This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
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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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Glad I stumbled upon this!
Fantastic guests so far. Interesting questions too. Wish it was longer and looking forward to more episodes!
Jascha and Sunil are on to something fantastic here. There are few podcasts that get me this excited when a new episode is released. Their conversations with guests give a true pulse of SF’s growth, as well as the impact of technology in our lives.
I’ve followed Jascha’s work a while now, so I’m pleased to see that the conversations around consumer data privacy that he’s been talking about for so long are finally getting the attention they deserve. I highly recommend giving this podcast a listen (my personal favorite is the episode with Eileen Rinaldi, CEO of Ritual Coffee).
Patti’s back, YES! Love her fire. Love her story. Love her insight. Thanks for having her on!