The Influencer Economy | Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams is an expert into the world of influence.  He literally wrote the book on it, 'The Influencer Economy'.  On today's episode he shares how you can use storytelling and emotion to begin to influence others with messages of significance.

In today's episode Ryan and I also discuss being curious, standup comedy, purpose versus passion, collaboration, being unintentionally rich, making your greatest hits, understanding value, depression, and much more.

Food, Travel, and Hit Television | Phil Rosenthal

Phil Rosenthal created Everybody Loves Raymond and now he's on a new adventure creating and staring in the hit Netflix show 'Somebody Feed Phil'. 

In today's episode Phil shares how he got his start, writing a hit TV show, turning your passions and dreams into a vocation, why everyone should travel, the importance of celebrating diversity, family and friendship, never waiting from one day, planning your trip, living beyond expectations, and more.

E77 | Mastering the Craft of Creativity | Bob Stromberg

From his home in St. Paul, MN Bob Stromberg travels continually performing his very unique blend of original story, standup and shtick. His work has left lasting impressions on Fortune 500 companies, raised multimillions for non-profits, garnered literary and theater awards and broken box office records in the US and Europe. The London Times said “ He’s a genuinely funny man”. The Chicago Sun Times called him, “... a mesmerizing physical comedian.” Most impressively, Bob has joined a very small group of elite artists who have stayed prolific and profitably busy for over forty years. How’s he done it? By “Mastering the Craft of Creativity”. In his online class, Bob shares three profound, transforming disciplines that lead to creating a rich, personal reservoir of original ideas.

E68 | Growing up Jewish in an Amish World | Andy Beckerman

Creating ideas and finding your dream can be a destiny that you don't think is possible in your life.  Andy Beckerman shares his journey into finding his true identity and chasing his dreams, something that he didn't think could ever happen.  In part one of our episode with Andy we discuss comedy, finding your identity, discovery your dreams, getting honest with yourself, dealing with the unexpected, the process of ideas and creativity, getting past your safety net, and so much more.

Andy Beckerman has been writing and performing comedy in New York City since 2009. He recently co-created and executive produced a comedic pilot about race called INSIDE CAUCASIA for truTV and is currently serving as a consultant on Jessica Williams’ Comedy Central pilot. Previously, he has written for shows like THE PETE HOLMES SHOW (TBS) and CEDRIC'S BARBER BATTLE (The CW).

E25 | Life after The Late Show with David Letterman | Bill Scheft

Bill Scheft is known for his writing for Late Night and The Late Show with David Letterman.  He has written several novels including The Ringer, Shrink Thyself, and Time Won't Let Me.  In this episode Bill shares the story from his career including stories about Don Rickles, working on The Late Show, his talented wife Adrianne Tolsch, his band The Truants, his various novels, the new documentary 'Take my nose...Please', and so much more.  Later in the episode Bill gives some incredible tips for writers.  It has been a dream come true to interview Bill.  This is a very funny interview that you won't want to miss.