The Backstory Project
By Matt Pierce
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I’ve always been interested in listening to people tell their stories. How did they get to where they are? What were the adventures, the challenges, the mountains climbed, the trips, falls, redemptions, and everything in betweens? The Backstory Project is taking that interest and talking with people. They don’t have to be the rich and famous, or work in technology, or meet really many other criteria really. Obviously some, including yourself, may feel that they don’t have a lot to offer or a story to tell. A fundamental principle of the podcast is that everyone has a backstory.
||CleanEpisode 007: Kate Matsudaira, Entrepreneur, Technologist, and Parent||This is Kate’s backstory…. One of the benefits going out to multiple conferences each year is the privileged of hearing some amazing keynote speakers and that’s where I heard this episodes guest. I had never heard of Kate Matsudaira before,||3/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 006: Brent Schlenker, Chief Learning Officer||This is Brent’s backstory… If you’re not in the learning or training industry, you may have never heard of Brent Schlenker, Chief Learning Officer for Litmos – but you would benefit if you did. Brent is a warm person who loves to chat,||2/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 005: Peter Angus Medlock, Creative Director, Video Producer||This is Peter’s backstory… Peter is not your average guy. How many people can say they have been a chef and then taught themselves computer design… from magazines? Not only that, but then go on to shoot amazing videos?||12/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 004: Jim Tamm, Lawyer, Judge, and Educator||Jim Tamm I had never heard of Jim Tamm prior to this summer. I hadn’t particularly thought about collaboration, and the effect and cost of defensiveness. During the conference I was at, Jim gave the closing keynote. He has an amazing presence, funny,||12/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 003: Julie Olson||When I was kicking around the idea for the Backstory Project, I made a list of people I wanted to talk with and quickly I realized I needed to expand my circle. My wife and I were chatting with friends when the topic of the blog and podcast came up.||11/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 002: Megan Torrance||Megan Torrance is a whirlwind of energy, she not only manifests it, she is feeds off it. Some how she is able to run a successful learning and development company, speak at multiple events, host a regular learning camp called the Download,||11/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Renaldo Lawrence||Former NBA player, leading scorer British basketball, educator, shares his backstory.||10/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0: Getting Started & What’s This about||Alright, it’s time to put something out there. I know what you’re thinking – who creates an episode 0? Well it’s partially a test to get everything up, connected, and work through production. Maybe consider it a soft launch of sorts… All of th||10/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|