Exploring New York City and Classic Photography with Ray Simone


Ray Simone is a photographer and lifelong New Yorker, and he learned pretty early on the power of being curious and exploring your surroundings. In the 1970s and 80s, Ray often found himself at flea markets, garage sales, street fairs, and more all across New York City, buying all the negatives he could find.

Now, he's painstakingly digitizing these photos, retouching them pixel by pixel. The end result is a modern look at some classic images from the past 100 years (and sometimes even further back!).

You can also support the show by checking out the new Good People, Cool Things merch store. All February long, everything is 20 percent off (discount applied at checkout). Go get you something cool, and thanks for listening!

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Episode 33 · 5 months ago

How to Start an Online Course with Fire-Spinning Sushi Chef Bryan Sekine

Fire-spinning sushi chef Bryan Sekine shares how he got into both industries, why sustainability is such a critical component of his brand, and how you too can start an online course to teach others.

Episode 32 · 5 months ago

Creating Comedy Central and the Business of Television with Art Bell

Art Bell is the author of Constant Comedy: How I started Comedy Central and Lost My Sense of Humor. If that title doesn't immediately pique your interest, here's a little taste of what you'll find in this episode:

  • Art talks about the hardships he encountered with his idea for a new TV channel all about comedy — and how he powered through multiple obstacles.
  • We talk a WHOLE BUNCH of Mystery Science Theater 3K, one of the most important shows in comedy history.
  • Art shares stories about top comedians, including a great conversation with Jerry Seinfeld's agent.

We're having a ton of fun here and I know you will, too. Thanks for listening!

Episode 31 · 5 months ago

How to Run a Business and Lessons in Sword Fighting with Ray Blakney

Ray Blakney has built multiple six and seven-figure businesses without any kind of cash — boot-strapping at its finest! Learn about his entrepreneurial experience, what lessons in sword fighting have taught him, and why you shouldn't start a business.

Episode 30 · 5 months ago

Keys to Making More Money in Less Time with Caelan Huntress

Have you ever reached the end of the day and felt overwhelmed? Maybe you didn't get a project done, or spent so much time on busy tasks you had to skip a workout.

Caelan Huntress is a marketing coach for entrepreneurs and he helps business owners earn more money in less time. That frees up more attention and energy for you to focus on other areas, whether it’s in your business or personal life.