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Season 1

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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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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Sept. 7, 2023

E14: Ben Gilbert of Acquired on Improving the Craft of Podcasting

Erik sits down with Ben Gilbert, co-host and co-founder of Acquired, a podcast with 300,000+ subscribers that has been ranked the #1 Technology show on Apple Podcasts. Riverside.fm is a presenting sponsor of Media Empires. Go to https://creators.riverside.fm/MediaEmpires + use …

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Aug. 30, 2023

E13: The Truth About Content Creation | Nuseir Yassin, Nas Daily

Erik sits down with Nuseir Tassin, creator and CEO of Nas Company, a production studio focused on community building and empowering creators to become educators.

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Aug. 23, 2023

E12: Levels of Content, Investing in Creators, & MGK’s Nail Polish | …

Erik sits down with Alex Lieberman, co-founder of Morning Brew @MorningBrew, and host of Founder's Journal and 60 Second Startup. Riverside.fm is a presenting sponsor of Media Empires. Go to https://creators.riverside.fm/MediaEm... + use code MEDIAEMPIRES for 20% off individual plans.

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Aug. 16, 2023

E11: "Creating a $1M+ Business Through Communicating Complex Ideas" |…

Erik sits down with Jack Butcher, the founder of Visualize Value. Erik and Jack discuss how Jack built a media platform with a network of mentors and an audience of over five hundred thousand people. Learn Jack transitioned his agency …

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Aug. 9, 2023

E10: "Where Tech and the Entertainment Industry Intersect" | Greg Sil…

If you consider a movie like a tech company, you start with sort of a series A, which is this development round, of like, you're gonna spend a little bit of money...

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Aug. 2, 2023

E9: "Diving Into the Data of 4000+ Tech Markets" | Anand Sanwal, CB I…

Erik Torenberg sits down with Anand Sanwal, CEO of CB Insights. CB Insights Over 900,000 people turn to CB Insights for the insights they share in their newsletter.

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July 26, 2023

E8: "Scaling a Newsletter Into 10 Businesses" | Sahil Bloom, Curiosit…

Erik Torenberg sits down with Sahil Bloom, writer of The Curiosity Chronicle, whose insights are seen by over one million people across his social platforms and newsletter.

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July 19, 2023

E7: "Honing Your Information Advantage" | Steph Smith, a16z

Erik Torenberg sits down with Steph Smith, host of the a16z podcast and the driver behind the newsletter Trends for The Hustle, which was acquired by Hubspot.

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July 12, 2023

E6: "How to Build A Personal Holding Company in 2023" | Greg Isenberg…

In this episode, Greg and Erik discuss personal holding companies, the unbundling of Reddit and how subreddits can help identify product opportunities, and how Greg is strategizing his own PHC, content, and projects in 2023.

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July 5, 2023

E5: "The Business of Building a B2B Media Company" | Sean Griffey, In…

Erik Torenberg sits down with Sean Griffey, CEO and Co-founder of Industry Dive, a business journalism company that reaches 14 million executives across 32 publications.

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June 28, 2023

E4: "The Craft of Building a Course Business" | David Perell, Write o…

Erik Torenberg sits down with David Perell – writer, founder and CEO at Write of Passage, and podcaster.

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June 21, 2023

E3: "The Best Business Model For Creators" | Blake Robbins, Benchmark…

Erik Torenberg sits down with Blake Robbins, Principal Investor at Benchmark, and the host of Gamecraft, a podcast about the video game business' modern history.

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June 14, 2023

E2: "Not Boring and the Future of Tech Media" | Packy McCormick, Not …

Erik Torenberg sits down with Packy McCormick of the newsletter Not Boring and Not Boring Capital. For many, Packy is the epitome of the single creator-led media empire.

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June 8, 2023

E1: “How to Build a Media Business in 2023”| Austin Rief, Morning Brew

On the first episode of Media Empires, Erik Torenberg sits down with Morning Brew's CEO Austin Rief to learn his perspective on the future of the media business, the critical elements that determine success, and where he sees the single …

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June 7, 2023

Introducing: Media Empires

Introducing: Media Empires

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