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About Us




Disruption is a podcast for those who seek to disrupt the status quo in positive ways. Be it through business innovation, political action, or social activism, we at Disruption Now are always looking to push the boundaries and give people hope for a better future. Each week we will interview guests or discuss people who are challenging the status quo, unpacking their failures and successes. Our series will tackle issues like criminal justice reform, the rise of automation, the state of labor movement, and emerging leaders and policies that can help solve some of America’s (and beyond) most complex issues. 

We believe innovation and change happen when more people step up, ask questions and demand more. We want to ask the questions that others won’t and give voice to those who have none. All of us are disruptors in our own way, coming from different backgrounds and striving to make real change. We still believe in the spirit of America, but we’re convinced innovative thinking is needed in our government, our economy, and our society at large now more than ever. This podcast is an invitation for others to join us in the conversation and work towards building a better future.


Executive Producer/Host

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Rob was diagnosed with a learning disability as a child and was told by a teacher that he would never go to college. Refusing to let anyone define him, Rob went on to earn degrees in electrical engineering and law. He then founded the collegiate chapter of the NAACP at the University of Cincinnati and eventually served nine years on the university’s board of trustees, capping his service as the youngest chair in the university’s history. For close to five years, Rob hosted “Real Talk with Rob Richardson" on Cincinnati AM radio. The show featured politicians, community leaders and public policy experts from across the country discussing both local and broadscale issues.  After running for Mayor of Cincinnati and Ohio Treasurer, Rob created Disruption Now: A podcast for those willing to fight for a better future, and want to challenge conventional thinking and the status quo.

James Keys


The Keys Law Firm

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James Keys, III is the founder and sole member of The Keys Law Firm, PLLC. James is a Registered Patent Attorney who received his Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C in 2004 and his B.S. in Systems and Computer Science from Howard University in Washington D.C. in 2001. James is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office as well as the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, and is currently a member of the Florida Bar and the Ohio Bar.


Carlton Washington - Contributor

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John Scott

Disruption Now


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