By Nick Wetta
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Story Riot is a weekly podcast for creative, entrepreneurial and curious people looking for productive entertainment. Sharing the stories behind great artists, entrepreneurs, and ideas, Story Riot features anyone from young and upcoming photographers, to veteran designers, documentary filmmakers and writers. This show aims to get inside the minds and history of great creative and innovative people, shedding light on the challenges and difficulties they've faced, how they overcame them, and what they've learned about life along the way. visit www.storyriot.com for more.
||Explicit#31: Dan Snyder - Corridor||Dan Snyder is the Founder and Designer of Corridor, a clothing brand based in New York City. Dan has a fascinating and unique story. While working full time for Homeland Security and later the FBI, he taught himself how to make his own shirts and then..||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#30: ARK Project Now||While in College, Alex Radelich and Dalton Lemert started and created Acts of Random Kindness, a non-profit where they do random acts of kindness for people around the country. With their home and office being in an RV, they drive from city to...||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#29: Margot Leitman||Margot Leitman is a professional storyteller, comedian, writer and teacher. She's one of the top storytelling performers and coaches in Los Angeles, and is sought after by a wide range of companies, producers, and TV shows that need coaching,...||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#28: Gillian Zoe Segal - What It Means to Be Resilient||Gillian Zoe Segal is a photographer and author of two books: Getting There: A Book of Mentors and New York Characters. In this interview, she shares how she got into photography and became a published author (when everyone told her she...||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#27: Matt Wigham - Co-Founder of Big Cartel||Matt Wigham is the Co-founder and CEO of Big Cartel, a company that enables artists to set up their own online shop and sell their work. Today, Big Cartel has had over $1 billion in store sales since it launched, and $13 is made every second from one...||8/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#26: Ondi Timoner - The Life of a Documentary Filmmaker||Ondi Timoner, one of the greatest documentary filmmakers of our time, has won awards from festivals around the world including the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance twice. Some of her films include DIG!, We Live In Public, and Brand: A Second Coming...||7/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#25: BUDCAST with Josh Roush, Co-Founder of Movetic||Josh Roush is not only a long time bud of mine, but the Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Movetic, a full service creative agency based in San Diego. It was only a couple years ago that Josh quit his job, and decided he was going to start his own...||5/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#24: Jerry Rothwell - On Making Documentaries, Being Patient, and Learning As You Go||Jerry Rothwell is an award winning documentary filmmaker. His films include Donor Unknown, Heavy Load, Deep Water, Town of Runners, and more recently, How To Change The World. His films have been nominated and have won awards at film festivals ranging..||5/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#23: Zach Horvath - Live a Great Story||Zach is the Founder of Live A Great Story - a brand that creates and shares stories, hosts events, and inspires people to make life a little more interesting. After dropping out of college in Texas, Zach explored various business ideas, traveled, and...||5/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#22: Brian Chase - Drummer for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs||Brian Chase is the drummer for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, one of the great rock bands of the 21st century. Brian got his start at 5 years old, when he took his first drum lesson, and has never looked back since. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have released 4...||4/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#21: Ethan Nadelmann - Fighting the War on Drugs, Ending Marijuana Prohibition, and Creating the Drug Policy Alliance||Ethan Nadelmann is the Founder and Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, a non-profit based in NYC that has been leading the fight to end the war on drugs. Ethan and his team have played huge roles in most of the major drug policy reform...||4/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#20: Jimmy Gonzales - The Art of Burning Your Ships, Playing the Cards Your Dealt, and Going After What You Love||Born and raised in a world surrounded by violence, drugs, foster homes and crime - Jimmy pulled himself out of a reality the majority of us wouldn't survive. He realized he had a passion for film in his early 20's, and committed his career and...||4/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#19: Steve Rennie - Managing Incubus, Overcoming Resistance, and Making S**t Happen||From promoting concerts, to becoming a record executive, to managing the platinum selling rock band Incubus, Steve 'Renman' Rennie has clocked in over 35 years in the music industry. Today, he runs Renman Music and Business - a mentoring...||3/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#18: Bill Detamore on Making Drums for Legendary Bands, Being Authentic, and Creating an Iconic Brand||Bill Detamore is the founder of Pork Pie Percussion, one of today's most legendary and successful drum and percussion companies. All of his drum sets are custom, hand made, and used by some of the greatest drummers and bands around the world -...||3/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#17: Robert J. Barnhart - A New Understanding: The Science of Psilocybin||Rober J. Barnhart is the producer and creator of the new documentary and educational film, A New Understanding: The Science of Psilocybin, which explores the treatment of end-of-life anxiety in terminally ill cancer patients using the psychedelic...||2/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#16: Nick Maher - Unplanned America & Getting Your Own Show on Netflix||In this episode of the Story Riot Podcast, I chat with Nick Maher, who's one of the co-producers and hosts of Unplanned America, a travel show about 3 Australians who drive across the United States with no plan or money. This is a fascinating story...||2/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#15: BUDCAST with John Rambo and Chase Ohlson||John is a Producer, DJ, and Co-Founder of Disco Naps and Next Wave. Chase is both John's manager, and runs a drone review website - BuyTheBestDrone.com. Both guys are good friends from college, both are creative, entrepreneurial, hilarious and...||2/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#14: David Evanko: MINIVAN Photography||David is one of my favorite photographers. Both because of what he shoots - often amazing and intense photos of bands playing live - and what he represents - hard work, and persistence. After he graduated from college, he picked up a...||1/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#13: Mike Rothman - Executive Producer for Live TV||Today, Mike Rothman is a successful TV producer, specializing in live shows. However, he's had anything but a typical life, from dropping out of high school to overcoming a drug addiction - which makes for one hell of a life and story. Mike is a...||1/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#12: Zach Luczynski - Mindset Coach for High Performers||After building and co-founding the sunglasses powerhouse William Painter, Zach left to pursue and fulfill what he truly loves - which is helping people. Today, he's a life and career coach for many, and helps people find clarity, focus, and...||12/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#11: Charlie Todd - Improv Everywhere||Charlie Todd is the creator and man behind Improv Everywhere, a wildly successful YouTube channel and prank collective which causes public scenes of chaos, fun and weirdness throughout New York city and beyond. Charlie created the show in 2001,...||12/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#10: Richard Wiseman - Psychology Professor & Quirkology Founder||Richard Wiseman is a Professor of Psychology, author of several best selling Psychology books (including 59 seconds, Paranormality, The Luck Factor), and creator of the popular YouTube channel Quirkology, which is pushing 2 million subscribers. How he..||12/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#9: Jeff Tanner - From Producing Commercials to Selling Wine||Jeff Tanner has had a long career as a producer, working on music videos for big artists ranging from P. Diddy to AC/DC, to big budget commercials. More recently, he launched a wine company with his friend called Tanner DaFoe. Although he was new to...||12/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#8: Max Temkin - Cards Against Humanity||The full story behind the hugely successful and viral game, Cards Against Humanity, and the personal story and thoughts behind one of their eight co-founders, Max Temkin. This is an awesome story about a group of friends, and how through creating...||11/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#7: Rachel & James from Idle Theory Bus - on Life, Work and Relationships||In this episode I chat with James and Rachel from Idletheorybus - an Instagram account which documents their travels across the backcountry of the United States in their classic VW bus. These two are the real deal. They live simply, own very...||11/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#6: Josey Orr - Dyer and Jenkins||Josey Orr is the co-founder of Dyer and Jenkins, a popular men's clothing brand, which specializes in raw denim jeans, shirts, jackets, and more - all of which is made from beginning to end in America. They also run a large and growing Instagram...||11/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#5 Barry Schwartz - Psychologist and Ted Talk Legend||In this episode I sit down with Barry Schwartz, who is a Psychologist, author, and Professor of Social Theory and Social Action. He's famous for several viral Ted Talks including "The Paradox of Choice", "The Way We Think About Work is Broken",...||10/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#4: Jay Griffith - Celebrity Landscape Designer||Legendary Landscape Designer||9/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#3: Delilah Cannon - Skid Row's Head Chef||At 23 years old, Delilah Cannon is the head chef at Skid Row’s Union Rescue Mission, the largest private homeless shelter in the nation. We talk about how she went from wanting to star in her own cooking show on the food network, and working in...||9/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#2: Patrick Lynch - Entrepreneur and Executive Producer||Patrick Lynch is the co-founder and executive producer at Believe Limited, a digital content agency, which produces content and shows geared towards engaging and inspiring youth in the bleeding disorders...||9/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#1: Joe Piscatella - Documentary Filmmaker and Writer||Joe Piscatella, a successful writer in the movie industry, has both written and done re-writes on films for Disney, DREAMWORKS Animation, and Sony Animation. In 2011, he began producing and directory his first feature documentary, #ChicagoGirl,...||9/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Authentic story unpacking
Nick Wetta does a good job of pulling a great story out of his guests. I like that the show isn’t scripted & that its a real conversation. He has a good feel for where to direct the flow of chatter. And I look forward to his future podcast episodes. Definitely take a listen. I would highly recommend this podcast to anybody.
It’s me, Nick
Yes, I’m writing a review for my own show. Why? Why not? It’s time to get this bad boy started. I hope you enjoy these interviews, and the hundreds that yet to come. Thanks for tuning in!
Awesome podcasts!! Love listening to these. Entertaining, informative, keeps my interest. Love human interest stories, especially when I learn a lot from them. Keep them going Nick Wetta. I look forward to ongoing stories!!!