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Aug 13, 2020
Substack Podcast #022: Pandemic economics with Nathan TankusAugust 13, 2020
For the final episode of this season, we spoke with Nathan Tankus of Notes on the Crises, who writes about the pandemic-induced global depression and how policymakers should respond to it. Nathan started his newsletter at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States in order to analyze the economic impacts of the global crisis.Nathan has been recognized as a prominent voice in economic policy. His newsletter has followers...
Aug 07, 2020
Substack Podcast #021: Cookbooks with Paula ForbesAugust 07, 2020
We spoke with Paula Forbes of Stained Page News, a newsletter about cookbooks. For her, it’s a place to geek out about cookbooks - where she can write about news, recipes, and upcoming releases. Paula has a multifaceted view of the culinary world. She worked as a professional cookbook critic for over a decade, writing for publications like Eater, Epicurious, Lucky Peach, and Food 52. She also has a background in cooking for...
Jul 23, 2020
Substack Podcast #020: Gen Z with Terry NguyenJuly 23, 2020
We spoke with Terry Nguyen of gen yeet, a newsletter about Gen Z culture, memes, and trends. Her honest and thoughtful writing covers youth culture on the Internet, technology and consumer trends, and generational commentary – all with the goal of demystifying and humanizing Gen Z.While Terry’s day job is writing at Vox on cultural trends, she started her newsletter because she wanted to share “a Zoomer’s...
Jul 16, 2020
Substack Podcast #019: Mental Health with Fiza PiraniJuly 16, 2020
We spoke with Fiza Pirani of Foreign Bodies, a newsletter that destigmatizes mental illness, centered on immigrant and refugee experiences. Fiza’s created a community of people who resonate with her vulnerability and mission to give a voice to populations that aren’t typically featured in mainstream media.Fiza was born in India and lived in Saudi America before moving to America, and she personally struggled with depression...
Jul 09, 2020
Substack Podcast #018: Corporate governance with Francine McKenna July 09, 2020
We spoke with Francine McKenna of The Dig, a newsletter about accounting, audit and corporate governance issues at public and pre-IPO companies. Through her newsletter, Francine analyzes the most widely-held and widely-shorted companies in the world.After two decades of working for companies like KPMG and PwC, Francine’s original goal was to write a book. She started an anonymous blog, just to help her get material on paper. Over time,...
Jul 02, 2020
Substack Podcast #017: Psychedelics with Zach HaigneyJuly 02, 2020
We spoke with Zach Haigney of The Trip Report, a newsletter covering the business, policy, and impact of psychedelics.With a background in clinical research and acupuncture, Zach has closely followed the psychedelics industry for years. As the topic started to gain momentum, he was inspired to write about it. Zach covers not just the business and policy landscape, but also the science behind psychedelics and their long-term cultural...
Jun 25, 2020
Substack Podcast #016: Finance with Kevin MuirJune 25, 2020
We spoke with Kevin Muir of The MacroTourist, a newsletter about trading and investing that aims to make finance fun.Formerly a proprietary trader, Kevin quit his job at a bank in the early 2000s to start working for himself, and he still trades his own capital to this day. Kevin started keeping a journal about trading, but so many people asked for his opinions that he decided to share his writing publicly. Today, he shares his...
Jun 19, 2020
Substack Podcast #015: International news with Erin CookJune 19, 2020
We spoke with Erin Cook of Dari Mulut ke Mulut, a publication covering news across Southeast Asia.Erin started her newsletter early in her career while working for a daily newspaper in Jakarta, Indonesia. After she found that broader regional news was lacking, she decided to expand her focus across the ASEAN region.We spoke to Erin about how international journalism has changed over the years, how independent writing helps her be...
Jun 11, 2020
Substack Podcast #014: Healthcare with Nikhil KrishnanJune 11, 2020
We spoke with Nikhil Krishnan of Out of Pocket, a newsletter that’s tackling healthcare with an entertaining and approachable voice.While working on the healthcare research team at CB Insights, Nikhil started an industry newsletter that grew to 90,000 people. He then worked at a clinical trial company and now writes about healthcare full-time on his own newsletter, which he started earlier this year.We spoke to Nikhil...
May 29, 2020
Substack Podcast S2E01: Local news with Tony Mecia of The Charlotte LedgerMay 29, 2020
For our inaugural Season 2 episode of the Substack Podcast, we’re pleased to chat with Tony Mecia of The Charlotte Ledger, a publication focused on local business news in Charlotte, North Carolina in the United States.Tony started as a regular journalist who decided to strike it out on his own. He started a newsletter and spread it the old-fashioned way, relying on word-of-mouth from friends. Today, The Charlotte Ledger is a...