Make New Mistakes

A podcast about being in business, being in charge, and being the one to screw it all up.

Make New Mistakes

13: The Paycheck Protection Program Circus

April 15, 2020

We were actually funded through the Paycheck Protection Program, and we're here to tell you about it. Being a small business owner during this time is a total rollercoaster. We take this episode to...

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12: Conventions in the Time of Coronavirus

March 11, 2020

It's an interesting time to run conventions and conferences, so it seemed worth it for Melissa and Taekia to talk about coronavirus/COVID-19 and all of the ways one has to think about event planning i...

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11: Meet the Team (Part 2)

February 24, 2020

Melissa and Taekia are excited to present the second part of our meet the team special! This week, we introduce you to our directors of talent, operations, and programming. They talk about solving nea...

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10: Meet the Team (Part 1)

January 13, 2020

Happy 2020! For this special two-parter, we’re inviting you to meet the team at Mischief Management. They tell us about their biggest mistakes at work, and we promise this won’t be a part of their...

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9: Insert Motivational Motto Here

November 18, 2019

This week, Melissa and Taekia find their well of motivation for getting through the raggedy end of the year. A lot of our motivation comes from the amazing staff at Mischief. At this point in the year...

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8: This Episode is a Mistake

October 29, 2019

In an effort to reckon with this week’s topic of imposter syndrome, we present to you our UNEDITED audio of our recording. Anything could happen! We’ve got plenty of stories about  how it feels t...

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7: Faking It

October 14, 2019

Get ready for some singing and a hardcore lesson on how to act. Melissa asks Taekia to teach her how to keep her emotions in check, when it’s necessary. There are times when it behooves you not to c...

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6: Regrets, We’ve Had a Few

September 30, 2019

First comes first: we’re back from a hiatus! We’ve been overjoyed to see your comments and questions, and can’t wait to keep digging into mistakes.   We have a listener question! They want ...

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5: The Bro Mistake (or, "Zack with a K")

August 29, 2019

This week, on Make New Mistakes, we welcome our first guest into our little corner office: Amanda McLoughlin, business and digital media extraordinaire. We’ve known Amanda since the beginning of Lea...

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4: Don't Read the Comments

July 19, 2019

This week, on Make New Mistakes, we issue a strong directive: for the sake of your sanity, don’t read the comments. Melissa and Taekia discuss what it’s like to provide a big service to so many pe...