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Below the Line with James Beshara

155 EpisodesProduced by James BesharaWebsite

Host James Beshara is an angel investor, advisor, founder, & general startup-helper in Los Angeles, CA. He has started three companies, sold one (Tilt; acq by Airbnb), and invested in multiple billion-dollar startups in his career. Now he's talking openly and honestly with others about what's going … read more


#106 — Music to a Creator’s Ears— Guster's Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller is the lead singer of Guster. After meeting James in a Clubhouse meeting, Ryan decided to come on the podcast and share his life experiences in a music career as a creator. In this episode, James and Ryan, speak about his ability to create new friendships wherever he goes based off energy. Ryan also gives his insight into what it was like being a touring musician during a pandemic and the lack of live shows. In the middle of the episode, Ryan announces that Guster will be headline Red Rocks Amphitheater this summer (Tickets Below). To conclude the episode,  James and Ryan, speak about the differences between releasing music now vs his first album.   

Where to find Ryan Miller:   

Tickets for Guster at Red Rocks Amphitheater:  

00:00 Intro
02:30 Being a musician during a pandemic  
10:35 Fascination with storytelling  
34:46 Ryan’s superpowers
47:36 Friendships on tour
58:38 Connections between peers
1:08:44 Lowest moment of Ryan’s Career
1:13:32 Guster’s new album
1:34:29 Releasing albums in 2021 vs 1991
1:41:38 3 stories that have shaped Ryan
1:50:36 What takes up a lot of Ryan’s mindspace?   

Hit the show hotline and leave a question or comment for the show at 424-272-6640, email James questions directly at or follow us on Twitter @   

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About your host, James:  James Beshara is a founder, investor, advisor, author, podcaster, and encourager based in Los Angeles, California. James has created startups for the last 12 years, selling one (Tilt, acquired by Airbnb), and invested in a few multi-billion dollar startups to date. He has spoken at places such as Y-Combinator, Harvard Business School, Stanford University, TechCrunch Disrupt, and has been featured in outlets like the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, and Time Magazine. He’s been featured in Forbes, Time, and Inc Magazine’s “30 Under 30” lists and advises startups all around the world. All of this is his “above the line” version of his background. Hear the other 90% of the story in the intro episode of Below The Line.  

“Below the Line with James Beshara" is brought to you by Another Podcast Network.

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