61 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).

This is Your Life in Silicon Valley The Bold Italic

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 170 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).

    Will Real Estate Ever Be Affordable Again? (Guest: Keith Wasserman, Gelt)

    Will Real Estate Ever Be Affordable Again? (Guest: Keith Wasserman, Gelt)

    Keith Wasserman is a bona fide real estate mogul. He runs a billion dollar real estate portfolio for Gelt, and is a serial entrepreneur. We asked Keith a number of questions about the current real estate environment - and we ultimately ask whether real estate will ever be affordable again. If you are in the market for a single family home in the Bay Area, or any other city for that matter, you won't want to miss this episode.

    • 43 min
    What is Crypto and why Does it Matter? (Guest: Matt Taylor, Head of Growth at Solana)

    What is Crypto and why Does it Matter? (Guest: Matt Taylor, Head of Growth at Solana)

    Crypto is having its moment (again) in 2021. But why does it matter to the average person, what is it, and how will it affect your life? We spend time talking to Matt Taylor - the Head of Growth at Solana (one of the hottest crypto projects on the planet right now) to discuss these subjects and more.

    • 55 min
    What the Hell Happened at WeWork (Part 2)?

    What the Hell Happened at WeWork (Part 2)?

    Eilot Brown is a Wall Street Journal Reporter who covers startups and venture capital. For the past year, much of his focus has been on completing his book on WeWork. We interviewed Eliot pre-pandemic, and invited him back for our first in-person interview in over 16 months. It was epic.

    • 57 min
    What was it Like Writing 'The' Book on Instagram? (Guest, Sarah Frier, Technology Reporter, Author of 'No Filter')

    What was it Like Writing 'The' Book on Instagram? (Guest, Sarah Frier, Technology Reporter, Author of 'No Filter')

    Sarah Frier is a technology journalist for Bloomberg News, and an author. Her book - 'No Filter' - released late last year highlighted the 'insider story' of Instagram. We spoke to Frier about the book, about social media in general, and covered a number of other topics for this wide-ranging interview.

    • 35 min
    Eerily Quiet on the Front Lines of the Battle (Guest, Sumit Shah, Special Edition - 'Distanced')

    Eerily Quiet on the Front Lines of the Battle (Guest, Sumit Shah, Special Edition - 'Distanced')

    SPECIAL EDITION: We recorded several conversations with people from around the world at the start of the pandemic. They were originally released as part of a separate podcast called 'Distanced', but we are releasing those conversations as part of 'This is Your Life in Silicon Valley' over the next few weeks. Sumit Shah is a Doctor at Stanford, where he treats cancer patients. Sumit is atop his field and is highly concerned about the effect COVID can have on the vulnerable population - which is literally everyone he treats.

    • 45 min
    What Is Going on with the Stock Market? (Guest: Rohan Rangaraj, Special Edition - 'Distanced')

    What Is Going on with the Stock Market? (Guest: Rohan Rangaraj, Special Edition - 'Distanced')

    SPECIAL EDITION: We recorded several conversations with people from around the world at the start of the pandemic. They were originally released as part of a separate podcast called 'Distanced', but we are releasing those conversations as part of 'This is Your Life in Silicon Valley' over the next few weeks. Rohan Rangaraj is a Miami-based investment professional. Rohan started his career at Cascade Investments LLC, which is an investment holding company controlled by Bill Gates and managed by various investment professionals. He also started his own hedge fund. I ask Rohan - what the hell is going on with the stock market?

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
170 Ratings

170 Ratings

Johnny Gyorke ,

Absolutely love this podcast!

This is a very refreshing podcast. I live in Atlanta, which is obviously no where near Silicon Valley, but regardless of what your zipcode is this is one podcast you will love if you appreciate a great conversation, are open minded and love to learn something new. After listening to 8 podcast episodes today I decided I needed to subscribe. Jascha Kaykas-Wolff and Sunil Rajaraman have done a great job with this podcast and I throughly enjoy their conversations with their guests as everything seems to flow so naturally as if one was sitting down with a friend having a conversation over a cup of coffee at a local cafe.

I highly recommend listening and subscribing to this podcast.

ADD SuperJanay4Us ,

Please Add Dates to the Pandemic Episodes

To help the audience better understand the interviewee’s perspective, please add a date stamp to your intros. I find myself playing a guessing game trying to guess when each conversation was recorded.

Otherwise and occasionally audio issues aside, great podcast.

sofiapenttila ,

Great Interview with Rishi Kumar!

I enjoyed the the interview with Rishi! Great podcast :)

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