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Disruptor Series

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From movers to shakers to great content makers, these are the people disrupting business, culture and life. Join host Rob Schwartz, CEO of TBWAChiatDay NY, on the Disruptor Series Podcast.

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From movers to shakers to great content makers, these are the people disrupting business, culture and life. Join host Rob Schwartz, CEO of TBWAChiatDay NY, on the Disruptor Series Podcast.

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Get closer to people who are one step ahead

By MisterMomentum - Apr 12 2019
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The Disruptor Series is what got me hooked on podcasts. And now that I’ve listened to a number of others–I’m even more enthusiastic about this series. Rob Schwartz is a great host, an avid reader, and genuinely curious. Unlike many hosts who just like to hear the sound of their own voice, Rob is in a class of his own as an interviewer. The guests are thought leaders and disruptors–a number have written books and these book shares add to the podcast experience. My only complaint–need more episodes. More cowbell.

Insightful + Inspiring

By dougpresident - Mar 09 2017
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Happy to have found a podcast that goes down the wormhole of the creative minds of disruptive thinkers!

iTunes Ratings

17 Ratings
Average Ratings
12
2
1
1
1

Get closer to people who are one step ahead

By MisterMomentum - Apr 12 2019
Read more
The Disruptor Series is what got me hooked on podcasts. And now that I’ve listened to a number of others–I’m even more enthusiastic about this series. Rob Schwartz is a great host, an avid reader, and genuinely curious. Unlike many hosts who just like to hear the sound of their own voice, Rob is in a class of his own as an interviewer. The guests are thought leaders and disruptors–a number have written books and these book shares add to the podcast experience. My only complaint–need more episodes. More cowbell.

Insightful + Inspiring

By dougpresident - Mar 09 2017
Read more
Happy to have found a podcast that goes down the wormhole of the creative minds of disruptive thinkers!
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Disruptor Series

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From movers to shakers to great content makers, these are the people disrupting business, culture and life. Join host Rob Schwartz, CEO of TBWAChiatDay NY, on the Disruptor Series Podcast.

Rank #1: Allison Kluger is "Disrupting Your Favorite Brand: You"

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Allison Kluger teaches at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. She's also creator and Lecturer of “Project You: Building and Extending Your Personal Brand,” a course she teaches with model and TV Personality Tyra Banks. On this episode, she and Rob unpack what it takes to be a leader in this day and age. How to have presence in a room. And how to disrupt your personal brand. Allison has 25+ years of experience in broadcast media, entertainment, and digital platforms. She’s been nominated for an Emmy four times and was an original producer on the popular ABC show, The View. In other words, listen, and learn. 

Credits

Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Theresa Howard/Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Dan Bradbury

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Aug 06 2018

38mins

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Rank #2: Michael Farmer is "Chronicling the Disruptions of the Advertising Business”

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Michael Farmer, the author of the best-selling book “Madison Avenue Manslaughter,” is deeply well-versed in the crisis that agencies and brands face today. It’s a crisis of growth. Trust. And money. Listen in as Michael lays out the problems and offers up practical and powerful solutions to agencies and CMOs.

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Theresa Howard/Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Dan Bradbury

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Feb 26 2018

56mins

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Rank #3: Eaon Pritchard Is Disrupting All That Has Gone Wrong With Advertising

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Eaon Pritchard is a writer and a practicing advertising strategist. He's written a wonderful book called, Where Did It All Go Wrong? Adventures at the Dunning Kruger Peak of Advertising. In it, Eaon attempts to find the truth and some clarity in today's chaotic, conflicting and jargon-happy advertising world. His book and this podcast are chock-a-block with wit, wisdom, musical knowledge and seemingly random references from science and pop culture. Listen in and learn where things went wrong and what it takes to make them right. 

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Apr 29 2019

38mins

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Rank #4: Disruptor Series Special: Andrew Loog Oldham

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A funny thing happened on Rob's way to doing legendary music producer and genius impresario Andrew Loog Oldham’s new podcast, “Sound + Vision.” We wound up creating a Disruptor Series Podcast at the exact same time. Listen in as Andrew and Rob discuss Rock ‘N’ Roll, The Rolling Stones and all manner of disruptive stuff. 
 
You can check out Andrew's podcast out on the below platforms & social channels.

Credits

Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Theresa Howard/Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Dan Bradbury

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

 
Links to Sound + Vision's podcast per platform:
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sounds-and-vision-podcast/id1434577946

Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1434577946/sounds-and-vision-podcast
Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=230479&refid=stpr
TuneIn: https://tunein.com/podcasts/Music-Podcasts/Sounds-and-Vision-Podcast-p1153662/
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5rs2gmSB6KkiA3ylvYVcpL?si=yCdErG5CRuyVLtlxlmOwXw
Blog entry: http://soundsandvision.net/episode-0001-rob-schwartz/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewloogoldham/videos/161133131
Twitter: https://twitter.com/loogoldham/status/1045052785224560641
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BoM6L7LHrQ7/

Sep 26 2018

57mins

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Rank #5: Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson are Disrupting Hollywood and Points Beyond on this Disruptor Series LIVE Special

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On this special episode, you can here award-winning comedians, show-runners and writers Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson live at TBWAChiatDay in New York. Here the hilarious duo sits down with Disruptor Series co-founder Doug Melville to talk about their rise through the rough and tumble world of comedy. And all about the ways their Comedy Central series Broad City disrupts the classic Hollywood model. They'll make you laugh, too. Listen in right here.

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Host - Doug Melville

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Jan 28 2019

52mins

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Rank #6: The Moth is "Disrupting Storytelling"

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Imagine a sultry summer evening. A couple of friends are gathered around when someone pipes up and says, "Did I ever tell you the story about..." And then a great yarn is unfurled. Well, that moment, that feeling, was exactly what poet and novelist George Dawes Green wanted to create in 1997. Only with a stage. And nothing but a storyteller. A microphone. And an audience. Twenty years later, The Moth is now one of the world's most successful, influential, and entertaining cultural forces. Have a listen to this special LIVE Disruptor Series with Moth storyteller, Liel Leibovitz and a conversation with Artistic Director Catherine Burns.

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Theresa Howard/Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Dan Bradbury

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Sep 19 2017

48mins

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Rank #7: Snoop is “Disrupting Pop Culture”

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If you think Snoop Dogg is just a rapper then you’re in for a surprise. Snoop is creating music and so much more. He’s curating and producing award-winning shows like “Get Out” and “Atlanta.” He’s creating and starring in content like “Pot Luck Dinner Party" with Martha Stewart, he’s making documentaries for Netflix and creating bits for Jimmy Kimmel. Also, with close to 20 million followers on Instagram, Snoop is a force of social media nature. And he’s not just posting on social media, he’s owning pieces of these platforms. And this is only half of it. On this special edition of the Disruptor Series Podcast, recorded live at the 2017 ADCOLOR Conference, Snoop sits down with Disruptor Series co-founder, Doug Melville and Ryan Ford the Chief Creative Officer of Snoop’s ad agency, Cashmere. As Snoop says, he’s “Disrupting to push the culture forward.” Listen and be inspired.

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Host - Doug Melville

Intro/Outro Voiced by Theresa Howard/Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Dan Bradbury

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Oct 23 2017

54mins

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Rank #8: Jeron Smith is Disrupting Athlete Marketing

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Jeron Smith is the CEO of Unanimous Media, a company he cofounded with business partner and NBA superstar, Stephen Curry. 

Together they develop and produce cross-platform media on TV, theatrical and streaming platforms, around the core brand tenets of Steph. 

Listen in as Disruptor Series Cofounder Doug Melville unpacks Jeron's journey from UCLA to Nike to the Obama White House, and how life is as a 30-something CEO.  

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Host - Doug Melville 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

May 31 2019

55mins

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Rank #9: Nancy Tag is "Disrupting Madison Avenue"

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Professor Nancy Tag is injecting new life and new blood into Madison Avenue from the heart of Harlem. From her modern classrooms at fabled City College of New York, she is spearheading the BIC (Brand + Integrated) Masters Degree Program. Her mission is to make marketing and advertising as smart, diverse and savvy as the students she's recruiting and teaching. Listen in as Rob and Nancy talk about the past, present and future of advertising -- and the people and ideas who have and will shape it.

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Theresa Howard/Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Sep 07 2017

46mins

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Rank #10: Joan Baker and Rudy Gaskins are “Disrupting our Ears”

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From Siri to Alexa to the proliferation of animated shows and podcasts, the human voice is having a moment. And no one is relishing this moment more than the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences. Founded by actor and writer Joan Baker and Film and TV director Rudy Gaskins the Society of Voice Arts is on a mission to educate and celebrate the power and potential of speech and verbal communication for people, entertainment and brands. Listen in as Rob Schwartz, host of the Disruptor Series Podcast, unpacks this very vocal phenomenon.

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Theresa Howard/Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Dan Bradbury

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Mar 14 2018

42mins

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Rank #11: Ryan Fey is "Disrupting His Advertising Career”

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Ryan Fey is the star of the Food Network’s latest, delicious offering, “The Grill Dads.” Yet before he was on his way to becoming a culinary TV superstar, Ryan was building brands and running Omelet, the ad agency he founded. So why would a founder disrupt his business, throw caution to the wind and jump ship into a totally new profession? Tune in and find out as Disruptor Series Podcast host Rob Schwartz sits down with Ryan to understand what ingredients it takes to leave one successful gig and start another. 

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Theresa Howard/Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Dan Bradbury

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Feb 21 2018

38mins

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Rank #12: Kat Gordon is “Disrupting the Patriarchy.”

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Kat Gordon is the founder of the 3% Conference which has now become the 3% Movement. The number, 3%, comes from her original calculation that showed that 97% of creative directors in the advertising business were men. And a mere 3% were women. Kat set out to change this abysmal ratio. And in six short years she has lead nothing short of a revolution and moved the number to 29%. Her work isn’t done by any stretch. So listen in to this compelling and inspirational Disruptor Series Podcast as Kat tells Rob where she’s taking the Movement, the flashpoint where it all started and what you can do if you see injustice in the world.  

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Theresa Howard/Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Dan Bradbury

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Nov 08 2017

37mins

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Rank #13: Nancy Koehn is “Disrupting History”

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Nancy Koehn is an historian and a professor at the Harvard Business School. She’s just written an incredible book on leadership called, “Forged In Crisis.” The book tells the story of five great leaders who emerged as a result of major disruptions in their lives. What’s also disruptive is her style. Her history reads like fiction. And at key moments in the book, Nancy “breaks the fourth wall,” to give you a lesson in leadership. Listen in as she and Rob unpack the leadership journeys of Ernest Shackleton, Abraham Lincoln, Fredrick Douglas, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Rachel Carson.

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Executive Producer - Dan Bradbury

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Jan 23 2018

41mins

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Rank #14: Advertising Week Special: Meet The Disruptors

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We're thrilled to share some terrific LIVE conversations we had with 6 Disruptors: Jon Bond of Tomorro, Abigail Posner of Google, Thomas Kolster, writer of Goodvertising, Professor Anthony Kalamut of Seneca College, Glisten McCrary of UTA and Shelley Zalis of The Girl's Lounge. Listen in as we unpack everything from AI to VR to Storytelling_2.0 and every buzzword in between.

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Executive Producer - Dan Bradbury

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Oct 05 2017

59mins

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Rank #15: George Tannenbaum is Disrupting The Youth

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George Tannenbaum is a true Disruptor. In a business where the average age is 31, George, at twice that age, is thriving as a working ECD and creative leader. You can read about his experiences in his wonderful blog, AdAged. A Business Insider “Most Influential” blog, AdAged chronicles the daily life of advertising today and occasionally reminds us of the magic of yore. Sometimes sardonic. Often incisive. Always heartfelt. Listen in as Rob and George reveal the secrets of longevity and relevance in advertising and life. 

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

May 17 2019

49mins

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Rank #16: Alan Yang is "Disrupting Hollywood”

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Alan Yang is disrupting the writer’s room. He’s an Asian-American writing for TV, movies and videos in a mostly white, Jewish and African-American industry.  On this episode of the Disruptor Series, Alan sits down with D-Series Co-Founder Doug Melville from a live session at TBWAChiatDay. Alan talks about how coming from a different perspective helped him fuel the fresh comedy for shows like “Parks and Recreation,” for which he received his first Emmy nomination. And the Netflix Emmy-award-winning series Master of None, which he co-created with Aziz Ansari. Alan also shares his foodie obsession and a little project he did with Jay Z. Listen in on our 20th show. 

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Host - Doug Melville

Intro/Outro Voiced by Theresa Howard/Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Dan Bradbury

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Dec 20 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #17: Abhi Nangia is Disrupting How Our Kids Learn

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Abhi Nangia is a social entrepreneur on a mission: he wants to help young people love learning. Even more nobly, he wants to "co-create a more peaceful, compassionate, beautiful world that we know is possible deep down in our hearts and souls." Sounds lofty? It's actually entirely pragmatic. Listen in as we unpack Abhi's unconventional, travel-happy life. Hear about the incredible content he and his team create. And learn more about his unique and disruptive educational force called BetterWorldEd.org, that is actually living up to its name by making the world better. 

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Mar 12 2019

39mins

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Rank #18: Disruptor Series Podcast Special: Live at Advertising Week with author Sam Conniff-Allende

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 Sam Conniff-Allende will disrupt your perception of pirates and what they can teach us about 21st Century business. In fact, Sam argues that the Golden Age of Piracy pirates were the "Millennials of the sea." In fact, he's written an inspired book on the subject called "Be More Pirate: Or How To Take On The World And Win." In the book (and on stage here) Sam shows how real pirates like Blackbeard, Henry Morgan, Anne Bonny and Black Caesar wrote the blueprint for how to thrive in modern day capitalism using limited resource and unlimited ingenuity. In this live Disruptor Series Podcast, you'll learn everything you need to disrupt business as usual. As Steve Jobs once said, "I'd rather be a pirate, than join the Navy." Find out why here. 

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Nov 01 2018

38mins

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Rank #19: Charlamagne tha God is Disrupting How You Think About Mental Health

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To recognize Mental Health Awareness Month, we sat down with popular radio and TV personality Charlamagne tha God to discuss his new book Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me. Recorded live at TBWAChiatDay New York, Charlamagne and Disruptor Series host Doug Melville talk about disrupting the conversation around mental health, anxiety and therapy in the urban community and among young creatives. 

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Host - Doug Melville 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

May 16 2019

47mins

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Rank #20: Disruptor Series Podcast Special: LIVE with the "Father of Disruption," Jean-Marie Dru

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Jean-Marie Dru invented the idea of "Disruption" in a business context. Today it is not only one of the most powerful forces for brands, it is the theory and methodology that powers us and our clients  at TBWA. In this special live episode of the podcast, Jean-Marie discusses his new book, "Thank You For Disrupting." It's an analysis and celebration of some of the world's most Disruptive entrepreneurs from Ariana Huffington to Zhang Ruimin to all of the legends in between including Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Oprah, Sergey and Larry and Lee Clow, to name but a few. Listen in as JMD, and Disruptor Series host, Rob Schwartz unpack Disruption and hear why it's more relevant today than at any other moment in history.

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Host - Rob Schwartz 

Intro/Outro Voiced by Sophia Barnett

Executive Producer - Sean Riojas

Audio Engineer/Sound Design - Corey Bauman

Jun 10 2019

45mins

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