Business of HYPE

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Business of HYPE is back for a special one-off episode with none other than comedian, producer, writer and political commentator, Hasan Minhaj. From being the senior correspondent on The Daily Show, to speaking at the White House Correspondent’
For our season 8 finale, we bring back our "Stay @ Home" series with French fashion designer and creative director of Balmain, Olivier Rousteing. In 2011, at the age of 25, he took over the luxury fashion house and for nearly a decade held this
While we're coming to a close on Business of HYPE S8, we'd like to bring attention to another show, Asian, Not Asian podcast by giving you a preview of their episode Comedians vs Asian Audience Members. Hosted by comedians Fumi Abe and Mic Nguy
On today's special episode, jeff hosts a live panel discussion from OMEN with two key players in the progressive gaming industry. Nikan Nadim aka FaZe Nikan plays a large role in shaping the creative concept for major esports organization FaZe
Alexandra Hackett is the founder of Studio ALCH (short for her name: Alexandra Louise Champion Hackett) and also known by many as "Mini Swoosh." In just a few short years, the brand has shown at London Fashion Week, partnered with global retail
Around a month ago we featured our special Stay @ Home series, with former guests of the show and today we’re back for another special episode with Andy Fallshaw, Co-Founder and CEO of Australian accessories brand, Bellroy. Founded in 2009 alon
Hommyo Hidefumi is the founder of legendary Tokyo-based sneaker boutique, atmos. The store is more than a retail space, but a cornerstone of streetwear culture that helped cultivate the early sneaker scene in Japan. Many attribute the store to
Sébastien Kopp is the Co-Founder of popular French footwear brand Veja. The brand is known for its slate canvas body with a distinctive “v” logo, which has been worn by numerous figures from Meghan Markle to Eddie Redmayne, and sold in stores a
Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki are the Co-Founders of the popular french fashion label, Maison Kitsuné. Since 2002, the pair have been reinterpreting French classics through a chic and modern take with a nod to Japanese fashion. What most may n
Ronny Chieng is comedian and actor. By day he's the Senior Correspondent for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, by night he's a stand-up comedian, with sold out shows worldwide and also an actor, having recently starred in the box-office hit, Cra
Tim Brown is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO alongside Joey Zwillinger of footwear company, Allbirds. In just under a five years, the company has amassed over 500 employees, 17 retail locations and over a billion dollars in valuation.  What most may
***Important Note:  We excuse the audio quality of Jeff's interludes as they were recorded during COVID-19. CJ Hendry is an artist who's work blur the lines between art and photography. From still life and portraits to abstract ideas, CJ's draw
Daniel Arsham is a prolific artist who blurs the lines between art, architecture and fashion. From creating eroded casts of contemporary objects to designing dystopian future spaces under his architecture firm, Snarkitecture, Arsham is renowned
Today's "Stay @ Home" series is with Round Two Co-Founder and vintage aficionado, Sean Wotherspoon (previously S4, E7 & E8). Calling in from Los Angeles, he updates us on the many projects he's been working on from opening his first web shop an
Today's "Stay @ Home" series is with Errolson Hugh, Founder of Acronym (previously S3, E3). Calling in from London, he updates us on how the climate has changed in Europe. Despite the current crisis, Errolson tells us that Acronym "operates out
Today's "Stay @ Home" series is with artist James Jean (previously S1, E8). Offering us a unique perspective inside the art world, he updates us on what has changed and why for him, time is moving by very fast during social distancing. Thank yo
Today's "Stay @ Home" series is with James Whitner of The Whitaker Group (previously S3, E7). The retail mogul tells us how he's been prepped for the pandemic months ahead and how he's working on a strategy to maintain his business. With lots o
Today's "Stay @ Home" series is with pop-up and T-shirt connoisseur, Joe Freshgoods (previously S6, E10). Having come off a recent NBA All-Star collaboration, he tells us why he feels blessed and what he's learned from this time. With many futu
Warning: This show contains explicit language and subject matter. Today's "Stay @ Home" series is with prolific porn star and entrepreneur Asa Akira (previously S3, E2). She updates us on the hard truths she's learned through this time, how the
Today's "Stay @ Home" series is with Jaysse Lopez of Urban Necessities (previously S4, E9). Calling in from Las Vegas, he updates us on the drastic changes he's seen on the Strip to having to delay his future collabs and much more.  Thank you s
Today's "Stay @ Home" series is with Luke Tadashi of Bristol Studio (previously S5, E6). Coming off some recent highlights such as Lebron James sporting the basketball lifestyle brand and partnering with a wholesale brand for a new collection,
Today's "Stay @ Home" series is with Mike Cherman, Founder of ICNY and Chinatown Market (previously S1, E5). He updates us on the current learning curves the pandemic has taught him from having to push back potential collaborations to changing
Today's "Stay @ Home" series is with entrepreneur Aaron Levant (previously S1, E3). He is the Founder of Agenda, Seventh Letter, ComplexCon and NTWRK. Aaron updates us on what changes have happened since his episode aired back during Season 1.
Today's "Stay @ Home" series is with Dre Hayes, Co-Founder of The Foundation (previously, S7 E8). The Foundation is a full service agency that owns, licenses and distributes various fashion, home goods, lifestyle and tech accessory brands. Repp
Today's "Stay @ Home" series is with Miguel McKelvey (previously S6, E8) Co-Founder and Chief Culture Officer of WeWork. Calling in from London, he updates on his current work situation from the UK and what changes and values WeWork as a compan
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