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This is Your Life in Silicon Valley

Sunil Rajaraman

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This is Your Life in Silicon Valley

This is Your Life in Silicon Valley

Sunil Rajaraman

39
Followers
212
Plays
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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).

Latest Episodes

Can We Restore Faith in Our Institutions? (Guest: Dave Pell, Founder of NextDraft)

Dave Pell is the Founder of NextDraft - one of the most popular newsletters on the Internet. He also has an opinion or two on tech, politics, and the current state of our country. We deep-dive with Dave on numerous subjects, including BLM, the state of media, and what we can be optimistic about at the moment.

41 MIN1 w ago
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Can We Restore Faith in Our Institutions? (Guest: Dave Pell, Founder of NextDraft)

What Does Tech Think of the Media? (Guest: Semil Shah, Founder/GP Haystack)

Semil Shah is the Founder of Haystack - an early-stage venture fund. He's also one of Silicon Valley's most interesting personalities - he's been a chef, a media maven, and just about everything in-between. In a wide-ranging interview, we ask Semil about the future of media and the future of tech.

42 MIN2 w ago
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What Does Tech Think of the Media? (Guest: Semil Shah, Founder/GP Haystack)

How will we remember our loved ones? (Guest, Amelia Lin, Co-Founder/CEO Saga)

Amelia Lin is the Co-Founder and CEO of Saga. She's a career technologist and is solving a very timely problem during the age of COVID - how - during a time we can't interact with our loved ones - can we share and preserve their memories?

41 MIN3 w ago
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How will we remember our loved ones? (Guest, Amelia Lin, Co-Founder/CEO Saga)

Will You Find Love During Shelter in Place? (Guest, Dawoon Kang, Co-CEO - Coffee Meets Bagel)

Dawoon Kang is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Coffee Meets Bagel. She knows a thing or two about building a successful business, and finding love during the age of COVID. So how have relationships changed as a result of the pandemic? We dig into this and much more during this Zoom-edition of the podcast.

32 MINJUN 6
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Will You Find Love During Shelter in Place? (Guest, Dawoon Kang, Co-CEO - Coffee Meets Bagel)

What's it Like to Go Viral? (Guest: Jenn Takahashi, Best of Next Door)

Jenn Takahashi is a San Francisco-based PR and Comms professional. She also started a viral social media account entitled 'Best of Next Door'. We talk to Jenn about how she started Best of Next Door, the future of online dating, and much much more.

28 MINMAY 27
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What's it Like to Go Viral? (Guest: Jenn Takahashi, Best of Next Door)

What is the True Cost of Living in San Francisco? (Guest: Gina Fromer, Children's Council of San Francisco)

Gina Fromer is the CEO of the Children's Council of San Francisco. She is also a 6th generation San Franciscan. She has seen a lot of change over the years to the city and its surrounding environment. What keeps her 'addicted' to San Francisco, and what is the *true* cost of living here these days? We talk about that and more in today's episode of TISLISV.

28 MINMAY 15
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What is the True Cost of Living in San Francisco? (Guest: Gina Fromer, Children's Council of San Francisco)

Is who you are on Twitter = who you are IRL? (Guest: Austen Allred, Founder/CEO of Lambda School)

Austen Allred is the Founder/CEO of Lambda School - a company pioneering the ISA model (Income Share Agreement) wherein students only pay for their education after they successfully land employment. Austen is also a prolific Tweeter and thought leader in Silicon Valley. We discuss the future of Lambda, the future of journalism and more in this wide ranging interview.

51 MINMAY 11
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Is who you are on Twitter = who you are IRL? (Guest: Austen Allred, Founder/CEO of Lambda School)

Why is There Tension Between Tech and Journalism? (Guest: David Pierce, Protocol)

David Pierce is the Editor-at-Large of Protocol - a new publication covering technology in a similar way Politico covers politics (with the same owner). We recorded this episode in January pre-COVID-19 - and asked David at the time - why was there increasing tension between technologists and journalists?

47 MINAPR 14
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Why is There Tension Between Tech and Journalism? (Guest: David Pierce, Protocol)

What's the Best Way to Manage Anxiety? (Guest: Tony Hale, Emmy Award Winning Actor in Veep, Arrested Development)

Tony Hale is a world-famous actor known for his roles in Arrested Development (Buster Bluth) and Veep (Gary Walsh). You would think someone who has won numerous awards and performs in front of people for a living would feel comfortable in crowds. You might be wrong. We talk to Tony about his struggles with anxiety, and a bunch of other subjects in this can't miss edition of TIYLISV.

38 MINMAR 23
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What's the Best Way to Manage Anxiety? (Guest: Tony Hale, Emmy Award Winning Actor in Veep, Arrested Development)

Will Coronavirus (COVID-19) delay the AirBnB IPO? (Guest, Cory Weinberg, Reporter, The Information)

Cory Weinberg is a reporter for The Information, covering the intersection of tech and cities. We wanted to bring Cory on the show to talk about San Franicsco housing policy, Coronavirus, and of course AirBnb. You won't want to miss this one if you're thinking about the housing crisis, or the looming AirBnb IPO.

40 MINMAR 6
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Will Coronavirus (COVID-19) delay the AirBnB IPO? (Guest, Cory Weinberg, Reporter, The Information)

Latest Episodes

Can We Restore Faith in Our Institutions? (Guest: Dave Pell, Founder of NextDraft)

Dave Pell is the Founder of NextDraft - one of the most popular newsletters on the Internet. He also has an opinion or two on tech, politics, and the current state of our country. We deep-dive with Dave on numerous subjects, including BLM, the state of media, and what we can be optimistic about at the moment.

41 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Can We Restore Faith in Our Institutions? (Guest: Dave Pell, Founder of NextDraft)

What Does Tech Think of the Media? (Guest: Semil Shah, Founder/GP Haystack)

Semil Shah is the Founder of Haystack - an early-stage venture fund. He's also one of Silicon Valley's most interesting personalities - he's been a chef, a media maven, and just about everything in-between. In a wide-ranging interview, we ask Semil about the future of media and the future of tech.

42 MIN2 w ago
Comments
What Does Tech Think of the Media? (Guest: Semil Shah, Founder/GP Haystack)

How will we remember our loved ones? (Guest, Amelia Lin, Co-Founder/CEO Saga)

Amelia Lin is the Co-Founder and CEO of Saga. She's a career technologist and is solving a very timely problem during the age of COVID - how - during a time we can't interact with our loved ones - can we share and preserve their memories?

41 MIN3 w ago
Comments
How will we remember our loved ones? (Guest, Amelia Lin, Co-Founder/CEO Saga)

Will You Find Love During Shelter in Place? (Guest, Dawoon Kang, Co-CEO - Coffee Meets Bagel)

Dawoon Kang is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Coffee Meets Bagel. She knows a thing or two about building a successful business, and finding love during the age of COVID. So how have relationships changed as a result of the pandemic? We dig into this and much more during this Zoom-edition of the podcast.

32 MINJUN 6
Comments
Will You Find Love During Shelter in Place? (Guest, Dawoon Kang, Co-CEO - Coffee Meets Bagel)

What's it Like to Go Viral? (Guest: Jenn Takahashi, Best of Next Door)

Jenn Takahashi is a San Francisco-based PR and Comms professional. She also started a viral social media account entitled 'Best of Next Door'. We talk to Jenn about how she started Best of Next Door, the future of online dating, and much much more.

28 MINMAY 27
Comments
What's it Like to Go Viral? (Guest: Jenn Takahashi, Best of Next Door)

What is the True Cost of Living in San Francisco? (Guest: Gina Fromer, Children's Council of San Francisco)

Gina Fromer is the CEO of the Children's Council of San Francisco. She is also a 6th generation San Franciscan. She has seen a lot of change over the years to the city and its surrounding environment. What keeps her 'addicted' to San Francisco, and what is the *true* cost of living here these days? We talk about that and more in today's episode of TISLISV.

28 MINMAY 15
Comments
What is the True Cost of Living in San Francisco? (Guest: Gina Fromer, Children's Council of San Francisco)

Is who you are on Twitter = who you are IRL? (Guest: Austen Allred, Founder/CEO of Lambda School)

Austen Allred is the Founder/CEO of Lambda School - a company pioneering the ISA model (Income Share Agreement) wherein students only pay for their education after they successfully land employment. Austen is also a prolific Tweeter and thought leader in Silicon Valley. We discuss the future of Lambda, the future of journalism and more in this wide ranging interview.

51 MINMAY 11
Comments
Is who you are on Twitter = who you are IRL? (Guest: Austen Allred, Founder/CEO of Lambda School)

Why is There Tension Between Tech and Journalism? (Guest: David Pierce, Protocol)

David Pierce is the Editor-at-Large of Protocol - a new publication covering technology in a similar way Politico covers politics (with the same owner). We recorded this episode in January pre-COVID-19 - and asked David at the time - why was there increasing tension between technologists and journalists?

47 MINAPR 14
Comments
Why is There Tension Between Tech and Journalism? (Guest: David Pierce, Protocol)

What's the Best Way to Manage Anxiety? (Guest: Tony Hale, Emmy Award Winning Actor in Veep, Arrested Development)

Tony Hale is a world-famous actor known for his roles in Arrested Development (Buster Bluth) and Veep (Gary Walsh). You would think someone who has won numerous awards and performs in front of people for a living would feel comfortable in crowds. You might be wrong. We talk to Tony about his struggles with anxiety, and a bunch of other subjects in this can't miss edition of TIYLISV.

38 MINMAR 23
Comments
What's the Best Way to Manage Anxiety? (Guest: Tony Hale, Emmy Award Winning Actor in Veep, Arrested Development)

Will Coronavirus (COVID-19) delay the AirBnB IPO? (Guest, Cory Weinberg, Reporter, The Information)

Cory Weinberg is a reporter for The Information, covering the intersection of tech and cities. We wanted to bring Cory on the show to talk about San Franicsco housing policy, Coronavirus, and of course AirBnb. You won't want to miss this one if you're thinking about the housing crisis, or the looming AirBnb IPO.

40 MINMAR 6
Comments
Will Coronavirus (COVID-19) delay the AirBnB IPO? (Guest, Cory Weinberg, Reporter, The Information)
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