The hatbeard co.

A creative multimedia company

 

Seeking to produce engaging and authentic content across a variety of platforms by acting as conduit for a diverse array of voices and stories.

We Write. We Shoot. We Record. We Edit.
So we may Publish, Produce, Generate, and Share.

 
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PODCASTing

 

Our Lineup

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storytelling

 

TALES OF MALE FOLLY began as a live storytelling show curated by Joe Tower. The series seeks to capture the very human moments of shame and embarrassment from our lives we’d sometimes prefer to forget. Find out more about upcoming shows and submit your own tales of folly HERE.

 

About Us

 
JOE TOWER

JOE TOWER

CO-FOUNDER //
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER //
HOST //

JOE TOWER is a creative content manager and developmental editor. He’s written numerous commercials and videos for television and the digital space, as well as developed literary projects and book proposals for several genres.

He is an award-winning screenwriter and a published interviewer, essayist, and cultural critic.

Joe is the creator and host of TALES OF MALE FOLLY, a live storytelling series and podcast that benefited Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles and New York City.

He eats in the West, drinks in the East, but he’s straight-up Midwest O.G.

ALEX GRADET

ALEX GRADET

CO-FOUNDER //
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER //
HOST //

Over the course of his career, Daytime Emmy® nominee ALEXANDER GRADET has created award-winning graphics, music, lyrics, screenplays, stage-plays, comic books, commercials, promos and branding content for Blue Sky Studios, DC Comics, Mighty Atomic Industries, The Second City, and The American Museum of Natural History.

He currently works as Senior Writer/Producer for Disney Channels Worldwide Creative Marketing.

A Baltimore native and lapsed New Yorker, he lives in Southern California’s beautiful San Fernando Valley, with his wife, son, and dog.

BRIAN WEISS

BRIAN WEISS

PRODUCER //
EDITOR //
HOST //

BRIAN WEISS bakes a lot of bread. When you visit his home in Brooklyn, you’re kind of taken aback by the amount of flour on every surface of the kitchen (and elsewhere). And the smell. It’s pretty wonderful. I mean look, there’s really nothing much better in life than breaking bread (especially fresh baked, simple, crusty, leavened bread) with friends and loved ones. If you want, add a glass of wine for an even greater experience.

He’s also an editor, podcaster, videographer, been on stage and behind the scenes on numerous productions, as well as in front of and behind the camera on numerous productions.