Tickets features the visionaries, producers and operators behind some of the world’s most exciting and innovative live experiences. Joining the dots between disciplines, Tickets seeks to find out what goes into bringing amazing ideas, companies and concepts to life. In this our second season we’re exploring the future of education, and how emerging forms of technology and entertainment are changing the ways we learn and interact. Support this podcast:

Pause for a Cause
Feb 25, 2019 • 0 min
We’re taking a brief pause. But Ticket shall return… —- Support this podcast:
Gary Chou and Christina Xu on entrepreneurship education and harnessing the power of networks
Feb 18, 2019 • 60 min
Back in the late 2000s a number of community-driven internet companies began to change the way new products and services were brought to life. But even the most forward-thinking of those companies’ founders may have been surprised at where their platforms…
David Lavin on representing some of the world’s leading intellectual talent
Feb 11, 2019 • 53 min
Think about talent agents and the first image that comes to mind may be something similar to the character of Ari Gold in the TV show ‘Entourage’; fast-talking, fickle, and more focused on the action toys and awards than the quality of the art. But beyond…
University Ventures’ Daniel Pianko on new opportunities in higher education
Feb 4, 2019 • 64 min
Believe it or not, some of the key fundamentals of university haven’t changed much in over a thousand years. But with the US student debt crisis continuing to make headlines, employers’ talent needs rapidly evolving, and software still eating the world,…
Marc Lewis on running the world’s most successful advertising school
Jan 28, 2019 • 54 min
Imagine the world’s most awarded advertising school. Perhaps you’re picturing it housed in an imposing campus of magnificient Edwardian buildings made of stone and marble, or a gleaming high rise in midtown Manhattan. In fact you’ll find it on the top…
SXSW’s Todd Hansen on live event programming and spotting talent & trends
Jan 21, 2019 • 53 min
In the Spring of 1987, a group of music fans and journalists organised a small live event in Austin, Texas. They were pleasantly surprised by its success - around 700 people showed up. That first edition of South by SouthWest has become a 10 day…
Adobe’s Andrea Rosen on creativity and the future of work
Jan 14, 2019 • 48 min
Over the last 10 years Adobe’s annual 99U conference has captured the imaginations of creative thinkers from around the world through its 2 day programme of talks, workshops and collaborations, featuring a who’s who of both industry leaders and rising…
Betaworks’ James Cooper on building products, brands, and communities
Jan 6, 2019 • 42 min
Spend some time around the world of startups and it probably won’t be long until you hear someone mention the term startup studio. It’s recently become a bit of a buzz term for consultancies, ad agencies and brands, but New York company Betaworks have…
How to create compelling workshops, programs and products with Rob Fitzpatrick
Dec 24, 2018 • 56 min
In a world that’s now full of influencers, thought leaders and keynote speakers, how do you know who’s worth paying your attention, or your money, to? What sets the best education experiences apart from the rest? And how do you know if your new business…
Duolingo’s Laura Nestler on growing global communities
Dec 16, 2018 • 50 min
It’s that app with the owl. That app where you can instantly start learning anything from Spanish to Swahili, Hebrew to Hawaiian. But what’s behind the enormous success of Duolingo, the language learning app that now has over 300 million users around the…
Kano co-founder Alex Klein on fostering curiosity and creation through technology
Dec 10, 2018 • 42 min
What have Harry Potter, Steve Wozniak, Los Angeles County School Board and the Indian Prime Minister got in common? They’ve all been part of the story of Kano, a London based computer company intertwining technology, education and entertainment. Today on…
Tickets Season 2 - Trailer
Nov 6, 2018 • 4 min
We’re back! Tickets returns for its second season this November. Here’s a brief introduction to this season and a bit of back story on how we got to now. —- Support this podcast:
Scaling human connection through music with James Beshara (Head of Music, Airbnb)
Jun 4, 2018 • 31 min
On the guest list today is James Beshara, global head of concerts at Airbnb. James leads Airbnb’s growing presence in the world of music experiences, providing guests, hosts and artists with new opportunities to share and enjoy live music. Inevitably it…
Building a global electronic music brand with Elrow’s Victor de la Serna
May 28, 2018 • 57 min
What do you get if you combine circus performance, immersive theatre, and electronic music? The answer is Elrow, a global events brand based in Barcelona. The party started at a venue in the city in 2010, but this business goes back to the mid 19th…
What’s next in travel and tourism ticketing with Leith Stevens of Redeam
May 21, 2018 • 45 min
Think about the last trip you booked. You may have done it all from your mobile phone. Flights - Kayak or SkyScanner. Hotels? Expedia, Tablet, or maybe Hotel Tonight Transfers - well, Uber and Lift make it easy But what about a tour, an exhibition or an…
The evolution of spaces to places with Bart Higgins, Partner at WhatIf Innovation
May 14, 2018 • 60 min
As the retail apocalypse looms large, the hospitality and entertainment industries are sitting up to take note, and the world of commercial office real estate is coming under threat like never before. The big question is what happens next. On the guest…
Fusing music and technology with Sonar Festival’s Ventura Barba
May 7, 2018 • 37 min
Make a list of the most respected international festivals and Sonar is bound to feature. Starting in 1994 as a 3,000 capacity event in Barcelona, Sonar has grown to host over 120,000 attendees in the city each year and now has a presence in locations as…
Storytelling in VR with Time’s Mia Tramz
Apr 30, 2018 • 51 min
On the guest list today is Mia Tramz, Editorial Director of Enterprise and Immersive Experiences at Time Magazine. Following a degree in Visuals Arts at Columbia University, Mia began her career as a photo editor before branching out into VR through her…
Blending digital technology and physical space design with Parc Office
Apr 23, 2018 • 68 min
On the guest list today are Will Prince and Charlie Marshall, principals at Parc Office, a New York based experience design practice. Blending digital technology with physical environments, Parc’s projects include Google’s Cultural Institute, flagship…
Building, financing, and operating arts and music spaces with Dhruv Chopra
Apr 16, 2018 • 58 min
The numerous challenges facing venues of all shapes and sizes have been well documented over the past few years. So how do you go about creating a new place for arts and music in one of the world’s most competitive real estate markets? Dhruv Chopra is one…
Talent programming from nightclubs to auditoriums with Dave Gamble (Royal Albert Hall)
Apr 9, 2018 • 55 min
On the guest list today is Dave Gamble, programming manager at London’s Royal Albert Hall. After starting out at the Roundhouse venue in Camden, he spent 5 years as a promotions manager at the legendary Fabric nightclub before moving to the Royal Albert…
Next generation guestlists and Nordic innovation with Johan Ekelund
Apr 2, 2018 • 55 min
On the guest list today is Johan Ekelund, CEO at Keyflow, a Stockholm based startup helping event producers and venues connect with their guests in more meaningful ways. Johan’s background spans advertising and technology, working as a marketer both…
Curation and community with Michelle Grey-Campion
Mar 26, 2018 • 40 min
Following stints at leading members club Soho House and Neuehouse, for last 2 years Michelle has been the creative director of the New York Times’ highly respected Times Talk series, featuring a veritable who’s who from across the world of arts and…
The future of the built environment with Ross Guttler
Mar 19, 2018 • 46 min
Sustainability is a topic that’s got a lot of attention over the past few years. We know it’s important to create sustainable experiences but what’s the next step we can take? How could we make the built environment better for our health? And how does…
Taking the magic of Broadway around the world with Vincent Marini
Mar 12, 2018 • 69 min
Over his career Vincent has produced and directed high profile shows across the globe. He’s been the artistic director of one of Ameria’s premier state theatres, worked as a special consultant to Cirque du Soleil, and served on the board at a number of…
International boxing and brand partnerships with Adam Morallee
Jan 17, 2018 • 53 min
Adam was just about to fly to Las Vegas and was on the move when we recorded this episode, so the audio quality is a little lower than usual. However, the insights are well worth it. Over the course of our 50 minute conversation Adam explains where…