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Ditch Digger CEO is a podcast that will feed and grow your hunger for entrepreneurship. This show chronicles those who have built their business from nothing to million or even billion dollar enterprises. Often with only grit and work ethic to rely on. Gary Rabine is a serial entrepreneur who has started 25 companies over the past 20 years and is currently the CEO of 9 companies. Quinton, a millennial, is the leader of a Mentoring non profit, True Mentors, that matches successful CEO’s with ...
 
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Dean Wegner (https://www.authenticallyamerican.us/), the Founder and CEO of Authentically American, shares his story of creating Authentically American to help bring manufacturing jobs back to America by selling premium, competitively priced apparel that is all made in the USA. In this episode Gary and Dean discuss: 1. What It Means To Be An Americ…
 
In this comeback episode, Gary talks about his experience in the last Gubernatorial elections and how it shaped and changed his views on patriotism, leadership, and what it takes to truly be a leader for the next generation. Gary Rabine (https://www.rabine.com/) is the founder of the Rabine Group, which includes 11 companies. Client satisfaction, i…
 
Major General John Borling (http://www.sosamerica.org/) is a highly decorated, retired Air Force Major General. He served worldwide in high level command and staff positions. A graduate of the Air Force Academy, National War College, Executive Education at Harvard Business School and the JFK School, he was also a White House Fellow. A fighter pilot…
 
Streamed live, October 24, 2022. I was thrilled to have Veronica Roth of Divergent and Chosen Ones fame to come talk about her new book, Poster Girl, and what the business has taught her in her career! Links Mur on Focusmate! Mur on Twitter, Instagram, Youtube Newsletter, The Hot Mic Support via Patreon! John Anealio on Bandcamp I Should Be Writing…
 
Matt had a family emergency so Ursula stepped in to talk about the gross topic of grooming, and whether any one person has the power to make or break your career. Links Mur on Focusmate! Mur on Twitter, Instagram, Youtube Newsletter, The Hot Mic Support via Patreon! John Anealio on Bandcamp I Should Be Writing tea blends Support local book stores! …
 
Station Eternity is out! Cherie Priest and Chuck Wendig come on the show to celebrate with me! Links Mur on Focusmate! Mur on Twitter, Instagram, Youtube Newsletter, The Hot Mic Support via Patreon! John Anealio on Bandcamp I Should Be Writing tea blends Support local book stores! Station Eternity, Six Wakes, Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Editi…
 
Streamed live, September 26, 2022. Mur has a book coming out! And it's hard to think about anything else. Matt's taking a well-earned break from writing novels. Links Preorder Station Eternity! Mur on Twitter, Youtube, website Matt on Twitter, YouTube, website Matt's merch! Mur's merch! Support via Patreon Twitch schedule for September (Eastern tim…
 
Streamed live, September 23, 2022. Kameron Hurley is guest host today, and we are talking with Margaret Dunlap about the enigma that is Hollywood, money, and how you keep going when so few projects actually get to the screen. Links Preorder Station Eternity! Mur on Twitter, Youtube, website Matt on Twitter, YouTube, website Matt's merch! Mur's merc…
 
Matt returns. This wasn't supposed to be a "buck up little camper" pep talk for Mur, but it turned out to be. But mostly, we talk about the importance of different things to focus on as a freelancer. August 15, 2022 | Season 8 Ep 13 | murverse.com Copyright 2022, Mur Lafferty and Matt Wallace | CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 License…
 
S8 Ep12 Streamed live, August 8, 2022. Monopolies are bad, we all know that, and yet the "Big Six" publishers are eating each other, dwindling down, and claiming it's in the authors' best interest. We call shenanigans. Links Alasdair Stuart, and his Hugo-nominated fanzine, The Full Lid Mur on Twitter, Youtube, website Matt on Twitter, YouTube, webs…
 
S8 Ep11 Streamed live, July 18, 2022. So there's talk of a writing reality show. No really. So we talk about that and all the things that could go wrong with it. (And how we're dying to watch the train wreck) Links Kameron Hurley Mur on Twitter, Youtube, website Matt on Twitter, YouTube, website Support via Patreon Twitch schedule for July: 25th Mo…
 
S8 Ep10 Streamed live, July 11, 2022. Y'all have asked for it, and I deliver! My former agent Jen Udden joins us live to answer questions (since she isn't an agent anymore but she still has all that knowledge.) Links Jennifer Udden's podcast Shipping and Handling Mur on Twitter, Youtube, website Matt on Twitter, YouTube, website Support via Patreon…
 
S8 Ep9 Streamed live, May, 2022. Whoops, I told you I needed a break this past spring. I never got this out to folks. Recorded mid-may I believe. Links Ursula Vernon Mur on Twitter, Youtube, website Matt on Twitter, YouTube, website Support via Patreon Twitch schedule for July 11-15: 11th Monday 12pm: Ditch Diggers with Ursula Vernon 12th Tuesday 3…
 
S8 Ep8 Streamed live, July 5, 2022. I'm joined by Grant Baciocco and we talk about video and TikTok and how to know what kind of content to make, if you're digging ditches! Links Toiley on TikTok, Youtube, Twitch The Toiley's Christmas Album Mur on Twitter, Youtube, website Matt on Twitter, YouTube, website Support via Patreon Twitch schedule for J…
 
Streamed live, May 23, 2022. I'm joined by Gwenda Bond, and we talk about writing at the beach and what we hope to get accomplished this week! Links Gwenda Bond and her new book, The Date From Hell Mur on Twitter, Youtube, Mastodon Matt on Twitter, YouTube, website Support via Patreon or Ko-Fi! May 23, 2022 | Season 8 Ep 7 | murverse.com Copyright …
 
I'm joined by Alasdair Stuart and we talk about burnout and how it's hurting writers as well as publishing at large. But we manage to find some hope within! Links Trade Industry Facing Burnout Mur on Twitter, Youtube, Mastodon Matt on Twitter, YouTube, website Support via Patreon or Ko-Fi! Twitch schedule for May: 16th Mon: 12:00pm Ditch Diggers wi…
 
I talk about Imposter Syndrome and how it can mess with my career, and then Matt and I discuss book banning and censorship as our politicians attack libraries. Check Links for what you can do to help. Links American Civil Liberties Union and Free Speech Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Brooklyn Library Mur on Twitter, Youtube, Mastodon Matt on Twitter…
 
Please note the audio is terrible. I did what I could. See if you can fast forward through me and just listen to Kameron! Kameron Hurley is back playing Proxy Matt and we talk social media again! *l*n M*sk got himself a new toy, so we start discussing what else we can do as authors who need to use social media. (I'm on Mastodon now!) Links Mur on T…
 
Matt and I discuss how some Kickstarter have made millions, and smaller magazines are shutting down. Links Mur on Twitter, Youtube Matt on Twitter, YouTube, website Support via Patreon or Ko-Fi! Twitch schedule for April 18-30: Mon: Ditch Diggers with Matt Wallace 12pm Tues: ISBW 3pm Wed: Gaming (Inscription) 3pm Thurs: ISBW 3pm Sat: Spoilers Club:…
 
Streamed live, April 11, 2022. Ursula was recently asked "what's selling right now?" and we discuss that and why we HATE that question. Next week: Matt is back! Links Mur on Twitter, Youtube Matt on Twitter, YouTube, website Ursula on Twitter, website Support via Patreon or Ko-Fi! April 11, 2022 | Season 8 Ep 2 | murverse.com Copyright 2022, Mur La…
 
Ursula joins me and we talk about body organs and just how important they are to a writing career. We reference this debacle. HEY check out my Speakeasy class on NaNoWriMo coming up on October 12, 8pm EDT! Twitch schedule for week of Oct 10 Mon: 1pm Gaming (Dream Daddy) Tues: 3pm- I Should Be Writing Wed: 5pm Gaming (TBD) Thurs: 3pm- I Should Be Wr…
 
Yup, we're talking, a little late, about the YA Ratings debacle, but through the lens of dead white guy John Milton. Yeah, he was a cranky old man, writer of super long Bible fanfic, and helped with regicide a little bit, but he also was a strong anti-censorship advocate. Which, considering you could lose your head for writing something offensive, …
 
Matt and Mur return to Discord instead of Twitch, since we were taking a day off Twitch in solidarity with the streamers getting harassed on the platform. New Twitch schedule for our live episodes! Tune in on Wednesdays at 11am Eastern Time! September 1, 2021 | Ditch Diggers Season 7 | murverse.comCopyright 2021, Mur Lafferty and Matt Wallace | BY-…
 
The day was kind of a perfect storm for crap, so it ended up with me and the dogs and my phone, streaming from the basement. To quote Stuart Smalley, "This was not my best show." But I did it! Matt is back this week! Not sure if it's live or not since creators aren't using Twitch on Wednesday this week, but we might go live on Discord just for y'al…
 
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