Hey there. I'm Mohnish. I've worked with New York Times bestselling authors, startups, and nonprofits since I was 17, which was pretty weird in high school. Now, I'm the host and producer of the podcast Real Talk / Decoding Growing Up, the show on how to moonwalk your 20's, one joke and science reference at a time. Want to hear the short version of what I've done and what I'm up too? No? You don't feel like it? Whatever, I'll tell you anyway. For the long-and-super-specific-version, here's my Linkedin.
Producing Radio That'll Rock Your Socks Off
Years ago, if someone told me to listen to public radio, I would've been confused by the fact that a suggestion like that even existed. Then, somewhere along the way, I listened to one podcast. Then another. And then another. And now, thousands of hours later, I'm convinced: I think I've fallen in love. Today, I host and produce a show I wish I would've had when I was 17. It's about how to moonwalk your 20's, and we tackle everything from why low-confidence is a good thing (evolutionarily speaking) to why experience makes you worse in the long-term (sounds ridiculous, but it's not). Plus, we back it up with science and stupid jokes. Check it out. We've been featured on the front pages of iTunes, and most importantly, my mom tells me it's awesome. And if you dig the fancy fancy in your podcasts (music, production, sound effects, narration), you'll dig this.
Working with Authors and Other Fancy People
For authors - I was the guy that just kind of "handled it". I wrote, edited, designed, researched, marketed, and just "did things". Trust me - I have no idea how else to describe this work. I worked with bestselling authors like Robert Greene, Ryan Holiday, Dale Stephens, Charlie Hoehn, and Laura Coe. Laura - who I worked with extensively - taught me how to be better. She was like, "Mohnish, stop doing that!", and I was like, "Yes, master". I also worked extensively with Book in a Box (founded by Tucker Max and Zach Obront) and - something I'm pretty proud of - wrote entire books from terrible outline to final draft. I helped market book launches, ghostwrote pieces for the New York Times, and designed a project for Ryan that got 500,000 views in 3 days for his first book.
Writing, Quotes, and 6th Grade
When I was in 6th grade, I wrote a 100-page dystopian novel about the Russians invading the United States. I'm convinced it's the worst piece of writing ever concieved in the history of humanity. Then, in high school, I got into writing again. Initially, I had no idea what to talk about. But, when I started reading books, my writing got better. And then I got hooked. I've been published in Thought Catalog, Medium, and was a co-contributor to the book 2 Billion Under 20 (MacMillan Press). Want to check out my best writing? It's all on Medium. Want to check out some awesome quotes I've kept over the years? Check it.
Tell Me I'm Handsome
If you're a terrible human being or trying to sell me Viagra, please don't email me (unless it's a great deal). Otherwise, I'm pretty easy to get in touch with. Want to reach out? Work together? Say hi? Tell me I'm handsome and good-looking and wonderful (hey mom)? Email me at email@example.com. Happy to chat.