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Every week Chris Hayes asks the big questions that keep him up at night. How do we make sense of this unprecedented moment in world history? Why is this (all) happening? This podcast starts to answer these questions. Writers, experts, and thinkers who are also trying to get to the bottom of them join Chris to break it all down and help him get a better night’s rest. “Why is this Happening?” is presented by MSNBC and NBCNews Think.
 
Host Adam Fraser interviews marketing industry thought leaders from around the globe, including CMOs, academics, authors, consultants and speakers in this podcast about the strategic marketing landscape. By speaking to the brightest minds in the global industry with a wide ranging 'fire side chat' interview approach, this podcast will help you rise above the noise to join the dots and make sense of the fast moving and ever changing marketing sector.
 
BC Poppas are Jojo Casilao and Jon Tulio, owners and kids coaches at BC Martial Studio (6100 Jiu Jitsu/Tokai BJJ), Bacolod City. We love being dads, we love our families, we love Jiu Jitsu, and we love coaching your kids. Listen to us have fun talking about growing up in Bacolod (Philippines) and Los Angeles (USA), raising kids, marriage, coaching, pursuing our dreams, and of course Jiu Jitsu. Instagram: @tulioandsons @jocas_10
 
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Episode 898 FanGraphs Audio arrives early this week to bring you a conversation with a major league manager, a discussion of some very exciting mail, and an interview about the Toronto Blue Jays. To begin the program, David Laurila welcomes Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo. The pair discuss managerial challenges like addressing third time…
 
Has online activism and doomscrolling through twitter turned politics into just a hobby for people? At what point is it just a way to spend time rather than affect meaningful change? This week Tufts University professor, Eitan Hersh, joins to talk about what he diagnoses as “political hobbyism”, what real political engagement looks like, and argues…
 
My guest this week is … me, Nick Westergaard! Specifically, I’m sharing a recent interview I did with Joseph Jaffe for his innovative web series CoronaTV. I’m calling this our Thanksgiving Special because to me this was a very special conversation. We talked about some of my favorite things like branding and Star Trek and the communication secrets …
 
Author, speaker and serial entrepreneur Joseph Jaffe is back on the podcast. This time, Joseph is delighted to share his most exciting project to date, CoronaTV – a weekly podcast about hope, positivity and optimism with a touch of marketing. Since Covid changed life as we know it, Joseph has been on a mission to rediscover his own purpose while pr…
 
Episode 897 While baseball playoffs are still underway in Asia, the major leagues continue to have their own exciting happenings early in the offseason. In this week’s episode, the FanGraphs crew is ready to talk Japanese championship matchups, curious PED suspensions, and one influential executive’s career arc thus far. At the top of the show, Dav…
 
Are Republicans losing their grip on Texas? Election night saw Democrats largely unable to build on the gains made in 2018 when an insurgent Beto O’Rourke ran a grassroots senate campaign that gained national attention. But despite frustrations from Democrats that they didn’t perform as well as they hoped this November, there’s still cause for conc…
 
“People put a lot of value in brands. When you are at home or are limited (because of the pandemic) you tend to go with the first one you think of. But there are brands that have to think differently, especially brands in retail.” Jeff Lotman has an iconic career both as a brand strategist at his firm Global Icons and as a retailer as the owner of …
 
Dan Monheit is the co-founder of Hardhat agency in Melbourne. Having started the agency fresh out of university, Dan has since had 15 years in the industry. Over the years he has seen the agency transform from a digital agency to a creative agency. At the centre of this transformation has been technological advancement coupled with the understandin…
 
Episode 896 The big awards have been given out, but the FanGraphs crew is keeping an eye on offseason roster moves. This week, we welcome a major league manager to the program before digging into a pile of of recently named-later players. To start the show, David Laurila is joined by Gabe Kapler, former player and current manager of the San Francis…
 
As a bonus for Why Is This Happening? listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of “Do No Harm”, a new, six-part original podcast series from NBC News and Wondery. “Do No Harm” is the terrifying true story of one family’s fightagainst a system so committed to protecting children, it sometimes fails to protect innocent parents. Hosted by NBC News I…
 
The U.S. just surpassed 10 million confirmed cases of coronavirus as infection rates spike across the country. If you look at the charts tracking the reported cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, it shows the country on a dangerous trajectory. How did we get to this point? Sociologist Zeynep Tufekci has spent time studying the sociology of pandemic…
 
“I don’t think enough thought goes into how to translate brand style guides into visual videos.” As the founder and CEO of Tectonic Video with a background in brand strategy, Doug Scott helps nonprofit brands worldwide unlock the power of video storytelling. We discussed video, social media, brand style guides, and more this week on the On Brand po…
 
Cassie Roma founded CR&Co in March 2020, bringing people in project by project to create authentic stories. She has been the chief storyteller for brands big & small, global & local, for over a decade now. Cassie has lived in Auckland for over 20 years and started her career in local council which taught her how to tie in marketing and advertising …
 
Episode 895 The Qualifying Offers have been extended — or not — and so begins the hot stove. On this week’s show, the FanGraphs crew looks closely at another rebuild on the rise and lays out the nature of the offseason’s transactions so far. At the top of the episode, David Laurila is joined by Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle. David and Shannon …
 
What is the deal with all those fundraising emails? The ones with increasingly dramatic subject lines and maybe a dash of emotional manipulation – they’re everywhere, but do they work? There’s a science to the fundraising email, a lot of data, research, and trial and error. It’s something Michael Whitney’s spent a lot of time thinking about, first …
 
“The marketplace has changed so much—there are so many brands on the retail shelf—the packaging is all there is. We turn the traditional brand development world upside down.” As a partner and leader of the research team at brand strategy firm SmashBrand, Michael Keplinger has a bold new approach for inventing and reinventing CPG brands. We discusse…
 
Bronte Neyland is the Vice President at Future Students and Marketing at Victoria University (VU). With nearly 20 years’ experience in the higher education sector, Bronte has been instrumental in driving strong international growth, focusing on innovative strategies to improve student load, revenue growth and VU’s international reputation. The inte…
 
Episode 894 The Los Angeles Dodgers are World Series champions for the first time since 1988, which also means that the offseason has officially arrived. The hard-working FanGraphs crew is ready with plenty of analysis on this free agent class and this unique playoff run. Meg Rowley and Craig Edwards lead off the show by talking about the hot-and-f…
 
Why is Donald Trump doing better with Latino voters in 2020 than he was in 2016? The central tension in even asking that question is – who exactly are Latino voters? As campaign veteran Chuck Rocha points out, beneath that label is a deeply diverse group. Still, Rocha found success in reaching Latino voters as senior advisor to the Bernie Sanders 2…
 
“We have to put aside our personal preference and put in the time to figure out what really works for what the client needs.” This is a challenge for marketers on a variety of topics but is especially critical to the vital task of naming. Luckily, Brad Flowers wrote the book on naming—aptly titled The Naming Book—and he’s joined us this week on the…
 
Ben Lilley is the Creative Chairman at McCann. Ben started out as a creative with some of Australia’s leading agencies, including George Patterson Y&R, McCann and DDB, before launching SMART in 2000. SMART was recognised in numerous local and global creative, effectiveness and agency of the year awards, as well as the BRW Fast100 and B&T Employer o…
 
Episode 893 With the 2020 Fall Classic between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays knotted up at 1-1, the FanGraphs crew spends some time analyzing the state of each pennant-winning club. In the first half of the show, Ben Clemens and Tony Wolfe try to figure out the Dodgers. Corey Seager is absolutely en fuego, but what exactly is going…
 
Featuring: Playlist: Blowboater - "clever weather" Baltimore, MD Low Life Lolas - "Portraits" Toronto Gary Cawker - "I Want You (to be My Man)" London AllegrA - "Spoon or Fork" Philadelphia, PA coley mixan - "The Moon is Still Surprising" Seattle Eliza and the Organix - "Road Home" Brooklyn Spare Parts for Broken Hearts - "Big Win" LA Trumpet Wom' …
 
What does the world think of us right now? Former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power says it isn’t surprising that our standing in the world has dropped, but rather just how precipitous those drops have been. This conversation, conducted as part of the Texas Tribune Festival, unpacks the sources of humiliation and isolation brought about by the…
 
“All companies and all brands should be working toward being the best version of themselves that they can be across all lenses of their impact on the world.” Eric Ressler knows a thing or two about brands making at impact. That’s the focus of his work as Founder and Creative Director at Cosmic, an agency helping brands build their awareness by havi…
 
Will Leach is the Founder and CEO of the Mindstate Group and TriggerPoint. Will is also the author of the bestselling book “Marketing to MindStates: a Practical Field Guide to Applying Behavioural Design to Research and Marketing” and a 2-time winner of the EXPLOR Award for behavioural science research innovation. Will has over 25 years of behaviou…
 
Episode 892 While the playoffs rage on, the FanGraphs crew sadly must again turn their attention to former greats. This episode includes reflections on the past, reflections on ourselves, the 1968 Detroit Tigers theme song, and more. To lead off the show, Jay Jaffe honors the late Whitey Ford and Joe Morgan. Jay recently wrote about both Ford and M…
 
We are just weeks away from an unprecedented election day. In order to vote safely during the pandemic, more people than ever are voting by mail or early in person, and early numbers point to a strong likelihood of record turnout. There are hundreds of lawsuits across the country centered on access to polling places, ballot drop boxes, and deadline…
 
“You always have to look inside to really understand. Because all design at the end of the day falls flat if it doesn’t connect with customers—if it doesn’t understand the market that you’re in, if it doesn’t understand the problem that your specific customers are trying to solve.” Daniel Scrivner has led a unique and design-centric career that’s t…
 
Have you ever browsed online for a pair of those black shoes, and whether you’ve purchased them or not, continue to be served ads for those black same black shoes wherever you browse online? This episode is for you. Donny Dvorin is an industry leader in advertising technology sales and a marketing consultant with over 18 years of experience in medi…
 
Episode 891 While the playoff field continues to narrow, the FanGraphs crew invites a number of guests to join the show. This week they honor a Hall of Famer, talk to a major league pitcher, discuss what is going on with fall instructional league this year, and evaluate an encouraging rebuild. At the top of the show, Jay Jaffe remembers the late Bo…
 
How do we stabilize an economic crisis? Years before we faced the Coronavirus pandemic and the economic crises of the 21st century, the theories of British born economist John Maynard Keynes helped lead the United States out of the Great Depression. His ideas revolutionized how we looked at scarcity and invented our understanding macroeconomics. Th…
 
“When you talk about brand you immediately go to marketing. But brand is how something from a company makes you feel. That transcends marketing.” Ryan Hogan would know. As a serial entrepreneur who’s built several brands, he now helps thousands hunt serial killers with his fast-growing Hunt a Hiller gaming company. We discussed Ryan’s unique backst…
 
As a bonus for WITHpod listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Kamala: Next in Line, a six-part podcast from MSNBC and Wondery that goes inside the cross-cultural journey that led Senator Kamala Harris from her humble roots to become the first African-American woman to be the Vice Presidential nominee for a major party. From Oakland to Howard…
 
Greg is the founder of independent company The Nest Consultancy specialising in Pitch Doctor projects, PR/Marketing plus Training & Development. Greg started his advertising career in despatch at McCanns in 1973. In Greg’s 40+ years in advertising, he has worked for a number of high profile creative agencies; DDB, Burnett’s & JWT. In this episode w…
 
Episode 890 The FanGraphs crew has made it through the Wild Card Series, and they have plenty to discuss. The American League has settled into a pair of intense rivalries, while the National League includes a juggernaut and a true underdog. Ben Clemens and Dan Szymborski take a closer look at the AL side of the bracket as well as some playoff ZiPS …
 
Burn the sage, it's time to cleanse Toronto of these demons of playoffs (and Rays) past. Drew and Stoeten forecast the Jays' series against Tampa Bay (:30). What's there really to fear from the No. 1 overall seed in the American League? Is it realistic the Blue Birds actually win this series? The stunning, though, probably expected development of M…
 
Here by popular demand – all your QAnon questions answered with two of the best reporters on the beat. Is QAnon a cult, a religion, a conspiracy theory, a state of mind? Who or what is Q? How did it gain such prominence and capture the minds of so many? Is it harmless – or is it dangerous? NBC reporters Brandy Zadrozny and Ben Collins help us pull …
 
Episode 889 The latest episode of FanGraphs Audio is here in time to preview the 16-team playoff bracket. The Astros continue to receive a closer look as they enter the playoffs (they’re far from the favorites this time around), while the staff prepares for predictions — as well as some impressive callbacks. Dan Szymborski and Jay Jaffe continue th…
 
“We can shake our fist at it or we can ride the wave. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a scenario where someone’s shaken their fist at what’s developing and won. It doesn’t solve anything.” David Bates has built a career doing creative work for dynamic clients and adapting to significant shifts in the industry along the way. We discussed all of this an…
 
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