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Morning Brew co-founder, Alex Lieberman sits down with titans of industry, athletes, and entertainment's biggest names to discuss the mental and personal challenges they've overcome to get where they are today. It's honest, raw, and a reminder that we're all just doing the best we can.To learn more … read more

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How to Rebound from a Professional Loss, with Jordan Klepper & Gov. John Kasich

August 2nd, 2022


After the 2016 election, comedian Jordan Klepper and Governor John Kasich suffered starkly different professional wins and losses. Governor Kasich lost the presidential primary against then candidate, Donald Trump, and …

4 Ways to Build a Media Empire, with Lewis Howes

July 26th, 2022


Growing up, Lewis Howes wasn’t a confident public speaker. Today, he is New York Times bestselling author, a highly sought after keynote speaker, and is the host of one of the top business podcasts in the world. Lewis …

How Brooks Running CEO Jim Weber Fought Off Cancer and $40 Million of Debt

July 19th, 2022


Jim Weber loves a challenge. When he became CEO of Brooks Running in 2001, the company was $40 million in debt. Today, the company earns over $1 billion in revenue. When he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2017, …

Why PTSD made Army Vet Jason Kander Leave Politics

July 12th, 2022


While President Barack Obama was in office, he gave a speech shouting out army veteran Jason Kander as “the future of the Democratic party”. The …

Why Alexis Ohanian Left Reddit to Build an Impact-Focused VC Firm

July 5th, 2022


In 2020, Alexis Ohanian, Co-Founder of Reddit & Founder of Seven Seven Six, broke ties with the $10 billion-dollar company he helped to build as …

How Ray Dalio Built A Billion Dollar Hedge Fund From His Two-Bedroom Apartment

June 28th, 2022


Ray Dalio is a man that needs little introduction. He fell in love with the stock market at an early age, and has now built the world’s largest hedge fund in Bridgewater Associates. But after spending the majority of …

How Jarrid Tingle Went From Living on Welfare to Running a $170 Million Black-Owned VC Firm

June 21st, 2022


Jarrid Tingle was raised by a single mother and grew up on welfare, living in his grandparents attic for the first 8 years of his life. Through extremely hard work and good fortune, Jarrid was able to go to private …

How Olympic Gymnast Shawn Johnson East Overcame her Eating Disorder

June 14th, 2022


In 2008, at just 16 years old, Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson won four medals including one gold for Team USA at the Beijing Olympics. While the world …

Jay Shetty on How Becoming a Monk Helped Him Find His Calling

June 7th, 2022


Shortly after obtaining a degree in business, Jay Shetty decided to become a monk. Not only was this an unusual move, but it was met with strong disapproval from both family and friends. Still, Jay felt compelled to …

How Comedy Helped Howie Mandel Cope With His OCD

May 31st, 2022


Howie Mandel was a kid who never fit in until he found comedy. Even while he was a kid and undiagnosed with OCD, he realized that pranks made him and his odd sense of humor feel seen. In this episode, Howie tracks back …

Gen-Z Phenom, Jacob Sartorius, on Embracing His Bullies

May 24th, 2022


Jacob Sartorius was just 13 years old when he became internet famous and immediately faced such intense in-person and online harassment, that his …

For Bethenny Frankel, Building A $100 Million Business Was Personal

May 17th, 2022


Growing up was complicated for the now famous television personality-turned-entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel. She was a witness to domestic abuse, went …

Why Surviving China's One-Child Policy Is A Part Of This Comedian’s Act

May 10th, 2022


Growing up, Jiaoying Summers struggled to feel worthy. Born during the one-child policy era in China, Jiaoying endured the pressure of not being born …

Justin Baldoni on Real Masculinity and Vulnerability in Business

May 3rd, 2022


For the first half of his career, Justin Baldoni was known only as a hunky image of masculinity on multiple TV shows. But inside, Justin was actually …

Journalist Liz Plank on Making Self-Doubt Work For You

April 26th, 2022


Award-winning journalist Liz Plank has certainly had her fair share of battles with anxiety. From self-sabotaging a chance at her dream job to almost giving up on her now-bestselling book, Liz’s inner voice has at times …

Overcoming Rejection to Build a $2 Billion Empire, With Model-Turned-CEO Kathy Ireland

April 19th, 2022


Kathy Ireland was a supermodel and household name in the 90s. The problem was, what Kathy really wanted to be was an entrepreneur. And because of her …

Having A Brother Arrested Shaped This Cannabis CEO’s Future

April 12th, 2022


Kate Miller, a fellow New Jersey-native and CEO of Miss Grass, the largest female-founded cannabis brand in America, has made it her life’s mission to advocate for the most misunderstood plant. Kate sees that cannabis …

Girls Who Code Creator on Moving Past Failures and Losses

April 5th, 2022


Activist, author, and founder Reshma Saujani knows what it’s like to struggle. From experiencing racism in her childhood to going through two very public congressional race losses, she’s had her fair share of lows. …

Emmanuel Acho Talks Failure and Thriving Without Goals

March 29th, 2022


Emmanuel Acho is no stranger to disappointment. In fact, he’d become accustomed to getting cut from the NFL by the time he finally had a complete career turnaround. In this episode, Emmanuel explains to Alex how he got …

RHONY’s Bershan Shaw on Overcoming Her Fear

March 22nd, 2022


Bershan Shaw is no stranger to hardship. In 2009, Bershan was diagnosed with stage-4 breast cancer just weeks before her wedding. But rather than give in to the depression and anger that can come with such an ominous …

Josh Peck is Annoyed at Happy People

March 15th, 2022


Josh Peck, yes THAT Josh Peck of Drake and Josh fame, joins the show to talk about his new book “Happy People Are Annoying” and why he thinks that. Josh’s journey is one in progress, he grew up in near poverty to a …

How Kayak's Co-Founder Overcame Bi-Polar Disorder

March 8th, 2022


Paul English is done hiding his bi-polar disorder. In this episode Alex and Paul get into the highs and the lows (literally) of trying to run a …

Miki Agrawal on Finding Success Through Fighting Shame

March 1st, 2022


Periods, poop, and gluten-free pizza—talking openly about these unpopular topics are how Thinx and Tushy co-founder Miki Agrawal made her name in the …

How Apolo Ohno Found New Purpose After Olympic Glory

February 22nd, 2022


Many professional athletes retire from their sport at a relatively young age. The question is, what do they do after that? For Olympic speed skater

Carson Daly on Embracing His Anxiety

February 15th, 2022


Most people know Carson Daly as the charismatic host of TRL, The Voice, and The Today Show. In recent years, however, he’s also become a well-known advocate for discussing mental health. Carson tells Alex about his many …

How Twitch Co-founder Justin Kan Got Sober

February 15th, 2022


Welcome to the first episode of Imposters!

Drinking and alcohol are well-documented in the world of tech/startup culture, and for Twitch cofounder …

Welcome to Imposters!

February 8th, 2022


Check out Imposters, where Morning Brew co-founder Alex Lieberman sits down with titans of industry, athletics, and entertainment to discuss the mental and personal challenges they've overcome to get where they are …

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