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Media Mavens Podcast is all about sharing the latest and greatest trends, topics and tribulations with industry leading guests to talk about innovation, technology & entertainment to include sports, music, health and how we are making a difference in the world.

Media Mavens Podcast is all about sharing the latest and greatest trends, topics and tribulations with industry leading guests to talk about innovation, technology & entertainment to include sports, music, health and how we are making a difference in the world.


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Media Mavens Podcast is all about sharing the latest and greatest trends, topics and tribulations with industry leading guests to talk about innovation, technology & entertainment to include sports, music, health and how we are making a difference in the world.






Streamlining the Workforce with Technology

This week, the Mavens team sits down to talk with MEA Finalist Joseph Shusterman, the CEO of Bluemark. Working with companies like Uber Eats and Walmart, Bluemark is dedicated to helping companies provide their new customers the best onboarding [welcoming] experience possible. “When someone signs up for any kind of service…you get that email that says welcome to X, and that email probably goes to your other inbox and could have two typos or no one reads it, that is not the type of welcoming...


Global Crisis Watch: The LRA's Political Objectives in Uganda

Global Crisis Watch and Michael Patrick Mulroy sit down with Anthony Opoka, a former child soldier for The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) to discuss the child soldiering issue in Uganda. Providing an in-depth firsthand look at the global issue, Mulroy and Opoka discuss with the Mavens their efforts in fighting LRA, helping to bring child soldiers home and give them a better future, Opoka’s story as a former soldier, and how just far this issue reaches beyond Uganda. “The United Nations said it...


Do Good, Be Good: Turning Intention into Action

This week, the Media Mavens meet up with humanitarian James Glasscock, the CEO and Founder of Good Human Inc. Currently focused on his company Good Human Inc.-an app dedicated to promoting greater sustainability and ethicality in the modern world by curating the most sustainable products so customers don’t have to take the time looking for the most ethical choice-Glasscock has worked a lifetime in the media, holding major positions for major companies like Warner Bros., Machinima and Turner...


The Cost of Human Life: Fighting for Freedom

This week, the Mavens Team meets up with Former Commander, U.S. Navy SEAL Eric Oehlerich, the co-founder of Lobo Institute. Dedicating his life to serving and protecting the United States, Oehlerich has played a key role in many confidential operations across Kenya, Yemen and other countries. Founding Lobo Institute with fellow co-founder Michael Patrick Mulroy, the pair has focused their project on curating a variety of experienced minds in the field of war, coming together to help solve...


From Artificial Intelligence to Architecture in the New Space Economy

Join us for an extra special finale panel to our "Revolutionalizing the Future of Space Tourism" series! Sitting down with all of our exciting guests who came throughout the series, the Mavens team sits down with what Sarah Miller (our host and the original Media Maven) refers to as the "Guardians of the Galaxy" to discuss the standards for being approved with the missions which these companies embark on, many of there new and exciting projects and the importance of these groups working...


The Next Frontier of Asteroid Defense and Making the World a Safer Place

In the penultimate episode of our special series, the Media Mavens talk with expert Henrik Jacobsen, the Chairman for the Emergency Asteroid Defense Project. Working to protect the planet, Jacobsen saw a need for this project at a young age, where while crowdfunding, was asked about the possibility of crowdfunding for asteroid defense. Researching methods to destroy or deflect these floating rocks, Jacobsen is not only focused on finding a reliable method for stopping them, but also a way to...


Deconstructing Dominant Paradigms About the Future of Space Tourism

In this episode, the Media Mavens team sits down to talk with Angelo Vermeulen, the Space Systems Researcher & Biologist at Delft University. Originally dedicating his work as a biologist, Vermeulen has currently two main focuses: working with biological information to embed into engineering programs, or as he says “build systems that evolve over time,” and bringing ecology into space for greater development and research of the endless void. “If we want to go into deep space for a much...


Building the Future of Space Expansion

The Media Mavens team sits down with aerospace and defense executive Dan Lopez, the Chief Strategy Officer at Arkysis. Extremely ambitious, Lopez has been working tirelessly with Arkysis to help build the first all robotic space outpost. “What we’re trying to do is create a new form factor all together about how to get from the Earth to very far places from the Earth in a stabilized function, we’re building these modular space crafts if you will, that can assemble in space, build essentially...


Life Beyond the Solar System

On this installment of our special series, the Media Mavens meet up Christopher M. Mick, the Nasa Solar System Ambassador. Holding a lifelong love for space travel and unraveling the many mysteries of space, Christopher M. Mick’s interest dates all the way back to his own childhood from experiences like space camp and winning science fair competitions. One of Mick’s current projects involves NASA’s delve into exploration projects, including the Perseverance rover, a car-sized Mars rover...


Global Crisis Watch - Behind the Walls:Inside the Middle East Conflict

GLOBAL CRISIS WATCH: Michael Patrick Mulroy, National Security and Defense Analyst for ABC sits down with Media Mavens Host, Sarah Miller and Co-host Joe Pyritz on the monthly GCW segment to discuss the current events unfolding in the Middle East. Leaving no stone unturned, Mulroy discusses all things Middle-Eastern warfare, including the root of the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict on both sides, dealing with Hamas and their increasing power and the U.S.’s efforts to help with the...


The Final Frontier in Space Commerce

To kick off our “Revolutionizing the Future of Space Tourism” series, the Media Mavens meet up with investor and venture capitalist Raphael Roettgen, the Founder of E2MC Ventures. Keeping himself more than busy, Roettgen has held senior roles in investment banks, written books, currently his own space podcast, and has been using E2MC (Earth 2 Mars Capital) to help invest and give strategic advice to a variety of up and coming space companies. Even without a background in space prior to E2MC,...


The Power of AI

This week, the Media Mavens meet up with storyteller Guy Gadney the CEO of CHARISMA.AI. Working endlessly to help change the very world of storytelling, Gadney’s company, CHARISMA.AI focus on using Artificial Intelligence in order to create interactive stories/adventures, last year creating an interactive Alice in Wonderland story along with working on Sky series “Bulletproof,” (which they helped save from cancellation) which are just some of their many groundbreaking examples of...


Making Music Happen with the Power of Social

This week, the Mavens team sits down to talk with Josh Simons. The Co-founder of Vampr. Co-founding the company in 2016, Vampr is a social/professional platform for artists to create, publish, and monetize their projects for all to hear. Acting as a hub for up and coming artists, Simmons is working with YouTube and Soundcloud, while trying to replace the services competitors like CD Baby and Songtradr. “In that respect we are competing with them. We offer distribution, we offer publishing…....


Healthier Living for the New year

This week, the Media Mavens team meets up with Georgia Homsany, the Founder and CEO of Daily Dose Wellness. A self-proclaimed “Jersey girl at heart,” Homsany spent years in the beverage industry before forming Daily Dose Wellness last April. Due to the pandemic, Daily Dose Wellness is a wellness organization, made for going into other companies and teaching yoga classes, cooking demonstrations and nutrition advice etc. “As the progression of the pandemic seemed never ending…. I pivoted to be...


Rolling the Dice & Innovating The Gambling Industry

This week, the Media Mavens team sit down to talk with gambling mogul Stephen A. Crystal, the Founder of SCCG Management. Founding SCCG back in the early ‘90s, Crystal has worked to make the world of gambling more accessible than ever. Crystal’s first foray into the world of gambling was through his expertise in land use permits, which he used to help instill riverboat casinos in Missouri, one of the first examples of legalized gambling outside of Lasa Vegas and Atlantic City. Now, in a...


What Consumers Want: The Cost of Brand Loyalty

This week, the Media Mavens team sit down to talk all things consumerism with branding specialist Karl Vontz, a senior-level marketing professional. A lifetime in brand integration, Vontz has worked on the Billboard Awards, The Clio Awards and served as the VP of Brand Experience at Magnite (formerly Rubicon Project). More currently, Vontz is focused on helping brands attract their consumers through a variety of interesting methods. With the Mavens Team, Vontz discusses his work history, how...


High Fidelity Entertainment

This week, the Media Mavens team sit down to talk all things cinema with Jason Fiber, the Chief Operating Officer at THX. Overseeing strategy, budgets and technical development, Fiber is fully behind the company’s goal of producing the best media consumption experience for the viewer by improving quality in the most minuscule details, such as spatial audio and a headphone amplifier. With the Mavens Team, Fiber discusses the history of THX, current projects he is working on, his background...


Spearheading the Transhumanist Movement

This week, the Media Mavens team sit down to talk all things A.I. and human experience with politician and transhumanist advocate, Zoltan Istvan. Running President in 2016 and 2020, Istvan started the transhumanist party with the goal of not winning, but introducing both major political parties to transhumanism in order to help find a leader who is guided by science, not emotion. Advocating for transhumanism for much of his life, Istvan’s primary goal is helping to advance the human...


The Intersection of Art & Fashion

This week, the Media Mavens team meets up with fashion historian and documentarian Antonio Contreras to talk all things couture. After becoming the subject of an award-winning film in 2013, Contreras decided to blend film with his love of fashion, and hasn’t looked back since. “I had no idea what making film was about, I had no idea I just knew that I liked fashion,” Contreras said. With the Mavens Team, Contreras discusses how a model impacts fashion, the importance of Jean Paul Gaultier...


The Art of Tea: Health & Sustainability

This week, the Media Mavens team meets up to talk all things tea and health with Anthony Capobianco, the CEO and Founder of Zen Tea Traders. Over a decade working in the tea industry, Capobianco has dedicated his career to helping different businesses find wellness and become “zenned out” in order to stay on track on the job through small breaks of wellness. “I’m not asking for an entire day, how about asking two minutes, so I created something that allows people to stop and zenned out for a...