Keep Connected with Meetup CEO David Siegel

Keep Connected with Meetup CEO David Siegel

Keep Connected is a podcast about the power of community hosted by me, David Siegel, CEO of Meetup. For nearly 20 years, Meetup has fostered connections and inspired lifelong friendships for its members. Ranked among the top 25 CEO podcasts, tune in to hear inspiring stories of how these connections have changed lives and learn from experts who will explain the real impact of community. Keep connected with us today! For podcast questions, topic suggestions, or just to connect, reach out to us at podcast@meetup.com

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June 9, 2021 43 min

As the leader of the largest tech group on Meetup and an experienced LGBTQ+ organizer, Eustacio Andy Saldaña (he/him) knows his way around community building. Hear Andy’s advice for promoting equity in the workplace, finding a mentor, and growing a healthy Meetup group in this episode of Keep Connected.

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Adam Smiley Poswolsky has published three books, given countless speeches, and has a TED Talk with 1.5 million views. It’s safe to say that his message on finding meaning as a millennial is resonating. In this episode of Keep Connected, Smiley shares advice that’s useful for any generation. You’ll hear lessons from his new book, Friendship in the Age of Loneliness, as well as tips for finding work that works for you, speaking publi...

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There’s something powerful that happens when women from different walks of life come together to take charge of their finances. Sara Glakas, an investment advisor and organizer of Austin Women’s Investing Group on Meetup, joins Keep Connected with group member Caitlin Meredith to discuss the value of financial planning in a community setting. Learn about investing for the future, finding support, building a diverse community, and m...

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April 28, 2021 35 min

Community has the power to change lives. It also has the power to change businesses. In this interview with David Spinks, a seasoned community manager, co-founder of CMX, and author of The Business of Belonging, you’ll hear why more and more companies are investing in community. David shares the seven Ps of community building and how to find community-market fit. By the end of the episode, you’ll know more about how to make communi...

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April 14, 2021 41 min

At Meetup, Bob Wells and Suanne Carlson are well-known group organizers who help nomads and van dwellers find community on the road. You may know them from their autobiographical roles in the award-winning film, Nomadland. In this episode of Keep Connected, Bob and Suanne discuss their film debut and the liberating life philosophy behind nomadism. Tune in to learn how community is an essential part of, rather than a contrast to, th...

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March 31, 2021 39 min

Author and CEO of Daybreaker, Radha Agrawal is on a mission to help people experience joy more often. Pairing the glamour of nightlife with insights from neuroscience, Radha’s early-morning dance parties encourage participants to feel a healthy, natural buzz without drugs or alcohol. In this episode, Radha explains how to bio-hack happiness by activating the brain’s neuro-chemicals that stimulate joy. She’ll also explain why commun...

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March 17, 2021 37 min

Boston-based Meetup organizer Ron Levine describes his path from a mindfulness skeptic to becoming a seasoned meditation guide. You’ll hear about his down-to-earth approach to teaching meditation in his Meetup group, which has more than 1,000 members. Stick around for other bits of wisdom including the relationship between suffering and stress, how to measure personal success, and the palpable energy a community can produce while m...

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In this episode, Rachel Wilkerson Miller, Deputy Editor of VICE Life and author of The Art of Showing Up, explains why being there for yourself is an important part of being there for others. You’ll hear her concrete advice for caring for yourself and your community in the midst of a pandemic, tips for staying organized, and lessons on how listening to your needs can lead to more meaningful friendships. 

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February 17, 2021 26 min

As a lifelong introvert, David Good knows as well as anyone how hard it can be to make new friends. In this episode, a seasoned Meetup organizer explains why he was inspired to overcome his social anxieties to organize events for shy people to connect. David will explain how with a little perseverance, even the most socially anxious can find their people and overcome loneliness. 


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Since high school, Jillian has felt the need to bring people together. In this episode, David speaks with author and community enthusiast Jillian Richardson about growing up in a high-achieving environment, the surprising prevalence of loneliness in urban areas, and strategies for hosting inclusive events. 

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January 20, 2021 29 min

In episode 2, David chats with Edward Zia, who runs large-scale business workshops and coaching sessions in Australia. You’ll hear Edward’s inspiring journey from homelessness to becoming an internationally respected business coach, as well as how he used Meetup to build his business, empower others, and even meet his wife! 

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January 5, 2021 34 min

In the first episode of Keep Connected, Meetup CEO David Siegel interviews author, blogger, and community building expert Jono Bacon. For Jono, successful community building begins by offering solutions to a common problem. Tune in for lessons on incentivizing behavior, meaningful metrics, book recs, and more! 

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December 18, 2020 1 min

Keep Connected is a podcast about the power of community hosted by me, David Siegel, CEO of Meetup. For nearly 20 years, Meetup has fostered connections and inspired lifelong friendships for its members. Tune in to hear inspiring stories of how these connections have changed lives and learn from experts who will explain the real impact of community. Keep connected with us today!


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