I’ve recommended Blamo! Podcast, hosted by Jeremy Kirkland before. Seriously, if you haven’t listed to his interview with Eric Wind from a few weeks back, stop everything and do it now. You’ll learn more from listening to Eric than you ever will reading this stupid blog.
Blamo! was back with another watch industry mainstay this week, Hodinkee managing editor Stephen Pulvirent. Mr. Pulvirent was the first real employee at Hodinkee (after founder Ben Clymer). After a couple years at Hodinkee, he left for a job at Bloomberg, where he wrote about watches for their Pursuits page, in addition to taking on some cool personal tech and gadget assignments. He’ll be the first to admit it was kind of a right-place-right-time thing: the Apple Watch Series 1 launched right when he was starting at Bloomberg, and as the resident watch guy, he was tasked with covering it. Still, that’s an awesome opportunity and Pulvirent took advantage of it: he’s developed a unique perspective on watches, gadgets, and more over the years.
Much as I’ve mentioned that sometimes his writing or podcast hosting causes my eyes to do backflips into my cranium, Pulvirent has been instrumental in building Hodinkee into what it is today. You’ve got to respect the hustle. On top of that, he comes across as a genuinely nice dude, even if his high-brow interests reek of east-coast media elitism. This interview provides great insight into Pulvirent’s background and career, and how he got to where he is today, as the managing editor of the most influential watch publication out there.
Check out the episode on the Blamo! website, or wherever you get your podcasts.