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 all things innovation, technology & entertainment and how we are making a difference in the world.


November 16, 2022 45 min

The Mavens talk with Shea Gerhardt, Founder & CEO of Buderflys Inc.

Spending most of her life at the executive level in the music, mobile, and gaming industries, Gerhardt’s journey into the earphone space began after a painful cramp induced from sleeping with her earphones on, inspiring her to combine her earphones with swimmers wax which not only reduced pain compared to the average earphone but also allows for a cleaner sound....

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The Mavens talk with Kyle Tut, Co-Founder & CEO of Piñata.

With over 250,000 users, Piñata has made a name for itself as a premier web3 content creation service. As a source for content creators to optimize their content for other platforms, Piñata provides users with a platform for users to share and experience content. But Piñata goes a step further, helping users expand their brand and even ensuring positive feedback via soci...

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November 2, 2022 48 min

The Mavens talk with Bruce Bendell, CEO & Co-Founder of Big Block Capital Group.

With a lifelong career in the automotive industry, Bendell has since expanded his operation to a variety of different opportunities. His titles speak for themselves, formerly acting as the New York State Auto Dealers Association Chairman and a former Queens & Bronx Chamber of Commerce board member.

With the Mavens, Bendell discusses financing sta...

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October 26, 2022 31 min

The Mavens sit down and talk with James Andrews, CEO & Chief Architect at Global Liquidity Inc.

Replicating the efficiency of a real-world ATM, Global Liquidity, Inc.’s website,, allows Web3 participants to withdraw or deposit NFTs and cryptocurrency into their digital wallets through apps like Cash App. With transactions taking under a minute and various user options, Andrews’ company is working to make Web3...

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October 19, 2022 36 min

The Mavens sit down and talk with Brad Kronthal, Co-Founder of Alloy Sports.

As one of the newest companies in the world of sports betting, Alloy acts as a mobile sports betting research platform, helping users set up betting strategies by using years worth of data and finding the upcoming sports events that best fit their strategy. Working to hit as many mediums as possible, Alloy Sports plans to reach as many sports as possible, r...

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October 12, 2022 44 min

This week, the Mavens sit down and talk with Dan Duffy, CEO of United Real Estate Holdings.

With a lifelong career in executive positions, Duffy's job of leading this major real estate company gives him an unmatched viewpoint on the real estate industry, and the ability to explain what is changing its landscape with current global conditions and how people may look forward.

With the Mavens, Duffy discusses the importance of under...

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October 5, 2022 55 min

The Mavens sit down and talk with Jeffrey Hayzlett, Chairman and Founder at C-Suite Network.

As one of the top people in all things podcasting. Hayzlett has seen a large variety of different podcast guests including major business leaders, visionaries, and world-renowned celebrities like Gene Simmons. Hayzlett’s career encapsulates an impressive resume, working with organizations like Bloomberg, Graphic Communications Group, Eastman...

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September 28, 2022 33 min

The Mavens sit down and talk with Darren Jeffrey, Chief Visionary Officer & Founder for ATS . 

Best known as the original course creator for American Ninja Warrior, Jeffrey and his company have become the premier course for all televised obstacle courses, including the NFL Pro Bowl Skills Competition, a commercial for beer company Coors Light, Biggest Loser, and a variety of other Ninja Warriors series across the world. But bei...

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September 21, 2022 58 min

This week, the Mavens talk with Daniel Puzny, CEO at LunaOne.

A Metaverse technology company, LunaOne is working to build a “hyper-realistic Metaverse” where digital citizens can be their best selves and blur the lines between VR and reality. In a world where many Metaverses and their companies focus on digitizing things like gaming and shopping, LunaOne is working to revolutionize the potential of Metaverse through adding a focus o...

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September 14, 2022 36 min

This week, the Mavens talk with Chris Kane, Founder & CEO at Chek.

While Chek is a fintech literacy organization, Kane's career originally began as an athlete, which he says helped to teach the process of failing over and over again, giving him the perseverance needed to excel in his career regardless of his field of focus. Now, Chek works with various nonprofits, universities, and even the NFL to help streamline proper dist...

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September 7, 2022 57 min

This week, the Mavens talk with past guests David Nurse, host of “The Art Of w/ David Nurse,” Marjorie Dehey, one of MMP’s co-hosts, Steve Mellor, host of “Career Competitor,” Stephen Pappas, host of “Science of CX,” and Tony Davis, host of “Well Rounded Leaders.”

Bringing together this group of hosts, the Mavens, and their guests discuss what it means to be a leader, even when someone is not in a leadership-oriented position. As a ...

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August 31, 2022 48 min

This week, the Mavens talk with Christian Keroles, General Manager of Bitcoin Magazine.

Quitting his job to join the magazine in the midst of its peak at the end of 2017, Keroles has a barrage of knowledge crucial to understanding the digital currency, including the desire and attempts to create “digital cash” for as long as the internet’s existence, how Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin, and the potential Bitcoin has in the future. 


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August 24, 2022 52 min

Global News Watch and Michael Patrick Mulroy discuss the successful termination of Zawahiri in Kabul, what Mulroy calls a “masterclass in how to conduct a counter-terrorism operation.” With this resulting in a sudden shift in power within Al-Qaeda, Mulroy explains where the terrorist organization could be heading next regarding leadership and how the new administration could shift their operations. In terms of reactions, Mulroy dis...

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Join us for an extra special finale panel to our “Smosh Comedy Series!” Sitting down with members of the collective seen in previous episodes, the Mavens discuss all things comedy and how the group releases the seemingly endless variety of content they provide weekly.

Fresh off a recent live event, the Mavens and Smosh team discuss performing in front of their audience, interacting with viewers, along with how technology is expandin...

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This week, the Mavens talk with Courtney Miller, Influencer and Comedian at Smosh.

Initially joining the realm of comedy for fun, Miller soon realized she found more joy editing her content than actually performing it. Working for the comedy collective Smosh, Miller typically finds herself hosting much of the content she performs. However, she has also grown into a producing and directing role for many of the videos. Working for the...

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This week, the Mavens talk with Shayne Topp, an actor and comedian from Smosh.

Acting since he was 13 and moving to L.A. at 16, Topp spent his teenage and young-adult years fighting tooth and nail for a comedy career. Eventually, he’d landed the audition of a lifetime when he found Smosh. Working at the comedy collective for the past seven years (while finishing his degree in psychology), Topp has found himself doing a little bit of...

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This week, the Mavens talk with Ian Hecox, co-founder of Smosh.

Early in 2005, after discovering their skits on Myspace could receive greater attention on the newly established Youtube, Hecox and friend Anthony Padilla climbed their way to the top of the internet as the comedy duo Smosh. Even having the most-viewed Youtube video of all time at one point, the group has evolved into a comedy collective of multiple channels and a varie...

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This week, the Mavens talk with Daniel Tibbets, CEO & Producer at Smosh.

Founded by comedians Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox in 2002, Smosh has spent the past two decades establishing itself as one of YouTube’s leading comedy brands, or as Tibbets describes, “The SNL of the Internet.” Working to give all members of their company a hand in development, the leaders at Smosh encourage employees of all positions and their collaborato...

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July 13, 2022 38 min

This week, the Mavens talk with David Carpenter, CEO at Gamiotics.

With 22 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Carpenter began his career as a producer for broadway before transforming his after-work pastime of gaming into a career. No matter the medium- theater, education, amusement parks, and any other form of live events- Gamiotics looks to "Gamify" the audience experience for consumers. Carpenter and his c...

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July 6, 2022 33 min

This week, the Mavens talk with Susanna Barla, CEO of Revolutionize.

Beginning her career working with luxury fashion brands, Barla eventually transitioned her career into entrepreneurship and investing. Currently, her main focus is Bitcoin. With the Mavens, Barla discusses examples of how the blockchain will be crucial to humanity's future, why Bitcoin is one of the safest cryptocurrencies, why it will outlast other cryptocurre...

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