Cool Tools Show Podcast


  • Cool Tools is a collaboration between, Craig Fisher and Lars Schmidt, two guys with a love of technology and passion for learning. Their podcast explores emerging technologies and platforms at the intersections of social media, recruiting, marketing, and mobile – with some music recommendations and industry musings thrown in for good measure. You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.  Cool Tools podcasts can be found on BlogTalkRadio and iTunes.

    At somewhat irregular intervals, Craig and Lars host various interviews and broadcasts highlighting some of their favorite tools and tips throughout the year.  Check back here often to see what they are up to.

    Lars Schmidt is the CEO of Amplify Talent. He has also been Senior Director of Talent Acquisition & Innovation at NPR where he was responsible for providing leadership and advocacy for talent acquisition strategies that aligned with NPR’s strategic mission and core values. Prior to NPR, Lars held various HR and recruiting leadership roles with companies including Ticketmaster, Magento, Pencom Systems and several startups in Los Angeles. Lars is a fierce advocate for progressive HR with a strong track record in leveraging innovative talent and recruiting strategies. He was named a “Top 100 Influencer” by HR Examiner. He’s also the founder of Amplify Talent where he writes and speaks about talent and recruiting trends, social media, leadership, recruiting tools and technology. You can follow him on: Twitter at @ThisIsLars, Facebook, and LinkedIn.  

    Craig Fisher helps people and businesses find things, and get found; new customers, top talent, better jobs, and larger audiences. He is a digital branding consultant, speaker, writer, and trainer, helping groups of all sizes, all over the world, including sales teams, recruiting teams, and professional organizations on Social Media, content strategy, employer branding, and mobile strategy.  He is founder and host of the TalentNet Live social recruiting forum and conferences. Find Craig at and @fishdogs on Twitter

    Current Social Networking Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with TalentNet CoolTools Radio Chat on BlogTalkRadio

    View more at our iTunes podcast page


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