About The Show

The Backpack Show
The Backpack Show is a business TV show that airs LIVE online Fridays at 10am ET, with past episodes available on demand for when you’re ready to watch. Your hosts, Chris Brogan and Kerry O’Shea Gorgone, bring guests from all different kinds of businesses and walks of life to share success insights with you.
 
Far from just a “sit there and watch it” experience, if you’re available to watch the Backpack Show LIVE, you’re part of the show. We engage with the community we serve and bring your questions to our guests so you can feel seen, heard, and understood.
 
Chris Brogan recently changed his job title to Showrunner, because even when he’s not producing the Backpack Show, Chris helps companies turn their businesses into a show (of sorts) to earn more customers. Chris has two teens who don’t watch this show. Learn more about Chris here.
 
Kerry O’Shea Gorgone  is Senior Editor & Writer at Appfire, the largest global provider of award-winning Atlassian apps. She also co-hosts The Backpack Show with Chris Brogan. Her audio show, Punch Out With Katie and Kerry, is currently in its fifth season of production. Kerry hosts a Classic Alternative radio show for VillageRadio.net on weekday mornings, and is mom to two very creative teen boys. Learn more about Kerry here.

Business success and insights? What's this about?

After our first 100 guests, we can safely say that the common thread between all our successful and wonderful new friends is that they all chose the harder path, the one where being themselves was the only option that fit. Not anyone can “be themselves” very easily, and even fewer can turn that into a successful business asset. That’s why we introduce you to models of that success every episode.

Shine a Light

Both Chris and Kerry have extensive connections to the digital business and online marketing space. Most of our friends are marketers and plenty of them have shows and podcasts of their own. The Backpack Show isn’t about marketing and our marketing friends.

Our goal is to shine a light on people who don’t always get the attention they deserve, or the recognition for their business smarts and experience. This is an inclusive show that actively seeks out BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and less served members of our society doing business their way.

Affiliations and Disclosures

  • Chris Brogan is the CEO of Owner Media Group, Inc.
  • Chris Brogan is president of Chris Brogan Media, LLC
  • The Backpack Show has active paid sponsors. We disclose these clearly during the show.
  • If we receive promotional materials, we disclose those clearly as well, in accordance with (and above and beyond) the US FTC guidelines.