Finding Imbalance with Christina Tosi
Cereal Milk. Birthday Cake. Compost Cookies. Over the last 15 years, Christina Tosi has redefined desserts through her bakery empire, Milk Bar. Described as "an introvert in overalls who carries math problems in her purse," by The New York Times, Christina's success has always hinged on her own uniqueness and creativity. On the season premiere of The Farrynheight Podcast, Christina sits down with our host, Farryn Weiner, to reminisce on her journey from David Chang's pastry chef at Momofuku to CEO, cookbook author, TV personality, and James Beard award-winning culinary icon.
Being Stoppable with Jake Karls
The ability to manage (or even repress) feelings in the workplace is often considered a measure of professional success. But for Jake Karls—co-founder of Mid-Day Squares, the fastest-growing functional chocolate bar on the market—being honest about emotional wellbeing in a professional setting isn't a shortcoming, it's a superpower. In this episode, the two Forbes 30 Under 30 recipients unpack what it means to create a brand that's unapologetically real, how supporting your mental health improves your efficiency and leadership, and how the downhill moments we all experience are actually opportunities for conviction and clarity.
Escaping into the Unknown with Liam Moore
You may not have heard his name, but you’ve undoubtedly experienced his work. Liam Moore, a design visionary with a dreamy, surrealistic style, is the latest guest on The Farrynheight Podcast. Known for his collaborations with iconic artists like Rihanna, Adele, Billie Eilish, and Lil Nas X, Farryn sits down with the celebrated LA-based production designer and art director. In this episode, they delve into unleashing creativity, trusting your instincts in high-stakes projects, and striving for growth in the competitive world of art, design, and creative storytelling.
WTF is Innovation with Gregory Constantine
Over the past few years, the term carbon neutral has become synonymous with climate care. To award-winning businessman, CEO, and entrepreneur Gregory Constantine, its emergence signifies a challenge to go a step further. In 2018, along with Dr. Stafford Sheehan, he started Air Company, a groundbreaking brand committed to using technology to help decarbonize the planet. With the world’s first carbon-negative vodka already on shelves, he’s now setting his sights on fragrance, renewable fuels, and even outer space. In this episode, Farryn sits down with the Air Company leader to discuss spearheading advanced technology breakthroughs, his approach to success, and the inevitable question: what is innovation?
Finding Conviction with Alyssa Carson
To many, space is an ambiguous term. To Alyssa Carson, it means one thing: life. At just three years old, she set her sights on the skies—more specifically on Mars. Now 20 years old, the only person to have completed all three NASA Space Camps in the world and the youngest person to be accepted and graduate the Advanced Possum Academy, Alyssa is the most accomplished astronaut trainee in the world, and she’s on a mission to find and establish life on Mars. So how does finding one’s passion at such a young age define one’s future? Farryn sits down with the trailblazer to find out.
Redefining Success with Alex Banayan
One glance at Alex Banayan’s resumé and the word success comes to mind. Author of The Third door which catapulted him to #1 on the international bestselling list and made the youngest bestselling business author in American history, Banayan has been lauded by The New York Post as “a joy to read”. In a nutshell, success. Right? According to Banayan, it depends how you look at it. In this episode, the author, keynote speaker, and thought provoker sits down with Farryn to discuss his journey writing The Third Door and reimagine what it means to be successful.
Genuine Storytelling with Steph Simon
If there’s one story we want to hear, it’s Steph Simon’s. She’s a former attorney turned banker, turned Head of Relationships at Beats by Dr. Dre, turned consultant for brands like Mario Testing and Gucci, turned advisor, turned Head of Community and Partnerships at Clubhouse. Need we say more? In this episode, Farryn and Steph delve into deep relationships, honest storytelling, and remaining unabashedly true to oneself in every chapter of life.
The Service of Leadership with Bryan Myers
Podcast For Website Podcast For Website 75% 10 B19 Bryan Myers is a name synonymous with leadership. The President & CEO of [solidcore] and former VP of New Store Development at Sweetgreen knows what it means to be a leader. But more than that, he knows what it takes to be a great leader. His philosophy? Leadership means service. Through serving his team and his community, Bryan has proven his style successful time and time again. In this episode, Farryn and Bryan talk all things leadership. The ups & downs, the risks & rewards, and how to lead by serving others. Bryan Myers is a name synonymous with leadership. The President & CEO of [solidcore] and former VP of New Store Development at Sweetgreen knows what it means to be a leader. But more than that, he knows what it takes to be a great leader. His philosophy? Leadership means service. Through serving his team and his community, Bryan has proven his style successful time and time again. In this episode, Farryn and Bryan talk all things leadership. The ups & downs, the risks & rewards, and how to lead by serving others. Turn on screen reader support To enable screen reader support, press ⌘+Option+Z To learn about keyboard shortcuts, press ⌘slash
Happiness = Expectations - Reality with Poppy Jamie
Podcast For Website Podcast For Website 75% 10 B20 Perhaps you know Poppy Jamie from her time on MTV, ITV2, and Extra. Perhaps you know her from her namesake accessories brand Pop & Suki. Or perhaps, you know her as a mental wellness trailblazer rewriting what it means to be happy. Across her Not Perfect podcast and her Happy Not Perfect app and book, Poppy untangles the web of self-acceptance in a world of likes, scrolls, and shares. In this episode, Farryn and Poppy dig into everything from perceived perfection, separation of business and self, and the daunting vulnerability that comes with admitting we are human. Perhaps you know Poppy Jamie from her time on MTV, ITV2, and Extra. Perhaps you know her from her namesake accessories brand Pop & Suki. Or perhaps, you know her as a mental wellness trailblazer rewriting what it means to be happy. Across her Not Perfect podcast and her Happy Not Perfect app and book, Poppy untangles the web of self-acceptance in a world of likes, scrolls, and shares. In this episode, Farryn and Poppy dig into everything from perceived perfection, separation of business and self, and the daunting vulnerability that comes with admitting we are human. Turn on screen reader support To enable screen reader support, press ⌘+Option+Z To learn about keyboard shortcuts, press ⌘slash
Product vs. Narrative with Christian Larson
It’s no secret that we all admire the art of storytelling. Christian Larson, on the other hand, lives it. An award-winning Swedish film and music video director, editor, photographer, and co-founder & creative director of menswear brand CDLP, he has a knack for bringing narratives to life. From directing ad campaigns for global brands like Cartier and Jimmy Choo to putting his signature rhythmical spin on Beyoncé & Jay-Z's concert film ON THE RUN, Christian has a unique lens when it comes to telling a story. In this episode, he and Farryn tackle the age-old question: what comes first, product or narrative?
Why are we workaholics? with Dr. Elisa Hallerman
We’re told to enjoy everything in moderation, but when it comes to structuring our work, our lives, our screen time, and our down time, we rarely succeed. Enter Dr. Elisa Hallerman. She holds a masters and doctorate in Depth Psychology and Somatic Studies, specializes in neuroscience and trauma, and founded the Recovery Management Agency, a consulting group that works with individuals and their families suffering from addiction, mental health issues, trauma, and chronic pain. In other words, she is the go-to for the modern issues of today. In this Episode she and Farryn dive into the why beneath workaholism, modern addiction, trauma, and what it means to be uncomfortable.
What Makes a Founder? with Steve Schlafman
Many of us dream of being founders. We have our billion-dollar idea swimming around in our head, we can picture the brand we have yet to create, and we can taste the success we know we deserve. But only a few of us know how to be a founder. Steve Schlafman, certified coach, advisor, angel investor, and founder of High Output, a boutique leadership development company, is one of the rare few who know what it truly takes to be a founder, and he’s here to share the recipe. In this episode, he and Farryn unpack what it means to be a founder in the modern world, motivation, when to lean in, and the zone of genius.
What is Influence? with Julianne Fraser
It's safe to say we're all familiar with influencer marketing — we experience at least five #sponsored posts a day. But when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of authentic influence, we're a bit in the dark. Julianne Fraser, on the other hand, is an expert. Having worked in marketing her entire career, she founded Dialogue — a digital brand marketing consultancy dedicated to expanding the influence and growth of luxury and lifestyle brands — in 2017. She rebels against formulas in favor of meaningful and lasting relationships, and her unique approach has catapulted most, if not all, of today's biggest brands. In this episode, she and Farryn tackle the age-old elusive question of what is influence?
What the Farrynheight?
There is a certain clarity and understanding of the world that comes with traveling around the world that everyone can benefit from. In my 35 years of life on earth so far, I have managed to pursue my dreams with a level of energy and passion that I also bring to this podcast.
It’s no secret that western culture is rooted in materialism. Whoever has more is more successful, and, by contrast, few material items connotes an unsuccessful life.
Doing The Work with Karlee Fain
Doing the work, for me, means showing up. It means putting in the effort and the hours not just complaining about what you want to accomplish or who you want to be, but actually putting in the focus, the hours, the effort, the heart, and the passion towards accomplishing or working towards your goal.
Unpacking Clarity in Leadership with Karen Kelly
“Clarity” is such a buzz word that gets thrown around, but it rarely gets unpacked beyond the surface layer. For me, learning how to create clarity was one of the most challenging lessons I’ve learned as a leader. Without personal or organizational clarity, it’s hard to identify the endgame, and it’s impossible to effectively lead a team.
Understanding Empathy as the New Language of Leadership with Michael Ventura
Understanding empathy is the first step to practice it - and it’s not about what you want, but about listening to the other person and doing what works best for them, not for you.
Dressing Your Brand with Sophie Lopez
Showing up is half the battle, how we show up matters. That’s what celebrity stylist and GQ veteran, Sophie Lopez, believes. “You are your own walking billboard of who you are. It’s an advertisement of you,” says Lopez who counts the likes of Kate Hudson as one of her top clients.
Telling Your Story with Musa Tariq
No one takes the time, even five minutes, with a blank piece of paper to write a plan for their life,” says Musa Tariq. The former Global Head of Marketing at AirBnb applies the same strategy to life as he does the countless brands he advises. In this episode, Farryn catches up with her longtime friend to explore the concept of storytelling.
WTF is Mindfulness with Mitra Manesh
Being aware and accepting of the present moment experience that you're having, with compassion and with curiosity.” With clients ranging from institutions like Amazon, Merrill Lynch, UCLA, to celebrities and everyday individuals working to lead more mindful lives, Mitra Manesh, founder of Innermap, host of the Lights On podcast, mindfulness thought leader, brings a unique blended approach to her teachings and guidance. In this episode she sits down with friend and client Farryn to delve into the many layers of mindfulness and redefine the practice as a whole.
Flowing with Jonah Fay-Hurvitz
We often say stand for one thing and express it a million ways, which is why I say ‘strategy actually liberates brands to explore and experiment’ around their mission and vision.” Jonah Fay-Hurvitz is Head of Strategy at Red Antler, a branding agency based in Brooklyn, New York, that works with some of the greatest startups and new ventures defining the past decade.
Bonus Episode: Beat the Burnout
We worked hard this past month. Let’s take a pause and enjoy it,” says our very own brand marketer, Jwala Gandhi. “Those little things make a big difference.” But how does one do that in a WFH world? The lines are blurred, the screens omnipresent. The concept of time off seems redundant when you’re working from the comfort of your own home in sweats. In this special bonus episode, Farryn opens the floor to the Farrynheight team to talk about the chronic exhaustion we know as burnout. We’re surrounded by work, so how can we tell if we’re almost – but not quite – burned out? Join us as we talk it over, take a walk, have some fun and turn off our phones in order to show up stronger and more sane than ever.