Michael Ian Black interviews the co-founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian - Little Bird Receives a Stellar Plug!
"Sometimes it's a good idea to get expert advice, like when you're buying a house, or a car (and I so wished I had listened before buying that Pinto...), OR AN ENGAGEMENT RING that will be handed down to your grandkids. Enter: LittleBirdToldYou.com."
Thanks for the rad partnership, MIB!
Oh, and enjoy this great cast with Alexis Ohanian of Reddit. This podcast has really taken off over the last 12 episodes, but this single episode remains a fave. Michael Ian Black interviews Alexis Ohanian on the revolution happening on the internet over the past few years, and how we can keep the internet the open playing field that allows everyday people to become entrepreneurs. It's about being able support ourselves doing the things we are passionate about. SOLD to these Little Birds.
"you really have to make something people want"
"know that it is a numbers game"
"failure is not an option"
"...spend more of your best years working on what you really love..."
Menprovement asks, Little Bird answers. What should every man consider before buying an engagement ring?
In an extended podcast, Sean from Menprovement and Little Bird discuss engagements, diamonds, strategies, and culture. When should a man propose? Is two month's salary still an appropriate starting point for the ring budget? Should you always get a GIA report with your diamond? Listen to the podcast here.
The podcast also comes with a fantastic article on other commonly asked questions, as well as a guide to getting optimal value on a diamond. There's an excerpt from the article below.... You can read the entire article here,
Question 8) Are diamonds really that common?
We are so excited about Diamond Foundry, a Bay Area-based lab-created diamond company that uses solar power to produce carbon negative diamonds. In their recent launch, Diamond Foundry wordsmithed a great piece about Little Bird and the value of our engagement ring consultation service. We are honored to be held in such high regard by a groundbreaking company that shares our commitment to smashing the mold.
Suffice it to say, the feeling is mutual. Diamond Foundry truly nailed the synthetic diamond market when they combined ethics and art, using a fabulous lineup of engagement ring designers and American made solar diamonds. Lab diamond engagement rings just got way cooler. Leonardo DiCaprio certainly thinks so -he’s a major investor in the startup. We are gleefully anticipating the positive impact that solar diamond engagement rings will have on the jewelry industry. Prior to Diamond Foundry’s launch, the only time you would put “solar” with “diamond ring” was in the rare celestial event of a total eclipse of the sun; they call it the “solar diamond ring effect”.
Diamond Alternative Cheat Sheet
Since we are on the topic of lab-created diamonds...
Ingrid Michaelson Unplugged on How to Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black. Side note: Thank God Engagement Ring Consultants Finally Exist!
November 11th, 2015 marked the first day that Little Bird - Diamond & Engagement Ring Expertise hit the radio air waves. We chose to partner with Radiotopia's How to be Amazing with Michael Ian Black after becoming completely obsessed with his debut series. Check out this awesome interview with Ingrid Michaelson (aka Ingrid Michaelson Unplugged - there are some amazing acoustic performances on this cast.) The hour is chock full of sassy quips, advice on staying independent and achieving success on your own terms.
Don't miss some of our favorite HTBA episodes. This is definitely a podcast to put on your Stitcher favorites list. With a range of fabulous guests from Megan Mullally, Amy Schumer & Elizabeth Gilbert to Kevin Smith, Tom Colicchio & Chris Hardwick - the interviews are hilarious. honest and actually inspiring in some cases. The voice is earnest and real - that resonates with us.
Little Bird is unaffiliated and truly taking the earnest road toward thought leadership in the jewelry industry. We aren’t puppets. We are working our butts off to make this industry and the whole experience for engagement ring shoppers much much better. - we picked Michael Ian Black for a reason. Because we really like his style and his dedication to earnest, heartfelt work. Thanks Michael Ian Black! We love your show and we look forward to partnering with you again in the future!
"The job of Little Bird Engagement Ring Consultants is to:
Thanks to Unfinished Man for giving us a podium to cover topics like this. xoxo, The Birds
Thanks to Chris Easter of The Man Registry & Grooms Advice for warning dudes about the lameness of holiday engagement ring shopping. We're here to help! Drop us a line. xoxo, The Birds
The 7 Most Important Questions to Ask Yourself if You’re Engagement Ring Shopping, by AspiringGentleman.com
Check out author Brent Rose's awesome prose, and learn about the 4 C's, metal tips, and how not to stress yourself in the full article on Deadspin.