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The climate crisis is a marathon, and every good marathon needs people on the sidelines cheering, handing out water, and getting a little day drunk. The goal of Sweatpants: A Low-Key Climate Podcast is to be the loudest, day-drunkest, people in the climate game. Every episode, comedian and climate science & policy expert Rollie Williams (Climate Town, Columbia University) talks to climate scientists, journalists, and activists as well as comics, artists, and etceteras about climate change an ...
 
The best startup advice from Silicon Valley and beyond. Iconic CEOs — from Nike to Netflix, Starbucks to Slack — share the stories and strategies that helped them grow from startups into global brands. On each episode, host Reid Hoffman — LinkedIn cofounder, Greylock partner and legendary Silicon Valley investor — proves an unconventional theory about how businesses scale, while his guests share the story of how I built this company. Reid and guests talk entrepreneurship, leadership, strateg ...
 
Have you ever been so close to realizing a major milestone before being thrown off course? You’re not alone! Scott Evans, Host of NBC’s Access Hollywood and World of Dance, has intimate conversations with entertainers, teachers, entrepreneurs, authors, and experts about how they didn't allow a loss to define them. He gets into those pivotal moments where it seemed like everything was on the line, and how they moved through it. Scott’s guests share their perspective and insight so that you ca ...
 
Someone once observed that if Howard Stern and Krista Tippett had a love child, it would be Scott Jones. Scott liked that. At "Give and Take,” Scott Jones talks with artists, authors, theologians, and political pundits about the lens through which they experience life. With empathy, humor, and a deep knowledge of religion, current events, and pop culture, Scott engages his guests in a free-flowing conversation that's entertaining, unexpected, occasionally bizarre, and oftentimes enlightening ...
 
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Over the past seventy years, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, has evolved from a virtually unknown and little-used pamphlet to an imposing and comprehensive compendium of mental disorder. Its nearly 300 conditions have become the touchstones for the diagnoses that patients receive, students are taught, researchers …
 
Your ability to make quick decisions in the face of a crisis can define your career. That’s been the case for Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, president of Spelman College, the all-women's HBCU in Atlanta. In her second appearance on Rapid Response, Dr. Campbell, who recently announced her plan to retire at the end of the academic year, discusses how lis…
 
If you're looking for a relaxing trip to podcast city, you've come to the right place. Today's guest is the creator and writer of the Heated Newsletter, Emily Atkin, and she's got some insane stories to tell. Honestly, there are some pretty high key moments, so if you're allergic to excitement, get lost. Emily and Rollie talk about the ill-fated cl…
 
Collaboration drives performance in the modern economy. Yet the uncertainty and dislocation of our pandemic experience has unsettled workplace expectations and cultures. Managing a team today requires a new mindfulness about physical and mental health, what motivates performance, and how to build creativity in remote, hybrid, and fluid conditions. …
 
THE CHAKRA DOCTOR (Rance Dunbar) tells an amazing story of personal transformation, Growing up in poverty and physically abused, he became involved in drugs and eventually prison. Always curious, he began reading about positivity, metaphysics and health, slowly changing his belief systems and way of life. Today he is a teacher and healer who is cre…
 
18 months ago, the lights went out on Broadway. What can you learn as this $16bn industry begins to re-light the lights? Tony-winning producer Bonnie Comley, the CEO of BroadwayHD and board president of the Drama League, shows us how Broadway's 41 theaters are coming back to life — and how the 18-month pandemic closure created some breathing room f…
 
This episode is providing a quick update on some items that William Schmidt is involved with. For starters, there is Tax Court for Kansas City scheduled the week of September 20 and coming the week of January 24. Next, William is involved with the Individual and Family Taxation Committee and gives a preview of their panel. Last, William is on a pan…
 
As dangerous as obstacles and setbacks may appear, they can also present opportunities. Robert Reffkin, founder and CEO of the real estate platform, Compass, knows this well. He’s a perfect example of how to use challenges to generate a fresh burst of energy. Reffkin explains how he’s been able to reassess situations in the wake of setbacks, plan h…
 
DARRELL BECKER is licensed acupuncturist and holistic health practitioner living on the big island in Hawaii. Darrell's passion is helping people find ways ofhealing when other methods may not have produced desired results. He talks about the germ vs. terrain models of disease and how much of what we have been taught has been base on incorrect or i…
 
Chris Urmson has had to take a different approach in building his company Aurora, which develops self-driving technology. As opposed to creating and iterating a product with a handful of people, and then building a company around that product, Urmson says he’s had to do the opposite. “Given the scale of the problem we're trying to solve and the com…
 
Towards an Ecopsychotherapy (Confer Books, 2020) provides an overview of ecopsychology and introduces the newly emerging field of ecopsychotherapy, including insightful case examples for practitioners. However, ecopsychotherapy is not simply a technique to be applied in therapy; for practitioner and client, it involves a change in perspective. Rust…
 
Host Reid Hoffman answers seven burning questions from a range of entrepreneurs facing universal and timeless challenges in this all-new Strategy Session. How do you expand to a country where you’re not located? What was the insight that led Reid from entrepreneur to investor? Should you shift from product development to customer acquisition? Plus,…
 
JIM GALE is the founder and CEO of Food Forest Abundance ; foodforetabundance.com, a company designed to assist and empower individuals and communities across the world to grow their own food. There are over 40 millions acres of lawn in the United States alone, which grown no food, drain water resources and use tons of poisons. Jim has created a ve…
 
“You have to preserve your energy because this year has been about pace,” says iconic restaurateur Danny Meyer in his fourth Rapid Response interview. Meyer catches us up on the past seven-plus months of operating in the midst of the pandemic. In the beginning of the summer, when Covid rates were plummeting in New York City, he says he was full of …
 
Stigma about mental illness makes life doubly hard for people suffering from mental or emotional distress. In addition to dealing with their conditions, they must also contend with social shame and secrecy. But by examining how mental illness is conceived of and treated in other cultures, we can improve our own perspectives in the Western world. In…
 
To achieve massive scale, you don’t just need founders, you also need a re-founder – someone to come in at a later stage to keep the mission and culture on track. As Microsoft’s third CEO ever – after Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer – Satya Nadella is doing just that. He’s fostered a culture at Microsoft that rewards new ideas and makes room for feedb…
 
Andrew Belter and William Schmidt have a discussion on two items regarding client deadlines in taxes. -What to do when a client shows up with a short deadline for the IRS or Tax Court? This might put an attorney in a bind regarding the work to do in a short amount of time. Entering an appearance in court is easy for an attorney to do, but requires …
 
Hollywood may build stars, but gaming is "the biggest, fastest-growing entertainment medium in the world," says CEO Andrew Wilson of Electronic Arts. That's why businesses from Netflix to Disney to Facebook are eyeing the space, along with creators and startups eager to tap into the entrepreneurial opportunities posed by the still-evolving "metaver…
 
Coming August 31st: An all-new season of Masters of Scale, with iconic leaders and rising stars of scale companies. This season, Reid Hoffman trades theories with Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, Robert Reffkin, founder and CEO of Compass, Indra Nooyi, former CEO of Pepsico, Jessica Alba, founder of The Honest Company, Beth Ford, CEO of Land O'Lake…
 
You are in luck, because this episode stars climate science powerhouse Dr. Kate Marvel (NASA, Columbia University, Scientific American). She also happens to have been Rollie’s atmospheric science professor in grad school, so they’ve got plenty to talk about. Dr. Marvel discusses her current research, her thoughts on the future, and the landline tel…
 
In his second visit to the show, author, thinker and computer technologist, MARSHALL BRAIN, (www.marshallbrain.com) talks about the future of humanity in terms of "Singularity," the point at which accelerating technology surpasses human ability in brain power, biotechnology and perhaps consciousness. What does the future hold for mankind? How might…
 
Facing off with the FTC isn't for the timid. But when your mission and your business model are aligned, the hard decisions – about risk, about investment, about priorities – become clearer. Francis deSouza is CEO of Illumina, the world’s dominant maker of gene sequencing technology. After playing a key role in the creation of Covid vaccines, Illumi…
 
Reid’s personal advice on the most important success factor for any scale leader: your mindset. Talking with editor-at-large Bob Safian, Reid shares how he approaches every challenge with a learning mindset: ask the right questions, leverage networks, and build curiosity and resilience. To cement the idea, he shares Lesson One from the new Masters …
 
NANDY MARTIN aka "Captain Haiti" talks about his mission to alleviate poverty and suffering in Haiti through the power of crypto currency in creating economic freedom for individuals. We talk about the history of oppression and government control in Haiti to maintain the wealth of those in power. Nandy and his team have created a plan which can be …
 
Andrew Belter and William Schmidt discuss some items that have been happening at Legal Aid of Western Missouri (LAWMO). Last year, LAWMO set up a help line for people needing help getting their stimulus/Economic Impact Payments. An article about the help line went viral and LAWMO wound up getting hundreds of applicants. Now, LAWMO has a grant for a…
 
What can entrepreneurs learn from a genre-crossing, multi-platinum musician? How to take a big opportunity — and leverage it into something epic. From his earliest days as a founding member of the Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am learned from mentors how to not only identify big opportunities but compound them. From the Super Bowl to the first iTunes com…
 
Gender Dysphoria: A Therapeutic Model for Working with Children, Adolescents and Young Adults (Phoenix Publishing House, 2021) by Susan and Marcus Evans is an uncomfortable book on the politically and clinically contested subject of gender dysphoria in young people. From their psychoanalytically informed perspective, gender dysphoria is a developme…
 
MONIQUE HITZMAN talks about the use of tuning forks to target "stagnant energy" and return the biofield surrounding the body to optimal flow. We discuss the science behind vibrational healing and how various frequencies work to heal physical pain and trauma. Monique studied with tuning fork pioneer, Eileen McKusick, whose book "Tuning The Human Bio…
 
Rollie strikes gold in the third installment of Sweatpants by bringing on climate comedian Chuck Nice (StarTalk, Comedy Central, Brain Games). They talk about their respective paths around comedy and climate communication, as well as general theories on how people become radicalized. It's fun and lively and low-key, so if you want to hear some of t…
 
You need a strong culture to build a company that will scale beyond the early startup days. And strong company cultures only emerge when every employee feels they own the culture from Day One. Here's how Reed Hastings and his team at Netflix did it – and made their culture deck famous in the process. Cameo appearances: Jeff Weiner (LinkedIn), Aneel…
 
Andrew Belter - is he guest or co-host or…is he both? Andrew Belter, Clinic Director of the LITC at Wisconsin Judicare joins William Schmidt of the LITC at Legal Aid of Western Missouri to discuss the child tax credit. What are some of the issues for the child tax credit for divorced or separated parents? Is there a safe harbor for people who shoul…
 
My guest is Mathis Bitton. He is a student of political theory at Yale University. His writing focuses on liberalism and its discontents, Confucian and Islamic thought, city-states, and institution-building. You can follow him on Twitter at @mlbitton. His recent piece, The Rise of Post-Liberal Man, sparked the conversation. You can read it here: ht…
 
Even an 118-year-old company needs an entrepreneurial jolt. When Jochen Zeitz took over as CEO of motorcycle maker Harley Davidson in early 2020, he moved quickly to restructure the business – even in the midst of the pandemic's highest uncertainty. That defiance paid off, settling investors and refocusing the company. He's trimmed the product line…
 
Unconventional ideas define entrepreneurship: They fuel dreams but also spur naysayers and obstacles. Katia Beauchamp, co-founder and CEO of Birchbox, has repeatedly found ways to recast the unconventional as something obvious, enabling ongoing growth through repeated challenges. When Katia and her co-founder introduced Birchbox, its novel business…
 
My guest is Mark Wildes. His newest book is The 40 Day Challenge. Sometimes we are spiritually frozen. This book will thaw you out and heat you up - Nissim Black, Rapper and Businessman Written in an approachable, uplifting, and accessible style, The 40 Day Challenge is an invitation for people who believe there is more to life than the daily grind…
 
What does psychoanalysis want? In The Desire of Psychoanalysis: Exercises in Lacanian Thinking (Northwestern UP, 2021), analyst and academic Gabriel Tupinambá takes the Lacanian world to task for failing to properly address this question and, in so doing, both overestimating the field's political applicability, and undervaluing the role of analysan…
 
Scott Krzych's book Beyond Bias: Conservative Media, Documentary Form, and the Politics of Hysteria (Oxford University Press, 2021) offers the first scholarly study of contemporary right-wing documentary film and video. Drawing from contemporary work in political theory and psychoanalytic theory, the book identifies what author Scott Krzych describ…
 
"We have to reignite the energy and the fire and the love," says CEO Libby Wadle of J.Crew Group, which launched Madewell Forever this week, a dynamic bet on sustainability. The resale platform, in partnership with ThredUp, is part of a purpose-led pivot that Wadle first sparked as head of Madewell. Wadle takes us inside that journey, looking back …
 
Psychoanalysis began as a politicized form of treatment for people from all walks of life. Yet in the United States, it has become divorced from these roots and transformed into a depoliticized treatment for the most well-to-do, according to my guests, Drs. Patricia Gherovici and Christopher Christian. Their edited book, Psychoanalysis in the Barri…
 
When should you hire your replacement as CEO? Is blitzscaling still the best strategy, in today's context of uncertainty? What are the best fundraising options if you can't access a major VC firm? How do you balance long-term growth with short-term pressures? In this all-new Strategy Session, Reid answers critical in-the-moment questions from six e…
 
"Hate is not a one community issue," says Sonal Shah, president of The Asian American Foundation, a nonprofit launched by business leaders in May, dedicated to addressing discrimination against Asian Americans. In just its first few weeks, TAAF raised $1 billion – and is now grappling with what all start-ups face: how to iterate fast, pivot, lose w…
 
To find your big idea? Look for it. And look for it. And be ready to act. Spanx founder Sara Blakely was actively seeking a business idea when she thought of Spanx. Then she moved fast, found help in the right places, and went all-in. The result: A billion-dollar company & women's wardrobes transformed. With cameos by National Geographic Explorer A…
 
Pan plays a central role in European mythology, originating as a figure who represented all that was impossible to tame in the world, something anyone who has ever worked with goats will understand. This primitive origin was slowly assimilated by the Greeks as a celebration of life and vitality, although through Plato’s radical dualism and the mora…
 
The relational revolution led to what is arguably the most radical revision of our understanding of how to effect healing and change in the mind since Freud’s ground-breaking work more than a century ago. In The Relational Revolution in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (Confer Books, 2021), Steven Kuchuck addresses core theories as well as newer, c…
 
The concept of a low-key podcast is strained when Rollie gets on the phone with Dr. Gavin Schmidt, NASA’s Senior Climate Advisor to the President. Luckily, Gavin was calling in from an active turkey farm which helped restore the podcast to a calming center. They talk about what an average day is like, the general state of NASA’s climate department,…
 
Millennials and Gen Z want different experiences, different content, different opportunities. But catering to those distinct needs wasn't enough, says BuzzFeed co-founder and CEO Jonah Peretti; the digital-media outfit also needed to create a flywheel for value. When the pandemic trimmed tens of millions in revenue, Peretti cut back on costs – but …
 
To move at the speed of opportunity, you need to accelerate expertise. Mellody Hobson is co-CEO of Ariel Investments, the first Black-owned asset management firm in the United States, as well as board chair of Starbucks. Her incredible entrepreneurial journey – punctuated by deep societal and business impact – has been fueled by an intense attentio…
 
The IRS is hosting advance child tax credit free tax prep days to assist taxpayers in filing 2020 tax returns in order to be eligible for the child tax credit in 12 select cities. Turnout was low on June 25 and 26 so I am providing information to boost turnout on July 9 and 10. For information, go to this website: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/advan…
 
WILLIAM C. MOYERS is the VP of public affairs and community relations for Hazelden Betty Ford based in Minnesota. Since 1996 Moyers has carried the message of addiction, treatment and recovery to audiences across the nation. He has appeared on Larry King Live, the Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America and NPR. He is the author of several books i…
 
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