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57 - Are U Ok? Kati Morton helping the world care for its mental health, one YouTube video at a time

12/10/2018
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Kati Morton holds a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a private practice in Santa Monica. Over the past several years, she's also used YouTube as a way to further educate the world about all things mental health. Her channel has 656,000 subscribers and more than 44 million video views to date. One of her specialties is working with people experiencing eating disorders -- but her videos cover a multitude of topics...

Duration:01:07:36

56 - Composer Leo Birenberg talks solving the musical puzzles of film and TV

12/3/2018
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Leo Birenberg is a composer for film and television, whose music has been featured in series like Dreamworks' "Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny" and YouTube’s "Cobra Kai." He's contributed additional music to a films like "Frozen," "Edge of Tomorrow," "The Peanuts Movie," and many more. Leo grew up playing music in Chicago, and after attending NYU, moved west to Los Angeles. He eventually crossed paths with the award-winning composer Christophe Beck, working as a writer, arranger and...

Duration:01:13:52

55 - Mona S. Edwards, Los Angeles courtroom sketch artist

11/19/2018
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Mona S. Edwards has been working as a courtroom sketch artist in Los Angeles for more than 25 years. She's illustrated scenes from some of the most high profile trials and drawn many well known people, including Michael Jackson, O.J. Simpson, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Pharrell, Lindsay Lohan, the Menendez brothers and more. She began her career as a fashion illustrator, and having an interest in news, began using her illustration skills in the courtroom. Mona has also created sketch art for...

Duration:01:01:01

54 - Thrashbird, LA street artist, talks technology, social media validation and art

11/12/2018
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If you live in Los Angeles, you may have seen a stencil of a man wearing a hoodie, hunched over and glued to a phone screen. They are stenciled all over the city, left behind by street artist Thrashbird. He calls the man "The Clone," and often puts them intentionally on the ground as a subtle message for people walking and staring at their own phones. Thrashbird is known for his street art that uses satire and humor to highlight things in our culture -- like reliance on technology,...

Duration:01:48:22

53 - How to make work more 'human' with workplace strategist & author Erica Keswin

11/5/2018
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Erica Keswin is a workplace strategist who has spent the past 20 years with some of the most iconic brands working as a consultant, speaker and what she calls a "professional dot-connector." She’s also author of the new book “Bring Your Human to Work: 10 Surefire Ways to Design a Workplace That’s Good for People, Great for Business, and Just Might Change the World.” In her years of experience, research and interviews, she's found that *relationships* are the most powerful driver of success...

Duration:00:59:12

52 - But First, Coffee: Alfred owner Josh Zad on building a memorable brand and launching Calidad Beer

10/29/2018
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Josh Zad is the founder and CEO of Alfred Coffee & Kitchen, Alfred Tea Room and the new Calidad Beer. The former real estate developer opened his first Alfred location on Melrose Place in 2013\. He has since opened several coffee locations and tea rooms around Los Angeles, as well as locations in Austin and Tokyo. Alfred has become somewhat of a cult-favorite LA business for social media influencers, celebrities, and really, anyone in need of a caffeine boost. Serving Stumptown Coffee,...

Duration:01:09:39

51 - Ancient history and Italian travel with archaeologist Darius Arya

10/22/2018
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Darius Arya is an archaeologist, pro­fes­sor and host in several documentaries for Discover, History and National Geographic channels. Most recently -- he explored three of the most fascinating cities of the ancient world, Athens, Cairo and Istanbul, for PBS's Ancient Invisible Cities. Since 2002, Dar­ius has been the executive director of the nonprofit Amer­i­can Insti­tute for Roman Cul­ture, leading field school excavations and study programs. He's also currently a guest scholar at the...

Duration:01:06:01

50 - The art of being fabulous with Derek Warburton

10/15/2018
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Derek Warburton is the co-owner and creative director of LAPALME Magazine. He's worked as a stylist for celebrities like Beyonce, Jessica Alba and Miranda Kerr, travels across the country doing a lot of fashion-related talk show appearances, he owns his own jewelry line called Mr. Warburton and is about to launch a new magazine under the same name. Derek has also done a lot of philanthropic work in LA and across the country. So much so -- he was recently honored with the Style Ambassadorship...

Duration:01:31:15

49 - Real estate 101 with Tami Halton Pardee and Marla Tellez

10/8/2018
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Tami Halton Pardee is a self-made entrepreneur and one of the top ranked real estate brokers in Los Angeles. Her company, Halton Pardee + Partners, has done more than $3 billion in residential and commercial real estate since 2005. Tami is also a mother of four and the CEO and Founder of Life Change Warriors, a foundation aimed at helping women in need overcome their challenges and set goals for their life. She and FOX Los Angeles anchor Marla Tellez joined me on Olympic & Bundy to talk...

Duration:00:57:57

48 - Norman Aladjem shares life lessons to his daughter in new book 'From Me to You'

10/1/2018
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Norman Aladjem is a successful Hollywood talent manager, producer and most recently -- author. His new book, "From Me to You: Stories about Life, Love, Family, Faith, and How to Negotiate a Bigger Allowance, is made up of letters that he wrote to his daughter, Mackenzie. She was born a month after Norman's 45th birthday. Being an older parent, Norman wanted to make sure Mackenzie and his two older step-daughters knew how he felt about various topics in life as they grow older and embark on...

Duration:00:49:34

47 - Elie Seckbach, YouTube reporter talks boxing for ESNews, Internet hate and more

9/24/2018
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If you’re a boxing fan, you’ve most likely stumbled upon one of Elie Seckbach’s videos from his YouTube channel, ESNews. His channel has nearly 331,000 subscribers, 71,000 videos and more than 617 million views to date. The Los Angeles Times recently did a feature on Elie, describing him as “quirky,” “always smiling” and that he could be “the most influential reporter in boxing today.” He’s constantly working, shooting video, editing and uploading to his YouTube channel, in addition to other...

Duration:00:53:12

46 - Dana Pollack: Former magazine photo editor turned successful bakery entrepreneur

9/17/2018
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Dana Pollack is the CEO and founder of Dana's Bakery, known for taking the traditional French macaron and putting that unique American twist on them with flavors like birthday cake, s'mores, fruity cereal, red velvet and more. But Dana wasn't always sending these delicious love bombs to people in the mail. At 30, she left her career as a photo editor at Muscle & Fitness magazine and enrolled at the Institute of Culinary Education to study fine baking and the pastry arts. She says she admired...

Duration:01:04:45

45 - Andrew Rayel, world-touring DJ, producer and pride of Moldova

9/10/2018
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Andrew Rayel tours the world every weekend as a DJ and producer, known for his harmonic style of trance music -- a sub-genre of electronic dance music (EDM). ***Songs featured in the episode: ** **Andrew Rayel & Fernando Garibay feat. Jake Torrey, "Last Summer" (Armada Music) ** **Andrew Rayel, Corti Organ & Max Cameron, "New Dawn" (inHARMONY Music) ** The 26-year-old is from the country of Moldova. He studied orchestral music as a kid, and after developing an interest in EDM, he kicked off...

Duration:01:03:10

44 - Going solo with Girls' Generation superstar Tiffany Young

9/3/2018
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Tiffany Young was raised in Southern California, and at the age of 15 she was discovered by SM Entertainment—one of Korea's biggest entertainment agencies. She moved to Seoul on her own and trained to become a pop star, eventually making her debut in the popular K-pop group Girls' Generation. With her bandmates, Tiffany enjoyed a decade of number one singles, millions of album sales and more than a billion YouTube views in what some would call the most influential K-pop girl group around....

Duration:00:37:38

43 - The People Walker: Chuck McCarthy and Ary Sarbaz on walking people for a living

8/27/2018
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Imagine hiring someone to go on a walk with you around your neighborhood, and at the same time, you could study a new language, learn about the history of an area or just have an accountability partner to exercise with. That's the idea behind The People Walker, an on-demand service that lets you book people to go on walks with around Los Angeles and form new human connections. When Chuck McCarthy first moved to LA, he began working in production and eventually acting. He also started walking...

Duration:00:55:36

42 - Singer-songwriter Conrad Sewell talks 'Firestone,' musical influences and his rockstar hair

8/20/2018
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Many people first heard the soulful voice of Conrad Sewell in the massive song "Firestone" with Kygo. Since being released in late 2014, it's racked up billions of streams. The singer-songwriter, originally from Australia, also found success with his debut EP "All I Know," his Coca-Cola collaboration with the late Avicii and touring with Ed Sheeran and Maroon 5, among other things. Life on the road took a toll on his life, however. He says he was drinking a lot and it affected a previous...

Duration:00:51:11

41 - Hal Eisner, Texas cowboy to award-winning LA journalist

8/13/2018
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Hal Eisner is currently in his 36th year on television here in Los Angeles. He's a reporter at FOX 11 and also hosts a show called "FOX 11 News In Depth." The longtime broadcast journalist just won an Emmy Award for his news special taking a look at the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. Hal got his start in Texas on the radio (by sending in a postcard, believe it or not). Eventually making the transition to television news, he has since covered all kinds of local and national news stories, including...

Duration:01:03:20

40 - Fact-checking in the fake news era with Snopes founder David Mikkelson

8/6/2018
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David Mikkelson started one of the first online fact checking sites known as Snopes.com. In a time before social media and the convenience of search engines, David was discussing urban legends in the Usenet newsgroup alt.folklore.urban. In 1994, he started Snopes. Originally, the website focused on his interest in researching urban legends. More than two decades later, in the era of fake news and misinformation purposely being shared online, Snopes is still fact-checking but the website has...

Duration:00:53:25

39 - Ashley Bell's 'Love & Bananas' documentary will leave you in love with elephants

7/30/2018
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Ashley Bell's documentary "Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story" will take you on an emotional journey that ends with a love of elephants. Bell is an actress you may know from films like “The Last Exorcism” and “Psychopaths,” but over the past five years, she’s worked on a passion project that she both directed and produced. In the film, she joins Thai conservationist Sangdeaun Lek Chailert on a mission to rescue a 70-year-old, partially blind elephant named Noi Na from a trekking camp and...

Duration:01:09:15

38 - Dr. Jacqueline Schaffer on the dos and don'ts of healthy skin

7/23/2018
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This episode is all about skin! Dr. Jacqueline Schaffer a board-certified medical doctor, author of "Irresistible You," and founder of Schique Skincare. While studying at Semmelweis Medical School in Hungary, her mother was diagnosed with skin cancer. After learning about the harsh chemicals in her mother's beauty products, she was inspired to create her own skin care line full of natural ingredients. Dr. Schaffer joined me on Olympic & Bundy to talk about her background and her decision to...

Duration:00:48:28