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A free-ranging, magazine-style podcast series featuring slice-of-life stories, characters and culture from one of the alt-living/hippy Gulf Islands on Canada’s West Coast. Interviews, soundscapes, music, walks along the beaches, rambles into the forests. A new episode every 3 weeks or so. If you're island curious, this show is for you.
 
Welcome to the home of David Mangum, also known as D.J. D.M.X., and to those familiar with the Colorado and National Rave/Club/Party Circuit, you know who I am! If not, allow me to bring you up to speed… As a professional D.J., throughout the last three DECADES, I have introduced many to the sounds of the moment and the sounds of the underground. The only difference between the two is when you hear them, first or last makes no difference to me as I have enjoyed my calling as a musical ambass ...
 
The Twenty Minute VC takes you inside the world of Venture Capital, Startup Funding and The Pitch. Join our host, Harry Stebbings and discover how you can attain funding for your business by listening to what the most prominent investors are directly looking for in startups, providing easily actionable tips and tricks that can be put in place to increase your chances of getting funded. Although, you may not want to raise funding for a startup. The Twenty Minute VC also provides an instructio ...
 
Every Monday listeners get exclusive access to the most influential minds in comedy. Award winning comedian and host Joel Byars captures the inspiring stories and insightful techniques behind your favorite comics with interviews NPR describes as "discovering the desire to be a comedian, their craft and their unifying bond found within the world of stand up comedy."
 
Gutsy Matters Podcast is for independent thinkers who aren’t afraid to stand out from the crowd. Join our gutsy conversations every fortnight to discover, uncover and create opportunities and perspectives about health, wealth and sustainable living. We’re excited to share these thought-provoking discussions because they change the way we do things, the way we think and how we succeed. Gutsy Matters Podcast is brought to you by Stored Naturally - helping you to live well with our all natural, ...
 
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Christoph Janz is the Co-Founder and General Partner @ Point Nine, one of Europe's leading early-stage firms with a portfolio including the likes of Zendesk, Algolia, Revolut, Nex Health, Loom and of course, Contentful. Prior to co-founding Point Nine, Christoph was a prolific angel investor and also the Co-Founder @ Pageflakes, leading the company…
 
A look at the folks and challenges of farming and food security on Gabriola. Special thanks to: Graham Bradley, Stephen Levesque, Talyn Martin * Support and check out Gabriola’s Agricultural Co-operative Music credit and thanks: “Let it Rain” by the fabulous Sarah Osborne from her 2021 Seasons EP Series Volume One - Heat . See Sarah Osborne Music S…
 
Bob Kirk is a Toronto based comedian with an improv background and winner of the November $100 Joke Contest. This interview shares his secret to writing daily and what surprising technique he used to write so many jokes so quickly that helped him win this month's contest. If you want to compete in next month's contest, click the link below to get m…
 
Eugene Wei is one of my favorite thinkers, writers, and strategists in tech today. Having spent the majority of his professional career at consumer internet companies, Eugene started his career with a 7-year stint at Amazon with a focus on product. He then joined Hulu leading the product, design, editorial, and marketing teams. Post Hulu, Eugene co…
 
Andy Johns is one of the pre-eminent growth leaders of the last decade. Andy's career started in growth at Facebook when the company scaled from 100M-500M active users. Since he has worked in some of the leading growth orgs at companies like Twitter, Quora and more recently at Wealthfront as Head of Growth and President. Andy is also an active ange…
 
After only a few years into the comedy game, Josh Black has been able to build a local following in Nashville that helps him not only create consistently viral content but also sell out shows every single month. Josh's hustle is the new wave on how comics can create their own success and start getting paid without having to wait on anyone else's ap…
 
Kareem Zaki is a General Partner @ Thrive Capital, with a portfolio including Stripe, Instacart, Instagram, Nubank, Github, Glossier and many more, they have cemented their position as one of the leading venture firms of the last decade. As for Kareem, he is a co-founder and board member to Cedar, Nava, Scope Security and Cadence and has invested i…
 
Brian Singerman is a General Partner @ Founders Fund, one of the most prominent venture firms of the last decade with a portfolio including Anduril, SpaceX, Tesla, Palantir, Stripe, Affirm, Airbnb, Facebook, and many more. As for Brian, he has led investments in the likes of Affirm, Oscar Health, Wish, Asana, Oculus, and Postmates to name a few. Br…
 
After over 400 episodes, this is the most popular question I get asked. So I've reflected on my own 11+ year comedy career to give my most helpful three steps to getting you on stage and becoming a comedian. Don't forget to take advantage of the resources below and I look forward to hearing your success stories! Join the workshop giveaway here! Get…
 
Arthur Patterson and Jim Swartz founded Accel in 1983. Under their leadership, they have built Accel into one of the most prominent venture firms of the last 4 decades. Starting with Arthur, as the lead investor, Arthur has helped management teams develop companies into market-defining leaders over an incredible four decades. Prior to co-founding A…
 
Ryan Denehy is the Founder & CEO @ Electric, the company that provides a modern IT solution that's simplified. To date, Ryan has raised over $188M for the company from the likes of GGV, Bessemer, Slack Fund, and 01 Advisors to name a few. As for Ryan, he is a 3x entrepreneur with his first company being acquired by USA TODAY Sports and his second c…
 
Producing your own show is the best way to make money and get fans in this comedy game. Eva Alexopoulos is only a few years into comedy but is already producing the top show in Montreal. She shares all her marketing secrets to help you do the same in your scene. This is a MUST HEAR episode that's going to change the game for your comedy career. Lis…
 
McKeever "Mac" Conwell II is the founder and managing partner of RareBreed Ventures, a pre-seed fund that invests outside of large tech ecosystems, with a concentrated portfolio approach being the first check with up to $250K. Mac's journey into venture is nothing short of inspirational, Mac went from being homeless to being an engineer to founding…
 
Elena Verna is a master when it comes to all things starting and scaling growth organizations. Previously, Elena spent over 7 years as SVP Growth @ SurveyMonkey where she ran product, growth marketing, and data teams. Post SurveyMonkey, Elena worked with the rocket ship that is Miro both as Interim CMO and as an advisor. Elena has also advised some…
 
Jeremiah Watkins returns to the show to help comics level up and create their own success. The pandemic has taught us that the old way of "climbing the ladder" as a comedian is dead. It's now up to us to find our lane and build our own careers. Few comics have done that better than Jeremiah and he is here to help you do the same. Click Here to List…
 
Will Shu is the Founder & CEO @ Deliveroo, the company that provides your favorite restaurants and takeaways, delivered to your door. Prior to their IPO earlier this year, Will raised over $1.7BN for the company from some of the best including Accel, Index, General Catalyst, Greenoaks, and more. Before Deliveroo, Will worked in finance as an analys…
 
Ankur Nagpal is the Founding Partner @ Vibe Capital, today announcing his new $70M solo GP fund and with a track record that includes the likes of Roam Research, Eight Sleep, Circle, Hone Health and Maven to name a few. Prior to entering venture, Ankur was the Founder and CEO @ Teachable, a platform where educators can create and sell their own onl…
 
Sandy Bernstein is back with her THIRD $100 Joke Contest victory. This episode shares the power of finding a writing partner and how to break writer's block. Sandy is a prime example of consistent hard work paying off. Listen and learn how you can do the same. Sandy's website: http://www.sandybernsteincomedy.com/ Sandy's IG: https://www.instagram.c…
 
Fidji Simo is the CEO @ Instacart, the company that allows you to order whatever you want from local stores, delivering it straight to your door. Fidji joined the Instacart board 10 months ago and just 3 months ago, Fidji joined Instacart full time as CEO. Prior to Instacart, Fidji spent an incredible 10 years at Facebook in numerous different role…
 
George Kurtz is the CEO and co-founder of CrowdStrike, a leading provider of next-generation endpoint protection, threat intelligence, and services. Prior to Crowdstrike's incredibly successful IPO in 2019, George raised funding from the likes of Accel, General Atlantic, CapitalG, IVP and Warburg Pincus to name a few. Before founding Crowdstrike, G…
 
If you want to take control of your career and start making money while getting stage time, this is the episode for you. Hot Breath! Pro Dawn Davis Womack consistently runs sold out shows in her region and came on the show to tell you exactly how she does it. We are a for comics by comics platform designed to help you level up in a positive and sup…
 
Chris Sacca is the Founder and Chairman @ Lowercase Capital, one of the best performing funds in the history of venture capital with a portfolio including Uber, Stripe, Twitter, Instagram, Twilio, Docker and many more. Despite this incredible success, in 2017, Chris and his wife, Crystal announced they would be stepping back from day to day investi…
 
Anthony Casalena is the Founder & CEO @ Squarespace, the company that allows you to create a website, sell anything and market your business. To date, Anthony has raised over $948M for the company from the likes of General Atlantic, Index Ventures, Tiger Global; culminating in their IPO in May 2021. Despite the incredible size and scale of Squaresp…
 
Anton Levy is Co-President, Managing Director and Global Head of General Atlantic’s Technology sector. Anton has led General Atlantic’s investments in the likes of Alibaba, CrowdStrike, Facebook, Slack and Snapchat and co-led investments in Adyen and Bytedance. As a result, Anton has been named to the Forbes Midas List of top investors each year fr…
 
Costaki Economopoulos is one of comedy's most well respected writers and performers and this interview shares exactly how and why he does it. With over 20 years of comedy experience, he puts on a comedy writing masterclass for listeners to learn and apply to their own process. You will leave this interview with a renewed motivation and writing proc…
 
Keith Rabois is a General Partner @ Founders Fund, one of the most successful venture firms of the last decade with home runs in the likes of SpaceX, Palantir, Stripe, Anduril, Facebook, Airbnb, Nubank and many more. As for Keith, he led the first institutional investments in DoorDash, Affirm and has also led investments in Ramp, Trade Republic, Fa…
 
Joan Fuchsman is not only a hilarious columnist but an amazing comedy writer that runs her own writing rooms in the Hot Breathiverse. She has quickly grown from guessing at what to write about into consistently creating tight jokes. She is the September $100 Joke Contest winner and this insightful interview reveals exactly how she did it so you can…
 
Ralf Wenzel is the Founder & CEO @ JOKR, a global platform for instant retail delivery at a hyper-local scale. To date, Ralf has raised over $170M for the company from the likes of GGV Capital, Balderton, Softbank and Kaszek, just to name a few. Prior to JOKR, Ralf spent close to 7 years as the Founder & CEO @ foodpanda as well as enjoying roles as…
 
Casey Winters is the Chief Product Officer at Eventbrite where he leads the PM, product design, research, and growth marketing teams. Prior to Eventbrite, Casey spent close to 3 years at Pinterest where he led the growth product team. At Pinterest, Casey turned SEO into a scalable acquisition strategy, increasing conversion to signups 5x. Before Pi…
 
Rosebud Baker joins us to share her comedy secrets behind how to find your comedic voice, joke writing tips, doing authentic act-outs, and much more. She is one of comedy's rising stars and this in-depth interview reveals exactly why and how she does it. Listen, learn, and share! Learn how to write, perform, and monetize your comedy in our comedy I…
 
Hans Tung is a Managing Partner at GGV Capital, one of the leading venture firms of the last 2 decades with a portfolio including Alibaba, Xiaomi, Peloton, Airbnb, Slack, and many more. As for Hans, he has been named to the Forbes Midas list nine consecutive years from 2013-2021, most recently ranking #3. His portfolio includes 18 unicorns includin…
 
Nazim Salur is the Founder & CEO of Getir, one of the leading rapid delivery service providers that distribute over 1,500 everyday items within minutes. With an established status in Turkey, where the company trends towards a super-app, and a London launch behind it, Getir has further European and US expansion plans on the horizon. To fuel this exp…
 
Doug Leone is the Global Managing Partner @ Sequoia Capital, one of the world’s most renowned and successful venture firms with a portfolio including the likes of Google, Airbnb, Whatsapp, Stripe, Zoom and many more. As for Doug, he joined Sequoia over 33 years ago and has led investments in Nubank, Meraki, ServiceNow and TradeRepublic to name a fe…
 
After 11+ years in comedy, I recently filmed a Dry Bar comedy special and learned a HUGE lesson I wish I knew sooner. This quick and intimate episode is here to help you apply this lesson that took me over a decade to learn so you can level up faster and conquer your comedy goals. Enjoy this rare peak behind the curtain of life as a working comic. …
 
Leanne Sternbeck the creator of RADHA Handmade Organics and Naturals is the only person we know who is growing certified organic ingredients to use in the hand made certified organic skincare products she makes. Leanne is literally taking all the values we have about organics and provenance and putting them her in a beautifully hand crafted range o…
 
Sameer Gandhi is a Partner @ Accel, one of the leading venture firms of the last decade with a portfolio including the likes of Facebook, Dropbox, Atlassian, Hopin, Spotify and more. As for Sameer, he led investments in Crowdstrike, Dropbox, Flipkart, Spotify and more. Prior to Accel, Sameer spent close to 10 years as a Partner @ Sequoia. In Today’…
 
Ron Funches has one of comedy’s most unique voices and this episode shares exactly why and how he does it. Ron drops a lot of comedy gems in this episode not only about his writing process but also about the business of comedy. This is a must listen for how to find your voice and get paid to do it. Enjoy and share with your fellow comics! Learn how…
 
Marcelo Claure serves as CEO of SoftBank Group International and COO of SoftBank Group Corp., the world’s largest tech investor. At Softbank, Marcelo oversees the company’s strategic direction and its portfolio of operating companies, including WeWork, SB Energy, Fortress, Boston Dynamics, as well as SoftBank’s stake in T-Mobile U.S. He also spearh…
 
It’s Saturday at the island’s recycling depot. Music Credits in order: Accidental background: “Do Ya Think I’m sexy” by Rod Stewart – MP3 track being played by others in an open air recording. Don’t sue! Excerpt: “Arctic Orchestral Cue” by Graham Makes Courtesy: creativecommons.org Excerpt: “Indigo” by Vincent Augustus from the album Nightlife for …
 
Frank Rotman is a founding partner of QED Investors, one of the leading fintech-focused venture firms investing today with a portfolio including the likes of Klarna, Kavak, Quinto Andar, Credit Karma and more. As for Frank, prior to QED, Frank was one of the earliest analysts hired into Capital One and spent almost 13 years there helping build many…
 
Every month we do a $100 Joke Contest that challenges comics to write a new 90 second set in just 7 days and this month's winner is Jack Allen. Although he is just now getting experience on stage, his writing skills more than make up for it and this winning set proves it. This interview explores everything from Jack's writing techniques to how he i…
 
Emilie Choi is the President and Chief Operating Officer @ Coinbase, the easiest place to buy and sell cryptocurrency. Prior to their IPO earlier this year, Coinbase raised funding from some of the best in the business including USV, a16z, Initialized and Ribbit to name a few. As for Emilie, before Coinbase she was Head of Corporate Development for…
 
Listen to this if you are frustrated with not generating new material fast enough. We all have struggled with writer's block but this simple tip will help you to stop thinking and start writing. The reality of writing is all about consistency. The more you write, the more chances you get to find that next great bit. Let this quick podcast be the cr…
 
Angela Strange is a General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, one of the leading venture firms of the last decade with a portfolio including the likes of Facebook, Github, Slack, Airbnb, Asana and more. As for Angela, she largely focuses on investments in financial services and a16z has made significant investments in LATAM in the likes of Loft, Jeev…
 
Yannis Pappas joins us to share his story of at once time quitting comedy to becoming one of the most popular comics in the game. He also shares his secret sauce to creating viral social media, writing jokes on stage, storytelling, and much more. Learn how to write, perform, and monetize your comedy in our comedy Incubator Hot Breath! Pro Click Her…
 
Nicolas Szekasy is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Kaszek Ventures, the largest venture capital firm in Latin America with a portfolio including the likes of Nubank, Notco, Creditas, Bitso and more. Before Kaszek, Nicolás was CFO for 10 years at MercadoLibre (Nasdaq: MELI), Latin America’s largest online commerce and payments platform, where h…
 
This interview with Jeff Schultheiss about how he's combined his expertise as a food technologist, his love of smoking foods and smoke flavours with his determination to build his own business, is not only a fantastic introduction to a range of new products but also a great insight into what it takes to create a food product business.…
 
Ann Miura Ko is the Co-Founding Partner @ Floodgate, one of the leading early-stage firms of the last decade with a portfolio including the likes of Twitter, Twitch, Lyft, Okta, Outreach and more. As for Ann, not only did she lead the round for Lyft but in the last 12 months has led rounds for 2 of the hottest companies in the valley; Popparazzi an…
 
This episode combines over 75 years of comedy experience into one comedy masterclass. In our Hot Breath! Pro comedian incubator, we interviewed all the top comedy authors in the game to bring your the best tips from comedy’s best minds. This episode will give you the highlights of our interviews and the most insightful takeaways to get you Learn ho…
 
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