🎧 A New Podcast (and more)
a podcast that is also an invitation
I have some fun things to share:
I finally started the new podcast with Marcus.
Shareholders Jona and Claire of YACHT are presenting a videomix with Museum of Home Video.
I’m still waiting for the release of my TEDx talk, but Andi Schmied’s talk was just released and it’s one of my favorites from the event.
1️⃣ New Podcast! Experimental Garden Group
For the last year Marcus1 and I have been working out an idea for a podcast. We both love alternative investments (hot sauce companies, farm land, video games, etc.) and we wanted to find a way talk about all it in a compelling way.
So welcome to Experimental Garden Group, a podcast best described as if personal finance had a baby with alternative investments and crypto was the midwife. Okay, maybe that isn’t the best way to describe it…
In the first episode which went secretly live last week we asked “How DAO is this?” and decided to make a DAO together. Coming up next we will ask listeners if they’d like to join us. (special thanks to Tom Carroll and Shadowbanned Inc. for helping make this first episode better and more fun!)
2️⃣ DREK, presented by YACHT for Museum of Home Video
Shareholder Jona and Claire of the band YACHT are hosting the weekly show Museum of Home Video next Tuesday, February 15th.
YACHT describes it as “an hourlong video mix of trash clips, regional children’s television, unhinged commercials, doctored film cut-ups, and other found favorites” and it will all stream on Twitch at 7:30pm pacific.
🌴 If you’re in Los Angeles let me know if you’d like to attend a little viewing party!
3️⃣ How I faked being a billionaire so you could see NYC’s best views
4️⃣ Secret Bonus: Free $COA Tokens from Norberto
Norberto Rodriguez was the first new friends I made when I moved to Los Angeles (special thanks to Kriss who introduced us) and we quickly began trying to corrupt each other. He wanted to turn me into an artist and I wanted to turn him into a business. After many years, I think I may have won…
Norberto just minted a social token with Roll, the company where I work, and he agreed to let me send out some free tokens on the mailing list. They are first come first serve:
$COA, or Certificate of Authenticity, is a token that represents the value of Norberto’s community, which is also a work of art. He is currently pre-launch, so you’ll be getting these tokens before anyone else. Thanks Norberto!
❓ Shareholder Asks
In thinking about my TEDx talk coming out the one thing I would love to happen is to be flown around to give more talks. With that in mind I tried to make Mike-Merrill.com a website that would encourage someone to book me for a talk. It’s very hard to write about oneself, and I don’t know what people want to see with this sort of thing, so any feedback on the site (positive or negative) would be great!
Things have been going really great. Work is keeping me busy and I am enjoying it so much. I took on the job of hosting the company podcast last week, so in addition to meeting amazing creators I now also get to interview them.
I’ve been perfecting my work-from-home set up and it’s a return to the concept of “SuperDesk” which is when you try to get as many monitors as possible in front of your face.
I bought myself a present: a mechanical keyboard that is designed to look a bit like a Bloomberg Terminal.
I’ve been so busy that I’m biking less and I didn’t post a February challenge vote yet!
Oh, and for work I have a Calendly account. If you’re in the crypto space, crypto curious, or have questions/ideas about social tokens, you can just book some of my time! I announced these open Office Hours in the last company email and have already had some great conversations.
-K. Mike Merrill
Marcus: long time shareholder, project collaborator, and one time business partner.
If you’re into the idea of seeing me cry, you’re gonna love my TEDx talk!