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Pol and Pals

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Pol and Pals is a podcast where I, Ponyboy Pol, interview my content creator pals who are creating the life they want to live. As someone who is a budding content creator themselves, I occasionally deal with imposter syndrome and laziness when it comes to creating content. After realizing that I had a lot of friends that were also creating content, I became curious about what makes them so special. And I quickly learned... they're just like me. Only thing is, they've figured out what they need to do to STAY CREATIVE. So with the help of my pals, their creative journeys, and words of advice, the goal of Pol and Pals is to inspire other content creators (but really myself) to figure out what they need to do to stay creative. Check out the Pol and Pals newsletter for additional insights from each interview. New episode every other Wednesday. 🔗LINKS🔗 LEAVE A REVIEW POL AND PALS NEWSLETTER FOLLOW POL AND PALS FOLLOW POL

Pol and Pals is a podcast where I, Ponyboy Pol, interview my content creator pals who are creating the life they want to live. As someone who is a budding content creator themselves, I occasionally deal with imposter syndrome and laziness when it comes to creating content. After realizing that I had a lot of friends that were also creating content, I became curious about what makes them so special. And I quickly learned... they're just like me. Only thing is, they've figured out what they need to do to STAY CREATIVE. So with the help of my pals, their creative journeys, and words of advice, the goal of Pol and Pals is to inspire other content creators (but really myself) to figure out what they need to do to stay creative. Check out the Pol and Pals newsletter for additional insights from each interview. New episode every other Wednesday. 🔗LINKS🔗 LEAVE A REVIEW POL AND PALS NEWSLETTER FOLLOW POL AND PALS FOLLOW POL

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Pol and Pals is a podcast where I, Ponyboy Pol, interview my content creator pals who are creating the life they want to live. As someone who is a budding content creator themselves, I occasionally deal with imposter syndrome and laziness when it comes to creating content. After realizing that I had a lot of friends that were also creating content, I became curious about what makes them so special. And I quickly learned... they're just like me. Only thing is, they've figured out what they need to do to STAY CREATIVE. So with the help of my pals, their creative journeys, and words of advice, the goal of Pol and Pals is to inspire other content creators (but really myself) to figure out what they need to do to stay creative. Check out the Pol and Pals newsletter for additional insights from each interview. New episode every other Wednesday. 🔗LINKS🔗 LEAVE A REVIEW POL AND PALS NEWSLETTER FOLLOW POL AND PALS FOLLOW POL

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English


Episodes

"Find Your Balance" ft. Lee Rutledge a.k.a Kakuyon a.k.a thomTide | Artist/Producer

11/17/2021
On episode 35, I have a very special #CreativeConversation with one of my nearest and dearest OG pals, Lee Rutledge. Lee is actually the creator of this podcast's theme music, but he's more commonly known as an up-and-coming artist/producer who actually goes by two different monikers: Kakuyon and thomTide which are both derived from his two middle names, Kakuyon and Thomas. Raised in New Jersey and currently based in San Diego, Lee became serious about creating music in high school due to...

Duration:01:03:44

"Tell The Truth" ft. Rosanna Connolly | Founder Of Morena Communications

11/3/2021
On episode 34, I have a #CreativeConversation with my pal, Rosanna Connolly, the founder of Morena Communications. It is a startup dedicated to delivering bespoke PR campaigns for musicians who want more than just "press". Bespoke means "custom-made", and in this episode, Rosanna details how she executes these bespoke campaigns from start to finish. Also in this episode, we talk about: · why she decided to cut her hair (5:05) · her ethical clothing brand dedicated to empowering Women...

Duration:00:57:28

"Utilize Your Natural Strengths" ft. Tom Boyd | Creator of Bonus Footage

10/14/2021
On episode 33, I have a #CreativeConversation with my pal, Tom Boyd, a.k.a “Boyder” in a past life. These days, Tom is a content creator who is strictly dedicated to ensuring other content creators are thriving. He does this via his brand "Bonus Footage" where he posts short, eye-catching, insightful clips filled with how-to’s, anecdotes, tips, and other resources to help creators create content that actually makes an impact. He also hosts a podcast called "Creators Are Brands" where he...

Duration:01:01:19

"Find A Mentor" ft. Julie Verhage-Greenberg | Co-Founder of Fintech Today

9/29/2021
In episode 31, I have a #CreativeConversation with my pal, Julie Verhage-Greenberg. She's the co-founder of Fintech Today, a community and content company focused on the Fintech startup ecosystem. She's also the host of Fintech Today's podcast, Tux Time, which some have said is one of the best, if not THE BEST-PRODUCED podcast of our time. In this episode, Julie talks about: ● Being the first in her family to attend college (3:11) ● How Journalism Works (9:56) ● Pros and cons of founding...

Duration:00:57:05

"Live Your Life Without The Expectations Of Others" Ft. Kamil McFadden | Actor/Producer/Poet

9/7/2021
Living a happy and successful life means not limiting yourself to what others think or what is currently happening in today's society. Going beyond expectations offers a straight path in becoming bigger than your goals. In episode 31, I have a #CreativeConversation with my pal, Kamil McFadden, an actor who's most notably known for his role as Ernie in Disney's K.C. Undercover. His acting credits also include Tyler Perry's House of Payne, Grown Ups 2, and Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors. In...

Duration:01:08:38

"Don't Say No To Yourself" ft. Nikita Redkar | Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter

8/25/2021
On episode 30, I have a #CreativeConversation with my pal, Nikita Redkar, who is a stand-up comedian, actor, and screenwriter. She has been a standup comedian for 5+ years with notable accolades such as a semifinalist for the 2019 Funniest Person in Austin. She also wrote and acted in her debut web series, "Paranormal Disruption" and is currently studying for her Master's in film at the Met Film School in London. In this episode, we discuss: 🔗LINKS🔗 FOLLOW NIKITAWATCH PARANORMAL...

Duration:00:58:01

"Mastery vs. Familiarity" ft. Benji Bear | Founder of Covidopoly and Benji Bear Photography

8/11/2021
On episode 29, I have a #CreativeConversation with my pal, Benji Bear, Founder of Covidopoly: an online multiplayer card game (based off Monopoly Deal) that's been played over 1 MILLION times and in 150+ Countries! Benji is also the founder of Benji Bear Photography, and his work has been featured in publications such as The Huffington Post, Newsweek, and the Detroit Free Press. In this episode, Benji talks about: - why he's currently in Alaska (1:36) - why the Empire State Building was...

Duration:01:05:47

"Failing Is The Best Success" ft. JoJoe Earley | President/Founder of Earleybird TV

7/28/2021
On episode 28, I have a #CreativeConversation with my pal, JoJoe Earley, President/Founder of Earleybird TV: a production company that is re-presenting black and brown stories to the world of cinema by broadening the revelation of their humanity through their magic, power, and spirit. In this episode, JoJoe talks about: - why he worked in a jail (8:11) - how he became a Vine sensation (12:46) - the reason behind Vine shutting down (20:10) - the inspiration behind Earleybird (37:49) -...

Duration:01:13:53

"Never Be Afraid To Ask" ft. Kinsey Grant | Co-Founder/Host of Thinking Is Cool

7/13/2021
On episode 27, I have a #CreativeConversation with my pal, Kinsey Grant, Co-Founder/Host of Thinking Is Cool: a media startup dedicated to answering the question, "What if we all stopped to THINK a little harder?" In this episode, Kinsey talks about: - getting her start with Morning Brew (12:00) - the inspiration behind Thinking Is Cool (23:18) - building a community of Thinkers (37:43) - the 3rd thought (44:19) - hot takes on potential Season 2 Topics (50:43) 🔗LINKS🔗 Thinking Is...

Duration:00:56:30

"Strive for WELLNESS, not FITNESS" ft. Stacey Ervin Jr. | Wellness Coach/Elite Athlete

6/28/2021
On episode 26, I have a #CreativeConversation with my pal, Stacey Ervin Jr., a wellness coach, elite athlete, and content creator. In this episode, Stacey talks about: - growing up in a single-parent household (5:58) - his short stint in the WWE (20:18) - what it's like to date a high-profile person (25:15) - how he moved past the loss of his mother (36:34) - why you should strive for wellness and not just fitness (31:40) - his daily routine to start each day on a high note...

Duration:00:56:30

"Don't Compare. Be Aware." ft. Antwaun Stanley | Singer/Songwriter

5/31/2021
On episode 25, I have a #CreativeConversation with my pal, Antwaun Stanley, a singer/songwriter from Flint, MI. Aside from peaking at 22 on the Billboard charts with his debut solo album, "I Can Do Anything", Antwaun is most notably known for his frequent collaborations with the American funk band, Vulfpeck. In this episode, Antwaun talks about how: - his mom found out he could sing at the age of 3 - navigating the music industry at a young age - exploring different genres of music -...

Duration:01:23:07

"The Power of Patience and Flexibility" ft. Donovan Colquitt | Founder of The Scholar's Key

5/17/2021
RECORDED LIVE: MAY. 13TH, 2021 On episode 24, I have a #CreativeConversation with my pal, Donovan Colquitt, Founder of The Scholar's Key, an organization dedicated to helping students go through college debt-free. He is also the author of The Scholar's Key: Unlock Your Dreams As A Teen, a book he wrote to help other teens pursue their passions in life. In this episode, Donovan talks about the struggles he overcame growing up in Detroit during The Great Recession, how he accumulated over...

Duration:00:54:17

"Find The Core of Who You Are" ft. Cindy Okereke | Founder of Essence of Cin

5/3/2021
RECORDED LIVE: APR. 29TH, 2021 On episode 23, Ponyboy Pol has a #CreativeConversation with his pal, Cindy Okereke, Founder of Essence of Cin: a podcast marketing agency. Her podcasting resume includes co-creating and growing the Impact Theory podcast with Tom Bilyeu, producing for the Therapy for Black Girls podcast, and talent booking for the Netflix Strong Black Lead podcast. In this episode, Cindy explains how she overcame her late-age ADD diagnosis, how she got into marketing and...

Duration:01:29:54

"Just Go Do It" ft. Andy Stout | Founder of Explore Adventure Lab

4/19/2021
RECORDED LIVE: APR. 15TH, 2021 On episode 22, Ponyboy Pol has a #CreativeConversation with his pal, Andy Stout, Founder of Explore Adventure Lab: a travel planning service dedicated to helping you EXPLORE MORE, FOR LE$$. In this episode, Andy talks about how/why he created Explore Adventure Labs, how he was able to find purpose after losing his dad to brain cancer, and how he biked across the USA in 55 days! 🔗LINKS🔗 WATCH EPISODEREAD NEWSLETTERFOLLOW POL AND PALSFOLLOW POLFOLLOW...

Duration:00:57:51

"Go Inward if you want an Outward Result" ft. Alexis Wilson | Founder/CEO of "The Menternship"

4/5/2021
RECORDED LIVE: APR. 1ST, 2021 On episode 21, Ponyboy Pol has a #CreativeConversation with his pal, Alexis Wilson, Founder/CEO of "The Menternship": a personal and professional development program for young Black and Brown women that blends the tenets of mentorship and an internship. She is also the founder of "Exalt Management": a management company dedicated to helping purpose-driven athletes, entertainers, and businesses level up from the inside, out. In this episode, Alexis talks about...

Duration:01:01:11

"Consider Your Legacy" ft. Foxy P | Stand-Up Comedian & Founder of the African Princes of Comedy

3/22/2021
RECORDED LIVE: MAR 18TH, 2021 On episode 20, Ponyboy Pol has a #CreativeConversation with his pal, Foxy P, a stand-up comedian, Wedding MC, and founder of the African Princes of Comedy. In this episode, Foxy talks about what inspired him to become a comedian, how he founded the African Princes of Comedy group, and why he does what he does "for his people" 🔗LINKS🔗 WATCH EPISODEREAD NEWSLETTERFOLLOW POL AND PALSFOLLOW POLFOLLOW FOXY

Duration:01:20:26

"Trust Your Gut" ft. Morrisa Jenkins | Owner/Co-Founder of Freedom Apothecary

3/8/2021
RECORDED LIVE: MAR 4TH, 2021 On episode 19, Ponyboy Pol has a #CreativeConversation with his pal, Morrisa Jenkins, the owner and co-founder of Freedom Apothecary: a holistic wellness, self-care, and community-building company "for people who have skin". In this episode, Morrisa talks about what inspired her to create Freedom Apothecary, how she overcame her internal fear, and what FREEDOM means to her. 🔗LINKS🔗 WATCH EPISODEREAD NEWSLETTERFOLLOW POL AND PALSFOLLOW POLFOLLOW MORRISASHOP...

Duration:00:39:56

"Don't Postpone Things" ft. Brian Asher | The World Hiker

1/25/2021
RECORDED LIVE: JAN 21ST, 2021 On episode 18, Ponyboy Pol has a #CreativeConversation with his pal, Brian Asher a.k.a The World Hiker. Brian has traveled to 195/197 countries, hiked 600+ mountains, and ran 60+ marathons... all on a high school teacher's budget. In this episode, Brian talks about why he is so passionate about traveling the world, how he manages his budget, and why you should reevaluate the places you've been told to be afraid of. 🔗LINKS🔗 WATCH EPISODEREAD...

Duration:00:52:47

"Train Your Mind and Cleanse Your Heart" ft. J.B. Armstrong | CEO of EarleyBird TV

1/11/2021
RECORDED LIVE: JAN 7TH, 2021 On episode 17, Ponyboy Pol has a #CreativeConversation with his pal, J.B. Armstrong. J.B. is a Director/Writer/Photographer from Detroit, Michigan. As the CEO of not 1 but 2 filmmaking companies, J.B. prides himself on capturing the true essence of the human spirit. In this episode, J.B. talks about how attending private schools influence him and his stories, how he became the CEO of EarleyBird Tv, and why Training Your Mind is the most important thing you can...

Duration:01:44:37

"Don't Let The Word 'Realistic' Stop You" ft. Jevon Alexander | Producer/Rapper

12/14/2020
RECORDED LIVE: DEC 10TH, 2020 On episode 16, Ponyboy Pol has a creative conversation with his pal, Jevon Alexander. Jevon is an up-and-coming artist/producer from Ann Arbor, Michigan. From making freestyle beats for friends at the age of 12 to producing his own songs, Jevon prides himself on creating good vibes that you can ride out to with his unique sound of R&B and Hip Hop. In this episode, Jevon talks about how he ended up on the NBA 2K21 Soundtrack with his single "Mamba Mentality",...

Duration:00:53:12