Category Archive: Podcasts

Women and beauty. In which Patty Schmucker interviews Patty Schmucker

Feb 03, 2017

Who knows more about American Made Beauty than American Made Beauty co-founder, Patty Schmucker? Well, maybe Patty Schmucker. And on Monday, Patty’s guest is herself. Her scheduled guest had a death in the family and was unable to participate, so Patty did what Patty does best: turn the situation to her favor, and make lemons […]

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A healthy mind is a beautiful thing. An interview with Michael Oden and Alina Ugas

Jan 23, 2017

When an old year gives way to a new one, new thinking emerges in an attempt to understand the reality of the world today. Patty Schmucker’s recent Radio AMB guests provided some insight to the fact that a tremendous number of kids grow up in homes where a lack of attention leads to emotional suffering […]

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What is the future of beauty? An interview with Miriam Lueck Avery of the Institute for the Future.

Jan 02, 2017

Anthropology is the study of humanity. There is physical anthropology, cultural anthropology, and archeological anthropology. To that, Miriam Lueck Avery might add, beautifical anthropology, or the study of beauty in humanity. In 1968, her mother was one of the founding members of the Institute for the Future (IFTF), a non-profit organization dedicated to studying change and […]

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Peace and beauty. An interview with Jeanne Braa Foster

Jan 02, 2017

Back in the 1980s, Jeanne Braa, was a platform artist, working on stage with Paul Mitchell, co-founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems. By 1989, the year Mitchell died from cancer, she became artistic director for the iconic hair care line where she helped create some of the company’s most renowned products. Through it all, she […]

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Equipping spas for wellness. A conversation with Polly Johnson.

Dec 12, 2016

Did you know the term “spa” actually comes from a town by the same name? Spa was located in Belgium back in the days of the Roman empire, when it was called Aquae Spadanae. Patty Schmucker recently talked to Polly Johnson, Vice President of SpaEquip, about the business of spas and how new and evolving […]

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Hair evolves naturally. A conversation with Matt Swinney.

Dec 05, 2016

Happy December, all. We kick off our last month of 2016 with some reflection on an incredible year and look forward to an even more beautiful 2017. As we do that, we’ll also spend some time talking to Matt Swinney, a third generation hairdresser who has been cited as a “beauty genius” by Elle Magazine, […]

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Meet Jillian Wright, an American innovator for both skin care and the way the world learns about independent beauty brands.  

Nov 28, 2016

Skin is the body’s largest organ so it’s no surprise that so many work to keep it beautiful. How they do that, though, is what’s most important. Jillian Wright is a woman who built her career as a clinical aesthetician in New York where she performed nearly 10,000 individualized skin treatments at her own spa. […]

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The Yamaguchi Lifestyle with Patricia Shepherd

Nov 21, 2016

Values. It’s a word that is often thrown around without true meaning attached but values are things we all share as we seek to make the world a better and more beautiful place. Some of the foundational values we share, as a country, have long included integrity, respect and inclusion. They’re values that define us, […]

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The voice of beauty. An interview with Bonnie Bonadeo, host of BEaUty Inside and Out

Oct 06, 2016

How do you get started in the beauty industry? What lessons do you need to absorb in order to make a difference? And what do you do with those lessons once you’ve learned them? If you’re Bonnie Bonadeo, you start by managing salons and by working for some of the most notable manufacturers and distributors […]

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Millennial beauty. It runs in the family. An interview with Seiji and Nobu Yamaguchi

Aug 15, 2016

We hear a lot about how the millennial generation, known collectively as the millennials, are different from other generations. These young adults, born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s, think differently about the world and their place in it. Many talk about how an experience is more important to them than a material […]

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