Sideshow Network's "Innovation Crush" & Podcast Host Chris Denson Helps Listeners Get Wiser, Smarter & Better in Business & Life for the New Year With Weekly Game Changing Guests

​Innovation Crush distributed by the Sideshow Network, smashes convention to bits every week by profiling some of the world's most daring projects and the people behind them hosted by long-time idea maker, Chris Denson. From marketing ideas to technology innovations, disruptive business models, personal development, and everything between, IC is a one-stop shop for all the "who-to-know" and "what-to-know" you'll ever need to know. December guest profiles currently available at include one of “Oprah’s Favorite Things” author Jane Buckingham. Jane’s company, Trendera, is highly sought after by corporations large and small for insights on consumer and cultural behavior. On Innovation Crush, Jane breaks down her history as an observer of culture, her challenges with work-life balance, how trend spotting works, gaps in diversity, and how to translate trends into actionable items for brands and entrepreneurs. Also featured in December is 9-year-old, social good superhero and entrepreneurial powerhouse, Dylan Siegel. At age 6, the then-to-be author, philanthropist, merchandiser, chocolate connoisseur, and all around BOSS got it in his head that he would raise some money for his best friend's rare disease by writing a book. Per his own creativity, Dylan's effort quickly turned into a 7-figure fundraising collection of bracelets, hair ties, Hershey chocolate bars and books while sparking a global movement of kids and families creating their own ways to do the same. On Innovation Crush, Dylan and his dad discuss their journey, and everything from parenting (Dylan has 2 other siblings) to video games, dealing with press, to Dylan's vision for a mobile app that allows others to create their own movement.

Innovation Crush has over 700,000 subscribers listening from every continent in addition to being a featured listening programming on over 1200 Delta Airline flights. "One part Fast Company and one part Trevor Noah's “The Daily Show”, each episode of Innovation Crush is a fun, funny, and highly informative series profiling the rock stars of innovation and the game-changing ideas shaping the world today" shared host Chris Denson.

With a library of well over 100 episodes, prior guests have included Atari creator and game industry godfather, Nolan Bushnell; boxing legend, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, Sugar Ray Leonard; Virgin Galactic CEO, George Whitesides; “Popular Science’s” 10th most brilliant human being, Dennis Hong; “Fast Company’s” 11th most creative person in business and piracy prophet, Matt Mason; 9-year-old philanthropy phenom, Dylan Siegel; Loreal’s creator of its Connected Beauty Incubator, Guive Balooch; Grammy Award winning rapper turned entrepreneur, Chamillionaire;  professional hacker/bank robber turned neuroscientist, Moran Cerf; Nike/Jordan’s former head of global brand design, Jason Mayden.  Chris Dancy, “Wired Magazine’s” most connected human; Mashable’s former award-winning Editor-at-Large, Ben Parr, and Krizstina “Z” Holly, Creator of TEDx and Advisor to Davos; and many more.  

Chris Denson (@Densonology) began his career as a stand-up comedian, writer, and producer of television and film.  His curiosity for ideas and creativity eventually led him to an award-winning career in innovation where he has led the development of numerous products, experiences, and ideas around the world with partners ranging from The George Soros Institute, Omnicom Media Group, Warner Bros, Namco Bandai, Visa, Wells Fargo, The Venice Biennale, and Paul Frank, to name a few. As a humor enthusiast and industry thought-leader, Chris brings an entertaining and insightful dialogue to each and every Innovation Crush episode. 

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