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Created by Fei Wu, Feisworld Podcast helps independent creators live their creative and financial freedom. Show notes, tools and resources: www.feisworld.com (created on Anchor.fm) Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/feisworld/support


250. Elaine Pofeldt: The Million-Dollar One-Person Business [2020 Interview and Updates]
Jul 1 • 69 min
Hello listeners, welcome to this week’s episode (pre-released) for our guest Elaine Podfeldt. Elaine Pofeldt writes about million-dollar, one-person businesses for Forbes online. Formerly, she was a senior editor at Fortune Small Business magazine where…
247. Michael Leckie: How to Transform Yourself and Your Company, For Good.
Jun 26 • 63 min
Michael Leckie is the founding partner of Silverback Partners LLC. For over 25 years, Michael has led transformations and cultural change from small to huge enterprises across a wide variety of industries. For the past 15 years he has focused on the…
246. In Conversations with Alexander & Buono Academy co-founders and faculties - The Summer Piano (Virtual) Institute
Jun 6 • 30 min
In this episode of the Feisworld Podcast, we invite co-founders and faculties of the Alexander & Buono Academy to talk to us about their new project - a 3-week workshop targeted at beginner, intermediate and advanced piano students (both children and…
245. Sara Chung: Hong Kong based Designer, Co-creator for Balancd (a health enhancing exercise program combining Shaolin basic training)
May 28 • 59 min
Meet Sara Chung, a Hong Kong-based user experienced designer, co-creator for Balancd, an app that “interprets traditional Kung Fu with a scientific view-point, and created a health-enhancing exercise program combining Shaolin basic training and Shaolin…
244. Tsai Chin - the Iconic Asian British-American Actor from Lucky Grandma, Joy Luck Club and Abominable
May 22 • 32 min
Learn more about Tsai Chin: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0157796/ The Boston Asian American Film Festival: http://www.baaff.org/ Lucky Grandma: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/lucky_grandma ►ABOUT US Feisworld Media helps independent creators celebrate…
243. How to Prioritize Yourself in the Time of Crisis
May 14 • 12 min
After getting off a call with a friend, I felt desperate to record this episode and to share what I’ve learned. If you find yourself in a situation where you feel stuck, you want to create something of your own without permissions from others, this is the…
242. End of April check in with me
Apr 30 • 11 min
Hey guys, it’s been a while! Feisworld Media is transforming on YouTube and other channels. I still want to keep this post up and running. Here’s my end of April check-in with some exciting news and reflections. New course launched on Skillshare today:…
241. Lawrence Chau on Justice for Vincent and working as an Asian American Actor/Host/Writer/Producer
Mar 20 • 82 min
Show notes, tools and resources: www.feisworld.com/blog/lawrence-chau Lawrence Chau is an award-winning TV host with credits spanning Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada and the US. In America, he is most known as the host of the paranormal series Ghostly…
240. Stephen Shapiro on Invisible Solutions and Creative Entrepreneurship (**)
Mar 3 • 51 min
Show notes, tools and resources: www.feisworld.com/blog/stephen-shapiro-invisible-solutions Stephen Shapiro was one of the first guests to appear on Feisworld Podcast in 2014. Today, we are excited to bring him back to the show to talk about his brand new…
239. Julie Desmarais (Publicist): Behind the Scenes at Cirque du Soleil’s AXEL
Feb 28 • 16 min
Show notes, tools and resources: https://www.feisworld.com/blog/julie-desmarais About Julie Desmarais Julie Desmarais is a publicist at Cirque du Soleil. Originally from Montreal, Julie has been with the company for many years. We met for the first time…
238. Jeremy Ten: Skater from Cirque du Soleil’s AXEL
Feb 20 • 12 min
Jeremy Ten is a Canadian figure skater, a three-time Canadian national medallist (silver in 2015, bronze in 2009 and 2012). He competed in the free skate at seven ISU Championships. Jeremy strikes me as someone who’s highly skilled and yet incredibly…
237. Humanity and Humility: the story of my mom’s recent surgery and recovery
Feb 7 • 29 min
Hey amazing humans, I recorded the episode originally for me to remember this rather incredible and memorable journey from January 2nd to February 6th, 2020, when I became my mom’s caretaker. In many ways, it felt like the most difficult time I had to…
236. How to Work as a Freelance Project Manager
Jan 31 • 30 min
A listener named Jenny Lisk sent us a great question related to our freelance mini-series - “How can I Work as a Freelance Project Manager”? Freelancing can speak more towards people who can work \ independently. Since project management requires a lot of…
235. Happy Chinese New Year 2020!
Jan 24 • 14 min
Happy Chinese New Year 2020! It hasn’t been an easy or quiet January. With my mom’s medical conditions and the stomach flu I recovered from right before hitting the record button, life has been turned upside down. Here’s the story of me trying to get on…
234. How to measure success as a podcaster
Jan 10 • 12 min
Hey guys, we are on YouTube now creating interviews, vlogs, unboxing content. Please come say hi and subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm85VUgZyONBCie0rZIrguw?view_as=subscriber —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
233. How I see myself in the next decade (2020-2030)
Jan 3 • 13 min
We are on YouTube! Please come say hi and subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm85VUgZyONBCie0rZIrguw?view_as=subscriber —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
232. What I learned in the past decade (YouTube version)
Dec 26, 2019 • 15 min
Don’t forget to connect with us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm85VUgZyONBCie0rZIrguw?view_as=subscriber Today’s episode is all about learnings from the past decade. What’s your story? Share them with everywhere on social @feisworld Hugs,…
231. Quick Announcement - Feisworld on YouTube and Additional Content to this Podcast
Dec 26, 2019 • 5 min
Hi guys, in addition to our regular Feisworld Podcast, we are now broadcasting and creating new content on YouTube, come visit us: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm85VUgZyONBCie0rZIrguw?view_as=subscriber We’ll be repurposing some part of the YouTube…
230. Allison Martin (Founder of UDoTest): Empowering Women Through Accessible Medical Prevention
Dec 12, 2019 • 65 min
Allison Martin (LinkedIn) was born and raised in South Africa. She’s the founder of UDoTest, the first company of its kind to help significantly reduce the unnecessary cervical cancer deaths in Africa. Following a mobile and tech career, she noticed a…
229. The 10 things I learned in the past decade (2009-2019)
Dec 5, 2019 • 21 min
Hey guys, this episode is quite different - it’s raw and uncut. My dad passed away on Dec 6, 2009. As I’m releasing this episode, I’ve lived my life without him for exactly 10 years. I thought I should let go of the structure, the format of an intro,…
228. Hani Mourra: Founder of Repurpose.io - Create Once. Publish Everywhere.
Nov 15, 2019 • 52 min
Hani Mourra is the Dad and Founder of Repurpose.io - Create Once. Publish Everywhere. Repurpose is an easy-to-use automation platform that helps entrepreneurs, coaches, and content creators maximize their exposure without spending hours publishing to…
227. Feisworld documentary series is finally OUT!
Nov 8, 2019 • 19 min
Hey guys, sharing some reflecting on how Feisworld documentary series and the marketing effort thus far. It’s only been a day! Watch Feisworld on Amazon Prime and Vimeo On Demand. All the details: https://www.feisworld.com/documentary Much love, Fei —-…
225. FAQs for Freelancing (Freelance Minis)
Oct 28, 2019 • 23 min
Over the course of landing our How to Freelance mini-series, I received a number of questions and decided to compile my answers into a single episode. For more show notes, tools and resources, please visit https://www.feisworld.com/freelance —- This…
226. Tom Schwab: How to Target Podcast Interviews to Talk Directly to Your Customers
Oct 28, 2019 • 49 min
Show notes, tools and resources: www.feisworld.com/blog/tom-schwab Today’s creative entrepreneur on Feisworld is Tom Schwab. Tom is the Cheif Evangelist Officer at Interview Valet, a company he founded since 2014. Interview Valet is the leader in Podcast…
224. Anna Laman: How to Position and Message Yourself as a Freelancer
Oct 25, 2019 • 50 min
Show notes, tools and more resources: https://www.feisworld.com/blog/anna-laman About Our Guest Anna is a freelancer who works as a messaging coach for other freelancers, consultants, and other solo entrepreneurs. What you will learn: Anna came to this…
223. How to Price Yourself as a Freelancer? (Freelance Minis)
Oct 23, 2019 • 18 min
New freelance mini is here! Show notes and transcript: www.feisworld.com/freelance/how-to-price-yourself-as-a-freelancer —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
222. Darius Foroux: How can we live a useful life that matters?
Oct 17, 2019 • 73 min
Darius Foroux (https://dariusforoux.com/) is a writer and creative entrepreneur. He is also the #1 most-read author on Medium, and one of my favorite blogs for the past few years. Darius lives in Holland, where he was raised. His parents are immigrants…
221. Joanna Penn: I Will Teach You to Make a Living as an Author and Creative Entrepreneur
Oct 10, 2019 • 65 min
For more show notes, tools and resources, please visit: https://www.feisworld.com/blog/joanna-penn Joanna Penn (https://www.thecreativepenn.com/) helps authors make a living writing through her bestselling books, courses and podcast. She’s an…
220. Ruth Wikler: How You Can Be Transformed Through Circus Arts
Oct 4, 2019 • 22 min
Located at the center of the Cité des arts du cirque, TOHU is a place for dissemination, creation, experimentation and convergence of culture, environment and community involvement. On June 19, 2019, TOHU announced the arrival of Ruth Juliet Wikler for…
219. Joey Korenman: From a Single Online Course to a Multi-Million Empire Called School of Motion
Sep 27, 2019 • 49 min
Show Notes, Tools and Resources: https://www.feisworld.com/blog/joey-korenman Joey Korenman is the CEO & Founder, School of Motion, who wakes up every day “to help thousands of aspiring Motion Designers learn their craft and develop the skills necessary…
218. Sabine van Rensburg and Brin Schoellkopf: The Faces Behind 7 Fingers’ New Creation: “PASSAGERS” (Opening in Boston on 9/25/2019)
Sep 19, 2019 • 39 min
Sabine van Rensburg (@circusbean) and Brin Schoellkopf (@brin_schoellkopf) are two circus artists currently working in the show Passagers from 7 Fingers. We met these two talented young artists through the artistic director of Passagers from 7 Fingers,…
217. How to Promote Yourself as a Freelancer and Get New Clients (Freelance Minis)
Sep 18, 2019 • 18 min
In this episode, I talk about the effective use of in-person meetings, LinkedIn, recruiters, social media, personal website, freelance job websites to promote yourself as a freelancer and get new clients For more details, show notes and other episodes in…
216. Bryan Falchuk: How to Redefine a Better Life for You
Sep 12, 2019 • 54 min
Bryan Falchuk is an author, speaker, and life coach. He was introduced to me through Michael O’Brien who appeared on an earlier episode of our show. As soon as Bryan and I met in person, we discovered many more common friends we shared right here in…
215. Your Niche as a Freelancer (Freelance Minis)
Sep 5, 2019 • 18 min
In the How to Freelance mini-series, we’ve covered a number of topics including health insurance, retirement plan, DIY incorporation, etc. and it’s time to talk about what you can and should freelance for. In this article we’ll discuss: What you’re good…
214. Retirement Plans for Freelancers and Small Businesses (Freelance Minis)
Aug 30, 2019 • 19 min
When I find myself in the general how to freelance discussions, retirement savings isn’t one of the first questions people ask, but it’s actually more important than they think. Two things to know and to keep in mind before we start: Retirement plans are…
213. Leigh Shulman: Get Comfortable With Chaos and Start Writing!
Aug 22, 2019 • 57 min
Visit our blog for show notes, tools and resources related to this episode: https://www.feisworld.com/blog/leigh-shulman About Our Guest Leigh Shulman is a writer, who also helps other people get pass the fear and doubts of writing. She created an…
212. How to Make and Grow Your Money the Simple Way (Not Just For Freelancers) (Freelance Minis)
Aug 16, 2019 • 34 min
Originally for this post and episode of the “How To Freelance” mini series, I thought I’d dive right into different types of retirement plans for freelancers. Then I changed my mind. What’s the point of asking people to save money, or ways to save money…
211. Vladmir Lissouba and Connor Houlihan: How to Make a Living as Circus Artists
Aug 9, 2019 • 43 min
My guests today are Vladmir Lissouba (Instagram) and Connor Houlihan (Instagram) from the incredible circus show called “La Galerie” (The Gallery) from Machine de Cirque. Adam Leffert (Associate Producer of Feisworld Podcast) teamed up with me as a…
210. Incorporation for Freelancing (Freelance Minis)
Aug 8, 2019 • 17 min
Why Incorporate? The Top Six Reasons for Incorporating Your Business Personal asset protection Tax flexibility and incorporation tax benefits Enhanced credibility Brand protection Perpetual existence Deductible expenses Try these steps first and then seek…
209. Taxes for Freelancers (Freelance Minis)
Jul 26, 2019 • 15 min
Show notes, tools and resources: www.feisworld.com/freelance/taxes-for-freelancers Filing taxes as a freelancer isn’t always more complicated than working as a full-time employee. Here are the things I wish someone talked to me about when I first started…
208. Health Insurance for Freelancers (Freelance Minis)
Jul 19, 2019 • 18 min
Ways to get health insurance as a freelancer (without an employer) How to find out if you quality for Marketplace (ACA) Health Insurance Where to apply for Marketplace (ACA) Health Insurance How to apply for Marketplace (ACA) Health Insurance outside of…
207. How to Freelance Mini Series Intro
Jul 12, 2019 • 10 min
Some people believe freelancing doesn’t work, or it’s not sustainable. When I talk about freelancing as a way of approaching one’s career, the most common feedback I’ve heard are: “There’s too much stress and too many uncertainties!” or “I don’t have the…
206. I’m back after 5 weeks in China (Plus some news for our next mini series!)
Jul 8, 2019 • 10 min
I returned to Boston on June 14th after a 5-week vacation with some work in China. It was a luxury to be able to unplug for so long! I was able to slow down and reflect on life and career for both my mom and myself. I was born and raised in Beijing, China…
[Rebroadcast] Bobby Parrish: YouTube Entrepreneur, Not An Overnight Success
Jun 14, 2019 • 55 min
About Our Guest Bobby Parrish is the owner and creator of FlavCity. He and his wife produce weekly videos on the FlavCity YouTube channel and daily recipes on Facebook, Instagram. He is “Out to prove that home cooks can be rock stars in the kitchen and…
[Rebroadcast] The Atherton Family: Celebrate Art and Family Life
Jun 7, 2019 • 52 min
About Our Guests Andrew, Kevin and Gasya Atherton are a family of circus artists working at Cirque du Soleil. After witnessing Varekai in the summer of 2015, I immediately reached out to identical twin brothers, Andrew and Kevin to join me on Feisworld.…
[Rebroadcast] Danielle LeVeck (Part 2): The Angel Behind Nurse Abnormalities
May 31, 2019 • 30 min
About Our Guest Danielle LeVeck is a nurse and she’s the master behind her insanely engaging Instagram channel (@nurseabnormalities). On average, each of her post receives more than 100 comments within the first 24 hours. As a nurse, Danielle started her…
[Rebroadcast] Danielle LeVeck (Part 1): The Angel Behind Nurse Abnormalities
May 31, 2019 • 29 min
About Our Guest Danielle LeVeck is a nurse and she’s the master behind her insanely engaging Instagram channel (@nurseabnormalities). On average, each of her post receives more than 100 comments within the first 24 hours. As a nurse, Danielle started her…
[Rebroadcast] Nonstop Dan (Part 1): How You Can Travel the World on Below-Average Income
May 17, 2019 • 35 min
About Our Guest Nonstop Dan started his YouTube channel at age of 12. Since then, he continued to produce engaging content on YouTube (226K subscribers as of October 2018) and travel around the world (often in first and business class) while earning a…
205. Erik Bergman: Making Money and Giving It All Away
May 10, 2019 • 73 min
What would you do if you just made 15 million dollars? Our guest Erik Bergman did just that. Two years ago, his first company went public. He made 15 million dollars, in one day, on his 28th birthday. Erik Bergman is now 31, lives and works in Malta. Born…
204. Neil Moore: Understand Behavior Mechanics and What Drives Us
May 2, 2019 • 51 min
Neil Moore believes everyone is musical. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the Simply Music Institute of Learning & Education. He is also the creator of the Simply Music Piano Method. Born in 1957 in Melbourne, Australia, and began studying…
203. Gareth Martin: Conversation with a Ridiculous Human
Apr 26, 2019 • 51 min
Show notes, tools and resources: www.feisworld.com/blog/gareth-martin Gareth Martin is a podcaster and executive lifestyle coach. He was born and raised in beautiful South Africa and is now living and working in London, UK. Moving to London was a decision…
202. Jessica Zitter: The Reality of What’s Valued in Medicine vs. How We Value Ourselves
Apr 19, 2019 • 47 min
Today on Feisworld, I’m joined by palliative care doctor, speaker and educator Dr. Jessica Zitter. Dr. Zitter is a national advocate for transforming the way people die in America and is the author of the newly released book Extreme Measures: Finding a…
201: Tammy Gooler Loeb: How To Discover What Success Means To You
Apr 11, 2019 • 42 min
Tammy Gooler Loeb is a Career and Executive Coach. We’ve had a few seasoned coaches on the show so far, but they are all quite different in terms of their backgrounds, the profiles of their customers, and generally how they go about running their…
200. Seth Godin: Make a Ruckus
Apr 5, 2019 • 33 min
About Our Guest In his own words: “For more than thirty years, I’ve been trying to turn on lights, inspire people and teach them how to level up.” His blog has been appearing daily for more than a decade. I’ve spent most of his professional life as a…
199. Ben Smith (Writer for HBO’s Barry): Embracing the Messiness and the Fun of Writing
Mar 28, 2019 • 54 min
Show notes, tools and resources: www.feisworld.com/blog/ben-smith Ben Smith is a writer, producer and director. His most recent project is the popular HBO TV Show called Barry, for which he worked as a writer and co-producer. Prior to that, he wrote for…
198. Chinwe Esimai: Don’t Let Any of Your Differences Stop You From Bringing Your Full Self
Mar 22, 2019 • 31 min
Chinwe Esimai is a Nigerian-born, Harvard-trained lawyer who is passionate about inspiring generations of immigrant women leaders. Along with her mother, three brothers, and sister, she relocated to the United States in 1995, right before college. Chinwe…
197. Jacob Lacourse from Adapt the World©: Make Something. Help Someone.
Mar 14, 2019 • 34 min
About Our Guest Jacob Lacourse is the founder of Adapt the World Labs., where a husband and wife team “see the benefit of using technology to help people with extra needs, and we aim to leverage technology to solve challenges and enhance the lives of the…
196. Melissa Smith: Virtual Assistant Matchmaker, Work From Anywhere
Mar 7, 2019 • 43 min
About Our Guest Melissa Smith is a Virtual Assistant Matchmaker, VA Trainer, Remote Work Consultant & Author featured in CareerBuilder, Spark Hire, The Muse, Thinkific, & Woman’s World. I met her at Dorie Clark’s Writing Workshop in Boston. After learning…
195. Ed Gregory: Popular YouTuber, Photographer, ex-Blue Man
Feb 28, 2019 • 51 min
Ed Gregory, founder of Photos in Color on YouTube, is a master photographer in Lightroom, Photoshop and photography tutorials. Ed is the second successful YouTube we’ve interviewed on the show (first guest was Bob from FlavCity). With nearly 300K…
194. How Podcasters Make (More) Money Without Advertisers and Sponsors
Feb 21, 2019 • 9 min
Two years ago, my beloved mentor Dorie Clark and I had coffee near the financial district in New York City. I told her how my podcast was the trigger for my business, Feisworld. I left my full-time job in advertising and began freelancing as a digital…
193. Malaika Haaning: From Parsons to ZERO WASTE Fashion
Feb 16, 2019 • 50 min
Malaika Haaning is a sustainable fashion designer and founder of Malaika New York. “Malaika branded garments using a technique that minimizes waste. The apparel industry is one of the biggest waste-producing industries. Much of the excess materials…
192. Welcome to the Year of the Pig!
Feb 8, 2019 • 11 min
On February 5th, 2019, we celebrated the Chinese New Year, also known as the year of the pig! This is going to be a colorful and dare I say, delicious episode! Nearly 200 episodes of the Feisworld Podcast have been released, and we’ve spent a good amount…
191. Sophia Skiles on Shakespeare VI: Asian American Artists Making American Theatre
Feb 1, 2019 • 52 min
Sophia Skiles is a theater performer and theater educator. She has performed in work directed by many including Anne Bogart, Richard Foreman, Mary Zimmerman with strong ties to Ma-Yi Theater and National Asian American Theater Company. With over 20 years…
190. Docuseries Mini 106: How to seek out the right people for your docuseries team?
Jan 24, 2019 • 11 min
Who helped you make this film? For a while (and still today), people ask me this question all the time. Knowing that I didn’t come from a filmmaking background, I clearly didn’t do this on my own. Nobody can shoot a docuseries by himself. Well, not the…
189. Scarlet Parke: How I Became an Independent Singer and Songwriter
Jan 17, 2019 • 57 min
Scarlet Parke is a singer and songwriter. Originally from Seattle, WA., Scarlet was introduced to me through my audio producer, docuseries editor German Ceballos. Immediately after listening to her songs on Spotify, I knew I wanted her on the Feisworld…
188. Your help needed: Let’s make Feisworld better and create new stories together!
Jan 10, 2019 • 9 min
Every year, I reinvent a little bit more of myself and my business. So will Feisworld be different in 2019 than 2018, 2017? I say, hell yeah. Today, I find myself spending nearly all my spare time with people who are insatiably curious about other…
187. Docuseries Mini 105: What I packed in one luggage for 3 weeks of docuseries travel
Jan 4, 2019 • 16 min
This episode is created for the ladies who’re planning on traveling for an extended period of time for their projects. By extended, we mean beyond 7 days, because that’s when it gets tricky! Another layer of complexity on top of being away from home is…
186 (Mini): End of Year Recap & Reflections
Dec 27, 2018 • 13 min
No music, no intro. Just me talking into the mic for a short episode on some of my recent reflections traveling and making new (old) friends. Much love, Fei —- I’d LOVE to keep in touch with you in 2019. This is an invitation to add you to my friends and…
185. Docuseries Mini 104: How to Market Your Docuseries (Bonus: Tips for Marketing Overseas)
Dec 21, 2018 • 14 min
As I’m traveling in multiple cities in China, it made sense to report live from the East! At the time of this recording, I was on a train from Shanghai to Beijing, preparing for another mini-episode seemed like the perfect way to reflect. Traveling is…
[Rebroadcast] David Williamson: Ringmaster of Circus 1903
Nov 30, 2018 • 56 min
Do you believe in magic? For the first time ever, we welcomed a professional magician, David Williamson, to the Feisworld Podcast. David is currently touring in the US in a circus called Circus 1903, a brand new show from the producers of The Illusionists…
[Rebroadcast] Jesse Macht: How Independent Musicians Can Make a Living & Build a Tribe
Nov 23, 2018 • 61 min
Jesse Macht (@jessemachtmusic) is a singer songwriter. His melodies are an abundance of stories overflowing with passion, vulnerability, empathy and honesty. In 2014, he released his sophomore album called Suitcase Heart after a scary health event and an…
184. Docuseries Mini 103: How to Put Together a Production Schedule
Nov 16, 2018 • 14 min
From clearing up your own schedule to negotiating time with your team, this episode goes deep into the subject of putting together a production schedule that’s feasible for everyone involved. It’s not an easy task. That’s exactly why we need to talk about…
[Rebroadcast] Gasya Akhmetova-Atherton: Inspiration from My Children
Nov 9, 2018 • 44 min
One of the most requested episode is here with Cirque du Soleil hand balancer, instagram sensation, Gasya Akhmetova-Atherton (@Gasya on Instagram). This is not only one of the very few long form content with Gasya, it is also a rare podcast interview with…
[Rebroadcast] BJ Miller: How do we reframe suffering and find our unique joy?
Nov 2, 2018 • 54 min
Dr. BJ Miller is a Palliative Care physician at the UCSF Medical Center. His Ted talk in 2015, What really matters at the end of life was watched by nearly 5 million people worldwide. Death has never been a popular subject, why would so many people want…
184. Docuseries Mini 102: How to Budget for a Docuseries
Oct 26, 2018 • 11 min
This is part of a Mini Series on Docuseries and Video Series Production. What is this episode (#102) about? How to budget for a docuseries or video series Link to the blog post with tools and resources associated with this episode:…
183. Annette McDonald (Part 2): Stand Up to Domestic Violence and Transition to Independence
Oct 19, 2018 • 25 min
Annette McDonald founded an organization called Access Family Services in New Jersey that provides shelters and transitioning homes to women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Annette didn’t come from a wealthy background. She’s a single…
182. Annette McDonald (Part 1): Stand Up to Domestic Violence and Transition to Independence
Oct 19, 2018 • 29 min
Annette McDonald founded an organization called Access Family Services in New Jersey that provides shelters and transitioning homes to women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Annette didn’t come from a wealthy background. She’s a single…
181. Docuseries Mini 101: How to Ideate and Plan for a Docuseries
Oct 12, 2018 • 6 min
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180. New Mini Series - How to Make Your First Docuseries
Oct 12, 2018 • 6 min
In 2018, I bootstrapped the production of the first Feisworld Docuseries. It is the most challenging and rewarding project I’ve ever accomplished. Docuseries (aka episodic documentaries) share many elements in common with documentary. If you’ve been…
179. Nonstop Dan (Part 2): How You Can Travel the World on Below-Average Income
Oct 5, 2018 • 27 min
Nonstop Dan started his YouTube channel at age of 12. Since then, he continued to produce engaging content on YouTube (226K subscribers as of October 2018) and travel around the world (often in first and business class) while earning a below-average…
178. Nonstop Dan (Part 1): How You Can Travel the World on Below Average Income
Oct 5, 2018 • 35 min
Nonstop Dan started his YouTube channel at age of 12. Since then, he continued to produce engaging content on YouTube (226K subscribers as of October 2018) and travel around the world (often in first and business class) while earning a below-average…
176. Jordan Harbinger (Part 1): Rebuilding a Podcast from the Ground Up
Sep 28, 2018 • 29 min
Show notes, tools and resources: https://www.feisworld.com/blog/jordan-harbinger?rq=jordan Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger), once referred to as “The Larry King of podcasting,” is a Wall Street lawyer turned talk show host, social dynamics expert, and…
177. Jordan Harbinger (Part 2): Rebuilding a Podcast from the Ground Up
Sep 28, 2018 • 30 min
Show Notes (Part 2) with Jordan Harbinger [31:00] When you do outreach, do you do it yourself or do you have a team doing it for you? [35:00] Jordan discussing skills needed to do outreach and sales. Shares tips. [37:00] How do you strategically get…
175 (Mini): Hey I’m back from shooting the Feisworld Docuseries!
Sep 22, 2018 • 14 min
Hi guys, I’m a day late in launching this episode! I’m back in Boston for a few weeks from part one of the Feisworld Docuseries after spending two weeks traveling across America. (Part two will take place in Seattle, WA) during the second week of October.…
174 (Mini): 8 Questions with Fei Wu from Feisworld Podcast
Sep 14, 2018 • 27 min
Blogger and artist Kristin Huntley asked me 8 questions in preparation for her blog. I recorded an audio piece with my answers for these questions, which is the episode you are listening to. To read Kristin Huntley’s blog post, visit:…
173 (Mini): One Hidden Gem to Increase Podcast or Blog Engagement with ZERO Budget
Sep 7, 2018 • 16 min
When I started Feisworld Podcast in 2014, I knew very little about audio production, but I did know a thing or two about growing an audience (thanks to 12 years of working as a digital producer). In recent conversations with other podcasters, I casually…
171. Aaron Keith Hawkins (Part 1): From SWAT Team to Podcaster and Entrepreneur
Aug 31, 2018 • 38 min
Aaron Keith Hawkins is the host of Unbreakable Success podcast. He is a high-performance coach who loves working with entrepreneurs and those looking to create a powerful impact with their business and life. He works empathetically and strategically to…
172. Aaron Keith Hawkins (Part 2): From SWAT Team to Podcaster and Entrepreneur
Aug 31, 2018 • 32 min
Aaron Keith Hawkins is the host of Unbreakable Success podcast. He is a high-performance coach who loves working with entrepreneurs and those looking to create a powerful impact with their business and life. He works empathetically and strategically to…
170. (Mini) What They Didn’t Tell You About Podcasting
Aug 24, 2018 • 14 min
When I started podcasting in October 2014, the intention was pure. I wasn’t in it to make money or to expect a ton of downloads. It was easy for me to feel that way (expecting little of what would come out of my own podcast. Sorry, I didn’t write this to…
169 (Part 2). David Burkus: Unleash the Power of Your Weak Ties
Aug 17, 2018 • 21 min
David Burkus (@davidburkus) is a best-selling author. His newest book, Friend of a Friend offers new perspectives and tactics that teaches you how to better network and build key connections. These insights are based on human behaviors, and often are…
168 (Part 1). David Burkus: Unleash the Power of Your Weak Ties
Aug 17, 2018 • 27 min
David Burkus (@davidburkus) is a best-selling author. His newest book, Friend of a Friend offers new perspectives and tactics that teaches you how to better network and build key connections. These insights are based on human behaviors, and often are…
167 (Mini). News from Our Podcast
Aug 9, 2018 • 7 min
In less than 10 mins, I want to share how we’ve transformed over the past four years, and why Feisworld Podcast is different today than it was before. Listen and visit us online: https://www.feisworld.com/podcast/ Subscribe to our show and share the love…
166 (Part 2): Danielle LeVeck: The Angel Behind Nurse Abnormalities
Aug 2, 2018 • 30 min
Danielle LeVeck is a nurse and she’s the secret angel behind her insanely engaging Instagram channel (@nurseabnormalities). On average, each of her posts receives more than 100 comments within the first 24 hours. As a nurse, Danielle started her career in…
165 (Part 1): Danielle LeVeck: The Angel Behind Nurse Abnormalities
Aug 2, 2018 • 29 min
Danielle LeVeck is a nurse and she’s the secret angel behind her insanely engaging Instagram channel (@nurseabnormalities). On average, each of her posts receives more than 100 comments within the first 24 hours. As a nurse, Danielle started her career in…
163 (Part 1). Ken Eng: What It’s Really Like to be a Documentary Filmmaker
Jul 26, 2018 • 23 min
Kenneth Eng is a director, editor and executive producer. After graduating from Boston Latin School, Ken left for New York in 1994 to study film at the School of Visual Arts. His thesis Scratching Windows, a short documentary film about graffiti writers,…
164 (Part 2): Ken Eng: What It’s Really Like to be a Documentary Filmmaker
Jul 26, 2018 • 27 min
Kenneth Eng is a director, editor and executive producer. After graduating from Boston Latin School, Ken left for New York in 1994 to study film at the School of Visual Arts. His thesis Scratching Windows, a short documentary film about graffiti writers,…
162 (Part 2). Brandon Voss: Learning with an FBI Hostage Negotiation Expert
Jul 19, 2018 • 32 min
Brandon Voss is the thought leader at Black Swan regarding negotiator types. He is also the son of Chris Voss, who founded the Black Swan group and one of the most recognized experts in hostage negotiation. What Is It Like to Be the Son of an FBI Hostage…
161 (Part 1). Brandon Voss: Learning with an FBI Hostage Negotiation Expert
Jul 19, 2018 • 34 min
Brandon Voss is the thought leader at Black Swan regarding negotiator types. He has made it his to mission teach clients how to identify the basic types of negotiators and has developed a methodology for dealing with each type in the most successful way.…
160. Joscelyn Duffy: The Evolution of a Successful Writer
Jul 12, 2018 • 46 min
About Our Guest For 20 years, Joscelyn Duffy has been creating communication that helps move the world forward into our individual and collective potential. As a co-developer of world-changing ideas, she has supported everyone from Fortune 500 companies…
159. (Mini) In Search of Our Podcast Avatar - A Message to Podcasters and Creators Alike
Jul 5, 2018 • 12 min
If you are a podcaster or a blogger, you may have heard of the phase “avatar for your content”. If not, perhaps you have heard of the phrase “ideal customer avatar”. But what is it? A customer avatar (or a podcast avatar) is a fictional character that…
158. Michael Roderick: How to Get the Meetings, Friends, and Connections You Want
Jun 28, 2018 • 58 min
Michael Roderick is the Founder of Small Pond Enterprises LLC., a company that offers consulting services, workshops, and events to promote and facilitate entrepreneurship and connecting opportunities. This episode is created for people who want to learn…
157. Nicole Jansen: Find Your Genius and Create a Business You Love
Jun 20, 2018 • 53 min
About Our Guest Over the past 30 years, Nicole Jansen has coached and trained thousands of leaders, helping them achieve extraordinary results in business and in life. As a certified Human Behavior Specialist, Business Breakthrough Coach, and Strategic…
156. Lisa Guida: Unconventional Advice for Women Who Work With Men
Jun 14, 2018 • 51 min
Lisa Guida is a Leadership Coach for Professional Women Who Work in Male-Dominated Industries. In this episode, Lisa talks to me about the secret to growing careers, businesses, and relationships. It all comes to people. From how to deal with conflicts at…
155. Hi, it’s Fei. This is my story.
Jun 7, 2018 • 9 min
It took me years to realize that I never wrote a real “About Me” section on Feisworld.com. Here’s my attempt to create just that. Thanks for listening, it warms my heart to know that you are here. Fei —- Send in a voice message:…
154. Helena Escalante on Transcreating EntreGurus.com and Writing for the Ear
May 31, 2018 • 63 min
About Our Guest Helena Escalante and I met through Seth Godin’s altMBA in early 2017. We spent just about a month together working on various projects and “ship it” constantly. As one of the ideas that came out of altMBA, Helena started her blog, Entre…
153 (Part 2). Terri Hanson Mead Teaches You to Pilot Your Life
May 24, 2018 • 26 min
Welcome to Part 2! Terri Hanson Mead is a San Francisco Bay Area native, a helicopter pilot (a skill which she learned later in life after she has become a mom), IT consultant, expert witness, angel investor. Terri runs her podcast “Piloting Your Life”,…
152 (Part 1). Terri Hanson Mead Teaches You to Pilot Your Life
May 24, 2018 • 27 min
Terri Hanson Mead is a San Francisco Bay Area native, a helicopter pilot (a skill which she learned later in life after she has become a mom), IT consultant, expert witness, angel investor. Terri runs her podcast “Piloting Your Life”, which consists of…
151. William Hung: The Real Story
May 17, 2018 • 45 min
William James Hung is a Hong Kong-born American former singer who gained fame in early 2004 as a result of his off-key audition performance of Ricky Martin’s hit song “She Bangs” on the third season of the television series American Idol. Soon after…
150. Paige Brunton: SquareSpace Designer for Female Entrepreneurs
May 9, 2018 • 37 min
Paige Brunton is in her early 20s. She runs the site PaigeBrunton.com that helps female creative entrepreneurs build their websites using SquareSpace. I also used SquareSpace to build my website feisworld.com and numerous other client sites as part of…
149. John Haggerty: Broadway Actor and Standardized Patient
May 2, 2018 • 52 min
Meet John Haggerty, a Broadway-trained actor who leverages his acting skills to help medical students how to better interact with their patients in New York City. The name of that job? Standardized patient, and he loves it. John Haggerty is a long time…
148. Bobby Parrish: YouTube Entrepreneur, Not An Overnight Success
Apr 26, 2018 • 54 min
Bobby Parrish is the owner and creator of FlavCity. He and his wife produce weekly videos on the FlavCity YouTube channel and daily recipes on Facebook, Instagram He is “Out to prove that home cooks can be rock stars in the kitchen and you don’t have to…
147. Professor Sydney Chung: Surgeon. Pioneer. Author.
Apr 21, 2018 • 16 min
Above: Prof. Chung (Left), me and Mr. Li in Zhuhai, China in March 2018 While I was in China (March 2018) conducting research and recording episodes for the new show, I had the great pleasure to meet Professor Sydney Chung (钟尚志 / Zhong Shangzhi), who is a…
146. Michael O’Brien: The Missing Manual to Conscious Coaching
Apr 19, 2018 • 56 min
Michael O’Brien helps successful sales and marketing executives become the best version of themselves. He’s a coach, a consultant, and a recovering trauma patient. He is the author of a heartfelt memoir called Shift, where Michael talks about his Last Bad…
145. Brendan Davis: Big Fish in the Middle Kingdom
Apr 11, 2018 • 47 min
Brendan Davis is the host of Big Fish in the Middle Kingdom, a weekly podcast about making it big as a foreign fish in the world’s biggest pond - China! Every week from Beijing, host Brendan Davis talks with a fellow foreigner who is doing something…
144. (Mini) Exclusive March 2018 Update from Fei Wu
Apr 9, 2018 • 8 min
Hi listeners - it’s your host Fei Wu. I went on an extended vacation in Zhuhai, China during March 2018. Here’s a brief update on what I did during my trip. Announcement: In 2018, I’ll be creating a new show in addition to this one which I’ve been running…
143. Ryan Hildebrandt: Get Your First TED Talk
Mar 15, 2018 • 49 min
Ryan Hilderbrandt teaches you to get your First TED Talk. Turns out, it’s a systematic approach, and many people could and should work toward this goal. Most people won’t pitch or promote themselves as speakers if they had no prior experience or feel as…
142. Brad Hart: Create Your Own Reality
Mar 8, 2018 • 52 min
Show notes, tools and resources: www.feisworld.com/blog/brad-hart Originally from Long Island, New York and now living in sunny San Diego, California, Brad Hart is an entrepreneur and investor. Still in his early 30s, Brad has reached his own financial…
141. Lauren Asher: Access to College for Low-income Students and Families
Mar 1, 2018 • 52 min
Lauren Asher is the president of Asher Policy Consulting. We first met in 2004. She is a policy expert in student loans for low-income students and families. Lauren breaks down several misconceptions. Did you know going to school part-time and attending…
140. (Mini) How to Embrace the Plateau as a Podcaster
Feb 23, 2018 • 15 min
In a recent Mastermind conversation with alumni from Seth Godin’s altMBA, we talked about overcoming plateaus (as content creators) and the very moment where we feel stuck. One of the group members, Gustavo Serafini said, “What if we can embrace the…
139. The Atherton Family: Celebrate Art and Family Life
Feb 14, 2018 • 52 min
About Our Guests Andrew, Kevin and Gasya Atherton are a family of circus artists working at Cirque du Soleil. Andrew and Kevin Atherton were professional gymnasts in Britain before joining Cirque du Soleil at the age of 24. 18 years later, they have…
138. Gasya Atherton: Inspiration from My Children
Feb 1, 2018 • 44 min
One of the most requested episodes is here - with Cirque du Soleil hand balancer, Instagram sensation - Gasya Akhmetova-Atherton. Joining Cirque at the tender age of 17, Gasya is now mother to two beautiful and adorable children - Kamali and Kaysen. Over…
137. Shana Carroll: Director of Crystal - the First Show on Ice from Cirque du Soleil
Jan 24, 2018 • 51 min
Shana Carroll is a Founding Director at the 7 Fingers from Montreal, Quebec. She was a trapeze artist before becoming an acrobatic designer and choreographer at Cirque du Soleil. After interviewing a number of acrobats from Cirque, my listeners requested…
136. Gypsy Snider: Creator of 7 Fingers’ REVERSIBLE
Jan 8, 2018 • 45 min
Show notes, tools and resources: www.feisworld.com/blog/gypsy-snider Gypsy Snider is one of the Founders at 7 Fingers, a contemporary circus collective, where she works as a writer and choreographer. Gypsy has a unique childhood. Both of her parents are…
134 (Part 1). Margo Aaron: A Salad and a Glass of Wine
Jan 2, 2018 • 43 min
Show notes, tools and resources: www.feisworld.com/blog/margo-aaron Part 1 fo 2 with Margo Aaron I met Margo Aaron ( @margoaaron ) through Seth Godin’s altMBA course in early 2017, a transformational experience that helped me realize my potential, where I…
135 (Part 2). Margo Aaron: A Salad and a Glass of Wine
Jan 2, 2018 • 44 min
Part 1 fo 2 with Margo Aaron I met Margo Aaron ( @margoaaron ) through Seth Godin’s altMBA course in early 2017, a transformational experience that helped me realize my potential, where I want to take Feisworld, and met lots of likeminded people. Margo…
133. Eli Schwamm: The Real Empathy
Dec 24, 2017 • 52 min
About Our Guest Meet today’s superhero, Eli Schwamm, who has appeared on an earlier episode of Feisworld in Episode 27 (nearly 3 years ago), where he introduced himself with a rap song he had written. That episode remains to be one of the most popular,…
132. Dorie Clark: Entrepreneurial You
Dec 18, 2017 • 42 min
Meet our unsung heroine, self-made artist, Dorie Clark (@dorieclark). Dorie is a lovely human being, who also happens to be a successful marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review. She has…
131. Cosmo Buono: How to Achieve the Success You Want as a Classical Musician
Dec 10, 2017 • 51 min
Today’s guest: Cosmo Buono is a Steinway Artist and the Chairman and CEO of Alexander & Buono International. He played in major capitals and festivals throughout the world. In addition to performing, Mr. Buono has distinguished himself as not only as a…
130. Ajit George on Shanti Bhavan: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
Dec 4, 2017 • 61 min
Ajit George is the Director of Operations at Shanti Bhavan’s Children’s Project. Shanti Bhavan brings children from generational poverty to a life of dignity and achievement. Their mission is to break the cycle of poverty for India’s “lowest caste”, also…
129. Dr. Vicki Jackson and Dr. David Ryan on their new book: Living with Cancer
Nov 17, 2017 • 45 min
Meet Dr. David Ryan and Dr. Vicki Jackson! They are from Mass General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, MA. Dr. Ryan is the Chief of Hematology and Oncology, and Dr. Vicki is the Chief of Palliative Care. Recently they co-authored a book called Living with…
128. Chris Voss and Tara Cardinal: Help Women Become Better Negotiators
Nov 5, 2017 • 49 min
Show notes, tools and resources: https://www.feisworld.com/blog/chris-voss-tara-cardinal?rq=tara Chris Voss appeared on an earlier episode of Feisworld Podcast just about a year ago. Since then, the episode quickly surfaced to one of the most popular…
127. Richard Dweck: From Loss to a Shared Life
Oct 17, 2017 • 53 min
Richard Dweck is a photographer and a pilate teacher. On January 25th, 2015, Richard lost his daughter Samantha Dweck. It took an extraordinary amount of courage to share his stories on the show. Richard has gone through counseling himself and is now…
126. Wen-hao Tien on “Weed Out”: Wanted vs. Unwanted, an Artistic Experiment
Oct 10, 2017 • 46 min
Wen-hao Tien is a visual artist, educator, and Assistant Director of Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies, Regional Studies. Between 9/22-10/19. 2017 at the New Art Center in Newton, MA, Wen-Hao is showcasing a new collection called Weed Out.…
125. (Mini) Dorie Clark’s New Book Entrepreneurial You - Feisworld is in it too!
Oct 3, 2017 • 12 min
We are proud to announce Dorie Clark’s new book - Entrepreneurial You! Entrepreneurial You: Monetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Streams, and Thrive, is now available and you can order it via Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Feisworld podcast is one…
124. Jesse Ehrenfeld: Doctor. Veteran. Advocate.
Sep 29, 2017 • 43 min
Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld isn’t your typical doctor. He is a also a veteran and advocate for LGBT patients. In 2014, Ehrenfeld was called to active duty and served a tour in Afghanistan at the NATO Role III Multinational Medical Unit, where he was constantly…
123. Eric Langlois: Raising a New Generation of Circus Artists
Sep 16, 2017 • 40 min
Eric Langlois is the Executive Director at the National Circus School in Montreal, Quebec. The National Circus School (NCS) is a school for higher education in the arts and offers curriculum in music, dance and theatre. NCS also offers academic subjects…
122. Jennifer Dziura: The Fearless Woman behind GetBullish.com
Sep 1, 2017 • 41 min
Today on the show, we have a fearless woman name Jennifer Dziura, who is the founder of GetBullish.com and the annual Bullish Conference. When I Google “bullish girl” just to make sure that it doesn’t sound offensive, Jen’s website, GetBullish.com ranked…
121. Dana Janbeck: Life on the Ground with Syrian Refugees
Aug 17, 2017 • 46 min
Dana Janbek is an assistant professor of communication at Lasell College in Newton, Mass. Her research focuses on the use of information and communication technologies in the Middle East. She has recently started her sabbatical and chosen to study the…
120. Emily Peterson (Part 2): A Pause to Feel Your Soul
Jul 27, 2017 • 34 min
Emily Peterson is a certified 500-hour yoga instructor, Usui Reiki Master, and licensed TIMBo facilitator and trainer. TIMBo is “Trauma Informed Mind Body”, which has been instrumental in her personal healing process. Formerly a competitive athlete, she…
119. Emily Peterson (Part 1): A Pause to Feel Your Soul
Jul 27, 2017 • 29 min
Emily Peterson is a certified 500-hour yoga instructor, Usui Reiki Master, and licensed TIMBo facilitator and trainer. TIMBo is “Trauma Informed Mind Body”, which has been instrumental in her personal healing process. Formerly a competitive athlete, she…
118. Angela Akinyemi: Learning Through Reflection
Jul 22, 2017 • 40 min
I met Angela Akinyemi during Seth Godin’s altMBA in January 2017. We both belonged to session 8 and a cohort called “Ruby”. altMBA is “an intensive, 4-week online workshop designed by Seth Godin for high-performing individuals who want to level up and…
117. Sifu Mimi Chan: Disney Mulan’s Body Double
Jul 16, 2017 • 53 min
Show notes, tools and resources: www.feisworld.com/blog/mimi-chan Sifu Mimi Chan is the daughter of Grandmaster Pui Chan, founder of the Wah Lum Kung Fu System. She was the model for Disney’s featured animation Mulan released in 1998. She also hosts a…
116. Jennifer Nycz: Language and Mind (An Exploratory Conversation)
Jul 8, 2017 • 52 min
Jennifer Nycz is a researcher and teacher for the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University. I’ve always been interested in linguistics and semiotics. With many questions unresolved when we began the recording, Jennifer helped answer an array of…
115. The Freelancer’s Starter Kit (Part 2): Health Insurance for Freelancers (MA Health Connector & more)
Jun 25, 2017 • 12 min
This episode of part of a Mini Series called the Freelancer’s Starter Kit. Visit our blog for this episode to access additional tools and resources: https://www.feisworld.com/freelance/health-insurance-for-freelancers ————— Health insurance is often the…
114. Bisila Bokoko: Finding Your Authentic Self
Jun 22, 2017 • 74 min
Show notes, tools and resources: www.feisworld.com/blog/bisila-bokoko Bisila Bokoko is a Spanish-American businesswoman and entrepreneur. “There is not only one right way to succeed,” she tells you, “simply to just go for it”. Today, she has over 200,000…
112. (Part 2) Jeff Grey: From Teenage Diary to Professor Grey
May 25, 2017 • 42 min
Jeff Grey, also known as Professor Grey, is a father, a record producer/studio engineer, podcaster, as well as human services/non-profit consultant. Our conversation travels through the most unexpected places. Jeff and I met at The Podcast Garage in…
111. (Part 1) Jeff Grey: From Teenage Diary to Professor Grey
May 25, 2017 • 33 min
Jeff Grey, also known as Professor Grey, is a father, a record producer/studio engineer, podcaster, as well as human services/non-profit consultant. When Jeff Rogers recorded his Teenage Diary back in 1998, when he referred to himself as a ‘halfrican.’ He…
110. Jonathan Lunde: Walking the Walk for UTEC
May 6, 2017 • 47 min
Jonathan Lunde is a Streetworker at UTEC. What is UTEC? Founded in 1999 and based in Lowell, “UTEC’s mission and promise is to ignite and nurture the ambition of proven-risk youth to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success.” UTEC was…
109. (Mini Series) The Freelancer’s Starter Kit - Part 1: Freelancer VS. Entrepreneur
Apr 23, 2017 • 10 min
Today, we answer an import questions that’s often overlooked: Are you a freelancer or an entrepreneur? (Or are you going to be a freelancer or an entrepreneur?) There are often confusions and misconceptions between the two terms, and they are even used or…
108. New Mini Series - The Freelancer’s Starter Kit - Introduction
Apr 22, 2017 • 3 min
Dear Feisworld Listeners, Welcome to our new Mini Series called the 2017 Freelancer’s Starter Kit! When I introduce myself as a podcaster to new friends on and off of the show, the most frequently asked questions is, “Are you a full time podcaster?” The…
107. Vicki Jackson, MD on Palliative Care and Why Small Things Matter
Apr 15, 2017 • 44 min
Dr. Vicki Jackson is the Chief of Palliative Care at Mass General Hospital (MGH). As a pioneers in palliative care who has over 15 years of experience in the field, Vicki completed her clinical training in Internal Medicine at the Cambridge hospital,…
106. Roman Tomanov: Born with a Set of Straps - Then and Now.
Apr 9, 2017 • 31 min
Roman Tomanov (@romantomanov) was born in Moscow, Russia inside a circus family. His father was his coach. He began public performances at the age of 5. After immigrating to the US (and resideing in Las Vegas at a young age), Roman has performed with the…
105. Anny Laplante: Flying with Style to a New Creation in Circus 1903
Apr 3, 2017 • 54 min
This week on Feisworld, we are joined by a lovely young lady named Anny Laplante. Anny is a “flyer” currently performing with Circus 1903 in a breathtaking act called Russian Cradle Duo. Russian Cradle Duo is a famously known circus act, where the…
104. David Williamson: Ringmaster of Circus 1903, Close-up Magician, Applied Psychologist
Mar 26, 2017 • 56 min
David is currently touring in the US in a circus called Circus 1903, a brand new show from the producers of The Illusionists and the puppeteers of War Horse. It’s a fun celebration of the golden age of circus. Their most recent stop was in Boston, MA.…
103. Gustavo Serafini: I can do it so can you
Mar 16, 2017 • 59 min
Gustavo Serafini is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Pure Audio Video., a company that specializes in designing and integrating home cinemas, automation and security systems for luxury homes. Gustavo and I met through altMBA (“alternative MBA”), founded…
102. Johnny B.A.N.G. Reilly (Part 2): Born. Alive. Noise. Gone.
Mar 4, 2017 • 42 min
Based in Holland, Johnny B.A.N.G Reilly is a transient poet, a voiceover artist and a father. Everyday, he works to find his natural vibrancy and vitality, and support others in finding their own. He’s true to himself and to the people he connects with…
101. Johnny B.A.N.G. Reilly (Part 1): Born. Alive. Noise. Gone.
Mar 4, 2017 • 49 min
Based in Holland, Johnny B.A.N.G Reilly is a transient poet, a voiceover artist and a father. Everyday, he works to find his natural vibrancy and vitality, and support others in finding their own. He’s true to himself and to the people he connects with…
100. Freddie Laker: How does a creative, serial entrepreneur turn confidence into results?
Feb 18, 2017 • 60 min
Show notes, tools and resources: www.feisworld.com/blog/freddie-laker Today, I’m joined by Freddie Laker who is a British-American entrepreneur and the founder of the tech startup Guide, and most recently Chameleon Collective and Code Orange. Prior to…
99. David Black-Schaffer: Flip the Classroom
Feb 6, 2017 • 56 min
David Schaffer is a world-class researcher in Computer Architecture. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford and then moved to Sweden with his family. He is currently a senior researcher in the Uppsala Architecture Research Team working among a group of…
98. Adrienne Pitts: Life of a Freelance Traveling Photographer
Jan 28, 2017 • 49 min
Adrienne Pitts is an award-winning photographer and creative director originally from sunny New Zealand. She has a deep and a’biding love for the beach, sunny days and blue skies. She’s been working and living in London for the past 10 years, and happily…
97. BJ Miller: How do we reframe suffering and find our unique joy?
Jan 21, 2017 • 54 min
Dr. BJ Miller is a Palliative Care physician at the UCSF Medical Center. His Ted talk in 2015, What really matters at the end of life was watched by nearly 5 million people worldwide. Death has never been a popular subject, why would so many people want…
96. Mariana Glusman: How everyday play and bedtime stories grow love, connections and brainpower
Jan 16, 2017 • 59 min
In 2016, Dr Marianna Glusman co-authored a book with Dr. Marta Killner called I Love You Like Sunshine: How everyday play and bedtime stories grow love, connections and brainpower, a book for babies and parents. Dr. Glusman has been a pediatrician for 20…
95. Ai Ming Oei: From High School Singer to Mingue and 7-Million Downloads on Spotify
Jan 5, 2017 • 57 min
An episode designed for music singers, song-writers, creators, producers and fans. Anyone working in the creative space can benefit from Ai Ming Oei’s stories. Formerly known as Ming’s Pretty Heroes. Mingue is the new deal! Writing, recording and singing…
94. Kim Jimenez (Part 2): Real Talk on Growing Your Business Through Online Marketing and Social Media
Dec 26, 2016 • 41 min
Welcome to PART 2 of our conversation (“course” may be a better description) for Online Marketing, Social Media and Passive Income. Who is our guest Kim Jimenez? She is “a social media consultant with a ton of energy and a crazy passion for helping small…
93. Kim Jimenez (Part 1): Real Talk on Growing Your Business Through Online Marketing and Social Media
Dec 26, 2016 • 42 min
Welcome to a two-part conversation (“course” may be a better description) for Online Marketing, Social Media and Passive Income. Who is Kim Jimenez? She is “a social media consultant with a ton of energy and a crazy passion for helping small businesses…
92. Jesse Macht: How Independent Musicians Can Make a Living & Build a Tribe
Dec 17, 2016 • 61 min
Jesse Macht (@jessemachtmusic) is a singer songwriter. His melodies are an abundance of stories overflowing with passion, vulnerability, empathy and honesty. In 2014, he released his sophomore album called Suitcase Heart after a scary health event and an…
91. Dan Cooper: Blue Man / Cheeky Monster / World-Class Collaborator
Dec 10, 2016 • 55 min
Dan Cooper (@sirdanielcooper) is an Experience Designer, Video Producer and Project Manager who loves working with brands and people. For 12 years, he worked as a Principal Performer in Blue Man Group, a world class entertainment company, touring in…
90. He shared my story with at least 14,000,000 people
Dec 6, 2016 • 6 min
Seven years ago today, on December 6th, 2009, my father passed away after two years of battling cancer. Seven years later, we reconnected in the most unexpected way. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/feisworld/message Support this podcast:…
89. Anne Jablonski: Feathered Pipe Foundation, Mindfulness Unplugged
Dec 4, 2016 • 55 min
Anne Jablonski is the Board President at The Feathered Pipe Foundation (@Feathered Pipe), an organization based in Helena, Montana that helps people “cultivate awareness of their truest selves, enrich spirit, mind, and body; explore the world’s wisdom and…
88 (Mini): Mike
Dec 1, 2016 • 17 min
On the same day I found out that Donald Trump will be the leader of the free world, the country I’ve lived in for half of my life, I was also informed of the death of my cousin, Mike, at the age of 37. This is an emotional and important part of my life.…
87. Katie Clark: Your Children Will Find You
Nov 27, 2016 • 60 min
Katie Clark (aka @InsightsGal on Twitter), is a hybrid market research manager, social media diva, project manager based in Portland, Maine. She revealed that she was adopted, as well as several other family members. After finding out that Katie wasn’t…
86. Khim Teoh: Helping Blind Children Find Lights Through Music
Nov 19, 2016 • 60 min
Show notes, tools and resources: www.feisworld.com/blog/khim-teoh Khim Teoh is a music teacher and Assistant Director at AMB (Academy of Music for the Blind) helping blind children ages 4-19. Academy of Music for the Blind is a non-profit school of music…
85. Polly Chatfield: The Gift of Teaching and Giving
Nov 12, 2016 • 51 min
Show notes, tools and resources: www.feisworld.com/blog/polly-chatfield Polly Chatfield is a teacher, poet, and winner of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for her topic “Patterns of Simile in The Divine Comedy”. I met her during the 2016…
84. David Anttony: Life on a Nature-Abundant Organic Farm
Nov 7, 2016 • 54 min
David Anttony is a veteran IT and SEO expert who founded companies, worked around the globe before he settled down in Northern Philippines. He and his partner opened up an organic farm called Happy House Farm that has welcomes hundreds of visitors from…
83. David Stewart on Ageist: Rethink Aging and Redefining Later Life
Oct 31, 2016 • 54 min
David Stewart (@WeAreAgeist) is the founder of Ageist, a website filled with beautiful photography and interviews with successful, vibrant people, generally over the age of 50. David’s mission is to better understand of this inspirational, influential but…
82. Helen Chin Lui: Natural Healing and Self Care at Home and at Work
Oct 23, 2016 • 38 min
Helen Chin Lui is a Certified Reflexologist, Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner and teacher. She specializes in helping people of all ages to to provide chronic digestive relief, chronic pain relief and balance hormones naturally. In 2006, Helen…
81. Will Collins: The Painful Truth that Brings Everything Together
Oct 17, 2016 • 60 min
Will Collins (@WillumsFillum) is the screenplay writer for the Irish animation Song of the Sea, about a young Irish boy named Ben, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the faeries and save the spirit…
80. Sarah Cooper: Sarah Cooper: Behind the Scenes with the Creator of “10 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings”
Oct 9, 2016 • 51 min
Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) is a writer, comedian and creator of satirical blog The Cooper Review, which attracts more than 500K page views per month. Her work has appeared on The Washington Post, Fast Company, Business Insider, and Huffington Post. Sarah…
79 (Mini): My Favorite Apps for Meditation and Self Care
Oct 6, 2016 • 16 min
2016 has been an eventful year. Some good, some not so good. Via phone calls, text messages, personal emails, I learn about struggles, divorces and illnesses. The worst fear of all is possibly taking of care of a sick spouse or child. Unfortunately, life…
78. Jason Smith: Creating Clarity and Connection for Growth
Oct 2, 2016 • 43 min
Show notes, links and resources: www.feisworld.com/blog/jason-smith Jason Smith (@jason_smith) is the Manager Director at Founder at OHO Interactive, a thriving, curious team of 30 strategists, creatives, and developers solving business problems in the…
77. Anne Spalter: Thriving as a Digital Artist and Educator
Sep 24, 2016 • 44 min
Anne Spalter (@annespalter / http://annespalter.com/) is a Digital mixed-media artist. Our conversation today, just like the intro of Feisworld Podcast, crosses the boundaries between business, art and the digital world. Anne is an academic pioneer who…
76. Sheena Yap Chan: Where Can Confidence Take You?
Sep 19, 2016 • 47 min
Sheena Yap Chan is the founder & host of The Tao Of Self Confidence, a 15 - 30 minutes daily show packed with ways to build up your self confidence in many areas of your life. Sheena believes that Self confidence is the most important trait to have in…
75. Helen Chong: The Art of Business and Motherhood
Sep 13, 2016 • 53 min
Helen Chong is the founder and principal broker of Haylen Group Inc, a real estate investment services company, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. She raised three young children while building and running her own business. Helen grew up in Hong Kong.…
74. Tsering Dolma Sherpa: Invest and Transform Women Entrepreneurs in Nepal
Sep 4, 2016 • 48 min
Tsering Doma Sherpa is a Communications and Program Coordinator at Daayitwa in Nepal. Daayitwa (translates as ‘self-responsibility’ in English). The organization aims to enable a thriving Nepal where all citizens embrace their responsibilities to…
73. Gordon Lau: Journey of a Student Philosopher
Aug 29, 2016 • 47 min
Gordon Lau recently graduated from NYU with a degree in philosophy. At age five, I took Gordon skating for the first time. He furiously got up after after each fall and didn’t want to leave for hours. At age ten, he won a Ping Pong Tournament in Hong…
72. (Mini) eBook: One Week to Publish Your Podcast
Aug 27, 2016 • 18 min
Download the eBook for free at: https://www.feisworld.com/ebooks/ This eBook helps launch your podcast on iTunes in one week or less (assume that you have audio files in mp3 or wav ready to be packaged and published as podcast episodes.) Feisworld will be…
71. DESIGN / SUBURB / INNER-CITY / JUSTIN BIEBER
Aug 22, 2016 • 61 min
Welcome to a special episode of Feisworld, where I interview 5 guests! They are Sue Brooks, an art teacher from the Design and Visual Communications Program at Newton North High School (NNHS), and her four graduating seniors : Marisa Ng, Bradley…
70. Lauren Brown: Professional Ballerina to Business Strategist Brown
Aug 15, 2016 • 51 min
Lauren Brown (@lobro443 on Instagram) is a Brooklyn-born, Duke grad with a passion for brand insights, digital strategies, and challenging the body and mind through exercise. She is a retired professional ballerina, who performed with The Pennsylvania…
69. Alyssa Ackerman: An Open-ended Mission to Explore Human Landscapes… from a DIY van
Aug 4, 2016 • 57 min
Alyssa Ackerman (@alyrose15 on Instagram) is a Michigan native with a passion for travel and studying humans. From the road, she’s a Digital Marketing consultant, content creator, yogi, hiker, and photographer. In January 2016, Alyssa headed out in a DIY…
68. Chris Voss: Playful and Courageous Negotiation
Jul 28, 2016 • 53 min
Chris Voss (@VossNegotiation) was an FBI special agent (of 24 years) who specialized in international hostage negotiation. In 2008, Chris founded a business negotiation consulting firm called the Black Swan Groupwhich offers services and learning…
67 (Mini): Financial vs. Spiritual Independence
Jul 18, 2016 • 12 min
What’s more important - financial or spiritual independence? https://www.feisworld.com/blog/financial-vs-spiritual-independence To answer this question, I want to share a few personal stories from my childhood (in Beijing, China) to my transition as a…
66. Eirini Tornesaki: Risks and rewards inside and outside of KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiousities
Jun 11, 2016 • 49 min
Born and raised in Greece, educated and lived in the UK for 4 years, Eirini Tornesaki has been working with Cirque Du Soleil in the show KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities since January 2014, touring Canada and the United States. Eirini is the original…
65. Nat Novak: The Art of Making Things
Jun 6, 2016 • 55 min
Listen while you browse on feisworld.com: http://wp.me/p5fQiP-C4 Nat Novak is a studio manager, a maker of all things at Brand Content, an agency based in Boston. He and I met at Arnold Worldwide in 2013. In the years I have known Nat and while we worked…
64 (Mini): Three Unusual Ways to Generate Revenue Through Your Podcast
May 31, 2016 • 10 min
Many people asked me if there are ways to make decent money effortlessly through running a podcast. If the answer is no, then they ask “What’s the point?” By the way, if you are new to podcasting, every 10,000 downloads translate to just about $400 in…
63. Glenn Engler: Lead with curiosity, heart and a sense of humor
May 21, 2016 • 56 min
Glenn Engler (@Glennengler) is a Managing Director at Parthenon EY. Previously, he was the Global Chief Strategy Offer at Edelman, CEO at Digital Influence Group and President of Digitas Boston for nearly 10 years. Glenn is an industry veteran with nearly…
62 (Mini): Q&A: Strategic Storytelling in Social Media
May 18, 2016 • 14 min
In this episode, Fei will answer the following questions in 12 mins: Please tell us a little bit about what each of your positions entail and how they involve social media. What steps did you take, hoops did you have to jump through, in order to obtain a…
61. Jonathan Bingham: CEO, Skater and Philanthropist from Janeiro Digital
May 13, 2016 • 47 min
Jonathan Bingham (@jwbingham ) is the CEO at @janeirodigital ”a team of creative problem solvers, committed to leveraging digital expertise for the benefit of businesses across all verticals.” When I first set foot in Janeiro Digital in Boston MA, I…
60 (Mini): No Experience Required. Beginners Welcome.
May 3, 2016 • 12 min
Welcome to Episode #1 from our new series called MINI by Feisworld Podcast. This has been a highly requested format. Minis are short and sweet episodes we will release every other week (in between our regular, interview format episodes). Feisworld MINI is…
59. Jordan Harbinger: The Inner Workings of Effortless Charm
Apr 19, 2016 • 64 min
Meet Jordan Harbinger (@TheArtofCharm), show host for an iTunes Top 50 podcast called The Art of Charm (AoC). AoC also offers in-person training to help people become more charismatic in any situation, master their careers by becoming “super-connectors”…
58. David Delmar: Hacking the Opportunity Gap with Resilient Coders
Apr 5, 2016 • 39 min
David Delmar (@delmarsenties) is the Founder and Executive Director at Resilient Coders (@resilientcoders), an organization dedicated to teaching young people from traditionally underserved communities how to code. Resilient Coders’ team do this as a way…
57: Matthew Cronin: Meet the Middle East. One person at a time.
Mar 23, 2016 • 36 min
Matthew Cronin is a 21-year old student majoring Foreign Policy at Boston University. He is expected to graduate in May 2016. Matthew and I met at Inna’s Kitchen in Newton, MA, where he works part-time. Through a casual conversation over a year ago, I…
56: Mick Ebling: Help One. Help Many. #NotImpossible
Mar 9, 2016 • 41 min
Mick Ebeling (@MickEbeling, @NotImpossible) is an American film, television and commercial Executive Producer, author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Mick has been honored by Advertising Age as one of the “Top 50 Most Creative People”, also in Wired…
55. Caitie Whelan (Part 2): Attention to What Matters
Feb 24, 2016 • 35 min
Caitie Whelan (pronounced WHALE-in) is the Noter-in-Chief for the The Lightning Notes, a website that delivers short daily post to help us move the world forward. It features striking stories and great ideas to remind us that we matter and improving the…
54. Caitie Whelan (Part 1): Attention to What Matters
Feb 24, 2016 • 42 min
Caitie Whelan (pronounced WHALE-in) @lightningnoter is the Noter-in-Chief for the The Lightning Notes, a website that delivers short daily post to help us move the world forward. It features striking stories and great ideas to remind us that we matter and…
53. Karen Fan and Felege Gebru (Part 2): a journey from Newton North High School to the White House
Feb 11, 2016 • 44 min
In 2013, NNHS InvenTeam applied to enter the Lemelson-MIT High School Student Grant. After a year of hard work (including the summer), their project was chosen to be presented at the White House Science Affair in front of President Barack Obama. In Part…
52. Karen Fan and Felege Gebru (Part 1): a journey from Newton North High School to the White House
Feb 10, 2016 • 36 min
Show notes, tools and resources: feisworld.com/blog/karen-fan-felege-gebru I have served on the Advisory Committee for Newton Public Schools Career & Vocational Technical Education Committee since 2011. I met Karen Fan and Felege Gebru through InvenTeam,…
51. Courtney Marsh: behind and beyond her documentary film “Chau”
Dec 29, 2015 • 63 min
Show notes, tools and resources: https://www.feisworld.com/blog/courtney-marsh Courtney Marsh (@courtneynmarsh) is a director and filmmaker. Courtney’s latest film Chau, Beyond the Lines is a documentary about a 16-year-old teenager named Chau in Vietnam…
50. Srini Rao: What it takes to be an Unmistakeable Creative
Dec 16, 2015 • 42 min
Srini Rao (@umistakableCEO) is the host and founder of The Unmistakable Creative podcast where he has conducted over 600 interviews with thought leaders and people from all walks of life. Srini has a distinctive view into branding, storytelling, and…
49: Chris Edwards on Balls: A Story of Hope
Dec 6, 2015 • 69 min
Chris is the author of the book called Balls: It takes some to get some, because “Changing your gender from female to male takes balls. And if you’re gonna do it in front of 500 coworkers at the largest ad agency in Boston, you better have a pretty big…
48. Krista Tippett - The Incomparable, Insightful Host of On Being
Oct 23, 2015 • 36 min
Show notes, tools and resources: https://www.feisworld.com/blog/krista-tippett?rq=Krista Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author. This is a rare interview where Krista was the guest, and I was the host.…
第47集:故宫画家李湘 “我要一辈子学习,创作,继续实现自己的梦想!”
Oct 3, 2015 • 72 min
我的嘉宾与众不同,因为她是我的妈妈!很多人问我这一辈子给我启发最多的人是谁:妈妈!毫无疑问。今天,我把她的智慧和故事分享给大家。 妈妈是大画家,没错。但是我们的话题完全没有停留在她过去的辉煌之中。“人一定是要向前走的。” 退休之后的她,作出了一个常人难以想象的决定-妈妈要挑战自我,创作一生中规模和难度最大的120副佳作:中国历代皇后。 在这一集的播客里面,你会听到的话题包括: 李湘的成长-董寿平老师和6岁李湘的对话 艺术指引:”希望给后代留下一些(值得思考)东西” 从军到复原:从大刷子笔,到几根毛的小小笔…
第46集. 曾晓露:选择自己的人生真的最快乐
Sep 29, 2015 • 61 min
First episode recorded in Chinese! Target audience: Mandarin speakers, intermediate to advance Mandarin language students. :) Email me at feisworld@gmail.com if you want an English translation, free of charge. 我今天的嘉宾是曾晓露(Pam Chang),一个超过了20年的朋友。…
45. Jordan Clayton: Unexpected UX
Sep 26, 2015 • 49 min
Joining me on the Feisworld Podcast today is Jordan Clayton, an SVP of UX (User Experience) at Arnold Worldwide. UX has become increasingly popular over the years across all the industries (technology, marketing, medicine and beyond), but most schools…
44. Atherton Twins: Human flight made possible
Aug 16, 2015 • 64 min
Andrew and Kevin Atherton are living my childhood dreams. I had to put them on this podcast. Did you dream about flying as a child? I did, nearly every single day. I loved reading comic books and imagined myself as a superhero. I often dressed like one as…
43. Dorie Clark on “Stand Out”: find your idea, turn obstacles into strengths and meet the world
Jul 27, 2015 • 55 min
In the past year or so, I find myself increasingly attached to audiobooks. One of the books not only spoke to me emotionally but also offered tactics I am able to apply daily, especially during the preparation and making of feisworld podcast. Dorie Clark…
42. Chris Yen: Badass Kung Fu movie star and martial-arts-inspired fashion designer
Jul 9, 2015 • 52 min
I interviewed Chris Yen, an actress and entrepreneur from a proud lineage of Wushu and Tai Chi masters. Her mom, Bow Sim Mark, is one of the premier Chinese martial arts practitioners. Her brother, Donnie Yen, is currently the #1 Kung Fu action star in…
41. Marianna Bucina Roca: A small gesture can change everything
Jun 28, 2015 • 55 min
Today on the Feisworld Podcast, you will meet Mariann Bucina Roca, an Executive Director from the Friends of Boston’s Homeless (FOBH). Did you know that Boston was a pioneer in addressing homeless needs? As part of this movement, FOBH played a significant…
40. Renee Herendeen: Professional dancer, graceful and centered Marketing Director
Jun 22, 2015 • 42 min
I had the pleasure of interviewing a colleague, Renee Herendeen from Arnold Worldwide, on the feisworld podcast. Renee and I work on several of projects together. We share similar beliefs when it comes to life at work and outside of work. One morning,…
39: Alexander Kjerulf: The Chief Happiness Officer at Woohoo Inc.
Jun 10, 2015 • 43 min
Alexander Kjerulf (pronounced a little like care-oolf.) is the founder and Chief Happiness Officer (CHO) of Woohoo inc and one of the world’s leading experts on happiness at work. He is an author and speaker, presenting and conducting workshops on…
38: Tom Seabourne (Part 2): Renaissance man of fitness
Jun 4, 2015 • 50 min
Show notes, links and resources: https://www.feisworld.com/blog/tom-seabourne Tom Seaborne is a fitness educator, author, martial artist and cyclist. Tom has a Ph.D. in exercise science. He was a member of the US. Taekwondo Team, and a National and…
37: Tom Seabourne (Part 1): Renaissance man of fitness
Jun 4, 2015 • 69 min
Tom Seaborne is a fitness educator, author, marital artist and cyclist. Tom has a Ph.D in exercise science. He was a member of the US. Taekwondo Team, and a National and International AAU Taekwondo Champion. In addition to Taekwondo, Tom is an ESPN…
36. Wade Devers: Designer to Creative Director with authenticity and humor
Apr 30, 2015 • 57 min
Wade Devers is an Executive Creative Director and Managing Director at Arnold Worldwide. He always leaves a unique impression. When I first walked in the door at the Arnold office back in December 2013, I must had met dozens of people on Day 1. I remember…
35. Sam Ford on Spreadable Media, storytelling communication and audience engagement
Apr 20, 2015 • 78 min
As the Director of Audience Engagement at Peppercom, Sam works with companies to better listen to, empathize with, understand, and serve their customers and other key audiences through communications and storytelling. There are three major components to…
34. Lee Schwamm, Vice Chair of Neurology from Mass General Hospital on designing effective approaches to patient care
Apr 7, 2015 • 68 min
It is with great pleasure for me to welcome Dr. Lee Schwamm, Professor of Neurology from Harvard Medical School, Vice Chair of Neurology from Mass General Hospital (MGH) to the feisworld podcast. In this one-hour interview, Lee talks with me about a Day…
33: Ira Cummings on art, design and the indescribable freedom
Apr 6, 2015 • 63 min
Ira Cummings is my guest on the feisworld podcast. He is a Sr. Designer at Arnold Worldwide, with a background and training in illustration. I called him out as the first introvert ever invited to the podcast (perhaps, others may just be better at hiding…
Ep. 32: Lisa Leffert: “I consider myself the luckiest person in the world”. Stories from the Chief of Obstetric Anesthesia at MGH
Mar 29, 2015 • 57 min
I’d like to welcome Lisa Leffert to join me on the feisworld podcast! Lisa the Chief of Obstetric Anesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The focus of Lisa’s clinical work is on the care of pregnant patients. Together with a highly-skilled,…
31. Van Le: changing worlds from the Fall of Saigon to Harvard, social service and the law
Mar 24, 2015 • 68 min
“I must have been 6 or 7 years old. I remember gun battle, unmanned helicopter, deserted soldiers. There were candy stores that no one was watching. I wondered if we could just go get candies!” Van recalled his last memories of Vietnam before he left with…
30. Clint Willis (Part 2): Thinker. Writer. Surfer
Mar 18, 2015 • 35 min
Clint authored and edited an impressive number of books (Good Reads). The most recent one is called: The Boys of Everest: The Tragic Story of Climbing’s Greatest Generation. Clint is also the owner of The Writing Company. In Part 2, we discover the…
29. Clint Willis (Part 1): Thinker. Writer. Surfer.
Mar 15, 2015 • 50 min
Clint authored and edited a number of books (Good Reads). The most recent one is called: The Boys of Everest: The Tragic Story of Climbing’s Greatest Generation. Clint and I immediately sparked a conversation about spirituality, meditation and what it…
28. Eli Schwamm (Soundbite): High School Senior and Volunteer at Samaritans Boston
Mar 10, 2015 • 17 min
Eli Schwamm’s full episode (Ep. 27) was the single, most downloaded episode of the feisworld podcast. I want to take this opportunity and create a soundbite version of the audio focusing on his stories volunteering at Samaritans Boston. Enjoy! Eli is a…
27. Eli Schwamm: 17-year old rapper and Samaritans volunteer
Mar 7, 2015 • 53 min
Eli Schwamm is going to be the youngest guest on the feisworld podcast (for quite some time, I expect). At 17, Eli is a high schooler, audio engineer, rap singer, song writer, and a volunteer at Samaritans of Boston for 2 years. He started his journey at…
26. Nate Delong: Muay Thai Champion and full time producer (for real!?)
Feb 22, 2015 • 44 min
Nate Delong competed at the 2014 World Muay Thai Federation Championship on Team USA and took Gold Metal for the Pro AM (Pro/Amateur) Heavy Weight Division. Like many of us, Nate has a full time job. He is a producer at SapientNitro, an advertising agency…
25. George Ko (Part 2) on the music business and the ultimate goal of his career
Feb 19, 2015 • 36 min
George earned the title of Young Steinway Artist, appeared with Harvard’s prestigious River Charles Ensemble, performed at Carnegie Hall more than half a dozen times, as well as Steinway Hall that led one critic to proclaim “a rising star if ever there…
24. George Ko (Part 1): Pianist, Young Steinway Artist, undergrad at Harvard
Feb 16, 2015 • 53 min
George earned the title of Young Steinway Artist, appeared with Harvard’s prestigious River Charles Ensemble, the Carnegie Hall for more than half a dozen times, and Steinway Hall that led one critic to proclaim “a rising star if ever there was one.” With…
23: Lee Skunes (Part 2) on the tremendous life we have
Feb 15, 2015 • 38 min
In part 2, Lee talks about his yoga workshops, focusing on the 3rd and 5th Chakra. (If you are new to this concept, chakra represents each of the centers of spiritual power in the human body, usually considered to be seven in number). Lee loves creating a…
22: Lee Skunes (yoga teacher/dancer) Part 1 on the tremendous life we have
Feb 14, 2015 • 42 min
There’s no better time to release this episode than Valentines Day. What is a relationship? What is love? Do we need to have everything all figured out? Join my special guest Lee Skunnes today. Standing at 6’9”, he’s legitimately 2 inches taller than Tony…
21. Claudia Azula Altucher on Become an Idea Machine, The Power of No and a universal message for women
Feb 8, 2015 • 32 min
Claudia is a writer, podcaster, and teacher of yoga. She is the co-author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book “The Power Of No” (HayHouse 2014) and author of “21 Things To Know Before Starting An Ashtanga Yoga Practice”. Most recently on January…
20. Fei Wu: Behind the scenes at the feisworld podcast
Feb 5, 2015 • 65 min
After announcing the first 1,000 downloads of the feisworld podcast in January 2015, a number of friends, guests and listeners reached out to me via Facebook, Twitter, emails and phone calls. They congratulated me on this significant milestone and urged…
19: Bob Goodman on UX: The art of exploration
Jan 24, 2015 • 46 min
I met Bob Goodman at Arnold Worldwide, where he served as the SVP, Director User Experience. I had the pleasure to work with Bob on a few projects when I witnessed his stellar facilitation skills and User Experience (UX) approach to various business…
18: Chris Heinen (Part 2): Skydiving as a form of meditation on steroids
Jan 18, 2015 • 23 min
In part 2 of our conversation, Chris speaks to his passion for jumping out of perfectly functioning planes. Chris is a skydiving instructor and photographer. Since Chris was 6 years old, he thought he would be serving in the US military. Then he asked him…
17: Chris Heinen (Part 1): Full Stack Developer. Skydiver. Adventurist.
Jan 18, 2015 • 50 min
Chris is a full time, full stack developer at Arnold Worldwide. I had the pleasure to work with Chris on a number of projects. I invited Chris to speak to my audience about his journey of becoming a developer after a few career switches, to staying…
16: Kristina Reed on Big Hero 6, Paperman, and The Feast: labors of love
Jan 14, 2015 • 38 min
Kristina Reed is a producer at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Kristina produced (and co-produced) a number of animation films including the most recent Big Hero 6, Paperman (won the first Oscar for the Studio since 1969), and The Feast (the short film you…
15: Ralph Peterson Jr (Part 2): the living legacy of an art form
Jan 8, 2015 • 40 min
Ralph wants to be a musician’s musician: “If you honestly play music, then people will feel it. If you play music to people - when they change, your music will have to change.” To following Ralph Peterson Jr., you can connect with him on Facebook,…
14: Ralph Peterson Jr (Part 1).: the living legacy of an art form
Jan 4, 2015 • 50 min
Ralph Peterson Jr. is a renowned American jazz musician and a full-time professor at the Berklee School of Music. I met Ralph at our Taekwondo school in 2005. Both of us still practice regularly at O’Malley Tae Kwon Do Center. Ralph often volunteers his…
13: Julia Holloway: Grounding and balancing yourself for constant change, authentic connection and meaningful success
Dec 28, 2014 • 50 min
My guest today is Julia Holloway. I sparked a friendship with her a few months ago. Unlike some of my other guests on the show, I have not known Julia for years but our connection was obvious and immediate. At the time, I was seeking advice from women who…
12: Barry Alexander on helping classical musicians launch and sustain their careers
Dec 23, 2014 • 62 min
Barry Alexander and Cosmo Buono are helping classical musicians worldwide launch and sustain careers as professional artists, while also helping build the next generation of audiences. Alexander & Buono International (ABI) is the parent company of The…
11: Michael J. O’Malley tells us about O’Malley Tae Kwon Do Center and his teaching philosophy
Dec 12, 2014 • 39 min
O’Malley Tae Kwon Do Center teaches traditional martial art and practical self defense for men, women and children. The program is an individualized and comprehensive approach to helping students achieve their fitness levels. Instead of only focusing on a…
10: Michael J. O’Malley on Tae Kwon Do competition and the path to resilience
Dec 11, 2014 • 49 min
Today’s guest is Michael J. O’Malley. Mr. O’Malley has been my Taekwondo instructor and mentor for over 10 years. After receiving my first degree black belt in 2005, I continued training under Mr. O’Malley and was able to advance to 2nd degree, and most…
9: Matt Lindley (Part 2): Finding your unique creative contribution as an artist and a parent
Nov 28, 2014 • 43 min
In this episode, you will hear A Day in the Life of Matt Lindley, the director of innovation. Beyond growing a business, Matt is interested in growing and enabling the people around him - we talk about the overlying theme and the collective wisdom that…
8: Matt Lindley: Finding your unique creative contribution as an artist and a parent
Nov 27, 2014 • 46 min
Matt Lindley is the Director of Innovation for SapientNitro. We became friends instantly when he first started working there in 2009. Matt had such an impact on my life. If you ask me to list 3 people who have helped shape me into who I am today, Matt…
7: John Haggerty: Behind the scenes on and off Broadway
Nov 21, 2014 • 57 min
John Haggerty is a dear friend of mine since 2003. I welcomed him to the feisworld podcast to share his experience as an on and off Broadway actor for 25 years. John has been casted in shows such as Les Mis, King and I, Miss Saigon, Batboy, Yoshimi,…
6: Inna Khitrik on Inna’s Kitchen, more than Kosher Style!
Nov 18, 2014 • 47 min
Inna is a very special guest on feisworld podcast, for two reasons - 1, she’s the first female guest on my show and 2, Inna is a restaurant owner, but not just any restaurant. She owns my personal favorite restaurant called Inna’s Kitchen. A Jewish deli…
5: Stephen Shapiro (Part 2) on visceral engagement, the performance paradox and personal rituals
Nov 12, 2014 • 36 min
This is part 2 of my conversation with Stephen Shapiro - If you haven’t listened to Part 1 in Ep 4, I encourage you to do so. But if you a happen to feel like a rebel today, by all means, keep listening. I’m thrilled to have Stephen on my podcast. In this…
4: Stephen Shapiro (Part 1) on Mastery, Performance and Innovation
Nov 10, 2014 • 45 min
Stephen is a keynote speaker and author who sparks innovation by showing leaders and their teams how to approach, tackle and solve business challenges. In this episode of the feisworld podcast, Stephen reveals how he helps companies and people innovate.…
3: Josh Green (Part 2) on Spreadable Media (his book), Justin Bieber, and deconstruction of viral content
Nov 6, 2014 • 44 min
In Part 2 of my conversation with Josh Green, he talks about one of his books called Spreadable Media, which analyzes logic that helps understand how content moves around the internet. Josh discusses some fascinating findings that “bond comes in a variety…
2: Josh Green (Part 1) on mass transit, digital strategy and staying curious
Nov 2, 2014 • 41 min
Josh helps create digital experiences and the organizational changes to realize them. So what does that mean? In Part 1 of my discussion with Josh, he will break down these concepts for you. Furthermore, he dives into the world of digital strategy,…
1: Caleb Brown on art, comics, and the most essential dichotomy in life
Oct 20, 2014 • 55 min
Caleb Brown is a user experience designer, a comic book artist and an incredible human being. We met at an ad agency in Boston and I had the privilege to work with Caleb on a number of projects. Caleb lights up every room he walks in and inspires everyone…