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Secret Mentor

19 EpisodesProduced by MCS MediaWebsite

Hosted by angel investor Mike Bulger and music producer Donny Dykowsky, this show takes a candid approach to unpacking origin stories, process, rituals, and the secrets to success. Join us as we dive into the minds of artists, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, musicians, and titans of industry. Support thi… read more

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Steph Paternot

December 23rd, 2019


Happy Holidays, and welcome to the Secret Mentor season 1 Finale! This week's guest is the visionary behind the world’s first social networking site. …

Michael Place

December 9th, 2019


Michael Place is an entrepreneur and CEO of EntoHack7G - a company that’s disrupting the food waste industry by using black soldier flies to turn …

Mike Ray

November 25th, 2019


Mike Ray is the founder and CEO of Bloom Farms, a forward thinking cannabis company who's branding and practices have created a product that's removed the negative stigmas of pot, and gives back to the community. Join …

Kevin Doyle & Rohitash Rao

November 11th, 2019


This week's guests are artist/director Rohitash Rao, and creative director/musician Kevin Doyle. Lean in as Mike and Donny ply these award-winning creatives with whiskey and fine accouterments, and chat everything from …

Jason Jordan

October 28th, 2019


Jason Jordan is a forward-thinking record executive with punk-rock roots. His meteoric journey led him to A&R at both Hollywood and Republic …

Liz Dee

October 14th, 2019


Liz Dee is Co-President of Smarties Candy Company, CEO of Baleine & Bjorn Capital, and the founder of Vegan Lady Boss. Join Mike and Donny as …

Serge Milman

September 30th, 2019


This week's Secret Mentor is Serge Milman, a NYC-based entrepreneur, general partner at Starta, angel investor, and at 25 was the youngest person to grace the cover of Forbes Magazine. Join Mike and Donny as they chat …

Matt Ogens

September 16th, 2019


Matt Ogens is an award winning filmmaker and commercial director. His work includes the feature documentaries Confessions of a Superhero and Meet the Hitlers. We’re lucky to have him in studio for the TriBeCa Film …

Jeff Easton

September 2nd, 2019


Jeff Easton is an angel investor in successful ventures such as Axioma and Kickstarter. He’s been featured in a cover story for the Wall Street …

Ron Davis

August 19th, 2019


Ron Davis is the founder of Docutainment Films. His bold work includes feature documentaries like "Miss You Can Do It," an HBO Original Documentary …

Paul Halayko

August 5th, 2019


Paul Halayko is the chief operating officer and co-founder of Newburgh Brewing Company, Hudson Valley's premier craft brewery. His journey takes us …

Cora Boyd

July 22nd, 2019


Cora Boyd is a “no bullshit" dating coach. Her work has been featured on Urban Daddy, Bustle, and Thought Catalog. Join Mike and Donny and they chat …

Peter Gethers

July 8th, 2019


Peter Gethers is a best-selling author, screenwriter, producer, editor, publisher, foodie, and a founding member of Rotisserie Baseball, the cornerstone of all fantasy sports as we know it. From books, films, and …

Dr. Chad Nelsen

June 24th, 2019


Dr. Chad Nelson is CEO of the Surfrider Foundation - a grassroots non-profit that works to protect and preserve the world’s oceans and beaches. Join us as we learn about conservation, getting stoked, and Surfonomics as …

Olivia Song

June 10th, 2019


Olivia Song is a design consultant for spaces like the Guggenheim, Neue house, and the Brooklyn Museum. She’s also an art collector, model, and …

David Griffith

May 28th, 2019


David Griffith is a management consultant for financial tech companies, and a professional nomad whose career path has taken him from Ireland, the …

Todd Heyman

May 13th, 2019


Todd Heyman is an award winning film and commercial director, owner of Salt Content, and member of the Directors Guild of America.  Join Mike and Donny as they go beyond the origin story and chat staying creative, best …

Jessica Bendinger

April 29th, 2019


Join Mike & Donny as they chat with Jessica Bendinger, a screenwriter, author, songwriter, and podcaster. Her films have grossed over half a billion worldwide including "Bring It On," "Stick It," and "Aquamarine." …

Eric Berkowitz

April 8th, 2019


Join Mike & Donny as they chat with Eric Berkowitz, a serial entrepreneur whose innovations and patents helped create Guitar Hero, and now he’s created a better karaoke machine with Singtrix. You may know Eric from …

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