The Lawyer Who Rocks Podcast

The Lawyer Who Rocks Podcast

Interviews with Business Badasses

Joleen Winther Hughes is the founder of HMLG and a longtime entrepreneur. She cut her teeth in the music industry at an early age before becoming one of the first technology lawyers in the world to bring entertainment online.
Now she’s sharing what she’s learned and bringing you interviews with giants in the industry. You’ll be delighted and fascinated with insider stories, business tips and sometimes a secret or two.

TLWR is amplifying the voices of industry leaders in tech, media, arts and financing and everything in between!

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Josh Boykin – Gaming Smart & with Heart

Josh Boykin – Gaming Smart & with Heart

Josh Boykin is a gaming badass. This Midwestern native and founder of Intelligame talks to Joleen about how important it is to enjoy your work, what his experience at Disney taught him, violence in gaming, and how gaming narratives can connect to our us to our...

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Renee Erickson – The Art of Restaurants – Part 2

Renee Erickson – The Art of Restaurants – Part 2

Part 2 of our interview with culinary badass, Renee Erickson explores her affinity for the Pacific Northwest, all things food, why local is always better, being an author, and what the heck it's like to win a James Beard Award.  

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Renee Erickson – The Art of Restaurants

Renee Erickson – The Art of Restaurants

Pacific Northwest local legend, Renee Erickson talks to Joleen about the ins and outs of running a restaurant. From cutting her teeth as a cook at Boat Street without culinary training, to opening a recognizable brand across a restaurant empire. Don't miss Part 1 of...

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Tishni Weerasinghe – A Romance with Reading

Tishni Weerasinghe – A Romance with Reading

Tishni, better known as Tish of TheBookthief28 on TikTok, has a romance with reading. Mixing her love of literature, social purpose and the critical thinking skills obtained in law school, this recent graduate has made her book reviews some of the most viewed on...

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Lauren Sato – Advocating for Diversity in Homogenous Places

Lauren Sato – Advocating for Diversity in Homogenous Places

Lauren Sato, the CEO of Ada's Developers Academy, is changing the face of tech. A lifelong social justice advocate, Lauren's career has touched many different fields, but has always centered around one thing: progress for marginalized identities. In this interview, we...

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Chris Mann – Redefining the Role of Gamers, Part 2

Chris Mann – Redefining the Role of Gamers, Part 2

Gamers are becoming the new rockstars, just ask Chris Mann. From what we wear to what we eat, we are taking cues from e-sports like never before. In Part 2 of his interview, Chris tells us how e-sports is more than gaming; it's a lifestyle and everyone is getting in...

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Chris Mann – Redefining the Role of Gamers, Part 1

Chris Mann – Redefining the Role of Gamers, Part 1

Serial entrepreneur and e-athlete, Chris Mann, is helping redefine the role of "gamers" in our society. In part 1 of his interview, he describes the windy path to becoming COO of Subnation, a media start-up focused on esports and gaming, the stereotypes that once...

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Susan Freeman – How to Communicate Inclusively

Susan Freeman – How to Communicate Inclusively

"Inclusive" is Susan Freeman's favorite word. At her company, Freeman Means Business, Susan teaches businesses how to communicate both effectively and more inclusively lending to the support of diversity in the work place. From her amazing mentors to her current...

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Reese Tanimura – Fostering Community through Art & Culture

Reese Tanimura – Fostering Community through Art & Culture

Reese Tanimura cares about people. After being a music teacher in her native Hawaii, this serial volunteer moved to Seattle and participated in multiple non-profits before becoming the Managing Director of Folklife Festival. With a keen interest in inclusion and...

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Alissa Leinonen – Never, Never, Never Giving Up – Part 2

Alissa Leinonen – Never, Never, Never Giving Up – Part 2

In part two of Alissa Leinonen's interview, we learn just how COVID-19 has affected Gourmondo and the rest of the Seattle restaurant industry. Alissa, whose motto is "never, never, never give up", explains how the pandemic sparked her commitment to philanthropy,...

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Alissa Leinonen – Never, Never, Never Giving Up – Part 1

Alissa Leinonen – Never, Never, Never Giving Up – Part 1

Fourth-generation Seattleite, Alissa Leinonen, isn't the typical food business owner. Having earned a Business degree at University of Washington and a self-proclaimed "not great" chef, she colored outside of the lines to find out how she could contribute to her...

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