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Know First is Max Wastler's podcast filled with stories and conversations that will connect you with the simple fact that the only way to succeed is to try and try again. Weekly conversations with thought-leaders who’ve faced challenges and lived to tell the tale. It’s all designed to inspire andRead more

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Episode 17: Alex Maier

Apr 19 • 01:01:46

Alex Maier is a husband and a father to 2 boys. He’s a singer-songwriter, producer, trumpet and guitar player, AND in the coming months, after years of planning and pining to do so, Alex and his family will find themselves moving from his native Chicago, Illinois to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a full-time career in music....

Episode 16: Bo Nelson

Dec 15 • 01:11:47

Bo Nelson is the co-owner of Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters in Kansas City. In his cafes, Bo seamlessly blends rural and urban life, a reflection he says of the city he serves. Bo grew up on a farm, working his family’s 10-acre nursery where he honed his horticultural skills, learned the basics of business and developed a healthy work ethic that shows up in everything he does....

Episode 15: Ana Andjelic

Dec 6 • 40:40

Ana Andjelic is a strategy executive and the author of The Business of Aspiration. Forbes lists her among The World’s Most Influential CMOs. She specializes in — building brand-driven modern businesses. Ana earned her doctorate in sociology and worked at many of the world’s top brands and advertising agencies. She is a widely read columnist, an in-demand speaker and a high...

Episode 14: Sweet Home Chicago

Nov 29 • 09:02

As this is the week of Thanksgiving, and as I am a week away from entering my fourth decade on earth, I’m overcome with reflection, contemplating what has comprised my life, and my wife has been quick to point out, I’m going through a very typical midlife crisis in an otherwise atypical time, a time in which our collective human experience has met possibly its truest test....

Episode 13: Sam Macon & Stacey Rozich

Nov 20 • 01:18:32

This week it’s my pleasure to welcome onto the Know First Podcast a couple of friends who just announced their engagement. Seattle native Stacey Rozich and Milwaukee native Sam Maconnow reside in Los Angeles, California with their two cats. Stacey is an artist, illustrator and accidental muralist. Sam is a writer and director of various motion picture projects across a spe...

Episode 12: Paul Munford

Nov 11 • 01:01:36

Episode 11: Jessica Murnane

Nov 5 • 01:08:25

Episode 10: Marla & Max Wastler

Oct 28 • 01:34:03

My wife Marla Wastler is a twenty year veteran of the publishing industry, working as a sales director for titles like Cosmopolitan, Food & Wineand Domino Magazine. Earlier this month, she made a serious career pivot going to work for an experiential marketing agency and fabricator called Star, builders of branded environments that enhance in-person and virtual experiences...

Episode 09: Ernest Wilkins

Oct 20 • 01:14:28

Episode 08: Sarah Shelton

Oct 13 • 32:13

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