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Open Account with SuChin Pak
It’s okay to talk about money. At least it is on this show. SuChin Pak searches for answers about why money is so universally thrilling, confusing, powerful, and stressful through personal stories with people that inspire us to think big, and think together, about money— no matter how much, or how little, you have. Created by Umpqua Bank and produced in collaboration with Slate Group Studios, Open Account takes an unconventionally honest approach to talking about money, and proves that whatever financial struggles we have, we’re not alone.
Society & Culture
The Tradeoff: Sue Ra & Matt Bath
If you could either retire at 35 or 65, which would you choose? What if retiring at 35 meant working long hours at a burger joint for two decades, and retiring at 65 meant working twice as a long, at a job you love, as an attorney?
40 min
The Farmer’s Almanac: Jagpaul Badhesha
If there’s one thing Jagpaul Badhesha learned as a farmer, it’s that you don't take money for granted.
34 min
What To Do With The Money: Velma Davis & Kenya ...
Velma Davis bought her first house when she was 26 years-old. Although it would’ve been hard to know it then, Davis – a first-generation college graduate in the throes of the Civil Rights Movement – was on her way to amassing life-changing wealth.
34 min
Up From the Ashes: Bryan Clay
Bryan Clay trains hard, and works hard. It's what earned him a gold medal at the Olympics, and the title of "Greatest Athlete in the World." But his training only prepared him to win – it didn't teach him to deal with failure.
33 min
Dreamers and Dollars: Megan Jasper
For most people, money is impossible to escape. But Megan Jasper is not ‘most people.’ She’s the CEO of SubPop Records - the iconic music label behind Nirvana and The Shins - and one of those rare people who put her dreams before dollars.
32 min
The Family Secret
Three siblings discuss why people sometimes hide money troubles from loved ones.
33 min
You Say You Want A Revolution: Nancy Pfund & Te...
How three women would change the world
34 min
For What It's Worth: Bradley Paul
Bradley Paul’s words are money. He's written for some of Hollywood’s best television studios, and his credits include AMC’s hit drama "Better Call Saul" and the upcoming "Lodge 49."
32 min
Breaking the Cycle: Dr. Donna Beegle
Dr. Donna Beegle is the founder of a consulting firm that works to break the cycle of poverty in America.
32 min
Redefining Success: Neal Gabler on the Secret S...
We talk with Neal Gabler about the personal story behind his revolutionary confessional.
29 min
Emotional Investment : Small Businesses & Start...
In this episode, we interview a chef, an author, two designers and artists married with a newborn, and the founder of a radically different cleaning company about the emotions that shape their businesses and experiences.
36 min
Get Schooled: Kids and Money
In this episode, we handed the mic over to kids from 5 to 9 years old to discuss the role of money in their lives, and in their imaginations.
28 min
Practical Dreamers : Immigration and Financial ...
Cultural integration isn't synonymous with financial integration. In this three-act story, we hear about how to survive—and thrive—in our vibrant, complicated and sometimes inscrutable American economy as an immigrant.
39 min
Will Work For Work : Ravi Patel and Lena Waithe
SuChin Pak talks with Lena Waithe and Ravi Patel about first paychecks, the art of negotiating, personal branding and what matters way more than money.
34 min
Independence Day : Divorce, Finance and Friendship
Married young with two kids, Margaret and Leif Jacobsen navigated different class backgrounds and a mixed-race relationship in the pursuit of a life together. When they decided to divorce, a true friendship emerged from the ashes.
32 min
In The Face of No-Matter-What
Reese May is an Iraq veteran and financial literacy advocate for survivors of natural disaster. He talks to SuChin Pak about how to make a living from a life of service. For more inspirational stories, visit madetogrow.com.
19 min
Making Marriage (And Money)
Young couple and business owners Sam Huff and Meghan Wright talk about navigating different backgrounds in pursuit if their dreams, blowing through their budget, and the incredible power of wine and Excel spreadsheets. For more inspirational...
36 min
The Power of No
Eddie Huang -- comedian, author, chef and cultural firecracker -- talks to SuChin about how to stay true to yourself when you set out to make a living. For more inspirational stories, visit madetogrow.com.  
34 min
Thank You Cake
SNL writer, actress and producer Paula Pell -- flying her flag in a new territory of creative ownership and power -- explains how to not talk yourself out of money. For more inspirational stories, visit madetogrow.com.  
31 min
Who Among Them Are Happy?
Baratunde Thurston — comedian, coder, huge-hearted digital innovator, and new supervising producer for The Daily Show — talks about the pursuit of joy (and money), his courageous and wild mom, and what it means when you affix your...
33 min
In The Family
23 year old pro basketball player Meyers Leonard talks with SuChin Pak about transitioning from a childhood of mutual aid and dire need, to living with a pot of the gold at the end of a professional sports draft pick rainbow -- family, marriage,...
28 min