The RSnake Show is a conversation with guests about current affairs, geopolitics, science, technology and the future of humanity.
S03E03 - Jono Alderson
Shot on location at the Bio-Hotel Jono Alderson and RSnake discuss SEO, SEM and how search engines have evolved over the last few decades. RSnake and Jono discussed the Google anti-trust lawsuits, Google's controversial AMP project, negative SEO as well as how difficult it has become to avoid Google entirely.
S03E02 - Elijah May
RSnake covers Elijah's background in Hollywood, how he got into building experiences for companies, Google's actual business model, cost effective marketing campaigns as well as some of the shenanigans that lead to sharable content. Elijah and RSnake also got into some of the issues around outrage campaigns and how marketing can be used to fuel the dark side of capitalism.
Errata: Elijah brought up RSnake's conversation with John Robison where RSnake, not John, brought up Biden's popularity stats in July 2022, though Trump's approval rate did slide a bit below Biden's low on day 330 of Trumps presidency (36.4%) vs Biden's low on day 548 (37.5%) on https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/biden-approval-rating/
S03E01 - Frank Artes
For the inaugural episode of Season 3, RSnake sits down with Frank Artes. Frank is a former police officer, and a cyber security expert, and they dive right into several hot button controversies, including police morale post George Floyd, gun confiscation, police brutality, police standards post Uvalde, and police corruption.
Franke and RSnake also spend time talking about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, balkanization of technology, the Ukrainian cyber army, cyber letters of marque, and how modern tech can be leveraged to correlate and decloak special operations.
ERRATA: RSnake joked about hand grenades in Sweden – which, it turns out is no longer legal, so don’t get your hopes up!
S02E11 - Alex Romero
Alex and RSnake discuss the Blackhat security conference, RSnake's interactions with hacking the Pentagon, how the press gets the military wrong, balkanization of the Internet and much more. Alex also discusses the issues around hiring talent in the military and how Alex deals with the stresses of a family life on top of keeping the nation safe.
S02E10 - William Hurley (Whurley)
Whurley and RSnake talk about the perils of enterprenuership, how Whurley thinks about venture capital and fundrasing, startup mindset, startup misconceptions, startup mentorships and the recent valuation crash. They also discuss Whurley's startup focused on quantum computing and dive into topics about quantum cryptanalysis, quantum communication and how it can all be weaponized.
S02E09 - John Robison
John Robison and RSnake discuss how John grew up gay in Texas, the intolerance towards right wing views in Hollywood, how John reconciles being right wing with being gay, some of the shady characters that got caught up in the #metoo movement and how being gay has changed in John's lifetime. They also dig into John's relationship with Trump, how Trump won against Hillary, lost against Biden, and the future of education in Texas.
A fantastic podcast
RSnake is a tremendous host who’s personal experience and tenure is amplified by his choice in guests and topics. The intersection of politics, technology, and futurism is very compelling. I will be a long time listener for sure. Keep up the amazing work! - Karim Hijazi @karimhijazi