Smash Notes | Today in podcasts The best new podcast episodes, summarized. 60 Christopher Michel. Photographer and Entrepreneur What can a revolutionary photographer teach you about business? Turns out, quite a bit! Christopher P. Michel has been a pilot in the Navy, created and sold a startup, got an MBA from Harvard, and has since been able to turn photography into both, a passion and a profitable career. In this podcast, he explains innovation, how to become a world class photographer, and more. We've got about 1/3 of the episode covered, so if you hear something you like and would like to contribute, please reach out! Tue, 02 Mar 2021 02:30:55 +0000 2. Kristen Bell <p>Actress Kristen Bell feels supercharged about being Conan O’Brien’s friend!&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>Kristen joins Conan to chat about imparting kindness to their kids, Kristen’s complex relationship with her husband’s recliner, driving motorcycles, and Conan’s goals for a potential double date.</p><p><br></p><p>Plus, Conan gets to know his assistant Sona a bit better with the segment “True or False.”</p><p><br></p><p>For Conan videos, tour dates, and more visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</p><p><br></p><p>This episode is sponsored by BAKblade, Bolster Sleep Company (<a href="" target="_blank"></a> code: CONAN), Hair Club (<a href="" target="_blank"></a>), MeUndies (<a href="" target="_blank"></a>), and Roman (<a href="" target="_blank"></a>).</p> Mon, 01 Mar 2021 02:30:31 +0000 Deep dive into Remote Work with Hiten Shah Remote work is taking off, again. Except this time, the world is ready for it. We've got tools to help us work from anywhere around the world, broadband is cheap, and big bosses are getting on board too. Hiten and Co surveyed hundreds of remote workers to find out what made them tick. Turns out, flexibility was a huge hit. But, not all remote workers are happy, and for some, lack of top-down oversight was an issue. To get the best results from remotes, both the company and the workers have to get on the same page, and do extra work to make this work style a winner. Sun, 28 Feb 2021 02:30:25 +0000 Ryan Petersen of Flexport on Compounding Success and Winning Flexport is a global freight forwarder powered by software and analytics. They are making international trade easier for over 10,000 companies in 70 countries. They were part of the YC Winter 2014 batch. Sat, 27 Feb 2021 02:30:32 +0000 #004 – Jason Schuller – Product Designer, Founder Leeflets, Co-Founder RIVYT Jason Schuller is a designer, maker and minimalist based in Seattle, Washington. His first success was with Press75, a WordPress theme shop that infamously sold $75 themes raking in millions of dollars over several years. However money is no driver for Jason, who sold the business to pursue stimulating side-projects like Leeflets, Droplets, Cinematico, RIVYT and even joined the team over at Plasso for while. Luckily for us Jason isn’t afraid to go deep. We talk about the moment everything changed, finding the right co-founder and the struggle of competing with previous monetary success. Fri, 26 Feb 2021 02:30:31 +0000 Michael Parenteau. The Pursuit of Happyness Creativity can lead to some pretty unexpected places. Throughout his life, Michael learned to achieve the impossible and now he is teaching his daughter how to do the same. Thu, 25 Feb 2021 02:31:09 +0000 Code Story Noah Labhart : Startups and kids, paying the bills, work-life harmony, and how to have it all. Why would a dad of three kids trade his well paying job for a life of stress and uncertainty, and despite all odds, do it from his home in Texas, instead of moving to the hub of startups, the Silicon Valley? Noah Labhart is the founder of Veryable, a consultant and a podcaster. Today he explains why life of entrepreneur, although filled with challenges, was still the best choice for both him, and his family. Wed, 24 Feb 2021 02:30:21 +0000 From 50k Users in 6 Weeks to Shutting Down, with Ryan Hickman Ryan Hickman (@RyanHickmam) is Co-Founder at Epic AI, a company that helps startup founders with a multitude of AI-based tools, ranging from investor intelligence to decking. Before it, Ryan co-founded MeVee, a video streaming platform that grew to 50k us Tue, 23 Feb 2021 02:31:05 +0000 Jason Calacanis Despite what they tell you, the world is a Zero Sum game. That is what Jason Calacanis, a notable angel investor, would make you think. Do you believe him? Jason went from broke to a millionaire, so he knows a thing or two about surviving. Now he is raising his kids to outperform against their peers. How? Take a look at the Smash Notes below and you will find out! Mon, 22 Feb 2021 02:30:23 +0000 Oleksiy Kovyrin. Postpartum depression in dads. When Oleksiy’s daughter was first born, he didn’t feel the love for his child. Quite the opposite, he felt that his daughter was a new source of problems. Full of this difficult thoughts and busy at work, he was unable to share them with anyone, even his wife. Sat, 20 Feb 2021 02:31:17 +0000 Submittable CEO talks startups, life, cancer and living in Missoula, Montana. Michael FitzGerald is a prolific American writer and the founder of He lives and works in Missoula, Montana with his wife and two kids. Although it isn't the easiest place to run a company from, Michael lives for the joy of living, and Missoula is where it's at. The day after raising their Series A funding, Michael found out that he had a terminal cancer and he was supposed to be dead in six months. Fortunately, thanks to the advancements in experimental medicine and a whole bunch of awesome friends, he was able to get the treatment and is here with us today. This episode will bring you closer to FitzGerald and inspire you to take full advantage of every single day in your life. Enjoy! Fri, 19 Feb 2021 02:30:46 +0000 Maia Bittner: Startups, Business and Life in SF Maia Bittner (@maiab), co-founder @Pinch and @Rocksbox, is a startup advisor and investor, as well as an alumna at Olin College of Engineering. Currently based in San Francisco, she likes "drinking dirty chais, making web sites, and climbing... Thu, 18 Feb 2021 02:30:45 +0000