June 8, 2021
How to Legally Turn a Side Hustle into a Small Business

If you’re ready to take your side hustle and turn it into a legitimate small business, there are a few things you can do to legally protect yourself and the business. We have done a whole playlist called The Legal Checklist for Startups that outlines several steps you might do if you're really starting a […]

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June 4, 2021
The Baptist Minister Turned LGBTQ+ Advocate & Political Consultant - Josh Cogan

Josh Cogan has an amazing story to tell and is consistently surprising us with unexpected details about his life. In this episode, we learn how Josh went from being a punk rocker to a baptist minister to an advocate for LGBTQ+ youth in the Dallas, TX area. Buckle up, because it's a wild ride.

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May 21, 2021
"Hosts Only" with Mark and Darin - Coffee/Lunch/Beer Podcast

We’ve got a very special episode today as we spend the entire episode without the rude interruptions of guests. That’s right, it’s a hosts only episode with Mark and Darin! We run through the typical run of show so you can learn a little bit more about us and our journeys. We also discuss Mark’s […]

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May 13, 2021
The Grammy Award-Winning Opera Singer & Mediator - Matthew Carroll

In this episode, we welcome Matthew Carroll, a Grammy Award-winning opera singer for the Lyric Opera of Chicago and founder of Keystone Mediation. We discuss getting surprised by texts on Grammy night, what it's like to be a professional opera singer, what sparked his interest in mediation, transitioning to life off the stage, and the […]

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April 30, 2021
The Political Consultant, Lobbyist, & Attorney - Justin Till

In this episode, we talk to the most likable man in Texas politics (according to Darin, who has never met anyone else in Texas politics), Justin Till. Justin talks to us about how high school debate sparked his interest in politics, transitioning from student body government to real-world politics at the Texas capitol, getting a […]

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April 23, 2021
The Soul Food Scholar - Adrian Miller

Today we’re joined by a very special guest: The Soul Food Scholar, dropping knowledge like hot biscuits, Adrian Miller. Prior to becoming a James Beard award-winning author and preeminent scholar on soul food and the culinary history of African Americans, Miller earned degrees from Stanford and Georgetown, served as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton, […]

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April 15, 2021
The Advocate & Activist - Morgan White

Today we’re joined by the Director of the Birth Equity Advocacy Project, Morgan White. We talk about her family’s deep roots in political activism, eating nothing but lasagna during her internship for Congressman John Lewis, transitioning to work for then-Senator Kamala Harris, and much more.

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March 30, 2021
The President-Elect of the Colorado Bar Association - Joi Kush

In this episode, President-Elect of the Colorado Bar Association and Partner at Johnson Kush, P.C., Joi Kush, chats with us about her first job as a lawyer working on Michael Jackson's wrongful death lawsuit, transitioning to family law, tips for introverts at networking events, the importance of community, her favorite countries in Asia, and more.

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March 25, 2021
The Meteorologist and OpenSnow Founder - Joel Gratz

We talked to meteorologist and founder of OpenSnow, Joel Gratz about turning his lifelong love of weather into a successful career, if going to business school is a good idea, jokes you should never tell a meteorologist, and more. Mark also expresses his love for Total Request Live VJs and pitches a new cookbook idea.

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March 18, 2021
The Nonprofit President and Former State Representative - John Wilson

John Wilson is the president at Kansas Action for Children. Before that, he was a State Representative in Kansas’s 10th District, a marketing manager, and Clinton Foundation intern. This episode is full of great insights into the world of local politics and how, exactly, young people can make a difference in the world.

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