A show on optimistic conversations with people building and creating new products and technologies, hosted by veteran technologists Aarthi Ramamurthy and Sriram Krishnan.
Gary Vee on advice to young people, power of contextual content and how to be a successful creator
In this episode, Aarthi and Sriram talked to the one and only Gary Vee (Gary Vaynerchuck). Gary talked about his decade-long history with the hosts, what it takes to be a good online creator, the power of creating content that is contextualized, his advice to young people, his views on Logan Paul, on why Mr. Beast is incredibly successful, and how to be a good parent. Enjoy!
Career conversations - how to onboard a new employee, how to manage, how to handle promotions
In our first ever 'solo' episode (as Sriram says - 'we don't have a guest, but we have...each other'), Aarthi and Sriram talk about how to successfully onboard a new employee - both from the employer's perspective and for the new employee. And also, how to handle that first 1:1 with your manager, and the different tactics for onboarding for small startups vs bigger companies. And finally, how to think about promotions at work.
Anthony Pompliano and Polina Marinova on Building Audiences and Profiling the World's Most Famous People
In this episode, hosts Aarthi and Sriram interviewed THE internet celebrity couple, Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano and Polina Marinova. We covered everything from their life stories, how they met, their current work and building an online audience, thoughts on Andrew Tate, The Rock and others, and their lessons on parenting, building content together and finding happiness.
Laura Deming on living forever, contrarian thinking, homeschooling, beauty of mathematics and funding longevity research
In this episode of The Good Time Show, Aarthi and Sriram interviewed Laura Deming. Laura Deming is a partner at and founder of The Longevity Fund, a venture capital firm focused on aging and life extension. At age 8, Deming became interested in the biology of aging, and at age 12 she joined the lab of Cynthia Kenyon at the University of California, San Francisco. Deming was accepted to MIT at age 14 and later dropped out to accept the Thiel Fellowship and start a venture capital firm.
We covered topics on aging, longevity research, the philosophical implications of living 'forever', contrarian thinking, beauty of mathematics (and the number 28), homeschooling and why research funding is a popularity contest now.
Saagar Enjeti on US politics, Trump, being a White House correspondent, wokism, Joe Rogan, Lex Fridman, and the American Dream
In this episode of The Good Time Show, Aarthi and Sriram talk to Saagar Enjeti who is a journalist, political commentator and the Co-Host of Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar and The Realignment Podcast. We covered a wide range of topics from Trump and the White House, Joe Rogan, woke culture, US Presidents, Lex Fridman, bro culture and fitness, and why he believes in the American Dream.
Tyler Cowen on Mentorship, Successful Indians, Cracking Cultural Codes, Traveling the World and Living your Best Fife
In this episode of the Good Time Show, Aarthi and Sriram talked to one of our favorite economist, blogger, podcast host and author, Tyler Cowen.
Tyler Cowen is an American economist, columnist and blogger. He is a professor at George Mason University, where he holds the Holbert L. Harris chair in the economics department. He also writes the economics blog Marginal Revolution and hosts the podcast Conversations with Tyler.
First episode was so good, that I had to listen to another one!
A few days ago, I listed to the episode with Brian, Marc, and Steven, and here I am now… I just got an itch to listen to another episode! The episode with those three guests was so good that I left a review, as I felt super inspired, entertained, and encouraged. I’m not sure if that first review went through, but after watching another episode, and enjoying it just as much as the first one, I wanted to leave another review! Hopefully it works this time!
This time, I watched the first episode! I enjoyed the first few minutes where you both opened up about your intent behind the show, how you both are at a cool point where you have a solid foundation, and now love using your voices and stories to help other people!
I really like what Mark said about hill-finding mode vs hill climbing mode, and i thought that was super insightful, as we truly are in one of the most opportune times to be hill finding and climbing! In my previous review, I broke down some really cool quotes that Mark mentioned, and this episode had just as many incredible moments, I could literally fill a page.
I totally connect with what Mark said about great entrepreneurs and how they are the absolute best at successfully running through “idea mazes,” and how its through this process of rapid reflection and iteration that great things are created. I had a moment of relief when listening to that, as I realized that perfectly describes my journey! I feel very understood!
Just like last episode, the banter you two have with your guests is absolutely hilarious. This type of banter is incredibly engaging and makes the audience feel included in the conversation. Your questions are perfectly crafted to open up your guests, which makes the episodes incredibly interesting, as we get to hear the great thoughts inside of the guests’ heads! I learned a lot about social dynamics from this episode, and now I have a new book recommendation from Mark!
What Mark said about how memes “colonize”, similar to what is described in "the selfish gene" book was super interesting, I like these random tid bits of fun-filled chats!
To further that point from earlier, Mark mentioned that when you successfully go through that “idea maze”, you eventually reach a point where your creation is, as he described it, “so good that they can’t ignore you.” And I really empathized with that, and it gave me a lot of relief and excitement. I totally agree with that mindset in business, if you keep iterating and continually crafting your innovation into something of more and more value, you eventually reach a point where you know with your whole heart that your innovation will be accepted, and that everything will now pay off. And that’s when you know you’ve done your job!
AND I TOTALLY agree with what Mark said about how the best entrepreneurs have a perfectly well balanced mix of ego/ego-less... He described it this way… “I have the ego to think I can build something new, and I also have the humility to actually learn from the process and learn as I go." I totally agree with that, and especially when someone is rooted with the maximum amount of determination, courage, and being willing to push forward even when things are hard, they will always find success.
I’m truly enjoying this podcast, and will keep tuning in! And for anyone who is looking to add another business podcast to your rotation, Aarthi and Sriram’s Good Time Show is perfect for you. Especially if you are looking for smiles and laughs while you learn!
Real and raw
Aarthi and Sriram get (1) the best guests and (2) ask them the real questions we want to know! You get to learn the real side of people you only read about in articles.
It is simple and straightforward and extremely needed for anyone at any level. To reframe and structure when you take up a new job or role. Both of them come from tech background and pass the ‘real talk’ and optimistic.
Do yourself a favor and listen to it :-)