035 - Keegan Ryan, Former Pro Irish League Basketball Player

October 14, 2018

After just two years of being out of college, Keegan has already experienced a pro sports career in the Irish Basketball League. He lived for 9 months in Ireland competing professionally and couched two youth teams, while getting his Masters. It's a unique story about where sports can take you.

Together, Keegan and Mike compare the drinking cultures between the US and Ireland, the playstyles, and youth slang. 

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Keegan's info:

Instagram

Slieve League Cliffs (Mentioned)

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032 - Farhaat Shaukat, Freelance Photographer in Bengaluru, India

September 23, 2018

Farhaat Shaukat, or Fuzz, is a semi-nomadic photographer with a wealth of experience. She has traveled the Middle East, United States, and India, and photographed the entire time. Her style is a great mix of photojournalism and street-lifestyle imagery that really gives a taste of the city she is currently in.

Together, Farhaat and Mike discuss visiting new cities, the cultural differences in living and photographing in the United States vs India, and what her next city is.

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Farhaat's info:

Instagram

Portfolio

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019 - Ferran Talarn, Professional Classical Guitarist

May 27, 2018

I was lucky to meet Ferran while living in Barcelona, but didn’t know that he was a world-class Professional guitarist until several months after. Recently, he placed in the Top 5 in an International Guitar competition in Germany, with competitors from all over the world flying in to compete.

Together, Ferran and Mike talk about classical guitar playing, competitions, and the state of the Catalan Independence movement.

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Ferran's info:

Website

Youtube

Twitter

Instagram

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014 - Noah Chrysler, The RIT Newsman

April 21, 2018

Noah Chrysler is a Senior at RIT, who, alongside Co-Founder Oscar Estrada has turned a love of YouTube into the home for a larger than life personality that showcases student life events around the campus of RIT. Needless to say, the RIT Newsman wasn’t born overnight, and has required an extraordinary amount of time and dedication to be where it is today.

Together, Noah and Mike talk about Noah’s recent trip to RIT’s Croatia campus, online followings and metrics, and what to do with a persona after you graduate.

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The RIT Newsman's info:

Facebook

Youtube

Instagram

 

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012 - Jesse Horning, Founder of Bucha Babe Kombucha

April 8, 2018

Jesse Horning is a multitalented individual based out of Rochester, NY. She holds a degree in Photo Journalism from RIT. She's won a Kick Boxing match, holds a blue belt in 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu and has worked night construction. She's lived in Tanzania, traveled Europe, and owns several motorcycles. Most recently, she started her own home-brew Kombucha business... [narrator voice] "She is... the most interesting woman in the world."

Together, Jesse and Mike talk about fighting, if college was worth it (and if it paid off), the lessons that traveling abroad teaches you, and EVERYTHING Kombucha.

Bucha Babe's info:

Instagram

Facebook

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(Mentioned) Empire Academy (10th Planet Rochester)'s info: 

Instagram

Website

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About:

Ballpoint is a podcast by young creatives for young creatives. Hosted by Mike Burpoe and joined by friends and other creatives, we aspire to tell our experiences of breaking into the creative industry, with conversations of trial and (many) errors. Join us!

 

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002 - Nick Biagioni, UX Research + Service Designer at EY

January 21, 2018

Nick "Bia" Biagioni is a constantly curious UX Researcher for the world reknowned company, EY (formerly Ernst & Young). Bia seems to always have a project in his sights. Completing  marathons, becoming a homeless vagabond in NYC for a Summer, undergoing an Ironman race with no real training, and soon leaving for Asia on sabatical, there is always something cooking in Bia's kitchen.

Together,  Bia and Mike discuss Creative Team formats, the future of UX, and if Amazon is listening in. 

Bia's info:

Medium Profile

Instagram

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About:

Ballpoint is a podcast by young creatives for young creatives. Hosted by Mike Burpoe and joined by friends and other creatives, we aspire to tell our experiences of breaking into the creative industry, with conversations of trial and (many) errors. Join us!

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