14 episodes

San Francisco-based comedian Alexis Gay interviews influential folks from tech, media, business and beyond about everything except their resumes.

Who are the people building, funding, and running the tech companies shaping our daily lives? And like, has [INFLUENTIAL PERSON] ever kept a plant alive? Is [VERY IMPRESSIVE FOUNDER] actually afraid of the dark? What was [STALWART OF VC TWITTER] known for in high school? Tune into Non-Technical with Alexis Gay to find out.

Non-Technica‪l‬ Alexis Gay

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    • 5.0 • 36 Ratings

San Francisco-based comedian Alexis Gay interviews influential folks from tech, media, business and beyond about everything except their resumes.

Who are the people building, funding, and running the tech companies shaping our daily lives? And like, has [INFLUENTIAL PERSON] ever kept a plant alive? Is [VERY IMPRESSIVE FOUNDER] actually afraid of the dark? What was [STALWART OF VC TWITTER] known for in high school? Tune into Non-Technical with Alexis Gay to find out.

    13. Zak Kukoff (VC, General Catalyst) hasn’t made a dime from the French horn

    13. Zak Kukoff (VC, General Catalyst) hasn’t made a dime from the French horn

    This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Zak Kukoff, VC at General Catalyst. They talk about how Zak got himself banned (and unbanned!) from this very show, why there’s no such thing as too many Livestrong bracelets, what my physical therapist has in common with Zak’s grandma, and whether his DMs are open for combat.

    You can find Zak on Twitter @zck and Alexis at @yayalexisgay and @NonTechnicalPod.

    This episode is sponsored by Public.com, the investing social network, where you can buy stocks with any amount of money and share ideas within a community of investors. Head to Public.com to sign up, or take a look at what I’m investing in at public.com/yayalexisgay!

    (And now for the fine print: Valid for U.S. residents 18+ and subject to account approval. See Public.com/disclosures for more info!)

    • 45 min
    12. Adam Davidson (Author, The Passion Economy) didn’t do enough drugs in high school

    12. Adam Davidson (Author, The Passion Economy) didn’t do enough drugs in high school

    This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Adam Davidson, economics journalist and author of The Passion Economy. They talk forsaking an ant farm for an enduring marriage, the “dumbest” thing Adam ever did (for years!), which punctuation choice is for cretins and fools, and more!

    You can find Adam on Twitter @adamdavidson and Alexis at @yayalexisgay and @NonTechnicalPod.

    This episode is sponsored by Public.com, the investing social network, where you can buy stocks with any amount of money and share ideas within a community of investors.

    Head to Public.com to sign up, or take a look at what I’m investing in at public.com/yayalexisgay!

    (And now for the fine print: Valid for U.S. residents 18+ and subject to account approval. See Public.com/disclosures for more info!)

    • 49 min
    11. Sara Mauskopf (CEO & Co-founder, Winnie) is NOT Most Likely to Study for the SATs After the SATs Are Over

    11. Sara Mauskopf (CEO & Co-founder, Winnie) is NOT Most Likely to Study for the SATs After the SATs Are Over

    This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Sara Mauskopf, CEO & Co-founder of Winnie. They talk about buying pants with no holes, tricking kids into exercise, secretly keeping score, the most polarizing flavor of La Croix, and the time Sara got kicked out of yoga class. You can find Sara on Twitter @sm and Alexis at @yayalexisgay and @NonTechnicalPod.

    This episode is sponsored by Public.com, the investing social network, where you can buy stocks with any amount of money and share ideas within a community of investors.

    Head to Public.com to sign up, or take a look at what I’m investing in at public.com/yayalexisgay!

    (And now for the fine print: Valid for U.S. residents 18+ and subject to account approval. See Public.com/disclosures for more info!)

    • 44 min
    10. Jarvis Johnson (Comedy YouTuber, Forbes 30 Under 30) has Big Rice Cooker Energy

    10. Jarvis Johnson (Comedy YouTuber, Forbes 30 Under 30) has Big Rice Cooker Energy

    This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Jarvis Johnson, prolific youtuber, former software engineer, and Alexis’ friend! They talk about falling asleep to speed runs, their shared knowledge of Simple Plan lyrics (you’ve been warned), which insurance spokesman is due for a Jarvis collab, and MORE!

    You can find Jarvis on Twitter @jarvis and Alexis at @yayalexisgay and @NonTechnicalPod.

    This episode is sponsored by Public.com, the investing social network, where you can buy stocks with any amount of money and share ideas within a community of investors. Head to Public.com to sign up, or take a look at what I’m investing in at public.com/yayalexisgay!

    (And now for the fine print: Valid for U.S. residents 18+ and subject to account approval. See Public.com/disclosures for more info!)

    • 45 min
    09. Julie Zhuo (Author, The Making of a Manager) is raising a family of cheese artisans

    09. Julie Zhuo (Author, The Making of a Manager) is raising a family of cheese artisans

    This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Julie Zhuo, author of The Making of a Manager and Co-Founder at Inspirit. They talk about tooth fairy disappointments, the promise of tiger’s blood energy, contemplating one’s own mortality, and the romantic implications of logging 150 hours of Final Fantasy 7! You can find Julie on Twitter @joulee and Alexis at @yayalexisgay and @NonTechnicalPod.

    This episode is sponsored by Chorus Meditation. Chorus is virtual, instructor-led, group meditation and breathing classes that make you feel better from your very first class. For a one-month free trial, use the promo code HELLOHELLO at chorusmeditation.com.

    • 40 min
    08. Chetan Puttagunta (GP, Benchmark) knows where to get gulab jamun in Scotland

    08. Chetan Puttagunta (GP, Benchmark) knows where to get gulab jamun in Scotland

    This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Chetan Puttagunta, GP at Benchmark. They talk about laughing at inappropriate times, cost-per-lego ratios, how to decorate for Valentine’s Day, Chetan’s unbridled 90s nostalgia, and of course—gulab jamun. You can find Chetan on Twitter @chetanp and Alexis at @yayalexisgay and @NonTechnicalPod.

    This episode is sponsored by Chorus Meditation. Chorus is virtual, instructor-led, group meditation and breathing classes that make you feel better from your very first class. For a one-month free trial, use the promo code HELLOHELLO at chorusmeditation.com.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

muditbpod ,

Must listen!

Now that I missed the 30 under 30 list, my next goal is to make it on this podcast 😁

Seriously, highly recommend. I listen to a LOT of podcasts and this is one of the top ones on my list!

SF fan 🌁 ,

Hilarious & Interesting!

This pod has been the highlight of my week in quar! 10/10 recommend the listen 🎙

Fan over 65 years old! ,

Fabulous idea!

I so enjoyed learning about these unbelievably talented and successful business entrepreneurs. Alexis’ questions showcased their fascinating backgrounds. Each show captured their interesting personalities and preferences on a myriad assortment of ideas and food favorites.

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