This week we’re joined by Nadia, a Visual Merchandising Manager for Anthropologie, as well as co-founder of MDLTN: pieces made to be well-loved and worn often.
This week we're joined by Matthew Ferrara and Tony Pacitti for a conversation about beauty and connection in art, the paradox of choice in media overwhelm, debunking preconceived notions, and deep dives into pop culture. Tony is a writer and improviser, Matt is a photographer and artist, and together they form What Did We Miss - a podcast about resolving pop culture blindspots, one episode at a time.
This week we're joined by JT (Jason Timothy) for a conversation about love for food, the importance of the dinner table, and cultivating creativity in the kitchen. JT is co-owner and head chef at Troop - an elevated street casual restaurant that has its roots in street food from around the world.
This week we're joined by Elyse Farnsworth for a conversation about self-worth, the value of family, and the artistry of hair styling. Elyse is owner and hair stylist at Arrow Salon - a team of highly educated, passionate stylists who love making you feel and look amazing.
This week we're joined by Alexis Devine for a conversation about community, internal motivation, and the positive impact of fitness. Alexis is a faculty member at the Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School, Workforce Development Coordinator at Lifespan, and is co-owner of Devine City Cycle - a spin studio on the west end of Providence that creates a fitness experience like no other.
This week we're joined by Lori Kettelle - co-owner and head baker at PVDonuts - for an inside look at how Rhode Island’s donut mecca began, operates, and continues to grow. PVDonuts is an institution, and Lori is at the heart of what makes it so special.
This week we're joined by Vilada Kamahang for a conversation about building a business by listening to your gut. Vilada is a pre-med student turned bubble waffle food truck founder, and Kow Kow is where she crafts food that makes you feel like family.
This week we're joined by Jan Faust Dane for a conversation about keeping things local, and the value of community. Jan has been a writer, marketer, a food forager and a director of culinary education. Now she spends all of her time (and more) running Stock Culinary Goods - an independent store dedicated to kitchen culture.
This week we're joined by Jim Nellis - owner of RI Food Fights, a business that hosts a series of fun, friendly competitions between restaurants and food businesses showcasing their culinary goods to hundreds of local food lovers - for a conversation about reinventing yourself, embracing change, rediscovering self worth, and having fun with food.
Milena Pagan - owner of Rebelle Artisan Bagels, purveyors of hand-rolled and boiled bagels in Providence - talks about innovation, starting a business, advocating for yourself, taking in pride in what you produce, and what doesn't belong on a bagel.
Victoria Young - owner of Vic's Hand-Crafted Ice Cream and ice cream artist - talks about inspiration, pushing your creative muscles, and what it takes to make a business and product that people come back to again and again.
Jenny Currier - Motif food editor and writer, RI food tour embassador, blogger, author and world traveler - talks about taking leaps of faith, travel, finding joy in every day and the transformative experience of writing.
Casey Acacia - co-founder of Circus Dynamics, founder of Providence Play Therapy, member of the Boston Circus Guild, social worker, circus arts performer and living statue - shares about the therapeutic nature of play, balancing two life passions, and how to clown around with a purpose.
Pat Brown, founder of Rent Sons — a company focused on young adults serving their neighbors for an affordable hourly rate — shares about the transformative power of community, running a startup, and being a good neighbor.
Zach Gibb, a Software Engineer at Hoard, shares about how he transformed from having no interest in computers to using them every day to creatively solve problems.
Becca Brady & Tiff Ting, founders of Hometown Cafe & Poké Bar and Poké Cart — a business with the goal of bringing fresh and accessible food to Providence — share about food, friendship, and the synthesis of stubbornness and vision.
AJ Paratore, professional stuntman, shares about taking risks, how a life risking profession makes you zen calm about the small stuff, and professional hustle.
Chris Jehle, a fourth year plastic surgery resident at Rhode Island Hospital, shares about creativity and risk within a "safe" profession, innovation in medicine, trendsetting with plastic surgery, and the silver lining of having lots of problems to solve.
Tino Chow, founder of Giant Shoulders — a design agency that delivers impact at the intersection of innovation and design — shares about design, brand, solving hard problems, and the importance of embracing failure.
Lindsey Lerner, founder of Level Exchange — a coworking and production space for like-minded individuals to work, grow, and create the business they desire — shares about music, entrepreneurship, fine art, and the importance of persistence.
John Amore and Galo Naranjo share about movement, motivation, and big life changes — including their journey from corporate jobs to fitness freelance.
Ricky, the host of The Rainbow Beard Show, shares about his creative process, his story after graduating from RISD, and what prompted him to finally start doing the thing he’d been wanting to do for nearly his entire life.
Kate and Casey are veteran comedy improvisers, self-taught entrepreneurs, just plain wonderful people, and the owners of the Wage House — an improvisational comedy theater in Pawtucket, RI — where they showcase weekly comedy shows as well as teaching improv classes and workshops.
Morgan runs Whisk Me Away — a Providence-based specialty pastry company — where she makes "badass edible creations" including handcrafted cakes, donuts, and wholesale delights.