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Story in a Bottle
Story in a Bottle
Have a drink with us as we hear the strange & varied life journeys of the most fascinating people in media & tech.
14 hours ago
In this engaging episode of Story in a Bottle, host Dan Maccarone sits down with a driving force in the tech, media, and entertainment industry—Polly Rodriguez, the founder of Unbound, the sexual wellness company targeted towards women. Over old-fashioneds, Polly shares her journey from a cancer diagnosis while in college to the realization of asexual […] The post Polly Rodriguez appeared first on Story in a Bottle.
1 hr 12 min
Feb 21, 2024
Mark Wystrach’s Unexpected Path: From Soap Operas to Music
Mark Wystrach is the leading vocalist for the critically acclaimed country band Midland. Known for his rich voice and compelling stage presence, Wystrach has helped steer Midland to significant feats in the music industry, including chart-topping singles and accolades like GRAMMY nominations. With a diverse background that encompasses modeling, acting, and entrepreneurship, Wystrach brings a […] The post Mark Wystrach’s Unexpected Path: From Soap Operas to Music appeared first on Story in a Bottle.
Feb 14, 2024
Carol Ray Hartsell
In this episode of “Story in a Bottle,” host Dan Maccarone pours over the career journey and personal anecdotes of Carol Ray Hartsell, an influential figure in the comedy and digital media landscape. The introductory conversation sets an intimate tone, reminiscing about the tight-knit New York comedy circuit that shaped her early career. Hartsell shares […] The post Carol Ray Hartsell appeared first on Story in a Bottle.
1 hr 2 min
Feb 7, 2024
In this candid conversation on “Story in a Bottle,” host Dan Maccarone unearths the intricate tapestry of Brian Stelter’s media journey. From humble beginnings to becoming a CNN host and critic of media practices, Stelter’s narrative is entwined with the evolving landscape of news media. Initially, Stelter shares memorable anecdotes from his formative years, including […] The post Brian Stelter appeared first on Story in a Bottle.
1 hr 6 min
Jan 31, 2024
In this captivating episode, host Dan Maccarone sits down with Bea Arthur, a trailblazer in the tech and mental health industries. Arthur delves into her personal and professional voyage, shedding light on the trials and triumphs along the way. With refreshing candor, Arthur recounts the challenges of starting her mental health-focused companies and how her […] The post Bea Arthur appeared first on Story in a Bottle.
Jan 24, 2024
Tristan Snell is a prominent figure with a dynamic professional history marked by tenacity and a pursuit of justice. He launched his career with a significant case at the New York Attorney General’s office, famously spearheading the investigation and prosecution against Trump University. This led to a $25 million settlement, setting a precedent for legal […] The post Tristan Snell appeared first on Story in a Bottle.
1 hr 12 min
Jan 17, 2024
Amanda Goetz may be known today as an influential voice in the world of marketing as both a creator and a pioneering fractional CMO, but her experience leading up to that is an inspiring tale of how you can become the person you always dreamed of being as a kid. Over diet coke, Amanda talked through her ups and downs of leading marketing at The Knot, founding & selling her own companies, as well as sharing quite transparently what it was like to do them all through marriage, kids and a divorce, Ultimately, she shares how she’s become her best self, embracing the good and the bad of those experiences to create a new roadmap to life. In the end it's turned out to be both more successful and fulfilling than she ever could have expected. The post Amanda Goetz appeared first on Story in a Bottle.
1 hr 12 min
Jul 31, 2019
When Bitcoin started gaining traction, Mike Dudas started buying. In fact, of all the cryptocurrencies out there, bitcoin is the only one he’s gone all in on. But his passion for the Blockchain and Crypto world didn’t end there. IN 2018, he not only put his money where is mouth was, but his whole career, […] The post Mike Dudas appeared first on Story in a Bottle.
1 hr 31 min
May 29, 2019
The tech world is understandably frustrating and at some point, you’ve just had enough. For Katie Smith-Adair, that point came after she watched Sonar, the startup she was working for, blow up. The mobile app was part of a plethora of location-based people finding networks that permeated South by Southwest in 2012, but never really […] The post Katie Smith-Adair appeared first on Story in a Bottle.
1 hr 4 min
May 22, 2019
From music promotion to managing bars. From political strategist to startup founder. From consultant to professor. Jeremy Kagan’s gone down many roads over the course of his career. Over a variety bourbons at Fool’s Gold in New York, Jeremy talks about how his career has taken so many different turns, the emotional trauma of running […] The post Jeremy Kagan appeared first on Story in a Bottle.
1 hr 14 min
May 1, 2019
Leah Finnegan’s journalism journey reads like the resume of someone decades in, which makes what she’s accomplished even more impressive. She first discovered her passion for journalism while working on the newspaper at the University of Texas and parlayed that into a stint at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she quickly realized that […] The post Leah Finnegan appeared first on Story in a Bottle.
1 hr 3 min
Apr 18, 2019
Adam Levin has lead five different lives or at least had five different careers. From consumer protector to politician to real estate investor to digital entrepreneur to best selling author. And there’s even more beyond that. Over glasses of Laphroaig scotch at Fool’s Gold in Manhattan, Adam sat down and discussed all of these facets […] The post Adam Levin appeared first on Story in a Bottle.
Mar 28, 2019
Growing up on the Hawaiian island of Kauai may not seem like a place where technology takes the forefront, but for Nicole Wilke it was a ubiquitous part of her life. Taking her lifelong education around design and computer science with her from the islands to the mainland, Nicole worked her way through media and […] The post Nicole Wilke appeared first on Story in a Bottle.
1 hr 11 min
Mar 13, 2019
When Nick Carlson started at Business Insider, he was a young reporter coming off stints at Gawker Media and Internet News, putting his faith in a fledgling media startup. Today, he’s the Global Editor-in-Chief of BI and oversees 250 plus reporters and writers at the publication, which has become one of the biggest voices in […] The post Nicholas Carlson appeared first on Story in a Bottle.
1 hr 9 min
Mar 5, 2019
The genre of political and social journalism has spawned a plethora of new voices over the past few years and Taylor Lorenz has emerged as a notable voice, most recently as a staff writer for The Atlantic. Her origin story starts in New York City, where she grew up and as social media became a […] The post Taylor Lorenz appeared first on Story in a Bottle.