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Learning through Practice w/ Megan Underwood

Megan Underwood and I discuss her experience going through the legendary AltMBA program and why project-based learning is so important.

Building a Coding Bootcamp from Scratch w/ Victor Rivera (Avion School)

Victor Rivera and I chat about his experience building Avion School, a coding bootcamp for those based in the Philippines. We discuss the bottlenecks of running a fully remote education company especially in an under-developed region like South East Asia.

Building and Scaling Live Online Courses w/ Will Mannon (Forte Labs)

Will Mannon and I discuss his experience building and scaling live online courses at Forte Academy, most known for "Building a Second Brain." We talk about what's wrong with existing courses and online education programs and how Forte Academy is innovating in the space. We also dive into trends the implications that live online course are having on higher education as a whole thanks to the power of Zoom.

Career Discovery and Exploration w/ Ashley Artrip (Co-founder of Mission Collaborative)

Ashley Artrip and I discuss her journey to founding Mission Collaborative, a DC-based startup, that helps people find jobs that they find fulfilling through their 30-day online fellowship program.

Modern Day Apprenticeships w/ Moe Abbas (CEO of Acadium)

Moe Abbas and I discuss project-based learning in the modern era and how Acadium is creating a new way for companies to hire and for workers to gain valuable experience.

Social Capital and Income Share Agreements w/ Wes Wagner (CEO of Pactero)

Wes Wagner and I discuss his journey going from growth at Microverse to starting Pactero, a platform for issuing Income Share Agreements. In addition, we dive deep into our experiences with higher education and how institutions are failing to properly align incentives between their programs and their students.

The Rise of Alternative Education w/ Rutledge Long (Parachute Bridge)

Rutledge Long and I discuss how colleges are no longer preparing students with the tools that they need to thrive in the industry. Instead, many of the individuals who are most equipped to provide relevant job training actually live outside of the traditional higher education system and are starting their own schools and programs. One example of these programs is Parachute Bridge, a non-profit dedicated to helping college students transition to the workforce through an immersive two-week online program.

Going Through the First Remote Batch of YCombinator w/ Michael Ioffe (Founder) of Arist

Michael Ioffe and I discuss SMS-based courses, the short-comings of current online education, and what it was like for both of us to go through the very first remote batch of YCombinator.

Mid Career Education & Job Retraining w/ Ray Batra (Founder of Shift_Up)

A few weeks ago, Ray Batra and I got together and discussed the idea of learning gyms and a huge gap in the market when it comes to mid-career education and job re-training.

The Return to the Apprenticeship Model & Project-Based Learning w/ Ryan Laverty (COO of Arist)

Ryan Laverty and I discuss the founding story of Arist, an SMS-based learning platform, and the shift happening in higher education due to COVID-19. Specifically, a return to the apprenticeship model and project-based learning. Music: ROASN by Gil Wanders

Building an ISA Marketplace w/ Edouard Harris (CEO of Sharpest Minds)

Edouard Harris, the CEO of Sharpest Minds, and I discuss the founding of Sharpest Minds, the current state of post-graduate education, and the implications of ISA's on the future of higher education. Sharpest Minds: Virtually: Music: ROASN by Gil Wanders

The Role of Community in Learning Online w/ Alberto Arenaza (Co-founder of Transcend Network)

Recently, Alberto Arenaza and I had an in-depth conversation about the transformation we're seeing in higher education and remote learning. A big focus for the conversation was about the role of community in online learning environments. Transcend Network: Virtually: Music: ROASN by Gil Wanders

How to Build & Scale an Online Learning Community w/ Billy Bross

Billy and I spoke about what it takes to build and scale an online learning community. We dive into what it takes to be the "purple cow" of the online course world. It's not good enough to record some videos and throw them up online. You have to deliver value. You have to create a community. In this episode, Billy sheds light on this topic and how he's helped countless course creators build and scale their business. Not by building an online course, but building an online learning community and internet business. Billy Bross: Virtually: Music: ROASN by Gil Wanders

Dropping Out of School and Starting a Career Accelerator w/ Mehak Vohra (CEO of OnDelta)

In this episode of Reshaping Education, Mehak and I discuss the history of OnDelta and what it takes to start and run an online career accelerator. OnDelta: Virtually:

Preparing for the Post-COVID Job Market w/ Jonaed Iqbal (CEO of

Jonaed Iqbal (Founder & CEO) of and I discuss all the ways that higher education is broken right now and how individuals can prepare for the post-COVID job market. Jonaed: NoDegree: Virtually:

How ISA's Entered the Mass Market w/ Kush Patel (CEO of App Academy)

Kush Patel, Founder & CEO of App Academy, and I discuss the history of App Academy and how Income Share Agreements (ISA's) entered the mass market and kickstarted the Coding Bootcamp revolution. We also discuss the role that career accelerators and other bootcamps will play in the role of economic recovery given the recent outbreak of COVID-19. App Academy: Virtually: Music: R.O.A.S.N by Gil Wanders.

What COVID-19 Means for Students and Educators w/ Justin Nguyen of GetChoGrindUp

Justin Nguyen, founder of GetChoGrindUp, and I discuss the implications of COVID-19 on students and educators across the world. We dive deep into what students should do during this time and how educators should likely adapt to help improve job training in the coming months, including starting online trade schools powered by Income Share Agreements. Music: R.O.A.S.N by Gil Wanders.

History of Online Education and What's Next w/ Sahil Khoja (CEO of Students Who Design)

Sahil Khoja, CEO of Students Who Design, and I chat about the history of online education starting in 2005 and working our way up to modern-day. Along the way, we discuss online trade schools, income share agreements, and what's next for education post-COVID-19. Learn more about Students Who Design: Learn how to build your own online trade school: Music: R.O.A.S.N by Gil Wanders.