Benjamin Strouse has combined his expertise in entertainment law and interest in writing to create an award-winning audio-first (podcast) media company and growth business.

Guest Biography

Benjamin Strouse is a Peabody award winning writer, composer and producer. He is the executive producer of the audio adventure “The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel,” named by The Guardian as one of the top 50 podcasts of 2016.

In his previous career as an attorney, he represented Pop Superstars like Madonna and Meatloaf, masterminded deals for Motion Picture Companies such as Sony and Fox, and negotiated multiple Broadway and Touring productions of Musicals such as Annie and Bye Bye Birdie. He was the founding producer of the cutting-edge NYC Pop-Theater Festival “Peekaboo”. In 2009, Ben changed gears to focus on his passion for writing and music, and his first book musical “Whatever Man” premiered at the prestigious New York Musical Theater Festival, receiving acclaim from the New York Times. Ben is author of the children’s book, “Hey Boy” (Simon & Schuster.) A devoted New Yorker and enthusiastic Torontonian, Ben, his wife Ronni, their dog Phil, and their twin boys Sam and Arthur, make their Facebook-happy home in Maplewood, NJ.

Show notes:

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why it’s important for creatives to pay attention to the economics of what they’re creating.
  • The power of dreaming and dreaming big.
  • The power of collaboration.

Find more from our guest:

Mentioned in this episode:

Thanks for Listening and Watching!

To share your thoughts:

  • Leave a note in the comment section below.
  • Share this show on Twitter or Facebook.

To help out the show:

  • Leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read each one. Email me your address, and I'll mail you an autographed copy of Kimo West and Ken Emerson's CD, Slackers in Paradise.
  • Subscribe on Apple Podcasts.


Special thanks to Jim Kimo West for the music.

What are your favorite podcasts for kids? Please leave a comment.