The Heart of Business by Benchmark

Dalene Heck and her husband caught the travel bug a few years ago and haven't looked back. What was born out of tragedy and a desperate need for change has grown into a way of life that the Hecks cannot fathom returning to. They live the nomadic lifestyle, earning a living all the while. Dalene was a treat to share a conversation with and it's one that will surely inspire others to get out there and see the world.

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Jason Feifer is a senior editor at Fast Company. We talked about how he got there and a whole lot more about him. What is and isn't appropriate as content and for social media, about The Interview and Selfies at Funerals. Engineer Claude even dug up some old dirt on Jason in the form of videos from college. It was a fun conversation and great info for anyone looking to explore a career in journalism.

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Movie trailers are the ultimate in marketing. They've stood the test of time and even thrived in the digital age. You have to hook a viewer in a moment and tell enough without revealing too much. It's an art in and of itself. Our conversation with Nick Temple, CEO of Wild Card Creative Advertising was a great one. We talked movie trailers, marketing and everything that goes with it. Enjoy!

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You may know Nick Turner from his appearances on VH1's Best Week Ever and I Love the 2000s. Or maybe it was on Comedy Central ... or you follow him on Twitter. No matter where you know him from, he got there with hard work and dedication. Share some laughs and some tips with one of our favorite comedians.

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Los Feliz Day Care is a parody Twitter account, the success of which is no joke. Comedian and Writer Jason Shapiro joined us to talk about his hilarious skewering of modern parenting and education, becoming a TV writer and more. Los Angeles is a city full of transplants trying to make their dreams come true, and Jason is well on his way. A fun and inspiring listen, not to be missed.

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Reginald L. Dunham had the unthinkable happen. He lost his son just shy of his 19th birthday. Dunham channeled his loss into the book From the Heart of a Grieving Father. That lead to the establishment of the Remi'D Foundation, which counsels businesses, organizations and individuals on coping with loss and dealing with all the stresses life provides. Dunham and his team are doing great things and were inspirational to talk to.

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Everyone, at one point or another in his or her life, probably has a moment - however brief - that he or she believes they have an excellent idea for a board game. The Game Crafter makes that possible. We talked to Tavis Parker about how that goes from concept to business and the successful games they've helped to launch.

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It's always a treat when we feel like our guests had as much fun as we do. The ladies of The Big Payoff had more fun than us during our recording ... and probably always. Rachel Bellow and Suzanne Muchin, best friend and business partners, share their expertise on their radio show and help startups find legs ... if they don't cut them out from under you first.

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Matt Scheckner if the founder of Stillwell Partners and Executive Director of Advertising Week. We talk about the current state of marketing, the growth of Advertising Week and Dave Grohl ... a lot of celebrities actually. Matt's kind of a big deal.

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The old joke goes that in a survey, people ranked public speaking ahead of dying as their biggest fears. They'd rather die than speak in public. Turns out, there's no truth to that joke. Lisa Braithwaite tells us that's false, but shares the truths of public speaking on this episode of the Heart of Business.

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