Sep 15, 2020
Cancon and Beyond - How Wattpad Is Becoming a Global Content Destination and Distributor
31 min

COVID lockdown restrictions have boosted the desire to consume creative content higher than ever. What’s new about this era is where the content is coming from -- a diversity of voices from around the globe, not originally directly linked to traditional publishing firms, production companies, or movie studios.

We explore this phenomenon in this episode of RBC Disruptors by looking into the origin story of Wattpad. As co-founder and CEO Allen Lau tells host John Stackhouse, the company was inspired by the desire for a good app for reading on mobile phones. Now, it’s turned into a content powerhouse, with more than 4 million writers uploading stories in 50 different languages. The most promising are turned into books, T.V. shows, and movies, like The Kissing Booth, After We Collided, and She’s With Me, thanks in part to Wattpad’s custom AI engine.

It’s a global company with global perspectives, but Lau believes it’s also important to represent Canadian perspectives on the world stage. This episode of RBC Disruptorslooks at a whole new viewpoint on Canadian content.

The Mike Herrera Podcast
The Mike Herrera Podcast
Mike Herrera
#335 with Bob McKnight and Friends on Between This World and the Next
What is MXPX doing live on the internet? Bob McKnight and I talk about what it was like to see the show and from my perspective, what it was like to do the show. Bob interviewed some of you from the MXPX community that saw the 1st round for Between This World and the Next. Special thanks to Danny, Nathan, Carmen, James and Katie for talking about your experiences on the podcast. And thanks again to Bob McKnight for doing the interviews and putting it all together. Happy Thanksgiving! Black Friday Holiday Gift Guide Preview! Unwrap Holiday Merch on 11/26 at MXPX.com TICKETS FOR DECEMBER SHOWS 2020 ------------------------- Have you subscribed to the pod? Big Thanks to RØDE MICS --------------------------------------------------- LIFE IN QUARANTINE - THE COLLECTION HOMEWARD BOUND! TEXT LIST - Join our Text list by texting MXPX to 31996 Merch still available at www.mxpx.com MUSIC -LISTENER CHALLENGE- Listen to MXPX Self Titled Deluxe Album at least once a day. Use hashtag #mxpx or #mxpxsuperchallenge The MXPX Super Challenge Playlist Big link to everything MXPX BAND LINK MXPX - Self Titled Deluxe Edition Mike Herrera - Moment's Like These: TX Mike Herrera - Superman - LISTEN HERE! I now have an Artist Series Music Man Stingray from Ernie Ball! You can order straight from the shop on the Music Man website. A portion of proceeds goes to MusicCares! MIKE HERRERA SIGNATURE SERIES BASS If you like the podcast- Subscribe, rate and review on Apple. Support what I do at MXPX.com Leave a message with your question on the Mike Herrera Podcast voicemail. (some could be aired on future episodes of the podcast) 360-830-6660 (US number) 3 min limit per message.
1 hr 12 min
Bourbon Pursuit
Bourbon Pursuit
Bourbon Pursuit
281 - The Dant and Yellowstone History with Stephen Beam of Limestone Branch
You may have never heard of Limestone Branch, and you may just now be hearing about Yellowstone bourbon, but you will soon learn the roots of this distillery. Stephen Beam, yep there’s a lot of Beams in the bourbon industry around Kentucky, is a descendant of the Dant family. Yes, that JW Dant you are thinking of right now. This one is full of rich history on the family as well as the labels. Show Partners: * The University of Louisville has an online Distilled Spirits Business Certificate that focuses on the business side of the spirits industry. Learn more at uofl.me/bourbonpursuit. * Penelope Bourbon is a new award-winning four grain bourbon from a unique blend of three bourbon mash bills. Receive free shipping on Seelbachs.com using the promo code “PENELOPEPURSUIT”. * Track your tasting notes and connect with other bourbon drinkers. Search for Oak Bottle App on the Apple App Store or visit https://bourbo.nz/oakbottle. * You can now buy Barrell Craft Spirits products online and have them shipped right to your door. Visit BarrellBourbon.com and click Buy Now. * Minimize drink dilution without sacrificing chill power with Meltdown, the ultimate ice ball press. Use code "PURSUIT" to receive $100 off. Learn more at MeltdownIce.com. * The Duo Glass and Travel Decanter. Innovative products from Aged & Ore to compliment your bourbon. Visit https://bourbo.nz/agedandore. * Stop putting stickers on picks and take total control of your own private label with Krogman's. Learn more at Krogmans.com. Show Notes: * This week’s Above the Char with Fred Minnick talks about bourbon gifts. * Do you believe in aliens? * What was it like growing up as a Beam? * Talk about the history of the Dants. * What happened with the Dants during Prohibition? * Tell us about Yellowstone. * Do you watch the show Yellowstone? * When was JW Dant sold? * How did you decide to get into the business? * What were the early days like? * What was it like starting with moonshine? * How many barrels of bourbon were you holding back? * Was it difficult to bring in a partner and give up some control? * Talk about the partnership with Luxco. * How have the operations changed? * Tell us about Minor Case. * Why don't you call yourself a Master Distiller? * Tell us about your products. Support this Podcast on Patreon
1 hr 10 min
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