Story in a Bottle
By Story in a Bottle
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Have a drink with us as we hear the strange & varied life journeys of the most fascinating people in media & tech.
||Zach Mack||Zach Mack’s original dream of working in the world of media has finally come to fruition, but not in the way he expected. Zach moved to New York right after he graduated college, in hopes of becoming a writer and even though he did have gigs at places||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Melody Koh||When you start your career in a complicated industry and are able to realize how much experience you don’t have in order to do it well, that’s admirable. To actually gather that knowledge and then come back is exemplary; that is exactly what Melody||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Chris Maddern||When Chris Maddern discovered his passion for technology, he knew he was hooked. His addiction to it lead to a career that started with pioneering the early days of app development with his company AppLaunch,||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Melanie Cristol||Melanie Cristol has always let her passions drive her career. Those passions led her to become a lawyer and, now, to become an entrepreneur. As a founder, she’s launched her most personal product yet: Lorals. Lorals are lingerie worn during oral sex,||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Andrew Fleming||We all have a lost feeling after college life, even astrophysicists! Andrew Fleming originally went to Michigan Tech for physics and then took it one level higher to study astrophysics at Columbia University in New York.||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Courtney Boyd Myers||Courtney Boyd Myers has always been a multitasking mover. She was born in Connecticut and grew up playing in multiple sports at one time, and in a family that moved around a lot. Both of those qualities has molded her into the person she is today.||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Daniel Kibblesmith||Daniel Kibblesmith grew up loving comedy and always found himself gravitating towards writing, but it took him awhile to realize he was actually writing comedy as a career. Starting off his career in Chicago after college,||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cheryl Wischhover||The challenge of totally changing your career path after dedicating years to one industry is immense in and of itself. But to do it due to the emotional toll the first one took on you is at another level. Cheryl Wischhover started off her career as a p.||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||John Knefel||“Politics” should be John Knefel’s middle name. Growing up in Iowa, a swing state, he understood the political world at a very young age, and that has stuck with him to today. At age 35, he has used his passion for politics as a through line throu||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Caitlin Thompson||Tennis has always been a passion for Caitlin Thompson, and now she is able to hone in on that passion with her own magazine, Racquet. From a young age, she knew being on the tennis court and telling stories were two things that just came natural to her.||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Ilir Sela||Growing up in the Albanian community of New York, Ilir Sela was poised to continue the age-old tradition of owning and operating a local pizza shop. But simply following suit was not enough, and, as he grew and advanced in his technical skills,||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Kate Gardiner||It goes without saying that the more connected we’ve become – the world, and the events reported around it, have changed; with information traveling the fastest it ever has, the role of storytellers has evolved and there’s nothing that stands in t||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Michael Cerveris||It’s safe to say that while the entertainment industry is so ingrained in our daily lives, it’s inner workings and the lives of those in it are elusive to most. Over drinks at Fool’s Gold, Michael Cerveris gave us a glimpse behind the scenes inclu||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Jennifer Wright||Jennifer Wright began her career – with a passion and innate skill for writing – and during a time when content on the web was hitting critical mass, allowing personality and perspective to shine through unlike any time before.||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Ben Hill||Ben Hill was a student not unlike many others; getting into school and choosing a path that seemed to make sense and not questioning why. It’d only make sense that when he graduated from Pitt with a degree in Communications he was left wondering what||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Real stories from successful tech people
I love the concept of this podcast: sitting down over your favorite drink to talk about your tech career. I've learned a lot about the qualites you need to have to break into the tech industry and be successful. Also love that 50% of the guests are female. So unusual on a business-focused or tech-focused podcast.
Knowing more about the narratives that makes great product builders
This podcast is informative, useful and a pleasure to listen to. Dan has the ability to have people reply to difficult questions. I don't know if it's due to his calm and reassuring tone and voice, or the context of being in a bar around a drink. He get more from his guests than what you would expect in a standard industry interview. This podcast has a secure space in my favorite rotation.