KoPoint Conversations

KoPoint podcasts will return Monday, April 29th! I’m excited to release the first non-commercial series KoPoint episodes. Spring shows will focus on simple structured conversations with interesting people.

In the can and ready for a final mix are interviews with a few tech and media innovators:

These episodes will be released on Mondays and Fridays for the next several weeks. After a short break in late-May, KoPoint will resume show production with The Murdoc Jones Show, Beer Diplomacy, Win the Room, and The Comic Book Podcast. We’ll also introduce a new travel show mini-season called The Landing Strip Show.

Structured conversations and interviews with interesting characters will be KoPoint’s focus through the summer. Starting in May, I’ll be joined by SumAll‘s Hoyd Breton for discussions with technology and startup innovators. In May, Hoyd and I will interview the smart folks behind Fuzzco‘s Defense and Maimery zombie gear, as well as Sean Howe, author of Marvel Comics: The Untold Story.

This past March I was hired as a data journalist by SumAll.org, the non-commercial arm of SumAll.com, a New York data science startup and KoPoint’s studio host and sponsor. Working for SumAll.org allows me to to work with the team that initially sponsored KoPoint and focus on great content, rather than business development. Creating podcasts non-commercially removes KoPoint’s commercial constraints and allows us to push our ambitions to reach new and exciting creative goals.

On a personal note, I’ve never been more excited than I am now about the potential of KoPoint content.

As always, stay tuned!


Ken Segall Keeps it Simple | Win the Room

Ken Segall Keeps it Simple | Win the Room

Kelly Hadous

Recorded live at KoPoint

Ken Segall Keeps it Simple:  Ken shares how win your room with simplicity.

Bio From KenSegall.com:
My story is a simple one. I’m a writer who worked at ad agencies with high standards, then met a client with absurdly high standards: Steve Jobs. From ‘Think Different’ to iMac and beyond, I found that Steve’s love of simplicity was at the core of Apple’s every success…

Kelly: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work closely with Steve Jobs or name a product so brilliantly that it’s etched forever in the pages of history. Well I was, and that’s why I had to bring my dear friend Ken Segall on WTR radio.

Ken Segall worked closely with Steve Jobs at Apple. Ken is that guy we can thank for coming up with the name iMac, and the rest my friends is naming history. That cute little “i” became the foundation for naming all the other Apple products that followed.

We also chat about marketing ideas, and Ken says just “be yourself” I love it! How many times in a day do we worry and agonize about how we’re perceived, but if we just get out of our own way, then magic starts to happen!

Ken talks to moi at KoPoint, about his behind closed meetings with Steve Jobs and shares some awesome insights on his marketing strategies in Insanely Simple.

Finally, Scoopertino, Ken’s blog about all things sardonic in the unreal apple world is a hoot to say the least, and it always causes quite a stir not only for apple lovers, but the entire produce section.

I just adore Ken and I know you will too!

Share your comments, they’re always appreciated.

– Kelly and WTR team!

Thanks for listening.

Audio Enclosure

NYC Comic Con 2012

This weekend KoPoint attended and reported from the 2012 New York City Comic Con. KoPoint conducted at booth 507 with our friends from social shopping site Hazarai and conduct interviews with comic book industry creators and professionals.

For two days our team  The event was arranged by Jeff Newelt, industry mensch and co-host of the KoPoint Comic Book Show.

Interviews Live From NYC Comic Con 2012 – KoPoint Comics, EP 16

Yes, Loyal Listeners, the spectacular KoPoint Comic Book Show podcast attended and reported from this year’s New York Comic Con. The KoPoint comic book team – including Jeff Newelt (in absentia), Jon Lazar, Megan Sass, Michele Reznik, and myself – buzzed the floor at booth 507 with our friends Hazarai http://hazarai.com and recorded a number of stellar interviews with comic book industry creators, publishers, and professionals.

We asked each comic book guest three questions:

  • What’s the most important collectable in your collection, and why?
  • What book or graphic novel would you recommend to someone new to the medium?
  • What cool projects are you working on right now?

Hazarai will soon publish individual audio and video clips from New York Comic Con. During the Con chaos, over the weekend I edited and processed the best of our interviews. These short clips are gathered together here in one epic episode.

Hope you dig the show.

Dan Patterson

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– Special thanks to http://hazarai.com, a social marketplace for all things geek & pop culture.
– And to our new sponsor http://bonfyreapp.com, mobile ‘cocktail party’ conversation.
– As well as our sponsor and media metrics partner http://Callisto.fm. Callisto.fm powers a powerful media measurement and engagement platform.
– And our hosts, SumAll http://sumall.com. SumAll makes an essential social business analytic platform.

Learn more at http://kopoint.com and subscribe (for free) on iTunes athttp://kpnt.co/kopoint_itunes

0:00:00 Open – KoPoint Sounder
0:00:03 Intro – KoPoint Comic Book Show
0:00:05 Bed – ‘Prey’ (Full)
0:00:07 Show Intro – Dan Patterson
0:04:18 Interview – Seth Kushner – Dan Patterson
0:10:20 Interview – Astro-Cons – Megan Sass
0:15:39 Interview – Natalie Zutter – Jon Lazar
0:21:50 Interview – Matt Hawkins – Dan Patterson
0:34:17 Pod Prod – KoPoint House
0:34:24 Interview – Ben McCool – Jon Lazar
0:43:05 Interview – David Lloyd, Antonino Bifulco – Dan Patterson
0:56:16 Interview – JT Waldman – Jon Lazar
1:04:41 Pod Prod – KoPoint House
1:04:05 Interview – Kagan McLeod – Michele Reznik
1:10:04 Interview – Lauren Panepinto – Dan Patterson
1:18:20 Interview – Jennifer Hayden – Jon Lazar
1:24:30 Interview – Danny Fingeroth – Megan Sass, Jon Lazar
1:38:20 Interview – David Hine – Jon Lazar
1:45:20 Interview – Cory Doctorow – Dan Patterson
1:56:29 Interview – Wayne Goldblatt – Dan Patterson, Jon Lazar
2:03:05 Outro – KoPoint Sounder

American Conversation, EP 9 – The Melodies Of Occupy Wall Street

In this episode Dan and Marc return to #Occupy Wall Street and the scene of their first collaboration: Lower Manhattan’s famous Zuccotti Park (or Liberty Square, depending which side you’re on). Precisely a year after the first Occupation of Wall St., the cohosts discuss the movement’s achievements and impact in that short time. George Martinez, a hip-hop and OWS electoral candidate shares his views on the movement that is building. One year is a short time, and the show concludes with an attempt to answer some questions. OWS: has it been a success? It is a failure? Will it be around next September? Listen, and find out!

Highlights from this episode:

Photo snapshots from #OWS

media summaryof last year’s #OWS in NYC

Download Audio: American Conversation, EP 9 – The Melodies Of Occupy Wall Street