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The Passion Economy

The Passion Economy

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The economy is bananas, even scary. But some people are thriving, and we're going to figure out how. Adam Davidson, "New Yorker" writer, longtime contributor to This American Life, and the creator of NPR’s "Planet Money," unearths stories from regular people. People who have cracked the code to success in our new economic reality.
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Spread across three roofs in Brooklyn and Queens, New York, is the world's largest soil rooftop farm. It's called Brooklyn Grange, and is run by Gwen Schantz, Anastasia Cole Plakias, and Ben Flanner, who learned how to turn a passion for farming into a profit. This episode is sponsored by Wine Access. Get 25 dollars off each of your first two Wine Club shipments. Just visit www.wineaccess.com/passion . This episode is also sponsored by Indeed. Try Indeed out with a free 75 dollar credit to boost your job post at www.Indeed.com/economy . The Passion Economy has a newsletter! Go to passioneconomy.com to sign up - for free!
Whiskey Business

Whiskey Business

2020-09-1643:10

Fawn Weaver went to Lynchburg, Tennessee to write a book about the former slave who taught Jack Daniels how to make whiskey. It was that trip that inspired her to launch a wildly successful whiskey brand, Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com . Get a 4-week trial plus free postage and  a digital scale without any long-term commitment. Just go to Stamps.com, click on the Microphone at the top of the homepage and type in passion. This episode is also sponsored by TheraOne. Now through November 1st TheraOne is offering our listeners a buy one, get one free for all TheraOne products. Just go to TheraGun.com/passion . This episode is also sponsored by Indeed. Try Indeed out with a free 75 dollar credit to boost your job post at Indeed.com/passion . The Passion Economy has a newsletter! Go to passioneconomy.com to sign up - for free!
Passion > Experience

Passion > Experience

2020-09-0949:321

Lauren Danson had zero business experience, but she believed her passion for tea could be contagious. So she started Mizuba Tea Co., a brand that only sells the finest matcha green tea. This episode is sponsored by Wine Access. Visit WineAccess.com/Passion and sign up for the Wine Club today for $25 off each of your first 2 Wine Club shipments! This episode is also sponsored by Sun Basket. Visit SunBasket.com/passion  and enter promo code passion at checkout for $35 off your order. The Passion Economy has a newsletter! Go to passioneconomy.com to sign up - for free!
How To Use the Internet

How To Use the Internet

2020-09-0243:011

Tyson Toussant dropped out of college, but that doesn't mean he stopped learning. Instead, he used the Internet to learn how to make strong wearable material out of ocean plastic, and with that knowledge he co-founded Bionic Yarn.  This episode is sponsored by Indeed. Try Indeed out with a free 75 dollar credit to boost your job post at www.Indeed.com/economy. This episode is also sponsored by NetSuite. Get your free guide and schedule your free product tour at NetSuite.com/passion. The Passion Economy has a newsletter! Go to passioneconomy.com to sign up - for free!
Dog Food, Disrupted

Dog Food, Disrupted

2020-08-2653:44

Shawn Buckley's passion is dogs. His business is cooking food for dogs at Just Food For Dogs. Seems niche, right? Wrong.  This episode is sponsored by Wine Access. Get $25 off each of your first 2 Wine Club shipments by going to www.WineAccess.com/PASSION and signing up for the Wine Club. This episode is also sponsored by Stamps.com. Go to Stamps.com , click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and type in passion for a 4-week trial plus free postage and a digital scale without any long-term commitment.  The Passion Economy has a newsletter! Go to passioneconomy.com to sign up - for free!
Wigs Fit for a Queen

Wigs Fit for a Queen

2020-08-1943:081

Ben Moir knows firsthand that it’s the wig that makes a drag queen shine. But he was frustrated that no one was making wigs perfectly tailored to the needs of drag queens. That frustration turned out to be a great business opportunity.  The Passion Economy has a newsletter! Go to passioneconomy.com to sign up - for free! This episode is sponsored by Sun Basket. Sun Basket is offering $35 off your order when you go right now to www.SUNBASKET.com/passion and enter promo code passion at checkout. This episode is also sponsored by Indeed. Try Indeed out with a free 75 dollar credit to boost your job post at www.Indeed.com/economy .
No Niche Is Too Narrow

No Niche Is Too Narrow

2020-08-1244:252

It's hard to make it in the world of professional bass fishing. But that hasn't stopped Jared Reynolds from turning his passion into his livelihood… as a Certified Financial Planner.  This episode is sponsored by Wine Access. Get $25 off each of your first two Wine Club shipments at wineaccess.com/passion This episode is also sponsored by NetSuite. Get your free guide and schedule your free product tour at NetSuite.com/passion . The Passion Economy has a newsletter! Go to passioneconomy.com to sign up - for free!
Kids hate getting shots, and that’s creating the potential for a huge public health crisis. Amy Baxter has a solution: her company, Pain Care Labs.  This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/PASSION and get 2 free months of Premium Membership. This episode is also sponsored by Policy Genius. If you need life insurance, but you’re not sure where to start, head to Policygenius.com. The Passion Economy has a newsletter! Go to passioneconomy.com to sign up - for free!
With a perfect combination of nostalgia and innovation, Nicholas Morgenstern turned a childhood comfort into a sophisticated business: Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Go to Stamps.com , click on the microphone at the top of the homepage and type in passion for a 4-week trial plus free postage and a digital scale without any long-term commitment.  This episode is also sponsored by TheraOne. TheraOne is offering our listeners buy one, get one free on all TheraOne products. Just go to go to www.Theragun.com/passion . The Passion Economy has a newsletter! Go to passioneconomy.com to sign up - for free!
Joe DiNorscia went from mushroom farming to running Skyland USA, the country’s leader in rooftop media production. How’d he do it? Partly, by never forgetting his roots. Or rather, his mycelium.    This episode is sponsored by Wine Access. Get $20 off your first purchase of $50 or more at www.wineaccess.com/passion . This episode is also sponsored by Indeed. Try Indeed out with a free 75 dollar credit to boost your job post at www.Indeed.com/economy . The Passion Economy has a newsletter! Go to passioneconomy.com to sign up - for free!
Damali Peterman has a passion for law, language, mediation, conflict resolution and... jujitsu. So she turned all of that into her dream job: Damali Law, where she works as a lawyer, mediator and educator. This episode is sponsored by Wine Access. Get $20 off your first purchase of $50 or more at wineaccess.com/passion The Passion Economy has a newsletter! Go to passioneconomy.com to sign up - for free!
Kelly Moffat and her wife Laura found confidence and pride in clothing that fit the way they wanted. Now they are sharing that feeling with the world through their gender non-binary clothing brand Kirrin Finch.   The Passion Economy has a newsletter! Go to passioneconomy.com to sign up - for free!
Ex-con Coss Marte has used his knack for business to survive and even thrive in a series of oversaturated markets. Now he runs ConBody, a fitness company built around prison-style workouts. The Passion Economy has a newsletter! Go to passioneconomy.com to sign up - for free! This episode is sponsored by NetSuite. Get your free guide and schedule your free product tour at NetSuite.com/passion .
Adam breaks down the Passion Economy. What is it? How does it work? And who can take advantage of it? The Passion Economy has a newsletter! Go to passioneconomy.com to sign up - for free! This episode is sponsored by Policy Genius. If you need life insurance, but you’re not sure where to start, head to Policygenius.com. This episode is also sponsored by Skillshare. Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/PASSION and get 2 free months of Premium Membership.
A new podcast from the creator of Planet Money, Adam Davidson. The economy has totally changed. We need to change with it.
Comments (3)

Ingrid Harik

Well done! You challenged the "common sense" rule that says you need to know an industry well before you can become a player in it. Learn, learn, learn and break the rules..

Jul 17th
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Ingrid Harik

What an amazing story of self-transformation. Inspirational.

Jul 17th
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Rico Muela

bunch of fsas

Jul 9th
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