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Turning the One Man Variety Show Into a Modern Day Career
July 21, 2016

“Do it. If you’re thinking about it and you’ve probably taken some steps, then just jump in and do it. The first step is the hardest one but once you start, the momentum of starting is so powerful.”  Chris Ruggiero hosts a one man variety...

Road Schooling, Medical Tourism and Nomadic Family Life
July 15, 2016

"I don't think the goal for us is to live an easy life.” A few years ago, Paul Kortman and his wife had a radical idea. What if they sold their house in Michigan, packed up their family and became nomadic? While a lot of people probably have this...

Chasing Adventure, The Barbecue Trail and Growing Up In The South with Author Rien Fertel
July 07, 2016

"There's a responsibility any historian has to history: you have to get it right.” Rien Fertel is a historian and author originally from Lafayette, LA. In 2012, he hit the road with photographer Denny Culbert to capture the essence of BBQ in the...

How Far Would You Go To Make Your Dreams Come True?
July 01, 2016

Abria Mattina and Dan Fachin live in Ottawa, Ontario, and for the last year, they’ve taken some great strides to make their dreams come true. After realizing that the schedule around their corporate jobs wasn’t going to allow them to write...

Changing the World, Bridge Years and Global Citizens with Abby Falik
June 24, 2016

Abby Falik is the founder of Global Citizen Year, a company with lofty goals to build the next generation of global leaders through their innovative bridge year program. Abby says she’s had the idea for Global Citizen Year since high school, but...

From Finance to Food Entrepreneur with Zesty Z’s Alexander Harik
June 17, 2016

Alexander Harik left the corporate finance world to become a food entrepreneur. His product, Zesty Z, a zaa’tar spread and condiment is just starting to make traction in the NYC market. (And it’s freaking delicious.)  In this show, we talk...

Balancing Business, Baby and Burning Out with Millennial Type’s Declan Wilson
June 02, 2016

Declan Wilson started his writing career in college when he and his now-wife launched a cooking blog for students. Though the cooking blog fizzled out, his love for writing didn’t, and he’s spent his post-college life balancing his drive to be a...

Public Speaking Tips and Common Mistakes with Julia Wojnar
May 26, 2016

After getting let go from a corporate job, Julia Wojnar did some soul-searching before launching her company, Unleash Your Presence. Now, she puts her years of experience in theater to use teaching entrepreneurs how to become better public speakers....

Ben Huh on Common Founder Mistakes, Stepping Down as Cheezburger CEO and Traveling the World
May 11, 2016

Ben Huh is an entrepreneur and world traveler. He calls himself an Internet Content Connoisseur and from 2007 - 2015, he was CEO of The Cheezburger Network, which includes the popular blogs I Can Has Cheezburger, FAIL Blog and Know Your Meme...

Using Rebel Mentality To Start A Successful Business With Gesche Haas
April 21, 2016

GescheHaas learned quickly how to form new friendships. Shewas born in Africa, attended high school in Beijing and went to college in Hong Kong. Now,Geschelives in New York City and uses thefrien