Ep 124 – Nick Bendel: 500 Lunches

Jan 10, 2022

Connecting with 500 strangers in 5 years

When it comes to meeting new people – AKA strangers – like at a networking event or party, how does it make you feel?
Excited and ready to embrace the experience?
Or nervous and ready to hide away in a hole?

Today, I’m chatting with fellow copywriter, Nick Bendel, from Hunter and Scribe, who has set himself an interesting challenge.

He’s aiming to have lunch with 500 strangers in 5 years.

And a week after we recorded the interview, I proudly became the 226th person to have lunch with Nick.
So, what did we chat about? A bit of everything, really. And I loved hearing more about the people he has met so far. I’ll include a link to his LinkedIn post in the show notes.

I think it’s such a fun concept – and I’m sure you’re going to love this episode. It’s a perfect topic to kick off May’s theme of the Marketing & Me podcast, which is ‘Empowering Stories’.

Let’s jump in!


Nick Bendel lives in Sydney, Australia, and is in the process of having lunch with 500 strangers in five years. So far, Nick has met more than 200 people.

When Nick isn’t meeting strangers, he’s busy building his business. Nick is the owner of Hunter & Scribe, a copywriting and content marketing agency.


• First of all, could you please share a little more about your business journey?

• Why are you having lunch with 500 strangers in five years?

• Where did you get the idea?

• Who do you have lunch with?

• What do you talk about?

• Who pays for the lunches?

• Can you tell me about some of your memorable lunches?

• What lessons have you learned along the way?


Linkedin post about lunch with Nick – https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6917561908745175040/


– 500 Lunches, – https://www.500lunches.net
– Hunter & Scribe – https://hunterandscribe.com 

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