Outlier On Air | Interviewing Founders, Disruptors, & Mavens

Sam Sanders is a reporter and host of It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders at NPR. In the show, Sanders engages with journalists, actors, musicians, and listeners to gain the kind of understanding about news and popular culture that can only be reached through conversation. The podcast releases two episodes each week: a "deep dive" interview on Tuesdays, as well as a Friday wrap of the week's news.Sam Sanders is a reporter and host of It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders at NPR. In the show, Sanders engages with journalists, actors, musicians, and listeners to gain the kind of understanding about news and popular culture that can only be reached through conversation. The podcast releases two episodes each week: a "deep dive" interview on Tuesdays, as well as a Friday wrap of the week's news.
Previously, as a key member of NPR's election unit, Sam covered the intersection of culture, pop culture, and politics in the 2016 election, and embedded with the Bernie Sanders campaign for several months. He was also one of the original cohosts of NPR's Politics Podcast, which launched in 2015.
Sanders joined NPR in 2009 as a Kroc Fellow, and since then has worn many hats within the organization, including field producer and breaking news reporter. He's spent time at three Member stations as well: WUNC in North Carolina, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and WBUR in Boston, as an intern for On Point with Tom Ashbrook.
Sanders graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2009 with a Master's degree in public policy, with a focus on media and politics. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio Texas with a double major in political science and music.
In his free time, Sanders runs, eats bacon, discusses the tortured genius of Kanye West, and continues his love/hate relationship with Twitter

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Dan Purcell creates apps & businesses. He's an outgoing introvert that loves the lean startup methodology. Dan is a software developer at heart and has been running a dev shop since 2005. His career goal is to create software products that make other people’s lives better while building a profitable business model around it.

Besides business and leading his talented dev team, Dan is passionate about strengthening marriages and families -- one of the greatest sources of joy in his life! Dan is a social long distance runner and enjoys deep discussions about interesting topics (Malcolm Gladwell) and learning from other people. He absolutely loves where he lives is St George Utah.

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Alcomy gives assisted living administrators, caregivers, and owners the tools they’ve been dreaming of to manage their heavy workloads, achieve visibility into all caregiving activities, and document everything quickly and easily. The result: saved time, improved communication, and error-free documentation.

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"Samantha Parker is the co-founder of Badassery Magazine and the co-host of the Badassery Podcast. She’s ridiculously passionate about living a life of true Badassery, by definition, rendering all onlookers as awestruck. Badassery Magazine is more than just a magazine and Samantha supports a global community of female entrepreneurs who live bold, passion filled lives. She has been featured on NowThis, The Daily Vee, Bold TV and numerous interviews and podcasts. Samantha believes that we all rise together and puts community over competition. You can find her winning at wine (it’s a sport) and blazing the trail for other female entrepreneurs.
 
Samantha Parker: verb. Cool AF female entrepreneur changing the world by building a visible community and magazine. (syn). glitterbitch, risk taker, hikes in sparkly boots, CEO of kicking ass."
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Zachary Davis | Executive Producer and Host

Zachary Davis is a graduate student at Harvard Divinity School studying intellectual history and philosophy of religion. He is also a producer at HarvardX where he builds open online courses in the humanities.

Ministry of Ideas is a podcast dedicated to investigating and illuminating the ideas that shape our society. It is an initiative of the Religious Literacy Project at Harvard Divinity School. It is produced in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is featured in The Boston Globe Ideas Section. Ministry of Ideas is a proud member of Hub & Spoke, a new collective of independent, idea-driven podcasts.

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Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker and lecturer at Northeastern University. She's also in international bestselling author. Her books, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do and 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do, have been translated into 30 languages. She gave one of the most popular TEDx talks of all time with more than 6.5 million views. Her advice has been featured by media outlets around the globe ranging from CNN in Mexico to MTV in Finland.

In today’s increasingly complicated and scary world, do children lack the flexibility and mental strength they need to cope with life’s challenges? With “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings” designed to protect kids, many adults worry that children don’t have the resilience to reach their greatest potential. In 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do Amy Morin identifies the tools that adults—parents, teachers, and other mentors—need to become mental strength trainers.

After her blog post on mental strength went viral in 2013, psychotherapist Amy Morin expanded those ideas in her internationally bestselling book 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do. Now, in her highly anticipated follow up, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do (William Morrow; September 19, 2017; ISBN: 9780062565730) Amy Morin turns her focus to teaching parents how to raise mentally strong and resilient children in an everchanging world.

As a foster parent, psychotherapist, and expert in family and teen therapy, Amy draws upon her professional and personal experiences in 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do. And while other books tell parents what to do, Amy teaches parents what “not to do,” which she says is equally important in raising mentally strong kids.

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Christopher Lochhead hosts the Legends and Losers podcast and is co-author of Harper Collins’ “instant classic” "Play Bigger: How Pirates, Dreamers and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets" and "Niche Down: How to become legendary by being different".  

Christopher is a former three-time Silicon Valley public company CMO (Mercury Interactive, Scient, Vantive) and entrepreneur. He’s been an advisor/investor in over 50 Silicon Valley startups. 

 
Fast Company Magazine calls him a “Human Exclamation Point,” The Marketing Journal says he’s one of “The Best Minds in Marketing” and The Economist calls him “off-putting to some.”  At 18 he got thrown out of school and with no other options he started a company. He can recite much of The Big Lebowski, but can’t remember his wife’s phone number. He’s an ass kicking speaker, surf and ski bum and proud advisor to non-profit 1 Life Fully Lived, living happily ever after in Santa Cruz California. 
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Interview w/ Amber Murray of See Your Strength 

Amber Murray is the founder of See Your Strength, a company focused on delivering messages of self love and compassion to improve the mental health of everyone at home, work, and school. Her mirror decals offer encouragement in a place of privacy and solitude: the bathroom mirror. 

This company was born from Amber's personal struggle with suicidal thoughts, anxiety, and depression. She began writing on her mirror as a powerful tool to help her see her worth and learn to love herself. It became immediately clear that there was inherent power in seeing a boost of encouragement next to her own image. In addition to having her mirror decals in schools, businesses, and universities across the nation, she now delivers powerful public speaking messages for all ages where she shares her story of overcoming being suicidal and inspires those in attendance to see their strength.

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Kevin is the best-selling author of The Outlier Approach: How to Triumph in Your Career as a Nonconformist. Previously, Kevin grew his startup Dealflicks up to a $15M valuation. He is currently an advisor to several startups and executives.

Kevin’s work as an entrepreneur has been featured in CNBC, Times, Forbes, NY Times, LA Times, Xinhua News (China), Korea Times, NDR (Germany) and countless other media outlets globally. His writing has also been featured in CNBC, Forbes, Inc, HuffPost, and many more.

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Lindsay’s goal is to provide hungry fans with trustworthy reviews, awesome recommendations, and stellar recipes, sure to inspire and satisfy the inner foodie in you. Lindsay is a currently a prospect for the new Food Network show Guy’s Big Project.

She writes for Atlanta Eats TV and manages her popular blog, The Hunger Diaries! Lindsay says: “My main life obsession is with food. I grew up with a mother that only cooked delicious meals, and had the appetite of two teenage boys. I started a career in Real Estate, but ditched it because it wasn’t my passion. I then decided to pursue/create my own job through food blogging. Thus far, I have done well at honing my food photography skills, I’ve done a bunch of writing and reviewing of restaurant dishes, and have filmed myself talking about/doing tons of foodie things.”

“My ultimate goal in life is to be a weirder, crazier Rachael Ray. I want to be a trusted figure in the food world and a food personality. I want to go around the world trying food and telling everyone what I think of it. I really can’t think of a better way to spend my life. Other than eating and telling everyone about it, my family is the most important thing in my life. I consider great friends family as well. Without them, I would never be where I am today. I also love cats and have a fat one. His name is Oliver, and he is my favorite/only child.”

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/us…/Lindsayriann

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Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/hungerdiaries/

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“Creativity can be more than a passion - it can be a livelihood too. But only if you’re willing to develop the business plan and legal protection necessary to thrive.” – Rachel Brenke

Rachel Brenke is the founder of the Business Bites podcast, and several successful business brands including TheLawTog®, FitLegally, and BlogLegally.

She is also a mother, wife to an Army Veteran, practicing lawyer, photographer, author, cancer survivor, ironman, Team USA Athlete, and champion of all endeavors entrepreneurial.

Through her podcast, brands, and 1-on-1 services, Rachel helps creative entrepreneurs form businesses, draft contracts, and successfully navigate intellectual property law by providing copyright and trademark protection tools.

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Alex Doman is an author, entrepreneur, and product creator, who was recently named one of the top fifty human behavior experts to watch. He has 25 years of experience in leadership in the brain health, neurotechnology and therapeutic music markets.

The third generation in a family of pioneers dedicated to improving brain performance for over seventy-five years, Alex is founder & CEO of Advanced Brain Technologies, founder & Chief Product Officer of Vital Neuro, founder and Chief Scientist of Sleep Genius, and bestselling co-author of Healing at the Speed of Sound.

His production credits are extensive, leading the research, creative and innovation teams who’ve created cutting-edge solutions which have helped millions of people worldwide; most notable, The Listening Program music listening therapy method, and #1 global NASA research-based Health & Fitness app, Sleep Genius. Alex and his team are currently developing an advanced neuroscience solution using music and biorhythms to manage stress.

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Ryan is a problem solver with a passion for education. His experience as a combat veteran, nationally recognized safety expert, and a parent of children in Williamson County schools, makes him uniquely qualified to help protect our children.Ryan is a problem solver with a passion for education.

His experience as a combat veteran, nationally recognized safety expert, and a parent of children in Williamson County schools, makes him uniquely qualified to help protect our children. The safety of children should be a school’s number one priority. After all, learning can not occur in an environment that isn’t safe and nurturing. Parents entrust a school system with their children – it is a sacred trust that our children will be safe when they’re at school. 

Ryan’s diverse background makes him particularly suited for the board of education.  He has served as a special operations sniper on multiple combats deployments and as an emergency medical techinican (EMT-I). He is a husband, father, attorney specializing in federal regulatory compliance, best-selling author, Constitutional law university lecturer, executive, and entrepreneur.

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In this episode we talk about Solopreneurs, Tech, Mentors, AI, and Entrepreneurship.

“Leonard is the founder and CEO of Hello Chava, a company reimagining productivity tools for the solo professional. Over the past 25 years, Leonard has recognized emerging markets and launched multiple successful products with a particular focus in SaaS, Cloud Computing, and Collaboration through first gen products such as Hello Chava, Syncplicity, Windows PowerShell, and SETI@home."

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"Marketing is the art of starting meaningful conversations" - Darrell Stern
Darrell Stern is a playwright for the digital age.
 
"Marketing IS theater" he proclaims in his very Stern voice. Mr. Stern's career stretches back to the 1980s as the voice of Scooter Computer on ABC's SchoolHouse Rock. Today, his Stern Inbound Marketing Agency brings ROI to all of his clients across the board. 
 
AND his Stern Storming methodology has to be experienced to be believed.
 
Imagine tapping into your own knowledge and experience and then knowing exactly what media to create to dominate Google SEO and all the social media platforms.
 
A true master of Inbound, Content, and social media marketing, Stern now runs his own Marketing Academy and teaches entrepreneurs worldwide how to grow their influence.
 

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"There is nothing better than coming home after a long day at the office and having children get excited to see me." - Dave McBride
David has had the entrepreneur spirit since his first lawn route. After starting and owning several small businesses, Dave found himself in the world of technology. It quickly became a passion and he enjoys the opportunity for innovation. After working to build an internet service provider company, Dave noticed that most of his clients needed a better solution for a phone system. With his resources, Dave began building a simple voice over internet protocol telephone system for his clients to help alleviate the burden of their outdated systems. It wasn't long until Mango Voice was born. 
 
After founding Mango Voice to provide a simple but updated solution to the telephone system need of his clients, Dave began devoting more time and energy to developing this simple phone solution. After listening to clients complaints, Dave and his team have built a company that prides itself on providing features that work intuitively while also providing a simplified system that would not break the bank. 
 
With Dave's experience in technology and his entrepreneurial spirit, he's been able to build Mango Voice into an enterprise-grade solution for customers all over the world. 
 
At the end of the day, Dave enjoys the challenge of work in any space. He enjoys working outside and spending quality time with his family. 
 

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"With any project, the first 5% are really fun, the remaining 95% are a grind and you have to be able to get through that grind." Andy Weir

ANDY WEIR was first hired as a programmer for a national laboratory at age fifteen and has been working as a software engineer ever since. He is also a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects like relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. The Martian is his first novel.

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"Build you business around your life not your life around your business." - Shari Alexander

Sharí is a persuasiveness coach known for bringing the “dark arts” of influence into the light. She has built her career as a speaker, writer, trainer and coach by revealing powerful secrets behind conversational influence.

She has personally learned the best persuasive triggers and techniques from master influencers, including CIA field agents, hostage negotiators, con-artists, HUMINT officers, interrogators, trial attorneys, mentalists, undercover law enforcement, and even pick-up artists. Her mission is to put these powerful skills in the hands of entrepreneurs and leaders so that they can effectively be a positive influence in their businesses and lives.

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"I empower women entrepreneurs with the mindset, mojo, and money to grow successful business." Melinda Wittstock

If you want a profitable return from all those social media posts, shares, pins and Tweets, talk to Melinda.

Melinda’s predictive social intelligence company Verifeed generates and measures your ROA™ - that is, your Return on Authenticity™ so you can genuinely connect with your customers and scale your growth by any metric, be it traffic, conversions, revenue, even company valuation.

A serial entrepreneur and an award-winning technology innovator and journalist, Melinda knows how to harness #failforward entrepreneurial learning into valuable, scalable opportunities for business and personal growth. Melinda launched her first ”business“ when she was 5, earning $100 getting neighbors to pre-pay for her ”show“. Verifeed is her fourth business, in a career that has also won her numerous awards as a correspondent on the Times of London, a TV news anchor (ABC, BBC, MSNBC), and the founder of Capitol News Connection and NewsiT.

She is a single mom with two great kids and a golden retriever, and a believer in all things meditation, mindfulness and gratitude.

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"I want to inspire one million people that are disheartened in their current careers or life path to make the gutsy decision to change it." Todd Nevins

Todd is the Founder of CLICKPlacement, an AdWords agency working with startups, small businesses and non-profits. He's also the Host of the Go Hunt Life podcast and explores stories of people that pulled the ripcord on the normal, safe path in life to embark on the unknown journey. 

He is nearing his own ripcord moment as him, his wife and their English Bulldog embark on a permanent road trip through Mexico in pursuit of adventure off of the beaten path while they run their online businesses from anywhere.

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"If you don't have the mindset that you can do it, then you're never going to do it." - Laura Belmar
 
Laura Belmar - Founder of Mason Bottle
 
Laura Belmar is an educator and entrepreneur. She started her career in Teach for America, where leading her students to achieve growth in the classroom allowed her to develop the mindsets needed to grow a business. 
 
When she started Mason Bottle with her husband Sebastian, they set the goal to make Mason Bottle the type of company that could  #1: make sustainable products affordable to all, and #2: support local communities.
 
After just one year and two product launches, Mason Bottle has achieved both objectives: one third of customers make under $50,000 a year, and 100% of our products are Made in the USA. 
 
Mason Bottle is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. To support female-owned and US-made, you can back them here
 

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"I learned to be a little more patient" - Luke Sabis 

Luke Sabis - Filmmaker 

Luke Sabis is a filmmaker and musician. He has just released his debut feature film, the drama/thriller Missing Child, available on Amazon. He is currently working on his next feature film, Ghost Tenant.

Luke was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Richmond Hill, Queens, NY. He graduated from St. John's University with a degree in Computer Science. Early in his adult life he worked as a Computer Programmer by day, and pursued his musical dreams at night with his band, “The Take.” He wrote and played original Rock songs, showcasing at clubs such as CBGB's, The Bitter End and Kenny's Castaways. Luke continued his stage career as an actor on the Off Off Broadway stages of New York City, including a stint with the Curan Repertory Company, led by Ken Terrell.

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"You just need to overcome that fear and not let it get in the way." - Nancy Hernon

Nancy Hernon, Co-founder/CEO at G3Translate

Nancy came to New York via Ohio and Germany nearly 20 years ago to jump into translation industry providing a global voice to clients across several industries. She has worked with major corporations helping them to roll-out new products, engaging in the launch of global websites, overseeing translations for technical content, branding and advertising content, legal contracts and briefs, as well as trade journals. Nancy’s passion lies in the translation of market research documentation bringing new products to market and helping brands to expand on a global scale.

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