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A show about ordinary people building extraordinary communities. "Get Together" is hosted by the team at People & Company and our correspondents Mia Quagliarello, Maggie Zhang, Marjorie Anderson, and Whitney Ogutu.

A show about ordinary people building extraordinary communities. "Get Together" is hosted by the team at People & Company and our correspondents Mia Quagliarello, Maggie Zhang, Marjorie Anderson, and Whitney Ogutu.

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United States

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A show about ordinary people building extraordinary communities. "Get Together" is hosted by the team at People & Company and our correspondents Mia Quagliarello, Maggie Zhang, Marjorie Anderson, and Whitney Ogutu.

Language:

English


Episodes

LIVE Interview! “Going Virtual” 👩🏻‍💻 Carla Fernandez & Mary Horn, The Dinner Party

12/5/2020
“We're not going to give up in-person gatherings, but at the same time, virtual tables have been so meaningful. Post-COVID probably will be a ‘both and’ community.” - Carla Fernandez In November, we hosted a live interview with Carla Fernandez and Mary Horn in front of an intimate audience. For both women, their work with The Dinner Party is personal. “We know what it’s like to lose someone and we aren’t afraid to talk about it,” their website states. When COVID-19 arrived in March, Carla,...

Duration:00:24:20

Room for reimagining masculinity 🤝Onyango Otieno, Nyumbani

11/30/2020
Note: we will discuss sexual assault in this episode and advise our listeners to practice discretion in tuning in. “Everybody's story is valid. The fact that people feel they cannot speak up about their own pain is my motivator.” - Onyango Otieno At twenty years old, Ongyango Otieno was the victim of sexual assault and found he had no where to turn. In Kenya, as in many other societies, the patriarchal structure turns a blind eye to the sexual experiences of men. Men are socially...

Duration:00:37:33

Meet Whitney Ogutu 🎙“Get Together” Podcast Correspondent

11/28/2020
“Listeners should expect refreshing and new voices from me. The plan is to put Africa on the map.” - Whitney Ogutu In the middle of July, we announced that we were searching for a new podcast correspondent to help us expand the stories we tell. We had an incredible response to the program–117 applications! We decided in the end to bring on not just one, but two correspondents: Marjorie Anderson and Whitney Ogutu. We’ve been training Marjorie and Whitney over the past few months on our...

Duration:00:16:11

Growing a restorative community 🌱Jodianne Beckford, Noire Girls Plant

11/23/2020
"I kept doing events after that first one. I guess that became my community. Even now saying it out loud, it is very strange. I never thought I could be someone that would be a part of like creating a community.” - Jodianne Beckford Jodianne created Noire Girls Plant, “from a dark place of feeling numb.” At a low point, she found plants were givinging her joy. She searched on Eventbrite and asked around, trying to find a space with others to nerd out and talk about plants with. When she...

Duration:00:51:58

Meet Marjorie Anderson 🎙 “Get Together” Podcast Correspondent

11/21/2020
“Community doesn't require that you have the same opinions. It just requires that you share a passion.” - Marjorie Anderson In the middle of July, we announced that we were searching for a new podcast correspondent to help us expand the stories we tell. We had an incredible response to the program–117 applications! We decided in the end to bring on not just one, but two correspondents: Marjorie Anderson and Whitney Ogutu. We’ve been training Marjorie and Whitney over the past few months on...

Duration:00:18:04

Instigating grassroots culture change 🧩 Steve Garguilo, Cultivate

11/16/2020
“There's strategic value in giving up some control when you're a leader at a company and you want new ideas to emerge.” - Steve Garguilo Early in his career, Steve did the (seemingly) impossible—he led a grassroots transformation of the culture of Johnson & Johnson, the fifth largest company in the world. Frustrated by the pace and challenges of big company culture, Steve decided to do something he’d done in college: host a TEDx. He hosted a casual TEDx event at a bar and invited...

Duration:00:53:05

A curated dinner party that went virtual without losing its purpose 🍴Lennon Flowers and Carla Fernandez of The Dinner Party

11/14/2020
The Dinner Party is a worldwide community of 20- and 30-somethings who have each experienced the loss of a loved one. “We know what it’s like to lose someone and we aren’t afraid to talk about it,” their website states. Before the pandemic more than 400 Dinner Party tables were regularly meeting in nearly 100 cities around the world. Carla and Lennon share in this episode how they have through the age old practice of breaking bread, Dinner Partiers are transforming life after loss from an...

Duration:00:46:28

Role modeling honesty ❣️ Kibi Anderson, Red Table Talk

11/9/2020
“If there's drama in your life, you don't want to talk about it. It’s hush, hush. But that's not the way you heal. It's been detrimental to our communities. So when people–especially a lot of black women—saw that representation on camera it just touched them in a way that just exploded.” - Kibi Anderson Many of us may know “Red Table Talk” as the TV show that Jada Smith, her daughter Willow, and mother Adrienne host. What you may not know is that Red Table Talk sparked thriving grassroots...

Duration:00:58:46

Crowdsourcing scenes 🤣 Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere

10/26/2020
“You don't have to have any talent. You just have to come out. I design things that would work for someone who was a lawyer or a school teacher.” - Charlie Todd In August 2001, Charlie Todd moved to New York City with an interest in acting and comedy. He didn’t have immediate access to a stage, so he started creating in public spaces by staging undercover performances. Charlie documented his first undercover performances on a blog he called Improv Everywhere. Over the past two decades,...

Duration:00:54:16

BONUS! Kevin's interview on Masters of Community with David Spinks

10/24/2020
You can tune into the original episode on the Masters of Community podcast. Special thanks to David and his team for giving us access to the audio to share directly with our listeners. Check out their podcasts!

Duration:01:07:38

Mastering the art of meetups 🤓 Joe Robinson, Designers + Geeks

10/19/2020
“I'm fairly introverted which I find a lot of people are surprised by given the number of events that I've run over the years. I don't actually like attending events where I don't have a fairly structured role to play. I think to some extent being the organizer of the event gave me a role and job responsibilities. It helped me as an introvert feel more comfortable.” - Joe Robinson By day, Joe Robinson is the Co-Founder of Hummingbird, a new service focused on fighting financial crime. But...

Duration:00:44:57

Rallying allies ✊🏾 Nate Nichols and Steffi Behringer, Allyship & Action

10/12/2020
“We need people to see the power they have in themselves to make a very small change that can compound over time.” - Nate Nichols Nate Nichols and Steffi Behringer are life and business partners and the founders of Allyship & Action. The Allyship & Action Summits took the advertising community by storm these past few months. Like many others, their creative agency, Pallete Group, faced challenges when the pandemic hit. But they flipped the challenge into an opportunity, producing...

Duration:00:57:51

Crowdsourcing the world’s hidden wonders 🌎Jonathan Carey, Atlas Obscura

10/5/2020
“We really lean all the way in for our community so they can feel that they're working with somebody and not working for us.” - Jonathan Carey Atlas Obscura is one of the few community-driven travel platforms. The site focuses on the hard-to-find wonders and oddities of the world, from a church with Frederic Chopin’s heart in Poland to an abandoned Eurostar train covered in graffiti in France, to the Ottoman Bird Palaces (yes, ornate mansions for birds!) hiding in Istanbul. All of the...

Duration:00:46:07

Writers helping writers 📬 Fiona Monga & Nadia Eghbal, Substack

9/28/2020
“Community means there's a reason why these people are here, irrespective of the platform.” - Nadia Eghbal If you haven’t heard of Substack, you will soon. The company is just three years old and growing quickly. The co-founders came together to see if they could solve a problem: helping writers earn a living directly from their readers. When readers pay writers directly, the founders realized, writers can focus on doing the work they care about most, not what editors, algorithms or...

Duration:00:43:35

Training and connecting the coders of the future 👾 Isis Miller, Black Girls CODE

9/21/2020
“We know that there is a tomorrow and we want to be able to prepare our girls and our community for what that tomorrow looks like. Not only prepare them for it, but make sure that they have a hand in building it. ” - Isis Miller Throughout her biotech engineering career, Kimberly Bryant was often the only black female in the room. Kimberly’s experience wasn’t rare. In fact, it’s the norm. Black women make up less than 0.5% of the leadership roles in tech. As Kimberly watched her young...

Duration:00:45:04

“When you growth hack with incentives, you erode authenticity” 🗯 Laura Nestler, Duolingo & Yelp

9/14/2020
“Community is not transactional by nature. Humans seek to connect on a deeper level. They're looking for validation or for support or for something bigger than themselves. Now that community is such a buzzword. Everyone wants it and they want it quickly. We have more levers than ever, and they work. But when you growth hack with incentives, what you gain in volume, you erode in authenticity.” - Laura Nestler In 2007, Laura Nestler responded to a Craigslist ad that “was either as sketchy as...

Duration:00:52:44

Walking in the user's shoes🚶🏽‍♀️Cindy Au of Kickstarter, Zagat, and Brainly

9/7/2020
“When you work in community, you get to be the person who thinks about the customer all day long, who thinks about people, who thinks about how they connect.” - Cindy Au Cindy Au set out for a career in academia but soon found herself as employee #9 at Kickstarter. Back then, the community team would review and help write each project submitted to the site. Later as their VP of Community, she oversaw the evolution of Kickstarter as it grew from 50,000 users to 10 million. After her...

Duration:00:37:49

Creating a radically safe, welcoming space online 🏳️‍🌈 Shana Sumers, HER

8/31/2020
“Ask your community: What they want to see out of the company to make them feel supported? I don't do anything until I talk to the community or reach out to them or say, ‘What do you want to see next? And then I make that a part of my plan.’” - Shana Sumers HER Social App is the largest social community and dating app for LGBTQ+ womxn and queer people. Unlike other dating apps that tend to end the user journey when people find a partner, HER is also a place for users to return to for queer...

Duration:00:41:49

Bringing humor & hype to personal finance 💸 Berna Anat, Hella Helpful

8/24/2020
“When you learn in community, your brain grows so much faster than it would on its own.” - Berna Anat Berna brings hype to an otherwise “hella male, hella stale, and hella pale” financial space. She creates videos, writing, and hosts talks that encourage, support and celebrate those of us who struggle with personal finances. This work is personal for Berna. Growing up a first-gen child of Filipino immigrants, money felt like a taboo topic. Berna set out to change that. Today she’s a...

Duration:00:58:40

BONUS! Bailey's interview with Dee Reddy of Inside Intercom

8/21/2020
In this behind-the-scenes interview, Dee Reddy of Intercom asks Bailey why the team at People & Company focuses on communities and how the teams has shifted coaching organizations to harness the power of community in a time of pandemic. You can tune into the original episode on Intercom's website. Some key insights that Intercom noted: Special thanks to Intercom for giving us access to the audio to share directly with our listeners. Check out their podcasts! You can subscribe on iTunes,...

Duration:00:37:29