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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!

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    • 4.6 • 62 Ratings

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!

    Why America Must Lead in AI Investment with Senator Young (R-IN)

    Why America Must Lead in AI Investment with Senator Young (R-IN)

    Senator Todd Young (R-IN) speaks with a16z General Partner Martin Casado about the importance of open innovation and American leadership in AI, and why we need to support AI research at all levels — from the classroom to the war room.

    In this episode, we distinguish science fiction from science reality in the ever-evolving AI landscape.

    • 24 min
    Game On: Marc Andreessen & Andrew Chen Talk Creative Computers

    Game On: Marc Andreessen & Andrew Chen Talk Creative Computers

    The gaming industry stands as a pioneer of cutting-edge technologies, ushering in innovations like GPUs, virtual and augmented reality, physics engines, and immersive multiplayer experiences.

    In this episode, a16z cofounder Marc Andreessen and Andrew Chen, General Partner at a16z Games, dig into why a16z was compelled to establish a dedicated games fund. They explore the origins of tech pessimism, effective engagement with government in tech, its significance for the gaming community, the ongoing AI revolution, and even what Marc himself would build today if he didn't have his hands full.

    Recorded as part of a16z's extensive games fund accelerator, SPEEDRUN, this session offers valuable insights for founders and innovators at the intersection of games and technology.

    If you're passionate about shaping the future of gaming, consider applying for SPEEDRUN 3.0 at a16z.com/speedrun3.

    • 40 min
    Inside the Department of Defense and its Vision for the Future

    Inside the Department of Defense and its Vision for the Future

    From air-defining radar and electronic systems that helped the Allies win World War II, the origins of Silicon Valley are deeply rooted in government and defense.

    In today's episode, we get the chance to revisit that relationship with the United States Deputy Secretary of Defense, Kathleen Hicks.

    Deputy Secretary Hicks has spent decades of her career focused on defense policy and in her keynote address from a16z's second annual American Dynamism Summit in Washington, D.C., you'll get an inside look into the priorities of the DoD and how it views its past, present, and future.

    In the second half of the episode, you’ll hear highlights from Deputy Secretary Hicks' fireside chat with Wall Street Journal’s National Security Editor, Sharon Weinberger, where they dive into the numerous issues facing our country today, from Ukraine to the use of AI on the battlefield.

    • 30 min
    Politics & the Future of Tech with Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz

    Politics & the Future of Tech with Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz

    “If America is going to be America in the next one hundred years, we have to get this right.” - Ben Horowitz
    This week on “The Ben & Marc Show”, a16z co-founders Ben Horowitz and Marc Andreessen take on one of the most hot button issues facing technology today: tech regulation and policy.

    In this one-on-one conversation, Ben and Marc delve into why the political interests of “Big Tech” conflict with a positive technological future, the necessity of decentralized AI, and how the future of American innovation is at its most critical point. They also answer YOUR questions from X (formerly Twitter). That and much more. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 43 min
    The Real Price of Healthcare with Mark Cuban

    The Real Price of Healthcare with Mark Cuban

    From judging inventions on “Shark Tank” to reshaping the image of NBA ownership, Mark Cuban is known for many things. In this chat with a16z General Partner David Ulevitch, he discusses the importance of entrepreneurship for maintaining America’s status as the most innovative place on the planet. This includes making big bets, like he’s doing with Cost Plus Drugs, his latest venture that seeks to upend the prescription drug markets.

    • 25 min
    Devoting Your Life to Reinventing a Broken System

    Devoting Your Life to Reinventing a Broken System

    At the a16z LP Summit, we brought hundreds of our limited partners and portfolio founders together in Las Vegas.

    The event was truly overflowing with stories of how founders are challenging the status quo and harnessing technology to make the world a better place. Amidst these stories, it became clear that in the realms of public safety and healthcare, the stakes couldn't be higher—these sectors not only hold lives in balance but also stand as fertile ground for technological breakthroughs.

    In this episode, a16z General Partner Vijay Pande chats with Ed and Todd Park, the visionary siblings behind Devoted Health. Their mission? To overhaul a healthcare system they describe as critically essential yet deeply flawed. The Park brothers delve into the genesis of their ambition to construct a healthcare system from scratch, underscoring the sector's urgent need for technological innovation and the game-changing role of AI.

    Kicking off with an American dream story, this episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in how technology can reshape healthcare for the better.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Bernie Otto ,

Tech discussions done differently

Many modern technology podcasts rehash the same few ideas. a16z is the first podcast I’ve listened to where fresh perspectives are introduced to the conversation - unsurprising given the background of the creators yet incredibly refreshing!

Brendon Xu ,

One of my favourite podcast

If you like business and technology this is the podcast for you. Always happy to see a new podcast release from a16z

MrsMetri ,

Great tone, thoughtful questions, well researched

A podcast host makes all the difference. I love that Steph uses great tone which keeps me engaged. Her questions are really thoughtful and she contributes to the episode by having done her homework before each episode. It just adds so much value to the podcast. Nice one.

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