It’s Wednesday – and that means I’m releasing another original, interesting, and informative podcast! And this one is with fashion designer, Michael Kors. We’ll talk about his creative vision, his tireless work, and what it takes to build and maintain his iconic American brand.
Since I launched “The Martha Stewart Podcast” with iHeart Media earlier this year, I’ve had a terrific lineup of guests. Most recently, I’ve recorded conversations with restaurateur Will Guidara, architect David Rockwell, Chef Jose Andres, interior designer Michael Smith, business entrepreneur Charlotte Beers, and my longtime publicist Susan Magrino. Some of my podcasts are taped right here at my Bedford, New York farm, while others are done in New York City at the Newsstand Studios in Rockefeller Center. These podcasts have been so much fun, and we’re scheduling more and more for the weeks and months ahead, so be sure to take some time to listen on the iHeart Media App, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.
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“The Martha Stewart Podcast” is when I sit down for one-on-one conversations with fascinating people from all walks of life – business icons, entrepreneurs, artisans, old friends and new friends. Each week, we release an intimate, in-depth conversation on how their individual careers began, how they have evolved, and what tips they have for listeners. These talks are filled with information, inspiration, and lots of laughter. If you haven’t already, please tune in.
I am always excited when my podcast guests are able to come up to my Bedford, New York farm. On the day of the show, I designate a room in my home, where we can sit and chat. Here, we set up our equipment in the cookbook library of my studio guest house. We put up lights and set up mobile phone cameras, so the show can also be videotaped for social media.
In this podcast, I had a wonderful conversation with Will Guidara, former co-owner of Eleven Madison Park, and author of a new book, “Unreasonable Hospitality.” We talked about Will’s mentors in the restaurant business, how he led the team at Eleven Madison Park as it rose to the number-one restaurant in the world, and the most important tips about hospitality in any business.
Will offers sage advice for anyone wanting to make their business a “hospitality business.” In this podcast, you’ll also hear why he “loves it when guests walk into one of his restaurants with luggage.” Do you know why?
We also laughed and talked about about where to find the best hot dogs – a food we both love. My podcasts are like no other – filled with serious business guidance as well as humorous life stories.
In this podcast, I spoke with distinguished architect, David Rockwell. We met at his midtown Manhattan office, and set-up our equipment in his conference room.
During our conversation he also shared many wonderful photographs of the work he and his team have done over the years, including designing sets for 75 Broadway and off-Broadway shows, 275 restaurants, beginning with Sushi Zen, more than 100 hotels, beginning with the W New York and projects in more than 165 cities.
Many of our podcasts are also done from one of the buildings at the famous Rockefeller Center right across the street from the ice-skating rink.
Here I am with Chef Jose Andres inside the Newsstand Studios, a state-of-the-art podcast studio for contemporary content creators. The studio was built out of a retrofitted 1940s newsstand, and is now a recording space to a growing local community of podcasters including me.
In this podcast, the animated and legendary Chef Jose Andres talks about his passion for cooking, his incredible empire of more than 30 restaurants, and tells us about how he created the World Central Kitchen to feed the millions of hungry hungry people around the globe.
The following week back at my Bedford, New York farm I record this interesting podcast with interior designer Michael S. Smith. Michael is one of the most respected interior designers of our time. He has been named to Architectural Digest’s “A-D 100” 7 times, has been named Designer of the Year by Elle Décor, and was appointed to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House in 2010. When Barack and Michelle Obama moved into the White House, they chose Michael to decorate their private quarters. In this hour, he recounts stories of working with Steven Spielberg, Elaine Wynn, Shonda Rhimes, Harrison Ford and Rupert Murdoch… just to name a few.
I also asked Michael to share some of his favorite decorating stories and tips – what to do, and not do, when decorating a home, what one should purchase first when moving into a new space, and how the home has evolved over the last couple of years.
We took this quick snapshot after touring my studio kitchen filled with pieces from my vast copper collection.
One of my favorite podcasts to date was this one with my dear friend, Charlotte Beers. Here we are in the Newsstand Studios once again recording a fun and inspiring podcast on women in business, how Charlotte shattered the glass ceiling of the advertising world, and how she navigated her career through a male-dominated corporate environment.
Charlotte and I have known each other for many years. It was a pleasure to take the time to sit and recount some of her career’s highlights and our business experiences.
Today, you’ll hear my podcast with Michael Kors. Michael and I also recorded our one-hour show from New York City, just across the street from his Rockefeller Center store.
We talked about how his childhood and how he helped re-design his mother’s wedding gown at the age of five. We talked about his early working years, how fashion trends have changed, and how his iconic American brand evolved.
Michael’s husband, Lance LePere, also enjoyed the conversation from this corner inside the studio.
And coming up, we’ll also release another fun podcast I know you’ll love as much as I do – an hour with my longtime publicist, Susan Magrino. Hear how Susan started her career and developed her successful company. I was Susan’s very first client!
On this day, Susan and I were even “twinning.” Please tune in and listen to my podcasts – they’re all available on the iHeart Media App, Apple podcasts, and wherever you get your podcasts. Who else would you like to hear me interview? Share your ideas and comments in the section below. I look forward to hearing from you.