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Ep 15 Worth Knowing: Nastia Liukin

Olympic gold medalist and entrepreneur, Nastia Liukin, joins me on “Worth Knowing” to discuss the Grander App (a global community for the next generation of women) and the Grander Summit (which took place August 18th in Boston). At the 14:00 mark, Nastia shares her thoughts on the disgraced former USA Olympics doctor Larry Nassar. Toward the end of the episode, Nastia hints at her upcoming beauty and fashion projects. Follow Nastia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/NASTIALIUKIN/...


Ep 14 Worth Knowing: Brynn Elliott

Recording artist Brynn Elliott joins me on an all new episode of "Worth Knowing" to talk about about how she went from writing papers to writing (and singing) songs. Her new album, Time of our Lives is out September 7th and she explains the meaning behind her first single, "Might Not Like Me," and how she is the first person in her family to go to college (and she just graduated from Harvard!) She also sings a little a capella. Might Not Like Me (Audio):...


Ep 13 Worth Knowing: Influencers with Brittany Hennessy

On a brand new episode of “Worth Knowing with Micah Jesse” we sit down with Brittany Hennessy, author of “Influencer: Building Your Personal Brand in the Age of Social Media” (available July 31st everywhere). In 2007, after graduating from Rutgers University with a degree in journalism, Brittany created ChiChi212.com, which was nominated by Paper Magazine for “Best Nightlife Blog,” and she became an influencer for Bacardi, Popchips, Svedka, and the Gap. When she was flown to Germany as the...


Ep 12 Worth Knowing: The Amazing Kreskin, The World's Greatest Mentalist

Amazing Kreskin, the world’s greatest mentalist, joins me this week on Worth Knowing, recording from his guest house in New Jersey. Though Kreskin makes "predictions", he does not claim to have paranormal or clairvoyant powers, and does not like to be considered a "psychic". He was inspired to become a mentalist by Lee Falk's famous comic strip Mandrake the Magician. To be honest: I was a ball of emotions before meeting him. I was equal parts excited and nervous. The 83-year-old legend...


Ep 11 Worth Knowing: Jake Miller

Rapper, singer, songwriter, producer Jake Miller joins me this week on the Worth Knowing podcast to discuss his new album, Silver Lining, life on the road, and the "ups and downs" of being an independent artist. He has racked up almost a MILLION followers on Instagram. We also do a quick round of lighting questions at the end that you don't want to miss! (Pssst! Ladies: he answers my question, what turns you on?) www.instagram.com/jakemiller www.twitter.com/jakemiller www.jakemiller.com...


Ep 10 Worth Knowing: Aliza Licht

Aliza Licht built a massive Twitter following as DKNY PR GIRL. Today, she is the EVP of Branding and Communications at Alice + Olivia and the author of "Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media." On this episode, she talks about the do's and don't's of social media, best practices for interviewing, how to be your best publicist and so much more. Leave Your Mark on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Leave-Your-Mark-Career-Social/dp/1455584142 You can find...


Ep 09 Worth Knowing: Olivia Culpo

Today on "Worth Knowing" I’m joined by model, actress, fashion designer, restaurant owner, and social media influencer, Olivia Culpo. On this episode, Olivia talks about getting her career jump started after winning pageants from Miss Rhode Island to Miss Universe and how that led to acting roles, designing fashion, and becoming a mega social media influencer. She also talks about her upcoming role on E!'s Model Squad, also starring Shanina Shaik, Devon Windsor, Ashley Moore, Nadine...


Ep 08 Worth Knowing: 4/20 In 2018 *Bonus Episode*

In honor of 4/20 (otherwise known as National Marijuana Day) I am joined by Mikey Steinmetz, CEO of Flow Kana, to learn more about the current state of the marijuana industry in 2018. ABOUT MICHAEL STEINMETZ Michael Steinmetz is CEO and co-founder of Flow Kana, California’s largest distributor of beyond organic, sun grown cannabis from small craft farmers in Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity Counties. Steinmetz is leading Flow Kana to transform cannabis into the world’s first fully...


Ep 07 Worth Knowing: Eileen Kelly of Killer and a Sweet Thang

On this episode of “Worth Knowing,” we sit down with Eileen Kelly, the outspoken 22-year-old founder of the website and sexual education platform, Killer and a Sweet Thang (otherwise known as KAAST). The site aims to be a safe space for millennials to learn, explore and discuss sex, mental wellness, and gender identity. Seattle-born Eileen is a contributing writer, as as well curates a group of contributors from all backgrounds, orientations, races and gender identities to make sure all...


Ep 06 Worth Knowing: Tyler Shields

Famed photographer Tyler Shields joins me for episode six of "Worth Knowing," to talk about his art of provocative photography, screenwriting, directing and of course, I had to ask about the Kathy Griffin photo, of her holding a faux bloody Donald Trump head, that rocked the entertainment world and had news crews, police and even the FBI on Tyler's front lawn for weeks. We recorded at Tyler's home in Studio City, Los Angeles. It's a lengthy episode, but worth a listen for anyone interested...


Ep 05 Worth Knowing: Drew Elliott of PAPER Magazine + ANTM

Drew Elliott joins me for episode five of “Worth Knowing." We recorded in his New York City office at PAPER Magazine, where he serves as Co-Owner and Chief Creative Officer. Remember that whole #BreakTheInternet cover with Kim Kardashian West? Yup, he was the mastermind behind that. (The story was viewed over 16 Million times... just in the first two days Here's the link to that story: http://www.papermag.com/break-the-internet-kim-kardashian-cover-1427450475.html Drew joined PAPER as...


Ep 04 Worth Knowing: Katherine Schwarzenegger

Katherine Schwarzenegger joins me for episode four of “Worth Knowing” to talk about everything from her “most normal childhood ever,” the different challenges she experienced writing each of her three novels + working on several more, and wanting to focus more on television in 2018. Of course, we also get a little insight into the “wild” life she shares with her parents, actor and former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and broadcast journalist and Today Show special...


Ep 03 Worth Knowing: Aimee Kestenberg

This Is Episode Three Of “Worth Knowing” And I’m Having A Blast Doing It. I Hope You’re Enjoying Listening. On The First Episode, I Had Mega Youtube Beauty Blogger And Motivational And Inspirational Social Media Influencer Jessica Harlow. Episode Two, I Sat Down With Dancing With The Stars Dance Pro Valentin Chmerkovskiy And We Talked About His New Book “I’ll Never Change My Name.” If You Are Liking The Podcast And You Want To Support Me, Please Hit The Subscribe Button And Give The...


Ep 02 Worth Knowing: Val Chmerkovskiy of Dancing with The Stars

There’s much more to dance champion Valentin Chmerkovskiy than people know, and he wants everyone to know his story in his first book, “I'll Never Change My Name: An Immigrant's American Dream from Ukraine to the USA to Dancing with the Stars”. The book details his family’s immigration from Ukraine to the United States and the courageous and inspiring road it took to get to Dancing With The Stars. He tells me it’s a memoir, but it’s funny, not “serious.” In this episode, I sit down with...


Ep 01 Worth Knowing: Jessica Harlow

In this episode, the very first, I sit down with long time friend Jessica Harlow. She has amassed over 670,000 subscribers on YouTube and has recently launched her own podcast. We talk about reality TV, social media, our love for Gary Vee, his new book "Crushing It" and much more. This podcast, hosted by Micah Jesse, will feature conversations with people worth knowing. Want me to interview someone or ask a specific question to be answered on the show? Send an email to info@micahjesse.com...