The People’s TV Podcast

Our People’s TV Podcast spotlights in-house talent as well as the work of our brand partners, friends and collaborators we admire. Whether you’re an industry pro or an aspiring creative, tune in for a fresh conversation every month.


EP 18

Creating Trust through Advertising Campaigns with Christina Sheffey

July 5, 2024

Christina Sheffey is the Executive Creative Director at Bully Pulpit International, an award-winning public affairs and advertising agency that serves influential brands across the globe. At BPI, Christina has worked closely with Fortune 100 brands on developing and executing campaigns that focus on improving the public perception of a brand, not just selling the brand’s products and services. In this episode, Christina shares her insights into the most effective ways brands can create influence, and her journey to the highest level of creative leadership at an award winning advertising agency. Thanks for tuning in!

EP 17

A Career of Public Interest Law Leadership with David Stern

November 22, 2023

For 25 years, David Stern was the executive director of Equal Justice Works, a nonprofit organization that offers fellowships to law students and professionals which empowers them to embark on their careers in public interest law. On this episode, David shares lessons in nonprofit leadership, fundraising, branding and how he discovered his passion for public interest law.

EP 16

Uniting Non-Fiction Filmmakers with Sky Dylan-Robbins

July 26, 2023

In 2015, Sky Dylan-Robbins was the sole video journalist at the New Yorker. Today, she runs an international non-profit which connects and supports over 4,000 non-fiction filmmakers in over 300 cities. Listen along to hear Sky’s journey through the sudden explosion of non-fiction video and the impact she has sought to have on the industry, as well as her reflections on her latest feature doc, On Our Own Island.

EP 15

Pitching Creative Services with Jonathan Ewing

May 24, 2023

If you’re in a position where you’re responsible for pitching your services to other businesses, this episode is for you: Jonathan Ewing is the Director of Paid Media at APCO Worldwide, an advisory and advocacy communications consultancy. Jonathan shares useful advice about  delivering a great pitch and discusses the craft of B2B sales and business development.

EP 14

Building a Brand From Scratch with Samy Kobrosly

September 29, 2022

Samy Kobrosly is a long-time friend and former creative collaborator of our host Ryder Haske, and creator of the wildly popular vegan pork rind Snacklins. We sat down with him on our podcast to talk about how he grew his start-up food business; from rolling the ingredients by hand, to winning over Mark Cuban on Shark Tank, to getting picked up by major grocery chains.

EP 13

Creating Impactful Experiences with Kevin Lei Branch

June 21, 2022

Communities in Schools is the nation’s largest and oldest dropout prevention organization. At the height of the pandemic, as Principal of Events & External Engagement, Kevin Lei Branch played a crucial role in helping them to continue to reach and support students of color, despite operating within a virtual landscape. In this episode, Kevin and Ryder discuss the guiding philosophy and strategy that led to a transformative $133.5 million donation for Communities in Schools, as well as Kevin’s latest project, an apparel line dedicated to uplifting Black people.

EP 12

A Documentary Filmmaker’s Approach to Podcasting with Nina Gilden Seavey

April 28, 2022

For decades, Nina Gilden Seavey had been producing and directing award-winning documentary films. But with her latest project, My Fugitive, Nina decided it would be better served if it was told as a multi-part podcast. In this episode, Nina and our Creative Director, Ryder Haske, discuss podcasting from a documentary filmmaker’s perspective, and the thought-provoking evidence that Nina brought to her first entry into the podcasting space. You can find My Fugitive on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

EP 11

Directing a (Short) Doc with Henry Kinder

December 2, 2021

In the fall of 2019, People’s TV Producer Henry Kinder set out to southern Utah to explore the ongoing conflict surrounding Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, interviewing impacted individuals from the community to understand their perspective. In this episode of the People’s TV Podcast, Henry sits down with host and Creative Director Ryder Haske to talk about his short film, Desert Mourning.

Ep 10

Documentary Film Directing with Nicholas Bruckman

October 27, 2021

In the final stages of post-production for his latest documentary Not Going Quietly, director Nicholas Bruckman gives insight into the process of documentary filmmaking. From framing the narrative, to funding, to distribution, this episode covers it all.

Ep 09

Remote Photography with Clarence Morton & Jacqueline Puwalski

September 30, 2021

As the pandemic brought a boatload of obstacles to the film industry, directors and producers had to find creative solutions. Ryder Haske talks with photographers Jackie Pawlowski & Clarence Morton about how this team produced high-quality photoshoots in the midst of the pandemic, by using remote-photography technology. 

Ep 08

Let The Fire Burn with Jason Osder

July 26, 2021

Documentary filmmaker Jason Osder sits down to discuss his film Let The Fire Burn; a tragic story of police violence against Philadelphia’s black residents in the 1980s. In this conversation, Jason shares guidance on how to work with archival material, explores the idea of relevancy within a film, and emphasized the importance of creative integrity throughout the filmmaking process. 

Ep 07

Directing Animated Videos with Rob Shore

July 26, 2021

Animation and motion graphics are powerful tools for visual storytellers that add creativity and engage viewers. On this episode of the People’s TV Podcast, director Rob Shore shares his approach to producing animated videos and the evolution of his methods over the years. Whether animated videos are your calling, or you’re working with creative teams on an animated project, you’ll wanna take some notes. 

Ep 06

Not Going Quietly with Nicholas Bruckman

July 26, 2021

What originally began as a client project, turned into an inspirational, deeply moving feature documentary titled Not Going Quietly. In this episode of the People’s TV Podcast, director Nicholas Bruckman shares the film’s central story that follows political activist Ady Barkan, how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts post-production, and why the themes in the film are more relevant than ever.

Ep 05

Live Streaming 101 with Ian Fay

July 26, 2021

COVID-19 has forced millions of people to start working entirely from home and has canceled nearly all in-person events. In response, companies are using video conferencing and streaming applications now more than ever. In this episode, live streaming expert and co-founder of The Q Ian Fay explains the different video conferencing and live streaming options available and how to get the most out of them.

Ep 04

Producing a Feature Doc with Amanda Roddy

July 26, 2021

What’s the difference between producing client-based projects and independent projects? Amanda Roddy, a producer at People’s Television, shares her passion for documentary filmmaking, highlighting her latest work as a producer for Not Going Quietly, and the overlap between client projects and independent feature films.

Ep 03

Creative Producing with Neil Solomon

March 9, 2021

How can your background and upbringing influence your creative process? Neil Solomon, a Creative Producer at People’s Television, sits down with host Ryder Haske to discuss creative proposals, pre-production, and growing up in South Africa. 

Ep 02

Directing a Feature Doc with Nicholas Bruckman

March 9, 2021

Nicholas Bruckman, founder of People’s TV, sits down with Ryder Haske to discuss their latest documentary, Not Going Quietly, which features Ady Barkan on his journey to becoming a prolific political activist following his diagnosis with ALS. In this conversation, the pair discusses Ady’s impactful story and the unique challenges faced while filming the documentary.

Ep 01

Filming On the Road with Ady Barkan

March 9, 2021

On the premiere episode of the People’s TV Podcast, co-founders Nicholas Bruckman and Ryder Haske sit down to discuss their latest documentary, Not Going Quietly, featuring Ady Barkan, a 35-year-old healthcare activist who was suddenly diagnosed with ALS. Recorded in an RV while on tour with Ady, their conversation focuses on how brands and nonprofits can effectively tell impactful stories influencing social change.