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Many of today’s unicorn crypto companies started as a dream — entrepreneurs who took a leap of faith on a small internet phenomenon called Bitcoin. On Empire, host Jason Yanowitz reveals the personal struggles, bold moves, and tough decisions that these individuals have gone through in order to build a new financial system.
 
America feels divided. From the most salient questions about our national identity and place in the world, to fundamental concerns about technology, religion, the economy, and public policy, Intelligence Squared U.S. is here to help. A respite from polarized discussions, we bring together the smartest minds to debate and dissect issues in depth, restoring civility and bringing intelligence to the public square in the process.
 
A podcast about brain health, neuroscience, longevity and athletics. Show host Louisa Nicola lives at the intersection of neuroscience and athleticism and brings a fresh understanding to what it takes to truly achieve peak performance through science based tools and methods. We also interview the best experts in the world to bring emerging themes in neurology, sleep physiology and medicine to light. Louisa regularly consults for technology development companies, professional athletic organiz ...
 
The a16z Podcast discusses tech and culture trends, news, and the future – especially as ‘software eats the world’. It features industry experts, business leaders, and other interesting thinkers and voices from around the world. This podcast is produced by Andreessen Horowitz (aka “a16z”), a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. Multiple episodes are released every week; visit a16z.com for more details and to sign up for our newsletters and other content as well!
 
Taking charge of our health is a big responsibility—one that most of us aren’t sure how to navigate. We need a catalyst to spark inner transformation and help us take control of our health. We need a Healing Catalyst. Enter Dr. Avanti Kumar-Singh. Throughout her 20 years of practicing Western medicine, Dr. Kumar-Singh has also studied traditional, ancient healing practices of the East, with a focus on Ayurveda, which she now teaches to students and holistic practitioners across the world. In ...
 
This is a place for Badass Asian Dudes to become the best version of themselves both on the outside and inside. This is more than achieving big goals just to check off another list. It’s about seeking inner peace, fulfillment, and emotional stability in everything we do, so we can each live longer in our own versions of what a badass life looks like. It's for the Badass Asian Dudes who seek deeper exploration in their emotional intelligence, their masculinity and femininity, and their cultur ...
 
Welcome to Psychedelicast, an interview-based podcast hosted by Clinton Kaley. This show is focused on offering listeners in-depth information concerning plant medicines, entheogens, and all subjects tangential to psychedelia. We will speak with the figureheads and brightest minds in various fields relating to this third wave psychedelic movement. The vision for Psychedelicast is to platform didcussions concerning cutting edge science and political breakthroughs, psychedelic and altered stat ...
 
As an author and the Founder and CEO of the Soltara Healing Center, Dan discusses alternative health and the healing powers of and plant medicines like ayahuasca and psychedelics, as well as the wisdom to help cultivate a new generation of conscious entrepreneurs. You can expect to learn about everything from structuring a company to ayahuasca, managing finances, finding your path, selling, following your passion, team building, selling, and more. Dan believes that many of the world’s proble ...
 
Tech Tonics, the Podcast, is a twice-monthly program focused on the people and passion at the intersection of technology and health. Hosted by Lisa Suennen and David Shaywitz (the co-authors of “Tech Tonics: Can Passionate Entrepreneurs Heal Healthcare With Technology?”) the show draws on their experience in business, medicine, and health-IT. The Tech Tonics podcast seeks to bring the people in the digital health field to life and, ideally, elevate humanism in a healthcare world captivated b ...
 
Shava Sadhana is a sanskrit term meaning meditation on a dead body. The meditating person sits down on a fresh corpse on the cremation ground and calls for the mother Smashan Kali who dwells there with immaterial spirits, so that she can possess the dead body and get in contact with the meditating person. Swamiji Shree Shree Kalidasha, the creator of the project Shava Sadhana, travelled to Calcutta many times on his numerous journeys to India. Calcutta, the centre of the Kali-cult, has fasci ...
 
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In today's episode we go over: 1. The neuroscience of decision making 2. Two crucial things you can be doing to upgrade your brain and decision making areas of your brain 3. The 1% compound effect rule I use with my athletes 4. A brief interview I did with a Wall Street Investor on his thoughts on human optimisation for risk management Sponsors of …
 
Joining me as an entrepreneur who took on the cloud at a time when people were not as enthused about it as I would have expected them to be.And so he looked around and realized that there’s a world of parents who want to teach their kids English but they lack access. So he created an online school that offers immersive English as a second language.…
 
Signs of Life is my weekly newsletter about philosophy and science on the frontiers of internet culture. Subscribe at https://OtherLife.co. This podcast is based on Signs #63: Reality Splitters. We explore... How to find frontiers Mónica Belevan's theory of Covidian Aesthetics How to listen to podcasts A light for the most midnightly men, according…
 
I can’t believe that today’s founder created a company that’s in my world, in my space, and I didn’t know it existed.It’s a fantastically successful company with a model that just makes sense. How did I not know that it existed and how could so many of these businesses exist?Shawn Rubel is the founder of Vecteezy, a freemium marketplace for photos …
 
Today’s guest figured out that distributing streaming video is becoming more complicate, not less complicated. So he created a way to make it easier for developers.Jon Dahl is the founder of Mux, an API that enables developers to build unique live and on-demand video experiences. Jon Dahl is the founder of Mux, API for video. More interviews -> htt…
 
Mónica Belevan is a Peruvian theorist and crypto entrepreneur. She's the author of a newsletter called Covidian Aesthetics and co-founder of a Web3 production studio called Accursed Share. Her current focus is an NFT project called The Curse, which you can search for on Open Sea. We talk about Georges Bataille and the meaning of energy expenditure …
 
In this episode of Empire Jason is joined by Sergey Nazarov. Sergey is the Co-founder of Chainlink, a decentralized oracle network provider for advanced smart contracts. Sergey and Jason discuss hybrid smart contracts, oracle networks, DeFi's total addressable market, how current business models will be forced to adapt and the challenges of develop…
 
One of the things that new entrepreneurs keep looking for is how to get a technical co-founder. They have an idea but they need somebody to partner with to actually build it. Well, joining me is someone who essentially is a technical co-founder you can hire.Chris Stegner is the founder of Very Big Things. It’s a digital products and services agency…
 
My guest today is someone who came up with a counter-intuitive product that I think a lot of people in my audience can probably really relate to. There comes a point in your life when you’ve got kids, you’re running a business, you’ve got to get up early, and so you don’t want to drink. But, for many people, having a cocktail is a ritual. Well, Dav…
 
The Biden administration wants to spend big. Its $4.5 trillion "Build Back Better" plan includes hefty investments in infrastructure, unprecedented spending on the labor force, and funding for a host of Democratic policy priorities. But just what would this mean for the American economy? As Washington takes up this historic plan, we ask: Should Con…
 
Discord for this project: https://discord.gg/W43KSNgWct The Point DAO group on Urbit: ~winlud-dirnet/point-dao If you need an Urbit planet, I can give you one at cost of gas fees: https://exit.otherlife.co James of Zora.co ✦ James on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/new_username_22 Kenny Rowe ✦ Kenny Rowe on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/sicdev_…
 
I know so many founders who have had tax compliance issues that drove them crazy. Well, today’s guest has a solution for that. We’ll talk about that and the other insanely companies he’s built. Scott McFarlane is the founder Avalara, tax compliance software. Scott McFarlane is the founder Avalara, tax compliance software. Sponsored by HostGator – R…
 
Today I would like to focus on some of the scientific benefits and mechanisms at play regarding short bursts of cold exposure (both through cold­ water immersion and whole body cryotherapy) may have on the brain, the immune system and recovery. I will cover 3 benefits of cold immersion and one myth of cold immersion so be sure to listen all the way…
 
Joining me is someone I’ve known for years and watched as he struggled with challenges with his business.But I also saw how committed he was. He’s here to talk about what that was like and how he pulled himself out of the hardest moments.Matt Ackerson is the founder of AutoGrow.co, which which helps agencies, marketers, and brands get quality marke…
 
Welcome to Business, Life, and Ayahuasca, today we are joined by Wade Lightheart (IG: @wadelightheart). Wade is a 3-Time Canadian national All Natural Bodybuilding Champion, former Mr. Universe Competitor, the host of The Awesome Health podcast, and one of the world’s premier authorities on Natural Nutrition and Training Methods. He has worked in t…
 
Brom Rector is a Youtuber, podcaster, and venture capitalist focused on the psychedelics industry. We discuss how he launched his creator brand and VC fund at the same time; the current FDA pipeline, which psychedelics are going to be mainstream medicine, in what order, and for what treatments; unknown psychedelic compounds that haven't been invent…
 
Today I’m talking to two co-founders about this unbelievable service they have created.It’s a fascinating model solving a very specific pain point for a very specific group of people. I’ll ask them about it all in this interview.Erik Rico and Oscar Llarena are the founders of Bat Club USA, a subscription service for baseball and softball players. E…
 
As more and more Americans become vaccinated, schools, employers, and health care facilities are facing a tough decision: Will they require students, employees, and care givers to get the jab? Those who say “yes” cite safety concerns – particularly when dealing with vulnerable populations – and call it a necessary step to return to normal. Those wh…
 
In this episode of Empire Jason is joined by Mike Jones. Mike is the CEO of Science, a studio that focuses on mobile, marketplaces and select e-commerce investments. Mike is highly regarded in the venture capital industry having been CEO of Myspace, investor in Dollar Shave Club successfully overseeing $2 billion in exits. Mike shares his thoughts …
 
Today’s guest is solving such a pain for anyone who has ever tried to make a transaction using cryptocurrency. I would have guessed that he was backed by huge VCs based on the product he’s built but it turns out the whole thing is bootstrapped! I want to find out how he did it. Ivan Soto-Wright is the founder of Moonpay, a payments infrastructure f…
 
Nobody thought the old game of chess could turn into a real business in a world with internet. Frankly, there was a time when Erik Allebest, Chess.com’s founder, didn’t think it would and even tried turning his attention to a bigger, sexier market.But through constant cranking away, Chess.com became huge business. This is the shocking story of how …
 
The Taliban have won. Twenty years after the 2001 invasion, the U.S.-backed government in Kabul has fallen. The Afghan president has fled. Taliban leadership, which ran the country in the late 1990s, is now firmly in place within the presidential palace. But after two decades of war, tens of billions spent, hundreds of thousands of lives lost – inc…
 
Today I’m talking to Kara Goldin, the founder of Hint, a flavored water I see all over San Francisco.I invited her here to talk about how she built up the business and a large part of this interview is based on her freaking amazing book, Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters. I actually don’t believe she really had that many doubts and doubters…
 
In this episode Jason sits down with Avik Roy. Avik is President of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, policy editor at Forbes, former analyst and portfolio manager at the investment firms Bain Capital, JPMorgan Chase & founder of the healthcare-focused hedge fund Mymensingh Partners. Avik shares his thoughts on CBDC's vs stable coin…
 
Dr. Ellen Vora is a board-certified psychiatrist, medical acupuncturist, and yoga teacher who takes a functional medicine approach to mental health. In today’s conversation, Dr. Vora unpacks the impact of the pandemic on mental health, and what she’s seen change over the past year with respect to the issues facing her patients. Dr. Vora and Dr. Ava…
 
If you’re an entrepreneur who had an idea for a physical product but is overwhelmed by the idea of bringing it to life, you need this interview.John McEleney is the founder of Onshape, a Software-as-a-Service product development platform. John McEleney is the founder of Onshape, a Software-as-a-Service product development platform. Sponsored by Hos…
 
As long as there have been sports, there have been athletes in search of an advantage. Of all the ways to get ahead and have an inch of speed on your opponent, many have turned to performance enhancing drugs. I’m sure you’ve heard about them in just about every sport in the US, some of the best baseball players of all time have been accused of dopi…
 
My guest today is someone who comes off humble but I’m here to challenge him on that. I think it’s an act. We’ll find out in this interview.Andrew Gazdecki is the founder of MicroAcquire which lists startups with $500,000 ARR or less. Andrew Gazdecki is the founder of MicroAcquire which lists startups with $500,000 ARR or less. Sponsored by HostGat…
 
🌵Episode 047 • Monday 08.16.2021🌵Soap and Sacred Cactusw/ David Balloqui of Through the Gates Soap CompanyCan sacred plants be useful to us beyond their consumption? Can San Pedro cactus benefit our bodies as well as our mind and spirit? Today we are joined by psychedelic explorer, plant medicine cultivar, entrepreneur, and soap maker: David Balloq…
 
Since the September 11 attacks, Australia has enacted a staggering number of laws to counter the threat of terrorism. Over one hundred people have been charged with terror-related offences here, but very few have spoken to the media.One Australian man who was charged with offences that can carry up to 25 years in jail, shares his story with Mahmood…
 
Episode 10 features Lars Wilde, co-founder and Chief Business Officer of Compass Pathways, a mental health company with an initial focus on psilocybin therapy for Treatment-Resistant Depression. In this episode, we discuss: Lars’ experience overcoming Treatment-Resistant Depression with psilocybin The nuances of clinical trials and psilocybin dosin…
 
Today’s guest was not the type of person who was selling candy as a kid because he was so entrepreneurial. But he did really care about health–particularly mental health. So Steve Lee and his brother built a mindfulness app called Aura. In this interview, we’ll talk about how they found a more modern business model and why things got a lot harder a…
 
Gun violence is surging. Despite lockdowns and social distancing, 2020 ended up as one of America’s most violent years in decades. 2021 is following a similar path. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden has laid out his strategy. In this special debate, we review three gun debates that still have relevance today. 1.) The Constitutional Right To Bear Arms …
 
In this episode of Empire Jason is joined by Matt Hougan the Chief Investment Officer at Bitwise Asset Management. Jason and Matt discuss how an ETF would benefit financial advisors, DeFi innovation, future outlook for the space and incoming regulation. ––– LUKKA Lukka Prime is crypto asset pricing data aligned to accounting standards like GAAP and…
 
Today’s guest created a car wash company that I am so freaking fascinated by. He took an old business model and was able to incorporate a membership component to it. Well, that business led to an experiment that gave him an entirely new business idea. I want to find out how he did it. Brent Oakley is the founder of Vibenomics, which sells Audio-Out…
 
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