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SoulPancake’s NewFronts Presentation: Control Over Its YouTube Ad Inventory, New Programming, And A PBS Partnership

Digital content studio SoulPancake is now part of an elite group: it’s one of a handful of organizations permitted to work directly with marketers to sell advertising on their YouTube videos. The company, which was founded as an inspirational content producer in 2009 by The Office alum Rainn Wilson, announced the change alongside details about upcoming programming last week at the NewFronts West. […]

Donna Brazile Explains Why She’s Working for Fox News

Donna Brazile, who has twice served as the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, is one of the most prominent political strategists of recent times. Brazile, Al Gore’s campaign manager in 2000, was the first African-American woman to run a campaign for a major-party Presidential nominee; she had previously worked on the Presidential campaigns […]

Michael Steele on why he remains in the Republican Party: ‘I’m not leaving. This is my house’

“Trump goes in and he picks at those scabs and those wounds and we have to deal with the bleeding.” For Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, the midterm elections were a process of the American people beginning to answer two questions. What kind of country do they want? What kind of […]

This explorer found the Titanic. His new mission: Solve Amelia Earhart’s disappearance.

Explorer Robert Ballard has found enough sunken ships to start a modest ghost fleet. The Titanic. The carrier USS Yorktown lost at Midway. President John F. Kennedy’s patrol boat sunk in the warm Solomon Sea. Ancient vessels in the Black Sea knotted with mariner skeletons. Now, after decades of finding the nearly unfindable, Ballard will […]

Learn More About Your Favorite Speakers With These Top Podcast Episodes

Everyone loves podcasts. You can stream them at home, or download them on your smartphone to listen during your commute to work. Plus, they are a great way to learn about speakers before you book them! Here are our top podcast episodes with some of our favorite speakers.   1. HOW I BUILT THIS: BARBARA […]

The 10 Best New Podcasts of the Year So Far

It’s often difficult to tell how good a podcast will be from its first few episodes. Given time, hosts will adjust their banter, interviewers will refine their questions and a true crime investigator may receive an unexpected tip. That’s why we often wait until a podcast has had years to develop before adding it to […]

Three Podcasts to Listen To in May: A Study of Classical Music, The Legacy of “Cops,” and Healing in Toronto’s Gay Community

A few months ago, I was swept off my feet by “Aria Code,” from WQXR, a wondrous narrative podcast about opera with an amusingly ridiculous name. Recently, another enjoyable podcast about music, from American Public Media, made its début, with an even more ridiculous name: “Decomposed.” (It’s about composers!) It’s hosted (and co-written) by Jade […]

Don’t Sell Your SoulPancake: A Conversation with Golriz Lucina

For years now, the name “SoulPancake” has been floating around the Internet, attached to unapologetically feel-good (and unstoppably viral) videos like Kid President, Kitten Therapy,and Heart Attack!, as well as disarmingly philosophical series like Metaphysical Milkshake.Yeah, we’d heard of SoulPancake. But for a long time we weren’t exactly sure what SoulPancake was. A creative agency? A Rainn Wilson side project? […]

4 Secrets for Designing a More Joyful Space

In July 2017, when Ingrid Fetell Lee and her husband, Albert Lee, bought their three-bedroom home in East Hampton, New York, Ingrid was writing Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness ($20; amazon.com). For 10 years, Ingrid had researched the things that universally bring people joy (that fleeting feeling, different from happiness, that we get seeing […]

How to Rediscover Joy—and Eliminate Killjoys

The last time you felt completely free. The last time you laughed, so hard. The last time the world seemed magical. How it felt when you were surprised by a simple pleasure. These are the kinds of things Brooklyn-based designer and writer Ingrid Fetell Lee wants to know about in her workshops, an extension of her book Joyful: […]

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