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I Have a Frank and Unfiltered Conversation with Rick Beato
The popular YouTube host engages me in a freewheeling dialogue
A lot of people asked for a summit between Ted Gioia and Rick Beato—and it finally happened.
Frankly, I was intrigued by the idea too.
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Rick has an influential YouTube channel with millions of subscribers—where he has interviewed Sting, Pat Metheny, and other master musicians. I’d never met him until we got together a few days ago, when we hung out, had dinner, and sat down for this in-depth dialogue. But I already knew from his videos that Rick is a trustworthy and knowledgeable guide who cares deeply about the music and our culture.
He, too, is an honest broker.
So I anticipated that this would be a fun, frank, and freewheeling conversation, and I wasn’t disappointed. In fact, this video is already starting to shake things up—at least judging by the early response.
This is probably the best place to start if you want to know what I see happening in our music and culture right now, and where it’s heading. It’s also a good guide to my core values and worldview.