The All Turtles Podcast

The All Turtles Podcast

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Our artificial intelligence future is here. Robot overlords? Sci-fi utopias? Not quite. From AI studio All Turtles, hosts Phil Libin, Jessica Collier, and Blaise Zerega explore the provocative ways entrepreneurs use AI to solve real problems today.


The future of fertility benefits
Dec 4 • 24 min
In many ways, the future of fertility is closely tied to the future of work, as companies determine how to best ensure that their employees are holistically supported. Employers have a unique and important role to play when it comes to access to fertility…
Sift: Climate change and mental health
Nov 20 • 21 min
Sift is a news therapy app that unpacks contentious topics so you can feel better equipped to keep up with the headlines. Today on the podcast, we’re giving you an audio taste of one of Sift’s topics—climate change—so you can hear what Sift is all about.…
Building best practices for AI systems with Terah Lyons
Oct 30 • 31 min
Terah Lyons is the Executive Director of the Partnership on AI, a consortium that aims to establish best practices for AI systems and to educate the public about AI. They’re working to explore AI’s impact on the world, including on the labor market and…
Announcements, announcements
Oct 16 • 3 min
We interrupt our normal programming for some brief announcements on upcoming changes to the podcast. We’re transitioning from weekly episodes to bi-weekly in order to accommodate some exciting new projects. But stay subscribed, and stay tuned, because we…
The future of workplace harassment training
Oct 9 • 23 min
Spot is an All Turtles product that’s ushering in the future of work by using technology to build better environments for employees. It’s a software solution for tackling harassment and discrimination in the workplace with an AI reporting tool. We’ve…
The future of cancer research with Dr. Arun Wiita
Oct 2 • 31 min
Dr. Arun Wiita’s lab at UCSF uses emerging technologies to discover new treatments for blood cancers. Today on the podcast, he shares his insights on the future of cancer research, including why he thinks the next big advancement will involve modifying…
Tech solutions to intractable problems with Unreasonable Group
Sep 25 • 26 min
Unreasonable Group works with entrepreneurs who are offering solutions to seemingly intractable challenges. Today on the podcast, their Head of Creative Partnerships, Dave Smith, is talking about how they approach some of the world’s biggest problems.…
Why the future of work is remote work
Sep 18 • 22 min
As tools like Figma, Slack, and more are allowing employees to stay connected from disparate locations, the concept of the remote workforce has become increasingly attractive. With the benefits of added flexibility for employees and opportunities to hire…
AI in medicine with Dr. Eric Topol
Sep 11 • 27 min
AI has already made its way into in the medical field, and today, Dr. Eric Topol gives us a sense of the many ways in which medical professionals are already taking advantage of this technology. Dr. Topol is a cardiologist and the author of Deep Medicine:…
UX design with Dairien Boyd
Sep 4 • 24 min
For some, tongue twisters are simply amusing ways to pass the time, but Dairien Boyd and other designers at All Turtles knew that these verses had value: they could help people practicing a new language perfect their pronunciation, or give someone working…
Quantitative futurist Amy Webb
Aug 28 • 27 min
We may never get to use a crystal ball to tell is where the world is headed, but Amy Webb’s futurist analysis might be the next best thing. She’s a quantitative futurist, founder of the Future Today Institute, and author of The Big Nine. Her work is…
Season 3 Kickoff
Aug 21 • 24 min
Welcome back to our regularly scheduled programming. After our summer SciFi-preneuership series, we’re ready to launch season 3 of the All Turtles Podcast. Today we’re introducing the new season and its themes: the future of work and the future of health.…
SciFi-preneurship 9: Dune
Aug 14 • 19 min
Dune, a novel set 20,000 years in the future, is a sweeping saga that touches on themes ranging from the consequences of AI (and the lack of AI) to the values of environmentalism. This is the last episode of SciFi-preneurship, so we’re closing out with a…
SciFi-preneurship 8: Star Trek
Aug 7 • 23 min
Star Trek is one of the most iconic shows to ever grace television, not just for its contributions to the genre of science fiction, but also for its inspirational message about the potential for technology to build a positive future. There are many…
SciFi-preneurship 7: Le Guin part 2
Jul 31 • 19 min
Ursula K. Le Guin’s influence on science fiction is so significant that we dedicated two episodes of this series to her work, as we had so many guests who wanted to talk about her impact. Le Guin’s writing helped expand visions of what society could be,…
SciFi-preneurship 6: Le Guin part 1
Jul 24 • 18 min
Ursula K. Le Guin is one of science fiction’s most influential writers. Her science fiction philosophy, which underscores our entire SciFi-preneurship podcast series, is that science fiction is meant to be descriptive rather than predictive. A hallmark of…
SciFi-preneurship 5: I, Robot
Jul 17 • 25 min
As technologists continue to build the future, what laws should govern the things they create? Ethical guidelines for technology are essential; Isaac Asmiov presented one version of what they may look like when he introduced the Three Laws of Robotics in…
SciFi-preneurship 4: Snow Crash
Jul 10 • 33 min
In the Metaverse, a shared virtual reality space, a character wrestles with a computer-crashing virus that also causes harm in the real world. Thus begins Snow Crash, a Neal Stephenson novel that, when written in 1992, described futuristic systems that…
SciFi-preneurship 3: 1984
Jun 26 • 30 min
In 2019, we’re 35 years beyond 1984; at this current juncture, we can see just how predictive George Orwell’s novel turned out to be, and which dystopian elements we’ve managed to avoid (so far). This seminal work of science fiction provided a road map of…
SciFi-preneurship 2: The Matrix
Jun 19 • 21 min
The impact of the The Matrix on science fiction is difficult to overstate, but beyond the genre itself, it also deeply affected the viewers whose worldviews were made askew. Three of those viewers are featured in today’s episode to talk about their…
SciFi-preneurship 1: Lovecraft
Jun 12 • 24 min
SciFi-preneurship is a new summer series from the All Turtles Podcast that examines how science fiction inspires people to create things that impact our lives today. In SciFi-preneurship, we’re using an expanded definition of entrepreneurship: we don’t…
Accessible and inclusive product design with Micah Rivera
Jun 5 • 24 min
How can good design ensure that a product is as inclusive as possible? Micah Rivera, lead designer for the All Turtles product Spot, has extensive experience in accessible, inclusive product design. From the psychology of color to the use of body language…
AI’s exponential potential with Azeem Azhar
May 29 • 36 min
The exponentially increasing power of AI unleashes new advancements every day, but alongside those developments come new ethical questions about proper implementation. Azeem Azhar covers these technological evolutions in his newsletter Exponential View.…
Julian Guthrie on what needs to change in venture capital
May 22 • 29 min
Julian Guthrie’s new book Alpha Girls follows the stories of four women who became successful VCs in Silicon Valley firms where they were often the only women in the room. Julian is a former journalist and a New York Times bestselling author, but despite…
Tech solutions to journalism problems with Gabe Campodonico and Kelly Chen
May 15 • 34 min
Sift, a news therapy app from All Turtles, is looking to solve real problems that lie at the intersection of technology and journalism. Platforms like Facebook and Twitter have become outrage-powered clicking machines that drive media cycles. Sift wants…
Startup communication and outreach with Susan Gonzales
May 8 • 34 min
When Facebook moved into a Menlo Park space that was across the street from one of the lowest income areas of California, Susan Gonzales saw a potential for outreach, so she launched the company’s community engagement program. Her time at Facebook gave…
Startup Playbook: Dealing with Competition
May 1 • 30 min
Knowing how to outpace competition is a difficult yet essential part of entrepreneurship. For a new startup, larger competing companies may have more resources, more employees, or more brand recognition. Yet there are strategies small product teams can…
Startup Playbook: Designing a Product
Apr 24 • 28 min
What does thoughtful and effective product design look like? Sift, a news therapy app, is a prime example—it manages to be both therapeutic and informative because of the thoughtful design choices of its creators. Chris Ploeg and Gabe Campodonico, Sifts…
Startup Playbook: Developing Hardware
Apr 17 • 33 min
A crash landing in a famous soccer coach’s backyard. A middle-of-the-night bolt of inspiration. An explosion of pink smoke. These memorable moments punctuated Sunflower Labs’ hardware development process as they built their multi-component drone security…
Startup Playbook: Managing Feedback
Apr 10 • 23 min
Product creators who listen to feedback from their customers can gain valuable insight into the needs of people who use their product. Yet people who do not use the product, or have any intention of doing so, may also have thoughts and opinions about it.…
Startup Playbook: Finding a Cofounder
Apr 3 • 19 min
When it comes to entrepreneurship, are two heads really better than one? Cofounders should have complementary skills, values, and aspirations; a strong partnership will serve as the foundation for building impactful products. But finding someone who has…
Startup Playbook: Pitching Investors
Mar 27 • 24 min
Developing a solid pitch takes work, but it’s a necessary process because building any kind of product requires funding. To get that money, you have to talk to people. Mursal Hedayat, cofounder and CEO of Chatterbox, knew she had a good product idea when…
Startup Playbook: Being a Good CEO
Mar 20 • 22 min
An organization’s leadership can make or break the success of the entire team. In entrepreneurship, a CEO has three main responsibilities: setting the vision, building the team, and ensuring that there is enough money to operate. But there is a lot more…
Startup Playbook: Hiring the Right People
Mar 13 • 24 min
What’s the best way for a startup to compete with large companies when hiring top talent? How does someone reach outside their own network to source diverse candidates? To speak on some of these topics and more, Jeremy Vandehey, CEO of Disco, shares…
Product Taxonomy: How we classify product pitches
Mar 6 • 16 min
At All Turtles, we build AI products, which means we needed a process for deciding which products to build. We came up with a system for classifying the types of products people pitch us so that we can quickly understand and communicate to each other what…
049: The Lambda School’s cofounder and CEO Austen Allred
Feb 27 • 34 min
Austen Allred is the cofounder and CEO of the Lambda School, a coding academy that provides free training for students to become software engineers and data scientists in exchange for a percentage of their income for two years. It’s a model that has moved…
048: AI and fake news with Renée DiResta
Feb 20 • 37 min
When controversial headlines flood Twitter and Facebook, these rage machines disseminate disinformation. AI plays a role in perpetuating fake news, but it could also be a part of the solution in detecting and preventing the malignant spread of fake…
047: Legal, policy, & diversity programming expert Bärí Williams
Feb 13 • 36 min
Bärí Williams is the VP of Legal, Policy, and Business Affairs at All Turtles. She has advice for small startups and founders who may not have in-house legal or policy experts on how to navigate things like privacy and contract organization. She also has…
046: Max Levchin, cofounder of PayPal and Affirm
Feb 6 • 40 min
Max Levchin is the cofounder and former CTO of PayPal. His stories from PayPal’s early days reveal that its methods for addressing security questions from the start can apply to the problems social media companies face today. Levchin started Affirm to do…
045: Empathetic and responsible AI with Michelle Zhou
Jan 30 • 33 min
Fans of the movie Her will remember “Samantha” as the AI who connected with a human because of her ability to express deep empathy. That’s what Michelle Zhou, cofounder and CEO of Juji, references when explaining what her company aims to do: create…
044: The Wikimedia Foundation’s Katherine Maher
Jan 23 • 45 min
Although Wikipedia is a contributor website like Twitter or Facebook, why doesn’t it suffer from the same levels of misinformation and fake news? The Wikimedia Foundation’s executive director Katherine Maher joins this episode to talk about the importance…
043: AI and neuroscience entrepreneur Katharina Volz
Jan 16 • 32 min
When it comes to curing Parkinson’s disease, the biggest obstacle is in making use of siloed research. So says Katharina Volz, founder and CEO of OccamzRazor, an AI-neuroscience startup. They’ve built a “super brain” to read everything ever published…
042: VR, computer vision, and deep learning with Adrian Kaehler
Jan 9 • 35 min
Virtual reality is a tremendously rich medium for creativity and new ideas, but we’re still waiting for the AR/VR revolution to make the waves it’s been projected to make. What can we expect from this field in the coming years? Adrian Kaehler is a…
041: Chatterbox’s Mursal Hedayat on social entrepreneurship
Dec 19, 2018 • 30 min
Mursal Hedayat launched Chatterbox, an All Turtles product, to revolutionize language learning, and it’s a prime example of technology that enhances humans rather than replaces them. Chatterbox is a language and culture training program that employs…
040: Angel investor Jason Calacanis, part 2
Dec 12, 2018 • 28 min
Angel investor Jason Calacanis joins us for the second part of his two-part interview, continuing the conversation about what his early investments in companies like Uber and Robinhood taught about success. Now, he invests in bold ideas, and urges…
039: Angel investor Jason Calacanis, part 1
Dec 5, 2018 • 23 min
Jason Calacanis, angel investor, joins us this week for part one of a two-part interview. As an early investor in companies like Uber and Robinhood, Jason shares his insights for achieving startup success. He explains why a company’s brand is so important…
038: Tech journalist Jacob Ward on AI and behavioral science
Nov 28, 2018 • 35 min
Jacob Ward is a tech journalist and Burggruen Fellow at Stanford; he’s writing a book about AI and behavioral science. In his research, he’s been concerned to note that people have been handing off critical decision-making processes to AI, which risks…
Human Stories of AI: A Second Opinion
Nov 15, 2018 • 23 min
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, a…
Human Stories of AI: Driven Out of a Job?
Nov 14, 2018 • 26 min
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 very…
Human Stories of AI: My Friend the Chatbot
Nov 13, 2018 • 38 min
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 mom who…
037: On board with Anita Sands
Nov 7, 2018 • 32 min
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 working in…
036: x.ai’s Dennis Mortensen
Oct 31, 2018 • 37 min
“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 why Dennis…
035: Data Is the New Oil… Or Is It?
Oct 24, 2018 • 29 min
“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 shape the…
034: Livongo’s Glen Tullman & Dr. Jennifer Schneider
Oct 17, 2018 • 32 min
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. Livongo…
033: The Holberton School’s Sylvain Kalache
Oct 10, 2018 • 35 min
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 Holberton School…
Introducing Season 2
Oct 3, 2018 • 10 min
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…
Unscaled 8: The Best Time in the History of the Universe
Sep 27, 2018 • 22 min
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 years…
Unscaled 7: The Future of Companies
Sep 25, 2018 • 27 min
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 Valley…
Unscaled 6: Do Not Pass Go: New Monopolies in the Age of AI
Sep 20, 2018 • 28 min
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 share,…
Unscaled 5: Just the Right Amount of Personalization
Sep 18, 2018 • 21 min
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 unique…
Unscaled 4: The Minimum Virtuous Product
Sep 13, 2018 • 20 min
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. It’s…
Unscaled 3: Algorithmic Canaries
Sep 11, 2018 • 22 min
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 mines to…
Unscaled 2: Scaling the Truth
Sep 6, 2018 • 23 min
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 startups can…
Unscaled 1: What Went Wrong with the World Wide Web?
Sep 4, 2018 • 23 min
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 on what it…
Bonus 08: The Darjeeling Limited
Aug 15, 2018 • 37 min
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…
Bonus 07: Her
Aug 8, 2018 • 23 min
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 and…
Bonus 06: Pirates of Silicon Valley
Aug 1, 2018 • 31 min
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 culture…
Bonus 05: Airplane!
Jul 25, 2018 • 7 min
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 flying…
Bonus 04: Doctor Doctor
Jul 18, 2018 • 8 min
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…
Bonus 03: Jack in the Box
Jul 12, 2018 • 22 min
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 across…
Bonus 02: Before Sunset
Jun 27, 2018 • 20 min
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…
Bonus 01: Round Midnight
Jun 20, 2018 • 19 min
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…
032: Galaxy Quest
Jun 13, 2018 • 53 min
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…
031: (Don’t) Say Anything
Jun 6, 2018 • 37 min
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 “designing with…
030: Antitrust
May 30, 2018 • 44 min
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 explain…
029: No Reservations
May 23, 2018 • 35 min
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 technology…
028: Field of Dreams
May 16, 2018 • 46 min
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 the way,…
027: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Programming School
May 9, 2018 • 43 min
Imagine if you could skip college and learn to program for free. Kwame Yamgnane, co-founder of 42 Silicon Valley, joins this episode to describe how his school’s tuition-free approach to coding instruction is disrupting higher education. Your hosts also…
026: Crash
May 2, 2018 • 33 min
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…
025: Testworld
Apr 25, 2018 • 49 min
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 the show…
024: ZuckTales
Apr 18, 2018 • 58 min
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? Riffing off…
023: Ghost in the Shell
Apr 11, 2018 • 36 min
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 digital footprint and create an interactive avatar of the dearly…
022: Little Giants
Apr 4, 2018 • 43 min
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 Blaise…
021: The Antisocial Network
Mar 28, 2018 • 48 min
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 patent expert…
020: A Few Good Bots
Mar 21, 2018 • 49 min
DoNotPay is a chatbot that has helped people beat more than 500,000 parking tickets and now can 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 for visas…
019: Chucky
Mar 14, 2018 • 30 min
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? It’s a topic with roots in an early American novel when the fear wasn’t…
018: Brocast News
Mar 7, 2018 • 41 min
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 strong…
017: Police Academy 2
Feb 28, 2018 • 42 min
At age 42, after co-founding one of the world’s largest wireless carriers and taking it public, Augie Fabela enrolled at a police academy. Today, he serves as Chief of Police for the Cook County’s Sheriff Department. Hosts Phil Libin, Jessica Collier, and…
016: Police Academy 1
Feb 21, 2018 • 50 min
Outside the U.S., 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 Collier, and…
015: Spotlight
Feb 14, 2018 • 49 min
As reckonings with harassment and discrimination abound, it’s clear that most incidents go unreported. We check in with Dr. Julia Shaw, co-founder and Chief Scientist of Spot, a just-launched harassment reporting tool that aims to fix this. Along the way,…
014: Pillow Fort Apache, The Bronx
Feb 7, 2018 • 49 min
We start the show with a call for 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 bullshit?” segment on patents, asking whether they’ve outlived their…
013: Monday Night Fever
Jan 31, 2018 • 51 min
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 Phil…
012: Easy Rider
Jan 24, 2018 • 47 min
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 explains the “black ships” phenomenon and tells us that Japan is a pun-loving nation. Hosts Phil Libin,…
011: Batteries Not Included
Jan 17, 2018 • 46 min
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…
010: Buy Hard
Jan 10, 2018 • 43 min
The new year began with an ominous forecast: 12,000 U.S. retail stores are predicted to close in 2018, a 33% increase from 2017. Hosts Phil Libin, Jessica Collier, and Blaise Zerega examine what this means for jobs, shopping, and the proverbial Main…
009: Chat with Me
Jan 3, 2018 • 51 min
We check in with Replika CEO 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 creating an AI friend that is…
008: Apocalypse Later
Dec 19, 2017 • 35 min
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 worry and…
007: The Running Man
Dec 12, 2017 • 43 min
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 anonymity, AI…
006: The Twilight Drone
Dec 6, 2017 • 47 min
This week’s show is about security and trust. After hackers stole 57 million customer records from Uber, the company covered up the breach and paid the thieves $100,000. Your hosts Phil Libin, Jessica Collier, and Blaise Zerega explore what’s needed to…
005: Raging Bull
Nov 28, 2017 • 46 min
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 that…
004: Butter
Nov 22, 2017 • 45 min
Riding a rollercoaster, taking a leap of faith, and launching a rocket are some of the phrases that describe the challenge of starting a company. Join Phil Libin, Jessica Collier, and Blaise Zerega as they discuss the importance of communication and…
003: My Phone as a Dog
Nov 15, 2017 • 44 min
If the iPhone 6 rewrote the world of smartphones, then the iPhone X is poised to rewrite 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 products…
002: Found in Translation
Nov 8, 2017 • 36 min
There’s a clear opportunity for new applications of AI that solve common problems. Join hosts Phil Libin, Jessica Collier, and Blaise Zerega for insights about practical AI products and why it’s possible for small teams to build them. Listen as Phil uses…
001: The Mythology of the Garage
Oct 30, 2017 • 45 min
The debut episode of the All Turtles Podcast 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. Along the way, they explain why…