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George Andriopoulos | Launchpad 516 Studios

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The Launchcast is a long-form conversation podcast hosted by entrepreneur and keynote/TEDx speaker George Andriopoulos. Weekly episodes feature a mix of guest interviews, roundtable discussions, tiny soapbox shows and thoughtful conversations on all things related to leadership, business, life and growth. Congratulations, you just won the podcast search.
 
How do champions think and what do they do to achieve greatness in their careers and in life? What are their mindset and habits? And what advice would they give their 21 year old self in order to launch successfully? The Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business is excited to announce the launch of its first-ever podcast: Launchcast: Podcast of Champions. Hosted by our very own Sanyin Siang, the podcast shares stories that provide insight on t ...
 
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A very different episode of The Launchcast, but one of the most necessary if we're going to call ourselves a leadership podcast. The LaunchDad waxes poetic on what's going on in his hometown of Farmingdale, NY. This episode's small-town case study on the effects of politics in parenting and education is a topic that is being discussed in small town…
 
There are two sides to this interview: the real story and the work. The real story is that George sits down with professional wrestler and personal trainer Joe Ocasio for an incredible, in-depth interview that delves into his story as a wrester, the art of wrestling and his journey to starting Joe's Results Zone. Now for the work: It's the matchup …
 
Nothing to see here, just two dudes covered in tribal tattoos who are obsessed with leadership and both spoke (at different times) at the same TEDx in Northern Ireland, but here's the catch...one's from Australia and the other is from New York. The LaunchDad sits with this week's Launchcast Leadership Profile guest, Jem Fuller, and the two talk abo…
 
Imagine taking a trip on the Reading Rainbow. Only it's not a TV show, it's real life and it's not LeVar Burton, it's our guest Danny Brassell. The LaunchDad sits down to profile the good doctor and the two talk about the importance of reading in the life of a leader while covering topics ranging from WWE wrestling Hall of Famer Mankind (Mick Foley…
 
From the military to a firefighter to a fire chief to a coach, this man's unconventional journey to leadership has been anything but a straight road and anything but easy The LaunchDad sits down to chat with David Hollenbach and the two leadership coaches take a deep dive into the concept of leadership, the inspiration behind it and the "self-leade…
 
No snappy remarks here. This episode is as serious as what is happening in Ukraine at this very moment. Join another tiny soapbox show on episode 317 as the LaunchDad breaks down President Zelensky's speech to Congress in 20 minutes or less and pinpoints some leadership gems that should have the whole world thinking about what it means to lead a co…
 
This technical nightmare of an episode is worth the torturous listen, we promise! Audio echoing and equipment issues aside, the LaunchDad is joined by the founder of $100 million+ business/California based beloved restaurant brand Tender Greens, as well as the founder of Quiet Advisory and co-author of "Ten Year Plan: How the Founders of Tender Gre…
 
Back from winter hiatus and ready to roll, The Launchcast gets back to basics with an in-studio interview that does not disappoint! Sometimes we focus so much on legacy that we get complacent about innovating old ideas...and sometimes legacy allows us to disrupt an age-old idea and reinvent an industry. The LaunchDad is joined by Orville Davis, CEO…
 
It's our final episode of 2021 and what better way to say Happy New Year than with a Tiny Soapbox Show from the LaunchDad himself? We're talking New Year's resolutions and looking inward at our own accountability and responsibilities to make those resolutions come true. We're talking about honoring those from our past in order to move forward in th…
 
Ho ho, everybody! It’s our 2nd annual Holiday Giving Show and we're bringing you all the feels today as the LaunchDad, along with his good friend and Shannon's Fight co-founder, Dr. Dana Battaglia, help the less fortunate this holiday season. We can make all the jokes we want about the holiday theme and say how much fun this is going to be...but se…
 
It's another Launchcast Reboot and this is the one where we pretended to be Oprah for an hour. YOU get a donation...and YOU get a donation. Episode 312 is a reboot of a very special episode: The Holiday Giving Show. We spent the episode with Dana and James Battaglia, two of George's co-founders and co-board members from Shannon's Fight, and we got …
 
It's #GivingTuesday and The Launchcast is explaining what that means on episode 311. The LaunchDad talks about how to get involved with your favorite charity in a ton of ways: donating money, donating while shopping with Amazon Smile, volunteering service or just supporting and spreading awareness. It's a quick episode this week since you got a bon…
 
Sure, bonus episode 310 of The Launchcast is just shy of 24 minutes in total, but trust us when we say that this Tiny Soapbox Show sticks to the 20 minutes or less rule when it comes to the meat and potatoes of this episode...or should we say the turkey and stuffing since this is our 2021 Thanksgiving show! Join George as he reflects on being thank…
 
As a community and thought-leader, George is always searching for other leaders that have experienced a spark moment in their lives that led them on the path to creating change. In Episode 309 of The Launchcast the LaunchDad interviews Janice Lintz, a person that changed hearing access in the US, disrupted the hearing aid market and now, along with…
 
Sometimes combining leadership and entrepreneurship can be complicated. We may save the sunshine and rainbows for the gram, but the truth is that reconciling the choices that you need to make, how they make others feel and inevitably, how they make us feel can be an impossible task. Wait until you hear how deep we get when George chops it up (see w…
 
Calling all Broadway fans, dance fans or fans of movement in general...it's time to get those jazz hands warmed up for this week's guest on episode 307 of The Launchcast, Joseph Corella. George talks to Joseph about his unconventional journey to leadership that has brought him from Disney stage with pop superstar Usher to the teen male dancer of th…
 
We've got the first The Launchcast Reboot of season 3 with episode 306, "Put a Sock In It" where George interviews John Cronin and his father Mark Cronin, co-founders of John's Crazy Socks, a social enterprise that the boys bootstrapped during start-up phase and have grown into a multi-million dollar organization whose mission is to spread happines…
 
It's another Tiny Soapbox Show from The Launchcast on episode 305 where George talks about how leadership has shown up in the growth of his business over time. We got it done in 20 minutes or less as the LaunchDad talks about the actionable steps towards making sure that you and/or your business continue to evolve and what that means for your legac…
 
Our first official "Tiny Soapbox Show" from The Launchcast, now produced by Launchpad 516 Studios, focuses on Bullying Prevention Month on episode 304. Every Tiny Soapbox Show episode will focus on a cause or topic that George is so passionate about that he feels the need to stand up by himself on his soapbox, no guest, and talk about it (for 20 mi…
 
Imagine being the poster child for a Charcot-Marie-Tooth, a disease that most people have never heard of, while having aspirations of using your artistic and design skills to build a fabulous career. Imagine the pain that CMT would cause over an entire lifetime, both in your identity as a person and physical pain. Now imagine marrying it all togeth…
 
It's the Season 3 premiere of The Launchcast and we've spared no expense to bring you the most power-packed premiere that we've ever had! Okay, we didn't spend any money but we have 5 guests and they're all bringing the thunder as we talk about leadership on the red dot. That's right, it's part 1 of our TEDx roundtable with a room full of TEDxFarmi…
 
It's the remix...actually it's the sequel of our 2 part roundtable discussion with the alumni of TEDxFarmingdale on episode 302 of The Launchcast. It's double the fun this time as we go from the five TEDx speakers of part 1 to ten alums representing the red dot on part 2. This one is a deep dive into the culture behind curtain and what it takes to …
 
We're joined by the incomparable Scott Stanford on Episode 216 of The Launchcast. WWE host? Yes. Sports anchor? Yes. News anchor? Yes. Radio guy? Yes. Leader? Not according to him, but Scott and The LaunchDad dive deep (on the shallow side of deep actually) to get a deeper understanding from this incredible entertainer. Hosted by entrepreneur and k…
 
60 episodes. 60 minutes. Bonus episode 215 of The Launchcast dives into the leadership lessons that we've learned throughout the first 60 episodes of this podcast. We've had 47 guests on this show and they have brought 47 different perspectives on leadership...this is the one where we really get into what those perspectives have taught us. We also …
 
The word "legend" is thrown around way too often nowadays but in this case, this case being Episode 214 of The Launchcast, we have a bonafide New York LEGEND in our midst. The LaunchDad sits down with former PIX11 and Fox5 news anchor Sukanya Krishnan and talks about everything from her beginnings in broadcasting to her work during the September 11…
 
What are you made of? That's the question that fuels the fire behind the success of our guest on Episode 213 of The Launchcast, Mike "C-Roc" Ciorrocco. The Grant Cardone, 10x disciple has built businesses with culture and developing people at the forefront of his mission. George and C-Roc wax poetic on the anatomy of an entrepreneur and you might..…
 
Put on your Mountie hats, take your moose allergy spray and don't EVER say you're "sworry" because we have Canada's favorite coach, Corrie Corrigan on Episode 212 of The Launchcast! Corrie and George have known each other for a while so get ready for some podcast interview magic as their chemistry, thoughtful conversations and unapologetic honesty …
 
Imagine taking your favorite childhood game, like Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, and turning it into a life-sized version of the game. Then imagine turning it into it a virtual setting where YOU can be the robot. Then imagine getting to do stuff like this for a living! Join The Launchcast on Episode 211 as the LaunchDad sits down with the founder of Cre…
 
We're finally getting a chance to honor the late, great Frank Shankwitz in this special Launchcast Reboot. 40 years ago, sick children all over the world lay in hospital beds with no hope left in their lives...and then an Arizona Highway Patrol motorcycle officer changed the world by granting the dying wish of a 7 year old boy. Join The Launchcast …
 
It's time for The Launchcast's own version of Shark Tank on episode 209. In this very special episode, we teamed with "Winning Entrepreneur Secrets," a room from in the "Network Like Crazy" club on the Clubhouse app to host a pitch event for entrepreneurs. Here's the deal: George and the rest of the moderators from "Winning Entrepreneur Secrets" gi…
 
Time for a business lesson. What happens when for-profit organizations develop a sense of mission that is akin to that of non-profits? You get a "Not Just For Profit" mentality. The Launchcast dives into a conversation on corporate giving and shares a very special talk that George delivered at Speakers Who Dare on an alternative look at the corpora…
 
Remember that time that the balancing act of juggling your life became so ridiculous that you lost all traces of sanity? Eh, Sanity is Overrated anyway, right? The Launchcast talks to Jennifer Muccioli and Rob McCaffrey on episode 207 about their podcast of the very same name, Sanity is Overrated. George talks to the crew about the journeys that le…
 
Let's get right to the point...Lisa Mateo, CBS journalist and certified personal trainer extraordinaire, sits down with George on episode 206 of The Launchcast and gives us one of our favorite interviews of all time. We talk about her journey starting in Brooklyn all the way to her triumphant "Island in Crisis" piece on PIX11 during the aftermath o…
 
What if social media became more social than it's ever been before? The Launchcast makes history (we made that up) on Episode 205 with the first simulcast podcast from a meeting room in the newest social media craze, the Clubhouse app. We're joined by a few special guests as we navigate the nuances of this new platform, in real time. George also pa…
 
Empowerment. Episode 204 of The Launchcast is all about empowerment and George talks to one of the most empowered people he's ever met, Gary Doherty. He's the founder of Think Network, Europe's #1 empowerment platform and his relentless drive, success, failure and success again are on full display for all to see as he raps with the LaunchDad from t…
 
It's a good, old fashioned entrepreneurship interview on Episode 203 of The Launchcast. It's called "The Golden Entrepreneur" because George sits down with Dr. Bruce Golden, successful dentist, founder of Vitaminpaste, thoroughbred horse owner, serial entrepreneur...and, oh...part of the founding family of Snapple. Bruce and the LaunchDad talk lead…
 
"If I say goodbye, the nation learns to move on; It outlives me when I'm gone; Like the scripture says: Everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig tree, And no one shall make them afraid. They'll be safe in the nation we've made. I wanna sit under my own vine and fig tree; A moment alone in the shade. At home in this nation we've made...One la…
 
Season 2 of The Launchcast premieres with a very special Episode 201: The Holiday Giving Show. We spent the episode with Dana and James Battaglia, two of George's co-founders and co-board members from Shannon's Fight, and we got to talk with four other incredible non-profit organizations about their missions and how they've pivoted in 2020. We self…
 
It's a reboot of one of our deepest cutting interviews. Join The Launchcast on Episode 144 as we interview director, editor, and documentarian Ben Duffy. We're talking about his life as a filmmaker, his projects, and the unexpected role in leadership that he has found himself in. Trigger warning for those sensitive to mental health conversations, b…
 
We're rebooting a classic appearance when TV personality, keynote speaker, and Executive Chef Allison Fasano joined us and now you're gonna relive it on Episode 143 of The Launchcast. This pairing of the LaunchDad and the Chef is better than Ratatouille and Rioja (it's restaurant speak, go get woke). From her beginnings in Williamsburg, Brooklyn al…
 
So nice the first time, we had to reboot this one and brand it "a classic" episode. The Launchcast is coming at you with Episode 142 featuring our legendary guest and best selling author, Dr. Greg Reid. We're talking writing, servant leadership, producing a movie (that's on Netflix!), and much more. Leadership, business, life, and growth with the a…
 
We're rebooting one of our favorite two-part interviews, and melding them back to one monstrous, beautiful episode. The LaunchDad chats with the legendary (and recently retired) News 12 Long Island news anchor Carol Silva, who drops truth bombs like, "damn it, there is no shame in cancer." Topics include growing up in New York, Carol's career arc (…
 
It's the first Launchcast Reboot episode leading up to season 2 in a couple of months. Episode 140 comes from the December 12, 2019 interview with guest Mike Delguidice, solo singer/songwriter, vocalist/guitarist in Billy Joel's band, and New York music legend. George and Mike talk life, growth, leadership, and everything in-between. Rewatch our fi…
 
It's finally here. Episode 139 of The Launchcast finds the LaunchDad discussing the difference between being a leader and being an excellent leader. Excellence is what we strive for and how unique we become along the way is the key to authenticity in self. Leadership, business, life, growth and as always, more. Hosted by entrepreneur and keynote/TE…
 
It's time to wax poetic on the most epic mystery that can possible befall a man's life: The Fatherhood Paradox. The LaunchDad becomes a father for the third time and he goes into detail on the gift of fatherhood in Episode 138 of The Launchcast. George talks about the chaotic day when Baby A. #3 arrived in this world and why this time around, it wa…
 
The landscape of business is changing in the wake of technological innovation, culture, and the pandemic. Time to turn on the Lean, Mean, Entrepreneur Machine on Episode 137 of The Launchcast and talk to Brant Cooper. Brant travels the globe speaking with entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs about how to discover and create new value and empowering indi…
 
Sometimes you live a normal life, doing normal things, thinking normal thoughts. No delusions of grander. Not an inkling of leadership...and then disaster strikes. On this special Episode 136 of The Launchcast we talk talk to Nikki Ruppenstein and Katerina Katolis about the leadership that follows crisis and how important it is to listen to your gu…
 
What do you get when you cross a competition-driven Division 1 NCAA left tackle for San Diego State with a leading technology platform for extraordinary lifestyle products in need of a corporate makeover? You get our guest on Episode 135 of The Launchcast Greg Spillane, the CEO of Fancy.com. When Greg and George wax poetic on business shop talk, th…
 
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