Silicon Valley Values

Analysis | 12 June 2016 | 0h 28m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Explores the identity and values of Silicon Valley – and what they mean for the rest of us. Talks to entrepreneurs, investors, academics and activists about how those values are permeating the world and what to do when they clash with other priorities down on the ground.

Mary Lou Jepsen on the Wearable MRI

FT Tech Tonic | 11 October 2017 | 0h 37m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Scientist and former Facebook and Google executive Mary Lou Jepsen on her latest startup, Openwater, where she and a team of researchers are working to develop a ski helmet-sized imaging device to dramatically lower the cost of medical imaging and one day read minds.

Ben Thompson on Business and Tech

Conversations with Tyler | 24 October 2018 | 1h 00m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Ben Thompson of Stratechery on the business side of tech and more, including whether tech titans are good at PR, whether conglomerate synergies exist, Amazon’s foray into healthcare, why anyone needs an Apple Watch or an Alexa, growing up in small-town Wisconsin, his pragmatic book-reading style, whether MBAs are overrated, the prospects for the Milwaukee Bucks, NBA rule changes, the future of the tech industries in China and India, and why Taiwanese breakfast is the best breakfast.

Five Questions with Benedict Evans

Danny In The Valley | 30 March 2018 | 0h 45m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Benedict Evans, a partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Deep insights on self-driving cars; Facebook’s newsfeed algorithm; and the prospects for artificial intelligence replacing all work.

A Faustian Pact

Stephen Fry’s Great Leap Years | 15 April 2018 | 0h 50m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Deliciously narrated story of Johannes Gutenberg’s medieval tech start-up and his invention of the printing press that unleashed a societal revolution.

The Trust Battery

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 18 September 2018 | 1h 45m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Tobi Lütke, founder and CEO of Shopify. As well as the Shopify story there are fascinating perspectives on how video games prepared him to run a company, the advantages of being headquartered outside of Silicon Valley, lessons scaling from 2 to 4,000 employees, antifragility, decisionmaking and company culture.

Crowdsourcing Predictive Algorithms

Invest Like the Best | 4 September 2018 | 0h 48m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Conversation with Richard Craib, the founder and CEO of the hedge fund Numerai. Discusses how Numerai has used anonymised data and cryptocurrency rewards to crowdsource the development of investment models.

Jaron Lanier on Digital Humanism

Waking Up with Sam Harris | 29 August 2018 | 1h 03m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Discussion with Jaron Lanier about the economics, politics, and psychology of our digital lives. Discusses the insidiousness of the notion that information should be free, what we should want from an advanced economy, the role of advertising, libertarianism in Silicon Valley, and why to abstain from social media.