Friend of a Friend

with Olivia Perez

The Friend of a Friend Podcast introduces you to the next generation of luminaries. Hosted by entrepreneur and founder Olivia Perez, each episode will take you inside the minds of today’s up-and-comers and game changers - from brand builders, to personalities, activists, artists, and thought leaders from around the world - to hear their experiences, advice, and the real story behind their success.


Episodes

  • Brittany Xavier: Style Influencer and TikTok StarBrittany Xavier is a style influencer, blogger, and TikTok phenomenon with millions of followers tracking her every purchase, styling decision, and beauty look. But just six years ago, she was a marketing executive at a corporate job with a side...
  • Joe Holder and Olivia PerezIntroducing a new series featuring Olivia and her best friend, the founder of the Ocho System, a Nike Master Trainer, co-founder of System of Service, and Friend of a Friend alumni Joe Holder. Every first Monday of the month, they’ll be talking...
  • Annie Lawless: Founder of Suja Juice and Lawless BeautyAnnie Lawless is a serial entrepreneur. She’s a founder of two successful companies - Suja Juice and Lawless Beauty. At just 27 years old, she was Suja’s youngest founder, a company that was one of the US’s first and largest organic juice brands...
  • Kirsty Godso: Energy DealerKirsty Godso is fitness luminary and entrepreneur who’s redefining the wellness industry, or as she likes to call it, “The Business of Bodies.” A New Yorker by way of New Zealand, Kirsty got her start while teaching a class...
  • Ezinma: ViolinistEzinma is a classically-trained violinist, composer, and model, who’s captured the hearts of thousands through her genre-bending covers that have gone viral. Known on Instagram as “Classical Bae,” Ezinma’s sound combines her...
  • Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager: California State Assembly District 54Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager represents the 54th Assembly District of California, encompassing Baldwin Hills, the Crenshaw community, all of Culver City, Ladera Heights, Leimert Park, Mar Vista, Mid-City Los Angeles, Palms, Pico-Union, Westwood and...
  • Shayna Taylor: Founder of Shayna’s Kitchen and Bottle and StoneShayna Taylor is a wellness influencer and entrepreneur transforming the self-care industry with a radically compassionate approach. She's the founder of Shayna’s Kitchen, a lifestyle brand that features food and nutrition remedies with gluten, corn...
  • Joanna Simkin: Makeup ArtistJoanna Simkin is a celebrity makeup artist and groomer. She’s one of the most in-demand talents in the industry, with a clientele list that includes names like Issa Rae, Megan Rapino, Zayn Malik, Kerry Washington, Storm Reid, Troye Sivan, Frank...
  • Brandin Cohen: Founder and CEO of Liquid I.V.Brandin Cohen is the CEO and Founder of Liquid I.V. Brandin started the company in 2012 when he was 24-years-old with a game changing product - an electrolyte drink mix that utilizes breakthrough science of Cellular Transport Technology (CTT) to...
  • Call Your Friends! Part VIIn this special series, I’ve been calling some of my dear friends to see how they’re doing in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. In an effort to provide some sense of comfort and normalcy, these conversations are here to provide you with good...
  • BennyDrama: Actor and ComedianIf you have an Instagram account, chances are you've been sent a BennyDrama skit. Benito Skinner, also known by his stage name BennyDrama, is a writer, performer, actor, and comedian who’s original comedy skits have gone viral for his...
  • Call Your Friends! Part VIn this special series, I’ve been calling some of my dear friends to see how they’re doing in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. In an effort to provide some sense of comfort and normalcy, these conversations are here to provide you...
  • Natalie Holloway and Max Kislevitz: BalaBala is a Los Angeles based movement company founded in 2018 by husband-and-wife team Natalie Holloway and Maximilian Kislevitz. During a sabbatical in Southeast Asia, Natalie and Max realized that old school wrist and ankle weights were in desperate...
  • Call Your Friends! Part IVIn this special series, I’ve been calling some of my dear friends to see how they’re doing in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. In an effort to provide some sense of comfort and normalcy, these conversations are here to provide you with good...
  • Cyndi Ramirez: Founder and CEO of ChillhouseCyndi Ramirez wants you to chill. She's the founder and CEO of Chillhouse, a first-of-its-kind destination for modern self-care, offering facials, infrared therapy, massages, nail and pedicure services alongside a wellness cafe. After being frustrated...
  • Call Your Friends! Part IIICall Your Friends! is back! In this special series, I’ve been calling some of my dear friends to see how they’re doing in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. In an effort to provide some sense of comfort and normalcy, these conversations are...
  • Raissa Gerona: Chief Brand Officer of REVOLVE and Co-Founder of Alliance ApparelRaissa Gerona is the Chief Brand Officer of REVOLVE and Co-Founder of Alliance Apparel. Leading the REVOLVE Brand Marketing team, Raissa spearheads the company’s unparalleled influencer marketing strategy, bringing the REVOLVE brand to life with...
  • Call Your Friends! Part IICall Your Friends! is back with two new guests! In this special series, I’ve been calling some of my dear friends to see how they’re doing in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. In an effort to provide some sense of comfort and normalcy,...
  • Sarah Levey: Founder, Y7 StudioSarah Levey is the Co-Founder and CEO of Y7 Studio. At 26-years-old, Sarah launched Y7 as an answer to her personal desire for something other than traditional yoga. Y7 is known for its “Sweat Drippin’, Beat Bumpin’ Candlelit Yoga” - classes...
  • Call Your Friends!Hello from quarantine! In this special episode, I call three of my dear friends and see how they’re doing in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. In an effort to provide some sense of comfort and normalcy, these conversations are here to provide...
  • Hannah Marks, Actress and FilmmakerHannah Marks is an actress, writer, and director who has starred in features like Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, The Runaways, Dawn, Necessary Roughness, Weeds, and The Amazing Spider-Man. She’s been named one...
  • Lauren Singer: Environmental Activist, Founder of Package FreeShe produces zero garbage - she sends nothing to landfill, nothing in a trash can, and focuses primarily on recycling and composting. At 28-years-old, she’s the founder of Trash is for Tossers, a community of over 300,000 followers where she...
  • Adina Kamkhatchi: Founder, Adina’s JewelsAt just 19 years old, Adina Kamkhatchi and her brother Mayer used $1,000 of their savings to start their own business. What once started as making jewelry at their parents kitchen table, has now become a a multi-million dollar jewelry company just...
  • Sami Miro: Impact DesignerGrowing up in San Francisco, Sami Miro was known as the “weird vintage girl,” wearing recycled clothing she found in the back of American Rag to her 9-5 start up job. Today, she runs one of fashion’s coolest vintage brands and is...
  • Sheena Yaitanes: Founder, Kosas BeautySheena Yaitanes is the founder of Kosas, a clean beauty brand she created in her Los Angeles home in 2015. While studying chemistry and biology at UC Irvine, Sheena found herself frustrated with a beauty industry filled with products that never felt...
  • Joe Holder: Nike Master Trainer, Performance Consultant, Co-Founder of System of ServiceJoe Holder is no ordinary wellness enthusiast. And at just 29-years-old, he’s the founder of his own wellness company The Ocho System, a Nike Master Trainer, the Creative Director of Wellness for SmartWater, a GQ fitness contributor, the...
  • Caroline Daur: Fashion Blogger and Media Mogul, @CaroDaurCaroline Daur is a German-born fashion blogger and media mogul. She’s a personality who has risen to the top of her field with over 2 million followers and brand partnerships with brands like Fendi, Dior, Valentino, Off-White, Adidas,...
  • Josh Zad: Founder of Alfred Coffee, Alfred Tea Room, and Calidad BeerIn just six years, Josh Zad has built a beverage empire as the founder of LA’s cult-favorite coffee shop chain Alfred Coffee, Alfred Tea Room, and Calidad Beer. In 2013, he opened his first Alfred Coffee location with its social...
  • Maggie Rogers: ArtistGRAMMY-nominated singer, songwriter, and performer Maggie Rogers joins us to discuss her journey from a small town singer/songwriter to global pop stardom. Just three years ago, Maggie performed her NYU senior thesis, which we now...
  • Friend of a Friend TrailerListen to a sneak peak of the Friend of a Friend podcast. New episodes launching Friday, January 27th!
  • Alyssa Coscarelli: Freelance Writer, Consultant, @AlyssaInTheCityAlyssa Coscarelli, aka @AlyssaInTheCity, is a freelance writer, consultant, and fashion influencer based in New York City. Alyssa launched her career as a writer at Refinery29 where she covered fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. With a sharp perspective, vintage-inspired aesthetic, and cool fashion sensibility, Alyssa quickly aggregated a large social media following of fashion-loving, savvy followers. She's become one of the most well-known sources to find inspiration of any kind - from trends to interior des
  • Jen Rubio: Co-Founder, Away If you’ve been to an airport in the past few years, chances are, you’ve seen Away suitcases in abundance. But just four years ago, Jen Rubio found herself stranded in an airport with a broken bag and not a single go-to brand to solve her problem. So in 2015, she and her co-founder Steph Korey decided to found Away, a luggage company that would change the way people travel today. The result was a collection of sleek luggage at an affordable price, complete with a portable charger and more travel esse
  • Devon Lee Carlson: Model, Co-Founder of Wildflower Cases Devon Lee Carlson is a triple threat. She’s a model who’s worked with brands like Louis Vuitton, Juicy, and Marc Jacobs, runs a YouTube channel with over 140,000 subscribers, and is the co-founder of Wildflower, a phone case company she started with her family in high school. With killer style, an adorable dog, and a wild sense of humor, she’s one of our favorite people to follow on the Internet and her 650,000 followers agree. Just last month, she was voted the most popular influencer by Ne
  • Christopher John Rogers: Designer - If you Google the name Christopher John Rogers, a slew of articles will come up with all the same title: "Meet Christopher John Rogers, Fashion's Next Big Thing." At just 25-years-old, Christopher is one of the youngest break-out designers on the...
  • Lindsay Peoples Wagner: Editor-in-Chief, Teen Vogue At just 28-years-old, Lindsay Peoples Wagner is the youngest Editor-in-Chief at any major publication. After spending time at Teen Vogue as an intern, Style.com, and the Cut, Lindsay established her voice in the industry - tackling race, culture, and politics through fashions lens. In September 2018, she penned “Everywhere and Nowhere: What it’s really like to be black and work in fashion” an expose on the fashion industry with over 150 testimonials from people of color from designers, assistants,
  • Hunter Harris: Writer, Vulture Meet Hunter Harris, a writer for New York Magazine’s culture platform, Vulture. But Hunter’s not just a writer. She’s is an editorial national treasure. The Oklahoma-born culture commentator is one of New York’s brightest and rowdiest, giving us everything we need to know about movies, tv, music, Jackson Maine, and beyond, while making us laugh uncontrollably at the same time. Her Twitter has become a pop culture guidebook to thousands where she’s honest, poignant, relatable, and definitely no
  • Molly Gordon: Actress Meet Molly Gordon, the breakout star of Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut Booksmart, who’s stolen our hearts and wants to make you laugh. The New York-based actress is no stranger to the screen, appearing in TNT’s Animal Kingdom, Hulu’s Ramy, Life of the Party, and Seth Rogen’s upcoming movie Good Boys releasing later this summer. In this episode, Molly talks about her experience on the sets of two summer hits, what it’s like working alongside her best friends, and how she’s tackling though
  • Hannah Bronfman: DJ, Author, and Founder of HBFIT - At 31 years old, Hannah Bronfman has established herself as a health and wellness mogul with over half a million followers. She's the founder of HBFIT, a wellness destination dedicated to her discoveries in health, beauty, and fitness.
  • Trailer: The Friend of a Friend PodcastThe Friend of a Friend Podcast introduces you to the next generation of luminaries. Hosted by entrepreneur and founder Olivia Perez, each episode will take you inside the minds of today’s up-and-comers and game changers - from brand builders, to personalities, activists, artists, and thought leaders from around the world - to hear their experiences, advice, and the real story behind their success. For more, follow us on @livvperez and @friendofafriend and sign up for our newsletter on FrndofaFrnd.com (h

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