Going Deep with Aaron Watson

Going Deep with Aaron Watson

www.goingdeepwithaaron.com
Aaron Watson’s show is a forum for having meaningful conversations about the passions, fears and problems of people from all walks of life. Guests talk about entrepreneurship, ultimate frisbee, finance and lifestyle design. Guests include Nathan Chan, Kevin Kelly, Bill Peduto, Morgan Housel, Noah Kagan, Tucker Max, and Barry Ritholtz.
238 Going Deep Summit
Aug 16 • 5 min
Just the start of something really big.
237 Mark Heckmann, Google Adwords, Local Business, and Shitty Job Boards
Aug 14 • 35 min
Every aspiring entrepreneur and college grad needs to hear this one.
236 Barry Rabkin, Selling Drones, Building Brands, and Setting Progress Goals
Aug 9 • 34 min
Chief Marketing Officer reflects on branding, marketing basics, and goal setting.
235 Kim Scott, Upgrading Leadership & Relationships with Radical Candor
Aug 7 • 34 min
Upgrade your communication skills and practice more honesty.
234 Aaron Klein, Managing Risk, Common Investing Mistakes & the Future of Financial Advising
Aug 2 • 34 min
How tech will disrupt the financial services industry.
233 Ka Sundance, Traveling the World with 6 Kids!?!
Jul 31 • 41 min
German ex-pat explains digital nomadism and un-schooling.
232 Christian Simmons, Changing the Liquor Landscape in Pennsylvania
Jul 26 • 39 min
Lobbying, hustling, and changing the landscape for PA distilleries.
231 Andy Rachleff, Wealthfront CEO is Revolutionizing Financial Planning with Software
Jul 24 • 29 min
Who will win the robo-advisor space? Lessons on investing and entrepreneurship.
230 Fantasy Education Scenario
Jul 19 • 16 min
Apprentiveships vs Education
229 Bryce Conway, How to Save $27,000 on International Trips through Travel Hacking
Jul 17 • 27 min
Save money, build your credit, AND travel the world.
228 Molly Keyser, Boudoir Photographer Shares Her Secrets to Six Figures
Jul 12 • 29 min
Building a photography business and finding a niche.
227 Jack du Rose & Aron Fischer, Rethinking the Future of Work on the Blockchain and Ethereum with Colony.io
Jul 10 • 35 min
Applying Ethereum’s network to disrupt the freelancer and gig economy.
226 Ed Latimore, Writer, Physicist, and Professional Heavyweight Boxer!?!
Jul 5 • 51 min
Boxing, masculinity, writing, and Mayweather v. McGregor.
225 Tom Mulliez, Building the “Uber of Outdoors”
Jul 3 • 32 min
Getting more people outdoors by connecting people with wilderness guides.
224 Melissa Witmer, Digital Nomad Launching New Products
Jun 28 • 32 min
Traveling the world and teaching ultimate frisbee.
223 Kevin Bupp, Wiped out in 2008, Now Owns a Mobile Home Real Estate Empire
Jun 26 • 36 min
Sharing the secrets of effective real estate investing.
222 Simple, But Hard
Jun 21 • 5 min
Most keys to success are not complex.
221 Ryan Snowden, Ethereum’s Rise and What Happens Next
Jun 19 • 45 min
What’s up with cryptocurrency, Ethereum, and the blockchain?
220 Marta Mazzoni, Solo Travel and Near-Death Experiences
Jun 14 • 34 min
World-traveling Pittsburgh podcaster drops by.
219 Jennifer Briney, Dropping Knowledge Bombs About Congress
Jun 11 • 30 min
Do you know what your legislators are up to?
218 Kevin Van Eekeren, SWAT Tactical Training, Sustainable Farms, and Angel Investing?!?
Jun 7 • 23 min
Former SWAT trainer has fully blossomed as an entrepreneur.
217 Laurens Bensdorp, How to be a 30-Minute Trader
Jun 5 • 28 min
Your intro to transactional analysis.
216 Noah Kagan, Scratching His Own Itch from #30 @ Facebook to Millionaire Entrepreneur
May 31 • 35 min
Entrepreneurial triumphs and lessons learned along the way.
215 Langdon Morris, Technological Innovation, Cultural Revolution, and How to Deal with it All
May 29 • 45 min
Founder of Innovation Labs.
214 Should You Try Intermittent Fasting?
May 23 • 23 min
An exploration of fasting.
213 Lin Eleoff, Wants to Keep You from Getting Sued while Conducting Business Online
May 15 • 27 min
A must-listen for online entrepreneurs.
212 Jesse Gruschack, Revolutionizing the Music Industry with Ethereum & Ujo Music
May 10 • 30 min
Ujo Music is using Ethereum to fix the broken music industry.
211 Jessica Rhoades, Queen of a Podcasting Empire
May 8 • 24 min
Jessica is a master of podcast PR.
209 Steve Hall, Bringing a Venture Capital Mentality to the AUDL
May 1 • 21 min
Steve is ready to make Atlanta and AUDL force.
208 Mike Denardis, Raleigh Flyers, Trading Options, and Marketing Channels
Apr 26 • 39 min
Raleigh Flyers owner and UNC Darkside coach.
207 Mark Walker, Escaping the Rat Race by Investing in Real Estate
Apr 24 • 31 min
Practical real estate investing lessons.
206 Aaron + Ashley talk Asia
Apr 20 • 27 min
Reflections on 3.5 months living as digital nomads in Asia.
205 Josh Elledge, Mastering PR, Serial Entrepreneurship, and the Need for Empathy
Apr 17 • 36 min
Josh Elledge is the Founder of Angel of SavingsAngel.com, which bolsters the buying power of the average U.S. family by combining technology, coupons and smart thinking for extreme savings on household consumables and everyday items. He is also…
204 Tim Held, 5 Years in the AUDL with the Indianapolis AlleyCats
Apr 12 • 24 min
Tim is owner of the Indianapolis AlleyCats, who have a five year record of 41-33 in the regular season and a 1-3 record in playoffs. Indy is one of the “original eight” teams that started the league in 2012. Only Detroit and Indianapolis are…
203 Damion Lupo, Alternative Financial Products and Total Control of your Finances
Apr 10 • 31 min
Over the last quarter century Damion Lupo has started and owned more than 30 different companies including an insurance agency, a precious metals firm, a venture capital company, a financial consulting firm, and more than a dozen real estate…
202 The Nine Iron Rules of Podcasting
Apr 5 • 7 min
After 200 episodes, I’ve learned a thing or two about podcasting. Here are the 9 rules any one, newbie or pro, can follow to see better results. Listen and learn. Let’s connect. Twitter - https://twitter.com/AaronWatson59…
201 Jon Westenberg, on Writing for a Living and Building a Following on Medium
Apr 3 • 30 min
Jon Westenberg is an entrepreneur, a passionate creative and a business and transformational consultant. He started his first company at 18, walking off the grill of a McDonald’s to create a music management company. Since then, he has worked with…
200 Storytelling is Everything
Mar 29 • 6 min
I wanted to reflect on what I’ve learned from 200 episodes of my podcast. I hope it helps you. Let me know what you think. Twitter - https://twitter.com/AaronWatson59 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/aaronwatson59/ Snapchat -…
199 Steve Gordon, Gearing Up for the 2017 AUDL Season + MLU Reflection
Mar 27 • 37 min
Steve Gordon is co-founder and President of Ultimate Xperience Ventures, LLC, a sports and entertainment holding company that owns a majority interest in the American Ultimate Disc League. Steve also serves as the AUDL League Commissioner.Steve is…
198 Kristin Lindeen, Setting Personal Accountability as a Core Value and Asking the Question Behind the Question
Mar 22 • 25 min
Kristin Lindeen is the daughter of author John Miller who wrote, QBQ! The Question Behind the Question. So growing up, Kristin was steeped in the QBQ! message of personal accountability. With this background, she is uniquely equipped to share it with…
197 Jordan Goodman, Answering Personal Finance Questions with America’s Money Answers Man
Mar 20 • 38 min
Jordan E. Goodman is “America’s Money Answers Man” and a nationally-recognized expert on personal finance. For 18 years, Jordan was on the editorial staff of Money magazine, where he served as Wall Street correspondent. While at Money, he…
196 Elaine Heney, the Blueprint of a Merch Entrepreneur (No Upfront Investment Required!)
Mar 15 • 23 min
Elaine Heney grew her Merch by Amazon business to 6 figures, selling over $128,295 with profit of $53,000 in her first 10 months . Elaine is the CEO of Merch Entrepreneur and host of the Merch Entrepreneur podcast. Over the last 3 years, Elaine…
195 Felix Hartmann, Revolutionizing Modern Crowdfunding
Mar 13 • 29 min
Coming from a marketing and sales background, Felix was part of the founding teams behind the Next Gen Summit and Sup-X, where he ran the Marketing and Sales division. As a branding consultant, Felix worked with countless startups and has had #1 best…
194 Andrew Gardner, Running the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds
Mar 8 • 31 min
Andrew Gardner was born and raised in northeast Ohio before moving to Pittsburgh in 2014, graduating from Miami University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Leadership & Management. His passion for working in sports started when as a…
193 Graham Hill, Rethinking Real Estate with Minimalism
Mar 6 • 27 min
Graham Hill is the founder of LifeEdited, dedicated to helping people design their lives for more happiness with less stuff. When he started the company in 2010, it brought the ideas of his previous project, the eco-blog and vlog TreeHugger.com, into…
192 Alex Chua, Lessons from a Chess Master
Mar 1 • 28 min
Alex Chua works at Ecolab as a Manager in Finance Planning and Analysis. Alex began his nonprofit experience at various organizations including College Houses in Austin, Junior Achievement, The Woodlands Marathon, The Houston Rodeo, and the Evelyn…
191 Wisdom on Millennials, Blockchain, and Finance from Venkatesh Rao
Feb 27 • 17 min
Learn more about Venkatesh and Ribbonfarm Twitter Ribbonfarm
190 My Influences - An Exercise in Mapping Modular Mentorship
Feb 22 • 8 min
A friend of mine inspired me to do this episode. We were having coffee and I rattled off a few names of folks that I read or listen to and he hadn’t heard of a few of the names. He encouraged me to share my influences so that others could learn from…
189 Tucker Matheson & Pichon Duplan, Breaking Down the Value of the College Degree
Feb 20 • 34 min
Tucker Matheson and Pichon Duplan are management consultants at PriceWaterhouseCooper. They are passionate about helping college students, and recent grads, understand how to get the most out of their degree. They’ve brought their diverse…
188 Amy Oestreicher, Overcoming a Ruptured Stomach and a Coma on a Beautiful Detour
Feb 15 • 27 min
“I was not able to fully appreciate the beauty of my detours until I was able to share them. As a performer, all I’ve wanted to do was give back to the world. But now I have an even greater gift to give: a story to tell.” Amy grew…
187 Grant Oliphant, Fighting for a more Just Community at the Heinz Endowment
Feb 13 • 39 min
Grant Oliphant is president of The Heinz Endowments. For nearly two decades, Grant held several senior management posts with Heinz family foundations, including vice president for programs and planning at the Endowments, his position before taking…
2017 Callahan Announcement
Feb 9 • 2 min
Head over to goingdeepwithaaron.com/callahan for more information. Vote for Carl Morgenstern in 2017. https://twitter.com/PittUltimate
186 Kyle Crawford, How to be a Fundraising Genius
Feb 8 • 30 min
Kyle Crawford is the CEO & Founder of Fundraising Genius, where he combines his love of design, technology, and social good into one of the most innovative organizations for people raising money. He has advised leaders from universities,…
185 Michelle Flynn, Capturing a City’s Soul on Snapchat
Feb 6 • 32 min
Raised in the home of a Pittsburgh entrepreneur, Michelle Flynn developed an interest for new creative development leading her to burghTV – Pittsburgh’s Snapchat Story and 2017 Winner of Pittsburgh’s PR Disruptor of the Year. She uses her training…
184 Day Bracey & Ed Bailey, Comedy, Business, and Role Models with the Drinking Partners
Feb 1 • 35 min
Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, Ed Bailey’s family noticed his quick wit early on in life. While that wit sometimes landed him in trouble, it often was the source of great entertainment for those who bore witness. After high school, the University…
183 Oliver Luckett, What The Chainsmokers and Mark Wahlberg can teach you about The Social Organism
Jan 30 • 31 min
Oliver Luckett is a bona fide tech mogul. Having starting multiple companies and worked for clients like Russell Brand, Steve Aoki, Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg, the Chainsmokers, and Pitbull, he knows branding online. Oliver most recently…
182 Teresa Chahine, Harvard Professor Writing the Book on Social Entrepreneurship
Jan 28 • 29 min
Teresa Chahine, the Program Leader for Social Entrepreneurship at Harvard, literally wrote the book on Social Entrepreneurship. Social Entrepreneurship is a revolution occurring around the world today, where people from all walks of life are…
181 Reed Verdesoto, Building an Antifragile Skillset and Dealing with ADHD
Jan 26 • 35 min
Reed Verdesoto’s business is ReedVerde. For the past 5 years he has worked in ministry creating music, film, and photographs for the Church. He has met many artists and students through collaboration who have imparted their wisdom and…
180 Tom Corson-Knowles, Book Self-Publishing 101 from a Bestseller
Jan 26 • 26 min
Tom Corson-Knowles is an entrepreneur, blogger and international bestselling author. Today, he teaches new and established authors and writers how to achieve incredible success by writing and selling ebooks on Amazon Kindle. Tom is the founder…
179 Matt DeSantis, Supercar Photographer and Serial Entrepreneur
Jan 19 • 23 min
Matt DeSantis is a New York native, born & raised in Long Island. He picked up my first camera around age 10 to film skateboarding, snowboarding & cliff jumping videos with friends. After buying his first DSLR I also began my working on my…
178 Kaelon Egan, Making the Jump into IT Entrepreneurship to Fix Schools
Jan 17 • 33 min
Kaelon started working in the public school sector when he was 19. He pursued business management in IT in college, but, like some well-known entrepreneurs, always found himself too entrenched in my work to focus on school. Kaelon held almost every…
MLK Day Mini Episode (Maladjusted)
Jan 16 • 3 min
Happy Martin Luther King Day.
177 Isaac Saul, Positive Journalism, the 2016 Election, and Healthy Political Discourse
Jan 12 • 41 min
I am a 25-year-old journalist based in Harlem, NY. I was born in Trenton, NJ and got my start in journalism as the sports editor for The Pitt News. I have lived, studied, traveled or written all over United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican…
176 Josh Moore, Founding the AUDL
Jan 11 • 23 min
Josh Moore founded the American Ultimate Disc League in April 2012. The American Ultimate Disc League is the first and largest professional ultimate league in the world. It strives to maintain the sport’s rich history, and its 24 franchises…
175 Robert Scoble, Get Ready for the Future and Virtual Reality
Jan 9 • 23 min
Robert Scoble is an American blogger, technical evangelist, and author. Scoble is best known for his blog, Scobleizer, which came to prominence during his tenure as a technology evangelist at Microsoft. He later worked for Fast Company as a video…
174 Jacob Zax, Generating Massive Music App Downloads
Jan 4 • 30 min
Jacob Zax’s company, Edify, develops technologies that make learning more fun, creative, and accessible for people around the world. Their current focus is music, with a new app, MusiQuest, that inspires beginners to love and understand music…
173 Calvin Wayman, Social Media Mastery and the Skills of Selling
Jan 2 • 36 min
Calvin Wayman is an author, speaker, sales expert and social media entrepreneur. In his early twenties, being awkward and shy, he held a company record for the WORST performance a sales agent ever had. After almost being fired, he found a mentor and…
172 Year End Wrap
Dec 27, 2016 • 13 min
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171 The Best Books and Blogs of 2016 (with Mike Dariano)
Dec 22, 2016 • 51 min
Mike’s Best Books Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War by Robert Coram Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing by Michael…
170 In the Mix with JRod
Dec 21, 2016 • 31 min
It was an honor to feature this mix. JRod is an emerging DJ out of Pittsburgh fresh off his festival debut at Thrival 2016. Stay tuned for big things from him in 2017. Track List Team - Krewella Get Low - Dillon Francis and DJ Snake Bangarang -…
169 Bonin Bough, from Fortune 50 to Small Business Success + How Your Phone has Changed Your Life
Dec 19, 2016 • 34 min
Bonin Bough is one of the foremost-awarded marketing executives in his field, the host of the CNBC reality show Cleveland Hustles, and the author of Txt Me (646) 759-1837. Throughout his illustrious career as one of the youngest C-suite executives in…
168 Ras Asan, Delivering Financial Education through Breaux Capital
Dec 14, 2016 • 25 min
Ras Asan is the cofounder and CMO of Breaux Capital, a fintech startup dedicated to serving black male millennials.Ras Asan is an early-stage business strategist and entrepreneur with a social conscience. Black Enterprise, CentricTV, Chicago Tribune,…
167 Louie La Vella, Master of Music Promotion and Media Marketing Strategies
Dec 12, 2016 • 25 min
Louie has been called a Media-preneur: Combining a successful TV executive producer and host role with being a sought after marketing/branding consultant in the nightlife and music industry. In his television days he had the opportunity to interview…
166 John Larracas, Sharing the Story of Boon Technical Clothing
Dec 9, 2016 • 21 min
Boon Technical Clothing started out as a two-man operation with founder Aldwin Ibanez and just one seamstress. In 2007, Boon began supplying limited-edition t-shirts and athletic apparel, primarily to sport climbers. The company experienced rapid…
165 Ryan Purcell, Lessons from the First Season of the Austin Sol
Dec 8, 2016 • 15 min
Ryan Purcell was an Assistant GM, Assistant Coach, and player on the 2016 Austin Sol. After playing at the University of Michigan and leading the program to three National Championship appearances in the mid-2000s, Ryan has since coached and played on…
164 Don Grage, On the Business Realities of the American Ultimate Disc League & DC Breeze
Dec 7, 2016 • 29 min
Don Grage is co-owner and managing director of two small data analytics and information technology companies in Northern Virginia. He is also majority owner and managing partner of the DC Breeze, a professional Ultimate Disc team that plays in the…
163 Young & Ivy Byun, Co-Owning the Dallas Roughnecks & Managing Star Power
Dec 5, 2016 • 31 min
Dr. Young Byun, MD is a neonatologist, an MBA student, and an expectant father. Ultimate frisbee is his passion, and he is a proud owner and general manager of the 2016 AUDL Champion Dallas Roughnecks. On occasion, he waxes nostalgic about days gone…
162 Kwame Christian, Master of Negotiation
Nov 30, 2016 • 26 min
Kwame is a business lawyer and the founder of the American Negotiation Institute. He is passionate about teaching entrepreneurs and business professionals the art of negotiation so they can get better deals and advance their careers. He is regularly…
161 Tim Summers, On Understanding How Hackers Think
Nov 29, 2016 • 34 min
A hacker, professor, and consulted expert, Dr. Tim Summers is a cyber and risk strategist specializing in identifying cyber risks and sensitivities within public and private organizations. He is a specialist in understanding the relationship…
160 Asia & Taking Action
Nov 28, 2016 • 5 min
Stops on the 2017 tour of Asia Include; Thailand Chiang-Mai Bangkok Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Taiwan Taipei China Beijing Shanghai Japan Tokyo Hiroshima Osaka Nagoya Nagasaki South Korea Seoul Singapore…
159 Joseph Lubin, on Ethereum, Decentralization, and the Future of Everything
Nov 22, 2016 • 23 min
In late 2013, Joseph Lubin co-founded the Ethereum Project, and has been working on Ethereum and more recently ConsenSys since January 2014. ConsenSys began as a blockchain production studio building decentralized applications, mostly on…
158 Roger Ver, Bitcoin Jesus
Nov 21, 2016 • 27 min
Roger Ver has been a long time proponent of voluntaryism, the idea that all human interactions should be by mutual consent, or not at all. He is most well known for his work promoting Bitcoin. In 2011, his company, Memorydealers.com, became the first…
157 Andrew Yang, Cultivating the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs with Venture for America
Nov 16, 2016 • 32 min
Andrew is the Founder and CEO of Venture for America, and has worked in startups and early-stage growth companies as a founder or executive for more than twelve years. He was the CEO and President of Manhattan GMAT, a test prep company that was…
156 Jim Lloyd, Going All-in on the AUDL
Nov 14, 2016 • 24 min
Jim Lloyd spent 28 years in IT before pushing his chips all-in on the AUDL. He is planning to draw on his experience in startups and at IBM to grow his three Canadian franchises. He stopped by the show to discuss. …
155 William Generett, Setting Up Zones for Innovation and Connection
Nov 9, 2016 • 27 min
William Generett has been working to connect the Pittsburgh region’s innovation economy to underserved communities as the first president and CEO of Urban Innovation21. Urban Innovation21 is a unique public-private partnership that is…
154 Xtehn Titcomb, the Future of Pro Ultimate, Gender Equity, and the Seattle Cascades
Nov 7, 2016 • 37 min
Xtehn Titcomb first played ultimate in middle school at Spring Reign in 1997. Soon after that, ultimate became his main sport and a lifelong passion! He played and captained at The University of Chicago and played for Chicago’s premier men’s club…
153 Nick Adkins, Digital Health Evangelizing Around the World
Nov 3, 2016 • 26 min
Nick Adkins is a passionate kilt-wearing leader with start-up experience & 5 acquisition adventures. He is focusing on manifesting/attracting like-minded people who are making a difference/changing the world! Nick’s Challenges If…
152 Rasu Shrestha, Chief Innovation Officer for UPMC Health Network
Nov 2, 2016 • 24 min
Dr. Rasu Shrestha is the Chief Innovation Officer at UPMC and Executive Vice President of UPMC Enterprises. As chief innovation officer for UPMC, Dr. Shrestha plays a leading role in driving UPMC’s innovation strategy, serving as a catalyst for…
151 Dr. Matt Keener, Exploring Telemedicine, Starting a Health Network, and Improving Brain Health
Oct 31, 2016 • 33 min
Dr. Keener is a board-certified psychiatrist passionate about applying neuroscience in non-traditional settings to help families and adolescents. He set out to work with “kids and brains” 20 years ago and never looked back. Matt completed his…
150 Isaac Asimov on Creativity
Oct 27, 2016 • 12 min
A letter to a friend to inspire and cultivate creativity. Thank you for your attention. @AaronWatson59 on Twitter and Instagram Never miss one of our best episodes by subscribing to the newsletter.
149 Ryan Stewman, Hardcore Closer
Oct 26, 2016 • 22 min
Ryan Stewman is a salesman. Ryan has not had a salaried job his entire life. By mastering the art of being a super effective communicator, Ryan has closed more transactions than he has time to add up. With his no BS approach to making things happen,…
148 Dinesh Kandanchatha, $200M Sales Master
Oct 24, 2016 • 28 min
Dinesh is a self-professed technophile, in addition to a speaker, mentor, and entrepreneur. He has taken part in three separate companies getting acquired, the third for over $200 million dollars. These days he stays busy investing, mentoring, and…
147 Steve Shelton, Offers 2nd Chances through Masonry @ the Pittsburgh Trade Institute
Oct 19, 2016 • 32 min
Steve Shelton was born and raised in Pittsburgh. In his early teens he began working in the masonry field as a laborer during summers and weekends. After enlisting in the Navy at 19, he became a naval aircraft electrician and finished his four-year…
146 Bill Fuller, from Deadhead to Head Chef of the Big Burrito Group
Oct 17, 2016 • 26 min
Bill has been awarded both Chef of the Year and Restaurateur of the Year from Pittsburgh Magazine, in addition to sharing in the numerous awards received by the restaurants he oversees. He is dedicated to developing relationships with individual local…
145 A Personal Challenge from Aaron
Oct 13, 2016 • 6 min
Challenge = Change the Notification Settings on Your Phone Book Recommendation Trust Me I’m Lying by Ryan Holiday
144 Clinton Senkow, on Building Businesses, Representing Canada Internationally, and Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone
Oct 11, 2016 • 34 min
Clinton Senkow is a hustler. Being the Co-founder and COO of Influencive, an online publication for millennial entrepreneurs, would be enough for most people. He is also one of Canada’s representatives at the g20 Young Entrepreneur’s Alliance….
143 Podcast Panel at Thrival 2016 (Aaron, Marta + Knowledge)
Oct 10, 2016 • 62 min
For decades, radio was for many people the primary method of staying connected with the rest of the world. The ability to broadcast information over large distances constituted a major turning point in the course of human civilization, impacting…
142 Jean-Lévy Champagne, Earning Record-setting Attendance at Montreal Royal Games
Oct 5, 2016 • 27 min
Jean-Lévy ultimate player since 2002 and General Manager of the Montreal Ultimate Association from 2007 to 2012. Jean-Lévy comes from a family of ultimate players and is currently training the next generation. He was a Canadian Ultimate…
141 Octavia Payne, Leila Tunnell & Qxhna Titcomb on Gender Equity in Ultimate Frisbee & Beyond
Oct 4, 2016 • 54 min
I’m Qxhna Titcomb and I’ve been playing disc sports since I was 5 years old. I went to Tufts University in Boston, played on Boston Brute Squad and am now on my second year on Seattle Riot. I have three older brothers and one older sister - they are…
140 Richard Citrin, How to Build Resilience and Combat Stress
Oct 3, 2016 • 37 min
Richard Citrin, Ph.D., MBA brings more than 25 years of business leadership and consulting experience to his clients and their organizations, focusing on using a practical and pragmatic approach to his work. His unique perspective on leadership…
139 Jim Gerencser, Building an AUDL Champion Team
Sep 30, 2016 • 35 min
It was a pleasure to interview the 56-year-old co-owner of the Dallas Roughnecks. In their inaugural season, the Roughnecks won the 2016 AUDL championship in dominant fashion, beating the Seattle Cascades 33-27. The win capped a undefeated 17-0…
138 Mike Schiller, a Serial Entrepreneur talks Lessons Learned Along the Way
Sep 26, 2016 • 39 min
Mike was most recently the CEO at Green Building Alliance, and was previously the founder of Confluence, Venture Outdoors, and Kayak Pittsburgh. For the past decade, the Room Leopard team has been searching for places to hold classes, meetings,…
137 Hershey Hilado, on Escaping Sex Slavery and Starting her own Fashion Brand
Sep 21, 2016 • 21 min
Hershey Hilado is not your typical 24 year old. Her difficult upbringing enabled her to develop the resilience and natural drive to find success. Her father was murdered by her own uncle when she was 12. Her own mother traded her for money when she…
136 Justin Lafazan, the Secret Recipe of an Entrepreneurial Prodigy
Sep 19, 2016 • 23 min
At age 20, Justin is an experienced entrepreneur, consultant, speaker, and best-selling author.Justin began his adventure with the creation of Students4Students College Advisory, a full-service higher education consulting agency. Enjoying his…
135 Babs Carryer, Teaches Entrepreneurship Around the World
Sep 14, 2016 • 33 min
Babs Carryer teaches entrepreneurship, provides mentorship and coaching to early-stage companies, and writes about entrepreneurship. At the University of Pittsburgh, Babs works for the Innovation Institute, as Director of Education and Outreach. She…
134 Gisele Fetterman, Rebuilding a Community through Food Rescue, Friendly Street Signs, and a Free Store
Sep 12, 2016 • 25 min
Gisele was born in Rio de Janeiro and immigrated to the U.S. at age eight with her mother and was undocumented for many years. Growing up in the cities, she was acutely aware of the vast inequalities between Brazil and the United States, and between…
133 Squonk, Post-Industrial Outdoor Performers see the Art in Everything
Sep 7, 2016 • 27 min
Squonk has created and toured our outdoor spectacles around the world, with reviews that include “insane majesty” from The Scotsman, “surreal and poetic” from USA Today and “ingenious, hallucinatory, hypnotic” from The New York Times….
132 Sean Douglas, Emerging from Darkness to Inspire Others
Sep 6, 2016 • 31 min
Sean Douglas is a veteran of the United States Air Force, a certified Master Resilience Trainer, and a professional Motivational Speaker. He enlisted in the Air Force in 2001 right after 9/11, has been deployed to multiple locations, and performed a…
131 Connection University - How to Stop Networking and Start Connecting (with Larry Gioia)
Aug 31, 2016 • 45 min
Larry Gioia’s philosophy “Always Be Connecting the Dots” infects all of his relationships. In this episode, we discuss how to grow and connect a network with actionable tactics that he’d recommend to anyone. Larry and Aaron’s…
130 Raymond Gastil, Explains the Art & Science of City Planning
Aug 31, 2016 • 31 min
Ray Gastil is currently Director of City Planning for Pittsburgh. Previously, he was an urban designer in Seattle, where his work was focused on connecting innovative program and design concepts to the pragmatic challenges of making extraordinary…
129 A Letter from 22-year old Hunter S. Thompson
Aug 30, 2016 • 8 min
Found a gem that I wanted to share with you.
128 Ryan Lammie, Creating Spaces for Artists to Make some Magic
Aug 24, 2016 • 23 min
Radiant Hall founder Ryan Lammie was born in Pittsburgh and educated at the Pratt Institute in New York. In 2011 he was selected for the Yale / Norfolk Summer Residency in Connecticut and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Lammie’s…
127 Jim Miller, Sharing the Untold Stories of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency
Aug 22, 2016 • 19 min
James Andrew Miller is an award-winning journalist who has worked in politics, media, and entertainment in a career spanning more than 20 years. In 1985, he wrote the bestselling book RUNNING IN PLACE: Inside the Senate. Later, he and co-author…
126 Derrius Quarles, Million Dollar Scholar
Aug 17, 2016 • 29 min
Derrius Quarles makes things happen. Having grown up in a financially humble background and as an alumnus of foster care, his journey to becoming an award-winning entrepreneur and globally recognized social changemaker has been complex. His turning…
125 Dan Gilman, Transforming a City from the Ground Up
Aug 15, 2016 • 32 min
Dan Gilman is currently serving his first term as City Council member for the 8th Council District of Pittsburgh. Gilman has been very active in his first year on Council, having passed two pieces of legislation and a resolution aimed at reducing the…
124 Baron Batch, Connecting the Dots between Artist and Entrepreneur
Aug 10, 2016 • 36 min
Baron Batch is a cultural icon, community builder, dot connector, conceptual multimedia artist, and entrepreneur based out of Homestead, PA. He rose to fame through his street art and currently serves as Creative Director of Studio AM. Studio…
123 Tucker Max, Sharing the Secrets of a NYT Bestseller
Aug 8, 2016 • 34 min
Tucker Max is an American author and public speaker. He chronicled his drinking and sexual encounters in the form of short stories on his website TuckerMax.com,which has received millions of visitors since Max launched it as the result of a bet in…
122 Kris Reid, Building an SEO Empire in Cambodia and the Philippines
Aug 3, 2016 • 21 min
Kris Reid is the founder of Ardor SEO and Media Factory. He founded the company after losing his job as a software engineer, opening offices in Cambodia and the Philippines. Ardor Media Factory is a multi-national backlink building company….
121 John Thornton, Talks Rockets, Space & Lunar Logistics
Jul 31, 2016 • 23 min
John Thornton is the CEO of Astrobotic, a company aspiring to be the logistics company for Space. Astrobotic delivers lunar payload and services to government and commercial customers. The company’s first Moon mission will carry customer…
117 Why Should You Be Excited About Thrival 2016? (with Dan Law)
Jul 27, 2016 • 9 min
Dan Law, the Executive Producer of Thrival Innovation and Music Festival, talks about the venues and character that will make Thrival 2016 an amazing experience. Visit thrivalfestival.com for more information.
119 Robin Hanson Prepares Us for the Age of Em & Artificial Intelligence
Jul 27, 2016 • 31 min
Robin Hanson is a professor of economics at George Mason University and a research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University. He is an expert on idea futures and markets, and he was involved in the creation of the Foresight…
118 Kevin Kelly, Preparing Us for the Inevitable Future of Robots, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality
Jul 25, 2016 • 29 min
Kevin Kelly is the founding executive editor of Wired magazine and a former editor/publisher of the Whole Earth Review. He has also been a writer, photographer, conservationist, and student of Asian and digital culture. Kelly stepped down…
112 State of the Internet - July 2016
Jul 21, 2016 • 7 min
Snapchat Geofilters are viewed 800 million times per day In the last year, video views grew 350% to 10 billion per day Over 66% of Snapchat’s 150 million users post every day Daily usage averages 25 to 30 minutes The app…
116 Isaac Morehouse & Aaron Watson Spar on Sports, Entrepreneurship, and Snapchat
Jul 20, 2016 • 61 min
Isaac Morehouse is an entrepreneur, thinker, and communicator dedicated to the relentless pursuit of freedom, and an advocate of self-directed learning and living. He is the founder and CEO of Praxis, an intensive nine-month program combining a paid…
115 Matt Miller, on Building a Vending Empire & Fighting Knowledge Constipation
Jul 18, 2016 • 25 min
Matt Miller helps schools utilize hassle-free fundraising programs to better fund educating children. He founded School Spirit Vending and co-founded School News Guru for this purpose. Together, the two companies and their teams have raised and…
114 Dan Bull, Offers Inmates a 2nd Chance at ZeroSixEight
Jul 13, 2016 • 24 min
Dan Bull is the Founder of Zero Six Eight, an organization dedicated to developing entrepreneurs with ideas into companies that solve real problems in a socially responsible manner. 068 is one of the top resources in the city for employing…
113 Todd Brison Wants to Get Real about the Creative’s Curse
Jul 11, 2016 • 30 min
Todd is an author who helps creative people find their untapped potential. He is the author of The Creative’s Curse, a book about the pains of being creative at every phase - Discover, Discipline, and Destiny. He is also the founder of Snap Swipe…
111 Kash Dhanda, Speculating on the Future of Virtual Reality
Jul 6, 2016 • 31 min
Kash Dhanda is an entrepreneur. He is currently the founder and CEO of Ezra Digital (his digital marketing agency), previous co-founder of Upside Sounds (a concert promotion company). Kash is also an avid Virtual Reality enthusiast. We discuss…
110 Johannes Scholl Makes People Sweat with Active Virtual Reality
Jul 4, 2016 • 24 min
Johannes Scholl is the co-founder of ICAROS. ICAROS revolutionizes the way people workout and play. They combine fascinating Virtual Reality experiences with exercise. Watch the video below. Johannes’s Challenge; Be more active and try to…
109 State of the Internet, June 2016
Jun 30, 2016 • 7 min
A brief essay on the current state of the internet. Over the past two decades, global internet users have increased from 35 million people to an astounding 3 billion today. More than three-quarters of all internet advertising revenue is…
108 Oren Klaff, on Pitching for Millions of Dollars & Professional Press Conferences
Jun 29, 2016 • 23 min
Oren Klaff is the Managing Director of Intersection Capital and a #1 Bestselling Author for his book Pitch Anything. With over $400M in deals on his resume, Oren is well-qualified to cut through sales guru BS and give it to you straight. His…
107 Bill Peduto, Leading the Pittsburgh Technology Evolution & Answers “How Many Self-Driving Cars are Riding Around Pittsburgh?”
Jun 27, 2016 • 18 min
Bill Peduto was elected to the office of Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh in November 2013. Prior, he worked for 19 years on Pittsburgh City Council. A self-described “Reform Democrat”, Bill Peduto wrote the most comprehensive package of government…
106 Avoiding Hucksters, Sharing Bathrooms, and Snapchat Respect
Jun 24, 2016 • 9 min
Quick mini episode where Aaron discusses sharing restrooms, newsletter hucksters, and a quick Snapchat tip. Approach with an open mind. Snapchat aaron_watson Twitter @AaronWatson59 iTunes
105 Declan Wilson Wants Millennials to Step Up
Jun 22, 2016 • 24 min
Declan is an author of the recently released “The Millennial Way: Step Up, Step Out, Step Forward”. Declan originally set out to write a book to debunk the misconceptions and stigma surrounding the Millennial generation. After interviewing…
104 Mike Vacanti, The Transformation of a Fitness Entrepreneur & Learning from Gary Vaynerchuk
Jun 20, 2016 • 31 min
This is a story of evolution. Or maybe revolution is more accurate. Mike Vacanti left his cushy corporate gig to pursue a life of fitness entrepreneurship. For the last 12 years, he has been studying nutrition and training for fat loss and muscle gain…
103 Ali Spagnola, Boundless Creation through Music, Painting, and YouTube
Jun 15, 2016 • 24 min
Ali Spagnola is a modern day polymath. After graduating Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Art, Ali has pursued a multitude of fascinating projects. Ali has been doing a project called Free Paintings for four years. She takes requests…
102 Hassan Osman Helps Virtual Teams Work Better & Teaches Email Etiquette
Jun 13, 2016 • 28 min
Hassan Osman is a PMO Manager at Cisco and a Carnegie Mellon and Harvard University graduate. My main area of expertise is in leading large and complex technology programs – particularly in a virtual team environment. At Cisco, he is…
101 A Reflection on 1 Year and 100 Episodes
Jun 9, 2016 • 14 min
I’ve been doing this less than a year. So much is happening for me and this is just the beginning. I want you to learn from my story and start aiming higher. I’ve got big things on my horizon, and I positive that you do too. …
100 Brian Fanzo, How to Generate a Great Social Philosophy, LiveStream Effectively, and Get Excited about Snapchat
Jun 8, 2016 • 43 min
Brian helps enterprise technology companies utilize new technology such as Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud Computing to be more productive and become more involved in their communities as a social business. He hosts Twitter Hangouts #SbizHour…
99 Saba Sedighi, the Snapchat and Content Creation Maestro
Jun 6, 2016 • 24 min
Saba Sedighi is a Marketing Strategist and Video Content Creator. She takes on an innovative approach towards social selling to connect brands with their audience. Tech savvy, with a broad understanding of social media, influencer and email marketing,…
98 The #1 Snapchat Mistake I See People Making (featuring Ashley Chu!)
Jun 5, 2016 • 3 min
There is one mistake I consistently see people making on Snapchat. It was happening 2 years ago, and it continues to happen today. Be considerate, understand your context, and practice good Snap etiquette. Thanks to Ashley for helping! Follow…
97 Adam Haritan, Foraging for Wild Foods and Better Nutrition
Jun 1, 2016 • 29 min
Adam Haritan is the founder of Learn Your Land, as well as a wild food enthusiast, researcher, and forager. He learned the value of wild food foraging while studying nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh, where he discovered just how beneficial…
96 Jake Voelker, Making Great Beer and Advice for Vets
May 30, 2016 • 34 min
Jake Voelker is the driving force behind Voodoo Brewery’s expansion into Pittsburgh and opening of the Homestead location. Following the purchase and extensive renovation of the oldest fire and police building in Allegheny County, Jake has continued…
95 Dennis Mortensen, Saves Time with Artificial Intelligence at X.AI
May 25, 2016 • 27 min
Dennis is the CEO and Founder of x.ai, whose artificial intelligence driven personal assistant lets people schedule meetings using plain English and nothing more than a CC to amy@x.ai. Founded in 2014, x.ai is backed by blue chip investors, including…
94 How do I get a job at a startup?
May 21, 2016 • 8 min
When I explain to people what I do, this is always one of the first questions out of their mouth. It’s not hard, you just have to start looking in new places. Aaron’s Challenge; Make yourself an AngelList profile. Check out AngelList.
92 Paulo Santos wonders “Why we tracking runs on our wrist? Shouldn’t we be monitoring our feet?”
May 16, 2016 • 25 min
What will the future of wearable tech look like? You should probably ask Paulo Santos. He is developing technology to give runners feedback on their running form Paulo has a Degree in Computer Sciences applied to Management from University…
93 Phil Laboon, Winning at Business by Adapting, Mastering Social Media, and Baking Cookies
May 14, 2016 • 30 min
As an entrepreneur, Phil Laboon started his first company in my parent’s basement back in 2001. Back then, no one was thinking about SEO. 15 years later, SEO is one of the most sought after inbound marketing services, and his basement company is one…
91 Podcasting 101 #AaronAnswers
May 12, 2016 • 14 min
I took a bunch of questions about podcasting on Snapchat and answered them in today’s episode. Folks who ask questions are entered to win prizes every week. Be a part of the next question giveaway by following on Snapchat; aaron_watson (0:55) What…
90 Brad Kriel is Saving Builders’ Time with Velocity Robotics
May 9, 2016 • 27 min
Brad Kriel wants construction firms and Do-it-yourselfers to get projects done more efficiently. His company is dedicated to leveraging modern technology to help save builders time. At Velocity Robotics he used lean startup methods, developed…
89 Aaron Martinez Teaches People How to Use SnapChat
May 5, 2016 • 26 min
Aaron Martinez is Snapchat storyteller, YouTube personality, and professional voice actor. A lot of people know him as “AaronFPS” or “That Snapchat Guy from YouTube” and he has been blowing up recently. He has been on YouTube scene for almost 5…
88 Sunny Lenarduzzi, Social Broadcasting on YouTube and Snapchat
May 4, 2016 • 20 min
Sunny works with entrepreneurs, personal brands, and corporations to help them bring their business online through social media and video marketing. After reporting at the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, she had an ‘a-ha’ moment and…
87 Snapchat is Having its Mainstream Moment
May 2, 2016 • 4 min
Pay attention, because Snapchat is going mainstream. The former sexting app is coming straight for Twitter, Facebook,andInstagram. I’ve got two huge interviews coming this week where we will be talking Snapchat and how to make moves on this new…
86 Chris Hill on Podcasting, Investing, and Finding the Quiet of Your Own Mind
Apr 27, 2016 • 46 min
Chris Hill is a podcast host at the Motley Fool. One of his shows, Motley Fool Money, airs every week on radio stations across America, including top-10 markets Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Boston and Washington, DC. Its companion podcast is…
85 Sean Ammirati, Studying the Sweet Science of Exponential Growth
Apr 25, 2016 • 26 min
Sean Ammirati joined Birchmere Ventures in 2012 to as the partner leading Birchmere Labs, a seed and studio fund focused on community driven commerce startups. Prior to that, he had over 12 years founding, building and selling businesses in the media…
84 Todd Tresidder, on Earning Financial Freedom
Apr 20, 2016 • 30 min
Todd Tresidder got a B.A. in Economics from University of California at Davis and is a member of the Economics Honors Society and Dean’s List. A serial entrepreneur since childhood, Todd has built many businesses and retiring at age 35 from his…
83 Kristi Woolsey, Designing Environments for Better Work
Apr 18, 2016 • 33 min
Kristi is the Creative Environments Lead at Maya Design consultancy and innovation lab. She pulls together interdisciplinary teams to think deeply about the interaction between physical and virtual space, and explores the widest possible definition of…
82 Mini-episode w/ Aaron
Apr 13, 2016 • 7 min
Aaron quickly reviews some work with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, talks about the future of the show, and technical dificulties. Send suggestions and feedback to goingdeepaaron@gmail.com
81 Russ Roberts, Straight Econ Talk
Apr 11, 2016 • 27 min
Russ Roberts has taught at George Mason University, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Rochester, Stanford University, and the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a regular commentator on business and economics for National…
80 Jason Hartman, Strategies for Building a Rental Income Empire
Apr 6, 2016 • 32 min
Have you ever wanted to get into real estate? Jason Hartman thinks that’s a great idea. Jason Hartman is the Founder and CEO of Platinum Properties Investor Network, The Hartman Media Company and The Jason Hartman Foundation. Starting with…
79 Chris Guillebeau, World Dominator, NYT Bestseller, and Master of Inspiration
Apr 4, 2016 • 29 min
Chris Guillebeau is a New York Times bestselling author and modern-day explorer. During a lifetime of self-employment that included a four-year commitment as a volunteer executive in West Africa, he visited every country in the world (193 in total)…
78 Jonathan Abrams, Delivering Critically-Acclaimed NBA Writing
Mar 31, 2016 • 16 min
Jonathan Abrams is an award-winning journalist who has covered the NBA for ESPN’s Grantland, The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California. His first book, Boys Among Men, chronicles the…
77 Steve Patterson, Freelance Philosopher Running from Academia
Mar 30, 2016 • 34 min
Steve Patterson is a rationalist philosopher and author who works outside of the academic establishment. He believes the internet is revolutionizing every industry, including the world of ideas and that the future of intellectual progress…
76 Neil Cybart, Analyzing Apple at Above Avalon
Mar 28, 2016 • 42 min
Neil’s site, Above Avalon, originated from a Tumblr blog about Apple in 2010. At the time, he was a Wall Street analyst focused on the financial sector, while all things related to Apple and technology were his evening and weekend projects. After…
75 Jessica Strong, Rethinking Coworking Spaces for Moms
Mar 25, 2016 • 37 min
Jessica Strong was engaged in the world of freelance work for years. She knew all about the never-ending to-do list of client requests, paperwork, social media updates, billing, tracking down receipts, fighting with WordPress plug-ins, and answering a…
74 John Beck, Designing the Internet of Things at TrueFit
Mar 23, 2016 • 41 min
John Beck leads the development of TrueFit’s human-centered design methodology and his team’s design research, information design, product interaction, and user interface design. Through John’s leadership, Truefit helps clients create innovative…
73 Scott Beebe, Coaching Businesses to Uncover What They Can’t See
Mar 21, 2016 • 32 min
Scott is a business coach, trainer, and strategist who partners with small business owners and organizational leaders to help them uncover the things they cannot see, and build actionable strategies to help them live out their business on…
72 Mike Dariano, Creating Content and Chasing Personal Growth
Mar 16, 2016 • 31 min
Mike Dariano is a writer, an educator and a creator. He writes about productivity and better work at Productivityist and edit the site 27GoodThings.com which features good things to read, watch, and use. He also writes at The Waiter’s Pad – a…
71 Bob Seawright, Using Red Teams to Fight Cognitive Biases
Mar 9, 2016 • 28 min
Robert P. Seawright is the Chief Investment & Information Officer for Madison Avenue Securities, a boutique broker-dealer and investment advisory firm headquartered in San Diego, California. At Madison, Bob’s role is as thought leader for the…
70 Michael Port, Stealing the Show
Mar 8, 2016 • 35 min
Michael Port has written six books, including Book Yourself Solid and Steal the Show, the latter which—according to the former President of Starbucks—“might be the most unique and practical book ever written on the topic of public speaking.”…
69 Colin Wright, Living an Exile Lifestyle
Mar 2, 2016 • 31 min
Colin is a professional author and international speaker, and co-founded a publishing company. He travels full-time, moving to a new country every four months or so, with the country being determined by the votes of readers of his blog. In the…
68 Wes Shonk, Whiskey Sage
Feb 29, 2016 • 31 min
Wes is currently the Principal Bartender and Event Coordinator at Hidden Harbor and the Independent. He also has a fast-growing YouTube Channel called “Whiskey with Wes” where he teaches viewers the art of a great cocktail. With experience…
67 Kit Mueller, Building Communities and Empowering Entrepreneurs
Feb 24, 2016 • 37 min
If there’s something interesting going on in Pittsburgh, Kit Mueller is probably involved in it. If there’s someone important you want to meet, he probably knows how to get an intro. Kit is a relentless self-starter, with recent projects…
66 Zak Slayback, Tearing Apart the College Pipeline
Feb 22, 2016 • 41 min
Zachary Slayback is an entrepreneur who writes on issues of education, innovation, and philosophy. He is an Ivy League dropout and speaks regularly on education, college, how and why to foster more entrepreneurship, and issues related to professional…
65 James Osborne, Crafting the Future of Financial Services
Feb 16, 2016 • 34 min
James Osborne is a Certified Financial Planner who has spent his career in the investment management industry, helping clients manage their portfolios and plan for retirement, legacy and lifetime goals. In addition to the CFP professional designation,…
64 Frisbee Rob McLeod, Living Life Dedicated to Disc Sports
Feb 10, 2016 • 33 min
Rob McLeod is a competitive athlete and motivational speaker living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He competes in ultimate frisbee, disc golf, dog disc and overall flying disc competitions. He currently holds 13 World Records (including 6 Guinness World…
63 Tadas Viskanta, Chasing Abnormal Returns
Feb 8, 2016 • 33 min
Tadas Viskanta is the Founder and Editor of Abnormal Returns. His “forecast-free investment blog” has become a fixture on the financial scene for over nine years. Tadas is a private investor with over 25 years of experience in the…
62 Steve Gordon, Commissioner of the American Ultimate Disc League
Feb 4, 2016 • 34 min
Steve Gordon is co-founder and President of Ultimate Xperience Ventures, LLC, a sports and entertainment holding company. UXV owns a majority interest in the American Ultimate Disc League and has interests in video, print and digital services relating…
61 Ben Carlson, Providing Investors a Wealth of Common Sense
Feb 2, 2016 • 27 min
Ben is the Director of Institutional Asset Management at Ritholtz Wealth Management. He helps the team create detailed investment plans and manage portfolios for institutions and individuals to help them achieve their goals. Ben has been managing…
60 Mike Gable, The Building Material Reuse Revolutionary
Jan 27, 2016 • 35 min
Mike Gable has been running Construction Junction since 1999. The nonprofit collects and sells salvageable building materials around the Pittsburgh area. This environmental recycling mission has been growing consistently year by year and Mike deserves…
59 Aaron Walker, Coaching Entrepreneurs to Live a Life of Significance
Jan 25, 2016 • 33 min
Aaron T. Walker, a businessman and life coach, inspires through his leadership, mentorship, and consistent pursuit of excellence. 35 years of entrepreneurship and marriage have given Aaron an opportunity to broaden his perspective by examining his…
58 Jim Jen, Founding & Running One of the Top Accelerators in the World
Jan 20, 2016 • 35 min
Jim, Executive Director of Pittsburgh’s AlphaLab accelerator program, provides mentorship, education and network-building for technology startups. His accelerator helps companies rapidly iterate through early stages of product and customer…
57 Eric Brown, Raising Palestinian-Israeli Awareness with Impact Games
Jan 18, 2016 • 30 min
Eric Brown co-founded ImpactGames to influence society and promote change through interactive media. Toward this end, ImpactGames developed PeaceMaker, a video game simulation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to promote dialogue and…
56 Talking Kickstarter, Thank Yous, and Facing Your Fears
Jan 16, 2016 • 22 min
Hitting my Kickstarter goal in 3 days was exhilarating! I want to teach you exactly how I did it and what I learned along the way! My Kickstarter Page Two Associated Posts What I Learned from a Successful Kickstarter Campaign The…
55 Morgan Housel, Teaching Finance through History and Psychology
Jan 14, 2016 • 33 min
Morgan came on the podcast to talk cognitive biases, personal finance, and writing. He took an interesting path to his current career and uses that to his advantage when teaching through his writing. Morgan Housel is a columnist at the Motley…
54 Patrick van der Valk, Beach Ultimate Trailblazer and Executive Consultant
Jan 11, 2016 • 42 min
Apart from his family, and new technologies, Ultimate Frisbee is Patrick’s biggest passion. He has been very involved in the World Flying Disc Federation, personally launched the Portuguese Beach Ultimate tournament (Bar do Peixe), and an…
53 Andrew Scarborough, Fighting Incurable Brain Cancer with a Ketogenic Diet
Jan 4, 2016 • 45 min
In 2013, Andrew was diagnosed with an incurable malignant brain tumour. In the face of such grave circumstances, Andrew applied the lessons of a nutrition class he was taking to try and manage his condition. He is currently attempting to manage his…
52 Adriana Withers, Rocking Ultimate Frisbee Apparel w/ VC Ultimate
Dec 23, 2015 • 39 min
Adriana Withers is one of the partners in Vicious Circle Ultimate, an apparel company dedicated to custom manufacturing high performance gear for ultimate frisbee athletes. Her partner Don Cooper came up with the idea for VC just before Canadian…
51 Hahna Alexander, Spurned SpaceX and NASA to start her own company
Dec 21, 2015 • 32 min
Hahna is the Chief Technical Officer and cofounder of Sole Power Technologies. The company builds an shoe insole that charges a battery while the used walks. That battery can be used to charge a cell phone or other electronic device. As a…
50 Ilana Diamond, Running One of the World’s Top Hardware Accelerators
Dec 17, 2015 • 33 min
Ilana Diamond is the Managing Director of AlphaLab Gear, Innovation Works’ hardware start-up accelerator which provides physical product startups with connections, investment, mentorship and more. Ilana helps entrepreneurs rapidly progress…
49 Theresa Brown, Clinical Nurse & New York Times Best-Selling Author
Dec 14, 2015 • 43 min
Theresa Brown, BSN, RN, works as a clinical nurse in Pittsburgh and recently wrote a NYT best-selling book, The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives. Theresa received her BSN from the University of Pittsburgh, but before that…
48 Leah Lizarondo, Veghacker at 412 Food Rescue
Dec 9, 2015 • 29 min
Leah Lizarondo is an innovator and food advocate. She is also the founder of The Brazen Kitchen, a food education practice and influential blog and the co-founder of 412 Food Rescue, an innovative technology-driven nonprofit that fights hunger and…
47 Avi Geller, On the Future of Wearable Tech & Maven Machines
Dec 7, 2015 • 35 min
Avi Geller has taken a long and thoughtful route to entrepreneurship. During his time on Going Deep, he discusses how he moved to progressively smaller companies and developed a vision for the future of wearable tech. He is now focused…
46 Taylor Pearson, Writing about the End of Jobs
Dec 2, 2015 • 43 min
Ever wondered what the path to being an Amazon #1 bestseller looks like? Meet Taylor Pearson. Taylor taught himself Portuguese while working as a freelance Spanish interpreter, then bought a one-way plane ticket to Brazil to teach English….
45 JV Crum III, the Conscious Millionaire
Nov 30, 2015 • 56 min
J V Crum III, JD, MBA, became a self-made entrepreneur millionaire in his twenties. He is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, certified business coach, licensed attorney, serial entrepreneur, Huffington Post Columnist on conscious business, and is…
44 Chris Thompson, from Marketing Clay Matthews’ Hair to Nootropics Company Founder
Nov 25, 2015 • 47 min
Chris is the Founder and CEO of truBrain, an online food tech brand leveraging neurotechnology to disrupt the energy drink market with functional beverages that support direct focus instead of caffeine-induced alertness. He was…
43 Dick Zhang, Sending in the Robots with Identified Technologies
Nov 23, 2015 • 33 min
Dick Zhang is President and CEO of Pittsburgh, PA based Identified Technologies. Dick leads his rapidly growing team’s efforts to deliver real-time job site updates to industrial companies around the world using robotic aerial drones. Prior…
42 Matt Zieger, Forbes Funds & The UpPrize
Nov 18, 2015 • 39 min
Matt Zieger moved to Pittsburgh to join The Forbes Funds in August of 2014 as the Executive-in-Residence for Social Innovation. As a former foundation CEO, small business owner, and long-time economic policy leader Matt has fifteen years of…
41 Sean McComb, from Food Stamps to 2014 National Teacher of the Year
Nov 16, 2015 • 52 min
Sean McComb’s rise to thought leadership in the realm of education started decades ago. Growing up outside of Philadelphia, what began as a comfortable childhood was later torn apart by strife. Facing chaos and despair at home, he turned to school as…
40 Bobby Zappala, Business Incubator, Party Thrower, and Reformed Lawyer
Nov 9, 2015 • 43 min
Bobby is the CEO and cofounder of Thrill Mill, Pittsburgh’s premier early-stage incubator/accelerator for entrepreneurs looking to turn that great idea into the next big thing. Thrill Mill, a non-profit organization, accepts applications annually,…
39 Tim Debyl, Running the Madison Radicals & AUDL Executive Board
Nov 4, 2015 • 37 min
Tim DeByl started the Madison Radicals franchise in the AUDL in 2012 and has coached the team to the championship game of the AUDL playoffs twice. He has leveraged his experience running a marketing and design company for over a decade to make…
38 Dan McCoy, Gold Medal-Winning Paralympic Hockey Stud
Nov 2, 2015 • 37 min
Dan McCoy was born with Spina Bifida, a birth defect caused by the incomplete formation of vertebrae, and hydrocephalus, a medical condition in which there is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the brain. He’s never let those conditions stop him…
37 Jenn Pharr Davis, Record-Setting Hiker & Author
Oct 28, 2015 • 33 min
Jennifer is the owner and founder of Blue Ridge Hiking Company. The speed-hiker set a new overall thru-hike record on the 2,181-mile Appalachian Trail by completing it in 46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes. It was the quickest recorded completion of…
36 Sophia Berman, 3-D Printing Bras at Trusst Lingerie
Oct 26, 2015 • 30 min
Sophia is the CEO and co-founder of Trusst Lingerie, a company that has reengineered the bra for larger-busted women. She left her job as a product manager in August of 2014 to co-found her company and enter the AlphaLab Gear accelerator in…
35 Barry Ritholtz, CIO, Finance Blogger and Podcaster
Oct 23, 2015 • 61 min
Barry L. Ritholtz is the founder and chief investment officer of Ritholtz Wealth Management. Launched in 2013, RWM is a financial planning and asset management firm, with over $175 million in assets. The firm offers a variety of services to the…
34 John Craig, Professional Photographer & Beauty Within Foundation
Oct 21, 2015 • 31 min
Want to learn about the photography business? What about a creative foundation aimed at empowering women and sharing impactful stories? Meet John Craig. John has been a photographer for over 25 years and has photographed everything from weddings…
33 Scott Wolovich, Founder of New Sun Rising
Oct 14, 2015 • 38 min
Scott Wolovich started New Sun Rising to help incubate social enterprises and artists in the greater Pittsburgh area. The organization’s mission is to empower creative projects in the Pittsburgh region through fiscal sponsorship, mentoring, and…
32 Jeff Snader, Founder of Major League Ultimate
Oct 12, 2015 • 42 min
Jeff Snader has been making waves in the ultimate community for nearly a decade. From back when he was coaching Philadelphia Southpaw to serving as Commissioner and President of Major League Ultimate, Jeff is a man of action. After leading the…
31 Alan Charness on retiring at 35
Oct 7, 2015 • 37 min
Alan shared an hour of his time to explain how he was able to retire at 35 and lays out the principles by which he lived. Alan’s three core principles Keep your spending in check so you save a lot - preferably by automating your savings Seek out…
30 Mark Harris, Political Strategist & Co-founder at Cold Spark Media
Oct 5, 2015 • 47 min
Mark is a partner at a public relations and advertising agency based in Pittsburgh. He helps clients achieve results in a multitude of difficult environments. In episode 30, he talks about running a boutique advertising and public affairs firm that…
29 Erik Kulick, Wilderness Survival Expert & Owner of True North Wilderness Survival School
Sep 30, 2015 • 31 min
Erik Kulick is the owner, founder and chief instructor of the True North Wilderness Survival School. He drew upon his passion for the outdoors and his almost thirty years of teaching experience to found True North in 2011. Growing up as a backpacker…
28 Kate Stolzfus and Emily Levenson, Co-founders of Propelle
Sep 28, 2015 • 39 min
Kate and Emily founded Propelle in 2011, with the mission of bringing together the amazing female entrepreneurs in their community and to provide the tools and resources necessary to help women grow and evolve, both personally and…
27 Henry Thorne, CTO & Co-founder of 4moms and USA Ultimate board member
Sep 23, 2015 • 58 min
Henry Thorne serves as a Mentor at AlphaLab Gear. He founded Aethon Inc. in 1997 and served as its President. He co-founded Thorley Industries LLC in 2005 and serves as its Chief Technology Officer. Henry is a mechanical engineer, electrical…
26 Josie Cellone, Revolutionizing Children’s Media w/ Pixure Books & Achoo Gaboo
Sep 21, 2015 • 37 min
Josie Cellone is going to revolutionize the children’s book industry. Her company, Pixure Books, develops educational, interactive storybook apps for kids. Josie left her corporate job shortly over a year to go and start her own enterprise. I…
25 Evan Lepler, The Voice of Ultimate & the AUDL
Sep 16, 2015 • 59 min
Evan Lepler is the AUDL’s lead play-by-play announcer for ESPN3. He also calls games for USA Ultimate’s Triple Crown Tour and College Championships. His goal is to introduce more casual sports fans to ultimate, and getting league games broadcast…
24 Michael Batnick, Irrelevant Investor & Director of Research at Ritholtz Wealth Management
Sep 9, 2015 • 27 min
As Director of Research, Michael Batnick spends much of his time reading research publications and keeping abreast of the latest trends in the industry. He assists Barry Ritholtz and Joshua Brown with portfolio management and data analytics, and works…
23 Nathan Chan, Starting a Digital Magazine & Interviewing Richard Branson
Sep 2, 2015 • 45 min
Nathan Chan is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Foundr, a digital magazine for entrepreneurs. He launched the magazine in 2013 on Apple Newsstand and the Google Play Store and quickly built it into a 6-figure business. He has interviewed top…
22 Qxhna Titcomb, Organizer of the All-Start Ultimate Tour and Owner Five Ultimate & Seattle Cascades
Aug 31, 2015 • 43 min
Qxhna Titcomb was born the youngest sibling of a family that loves the sport of ultimate. In 2006, she and her siblings created the ultimate frisbee apparel company Five Ultimate. The company’s mission? To “serve the sport of ultimate”. Over…
21 Josh Lucas, Founder WorkHardPgh
Aug 26, 2015 • 36 min
Josh is the founder of Work Hard Pittsburgh formerly The Hardware Store. He is dedicated to making entrepreneurial opportunities available to underserved populations and demographics. Before starting the Work Hard Pittsburgh, Josh ran several…
20 Aaron Recaps the First 2 Months
Aug 24, 2015 • 24 min
Episode twenty recaps the launch of the show and the lessons I have learned along the way. Thank you so much for listening! Many more episodes to come. What I’ve learned Just Do It One of the hardest parts was getting started, I…
19 Ken Kaminski, Aero Ultimate President
Aug 19, 2015 • 47 min
Ken began playing Ultimate in the summer of 2007 and found leadership opportunity in organizing his high school ultimate club. Attending Kettering University in 2009, Ken quickly worked on establishing a team, pursuing varsity status and full…
18 Melissa Witmer, Ultimate Athlete Project Strength and Conditioning
Aug 17, 2015 • 42 min
Melissa is an NCSA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist who, through her online business The Ultimate Athlete Project, is on a mission to improve the training techniques of folks in the ultimate frisbee community. With a background…
17 Isaac Saul, Editor of A Plus and Master of halftime speeches
Aug 12, 2015 • 71 min
Isaac is currently an editor at A Plus, a digital media company co-founded by Ashton Kutcher. The site features stories that make a difference and create positive change that, in less than a year, has reached an audience of approximately 50 million…
16 Zach Malone, Draper Triangle Ventures
Aug 10, 2015 • 30 min
Zach is an Associate at Draper Triangle Ventures where he helps identify and conduct due diligence on potential investments. He spends his days meeting with entrepreneurs, attending tech-community events, and developing relationships in the…
15 Ian Neumaier, Find Some Flow Play Master
Aug 5, 2015 • 46 min
Ian Neumaier is insatiably curious, and describes himself as “one half fun-finder, one half problem-finder”, the result is an entrepreneurial spirit reconciling the two. Here, Ian explains how his past set him up to approach his…
14 David Hogan, Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Head Coach
Aug 4, 2015 • 32 min
David Hogan is just finished the AUDL season as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Thunderbrids. He played for the University of Pittsburgh from 2006 to 2009 and has been their assistant coach since the 2011-2012…
13 Victor Jimenez, Cycling Entrepreneur and Podcaster
Jul 31, 2015 • 40 min
Victor is a recognized technical cycling expert and is co-host of the top ranked podcast Cycling 360. Which has a worldwide audience and downloaded by more than 40k listeners each month and over 2 million lifetime listeners. Victor also created…
12 Scott Rogerson, CEO of Community Elf
Jul 29, 2015 • 66 min
Scott Rogerson, Chief Executive Officer at Community Elf, specializes in strategic and business planning, data-driven decision making, process improvement, security, management, and compliance, as well as the development of custom applications…
11 Will Lutz, CEO of ConnectWith on Graduating from an Accelerator
Jul 27, 2015 • 74 min
William Lutz is the Co-Founder and CEO of ConnectWith, a professional networking platform. ConnectWith brings together people inside a company with similar interests. It does for co-worker relationships, what online dating did for…
10 Tad Wissel, Ulitworld Reporter & Podcaster
Jul 24, 2015 • 37 min
In the spring of 2003, Tad Wissel began throwing split finger flicks in a cemetery across the street from his mom’s house. The last 12 years have been a blur of ibuprofen, cheeky throws, and long car rides. Check out Sin the Fields, a new…
9 Po-Shen Loh, Founder of Expii, US Math Team Lead & CMU Professor
Jul 23, 2015 • 66 min
Po Shen Loh took an hour out of his day to sit down with the Going Deep podcast and discuss his company Expii that helps students learn difficult STEM topics. He represented the USA Math team at the International Mathematical Olympiad as…
8 Jason Miller, Side Hustling to Promote Active Cities
Jul 22, 2015 • 64 min
Jason is true kid at heart. Anything that involves play or being active is fair game for him. This very well could explain the hobbies and career path he’s taken throughout the years. In his professional life, Jason serves as the Assistant Director…
7 Bobby Fry, Takes a Unique Swing on the Restaurant Business
Jul 20, 2015 • 63 min
Bobby Fry owns the Livermore and Bar Marco in Pittsburgh. He also started the Food Revolution Club at Pittsburgh’s Barack Obama Academy High School in East Liberty. He has been featured in Business Insider and CNN Money for his innovative solution…
6 David Vatz, Designing his Lifestyle & Starting up TopScore
Jul 17, 2015 • 55 min
David Vatz is the CFO of TopScore, makers of software used by hundreds of sports leagues around the world to manage web content, league/member administration, online payments, and eCommerce. TopScore software powers the immensely popular…
5 Charlie Eisenhood, Editor-in-Chief & Founder of Ultiworld
Jul 16, 2015 • 74 min
Charlie Eisenhood is the Editor and Founder of Ultiworld, “the premier media site for the sport of ultimate”. Charlie started Ultiworld in 2012 after graduating cum laude from NYU with a degree in economic theory. He grew up…
4 Rob Dulabon, Pro Athlete and Trainer RODU Training
Jul 13, 2015 • 63 min
Rob Dulabon is the founder of RODU Training. His training experience began while at Pitt where he developed practice plans and workout regimens as captain of the ultimate frisbee team. He became a trainer at Chris Anthony Fitness in 2011 and led…
3 Larry Gioia, Technology Strategist & Adaptive Paddling Proponent at Dynamic Paddlers
Jul 10, 2015 • 51 min
Meet the Mark Cuban of Pittsburgh
2 Michael “Mick” Van Ness, ZeroSixEight and Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Jul 8, 2015 • 72 min
Aaron and Mick go deep on second chances.
1 Lee Ngo, Community Architect, StartUp Weekend
Jul 6, 2015 • 72 min
Lee and Aaron discuss the Pittsburgh startup community and social causes.
00 Introduction to the Show
Jul 5, 2015 • 11 min
Aaron lays out his plans for the show. Be sure to check out goingdeepwithaaron.com Twitter @AaronWatson59 Snapchat aaron_watson Please subscribe, like and leave us a review!