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  • Nolan Bushnell, Co-Founder of Atari | Jessica Harris

    Nolan Bushnell, Co-Founder of Atari

    • ORIGINAL (31 mins)
    • By Jessica Harris
    • Narrated By Jessica Harris, Nolan Bushnell
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    From Scratch explores the entrepreneurial life with leading pioneers from the business world, the social sector, and the arts. In this episode: Nolan Bushnell, considered one of the pioneers of the video game industry, speaks with Jessica about how he launched Atari. Nolan developed the first coin-operated game (Computer Space), as well as Atari's popular debut game, Pong. Nolan also founded Chuck E. Cheese's, a game-centric restaurant chain.

  • High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America  | Jessica B. Harris

    High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America 

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    • By Jessica B. Harris
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    Acclaimed cookbook author Jessica B. Harris weaves an utterly engaging history of African American cuisine, taking the listener on a harrowing journey from Africa across the Atlantic to America, and tracking the trials that the people and the food have undergone along the way. From chitlins and ham hocks to fried chicken and vegan soul, Harris celebrates the delicious and restorative foods of the African American experience and details how each came to form an important part of African American culture, history, and identity.

    Scott Johnson says: "more of a history lesson than a culinary book"
  • Peter Diamandis, Founder of XPrize Foundation | Jessica Harris

    Peter Diamandis, Founder of XPrize Foundation

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    • By Jessica Harris
    • Narrated By Jessica Harris, Peter Diamandis
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    From Scratch explores the entrepreneurial life with leading pioneers from the business world, the social sector, and the arts. In this episode, Peter Diamandis speaks with Jessica about how he launched the XPrize Foundation, an organization that drives innovation through competitions with the hopes of improving the human experience. Its prizes are focused on bold yet achievable projects, ranging from space exploration to the human genome. The first prize of $10 million was awarded in 2004 to creators of the first piloted spacecraft.

  • Robert Hammond, Co-Founder, Friends of the High Line | Jessica Harris

    Robert Hammond, Co-Founder, Friends of the High Line

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    • By Jessica Harris
    • Narrated By Jessica Harris, Robert Hammond
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    From Scratch explores the entrepreneurial life with leading pioneers from the business world, the social sector, and the arts. In this episode, Robert Hammond speaks with Jessica about how he overcame fierce opposition to develop an unlikely public space. He is co-founder of Friends of the High Line, an organization that pioneered the transformation of an abandoned elevated train line into a public space about 1.5 miles long on Manhattan's West Side in New York City.

  • Rob Kalin, Founder of Etsy | Jessica Harris

    Rob Kalin, Founder of Etsy

    • ORIGINAL (31 mins)
    • By Jessica Harris
    • Narrated By Jessica Harris, Rob Kalin
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    From Scratch explores the entrepreneurial life with leading pioneers from the business world, the social sector, and the arts. In this episode, Rob Kalin speaks with Jessica about how he built Etsy. Rob initially started Etsy - the online marketplace for handmade goods - as a way to sell his own furniture in 2005. The company has become a vehicle for more than one million artisans who sell their products - ranging from knitwear to musical instruments to clocks - through the site.

  • Neil Blumenthal, Co-Founder of Warby Parker | Jessica Harris

    Neil Blumenthal, Co-Founder of Warby Parker

    • ORIGINAL (32 mins)
    • By Jessica Harris
    • Narrated By Jessica Harris, Neil Blumenthal
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    From Scratch explores the entrepreneurial life with leading pioneers from the business world, the social sector, and the arts. In this episode, Neil Blumenthal speaks with Jessica about how he is helping to change the optical industry landscape by making attractive glasses more affordable to everyone. He is co-founder of Warby Parker, an online eyeglass retailer that sells low-cost, vintage-inspired glasses. For each pair sold, Warby Parker provides a pair of glasses to low-income people in more than 36 countries.

  • Mike Krieger, Co-Founder of Instagram | Jessica Harris

    Mike Krieger, Co-Founder of Instagram

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    • By Jessica Harris
    • Narrated By Jessica Harris, Mike Krieger
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    From Scratch explores the entrepreneurial life with leading pioneers from the business world, the social sector, and the arts. In this episode, Mike Krieger speaks with Jessica about how he launched Instagram, a photo-sharing app. It was released through the Apple App Store in October 2010 and reached one million users in just three months. Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012 for one billion dollars. Mike and his partner Kevin Systrom are both graduates of Stanford University.

  • Gary Kremen, Founder of Match.com | Jessica Harris

    Gary Kremen, Founder of Match.com

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    • By Jessica Harris
    • Narrated By Jessica Harris, Gary Kremen
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    From Scratch explores the entrepreneurial life with leading pioneers from the business world, the social sector, and the arts. In this episode, Gary Kremen speaks with Jessica about how he used the Internet to connect millions of people. He is a serial entrepreneur who launched Match.com, the online dating service, in 1993. A host of other online matchmaking personals companies have hatched as a result of Gary's innovation. Gary also registered a number of lucrative domain names in the early days of the Internet including jobs.com.

  • Jack Dorsey, Co-Founder of Square and Twitter | Jessica Harris

    Jack Dorsey, Co-Founder of Square and Twitter

    • ORIGINAL (31 mins)
    • By Jessica Harris
    • Narrated By Jessica Harris, Jack Dorsey
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    From Scratch explores the entrepreneurial life with leading pioneers from the business world, the social sector, and the arts. In this episode, Jessica speaks with Jack Dorsey, a serial entrepreneur who has started two companies: Twitter and Square. This interview was conducted before Jack returned to Twitter and became CEO in 2015. Twitter is a social networking service; Square is a mobile payments company.

  • Drew Houston, Co-Founder of Dropbox | Jessica Harris

    Drew Houston, Co-Founder of Dropbox

    • ORIGINAL (31 mins)
    • By Jessica Harris
    • Narrated By Jessica Harris, Drew Houston
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    From Scratch explores the entrepreneurial life with leading pioneers from the business world, the social sector, and the arts. In this episode, Drew Houston speaks with Jessica about how he built Dropbox, a file sharing and personal data storage company that allows users to access their content (Microsoft Word documents, photos, videos, etc.) from any of their devices. Prior to starting Dropbox, Drew started an online SAT prep company called Accolade.

  • Ariana Huffington, Co-Founder of Huffington Post | Jessica Harris

    Ariana Huffington, Co-Founder of Huffington Post

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    • By Jessica Harris
    • Narrated By Jessica Harris, Arianna Huffington
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    From Scratch explores the entrepreneurial life with leading pioneers from the business world, the social sector, and the arts. In this episode, Arianna Huffington speaks with Jessica about how she helped legitimize the blogosphere by building The Huffington Post, the online media platform, which launched in 2005. The company was acquired by AOL in 2011 and was the first online-only news organization to win the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2012.

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