Confoes Podcast

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The main feed of the Confoes Podcast. Confoes Studios creates podcast shows to uncover the stories behind entrepreneurs, creatives and the financially independent in the form of Social Confoes, Creative Confoes and Capital Confoes. With a strong team of hosts and a cumulative international network, we want to share our access to expert knowledge from all corners of the world to inspire others to create something for themselves and have a positive impact in their communities. Let's keep the conversations casual yet valuable.

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In this episode of #SocialConfoes Diego and Jean-luc talk about the Metaverse Episode Overview 0:00 – Watch the RAW videos on YouTube. The Hosts Diego Ameerali Jean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server. Full Transcript

Nov 11

1 hr 21 min

In this episode of #SocialConfoes Diego and Jean-luc are joined by Rafael Jantz and Rajiv Hieralal (Episode 003) to talk about their experiences during the Social Media Conference Suriname 2021. Episode Overview 0:00 - Intro2:34 - Initial impressions as a first-time speaker at the conference6:03 - Things that stood out for Rajiv during the conference8:13 - How much networking actually happened online?10:46 - Rafael explains the Hero's Journey in storytelling14:05 - Developments in the e-commerce space17:04 - Does the online environment simulate the feeling of being at a conference?23:48 - Community and gamification27:41 - Things you are looking forward to in the rest of the conference34:16 - Why is Rafael not in Dubai for the country expo?36:17 - Jean-luc shows his panda drawing and talks about art and NFTs43:04 - Conference logistics (can skip this part)45:56 - Social media on the blockchain52:00 - Recap and closing off Watch the RAW videos on YouTube. The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Nov 9

58 min 17 sec

In this episode of #SocialConfoes Diego and Jean-luc are joined by Jennifer Navarrete. She's a Podcast & Virtual Event Producer, the founder of #NaPodPoMo, a content strategist, speaker and community builder. Connect with Jennifer on Twitter (@epodcaster) Episode Overview 0:00 - Intro3:35 - What is ePodcasting?12:23 - What should new podcasters look for when starting?16:41 - At what point do you start monetizing your podcast?20:26 - Making the shift from radio to podcast23:04 - How has data analytics in podcasting developed over the past 15 years?27:59 - Preparing your podcast40:42 - Overrated or underrated50:25 - Podcasting on the Hive blockchain57:30 - National Podcasting Posting Month Challenge1:08:59 - Closing off Watch the RAW videos on YouTube. The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Oct 30

1 hr 11 min

In this podcast we take you with us on a journey about economics and investing. By being equipped with different perspective we strive to make better and more informed financial decisions. Welcome to Capital Confoes! In episode 4 we had a conversation with AJ who runs the StraightTalks YouTube channel. He is CFA charter holder and CFP professional working in wealth management as a financial planner. Check out his content: YouTube ChannelPatreon ChannelTikTok Channel Episode Overview 0:00 - Getting AJ on the Podcast5:01 - CFA and CFP explained10:16 - Do these certifications translate well into non US markets?13:22 - Sending out 172 job applications17:35 - Getting your foot in the door20:21 - Why wealth management?22:47 - 401k and other accounts explained25:30 - Entering the market as a non US individual28:34 - Stock, bonds and portfolios explained34:41 - The importance of psychology in investing41:03 - How do wealth managers generate income?47:16 - Is there a future for financial planners?52:26 - Day trading and red flags57:07 - Starting a YouTube channel1:04:58 - What academic programs are there for people interested in finance?1:09:59 - Closing off The Hosts Diego AmeeraliGregory Bainathsah Feel free to join our Discord Server. Financial Disclaimer ** The information in this podcast is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional financial advice. All content, including text, graphics and images contained in this podcast is for general information purposes only and does not replace a consultation with your financial or tax professional **

Oct 20

1 hr 14 min

In this episode of #SocialConfoes Diego and Jean-luc are joined by Saif Bechan. He's a Full Stack Web Developer with professional experience building websites and web applications. However, he also did this remotely for a year in 12 different countries. In this conversation he tells us what his experience living as a full time digital nomad was like. Connect with Saif (all his handles are @saifbechan) on: InstagramLinkedIn Episode Overview 0:00 - Introduction7:04 - Working in the Netherlands as a Full Stack Developer11:37 - Using a CMS instead of building from scratch17:26 - Erasmus and web development20:11 - Switching jobs24:15 - The jump to full remote work35:51 - For who is remote working NOT for?37:27 - The remote work itinerary47:11 - What was social life as a digital nomad?48:57 - Returning to normal56:40 - What would it cost1:00:38 - Overrated or underrated1:09:37 - Closing off Watch the RAW videos on YouTube. The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Oct 16

1 hr 12 min

Fresh episode of Creative Confoes with Jason Herkul from Herkules Rekords. He's a music producer based in Paramaribo, Suriname. Herkules Rekords is a music production entity involved with recording and marketing original releases, corresponding videos and audio engineering services for various platforms, mediums, emerging technologies and digital networks. Listen to his music here and connect with Jason: InstagramTikTok Episode Overview 0:00 - Introduction2:07 - Starting a music production studio8:07 - How do you see the landscape of music developing?10:21 - Monetizing music and sustaining yourself17:57 - What's missing for artists to get more international exposure24:52 - Doing it yourself or outsourcing29:44 - Collaborating with other artists32:26 - How would you describe your sound?35:55 - What's the best investment you made in the studio?37:44 - Walk us through your creative process40:30 - Iconic sounds in other media43:55 - Closing off The Hosts Diego AmeeraliTevin Morris aka MOTEV Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Oct 13

46 min 51 sec

In this episode of #SocialConfoes Diego and Jean-luc are joined by Ananta Khemradj. A curious heart by nature, she always asks questions and often have her nose buried reading something new. Her curiosity led her to become a journalist and filmmaker with a high interest in politics. Listen to her journey journey has been full of surprises, where one thing is certain: She will always be guided by her curiosity, inquisitiveness and strong desire for learning and telling stories! Connect with Ananta on: Instagram Episode Overview 0:00 - Introduction6:36 - Are you a filmmaker or journalist?9:44 - How did you end up working at a bank?16:52 - What from the Dutch system could work in Suriname?24:01 - How do previous projects and career paths impact you now?27:04 - How to overcome the fear of transition30:28 - Overrated or underrated43:24 - How come no one likes economists?46:54 - What documentary are you working on?50:05 - If you could interview anyone in the last 2 centuries, who would it be?54:52 - Closing off Watch the RAW videos on YouTube. The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Oct 9

57 min 28 sec

In this podcast we take you with us on a journey about economics and investing. By being equipped with different perspective we strive to make better and more informed financial decisions. Welcome to Capital Confoes! In episode 3 we had a conversation with Kevin Hinds, a Data Analyst who works at one of the big banks in Barbados. We kicked it off with some backstory from Kevin on how he ended up in Data Analysis and then went straight into the relationships data analysis has in the wider economy, especially in the banking sector he works in and how small nations like Barbados and Suriname play their role. Episode Overview 0:00 - Introductions1:51 - Coronavirus situation in Barbados11:39 - Day-to-day work and responsibilities29:29 - Can we even keep up with the exponential technological developments?35:58 - Separating correlation from causation40:36 - Comparing Suriname to New York44:30 - Maintaining robustness as data becomes more complex49:01 - Making predictions through the Covid-situation54:13 - Has security scaled as much as the technology?57:33 - Attracting investors to Barbados/Suriname1:07:36 - Scenario: Pension fund liabilities increasing as life expectancy increases1:13:02 - Closing remarks The Hosts Diego AmeeraliGregory Bainathsah Feel free to join our Discord Server. Financial Disclaimer ** The information in this podcast is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional financial advice. All content, including text, graphics and images contained in this podcast is for general information purposes only and does not replace a consultation with your financial or tax professional **

Oct 6

1 hr 16 min

In this episode of #SocialConfoes Diego and Jean-luc are joined by some of the Interns of the Ineffable Digital Internship to talk about their experiences so far. Episode Overview 0:00 - Introduction11:56 - Favorite part of the internship18:20 - Has the internship changed their Social Media perspectives25:52 - Viewer questions46:33 - Overrated or underrated55:45 - Favorite quotes1:10:46 - Closing off Watch the RAW videos on YouTube. The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Oct 2

1 hr 13 min

This week on #SocialConfoes, Moreno Jackson will be joining us to talk about topics as part of the theme, compounding on opportunities: - Finding and applying for scholarships and grants - How to make and maintain professional relationships - NGO's vs Businesses - Learning from travel - and we closed off with some NFT talk with overrated or underrated Connect with Moreno: LinkedInFacebookInstagram Episode Overview 0:00 - Introduction3.29 - What it means to be an entrepreneur12:56 - Engineer by day15:58 - Applying for exchange programs25:21 - Compounding on opportunities34:30 - Practical networking39:43 - Following up on new connections45:25 - Overrated or underrated1:01:36 - Closing off Watch the RAW videos on YouTube. The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Sep 25

1 hr 6 min

In this podcast we take you with us on a journey about economics and investing. By being equipped with different perspective we strive to make better and more informed financial decisions. Welcome to Capital Confoes! In episode 2 we touch a bit on Universal Basic Income (UBI) Episode Overview 0:00 - Intro and defining UBI3:22 - Where does UBI money come from?9:37 - The rich and the poor have equal rights to UBI14:35 - Eliminating unskilled labor19:49 - Can UBI work in developed and developing nations? The Hosts Diego AmeeraliGregory Bainathsah Feel free to join our Discord Server. Financial Disclaimer ** The information in this podcast is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional financial advice. All content, including text, graphics and images contained in this podcast is for general information purposes only and does not replace a consultation with your financial or tax professional **

Sep 22

27 min 29 sec

In this episode of #SocialConfoes we talk with Shaquille “Shaq.Sr” Marcus. He is an artist and influencer from Suriname and is signed to the record label Music Steroidz which features other local acts like Benjamin Fayah & BClazic. Shaquille is mostly known for his Rap skills but he also has a more smooth urban commercial sound. Furthermore, he's an commonly known for his sense of humor in the influencer and marketing space. Connect with Shaq: FacebookInstagramTikTok Listen to his music: Music Steroids Episode Overview 0:00 - Introduction4:24 - Taking time off from social media11:30 - Dealing with haters16:33 - Perceptions and misconceptions of being an influencer26:15 - Comedy, music, counseling33:12 - Putting yourself in a state of discomfort49:36 - What it means to make it in music58:48 - Overrated or underrated1:04:52 - Closing off Watch the RAW videos on YouTube. The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Sep 18

1 hr 11 min

In this episode of #SocialConfoes Ramiro, creator of the Story Legacy podcast, took us through his journey on becoming a storyteller. Connect and book a session with him at Ramiro.me Episode Overview 0:00 - Intro4:00 - Ramiro's relationship with Suriname16:57 - Where does the ability to make clear and snappy decisions come from?23:01 - Where does one start finding their inner-self28:30 - Seeking discomfort34:36 - Storytelling for companies38:59 - Developing personal storytelling46:48 - Underrated or Overrated Watch the RAW videos on YouTube. The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

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Sep 11

1 hr

In this podcast we take you with us on a journey about economics and investing. By being equipped with different perspective we strive to make better and more informed financial decisions. Welcome to Capital Confoes! In our very first episode we explore: Minimum Wage Episode Overview 0:00 - Intro4:56 - Project based pricing vs hourly rates7:19 - Benefits of minimum wage12:30 - The state of minimum wage locally16:37 - Minimum wage and unemployment24:14 - Maslow's hierarchy28:10 - Closing remarks The Hosts Diego AmeeraliGregory Bainathsah Feel free to join our Discord Server. Financial Disclaimer ** The information in this podcast is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional financial advice. All content, including text, graphics and images contained in this podcast is for general information purposes only and does not replace a consultation with your financial or tax professional **

Sep 9

31 min 41 sec

In this episode of #SocialConfoes we are joined by Dion Brunings to talk about his career in sports, both on and off the court. Make sure to check out the Loeki-Di Show if you're in to sports. Connect with Dion on: Facebook Episode Overview 0:00 - Intro17:31 - Teamwork and communication in sport teams23:27 - Winning the Caribbean Volleyball Chanmpionships29:44 - Commercializing sports37:27 - Volleyball in Suriname vs in the Netherlands44:49 - Overrated or underrated1:00:04 - A career after sports1:11:11 - Closing off The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

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Sep 4

1 hr 21 min

In this episode of #SocialConfoes we are joined by Chandèl Hermelijn to talk about going from corporate to burn-out to change, which will undoubtedly lead to the discussion whether or not change management is under or overrated. Learn more about here business ChangeCo Consultancy. Connect with Chandel on: LinkedInInstagram Episode Overview 0:00 - Intro5:31 - A traditional corporate journey13:44 - Underrated or Overrated22:49 - What's it like working for a "Big Four" company32:25 - Office politics in corporate35:36 - Reaching a point of burnout43:41 - Starting an entrepreneurial journey49:34 - Scaling up and the bigger vision55:00 - Academic career advice for an 18 year old1:00:15 - Closing off The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Aug 28

1 hr 8 min

In this episode of #SocialConfoes we chat with Dave van Aerde, host of De Dave Podcast. Additionally, he's a well-known businessman in Suriname who's had his toes dipped in a wide range of industries, such as waste management, hospitality, cannabis, crypto and theatre. Tune in and find out how all this is interconnected in him finally writing a children's book that will be published in the very near future featuring Bolly the Otter. Episode Overview 0:00 - Intro2:50 - Where does your punctuality come from?8:04 - Defining Dave in business terms20:16 - Crypto talks38:18 - Exploring the cannabis industry46:28 - Becoming a creator and educating through the media space1:00:37 - Writing a children's book1:04:00 - How to start your journey1:10:31 - Closing off The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

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Aug 21

1 hr 14 min

This week we had an earlier #SocialConfoes with Jon G. Olsen. We talked crypto, the hive guide and creating content on the blockchain. Learn more about Hive through The Hive Guide by Jon. Connect with him on: TwitterHive Episode Overview 0:00 - Intro2:54 - Plan B(itcoin)10:03 - Email marketing13:50 - How much time do you spend on crypto on a daily basis22:07 - Criteria for choosing Hive31:02 - Is 100% decentralization possible and is it good?38:16 - Areas of opportunities for creators and entrepreneurs on Hive45:32 - Talking about Splinterlands56:29 - NBA Topshot and crazy crypto stories1:01:50 - Affiliate marketing vs multi level marketing1:08:12 - Closing off with a book The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Aug 14

1 hr 12 min

Do you have a This week on #SocialConfoes we're having a reverse #virtualdrink with Sandrina Hunsel. Tune in to learn more about her story with volleyball, starting businesses and connecting with people through virtual drinks. Episode Overview 0:00 - Intro: Jean-luc forgot he met Sandrina before3:42 - Not being on the volleyball court8:08 - Transition from player to coach19:03 - Sandrina on the Suvobo controversy22:59 - Getting sport scholarships in the US26:06 - Moving away from Facebook30:04 - Starting Virtual Drinks on Linkedin38:57 - Getting to know people on other continents41:07 - The do's and don't when approaching new people48:44 - Why the virtual drinks are not recorded52:12 - Starting a coaching career and a radio show58:27 - Processing and synthesizing information1:01:27 - Being a tall woman1:07:28 - Closing remarks The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Aug 7

1 hr 10 min

Do you have a question you always wanted to ask Jean-luc, want to hear his opinion on a topic, or just have a question in general. Feel free to drop it in a comment below, and he'll make sure to answer it. Episode Overview 0:00 - Intro: Locked out of my laptop7:38 - Developing a good memory11:52 - What's the answer to life, the universe and everything?14:04 - Quickfire 119:11 - Tips to improve public speaking21:35 - Balancing work, life and leisure as a dad28:36 - Jean-luc favorite influencer at the moment32:16 - Biggest career goal35:20 - Is Suriname ready to transition from traditional 9-5 to more independent work43:26 - The best and worst part of working in the social media space47:31 - Are Surinamese influencers sending the right message?52:42 - Stop using Facebook!55:52 - How has the pandemic changed fatherhood for you?58:53 - Quickfire 21:04:49 - Kaseko and Social Media1:10:28 - Monetizing on Spotify and what's a podcast1:14:36 - Superpowers for each district in Suriname1:23:07 - Closing Remarks The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Jul 31

1 hr 27 min

Jean-luc and Diego have a midyear check-in on the state of #SocialCoTonight, we are doing #SocialConfoes a little differently. Diego Ameerali is doing an AMA (Ask Me Anything), so if you have any questions on creative design, studying abroad, mining #Ethereum, investing in #Veefriends, or something personal instead, this is your chance! Episode Overview 0:00 - Introduction with fictional characters4:15 - One concept for a positive impact on humanity10:56 - Which online platforms does Diego actively use?12:39 - Earning money online in Suriname16:12 - Recommendation for people that are ready for financial independence?18:32 - Things you want to do but haven't done?20:08 - If you could turn back time, would you?22:06 - Podcasting experiences on Social Confoes30:08 - How do you get guests on podcasts?32:47 - Making the switch from other platforms to podcasting38:26 - Stories that people wouldn't believe?43:14 - How do you develop the skill to not complain?45:12 - Where do you get the drive to keep going?54:36 - What hidden talents do you have?55:46 - First mobile phone and how often do you switch?1:02:44 - Biggest success and failures1:05:33 - What are your values?1:08:15 - Closing off The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Jul 24

1 hr 12 min

Jean-luc and Diego have a midyear check-in on the state of #SocialConfoes and talk about what's to come in the next half of 2021. Episode Overview 0:00 - Intro1:33 - Things we've learned in the first half of 202113:50 - Challenges we are currently facing20:20 - Why do we even have guests on28:58 - Thoughts on live audio platforms like Clubhouse36:34 - State of podcasting in Suriname56:08 - Social Media algorithms and distribution1:03:31 - Closing off The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Jul 17

1 hr 7 min

This Tuesday on #SocialConfoes we will be joined by Pek Pongpaet. He's the CEO and Chief UX Strategist at Impekable, a world-class agency that designs and engineers SaaS and mobile applications. Additionally, if you are a fan of Mortal Kombat, you don't want to miss it. Learn more about Impekable on their website. Listen and subscribe to to his podcast "What is UX?" and "Founders with Pek" Episode Overview 0:00 - Intro2:15 - A Mortal Kombat Story8:41: - Naming Impekable15:38 - Moving to the US and starting a career in UX and UI25:26 - Quickfire Questions32:10 - The importance of UX and UI37:57 - Western vs Eastern UX43:15 - Changes in UX for the next 5 years47:55 - Personal privacy in an online world50:57 - Working remotely from the start1:03:33 - Government regulation in a tech integrated world1:07:50 - Closing off The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Jul 10

1 hr 9 min

This week on #SocialConfoes we chat with Tyler Hiranaka. He'll be joining us from an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Tyler served as the charter president for JCI Honolulu from 2015-2016. Professionally, he is active in the fine jewelry space and also serves as a business consultant. We'll explore what it means to establish and scale an organization, explore different different business avenues and much more... Connect with Tyler on Linkedin. Here's a list of the projects he mentioned in the episode: www.jcihonolulu.orgwww.aerohawaii.orgwww.keikidesk.comwww.alohaispossible.comwww.pearlandcoralhi.comwww.higeex.comwww.lejardinroyaux.com Episode Overview 0:00 - Aloha4:39 - JCI in Hawaii10:25 - The Spirit of Aloha13:48 - Starting a JCI Chapter in Honolulu17:03 - A cool crazy project18:42 - The impact of Covid on volunteering27:39 - Global Networking32:20 - Social Currency36:45 - Finding your energy to give40:42 - Scaling Business46:06 - Our Appreciation for Gary V54:55 - Facing Self-doubt58:46 - Tyler's Long Game The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Jul 3

1 hr 3 min

In this episode of #SocialConfoes, we have a chat with Jade Tjon. She is the representative for Suriname on the Executive Board of the Inter-American Development Bank Group and serves as the focal point between the Government of Suriname and the Bank, and is dedicated to bringing attention to the needs and opportunities of small and island states. We talked a little about Suriname, about her role as IDB representative, about her traveling experiences and how to leverage opportunities. At the end she also shared for the first time her brand that she is launching in July 2021 called Foreign Exchange, as an effort to raise awareness and action around the Sustainable Development Goals. Connect with Jade on Linkedin and also check out Foreign Exchange by Jade. Episode Overview 0:00 - Introduction2:17 - Transforming the workspace10:27 - Projects and IDB investments12:39 - Where does the IDB get funding from?25:32 - Experiences and perspectives gained from traveling33:37 - Lessons from dancing ballet35:55 - Discrimination as a women in the workplace39:29 - Getting the job at the IDB43:04 - Key factors for success51:57 - Investing in yourself and the value of a coach54:43 - Announcing Foreign Exchange by Jade58:10 - Superpowers1:01:26 - Closing off The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Jun 26

1 hr 3 min

In this #SocialConfoes, Diego and Jean-luc are joined by Enzo Cavalie. He's born and raised in Peru but found the startup and venture capital space lacking in the region. With a background in economics he moved to Mexico to start a career in VC. We'll explore the startup and venture capital space in Latin America and much more. Additionally, he writes about these topics and hosts his own podcasts where he interviews industry leaders in Latin America through his platform Startupeable. Episode Overview 0:00 - Introduction2:15 - The biggest excuses that entrepreneurs use when it comes to business4:48 - The state of startups in Peru9:34 - Startup and VC opportunities in Mexico12:36 - How important is it to be good in Spanish17:34 - What do you need to have in place as a startup to be interesting enough for VCs?23:59 - Providing solutions for people or providing a workplace31:14 - Do we even need VC culture in Latin America?36:16 - How do you identify "pedigree" in people?40:50 - What happens to the money in a non-performing startup?43:39 - Are VCs often directly involved in operations?46:28 - How do VCs deal with political and currency risks?50:07 - Adopting Bitcoin and alternatives in Latin America54:21 - Quick fire final questions1:03:18 - Closing off The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Jun 19

1 hr 6 min

Did you know there are there are multiple Confoes Podcast shows? Today, Diego and Jean-luc are joined by Gregory Bainathsah (Co-Host Capital Confoes) and Tevin Morris (Co-Host Creative Confoes) in a bizarre Confoes Crossover Episode. Episode Overview 0:00 - Confoes Intro3:16 - Favorite Episodes7:56 - Meme Talk25:25 - Should we create separate channels for each show?29:08 - Future topics to cover on Capital and Creative Confoes38:34 - How pragmatic should the Confoes be?43:36 - Why don't the Confoes happen more often53:47 - Closing off: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Jun 12

57 min 3 sec

After 20 weeks of Social Confoes, it is time to reflect on the past 5 months and make plans for the future. In this episode, Diego and Jean-luc are having a #SocialConfoes Tea Time. In other words we answered any audience question that came in. Of course, we will also talked about why we have invested in different NFTs, such as VeeFriends and NBA Topshot, and what we plan to do with those investments. Episode Overview 0:00 - Intro and state of the pandemic4:47 - Financial Independence15:23 - Starting a business with family or friends26:43 - Having a personal assistant32:28 - Office Politics35:05 - NBA Topshot42:00 - VeeFriends51:18 - Ethereum and transaction fees1:00:04 - What would happen to VeeFriends if the creator were to pass away1:03:03 - The value of community1:12:31 - Crypto and video games1:20:52 - Closing off The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Jun 5

1 hr 27 min

May 25th, Diego and Jean-luc are joined on #SocialConfoes by Renzo Tjon A Joe, Suriname's record holder on the 50m and 100m freestyle and 50m butterfly. We will of course talk about swimming, but also about representing Suriname, challenges in the world of sports during Covid-19, and a little about Venture Capital as well. You can also connect with Renzo and his company Kayser Capital: FacebookInstagram Episode Overview 0:00 - Intro7:51 - Life lessons and education from swimming13:55 - The difference between a top 10 and a top 100 swimmer20:46 - Making the decision to represent Suriname and overcoming challenges29:19 - Renzo's college experience and journey to Harvard36:08 - Positioning himself for future Olympics in 2024 and 202839:16 - Time management in career vs swimming42:22 - Venture Capital with Kayser Capital48:02 - Sectors to consider for investments56:11 - Quick-fire from the comments1:06:03 - Closing off with a take on the current state of crypto The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

May 29

1 hr 11 min

Diego and Jean-luc are joined on #SocialConfoes by James Tucker. We talked about his journey from the UK to Spain, the process of Digital Content Creation, how to incorporate Agile into Social Media Marketing, GIFs and Emojis. You can also connect with James: Check out his company Cruz Creative and sign up for the newsletter for all things Agile.InstagramLinkedin Episode Overview 0:00 - A midnight introduction3:07 - From the UK to a Spanish island next to the Sahara9:23 - Why is the internet infrastructure in Tenerife so good?12:01 - Quickfire17:05 - From software development to marketing22:01 - Agile (in marketing) explained32:42 - Memes and GIFs42:45 - Using agile and Notion in daily work processes48:27 - All about emojis50:24 - Advice for content creators afraid to start57:25 - Closing remarks The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

May 22

1 hr 1 min

Diego and Jean-luc are joined on #SocialConfoes by Natasha Fong Poen. Natasha will take us on a journey from moving to the Netherlands, starting a corporate career, moving back to Suriname, and finally leaving corporate life behind to found Yogini Su. You can also connect with Natasha Her foundation: Yoga SurinameHer company: Yogini SuInstagramLinkedin Episode Overview 0:00 - Introduction3:57 - Why the interest in health?9:08 - How do you mentally prepare yourself for an intense 30-day challenge?11:15 - The calm Natasha vs the corporate rush Natasha15:38 - Takeaways from the corporate world that positioned you to start something yourself?21:25 - The story behind the yoga pose photo26:05 - Thought process on deciding what to study35:08 - The importance of environment in finding yourself38:14 - Thoughts on the 'cult' aspect of yoga40:42 - A memorable travel story45:39 - Misconceptions around yoga practice49:14 - The technical aspects of yoga57:17 - Quickfire1:00:27 - How can you use yoga to not get burned out in a corporate setting1:03:33 - Closing off The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

May 15

1 hr 10 min

Diego and Jean-luc are joined by Anil Sadhoeram to explore what it means to be a Chief Philosophy Officer and how he went from working at the big corporations like Oracle to working apart together from a tiny island in the Caribbean. We even explore some aspect of the startup world and the role technology plays. You can also connect with Anil van Maretraite: Linkedin Episode Overview 0:00 - Introduction: The Origins of Maretraite7:18 - The Process of Working at Big Corporations16:32 - How was the internet in the nineties compared to all the social networks we have now?21:51 - Government Organizations and the Corporate World30:15 - What do big companies do not have many big international training programs anymore compared to 20 years ago?39:17 - Chief Philosophy Officer51:20 - The role of the CPO at different stages of a business57:43 - Ethics and Smart Cities1:18:12 - Capitalizing on Working Apart Together Tribes1:26:21 - Closing off The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

May 8

1 hr 29 min

On episode 16 of #SocialConfoes: Diego Ameerali and Jean-luc van Charante are joined by Isaac Turner to talk about journalism, digital marketing in the corporate world, the importance of brand storytelling with analytics, and some fun other topics. You can also connect with Isaac: Linkedin Episode Overview 0:00 - Introductions with a conference experience7:13 - How was the state of Social Media during your Journalism study?9:55 - Defining corporate communications14:57 - How important are writing skills?20:29 - What is a brand voice?22:26 - Storytelling in corporate communications28:24 - How would you handle when a company wants to make a 180 on their brand?32:10 - How relevant is digital marketing?36:59 - Strategies for solopreneurs40:24 - How do you get people to buy in and how practical is that?45:25 - How can organizations inspire their employees to be a brand ambassador?49:56 - How do you keep up with ever-changing trends in the industry?54:51 - The impact of Covid?1:03:49 - What are sought after skills?1:07:28 - Organic vs paid advertising?1:09:13 - Closing off The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

May 1

1 hr 13 min

On #SocialConfoes episode 15 we are joined by Suleigha Winkel to talk about working on a film set, podcasting, finding your passion and much more! She's a co-founder and stylist at Margi Lifestyle and also directed the movie Lobi Singi. You can also connect with Suleigha: Facebook Listen to her podcast: Hoe Duur is Passie (in Dutch) Episode Overview 0:00 - Introduction with some singing2:54: - The story behind Lobi Singi8:10 - Challenges around producing a film in the Netherlands and Suriname13:56 - Differences in production design, art design and background design17:04 - An experience in Indonesia20:22 - How do you decide what to do next?25:24 - Dancing in Paris35:11 - Stories behind fashion40:34 - The thinking behind Suleigha's naming conventions45:47 - Podcasting: Hoe Duur is Passie56:24 - Where can people find the things you've created?1:08:55 - What sets your soul on fire? The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Apr 24

1 hr 13 min

Ivan Tai-Apin joins Diego and Jean-luc on episode 14 of #SocialConfoes to talk about events, acting and directing in Suriname. We talk about his journey and road to having his movie, Wiren, become the first-ever Surinamese submission to the Academy Awards. Ivan is a Surinamese actor, director, screenplay writer and producer. He is mostly known for his out of the box theater shows & plays. In 2016 he started a camera acting school in Suriname and is the managing director of It Goes Productions & Casting. Did you know he has his very own Wikipedia page? Check it out for his full biography in film and theater. You can also connect with Ivan: Facebook Watch Wiren on Amazon Prime. You can watch it on Netflix if you are in the Benelux region. Episode Overview 0:00 - Introduction with Owru Yari stories5:36 - How was the film space in the Netherlands compared to Suriname 10 years ago?9:54 - Acting like in animal before filming or performing on stage.13:31 - What brought you back to Suriname?16:53 - What were the challenges you had to overcome?29:28 - Views on the maturing industry with the limited local scale we have in Suriname37:51 - How the submission to the Oscars went47:33 - Production costs and box office results of Wiren52:55 - What's the ROI for companies for investing in a movie production?1:03:08 - How do you put yourself out there to network?1:10:20 - Closing off with recommendations for the film industry The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Apr 17

1 hr 18 min

Jean-luc an Diego have a talk with Sergio Pengel about studying and building a business in the US, tech developments in the Caribbean, the importance of basic start-up concepts such as MVPs, and development in the E-Commerce and No-Code space. Founder of PIEDATA and Co-Founder DevTribe, Sergio discovered his passion for helping entrepreneurs optimize their digital adoption. He is an advocate for using technology in ways that humanize, unite and solve citizens centric problems. Born in Suriname, Sergio earned his undergraduate degree in Business Management from FVSU and pursued his MBA in International Business at Phoenix State University. He developed his grit and character working with the Government and Private sector adding value to corporations such as Georgia Lottery, Honda, CANTO, CARICOM and more. Sergio’s impressive career highlights his vibrant leadership and Business network with a track record of overachievement in product development, professional services, and delivery management. Elected by community leaders, Sergio serves as an advisor to many international officials while continuing to promote the advancement of the Diasporic network to adopt STEAM (Science Technology Arts and Mathematics) to Caribbean Boys and girls to the international community. You can also connect with Sergio: Linkedin Learn more about No Code Caribbean. Episode Overview 0:00 - Introduction to Sergio4:20 - How Sergio ended up in the United States and studied business16:34 - What thing you would to see integrated in the Surinamese educational system20:08 - Stepping into the world of entrepreneurship25:21 - Almost a millionaire on paper31:39 - How do you manage risk and did it change over the years?41:58 - What does Piedata stand for?55:48 - How do you deal with investors and people that have a stake in your company?1:03:46 - No Code solutions to actually start a business from home and build an MVP1:10:02 - Closing off with No Code Caribbean The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Apr 10

1 hr 16 min

Our guest tonight on #SocialConfoes is Gyanno van Kanten from the island of Curacao. Gyanno studied in Tilburg and came back to the Caribbean with the ambition to help develop its potential. We'll talk about studying in Europe, running a business in a small market, social media and online marketing, and most likely touch on sports, national pride and branding the Caribbean as well. You can also connect with Gyanno: LinkedinInstagram EdgeUp Marketing: FacebookInstagramWebsite Episode Overview 0:00 - Introductions with some apple juice3:48 - An encounter in Tilburg8:09 - Things you learned in university that you apply today16:37 - Why did you choose Curacao?21:55 - What would you advice future students that will be graduating30:30 - First impressions of Curacao34:27 - Why do people want traditional work experience first?39:06 - Is the education system broken?45:55 - How did you put yourself out there in Curacao?52:32 - Should you invest in a drone?1:03:11 - What do you think is required to build a Caribbean community?1:17:17 - Closing off The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Apr 3

1 hr 19 min

Diego and Jean-luc are looking forward to having Reuben Noronha as our #SocialConfoes guest this week to talk about finding opportunities and starting up businesses. This social conversation will touch on different topics ranging from building and scaling businesses in South East Asia to finding opportunities in the crypto space. We might even jump into talking about creating content, productivity and/or even a little bit of music. Reuben has spent the last few years building and scaling business in Asia. He built his first company, Nivaasa, in 2013 and ran it for two years. After that, he had the opportunity to build and scale multiple businesses at Zilingo. He enjoys the 0 to 1 phase and finding new ways for businesses to monetize. Check out Reuben's Podcast where he speaks to people about their experiences and learnings over the last 10 years. From PhDs to Musicians, Consultants to Entrepreneurs, you'll hear from a diverse set of people who are doing really interesting things, at the same time, and figuring it out along the way. You can also connect with Reuben: TwitterMediumLinkedin Episode Overview 0:00 - Good morning from Singapore3:30 - What should people know about Singapore?7:40 - Tell us about your first startup in India21:13 - What does 0 to 1 mean in a startup?25:55 - Economic vs Cultural freedom in Singapore41:41 - Transition from your own startup to working at another startup50:04 - Bootstrapping principles that young entrepreneurs should look at or ignore55:30 - At what point did you know you were ready to leave the startup?1:00:03 - Crypto Q&A1:17:06 - What's next for Reuben?1:20:52 - Closing off The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

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Mar 27

1 hr 23 min

On this very insightful episode of Social Confoes, Jean-luc and Diego are joined by Sheetal Sujan. She is a co-founder of Lybra Training, Coaching and Consulting in Paramaribo, Suriname. She develops and facilitates tailor-made trainings for organizations in areas of self-development, team development, leadership development, customer service, communication, team building and emotional intelligence. Furthermore, she has more than 12 years of experience as a personal and professional development trainer and her goal is to positively motivate individuals to strengthen their true talents and skills, overcome their challenges, and get the most out of their personal and work life. She is passionate about helping individuals and teams thrive in their personal and work relationships, steering individuals to understand the personal impact they make on their lives and the lives of others. Check out Lybra and sign up for their next classes. You can also connect with Sheetal through her socials: LinkedinInstagramFacebook Episode Overview 0:00 - Introduction with some tears5:33 - How Sheetal ended up in Suriname?11:26 - A deeper appreciation of Indian culture through Suriname23:32 - Making her husband take the MBTI test30:15 - What did the our results tell you about us37:04 - A deeper look at perceivers and judgers in MBTI45:30 - How do you prevent yourself from abusing your powers53:57 - Taking the business from offline to online during Covid1:18:41 - MBTI demographics, Is there an age restriction?1:28:01 - Thoughts on why women cancel more often?1:33:25 - Closing off The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Mar 20

1 hr 36 min

Steal My Marketing, the name of the Podcast hosted by Abhishek Kumar. Diego and Jean-luc talk with him about how he was able to growth hack his TikTok following to over 125K within a year. Furthermore, we expand this to other social media platforms and how to leverage your following to get into a conversation with some of the smartest mind around the world. Check out his podcast: Steal My Marketing and sign up for his Newsletter. You can also connect with Abhishek through his socials: TikTokTwitter The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Mar 13

1 hr 4 min

Welcome to a special edition of Social Confoes​, featuring your hosts, Diego Ameerali and Jean-luc van Charante, as they look back at the first couple of months of the show. Grab yourself a drink and fire your questions away, as we might answer some ;). One of them even had a power outage during the live recording session. Have a listen and see how that played out. Episode Overview 0:00 - Basic Introductions3:00 - Leaving a workshop just to livestream at 9PM sharp5:25 - Reflecting back to the first 2 months of starting Social Confoes and why we decided to do it in English10:45 - [Audience] Any plans to start a Surinamese podcast association?16:00 - Anchor and Spotify available in Suriname21:50 - Using leverage to earn from platforms26:35 - Does Jean-luc wear pants during Zoom calls?30:15 - Exponential development cycles of platforms32:20 - Rapid Fires with a twist of Power Outage49:30 - Where is Suriname lacking in the most?53:30 - What needs to happen for there to be smooth transition to close the gap between generations?59:25 - Things to expect in the next few weeks1:03:20 - Why do we podcast?1:07:55 - Rapid Fire Part 21:14:25 - Do we re-listen to our own episodes?1:27:13 - Officially a tribe! Closing off The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Mar 6

1 hr 29 min

For the previous few episodes we covered marketing from different angles, ranging from creative entrepreneurs and how social media has developed over the years. This time, Diego and Jean-luc are joined by Ro-Ann Smith to gave us an academic perspective. You can also connect with Ro-Ann through Linkedin and support her business: SS School of Business Episode Overview 0:00 - Introducing Ro-Ann and starting a Caribbean Community in New Zealand12:40 - Why a PhD program in the other side of the world?18:35 - How do you prevent yourself from becoming an armchair intellectual?23:40 - What did you factor in when deciding your PhD research topic?30:20 - How marketing and extension the social science and psychology behind it affects social consumer behavior36:36 - What's the biggest compromise that you had to make as you're pursuing a PhD?42:48 - How does female leadership come into play, drawing comparisons to New Zealand and Barbados?50:45 - The influence of decentralization and groups in a global society54:50 - How can valid information curation be amplified so communities do not get overwhelmed by publicly accessible information?1:00:50 - How can we apply social marketing on a country level?1:05:30 - What's a solution to the danger that Conspiracy Theory websites pose on the wellbeing of tribes and communities?1:14:54 - Closing Q with remarks The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Feb 27

1 hr 18 min

Diego and Jean-luc talked with their first female guest on Social Confoes, Dorien Morin - van Dam. She is originally from the Netherlands and moved to the US at the age of 18. Have a listen to see how here journey unfolded as she went from being a stay at home mother to speaking at the biggest social media stages. It was a joy to speak with her and she has and uplifting and very approachable personality. Kickstart your Social Media Success today at moreinmedia.com. You can also connect with Dorien through her socials: LinkedinFacebookInstagramTwitter Episode Overview 0:00 - Meeting someone who knows where Suriname is during a Conference (SMMW)2:25 - Orange Glasses7:15 - Moving to the US at the age of 18 and dealing with home-sickness18:30 - From a time where there was to Social Media to becoming a Social Media Strategist28:50 - Views on controversies like 'Zwarte Piet' in the Netherlands and how it affects Social Media in your area40:00 - Are getting more connected or disconnected through the rise of Social Media?46:15 - How does learning marketing and social media through volunteering compare to a traditional education58:40 - How was your first conference experience and what future trends in social media marketing do you foresee1:06:50 - Migrating to the US and how do you even prepare yourself to jump into the US market1:12:30 - Closing Remarkts The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Feb 20

1 hr 15 min

Tonight Diego and Jean-luc will be joined by none other than Jay Austin to talk about creative entrepreneurship, more specifically, how to built up the confidence to start out on your own and never look back. At the end of the episode, Jay just has 5 words for you: Create like you mean it! Find out more about Jay's new work direction over at jaywaustin.com. Episode Overview 0:00 - Introducing Jay3:25 - Shrouded in obscurity in San Diego7:10 - The whispers during the Super bowl14:00 - Thoughts on the "there's no such thing as bad publicity" argument16:52 - Nuances of tribal culture21:40 - What about controversial publicity27:25 - We need to talk about rage rooms for a second31:25 - The Social Dilemma37:25 - Building the confidence as an entrepreneur42:18 - How does a marketer start to target different demographics46:00 - How do you intergrade statistical marketing data and the feeling of responsibility to deliver value49:40 - Thoughts on the current exclusivity of Clubhouse57:40 - Is it a dilemma of scale1:00:40 - How and why Jay changed his business direction1:10:00 - How to jumpstart your creative venture/business1:16:00 - Closing Remarks The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

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Feb 13

1 hr 19 min

In this episode of Social Confoes Diego and Jean-luc will be having a Social Conversation with Jake Raijmann about his business (GlamPop), his ties to Suriname and much more. The after movie of the workshop right before the pandemic hit is over here. Learn more about the GlamPop and order your AirQueen mask here. You can connect with Jake on: LinkedinTwitterInstagram Episode Overview 0:00 - Introducing Jake at 1AM in the morning6:32 - How is your relationship with Suriname?9:49 - How did your entrepreneurial journey start?19:40 - How did the name GlamPop come about?25:00 - Have your Surinamese roots helped or held the business back?30:10 - How has Covid impacted the business?41:10 - QuickFire Round44:10 - Bringing a highly demanded product to the market1:01:14 - Jake's experience as a finalist during the startup competition in 20191:18:40 - Final remarks and closing off The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

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Feb 6

1 hr 24 min

The first month of 2021 is a wrap and what better way to kick-off February with Diego and Tevin hosting the first Creative Confoes for 2021. We are joined by a rather superstitious but curious creative who recently went through a journey of self-discovery through his photography. Our guest for this episode is Jake Amatdoelrasit, better know by his Instagram handle @TacoAtPlay. Slide into Jake's DM on Instagram @TacoAtPlay Episode Overview 0:00 - A Fresh New Intro Sequence :)6:20 - Do we all start off with a Sony camera?10:30 - What's so special about coffee?13:25 - The story behind the coffee mug on Jake's hand20:40 - Taco revealed28:00 - Walk us through your early days editing process where it was 90% editing and 10% shooting37:09 - What were your criteria for choosing your first camera42:05 - In your opinion, what separate's the great from the good in our local community52:10 - Have you been able to build a business around your craft?57:30 - Don't book your shoot until May1:02:25 - Closing off with one body and one lens The Hosts Diego AmeeraliTevin Morris aka MOTEV Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Feb 3

1 hr 8 min

From local to global, Diego and Jean-luc have a talk with Rajiv Hieralal and explore his humble beginnings in the JCI and how he became an International Vice President. Furthermore, this then shifts the conversation on the company he build and the initiatives he started to represent and but Suriname on the map. We the...

Jan 30

1 hr 19 min

Diego and Jean-luc are joined by Rachim Son to talk about online opportunities and ways to create an earning online, especially from the perspective of those living in a small developing country in the Caribbean. The conversation progressed with some interesting twists and turns, and of course we were joined again by a live audience. This time from Facebook, YouTube and Linkedin. Enjoy the episode and we think you can definitely find some interesting nuggets of information in this conversation to help you get started with earning something through the interwebs. Check out his podcast: The Rachim Show (It's in Dutch) You can find Rachim on: LinkedinInstagramFacebook Episode Overview 0:00 - Introductions5:00 - The Start of Rachim's Internet Journey10:15 - The Value of Our Local Language15:10 - The Process of Getting a Payment Option Secured23:55 - Is Payoneer the Way to Go?31:35 - Let's Talk about OnlyFans and Similar Platforms43:00 - Can You Rank the Platforms We Discussed So Far?47:45 - Lightning Round Q&A1:01:20 - Tips for Getting over the Introverted Shyness1:13:20 - Closing Remarks and Connect with Rachim The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Jan 23

1 hr 18 min

After doing the podcast remotely for over 6 months, Diego and Greg finally meet up again in person to record the first episode of Casual Confoes in 2021. With 2020 being a wrap, we reflect on some of the highlights and experienced we both had. Additionally, we also briefly discussed what's ahead for the series in 2021 one by announcing a new series that will focus specifically on economics and finance. See you next time on Capital Confoes. Episode Overview 0:00 - Fresh New Intro Sequence :)1:30 - Reflecting on our 202011:55 - Remember our very first episode, how about our international guests?19:32 - Our new series!33:25 - How is the corporate investment world in Suriname?37:05 - What else is brewing for 202140:23 - Wrapping up and final announcements The Hosts Diego AmeeraliGregory Bainathsah Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Jan 20

47 min 42 sec

In the official first episode of Social Confoes we got the opportunity to speak with Weightlifting Champion and Motivational Speaker Vishant Poeran. After the quick fire questions we elaborated on Sugar vs. Salt, which ended up being segment on health, eating habits and health goals. This week we managed to stream the session live on the website, YouTube, Facebook and Twitch. We enjoyed the engagement from the live audience as well. Furthermore, we asked him to talk about where his inspiration and ideas come from when he creates content to motivate his audience. Lastly, we closed of the episode with the reveal of our official new website :). Books mentioned during the episode: Known by Mark. W. SchaeferLife's Golden Ticket by Brendon Burchard Episode Overview 0:00 - Introductions3:25 - Vishant Recaps his 20208:53 - Rapid Fire Q&A14:20 - Sugar vs Salt: Impacts of Salt on your Health21:51 - Is there one change that you made in your life that you said, this is going to benefit your life?29:50 - Do you have any advice on how to go over that health consistency hump36:05 - How do you come up with your ideas and inspiration?58:30 - Create your own 2021 shoutout and winding down The Hosts Diego AmeeraliJean-Luc van Charante Feel free to join our Discord Server.

Jan 16

1 hr 12 min