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Somewhat Frank is a podcast hosted by Frank Gruber about technology innovations, startups, and personal life – while also giving you a slice of what’s going on inside the brain of CEO, entrepreneur, author, journalist, personality, and early-stage startup investor, Frank Gruber. It’s produced with the help of his new company Established.

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Somewhat Frank is a podcast hosted by Frank Gruber about technology innovations, startups, and personal life – while also giving you a slice of what’s going on inside the brain of CEO, entrepreneur, author, journalist, personality, and early-stage startup investor, Frank Gruber. It’s produced with the help of his new company Established.

    #0038 - National Coffee Day, Queen Elizabeth II, Planetary Defense, AI Art Generator, And More

    #0038 - National Coffee Day, Queen Elizabeth II, Planetary Defense, AI Art Generator, And More

    On this episode of the Somewhat Frank Podcast, Frank Gruber (@FrankGruber), John Guidos (@JohnGuidos), and Jen Consalvo (@Noreaster) chat about the following topics and articles…
    Did you know it is National Coffee Day? Health benefits of coffee - https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/14/well/eat/coffee-health-benefits.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare Health benefits of decaf - https://coffeeaffection.com/benefits-of-decaf-coffee/  Queen Elizabeth II passed away. She had a pretty impressive life and reign as monarchy. - https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-61585886  Serena Williams retired but went out with a bang with a pretty impressive match. - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/03/sports/tennis/serena-venus-williams-us-open.html  NASA shared video and images of its first ever planetary defense mission. - https://www.instagram.com/p/Ci_hwGVNHGG/?igshid=MmIxOGMzMTU= The genes of a jellyfish show how to live forever. - https://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2022/08/31/the-genes-of-a-jellyfish-show-how-to-live-forever Could ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ in Chicago really be done? We found out. - https://twitter.com/FrankGruber/status/1570921161768443907  Child Predators Are Using Twitch To Track Kids Livestreams. - https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2022-twitch-problem-with-child-predators/?curator=MediaREDEF AI art generator - www.Craiyon.com  AI creates "New" Nirvana song “Drowned In The Sun” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qf6eOSJgN0Y  ………..
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    • 34 min
    #0037 - WeWork Founder Adam Neumann’s Latest Startup Funding Round, U.S. Water Cuts, And Dinosaur Tracks

    #0037 - WeWork Founder Adam Neumann’s Latest Startup Funding Round, U.S. Water Cuts, And Dinosaur Tracks

    On this episode of the Somewhat Frank Podcast, Frank Gruber (@FrankGruber), John Guidos (@JohnGuidos), and Jen Consalvo (@Noreaster) chat about the following topics and articles…
     
    Adam Neumann has a new backer - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/15/business/dealbook/adam-neumann-flow-new-company-wework-real-estate.html  
    U.S. demands more water cuts as Colorado River hits dire lows - https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/08/16/colorado-river-bureau-of-reclamation/  
    Jupiter Images Released By NASA Showcase Auroras, Hazes - https://blogs.nasa.gov/webb/2022/08/22/webbs-jupiter-images-showcase-auroras-hazes/  
    What alcohol does to your body, brain, and health - https://hubermanlab.com/what-alcohol-does-to-your-body-brain-health/  
    'Very distinct' dinosaur tracks made 113 million years ago revealed by severe Texas drought - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/08/23/texas-drought-reveals-dinosaur-tracks/7879831001/?fbclid=IwAR0U3XZydjdtc2Azawr9JIzOVqS7Ze4Ombo3KoS9jH7QWIyL6WSYa3a9RTE  
    The space race for your cell phone - https://www.axios.com/newsletters/axios-space-b7819bcb-2c9b-4064-b6bd-f02e1ebcd75d.html?chunk=0&utm_term=emshare#story0  
    Rumors are also swirling that Apple might be set to announce its own direct-to-satellite iPhone partnership with Globalstar next week - https://www.macrumors.com/2022/08/26/apple-globalstar-iphone-14-satellite-rumor/   
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    As always, thank you for listening and feel free to reach out and let us know what you think at: somewhatfrank@est.us
     
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    • 35 min
    #0036 - We Got Covid, Pickleball, 9-8-8 Suicide Prevention Hotline, And More

    #0036 - We Got Covid, Pickleball, 9-8-8 Suicide Prevention Hotline, And More

    On this episode of the Somewhat Frank Podcast, Frank Gruber (@FrankGruber), John Guidos (@JohnGuidos), and Jen Consalvo (@Noreaster) chat about Frank and Jen’s first bout with Covid.The group also chats about the following topics and articles…
    Can Pickleball Save America? https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/07/25/can-pickleball-save-america HQ is wherever you are, and it’s not going back to a specific city anytime soon.  https://twitter.com/FrankGruber/status/1550158895594741760  Costa Rica Just Made It Ridiculously Easy To Live There as a Digital Nomad. https://matadornetwork.com/read/costa-rica-digital-nomad-visa/ Text your Friends. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/11/well/family/check-in-text-friendship.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share 9-8-8 is a new phone number for anyone having harmful thoughts about themselves. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/12/well/988-suicide-prevention-hotline.html Scientists have picked up a radio signal 'heartbeat' billions of light-years away. https://www.npr.org/2022/07/14/1111471532/space-science-stars-radio-waves-signals-galaxy-lightyears-mit Scientists Discover Space Travel Accelerates Aging. https://www.slashgear.com/946243/scientists-discover-space-travel-accelerates-aging/ Earth Is Suddenly Spinning Faster. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiecartereurope/2022/07/28/earth-is-suddenly-spinning-faster-why-our-planet-just-recorded-its-shortest-day-since-records-began/amp/ What if the pavement you drive on charged your car? https://www.mywabashvalley.com/news/regional-news/purdue-researchers-are-developing-pavement-that-can-charge-electric-vehicles-as-they-drive/ ………..
    As always, thank you for listening and feel free to reach out and let us know what you think at: somewhatfrank@est.us
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    • 29 min
    #0035 - The James Webb Space Telescope, Nuclear Waste Turned Into Diamond Batteries, 100 Year Old Lobster, And More

    #0035 - The James Webb Space Telescope, Nuclear Waste Turned Into Diamond Batteries, 100 Year Old Lobster, And More

    On this episode of the Somewhat Frank Podcast, Frank Gruber (@FrankGruber), John Guidos (@JohnGuidos), and Jen Consalvo (@Noreaster) chat about America’s Seed Fund Week 2022. 
    America’s Seed Fund Week is a free and virtual opportunity for small businesses to learn about non-dilutive funding available through America’s Seed Fund that delivers $4 billion annually to small businesses in R&D. Learn more at: www.americasseedfund.us
    The group also chats about the following topics and articles…
    Comparing Hubble to James Webb: The Difference in Detail is Astounding - https://petapixel.com/2022/07/11/comparing-hubble-to-james-webb-the-difference-in-detail-is-astounding/ Three Drivers of the Lifeguard Shortage - https://finance.yahoo.com/news/3-drivers-critical-lifeguard-shortage-200905442.html Psychosis, Addiction, Chronic Vomiting: As Weed Becomes More Potent, Teens Are Getting Sick - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/23/well/mind/teens-thc-canabis.html?referringSource=articleShare Scientists Turn Nuclear Waste Into Diamond Batteries Which Last 1,000's of Years - https://www.thebrighterside.news/post/scientists-turn-nuclear-waste-into-diamond-batteries-which-last-1-000-s-of-years New drug increases the human lifespan by 30%, according to Mayo Clinic -  Senolytic drugs boost key protective protein - Mayo Clinic Press It is summer in Maine and this is one that is close to home…Massive Lobster Found in Maine May be 100 Years Old  - https://weather.com/science/nature/video/massive-lobster-found-near-maine-may-be-100-years-old ………..
    As always, thank you for listening and feel free to reach out and let us know what you think at: somewhatfrank@est.us
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    • 22 min
    #0034 - Black Founders, Mars, Meta Fashion, And More

    #0034 - Black Founders, Mars, Meta Fashion, And More

    On this episode of the Somewhat Frank Podcast, Frank Gruber (@FrankGruber), John Guidos (@JohnGuidos), and Jen Consalvo (@Noreaster) chat about the following topics and articles…
    VC Funding for Black-Founded Startups Slows Dramatically As Venture Investors Pull Back - https://twitter.com/frankgruber/status/1537824149195849730?s=21&t=ltk9Nj_FRC9kvuKfv2pStw Trash found on Mars - https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article262582962.html Fashion is going Meta - https://www.inputmag.com/style/meta-balenciaga-prada-thom-browne-avatar-store-facebook Growing skin on robots - https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-made-this-creepy-as-heck-living-skin-for-robots Cannes Lions is in full swing for the first time since 2019 and focused on creativity in film and advertising. - https://nypost.com/2022/06/22/cannes-lions-international-festival-of-creativity-moments/ and https://www.businessinsider.com/cannes-lions-festival-of-creativity-2022-live-blog-2022-6 ………..
    As always, thank you for listening and feel free to reach out and let us know what you think at: somewhatfrank@est.us
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    • 21 min
    #0033 - Gun Violence, Living On A Cruise Ship, Insider Trading With NFTs, And More

    #0033 - Gun Violence, Living On A Cruise Ship, Insider Trading With NFTs, And More

    On this episode of the Somewhat Frank Podcast, Frank Gruber (@FrankGruber), John Guidos (@JohnGuidos) chat about the following topics and articles…
    America's gun culture - in seven charts https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41488081 - Gun violence has returned to the US post-pandemic and it’s hard to stomach. Something has to be done. It’s gotten out of hand. We’re basically at war within our country every day. It’s scary to walk into Wal-Mart or send your child to school or attend a large festival. We’ve turned a blind eye for years and lived with it but now is the time to make some change. Could you live on a cruise ship? https://wgme.com/news/nation-world/couple-lives-permanently-on-cruise-ships-because-its-cheaper-than-housing-angelyn-burk-richard-burk-seattle-australia-mortgage-retirement-plans-vacation-travel-escape-retire-living-on-a-boat - A retired couple sold their home so they could permanently live on cruise ships for less than $43 a day. Could you do that? Insider trading on jpegs https://techcrunch.com/2022/06/01/former-opensea-exec-arrested-and-charged-with-insider-trading-of-nfts/  - NFT (non-fungible tokens) are securities regulated by the SEC. So just like stocks you can insider trade on NFTs too. The moon race https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2022-05-17/china-us-are-in-a-space-race-to-make-billions-from-mining-the-moon-s-minerals  - China and the US Are Racing to Make Billions From Mining the Moon's Minerals. Speaking of NASA, have you seen you can send your name to space? NASA Artemis | Send Your Name to Space - https://www.nasa.gov/send-your-name-with-artemis/ Plant Milk Is Coming for Your Kids https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2022-06-03/plant-milk-markets-to-kids-as-big-dairy-pushes-back - We’ve got a baby formula shortage. Is plant milk here to save the day? Driverless taxis were approved in California for the first time – but the rollout will be gradual https://www.businessinsider.com/driverless-taxis-california-for-the-first-time-2022-6  - Cruise is the first company to have an autonomous vehicle contract in San Francisco. BONUS - The Harlem Globetrotters of Baseball https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2022-05-16/savannah-bananas-baseball-revolution-mlb-rules  - Meet the Savannah Bananas, who’ve captivated fans and MLB. ‘We exist to make baseball fun’
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    • 23 min

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12 Ratings

mjlev ,

Stay up to date

Great way to stay informed and a nice easy listening style, very natural

pm9090 ,

Always good insight.

Somewhat Frank pods are a great way to check the pulse of the startup community.

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Frank the Tank

Frank always talks with the best and brightest. Good stuff!

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