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Stay Relevant: A Podcast by Mike Sobola

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Sep 5, 2017

After his IT career got bogged down in management details, Jim Pennington decided to forge a new path on his own terms.  Now, he runs a family production company whose offshoot made a film that went to Cannes.  What's his secret to success?  Does he regret his past?  And what's the next few years have in store for him and the industry? 

Stay Relevant-This Episode: Producer/Director Jim Pennington.

Feb 28, 2017

He started his professional life as a diver then talked his way onto one of the world's premier natural  filmmaking teams at the time.  There, Yehuda Goldman honed his documentary skills while learning the underwater filmmaking craft from Jacques Cousteau.  Later, he formed Hydrosphere, to educate and inform about the importance and beauty of sharks and the undersea world.

Today, he's a Creative Professional, lending his years of expertise to help others succeed.  He talks with us about the early years underwater, and how it's kept him afloat all this time.

Jan 21, 2017
Linda Maslow Bares her Soul and a Little Bit More.

Linda Maslow started a successful DC Media business that continues to contribute to the local media community in a number of ways.  Now, Linda talks about her humble beginnings in Aspen Grassroots TV, the time she and her co-host nearly got naked on TV, and what led her back to DC and the Maslow Media Group.

Jan 2, 2017
Tim Lorenz, Jimmy Buffet & Starwood in Aspen

Early in his career, Tim Lorenz left DC with a Psych degree and moved 2000 miles to the Rocky Mountains where he worked in a lumber store.  But that didn't last long.  Soon, he was flying by the seat of his pants as he helped start and run one of the nation's first grassroots TV stations.  

Eventually forging a path in the new area of corporate TV, Tim moved back to DC and made his name as the consumate dealmaker, ultimately finding his way into sales.  Today, he works in New Business Development with Interface Media Group.  

In this episode, Tim talks about the early days of community access TV, meeting Jimmy Buffet, and working down the road from The Eagles.

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