Hiking is an adventurous middle step towards the next phase of my life, owning a home. Today I chat on the phone with my hometown friend Andrew Lipovsky. He's a photographer working on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon but recently bought and renovated a schoolhouse in Upstate, NY. We discuss the process to buy real estate and his Airbnb plans for the property.
I feel conflicted about talking and not doing. I share so much. I talk through everything that’s on my mind so publicly. I need to start doing. I need to take action. I need to stop asking for permission and reassurance before I plan, create and share.
I get a lot of questions, private messages and emails from you all and don't always have the time to answer them all. I'd love to start recording these solo podcast episodes to connect and start a conversation.
It has been fascinating to follow Johnny's work and to see all of the places he has been traveling while producing the series "Borders" on Vox. We met for drinks earlier this month and I learned a little bit more about how he got his start and where he plans to be heading in the near future, so of course I had to get him into the studio to record a podcast.
A kitchen table discussion between three friends, Chris Hall, Alex Cas and myself. The conversation starts out with jokes against each other, gaming and hot takes about movies but eventually gets deeper into the world of networking, living in NYC and how to make money.
Miguel contacted me with questions about how to start a podcast. We were planning on doing a one-on-one coaching session to work on it all when I realized that it might be fun to film and record the entire meeting.
I caught up with Jack to record this podcast only a few hours after he finally returned from his two week trip on the West Coast. We talk about his recent departure from Beme, why his YouTube Channel is seeing so much sudden success and what his plans are for the future.
My entire trip down to Arizona was just to hang out with Timmy and record this podcast episode. I'm so happy I booked the trip. Timmy is extremely experienced in not only the designer world but also at building a thriving community. As he showed me around the best local food and coffee spots Phoenix had to offer, we were approached by numerous teens who knew Timmy's work. I've never seen someone so loved by a local community. Timmy is a good dude and deserves everything that comes his way.
As the CEO of Simplecast, the hosting platform that I use for this podcast, Brad knows a lot about the industry. He teases a little about what's coming next for the company as well as gives some helpful advice to anyone thinking about starting their own show.
Her insanely positive attitude and unstoppable work ethic is making Sara one of the Internets biggest rising stars. Super glad we're friends and can't wait to see her own move into fully-produced podcasts.
She finally made the move to New York City from Switzerland and has been a new friend since then. So happy to get her husband Matt on the episode as well. Always impressed with the business mindset of the both of them. Of course their puppy Winston was sleeping on the couch while we recorded.
We met online over wedding related questions but first met in person over $20 cups of coffee somewhere in Brooklyn. Bobby has grown quickly to become a wonderful friend and fellow creative. He has some wonderful insight into that transition from "normal work" into freelance filmmaking and modeling for Instagram.
I met Ollie during his previous trip to NYC and was blow away at his success at such an early age. His travel films from that trip were huge on YouTube and gave him more confidence to share his travels.
I immediately had Mike in mind as a second shooter when I booked my last wedding up in the Rochester, NY area. Listen to how we tackled the day of shooting as well as Mike's experiences editing behind the scenes videos for my Wedding Film School channel.
It's been great following Matt and his work the past few months. His minimalism-based video and audio podcast based in LA has been turning out so well. Hear how he got his start, created the Minimalism doc on Netflix and plans to shape his future.
This guy is young, fresh, in NYC and absolutely killing it. I've had a wonderful time getting to know Alex, playing PUBG together, making beats and just hanging out. He's a really talented graphic designer and his work at the Verge already stands out as unique and thought provoking. Watch this guy's growth over the next five years.
A few months back, I invited David to come to NYC, live with me temporarily and help out with some projects as an intern. This was my first attempt doing something like this and I couldn't have asked for a better first person. He's a thoughtful artist with lots of potential ahead of him and I'm glad to call him my friend.