18 months ago, when the world was still on lockdown, former business partners Robert Tuchman and Brett Sklar reconnected at a local park to discuss new trends and potential business opportunities. Tuchman and Sklar had been introduced by a mutual friend and first teamed up shortly after graduating from college to launch TSE Sports & Entertainment, a sports experience and hospitality agency for corporate clients. After selling TSE and spending several years helping their new partners acquire other companies in the space, Tuchman and Sklar came together again to create a second agency, Goviva, which focused on creating marketing programs. personalized sports and lifestyle. Although the two of them enjoyed their time and learned a lot over the years, they wanted to move on and find out about their next new business.
Tuchman himself had recently become a podcast host for How success comes, where he talks to some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs about how they built their businesses. Many guests who would come How success comes asked Robert to create custom podcast series for their businesses which provided the initial spark for their potential new business. Tuchman and Sklar were sold on this route to enter the podcast world. In June 2020, they contacted Stephen Master, which they brought 20 years ago to TSE Sports & Entertainment, to get his take on the audio landscape and see if he would join them as they considered starting their new business.