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Podcast interviews with multi-hyphenates, led by Athena Calderone.

More Than One Thing will pull back the curtain on successful creatives whose journeys appear seemingly perfect. They are not. No one, if they are being truthful, has it all figured out. I want to highlight those multi-hyphenates who are open enough to share their grit. Through a series of interviews, More than One Thing reveals how each guest broke societal norms, found a way to climb outside that perfectly packaged box of expectations and found success in not just one thing, but many. This is a place for advice on how to design your dream life.




Athena Calderone

February 6, 2020

MORE THAN ONE THING has become my mantra.  So many creative disciplines operate in tandem in my world, choosing one would be impossible.  I take pride in the fact that I have found a way to blur the line, my overlapping passions became my work, but it wasn’t an easy path, still isn’t.  For many years I allowed my creative schizophrenia to hold me back, I believed in order to find success you needed to excel in a singular vocation. Well, I was wrong.  And the advice I was given was wrong. It was only when I embraced these multifaceted sides of myself, that I found forward momentum that was authentic to me – that is when my career began to take shape. In this first episode I thought I would set the tone for More Than One Thing by having my best friend Tali Magal interview me!


Jenna Lyons

February 6, 2020

Jenna Lyons needs no introduction really but she is a designer, style icon, and former president and creative director of the J.Crew Group! A quintessential multi-hyphenate, Jenna’s creative influence has no bounds— she’s had her hands in fashion, art, interior design, media, and more. Her rule-breaking style single-handedly changed the landscape of fashion and design. On this episode Jenna reveals the difficulties of starting over — how the radio silence that ensued after her departure from J. Crew effected both her ego and identity. She also discussed how terrifying it is to not have the structure, ground work, and guardrails that her corporate job offered. It was beautiful to hear her raw honesty in admitting that she is in the incubation stage of everything currently and how intense that fear can be. 


Nate Berkus & Jeremiah Brent

February 13, 2020

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent are world renowned interior designers, recognizable TV personalities (ahem, Oprah), product designers, brand ambassadors, and producers amongst other impressive feats. They straddle many creative disciplines with professionalism, grace and kindness but not without navigating failures and setbacks. I was lucky enough to have them on More Than One Thing to discuss the how they grasp hold of opportunities, their advice on how to sustain opportunities, and the importance of worth ethic even as you forage through an unknown path. Listen on to hear how Jeramiah admits to four failures a day and why he fears regret, not failure. And how Nate personally overcame the trauma and the loss of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.


Hannah Bronfman 

February 19, 2020
Hannah Bronfman’s career truly defies categorization—she’s a DJ, wellness guru, media personality, author, and more. But to me, she’s best described as a beam of light—she’s built her multifaceted career with confidence and grace, all while navigating 20-something life in NYC. Tune in to learn about her biggest professional setback, the importance of self-confidence, and how creating a fake assistant can get you where you need to go. 



March 5, 2020
As a stylist and designer, Colin King is a force to be reckoned with—his work lines the pages of Architectural Digest, T Magazine, Elle Decor, Vogue, Domino, Marie Claire, and more. But like so many of us, his path to success was more of a zig-zag than a straight line. He worked as a dancer, personal trainer, content creator, and social media manager in LA and NYC before falling into the interior design world. Tune in to hear Colin speak about the importance of self-acceptance, not knowing what you want to do, and just showing up for yourself (and every possible opportunity).


Waris Ahluwalia

March 12, 2020

If you’re looking to remind yourself of what’s important in life, I suggest listening to my conversation with Waris Ahluwalia. An actor, jewelry designer, philanthropist, herbalist, wellness expert, and more, this big-hearted multi-hyphenate has mastered the art of exploring creative interests without judgement (or a plan). Tune in to hear him speak about the importance of trying anything and everything, listening to the universe, trusting your instincts, and living in the present moment. 



March 19, 2020

Not many people can say they went from pre-med, to paralegal, to stylist, except for Nausheen Shah. A Wisconsin native turned New Yorker, Nausheen’s story is one of fierce passion, determination, and bravery in the face of deep-seated tradition and family expectations. Determined to forge her own path, she entered the cutthroat fashion industry at the age of 25 and now works as a successful stylist, journalist, and designer. Listen in for her truly breathtaking story, plus an unfiltered, behind-the-scenes look at the fashion industry.




March 26, 2020

If I could use one word to describe Christene Barberich, it would be “visionary.” She saw the flaws in traditional women’s media, and created Refinery29 in response to that perceived need for inclusion and acceptance. In other words, she was made to sit at the helm of a global digital media brand. Listen to the latest episode of MTOT to hear Christene’s thoughts on becoming a mother at 49, the story behind Refinery29, and the power of an Instagram DM.




November 25, 2020

Welcome to Season 2 of More Than One Thing, the podcast that celebrates taking the road less traveled to find your passion and purpose. My own journey has definitely been anything but conventional. I’ve tried it all–– dancing, modeling, clubbing, yoga, acting. And while at the time those endeavors often felt like detours, perspective has shown me they were actually really important stops on the path that would lead me to EyeSwoon and life as my truest, most artistic, multi-faceted self. In this episode, my best friend Tali Magal is back to interview me about my personal story and how I navigated from lost to found. Spoiler alert! The secret was to stop trying to be someone else and start listening to the voice telling me I had something real to offer. I still don’t have it all figured out, but if I’ve learned anything from this crazy journey it’s that being bold, asking for help, and trusting your gut can get you farther than you could possibly imagine. 

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