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Jan 17, 2020

Joe Staples, executive creative director at Mother Los Angeles, talks about growing up with undiagnosed dyslexia and dealing with a school system that didn’t understand him. He also weighs in on the similarities between advertising and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, the joys of driving in Los Angeles traffic and shepherding his...

Jan 7, 2020

Melissa Hobley, CMO at OKCupid, describes the obstacles facing people who are undergoing in vitro fertilization. She is currently pregnant with her second child conceived using the technique. The process is stressful, time-consuming, painful and expensive, and it involves plenty of uncertainty. “It’s one of those...

Dec 31, 2019

Neal Arthur, managing director of Wieden & Kennedy New York, shares stories of his time as a sex ed teacher at a Catholic school. “There’s a weird sort of faux confidence in 8th grade that you have to have to make it,” he says. “You walk around acting like you’ve got it all figured out, yet you know...

Dec 24, 2019

Joan Creative CCO Jaime Robinson keeps both a spinning wheel and a loom in her closet so she can spin yarn and knit blankets and sweaters, “like the lady in Rumpelstiltskin.” She also reveals her favorite Joan and goes deep on the allure of “Russian Doll” and her childhood memories of the Sears Wish Book.

Dec 17, 2019

Teresa Younger, president and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women, is a lifelong Girl Scout who earned every possible merit badge. She also talks about the appeal of local talk radio and weighs in on the very best flavor of Girl Scout cookie.