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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!
 
Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him "the world's best human guinea pig," and The New York Times calls him "a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk." In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.
 
Deepen, with relationship activist Christina Weber, is an invitation to invest your time, energy and money into WeDeepen now. Play a role in the development of a personalized token economy of branded experiences that once networked together will solve many of the world's problems. Follow Christina’s entrepreneur journey as she vulnerably asks for funding, advice and support to grow the company. Learn about the experiences WeDeepen promotes—Romance Dojo, Unleash!, The Wave Silent Disco, MindT ...
 
Game changers, category creators, wellness mavens – and that’s just your hosts! A new podcast series from Zoe Sakoutis and Erica Huss, the founders of the iconic juice brand, Blueprint. As female entrepreneurs who have been in the trenches of “The Business of Being Well” themselves, they’re bringing their battle-tested point of view to the podcast world, swapping stories with wellness entrepreneurs and industry leaders, striking a healthy balance between snark and sincerity, with a giant dos ...
 
“Know Your Dose” is a weekly thought-provoking podcast focused on how cannabis, psychedelics, and holistic practices are transforming the future of wellness. Led by Baked Bros™ co-founders Thomas Rimbach, Nadeem Al-Hasan, and co-host Derek Espinoza, “Know Your Dose,” covers how these alternative practices influence overall health, fitness, personal development, and much more. Listen in on their free-flowing conversations by selecting an episode below!
 
Stephen Hays is a recovering addict, living with type-1 bipolar disorder. He spent years living in addiction, and with untreated mental illness while he went from West Point graduate, to Wall Street Banker to nearly taking his own life when he hit bottom. On this show you will hear stories of addiction, mental illness, recovery, hope, and wellness. You will also hear from clinicians, experts, doctors, entrepreneurs and others who are trying to lead other people to wellness. We would love to ...
 
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 ...
 
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Nick talks to paleoanthropologist Dr. Lee Berger about human evolution. Dr. Berger is a professor of anthropology in South Africa, explorer-in-residence for National Geographic, and author of, "Becoming Human." Lee's team has mapped and explored caves all over South Africa, discovering a treasure trove of ancient human fossils. This includes the di…
 
Imari and Christina have formulated a charismatic kinship. The two support each other both personally and professionally. Listen as they unpack Imari's departure from Instagram, your right to grow and The Glid's Seven Virtues for Creating the Life You Dream of Living — Self-awareness, Purpose, Commitment, Experiment, Courage, Community and Faith. T…
 
Paul Conti, MD — How Trauma Works and How to Heal from It | Brought to you by Vuori comfortable and durable performance apparel, BlockFi crypto platform, and Athletic Greens all-in-one nutritional supplement. More on all three below. Paul Conti, MD is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his psychiatry training at Stan…
 
I haven’t talked about this much but I have a new book coming out in October. The book is full of conversation techniques I’ve learned after 14 years and 2,000 interviews. The book is called Stop Asking Questions.I was interviewed by Tom Boyd of the Creators Are Brands podcast about what’s inside. Check out the conversation. Tom Boyd is the host of…
 
Let’s dive into the super-sexy topic of thyroid health! At a certain age, stuff in your body just starts changing, and sometimes things don’t feel right. Many times these changes are related to the rarely-discussed thyroid. Dr. Jeffrey Morrison joins us to give us a solid “Thyroid 101” and help us make sense of WTF is going down in our bodies. Dr. …
 
Alice Default is the co-founder of Double, which connects busy executives with experienced part-time assistants and delegation tools. I want to find out why she went from building software to building a service company. Alice Default is the co-founder of Double, which connects busy executives with experienced part-time assistants and delegation too…
 
There's no question technology played a huge role in the recent/current pandemic, including especially in the plug-and-play engineering and incredibly fast development behind the mRNA vaccines... But is there an even bigger role for the private sector, not just government, to play (and partner) when it comes to key infrastructure for future such em…
 
Joining me today is an entrepreneur who had a business that suffered of COVID closures in the restaurant space.So he rebounded with an idea that I think most people expected to fail. I want to find out why he hasn’t.Vitaly Alexandrov is the founder of Food Rocket, super-fast, on-demand grocery delivery. Vitaly Alexandrov is the founder of Food Rock…
 
Nick talks to physicist and neuroscientist Dr. Michael Crair. Michael runs a lab at Yale University studying mechanisms of brain development. He discussed research related to neural plasticity, learning & memory, sensory maps, and critical periods of plasticity. Dr. Crair also described recent findings from his lab show that parts of the developing…
 
DEEPEN WITH CHRISTINA: Transformational experiences are breeding grounds for love stories. Year after year many craving connection flock to The Playa, where it's easy to find love. Sustaining that love outside of the Burn is a whole other story. Tanya, known as the Soulful Publicist, has just returned from "Renegade Burn." This is the second unoffi…
 
Sheila Heen of the Harvard Negotiation Project — How to Navigate Hard Conversations, the Subtle Art of Apologizing, and a Powerful 60-Day Challenge | Brought to you by LinkedIn Jobs recruitment platform with 750M users, Eight Sleep’s Pod Pro Cover sleeping solution for dynamic cooling and heating, and Public Goods high-quality everyday essentials. …
 
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.…
 
Mimi Maclean is an entrepreneur, angel investor, podcast host, and more. She’s passionate about investing in women-led businesses, nonprofits, and wellness – that’s literally our jam. She has an interesting perspective on the market (as any female would), as there are far too few of us out there in the business world. But she’s doing her part to fi…
 
Amanda Eilian, Founding Partner of _able Partners joins us to talk all things mental health startup investing. _able Partners is an early-stage VC firm supporting visionary founders in the positive living space. Their investments focus on companies that improve the daily lives of people, making them healthier, happier, and making their lives more m…
 
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…
 
Nick talks to evolutionary biologists Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying about using evolutionary thinking to understand humanity's predicaments in the 21st century. They discuss a variety of topics related to their new book, "A Hunter Gatherers Guide to the 21st Century," including modern medicine, dieting & health, sleep & light, dating & mating sys…
 
Henry Shukman — Zen, Tools for Awakening, Ayahuasca vs. Meditation, Intro to Koans, and Using Wounds as the Doorway | Brought to you by Allform premium, modular furniture; Pique Tea premium tea crystals (pu’er, etc.); and You Need A Budget cult favorite budgeting app. More on all three below. Henry Shukman (@mountaincloudzencenter) teaches mindfuln…
 
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…
 
Positive psychiatry, believe it or not, is more than just rainbows and unicorns! It’s backed up by our good friend, science. Dr. Samantha Boardman is a clinical instructor in psychiatry, an attending psychiatrist at Weill Cornell Medical College, and the author of Everyday Vitality: Turning Stress Into Strength. Her website, Positive Prescription, …
 
DEEPEN WITH CHRISTINA: Authentic Relating—also understood as a social movement—began in San Francisco in the 1990s. Jason Digges was there at the onset. The author of "Conflict = Energy: The Transformative Practice of Authentic Relating," Jason geeks out with Christina on the development of the Human Connection Industry and how to incorporate authe…
 
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…
 
Nick talks to Stanford psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Karl Deisseroth. They discuss a range of topics about the brain, including autism, depression, bipolar disorder, dissociation, and more. They also talk about optogenetics, a technique Karl co-developed which uses light to control specific neurons in the brain, allowing neuroscientists to tu…
 
Sir James Dyson — Founder of Dyson and Master Inventor on How to Turn the Mundane into Magic | Brought to you by BlockFi crypto platform, Athletic Greens all-in-one nutritional supplement, and Theragun percussive muscle therapy devices. More on all three below. Sir James Dyson is the founder and chairman of Dyson. Through investment in science and …
 
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…
 
Daniela Gil is a well-respected intuitive and member of the "conscious community" in Los Angeles. She is also the guide of WeDeepen's KASH CODES, a group akashic experience where guests ask for clarity on career, love, relationship and worldly affairs. Daniela uses the power of the Akashic Records to channel answers that bring you to the highest pe…
 
Today’s guest is John Donoghue. He is well known for his groundbreaking work developing Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs) to restore movement for people with paralysis, known as ‘BrainGate’. BrainGate was the original BCI system created by a company called Cyberkinetics, of which John was a co-founder. In this episode, John gives us a primer on BCIs…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Nick to talks to psychologist Rob Henderson about social status, social signaling, luxury beliefs, and related topics in social psychology and human behavior. Connect with Rob Henderson: https://twitter.com/robkhenderson SUPPORT Download the podcast & follow Nick at his website [www.nickjikomes.com] Support the show on Patreon & get early access to…
 
Iconic Therapist Dr. Sue Johnson — How to Improve Sex and Crack the Code of Love | Brought to you by Laird Superfood plant-based creamers, Headspace easy-to-use app with guided meditations, and Eight Sleep’s Pod Pro Cover sleeping solution for dynamic cooling and heating. More on all three below. Dr. Sue Johnson (@Dr_SueJohnson) is a leading innova…
 
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…
 
Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia, on Homeschooling, Atheism, Understanding Financial Markets, Ayn Rand, Favorite Books, and More | Brought to you by You Need A Budget cult favorite budgeting app, Athletic Greens all-in-one nutritional supplement, and Helix Sleep premium mattresses. More on all three below. Internet and technology entrepreneur Jimm…
 
DEEPEN WITH CHRISTINA: WeDeepen and Unleash! are a match made in heaven. The two businesses fit well. Yari and Christina became quick friends in 2017. Months after meeting they started working together. At the time, both WeDeepen and Unleash! were new. Now Unleash!, described as a Guided Transformational Dance Journey, has been attended by over 400…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
Nick talks to medicinal chemist Dr. David Nichols, who has spent decades studying the chemistry and pharmacology of psychedelics. Dr. Nichols shared his knowledge of psychedelic tryptamine, including LSD and DMT, as well as phenethylamines such as mescaline and MDMA. He also discussed his relationship with the late Dr. Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin, an…
 
The Random Show — Life-Extension Misadventures, Blockchain/Crypto Investing, NFT Experiments, Dogecoin, Zen Buddhism, and Weathering Sharp Elbows | Brought to you by UCAN endurance products powered by SuperStarch®, Vuori comfortable and durable performance apparel, and Tonal smart home gym. More on all three below. Technologist, serial entrepreneur…
 
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…
 
Today’s guest is Elyse Cohen, VP of Social Impact and Inclusion at Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez and a mental health advocate. Elyse is an expert on purpose driven brands, social impact, and has been hand selected by Selena Gomez to lead the impact efforts at Rare Beauty and the Rare Impact Fund addressing mental health. Previously Elyse has worked a…
 
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…
 
DEEPEN WITH CHRISTINA: Brian Howie is most known for podcasting, second for love and third for politics. He’s producer of the WeDeepen Podcast Network, creator of “The Great Love Debate” and founder of Podpopuli, a growing chain of podcasting studios. He hosts five shows himself. Brian has been advising since 2017 when he helped launch Christina’s …
 
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…
 
B. Jeffrey Madoff — Dealmaking, The Hidden Persuaders, Working with Ralph Lauren, and Finding the Secret to Life in the Mojave Desert | Brought to you by Public Goods high-quality everyday essentials, LinkedIn Jobs recruitment platform with 750M users, and ExpressVPN virtual private network service. More on all three below. Jeffrey Madoff (@madoffp…
 
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