We had the good fortune of connecting with Matt & Dr. Marty and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Matt &, how do you think about risk?
Any business certainly has a level of risk. When starting a podcast you consider the risk of failing to connect with the audience, failing to create compelling content, and failing to learn the podcast business. We felt that while risk can be frightening, it is also exciting and necessary for any business. Risk has played a significant role in both of our careers in technology and science before we started our podcast. In our professional careers, we have had projects and podcasts that have failed, we have had unexpected outcomes in our work and personal lives. While this can certainly be a set back it is also a tremendous opportunity to grow and share our experiences.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Both Marty and I have about 30 years combined experience. Marty has a background in science and I’m a career technologist. Marty migrated to Southern California over 15 years ago to become a biomedical scientist. He currently works in higher education. “Dr.” Marty is not himself a physician or practitioner, but he is an integrative educator who likes getting folks to ask the big questions about the human experience through science, pop culture, and a good laugh. I’m based in Colorado and has been a technologist since I was a teenage intern at Hewlett Packard. I have experience in software, hardware, security, and technology policy. I have served in a variety of leadership roles in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. I enjoy supporting my fellow technologists internationally to help make complicated technical topics understandable and accessible to others.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Denver is such an incredible place, with so many sights. If we planned a week with some friends I think we would visit the – Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and the Denver Art Museum – these are our top stops with guests and they never disappoint. Additionally, we also like grabbing drinks at the Green Russell, dinners at Rioja, dessert, and live jazz music at Nocturne, and afternoon tea and cigars at the gorgeous historic Brown Palace.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
We both got here with the incredible support of friends and family. We also couldn’t be here without our listener community. Our listeners give us a variety of perspectives that we don’t have. Everyone is impacted by the topics we discuss in a variety of ways. It has been helpful in developing our content and the direction of our show. The podcasting community has also been a great source of encouragement and support.
Both Marty and I have been inspired by a number of seasoned podcasters and shows that have taken science and technology and made it accessible and understandable. These include the greats like Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Leo Laporte, and more.
Other: Our podcast is available for free in all the major podcasting apps, search Sunday Brunch with Matt and Marty. You can also listen to us online at https://www.sundaybrunchpodcast.org/