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#17: Walter Powell, CEO & Co-Founder of Politiscope on lessons from the NFL, meditation, and civic responsibility

An episode of #BTSPodcast

By Lynae Cook
On #BTSPodcast, Lynae Cook explores the "behind the scenes" of final products. She interviews artists, CEOs, specialists, and more about the work they do that we engage with, lessons learned, failure, wellness, and their hopes for the future.

Lynae is a social media strategist and artist, with a background in sociology and photojournalism. BTS was started to humanize workforces, educate consumers, and inspire career options.

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Music is by Benjamin Bethurum: soundcloud.com/bethurum
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#20: Curator, educator, entrepreneur, Erika Dalya Massaquoi on being a hybrid, advocacy, & ethics in the garment industry
Erika Dalya Massaquoi is a curator, educator, and entrepreneur. Erika’s curatorial work includes shows for the Frye Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) List Visual Arts Center, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. She has held curatorial positions at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of the Moving Image. She has taught new media, cinema, and contemporary art classes at Yale University, New York University, and The New School for Social Research. She also served as the Assistant Dean of the School of Art & Design at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FiT). Erika and I discuss the benefits of growing up in the warmth of an uplifting community where her creative interests were met with encouragement, black was beautiful, her experiences being told she’s “over qualified” for positions, and how she and her husband navigate family time in conjunction with their careers. Erika shares how she’s become more open to sharing her experience and her story, parenting, moving across the country, adjusting to new environments.  Follow Erika Dalya Massaquoi & The Oula Company https://www.instagram.com/erikadalya/ https://twitter.com/erikadalya https://www.instagram.com/theoulacompany/ https://www.facebook.com/theoulacompany/ https://twitter.com/theoulacompany http://erikadalyamassaquoi.com/ Links referenced in this episode: More on Claire Partington’s Taking Tea at SAM: http://seattleartmuseum.org/visit/calendar/events?EventId=63663, https://youtu.be/bSnTkA8nc10 Rinny "Riot" Perkins' “Bad Bitch on Anti Depressants” for #MentalHealthAwareness month: https://www.instagram.com/p/BxBZ9gbll_7/ "Disguise" https://www.seattleartmuseum.org/Documents/Disguise%20Educator%20Resource%20List.pdf, https://www.artsy.net/show/seattle-art-museum-disguise-masks-and-global-african-art Follow #BTSPodcast: Twitter: https://twitter.com/btsthepodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/btsthepodcast/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1720173561544455/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/btsthepodcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/19055475/ Ways to support via promo code: HotelTonight: LCOOK61, Soothe: LZLRZ, Breaker: LYNAE, InstaCart: LCOOK5142
2:13:50
August 14, 2019
#19: Funeral home director, Amy Cunningham, on her work, mortuary school, & condolence letters
“I never say ‘I’m sorry for your loss.’ All I say, as a funeral home director, is ‘I am here for you.’” Amy Cunningham shares the details surrounding her training and work as a funeral home director in the latest episode of #BTSPodcast, hosted by Lynae Cook.  Amy Cunningham is progressive funeral home owner, licensed director and celebrant who collaborates with New York City families to help them create the best funerals and memorial services possible. She specializes in green burials in cemeteries certified by the Green Burial Council, simple burials within the NYC- Metropolitan area, home funerals, cremation services at Green-Wood Cemetery's gorgeous crematory chapels as well as memorial events of all sorts. When not out directing funerals, Amy writes a blog with funeral celebrant Kateyanne Unullisi called "The Inspired Funeral" for consumers, clergy, home funeral guides, celebrants and bereavement therapists working to enrich end-of-life experiences.  Find & follow Amy online: Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrooklynFuneral Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fittingtributefunerals/ Fitting Tribute Funerals Website: http://www.fittingtributefunerals.com/ Fitting Tribute Funeral Services Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fittingtribute.nyc/ The Inspired Funeral blog: https://theinspiredfuneral.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Theinspiredfuneralcom/ Melissa Rice's article in the New Yorker, "How to Write a Condolence Letter" http://bit.ly/2KIzTNO   TED Talk “Why I train grandmothers to treat depression” http://bit.ly/2XcLCLj  NPR’s “The Arctic Suicides” piece on the contagion effect on All Things Considered by Rebecca Hersher: https://n.pr/2xhrubv NPR Staff’s follow-up article on “The Arctic Suicides,” https://n.pr/2xl4Hvk   Follow #BTSPodcast and share what you learned and what you’d like to learn: Twitter: https://twitter.com/btsthepodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/btsthepodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/btsthepodcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/19055475/ Subscribe to #askamillennial for content marketing highlights, definitions in pop culture, and internet highlights: bit.ly/askamillennial Follow host Lynae Cook Twitter: https://twitter.com/lynaecook Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/btsthepodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/btsthepodcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/19055475/
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June 28, 2019
#18: AnalogFolk Strategy Director, Megan Murray, on her evolution as a strategist, burnout, & the conversations we should be having
Megan Murray leads the strategy group for the US at AnalogFolk, which is an independent creative agency. She’s the former Director of Marketing at Oiselle, and we met several years ago working together at Possible. We discuss advertising-specific topics such as creative briefs, agency structure, the most important conversations to have with clients, flaws in studies and research, the impact of ephemeral content on society, her appreciation for Mark Pollard, & strategist-specific discussions so much more. We also get in to more personal topics, such as how her parents’ approach to teaching lessons has shaped her outlook on life, we discuss burnout (she’s one to definitely run herself in to the ground) and how she’s working on preventing burnout.   I’ve pulled one of my favorite quotes from Megan, to give prospective listeners a taste of the conversation, because this particular quote is a slice that representers so well why I love talking to her about strategy and her approach:  “When I started to get a lot better at my job is when I started to respect that curiosity & an appropriate suspicion of your own knowledge is the best way to practice your craft… The second I started to loosen my grip on my own concept of what rightness is, is when I started to do some interesting work. I was also much more exploratory with my own job. Looking at business books is a very narrow way of exploring what our practice actually is, which is creativity & design” You can find Megan on social media, links are below:  Twitter: https://twitter.com/meganmurray360 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meganmurray360/ Website: http://www.meganmurray.info/ We mentioned For Days, read more about them on Bustle: http://bit.ly/2ZEQIwA  Follow #BTSPodcast and share what you learned and what you’d like to learn: Twitter: https://twitter.com/btsthepodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/btsthepodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/btsthepodcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/19055475/ Subscribe to #askamillennial for content marketing highlights, definitions in pop culture, and internet highlights: bit.ly/askamillennial Follow host Lynae Cook Twitter: https://twitter.com/lynaecook Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lynaecook/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lynaecook LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lynaecook/ Support #BTSPodcast via VenMo: @lynae-cook, or use code LZLRZ for an in-home massage with Soothe, LCOOK61 to save on your first HotelTonight booking, LYNAE to save on a Breather room, or LCOOK5142 to save on your first grocery delivery with InstaCart.  
1:53:41
June 23, 2019
#17: Walter Powell, CEO & Co-Founder of Politiscope on lessons from the NFL, meditation, and civic responsibility
Walter Powell’s goal with Politiscope is to be the most trustworthy source for political information, that is a goal I think we can all support. On this episode of #BTSPodcast, Walter shares how co-founder roles and responsibilities are divided across the team, what being in the NFL taught him, his favorite reads, meditations, and how his upbringing has shaped his approach to entrepreneurship and social responsibility. Download Politiscope to get actual, reliable, and easy-to-understand political information in a central location: http://app.politiscope.io/ Follow Politiscope:  Twitter: https://twitter.com/PolitiscopeApp Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/PolitiscopeApp/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Politiscopeapp/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/politiscope Find Walter on social:  Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpeedKillz9 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/SpeedKillz9/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/walter-powell-57273964/ Follow #BTSPodcast and share what you learned and what you’d like to learn: Twitter: https://twitter.com/btsthepodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/btsthepodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/btsthepodcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/19055475/ Subscribe to #askamillennial for content marketing highlights, definitions in pop culture, and internet highlights: bit.ly/askamillennial Follow host Lynae Cook Twitter: https://twitter.com/lynaecook Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lynaecook/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lynaecook LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lynaecook/  Support #BTSPodcast via VenMo: @lynae-cook, or use code LZLRZ for an in-home massage with Soothe, LCOOK61 to save on your first HotelTonight booking, LYNAE to save on a Breather room, or LCOOK5142 to save on your first grocery delivery with InstaCart.  
59:57
June 21, 2019
#16: Genevieve Ascencio, VP @ Golin, on strategy, learning the agency business, & planning for innovation
Genevieve Ascencio is a VP at Golin, a public relations agency, where she heads up their Mountain Dew account. She has a deep background in strategy, as the former VP of Digital at Factory PR, where she focused largely on public relations, influencer activations, and digital marketing for fashion and retail brands. Genevieve is a social media and digital marketing specialist with a propensity for building agile online marketing campaigns that encourage interaction with target consumers. She is also an adjunct instructor at Fashion Institute of Technology, and is the founder of Tee Chérie, a clothing company that celebrates Haitian culture through style. On this episode, she shares her perspective on what her role as a VP is, what strategy is, communication preferences around risk, planning for innovation, and how she has layered on the roles of spouse and parent on top of her career.  This episode kicks off a series that focuses on careers in strategy, how strategists define their jobs, their approach, and so much more.  Follow Genevieve: Genevieve Instagram: https://instagram.com/thatgenevieve Genevieve Twitter: https://twitter.com/thatgenevieve Genevieve LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/genevieveascencio/ Tee Chérie Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teecheriestyle/ Follow #BTSPodcast and share what you learned and what you’d like to learn: Twitter: https://twitter.com/btsthepodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/btsthepodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/btsthepodcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/19055475/ Subscribe to #askamillennial for content marketing highlights, definitions in pop culture, and internet highlights: bit.ly/askamillennial Follow host Lynae Cook Twitter: https://twitter.com/lynaecook Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lynaecook/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lynaecook LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lynaecook/ Book an in-home massage using SOOTHE, use code LZLRZ to save. Traveling soon? Use HotelTonight for excellent hotel accommodations at reasonable prices, code LCOOK61 will help you save on your first booking. Book a Breather room for your next team offsite, meeting while traveling, or conference call on-the-go using LYNAE at checkout. 
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June 3, 2019
#15: Civic Eagle CEO, Damola Ogundipe: Advice for start-up founders, insights on civics, pivoting a product, & maintaining a common mission
Today's policy research methods are outdated and inefficient – but they don't have to be. Civic Eagle equips policy professionals with the tools they need to research and track legislation more effectively. By using a SaaS platform that’s powered by artificial intelligence to make legislative research smarter, faster, and less expensive, Civic Eagle helps organizations spend less time in front of a computer and more time advocating for important progressive issues. Over $35 billion are spent each year lobbying and advocating for policies at the federal, state, and local levels of government. This work requires careful analysis and tracking of legislation – a process that is currently manual, fragmented, and expensive. Civic Eagle was among the first 100 start ups to receive investment from Arlan Hamilton’s Backstage Capital. Since early 2018, Civic Eagle has raised $600,000 and has gone from zero to $8,500 in monthly recurring revenue. It's also a part of Techstars' 2019 class, and in 2017, Damola was a Google Entrepreneur in Residence. On this episode Damola  shares his advice for early-stage, pre-revenue start-ups, post-revenue start-ups, maintaining a mission, working as a team, how they selected their product advisory board, leveraging focus groups with existing users to better understand customer needs,  and SO much more. Follow Civic Eagle:  AngelList: https://angel.co/company/civic-eagle-1 Twitter: https://twitter.com/civic_eagle Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/civiceagle/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/civic_eagle/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/civic-eagle/ Follow Damola:  Twitter: https://twitter.com/DamolaOgundipe LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dogundipe/ Want to support this podcast? Use promo code "LYNAE" to book your first Breather room, an app that allows you to book meeting spaces in different cities. Use LZLRZ to save on an in-home massage with SOOTHE, LCOOK61 to save on your first HotelTonight booking, or simply VenMo me some money to support my coffee habit: @lynae-cook Follow #BTSPodcast across social platforms: Twitter: https://twitter.com/btsthepodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/btsthepodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/btsthepodcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/19055475/ Follow host Lynae Cook: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lynaecook/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/lynaecook LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lynaecook/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lynaecook
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May 13, 2019
#14: Fostering self-esteem in your kids, maintaining independence, & managing the impact of autoimmune diseases on your family: A Mother's Day episode with Melissa Stratton
 Melissa Stratton is a parent, wife, sister, daughter, and friend. I've known Melissa (Missy) for over 20 years, and in those years I've learned so much from her about showing up in relationships, being emotionally responsive, and how to approach difficult conversations in a loving way, while having boundaries. I have so much respect for her relationship with her kids and her family, and have seen her raise three kids who were all born at very different times at her life, and all have varying personalities. A week prior to recording this episode, her oldest (24) got married, meanwhile, her other two are 8 and 14 years old. We talk about the guilt she felt due to the impact of fighting Lyme Disease, parathyroid, and Hashimoto’s, and how she’s worked to help her kids recover from the impact that had on them. Other topics: digital parental controls on devices and apps, including YouTube, and walking the line of allowing kids to be exposed to certain elements in various real life and digital scenarios, limiting screen time during the week and depending on where a kid is with their own self-esteem and personal development. Trusting your kids and tailoring your rules to where kids are at, where technology is at, and circumstantially. Raising kids in Orange County, progressing as a person while raising other people, and the importance of independence and self-care and having hobbies. Her approach to decision-making as a parent and advice to other parents, and what it feels like to have her eldest kid married and out of the house, and how no one really prepared her for this feeling. Follow #BTSPodcast across social platforms: Twitter: https://twitter.com/btsthepodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/btsthepodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/btsthepodcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/19055475/ Want to support this podcast? Use promo code "LYNAE" to book your first Breather room, an app that allows you to book meeting spaces in different cities. Use LZLRZ to save on an in-home massage with SOOTHE, LCOOK61 to save on your first HotelTonight booking, or simply VenMo me some money to support my coffee habit: @lynae-cook
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May 12, 2019
#13: Filmmaker and journalist Meredith Alloway on making films, submitting for festivals, & managing emotions
Filmmaker and journalist Meredith Alloway shares the “behind the scenes” of being an independent filmmaker, a journalist, submitting to film festivals and so much more.  She’s contributed to Film Maker Magazine, Playboy, and Vanity Fair to name a few, and has had films at SXSW, Indy Film Fest, The Overlook Festival, and Montclair Film Festival. Her film Deep Tissue was at SXSW 2019’s Midnight Shorts Competition. She talks about reaching out to festival programmers, etiquette, explains film terms to me, and managing emotions around rejection and collaboration. Find Meredith online: Twitter: https://twitter.com/atwwalloway/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/atwwalloway/ Website: https://www.meredithalloway.com/film Watch her film "Interior Theresa" https://www.seedandspark.com/watch/interior-teresa Follow #BTSPodcast online: Twitter: https://twitter.com/btsthepodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/btsthepodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/btsthepodcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/19055475/ Music by Benjamin Bethurum: https://soundcloud.com/bethurum Support this podcast by VenMoing Lynae at @lynae-cook, using promo codes for Soothe in-home massages (LZLRZ), Breather rooms (LYNAE),  HotelTonight (LCOOK61), & InstaCart grocery delivery (LCOOK5142 or https://inst.cr/t/cTQuuzMpV) 
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May 6, 2019
#12: Behind-the-scenes of reality TV with Video Dave at SXSW 2019
Video Dave is a hip hop and visual artist who also has worked in the reality television industry for some time. He was at SXSW 2019 with Open Mike Eagle for the StubHub event, and we caught up and discussed the “behind the scenes” of reality TV, the wellness of reality TV cast/crew, how it’s changed over the years, and his work as an artist.  Follow Video Dave Twitter: https://twitter.com/video_dave Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/video_dave/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEodkQJnlEtnBMznL7Mvm6A See why Video Dave may be the next Mr. Rogers in “Camping with the Kangaroos” https://youtu.be/8xB8e6I2ReI Follow #BTSPodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/btsthepodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/btsthepodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/btsthepodcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/19055475/ Support this podcast & save by using promo links/codes for grocery delivery via InstaCart: https://inst.cr/t/cTQuuzMpV, use code LZLRZ to save on SOOTHE in-home massages, and LCOOK61 to save on HotelTonight. 
1:36:58
May 2, 2019
#11: New media artist & curator Antonio Roberts on Algorave, funding projects at SXSW 2019
Antonio Roberts is a New Media artist and Curator based in Birmingham, UK. He uses uses technology-driven processes to explore issues surrounding open source software, free culture and collaborative practices.We discuss how he gets funding, in kind support, connecting with artists, building community, and much more. His art is often created through programming, he is a part of Algorave, where he and other DJs code music live for an audience (see videos HERE). They host specific workshops on how to use software and truly aim to close the gap between the audience and the performer, and educate people on the variety of ways coding can be used. We caught up at SXSW 2019 in Austin, Texas. A special thanks to Crispin Parry of the British Underground and Will Hodgkinson of the Times  for introducing me to Algorave, which is how Antonio and I met. Find Antonio online: Hellocatfood.com Twitter.com/hellocatfood Instagram.com/hellocatfood Check out partner Trendscaping: trendscaping.com  Trendscaping 2019 Trends mentioned in the intro: https://www.trendscaping.com/trends/2019-trends Artists mentioned in discussion include Cheyenne Randall (@indiangiver) and Zach Rockstand (@zacher1)  Learn more about Algorave via Resident Advisor here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2EZqikCIfY Sign up for Robinhood to manage your own stock portfolio using share.robinhood.com/lynaec to support this podcast. Or feel free to VenMo me, any day, any time at @lynae-cook. Your support helps fund the technology, headspace, and caffeine that fuels this podcast.
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April 17, 2019
#10: Fit Technology Strategist, Jessica Couch of Luxor and Finch, on Representation, Sustainability, & SXSW Applications
Jessica Couch is the founder of the consulting agency Luxor & Finch, where she works with brands, advising them on strategic, data-driven planning. She has worked with numerous companies in the fit technology space and has published over 60 articles on the matter of fit and fit tech, a thesis on fit and perception,  and values corporate responsibility as a whole, emphasizing inclusion, sustainability, and improved practices around fit. She is also the co-creator (along with previous guest Brittany Hicks) of the WOC #FashTech Brunch (links below). Her knowledge runs deep, her Bachelor’s degree is from NC State University’ College of Textile, and her Master’s is in Digital Innovation and Fit from Cornell University (a curriculum she developed under the guidance of Professor Susan P. Ashdown). She shares some great perspectives around how brands could and should be held accountable to enforced sustainability standards and has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the industry.  This episode would not be possible without the partnership of Trendscaping. Trendscaping is an open-source trend-forecasting website. It’s a community platform for sharing and mapping insights, ideas, and the evolution of concepts. Sign up for the Trendscaping newsletter, and read more about this podcast episode and insights from Jessica and Brittany Hicks’s SXSW panel “Fashion’s Fit Issue: Representation and Tech” Trendscaping: https://www.trendscaping.com/ Trendscaping on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trendscaping/  Trendscaping on Twitter: https://twitter.com/trendscaping  Find Jessica on social & dig in to her insights: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicavcouch/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luxorandfinch/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/luxorandfinch  Luxor and Finch website: https://www.luxorandfinch.com/  WOC #FashTech Brunch: https://wocfashtechbrunch.splashthat.com/  Feel free to support #BTSPodcast in a variety of ways, feel free to VenMo Lynae Cook to support her caffeine habit: @lynae-cook, use LCOOK61 on your first HotelTonight booking, or LZLRZ on your first in-home massage booking with SOOTHE.  Follow #BTSPodcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/btsthepodcast  “Like” on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/btsthepodcast/  Follow Lynae Cook: https://www.instagram.com/lynaecook/  https://twitter.com/lynaecook  https://linkedin.com/in/lynaecook/  Find #BTSPodcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/btsthepodcast/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/btsthepodcast  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/btspodcast/ 
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March 25, 2019
#9: The Power of Technical Skills in Fashion, with Brittany Hicks at #SXSW
Brittany Hicks shares her learnings from years of experience in supply chain management in the fashion and retail industry. She has a breadth of insights surrounding where the industry has room for improvement in business practices, planning, and inclusion. Brittany is the founder of Girls in Fashion and Tech (GiFT), the co-creator of the WOC #FashTech Brunch, co-founder of Slash Seattle, and the co-creator of the WTF?! Fashion Podcast (launching in March 2019), is an adjunct professor at Seattle Pacific University, in addition to her full-time position at Amazon in planning and operations on the Private Label Fashion team. During the episode We reference the work of Kim Jenkins several times, explore Kim Jenkins’ research here: http://www.kimberlymjenkins.com/  This episode was created in partnership with Trendscaping. an open-source trend-forecasting website. Trendscaping is a community platform for sharing and mapping insights, ideas, and the evolution of concepts. Sign up for the Trendscaping newsletter, and read more about this podcast episode and insights from Brittany’s SXSW panel “Fashion’s Fit Issue: Representation and Tech.” Trendscaping: https://www.trendscaping.com/ Trendscaping on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trendscaping/  Trendscaping on Twitter: https://twitter.com/trendscaping  Brittany Hicks’ social & project links: Brittany Hicks on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justcallmehicks/  Girls in Fashion and Tech:  https://www.girlsinfashionandtech.com/ Girls in Fashion and Tech LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/girlsinfashionandtech/about/  WOC FashTech Brunch: https://wocfashtechbrunch.splashthat.com Follow Slash Seattle (@slashsea): https://www.instagram.com/slashsea/  Follow Lynae Cook & #BTSPodcast #BTSPodcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/btsthepodcast  #BTSPodcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/btsthepodcast/  Lynae Cook on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lynaecook  Lynae Cook on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lynaecook/ 
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March 17, 2019
#8: Music producer JHawk on the "behind the scenes" of being an independent artist making a living in the music industry
   JHawk is a music producer, best known for Cat Daddy, and work with E-40, Chris Brown, Iggy Azalea, Chippy Nonstop, Kitty Pryde and so many others. We discuss the behind-the-scenes of how producers/indepdent artists do their jobs, make money, get their music distributed, and diversify their income in the 21st century. Topics include licensing, how to send beats, how to sell beats, ASCAP, publishing deals, and the science of how a song goes Platinum. Follow JHawk on social: Instagram: https://Instagram.com/jhawkproductions  Twitter: https://twitter.com/officialjhawk  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JHawkProductions Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IM4RV3  Check out his video series Flight in Progress that provides tips for producers to help set them up for success: https://www.youtube.com/user/jJHawktv/  https://www.instagram.com/flightinprogress/  Feel free to support #BTSPodcast in a variety of ways, feel free to VenMo Lynae Cook to support her caffeine habit: @lynae-cook, use LCOOK61 on your first HotelTonight booking, or LZLRZ on your first in-home massage booking with SOOTHE.  Follow #BTSPodcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/btsthepodcast  “Like” on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/btsthepodcast/  Follow Lynae Cook: https://www.instagram.com/lynaecook/  https://twitter.com/lynaecook  https://linkedin.com/in/lynaecook/ 
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March 3, 2019
#7: VP of Almex USA, Kedar Tilak: All About Aluminum
Almex USA specializes in aluminum casthouse equipment, what does that mean? Exactly. We engage with aluminum as a finished product on a daily basis, millions of people do. It's found in our kitchens, vehicles, landing equipment, and more, but we have no idea about where it came from to get here. Kedar and Lynae discuss the "farm to table" lifecycle of aluminum, as well as elements of sustainability, nuance within the aluminum industry, and how Kedar's perspective on working in aluminum has shifted over the years.  See Almex's site here: almexusa.com Kedar shared this website also, aluminum.org, which is a US association all about the aluminum industry. #BTSPodcast is hosted by Lynae Cook, follow Lynae on social media: Instagram: @lynaecook Twitter: @lynaecook Sign up for the #askamillennial newsletter bit.ly/askamillennial Use promo code LCOOK5142 to save on your first InstaCart order, and LCOOK61 to save on excellent hotel bookings through HotelTonight.
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February 16, 2019
#6: Behind-the-scenes with guitarist & executive producer, Dru Decaro
Dru is a Grammy-nominated artist, and the executive producer of Vic Mensa’s HOOLIGANS album, as well Christian French’s Natural Colors record. Dru has performed with Vic Mensa, Andy Grammar, Miguel, Snoop Dogg, Chrisette Michele, Faith Hill, and many more. We go deep on the ins and outs of what it is to represent yourself, how it feels to be your own product, the business of his work as a guitarist and a producer, the value of time, the value of a song, grappling with self-promotion while keeping a learning mentality, branding yourself, and growing as an artist in an era where we are expected to create, brand, promote, and self-manage. References go deep and wide, from Viv Albertine to Odd Future. Dru discusses how he continues to progress as an artist, and his latest endeavor of creating a graphic novel (titled “Falconry: A World Apart”. ) Follow Dru on social: Instagram: Instagram.com/falconry  Twitter: twitter.com/falc0nry Vic Mensa’s HOOLIGANS Christian French’s Natural Colors Follow me (Lynae Cook) on social: Instagram.com/lynaecook Twitter.com/lynaecook To support this podcast, use LCOOK61 on your first HotelTonight booking. LZLRZ on your first Soothe (in-home massages) booking, or shoot over some funds via VenMo: @lynae-cook. Your support is appreciated!  Music on #BTSPodcast is by Benjamin Bethurum: soundcloud.com/bethurum Join Lynae's newsletter #askamillennial: bit.ly/askamillennial
2:08:20
February 6, 2019
#5: Starting & operating a non-profit, with #HappyPeriod founder Chelsea Vonchaz
#HappyPeriod founder Chelsea VonChaz discusses the ins and outs of founding and running a non-profit. #HappyPeriod aims to eliminate the stigma and reshape the conversation around periods. Chelsea shares tools and resources for those looking to gain 501(c)3 status, running a small business, and discusses the loneliness that comes with being an entrepreneur at times. Chelsea dives in to how she pushed forward with #HappyPeriod to make an impact. In short: you don't need anyone's permission to help people. When you see a need, you can take an action. To support #HappyPeriod, gather your friends to put together care packages, and distribute them to shelters or to women directly. Listen to the episode for more details on her specific organization and some really great tips on growing as a solopreneur, whether your organization is for-profit or a non-profit. Learn more about #HappyPeriod and follow them on social: Website: http://hashtaghappyperiod.org/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wearehappyperiod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/HappyPeriodOrg Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wearehappyperiod/ Small Business Administration resource mentioned by Chelsea: https://www.sba.gov/ Music is by Benjamin Bethurum: https://soundcloud.com/bethurum Follow Lynae & #BTSPodcast: Twitter: https://twitter.com/lynaecook Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lynaecook/ Facebook: http://bit.ly/2EwGacv Aisha Tyler's podcast "Girl on Guy" mentioned on this episode: https://www.girlonguy.net/ Tim Ferriss episode with Aisha Tyler: https://tim.blog/2018/07/16/aisha-tyler/ Use promo codes for HotelTonight (LCOOK61) and Soothe for in-home massages (LZLRZ) to save on your first booking while simultaneously supporting #BTSPodcast.
1:40:21
December 15, 2018
#4: Glaciologist & Earth Scientist, Peter Neff Ph.D, on the Behind-the-Scenes of Climate Studies
Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Washington, Peter Neff, joins #BTSPodcast and discusses climate science, how academic research reaches the every day person, and the behind-the-scenes of his studies surrounding glaciers. Peter studies ice cores, glaciology, paleoclimate, geochemistry, and the role of Antarctica in our global future. Peter is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA and a member of the Δ*Isolab. He also maintains affiliation as a research associate at the University of Rochester as a member of Vas Petrenko's ice core lab. Host, Lynae Cook, and guest, Peter Neff met at a NASA Social event and then discussed the ins and outs of his career in climate science. Follow Peter on Twitter: http://twitter.com/peter_neff/ Peter's website: http://peterneff.weebly.com/ Listen to ice sounds on Peter's website here: http://peterneff.weebly.com/ice-sound.html Learn more about NASA Social & apply here: https://www.nasa.gov/connect/social/index.html
1:03:08
December 10, 2018
#3: Stand-up Comedian Jessica Michelle Singleton on Comedy & Edinburgh Fringe Festival
On this episode of #BTSPodcast, Jessica Michelle Singleton discusses the behind the scenes of being a full-time stand-up comedian. She also shares her experience and advice for those considering performing at Edinburgh Fringe Festival (submitting, powering through it, promoting your show, etc).  Follow Jessica Michelle Singleton on social Twitter: @jmscomedy  Instagram: @jmscomedy  Get updates about Codependent Arising performances by following @codependentlady on Instagram Listen to her podcast "Ignorance is #Blessed"   #BTSPodcast is hosted by Lynae Cook. She also writes the #askamillennial newsletter, subscribe here. Listen to the Ignorance is #Blessed episode "How to be a Social Media Millennialaire with Lynae Cook"  Follow Lynae Cook: Instagram: instagram.com/lynaecook Twitter: twitter.com/lynaecook Save on your first booking with HotelTonight by using LCOOK61 at checkout. Book an in-home massage using SOOTHE, use code LZLRZ for $20 off your massage. 
1:57:50
December 3, 2018
#2: Behind the Scenes with Matt "FX" Feldman, Broad City Music Supervisor
Matt Feldman, also known as Matt FX, is the music supervisor for Comedy Central's Broad City. He discusses the "behind the scenes" of music supervision on this episode of #BTSPodcast. We talk about budgets, style, how he approaches projects, and his new show on Genius Kitchen, "In the Mix with Matt FX"  Follow Matt and check out the music he produces:  Instagram: instagram.com/mattfx  Twitter: twitter.com/mattfx  SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/mattfx  #BTSPodcast is hosted by Lynae Cook. Music is by Benjamin Bethurum, and logo by Heather Bright.  Follow Lynae: Instagram: @lynaecook  Twitter: @lynaecook  Listen to more from Benjamin Bethurum: soundcloud.com/bethurum
56:16
December 3, 2018
#1: Serial Entrepreneur, Karen Okonkwo, co-founder of TONL
Karen Okonkwo shares the "behind the scenes" of juggling TONL with her other business ventures. Karen is a Nigerian-American social entrepreneur owning various companies in the event planning and online business realm. TONL seeks to transform the idea of stock photography by displaying images of diverse people and their stories around the world.  Follow Karen on social: Twitter: twitter.com/karenokonkwo  Instagram: instagram.com/karenokonkwo  Check out her great content series #KarensThoughts, share your favorite quotes using #KarensThoughts and #BTSPodcast.  Follow TONL  Instagram: instagram.com/tonl  Twitter: twitter.com/tonl  #BTSPodcast is hosted by Lynae Cook and aims to explore "behind-the-scenes" of final products. You can subscribe to my newsletter #askamillennial for creative inspirations, tech-explanations, and more. Follow Lynae Instagram: instagram.com/lynaecook Twitter: twitter.com/lynaecook  Use LCOOK61 to save on your HotelTonight booking, and LZLRZ to save on Soothe (in-home massages.) #BTSPodcast explores what goes on "behind the scenes" of what we know as finished products.
50:53
December 3, 2018
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