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On each episode of the Girlboss Radio, Sophia interviews boundary-pushing women who've made their mark—eschewing polite conversation and extracting solid advice from the lessons they've learned along the way. Expect hilarious co-hosts and vulnerable, honest conversations you won't hear anywhere else. Conversations that humanize the known, champion the unknown, and laugh a little at the absurdity of life.

On each episode of the Girlboss Radio, Sophia interviews boundary-pushing women who've made their mark—eschewing polite conversation and extracting solid advice from the lessons they've learned along the way. Expect hilarious co-hosts and vulnerable, honest conversations you won't hear anywhere else. Conversations that humanize the known, champion the unknown, and laugh a little at the absurdity of life.
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On each episode of the Girlboss Radio, Sophia interviews boundary-pushing women who've made their mark—eschewing polite conversation and extracting solid advice from the lessons they've learned along the way. Expect hilarious co-hosts and vulnerable, honest conversations you won't hear anywhere else. Conversations that humanize the known, champion the unknown, and laugh a little at the absurdity of life.

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English


Episodes

Selling a vision for sustainable fashion, with Aurora James of Brother Vellies

7/19/2019
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Thanks to our friends over at TUMI, we’re able to bring you a special, bonus episode of the podcast, recorded live in front of an audience at the Girlboss Rally in L.A.! On this episode of Girlboss Radio, Aurora walks us through how she founded Brother Vellies with just $3,500 dollars in her pocket. The goal, she says, was to introduce traditional African shoes to the rest of the world while adhering to ethical and sustainable fashion practices. Plus, she shares how she maintains a healthy...

Duration:00:48:27

The story behind the Naked palette, with Wende Zomnir of Urban Decay

7/17/2019
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You don't have to be a makeup lover to understand how much of a game changer the NAKED palette from Urban Decay was when it was first released in 2010. Its beautiful assortment of neutral eyeshadow colors with just the right mix of shimmering pigments quickly became a staple in everyone’s makeup kit after it launched. And on this week's episode, we hear from Wende Zomnir, the Chief Creative Officer and a founding partner of Urban Decay Cosmetics. She gave us the low-down on she went from...

Duration:00:52:27

What it takes to run an online boutique, with Lisa Buhler of Lisa Says Gah!

7/10/2019
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While at Nasty Gal, Sophia Amoruso relied on Lisa Buhler’s eye as a buyer to curate the company’s fashion merchandise. Fast forward to today, and Lisa is still spotting trends, except this time she's doing it for her own online clothing boutique, Lisa Says Gah! On this week’s episode of Girlboss Radio, Lisa and Sophia catch up on old times and what’s changed for the two of them since exiting Nasty Gal. Tune in to hear how Lisa has made sustainability a core, but profitable, part of her...

Duration:00:34:32

Why you can't teach passion or grit, with Ayesha Curry—chef, author, and TV personality

6/26/2019
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Ayesha Curry is familiar with living her life in the limelight. Yet along with fame, she deals with scrutiny from fans, tabloids, and—of course—trolls. That hasn’t stopped her, though, from charting her own course in the food industry. Over the years, Ayesha has released a bestselling cookbook, a line of cookware, opened a Michelin-star restaurant, and launched a meal-kit delivery service. Now, she's executive producing and hosting the ABC cooking show Family Food Fight. Getting here hasn’t...

Duration:00:42:45

How a mirror might transform your health—with Brynn Putnam, Mirror founder

6/21/2019
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We've got a bonus episode of Girlboss Radio for you this week—straight from Code Conference, the premier technology conference by Recode and Vox Media. It was our first Girlboss Radio episode taped in front of a live audience and we couldn't be happier to have done it with Brynn Putnam, the mastermind behind Mirror, a new fitness technology that's making waves in the industry. Mirror looks exactly like what it sounds like—a mirror—except it transmits workout classes for you to follow along...

Duration:00:25:25

How women are changing politics, with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

6/19/2019
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We’ve got a special guest this week: NY senator and presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand joins Girlboss Radio for a wide-ranging conversation with Girlboss COO Neha Gandhi. As a presidential candidate, Sen. Gillibrand has some sweeping political reforms on the table. For instance, she’s advocating for publicly funded elections as a way to get big corporate money out of politics, she’s pledged to not appoint judges who would help overturn Roe v. Wade, and she’s introduced a “Family Bill...

Duration:00:47:03

Is 'niche' the future of—everything? With Gina Bianchini of Mighty Networks

6/12/2019
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We often think of being “niche” as meaning “small.” But, as we learn on this week’s episode, building niche communities just *might* be the future of all media and businesses. To help us understand how the landscape of social networks and community-building has changed in recent years, Sophia Amoruso chats with Gina Bianchini, founder and CEO of Mighty Networks. Bianchini is an expert on network effects, what it takes to cultivate an audience and, perhaps more importantly, what it means to...

Duration:00:40:23

Rethinking how we approach fertility with Afton Vechery of Modern Fertility

6/5/2019
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On this week’s Girlboss Radio, we hear from Afton Vechery, co-founder and CEO of Modern Fertility. It’s a company that’s taken the standard blood tests you would normally get at a fertility clinic and made them available at-home. The goal, she says, is to empower women to have more information about their fertility, so we can all make informed decisions in regard to our own family-planning goals. Listen to hear what science can and can’t tell us about our fertility. Plus, Vechery talks...

Duration:00:46:19

Introducing Gangster Capitalism: The College Admissions Scandal

6/4/2019
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Season 1 of the new series, Gangster Capitalism is on the 2019 College Admissions Scandal that is exposing everyone from Hollywood celebrities to CEOs in an unprecedented scam. Award-winning filmmaker and host of the podcast What Really Happened?, Andrew Jenks introduces you to the people involved and the inner workings of this fraud. He also explores the larger debate around higher education in America. Available wherever you listen to podcasts, just search for “Gangster Capitalism."

Duration:00:05:23

Marketing memorable spaces with Maryellis Bunn, of the Museum of Ice Cream

5/29/2019
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You're probably seen photos of the Museum of Ice Cream, that dessert wonderland with a pool of sprinkles and candy confections that just beg for a photo to be taken. But, hashtags and perfect feed placements aside, what did it take to make it all a reality—and quickly scale it into a recognizable brand and product? On this week's Girlboss Radio, founder of Girlboss, Sophia Amoruso chats with Maryellis Bunn, the woman who first had the vision and tenacity to make the Museum of Ice Cream a...

Duration:00:37:01

Building a purpose-driven company (and culture) with Shivani Siroya

5/22/2019
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When Shivani Siroya founded Tala, she had a simple mission: To help overcome the barrier to accessing credit lines that people in developing economies face. Enter Tala, a finance and technology company that provides microloans and other financial services via its mobile app to people in countries like Kenya, Mexico, and the Philippines. And with billions of people around the world without a readily accessible “financial identity,” Tala has quickly grown from a small team of 4 to an...

Duration:00:42:14

Why taking a leap of faith is part of any career journey, with Elaine Welteroth, journalist and author of More Than Enough

5/15/2019
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Today, Elaine Welteroth is an award-winning journalist, author, and former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue. But before all of that, Welteroth was just a normal college student searching on Google for tips on how to work in magazines. Eventually, she landed a dream internship at a publication she’d long respected. But—then Welteroth had a choice to make: Say yes to an internship at a publication she'd always wanted to work at, or work elsewhere, but with a woman whose career she'd long...

Duration:00:50:12

The Uneasy Marriage Of Social Media & Politics, with Alyssa Milano, host of Sorry Not Sorry

5/8/2019
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Alyssa Milano has a turbulent love affair with social media. On one hand, she loves being able to see what political and social issues matter most to ordinary people around the globe. On the other hand, she's fully aware that platforms like Twitter are full of dark corners, where political dialogue becomes circular—even toxic. Still, all of it has allowed her to own a brand of activism that's all hers. In this week's episode of Girlboss Radio, Milano chats with Girlboss COO Neha Gandhi about...

Duration:00:46:32

Building A Business For The IG Generation, with Cyndi Ramirez-Fulton, founder of Chillhouse

5/1/2019
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Cyndi Ramirez will be the first to tell you that the idea of opening her own spa and manicure location, much less one ready-made for the age of Instagram, never occurred to her. Indeed, it wasn’t until Cyndi was out with her husband and looking for a massage spot (and perhaps even a manicure) that the origins of what would later become Chillhouse, crept into her mind. Today, Ramirez has built Chillhouse into a brand that goes beyond the spa and wellness hub of New York City. Instead, it's a...

Duration:00:35:57

Finding (& Raising) Our Voices, with Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to Barack Obama

4/24/2019
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Valerie Jarrett has known and worked with the Obamas for 28 years and it all began with a job interview with Michelle Obama, then Michelle Robinson. Fast-forward to today, and Jarrett has the distinction of being the longest-serving senior advisor to ANY president in history, after having served as senior advisor to President Obama all eight years while in office. She’s currently a senior advisor to the Obama Foundation and sits on the board of directors for companies like Lyft and the...

Duration:00:43:44

Turning A Social Media Brand Into A Business, with Rachel Brathen of Yoga Girl

4/17/2019
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Just a few years ago, Rachel Brathen, a.k.a., “Yoga Girl,” was sharing her experiences with yoga on a growing little platform called Instagram while trying to fill a small class of 30 at a local studio.Today, Brathen has more than 2M followers on Instagram, is a serial entrepreneur, a New York Times best-selling author, and the founder of three different not-for-profits. How did she do it? In this episode, Brathen chats with Sophia about what it’s like to go from being a broke yoga teacher...

Duration:00:32:00

Dealing With the Boys' Club, with Tina Brown of Women in the World

4/10/2019
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You've probably heard this before: Today's media landscape isn't what it used to be. It's a little less shiny, it’s harder to stay relevant, and it’s much harder to hold people’s attention and really make an impact through all the noise. But, if you've managed to do exactly that, consistently, for many years, across different publications—then you might just be someone by the name of Tina Brown. She led Vanity Fair magazine as its first female editor-in-chief, bringing the magazine back...

Duration:00:36:44

Choosing Bravery Over Perfection, with Reshma Saujani of Girls Who Code

4/3/2019
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Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, joins host Sophia Amoruso to discuss her new book, Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, And Live Bolder. In it, Saujani argues that there's a stark, cultural difference in how we are raising boys and girls to approach risk-taking and failure. As in, boys are taught to embrace risk and see failure as inevitable while girls are taught to strive for perfection and to lean toward what they're good at. And it's in that quest for perfection that...

Duration:00:32:19

Taryn Toomey- Founder of The Class by Taryn Toomey

12/26/2018
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Known for transforming her students with her magical, virtually unexplainable workout, The Class, Taryn is on a deep soul journey to become one with her past and open herself to higher purpose and greater fulfillment. The Class by Taryn Toomey has been lauded as a transcending practice, garnering recognition from news outlets like Fast Company, The Hollywood Reporter, Vogue, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Taryn has presented her method at the TEDx Conference, Fast Company Innovation...

Duration:00:44:14

Maria Menounos- Co-Founder & CEO of AfterBuzz TV & Emmy Award-Winning Journalist

12/19/2018
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Maria Menounos is an Emmy Award Winning Journalist, New York Times Best Selling author, actress and entrepreneur. She started her career at 21 at Channel One News and has worked as a host for some of the biggest entertainment news outlets out there, including Entertainment Tonight, Extra, Access Hollywood, The Today Show and E! News. She also hosted a SiriusXM Show, Conversations with Maria Menounos for three years, which recently shifted into a weekly podcast, which you can hear wherever...

Duration:00:51:28