Keith Krach (2019 S1)

Keith Krach is a visionary who makes big things happen.

The scope of his impact on global business, education, and philanthropy is profound -- time and again he has created and built dynamic teams and organizations, most recently as chairman and CEO of DocuSign.

On this episode we discuss Keith's roots, lessons learned working in his father's machine shop, and the importance of initiative, perseverance, and mentorship for leadership development and lifelong learning.

Thank you Keith and thank you listeners!


Keith’s website


Purdue University

Bene Coopersmith (2019 S1)

Running a dynamic record shop in Red Hook, Brooklyn, Bene Coopersmith is a subtle and humble crusader for the importance of open-minded community and the magic of music as a connective force.

His store offers what every neighborhood could benefit from -- an understated and welcoming cultural refuge providing value beyond what's for sale.

Maybe you'll listen tonight on the way home.

And maybe when you get home you'll queue up some special music and soak it all in.

Claire George (2019 S1)

Season Prelude (2019 S1)

This is a 2019 Season 1 Prelude Episode -- a quick rundown about what's to come this Thursday January 10th, and every other week through June 2019.

Thank you for listening!

Mind Expansion w. Nat Lawson


The hypnotizing, memorizing, muscle-reading, mind-voyaging showman, Nat Lawson, has been a student of human potential since he was a kid. As a live performer and the youngest ever certified consulting hypnotist, Nat has dazzled clients and audiences all over the world. At age 8 he became hooked on magic - mesmerizing family, friends, and teachers with his acute focus, sleight of hand, and command of the unseen. In high school he sought the main stage, showcasing his talents for thousands of spellbound onlookers. After graduating early, at 16 he spent a year in Argentina honing his muscle-reading and mentalism crafts in a second language. Today, as a freshman at the University of Texas - Austin, Nat continues to expand his mind and his repertoire, venturing forth as an entertainer, teacher, and advocate for the power of the human mind and the importance of digging in to nudge it awake and unshackle its force.

Staying Fluid with Chris Gentile (Pilgrim Surf + Supply)

Chris Gentile is the creator and owner of Pilgrim Surf + Supply, a surf and apparel shop in Brooklyn. Chris is a visual artist, a surfing enthusiast, and a filmmaker who has combined his creative interests and love of the ocean to craft a unique lifestyle for himself, which we discuss on this episode. 

Some topics covered:

creative intuition





Pilgrim Surf + Supply

Pilgrim Instagram

Mexican Summer

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, spotify

Dungen + Woods

Bones BrigadeStreets of FireSkateboard Madness

Rodney MullenNatas KaupasTommy GuerreroLance MountainGlen FriedmanMike McGillTony Hawk

The Meatmen

Barbarian Days  by William Finnegan

Dave Hickey 

Billy Al BengstonJohn McCrackenLight and Space MovementEd RuschaRobert Rauschenberg

Gregory Lind Gallery


Manuel CaroRich PavelChris ChristensonJosh HallJim PhillipsJoe FalconeTyler Hatzikian 


Andy Spade

David  ZwirnerLucas Zwirner

Andrew Tarlow, Zeb Stewart

Peaking Lights, Allah-las, Connan Mockasin, Andrew VanWyngarden

Matt Warshaw

Morning of the Earth, Sea of Joy, Evolution, Bali High

The Explorer - Ryan Duffy

Ryan Duffy --- international explorer and adventurer -- shares his experiences and advice on story finding and telling. Currently, Ryan hosts Nat Geo's Explorer and serves as the Director of Original Video at The Players' Tribune. Previously, Ryan hosted Huffington Post's Now What with Ryan Duffy, and spent his early journalism days as one of the original video correspondents at Vice.



Huffington Post - Now What with Ryan Duffy



Ken Burns' The Vietnam War

Ryan on instagram- @ryanduffy

Banjo Life - Bennett Sullivan

Bennett Sullivan - bluegrass musician & entrepreneur - shares his story on Episode 13.

Music has brought Bennett all over the world -- from North Carolina to international cruise ship adventures to Brooklyn and eventually to Broadway as a member of Steve Martin's and Edie Brickell's show 'Bright Star'. 

Along the way, Bennett developed a love for teaching music, a passion that led to the creation of his company, 'Tunefox' 


Bennett Sullivan Music


Bright Star

Steve Martin

Peter Asher

Noam Pikelny

Punch Brothers

Béla Fleck

Tony Rice

Earl Scruggs

Art Protection - Ms. Brown

As a long-time business owner in Brooklyn's Clinton Hill, Ms. Brown believes in the power of art and the importance of protecting it. For nearly thirty years she has provided custom framing and art consultation to her customers, spreading good energy in her community all the while. In this episode, she explains more about her journey as an independent entrepreneur.

Staying Healthy with Riki Bryan

Take care of your health so you can take care of your life. Riki Bryan will show you how.

Riki is the owner of Hardboiled Holistics, a fitness speakeasy in Brooklyn where he coaches and guides his clients toward physical strength and mobility. 

With ambitions spanning beyond physical training, Riki plans to use HB as a step toward his larger goal to create a lifestyle rehabilitation retreat.  

In this episode, we discuss the importance of exercise and how consistent movement and a clean diet can have healing effects on mental health, addiction, and more. 

Please enjoy.



Hard Boiled website

Hard Boiled Instagram

Greg Ramirez


Visual Art with Pierce Meehan

What drives your creativity?

Pierce Meehan is a visual artist working with materials related to 'aquaculture'. His latest focus - his surf panel series - is inspired by his southern California roots and love of family.

In this episode, Pierce discusses his inspirations + aspirations, his creative process + workspace,  and his roundabout way of ending up where he is now.

Please enjoy the lively thoughts of Pierce Meehan...


Pierce's work

Jeff "Yoki" Yokoyama

Richard Serra

Ed Ruscha

John McCracken

The Danger Artist

California Avocados

Chris Gwaltney

Pilgrim Surf + Supply




Ted Thompson - Reading, Writing, & Storytelling

Why does reading matter? Ted Thompson, author of The Land of Steady Habits, shares ideas on how reading stories can spark our potential.

Books referenced:

The Catcher in the Rye
By J.D. Salinger
The Stories of John Cheever
By John Cheever
Revolutionary Road
By Richard Yates
The Land of Steady Habits
By Ted Thompson