Disruptor Series
Caroline Martin is Disrupting Sketch Comedy - Ep 75

Caroline Martin is Disrupting Sketch Comedy - Ep 75

March 2, 2021

“I think the pandemic has made us all creative in a different way”

 

Comedy, particularly live sketch and improv comedy has been one of the hardest hit entertainment genres since the onset of the pandemic.  Many talented and successful artists in the space have had to make significant career shifts in order to adapt.

Caroline Martin is a sketch comedy writer, performer and improviser who's breakout Netflix show The Astronomy Club received accolades across the industry.  Sketch comedy and Improv are typically not very 'diverse' genres - especially when compared with stand up comedy - and The Astronomy Club is particularly special as it's one of just a handful of all-black troupes. 

In this highly entertaining episode, Caroline shares her journey, her pandemic pivots, her new gig as a writer for the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and advice for those looking to make changes in their own lives.

 

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Credits:
Hosts - Asha Davis & Rob Schwartz

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Producer - Rashida Peters

Executive Producers - Natalie Zeller / Rashida Peters / Asha Davis

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Roxy Young & Reddit are Disrupting Wall Street, Washington & The Super Bowl - Ep 74

Roxy Young & Reddit are Disrupting Wall Street, Washington & The Super Bowl - Ep 74

February 23, 2021

"As a marketer, it’s my responsibility to seize moments...and use them as a springboard to help more people understand the value our product is bringing"

 

In this insightful, yet surprisingly humorous episode, Reddit CMO Roxy Young breaks down the platform's role in the GameStop stock saga, the subsequent Congress hearings and of course the iconic 5-second Super Bowl spot that successfully capitalized on the 'hype' of it all.

 

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Credits:
Hosts - Asha Davis & Rob Schwartz

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Producer - Rashida Peters

Executive Producers - Natalie Zeller / Rashida Peters / Asha Davis

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Syndee Winters is Disrupting Broadway  - Episode 73

Syndee Winters is Disrupting Broadway - Episode 73

February 16, 2021

“We should continue leaving room for magic in the creative workplace”

 

Broadway star Syndee Winters (Nala in The Lion King, Hamilton, and much much more) gives Asha & Rob a candid, insightful and often hilarious look at what it's been like having her entire career and way of life upended due to the pandemic. 

With New York's biggest stages closed for nearly a year now and no opening date in sight, Syndee has embraced the digital space and is finding new ways to share her gifts through entertainment and education.

Learn more about Syndee's journey and where she's going next here: www.SyndeeWinters.com

 

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Credits:
Hosts - Asha Davis & Rob Schwartz

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Producer - Rashida Peters

Executive Producers - Asha Davis / Natalie Zeller

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

 

Special Episode: Tim Staples is Disrupting Noise - Episode 72

Special Episode: Tim Staples is Disrupting Noise - Episode 72

February 5, 2021

"If you start with the dollars, you’ll never get to the relationship. If you start with the relationship, you’ll definitely get to the dollars”

 

In this special episode inspired by the marketing madness / euphoria that surrounds the Super Bowl, Tim Staples enlightens Rob Schwartz on how advertisers can cut through the noise and leverage big moments to drive big results.

 

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Credits:
Host - Rob Schwartz

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Rashida Peters

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Marah & Naomi are Disrupting Self Care - Episode 71

Marah & Naomi are Disrupting Self Care - Episode 71

February 2, 2021

 

"Know Your Power"

Often, when we think of 'Self Care' the first image that comes to mind is a slender white woman in LuluLemon pants doing a one-legged yoga pose.  Trust us, it's much, much, much more than that. 

This week, we're highlighting Marah Lidey & Naomi Hirabayashi - two women of color who founded the Shine App - a daily self-care ritual that was recently named one of Apple's 'Best of 2020' apps.

 

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Credits:
Hosts - Asha Davis & Rob Schwartz

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Rashida Peters

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Eitan Chitayat is Disrupting Entrepreneurship

Eitan Chitayat is Disrupting Entrepreneurship

December 8, 2020

"...There's a buzz especially in Tel Aviv, there’s a real entrepreneurial and innovative spirit there”

Listen as Tedx speaker & International agency founder (Natie) Eitan Chitayat has a candid conversation with Rob Schwartz on becoming an entrepreneur, living in Israel and following your truth.

Eitan is an ingenious entrepreneur who went viral for proudly proclaiming to the world "I'm That Jew" and who's Tel Aviv-based agency is rooted in authentic truth-telling - with a virtual smile. 

 

QUOTE THIS GUEST:

"If you are in the field of advertising and creative and branding, then it’s not enough to just have the day job"

"I don't answer the client’s standards. I don’t answer your client, I answer the brand"

 

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Host - Rob Schwartz
Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett
Executive Producer - Rashida Peters
Producer - Sean Riojas
Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Deanna Deacon is Disrupting Societal Norms

Deanna Deacon is Disrupting Societal Norms

November 24, 2020

In the first ever 'all-female' Disruptor Series episode, Asha Davis has a candid conversation with Author, Empowerment Coach, Motivational Speaker and Intuitive Healer - Deanna Deacon.

Listen as Deanna discusses her new book: Feminine Warrior - Your Guide To Intuition & Feminine Wisdom and shares insights on how we can all use this moment in time to reflect and reset to ensure we're leading our most empowered lives. 

To our male listeners, don't let the "Woman Power" exuded in this interview lead you to believe that this episode isn't for you.  In fact, allow us to 'Disrupt the Societal Norms' that dictate what women and men 'should or shouldn't' care about.

 

Deanna Deacon Quotables:

"Every being that is alive has both masculine and feminine energy."

"...(We) have been leaning towards our masculine energy as a collective society.... As a culture we value so much, the productivity, the outcome, exactly what we’re going to get out at the end of us putting in that effort... If you focus all of your energy on that there’s not actually achievement."

"...balance both energies, the feminine being more of the present moment, the joy, the stopping to smell the roses...coming more into that creative nature within you where you can find solutions without having to seek them"

 

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Host - Asha Davis
Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett
Executive Producer - Rashida Peters
Producer - Natalie Zeller
Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

The Tuskegee Airmen are Disrupting History

The Tuskegee Airmen are Disrupting History

November 10, 2020

In a very special episode to commemorate Veteran's Day 2020, Doug Melville interviews Brigadier General Leon Johnson, president of Tuskegee Airmen inc. to gain further insight into the legendary brigade and discuss the #FlyLikeThem campaign.

History has often ignored the contributions of Black Americans, leaving heroes like the Tuskegee Airmen, the first Black military pilots, overlooked. They flew nearly 1,500 missions and shot down 112 German aircraft. These men flew above prejudice, racism and hate to serve their country and drive positive change in America.  

Lucasfilm & TBWA\Chiat\Day New York have launched an educational initiative and social media campaign to provide resources to students and educators.

Using the hashtag #FlyLikeThem, Lucasfilm will share quotes from the Airmen, highlight facts from their World War II experiences and encourage everyone to share personal stories inspired by their heroic examples.  

“What the Tuskegee Airmen did is not Black history, it’s not military history, it’s American history." - Brig. Gen. Leon Johnson, President Tuskegee Airmen inc.

 

Credits:

Host - Doug Melville
Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett
Executive Producer - Rashida Peters
Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

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
 

Credits:

Host - Doug Melville
Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett
Executive Producer - Sean Riojas
Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

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

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