My name is Mark Molaro and I host the online feature interview program The Alcove with Mark Molaro. We are known for smart and thoughtful conversations with fascinating and diverse guests like Naomi Klein, Neil de Grasse Tyson, Arianna Huffington and many others.
Several months ago it was brought to my attention that a member of the MSI community had suggested adding my program to the cultural offerings supported by Starbucks for its customers. This idea, called ‘Great Conversations’ seemed to want to make the coffee house more of a hub of social and human interaction, which I found intriguing because it was by far the highest voted customer suggestion on the entire MSI website. I agree with this customer that people are hungry for meaningful social interaction in this time of serious issues and challenges for the entire planet. More than anything people want to be part of this conversation both in person and through the use of meaningful technology that allows them to participate and connect.
With this in mind, I am pleased to say to the MSI community here that Starbucks is now a dedicated sponsor of my program and starting next month will feature our video conversations both on its Starbucks/AT&T wifi page and at Starbucks.com. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and encouragement on MSI!
Our program is dedicated to in-depth discussions with extraordinary guests and thinkers. I am confident that such discussions and the social media and community around these discussions will not only entertain and inform, but most importantly serve to simultaneously inspire subsequent conversations and dialog. For all of these reasons I am pleased to announce this partnership, and I invite the MSI community to participate here and on my program’s other websites. I look forward to your ideas, feedback and discussion in the months ahead.
Host, Executive Editor and Co-Executive Producer
The Alcove with Mark Molaro
If you haven't seen The Alcove, here are a couple of examples:
Greil Marcus: American author and social commentator
Mark Pesce: technology futurist, writer, teacher and a pioneer of virtual reality
Final note: The opinions of the host and the guests of The Alcove are their own, not necessarily those of Starbucks.