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After the Jump

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Rank #163 in Design category

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Wednesdays at 1:00PM EST The theme song for After the Jump is "Bell" by Screaming Females Design blogger Grace Bonney of Design\*Sponge takes her love art and design from the web to radio. Through a series of interviews with designers, store owners and up-and-coming members of the creative community, Grace will delve deeper into the world of independent artists. From exploring the day-to-day lives of contemporary makers to discussing the challenges they face, After the Jump will take the conversation off the screen and into real life. Design\*Sponge founder Grace Bonney has a unique angle on the industry, having worked as a contributing editor at Domino, House & Garden and Craft magazines, and as a freelancer with top publications like New York Home, Food and Wine, In Style, Better Homes and Gardens, New York Magazine, CITY Magazine, Time Out New York Kids, Archinect, The New York Post, Everyday with Rachael Ray and others. In addition, she wrote a weekly design column for the Philadelphia Inquirer for two years and has worked as Style Editor of HGTV’s Ideas Magazine. She is also the author of "Design Sponge at Home." Heritage Radio Network. All Rights Reserved.

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Wednesdays at 1:00PM EST The theme song for After the Jump is "Bell" by Screaming Females Design blogger Grace Bonney of Design\*Sponge takes her love art and design from the web to radio. Through a series of interviews with designers, store owners and up-and-coming members of the creative community, Grace will delve deeper into the world of independent artists. From exploring the day-to-day lives of contemporary makers to discussing the challenges they face, After the Jump will take the conversation off the screen and into real life. Design\*Sponge founder Grace Bonney has a unique angle on the industry, having worked as a contributing editor at Domino, House & Garden and Craft magazines, and as a freelancer with top publications like New York Home, Food and Wine, In Style, Better Homes and Gardens, New York Magazine, CITY Magazine, Time Out New York Kids, Archinect, The New York Post, Everyday with Rachael Ray and others. In addition, she wrote a weekly design column for the Philadelphia Inquirer for two years and has worked as Style Editor of HGTV’s Ideas Magazine. She is also the author of "Design Sponge at Home." Heritage Radio Network. All Rights Reserved.

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You won't want to miss an episode!!

My favorite podcast

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iTunes Ratings

63 Ratings
Average Ratings
58
4
1
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Design in Conversation

By IDYM - Jun 24 2016
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You won't want to miss an episode!!

My favorite podcast

By ToddEagle - Oct 26 2015
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Absolutely useful! I listen religiously
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After the Jump

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Rank #163 in Design category

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Wednesdays at 1:00PM EST The theme song for After the Jump is "Bell" by Screaming Females Design blogger Grace Bonney of Design\*Sponge takes her love art and design from the web to radio. Through a series of interviews with designers, store owners and up-and-coming members of the creative community, Grace will delve deeper into the world of independent artists. From exploring the day-to-day lives of contemporary makers to discussing the challenges they face, After the Jump will take the conversation off the screen and into real life. Design\*Sponge founder Grace Bonney has a unique angle on the industry, having worked as a contributing editor at Domino, House & Garden and Craft magazines, and as a freelancer with top publications like New York Home, Food and Wine, In Style, Better Homes and Gardens, New York Magazine, CITY Magazine, Time Out New York Kids, Archinect, The New York Post, Everyday with Rachael Ray and others. In addition, she wrote a weekly design column for the Philadelphia Inquirer for two years and has worked as Style Editor of HGTV’s Ideas Magazine. She is also the author of "Design Sponge at Home." Heritage Radio Network. All Rights Reserved.

Rank #1: Episode 1: Todd Oldham

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On the inaugural episode of After the Jump, host Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge chats with one of her biggest inspirations, designer Todd Oldham. Todd has worked on everything from clothing lines to MTV shows to La-Z-Boy’s. Hear how his global upbringing helped shape his design style and how each of his projects tap into a different creative space. How does Todd juggle all of his projects while maintaining a healthy home life? How is working for large corporations different than designing for yourself? Find out on After the Jump! This program was sponsored by Tri-State Merchant.

“If I’m not enjoying it while I’m doing it, it basically doesn’t exist for me.”

“[When working for large corporations] anybody resting on laurels of doing old fashioned ideas is just going to drown.”

“It’s sad to me that people have associated style with money.”

–designer Todd Oldham on After the Jump

Apr 23 2012
31 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 47: Live the Life You Want to Live

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Live the life you want to live! This week on After the Jump, Grace Bonney is joined by frequent guest co-host Amy Azzarito to talk about setting personal goals for outside of work. Hear how Grace and Amy mapped out aspects of their personal lives through collage-like “vision boards” and seasonal lists. Don’t be afraid to get lost! Learn how to wander away from work goals in order to benefit your out-of-work life. Grace and Amy talk about suspending self-judgment, and how letting yourself go can help you discover interests and increase your happiness. Thanks to our sponsor, BluePrint Cleanse.

“The idea of filling your home with beautiful things has become equally as important as being happy in that home.” [3:00]

Grace Bonney on After the Jump

“Every season, I make a big, dreamy list for myself. What are my goals for the season? And what do I want for myself? I let myself see what will happen in those three months.” [9:10]

Amy Azzarito on After the Jump

Aug 01 2013
33 mins
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Rank #3: Episode 64: 10 Tips for Business Owners

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This week on After the Jump, Grace provides some great advice for business owners to keep their business and personal lives strong and healthy. She gives us 10 big tips to focus on that can help us to be happier and more productive. This program has been sponsored by Of A Kind.

“It’s close to impossible to run a healthy business without support and feedback that you can trust and actually act upon.” [4:55]

“Time off is not a luxury, it is a necessity.” [7:45]

Grace Bonney on After the Jump

Feb 27 2014
28 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 20: Becoming Your Brand

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On today’s episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney is once again joined by Design*Sponge’s managing editor Amy Azzarito to discuss becoming your own brand. Tune in to hear Grace and Amy list some of the the “dos & don’ts” of branding yourself. Learn about the different steps to take in order to personalize and get visibility for your business. Create a mission statement and work on your elevator pitch! Hear about the importance of focus and expertise to make your creative work stand out! Learn to navigate the tricky world of self-promotion; how can you get the word out about your business without seeming self-absorbed? Grace and Amy help you stay organized and work on the logistics of your own personal business image! This episode has been brought to you by Clarkson Potter Publishers.

One of the most important things about being an expert is that you never want to stop learning. Even if this is your field of expertise, you’re always going to want to work to better yourself.” [8:25] — Amy Azzarito on After the Jump

“Be who you are, own who you are. There’s a real value in being relate-able.” [25:51] — Grace Bonney on After the Jump

Oct 08 2012
32 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 100: The 100th Episode! Lessons Learned on After the Jump

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It’s the 100th episode of After the Jump!!! It’s also the final episode of the 2014 season. Tune in as Grace Bonney shares the lessons she’s learned over the course of hosting After the Jump. The prevailing theme is balance – and any person working in a creative field can find true inspiration in this radio recap. Happy holidays!


“There is no perfect balance. Life and work are always a series of back and forth adjustments and constant game of checks and balances.” [2:30]

–Grace Bonney on After the Jump

Dec 23 2014
29 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 16: Finding Your Voice with Amy Azzarito

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On this installment of After the Jump, Grace Bonney is joined by Amy Azzarito, the managing editor at Design*Sponge. Grace and Amy are discussing how to get your voice out in the creative community, specifically in an online format. Hear about the importance of defining a personal niche in terms of content and personality. Grace and Amy also give some helpful tips for attracting an audience and self-promotion. How do Grace and Amy stay inspired? Learn about pulling inspiration from different resources, and how it can influence your content and make something wholly unique. Finally, tune in to hear some organizational tips, and why it’s always important to stay true to your instincts! This program has been brought to you by Clarkson Potter Publishers.

“One thing I really like about blogging is that it is a way to showcase your aesthetic sensibilities even if you might not have design skills.” — Amy Azzarito on After the Jump

“Accept your voice how it is, and trust that if you’re speaking from your heart and the way you are on a day-to-day basis, people are really going to gravitate towards that.” — Grace Bonney on After the Jump

Sep 10 2012
31 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 91: How to Create Content for the New Online World

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Welcome to the Design Sponge school of creating content for the new online world. On this week’s episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney provides some insightful advice for navigating the ever changing online landscape to promote your brand or product. Attention spans are getting shorter and content platforms are changing right before our eyes and Grace helps listeners sort through it all. Find out how to humanize your social media accounts and deliver your message effectively! This program was brought to you by MailChimp.


“It’s never been easier to find so much of any kind of content you could ever want but it’s harder to get your content in front of as many people you’d like.” [01:00]

“Be sure to mix the good with the bad – it will humanize you and your brand in a way you can’t do with any other process.” [22:00]

–Grace Bonney on After the Jump

Oct 08 2014
30 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 99: Changing Pay Rates for Creatives

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When did it become ok for people to work for free in the design community? How far can “exposure” really get you? Tune in to a special episode of After the Jump as Grace Bonney and a panel of esteemed guests in the design community discuss the changing pay rates for creatives in the era of Pintrest. She’s joined by stylist/art director Susan Brinson, photographer William Brinson, floral designer Sarah Brysk Cohen of Blossom & Branch and interior designer Emily Henderson. Tune in for an insightful and forward thinking conversation! This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.

“You do less work when you say no more.” [20:00]

–Susan Brinson on After the Jump

“It borders on irresponsible to start to take work for free. Exposure only gets you so far. The word exposure gives me chills these days. [28:00]

–Sarah Brysk Cohen on After the Jump

“You can’t ever ask somebody to go out of pocket. If somebody goes to you – that’s one thing. If you have a business you should be covering other peoples expenses for your business – bar none.” [30:00]

–Emily Henderson on After the Jump

“Free work, in a sense, doesn’t exist.” [30:00]

–Grace Bonney on After the Jump

Dec 17 2014
39 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 60: Jon Call

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This week on After the Jump, Grace welcomes guest Jon Call, a New York based interior designer. Jon tells us about growing up in Washington state, and his fascination with design and architecture from a very young age. After the break, Grace and Jon discuss Kanye West’s recent rant on the design industry, giving their opinions on the subject. Tune in to hear their thoughts! This program has been sponsored by Brooklyn Slate. Music provided by Sleepies.

“Everybody’s going to be faced with faux authenticity. What’s going to define you is where you think it’s passable and where you have no tolerance for that.” [9:00]

“I’m looking to cultivate new voices and new trends in my career.” [27:15]

Jon Call on After the Jump

Jan 23 2014
29 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 67: Expressing Your Voice Through Social Media

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Looking to maintain a strong presence online and through social media accounts? On this week’s episode of After the Jump, learn how to find a rediscover your voice, how to translate that voice into a consistent presence and how to vary your content from channel to channel. Grace Bonney knows what she’s talking about – and you’ll come away from this episode with a much clearer idea of how to engage your online communities. This program was sponsored by Of A Kind

“When you’re finding your voice – you shouldn’t be trying to find any other voice but your own.” [3:00]

“The older you get and the more you see out there – your aesthetic is changing without you even realizing it!” [6:45]

“Youtube will be next year what Instagram was this year.” [24:30]

–Grace Bonney on After the Jump

Mar 27 2014
30 mins
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Rank #11: Episode 83: Overcoming Fear

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What are you afraid of? How can you make fear less crippling and more empowering? Are your deepest fears as bad as they seem? Tune in to an inspirational episode of After the Jump as Grace Bonney and Julia Turshen have a discussion about dreams, inner dialog and fear. Stop being scared and start moving forward! Grace and Julia provide some excellent tips and tools for conquering your fears and controlling your destiny. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.

“I’m still scared and defensive of speaking to people who aren’t my core audience or people who don’t understand me.” [02:00]

“99.9% of the time – if you talk out, to the very end, what your worst case scenario really is, it’s rarely as bad as it seems inside […] so often fears are trapped in a self aware place.” [07:00]

–Grace Bonney on After the Jump

“To me — I equate raising my voice to confrontation, which really scares me..second only to snakes!” [04:00]

–Julia Turshen on After the Jump

Aug 06 2014
32 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 40: Frequently Asked Questions

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How does a blog make money? What tools should a blogger know about? On this episode of After the Jump, host Grace Bonney and Amy Azzarito tackle the top questions they regularly come across at Design*Sponge. Hear what an average day at Design*Sponge is like- including team meetings, scheduling some “you” time, and surviving the flood of emails. Building Design*Sponge also means extensive outreach; this how they find homes across the world- from France to the United States! Hear what motivates them, and what is next for the site. Find out what they would be doing if Design*Sponge didn’t exist, and how they wrangle with their cats’ destructive tendencies. This program was sponsored by BluePrint.

“Every adult wants to know how you have a job when you work on the internet.” [5:05]

— Amy Azzarito on After the Jump

“Start thinking of yourself as a producer of content and that content does not necessarily live where you live.” [10:30]

“I am increibly motivated by feedback. Whether it’s good or bad, I enjoy comments.” [8:45]

— Grace Bonney on After the Jump

May 16 2013
33 mins
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Rank #13: Episode 3: Genevieve Gorder

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On the third installment of After the Jump, Grace Bonney gets a chance to sit and chat with another inspiration of hers, TV personality and accomplished designer Genevieve Gorder. Hear how Genevieve created her professional path and how Minneapolis helped shape her design sense. Listen as she tells stories of MTV internships, college revelations and Duffy Design Studio. Learn more about what it takes to makes your design career dreams a reality from somebody who made exactly that happen. This program was sponsored by White Oak Pastures.

“My job is to imagine harder than you can.”

“When I found graphic design [in college], it was like the heavens had opened and I found my path.”

“I knew everything about design and I was trained, but switching mediums required a bigger learning curve.”

“Television gives you a platform to do powerful things.”

–designer and TV personality Genevieve Gorder on After the Jump

May 07 2012
31 mins
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Rank #14: Episode 71: Etsy Wholesale and West Elm Local

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On today’s episode, Grace interviews Vanessa Bertozzi from Etsy Wholesale and Abigail Jacobs from West Elm to talk about Etsy’s new wholesale program and West Elm Local. Tune in to hear about both of these new revolutionary services! This program has been sponsored by Of A Kind.

“We wanted to develop some professional tools that would really speak to that type of designer, that seller that’s operating at this level, where they’re doing wholesale. So I’m really hoping that it will help keep Etsy evolving and moving forward.” [11:15]

–Vanessa Bertozzi on After The Jump

Apr 24 2014
28 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 59: Amanda Gorski

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Continuing the interior design theme from last week, host Grace Bonney brings in guest interior designer Amanda Gorski. Amanda tells us about how her attention to arrangement and presentation in her own home as a child influenced her introduction into the world of interior design. After the break, she and Grace discuss the difficulties inherent to the interior design world, and how to get by in the industry. This program has been sponsored by the International Culinary Center.

“There’s a lot that goes into [interior design] that you don’t learn working for someone else.” [6:15]

“It’s hard being younger in New York and on your own and in this industry where you kind of have to pay your dues in interior design before you can become a big name.” [23:15]

Amanda Gorski on After The Jump

Jan 16 2014
29 mins
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Rank #16: Episode 9: Tina Shoulders

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On this episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney is joined in the studio by designer Tina Shoulders to talk about diversity in the design world. Tina has designed textiles for the likes of Tommy Hilfiger, CK Jeans, and Martha Stewart, and designs for her own company, Laidback Home. Hear about how Tina introduced the design world to a wealth of designers of different backgrounds via a panel at New York Design Week. How has the blogosphere served designers of color, and how can these designers get more exposure? Hear some of Tina’s helpful tips in discovering new designers, and the role of the internet in democratizing design. Tune into this episode to hear more discussions about non-Western designers, aboriginal design and culture, and the importance of introducing children to creative jobs at an early age. This program has been brought to you by Hearst Ranch.

“If you want to see different perspectives, you have to look in different places.”

“There’s such a richness in knowing about people’s different backgrounds, knowing their contribution, and what has caused them to create as a result of how they grew up and where they grew up.”

Tina Shoulders on After the Jump

Jul 09 2012
31 mins
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Rank #17: Episode 89: Lisa Congdon of Art, Inc.

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You don’t have to starve to be an artist. Find out how to build a career doing what you love on a brand new episode of After the Jump. Grace Bonney is joined by Artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon, best known for her colorful paintings and drawings. Since 2007, she has been illustrating for clients including The Museum of Modern Art, Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Chronicle Books, The Land of Nod, The Obama Campaign and Simon & Schuster, among others. Lisa is also known for her intricate line drawings, pattern design & hand lettering and has licensed her work for fabric, kitchen linens, wallpaper and bedding. In addition to illustrating full time, Lisa maintains a thriving Etsy shop and writes a popular daily blog of her work, life and inspiration called Today is Going to be Awesome. She is the author of A Collection a Day, Whatever You Are, Be a Good One and Art Inc.. Tune in and find out how Lisa found her career in art, what advice she has for aspiring artists and what she plans on doing with the next phase of her life. This program was brought to you by Mail Chimp.

“I’ve always been sort of obsessed with digging up treasures.” [05:00]

“Because art is so subjective, we think we don’t deserve to be here we often feel like impostors. We’re mystified by the way it all works. Years later having figured out the way it all works, I have really learned that I have a place and that all of these ideas I had about what other people thought of me were all in my own head.” [12:00]

“I actually feel like my career will thrive more the more I’m enjoying my life in general. Sometimes working super hard all of the time is just not sustainable.” [29:00]

–Lisa Congdon on After the Jump

Sep 17 2014
32 mins
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Rank #18: Episode 39: Raising the Bar

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Solo show! Grace Bonney talks about recent obstacles and difficulties she’s faced personally and professionally and how she overcame them. Things don’t have to be hectic! And Grace will show you how. Take a breath, and listen to the words of wisdom of this pro blogger, entrepreneur, and go-getter! Thanks to our sponsor, BluePrint.

“Don’t be afraid to cast a wide net.” [18:45]

“Having a plan B doesn’t mean you’re setting yourself up to fail, it means you’re a practical business owner.” [19:30]

“The big challenges are always out there, they’re always looming, and they’re not always the scary things we think they are, they might the challenges and the little bit of push we all need to really get to the next place with our business.” [33:20]– Author Grace Bonney on After the Jump!

May 01 2013
33 mins
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Rank #19: Episode 13: Work, Life, and Balance

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On this episode of After the Jump, host Grace Bonney is talking about the importance of balancing work and managing stress. Today, Grace pulls from her personal experiences in order to offer some sound advice about having an efficient and happy work life. Tune in to learn about how being honest with yourself can help to realize your professional goals, and how prioritizing can lead to effective productivity. Hear about how Grace made changes in her life, and how you can avoid the burn-out that is pervasive in the digital community. Grace also notes the importance of a support system, and lists some valuable resources for people experiencing a work life imbalance. This episode has been brought to you by Clarkson Potter Publishers.

“While flexibility and understanding with yourself is good, also having some hard lines is never a bad thing.”

“Your career is rarely ruined by saying ‘no’ to a single opportunity or making a single mistake, but what can ruin it is being burned out, being uninspired, and not operating efficiently or to the best of your ability.”

Grace Bonney on After the Jump

Aug 13 2012
30 mins
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Rank #20: Episode 56: Shanan Campanaro

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This week on After The Jump, host Grace Bonney brings in Brooklyn based artist and founder of Eskayel, Shanan Campanaro. They discuss her first steps into the world of artistry and how she has expanded, as well as her commitment to keeping her work eco-friendly. Shanan describes her preference for designing home products over fashion, and lists a few things that are essential for her to have a productive work day. This program has been sponsored by Blueprint.

“One of the luxuries with home as opposed to fashion, where I worked before, is that you can make everything to order.” [22:25]

Shanan Campanaro on After The Jump

Dec 05 2013
29 mins
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