Rank #1: LIFE IS A TRIP: Crimson Bikes
Co-founding Crimson Bikes was a labor of love for Charles T James & Daisy Chiu. Charles tells his bicycle journey from Mississippi to Harvard, and Daisy shares her vision of adaptive cycling technologies for disabled riders.
Apr 02 2018
Rank #2: THE 1ST PODCAST: Jake Shapiro
PRX and Radio Public co-founder Jake Shapiro takes us through revolutionary Russia, marketing Two Ton Shoe, and the founding of the podcast format itself.
Dec 21 2017
Rank #3: ART OF SPOONING: Jim Grace
Starting as author and law student, now Jim runs the Boston chapter of Arts & Business Council and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. And yes... he literally "wrote the book on spooning".
Feb 28 2018
Rank #4: UNTIL DEATH: Hellcats Inc.
Orlando graphic and apparel designers Clark Orr and Brittany Reagan "married" their talents in Hellcats Inc.
Dec 21 2017
Rank #5: MAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT: Shawn Kolodny
When not running NYC clubs like Pink Elephant & Go, Shawn's creating installation art in Miami like the Fake Fulfillment Center... and someday a tank covered in glitter and diamond dust.
Jan 29 2018
Rank #6: LOCATION MGMT: Ryan Cook
Working with Showtime, Warner Bros, and other studios, Ryan Cook talks about dealing with cops, mobsters, celebrities and other challenges in making a creative project happen.
Nov 15 2017
Rank #7: DON'T BLAME THE AUDIENCE: Rick Jenkins
Collaborating with Maron, Mirman, Gulman, Kirkman and more comedians, Rick has run the Comedy Studio for 20+ years.
Nov 15 2017
Rank #8: LEGALIZE BALLET: Allyn Ginns
Ballerina and IP lawyer, Allyn runs the Legal Link program in Miami.
Feb 28 2018
Rank #9: INVEST IN KINDNESS: Bryce McCloud
Printmaker & public art provocateur Bryce McCloud created a new currency called Bryce Bux to stimulate the kindness economy of Nashville, Tennessee. What's the return on good deeds? Can you get rich quick on kindness? What's the value of art & relationships? #itsfreerealestate
Dec 12 2018
Rank #10: Tour of Culture Hustlers Exhibition!
NEXT Producer Andrea Muraskin takes us on an exhibition tour of "Culture Hustlers: Artists Minding Their Business" at the Boston Center for the Arts, starring: Derek Erdman, Kristin Farr, SmithShop, Tieton Mosaic, and the Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center.
Mar 09 2018
Rank #11: DON'T TRY, BE: Diego Orlandini
Wynwood Walls is the mecca for muralists. What's the value of being an authentic artist? How do we collaborate as creators? Diego Orlandini dreamed up the Wynwood Coloring Book and the Ultimate Street Art Coloring Book series, bringing together artists from the block all the way to Banksy.
Sep 04 2018
Rank #12: F*CK FEAR: Sister Louisa
Grant Henry (AKA Sister Louisa) dropped out of seminary and pursued his "search for truth" into antiques, a gallery, two bars, a retail shop, and now a done up kids camp. In this episode you hear how his long winded business names have been both a blessing and curse, and how to deal with priests & nuns praying that you close your doors.
Sep 12 2018
Rank #13: SEX, POETRY & DETROIT | Rosemarie Wilson
U want naughty or nice? Rosemarie Wilson has a wall of awards for slammin both. Either as One Single Rose™ or Ms. Detroit™, she's a full hustle poet, playwright, singer, actress & author. She tells us her story of Detroit grind, intellectual property, performing erotic poetry internationally and in the bedroom! This ep is NSFW. 😛
Nov 12 2018
Rank #14: $5K TO $200K: Le'Andra LeSeur
ArtPrize 10 winner Le'Andra Leseur turned a $5k grant into a $200k installation. Originally from the Bronx, Atlanta and currently in Jersey, Le'Andra got her bachelors in business on a basketball scholarship, but returned to get her BFA in photography. Her work embodies the pain, the power and the beauty of #blacklivesmatter.
Oct 17 2018
Rank #15: PROPHET & LOSS: Xulu Jones
Xulu Jones opens up about how his challenging upbringing taught him to become a "psychedelic-funk-reggae-rocker" that simultaneously keeps his band, brand, friends, and family Galaxy Rockin' together. Over the past 6 years his transition from homelessness and drugs to being a provider has given him a prophetic self awareness.
Jul 30 2018