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A New Angle is an educational, business, and popular culture podcast celebrating cool people doing awesome things in and around Montana. We live in the College of Business at the University of Montana. New episodes drop every Tuesday. Recent and upcoming guests include Eric Sprunk (UM Alum and Nike, Inc. COO), US Senator Jon Tester, US Representative Greg Gianforte, Cheryl Strayed (best-selling author of Wild), NYT Columnist Maureen Dowd, and many others.

A New Angle is an educational, business, and popular culture podcast celebrating cool people doing awesome things in and around Montana. We live in the College of Business at the University of Montana. New episodes drop every Tuesday. Recent and upcoming guests include Eric Sprunk (UM Alum and Nike, Inc. COO), US Senator Jon Tester, US Representative Greg Gianforte, Cheryl Strayed (best-selling author of Wild), NYT Columnist Maureen Dowd, and many others.

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A New Angle is an educational, business, and popular culture podcast celebrating cool people doing awesome things in and around Montana. We live in the College of Business at the University of Montana. New episodes drop every Tuesday. Recent and upcoming guests include Eric Sprunk (UM Alum and Nike, Inc. COO), US Senator Jon Tester, US Representative Greg Gianforte, Cheryl Strayed (best-selling author of Wild), NYT Columnist Maureen Dowd, and many others.

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@UMontanaBiz

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English

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2066505522


Episodes

Paige Williams creates an audience

7/7/2020
This week we learn about a woman and a venture that epitomize A New Angle’s primary themes – creativity and hustle. Paige Williams is a creator, innovator and entrepreneur. Since 2013 she’s been grinding along the winding road of a start up trying to create something completely new. It started as the Audience Awards and is now AudPop…we actually discuss that re-branding decision in this conversation. Our interview covers a lot of ground - from Paige’s own documentary film making, to some big...

Duration:00:50:00

Incentives & Instincts returns!

6/30/2020
Justin’s monthly conversations with Bryce Ward return. In this installment, Bryce and Justin discuss the latest Covid-19 developments in Montana before turning their attention to racism, both at the individual and systemic level.

Duration:00:59:19

Making the case for your brand with PartnersCreative

6/23/2020
Today’s conversation explores the importance of marketing and brand investment during the pandemic. There’s an instinct to batten down the hatches and cut everything extraneous in a crisis, to hoard cash at all costs. Historically, however, pulling back on marketing during a recession or depression is not a winning strategy. You can find the PartnersCreative slide deck here: bit.ly/2AqJ81k Sean Benton is Creative Director and Kevin Keohane is Strategy Director at PartnersCreative, a...

Duration:00:54:24

BONUS: Sounds Of Our Lives

6/18/2020
For the last several months we’ve been working with recent University of Montana Journalism graduate, Victor Yvellez, on a podcast project that we’ll be announcing shortly. Victor has his own pod that he launched during the pandemic. It’s called Sounds of our Lives, and his latest episode, America the Broken, is amazing. Shortly after the murder of George Floyd, Victor participated in the demonstrations in his hometown of San Jose, CA, and in this episode he brings to life the intensity and...

Duration:00:22:17

Deena Mansour, Germaine White & Heidi Wallace do the work

6/16/2020
Today we bring you three amazing and important voices – Deena Mansour and Germaine White from the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at the University of Montana as well as Heidi Wallace from EmpowerMT. These three women are doing important work to promote diversity and inclusion and to build a more just society. It was an honor to speak with them and learn more about their work and experiences. This was a deeply moving conversation.

Duration:00:51:17

Dr. Tobin Miller Shearer is hopeful

6/10/2020
Today we bring you Tobin Miller Shearer, Professor of History and Director of the African American Studies Program at the University of Montana. We recorded this conversation in early May, before the murder of George Floyd and associated demonstrations. That conversation covers several important topics, including anti-racism, race as a biological and social construction, and the reasons why UM is the perhaps unlikely home to such a strong African American Studies program. Tobin also speaks...

Duration:01:01:26

Pressing Pause

6/2/2020
A special statement on pausing the podcast.

Duration:00:01:44

Molly Bradford on the power of events

5/26/2020
Today we bring you one of Missoula’s finest Molly Bradford. Molly seems to be everywhere. She’s involved and engaged in so many aspects of our community. Her software venture, Gatherboard, powers Missoulaevents.net and similar community calendars for a surprisingly wide variety of clients. Events are such an integral part of how communities connect and it’s nice to think a bit about events right now. Molly and I dig into the dynamics of her business and her unique view of how technology can...

Duration:00:44:59

Covid Collab Finale (for now)

5/18/2020
A New Angle’s weekly series on all things coronavirus releases every Monday morning. Listen to economist Bryce Ward, Missoula Economic Partnership Executive Director Grant Kier, United Way of Missoula County CEO Susan Hay Patrick and UM College of Business professor Justin Angle break down the latest developments, explain what they mean for Western Montana, and inform listeners on how they can get or give help.

Duration:00:53:31

Regenerative Agriculture with Malou Anderson-Ramirez & Lara Birkes

5/14/2020
Malou Anderson-Ramirez and her family are doing some bold, controversial and inspiring things on their ranch in Montana’s Tom Miner Basin, using technology in ways to make their operation more sustainable and more integrated with the natural system in which they live. Malou is joined by A New Angle alumna Lara Birkes, who helps us understand what’s happening in regenerative ag through the lens of rural entrepreneurship. You might recall that Lara referenced Malou’s family ranch on several...

Duration:00:51:38

Covid Collab #8

5/11/2020
A New Angle’s weekly series on all things coronavirus releases every Monday morning. Listen to economist Bryce Ward, Missoula Economic Partnership Executive Director Grant Kier, United Way of Missoula County CEO Susan Hay Patrick and UM College of Business professor Justin Angle break down the latest developments, explain what they mean for Western Montana, and inform listeners on how they can get or give help.

Duration:00:56:54

Dr. Rob Davies talks climate

5/7/2020
In case you forgot, we’re facing a few other big, multi-dimensional challenges that require coordination across myriad aspects of a global society. Climate change is one such challenge and when Utah State University Professor Rob Davies visited Missoula to keynote Climate Smart Missoula’s Big Climate Event, we jumped at the chance to get some time with him. Rob is not only a top flight scientist, he’s also a gifted and passionate science communicator. Climate conversations often leave us...

Duration:00:44:57

Covid Collab #7 with Missoula Mayor John Engen

5/4/2020
A New Angle’s weekly series on all things coronavirus releases every Monday morning. Listen to economist Bryce Ward, Missoula Economic Partnership Executive Director Grant Kier, United Way of Missoula County CEO Susan Hay Patrick and UM College of Business professor Justin Angle break down the latest developments, explain what they mean for Western Montana, and inform listeners on how they can get or give help. This week we're joined by Missoula Mayor John Engen.

Duration:00:56:36

Rob Thomas knows how to change a university

4/30/2020
Dr. Rob Thomas is Regents Professor of Geology at University of Montana-Western. In addition to many achievements as a researcher and teacher, Rob led a years-long effort to fundamentally change the way his university conceives and delivers education. It's an inspiring story and it reminds us that institutional change is possible.

Duration:01:04:50

Covid Collab #6 with Seth Bodnar and Charlie Beaton

4/27/2020
A New Angle’s weekly series on all things coronavirus releases every Monday morning. Listen to economist Bryce Ward, Missoula Economic Partnership Executive Director Grant Kier, United Way of Missoula County CEO Susan Hay Patrick and UM College of Business professor Justin Angle break down the latest developments, explain what they mean for Western Montana, and inform listeners on how they can get or give help. This week we're joined by University of Montana President Seth Bodnar and The Big...

Duration:01:03:45

Navigating Scale with onX CEO Laura Orvidas

4/23/2020
Laura Orvidas is CEO of onX Maps, a rapidly rising Montana company. Prior to joining onX, Laura spent 18 years at Amazon, playing a lead role in the formative years of e-commerce. She made the move to onX in 2018 and is now leading the company through a major growth phase. In this conversation we hear Laura’s thoughts on culture, scaling a business, and how to thoughtfully take a brand into new markets.

Duration:00:52:15

Covid Collab #5 with Meg Whicher

4/20/2020
A New Angle’s weekly series on all things coronavirus releases every Monday morning. Listen to economist Bryce Ward, Missoula Economic Partnership Executive Director Grant Kier, United Way of Missoula County CEO Susan Hay Patrick and UM College of Business professor Justin Angle break down the latest developments, explain what they mean for Western Montana, and inform listeners on how they can get or give help. This week we're joined by Missoula Parks and Recreation rock star, Meg Whicher....

Duration:01:01:42

Off Tour with Pearl Jam & Fitz and the Tantrums

4/16/2020
Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament and Fitz & the Tantrums’ John Wicks are previous guests on A New Angle and they’ve both supported this podcast in many ways, most notably in the music we use for the show and the Drum Coffee we enjoy in Studio 49. The two developed a special bond through shared experience and a shared connection to this wonderful place we live in – Montana. In this conversation we talk about the hard decisions to postpone tours, creativity in this time of social isolation, and the...

Duration:00:57:12

Covid Collab #4 with Scott Burke, Justin Bruce & Mike Braun

4/13/2020
This week we get updates from First Security Bank President and CEO Scott Burke, Coaster Cycles Chief Operating Officer Justin Bruce and UM College of Business Professor Michael Braun. A New Angle’s weekly series on all things coronavirus releases every Monday morning. Listen to economist Bryce Ward, Missoula Economic Partnership Executive Director Grant Kier, United Way of Missoula County CEO Susan Hay Patrick and UM business professor Justin Angle break down the latest developments,...

Duration:00:56:09

Leslie & Mark Begert - disrupting education with Fabulingua

4/9/2020
In this crisis, disruption and innovation are happening all around us, especially in education. Leslie and Mark Begert recently launched Fabulingua, a language learning app that mixes animated story telling with simultaneous translation. The Fabulingua origin story is inspiring, the platform and its methodology are super engaging, and the scaling possibilities are exciting.

Duration:00:49:09