobiographical/historical novel about the Pinochet regime in Chile, The Twilight Zone by Nona Fernandez. Long time listeners will be pleased to note that Corinne has transcended using the word "basically" as a filler to using exclusively "essentia…
 
In this episode, Tegan Kline sits down with Hart Lambur, the co-founder of UMA, a decentralized financial contracts platform built to enable Universal Market Access. Hart studied computer science before working as an interest rate trader at Goldman Sachs through the financial crisis. In 2013 he co-founded Openfolio, a personal finance tracking plat…
 
For Women in Translation Month, which is our prompt for August and also celebration in the wider book world, we talk a little bit about previous episodes where we recommend works in translation, as well as some literary translation prizes. Our main topic is a translation game Corinne made, so fair warning, there is lots of laughing in this episode …
 
In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Ricardo Pero, Chief Executive Officer of SellersFunding. Ricardo received an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and has 20+ years of experience in Corporate Treasury and Wealth and Asset Management. He has previously held positions at Citi, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, and most recently served as an…
 
We read and discuss 2020 Booker International Winner The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, translated from the Dutch by Michele Hutchison. Content warning: language, discussion of difficult topics. Next time we will be discussing The Twilight Zone by Nona Fernandez. Get two months for the price of one at Libro.fm with code 'bookstor…
 
In our latest episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Sergey Savastiouk, the CEO and founder of Tickeron, an artificial and human intelligence platform delivering unparalleled trading insights and analysis for market traders. Sergey is a thought leader in financial technology, specializing in artificial intelligence. Sergey was raised in Russia and ente…
 
In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Bryan Myint, the co-founder of Republic Crypto. Republic Crypto is the first vetted, compliant, and inclusive blockchain financing and investment platform. Bryan is also a Venture Partner at Outliers Fund and Founding Partner of Taureon Capital, a digital asset hedge fund. As an investor, he has seeded ear…
 
In this episode, Mike Townsend interviews Maryanne M Morrow, CEO of 9th Gear Technologies. Maryanne brings more than 25 years as a corporate veteran in the financial, marketing and advertising industries to her role as founder and CEO of 9th Gear Technologies where she is responsible for leading corporate strategy, scaling the company and investor …
 
There's always an extra spark of energy and excitement in the air when we start out on a journey with a new band, and this time is no different. Denver's Abrams have been getting all sorts of praise in heavy music circles lately, so we'd thought we'd check them out, starting, as always, with their first album. Buy the album (Lust. Love. Loss. - ava…
 
We loved Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead so much that Corinne decided to read Primeval and Other Times by Olga Tokarczuk. Our July Challenge Prompt was to read another book by an author you have loved before. Next time we will be discussing The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld for our first August read: a book written by …
 
In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with William Li, the CEO and co-founder of Akulaku, a leading financial technology company improving the quality of life in Southeast Asia through advancement of digital financial services. Akulaku offers customers a full suite of financial services, including consumer financing, e-commerce, digital investments…
 
We talk generally about our July prompt, read a backlist title by an author you've loved before. Next time we will be talking about Primeval and Other Times by Olga Tokarczuk. You can find it at your local bookstore or library and read along with us. Get two months for the price of one at Libro.fm with code 'bookstore' at checkout. Website | Patreo…
 
This week we read and discuss Mr. Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo. It's Becca's pick for our July prompt: to read a book by an author you have loved before. Next time we will be talking about Primeval and Other Times by Olga Tokarczuk. You can find it at your local bookstore or library and read along with us. Get two months for the price of one at …
 
We talk about book settings. Next month the prompt is to read a book by an author you have loved before and Becca's choice is Mr. Loverman by Bernardine Evaristo. You can find it at your local bookstore or library and read along with us. Get two months for the price of one at Libro.fm with code 'bookstore' at checkout. Website | Patreon…
 
Have you ever tried to come up with a business idea that's mostly automated and creates a great passive income stream? Or tried to figure out how to take your skillset and turn it into a low-effort lifestyle business? Well, that's almost exactly what my guest today has done. Tina Wilmott already knew the Public Relations agency business, so when sh…
 
In this episode, Mike Townsend sits down with Chris Cox, the Chief Operating Officer of Apiture. Chris oversees all aspects of business operations. Previously, Chris was the General Manager of First Data’s digital banking business. He also led mobile payment product development efforts at First Data. Prior to joining First Data, Chris was a Princip…
 
This week for our Beach Read June prompt we read Beach Read by Emily Henry. Which is fitting! Coincidentally the book take place in a fictional Lake Michigan town that happens to exist exactly on top of the town that Corinne's partner is from - so we've got thoughts about how it represents Michigan aside from general banter about romance tropes and…
 
In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Nigel Walsh, the Managing Director for Insurance at Google Cloud, responsible for leading the firm's approach to Insurance, leveraging the best in market capability from Google's Cloud proposition, addressing mission critical Insurance challenges, from claims and underwriting to leveraging the company's AI…
 
Gojira are back with Fortitude, one of the most anticipated metal albums of 2021. What direction will they take after the simpler, shorter songs on their previous album, Magma? And can they live up to the lofty expectations? Buy the album and give it a listen first, then give us a listen as we break it down track by track. For show notes, credits, …
 
In this episode, Mike Townsend interviews Matthew Beecher, CEO of Neocova. Matt is an entrepreneur, business-builder, and investor with a 30-year track record of success in both public and private markets. From founding and driving growth and scale in fintech and financial services to leading companies that have realized returns of $1 billion. Prio…
 
In this episode, Tegan Kline speaks with Doug Petkanics, the Founder and CEO at Livepeer, where he focuses on protocol research and software development. Livepeer is building an open-source video infrastructure platform, which leverages decentralization to drive down costs and meet the needs of developers building video streaming applications at sc…
 
In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks with Denelle Dixon, the CEO and Executive Director of the Stellar Development Foundation, a non-profit organization using blockchain to unlock the world’s economic potential by making money more fluid, markets more open, and people more empowered. Before joining Stellar, Dixon served as COO of Mozilla, one of t…
 
Content warning for sexual assault on this episode. We read Diadem From the Stars by Jo Clayton as Becca's pick for June's prompt, Genre: Romance, Fantasy, or Beach Read. It's a pulpy 70s space fantasy that left us confused and maybe even a little irate. Next time we will be discussing Beach Read by Emily Henry. You might have to find this one used…
 
In this episode, Mike Townsend interviews Kevin Hart, the Founder & CEO of Green Check Verified, a compliance technology, and services company enabling banks and credit unions to safely, efficiently, and profitably offer banking services to cannabis-related businesses. Kevin brings four decades of enterprise software experience as part of his found…
 
In this episode, Mike Townsend sits down with Matt Midson, the CEO for North America at CPQi. Matt has over 28 years of senior IT leadership experience, consulting, business development, and leading diverse teams in the Americas, Europe, and Asia within Financial Services. Matt has demonstrated he can manage all aspects of technology and business i…
 
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