The Mojo Channel is Super Nice

If you live in the U.S. and have high-definition cable service, there’s a good chance you have a channel way up in the nosebleed section of your dial called “Mojo”. If you haven’t checked it out already, you should. It’s full of all high-definition programming and includes three great weekly shows I have now set Tivo Season’s Passes for:

Startup Junkies — A documentary about a fledgling startup called “EarthClassMail” and the ups and downs of its everyday operations. Having just gone through the entire startup experience with Newsvine, this show hits home for me in many ways. Number one, it’s set in Seattle. Number two, it nicely covers the highs and lows of startup life, from the stress of procuring your financing, to the thrill of launching your service, to the interpersonal issues that often crop up around the office. Someone asked me a few days ago if I would have ever let cameras into Newsvine for this sort of thing, and my response was “hellllllllll no”. I wouldn’t recommend most startups do it either, but watching someone else expose themselves like that sure is fun!

Wall Street Warriors — A documentary about several people with various jobs on or around Wall Street. The cast here is extremely diverse. There’s the 28 year old superstar manager of a hundred million dollar investment fund who probably has five times the energy of any normal human being. The guy is nails. Awe-inspiring to watch at times, although not someone I’d trade places with due to his non-stop, high-stress lifestyle. There is a recent NYU graduate just getting into currency trading. There are two commodities traders who do the yelling in the pits that you always see in stock market stock footage. And finally, there are two schmucks who work at a downtown investment brokerage who take pride in getting rich people to hand over their money to them. These two jerks then pay back their clients by putting all of their eggs in one basket (in this case SanDisk) and losing most of their money. Good times. Makes for healthy skepticism towards all investment brokers. Update: Entire series available online at Hulu… nice!

Bobby G: Adventure Capitalist — Bobby Genovese is a venture capitalist/entrepreneur who lives the high life and invests in such interesting businesses as the Neptune Society; a service which cremates your remains, mixes them with cement, forms the mix into statues, and then sinks the statues to the ocean floor so divers can swim around the underwater memorial. Bobby is also in the process of reviving the Clearly Canadian brand of sparkling water which has fallen out of favor in the last several years. I hope he succeeds. I loved that stuff. Update: Entire series *also* available online at Hulu… nice again!

17 comments on “The Mojo Channel is Super Nice”. Leave your own?
  1. Josh P says:

    Welllll, here in Denver it doesn’t look like it’s available yet. Too bad they don’t full seasons of their shows available online, either.

  2. Myles says:

    You forgot (?) Three Sheets, which is one of my consistently favorite shows on tv.

  3. Shane says:

    I LOVED Clearly Canadian. The peach and pear kinds were the best.

  4. Doug says:

    I agree, some of my favorite shows are on mojo.

    They do have some of the episodes from mojo on Hulu. Three Sheets for example –

  5. I’m right there with you Mike and am constantly telling my friends about these three shows. Good stuff.

  6. Mark says:

    MOJO really is a hidden gem. Those three shows are great, and then you toss in Timeless ( and the occasional NBA game? Quality.

  7. Greg says:

    Three Sheets is the only reason to watch Mojo. The rest is icing on the cake.

  8. Ward says:

    There’s also a MoJo channel on Joost.

  9. Sam McDonald says:

    Man Mike, you are making me wish I had cable. Startup Junkies is right down my alley.

  10. Finally! Someone else talking about MOJO that’s not me. I keep making reference to the channel (I believe it’s actually Canadian owned) and few have heard of it. Definitely some good show. My favorites are: Start Up Junkies, Wall Street Warriors, After Hours (a foodie show, not porn) and lastly, Three Sheets.

    Bobby G, not quite as interested honestly. I watch from time to time, but I feel like it’s go so little to do with business and more to do with what her spends his money on personally. Though, it is fun at times.

  11. Jeff says:

    Most people I’ve mentioned Mojo to, have never heard of it. Startup Junkies is an excellent show. I also like the MTVHD channel that is right next to it. They have some great concerts on there.

  12. Doug says:

    @Jeff – I really didn’t think I would like Startup Junkies based on the product they were developing. However, being something that I didn’t see a need for made the show more interesting.

  13. John Schroedl says:

    We have Mojo here on Raleigh, NC cable.

    Love all of these shows as well as London Live (concerts) for a taste of music I would have missed otherwise.

  14. Neill Harmer says:

    Three Sheets is very much so worth watching. That dude has the BEST JOB IN THE WORLD!

  15. Jared says:

    I agree with everyone that mentioned Three Sheets. Definitely an entertaining show and Zane has without a doubt the best job on the planet.

  16. Erik says:

    Three sheets and Startup Junkies R O C K! I’m not sure that Zane’s wife knows exactaly what his job is.

  17. Doug says:

    So much for Mojo, looks like they are no more. The channel disappeared recently from my lineup so I sent out a tweet and got this back.

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