The Electromagnetic Theater

From a darkened room in the city at the center of the world comes radio drama for the 21st Century.

Episodes

You Can Thank Me Later

…in which Bernie activates his master plan. Written by Ruben Carbajal Produced and Directed by Kerry Kastin Executive Produced and Sound Design by David Hoffman Starring Zac Hoogendyk and Eric Percival Winner of the 2019 Marion Thauer Brown Audio Scriptwriting Competition (Originally Published August 5, 2013)  

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The Vision

…in which Peter gets distracted. Written and with Sound Design by David Hoffman Directed by Kerry Kastin Starring Zac Hoogendyk Featuring Melissa Carlile-Price, Alexandra Dickson, Paul Guyet, Mary Linehan, Sierra Marcks, and Stephon Pettway Music by Kiran Ahluwalia – http://www.kiranmusic.com (Originally released July 8, 2013)  

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Episode 8: Two Ugly Buildings

We can learn a lot from great architecture, but what can we learn from architecture that is, frankly, disastrous? In today’s episode, Dan and David visit two miserable attempts at majesty: the David M. Dinkins Manhattan Municipal Building and the Surrogate’s Courthouse, both on the corner of Centre and Chambers Streets, downtown, and in the process … Continued

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Episode 12: Networking! Networking!

Every small business owner these days knows they need to be networking… or at least they know that they’ve been told so time and time again. But what does that mean? How does someone network effectively? Dave Bresler of Network! Network! joins us to discuss.

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Episode 11: Tax Time!

Yup, they’re inevitable… and this year, your small business tax returns are full of new rules and guidelines. We sit down with CPA Joe Romano of Romano & Associates to navigate some of the pitfalls and even find some opportunities. (This episode is sponsored by Audible, home of the worlds biggest selection of audio books, … Continued

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Episode 7: Brownstone Manhattan

What says New York City more than a street of Brownstones? It turns out, though, that this most beloved of city housing designs wasn’t always so beloved, and they sit right on the front line of one of the most fundamental debates in urban architecture. Today’s episode brought to you by Audible.

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Episode 10: Trans-Pacific Entrepreneurship

Sometime around the year 2000, journalist Larry Schuster decided he needed a new challenge, so he did something pretty extraordinary – pulling up stakes and relocating to Shanghai, China. In our conversation with Larry, we hear about the bumpy road that led to the founding of his successful small business, and along the way, learn … Continued

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Episode 9: Getting Ready for 2019

It’s a brand new year, and all of us are taking a look how our businesses did in 2018 and how we can improve. To that end, Mike and Matt present a really great exercise for taking stock of the previous year and making plans for the future in a way that’s much more subtle … Continued

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Episode 6: Central Park

The most famous park in the world? Maybe. Inevitable stop on the Manhattan tourist trail? Absolutely. But Central Park is also an amazing laboratory for a 150-year-old experiment in urban planning and social identity, and the masterpiece of America’s first (and probably only) superstar landscape architect. Scenic vistas! Hot dogs! Gentrification! Paternalism! This place really … Continued

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Episode 8: Finding Good Help These Days

Hiring has always been hard, but has it actually gotten harder? Have online job boards done what they’ve promised and made it easier to find great employees, or were we better off with a classified and a sign in the window? And while we’re at it, what the heck is up with kids these days? … Continued

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Episode 7: Partnering is Such Sweet Sorrow

Howdy, Pardner! Bill Goldstein (https://www.billgoldstein.com/) joins us to talk about the dynamics of duos, the myth of complementary skill sets, and why there are no sole proprietors in foxholes.

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Ep.6. Cry For Love

“Streets of Paris” b/w “I Do”

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2002 – A Single Shard, by Linda Sue Park

Tree Ear wants to make pots, Carolyn wants Kerry to like this book, and special guest Gina Jung wants some peace and tranquility. Only robbers, social stigma, the correct method for stacking firewood stand in their way! Rest assured, no ceramic cranes were harmed in the making of this episode.

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Episode 6: “F” Words – Fire and Failure

Forsooth! Your fearless friends find themselves facing things that terrify every business owner – firing an employee and the fear of failure. Featuring Bobby Derival of Home Care at Its Best (http://hcaib.com/)

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Episode 5: Zuccotti Park

Seven years ago this week, this innocuous-looking downtown courtyard was taken over by Occupy Wall Street, and what resulted was one of the most exciting, chaotic, and controversial public protests ever held in New York. Our own Dan London was there in the thick of it. In this episode Dan goes back to Zuccotti to remember … Continued

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Episode 5: This Changes Everything!

Glenn Diehl of Genesis Exhibits (https://www.exhibitsbygenesis.com/) joins us to talk about steering his established company into a hard right turn. New opportunities, new excitement, new challenges – how do you bring your staff and clients along for the ride?

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2001 – A Year Down Yonder, by Richard Peck

Mary Alice (…was that her name?) isn’t having the best time at her Grandmother’s house, and let’s be frank – Kerry and Carolyn didn’t have the best time reading about it, either.

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Episode 4: Sunnyside Gardens

Dan and David explore a largely unknown quasi-suburban corner of Queens – Sunnyside Gardens, a place so downright pleasant, it might be revolutionary.

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Episode 4: The Philosophy of Abundance (Quickie)

In a special end-of-summer quickie episode, Mike and David discuss how “abundant thinking” can turn around your sales (and maybe your life).

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Interlude

“Home”

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Episodes

You Can Thank Me Later

…in which Bernie activates his master plan. Written by Ruben Carbajal Produced and Directed by Kerry Kastin Executive Produced and Sound Design by David Hoffman Starring Zac Hoogendyk and Eric Percival Winner of the 2019 Marion Thauer Brown Audio Scriptwriting Competition (Originally Published August 5, 2013)  

LISTEN →

The Vision

…in which Peter gets distracted. Written and with Sound Design by David Hoffman Directed by Kerry Kastin Starring Zac Hoogendyk Featuring Melissa Carlile-Price, Alexandra Dickson, Paul Guyet, Mary Linehan, Sierra Marcks, and Stephon Pettway Music by Kiran Ahluwalia – http://www.kiranmusic.com (Originally released July 8, 2013)  

LISTEN →

Episode 8: Two Ugly Buildings

We can learn a lot from great architecture, but what can we learn from architecture that is, frankly, disastrous? In today’s episode, Dan and David visit two miserable attempts at majesty: the David M. Dinkins Manhattan Municipal Building and the Surrogate’s Courthouse, both on the corner of Centre and Chambers Streets, downtown, and in the process … Continued

LISTEN →

Episode 12: Networking! Networking!

Every small business owner these days knows they need to be networking… or at least they know that they’ve been told so time and time again. But what does that mean? How does someone network effectively? Dave Bresler of Network! Network! joins us to discuss.

LISTEN →

Episode 11: Tax Time!

Yup, they’re inevitable… and this year, your small business tax returns are full of new rules and guidelines. We sit down with CPA Joe Romano of Romano & Associates to navigate some of the pitfalls and even find some opportunities. (This episode is sponsored by Audible, home of the worlds biggest selection of audio books, … Continued

LISTEN →

Episode 7: Brownstone Manhattan

What says New York City more than a street of Brownstones? It turns out, though, that this most beloved of city housing designs wasn’t always so beloved, and they sit right on the front line of one of the most fundamental debates in urban architecture. Today’s episode brought to you by Audible.

LISTEN →

Episode 10: Trans-Pacific Entrepreneurship

Sometime around the year 2000, journalist Larry Schuster decided he needed a new challenge, so he did something pretty extraordinary – pulling up stakes and relocating to Shanghai, China. In our conversation with Larry, we hear about the bumpy road that led to the founding of his successful small business, and along the way, learn … Continued

LISTEN →

Episode 9: Getting Ready for 2019

It’s a brand new year, and all of us are taking a look how our businesses did in 2018 and how we can improve. To that end, Mike and Matt present a really great exercise for taking stock of the previous year and making plans for the future in a way that’s much more subtle … Continued

LISTEN →

Episode 6: Central Park

The most famous park in the world? Maybe. Inevitable stop on the Manhattan tourist trail? Absolutely. But Central Park is also an amazing laboratory for a 150-year-old experiment in urban planning and social identity, and the masterpiece of America’s first (and probably only) superstar landscape architect. Scenic vistas! Hot dogs! Gentrification! Paternalism! This place really … Continued

LISTEN →

Episode 8: Finding Good Help These Days

Hiring has always been hard, but has it actually gotten harder? Have online job boards done what they’ve promised and made it easier to find great employees, or were we better off with a classified and a sign in the window? And while we’re at it, what the heck is up with kids these days? … Continued

LISTEN →

Episode 7: Partnering is Such Sweet Sorrow

Howdy, Pardner! Bill Goldstein (https://www.billgoldstein.com/) joins us to talk about the dynamics of duos, the myth of complementary skill sets, and why there are no sole proprietors in foxholes.

LISTEN →

Ep.6. Cry For Love

“Streets of Paris” b/w “I Do”

LISTEN →

2002 – A Single Shard, by Linda Sue Park

Tree Ear wants to make pots, Carolyn wants Kerry to like this book, and special guest Gina Jung wants some peace and tranquility. Only robbers, social stigma, the correct method for stacking firewood stand in their way! Rest assured, no ceramic cranes were harmed in the making of this episode.

LISTEN →

Episode 6: “F” Words – Fire and Failure

Forsooth! Your fearless friends find themselves facing things that terrify every business owner – firing an employee and the fear of failure. Featuring Bobby Derival of Home Care at Its Best (http://hcaib.com/)

LISTEN →

Episode 5: Zuccotti Park

Seven years ago this week, this innocuous-looking downtown courtyard was taken over by Occupy Wall Street, and what resulted was one of the most exciting, chaotic, and controversial public protests ever held in New York. Our own Dan London was there in the thick of it. In this episode Dan goes back to Zuccotti to remember … Continued

LISTEN →

Episode 5: This Changes Everything!

Glenn Diehl of Genesis Exhibits (https://www.exhibitsbygenesis.com/) joins us to talk about steering his established company into a hard right turn. New opportunities, new excitement, new challenges – how do you bring your staff and clients along for the ride?

LISTEN →

2001 – A Year Down Yonder, by Richard Peck

Mary Alice (…was that her name?) isn’t having the best time at her Grandmother’s house, and let’s be frank – Kerry and Carolyn didn’t have the best time reading about it, either.

LISTEN →

Episode 4: Sunnyside Gardens

Dan and David explore a largely unknown quasi-suburban corner of Queens – Sunnyside Gardens, a place so downright pleasant, it might be revolutionary.

LISTEN →

Episode 4: The Philosophy of Abundance (Quickie)

In a special end-of-summer quickie episode, Mike and David discuss how “abundant thinking” can turn around your sales (and maybe your life).

LISTEN →

Interlude

“Home”

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