The All Turtles Podcast
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From All Turtles, a weekly podcast that examines entrepreneurship and product development through the lens of an AI startup studio. Join hosts Phil Libin, Jessica Collier, Blaise Zerega, and other members of the All Turtles team for smart insights-- peppered with irreverence -- about how to go from idea to pilot to product. Each week, they'll respond to listener questions and discuss the people, ideas, and products changing the world through practical applications of AI.
||CleanHuman Stories of AI: A Second Opinion||Healthcare is a field that has, in many ways, already embraced AI—medical researchers seem to be developing new AI applications every day. In this episode, we zoom in on one doctor and the stories of two of her cases. Dr. March is a dysmorphologist,..||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHuman Stories of AI: Driven Out of a Job?||One of the most common questions about AI today is whether or not it will take over people’s jobs. This episode is about someone grappling with that quandary: He's a truck driver anxious about whether self-driving trucks will displace jobs in the...||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHuman Stories of AI: My Friend the Chatbot||How is AI impacting people’s lives today? In this first installment of “Human Stories of AI,” meet 3 people who regularly text an AI chatbot. One of these people tells the chatbot about her struggles with PTSD and depression; another is a single..||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean037: On board with Anita Sands||As a board member for companies like Symantec, ServiceNow, and Pure Storage, Anita Sands has a wealth of knowledge on advising companies’ success. She also knows how to pivot: she earned her PhD in atomic and molecular physics, then moved into...||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean036: x.ai's Dennis Mortensen||“Are you free for a meeting on Tuesday at 4?” “No, but what about Wednesday before 11?” “I’m busy then. Should we try for next week?” This is a well-worn back and forth. Setting up meetings can take a tremendous amount of time, which is...||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean035: Data Is the New Oil… Or Is It?||“Data is the new oil” has become a popular declaration in headlines circulating around Silicon Valley, but in this episode, we question the veracity of the phrase. The argument for equating data to oil is that data will be the resource that will...||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean034: Livongo’s Glen Tullman & Dr. Jennifer Schneider||People with chronic conditions dedicate a great deal of cognitive overhead to monitoring their own health. Type 2 diabetes patients, for example, have to constantly think about when to eat, what type of exercise to do, and when to take medication....||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean033: The Holberton School’s Sylvain Kalache||Where can someone learn how to become a software engineer? Computer science programs at universities usually focus more on theory than on what’s actually required to become an employable programmer—and then there’s the matter of cost. The...||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Season 2||After a summer of bonus episodes and the release of our Unscaled series, we’re back for season 2 with a slate of exciting upcoming guests and fresh discussion segments. In this season 2 preview, hosts Phil Libin, Jessica Collier, and Blaise Zerega...||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnscaled 8: The Best Time in the History of the Universe||Can it be that now is the best time in the history of the universe to build meaningful products? The final episode of the Unscaled series considers how access to APIs, broader sources of funding, and tools on the internet that weren’t available ten...||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnscaled 7: The Future of Companies||Does the “company” still make sense as the default operational unit for doing business? Or is it an archaic method of organizing the development, manufacture, and sale of goods and services? For people who want to make innovative products, Silicon..||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnscaled 6: Do Not Pass Go: New Monopolies in the Age of AI||The proliferation of AI is spurring calls for regulation. But what should these new rules look like? Who will enforce them? And does AI require a new definition of monopoly? Historically, monopolies were classified as companies with too much market...||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnscaled 5: Just the Right Amount of Personalization||Is personalization really the golden ticket that some product creators think it is? In the tech industry, it’s a widely-held opinion that personalization is the answer to everything, and that successful products must be custom-tailored to meet the...||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnscaled 4: The Minimum Virtuous Product||Airbnb, Uber, and Facebook have had the public turn against them when their products caused damage. Even if the founders of these companies had good intentions, they could have made better use of data and AI to measure the impact of their products....||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnscaled 3: Algorithmic Canaries||How can you tell if the product that you’re creating will cause harm? What signs should Facebook have noticed long before its product wreaked havoc on democracy? There are “algorithmic canaries” to watch out for—akin to the birds used in coal...||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnscaled 2: Scaling the Truth||There’s been a big change in the way businesses are built: they no longer need to have sky-high valuations and thousands of employees before they can make an impact. “Scale” as we know it has run its course, leaving a wide-open pasture where...||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnscaled 1: What Went Wrong with the World Wide Web?||Welcome to the Unscaled Series, eight new episodes from the All Turtles Podcast featuring Phil Libin in conversation with General Catalyst’s Ronda Scott and Hemant Taneja. Hemant’s book Unscaled provides a framework for the series’ discussions...||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus 08: The Darjeeling Limited||If targeted advertising is so bad, then why do we use it at All Turtles? That was the question that came up in a Twitter debate between Phil Libin, cofounder and CEO, and Jeremy Brand Yuan, who runs product marketing. Rather than stir up a social dust..||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus 07: Her||When it comes to issues of race and gender, how do people impact AI and how does AI impact people? To answer this question, Stephanie Dinkins has been speaking with a robot since 2014 and working with communities of color to develop more inclusive AI...||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus 06: Pirates of Silicon Valley||The rumors about Steve Jobs taking acid before dying, Mark Zuckerberg’s first business card, and why Silicon Valley is where it is are just some the tales unearthed by Adam Fisher’s Valley of Genius. Fisher joins host Blaise Zerega to discuss the...||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus 05: Airplane!||Dylan Marriott is a cofounder of Spot, an All Turtles product, but during his free time, he’s a pilot. In this mini bonus episode, he talks to Phil Libin about the four lessons he’s learned from flying that are applicable to entrepreneurship. Both..||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus 04: Doctor Doctor||Our Doctor Doctor mini-series features conversations between PhDs. Jessica Collier, cofounder of All Turtles, talks to Daniel Nicolae, cofounder of Spot, about each of their transitions from humanities PhDs to working in tech. Spot is an All Turtles...||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus 03: Jack in the Box||We’re excited to announce that Butter.ai, an All Turtles product, is joining Box. Jon Cifuentes chats with Jack Hirsch, cofounder and CEO of Butter.ai, about the vision and execution of the deal. Butter.ai was built for people to find documents...||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus 02: Before Sunset||Another day in Paris, another day in Paradise. Our hosts speak with Christine Foote, cofounder and COO of Leaders, an All Turtles product that matches event organizers with speakers. Foote describes the challenges of broadening the pool of speakers to..||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus 01: Round Midnight||Drawn to Paris for its burgeoning startup scene, your hosts speak with Edoardo Manitto, Managing Director of All Turtles Paris, on the eve of our Paris office opening. La Ville-Lumière (The City of Lights) is home to highly-skilled talent, smart...||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean032: Galaxy Quest||Science fiction has long inspired new technologies, from robots to flip phones to artificial intelligence and more. Yet it’s provocative to consider that sci-fi is more often descriptive than predictive. Dystopias can reflect contemporary fears and...||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean031: (Don't) Say Anything||When Gmail says, “It seems like you forgot to attach a file,” that precise phrasing is the result of careful deliberation by a design team. It’s one example Erika Hall gives in her book Conversational Design. She explains her work as...||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean030: Antitrust||You may have received a slew of emails about GDPR last week. The new regulations seek to protect users’ privacy and took effect on May 25 across the EU. GDPR has guidelines on how long companies can keep users’ data, how they use it, and how they...||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean029: No Reservations||When we allow artificial intelligence to impersonate humans, what kind of precedent does that set? It’s one of the questions that was raised after Google unveiled Duplex, and in this episode our hosts consider what the implications of this...||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean028: Field of Dreams||In this episode, we reveal All Turtles’ highly scientific approach to classifying early-stage products: the Flying-shoe, the Costner, and the Play-doh. We also examine the most common reasons for failure -- and success -- of these products. Along...||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean027: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Programming School||Imagine if you could skip college and learn to program for free. Kwame Yamgnane, co-founder and managing director of 42 Silicon Valley, joins this episode to describe how his school’s tuition-free approach to coding instruction is disrupting higher...||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean026: Crash||Public discourse around artificial intelligence continues to focus on self-driving cars, especially in the wake of fatal crashes. Yet data shows autonomous vehicles to be significantly safer than those controlled by people. One day, perhaps soon, the...||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean025: Testworld||Pundits and politicians are stirring up fears about an artificial intelligence “arms race” between nations. But AI projects should be judged by the products they develop and the problems they solve, rather than their countries of origin. Joining...||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean024: ZuckTales||Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional testimony left many people scratching their heads. Was it an earnest effort to explain Facebook’s plans to prevent another Cambridge Analytica data scandal? Or was it part of a well-orchestrated apology tour?...||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean023: Ghost in the Shell||Artificial intelligence may never do away with life’s two guarantees: death and taxes. But AI is changing the way people process them; memorial chatbots, for example, can take a loved one’s emails, social media, texts, and videos to create a...||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean022: Little Giants||Artificial intelligence can render the concept of scale meaningless and enable startups to compete with global giants. Investor Hemant Taneja explains how size becomes a liability in his new book, Unscaled. Hosts Phil Libin, Jessica Collier, and...||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean021: The Antisocial Network||The Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal. It’s not a breach, it’s not artificial intelligence. Instead, it’s a logical result of the social network’s business model where users and their data are the product being sold. Also, our in-house...||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020: A Few Good Bots||DoNotPay is a chatbot that has helped people beat more than 500,000 parking tickets and can now help you get a lower airfare after you’ve booked a flight. We talk with the startup’s founder and CEO Josh Browder about also helping refugees apply...||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019: Chucky||How close are we to an “Infocalypse” when AI-created audio and video present an alternative version of history? What happens to trust when facts are indistinguishable from fiction? Who controls the message? It’s a topic with roots in an early...||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018: Brocast News||This episode kicks off our book club discussion of Brotopia, which reveals that sex parties are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to gender discrimination in Silicon Valley. Hosts Phil Libin, Jessica Collier, and Blaise Zerega share their...||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017: Police Academy 2||At age 42, after co-founding one of the world’s largest wireless carriers and leading it to an IPO, Augie Fabela enrolled at a police academy. Today, Fabela serves as a Chief of Police for the Cook County’s Sheriff Department. Hosts Phil Libin,...||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016: Police Academy 1||Outside the United States, about 4.5 billion people use prepaid wireless phone services. We check in with Augie Fabela, co-founder and CEO of FastForward.ai, which aims to reinvent the prepaid customer experience. Along the way, Phil Libin, Jessica...||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015: Spotlight||As public reckonings with harassment and discrimination abound, it’s becoming clear that the vast majority of these incidents go unreported. We check in with Dr. Julia Shaw, co-founder and Chief Scientist of Spot, a just-launched harassment...||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014: Pillow Fort Apache, The Bronx||We kick off the show with a call for listener suggestions to select our first read for The All Turtles Book Club. Phil Libin, Jessica Collier, and Blaise Zerega then dive into a “Maybe it’s kinda b******t?” segment on patents, asking whether...||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013: Monday Night Fever||We check in with Jeremy Vandehey, co-founder and CEO of Disco, just 24 hours after his company’s successful launch. Jeremy explains the benefits of building a culture of appreciation and celebrating the contributions of all team members. Your hosts...||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012: Easy Rider||We check in with Ken Inoue, general manager of All Turtles Tokyo, who explains that being regarded as a “bent nail” can be a good thing. Ken also discusses the “black ships” phenomenon and tells us that Japan is a pun-loving nation. Your hosts..||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011: Batteries Not Included||We check in with Octane AI cofounder and COO Ben Parr about bots and ecommerce, and the surprising ways parrots may help build company culture. Along the way hosts Phil Libin, Jessica Collier, and Blaise Zerega question the importance of boards of...||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010: Buy Hard||The new year began with an ominous forecast: 12,000 U.S. retail stores are expected to close in 2018, a 33-percent increase from 2017. Hosts Phil Libin, Jessica Collier, and Blaise Zerega examine what this means for jobs, shopping, and the proverbial...||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009: Chat with Me||We check in with Replika CEO and cofounder Eugenia Kuyda shortly after her company’s AI confidant became available to more than 1.5 million people on a waitlist. Hosts Phil Libin, Jessica Collier, and Blaise Zerega speak with Eugenia about the...||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008: Apocalypse Later||Robots taking jobs. The AI apocalypse. Universal basic income. These themes encompass the fears of many parents as they think about a future for their children. In this week’s episode, Phil Libin, Jessica Collier, and Blaise Zerega address this...||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007: The Running Man||This week’s guest Veronica Belmont shares wisdom and tips from more than a decade of podcasting and recounts her journey to product manager of Growbot. Hosts Phil Libin, Jessica Collier, and Blaise Zerega speak with Belmont about privacy and...||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006: The Twilight Drone||This week’s show is devoted to security and trust. After hackers stole the records of 57 million Uber customers and drivers last year, the company failed to disclose the data breach and paid the hackers $100,000. Your hosts Phil Libin, Jessica...||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005: Raging Bull||Machine learning has shown the capacity to amplify our cultural and gender biases. Addressing the problem begins with admitting it exists. Join Hosts Phil Libin, Jessica Collier, and Blaise Zerega as they discuss ways to limit the impact of language...||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004: Butter||Riding a rollercoaster, taking a leap of faith, and launching a rocket are just some of the phrases used to describe the challenge of starting a company. This week, your hosts Phil Libin, Jessica Collier, and Blaise Zerega dive into the day-to-day...||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003: My Phone as a Dog||If the iPhone 6 reinvented the world of smartphones, then the iPhone X is poised to reinvent the world of contextual computing. Your hosts Phil Libin, Jessica Collier, and Blaise Zerega take a look at the implications of Apple’s new device for...||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002: Found in Translation||There’s a clear opportunity for new applications of AI that solve common problems. Join hosts Phil Libin, Jessica Collier, and Blaise Zerega for a discussion about practical AI products and why it's possible for small teams to build them. Listen as...||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001: The Mythology of the Garage||Introducing the All Turtles Podcast! Our premier episode features Phil Libin, Jessica Collier, and Blaise Zerega. Listen as they discuss the origins of the All Turtles studio and debunk one of Silicon Valley’s most iconic myths: the solo...||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A brilliant and refreshing lens on Silicon Valley
This podcast strikes a remarkable balance between depth, playfulness, and perspective. It’s refreshingly different and much more self-aware than so many of Silicon Valley’s voices.
I especially admire Jessica’s courage to challenge the status quo and provide sharp insight on issues that matter. I love the dynamic between these three hosts, and the inclusive vision they share for their work.
Highly recommended for people who care about writing Silicon Valley’s (and technology’s) next chapter. Can’t wait to tune in for future episodes!
Great perspectives on AI!
Love this show -- the hosts do a great job explaining how this new technology can have a fundamental impact on our everyday lives. Personally, I appreciate the discussions around diversity and gender equality. Having all kinds of different voices represented in tech (especially in new sectors like AI) will only make our industry stronger and more resilient. I mean, if we're creating artificial intelligence, we should probably get this stuff right! So kudos to Jessica, Phil, and Blaise for having these conversations.
Great new podcast team, thanks for the show.
Ethics, Diversity and AI
It's such a joy to listen to people talking about the near-term effects of smart systems and how to design their interaction with people in a holistic way. I'm encouraged to see a funny, insightful, and well-informed woman involved at the top of this product design company, too. Diversity in Silicon Valley is essential to creating well-behaved products that work for us all.