Culture Capsules

Culture Capsules

Culture Capsules™ with Mr. Wendell - Where the MegaStars Meet the MetaVerse. Mr. Wendell is an influential music manager/tour manager for major artists such as Lil Wayne, Drake, Justin Bieber, New Edition, Jay-Z, Cash Money, and many others. Culture Capsules™ with Mr. Wendell features an innovative and immersive new genre of podcasting bringing A-List talent together for exclusive technology drops, spotlights on their catalog as collectors, talks about NFTS and the crypto-verse, and integrated commerce via simulcasts on Talkshoplive® and all major podcast platforms. Celebrity guests to include Rick Ross, T.I., Lil Twist and many others.Mr. Wendell has 25+ years of experience organizing and leading domestic/international tours for many of today’s biggest music stars. Mr. Wendell has now taken his genius to the tech world, where he is Co-Founder and Head of Studio for SDK Culture. Guests of Season One will receive commemorative First Run MetaZERO phones certified via an NFT minted on Cardano. MetaZERO is a secure mobile device that enables Zero SIM-jacking, Zero attack on voice and messaging, and Zero attack on filesharing/ photo storage -- all of which allows customers to maintain their privacy while enabling best-in-class secure communications within their social circle.

Episodes

July 13, 2022 43 sec

We The Culture delivers straight talk and education about NFTs, Crypto, Blockchain, Web 3.0, and the Metaverse. Hosted by Mr. Wendell, who achieved great success in hip-hop/music circles as Cash Money tour manager (Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj), and worked live events/concerts all over the world with Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, New Edition, Puff Daddy, and many others; and Ron Baptiste, brand management and marketing executive who rolle...

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Before you jump into the metaverse you have to have some sort of NFT (Non-fungible token). Before you obtain an NFT you have to own some type of cryptocurrency to obtain the NFT. That cryptocurrency sits on top of the computer network data base called The Blockchain. Mr. Wendell and Ron break it all down on this episode of Culture Capsules.

 

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In this episode Mr. Wendell and Ron Baptiste speak with Ruth McCartney of McCartney Multimedia, early pioneers in the online world since 1994. But Ruth's beginnings as a database manager go back to the 60's, as a fan club manager of her step brother Paul's band The Beatles. It's where she first learned about the importance of connectivity between people from different parts of the world.

'The Digital Diva', R...

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In this episode of Culture Capsules, Mr. Wendell is joined by his 'partner in crypto' Ron Baptiste, Chief Content Officer and Co-Founder of SDK Co. After hearing from Ron that he missed the 'drop' for the new Budweiser 'Budverse' NFTs, Wendell buys one during the show. This prompts them to talk about the steps of how to set up a wallet and purchase NFTs. 

They also discuss the recent Michael Jordan NFT drop (...

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In this episode Mr. Wendell talks to former TV host (CNBC, Fox Business), investor, analyst, economist, and hedge fund manager Cody Willard about his new endeavor SKTLs Space Crypto. SKTLs will help to clear the way for the space revolution with a new incentive system of social good through profit motive.

Cory also shares his reasons for being 'bearish' on crypto and NFT investing at the moment. Considering he bought into Ap...

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How did Alex Dixon go from working for Goldman Sachs in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department to the CEO of one of only two casinos in the United States that run as a non-profit? Hear about his amazing journey as the first in his family "to reap the benefits of the country his family helped build". He sees more non-profit casino models being built to help regenerate areas and cities all over the country.

Mr. Wendell and Al...

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Rashad Jennings has quite a resume, and he talks about his path from sports (NFL running back), to writing (NY Times Best Selling Author), to TV (Dancing With The Stars champion!), to Esports gaming entrepreneur (Nevahlost), to working in the non-profit space as a children's literacy advocate. Listen to Mr. Wendell explain NFTs and how they will affect Rashad, and all of us, in the future. Mr. Wendell tells us it's still ea...

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Mr. Wendell talks about the future of the Metaverse with Marina Worre, Founder and CEO of Worre Studios in Las Vegas.  Worre studios is a 25,000 square foot state of the art production studio used to produce the ultimate interactive online virtual experiences.

Marina had a very strong support staff as a child, learning she could accomplish anything. She talks about how a bad relationship tore down some of her self confidence, and th...

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Joel Comm is a New York Times bestselling author, NFT expert, blockchain enthusiast, professional keynote speaker, social media marketing strategist, live video expert, technologist, brand influencer, futurist and eternal 12-year-old.

Travis Wright is a top marketing technologist, author, keynote speaker, blockchain advisor, tech journalist, and podcast host. He is the former global digital and social strategist at Symantec for the ...

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In Dallas, Texas at a rap show many years ago, a brash young rapper asked Mr. Wendell if he could get on stage 'if nobody shows up for their slot'. At first Mr. Wendell said no, but then took a chance on the young kid. That kid was Lil Twist, that performance legendary, and their amazing friendship and collaboration has continued to this day. Hear about the friends love of "Pops" collectibles and the meta-verse, whi...

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Mr. Wendell talks with Sam Taylor, who explains his journey from professional athlete to fashion designer. He began creating merchandise for Grammy Award Winners OUTKAST and their OUTKAST Clothing, which led him to senior design roles working with Fortune 500 companies such as Pac Sun, Levi's, and Old Navy. In 2017 Taylor founded his own label Silent Panda. He talks about the importance of fashion being tied to culture, and uti...

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Mr. Wendell is like a 'kid in a candy store' talking with collector, curator, and archivist David Bieber. Bieber's archives represent 50-plus years of collecting and preserving the popular culture, music and media of the 20th and 21st centuries. David has acquired more than two million artifacts, building a collection ranging from vintage vinyl to antique radios, movie memorabilia to original Andy Warhol art, posters to...

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In this episode Mr. Wendell speaks with entrepreneur, activist, and producer Jaquial Durham. Jaquial talks about the inspiration for his non-profit organization "For The Love Of Community", and his "Public Culture Entertainment" production company. They also dive deeper into how the intersections of history, fashion, tech, and culture will help build future community.

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On this episode Mr. Wendell talks with Fernando Varela, American operatic tenor, currently on tour with the legendary David Foster. While Fernando started singing later (age 17), he was already collecting baseball cards and other memorabilia. They talk about hanging with baseball greats, and how NFT's and physical collectables together will be around for a long time. Fernando also discusses how all of society will be involved i...

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Mr. Wendell talks with Darius of PK-9 Dog Training about creating "High Power Pets". They also talk Travis Scott collectables, and discuss how being successful running your own business can not only be positive for the owner but positive for the entire community. 

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Carrie Able is an internationally renowned multidisciplinary artist, working with XR media, music, painting, cryptocurrency, and poetry. Her musical style has been compared to Patti Smith, Lou Reed, and The Doors. Carrie talks about her creative journey of bringing art and technology together, and that moment of being 'hooked' the first time she painted with a VR headset on. Mr. Wendell and Carrie dive deep into the future ...

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Please join Mr Wendell as he talks with Thaddeus Ford, a 6th generation jazz musician from New Orleans, Listen for his family's fascinating history in American music history. His talent is deeply steeped in his DNA.

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Mr Wendell digs deep into the roots of the Atlanta music scene with one of its own, Q Parker. Q is hugely gifted- a multi-award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, businessman, philanthropist and exercise enthusiast. 

He is one of the co-founders of the award-winning, multi-platinum selling group 112, which began when Q was in high school. They found massive success during the mid 1990's to mid 2000's with hits featuring N...

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Join Mr Wendell as he talks with award winning actor, producer and director, Terri Vaughn-
they have an amazing discussion that will make you feel welcome while learning about the
metaverse, crypto and creating iconic entertainment projects for the masses. Their engagement and friendship is real, which is inviting to the listener.

Terri has accomplished a TON...here are just a bit about her career.
As an actress, Terri J. Vaughn first ...

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After a lifetime in the music business, Mr Wendell has incredible friends and tremendous relationships. This inaugural episode of Culture Capsules is a behind the scenes discussion with one of the preeminent tastemakers in the business, the iconic photographer who captured the moments that became music history's most famous images, Pat Johnson.

Spanning fifty decades of Rock star history, Pat's work includes The Rolling Ston...

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