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Bookings : Rodney Lay rod@globalspin.co DJ Alex Taylor has been at the forefront of Australia’s dance music industry for 25 years. With a passion for quality house music, that is soulful, deep and funky to tribal and progressive. He has forged a name for himself that sees him playing regularly across the country and around the world. With residencies and guest sets at some of Australia’s biggest clubs such as Arq, The Ivy, Trademark, Tank, Home and Hugos Lounge, The Midnight Shift and The Be ...
 
This Is A Token with Alex Monroe is a podcast that celebrates all things jewellery. Alex Monroe has spent half a lifetime designing and making jewellery, but what really interests him is what it means to other people. Every week, Alex explores the relationship between his guest and their favourite pieces of jewellery. Together they uncover the moving, fascinating and often surprising stories tethered to each piece, and the emotional connections they just can’t do without. See acast.com/priva ...
 
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This is an Unscripted LIVE Globally Syndicated Talk Radio Show hosted by The Queen of Expression - Nigerian Actress and Award Winning Media Personality, ALEX OKOROJI every Talk Wednesday and Friday Radio Special @ 9pm (GMT) | 10pm (WAT) | 11pm (CAT) | 1pm (PST) | 4pm (EST) {check your local timezone} and available on demand 24/7... Its Straight Talk with some of the biggest Global Icons, Leaders, Entertainers, Motivational Speakers, Authors, Life Coaches, Relationship Experts and Extra-ordin ...
 
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A year and a half ago, a guy few people had ever heard of came on to this show’s 44th episode to talk both about the business of police reform as well as his new book advocating plant-based eating. A former police officer, at the time of our interview he was the Borough President of Brooklyn and certainly had nearly no national profile. I mentioned…
 
Welcome to our first-ever episode taped before a live audience! That’s right, episode 77 was taped on-stage at the Cultured Meat Symposium in San Francisco before a live audience, and now you get to be a part of it. This is a story of two people who despite not having experience in the cultivated meat space felt so strongly about building a communi…
 
There’s already plant-based pet food, but what about growing actual animal meat for all of our carnivorous best friends? The company featured in this episode, Because Animals, is trying to do just that. And they’re starting with cultivated mouse meat for your cat. That’s right: cats have been eating mice for millenia, but just maybe they’re about t…
 
The driving force behind so many of the actors, writers and directors we all know and love, (including household names James Corden and Luke Evans), the brilliant and hugely respected talent agent Ruth Young steps into the limelight and joins Alex on our ‘This is a Token’ podcast for a chat about her most meaningful pieces of jewellery. From a stri…
 
Renowned jewellery journalist, founder of The Jewellery Cut, and true industry insider - the brilliant Racheal Taylor joins Alex and Connie on our ‘This is a Token’ podcast amongst a background of seagulls in stormy Brighton for a chat about her favourite pieces of jewellery - spanning an eclectic range of innovative designers and makers. From a pa…
 
In 2019, two friends were both working in the alt-protein sector, one at the Good Food Institute and the other at Eat Just. Even though Aylon Steinhart and Thomas Bowman were both doing great things to advance the animal-free protein movement, they wondered if they should try their own hands at co-founding a food tech start-up that would put cows o…
 
Fashion Stylist, Creative Director and renowned ‘Queen of Thrift’ - the vibrant and pioneering Bay Garnet joins Alex on our ‘This is a Token’ podcast for a chat about her most treasured pieces of jewellery. Discover an incredibly glamorous, baroque style pearl bracelet - passed down from Bay's Grandmother, and a white gold signet ring by designer S…
 
An unstoppable Australian sportswoman who has represented her country in both cricket and football - the inspirational, pioneering and incredibly down to earth Ellyse Perry joins Alex on our ‘This is a Token’ podcast for a chat about her most meaningful pieces of jewellery. From early undefined memories of a Polly Pocket charm bracelet to her treas…
 
It’s not every day that hard-nosed financial journalists write about our ethical obligations to animals, let alone do they devote an entire book to the topic. Yet that’s exactly what Financial Times journalist Henry Mance has done. In his new book, How to Love Animals in a Human-Shaped World, Henry takes his readers on a wild ride through our relat…
 
Cook, food writer. columnist and celebrated author of ‘Made in India’ and ‘East’ - the wonderful and vibrant Meera Sodha joins Alex on our ‘This is a Token’ podcast for a chat about her most treasured pieces of jewellery. From an enamelled Jemima Puddle-duck brooch she has treasured since she was 4 years old, to a cinnamon red Rudraksha seed bead g…
 
Whether we like it or not, one fact of modern living is that every day we’re creating greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution. But should our final act on the earthly stage also necessitate one last pollutive hurrah? Katrina Spade is on a mission to offer a better way to deal with human corpses, and it involves a process called natural organic…
 
Award winning Political Journalist and Radio 4 broadcaster, with her 'Today' programme Alex's favourite thing to listen to - the bright and bee-rilliant Martha Kearney joins Alex for a chat about her most treasured pieces of jewellery! From an epic charm bracelet from a Varinasi market documenting a year of travelling in her thirties, to a pair of …
 
Award winning writer, broadcaster, Frank Skinner’s radio show and host of the much-loved ‘Walking the Dog’ podcast - the brilliant, funny and insightful Emily Dean joins Alex on our ‘This is a Token’ podcast for a chat about her most treasured pieces of jewellery! From a glamorous 90’s Vivienne Westwood choker that taught her an incredible life les…
 
Auctioneer, Jewellery and Silver specialist, Gemologist AND one of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow Experts - the brilliant and pioneering Kate Flitcroft joins Alex on our ‘This is a Token’ podcast for a chat about her most treasured pieces of jewellery. From a series of special and sentimental treasures tying her to her much-loved late grandmother, to …
 
Sure, diamonds—including lab-grown—may be forever. But does plastic also have to be? Not so, according to Kristin Taylor, CEO of Radical Plastics. After a multi-decade career in the plastic industry, including working at a small company you may have heard of called ExxonMobil, Kristin decided to take the entrepreneurial plunge and form her own star…
 
We are so excited to kick off Season 2 of ‘This is a Token’ with the witty and wonderful Raven Smith. Raven is a wearer of so many interesting hats - from Humorist, Writer and Cultural Commentator to Instagrammer, Style Icon and more recently Jewellery Designer! You will of course recognise Raven and his slightly naughty influence from our genderle…
 
Welcome back to Season 2 of ‘This is a Token with Alex Monroe’ - our podcast celebrating the magical nature of jewellery, and the individual stories behind some very precious pieces. Every week, starting from the 10th of August, Alex will explore the relationship between his guest and their most meaningful pieces of jewellery. Together they will un…
 
Doni Curkendall was born and raised in Mexico, came to the US as a seven-year-old, and when she entered the workforce started as a receptionist at Goodwill. As the years went on, Doni was continually promoted, got her MBA, and eventually was a Vice President at Goodwill overseeing more than 200 employees. But two and a half years ago, as fate would…
 
You’ve probably heard of Beyond Meat’s big IPO and their success as a publicly traded company. Sure, they were the first plant-based meat company to go public, but are you aware that The Very Good Food Co. is the second? As you’ll hear in this episode, what started just a few years ago as a dude selling his own plant-based concoctions at a farmers …
 
So often you hear about start-ups that raise millions or even tens of millions of dollars from venture capitalists before beginning to generate revenue and start making a dent in the marketplace. That is very far from the story of our guest in this episode. Meet Deborah Torres, founder and CEO of Atlas Monroe, a start-up making plant-based fried ch…
 
How often do you use Google’s services? If you’re like me, it’s many times per hour. So you may think you know all about Google.com. But how much do you know about Google.org? In short, Google.org is the company’s foundation that gives away $200M a year in grants both to social enterprise startups and to nonprofit organizations seeking to use techn…
 
You’ve likely noticed that there’s been an explosion of investment into the animal-free food space, with producers of alt-meat, milk, and eggs advancing weekly. But why isn’t there anything comparable happening in the animal-free materials space? Sure, we’ve had plastic-based leather alternatives (aka pleather) for a long time, but in terms of prod…
 
It’s often that we hear about some really cool and promising new technology that’s allegedly going to change the game, but only once that tech is scaled and commercialized. In this episode, however, we’re featuring a start-up that not only has a very cool technology, it’s already commercialized it with hundreds of customers, including some very big…
 
How often have you wished that more billionaires used their money to do good in the world? Well, you’re in luck, because in this episode we talk with British billionaire Jim Mellon. In recent years Jim’s been most well-known for his work on human longevity research, which we discuss. But he’s also become fixated on ending the factory farming of ani…
 
Our oceans are in dire trouble, and a big part of the reason is because we’re killing so many aquatic animals for food. But if you want hope, look no further than Monica Talbert, whose story is sure to inspire. Monica was born into the seafood industry, and for years has been running her family business, Van Cleve’s Seafood, from the Eastern Shore …
 
Landfills are, well, filling up. We’re running out of places to put our trash, and the trash we’ve landfilled won’t decompose for centuries. But, what if we could take a lot of trash and seed it with fungal cultures that would eat it and render it no longer toxic within just a few weeks rather than having to wait centuries? That’s exactly what Myco…
 
In our final episode of Series 1 of ‘This is a Token’, Alex and his daughter Connie (podcast co-producer and technical assistant) take a moment to reflect on the series, their favourite moments and the incredible guests Alex has had the pleasure of speaking to about their lives and their jewellery over the past few months. Thank you so much for tun…
 
Typically on this podcast, we showcase entrepreneurs and business titans alike who are using the power of commerce to try to solve serious social problems. Occasionally we’ve had on nonprofit leaders, and in this episode, we’ve again got a very special guest who also is not a grinding entrepreneur. But this guest is someone who’s inspired many miss…
 
In our latest episode of ‘This is a Token’, Alex is joined virtually by fashion model, diversity campaigner and all-round icon of the British Fashion scene, the wonderful Erin O’Connor MBE. In a lively and uplifting discussion, Erin talks Alex through her favourite pieces of jewellery, many she has acquired on her travels around the world with her …
 
This week, Alex is joined virtually by fellow jeweller, and co-founder of jewellery brand 'Tatty Devine', the marvellous Rosie Wolfenden MBE. Just like Alex Monroe, Tatty Devine hand-makes all their pieces in the UK with a strong commitment to ethical practices and sustainability, and are known and loved worldwide for their original and fun, statem…
 
Did you know that two of every five births in America are unplanned? That’s not to suggest that an unplanned baby is going to be an unloved baby, of course, but family planning does tend to offer advantages, especially for families with fewer means, since high birth rates make it particularly difficult for children to escape a vicious cycle of pove…
 
In our latest episode of ‘This is a Token’, Alex is joined virtually by the incredible Zinnia Kumar. A Chartered Ecologist, published scientist, sustainability advocate, cultural theorist, and internationally recognised fashion model, Zinnia talks to Alex about the trinkets and jewellery she has on her person everyday, as a meaningful and grounding…
 
Founded in 2017, New New Age Meats is practically old school when it comes to cultivated meat companies. In mid-2018, the nascent startup debuted its first sausage made with cells from a living pig who the company biopsied at a nearby farm. Rather than being made entirely of animal cells, that historic sausage was part animal and part plant, and th…
 
In our newest episode of ‘This is a Token’ Alex is joined at home in London, by the wonderful actor Olivia Williams. Best known for her brilliant roles in Wes Anderson’s ‘Rushmore’, ‘The Sixth Sense’, ‘An Education’ and ‘Friends’, Olivia talks to Alex about three unique and precious rings, each given to her by three special and very different women…
 
If you’ve ever heard of Bolt Threads, you may know them as one of the OGs in the space of growing animal products without animals. After all, since they were founded way back in 2009 they’ve been creating spider silk via synthetic biology and fermentation. But the company’s headlines these days typically don’t relate to spider silk at all, even tho…
 
In this week's episode, Alex is joined at his home in London by brilliant textile artist, friend and self confessed ‘non-jewellery lover’ Tessa Brown, for a chat about some bittersweet jewellery she owns, with a fascinating, dark and complicated family history. Listen in as Alex and Tessa discuss her stepmother’s South American adventures with a Te…
 
In the latest episode of ‘This Is A Token’, Alex is joined virtually across many miles and oceans, by none other than brilliant US actor Beanie Feldstein. Star of Booksmart, Ladybird and How to Build a Girl, Beanie talks Alex through 3 of the 12 rings she wears every single day and the stories behind each one. Listen in as Alex and Beanie, with an …
 
Of all the major meat companies, none has embraced plant protein in the way Canada’s largest meat company, Maple Leaf Foods, has. Not only has the company acquired two well-known plant protein brands—Field Roast and Lightlife—but it’s dramatically expanded those brands’ reach, enabling more meat consumers to enjoy these products. In fact, Maple Lea…
 
Actor and close friend, Lloyd Hutchinson, best known for his prolific stage work with the National Theatre alongside many other brilliant productions, joins Alex at home for a chat about a life spent performing, and how three gold rings will always connect him to his late and much-loved father John. Listen in as Alex and Lloyd discuss a childhood i…
 
The incredible musician Dwight Pile-Gray: a professional conductor, horn player, academician, and musical director of two orchestras, joins Alex at home in London for a chat about his pioneering work in the classical music industry, and the medals he has been awarded for his service to the Corps of Army Music. Listen in, as Alex and Dwight discuss …
 
You’ve heard the old adage: Humans plan, and God laughs. That truism could nicely describe Irina Gerry’s life, which has been pretty remarkable so far. She started out growing up in communist Russia, but with fate helping to defy odds, Irina ended up coming to the US and attending Harvard Business School. She eventually worked at one of the biggest…
 
The wonderful actor Olivia Colman, star of The Crown, The Favourite, Fleabag and so many other brilliant productions, joins Alex at home in London for a chat about her most treasured pieces of jewellery and the stories connected with them. Listen in, amongst the cups of tea and dogs playing in the background, as Alex and Olivia discuss secret engra…
 
If you’re a regular listener of the show, you likely already know that reducing humanity’s reliance on animals for food is one of the most pressing challenges the world faces at this moment. But meat demand just keeps rising and we’re raising more animals for food today than ever before. One thing keeping meat alternatives merely as alternatives is…
 
This Is A Token with Alex Monroe is a brand new podcast celebrating the magic of jewellery and the stories behind some very special pieces. Every week, starting on Tuesday 12th January 2021, Alex will explore the relationship between his guest and their most-loved jewellery. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
We may hear a lot about solar power and renewable energy, but sadly, our civilization is still voraciously addicted to fossil fuels. Even in a technologically advanced country like America, nearly all — about 90 percent — of the energy we use still comes from non-renewable sources. This not only causes serious environmental damage to extract from t…
 
Most start-ups fail. Many that don’t fail still don’t have spectacular results. Chris Bryson, however, defied the odds by founding and running a company that was so successful Instacart acquired it for a reported $65 million. Rather than retiring to a tropical beach with regular daiquiri service, Chris charted a different course for his new life. I…
 
Meat from a cow who’s eaten an entirely grass-based diet is typically called “grass-fed meat.” So when you’re making plant-based meat with wood as your feedstock, is it called “wood-fed meat”? No matter what you call it, Arbiom has raised about $30 million to produce it. Arbiom CEO Marc Chevrel is taking wood and subjecting it to a yeast-based ferm…
 
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