The Narrativ.

A podcast about storytelling, and the stories behind the storytellers.

Over the course of a long career in technology marketing I’ve developed a deep appreciation of storytelling. Going deeper into why something matters. This podcast takes a slight twist, by exploring the roots of the storytellers themselves – deep dive interviews that explore the backgrounds and stories of interesting people, some of whom are dear friends.

There is no guaranteed direction, but topics might include sports, pop culture, business, marketing, politics, family, travel and food.

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Dr. Jeffrey C. Smith, Founder & CEO of Smule; Serial Entrepreneur; PhD. in Computer-based Music & Acoustics The Narrativ – Hosted By Geoff Galat

Dr. Jeffrey C. Smith and I go way back, before the prefix doctor was added to his name. In fact, Jeff was my boss for a couple of years – he was the founder & CEO of Tumbleweed Communications, where I lead the marketing team. After Jeff sold Tumbleweed, he tried to pivot away from technology, and returned to Stanford to follow his first love – music. In fact Jeff’s mother was his first piano teacher, starting when he was only 4-years-old. Ultimately, after a surprisingly winding journey, Jeff earned a doctorate in computer-based music & acoustics from Stanford. But like the Mafia, technology…or maybe venture capitalists – can suck you right back in, especially after you and a friend created an idea during your studies that was perfect for the times – a thing that became Smule. At the start in 2008, Smule was just a company with a fun name and a big dream. They aspired to bring music back to its roots and empower anyone to join in. Today, Smule is a vibrant, global community of music lovers where millions of people across the world come together each day to share their passion for music, make new friends, cheer each other on, and simply have fun. The story of how Jeff got there is a lot of fun.   I think you’ll find it as fascinating as I do.
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  3. Nicholas Niespodziani, Smoothly Sailing Yacht Rock Revue Where No Band Has Gone Before
  4. Brian Finney, Author of Dangerous Conjectures, Fiction from 2020 That Mirrors The Reality of 2021
  5. Megan Burns, Customer Experience Thought Leader & Influencer, Former Forrester Analyst