34. Nashlie Sephus PhD

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Dr. Nashlie H. Sephus leads the Amazon Visual Search & AR team-Atlanta. This team was former startup Partpic, acquired by Amazon, for which she was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO). She received her PhD from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology and her BS in ECE from Mississippi State University. Her core research area is Artificial Intelligence.
This native of Jackson, MS, recently became founder of The Bean Path non-profit which assists individuals with technical expertise/ guidance.

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Nashlie Spehus

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33. Yao Huang – Your revenue is your best investor

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Yao Huang visited Arlan’s podcast space in LA from NYC recently for what turned into an impromptu interview. A highly entrepreneurial executive who works with businesses and start-ups in many industries with a focus on technology, Yao focuses on assisting with revenue and funding. She is the founder of The Hatchery, and has just announced a new debt vehicle for women founders.

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Yao Huang

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32. Janine – Indie (musician) and loving it

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Arlan’s former tour managing client, Janine, is a New Zealand-born singer, songwriter, producer, and actress now based in Los Angeles. She gives us the real on what it’s like to go from signing a major label deal, to indie, and how doing things on her own terms with fewer resources has had a higher upside. This one is for creatives and tech entrepreneurs alike!

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Janine

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31. YelloPain – Viral song about voting is heard by millions

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YelloPain is a rap artist from Dayton, OH whose new song “My Vote Don’t Count” has gone viral in the past few days. He joins Arlan in Los Angeles at her invitation to talk about how he feels the next 10 years can be drastically improved by our right to vote, and how the last few days have been life-changing.

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YelloPain

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30. Jurnee Smollett in Birds of Prey

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Jurnee joins Arlan in Arlan’s podcasting space in Los Angeles to discuss growing up in a family of professional actors, starring in one of the year’s most talked-about blockbuster films, Birds of Prey, and becoming the family bookkeeper by age 11! Listen in for this story of creativity, resilience, and authenticity as activism.

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Jurnee Smollett

Jurnee Smollett-Bell

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Bonus episode 18 – Hear from Arlan’s apprentice Chacho Valadez!

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In this episode, Arlan plays audio of her friend and apprentice Chacho’s first keynote speech in Detroit. Chacho starts by sharing an incredible story about how he went from working at a cell phone store to the investing business. Plus you’ll learn a lot more about Arlan, her fund Backstage Capital, how she and her team think about investing, building, and access to resources.

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Special presentation of “What the Fockery?”

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On this special episode, Arlan tries something a little different for YFM! You’ll hear the entire episode of another person’s podcast. This time the tables are turned and it’s Arlan who is in the hot seat being interviewed by Nadège August.

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28. Jameela Jamil: On activism, cancel culture, and being NSFW

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On the premiere episode of Season 2 of YFM, Arlan interviews special guest Jameela Jamil (The Good Place)! They discuss Jameela’s activism, how she made her first million $, how she got her first million online followers, and what they don’t teach you in celebrity school.

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Jameela Jamil

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Season 1 finale – Top 10 episode countdown!

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The first season of YFM has been such a fun experience, and I can’t wait to show you what I’ve got lined up for Season 2! As we countdown to the end of a year AND a decade, hear which of the 44 episodes made into the Top 10 (by plays). Thanks for listening!

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Arlan’s note 12/23/2019

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A note from Arlan.

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