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Host Casey Lau talks to the leaders and innovators in the digital entertainment space from mixed reality to online events to virtual idols to The Metaverse - Sandwich Society is a limited series podcast exploring the future of entertainment before we begin the Countdown to Web Summit.

Follow us on Twitter @sandwichsociety and @casey_lau

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Host Casey Lau talks to the leaders and innovators in the digital entertainment space from mixed reality to online events to virtual idols to The Metaverse - Sandwich Society is a limited series podcast exploring the future of entertainment before we begin the Countdown to Web Summit.

Follow us on Twitter @sandwichsociety and @casey_lau

    The Superheroes of Serialized Audio Fiction with Molly Barton of Serial Box

    The Superheroes of Serialized Audio Fiction with Molly Barton of Serial Box

    On this episode of Sandwich Society: Molly Barton, the co-founder and CEO of Serial Box - an audio entertainment startup that is artfully blending together the best of series television and the convenience of ebooks and audiobooks to bring readers a new form of story telling - talks about bringing the radio shows of old and the podcasts of new together and taking it to new places in this exciting digital entertainment vertical and how Serial Box works with book authors, Hollywood, and the superheroes of Marvel and DC.

    Molly recommends for first time Serial Box listeners:
    Bullet Catcher: https://www.serialbox.com/serials/bullet-catcher
    Black Widow: Bad Blood: https://www.serialbox.com/serials/black-widow
    Serial Box: https://www.serialbox.com/

    Show notes are here: http://www.sandwich-society.com

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    Sandwich Society; http://www.sandwich-society.com
    RISE Offstage: https://open.spotify.com/show/0zniLKC4MapdE7VmhZUDC2?si=BWA_OLeRSWCUXZ3UFWoEwA
    RISE: http://www.riseconf.com
    Web Summit: http://www.websummit.com
    Casey Lau on Twitter https://twitter.com/casey_lau

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    Other Sandwich Society podcasts:
    VR: http://www.sandwich-society.com/martina-welkhoff-of-wxr-fund/
Synthetic Humans: http://www.sandwich-society.com/digital-clone-synthetic-human-hour-one/
    Cyberpunk: http://www.sandwich-society.com/cyberpunk-2077/
    TikTok: http://www.sandwich-society.com/attention-factory-tiktok/

    • 30 min
    Is Cyberpunk 2077 the Future of Everything? With Robots Radios' Tom Blair

    Is Cyberpunk 2077 the Future of Everything? With Robots Radios' Tom Blair

    On this podcast, I welcome Tom Blair, founder of the Robots Radio Network and the host of the Cyberpunk Lorecast a podcast DEVOTED to all things Cyberpunk 2077 from its tabletop roots to the upcoming video game — Tom’s podcast network includes podcasts on all the popular video games so who better to help me and you get a better handle on the biggest thing in gaming since, well, Animal Crossing, but as you’ll hear on this podcast a bit more….adult!

    So jack in to the system with me and Tom Blair, as we find out why Cyberpunk 2077 is so hot and what it means for the future of next gen consoles, streaming gaming, and micro-communities.

    SHOW NOTES

    Robots Radio Network https://robotsradio.net/
    Cyberpunk Lorecast Podcast https://robotsradio.net/robots-radio-podcasts/cyberpunk-lorecast/
    Cyberpunk Lorecast Twitter https://twitter.com/CyberpunkLore
    Cyberpunk 2077 Official Site https://www.cyberpunk.net/
    Cyberpunk 2077 on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4zyoIAzmdsgpDZQfO1-lSA
    Project CD RED Official Site https://en.cdprojektred.com/
    Google Stadia https://stadia.google.com/
    Sony Playstation 5 https://www.playstation.com/en-ca/ps5/
    Microsoft Xbox Series X https://www.xbox.com/en-CA/consoles/xbox-series-x
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    Sandwich Society; http://www.sandwich-society.com
    RISE Offstage: https://open.spotify.com/show/0zniLKC4MapdE7VmhZUDC2?si=BWA_OLeRSWCUXZ3UFWoEwA
    Web Summit: http://www.websummit.com
    RISE: http://www.riseconf.com
    Casey Lau on Twitter https://twitter.com/casey_lau

    • 31 min
    Inside the Attention Factory: the Past, Present and Future of TikTok with Matthew Brennan

    Inside the Attention Factory: the Past, Present and Future of TikTok with Matthew Brennan

    I welcome Matthew Brennan, author of the new book "Attention Factory: The Story of TikTok and China's ByteDance" to the Sandwich Society podcast and we talk about the beginnings of the biggest digital entertainment social media app in the world as well as what the future holds.

    This episode is definitely meant "for your page," so grab a bottle of Ocean Spray cranberry juice and bob your head to this podcast with my guest: Matthew Brennan.

    SHOW NOTES

    Attention Factory: The Story of TikTok and China's ByteDance on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2JXuhQL

    Matthew Brennan on Twitter https://twitter.com/mbrennanchina

    Matthew Brennan on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-brennan/

    Sandwich Society; http://www.sandwich-society.com

    RISE Offstage: https://open.spotify.com/show/0zniLKC4MapdE7VmhZUDC2?si=BWA_OLeRSWCUXZ3UFWoEwA

    Web Summit: http://www.websummit.com

    RISE: http://www.riseconf.com

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    TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/

    Douyin https://www.douyin.com/

    Toutiao https://www.toutiao.com/

    Bytedance https://www.bytedance.com/en/

    Musically https://variety.com/2018/digital/news/musically-shutdown-tiktok-bytedance-1202893205/

    Mindie https://medium.com/@rrhoover/want-to-feel-badass-a-design-teardown-of-music-app-mindie-58228684b4a2

    Kuaishou https://www.kuaishou.com/

    Likee https://apps.apple.com/us/app/likee-let-you-shine/id1251790681

    Taobao https://world.taobao.com/

    Virtual gifting https://technode.com/2016/05/05/virtual-gifts-are-still-the-top-earner-in-chinas-live-video-streaming-market/

    Live streaming e-commercehttps://www.mytotalretail.com/article/the-rise-of-livestreaming-for-e-commerce/

    What are furries? https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/animals-and-us/201707/what-s-the-deal-furries

    “Fur and Loathing” the CSI episode on furries https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0534691/

    What is a KOL https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/key-opinion-leaders

    Doggface vs Fleetwood Mac https://newsroom.tiktok.com/en-us/doggface-gives-the-world-a-smile-with-juice-a-skateboard-and-all-the-vibes

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    • 30 min
    Is Audio Live-Streaming the Future of Podcasts? with Calvin Jiang of Castbox

    Is Audio Live-Streaming the Future of Podcasts? with Calvin Jiang of Castbox

    On this episode, I welcome Calvin Jiang from Castbox — a podcast distribution platform headquartered in the U.S. and China with over 30 million registered users and available in over 175 countries and 70+ languages.

    Calvin is Partner and Head of Investor Relations at Castbox, and we talk about the future of podcasting as he has some bold predictions about the future of his industry.

    Some of the takeaways you will hear include what language is a big upcoming market, how Twitch for Audio also known as live-streaming might be the next big money maker, and how the China podcast market differs from the rest of the world not to mention what Calvin thinks of Spotify’s foray into podcasting.

    Yes, this is podcast inception – a podcast talking about podcasts on a podcast platform.

    Castbox
    http://www.castbox.fm

    iVoox
    https://us.ivoox.com/en/

    GVR Podcast Market Report
    https://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/podcast-market

    Last Podcast on the Left Patreon page, has 12K subscribers earning roughly 67K per month
    https://www.patreon.com/lastpodcastontheleft

    Investing in the Podcast Ecosystem in 2019
    https://a16z.com/2019/05/23/podcast-ecosystem-investing-2019

    Will Audio Live-streaming Take off in America
    https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/20/will-audio-livestreaming-take-off-in-america

    Spotify needed a huge podcast, and it just bought one of the biggest
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/5/21124201/bill-simmons-the-ringer-spotify-acquistion-podcast-purchase

    Matthew Ball on AudioTech
    https://www.matthewball.vc/all/audiotech

    Web Summit
    http://www.websummit.com

    RISE
    http://www.riseconf.com

    • 30 min
    Our Digital Clone Future is Here with Natalie Monbiot of Hour One

    Our Digital Clone Future is Here with Natalie Monbiot of Hour One

    The future of digital clones and synthetic humans, believe it or not, is already upon us.

    On this episode I welcome Natalie Monbiot from Hour One a startup that is creating lifelike synthetic humans at scale - this is such a fascinating conversation that you probably should pause this and go to HourOne.ai to have a look at what we are about to talk about.

    Are you ready to be digitally cloned?

    Will I be presenting onstage at Web Summit via my digital clone?

    Or will they just replace me with a digital clone of Robert Downey Jr that can present in 100 languages simultaneously?

    Fasten your seatbelts as the future of synthetic humans pours through your ears, here we go: please welcome Natalie Monbiot from Hour One;


    Show notes

    Natalie Monbiot: https://www.linkedin.com/in/natlikethat/
    Hour One: https://www.hourone.ai
    Lil Miquela: https://www.instagram.com/lilmiquela/
    Samsung Neon https://www.neon.life/
    Imma https://aww.tokyo/
    Virtual humans
    Web Summit: https://websummit.com/

    • 30 min
    Building a Digital Media Empire out of YouTube with Jacklyn Dallas

    Building a Digital Media Empire out of YouTube with Jacklyn Dallas

    I met Jacklyn Dallas at Web Summit where she was on center stage doing a live gadget unboxing with other gadget YouTubers - at only 18 years old she amazed me with her gadget insight, her professionalism, and as you are about to hear, her ensuing media empire expansion plans, you will be as inspired by her vision as I am.

    Jacklyn is behind the successful YouTube channel Nothing But Tech with over 140,000 subscribers, and over 8 million views! Alongside review videos, she also works with brands like Samsung, Apple, and OnePlus and travels the world to create interesting content.

    We talk about YouTube, TikTok, Discord, crowdfunding and 1000 true fans; please welcome Jacklyn Dallas from Nothing But Tech to talk about building her own digital media empire starting with YouTube.

    Head on over to www.nbtjacklyn.com to find links to her YouTube, Twitter, Podcast and even her clothing line.

    I post all the episodes of the podcast here at www.sandwich-society.com so check out episodes on VR, mobile games, console wars and more and Follow me on Twitter @casey_lau

    Web Summit returns this December 2-4 online so check out websummit.com for the latest speaker announcements and to get your tickets today!

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