Masha Drokova: Founder and General Partner at Day One Ventures.

On the show Masha talks about high risks, investing, and PR. This podcast is about storytelling. We talk about the power of the story when it comes to companies. Our conversation also covers tech and education. Masha discussed LVL5's tech for self driving cars and how the Piper Computer kit is great for helping kids learn programming. Masha also talks about offering value when it comes to fundraising. We spoke about how to make technology safe and how it helps us live as global citizens and stay in touch. On the show Masha shares details about how her company, Day One Ventures was inspired by Jeff Bezos and his approach to work. Our favorite topics of manifesting, love, dreams, and the purity of your intentions were an inspiring way to close the show.

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Rafael Espinal: New York City Councilman from Brooklyn. Fighter for socioeconomic & climate issues.

Rafael is a Brooklynite who works really hard to make the borough a great place to live, work, and grow for all. If you’ve recently been dancing in an NYC bar, it’s all thanks to Rafael’s work. He is responsible for writing a bill repealing the notorious NYC Cabaret Law from 1926 that prohibited dancing in bars. We caught up to talk about his recent bill to ban plastic straws in NYC. On the show Espinal talks plastic pollution and how it affects our waterways, the environment, nutrition in Brooklyn's food deserts, high Asthma rates in many Brooklyn neighborhoods that correlate with high vehicle traffic areas, the L Train Shutdown and how it relates to climate change, and also a new bill that he's working on that gives New Yorkers the right to disconnect after work.

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Julia Laricheva
Hawk Newsome: President of Black Lives Matter NY.

Hawk Newsome is the President of Black Matter of the greater NY area. He is an activist, working at the forefront of the New Civil Rights Movement. Throughout his life Hawk has engaged in protests and activities to combat injustice. Over the past few years, he has worked tirelessly leading protests and seeking justice for the families of those slain by police officers. Most recently Hawk created controversy by speaking at a Trump rally. Resulting in mixed reactions from both sides. On this episode we talked a lot about love and dreams.

 

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Daniele Bolelli. Author, Martial Artist, Host of the History on Fire Podcast.

Daniele is an author, college professor, historian, martial artist, and host of the “History on Fire” podcast. As a huge history fan, I love Daniele’s show since it’s mostly about heroes, warriors, and leadership. Our conversation is focused on how we can become the best versions of ourselves. We talk about how to live a heroic life, bravery, wisdom, passion, discuss larger than life characters (like Crazy Horse, Jack Johnson, and the Pirate Queen) and more. This podcast is about overcoming adversity. As a historian we also touched upon how women have been left out of the pages of history books. In the words of Crazy Horse "Hokahey." Enjoy the podcast.

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23: Catherine Popper. American bassist, singer and songwriter.

Catherine Popper is an American bass guitarist, singer and songwriter. She is best known for her work with Ryan Adams & the Cardinals, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Jack White (White Stripes), and Billie Joel Armstrong (Green Day). Popper is a member of an all-female trio called Puss n Boots (an alt country band) with Norah Jones and Sasha Dobson.

On the show we talk about how to make it as a (female) musician, how being musically diverse can inspire you, mosh pits, realities of tour life, the institutional bias that musicians face, advice for keeping bands and startups together by creating harmony, and our shared love of Sting.

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22: Andrea Berry. Founder of Fluidity Love and former CTO of Huff Post.

This episode is all about gender fluidity, love, fundraising, and overcoming fear. Andrea Berry launched a new website called Fluidity.Love - a company distributing narratives for people who like her, are gender fluid.

We also filmed this interview through Facebook Live. You can watch it at http://bit.ly/2jwerfD


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