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April 16, 2024

Zawwar Khan on the Intersection of Media and Commerce

Zawwar Khan, a CPG consultant for creators (Rel Brands), joins Erik Torenberg to talk about his journey from being the youngest brand manager at Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo, to advising media creators on building their own commerce brands.

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April 9, 2024

The Future of Tech Media with Danny Crichton of Lux Capital

Danny Crichton, a Fellow at the Manhattan Institute , Head of Editorial at Lux Capital , and former Managing Editor at TechCrunch , joins Erik Torenberg to discuss the evolution of TechCrunch+ , alternative business models, s...

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April 9, 2024

The Future of Tech Media with Danny Crichton of Lux Capital

Danny Crichton, a Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Head of Editorial at Lux Capital, and former Managing Editor at TechCrunch, joins Erik Torenberg to discuss the evolution of TechCrunch+, alternative business models, strategic investments in media, and tips for building …

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April 2, 2024

The Winning Strategies Behind Major Media Waves with Dave Nemetz

Dave Nemetz, Founder of Bleacher Report and Inverse , joins Erik Torenberg to share his insights on media business models and the future of the creator economy. They also cover the growth of sports, web3, and B2B media. This ...

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April 2, 2024

The Winning Strategies Behind Major Media Waves with Dave Nemetz

Dave Nemetz, Founder of Bleacher Report and Inverse, joins Erik Torenberg to share his insights on media business models and the future of the creator economy.

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March 26, 2024

Unlocking Scalable Growth on YouTube | Jamie Rawsthorne, The YouTube …

Jamie Rawsthorne, formerly of the Zac and Jay show and now a YouTube strategist behind The YouTube Views Machine methodology, joins Erik to explore growth and success tactics on YouTube, monetization, and where he thinks the ...

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March 26, 2024

Unlocking Scalable Growth on YouTube | Jamie Rawsthorne, The YouTube …

Jamie Rawsthorne, formerly of the Zac and Jay show and now a YouTube strategist behind The YouTube Views Machine methodology, joins Erik to explore growth and success tactics on YouTube, monetization, and where he thinks the platform is going.

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March 19, 2024

A Deep Dive on Axios | Jordan Zaslav, Axios HQ

Jordan Zaslav, COO at Axios HQ , joins Erik to talk about the inspiration and launch of Axios. He shares his key lessons learned along the way and the importance of the smart brevity approach. They also chat about AI's …

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March 19, 2024

A Deep Dive on Axios | Jordan Zaslav, Axios HQ

Jordan Zaslav, COO at Axios HQ, joins Erik to talk about the inspiration and launch of Axios.

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March 12, 2024

Dynamics of the Creator Economy | Nathan Barry, ConvertKit

Nathan Barry, Founder and CEO of ConvertKit, joins Erik to discuss the evolution of the creator economy, the ‘billion dollar creator’, the importance of prioritizing long-term equity and adopting a flywheel approach to audien...

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March 12, 2024

Dynamics of the Creator Economy | Nathan Barry, ConvertKit

Nathan Barry, Founder and CEO of ConvertKit, joins Erik to discuss the evolution of the creator economy, the ‘billion dollar creator’, the importance of prioritizing long-term equity and adopting a flywheel approach to audience growth, and more.

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March 5, 2024

Ins and Outs of Building a Successful Podcast Network | Andrew Sharp,…

In this conversation, Andrew Sharp, the co-host of Sharp Tech and Greatest of All Talk, shares his journey building a podcast network at Stratechery. He discusses the future of the Stratechery network, lessons learned from th...

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March 5, 2024

Ins and Outs of Building a Successful Podcast Network | Andrew Sharp,…

In this conversation, Andrew Sharp, the co-host of Sharp Tech and Greatest of All Talk, shares his journey building a podcast network at Stratechery.

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Feb. 27, 2024

Betting on the Business of Sports Media | Joe Pompliano, Huddle Up

In this episode, Erik sits down with Joe Pompliano, an investor, entrepreneur, and one of the fastest-growing personalities in sports, to talk all about sports media and business. From opportunities for entrepreneurs in the s...

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Feb. 27, 2024

Betting on the Business of Sports Media | Joe Pompliano, Huddle Up

In this episode, Erik sits down with Joe Pompliano, an investor, entrepreneur, and one of the fastest-growing personalities in sports, to talk all about sports media and business.

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Feb. 21, 2024

Navigating the Future of Media Industries | Brian Morrissey, The Rebo…

This week on Media Empires, Brian Morrissey, author and podcast at The Rebooting, who was formerly editor-in-chief of Digiday and editor at Adweek, shares insights about the evolving media landscape, shifts in the marketplace, the rise of platforms that enable …

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Feb. 20, 2024

Navigating the Future of Media Industries | Brian Morrissey, The Rebo…

This week on Media Empires, Brian Morrissey, founder and CEO of Burrell Media Group, Editor-in-Chief at KDM, and Co-founder of The Black Canary Coffee, shares insights about the evolving media landscape, shifts in the marketp...

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Feb. 13, 2024

E11: The Art of Choosing The Right Creator To Back | Megan Lightcap, …

Megan Lightcap from Slow Ventures joins Erik Torenberg to discuss both of their insights into evolving creator economy and the role of strategic investment in digital creators and entrepreneurs. Megan discusses strategies for...

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Feb. 13, 2024

E11: The Art of Choosing The Right Creator To Back | Megan Lightcap, …

Megan Lightcap from Slow Ventures joins Erik Torenberg to discuss both of their insights into evolving creator economy and the role of strategic investment in digital creators and entrepreneurs. Megan discusses strategies for...

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Feb. 13, 2024

E11: The Art of Choosing The Right Creator To Back | Megan Lightcap, …

Megan Lightcap from Slow Ventures joins Erik Torenberg to discuss both of their insights into evolving creator economy and the role of strategic investment in digital creators and entrepreneurs.

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Feb. 6, 2024

E10: The Power of Platforms and AI | Nathan Baschez, Every Inc, Lex

This week we’re sharing a conversation with Erik Torenberg and Nathan Baschez , the co-founder of Every Inc. and creator of Lex, an AI-powered writing tool that’s aimed to revolutionize the writing process for writers.

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Feb. 2, 2024

Request for Startups: Receipt-Based Dating, Reference Checks as a Ser…

A podcast we think you'll love. The conversation maps startup ideas and concepts, including dating apps based on spending patterns, a matching platform for singles, an exclusive dating app with angel investments, Google Maps for market ontologies, a personal trainer …

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Jan. 30, 2024

E9: Mastering Podcast Growth | Chris Hutchins, All the Hacks

Chris Hutchins joins Erik Torenberg as he explores the intricacies of building and growing a successful podcast.

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Jan. 23, 2024

E8: Mapping the Tech Writing Ecosystem | Mario Gabriele, The Generali…

This week, Erik Torenberg sits down with Mario Gabriele, founder of The Generalist to delve deep into the evolution of The Generalist, as well as discuss fascinating insights around the tech writing ecosystem, niche publication opportunities, NFT experiments, and the …

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