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!
All About Ransomware
How ransomware works, from the anatomy of a hack to how the groups operate; the role of nation-states, insurers, and regulators; and what to do if your stuff is taken hostage...
One on One with Marc and Ben
With @pmarca and @bhorowitz
In this special episode, Andreessen Horowitz co-founders Marc and Ben have two “one on one” conversations, answering questions from Twitter covering everything from company building to tech trends and culture.
Amazon Narratives: Memos, Working Backwards from Release, More
with @billcarr89 @cbryar @smc90
When you hear stories about Amazon's famous "invention machine", we often hear about things like: Memos, six pages exactly and no powerpoints at al! Or, the idea of "work backwards from the press release". But what's lost is the how, as well as the broader narrative of how all companies and leaders, not just Amazon and Bezos, can define their ways as they scale. After all, Amazon was once a small startup, too. So in this episode -- the very first podcast for the new book Working Backwards: Insights, Stories, and Secrets from Inside Amazon -- the authors share firsthand observations and experiences from being in "the room" where it happens, from AWS, Kindle, and Prime to more importantly, the leadership principles, decision making practices, and operational processes that got Amazon there. Can other startups do the same?
Anatomy of the SolarWinds Hack: Who What Where When How
with @stevenadair @smc90 joeldelagarza
In this special cross-promo episode, we cover the SolarWinds hack, one of the largest known hacks of all time... and the ripple effects are only now starting to be revealed -- especially given latest reports from the U.S. government. What actually happened, when does the timeline really begin? We help cut through the headline fatigue of it in this "anatomy of a hack" teardown -- the who, what, where, when, how -- from the chess moves and details to what such supply-chain compromises mean for what companies of all sizes can (and can't) do when it comes to cloud security.
Psychedelics: Striking a Balance Between Benefits and Side Effects
As psychedelics have shifted from drugs of abuse and recreation to powerful drugs for treating neuropsychiatric conditions -- such as depression, addiction, and PTSD -- how we can maximize their therapeutic benefits while minimizing their adverse side effects?
Developers as Creatives
with @jeffiel @davidu @smc90
The rise of developers -- as buyers, as influencers, as a creative class -- is a direct result of "software eating the world", since every company is a tech company (whether they know it or not). Developers are therefore the key to solving business problems and to thriving not just surviving, argues Jeff Lawson, CEO of Twilio, in his new book, Ask Your Developer: How to Harness the Power of Software Developers and Win in the 21st Century. Lawson shares hard-earned lessons learned, mindsets, and tactics -- from "build vs. buy" to "build vs. die", to the art and science ("mitosis") of small teams -- for leaders and companies of all sizes and kinds.
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Listening to the episodes like an addict. The podcasts touches some of the more fascinating topics. The depth of discussions is what sets it apart from anything else.
- Vitaly Pecherskiy
I’ve only listened to a few episodes, but I’m very surprised there are no reviews. A few of my coworkers both enjoy listening to this podcast and I decided to give it a try. The audio quality is great so far and the guest speakers are very well-spoken and amazing people. I’m learning a lot.
They really need an outro though! After every episode I sit and wait for a few seconds wondering if there were technical difficulties, only to realize it had finished.
Great Content But...
The production quality is quite poor. Many episodes DESPERATELY need de-essing, and are unlistenable because of it. In some cases the intro features a host who literally whistles when each ess sound comes up.
This is easy to fix, but unfortunately I've already unsubscribed. Hopefully they see this and it's resolved, it should be pretty easy to fix!