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Fred Schebesta - what it takes to build an empire
He sold his first company for over a million dollars at the age of 22, wakes up at 3am every night and does his best thinking over a long run. He doesn't have Facebook or follow the news and you'll only ever find him wearing all black. Fred Schbesta is the co-founder of Finder.com, Australia's largest comparison website. In this episode we chat about the importance of rituals, training your emotional empathy and the sacrifices that come with building a successful multi-national empire at...
Rob Kelly - Black Out Tattoo (Bonus Episode)
Our first bonus episode direct from Hong Kong! Our episode with Mark Nara was really well received so we thought we would follow that up with one of the first interviews Jye did in Hong Kong. Jye talks to Rob about his story and journey to tattooing and the role of creativity, environment and culture. Make sure you check out Rob's work @blackoutbob - Founded in 2010, BLACKOUT is driven by the core belief that tattoo art is more than a book of tired designs and worn clichés. The soul of...
Lizbeth Pal - The runaway strategist
One of our most tenacious and inspiring guests to date: Lizbeth Pal breaks down the myths surrounding work, life and everything in between. This is an honest look at finding yourself with a healthy dose of reality.
Mark Nara - Therapeutic tattooing
NB: Hey guys, Jye here! I am just finalising some slight audio issues in the first couple of minutes. If you're really eager, you'll be fine to listen through, or if you want to come back in an hour, there'll be a fresh file you can re-download. Enjoy! There is something incredibly vulnerable about getting a tattoo. Voluntarily putting your trust in someone who is going to permanently mark your body and hopefully accurately express your creative vision is daunting. Mark Nara is a tattoo...
Peter Rix - A life of music - 128
This week Alex and Jye speak to music industry legend, Peter Rix - who is a pioneering Australian artist manager and acclaimed event producer, and founder of the ARIA Awards.
Nick Maricic - Alter egos
Would the real Trance McShady please stand up? Nick Maricic is a NIDA trained actor, performance artist, director, web series creator, story teller and founder of an ethical organic cotton clothing range called Trance McShady. We chat to him about the challenges of making and creating on a shoestring budget. Also, what happens when you feel you're not as good as other people in your field and don't think you ever will be? Do you walk away completely or pivot into a new direction? Nick...
Georgia Brand (Hemple) - Healthier with hemp
Alex and Jye speak with Georgia Brand from Hemple about defining a brand new category of healthfood: hemp.
Rob Peters - Vocations, voyeurism, and voices
Alex and Jye talk to Rob Peters: visual artist, voice over guy and television nerd. We explore the state of TV in Australia today and what that might say about all of us.
Renée Baltov - Manhood, brotherhood, & motherhood
Renée Baltov is the founder of The Barberhood: and today we talk to her about her exceptional career, what men really want at the barbershop, and what it's like being a mum. Renée's steadfast approach to business, marketing, and success is inspiration. "I never wanted to be the same as anyone else." - Renée Baltov - Join our Facebook Group - Maker & Creator Podcast Alex Adams (@msdarlinghurst) is the founder of EatDrinkPlay.com Jye Smith (@jyesmith / @doublestarco) is the founder of...
Stephen Dyer - Cafes, culture & clay cups
In this episode of Maker & Creator we chat to cafe owner, former DJ and self-professed socialist Steven Dyer about the state of Sydney nightlife, the rise of coffee culture in Australia and take a look at why everyone (in Sydney at least) is so content to spend $21 on avocado toast. As the beers and red wine flow we make wild predictions about future generations and discuss what’s inspired a more environmentally conscious society in recent years. This leads us to Steve's latest venture...
Alex Adams - An authentic experience
To kick things off we spoke with, ourselves! Meet Alex Adams, founder of Eat Drink Play & Secret Foodies. Alex has an inspiring story built out of a passion for connecting people and creating authentic experiences.