Brigadoon Radio: Episode 25: Democrats Debate in Detroit + There is no Whole Foods in Montana

Recorded in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, a conversation between Marc Ross and Brendan Kownacki on what to expect in the next round of the two-night Democratic presidential primary debate from Detroit, Michigan.

The conversation explores Warren + Sanders plus Biden + Harris, Governor Bullock and the Mountain West, Marin County vs. Macomb County, There is no Whole Foods in Montana, Andrew Yang (#YangGang), Policies vs Referendum, Representative Elijah Cummings, Colorado Senator Michael Bennet, and Where is Beto?

Marc is an advisor and connector working at the intersection of globalization, disruption, and politics. Marc specializes in helping entrepreneurs and thought leaders make better connections and better communications. He is the founder of Brigadoon and Caracal Global. Marc has extensive experience in public affairs and communications for companies as well as leading the advocacy operations, fundraising programs, and marketing efforts for nonprofits, trade associations, and political campaigns, many for the highest offices in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Brendan Kownacki is an experienced and innovative producer who is working daily to push the boundaries of content utilization in public communication. Plus he serves on as an advisory board member of the DC-based Artists and Athletes Alliance, and since 2011 has served as the Senior Contributor for Hollywood on the Potomac, a Washington DC lifestyle website that looks at the intersection of power, politics, advocacy, and celebrity culture in the Nation’s Capital.

Copy of Brigadoon Radio.png

Brigadoon Radio: Episode 24: Brigadoon Reads the News

Recorded in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, a conversation between Marc Ross and Brendan Kownacki

The conversation explores Boris Johnson in No. 10, A$AP Rocky, Baltimore vs. Trump, Prince Harry and the Royal Family, Space Force + Apollo 50th Anniversary, and Quentin Tarantino + Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Marc is an advisor and connector working at the intersection of globalization, disruption, and politics. Marc specializes in helping entrepreneurs and thought leaders make better connections and better communications. He is the founder of Brigadoon and Caracal Global. Marc has extensive experience in public affairs and communications for companies as well as leading the advocacy operations, fundraising programs, and marketing efforts for nonprofits, trade associations, and political campaigns, many for the highest offices in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Brendan Kownacki is an experienced and innovative producer who is working daily to push the boundaries of content utilization in public communication. Plus he serves on as an advisory board member of the DC-based Artists and Athletes Alliance, and since 2011 has served as the Senior Contributor for Hollywood on the Potomac, a Washington DC lifestyle website that looks at the intersection of power, politics, advocacy, and celebrity culture in the Nation’s Capital.

Brigadoon Radio.png

Brigadoon Radio: Episode 23: Our Advice to You is After this is Done, Vacate Miami

Recorded at the Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington, DC, a conversation between Marc Ross and Brendan Kownacki recapping and analyzing the first two-night Democratic presidential primary debate from Miami, Florida.

The conversation explores who won, who lost, who is in, and who is out. Plus, Marc and Brendan discuss where the campaigns go from here, impact on fundraising and polling, plus how this first debate will impact the general election in key states like Michigan.

Marc is an advisor and connector working at the intersection of globalization, disruption, and politics. Marc specializes in helping entrepreneurs and thought leaders make better connections and better communications. He is the founder of Brigadoon and Caracal Global. Marc has extensive experience in public affairs and communications for companies as well as leading the advocacy operations, fundraising programs, and marketing efforts for nonprofits, trade associations, and political campaigns, many for the highest offices in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Brendan Kownacki is an experienced and innovative producer who is working daily to push the boundaries of content utilization in public communication. Plus he serves on as an advisory board member of the DC-based Artists and Athletes Alliance, and since 2011 has served as the Senior Contributor for Hollywood on the Potomac, a Washington DC lifestyle website that looks at the intersection of power, politics, advocacy, and celebrity culture in the Nation’s Capital.

Brigadoon Radio: Episode 22: Debate-A-Palooza: The Democrats Head to Miami

Recorded at the CityCenterDC, a conversation between Marc Ross and Brendan Kownacki at the start of the real campaign season as the Democrats start the process to select their presidential nominee.

The conversation explores the expectations and how the candidates are preparing for the two-night, twenty-candidate, two hours per night, first Democratic debate from Miami. Florida on June 26 and June 27. Plus, Marc and Brendan discuss the two-screen tactics the campaigns will utilize and how NBC News will handle President Trump's live tweeting of the activities.

Marc specializes in thought leaders communications for global business working at the intersection of globalization, disruption, and politics. He is the founder of Brigadoon and Caracal Global. He has extensive experience public affairs and communications for companies as well as leading the advocacy operations, fundraising programs and marketing efforts for nonprofits, trade associations, and political campaigns, many for the highest offices in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Brendan Kownacki is an experienced and innovative producer who is working daily to push the boundaries of content utilization in public communication. Plus he serves on as an advisory board member of the DC-based Artists and Athletes Alliance, and since 2011 has served as the Senior Contributor for Hollywood on the Potomac, a Washington DC lifestyle website that looks at the intersect of power, politics, advocacy, and celebrity culture in the Nation’s Capital.

Brigadoon Radio: Episode 21: Brigadoon Book Report: Blaming China Won't Fix America's Economy

A recorded conversation between Dr. Mark Stellingworth and Benjamin Shobert.

The conversation explores Ben's first book, Blaming China: It Might Feel Good, but It Won't Fix America's Economy, was published by Potomac.

Ben is a 2x Brigadoon Sundance participant and for Brigadoon Sundance 2019 joined the main stage to lead a discussion on "Blaming China Won't Fix America's Economy."

Ben leads the strategy team at Microsoft's Artificial Intelligence and Research's (AI&R) Healthcare business unit. Before joining Microsoft, he was the founder and managing director of Rubicon Strategy Group, and a consulting firm focused on market access, government affairs, and regulatory analysis work in China and across Southeast Asia. He remains a senior associate at the National Bureau of Asian Research, a Seattle and Washington, DC think tank.