Disruptor Series
Ilana Glazer is Disrupting Politics

Ilana Glazer is Disrupting Politics

October 21, 2020

In a special episode recorded in partnership with Advertising Week in New York City, Doug Melville interviews Ilana Glazer from the Generator Collective and learns how both everyday people and celebrities are using the 'power of knowledge' to drive political change.

“That does resonate with people, that level of not understanding” 
- ILANA GLAZER
Disruptor Series Special: “Mini-sode” featuring Dog Lovers For Joe.

Disruptor Series Special: “Mini-sode” featuring Dog Lovers For Joe.

October 21, 2020

Introducing our new format: the “Mini-sode.”Here we give you a quick conversation with people who are disrupting business, culture and life. Today’s “mini-sode” features the founder of Dog Lovers For Joe. A political group supporting Joe Biden for President founded by our very own DSeries founder Rob Schwartz. Listen in as host Asha Davis unearths the story of one of this historic election’s most iconic and popular spots.

 

Host - Rob Schwartz & Asha Davis

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Dave Merheje of “Ramy” is Disrupting The Sit-Com

Dave Merheje of “Ramy” is Disrupting The Sit-Com

September 1, 2020

Imagine the trials and tribulations of a Muslim-American family featuring an all Middle-Eastern cast. Oh, by the way, it’s a comedy. If that’s not a disruption on the American sit-com landscape, we don’t know what is. That’s why we invite you to listen in as actor and comedian Dave Merheje of the Emmy-nominated series, “Ramy” talks comedy, pop culture, ethnic culture and even the value of being Canadian on this special episode of the Disruptor Series. Also, we’re disrupting ourselves as the newest member of our hosting team takes the mic. Please welcome Asha Davis. Asha is a strategist, comedian and writer. Only on the Disruptor Series Podcast.  

 

Host - Asha Davis

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

 

 

Bennett D. Bennett Is Disrupting Madison Avenue

Bennett D. Bennett Is Disrupting Madison Avenue

July 22, 2020

Days after the death of George Floyd, Madison Avenue was put on notice by Bennett D. Bennett and his partners. In a well-crafted, impassioned letter, Bennett and his team laid out a 12-step plan for agencies to dramatically improve the workplace for black employees. In this episode, hear the incredible story of the “Open Letter” and learn how this former copywriter and journalist launched a lightning rod for real, disruptive change. Only on the Disruptor Series Podcast.

 

Host - Rob Schwartz

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Derek Walker is Disrupting the Ad Business with his Passion, his Persistence and his Kumite

Derek Walker is Disrupting the Ad Business with his Passion, his Persistence and his Kumite

June 23, 2020

Derek Walker is the founder of ad agency Brown and Browner. As he says, "It's not a Black agency. It's an agency owned by Black people." Derek has been fighting to do the best work for clients throughout his career. His latest idea is the "Kumite." A creative competition that assembles the most diverse and inclusive talent to solve big challenges on behalf of brands. (If you're a CMO or brand manager, this is a must-listen.) Derek is a truly disruptive thinker. His perspective and experience will open your mind. And give you some powerful ideas on how to move your business and brands forward.

Host - Rob Schwartz

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer - John Cabrera

Geren Lockhart is Disrupting the COVID19 Crisis with Underwear

Geren Lockhart is Disrupting the COVID19 Crisis with Underwear

June 16, 2020
People make statements with t-shirts, tote bags and face masks. Well, now to disrupt all of that — underpants. That’s right, designer and entrepreneur Geren Lockhart is celebrating the political heroes of the COVID19 crisis with a line of...intimates. Listen in is as she unpacks how she made headlines with the article of clothing people typically don’t see. Only on the Disruptor Series Podcast. 
 

Host - Rob Schwartz

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer - John Cabrera

Elaine Welteroth is Disrupting Self Worth

Elaine Welteroth is Disrupting Self Worth

May 26, 2020

Before she was a New York Times best-selling author, and before she was editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, Elaine Welteroth was in Advertising. Listen in as Elaine sits down with host Doug Melville to talk about coming into your own – on your own terms. Live at TBWAChiatDay NY, Elaine also lays out her journey to find her voice and how that led to the inspiration behind her popular book, “More than Enough.”

Podcast Credits

Host - Doug Melville

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

From The Vault: Gabrielle Hamilton at TBWA\Chiat\Day NY LIVE

From The Vault: Gabrielle Hamilton at TBWA\Chiat\Day NY LIVE

May 19, 2020

Before Covid-19 hit, we had the brilliant chef, restaurateur and author Gabrielle Hamilton at a Disruptor Series live event. And while the virus and lockdown has forced her to shut down her beloved NY restaurant, Prune, the  wisdom she shared that evening still provides food for the soul. Have a listen on this special, from-the-vault episode. 

Podcast Credits

Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Jordan Goldstein is Disrupting Your Post-COVID Work Life

Jordan Goldstein is Disrupting Your Post-COVID Work Life

May 11, 2020

Jordan Goldstein is an award-winning architect at Gensler. After decades of thinking about all manner of architecture and design, he’s been laser-focused on what life will be like as we emerge from this Coronavirus crisis. What will walking into a building be like? What’s the fate of the open office? Can we ever feel optimistic again? Hear the answers to these questions and more. Only on the Disruptor Series Podcast.

Also, check out Goldstein's article on how architecture may change in a post-pandemic society:

https://www.gensler.com/research-insight/blog/an-architecture-of-optimism-for-a-post-pandemic-society

Podcast Credits

Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

 

Giles Edwards is Disrupting your COVID19 Isolation

Giles Edwards is Disrupting your COVID19 Isolation

May 4, 2020

Feeling alone and anxious during this crisis? Giles Edwards has an idea to provide you with some company -- and importantly -- some inspiration and knowledge. You see, Giles and his collaborators have created ISOLATEDTalks.com. Emphasis on "TED." It's a nod to TED Talks as the website serves up some presentations, talks and stories from some of the Advertising industry's most inspiring people. All with a mission to help you get through this crisis. On the pod, Giles talks about how ISOLATEDTalks came about. The charity it's supporting. As well as a host of other topics like his creative company, Gasp! and his role in bringing the best-selling book, "Delusions of Brandeur" to life. Only on the Disruptor Series podcast. 

Podcast Credits

Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

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