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Produced by Courier, the defining media brand for a new generation who want to live and work on their own terms, the Courier Weekly podcast digs into the big issues, ideas and trends of the moment. Each episode, hosted by Courier's Daniel Giacopelli, provides a dose of insight and inspiration for those looking to launch or grow their own business.

Courier Weekly Friday 18 December 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 18 December 2020

Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of AKUA, whose kelp jerky product has surged in popularity since launching in 2019. We caught up with Courtney to hear how her journey’s been so far and why kelp is a food trend to watch in the year ahead.

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Courier Weekly Friday 11 December 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 11 December 2020

Julie Deane is founder of The Cambridge Satchel Company, the humble UK-based leather bag brand that, in the past decade, defied the odds and became a rare phenomenon. But that story has been told. This week, Julie explains what happened after the success, sharing how and why everything went wrong, and what she did to get the company back on course.

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Courier Weekly Friday 4 December 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 4 December 2020

A decade ago, when Londoner Kodj Glover was a teenager, he took a trip to Japan with his mother and became obsessed with high-quality Japanese clothing. He promised that if he ever started a company himself, he would return to Japan for inspiration. On today’s show, Kodj explains how he’s made good on that dream, having recently launched his own brand, Fuji&Hakone.

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Courier Weekly Friday 27 November 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 27 November 2020

This week, hot sauce and productivity drinks. Creative director Drew Wolf explains how and why he launched his brand, Kold Sauce, during lockdown, and James Beshara shares how a heart condition brought on by too much caffeine and stress led him to launch his company Magic Mind.

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Courier Weekly Friday 20 November 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 20 November 2020

Roxana Saidi, founder of new pistachio milk brand Táche, shares the challenges of growing a new product category and lessons on working with your family.

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Courier Weekly Friday 13 November 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 13 November 2020

Once upon a time, Jared Ray Johnson and Adam Klein were grad students at MIT, before realising they cared more about physical products than software. The result? An outdoor lifestyle brand called Season Three. They share their journey – from manufacturing in northern Italy to big opportunities in the outdoor space.

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Courier Weekly Friday 6 November 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 6 November 2020

Nicole Crentsil, CEO of Black Girl Fest, talks about partnering with Ada Ventures as an angel investor, what she’s looking for in an investment, and her advice for business owners looking to raise cash. Plus, Josh Lachkovic from wine subscription company The Wine List explains new areas in wine to watch.

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Courier Weekly Friday 30 October 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 30 October 2020

Nomshado Michelle Baca launched her beauty and wellness brand A Complexion Company only weeks before lockdown. The South African-born, UK-based founder explains how she did it after years of listening, researching and finding her niche in the market. Plus: can email make you calmer? We talk to the co-founder of Berlin-based email product Tempo, who says ‘yes’.

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Courier Weekly Friday 23 October 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 23 October 2020

We’re with Brittany Chavez, CEO of Los Angeles-based Shop Latinx, a newly relaunched marketplace of lifestyle products made by indie Latinx brands.

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Courier Weekly Friday 16 October 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 16 October 2020

Of all the sectors that have been hit hardest by the pandemic, the events industry is pretty high up there. Digby Vollrath, co-founder of Feast It, explains why he’s bullish of the industry – and he shares opportunities to fill gaps in the market when events bounce back.

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Courier Weekly Friday 9 October 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 9 October 2020

Ken Tomita, co-founder of Portland-based company Grovemade, shares his company’s huge successes, epic fails and all the lessons learned along the way.

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Courier Weekly Friday 2 October 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 2 October 2020

We catch up with Taco Carlier, co-founder of a Dutch e-bike brand VanMoof, about Amsterdam’s history as a bike city, opportunities in the e-bike sector and commuting bicycles in a time when no one is really commuting. Plus: Charlotte Williams of diversity-focused influencer marketing agency SevenSix explains how best to work with nano and micro influencers.

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Courier Weekly Friday 25 September 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 25 September 2020

We dig into the future of hype, fitness, fashion, media and a whole lot more with Chris Black from Done to Death Projects and brand consultancy Public Announcement.

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Courier Weekly Friday 18 September 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 18 September 2020

This week we're with Sam Valenti from the New York based record label Ghostly International, to talk about how musicians are adapting to the crazy new times, and whether or not New York has a creative future.

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Courier Weekly Friday 11 September 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 11 September 2020

Can the no-code movement lead to an explosion in new business? We talk with Joe Cohen, founder of Universe, to find out. Plus: Dan Frommer explains why the ‘curator’ business case for multi-brand e-commerce is disappearing.

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Courier Weekly Friday 4 September 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 4 September 2020

We’re with Mike Mayer from Windmill and Lucas London from Lick Home, who are each trying to grow companies in traditionally old-school industries – paint and air conditioning.

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Courier Weekly Friday 28 August 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 28 August 2020

Gabi Lewis once ran a company that made protein snacks out of crickets. He’s since swapped insects for protein-packed cereal as co-founder of Magic Spoon — a direct-to-consumer brand tailor-built for the Instagram generation. This week on the show Gabi shares strategic, cost-effective tactics that have worked for him and his team, from podcast advertising to influencer marketing.

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Courier Weekly Friday 21 August 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 21 August 2020

What do you value, what do you want to pay for, and how does this affect the business model and growth of modern brands? We sit down with brand strategist Ana Andjelic, who shares insights from her forthcoming book, ‘The Business of Aspiration’.

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Courier Weekly Friday 14 August 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 14 August 2020

We’re with Petra Barran, founder of street food incubator and market KERB, to hear tips and advice for new food and drink brands. Plus, we’re with the CEO of MikMak to learn about her company’s big and bold experiment in remote work.

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Courier Weekly Friday 7 August 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 7 August 2020

We’re in California with Aishwarya Iyer, who explains how she built her fast-growing olive oil brand, Brightland – then over to Norway where we talk about the future of video meetings with Øyvind Reed, CEO of Whereby.

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Courier Weekly Friday 31 July 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 31 July 2020

We’re with Mélanie Masarin, founder of the new alcohol-free drink brand Ghia. Mélanie – who previously led marketing at Dig Inn and offline and experiential strategy at Glossier – was supposed to launch Ghia back in April, but things didn’t exactly go to plan. She explains what caused the starts and stops, why the alcohol free-sector is booming, and where she hopes to take the brand.

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Courier Weekly Friday 24 July 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 24 July 2020

Four out of five adults say they’re ‘time poor’ – they have too much to do and not enough time to do it. We hear tips for reclaiming that time from Harvard Business School’s Ashley Whillans, author of the forthcoming book Time Smart. Plus, Kay Kim from plant brand Rooted explains why he and his team recently closed their shop in New York City’s Chinatown and doubled down on e-commerce.

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Courier Weekly Friday 17 July 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 17 July 2020

Few companies or employees are planning a total return to the office anytime soon – yet despite that, co-working spaces aren’t doomed. To find out why, we caught up with Andrew Lynch from Huckletree and Josh Wyatt from NeueHouse.

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Courier Weekly Friday 10 July 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 10 July 2020

Richard Lee Massey explains how his new hospitality concept APT gives chefs a revenue stream and diners a good time, we talk with Marty Bell about his projects – from online radio station Poolside FM to financial planning app Nude – and the Courier team give a sneak peek at our soon-to-launch Workshop podcast and newsletter.

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Courier Weekly Friday 3 July 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 3 July 2020

We’re in Austin to find out how small businesses are dealing with opening and closing yet again, we dig into design thinking and post-Covid travel innovation with McKinsey’s Melissa Dalrymple, and the founders of The Great Feast of London share how they’re turning their virtual food festival into a year-round delivery platform.

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Courier Weekly Friday 26 June 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 26 June 2020

We’re in Shanghai to find out how Camden Hauge is growing her restaurant empire, Courier columnist Colin Nagy explains why startups might want to hire newly available talent from the hospitality industry, and we go behind the scenes of this week’s edition of our email and newsletter.

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Courier Weekly Friday 19 June 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 19 June 2020

We flip through the pages of the latest issue of Courier and talk fresh starts and reopening with some of the business owners, writers and photographers that made it happen – from Athens to Copenhagen. Plus, we’re in Dallas and London to dig deeper into the future of black-owned businesses.

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Courier Weekly Friday 12 June 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 12 June 2020

Will the huge rise of interest in black-owned brands continue far beyond this news cycle? A special episode with the founders of Brooklyn Tea in New York and WearBrims in Atlanta. Plus: Charlotte Williams of SevenSix Agency explains how your company can demonstrate inclusivity – beyond just a black square post on Instagram.

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Courier Weekly Friday 5 June 2020
Courier Weekly Friday 5 June 2020

In the first episode of our new weekly podcast, Shannon Maldonado of Philadelphia-based home and lifestyle shop Yowie shares her experiences as the founder of a 'proud black-owned business’.

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