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Crowd Scene is a podcast about successful crowdfunding campaigns and the people who make them happen. Each episode features a fun, inspirational interview that captures the highs and lows of developing a concept and sharing it with the world. We interview film directors, game designers, artists, inventors, songwriters and creative entrepreneurs to find out what it took for them to find success on platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Ideal for listeners looking for compelling true life stories of people pursuing their passion projects, fans of the Tim Ferriss podcast and Startup, as well as practical advice about running your own crowdfunding campaign. Hosted by Michael Ogden and Peter Dean. More info at crowdsceneshow.com

Crowd Scene is a podcast about successful crowdfunding campaigns and the people who make them happen. Each episode features a fun, inspirational interview that captures the highs and lows of developing a concept and sharing it with the world. We interview film directors, game designers, artists, inventors, songwriters and creative entrepreneurs to find out what it took for them to find success on platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Ideal for listeners looking for compelling true life stories of people pursuing their passion projects, fans of the Tim Ferriss podcast and Startup, as well as practical advice about running your own crowdfunding campaign. Hosted by Michael Ogden and Peter Dean. More info at crowdsceneshow.com

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London, United Kingdom

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Crowd Scene is a podcast about successful crowdfunding campaigns and the people who make them happen. Each episode features a fun, inspirational interview that captures the highs and lows of developing a concept and sharing it with the world. We interview film directors, game designers, artists, inventors, songwriters and creative entrepreneurs to find out what it took for them to find success on platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Ideal for listeners looking for compelling true life stories of people pursuing their passion projects, fans of the Tim Ferriss podcast and Startup, as well as practical advice about running your own crowdfunding campaign. Hosted by Michael Ogden and Peter Dean. More info at crowdsceneshow.com

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English


Episodes

Creating crowdfunding magnetism! Product designer raises over $400,000 on Kickstarter AND Indiegogo

12/7/2016
Sometimes a product comes along that you know you don’t exactly need, but the way it’s made and the skill with which it’s presented makes you buy it all the same. That might go some way towards explaining what happened with the Kickstarter campaign run by our guest on Crowd Scene today. Noam Bar Yohai – a London-based product designer – created a set of refillable, magnetic felt-tip pens and made such a fun campaign video that it made his product irresistible to thousands of people. Noam set...

Duration:00:33:53

Best Animated Oscar Winner? Ivan Mactaggart on “Loving Vincent” & the Future of Crowdfunding Films

10/19/2016
In this episode we’re talking with Ivan Mactaggart, the producer of the hotly-anticipated movie “Loving Vincent” to find out more about its unique production and how exactly it got funded. Have you ever looked at a painting and wondered what would happen if it came to life? What would the portraits say if they could tell their story? That’s what the Oscar-winning creators of “Loving Vincent” had in mind when they decided to make a film about Vincent Van Gogh. This is no ordinary film though...

Duration:00:43:08

Part 2: Elvis, The Beach Boys and The Wrecking Crew: Denny Tedesco shares his Kickstarter story

10/5/2016
This is part 2 of our conversation with filmmaker and crowdfunder Denny Tedesco. Denny has a direct link to some of the greatest pop music ever recorded. Throughout the 50s and 60s, a group of session musicians in Los Angeles – known as The Wrecking Crew – became the go-to musicians for producers and musicians including Elvis Presley, Ella Fitzgerald, the Beach Boys and dozens (if not hundreds) of others. Their phenomenal contribution to pop music was largely uncredited by record labels who...

Duration:00:29:48

Part 1: Elvis, The Beach Boys and The Wrecking Crew: Denny Tedesco shares his Kickstarter story

9/21/2016
Our guest on this edition of Crowd Scene has a direct link to some of the greatest pop music ever recorded. Throughout the 50s and 60s, a group of session musicians in Los Angeles – known as The Wrecking Crew – became the go-to musicians for producers and musicians including Elvis Presley, Ella Fitzgerald, the Beach Boys and dozens (if not hundreds) of others. Their phenomenal contribution to pop music was largely uncredited by record labels who may have been too embarrassed to put the same...

Duration:00:36:09

Mini Episode: A Short Summer Break – We’re Back in August with More Crowdfunding Success Stories!

7/18/2016
We're off on our summer vacations here, but we have some more great shows lined up for August, including conversations with Ivan McTaggart, the producer of the forthcoming movie 'Loving Vincent' – as well as Noam Bar Yohai, creative extraordinaire, who leveraged the trend for adult colouring books and raised a small fortune on Kickstarter. Check back soon for these inspiring guests and many more.

Duration:00:05:27

Eat Your Spoon! How the genius idea of edible cutlery attracted nearly 10,000 backers on Kickstarter

6/15/2016
In this episode we are talking about edible cutlery and huge Kickstarter success with crowdfunder Sarah Munir. ‘Edible’ and ‘Cutlery’ are two words that don’t normally go together and yet this is a remarkable idea that may play a significant role in reducing toxic, plastic waste. In India alone, it’s estimated that 120 billion pieces of disposable plastic cutlery are thrown away each year. So, the invention of edible, biodegradable cutlery provides an alternative that’s good for everyone....

Duration:00:37:42

100 Million Views and Counting: ‘Don’t Hug Me, I’m Scared’ producer shares Kickstarter success story

6/1/2016
Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared is a YouTube phenomenon. Created in the vein of innocent children’s programming, over the course of each short episode, the action always descends into mind-bending, hilarious terror. The nightmarish combination of puppets, sing-along tunes and raw meat has helped them notch up 100 million views and 900,000 subscribers on YouTube. Our guest on Crowd Scene today is Ben Lole, a London-based creative producer who is part of the core team behind Don’t Hug Me, I’m Scared....

Duration:00:40:26

How to crowdfund a graphic novel: Kickstarter success with the creators of comic book Turncoat

5/18/2016
We're talking about comic book Kickstarter success in this episode of Crowd Scene. The world of graphic novels is a fascinating scene for budding entrepreneurs and storytellers. Certainly the massive success of Marvel Comic adaptations into blockbuster films has demonstrated the mainstream appeal for comic books. In this episode we get some insights into what it takes to create and crowdfund an original comic book as we speak to writer Ryan O'Sullivan and editor Neil Gibson about their work...

Duration:00:31:28

Coyote & Roadrunner Inspire Rocket-Powered Kickstarter Success: Designer Shares Crowdfunding advice

5/3/2016
On the show today we’re talking to Rob Loukotka. Rob is an artist in Chicago who also happens to be a huge fan of the Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner cartoons. He decided to bring these interests together by illustrating a poster containing every single product from the Acme Corporation! If you’ve seen the cartoon, you’ll remember that Acme was the fictional company from which The Coyote bought things like dynamite, bombs, a giant magnet and a whole host of other paraphernalia, all of which...

Duration:00:54:19

Mysteries Made To Delight: The Mysterious Package Company Crowdfunds a Conundrum on Kickstarter

4/13/2016
Today we’re talking to a guest about whom we know very little and we’ll be talking about an organisation about which we know even less. The Mysterious Package Company is an organization that tells stories using the postal service as its medium. If you sign up, you’ll receive a variety of intriguing, bizarre and sometimes shocking artefacts through the post which, like pieces of a puzzle, together form a fascinating story. Our guest is Timothy Sullivan whose title is “Architect to the...

Duration:00:43:15

Finding Yourself Through Music: The Glass Child Shares Her Crowdfunding Secrets

3/30/2016
Our guest in this episode is Charlotte Eriksson, also known as The Glass Child. Charlotte is a musician in her twenties, a singer/songwriter originally from Sweden, and now based in Berlin. Her passions are music and writing and she says she wanted to “create a life for myself that I could be proud of.” She started her own publishing company “Broken Glass Records” to distribute her albums. And she’s also an author, independently publishing three books. You can find her on Twitter and Tumblr...

Duration:00:47:32

Part 2: Best Friends Fight World Hunger with Crowdfunding & Peanut Butter

3/16/2016
This is part 2 of the Good Spread interview. Plus we have more of Chris Day's weird world of crowdfunding. In this episode we’re joined once more from Nashville, Tennessee by Alex Cox and Mark Slagle, co-founders of Good Spread Peanut Butter. Back in 2011 they were inspired to help address malnutrition in developing countries – and their solution was unusual. But as we hear from Alex and Mark, it hasn’t all been plain sailing – or smooth spreading – they’ve had their fair share of crunchy...

Duration:00:52:45

Part 1: Winnebagos & Peanut Butter: Two Best Friends Share Crowdfunding Advice & Fight World Hunger

3/3/2016
In this episode we’re joined from Nashville, Tennessee by Alex Cox and Mark Slagle, co-founders of Good Spread Peanut Butter. Back in 2011 they were inspired to help address malnutrition in developing countries – and their solution was unusual. But as we hear from Alex and Mark, it hasn’t all been plain sailing – or smooth spreading – they’ve had their fair share of crunchy bits along the way... They launched a crowdfunding campaign to get their business off the ground. And for every sale of...

Duration:00:41:51

Get Animated With Stickybones! Crowdfunding Advice And Indiegogo Success

2/17/2016
Our guests in this show are Erik Baker and Lauren Wells Baker – a husband and wife team who have launched a project called Stickybones. It’s a posable model for stop-motion animators that’s currently kicking up a storm on Indiegogo. Erik and Lauren were looking for $85,000 to make Stickybones a reality and, with five weeks still to run on their campaign, they had already raised $216,000 when we spoke with them. They share some awesome crowdfunding advice and words of wisdom. We're also...

Duration:00:46:13

Take the Subway Anywhere! Crowdfunding Advice with World Metro Map, Plus News & Weird Wearable Tech

2/3/2016
More top-notch crowdfunding advice in this episode of Crowd Scene. Mike and Pete are joined by Gerado Cid, an entrepreneur and designer who – by cunningly weaving together the world's 214 subway systems, 791 lines and 11,924 stations – has created a stunning map that has taken Kickstarter by storm. The idea was inspired by a 1959 map created by the Architect Constant Nieuwenhuys. He called his idea 'New Babylon', an imaginary borderless system the size of the entire planet were people can...

Duration:00:35:47

Part 2: Throw Out Your Keyboard & Mouse! Crowdfunding the Future of Input Devices with Sensel Morph

1/20/2016
This is Part 2 of a two-part episode. In this part we talk about the crowdfunding campaign and the techniques Ilya and Aaron used to raise more than $400,000. We’re joined by Ilya Rosenberg and Aaron Zarraga, co-founders of Sensel, and inventors of The Morph. Ilya and Aaron believe The Sensel Morph will pave the way for a new generation of tactile, and responsive interfaces – interfaces that will entirely replace the keyboard and mouse and, in doing so, transform the making of art, music and...

Duration:00:35:27

Part 1: Throw Out Your Keyboard & Mouse! Crowdfunding the Future of Input Devices with Sensel Morph

1/13/2016
We’re joined by Ilya Rosenberg and Aaron Zarraga, co-founders of Sensel, and inventors of The Morph. Ilya and Aaron believe The Sensel Morph will pave the way for a new generation of tactile, and responsive interfaces – interfaces that will entirely replace the keyboard and mouse and, in doing so, transform the making of art, music and gaming. Wired Magazine went so far as to say that the Sensel Morph “May Be the Future of Input Devices” And TechCrunch calls their invention “A Keyboard On...

Duration:00:24:17

Here Comes The Sun! Inventor Paul Droege On The Power of Crowdfunding and Solar Energy

12/16/2015
A majority of Americans consider solar power to be their #1 energy choice but it still makes up less than 1% of total energy production in the US. Paul Droege and his team, along with a rapidly growing base of supporters, have set out to change that. SunPort is their remarkable new device that lets you use the power of the sun without having to install solar panels. Paul set out to raise $75,000 on Kickstarter and, just 30 days later, around 1,700 clean-energy enthusiasts had contributed...

Duration:00:52:39

Happy Birthday Forever! Professional troublemaker Travis Peterson kickstarts a prank birthday card

12/2/2015
Mike and Pete are joined by Travis Peterson, an entrepreneur and professional trouble maker. He and his brother Nick Peterson are the creators of The Best Prank Birthday Card Ever! – A musical Birthday card that NEVER STOPS PLAYING – well, until the battery dies or you break it. And that's the point. As website Geek Dad puts it: “You know those candles you can’t blow out? This is so much worse.” So, can you think of someone near and dear to you that you’d like to give that card to? Someone...

Duration:01:03:57

Recording Your Life: Cesar Kuriyama On Crowdfunding ‘1 Second Everyday’, TED Talks & ‘Chef’ Movie

11/18/2015
Imagine a movie that includes everyday of the rest of your life. What would you choose to remember? TED speaker and creator of the ‘1-Second Everyday’ app, Cesar Kuriyama, is our guest in this episode of Crowd Scene. Cesar remembers exactly what he has been doing every day for the last five years. And that’s thanks to the app he created, called ‘1-Second Everyday’. In this episode, Cesar explains how ‘1-Second Everyday’ works, how he was selected to do a TED Talk that’s been viewed over a...

Duration:01:24:01