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Stefan Heck & John Cullen

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Twitter Genius/Idiot Stefan Heck and comedian John Cullen invite guests on the program to talk about the who and the how of getting blocked on social media. From celebrities to jilted ex-lovers, every block has a story and we’re here to get to the bottom of it.
 
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Wiser Than Yesterday

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Sam Harris & Nicolas Vereecke

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In-depth breakdowns of some of the worlds most thought-provoking and inspiring books. Our hosts, Nicolas Vereecke and Sam Harris digest non-fiction books from all centuries and genres. This podcast is here to help listeners become smarter. To learn about ideas they haven't heard of or to gain more perspectives on the books and ideas they are familiar with. We dive into topics such as philosophy, business, feminism, psychology, politics, economics and who knows what else. Our goal is to simpl ...
 
The global economy is experiencing unprecedented change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains, forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies and people everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the ideas and opportunities that ...
 
Matt Mullenweg, cofounder of WordPress and CEO of Automattic embarks on a journey to understand the future of work. Having built his own company with no offices and more than 1,300 employees in 76 countries, speaking 95 different languages, Mullenweg examines the benefits and challenges of distributed work and recruiting talented people around the globe.
 
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Courtland Allen and Julian Shapiro

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The smartest minds on the Internet meet each other for the first time. We only release when we have something good. Hosted by Julian Shapiro (twitter.com/julian) and Courtland Allen (twitter.com/csallen).
 
Aussie Matthew "Delly" Dellavedova is a 7 year NBA veteran, 2016 NBA champion with the Cavs, and a 2x Olympian with the Australian Boomers. Outside of basketball he's a family man, an investor, and an avid reader who loves playing other sports like beach volleyball, tennis, and little bit of golf. Extremely curious by nature, Delly loves to learn from others at the top of their games, which is why he wanted to start his own podcast. Weekly episodes will feature interesting people across spor ...
 
Product Hunt Radio (PHR) is for the product geeks. Each week Ryan Hoover and Erik Torenberg are joined by founders, investors, and product people in the startup community & beyond to chat about products, technology, and the people who make them. Join us and visit Product Hunt (http://producthunt.com) to find the best new products, every day.
 
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The pandemic presented the perfect opportunity for introspection; unemployment spiked as physical workplaces shut down. Some turned to other means of pursuing income while adjusting to this sudden change, and many turned to self-employment, entrepreneurship and investing. This shift has led to a rise in interest and exposure to alternative assets. …
 
We break down Microsoft’s amazing earnings (quarterly revenue is up $10B year-over-year) and assess if Satya Nadella is the greatest big tech CEO right now (2:32). Then, we follow-up on the Stripe Mafia thread yesterday from the Bolt CEO (20:59) and we talk about Neil Young asking to have his music removed from Spotify over Joe Rogan’s COVID conver…
 
In this all news show Jason and Molly talk about Jason's strategy for meeting with founders (1:48) and we talk about monetization for creators on TikTok and how payouts compare to YouTube (6:48). Then we look at the post where Bolt Founder Ryan Breslow accused Stripe and YC of being Silicon Valley mob bosses (31:41). Our startup of the day is Culde…
 
Silicon Valley icon Marc Andreessen explores investing, decision making, and the art of solving unsolvable problems. In this discussion, Andreessen reveals why the Internet has become the conduit for some people to disrupt traditional power structures and for others to enforce them, optimistic and pessimistic scenarios for the future of the Interne…
 
Due to the volatility in the market, Jason and Molly review the fundamentals of Block, Zoom, Netflix, Coinbase, and AirBnB and compare this correction with the Dot-com crash (2:11). They discuss investing in a downturn, the difference between private and public investors, speculative businesses vs. strong fundamentals and more! To wrap, we cover ac…
 
Becca makes her triumphant return to the show and tells us the story of how her ex's wild ex made Becca's life very weird for a little while, from weird social media comments to parking in her building's parking lot and staring into their window. The Blocked Boys don't stop getting weird there, as we go very deep into the rabbit hole of "American P…
 
Not only is Taylor Swift the biggest music artist of our generation by nearly every metric (it’s not even close!), with the re-recording of her original albums she’s in the process of reshaping the entire music industry in a way no band or artist ever has before. And oh yeah — she’s still only thirty-two. We dive into the incredible business story …
 
First, Jason teaches Sunday VC School: how investors work together (01:54). In this segment you will learn. 1. How collaboration varies across investing stages.2. How lead investors are determined and what their responsibilities are.3. The strategies you can use to win deals (Jason explains the pitch he gives to founders with options).4. The warnin…
 
First, Jason and Molly chat with one of the top Apple reporters, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, about Apple's AR headset (2:02). They talk about Apple's strategy, timeline, competitive strengths and more. Then our Producer Rachel chats with Campbell Baron, a 19-year old who sold his TikTok to Workweek, a new startup-focused media company (1:00:25). Campb…
 
00:00 Cold Open 00:25 Besties react to last week’s All-In E63 21:50 Implications of FTC Chair Lina Khan’s approach to enforcing antitrust 42:21 “Superbubble,” Multiple compression, Fed interest rates, Peloton & Netflix valuations 1:11:04 Sacks explains the NIH’s coordinated effort to downplay the lab leak hypothesis 1:32:01 Friedberg’s new company …
 
David Friedberg joins to discuss The Production Board's latest company, Cana, which is making the world's first molecular beverage printer. But first Jason and Molly break down some news. Google is reportedly working on an AR headset (2:15) and Peloton trying to improve their bottom line by raising prices and reportedly halting production and trimm…
 
First Jason and Molly cover how 5G rollouts are causing problems with airlines (2:03) and Lina Khan’s remarks on reworking antitrust regulation to not only consider deals inflicting consumer harm, but those lessening competition (10:10).Then, David Rosenthal for Season 6 Episode 2 of Angel (29:00)- David’s been a VC for a while, but he just launche…
 
This episode of The Money Movement was previously published on 4th February 2021 and that it is being republished on 20th January 2022. As of 20th January 2022, USDC has $46B in circulation. DeFi markets have exploded over the last 12 months, fueled by innovations in borrowing and lending protocols, widely accessible stablecoins, and new forms of c…
 
Decentralized Finance or DeFi Decentralized Finance offers financial instruments without relying on intermediaries such as brokerages, exchanges, or banks. Instead, it uses smart contracts on a blockchain. DeFi platforms allow people to lend or borrow funds from others, speculate on price movements on assets using derivatives, trade cryptocurrencie…
 
Microsoft has announced its intention to make the largest tech acquisition ever by buying Activision-Blizzard for ~$75B ($68.7 when you net out Activision's cash). This is Microsoft's 3rd major gaming acquisition as it attempts to build the “Netflix for Gaming" with its Game Pass service. We cover the details of the deal: what the combined company …
 
Frank is the Chairman & CEO of Snowflake, a company he joined and rapidly accelerated in 2019. Frank led Snowflake to the largest software IPO in history (his third massive IPO as CEO). Previously, he grew Data Domain from $0 in revenue in 2003 to a ~$776M IPO in 2007 and then grew ServiceNow to a $22B market cap. In this episode you will learn the…
 
Jordan Foisy (comedian) takes the show to real life, as he remembers a time an ignorant customer at his serving job forces his weaselly manager to take action in the best way possible. But before we get there, the show skews very Canadian as an inspired "Start the Party, Dan!" leads into some discussion of Canadian music and our favourite Canadian …
 
0:00 Bestie Intro: Friedberg prepares for the insurrection discussion 0:39 Breaking down the Oath Keeper indictments and the riots at the capitol, Biden's plummeting approval rating 14:45 Human rights perspectives and challenges: domestic and international 57:36 Considering the rise of authoritarianism in the US, positive stimulus impacts 1:04:09 G…
 
First, Jason covers the how Signal messages led to the Oath Keeper sedition indictments (1:47) and how Google, Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter are being subpoenaed by the House committee investigating Jan 6th, 2021 (15:32). Then Producer Rachel has an "OK Boomer" segment where she talks with Alex Masmej a French entrepreneur about his experience rais…
 
First Jason covers the recent college enrollment decline (1:23) and lays out his alternative (9:56). Then Zach Coelius joins for an Ask an Angel session, where they answer 12 audience questions about investing and startups (20:37).You will learn:- What is the definition of an outlier success in VC?- Are investors okay with founders that use no-code…
 
From the world's first IPO in 1602 to the start of the New York Stock Exchange in 1792 and to Nasdaq’s launch in 1971, the capital markets continue to evolve. And since Satoshi’s innovation in 2009, the rate of change has been increasing as blockchain technology infiltrates every corner of the market. One specific, rapidly developing area is the wo…
 
First we talk about how the top streaming platforms projected to spend $140B on content in 2022 (2:18) and Elizabeth Warren’s bad take on grocery stores. Then Mac the VC joins the show as the first guest for Angel Season 6 (49:29) to share his story and how he invests.By Jason Calacanis and Molly Wood
 
First Jason and Molly discuss YC's new $500K deal for startups and what that means for founders and early stage investors (1:53). They also dig into car-sharing app Turo's S-1 (25:32). Then Redfin Co-founder and current Deep Sentinel CEO Dave Selinger joins to discuss how his company blends human monitors and AI-enabled cameras to deliver an unmatc…
 
Stoic philosopher and author Ryan Holiday shows us how to use the ancient philosophy to calm our mind and create a foundation for lasting success. Listen as Holiday takes us behind the scenes, revealing how he not only reads books and what he looks for, but his process for writing and retaining information he can later put to use. He also discusses…
 
We cover the tech stock pullback (1:34), discuss the impact of the SEC exploring more restrictions and disclosures for late stage private companies (12:00) and share details about Apple’s mixed reality headset are leaking (37:07). We wrap with a new segment... over/under(45:11)!By Jason Calacanis and Molly Wood
 
Johnny Pemberton (comedian/actor) joins the show to talk about blocking someone for going a little bit too far in questioning the COVID safety protocols on the set of Superstore, and reveals his unique strategy (other than muting/blocking) for dealing with people who are mean to him online. Elsewhere on the show, Johnny growing up in Minnesota find…
 
Welcome to our new Sunday show. Each episode will have two segments, Sunday VC School and Climate startups. First, Jason and Molly discuss early-stage investing including, Jason's valuation vs. traction matrix (1:44) and developing a BS detector (23:03). Then Jason introduces Molly's new climate segment (27:15) and then Molly interviews New Energy …
 
0:00 Bestie intro and poker recap 3:14 Elizabeth Holmes verdict, origins of the fraud, breakdown of the Theranos promise 17:51 Lessons for founders and investors from the Theranos debacle, bad behavior a sign of the top 26:09 Implications of "The Great Markdown" on public and private markets, confusing FED decisions 45:56 Advice for founders on nav…
 
Jason and Molly cover how 15% of the world’s bitcoin mining network went down when Kazakhstan’s internet was shut off (3:11) and Chainalysis' scam report (12:32). Then they do a "We Live in the Future" segment about AI created actors (16:49) and “Memes of the Week” review of Marc Andreessen's tweets (25:32). Finally, Producer Rachel wraps with an "…
 
First, Jason and Molly cover how the Twitter competitor GETTR got 700K+ downloads this week (2:25) and discuss the challenges of moderating a social media platform (15:54). Then, they quickly cover how the NYT is reportedly buying the Athletic for $550M (21:13). To wrap, we have an interview with Jiho Zirlin from Axie Infinity, the multi-billion do…
 
Change is one of the most challenging things for a human society to accept, especially if it happens at a remarkable speed, like technological developments in cryptocurrency. This difficulty has been proven by the reluctance of certain sectors to adopt blockchain in day-to-day activities. The world is undergoing a digital transformation, and as suc…
 
In this all news show, Jason and Molly cover Toyota & Volkswagen committing a combined $170B to take on Tesla’s EV dominance (2:30), NFT platform OpenSea raising a $300M Series C at a $13.3B valuation (20:08), China’s tight grip on tech causing job loss and accelerating company closure (44:50), and how Ben Smith from the NYT is teaming up with Bloo…
 
The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness By Eric Jorgenson Getting rich is not just about luck; happiness is not just a trait we are born with. These aspirations may seem out of reach, but building wealth and being happy are skills we can learn. So what are these skills, and how do we learn them? What are the principles that …
 
Jason and Molly cover Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes guilty verdict (1:47), how even socialists have admitted that Amazon is the best place many people have ever worked (40:08). To wrap they dig into Biden’s new sanctions against China the implications from decoupling our economies (56:16).By Jason Calacanis and Molly Wood
 
Jason and Molly cover how QuickCommerce startup JOKR lost $159 per order in the US in August (1:54), the state of startup valuations (25:57), Jason's case of COVID & the state of testing (32:00), OpenSea freezing over $2M worth of stolen NFTs (52:28) and they wrap with quick recap of the latest chapter of Web 3 Twitter beef featuring AirBnB CEO Bri…
 
Caitlin Durante (Bechdel Cast) joins us to demonstrate just how you can get blocked by your high school, over a decade after graduating from it. Hint: it involves the school mascot. There's nothing cartoony or mascot-like about the rest of the episode though, as we dive very deep into Lego for Adults as Caitlin tells us the story of building the 90…
 
The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness By Morgan Housel Doing well with money isn’t necessarily about what you know. It’s about how you behave. And behavior is hard to teach, even to really smart people. Money―investing, personal finance, and business decisions―is typically taught as a math-based field, where data…
 
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