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Raising the Bar with Alli and Michael

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A show for entrepreneurs, for anyone who wants to know about business, or how to have a life while having a business. Founders Alli Webb and Michael Landau speak to budding and successful business owners whose ideas they love. Alli started their business Drybar by driving herself around to homes in Los Angeles to give blow-outs to clients, but then their business took off. Now, Drybar has over a hundred stores across the country. Alli and Michael share what it takes to risk everything on a great idea, they share the things they’re obsessed with -- and they fight like brother and sister. Oh, did we forget to mention that Alli and Michael are also siblings?

A show for entrepreneurs, for anyone who wants to know about business, or how to have a life while having a business. Founders Alli Webb and Michael Landau speak to budding and successful business owners whose ideas they love. Alli started their business Drybar by driving herself around to homes in Los Angeles to give blow-outs to clients, but then their business took off. Now, Drybar has over a hundred stores across the country. Alli and Michael share what it takes to risk everything on a great idea, they share the things they’re obsessed with -- and they fight like brother and sister. Oh, did we forget to mention that Alli and Michael are also siblings?
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United States

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A show for entrepreneurs, for anyone who wants to know about business, or how to have a life while having a business. Founders Alli Webb and Michael Landau speak to budding and successful business owners whose ideas they love. Alli started their business Drybar by driving herself around to homes in Los Angeles to give blow-outs to clients, but then their business took off. Now, Drybar has over a hundred stores across the country. Alli and Michael share what it takes to risk everything on a great idea, they share the things they’re obsessed with -- and they fight like brother and sister. Oh, did we forget to mention that Alli and Michael are also siblings?

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English


Episodes

S2 Ep. 1 How Pocket.watch Is Changing Kids' Content with Chris Williams

4/19/2019
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Chris Williams is the founder and CEO of Pocket.watch, a digital-first studio that creates global franchises from the YouTube stars and characters loved by Generation Alpha (kids born in 2011-2025). Chris stops by the studio to talk to Alli and Michael about "kidfluencers," monetizing an online audience, and the future of kids' entertainment. Launched in 2017, Pocket.watch has raised $21 million in funding to develop and launch children’s media brands and spin-off content into books,...

Duration:00:41:19

S2 Ep. 3 Kelly Leveque: Nutritionist To The Stars

4/12/2019
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Kelly Leveque is the woman who Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, and Busy Phillips turn to when they need help balancing blood sugar and demanding schedules. Kelly unveils to Alli and Michael the inner workings of her consulting business and how she went from mapping genomes for oncologists to staking her claim as one of Hollywood's most sought-after nutrition experts. Plus, she shares her secret wellness and diet tips, including the ones she uses as Alli's health coach. Learn more about...

Duration:00:44:13

S2 Ep. 2 Brittany Driscoll: From Drybar Exec to Squeeze CEO

4/5/2019
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For years, Alli and Michael sat on their million-dollar idea to create the Goldilocks massage experience—not too pricey, not too cheap—while they were busy building Drybar. But when their VP of Marketing Brittany Driscoll needed a new challenge, their massage concept was reborn. This is the story of how Brittany, Alli, and Michael launched Squeeze, the on-demand massage chain and app disrupting the self-care industry. Learn more about Squeeze by visiting squeezemassage.com or on...

Duration:00:45:30

S2 Ep.1 Emily Schuman: Cupcakes and Cashmere

3/29/2019
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Emily Schuman has built a thriving lifestyle company on the coattails of Cupcakes and Cashmere, a website she created just 10 years ago. As an OG fashion blogger, she walks Alli and Michael through her career's trajectory, from making the tough decision between staying at AOL or diving headfirst into her burgeoning blog (spoiler alert: she took the risk) to eventually licensing products and launching an e-commerce platform. She maps out the do's and don'ts of building a personal brand and...

Duration:00:53:21

Raising The Bar Season 2 Trailer

3/15/2019
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Alli and Michael are back and better than ever with a brand new group of entrepreneurs you will not want to miss! Season 2 begins March 29th!

Duration:00:02:01

Elmo Lovano: Build a Band

10/3/2018
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Before Jammcard, a job platform for musicians didn’t really exist. So after working as a drummer for years and recognizing the need for it, Elmo decided to build it himself, and he told us all about it. We also answered listener questions about pitch decks, whether to go to business school, whether Dry Bar plans to expand internationally, and social media. This is the last episode of this season of Raising the Bar. But you can still reach out to us! If you have questions for us, you can DM...

Duration:00:37:55

Rachael Blumberg and Yuval Chiprut: What's On Your Plate?

9/26/2018
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This episode features Platefit founders Rachael Blumberg and Yuval Chiprut. Platefit is a boutique exercise company that provides classes designed around the use of Power Plates. The plates, originally developed to help Russian cosmonauts recover after spending time in zero gravity, vibrate to increase muscle contractions during workouts. Rachael and Yuval met while teaching exercise classes at the same gym, eventually becoming business partners -- and life partners, too. Today, they are...

Duration:00:38:07

Ellen Bennett: Apron Queen

9/19/2018
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This episode features Hedley & Bennett founder and CEO Ellen Bennett. When Ellen was working as a chef in restaurants, she couldn’t believe bad the aprons were. They were ill-fitting, poorly constructed, and everyone hated wearing them. So she decided to reinvent them. Now, thousands of chefs and makers wear her handcrafted aprons. To Ellen, a well-made apron can change the way you look and feel while you work. If you have questions for us, you can DM Alli on Instagram (@alliwebb), or...

Duration:00:42:47

Patrice Banks: Lady Mechanics

9/12/2018
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This episode features Girls Auto Clinic founder Patrice Banks. Patrice had a great job as an engineer when she decided give it all up to become a mechanic and open a female-run shop. Her goal? To educate and empower women through their cars. If you have questions for us, you can DM Alli on Instagram (@alliwebb), or email us your questions at RTB@wondery.com. Support us by supporting our sponsors! LightStream - Start saving with Light Stream! Get an additional discount at...

Duration:00:43:33

Jaclyn Johnson: Creating and Cultivating

9/5/2018
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This episodes features Create & Cultivate’s Jaclyn Johnson! Jaclyn noticed women entrepreneurs needed a space to gather to create their dream careers and her business was born! She’s seen it all, from building a wildly successful festival, going through a business partner breakup and captivating those ever-elusive 'millennials'. After that, we’re answering more of YOUR questions. You can DM Alli on Instagram (@alliwebb), or email us your questions at RTB@wondery.com. You can support this...

Duration:00:38:17

Joey Gonzalez: From Client to CEO

8/29/2018
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This episode features Barry’s Bootcamp CEO Joey Gonzalez. Joey first fell in love with the high-intensity fitness studio as a customer. He worked his way up the Barry’s ladder, going from instructor to manager to partner and finally, to CEO. Joey talked about how he deals with competition, why hiring good people is crucial to success, and what it’s like being married to another CEO. After we talk to Joey, we’re answering your questions and direct messages. You can DM Alli on Instagram...

Duration:00:38:29

Itika Oldwine and Talmadge Lowe: A Flower Shop and a Liquor Store

8/22/2018
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This episode features two guests. First, we talked to Itika Oldwine, founder of Oldvine Florals, a high end flower shop in Los Angeles. She talked to us about the decision to go out on her own, how she moved her business from her house to a store, and how former NBA basketball player Matt Barnes became one of her investors. Then, we talked to Talmadge Lowe, co-founder of Hi-Lo Liquor, a craft liquor store also here in Los Angeles. He told us what makes his store unique and why it’s nice to...

Duration:00:51:26

Joy Cho: Jump for Joy

8/15/2018
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This episode features designer Joy Cho. Her lifestyle brand, Oh Joy, grew from a tiny blog into a successful business with a huge following. She talked about developing brand recognition, why she’s hesitant to expand her business, and how she set herself up for her first million-dollar year. After that, we’re answering your questions and direct messages. You can DM Alli on Instagram (@alliwebb), or email us your questions at RTB@wondery.com. Support us by supporting our...

Duration:00:43:05

Johnny Ray Zone: Do One Thing Well

8/8/2018
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This episode features celebrity chef Johnny Ray Zone, the founder and operator of Howlin’ Rays, a Nashville-style hot chicken restaurant in Los Angeles. Howlin’ Rays is so popular, Johnny’s main problem early on was dealing with long lines (seriously, it was hours.) We learned that Nashville hot chicken was invented as a revenge plot, about Johnny’s storied past as a chef and LA’s top restaurants and why he doesn’t want to expand so stop asking! After that, we answered a listener question...

Duration:00:39:32

Hillary Kerr: Who What Wear, Why Not?

8/1/2018
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On today's episode, Hillary Kerr is joining us. She’s the cofounder of Clique Brands, which has three brands - Who What Wear, MyDomaine, and Byrdie. We're also here to answer your question, including one we get asked all the time - what are you obsessed with? Short answer: It's a lot. Have a burning question? You can DM Alli on Instagram (@alliwebb), or send your questions to RTB@wondery.com. We can't make this show without our incredible sponsors! Wix - Build your beautiful website today!...

Duration:00:35:28

Curtis Stone: Cooking with Gas

7/25/2018
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This episode features celebrity chef Curtis Stone. He’s had a ton of success, including television shows, cookbooks, and famed LA restaurants, Maude and Gwen. He talked about Anthony Bourdain, his worst kitchen disaster and taught us a new business mantra. After that we’re answering your questions and direct messages. You can DM Alli on Instagram (@alliwebb), or send your questions to RTB@wondery.com. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Care/Of - For 25% off your first month of...

Duration:00:36:00

Phil Landau: The First Entrepreneur in Our Lives

7/25/2018
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It’s our dad! They may have raised us, but for years Alli and Michael's parents ran a chain of clothing stores in South Florida, Flip’s. It was a family business, and they grew up watching this business grow. And - Alli goes out to Venice Beach and explores Abbot Kinney in “Out With Alli.” Support us by supporting our sponsors! Mac and Mia - Take $25 off your first order at MacAndMia.com/BAR and use promo code BAR.

Duration:00:40:39

Sarah Michelle Gellar: From Vampires to Empires

7/25/2018
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When Alli Webb and Michael Landau started Drybar 8 years ago, they had no idea what would happen, but that’s the life of every entrepreneur. Risk everything and you could gain… or lose… everything. So they’re talking to business owners of all kinds - moguls and beginners alike - including Sarah Michelle Gellar. When she started FoodStirs in 2014, she had no idea what would happen, and even for Sarah Michelle Gellar, it hasn’t been an easy road. This is Raising The Bar. Support this show by...

Duration:00:34:56

Introducing Raising The Bar

7/10/2018
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Premieres July 25th

Duration:00:01:36