With help from Producer Alicia Gettys, Zach Atherton, the star of the new web-based show Solution Time, hopes to bring comedy to solutions journalism. In other words, you might say he hopes to be a clean and solutions-oriented version of Jon Oliver.
Interview with Alicia Gettys, the Producer of Solution Time.
The following is the pre-interview with Alicia Gettys. Be sure to watch the recorded interview above.
Revenue model: Currently our funding has come from sponsorships. In the future, we will pursue ad revenue, sales from branded items, and memberships.
Scale: We have produced three episodes on Ending Veteran Homelessness, Food Waste, and the Cliff Effect.
What is the problem you solve and how do you solve it?
Social problems are rampant and overwhelming. For the average citizen, it can be difficult to find good solutions that actually work (scalable, sustainable, impactful, etc.). Solution Time helps viewers better understand a social problem and provides them with tools to assist with solving the social problem.
More about Solution Time:
Our world has a lot of problems—homelessness, education inequality, drug abuse, prison reform, human trafficking, to name a few. Conversely, there are millions of eager and compassionate Americans waiting to provide help that simply don’t know where to start. Solution Time is a web series, hosted by comedian Zach Atherton and produced by Alicia Gettys, where they dive into social problems with vetted, time-tested solutions. Most importantly, they show how viewers can begin putting a real dent into social problems. Join us as we make today’s problems a thing of the past.
Solution Time: It’s Bad News for Bad News!™
Alicia Gettys’s bio:
Working in the non-profit sector for over 18 years, Alicia has observed that “Charities sometimes faileth.” Besides producing Solution Time, she is working as the Communications Director for the one of the leading Social Innovation Centers in the world. As a result, she can spot which charities and social ventures are doing good, better, or best. Alicia is committed to giving a voice to the leading solutions.