Episode 31 - Nice Ponzi

The Tesla Show

When Uber and Airbnb Go Public, San Francisco Will Drown in Millionaires

The IPO Millionaires Are Coming!

‘We Know Them. We Trust Them.’ Uber and Airbnb Alumni Fuel Tech’s Next Wave

Airbnb Signs Agreement to Acquire HotelTonight

Gaest.com Joins the Airbnb Family

SoftBank Bets Big on WeWork. Again.

“Venture capital money kills more businesses than it helps,” says Basecamp CEO Jason Fried

After an “identity crisis,” Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya says he’s taught himself how to be happy again - a spicy quote from the episode: “Look, we’ve taken a couple billion dollars and we’ve compounded that money at between 30 and 40 percent a year. So to all the people that worked for me and whose money I took, you’re fucking welcome.

The rise of giant consumer startups that said no to investor money

Social Capital will no longer raise outside capital

The Retail Apocalypse

Money Machines: An Interview with an Anonymous Algorithmic Trader - "Everything I’ve described to you in the field of quantitative investing, I would imagine [big tech] companies could do very quickly. The data, the analysis, the algorithms, the infrastructure. The only question is why they haven’t yet."

Goldman Sachs Allows Bankers to Trade Bespoke Suits for Khakis

It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work - How the Basecamp founders run their company

Hang the DJ - the Black Mirror episode on dating

How Match got away with buying 25 dating sites

Loneliness - Kurzgesagt

Love Death + Robots

The music played throughout this episode and others includes Home (feat. Herbi) by Ukiyo, How To Clean Your Room from JBPWAVE: A Jordan Peterson Lofi Hip Hop Mix by Akira The Don, Highwater Mark from HSTWAVE: A Hunter S Thompson Lofi Hip Hop Mix by Akira The Don, Canals by Joakim Karud, Happy Hours by L'Indecis, and Foreign Exchange by Globuldub. All are licensed under Creative Commons 3.0.


Episode 30 - Feeling the Burn

Ryan’s audio quality is a little off in this one — last one, we promise!

How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation

This is Water - David Foster Wallace

Eighth Grade Trailer

Why filing taxes isn’t easy

Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World

Anand Giridharadas Twitter - Author of Winners Take All

The music played throughout this episode and others includes Home (feat. Herbi) by Ukiyo, How To Clean Your Room from JBPWAVE: A Jordan Peterson Lofi Hip Hop Mix by Akira The Don, Highwater Mark from HSTWAVE: A Hunter S Thompson Lofi Hip Hop Mix by Akira The Don, Canals by Joakim Karud, Happy Hours by L'Indecis, and Foreign Exchange by Globuldub. All are licensed under Creative Commons 3.0.

Episode 29 - This Episode is About Podcasting

Ryan’s audio quality is a little off in this one — sorry about that!

Nick Quah

Hotpod podcast newsletter

Spotify buys Gimlet and Anchor in podcast push, earmarks $500M for more deals

Relevant take: How Big Should Podcasting Be? - some back of the napkin math on what the actual value of the podcasting industry may be

Marco Arment

Startup - the OG Gimlet Podcast

Relay FM

Spotify is going public via direct listing as $SPOT

Scott Galloway on Walmart’s Jet Acquisition

Overcast.fm

Relevant take: Spotify’s Podcast Aggregation Play - Stratechery on the acquisition

Apple just explained why it’s going to make original TV shows

Waking Up App

Inadequate Equilibria - the book

Eliezer Yudkowsky - Researcher at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute

AI Racing Toward the Brink - Yudkowsky on the the Waking Up Podcast

The music played throughout this episode and others includes Home (feat. Herbi) by Ukiyo, How To Clean Your Room from JBPWAVE: A Jordan Peterson Lofi Hip Hop Mix by Akira The Don, Highwater Mark from HSTWAVE: A Hunter S Thompson Lofi Hip Hop Mix by Akira The Don, Canals by Joakim Karud, Happy Hours by L'Indecis, and Foreign Exchange by Globuldub. All are licensed under Creative Commons 3.0.