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Episode 8: Interview With Valerie Williams, Entrepreneur and Former Tech Executive

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Release Date: 05/17/2020

Episode 18: Interview with Andrew Zimmern, an Emmy and four-time James Beard Award winning TV personality, chef, writer, teacher and social justice advocate show art Episode 18: Interview with Andrew Zimmern, an Emmy and four-time James Beard Award winning TV personality, chef, writer, teacher and social justice advocate

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In this episode we chat with Andrew Zimmern, an Emmy and four-time James Beard Award winning TV personality, chef, writer, teacher and social justice advocate. In this dynamic talk, we discuss everything from how his food-centric upbringing in New York set the stage for his culinary success to how food has played a vital role in shaping America's current social and civic state.

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Episode 17: Interview With Felicia Leatherwood, Celebrity Hair Stylist to Issa Rae, Ava Duvernay and many others stars show art Episode 17: Interview With Felicia Leatherwood, Celebrity Hair Stylist to Issa Rae, Ava Duvernay and many others stars

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In this episode we chat with Felicia Leatherwood, celebrity hair stylist extraordinaire. Her work has been featured on such high profile acts as Oscar Award nominee Ava Duvernay, Issa Rae of HBO's Insecure, Will Smith, Jill Scott, and many many others. Whether you have 3A, 4C, or 12Z hair-we made that last one up- you'll want to take a listen to this episode. We cover the very personal and sometimes controversial topic of natural hair.

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Episode 16: Interview With Sam Mogannam, Chef & Owner of the Bi-Rite Family of Businesses: Bi-Rite Creamery, 18 Reasons, and Bi-Rite Farms show art Episode 16: Interview With Sam Mogannam, Chef & Owner of the Bi-Rite Family of Businesses: Bi-Rite Creamery, 18 Reasons, and Bi-Rite Farms

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In this episode we chat with Sam Mogannam, chef and owner of the Bi-Rite Family of Businesses: Bi-Rite Creamery, 18 Reasons, and Bi-Rite Farms. A native of San Francisco and son of Palestinian parents, Sam shares his journey to ownership of one of SF's most renowned establishments. We talk about everything from responsible sourcing to his overseas experience kneading dough with his feet!

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Episode 15: Interview With Laura Llovet (Oakland's Tough Mudder Bootcamp: General Manager & Co-Owner) show art Episode 15: Interview With Laura Llovet (Oakland's Tough Mudder Bootcamp: General Manager & Co-Owner)

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In this episode we chat with Laura Llovet, the General Manager & Co-Owner of Oakland's Tough Mudder Bootcamp. A native of New Orleans and offspring of Cuban and El Salvadorian parents, Laura gives us a unique view into her life: from her childhood influences of food and athletics to how Hurricane Katrina triggered her move to California and set the stage for her journey into entrepreneurship.

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Episode 14: Interview With Shellye Archambeau (Former Tech CEO, Author, Corporate Board Member) show art Episode 14: Interview With Shellye Archambeau (Former Tech CEO, Author, Corporate Board Member)

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In this episode we chat with Shellye Archambeau who is one of tech's first black female CEOs, a Fortune 500 board member for Verizon and Nordstrom, and the author of Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers, and Create Success on Your Own Terms. 

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Episode 13: Interview With Bun B, Chef & 2nd half of the Grammy nominated group, UGK show art Episode 13: Interview With Bun B, Chef & 2nd half of the Grammy nominated group, UGK

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In this episode I chat with Bun B, the 2nd half of the Grammy nominated group, UGK. We explore everything from his launch into the food world to insights into his favorite foods, bbq techniques and his YouTube channel, Trill Mealz.

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Episode 12: Interview With Ray Isle, Executive Wine Editor for Food and Wine Magazine show art Episode 12: Interview With Ray Isle, Executive Wine Editor for Food and Wine Magazine

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Join me for an exceptionally fun and captivating convo with Ray Isle, the Executive Wine Editor for Food and Wine Magazine. We talk about everything from the history of rose' to the rise in popularity of canned wines. If you love wine, this is a must listen!

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Episode 11: Interview With Urska Srsen CoFounder of BellaBeat, Smart Jewelry & Accessories show art Episode 11: Interview With Urska Srsen CoFounder of BellaBeat, Smart Jewelry & Accessories

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In this final episode of Season 1, we speak with Urska Srsen, the Croatian co-founder of Bellabeat, a company focused on science-based wellness devices.

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Episode 10: Interview With Qaadirah Abdur-Rahim, CEO of Future Foundation show art Episode 10: Interview With Qaadirah Abdur-Rahim, CEO of Future Foundation

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Join us for an enlightening conversation with Qaadirah Abdur-Rahim, a former U.S. Air Force Reservist and the CEO of the Future Foundation, a nonprofit committed to changing the world for Atlanta youth, through education.

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Episode 9: Trainer Spotlight With Gideon Akande show art Episode 9: Trainer Spotlight With Gideon Akande

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In this episode, we chat with Gideon Akande, a Chicago based fitness and wellness coach. Gideon shares details about his journey from the business world to becoming a force within the fitness world. From his award winning career in boxing to winning Men's Health Next Top Trainer, Giideon provides a candid perspective on what it takes to achieve your fitness and life goals.

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In this episode, we chat with Valerie Williams, a former Stripe Executive and current CEO/Founder of the Converge Firm, a boutique consultancy focused on helping startups thoughtfully scale through:

  • talent planning
  • strategic partnerships and
  • DEI practices

Join us for a fun and vulnerable discussion about how her relationship with food and fitness evolved over the years and supported her journey to a successful career.