Making the Cut with Chris Hill and Shawn Wenner
By Chris Hill, Shawn Wenner
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Tune in weekly to join Chris Hill and Shawn Wenner as they interview some of the most successful individuals in the world, across all walks of life about their success and failures in business, life and relationships. Each episode will provide informative, inspirational and actionable advice that explains how these high performing individuals have been able to "Make the Cut" in the various facets of their lives.
||CleanEP34: Chef Aaron McCargo Jr. - Harnessing the Power of Belief||What an awesome conversation we had with Chef Aaron McCargo Jr. Shawn first connected with Aaron for a feature in Entrepreneurial Chef Magazine and knew that when we started the podcast he wanted to have him on - today was our lucky day!...||3/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP33: Rich Aurilia - From the Major Leagues to Wine Entrepreneur & the Power of a Brand Story||We've connected with a lot of folks over this first year and a half of the podcast, but Rich Aurilia is the first incredibly successful athlete we've had the chance to interview. He's also an entrepreneur and one of the founders of Red Stitch Wine....||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP32: Jeremiah Tower - Becoming the "Last Magnificent" Chef||What an honor it was to connect with Chef Jeremiah Tower, one of the individuals most responsible for modern restaurants as we know them. Recently, there was a documentary on his life, career, and influence entitled The Last Magnificent, which...||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 31: Richard Blais - Becoming a Top Chef, Entrepreneur & Human Being||This episode of the podcast with Richard Blais was a lot of fun! He's a notable celebrity chef has worked in some of the world's top kitchens before taking his career into his own hands after a successful stint on Bravo's Top Chef, where he finished...||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 30: Richard Coraine - Leadership Lessons from Union Square Hospitality Group||After helping Wolfgang Puck expand his empire and becoming a restaurant owner himself, Richard Coraine joined Danny Meyer in 1996, who at the time had two restaurants - Union Square Cafe and Gramercy Tavern. In the last twenty years, Richard has been...||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP29: 10 Lessons from 2017 - Our Favorite Advice from the Best in the World||This has been an exciting year for both of us and this podcast is certainly among the reasons for our excitement. We've had the opportunity to connect with dozens of incredibly smart, talented and accomplished individuals who have provided insights...||12/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 28: Mark Schaefer – The Art & Science of Becoming "Known"||Mark W. Schaefer is the author of The Tao of Twitter, Return On Influence, Born to Blog, Social Media Explained, The Content Code, and KNOWN. He is a globally-recognized educator, speaker, business consultant, and author. His well-known blog...||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 27: Aaron Walker - Ascending To The Top w/Significance & Success||Businessman and Life Coach, Aaron Walker, has inspired many through his leadership, mentorship, and consistent pursuit of excellence. He enjoys helping others and believes experience is a great teacher. 38 years of entrepreneurship and marriage have...||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 26: Greg Rollett - Be Ambitious & Make it Happen!||What an inspiring conversation we had with Greg Rollett this week - he has such great energy and enthusiasm and is sure to get you fired up about your business and career! Rollett is an Emmy Award-winning producer, bestselling author and media expert...||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 25: John Rivers - Building a Restaurant Empire on "Purpose"||One of the great food traditions of the American South is BBQ, and virtually every state and region has its own variation. Since John Rivers was a child he'd been interested in the restaurant world, but it wasn't until he experienced some good Texas...||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 24: Cheryl Clements - Crowdfund Your Way to Success in Food & Beverage||We recently had the chance to chat with Cheryl Clements, the founder of PieShell a crowdfunding platform exclusively for Food & Beverage products. Cheryl has a background in tech, but her passion for the industry has been deeply rooted since...||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 23: Eric Cacciatore - The Road to Becoming UNSTOPPABLE||We're both big fans of Eric Cacciatore's leading podcast in the industry, Restaurant Unstoppable, so it was a real pleasure having Eric as our guest this week. We've actually both been on the podcast before (links below). Eric has an interesting...||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP22: Dorie Clark - How to Unlock the Entrepreneur Within & Dominate Your Future||This week we had the pleasure of chatting with Dorie Clark, an adjunct professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the author of Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by...||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 21: Bjork Ostrom - From 7 Years to 7 Figures, Why Slow & Steady Wins the Race||Download Episode! What a treat we had this last week in getting to connect with Bjork Ostrom who has created an epic online business in the food world. What started with a blog started on a whim by his wife, Lindsay, Pinch of Yum, has grown unlike...||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 20: Jimmy Stice - Building A Sustainable Town From The Ground Up||This week we had the pleasure of chatting with Jimmy Stice, founder of the Panamanian sustainable community Kalu Yala. Currently accessible only by two miles of rough dirt road, the valley is located 50 minutes from downtown Panama City and 35 minutes..||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 19: Steve Fredette - How to Create a Game-Changing Product in a Saturated Market||This week we had the pleasure of chatting with Steve Fredette, co-founder and President of Toast Inc., a Boston based startup in the restaurant world. Toast is a restaurant point-of-sale system that stemmed from the founding members vision to disrupt...||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 18: Paul Barron - The Future of Food Service - Will Your Favorite Restaurant Exist in 10 Years?||Paul Barron is the founder of Foodable TV, but it's important to acknowledge his rich history in both the industry and in the world of tech. He was around for the early days of the internet and around the same time was credited with coining what we...||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP17: Peter Harrison - The Art of Scaling & Leading Companies||Peter Harrison is the chief executive officer at Snagajob, where he couples his professional experience with a strong passion for helping people find the right-fit positions so they can maximize their potential and live more fulfilling lives. Peter...||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 16: Scott Stratten - How to STOP Marketing & START Engaging||Scott Stratten is one of the funniest guys I know. In fact, he had a video you might have seen that went viral a few months back that jokes on millennials in the workforce. But, Scott isn't a comedian, he is the founder of the company UnMarketing and...||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 15: Jeff Goins - Crush the Myth of the Starving Artist & Succeed as a Creative Entrepreneur||Jeff Goins has quite a remarkable story and is the epitome of a successful creative entrepreneur. In this podcast episode, he explains how it's possible for all of us creatives in his most recent book, Real Artists Don't Starve, that releases on June...||5/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP14: Stephen Kellogg - How to Make a Career Out of Doing What You Love||My apologies, but I had a mic malfunction that I wasn't aware of, so the interview starts out a bit shaky, but it smooths out and I think you're going to LOVE this interview we had with my favorite, singer/songwriter, Stephen Kellogg. How do you make...||5/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP13: Daryl Shular, CMC - The Mentality of a Certified Master Chef||Dary Shular is more than just a talented chef - he has truly made culinary history by becoming the first African-American Certified Master Chef in the United States. Additionally, he competed on the U.S. Culinary Olympic team. He's done some great...||4/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP12: Chris & Shawn - 15 Questions Answered About Business & Leadership||This week we tried something different by taking some of your questions that relate to business, starting your own business (i.e. entrepreneurship). Chris had an email snafu, so if you responded to the email he sent out seeking questions for this...||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP11: Bernadette Jiwa - How to Make People Fall in Love With Your Company & Ideas||Shawn has been a big time fan of Bernadette Jiwa's for years, having read all of her books, so it was naturally an absolute pleasure to have her on the podcast this week! Bernadette helps brands "bake" meaning into the stories of who they, helping...||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP10: Mike Robbins - What it Means to Bring Your Whole Self to Work||Mike Robbins is a really cool guy and it was an honor to have him on the podcast this week. Mike is a former professional baseball player turned speaker and author of three books, Focus on the Good Stuff, Be Yourself Everyone Else is Already...||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP9: Jay Baer - The Road to Customer Service Excellence||Jay Baer is a customer service superstar, he's a content marketing king, and we were fortunate enough to have him join us this week for the podcast! If you don't know Jay, he is actually the world's most retweeted person among digital marketers. He is..||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP8: Jairek Robbins - Achieve Success in Your Work and Life by Living on Purpose||Jairek Robbins is a high performance coach, author, and speaker - this week Chris and Shawn got the chance to connect with him and pick his brain about some of the things that he sees holding many of his clients back in their careers and lives....||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP7: Steve Sisler - Master and Leverage the Depths of Your Personality||This week's episode was a bit different than some of the previous episodes. We interviewed Steve Sisler who is a behavioral analyst. His super power (yes, literally superpower) is that he can read personalities like the back of his hand. He uses a...||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 6: Simon Sinek - Start With Why & Why Leaders Eat Last||Bestselling author and TED speaker, Simon Sinek, joined us this week to talk about some of the ideas that have not only inspired his work, but have reached millions and millions of people around the world. Simon is an unshakeable optimist and believes..||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP5: David Burkus - What's Holding Our Teams Back?||We had the opportunity to connect with David Burkus this week who is an associate professor of management at Oral Roberts University, but more interestingly, he's written 2 books, The Myths of Creativity and Under New Management (he has TED talks for...||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP4: Patrick Bet-David - An Entrepreneur's Take On Changing the World (& Why He Wants You to Drop Out of School)||This week we interviewed Patrick Bet-David, who if you don't know, you have probably at least seen one of his videos that went viral on social media, "The Life of an Entrepreneur in 90 Seconds" on his wildly popular YouTube page Valuetainment that has..||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP3: Jon Gordon - Turning Personal Failure Into a Bestselling Leadership Empire||This week Chris had the opportunity to chat with Jon Gordon, one of the most acclaimed and respected thought leaders and authors in the leadership and personal growth industry. He's written 11 books including the international bestseller, The Energy...||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP2: Seth Godin - A Conversation with 17 Time Bestseller, Entrepreneur + Ruckus Maker||Episode 2: Seth Godin||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP1: Introduction to Making the Cut Podcast||A Conversation with Chris Hill & Shawn Wenner About Life, Business & the Pursuit of Excellence||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Restorative & Informative
Chris and Shawn,
I look forward to tuning in! I'm drawn to folks who deliver restrorative and informative messages. It feels like I'm in the right place!
I have listened to these podcasts multiple times. The guests and the content are not only inspirational but invaluable. Each 40 minute episode has more information then you will know what to do with. Chris and Shawn compliment each other very well in their approach to each of the guests. Check it out, you won't regret it!
Great stuff, not just for chefs and industry peeps, but about life and business... a welcomed, fresh perspective....
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