Media Mavens Podcast

Media Mavens Podcast

Compelling, Provocative & Real! Media Mavens Podcast is all about sharing the latest and greatest trends, topics and tribulations with industry leading guests to talk about innovation, technology & entertainment to include sports, music, health and how we are making a difference in the world.

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September 22, 2021 34 min
This week, the Media Mavens meet up with Emiliano Reprah, Explorer and Writer at Discovery Inc. Born in Mexico and raised in Washington, D.C., Ruprah has developed a lifelong passion for wildlife and protecting both dying species and vanishing human cultures. Traveling across the world, Ruprah has worked on a variety of conservation series for National Geographic, citing Crittercam as his first love. A member of the Explorers Club,...
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This week, the Media Mavens meet up with Claudio Monesi, Operations Manager and Dive Master at Infinity Divers Aqua Center. Hailing from Italy, Monesi has travelled the world for over a decade pursuing his passions in the diving industry, with his travels including Thailand, Mexico, and Australia. Now, he’s spent his last few years residing in Roatán. With the Mavens, Monesi discusses a career in the diving industry, different type...
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September 8, 2021 46 min
This week, the Media Mavens meet up with artist Tommy Tejeda. Spending a lifetime in his craft, Tejeda started drawing comic books in Argentina at the age of 16, before going to work on a variety of superhero cartoons in the 1990s, including “Batman Beyond” and “Justice League.” Now, he’s spent over a decade working one of television’s most iconic cartoons: “The Simpsons,” where he currently serves on as the Lead Designer. Even bef...
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This week, the Media Mavens talk with Erik Keosky-Smith, Chief Growth Officer of Hownd. Playing a significant role in B2B and B2C marketing, Keosky-Smith has been with Hownd the past few years, with a major focus on “Fun, Yum and Zen” companies. Taking a riskier approach, Keosky-Smith and the rest of Hownd are all about giving clients minimal risk when working with them, making it clear they will not be paid until they deliver some...
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August 25, 2021 41 min
This week, the Media Mavens meet up with opera director and singer Aleta Braxton. Spending a lifetime in the music industry, Braxton has worked on over 150 productions for Los Angeles Opera, but her résumé doesn’t stop there. On top of the opera, Braxton has sung with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, toured as a soloist and worked on a variety of notable television and film soundtracks ranging from “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Malcolm i...
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Global News Watch and Michael Patrick Mulroy, National Security & Defense Analyst, ABC News and former Deputy Asst. Secretary of Defense for Middle East and CIA Paramilitary Operations sit down to discuss the unraveling of Afghanistans Capital City of Kabul over the last few days and the rapid rise to Power of the Taliban. After a whirlwind of media updates, Mick gave us an update on how quick the Afghanistan Government crumble...
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Media Mavens was excited to sit down with good friend John P. Roberts, Chief Content Officer at Pure imagination Studios, John P. Roberts. We take a deep dive with Robrts into the word of creativity, imagination and how technology has raised the bar of entertainment. We spent time talking about the dreamers, visionaries and story tellers in film and television and how critical it is to capture the imaginations of others through wha...
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Global Crisis Watch and Michael Patrick Mulroy sit down to discuss the recently unfolding events in Afghanistan. Continuing on the topic from last month, Mulroy discusses the Taliban’s sooner-than-expected push to takeover large swaths of Afghanistan terrain, the large number of families pushing to leave the country, the United States’s road to full withdrawal of the country, Multroy’s predictions going forward, and how Kabul [Afgh...
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August 11, 2021 44 min
Media Mavens sit down with Chris Tremont, Executive Vice President, Digital Banking at Lending Club to talk about the new era of banking and how digital is putting finance at our fingertips. With the Mavens, Tremont discusses the substantial growth of technology and how its making banking more seamless and easier to access. With technology evolving at a rapid pace, the world of finance and banking is gaining speed over at Lending C...
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This week, the Mavens meet with resort mainstay Rick Kolinsky, Managing Partner and GM at Infinity Bay Spa & Beach Resort. Working in the hotel industry field for over 30 years, Kolinksy has ben the GM for globally leading hotel properties such as Hilton, Marriot, and Sheraton properties throughout the United States. For the past the 10 years, Kolinsky has been overseeing the management and expansion of Infinity Bay which is lo...
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This week, the Media Mavens team met up with Kevin Goff, Filmmaker & Spokesperson for the Hattie McDaniel Estate. We spoke with Kevin about equality & diversification in film and television and Hattie McDaniel's moment in the spotlight for her role as mammy in the Big Screen Oscar Winning and acclaimed Movie, "Gone with the Wind" and how Hattie fought for her rights to be seeing and valued as an equal in Hollywo...
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This week, the Media Mavens meet up with Ira Rubenstein, Chief Digital and Marketing Officer at PBS. With over 20 years in the world of entertainment, Rubenstein has held a variety of reputable positions, including Executive Vice President at Marvel Entertainment and Executive Vice President of Digital Marketing at 20th Century Fox before joining his current home at PBS. With the Mavens, Rubenstein discusses the importance of PBS&#...
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This week, the Media Mavens meet up with Zara Harutyunyan, Founder of CRMC Aesthetics Academy. Creating a reputation as one of the best injectors in Hollywood, Harutyunyan has worked with some very high-profile clients, all who have come from all over the world to experience her exceptional work. With the Mavens, Harutyunyan, discusses her effort of giving clients a “one-stop shop” and ensuring the healthiest procedures possible, s...
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Global Crisis Watch and Michael Patrick Mulroy sit down to talk about drone warfare. Discussing both the offensive and defensive sides, Mulroy explains the dangers of how quickly other countries are developing drone technology, America's climb to catch up with said countries, some of the non-militaristic uses for drones, the Iraqi government's particular drone threat, proxy threats, how A.I. fits into this new age warfare, ...
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Global Crisis Watch and Michael Patrick Mulroy sit down to discuss the United States’s recent withdrawal from Afghanistan. Providing a crucial scoop, Mulroy explains everything on the topic, including the history of the U.S. Military’s time in the country, problems that may arise from pulling out so many troops, why it is “in our interest” to withdraw from the country, how women’s rights are in Afghanistan are likely to take a huge...
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This week, the Media Mavens sit down to chat with Stuart Ballantyne, the President and COO of Rogers Place & ICE District at Oilers Entertainment Group. Holding a lifetime career throughout the world of Canadian hockey, Ballantyne had worked at Molson Sports & Entertainment for seven years before working with Hockey Canada, Vancouver Giants Hockey Club, Canada Winter Games before finding a home with the Oilers Entertainment...
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This week, the Media Mavens meet up with Ryan Steelberg, the President at Veritone, Inc.. With a career over two decades long, Steelberg has worked with industry giants to help raise hundreds of millions of dollars, in hand making those companies billions of dollars through raising the value of their shares. Most recently, Steelberg is helping pave the way for the future with Veritone, Inc. by utilizing company data and information...
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June 23, 2021 37 min
This week, the Mavens team celebrated their 50th podcast as they sat down to talk with 2020 Media Excellence Award winner Mikhail Solodovnikov, General Manager of T&R Productions & RT America. Dedicating a career to the world of television, Solodovnikov has worked over the years on a variety of projects. He is currently producing 18 programs acrossvarious facets of entertainment, including cable and mobile applications. One...
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This week, the Mavens team sits down to talk with MEA Finalist Joseph Shusterman, the CEO of Bluemark. Working with companies like Uber Eats and Walmart, Bluemark is dedicated to helping companies provide their new customers the best onboarding [welcoming] experience possible. “When someone signs up for any kind of service…you get that email that says welcome to X, and that email probably goes to your other inbox and could have tw...
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Global Crisis Watch and Michael Patrick Mulroy sit down with Anthony Opoka, a former child soldier for The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) to discuss the child soldiering issue in Uganda.  Providing an in-depth firsthand look at the global issue, Mulroy and Opoka discuss with the Mavens their efforts in fighting LRA, helping to bring child soldiers home and give them a better future, Opoka’s story as a former soldier, and how just...
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