The Passion Economy

The Passion Economy

The economy is bananas, even scary. But some people are thriving, and we’re going to figure out how. Adam Davidson, “New Yorker” writer, longtime contributor to This American Life, and the creator of NPR’s “Planet Money,” unearths stories from regular people. People who have cracked the code to success in our new economic reality.


Don’t Throw Away Your Shot
Aug 5 • 48 min
Kids hate getting shots, and that’s creating the potential for a huge public health crisis. Amy Baxter has a solution: her company, Pain Care Labs. This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/PASSION and get 2 free…
Ice Cream That Churns a Profit
Jul 29 • 43 min
With a perfect combination of nostalgia and innovation, Nicholas Morgenstern turned a childhood comfort into a sophisticated business: Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Go to Stamps.com , click on the microphone at…
How Cultivating Deep Knowledge Can Grow Your Business
Jul 22 • 33 min
Joe DiNorscia went from mushroom farming to running Skyland USA, the country’s leader in rooftop media production. How’d he do it? Partly, by never forgetting his roots. Or rather, his mycelium. This episode is sponsored by Wine Access. Get $20 off your…
How to Invent Your Dream Job
Jul 15 • 41 min
Damali Peterman has a passion for law, language, mediation, conflict resolution and… jujitsu. So she turned all of that into her dream job: Damali Law, where she works as a lawyer, mediator and educator. This episode is sponsored by Wine Access. Get $20…
Step 1: Learn Every Single Thing (The Fun Way!)
Jul 8 • 45 min
Kelley Moffat and her wife Laura found confidence and pride in clothing that fit the way they wanted. Now they are sharing that feeling with the world through their gender non-binary clothing brand Kirrin- Finch. The Passion Economy has a newsletter! Go…
From Drug Kingpin to Fitness Mogul
Jul 8 • 48 min
Ex-con Coss Marte has used his knack for business to survive and even thrive in a series of oversaturated markets. Now he runs ConBody, a fitness company built around prison-style workouts. The Passion Economy has a newsletter! Go to passioneconomy.com to…
Creating Economic Opportunity Amidst Crisis
Jul 8 • 40 min
Adam breaks down the Passion Economy. What is it? How does it work? And who can take advantage of it? The Passion Economy has a newsletter! Go to passioneconomy.com to sign up - for free! This episode is sponsored by Policy Genius. If you need life…
Introducing The Passion Economy, From Adam Davidson
May 20 • 1 min
A new podcast from the creator of Planet Money, Adam Davidson. The economy has totally changed. We need to change with it.