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On the Columbia University Sports Management Podcast ('The CUSP Show'), faculty members Joe Favorito and Tom Richardson host thought leaders from across the sports industry as they discuss a wide array of topics. The show is produced by the Columbia University Sports Management program's staff.

On-Demand Episodes

Joe and Tom welcome Michael Dub to the pod to share his story of becoming an entrepreneur after dedicating years of his career to the corporate space. Dub shares the impetus for his company Sweet Chameleon, which uses 3D printing... more

Joe and Tom close the 2022-2023 academic year by bringing five current Columbia Sports Management students onto the show to discuss an award-winning project they worked on. Students Christina Chen, Daniel Manzi,... more

Joe welcomes Andy Dolich back to the podcast to talk about his timely new book, Goodbye, Oakland, which explores the professional sports teams that came, and ultimately left, Oakland. Dolich, now deeply involved in Fan Controlled Sports,... more

Tom and Joe are joined by Hilary Awad, Talent and Brand Management Expert, to discuss the world of athlete marketing, brand building, and navigating new opportunities. Sharing her experiences working with NBA star Stephen Curry,... more

Joe and Tom are back to speak with Paula Segal, Head of Consumer Product at SeatGeek, and discuss her journey to the intersection of sports and tech, which unexpectedly started with getting her Master's in Medieval Studies from... more

Tom and Joe are joined by Michael Dresner, founding partner at Forward Media Partners. During this episode, Michael Dresner shares his career journey and insights into the evolving sports media landscape. From his beginnings in... more

Tom and Joe are joined by David Palmer, Founder & CEO of Bernoulli | Locke on this week's episode. Palmer discusses his background in finance and hospitality, and how he made the transition to the forefront of decentralized, autonomous... more

Scott Rosner is joined by Chris Marvin, founder of Marvin Strategies, who talks about his military background and his career path. He shares his experience serving as a combat veteran in Afghanistan and his involvement with... more

In this episode, Scott Rosner sits down with Mori Taheripour, a negotiation expert and author of the award-winning book Bring Yourself. Mori shares her personal background, including her passion for sports and her experience as a... more

Joe and Scott are joined by Christian Ponder, Former NFL Quarterback and founder of The Post. During this episode, Ponder discussed his personal transformation from a professional athlete to a thriving entrepreneur. He shares... more

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