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131 Z Holly | The Mechanics of Communication

By Harry Duran

Krisztina ‘Z’ Holly is the host of The Art of Manufacturing Podcast where she interviews the entrepreneurs, founders, and CEO’s that are pushing the boundaries of the manufacturing world in Los Angeles and is the founder of Make it in LA. Before she started podcasting she studied Engineering at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA and she created the first ever TEDx Talks while working at the University of Southern California (TEDxUSC) where she curated and hosted the talks for four years. 08:26 - Why she became interested in podcasting 11:39 - Where her high standards come from 14:34 - The story behind creating the first ever TEDx Talks 18:36 - What she learned about pitching ideas from putting TEDx together 21:19 - The decision making process 26:22 - Her, “I Have an Idea” folder 27:38 - Her dad and the invention he’s been working on 33:12 - Her experience of attending MIT as a woman 41:48 - The kind of guests she likes having on her podcast 44:58 - What she thinks make a really good interview 47:04 - How I select my Podcast Junkies guests 49:30 - My Venn Diagram 53:17 - Her most challenging interviews 54:30 - Her conversation with Dov Charney 59:13 - The type of guests she gets excited about having on her show 1:01:49 - That time she did an interview with a convicted murderer 1:06:07 - What she’s changed her mind about recently 1:07:00 - The one most misunderstood thing about her Full Show Notes:

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