Category Archives: Red Couch Interview

On the Red Couch with REDEF’s Jason Hirschhorn

It was 2000, the bubble was bursting, and Jason Hirschhorn, then the head of Digital at MTV Networks, yearned to prove that this Internet thing wasn’t a fad. So he started sharing links to interesting articles, largely about video, to … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch with Outside Lands Curator Jeben Berg

This weekend, San Franciscans will bundle up for their city’s biggest “summer” (it’s typically freezing) music festival, Outside Lands, in Golden Gate Park. The event brings together a killer lineup of bands and DJs, plus fancy food and drink—Winelands! Chocolands!—befitting … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch with Nieman Journalism Lab’s Joshua Benton

For over twenty years, Nieman Journalism Lab director Joshua Benton has kept a close watch on the intersection of journalism and technology. Originally from Louisiana, Benton built websites in college for beer money while serving as editor of his school … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch with Food Writer Ruth Reichl

Some wear many hats; Ruth Reichl preferred wigs. That’s because, as the food critic for The New York Times from 1993 to 1999, Reichl discovered that her headshot was placed in restaurant kitchens throughout the country. Chefs would scan dining … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch with CNN’s Brian Stelter

For CNN’s Brian Stelter, there’s no such thing as too much screen time. The senior media correspondent and host of Reliable Sources, a weekly show that “explores how journalists do their jobs,” Stelter has been fascinated with news media since … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch with Quartz Publisher Jay Lauf

The future of journalism lies in code. That’s the mantra Jay Lauf uses inside the sleek Lower Manhattan offices of Quartz, a business site the Atlantic Media Company launched more than a year ago. “A big piece of the storytelling … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch with Glenn Beck of TheBlaze

Glenn Beck is ready to talk. It’s an occupational requirement for the outspoken Texas-based radio personality, who hits the airwaves each weekday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET, for his self-titled show that’s broadcast in over 400 stations and … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch with CNN’s Chris Cuomo

When most of us would rather roll over and hit snooze, Chris Cuomo has to not only be awake, but he has to be camera-ready and totally ON. That’s because he, along with his co-hosts Kate Bolduan and Michaela Pereira, … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch with The Business of Fashion’s Imran Amed


Imran Amed was a management consultant who wanted to apply his analytical skills to a creative field, and saw a hole in the fashion industry that he thought he could sew up. So he looked beyond the bubbly and beautiful … Continue reading

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On the Red Couch with Model and Advocate Christy Turlington Burns

Shortly after the birth of her first child, Christy Turlington got a big scare. She experienced inexplicable complications that made her aware of the fact that hundreds of thousands of women still die from childbirth every year. It startled her … Continue reading

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