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An episode of Secret Mentor

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Hosted by Mike Bulger and Donny Dykowsky, this show takes a candid approach to unpacking origin stories, process, rituals, and the secrets to success. Join us as we dive into the minds of artists, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, musicians, and titans of industry.
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Matt Ogens
Matt Ogens is an award winning filmmaker and commercial director. His work includes the feature documentaries Confessions of a Superhero and Meet the Hitlers. We’re lucky to have him in studio for the TriBeCa Film Festival premier of his latest feature documentary Home + Away. Join Mike and Donny as they discuss the business of filmmaking, the seedy underworld of film festivals, and our love of Howard Stern with this week's Secret Mentor, Matt Ogens.
19:33
September 16, 2019
Jeff Easton
Jeff Easton is an angel investor in successful ventures such as Axioma and Kickstarter. He’s been featured in a cover story for the Wall Street Journal, and is the founder and Managing Director of The Lind Partners, an alternative asset management company. Join Mike and Donny as we chat process, ethics, and the golden age of day trading with today's secret mentor, Jeff Easton.
21:12
September 2, 2019
Ron Davis
Ron Davis is the founder of Docutainment Films. His bold work includes feature documentaries like "Miss You Can Do It," an HBO Original Documentary about a beauty pageant for young women with disabilities, "Harry and Snowman," the story of a plow horse rescued from slaughter that went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, and most recently "Life In The Doghouse" the inspiring story of Danny & Ron's Rescue, who have adopted out over 10,000 dogs and are a voice for abandoned and abused animals (available on Netflix and recently featured on Ellen). Join Mike and Donny as they chat about success, failure, and storytelling with this week's Secret Mentor, Ron Davis.
26:13
August 19, 2019
Paul Halayko
Paul Halayko is the chief operating officer and co-founder of Newburgh Brewing Company, Hudson Valley's premier craft brewery. His journey takes us from public accounting and finance, to Germany and the brewing industry. Join Mike and Donny as they chat about success, failure, when to pivot, and millennial drinking habits with this week's Secret Mentor, Paul Halayko.  
26:09
August 5, 2019
Cora Boyd
Cora Boyd is a “no bullshit" dating coach. Her work has been featured on Urban Daddy, Bustle, and Thought Catalog. Join Mike and Donny and they chat rules for sex on the first date, splitting the bill, dating IRL, and of course best advice as they unpack the secrets to life, the universe, and dating with Cora Boyd.
25:07
July 22, 2019
Peter Gethers
Peter Gethers is a best-selling author, screenwriter, producer, editor, publisher, foodie, and a founding member of Rotisserie Baseball, the cornerstone of all fantasy sports as we know it. From books, films, and Broadway, join Mike and Donny as they chat about finding talent, taking risks, and following your bliss as they unpack the secrets to life, the universe, and everything with Peter Gethers.
31:33
July 8, 2019
Dr. Chad Nelsen
Dr. Chad Nelson is CEO of the Surfrider Foundation - a grassroots non-profit that works to protect and preserve the world’s oceans and beaches. Join us as we learn about conservation, getting stoked, and Surfonomics as Dr. Chad reveals the the secrets of  life, the universe, and everything as this week's Secret Mentor. 
28:57
June 24, 2019
Olivia Song
Olivia Song is a design consultant for spaces like the Guggenheim, Neue house, and the Brooklyn Museum. She’s also an art collector, model, and mother of 2. On today’s episode of Secret Mentor we’ll chat with Olivia about what makes good design, fashion, and best advice as she gives up the secrets to life, the universe, and everything as this week's Secret Mentor.
20:18
June 10, 2019
David Griffith
David Griffith is a management consultant for financial tech companies, and a professional nomad whose career path has taken him from Ireland, the Middle East, and now New York City. Join Mike and Donny for a candid chat covering blockchain technology, best advice, and the soft-skills needed to make a lasting impression beyond just business. Lean in as David gives up the secrets to life, the universe, and everything as this week's Secret Mentor.
30:30
May 28, 2019
Todd Heyman
Todd Heyman is an award winning film and commercial director, owner of Salt Content, and member of the Directors Guild of America.  Join Mike and Donny as they go beyond the origin story and chat staying creative, best advice, and the connectivity of all things. From his first film premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival to his love of Jaws, lean in as Todd gives up the secrets to life, the universe, and everything as this week's Secret Mentor.
27:42
May 13, 2019
Jessica Bendinger
Join Mike & Donny as they chat with Jessica Bendinger, a screenwriter, author, songwriter, and podcaster. Her films have grossed over half a billion worldwide including "Bring It On," "Stick It," and "Aquamarine." She's written for shows like "Sex and the City," and artists like Miranda Lambert. Hear Jessica break down her origin stories from working at SPIN Magazine to directing films, her best advice, and approach to staying creative in this candid chat over tequila. Lean in as Jessica gives up the secrets to life, the universe, and everything as this week's Secret Mentor.
21:18
April 29, 2019
Eric Berkowitz
Join Mike & Donny as they chat with Eric Berkowitz, a serial entrepreneur whose innovations and patents helped create Guitar Hero, and now he’s created a better karaoke machine with Singtrix. You may know Eric from Shark Tank or MTV, or as as the founder and president of Humble - an award winning production company for advertising, brands, and film.  Hear Eric break down his origin story, best advice, and approach to business in this candid chat over bourbon in our first episode.  Lean in as Eric gives up the secrets to life, the universe, and everything as this week's Secret Mentor.
33:55
April 8, 2019
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