Leslie Bradshaw

How and when do you listen to podcasts?

I listen to podcasts when I commute, which includes a good amount of walking and two trains from the East Village to Columbus Circle every day. I also travel a lot for work, so downloading a few episodes for a long plane ride has been great.

What podcasts do you listen to?

NPR can do no wrong, really have been enjoying how their NPR One app serves me up all sorts of gems. From it, I’ve gotten into:

For more business oriented content I turn to: Masters of Scale, Econtalk, Planet Money.

I also adore Swipe Out by my friend and former coworker, the Alix McAlpine, and Human Venn Diagram by my friend and current coworker Christina Wallace (and her co-host Cate Scott Campbell).

Are there any podcast episodes that have had a big impact on your life, business, or thinking?

I’ve been quoting this story from NPR quite a bit as I think through our role as humans in the not-so-distant-robotic-overlord-future. What can we do that they can’t? Give hugs, solve mysteries, tell stories. And who is teaching this well to the next generation? A one room schoolhouse in Colombia.

About Leslie

Leslie is a battle-tested entrepreneur known for driving growth through innovation and building big people by unlocking their potential. In her current role as an Entrepreneur at Bionic, Leslie helps install an entrepreneurship and venture capital ecosystem into large enterprises, enabling them to discover and build the future.

Prior to Bionic, Leslie spent three years leading innovation consultancy Made by Many’s U.S. office and six years co-founding and running data visualization agency JESS3 as its President and COO. Honored as one of Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business for “making data science cool” (2013) and one of their "Most Influential Female Executives in Tech" (2011), Leslie is most proud of co-founding and continuing to support her family’s Willamette Valley-based pinot noir vineyard—Bradshaw Vineyards.