Unf*cked with Ryan J. Williams

Unf*cked with Ryan J. Williams

www.influencereconomy.com
Unf*cked with Ryan J. Williams is a podcast to help your your life, your business, and your soul get unf*cked.


Unf*cked with Ryan J. Williams Trailer
Dec 31, 2019 • 3 min
Unf*cked with Ryan J. Williams Trailer
Paul Jarvis On Happiness in Business & Running A Company Of One
Jan 30, 2019 • 31 min
Paul Jarvis is the author of Company of One: Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing for Business. What is the key to success in business was to work for yourself, book your own work hours, while becoming profitable at the same time? If you want…
Playing the Long Game in Life with a Bold Vision (Chapter 1 of the Influencer Economy)
Dec 4, 2018 • 22 min
Want to listen to a FREE chapter of my book: How to launch your idea, share it with the world, and thrive in the digital age: In The Influencer Economy? I’m excited to announce that my book is now available on Audible, You can also buy it on To…
A Painfully Honest Field Guide to Launching a Business
Nov 15, 2018 • 29 min
Rand Fishkin, the founder and former CEO of Moz, tells the secrets and tricks about how traditional Silicon Valley “wisdom” leads far too many companies to struggle. Did you know only 5% of startup businesses make it? 95% of startups fail, lose…
Collaborating with Cultural Icons and Tomorrow’s Leaders with Roman Tsunder
Oct 9, 2018 • 25 min
Roman Tsunder is the CEO and Founder of the membership communities of WORLDZ and PTTOW! He wants his company to save the world. He thinks you should include that mission into your business too. In this episode he tells an epic story about how he…
Entrepreneurial You: Monetize Your Expertise and Thrive with Dorie Clark
Jun 12, 2018 • 40 min
Dorie Clark, a successful entrepreneur and author, has done it all. And in Entrepreneurial You she provides a blueprint for professional independence, with insights and advice on building your brand, monetizing your expertise, and extending…
Seth Godin on How to Do Work That Matters (Best of)
Jun 4, 2018 • 45 min
Seth Godin is a best-selling author of books like Linchpin, The Dip, and Tribes. You can find his work here: The Influencer Economy hosted by Ryan Williams includes rare interviews with best-selling authors, Oscar nominated filmmakers, and…
How to Build a Thriving Community 117 | David Spinks
May 2, 2018 • 37 min
David Spinks delivers a master class on how to build amazing, loyal, and collaborative communities. I get a lot of questions from listeners asking “do I build a community first, and then a product,” or “do I build a product and then find a community.”…
From Quitting Your 9-5 in Front of 10,000 people to Helping Others Make Millions | 116 | Nicole Walters
Apr 4, 2018 • 36 min
Nicole Walters calls herself a “hot mess.” She once quit her high power insurance job via a livestream, with 10,000 people watching. She now helps others “monetize thyselves” and has some epic stories to share. Influencer Economy: Nicole…
Noah Kagan How to Influence, Grow and Thrive with Sumo.com Founder / 115
Mar 5, 2018 • 79 min
Noah Kagan is the anti-guru guru. He has a wealth of marketing and business advice, as founder of Sumo.com. Noah Kagan shares how he has deal with depression, what it take to build a winning team, and how to thrive in a high pressured environments. Listen…
Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong with Eric Barker
Jan 23, 2018 • 49 min
Eric Barker (@bakadesuyo) is the best-selling author of Barking up the Wrong Tree: Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong. What you will learn: How your biggest weakness may be your strength How Navy SEALs find…
10 Ways to Have Better Conversations with Celeste Headlee (Episode 114)
Dec 19, 2017 • 34 min
Celeste Headlee (@CelesteHeadlee) is a best-selling author & her TED Talks have been viewed over 10 Million times. Her best-selling book is “We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter.” We talk about how to: Master the art of conversation…
113: Rockstar Turned Tech Investor D.A. Wallach on Career Pivots, Social Media Music, & Biotech
Sep 12, 2017 • 55 min
Imagine that you’re fresh out of college, touring with your rock band, and you meet Puff Daddy at backstage at your show. Sounds surreal, right? Well that what is what happened to D.A. Wallach. After graduating from Harvard, he toured the country with…
112: Noah Kagan Working Through Depression and Becoming More Productive
Aug 16, 2017 • 23 min
Noah Kagan () was employee #30 at Facebook and employee #4 at Mint.com, and the founder of Sumo.com and AppSumo. He’s a superstar in the world of tech and entrepreneurship. He also hosts the podcast Noah Kagan Presents. He’s done a lot in his life,…
111: Court Coursey on Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur
Jul 26, 2017 • 35 min
Court Coursey and I spoke during the week of the Milken Conference in Los Angeles, an event that brings around some the biggest name in corporate giving from around the world. Amazingly $20 Trillion dollars in wealth represented at the…
110: Building a Brand That People Will Love with Dorie Clark
May 15, 2017 • 30 min
All of us have ideas. But how do we turn our idea into a brand that people will love? That’s a question I get asked often and this week branding expert Dorie Clark shares her tips and secrets on how to stand out in the modern economy. In episode 110…
109: Adam Grant on Giving With Purpose to Thrive in the New Economy (BEST OF)
Apr 6, 2017 • 24 min
My guest this week is Adam Grant, the author of the New York Times’ best selling book: ”.” Adam is a professor at Wharton, and their highest rated teacher ever. His research around giving and taking has revolutionized…
Conquering Depression and Overcoming OCD in business and life with Brad Feld
Mar 21, 2017 • 28 min
Brad Feld has had dark moments as an entrepreneur. He lives fast paced life as an entrepreneur and startup investor. Hailing from Boulder, Colorado, Brad has struggled with depression throughout his life. This episode he and I get real on the…
107: The Real Truth on the Startup Dream & Negotiating for Equity (Coaching Session)
Mar 17, 2017 • 19 min
I love the excitement behind startups, and how driven invested individuals can become. I also understand the failures involved in working for a startup. I lived it all - Whether it’s negotiating hard for equity, understanding that 90% of startups…
Entrepreneurs are Overrated, Become a 10% Entrepreneur w/ Patrick McGinnis
Mar 7, 2017 • 40 min
Patrick McGinnis, author of the 10% Entrepreneur asks the question: “Do you want to live your startup dream?” Patrick wrote the playbook on how to live your startup dream without quitting your day job. Entrepreneurship is overrated. In this…
How YouTube Literally Saved Her Life with YouTube Beauty Blogger Serein Wu (part II)
Feb 24, 2017 • 35 min
Serein Wu is YouTube beauty vlogger who is helping to reinvent beauty norms in an every growing industry of online beauty. Listen to Part I of this episode to learn about her career. She is also a courageous person who shares her own…
Authenticity, Beauty and Reinventing the YouTube Beauty Industry with Serein Wu (part 1)
Feb 13, 2017 • 34 min
Serein Wu is YouTube beauty vlogger who is helping to reinvent beauty norms in an every growing industry of online beauty. She writes, edits and stars in videos for millions to watch that are about beauty, fashion, depression and whatever is…
Teaching Online Courses to Grow Rich with Danny Iny of MIrasee
Feb 2, 2017 • 31 min
Danny Iny is the leader of the new movement of creating online courses. He has built a million dollar business helping others to create their own courses. In his book Teach and Grow Rich, he outlines how to create, market and sell your…
Snapchat MasterClass on Using Snapchat for Business with Kate Talbot Author of “Oh Snap! You Can Use Snapchat for Business”
Jan 17, 2017 • 33 min
Kate Talbot is a social media expert, digital marketing consultant, and content creator who has been involved with online networking since its very early days. She has worked as a social media manager for both Kiva and Virgin America and has consulted…
How to Overcome Depression, Anxiety and Negative Thoughts in 5 Steps
Dec 14, 2016 • 19 min
Many of us have been depressed, know someone depressed, or will become depressed at some point during our life. There has long been a stigma around depression which prevents us from having an honest conversation on the topic. In…
Payoff & The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations w/ Dan Ariely
Nov 30, 2016 • 43 min
Dan Ariely is the James B Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University. He’s also a best-selling New York Times author. Dan does research in behavioral economics and “tires to describe it in plain language.” Dan gave a…
The Influencers Dinner with Jon Levy (Part 2)
Nov 15, 2016 • 29 min
Helping people without expecting anything in return is the best business model for life. And today’s guest, Jon Levy, practices that mantra. He has a new book out called,The 2am Principle. LISTEN TO EPISODE 97 for Part 1 with Jon Levy….
98: The Science of Adventure and the 2 A.M. Principle with Jon Levy
Nov 7, 2016 • 30 min
Jon Levy () is behavioral scientist studying influence and adventure. His is the author of The 2 AM Principle: Discover the Science of Adventure. Jon was in Spain running with the Pamplona bulls, his back had just been trampled by a bull, and he…
97: Dealing with Haters and Rejection with Max Joseph (Part 2)
Oct 19, 2016 • 31 min
Max Joseph is a filmmaker, director, and the co-host of Catfish, which has just completed its fifth season on MTV. This is Part 2 of my interview with Max Joseph. Go back to episode 95 to hear the first installment of our chat Max got his…
96: Finding Your Next Amazing Job and Pivoting Your Career with Jenny Blake
Sep 12, 2016 • 25 min
Jenny Blake is an author, career and business strategist and speaker who helps people organize their brain, move beyond burnout, and find the careers they love. After leaving what many consider to be a dream job at Google, she helps people find…
95: MasterClass on YouTube & Online Viral Video Creation with Max Joseph
Aug 30, 2016 • 54 min
Max Joseph is a filmmaker, director, and the co-host of Catfish, which has just completed its fifth season on MTV. Max got his start in online video but has also worked extensively on documentaries and feature films. He is the creator of the powerful…
94: Unmistakable Creative and Why Only Is Better Than Best with Srinivas Rao
Aug 16, 2016 • 51 min
Srinivas Rao likes to surf and in the early 2000’s he was at a crossroads in his life. As a recent business school grad, he could conform to the rest of society and get on a hamster wheel of a career, doing what he had been programmed to do for his…
World-Changing Ideas, the Future of Technology and The Inevitable with Kevin Kelly
Jul 13, 2016 • 67 min
Kevin Kelly is a blogger, author, editor, student of technology and future systems, and self-proclaimed “packager of ideas”. He is the founding executive editor of Wired magazine and has written for the New York Times, Economist, Science, Time, the…
Getting Your Hands Dirty and Solving Hard Problems with Brent Bushnell of Two Bit Circus
Jun 30, 2016 • 29 min
Brent Bushnell is the co-founder and CEO of Two Bit Circus, an educational entertainment company that provides a wide range of high-tech and hands-on experiences. The company’s goal is not only to entertain but, more importantly, to inspire…
Launch, Share and Thrive: Influencer Economy Book TALK
Jun 16, 2016 • 33 min
The Influencer Economy is a movement and book to help you to launch your idea, share it with the world and thrive in the digital age. What I realized early in the process of writing this book and creating my podcast, is that in order to thrive in the…
90: NFL All Pro Turned Startup Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Keith Bulluck
Jun 5, 2016 • 48 min
Keith Bulluck () is a retired NFL football player turned startup entrepreneur. Keith is a former NFL All Pro with the Tennessee Titans. He was drafted by the Titans 30th overall in the 2000 NFL Draft after attending Syracuse…
89: Book Annoucement! Influencer Economy: How to Launch, Share and Thrive in the Digital Age
May 23, 2016 • 14 min
When Ryan Williams began attending VidCon, Comic-Con, South by Southwest (SXSW), TechCrunch Disrupt and other tech and fan-geek conferences. he noticed two remarkable things: these events were celebrating geeks, technology, and modern social media;…
88: Seth Godin on Making a Ruckus, Being Bold & Knowing When to Quit
May 3, 2016 • 45 min
Seth Godin is a marketer, entrepreneur, and best-selling author. He’s one of my favorite public speakers and an inspiring figure in the marketing world. I have talked about him a lot on the podcast. Seth was founder and CEO of Yoyodyne,…
87: Podcaster MasterClass w/ Hrishikesh Hirway of Song Exploder
Apr 20, 2016 • 55 min
Hrishikesh Hirway is a musician, story-teller, and podcast host who hosts Song Exploder, a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, telling the story of how they were made. He has had inspiring and loved musicians such…
86: Vlogbrothers Backstory, Crafting Your Geek Vision, Just Starting Your Ideas with Hank Green
Apr 5, 2016 • 53 min
Hank Green is one half the YouTube creators The Vlog Brothers, who he co-creates with his brother John Green. Hank is the entrepreneurial brother who has the leadership role on many of their co-ventures and has launched several of his own innovative…
85: Going Viral, Doing What You Love & Putting in the Work with Franchesca Ramsey
Mar 23, 2016 • 53 min
Franchesca Ramsey went viral. Her video Stuff White Girls Say to Black Girls (I addd a euphemism with Stuff) took off like a rocket ship. She was an early adopter of YouTube and created regular videos, but that one video really went viral. Imagine if…
84: Battling Depression and Fighting Through Dark Times and Anxiety as a Creative Person w/ Rand Fishkin
Mar 17, 2016 • 52 min
Rand Fishkin was depressed and anxious for around a year. He had trouble sleeping and got trapped in the loop of “regretting decisions from the past.” He felt sunk and felt that nothing useful was coming from his business, Moz. Meanwhile the…
83: Finding the Funny, Delivering Jokes and Adding Humor to Your Public Speaking with David Nihill
Mar 8, 2016 • 52 min
David Nihill like many people, was terrified of public speaking. But unlike most people, to conquer his fear of speaking in front of groups, David spent a year studying and performing stand-up. After performing at The Improv, The Comedy…
82: Seizing Opportunity, Anticipating the Future & Disrupt You with Jay Samit
Jan 26, 2016 • 43 min
Jay Samit (@JaySamit) is an entrepreneur and the author of the bestselling book Disrupt You! Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation. The modern world is changing is at a…
81: Netflix’s Making a Murderer TV & Media Show with Jen Yamato of The Daily Beast
Jan 19, 2016 • 24 min
Netflix’s Making a Murderer is a show that I have been obsessed about. Like many, including our guest Jen Yamato, I binged on the Netflix show during the holiday break. This emergency podcast on Making a Murderer I speak with Jen Yamato, who has…
Ep 80: Giving to Your Community, Meeting Fans In Real Life (IRL) & Cultivating Expertise with Veronica Belmont
Jan 5, 2016 • 36 min
Veronica Belmont is a renaissance woman who does it all. She’s like the Jay-Z for the tech world, a true hyphenate. She’s a producer/host/present for all things digital and television. Since 2006, she has worked on projects for Gizmodo, CNET,…
Ep 79: Finding Your Voice, Breaking Bad Habits & Thriving with Derek Sivers
Dec 22, 2015 • 67 min
Derek Sivers is writer, entrepreneur, programmer, musician, and student. He lived in NYC as a musician before creating and founding CD Baby in 1998. CD Baby eventually went onto be a leading seller of independent music online and he sold the company…
Ep. 78: Creativity Mastered & Kicking Yourself in the Butt to Harness Talent with Paul Jarvis
Dec 16, 2015 • 54 min
Paul Jarvis is a writer, podcast host, author of multiple best-selling books, creator of online courses that have made hundreds of thousands of dollars and a master of empowering people to kick themselves in the butt to harness their…
Ep. 77: Failing in Business, Succeeding in Life & Choosing Yourself with James Altucher
Dec 8, 2015 • 63 min
James Altucher is an entrepreneur, angel investor, author, and blogger. He is the author of the best-selling book: Choose Yourself: Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream. He also hosts two successful podcasts: ”The James Altucher Show”…
Ep. 76: Building Alliances, Starting a Startup and Acting as Your Personal CEO with Chris Yeh
Dec 1, 2015 • 29 min
Chris Yeh is an entrepreneur, investor, blogger and author of the best-selling book: The Alliance. He wrote the book with Founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman and Ben Cassanova. The connected technology world is changing constantly….
Ep. 75: 2 Billion YouTube Views Later- How Cenk Uygur Built an Online News Jaugernaut
Nov 17, 2015 • 51 min
Ep. 75: Billions of YouTube Views & Bigger Than Fox News and MSNBC with Cenk Uygur from The Young Turks News network. Cenk Uygur is the main host and co-founder of the American liberal political and social news network, The Young Turks (TYT)….
Ep. 74: How to Embrace Failure, Find Success and Take Risks with Troy Carter
Nov 11, 2015 • 47 min
Troy Carter is a well-known manager of artists like John Legend and Meghan Trainor, as well as a new guest ‘shark’ on Marc Cuban’s TV Show Shark Tank, and the founder and CEO Atom Factory investment and talent management company in Los…
Ep. 73: Loud Speakers Network’s Chris Morrow on Hip-Hop and Podcasting
Nov 3, 2015 • 33 min
The Loud Speakers Network is an awesome podcast network, featuring prominent voices of the hip-hip generation, and Chris Morrow is the CEO and co-founder. This week he joins me on Stories from The Influencer Economy. Chris Morrow and Combat Jack…
Ep. 72: The Pivot From Investment Banking to Startup CEO with Farbod Shoraka of Bloomnation
Oct 27, 2015 • 27 min
In this episode of The Pivot: A series documenting the stories of tech startup founders who pivot their careers from another industry, I speak with Farbod Shoraka, founder of BloomNation a technology startup based in Los Angeles, which is similar to…
Ep: 71: Brad Feld on Doing More Faster and Giving Value to Entrepreneurs
Oct 19, 2015 • 31 min
Brad Feld is an author, blogger and he invests in early stage technology companies. In fact he has invested in over 1,000 companies between his Techstars accelerator, his Foundry Ground investment firm, and his own deals. He is our guest on The…
Ep. 70: Nerdist Industries Adam Rymer on Building a Media Company for Nerds
Oct 5, 2015 • 40 min
This week Nerdist Industries President, Adam Rymer stops by the podcast. Adam runs the media company founded by pioneering Nerdist podcast host, Chris Hardwick. In 2015 geeks and nerds are kings and queens of the internet and Nerdist…
Ep. 69: $100 MBA on the Art of Entrepreneurship and Science of Teaching with Omar Zenhom
Sep 29, 2015 • 33 min
Omar Zenhom from the $100 MBA Show stopped by The Influencer Economy Podcast this week. He’s at the forefront of education and entrepreneurship and we talked at length about his story. Omar dropped out of Wharton Business School to start $100…
Ep. 68: VidCon, YouTubers, and Geeking Out with Jim Louderback former CEO of Revision3
Sep 21, 2015 • 48 min
Jim Louderback stopped by The Influencer Economy this week. Jim a world-class CEO, and former Head of Revision3, a pioneering online video company. He currently runs the industry and track of VidCon, the 20,000 person online video geek conference…
Ep. 67: WTF Producer Brendan McDonald on Booking Obama & Producing a World-Class Podcast w/ Marc Maron
Sep 11, 2015 • 46 min
This week I talk to Brendan McDonald, producer of WTF with Marc Maron. We talk about the finer points of producing a world-class podcast, including booking the President of the United States, Barack Obama on their show. Brendan is the yin and…
Ep: 66: Making Ideas Happen with Scott Belsky Founder of Behance
Sep 7, 2015 • 43 min
Scott Belsky knows the secret for making your ideas happen. And today I chat with him about his book “Making Ideas Happen,” his company Behance (that sold to Adobe) and his passion for helping to empower the creative world. Scott offers insights…
Ep. 65: What’s Next For The Influencer Economy Podcast and Upcoming Book?
Sep 1, 2015 • 10 min
Hey everyone, I have never done a solo podcast before and thought I’d give it a try for this episode. Hope it sounds good. :) Firstly, I’m inviting everyone in Los Angeles to the Apple Store Santa Monica on September 22nd. I’ll be hosting a…
Ep. 64: Writer of Rounders, Host of The Moment Podcast, and Viner Brian Koppelman
Aug 26, 2015 • 66 min
For the archives and to sign-up for book updates: http://www.influencereconomy.com/book/ Brian Koppelman joined Stories From the Influencer Economy as this week’s guest. I originally recorded this episode at Brian’s…
Ep. 63: Why We Are All Hooked on Technology Products with Author Nir Eyal
Aug 18, 2015 • 32 min
Sign-up for exclusive content and announcements for The Influencer Economy Book due out December 2015: http://www.influencereconomy.com/book/ We are really excited to share this interview with Nir Eyal that I recorded a few months back. Nir was…
Ep. 62: What’s Alan Watching? & Sepinwall’s Self-Publishing a NY Times Top 10 Book
Aug 11, 2015 • 34 min
As mentioned on the podcast intro. Please vote! For our SXSW Panel on podcasting. My friends Jemele Hill and Tom Merritt and I are trying to host a panel “Podcasts Grow-Up: Community and Monetization. They are both great people and…
Ep. 61: NBA Champion Harrison Barnes of the Golden State Warriors
Aug 4, 2015 • 31 min
Harrison Barnes Golden State Warriors Champion
Ep. 60: Smart Business Revolution with Ryan Williams
Jul 27, 2015 • 48 min
Ep. 60: Smart Business Revolution with Ryan Williams
Ep. 59: Meredith Walker Co-Founder of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls
Jul 21, 2015 • 57 min
Somethings in life start with a great dance party and for Amy Poehler and Meredith Walker, that’s how they began the start of their Smart Girls company. Meredith is a veteran of Saturday Night Life and met Amy, her best friend while both were working…
Ep. 58: Tom Scharpling of The Best Show
Jul 15, 2015 • 32 min
Tom Scharpling is an OG radio host and podcaster. He started to host and produce a radio show called “The Best Show” on WFMU back in 2003. The show featured call-ins from listeners, stories and special guests like comedian Patton Oswalt. In…
Ep. 57: Jonah Keri on Grantland, Writing NY Times Best-Sellers and Up Up and Away
Jul 7, 2015 • 43 min
Jonah Keri came on the podcast in December and he was a fantastic guest. He was so good, that I wanted to re-publish this episode for all the new listeners to the show. He’s a writer at ESPN’s Grantland, NY Times best-selling author, and one of the…
Ep. 56: Cenk Uygur from The Young Turks
Jul 1, 2015 • 49 min
I was really excited to sit down with Cenk from The Young Turks. He’s one of the pre-eminent political voices online, and his TYT YouTube network is a mini empire on YouTube. I went to his office and studio in Culver City to speak to him on the…
Ep. 55: James Altucher on Embracing Failure, Choosing Yourself in Life & Finding Your Scene
Jun 23, 2015 • 64 min
What if you were a writer who let it all hang-out. What if you wrote about failure and not just success. And what if you approached topics such such as wishing that your daughter becomes a lesbian or listing your business failures for all to…
Ep. 54: Jemele Hill on Hosting TV at ESPN, Growing His and Hers Podcast, and The Next Movement
Jun 16, 2015 • 52 min
Jemele Hill is a podcast host, TV show host, and modern day multi-platform journalist. She works at ESPN, hosts the His and Hers TV show and podcast with her show partner Michael Smith. And she’s an overall social media maven and an old pal from SXSW…
Ep. 53: John Corcoran on Connecting with Influencers & Building Relationships
Jun 9, 2015 • 60 min
John Corcoran is a lawyer, former writer for The White House, and even had a stint working in L.A. in the entertainment industry. He is now the purveyor of Smart Business Revolution, a multi-media business company. His work as at the forefront of the…
Ep. 52: Greg Goodfried on Collaborating with YouTubers, Managing Digital Talent and Building Audience
Jun 2, 2015 • 54 min
Greg Goodfried joined the show this week for Episode # 52. Greg was a trailblazer in the online “viral video” world back in 2006, when he created the epic online videos series: LonelyGirl15. This was back when “viral videos” were a big…
Ep 51: Flula on YouTube Fame and How Reddit Can Change Your Life
May 27, 2015 • 29 min
Our buddy Flula came on the podcast last year. He was a favorite guest of the show, and even prouced our intro theme music. He’s also featured in Pitch Perfect II, so we thought we’d re-post the episod for everyone to learn more about Flula! lula in…
Ep. 50: Veronica Belmont on Creating Sword and Laser, Vaginal Fantasy Book Club, Becoming an Expert & More
May 19, 2015 • 37 min
Ep. 50: Veronica Belmont on Sword and Laser, Podcasting and Vaginal Fantasties
Ep. 49: AJ Jacobs on Being a Human Guinea Pig, Living Biblically, The World’s Largest Family Reunion
May 13, 2015 • 39 min
AJ Jacobs is a NY Times best-selling author and hosting the world’s largest family reunion
Ep. 48: Adam Grant on Why Givers Succeed More in Life Than Takers
May 6, 2015 • 30 min
Adam Grant on Why Givers Succeed More in Life Than Takers
Ep. 47: Jeff Ullrich on Art, Entrepreneurship and Podcasting (Earwolf Media Founder and Chairman)
Apr 30, 2015 • 23 min
Jeff Ullrich, Earwolf, comedy bang bang
Ep. 46: Anthony Saleh on Managing Artists like Nas, Investing in Start-ups and Kobe vs. LeBron
Apr 13, 2015 • 62 min
Anthony Saleh is a talent manager, investor and avid sports fan. He manages artists like Nas and also serves as a founder of Queensbridge Ventures investment firm. We talked a lot about the culture around investing, managing talent and how in…
Ep. 45: Tom Merritt on Sword and Laser, Daily Tech News Show, Funding Your Podcasts
Apr 7, 2015 • 55 min
Ep. 45: Tom Merritt on How to Build Your Podcast and Video Empire
Ep. 44: Bryan Alvarez on Figure Four Leg Locks and Becoming the Top Wrestling MMA Podcaster
Apr 1, 2015 • 67 min
Ep. 44: Bryan Alvarez on Figure Four Leg Locks and the Top Wrestling MMA Podcast Ever
Ep. 43: DeStorm Power, Dan Casey from Nerdist, Khail Anonymous
Mar 24, 2015 • 22 min
What is a YouTuber - Live from the Tubeathon Charity Event in Hollywood
Ep. 42: Sarah Weichel on My Drunk Kitchen, Managing YouTube Creators & Writing Books
Mar 18, 2015 • 81 min
Sarah Weichel is one smart cookie. She manages some of the biggest YouTube creators on the planet and helps them build-out long term businesses. She is extremely wise and there is a lot to learn from her. As a business manager…
Ep. 41: Ezra Cooperstein on How to Reach the Connected Generation & Millenials
Mar 10, 2015 • 35 min
Hey guys - thanks again for downloading the show. If you want a free podcast marketing tip-sheet - email me: [email protected] Please subscribe on iTunes and our website is: http://www.influencereconomy.com
Ep. 40: Burnie Burns of Rooster Teeth (Influencer Economy 1 Year Anniversary Episode)
Feb 24, 2015 • 35 min
Ep. 40 Burnie Burns of Rooster Teeth and (Influencer Economy’s 1st Birthday Episode)
Ep. 39- Tucker Max: How to Finally Write Your Book (3x NY Times Best-Selling Author)
Feb 17, 2015 • 68 min
For a free podcast marketing tip sheet: [email protected] Tucker Max details his successful career as a book author in this episode. He also gives advice to aspiring authors and talks about his new business venture: Book in…
Ep. 38- Jordan Harbinger: From #1 Business Podcast The Art of Charm to Boot Camps and Academies
Feb 9, 2015 • 57 min
Jordan Harbinger- Helping Ordinary Guys Become Extraordinary Men & The Art of Charm Podcast
Ep. 37- Paul Jarvis: How to Build Your Audience and Sell Products Direct to Your Community
Feb 2, 2015 • 70 min
Paul Jarvis dropped by the show to talk about creativity, building audience and working on your own projects
Ep. 36 - Dan Pashman: The Sporkful’s Guide to Building a Media Brand From Scratch (Part II)
Jan 27, 2015 • 39 min
Sign-up for the email list and I’ll send a FREE podcast marketing tip-sheet: http://influencereconomy.com/ Guest ideas, want to attend a marketing/podcast seminar, or just want to reach-out? [email protected] Dan…
Ep. 35- Dan Pashman: Building Greatness on WNYC’s The Sporkful Podcast
Jan 19, 2015 • 30 min
Dan Pashman on Branding the eater and food podcast WNYC The Sporkful
​Ep. 34 - ​Jayson Gaignard: How to Organize Influencer Dinners to Help People Succeed
Jan 12, 2015 • 36 min
Jayson Gaignard on Mastermind Talks series, hosting influencer dinners, community, experts, seth godin
Ep. 33 - Nir Eyal: How to Build Habit Forming Products + Self-Publishing a NY Times Best-Seller
Jan 5, 2015 • 27 min
Ep. 33 - Nir Ayel: The “Hooked” Model, Self-Publishing an Ebook to NY Times Bestseller
Ep. 32- The Serial Effect & Why it was so Addicting w/ Ty Hildenbrandt
Dec 23, 2014 • 37 min
Ep. 31 - Alan Sepinwall: The Art of Self-Publishing a NY Times Top 10 Book & Writing at Hitifx
Dec 15, 2014 • 31 min
Alan Sepinwall the writer of the wildly popular online TV recap column, What’s Alan Watching?” and the best-selling book “The Revoluation Will be Televised. On this week’s show, Alan details how he originated his career as a TV writer,…
Ep. 30 - Jonah Keri: Writing for Grantland, Publishing NY Times Best-Sellers, Baseball Podcasting
Dec 8, 2014 • 43 min
Jonah Keri is a NY Times best-selling author, sports writer for ESPN’s Grantland, and told me some fantastic stories on this week’s show. He has been a paid journalist his entire professional life and he details his journey as a…
Ep. 29 - Freddie Wong: Growing 7 Million YouTube Subscribers and Crowdfunding Video Game High School
Dec 1, 2014 • 52 min
Freddie Wong joined me on the podcast to talk about his hit webseries Video Game High School. Freddie’s series has been watched over 85 milion times online and his YoTube channel RocketJump has over 7 million subscribers. Freddie also have…
Ep. 28 - Troy Carter: Finding a Passion You’d Be Willing to Die For (Atom Factory CEO)
Nov 26, 2014 • 45 min
I was excited to have Troy Carter on the podcast. He is the founder of Atom Factory, and the conversation was inspiring to say the least. Troy and I talked about hip-hop, entrepreneurship, life, failure, success and finding passion around your…
Ep. 27 - Willie Geist: Writing a Top 10 Book and Hosting TODAY Show & Morning Joe
Nov 23, 2014 • 28 min
Today Show host Willie Geist
Ep. 26 - Lance Ulanoff: Social Media Branding for Writers (Mashable’s Editor at Large)
Nov 19, 2014 • 35 min
Lance Ulanoff is Chief Correspondent and Editor-at-Large at Mashable. He joined the Stories From the Influencer Economy, to detail his work as a journalist, and discuss how the journalism industry is evolving in the era of social media. We also…
Ep. 25 - Justin Jackson: How to Build and Ship Your First Product
Nov 5, 2014 • 66 min
This episode is supported by https://www.trumaker.com Justin Jackson joins the Influencer Economy for Episode #25. Justin a product manager by day, and does a million other things in his spare time. He details how he hosts his Product…
Ep. 24 - Steps to Write for TV in Hollywood with Caleb Bacon of Man School
Oct 29, 2014 • 32 min
Caleb Bacon is an network TV writer and host of the popular podcast Man School. He’s a jack of all trades in the modern media world. He currently writes for the TBS comedy Sullivan and Son, while also hosting the weekly Man School…
Ep. 23 - Ryan Ford: The Art and Science of Hip-Hop and Social Media
Oct 23, 2014 • 33 min
This episode is presented by Trumaker.com. Ryan Ford is the EVP Chief Creative officer, at Cashmere Agency. Cashmere is a lifestyle agency based in Los Angeles that focuses on multicultural millennials and building out communication strategies that…
Ep. 22 - Brian Koppelman - 3 Steps to Master Creativity
Oct 14, 2014 • 67 min
Brian Koppelman joins The Influencer Economy as this week’s guest. Brian is the co-writer of films such as Rounders and Ocean’s Thirteen, as well as the co-director of the Emmy Award winning “30 for 30,” film on Jimmy…
Ep. 21 - Bernie Su: Simple Ways To Create a YouTube Series (And win an Emmy!)
Oct 2, 2014 • 58 min
Bernie Su: Simple Ways To Create a YouTube Series (And win an Emmy!)
Ep. 20 - Harrison Barnes of The Golden State Warriors: Embracing Technology and Social Media in the NBA
Sep 24, 2014 • 28 min
Harrison Barnes of the Golden State Warriors is one of the more tech savvy athletes in the NBA, and sports. Harrison tells Ryan about how he embraced the technology community upon getting drafted by the NBA’s Warriors as the…
Ep. 19 - Ty Hildenbrandt: The Solid Verbal, College Football & Podcasting
Sep 11, 2014 • 32 min
Ty Hildenbrandt: The Solid Verbal, College Football & Podcasting Ty Hildenbrandt, host of the college football podcast The Solid Verbal, chats with Ryan on the show. The Solid Verbal is an independent, bi-weekly college…
Ep. 18 - Building Products, Networking and Mentoring w/ Brenden Mulligan (Founder of Cluster & Tripcast)
Sep 3, 2014 • 37 min
Brenden Mulligan details his journey from graduating Vanderbilt University, to designing and building products in San Francisco. Ryan chatted with Brenden at the Cluster Home Office in San Francisco, where Brenden is Founder and CEO….
Ep. 17 - Hunter Walk: VC Investing, YouTube, The Bottom Up Economy (Partner @ Homebrew VC)
Aug 27, 2014 • 30 min
Ryan and Hunter chat it up! Hunter Walk: VC Investing, YouTube and The Bottom Up Economy (Partner @ Homebrew VC) Ryan chatted with Hunter Walk, Partner at Homebrew Venture Capital, during Ryans’ recent trip to San…
Ep. 16 - Giving Back and Living a More Meaningful Life with Sloane Davidson
Aug 13, 2014 • 35 min
Sloane Davidson: Founder of The Causemopolitan Sloane Davidson, the founder of The Causemopolitan, chatted with Ryan about her journey as a social entrepreneur and about her “giving philosophy” for life. Sloane is also the…
Barbara Dunkelman: Managing Rooster Teeth’s Community (RWBY, RTX, Lazer Team, Red vs. Blue)
Jul 23, 2014 • 29 min
This week, Barbara Dunkelman, Community Manager of Rooster Teeth, details the journey of how she began working at Rooster Teeth. While her job is Community Manger in title, she wears many hats in her community and fan driven role. She and Gus…
“How to Start a Podcast” Michael Wolf (Next Market Podcast Host)
Jul 15, 2014 • 29 min
This week Ryan chatted with Michael Wolf, host of . Michael and Ryan discuss the art and science of podcasting, Michael gives the podcast download. He’s somewhat of a podcast historian (even though the industry is very young),…
Making a Living Doing What You Love & XOXO Fest (Andy Baio Part 2)
Jun 24, 2014 • 26 min
In Part 2, Ryan talked with Andy, about ”Making A Living Doing What You Love,” and how Andy launched the . The next XOXO is coming up in September, 2014 in Portland, Oregon. and you can register/view the speakers:…
Michael Goldfine: Producer of Camp Takota and Online Film Collaborator
Jun 4, 2014 • 25 min
Ryan spoke with Michael Goldfine, producer of the ultra-successful film, Camp Takota. The summer camp comedy movie, Camp Takota stars YouTubers Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart. The film was distributed exclusively online,…
Adam Grant “Give and Take” Best-Selling Author
May 28, 2014 • 26 min
My guest this week is Adam Grant, the author of the New York Times’ best selling book: ”.” Adam is a professor at Wharton, and their highest rated teacher ever. His research around giving and taking has revolutionized…
Launching a Film Studio in the Internet Age: Freddie Wong (part 2)
May 21, 2014 • 24 min
Filmmaker Freddie Wong is on for Part II of his conversation, on the “The Influencer Economy.” You may know Freddie for his popular web series “Video Game High School, which has reached over 65 million views online. To state it simply, it’s “Harry…
Freddie Wong: Crowdfunding Records & Video Game High School
May 14, 2014 • 22 min
Filmmaker Freddie Wong is guest # 8 on the “The Influencer Economy.” You may know Freddie for his popular web series “Video Game High School, which has reached over 65 million views online. To state it simply, it’s “Harry Potter for video…
Flula: How to Grow YouTube Audience (DJ/Musician/Host)
Apr 30, 2014 • 22 min
It was a pleasure to have Fula on “The Influencer Economy,” he’s a well-respected DJ/musician/host on YouTube. Flula has over 500,000 YouTube subscribers on his channel and has built a loyal global audience. Flula shows the power…
Launching a Podcast Network, Jeff Ullrich Earwolf CEO
Apr 24, 2014 • 23 min
Earwolf’s Jeff Ullrich joined me on the show to talk about how he launched the Earwolf podcast network, with his business partner Scott Aukerman. We speak about how the role of talent, producer, and entrepreneur are all merging in the world of…
“Filmmaker empowerment: Indie Game the Movie, Camp Takota, & VHX ” Jamie Wilkinson (Part 2)
Apr 9, 2014 • 21 min
Excited for episode of The Influencer Economy, with my guest Jamie Wilkinson. Jamie and I had an awesome chat about media, video , and making stuff on the internet. It was so good, I had to divide it up into two different episodes. The…
Emmy-Winner Turned Start-Up Founder: Jamie Wilkinson (Part 1)
Apr 9, 2014 • 23 min
Excited for episode #5 of The Influencer Economy, with my guest Jamie Wilkinson. Jamie and I had an awesome chat about media, video , and making stuff on the internet. It was so good, I had to divide it up into two different episodes. The…
“Playing Video Games to Pay Your Bills, Inside Gaming at a Start-up” Bruce Greene and Adam Kovic
Mar 26, 2014 • 24 min
Adam Kovic and Bruce Greene are the hosts of Machinima’s Inside Gaming. The show reaches 7 million views per month, and has built a loyal and staunch gaming following. I was excited to have these guys on the show, as I have known Adam for years, from…
Taryn Southern: “YouTube, Acting, Entrepreneurship…the Future?”
Mar 13, 2014 • 34 min
Taryn Southern epitomizes the modern day actress who is an entrepreneur. She has created her own path towards an entertainment career in the online media world, which includes a YouTube following of over 400,000 subscribers. While she has…
Shira Lazar of What’s Trending: Media and YouTube Entrepreneur on How to Define Your Own Career
Feb 25, 2014 • 50 min
On episode 2 of The Influencer Economy, we’re happy and proud to welcome Shira Lazar to the show. Shira is the founder and host of the Emmy nominated show What’s Trending and an inspiration in the media and YouTube world. In order to…
Burnie Burns of RoosterTeeth: Red vs. Blue, Online Video, and YouTube
Feb 12, 2014 • 22 min
Burnie Burns of RoosterTeeth: Red vs. Blue, Online Video, and YouTube