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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 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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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 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 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 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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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. 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. 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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Jan. 16, 2024

E7: The Business of Creators | Adam Ryan, Workweek

In this episode, Erik Torenberg sits down with Adam Ryan, the CEO of Workweek, for an insightful conversation on Workweek's business and media strategies, the transformation of digital media in the B2B sector, the potential of podcasts, their approach towards …

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Jan. 9, 2024

E6: Bootstrapping a Media Company in 2024 | Where It Happens with Eri…

Today’s episode is a special one – Erik Torenberg and Greg Isenberg discuss the future of B2B creators, monetizing media and the venture of Turpentine on Greg’s podcast “Where It Happens.”

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Jan. 3, 2024

E5: Building Podcast Networks | Robert Leonard, Investors Podcast

In today’s episode, Erik Torenberg sits down with Robert Leonard, creator of The Investor's Podcast Network, to discuss all angles of building a podcast network, from vertical integration, the best titles, monetization strategies, quality vs quantity, and much more.

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Dec. 26, 2023

E4: Lessons Learned From Building Agencies | Hunter Hammonds

In today’s episode, Erik Torenberg sits down with Hunter Hammonds, CEO of Assembly, a venture studio for creator-led businesses, to discuss the evolution of co-founders, the potential of creator-led B2B businesses, Hunter's strategies behind building multiple agencies, and more.

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Dec. 19, 2023

E3: AI and Offshore Labor in Service-Based Businesses | Romeen Sheth,…

In today’s episode, Romeen Sheth, CEO of Metasys, joins Erik Torenberg and Sean Linehan to discuss the intersections between Ai and service business, vertical software, and much more.

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Dec. 12, 2023

E2: Building and Understanding Data Businesses | Auren Hoffman

In today’s episode, Erik Torenberg sits down with Auren Hoffman, CEO of SafeGraph to discuss all things data business like building around products, selling horizontal data, second party data sharing, and much more.

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Dec. 5, 2023

E1: The Art of Multipreneurship, SEO, & Holding Companies | Greg Isen…

Media Empires is back for another season. In today’s episode, Greg Isenberg, CEO of Late Checkout, a holding company for businesses powered by community, joins Erik Torenberg and Sean Linehan, CEO at Exec, to discuss multipreneurship vs solopreneurship, building value …

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Sept. 27, 2023

E17: The Democratization of Audio | Michael Mignano, Lightspeed

Today’s episode is with Michael Mignano, co-founder of the podcasting platform Anchor, and venture capitalist at Lightspeed.

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Sept. 20, 2023

E16: Crypo, Events Spaces, and Trust in Media | Jason Yannowitz, Bloc…

Erik sits down with Jason Yannowitz, the co-founder of Blockworks, an events and crypto-media company, as well as the host of the podcast Empire.

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Sept. 13, 2023

E15: Monetization and Value on YouTube | John Coogan, Lucy

Erik sits down with John Coogan, co-founder of Lucy and creator of @JohnCooganPlus, a YouTube channel with over 300,000 subscribers that documents highlight moments in Silicon Valley.

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