50 episodes

Do you love HBO's Silicon Valley? Do you like reading about the latest technology trends? Then you'll love this show. Think of us as the real world/explain-it-how-it-is podcast for anyone with a Silicon Valley fetish. The Bay Area, San Francisco, and California in general are undergoing massive political and social change. We tackle issues like homelessness, the housing crisis, dating in the age of technology, startups, and other things you care about. How will it affect your life? It doesn't matter whether you live in New York, Texas, Arkansas, Bulgaria or Latvia - you will find something applicable to your day-to-day life from this show.

And love it, or hate it the Silicon Valley/The Bay Area/California are the center of the technology universe right now. Insiders, and Valley apologists liken the Silicon Valley to Rome during the Renaissance. Others are more skeptical of the people in the Valley and their intentions. We examine life in the Valley by interviewing some of its most prominent insiders - both apologists and skeptics. We discuss the cultural quirks of living here, what to legitimately fear, what to feel excited about, and what is just plain weird.

(Image credit: Irina Blok, Producer: Max Savage (noisysavage.com).

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 253 Ratings

Do you love HBO's Silicon Valley? Do you like reading about the latest technology trends? Then you'll love this show. Think of us as the real world/explain-it-how-it-is podcast for anyone with a Silicon Valley fetish. The Bay Area, San Francisco, and California in general are undergoing massive political and social change. We tackle issues like homelessness, the housing crisis, dating in the age of technology, startups, and other things you care about. How will it affect your life? It doesn't matter whether you live in New York, Texas, Arkansas, Bulgaria or Latvia - you will find something applicable to your day-to-day life from this show.

And love it, or hate it the Silicon Valley/The Bay Area/California are the center of the technology universe right now. Insiders, and Valley apologists liken the Silicon Valley to Rome during the Renaissance. Others are more skeptical of the people in the Valley and their intentions. We examine life in the Valley by interviewing some of its most prominent insiders - both apologists and skeptics. We discuss the cultural quirks of living here, what to legitimately fear, what to feel excited about, and what is just plain weird.

(Image credit: Irina Blok, Producer: Max Savage (noisysavage.com).

    Is 'Indian Matchmaking' Like Actual Indian Culture? (Guest, Srinivas Rao, 'Contestant' on 'Indian Matchmaking'/Author/Speaker/Podcaster)

    Is 'Indian Matchmaking' Like Actual Indian Culture? (Guest, Srinivas Rao, 'Contestant' on 'Indian Matchmaking'/Author/Speaker/Podcaster)

    'Indian Matchmaking' has captured the attention of America. It's one of the top-ten most popular shows on Netflix in the month of July. How did 'Indian Matchmaking' turn into such a cultural phenomenon? We talked to Srinivas Rao - one of the shows 'contestants' about the show and what it tell us about Indian culture.

    • 43 min
    Is the Fate of all Social Media Negativity and Despair? (Guest: Charles Hudson, Managing Partner - Precursor Ventures)

    Is the Fate of all Social Media Negativity and Despair? (Guest: Charles Hudson, Managing Partner - Precursor Ventures)

    Charles Hudson is a Silicon Valley-based investor. He is part of a small percentage of Black Managing Partners of Venture funds here in the Bay Area. In this incredibly insightful interview, we talk to Charles about investing in Underrepresented Founders, Media, and his take on the fate of all social media.

    • 42 min
    How Do You Fix Tech's Diversity Problem? (Guest: Kobie Fuller, General Partner - Upfront Ventures)

    How Do You Fix Tech's Diversity Problem? (Guest: Kobie Fuller, General Partner - Upfront Ventures)

    Kobie Fuller is a General Partner at Upfront Ventures in Los Angeles. He also started Valence Community - a Los Angeles-based online professional network for Black talent. Kobie might have the *actual* answers as to how to fix tech's long standing diversity problem.

    • 31 min
    Can We Restore Faith in Our Institutions? (Guest: Dave Pell, Founder of NextDraft)

    Can We Restore Faith in Our Institutions? (Guest: Dave Pell, Founder of NextDraft)

    Dave Pell is the Founder of NextDraft - one of the most popular newsletters on the Internet. He also has an opinion or two on tech, politics, and the current state of our country. We deep-dive with Dave on numerous subjects, including BLM, the state of media, and what we can be optimistic about at the moment.

    • 41 min
    What Does Tech Think of the Media? (Guest: Semil Shah, Founder/GP Haystack)

    What Does Tech Think of the Media? (Guest: Semil Shah, Founder/GP Haystack)

    Semil Shah is the Founder of Haystack - an early-stage venture fund. He's also one of Silicon Valley's most interesting personalities - he's been a chef, a media maven, and just about everything in-between. In a wide-ranging interview, we ask Semil about the future of media and the future of tech.

    • 42 min
    How will we remember our loved ones? (Guest, Amelia Lin, Co-Founder/CEO Saga)

    How will we remember our loved ones? (Guest, Amelia Lin, Co-Founder/CEO Saga)

    Amelia Lin is the Co-Founder and CEO of Saga. She's a career technologist and is solving a very timely problem during the age of COVID - how - during a time we can't interact with our loved ones - can we share and preserve their memories?

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
253 Ratings

253 Ratings

Bjj279 ,

Really enjoyed the story with Gina

Loved her initial response to the final question. The idea of ‘following’ local stories rather than ‘following’ a social media account is refreshing

robertrh ,

Like the content, when I can hear it

After 20+ episodes, just had to unsubscribe. Shouldn't be work for your audience to try and hear you.

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Area of improvement

Couple things I like about the podcast:
- access to hear the founder story and founder’s perspective on the business
- a lot talking from the speaker with host guiding the conversation with questions

Couple area of improvement:
- it might be the audio, but some of the episodes sounded like the host and the guest speaker didn’t have chemistry. In some cases, it is probably caused by the not in-person interview. However, in some other cases, it sounded like the hosts and the guest speaker were expecting different levels of details, causing the conversation to sound in a rush.

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