Stories For You

Premiering November 13: Stories For You

An episode of Stories For You

By Daylight Interactive
Stories For You focuses on unique underrepresented voices from various industries that need to be heard.
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Introducing Sayonara Baseball!
Daylight Interactive and Media 3 LTD presents a new type of baseball podcast focused on storytelling and trends that's going around the league today. Follow Kazuki and Taro as they find unseen baseball gems alongside different trends, news, and motivation behind many moves around the league today. And they try to make something that seems boring about baseball...actually really awesome. This episode focuses on the topic of Japanese players entering the MLB. 
28:50
May 1, 2019
Introducing Sayonara Baseball - Trailer
This is the trailer to Daylight Interactive's latest podcast series: Sayonara Baseball. This is a baseball podcast where two Japanese guys (Kazuki and Taro) in media, find unseen baseball gems by analyzing them alongside different trends, news, and motivation behind many moves around the league today (from Japanese players coming to the MLB to Tanking). And they try to make something that seems boring about baseball...actually really awesome.  Sayonara Baseball premieres in May.
02:11
April 22, 2019
BONUS: PR Experiment with Marissa Feinberg
A Daylight Interactive update on this show and a bonus clip where Marissa and Kazuki go through a quick PR experiment. This segment did not originally air in Season 1, Episode 6 of Stories For You.
05:54
February 13, 2019
Mark Cheng: Mastering Your Craft and Side Hustle Into A Career
Mark is a force in the technology and media world. He has 20 years of experience in the industry and spent 13 years at Viacom's Nickelodeon network including his time as VP and GM of Noggin, Nickelodeon’s Direct to Consumer platform. And while accomplishing all of this, he collaborated with GI Joe Comic Writer, Larry Hama, on a feature film that went on to be distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment. On this episode, Mark walks Kazuki through his journey during the early days of creating content as well as running an Emmy award-winning team in the same company they've worked in and talks about what it takes to pursue your side hustle into a career. Mark Cheng is an award-winning content creator, current Vice President of Content at The Specialists and former executive of Nickelodeon. For more information, please check his website here: http://www.markcheng.com Stories For You is hosted by Kazuki Akiba and produced by Kazuki Akiba and Reed Yurman. Additional dialogue written by Tiffany Khuu and Nicole Bernardo. It is edited by Kazuki Akiba, John Lanternier, and Nicole Bernardo. Khari Johnson and GrayLaptop mixed this episode. Music by Graylaptop. Special Thanks to Killa Hertz Productions for the studio recording and space in LA.
1:03:57
February 6, 2019
Kayhan Vaziri: Bringing the Change in Punk Rock
Kayhan Vaziri is an Iranian-American bassist who was in many of the popular punk rock bands of the decade, Die Young (TX) and Coliseum with their respective experimental approach to the genre. Exclaim! named Coliseum's 2010 album "House with a Curse" the No. 6 Punk Album of 2010. He toured and performed in different concert venues around the world with over 10 albums under his belt. But his journey was filled with a lot of bumps on the road, as he goes from being aspiring musician in the Southeast to being part of big musical groups with record label deals. Kayhan talks with Kazuki about the people who encouraged him down that path, and his passion and pursuit in the DIY underground music scene. Kayhan Vaziri is the bassist and member of Yautja.  For more information, please check all the websites here: http://coliseumsoundsystem.com  https://yautja.bandcamp.com/music  https://dieyoungtx.bandcamp.com  Stories For You is hosted by Kazuki Akiba and produced by Kazuki Akiba and Reed Yurman. Additional dialogue written by Tiffany Khuu and Nicole Bernardo. It is edited by Kazuki Akiba and Nicole Bernardo. Aaron Gibbs and GrayLaptop mixed this episode. Music by Graylaptop. Special Thanks to Aaron Gibbs for the recording in Birmingham, Alabama. Songs and Audio featured in this episode include: “Survival Instinct” by Die Young (TX) “Sunlight in the Snowstorm” by Coliseum “We Are The Water” by Coliseum
42:48
January 30, 2019
Tim Toda: The Master of The Split Second View
Tim Toda was on his way to life in Tech as he started one of the successful YouTube Channels at the time amassing over 5MM views in 2009 alone when the film world came knocking. Tim tells Kazuki the story of what it was like to work in the world of concert photography and how the struggles led him to become one of the renowned photographers out there. Tim Toda is a concert photographer and cinematographer based in LA behind many works of bands including Honne, Oh Wonder, and Mister Wives. For more information, please check his website here: http://www.ttoda.com/ Stories For You is hosted by Kazuki Akiba and produced by Kazuki Akiba and Reed Yurman. Additional dialogue written by Tiffany Khuu and Nicole Bernardo.  It is edited by Kazuki Akiba and Nicole Bernardo. Khari Johnson and GrayLaptop mixed this episode. Music by Graylaptop. Special Thanks to Killa Hertz Productions for the studio recording and space in LA. 
33:16
January 23, 2019
Hamdan Azhar: From Data Scientist to Emoji Visionary and Tech Ambassador
From his humble beginning, Hamdan Azhar fought his way to the top of the biostatistics field and reinvented ways to interpret data in social and political climates. But his journey to discovering and re-inventing data science wasn’t an easy one. From working on Ron Paul's presidential  campaign to applying emoji as a data source to current news, Hamdan talks with Kazuki about the people who encouraged him down that path, and his realization and pursuit for interpreting data in a new direction. Hamdan Azhar is the Founder and Data Scientist of Prismoji as well as a public speaker and Director of Growth and Partnerships at Blockchain Technologies Corporation.  Stories For You is hosted by Kazuki Akiba. It is produced by Kazuki Akiba and Reed Yurman. Additional dialogue written by Tiffany Khuu and Nicole Bernardo. Edited by Kazuki Akiba and Nicole Bernardo. Ray Lanuza and GrayLaptop mixed the episode and Music by Graylaptop.
42:43
January 16, 2019
Marissa Feinberg: The Social Impact Innovator
When Marissa Feinberg left her full-time corporate job to start coworking spaces pre-WeWork Era, she had no idea that one day she would be at the helm of this industry. And once her first venture got acquired, it seemed the sky was the limit for Marissa as she became one of the biggest entrepreneurs in the social impact space. But her journey to founding multiple businesses wasn’t an easy one. Marissa talks with Kazuki about the people who encouraged her down that path, and her realization that being creative and owning your brilliance can lead to many opportunities. Marissa Feinberg is the founder and Chief Storyteller of Triple Why. Stories For You is hosted by Kazuki Akiba. It is produced by Kazuki Akiba and Reed Yurman. Additional dialogue written by Tiffany Khuu and Nicole Bernardo. Edited by Kazuki Akiba and Nicole Bernardo. Ray Lanuza and GrayLaptop mixed the episode and Music by Graylaptop.
38:37
January 9, 2019
Hessvacio Hassan: The Man Behind Made In Brooklyn Games
Born and raised in Far Rockaway, New York, Hessvacio Hassan fought his way to the top of the developer circle and today strives to make games that focus on social commentary and reflect change and diversity in the media landscape. But his journey to running his own business wasn’t an easy one. Hessvacio talks with Kazuki about the people who encouraged him down that path, and his realization and passion for game development. Hessvacio Hassan is the founder and CEO of Made in Brooklyn Games. Stories For You is hosted by Kazuki Akiba. It is produced by Kazuki Akiba and Reed Yurman. Additional dialogue written by Tiffany Khuu and Nicole Bernardo. Edited by John Lanternier and Nicole Bernardo. Ray Lanuza and GrayLaptop mixed the episode and Music by Graylaptop.
38:27
January 2, 2019
Natalia Bougadellis: From Blood-E to Blue Slate Films
Storytelling has always been in Natalia's blood and passion. From Greece to the US, the journey allowed her to strengthen her focus and convictions. The same feeling of conviction that lead her to wide range of accomplishments. Find out how Natalia went from co-founding the largest non-profit in Greece—and what she's doing now with her new companies, NXM Photos and Blue Slate Films. Stories For You is hosted by Kazuki Akiba. It is produced by Reed Yurman and edited by Kazuki Akiba, John Lanternier and Nicole Bernardo. Ray Lanuza and GrayLaptop mixed the episode. Music by Graylaptop.
38:44
December 19, 2018
The Accidental Chess Master: Francis "Kumi" Hinson
Francis "Kumi" Hinson was on his way to life in liberal arts until his interest in platforms and journalism took off. He co-founded Chesscademy, which grew to become the largest chess education platform in the world. Since then, his passion for building technologies that push humanity forward has persisted. He's won several top prizes in technology competitions globally including HackMIT and HackPrinceton. He went through Y Combinator's education accelerator and Stanford's StartX program. Stories For You is hosted by Kazuki Akiba. It is produced by Troy Enoka with additional dialogue written by Tiffany Khuu and Nicole Bernardo. Edited by Kazuki Akiba, Nicole Bernardo and Ray Lanuza. Brian Blum, Ray Lanuza, and GrayLaptop mixed the episode. Music by Graylaptop.
40:25
December 14, 2018
Cheryl Davis: Working On What Jazzes You To An Emmy Nomination
Cheryl Davis started off her professional career as an attorney working at major law firms while having a big aspiration for writing. Few decades later, she has written over dozens of TV shows and plays winning multiple awards including Ed Kelban Award, Writer’s Guild Award as well as getting an Emmy nomination for her work on “As the World Turns” while providing legal counsels to many authors and writers all over the city. But her journey to becoming an award-winning writer wasn’t an easy one. Cheryl talks with Kazuki about the people who encouraged her down that path, and her realization that she needs to follow what jazzes her. Check out her new play, BRIDGES at the Amas Theatre on November 15th and 16th. Here’s the info below: Amas Dare to Different Festival November 15 @ 3 & 7pm November 16 @ 3pm A.R.T./New York Theatres, 502 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, USA To learn more about Cheryl, please check the website here: http://cldplay.com/ Cheryl L. Davis is a practicing attorney in Manhattan and is General Counsel of the Authors Guild while writing for variety of TV shows and plays. Stories For You is hosted by Kazuki Akiba. This week’s episode is produced by Ed Lee and edited by Kazuki Akiba. Ray Lanuza and Brian Blum mixed the episode. Music by GrayLaptop.
24:42
November 14, 2018
Piera Van De Wiel: From Lifetime Dream to Singer-Songwriter-Entrepreneur
When Piera Van De Wiel was inspired to sing and perform, she had a dream that one day she would be the Singer-Songwriter that she wanted to be. And once she came to the US, it seemed the sky was the limit for Piera. Find out how Piera went from an aspiring Singer-Songwriter to Singer-Songwriter, Actress, Film Producer, and Entrepreneur. Event info: Come by the Feinstein's 54 Below Stronger With Music show will be on January 18th at 9:30pm! Check out Piera's work here: https://www.pieravandewiel.com/ https://www.pieravandewiel.com/stronger-with-music/ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/its-complicated-feat-steve-barakatt-single/1403583097
24:33
November 8, 2018
Premiering November 13: Stories For You
Living in New York City, there are over 11 million unique stories and voices out there and we want to shed a spotlight on stories that have never been heard. ‘Stories For You’ focuses on unique under-represented voices from various industries that need to be heard. First episode premieres November 13
02:56
November 5, 2018
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