WFMU Benefit: 100% of Skeptech ticket sales will go to WFMU to benefit the station and its free-form programming.
Speakers on October 26 will feature…
JON RONSON, journalist, author, documentary filmmaker, screenwriter, and radio presenter. He’s the author “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed,” “The Psychopath Test,” and other books. His upcoming podcast, The Butterfly Effect, will be available on Audible.com starting in July 2017. He also co-wrote “Okja,” a Korean-American action-adventure movie directed by Bong Joon-Ho.
NANCY LUBLIN is the CEO of Crisis Text Line, a not-for-profit organization providing free crisis intervention via SMS message. The organization’s services are available 24 hours a day, throughout the US, by texting 741741. Lublin was also the creator of Dress for Success and served as the CEO of Do Something Inc., a company that attempts to mobilize youth to participate in social change, from 2003 to 2015.
APARNA NANCHERLA is a New York-based comedian. She has appeared on “Inside Amy Schumer” and has written for Late Night with Seth Meyers and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. Nancherla released her debut comedy album “Just Putting It Out There” through Tig Notaro’s Bentzen Ball Records in July 2016.
JO FIRESTONE is a comedian based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work can be seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Chris Gethard Show, and heard on WFMU. She was recently named a New Face at the 2016 Just for Laughs Festival. If you like puns, check out Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers. If you don’t like puns, please disregard. You can also see Jo doing stand-up in different basements around the city. Hope you like basements.
MARK HURST (host of Skeptech) has spent his career consulting, writing, and speaking about how to create digital tech that benefits users more. Hurst is the founder and host of Skeptech – as well as the Gel conference series, which featured the first stage presentations of Khan Academy and Wikipedia. Hurst’s books “Bit Literacy” and “Customers Included” introduced the world to the empty inbox method (now known as Inbox Zero), and made the case for companies to treat customers better. He’s also the creator of the Good Todo mobile productivity platform.
- “Into the Black” Swag 4 Life October Fundraiser is on!
- Shut Up Weirdo Meetup this Thursday at El Cortez, Brooklyn
- Singles Going Steady Week: Oct 16th- 22nd
- NJ Electorama! Hosted by Jo Firestone. Join us live at Monty Hall on Oct 21st @ 7pm
- Skeptech- Live at Monty Hall Oct 26th (click here for scheduled speakers)