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Scooter Braun Is Just Getting Started

From his just-announced first look deal with Amazon Studios to his company's acquisition of Taylor Swift's catalogue via the Big Machine Label Group, Scooter Braun - the entertainment impresario guiding the careers of Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, J. Balvin, Demi Lovato and more - continues to drive the entertainment industry. It's a good time to revisit LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff's interview with him in which he lays out his business philosophy and speaks of his work with a bevy of...


How UK Digital Bank Monzo Went From Crowd Funding To Unicorn In Four Years

Now boasting a $2.5B valuation, the UK-based digital bank Monzo has amassed over two million customers in four years. Founder and CEO Tom Blomfield, a 33-year old serial entrepreneur, sits with LionTree Executive in Residence and Member of Parliament Ed Vaizey to share the story of Monzo’s meteoric rise, its crowd-funded and customer-centric core and its path to profitability as he sets his sights on the US market. Find and rate us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. For more...


Scott Galloway’s Quest For Happiness

In a lively conversation, Scott Galloway - entrepreneur, co-host of the Pivot podcast with Kara Swisher and Marketing professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business – gets down to brass tacks with LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff. The pair discuss everything from their shared educational background to Galloway’s case for tech regulation and the science behind his recently published book, “The Algebra of Happiness: Notes on the Pursuit of Success, Love, and Meaning.” You won’t want to miss this...


Wondery’s Hernan Lopez on Podcasting’s Golden Age

In a little over three years, Wondery has established itself as the largest independent podcast publisher, boasting hit shows such as “Dirty John,” “Dr. Death” and “Business Wars.” Tune in to hear the company’s Founder and CEO, Hernan Lopez, in conversation with Kindred Media President Chris Peterson, as Hernan details his journey from running Fox International Channels to discovering the stories and talent propelling Wondery forward. Find and rate us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you...


Bonus: Sir Richard Branson’s Next Frontier

In this special mini-episode, Sir Richard Branson, whose Virgin Group controls over 400 companies, shares with LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff the inspiration behind his ambitious and industry-leading space companies: Virgin Galactic, The Spaceship Company and Virgin Orbit. His overarching goal: using “space exploration as a way of improving things back here on the earth.” Tune in for a glimpse of the not-too-distant future. Find and rate us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. For more...


Arianna Huffington’s Vision For A More Humane Workplace

Today, Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global and founder of the eponymous Huffington Post, sits down with LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff in front of a live audience at the Nexus Israel Conference in New York City. The pair discuss Thrive’s mission to make employee well-being a pillar of every company’s success metrics and the tremendous strides some companies are taking along this path. Find and rate us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. For more content, follow...


Hearst President and CEO Steve Swartz on Helming a 132 Year-Old, Family-Owned Media Powerhouse

A 20-year veteran of Hearst, Steve Swartz sees the company’s ongoing evolution as the true legacy of its legendary founder William Randolph Hearst, a tycoon’s son who entered the newspaper business in order to serve the common man. Swartz and LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff talk about the company’s restless DNA, including their more recent foray into business media and services. Find and rate us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. For more content, follow KindredCast on Twitter,...


UTA’s Co-Founder and CEO Jeremy Zimmer On Creating A More Humane Hollywood

Starting out in the proverbial mailroom over 40 years ago, Jeremy Zimmer has emerged as one of Tinseltown’s most powerful agents. In this conversation with LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff, Zimmer’s respect for those who choose the artist’s path is matched by his advocacy for creating a more equitable industry. Find and rate us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. For more content, follow KindredCast on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. You can hear our radio show every Saturday and Sunday...


How Vice Media’s New CEO Nancy Dubuc Is Transforming The Content Powerhouse

In her first year as CEO of Vice, Nancy Dubuc – a 20-year veteran of A&E Networks who had served as CEO for the last six – is solidifying the youth-focused, multi-platform media brand’s content-centric strategy. Tune in as she tells LionTree Executive In Residence Betsy Morgan about her plans for the company and her focus on delivering business-building success for advertisers. Find and rate us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. For more content, follow KindredCast on Twitter,...


The Athletic’s Alex Mather on Reimagining Sports Journalism, Team By Team

In a time of massive cutbacks in local media, subscription-based website The Athletic is breathing new life into sports journalism. Co-Founder Alex Mather sits with LionTree’s Alex Michael to discuss the site’s ad-free local coverage across 47 North American cities, and the company’s commitment to providing veteran sports writers the best job they’ve ever had. Find and rate us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. For more content, follow KindredCast on Twitter, Instagram and...


New York Times Columnist and Best-Selling Author David Brooks

On the occasion of our 50th show, we are excited to present a fireside chat with New York Times Op-Ed columnist and best-selling author David Brooks. On the eve of the release of his latest book, “The Second Mountain: The Quest For A Moral Life,” Brooks speaks with LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff about the experiences and realizations that went into his latest work, how to discern “happiness” from “joy” and the best way for us to emerge from this particularly fraught moment in human...


The Evolution of Audio with iHeartMedia’s Bob Pittman and Rich Bressler

Tune in for an in-depth discussion about radio’s reenergized role in the modern media landscape, as iHeartMedia’s Robert Pittman (Chairman & CEO) and Richard Bressler (President, COO, CFO) talk about the company’s unique assets and approach. In conversation with LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff, Bob and Rich discuss why the audio sector continues to enthrall consumers and marketers alike, and how podcasting and their industry-leading events play into their strategy. Find and rate us on Apple...


Max Conze, CEO of Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 Media, On Building A Multi-Platform Powerhouse

Listen in as Max Conze, who left innovative consumer tech company Dyson to take the helm of German conglomerate ProSiebenSat.1 less than a year ago, shares his vision for the diversified company. In a conversation with LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff, Max lays out his vision for ProSieben, which, in addition to owning Germany’s largest broadcast network, a thriving production division and a massive e-commerce platform, has launched a new streaming partnership with Discovery. Find and rate us...


The Evolution of Outdoor Advertising with Ocean CEO Tim Bleakley

Amidst the disruption of traditional media, out-of-home advertising has not only thrived, but has also become a go-to outlet for the titans of content and technology. And, as Ocean Outdoor CEO Tim Bleakley tells LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff, the sector’s transformation from static boards to interactive, audience-aware screens - like the ones that comprise their breathtaking Piccadilly Lights display – has made them the ideal vehicle for capturing an elusive and mobile audience. Listen in to...


Hearst Magazines Chairman David Carey On Leadership, Transition and Social Impact

In his eight years as Hearst Magazines Chairman, David Carey has presided over some of the publisher’s most successful magazine launches and the transformation of their advertising-centric business model. Now he is scaling a new mountain: becoming a fellow at the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative, a program designed to give C-suite leaders a platform for enacting broader social impact. Tune in for an in-depth conversation with LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff to hear all about David’s...


The 2019 Outlook

In what has become a KindredCast tradition, LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff sits with the company’s public markets and IPO expert, Leslie Mallon, to discuss the themes, expectations and media sector trends to be on the lookout for in the coming year, from the advent of 5G and direct-to-consumer services to space exploration and the Live Events arena. Plus, you’ll get an insider’s look at Aryeh’s much-discussed suggested reading list. Find and rate us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen....


Mattel Chairman and CEO Ynon Kreiz

Join us for an engaging conversation with Mattel’s recently appointed Chairman and CEO Ynon Kreiz and LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff, recorded at LionTree’s recent Media 2.0 Conference in Los Angeles. Kreiz, a seasoned media executive who previously served as Chairman and CEO of Maker Studios – which was acquired in 2014 by the Walt Disney Company – shares his vision for the transformation of the iconic kids entertainment brand in today’s ever-evolving landscape. Find and rate us on Apple...


Wikipedia Co-Founder Jimmy Wales Lifts The Veil

Tune in for a fascinating conversation between Jimmy Wales - who co-founded the crowd-sourced, non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia over 17 years ago - and Ed Vaizey, LionTree’s London-based Executive in Residence and Member of Parliament. In addition to lifting the veil on the inner workings of the world’s most-referenced informational resource, Wales gives some insight into a new project, WikiTribune, a news website where volunteers fact-check the latest stories utilizing long-established...


The Microeconomics of the Soul with Dr. Habib Sadeghi

KindredCast embarks once again to Los Angeles for a revelatory conversation between LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff and Dr. Habib Sadeghi – or Dr. S – the co-Founder of Be Hive of Healing Integrative Medical Center, whose most recent book is “The Clarity Cleanse: 12 Steps to Finding Renewed Energy, Spiritual Fulfillment and Emotional Healing.” The two discuss overcoming impossible obstacles and how busy leaders can benefit from a holistic approach to well-being. Find and rate us on Apple...


MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle Interviews LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff

Today we turn the tables, as MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle – whose media career began after a 14-year stint in the finance industry – sits down to interview LionTree CEO Aryeh Bourkoff as part of a very special event at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. The two discuss a variety of hot-button issues in the media and tech world. Aryeh even gets to sneak in a few questions of his own at the end. Find and rate us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. For more content, follow KindredCast...