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Top Rank Podcast

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The Top Rank podcast - co-hosted by best friends Isabel Flower and Marcel Rosa-Salas - is a process-oriented research platform, centered on highlighting people of diverse backgrounds who are driving, shaping and challenging their fields, and the world around them. Every month, Isabel (a journalistRead more

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Episode 36: Influencers & the future of labor

Aug 18 • 01:05:15
The social media influencer is one of today’s most talked about and divisive figures. They represent the convergence of technology and the surveillance state with a consumer culture that encourages us to conceptualize our identities through market logic—each of us entrepreneurs within our own lifestyle brands.

On our latest episode, we spoke with Anuli Akanegbu (@anuliwash...

Episode 35: Identity politics & cosmetic surgery: A conversation with Professor Alka Menon

Mar 4 • 45:58
Cosmetic surgery is one of the fastest growing medical procedures in the United States. According to 2019 figures from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the US has the highest number of cosmetic procedures conducted annually, as well as the largest number of practicing cosmetic surgeons, who are among this country's highest paid medical professionals....

Episode 34: A Conversation with April Walker on streetwear and the future of fashion

Dec 24 • 49:26
For our final episode of 2020, we welcomed a personal hero of both of ours—the trailblazing designer, entrepreneur, and thinker April Walker (@iamaprilwalker), who in the past three decades has been instrumental in shaping the industry and aesthetic category we now call “streetwear.”

In 1987, Walker launched her custom clothing boutique, Fashion in Effect, out of her own ho...

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