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Episode 90: Donald Rumsfeld
Jul 21, 2016 • 25 min
This week’s episode is with Donald Rumsfeld. Donald is the former Secretary of Defense for the US and, at the tender age of 83, released an app - a solitaire game inspired by Winston Churchill. We talk about the app, lessons learned over his career,…
Episode 89: Jason Calacanis
Jul 8, 2016 • 78 min
Jason Calacanis is a long time founder and investor, having invested in Uber, Thumbtack, and many more. We talk about Jason’s Launch Incubator, investment strategy, legacy, and much more. As always, Jason tells it straight and does not hold back any…
Episode 88: Arianna Huffington
Jun 24, 2016 • 49 min
Arianna is the founder of The Huffington Post, board member of Uber, and author of “The Sleep Revolution”. Order the book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011G3HC0U/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 We talk about all things sleep, (i.e why we…
Episode 87: Josh Elman
Jun 9, 2016 • 50 min
Josh is one of the most respected product managers in the game, having built products at Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin. Now he has made an name for himself at Greylock as a top vc We talk about his journey working at those companies, what it was like to…
Episode 86: Tyler Willis
May 31, 2016 • 70 min
Tyler Willis is an angel investor and entrepreneur (former CMO of Hired). In this episode we talk about identity balancing the personal & professional self, goal setting, transparency, imposter syndrome, self-learning. the craft of angel investing, and…
Episode 85: Bret Taylor
May 18, 2016 • 55 min
Bret Taylor previously built Google Maps and served as CTO of Facebook. He is now founder of Quip. In this episode we talk about what it was like working at Facebook & Google, how he’s grown as a CEO and founder of Quip and various lessons learned along…
Episode 84: Brad Feld
Apr 29, 2016 • 60 min
Brad is an incredibly successful investor, having founded the Techstars accelerator and Foundry group, and he’s also also known as one of the kindest guys in the business. In this episode, we talk about how Brad rejects the term career, his principles of…
Episode 83: Esther Perel
Apr 19, 2016 • 64 min
Esther Perel is the perhaps world’s foremost expert on relationships. In this episode we talk about why desire wanes in relationships, how she would devise her own sex-education curriculum, why a bit of jealousy is good, how couples make non-monogamy…
Episode 82: Elisa New
Apr 13, 2016 • 46 min
Elisa New is a Harvard professor of poetry and founder of the non-profit, Poetry in America. Involved in the project are people like Nas, Bill Clinton, and others who want to promote a love of poetry. We talk about the role of poetry in society, the forms…
Episode 81: Adam Grant
Apr 4, 2016 • 51 min
Adam Grant is the youngest professor ever to be tenured at wharton business school, and a best selling author of classics “Give and Take” and, most recently, “Originals” In this episode we talk about what separates Originals from their peers, what…
Episode 80: Larry Summers
Mar 27, 2016 • 35 min
Note: Apologize for poor audio quality on my part - we’ve transcribed the full podcast for your pleasure: https://docs.google.com/document/d/143v8O5o609f68uoco4oXRF67mPNGyzpleCiqzJR7E04/edit Larry is the former Treasury Secretary, former Chief Economist…
Episode 79: Gary Vaynerchuk
Mar 27, 2016 • 27 min
Gary Vaynerchuk is a entrepreneur, investor, and best selling author with a new book called #AskGaryVee Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Z71HW8A/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?ie=UTF8&btkr=1 In this episode we talk about his new book, how he became an…
Episode 78: Matt Mazzeo
Mar 27, 2016 • 77 min
Matt is managing partner at Lower Case Capital with Chris Sacca. We talk about how Matt transitioned from 8 years at CAA to the world of VC, the future of Lowercase and VC in general, advice for breaking into startups/VC, difference between LA and SF, and…
Episode 77: Ruben Harris
Mar 26, 2016 • 40 min
Ruben Harris runs partnerships at Honor and is on the front lines of the diversity in tech movement. in this episode we talk about how he broke into tech, how he moved from Atlanta to SF and built a network from scratch, how before that he taught himself…
Episode 76: Jesse Williams
Mar 26, 2016 • 51 min
Jesse Williams is an actor in the hit show Grey’s Anatomy, and founder of Ebroji. this episode we talk about the launch of his app Ebroji, emojis and gifs as extension and evolution in language, the upsides and downsides of him being famous, the role…
Episode 75: Dhani Jones
Mar 26, 2016 • 47 min
Dhani Jones is a former NFL player, book author and founder of Proclamation. In this episode we talk about life after the NFL, his transition into the business world, the NFL as an organization, misconceptions about football players, race in america, and…
Episode 74: Charles Hudson
Mar 14, 2016 • 60 min
Charles Hudson is founder of Precursor Ventures and a partner at SoftTech VC. This episode is about startup investing We talk about what makes a great investor, how Charles evaluates founders, how he raised a fund, advice to aspiring investors and more.…
Episode 73: Jason Fried
Mar 4, 2016 • 56 min
Jason is the founder and CEO of Basecamp. In this episode we talk about building a company that lasts 40 years, what it’s like to build a remote team, how he thinks of the professional year in terms of seasons, daily rituals, and how he defines success.…
Episode 72: Sierra DeMulder
Mar 2, 2016 • 45 min
Sierra DeMulder is a renowned spoken word poet who’s just released her third book, Today Means Amen. In this episode we talk about what it means to be a poet today, how a poet makes a living, the craft of writing, editing, performing, and then themes in…
Episode 71: Justin Boreta from The Glitch Mob & Team
Mar 1, 2016 • 46 min
This week’s episode is with Justin Boreta of the Glitchmob, an electronic music group from LA, and the team that helped him make the app Hyperspektiv We talk about what inspired him to make the app in the first place, how he balances art and business, how…
Community Stories 1: What’s the first thing you built?
Mar 1, 2016 • 15 min
We’re trying something new. We asked the Product Hunt community on Anchor, a new platform for bite-sized audio conversations, “what’s the first thing you built?” Here are some of the answers. Enjoy. :) P.S. Check out Anchor. It’s fun.…
Episode 70: Auren Hoffman
Feb 29, 2016 • 60 min
This week’s episode is with Auren Hoffman. Auren is a prolific entrepreneur and investor, having started and sold Live Ramp and invested in Thumbtack, Brightroll and many more. In this episode we get into a lot - the concept of who you know vs what you…
Episode 69: Mitch Kapor
Feb 25, 2016 • 24 min
Mitch Kapor is a successful entrepreneur, perhaps best known for founding Lotus, and investor, having founded Kapor Capital which focuses on tech startups that have strong social impact This episode we talk about Mitch’s come up story, the world of impact…
Episode 68: G-Eazy
Feb 24, 2016 • 17 min
G-Eazy is a rapper from Oakland California. In this (short) episode we talk about his interest in tech, the intersection of tech and music, community building, brand building and much more. This interview took place last year as a part of the Launch…
Episode 67: Brad Hargreaves
Feb 22, 2016 • 47 min
Brad is the founder of General Assembly and now Common, which aims to do to co-living what WeWork has done for co-working. In this episode, we talk about his come-up story, lessons learned from General Assembly, what the real estate industry is like…
Episode 66: Sam Lessin
Feb 18, 2016 • 51 min
This week’s episode is with Sam Lessin. Sam is partner at slow ventures and founder of Fin, which aims to eclipse Siri by building something like the technology from the movie “Her”. Sam has made a name for himself both as an operator and investor, having…
Episode 65: Terry Gross
Feb 11, 2016 • 52 min
Terry Gross has been hosting Fresh Air on NPR for over 40 years. She’s done over 13,000 interviews, and is, in many people’s opinion, the best interviewer alive. We talk about how Terry got her start, how she met her husband, her experience in therapy,…
Episode 64: Danielle Morrill
Feb 9, 2016 • 52 min
This week’s episode is with Danielle Morill, co-founder and CEO of Mattermark. We dive into her Mattermark story — company building, fund-raising, scaling, etc — and then we get into her own personal story — what it’s like to start a company with her…
Episode 63: Ramit Sethi
Feb 5, 2016 • 74 min
Ramit Sethi is the author and founder of IWT (Iwillteachyoutoberich.com) and GrowthLab (growthlab.com). Ramit applies behavioral psychology to help others lead a rich life, not only rich in finance but also in health, fitness, relationships, career &…
Episode 62: Bryan Johnson
Feb 3, 2016 • 50 min
Bryan Johnson is the founder of Braintree and the OS fund, which invests in science and tech startups aiming to radically improve peoples quality of life. This episode we talk about the Braintree story, advice for entrepreneurs, how he grew up Mormon and…
Episode 61: Jeff Raider
Jan 29, 2016 • 42 min
Jeff Raider is the co-founder of Warby Parker and Harry’s. This episode goes deep in the weeds of building a company and building a brand . We talk about Jeff’s journey building 100 year brands at Warby Parker & Harry’s, mistakes and lessons learned from…
Episode 60: Josh Kopelman
Jan 27, 2016 • 47 min
Josh is an entrepreneur, investor, and founder of First Round Capital. We talk about his come up story, starting half.com and selling it to ebay, how he started First Round, how he learned how to invest, advice to entrepreneurs, and much more. For anyone…
Episode 59: Sarah Tavel
Jan 25, 2016 • 50 min
Sarah Tavel is a partner at Greylock, previously ran product at Pinterest, and is one of my favorite investors in the Valley. We talk about her story at Pinterest - why she joined, how it scaled, and how she transitioned from PM to VC. She shares career…
Episode 58: Patrick Collison
Jan 21, 2016 • 47 min
Patrick Collison, cofounder of Stripe, is one of the most impressive and interesting CEOs in tech today. We delve into Patrick’s story - how he came from Ireland, pursued Stripe while on leave from College, and then built and and scaled his company…
Episode 57: Ezra Klein (Part II of II)
Jan 20, 2016 • 58 min
Ezra is a journalist and founder of one of the most interesting media platforms today, Vox. In this second episode with Ezra Klein, we discuss politics: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Obama’s legacy. We talk entertainment: highbrow vs lowbrow, and then I…
Episode 56: Ezra Klein (Part I of II)
Jan 18, 2016 • 72 min
Ezra Klein is a journalist and founder of one of the most interesting media platforms today, Vox. Our talk was so good I had to break it down into two episodes. In this first episode, we cover Ezra’s start in journalism, how he transitioned from…
Episode 55: Des Traynor
Jan 16, 2016 • 46 min
Des Traynor is the co-founder of Intercom. In this episode we get deep into the weeds of startup land. We discuss product market fit, advice to entrepreneurs, hiring, firing, productivity, and a lot more. Des is one of the best growth and product founders…
Episode 54: Emmet Shear
Jan 13, 2016 • 64 min
Emmet Shear is the CEO and Co-Founder of Twitch.tv and a partner at YCombinator. We talk about the story of Twitch.tv — and how it evolved from Justin.TV — how he became a YC Partner, and then we have a broader talk about capitalism, social inequality,…
Episode 53: Alysia Harris and Libby Ashton
Jan 9, 2016 • 67 min
Alysia Harris is a world renowned spoken word poet. This episode we talk about the the craft of poetry — how Alysia writes poems, how she advises others who want to write poems — We talk about the economics of poetry — how Alysia merges art & business and…
Episode 52: Cal Newport
Jan 5, 2016 • 68 min
Cal Newport is a computer scientist, professor, and author of five books. In this episode we explore his book “Get So Good They Can’t Ignore You” which talks about the importance of mastery, and the follies of blind pursuing your passion. We also talk…
Episode 51: Jeff Atwood
Jan 4, 2016 • 55 min
Jeff Atwood is a prominent entrepreneur and developer, having founded Stack Exchange and, more recently, Discourse. In this episode we get deep into the weeds on community building - Jeff’s one of the best in the game. Edited by @Alexkontis Lavish Praise…
Episode 50: Kanyi Maqbuela
Dec 26, 2015 • 61 min
Kanyi Maqbuela is a partner at Collaborative Fund. In this episode, we discuss Kanyi’s personal story going from Stanford drop out to VC, how he’s navigated failures, built mentor relationships, and we also go broad: We talk about tech and the…
Episode 49: Arielle Zuckerberg
Dec 21, 2015 • 51 min
Arielle Zuckerberg is a former Product Manager at Humin and Wildfire, and a new partner at Kleiner Perkins. We talk about the transition from product manager to angel investor to working at Kleiner, how her life has changed due to her last name…
Episode 48: Chris Sacca
Dec 17, 2015 • 70 min
Chris Sacca is one of the most successful angel investors of all time. He’s invested in Twitter, Uber, Instagram, and Kickstarter, among many others. Before that he led special projects at Google and worked as a lawyer at Fenwick. He shares what it was…
Episode 47: Ryan Leslie
Dec 11, 2015 • 54 min
Ryan Leslie is one of the most interesting rappers and artists in the music industry. He graduated from Harvard at age 20, has grammy nominated songs, including one with Kanye West, and recently created the Super Phone, which is backed by Ben Horowitz,…
Episode 46: Tracy Chou
Dec 3, 2015 • 48 min
Tracy Chou has been a super early employee at Pinterest and Quora and has become one of the most respected voices in the diversity in tech conversation, both in terms of gender and in terms of race, We talk about 1) her experiences being both a women in…
Episode 45: Alexis Madrigal
Nov 18, 2015 • 46 min
Interview with Alexis Madrigal, long-time tech journalist and media entrepreneur. We discuss tech, media, writing process, mentorship, Grantland, legacy, and more. Lead interviewer: Jonah Bromwich Edited by Alex Kontis
Episode 44: Matt Mullenweg
Oct 30, 2015 • 52 min
Matt Mullenweg is the Founder of Wordpress. In this episode we talk about daily rituals, how he started Wordpress, how being a successful CEO early on has affected his relationships, how he thinks about hiring, investing, and evaluating people. Edited by…
Episode 43: Peter Diamandis
Oct 22, 2015 • 48 min
Peter Diamandis is author of BOLD and co-founder of X-Prize, Singularity Institute, and many others. We chat about Peter’s story, lessons learned from Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Larry Page, and what’s enabled him to succeed across industries,…
Episode 42: Tucker Max
Oct 20, 2015 • 27 min
Tucker Max is the founder of Book in a Box and the author of a new book on relationships, “Mate”. http://bookinabox.com http://www.amazon.com/Mate-Become-Man-Women-Want/dp/0316375365
Episode 41: Keith Rabois
Oct 9, 2015 • 23 min
Keith has been an early executive at startups such as Linkedin, Paypal, Square, and has been an early investor in companies such as Youtube, Airbnb, Palantir, Quora, Yelp, and much more. In this episode we discuss Keith’s story, his thoughts on career…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 39 w/ Nick Quah
Oct 8, 2015 • 34 min
We just launched our new podcast vertical! www.producthunt.com/podcasts The Product Hunt Team — Ryan Hoover, Alex Carter, and Erik Torenberg — sit down and discuss podcasts with Nick Quah, podcast connoisseur and writer of Hot Pod, the defining podcast…
Episode 40: Mahbod Moghadam
Oct 2, 2015 • 63 min
Mahbod Moghadam is a cofounder of (Rap) Genius who recently resigned last year. This episode is a bit like a therapy session: We discuss Mahbod’s relationships, his perception of his actions, his thoughts on tech, hip-hop, and much more. Mahbod is…
Episode 39: Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park
Sep 30, 2015 • 55 min
In this episode we have Mike Shinoda, star of popular Linkin Park and Fort Minor. Linkin Park has recently launched a Venture Capital firm. We talk about everything tech - how and why Mike got into tech, what he wants to achieve, what he invests, but we…
Epsiode 38: Mariquel Waingarten and Gaston Frydlewski
Sep 25, 2015 • 31 min
This episode I’m doing something a little different. It’s with Mariquel and Gaston two entrepreneurs who run a business called Hickies, which is a shoelace replacement that allows you to to put on your shoes without tying them ,Bbt this episode has…
Episode 37: Ann Friedman
Sep 22, 2015 • 62 min
Ann Friedman is a journalist who writes about gender, tech, politics, and social issues in her weekly column for New York magazine. She also co-hosts the podcast Call Your Girlfriend with her friend Aminatou Sow. In this episode we talk about how to be a…
Episode 36: Steven Johnson
Sep 21, 2015 • 51 min
Steven Johnson is the author of many books, some of which Future Perfect, Where Good Ideas Come from, Mind Wide Open, and How We Got To Now. This episode is all about innovation, where it occurs in our own lives, where it occurs in communities, and how he…
Episode 35: Jane McGonigal
Sep 18, 2015 • 53 min
Jane McGonigal is an author and game designer who believes that playing games and adopting gameful mindset can help improve our health, relationships, and her new book, Superbetter, explains how. In this episode we talk about Superbetter and how it works,…
Episode 34: Troy Carter
Sep 14, 2015 • 16 min
Troy Carter is the founder of Atom Factory and Smashd Labs. Artists he’s managed include Lady Gaga, John Legend, Miguel, and many others. Startups in his portfolio include Uber, Dropbox, Spotify, and many others. In this episode we talk about the…
Episode 33: Chris Schroeder
Sep 9, 2015 • 47 min
Chris Schroeder is a successful founder, investor, and now author of “Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution remaking the Middle East” which chronicles startup stories in Cairo, Gaza, Damascus, and other countries throughout the region. In this…
Episode 32: Robert Greene
Sep 6, 2015 • 65 min
Robert Greene is the author of books such as Mastery, 33 Strategies of War, Art of Seduction, the 48 Laws of Power, and the 50th Law (w/ 50 cent). including mastery, strategies of war, art of seduction, laws of power, one of which is with rapper 50 cent…
Episode 31: James Currier
Sep 2, 2015 • 57 min
James Currier is a prominent entrepreneur and investor. He was one of the earliest to build social networks, starting Tickle in 1999 and then selling it in 2004 He’s since advised/invseted in a bunch of startups including Goodreads, Honeybook and Meerkat,…
Episode 30: Felix Salmon
Aug 31, 2015 • 54 min
Felix Salmon is a senior editor at Fusion. He’s of the rare writers who really understands both media and technology and the businesses and cultures behind both of them. In this episode we discuss media skepticism towards the tech industry, why there’s…
Episode 29: Kevin Kelly
Aug 25, 2015 • 99 min
Kevin Kelly is perhaps most known for being a founding team member of Wired Magazine and for starting the Long now Foundation, which aims to solve problems in a ten thousand year time frame. More than a few people refer to Kevin Kelly as the most…
Episode 28: Joe Greenstein
Aug 21, 2015 • 54 min
Joe Greenstein founded Flixter, the popular movie discovery platform, for nearly a decade before selling it and since has founded Innerspace, a YC company that helps other companies build great companies + company cultures in addition to great products.…
Episode 27: Ben Casnocha
Aug 18, 2015 • 52 min
Ben is the co-author of The Start-up of You and The Alliance with Reid Hoffman, served for two years as Reid’s chief of staff at LinkedIn, and has founded many different companies in Silicon Valley. In this podcast we chat about career strategy, what it…
Maker Stories: Episode 26 w/ Brit Morin
Aug 14, 2015 • 45 min
This week we talk with Brit Morin, CEO of Brit and Co. about the transition from working at Google to running her own company, about becoming a mother in the middle of running that company, and having a sense of privacy when she is literally the face and…
Maker Stories: Episode 25 w/ Tyler Cowen
Aug 13, 2015 • 79 min
Tyler Cowen and I discuss why he thinks Elon Musk is overrated, religion is underrated, happiness overrated, and much more. Tyler Cowen is one of my favorite economists and bloggers - check out his blog here: http://marginalrevolution.com
Maker Stories: Episode 24 w/ Kevin Nguyen
Aug 9, 2015 • 33 min
This week we talk with Kevin Nguyen, editorial director of Oyster. We talk about Kevin’s role curating books for Amazon, his thoughts on the future of publishing, what books have influenced him the most, reading highbrow vs low brow, and much more. Edited…
Maker Stories: Episode 23 w/ Dayna Tortorici
Aug 5, 2015 • 34 min
This week I talk with Dayna Tortorici editor in chief of n+1 magazine. It’s my fundamental belief that you can be a huge fan of your industry while also critiquing it at the same time. So I found it N+1 magazine especially refreshing in that offers no…
Maker Stories Episode 22 w/ William Deresiewicz
Aug 4, 2015 • 62 min
What does friendship mean in the era of social media? what should the ideal college experience look like? what’s the difference between an entrepreneur and an artist? William Deresiewicz and I, Erik Torenberg, talk about these topics as well as his new…
Maker Stories: Episode 21 w/ Adam Braun
Jul 31, 2015 • 50 min
How do you write a book about your own story w/ the subtitle “How an ordinary person can make extraordinary change” and be humble at the same time? How do you write a book for yourself but also the reader and not sacrifice something? How do you evaluate…
Maker Stories: Episode 20 w/ Dan Ariely
Jul 30, 2015 • 48 min
Dan Ariely is a leading behaviorical economist, 3 time best-selling author, and he is the first guest to appear multiple times on Maker Stories. In this episode we talk about Dan’s new documentary on dishonesty and cheating and why people cheat in sports,…
Maker Stories: Episode 19 w/ Cindy Gallop
Jul 27, 2015 • 23 min
Cindy Gallop is interested in building the YCombinator of Sex Tech. She’s an author, TED speaker, and is the founder of Make Love Not Porn, which aims to revolutionize the porn industry. Cindy’s TED talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV8n_E_6Tpc…
Maker Stories: Episode 18 w/ Daniel Pink
Jul 24, 2015 • 55 min
Daniel Pink is a NYT best selling author who writes about how can we have more fulfilling work lives We talk about the tensions between journalists and academics, the term “pop science”, and what TED’s effect on intellectual culture has been. We also…
Maker Stories: Episode 17 w/ Seth Godin
Jul 22, 2015 • 46 min
Seth Godin is the author of 18 bestsellers, a popular blogger and founder of the altMBA. We discuss marketing and distribution, how to build online communities, and what he’s learned from his various education experiments. His newest book is What To Do…
Maker Stories: Episode 16 w/ Amanda Palmer
Jul 21, 2015 • 43 min
Amanda Palmer is an accomplished musician, speaker, and writer, known for her passionate and dedicated fanbase. We talk about all that, we talk about her best friend passing, and we also discuss how she feels about becoming a mother. Check out her book…
Maker Stories: Episode 15 w/ James Beshara
Jul 17, 2015 • 44 min
James Beshara went one from being a D1 basketball prospect, to an economist in South Africa, to founding and running Tilt, a crowdfunding startup which launches more campaigns than any other startup in the world. https://www.tilt.com/ Edited by Alex Kontis
Maker Stories: Episode 14 w/ Ryan Holiday
Jul 15, 2015 • 46 min
Ryan Holiday is an author of three books, including Growth Hacker Marketing, and he’s an Editor at Large at the New York Observer. He dropped out of college at 19 to become director of marketing of American Apparel, and has since advised writer and artist…
Maker Stories: Episode 13 w/ Tony Robbins
Jul 9, 2015 • 64 min
@eriktorenberg chats with Tony Robbins about his book, Money: Master the game, tech investments, family, relationships, sex, coaching, and service, and a lot more. http://www.amazon.com/MONEY-Master-Game-Financial-Freedom-ebook/dp/B00MZAIU4G Edited by…
Maker Stories: Episode 12 w/ Jessica Lessin
Jul 2, 2015 • 53 min
I chat with Jessica Lessin, founder of The Information about the news industry, what makes a great journalist, the transition from reporter to entrepreneur, and much more. Jessica has a special deal for listeners, so tune in. Edited by Daniel Russel.
Maker Stories: Episode 11 w/ Jared Fliesler
Jun 11, 2015 • 33 min
Jared Fleisler, partner at Matrix and previously an executive at Google & Square, chatted with me about what success means to him, how he got to where he is, and how he views making an impact. Listen in, and let me know what you think.
Maker Stories: Episode 10 w/ Eric Ries
May 20, 2015 • 45 min
Eric Ries is the author of Lean Startup, which has since become almost gospel in the startup world. We have a great chat about writing, career strategy, lean startup philosophy, and much more. Eric’s book, The Leader’s Guide, was also a first selection…
Maker Stories: Episode 9 w/ Nick Adler
May 12, 2015 • 19 min
Nick Adler, part of Snoops management team, talks about what it’s been like to extend the Snoop brand into technology, and the details of his successes, failures, and learnings along the way.
Maker Stories: Episode 8 w/ Matt Mazzeo
May 5, 2015 • 28 min
Matt Mazzeo is Managing Director of Lowercase Capital, partners w/ Chris Sacca, and one of the best guys in the biz. We interviewed him and many others at the LAUNCH festival last month. Edited by Daniel Russell
Maker Stories: Episode 7 w/ Tim Ferriss
Apr 27, 2015 • 64 min
Tim Ferriss is an author, entrepreneur, podcast host, and many other things. In this wide ranging episode, we discuss his new show, advice to his younger self, friendship & relationships, & much more. This is my favorite podcast episode thus far. Listen…
Maker Stories: Episode 6 w/ Dan Ariely
Apr 23, 2015 • 44 min
Dan Ariely is worth listening to pretty much on any topic. In this interview we touch upon college, lying, alzheimers, relationships, online-dating, and much more. This is Part II of my interview with Dan. in Part I, we chatted about products, tech,…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 39 w/ Josh Elman & John Lilly
Apr 20, 2015 • 37 min
Today Josh Elman and John Lilly from Greylock join us to talk about their recent investment in Meerkat, Facebook’s new Message platform, and the future of micropayment economy thanks to Square’s $Cashtags and others. Listen in.
Maker Stories: Episode 5 w/ James Altucher
Apr 14, 2015 • 66 min
James Altucher is an author, investor, and overall fascinating person. We get deep. Tune in. For more James, see here: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/ Edited by Daniel Russel
Maker Stories: Episode 4 w/ Tom Lehman and Ilan Zechory
Apr 7, 2015 • 53 min
I chat with Tom Lehman and Ilan Zechory, founder of Genius (formerly Rap Genius)in their Brooklyn office. Genius Beta has just launched on Product Hunt - more info here:…
Maker Stories: Episode 3 w/ Anthony Saleh
Apr 5, 2015 • 28 min
Anthony Saleh is Nas’s manager and a founding partner at Queensbridge Venture Partners. I interviewed him and many others at the LAUNCH festival last month. If you want to see more interviews from the festival, let me know and we’ll release them here. As…
Maker Stories: Episode 2 w/ Aaron Lammer and Libby Ashton
Mar 31, 2015 • 56 min
If you’re interested in books, journalism, content, tech & humanities, the tension between being an artist, pursuing a passion, and running a business, you’ll like this episode with Aaron Lammer. Thank you all for your great feedback on episode one with…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 38 w/ Justin Kan
Mar 24, 2015 • 38 min
In this episode Justin Kan, partner at Y Combinator and founder of Justin.tv, Twitch, Exec, and Socialcam joins us. Justin shares tips for hopeful YC applicants, the motivation behind his new EDM music discovery site, and impressions of this renewed…
Maker Stories: Episode 1 w/ Alex Blumberg, Matt Lieber, Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt
Mar 17, 2015 • 46 min
We’re thrilled to announce the launch of Maker Stories — one-on-one conversations with makers about their products and the stories behind them We’re going to discover what inspires these makers, how they perceive the world, what they grapple with - I want…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 37 w/ Ben Rubin & Josh Elman
Mar 12, 2015 • 38 min
This week Ben Rubin(CEO, Meerkat) and Josh Elman (Partner, Greylock) join us to discuss the backstory of Meerkat and the future of livestreaming. Of course, we broadcasted the episode live on Meerkat, sporting lovely yellow swag:…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 36 w/ Ben Parr
Feb 28, 2015 • 39 min
Ben Parr, former Mashable co-editor, investor, and now author, just released his first book, Captivology. We chat about how to drive awareness for your product, advice for those looking to break into the startup world, and magical apps that save time.…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 35 w/ Jason Calacanis
Feb 25, 2015 • 52 min
This week Jason Calacanis joins us on the show to chat about next week’s LAUNCH Festival (http://www.launchfestival.com/) (including the Product Hunt AMA stage), technology’s influence in building empathy, and qualities he looks for in founders he invests…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 34 w/ David Byttow & Sara Haider
Feb 14, 2015 • 48 min
This week, Secret’s David Byttow (https://twitter.com/davidbyttow) and Sara Haider (https://twitter.com/pandemona) join us at Product Hunt HQ to chat about the big redesign of their anonymous communication app, why their co-founder left the company, and…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 33 w/ Noah Lichtenstein, Pratap Ranade, & Ryan Rowe
Feb 1, 2015 • 42 min
Noah Lichtenstein from Cowboy Ventures and Kimono Labs co-founders, Pratap Ranade and Ryan Rowe, swung by Product Hunt HQ to chat about products. We discuss Twitter’s new Group DM’s, Snapchat’s media play with Discover, and halfway through the show we…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 32 w/ Startup L Jackson
Jan 20, 2015 • 41 min
This week we’re joined by the infamous Startup L Jackson (http://twitter.com/startupljackson). For years he/she’s tweeted their candid, often humorous take on the startup industry, behind a veil of mystery. In this episode, SLJ shares his opinions on…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 31 w/ Chase Hildebrand & Sarah Buhr
Jan 20, 2015 • 33 min
Last week Cloe, Siri’s smarter sister, launched on Product Hunt (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/cloe). The unique, SMS-based Q&A service captured the attention of the community and the shortly afterward TechCrunch’s Sarah Buhr, added to the conversation…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 30 w/ David Lidsky
Nov 18, 2014 • 44 min
In this episode, Fast Company’s Deputy Editor, David Lidsky, joins Ryan and Erik all the way from New York City. We chat about cord-cutting TV apps, fitness products, and the rise of notification-driven apps. Listen in. Products mentioned: - Pluto.tv…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 29 w/ Tina Sharkey & Jason Shah
Nov 3, 2014 • 42 min
This week Erik Torenberg and I, Ryan Hoover, visit Sherpa Ventures/Foundry HQ to chat with Tina Sharkey (CEO, Sherpa Foundry) and Jason Shah (CEO, Do). We discuss productivity hacks, characteristics of startups Sherpa invests in, and the magic of voice…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 28, Hackathon Edition
Oct 28, 2014 • 43 min
Last weekend we hosted the first Product Hunt Hackathon at Y Combinator. While in Mountain View, we pulled a few awesome people into our makeshift studio (a garage in the back of YC) to chat about products and things they’re building. We’re joined by…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 27 w/ Camille Ricketts and Rob Hayes
Oct 20, 2014 • 45 min
This week Camille Ricketts (Editor, First Round Review) and Rob Hayes (Partner, First Round Capital) join us from bustling 500 Startups HQ. We chat about new messaging apps like Snowball, products kids use, and a fun little site to troll your friends.…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 26 w/ Andrew Chen and Nir Eyal
Oct 13, 2014 • 51 min
This week, friends Andrew Chen (Entrepreneur, Investor. Ex-Adtech and VC) and Nir Eyal (Author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, Blogger at NirAndFar.com), join me, Ryan Hoover, to chat about products. We discuss an unusual app called Ethan,…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 25 w/ Ryan Orbuch, Gwen Brinsmead, & Ari Weinstein
Sep 30, 2014 • 38 min
This week we’re joined by young makers, Ryan Orbuch (Founder, Finish), Gwen Brinsmead (Product, AppMesh), and Ari Weinstein (Co-founder, DeskConnect and Workflow) from a sunny rooftop in San Francisco’s Tenderloin. We chat productivity tools, apps that…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 24 w/ John and Sam Shahidi
Sep 22, 2014 • 39 min
In this week’s episode, John and Sam Shahidi, brothers and co-founders of Shots, join PHR from their new office in SOMA, San Francisco. We chat about online bullying, music discovery, and the thoughtful anti-patterns of Shots. - Shots…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 23 w/ Roy Bahat & Dan Strickland
Sep 14, 2014 • 41 min
This week’s PHR comes from the beautiful Bloomberg Beta HQ on the Embarcadero with Roy Bahat (Head of Bloomberg Beta) and Dan Strickland (Operations at Bloomberg Beta). Roy shares his secrets to get to inbox 0, keyboards, we discuss invisible apps, and a…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 22 w/ Matt Galligan & Ryan Block
Sep 10, 2014 • 49 min
This week Matt Galligan (CEO & Co-founder, Circa) & Ryan Block (VP of Product, AOL) join me, Ryan Hoover, hours after the much-hyped Apple event. Of course, we geeked out about the Apple iPhone 6/6+, Pay, and the long-rumored Watch. Listen in. Products…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 21 w/ Poornima Vijayashanker & Julia Grace
Aug 30, 2014 • 47 min
This week, Poornima Vijayashanker (Founder of Femgineer/BizeeBee & EIR at 500 Startups) and Julia Grace (Head of Engineering at Tindie) join Product Hunt’s Erik Torenberg and Ryan Hoover at 500 Startups HQ. We chat about tools communicate with remote…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 20 w/ Nick Chirls, Will Peng, Jon Lax, & Jake Levine
Aug 24, 2014 • 57 min
This week Nick Chirls (Partner, Notation Capital), Will Peng (Partner, Red Swan Ventures), Jon Lax(Partner, teehan+lax), and Jake Levine (Founder, Electric Objects), join me, Ryan Hoover, in the attic of Electric Objects’ popup shop in the lower east side…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 19 w/ Ryan Sarver, Jamie Davidson, & Julie Logan
Aug 9, 2014 • 33 min
This week we have a double Ryan feature with myself, Ryan Hoover, and Ryan Sarver (Partner, Redpoint Ventures) along with siblings Jamie Davidson (Sr. Assoc., Redpoint Ventures) and Julie Logan (Founder, Nutmeg). In this episode we chat about a…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 18 w/ Danielle Morrill, Andy Sparks, & Angela Kingyens
Aug 8, 2014 • 47 min
In this episode of Product Hunt Radio, Danielle Morrill (Co-founder & CEO, Mattermark), Andy Sparks (Co-founder & COO, Mattermark), and Angela Kingyens (VC, Version One Ventures) join me, Ryan Hoover, in San Francisco’s sunny Potrero Hill. Danielle…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 17 w/ Robert Scoble
Jul 31, 2014 • 59 min
In this episode, product hunting Robert Scoble, joins Erik Torenberg and myself, Ryan Hoover, to chat about startups and tech. We discussed content curation, Robert’s love for Facebook, and a bit about the future of Product Hunt in this increasingly…
Product Hunt Radio Episode 16 w/ Matt Hartman, Maya Prohovnik, & Brian Donohue
Jul 26, 2014 • 46 min
During my trip to NYC I swung into betaworks HQ to meet a few distant product hunting Twitter friends in the flesh. Matt Hartman (Investments at betaworks), Maya Prohovnik (Community at betaworks), and Brian Donohue (Builder at Instapaper) join me to chat…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 15 w/ Susan Hobbs, Sarah Buhr, & Kyle Russell
Jul 20, 2014 • 35 min
I recently visited the colorful, graffiti-filled TechCrunch headquarters to chat with the tech publication’s Susan Hobbs, Sarah Buhr, and Kyle Russell. We chatted about a wearable smart ring, an app to command your friends, and a fun TapTalk meta game…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 14 w/ Alexis Ohanian & Amanda Peyton
Jul 14, 2014 • 48 min
On my trip to NYC last week, I swung into Brooklyn to record another episode of PHR with the awesome Alexis Ohanian (Co-founder of reddit, Partner at YC) and Amanda Peyton (Co-founder of Grand St.). We chatted about reddit’s upcoming (and long-overdue)…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 13 w/ Naval Ravikant & Joshua Slayton
Jul 5, 2014 • 33 min
Before Product Hunt, I occasionally browsed AngelList, hunting for new startups for fun. As a long-time fan, I’m honored to have Naval Ravikant (Co-founder, AngelList) and Joshua Slayton (Venture Hacker, AngelList) on the show. We chatted about what…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 12 w/ Hunter Walk & Satya Patel
Jun 28, 2014 • 43 min
This week I, Ryan Hoover, visited the colorful Homebrew headquarters to catch up with Hunter Walk and Satya Patel. We chatted about their latest portfolio addition, the qualities they look for in a founder, and the awesomeness of “crazy” products like…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 11 w/ Kevin Rose & Brenden Mulligan
Jun 20, 2014 • 43 min
This week Kevin Rose (Partner at Google Ventures) and Brenden Mulligan (Co-founder of Cluster) join me, Ryan Hoover, in the sunny Mission district of San Francisco. We chat about the Fire Phone, Facebook’s highly criticized new app, Slingshot, and a…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 10 w/ Zack Shapiro, Erik Torenberg, & Connor Montgomery
Jun 15, 2014 • 38 min
I know I say this all the time but this may be one of my favorite PHR episodes yet. Zack Shapiro (Co-Founded Luna, hacking on Product Hunt), Erik Torenberg (CEO of Rapt.fm, hustling on Product Hunt), and Connor Montgomery (Builder at Pinterest) join me,…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 9 w/ Carmel DeAmicis & Misha Chellam
Jun 8, 2014 • 51 min
This week I, Ryan Hoover, am joined by Carmel DeAmicis (Reporter, Pando) and Misha Chellam (Co-founder, Tradecraft). In this Maker’s Mark-inspired episode we chat crazy apps that respond to “Marco!”, the wonders of SF’s on-demand food services, and the…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 8 w/ Michael Sayman & Kyle Ryan
Jun 2, 2014 • 37 min
Don’t tell the other guests but this may be my favorite episode of Product Hunt Radio yet. This week I (Ryan Hoover) am joined by 17-year-old 4 Snaps creator, Michael Sayman, and 19-year-old creator of Heartwood, Kyle Ryan, sharing their teenage…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 7 w/ Nathan Bashaw & Alex Baldwin
May 26, 2014 • 46 min
In this week’s PHR, we’re going coast to coast. Newly minted Manhattan resident, Nathan Bashaw (Product at General Assembly), uses the power of the internet to join Alex Baldwin (Designer at thoughtbot) and myself (Ryan Hoover) in San Francisco. We chat…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 6 w/ Sandi MacPherson & Ash Bhoopathy
May 18, 2014 • 44 min
This week Sandi MacPherson (Editor-in-Chief at Quibb) and Ash Bhoopathy (Entrepreneur at Sequoia) join me, Ryan Hoover, to chat about time-saving products, new startup funding options, and fertility apps (yes, the baby-making kind). Ash also surprises us…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 5 w/ Semil Shah
May 12, 2014 • 39 min
In this episode Semil Shah (Product at Swell, writer, and investor) joins me, Ryan Hoover, to chat about one of my favorite topics, home screen apps. We also talk about Swell, Semil’s approach to investing, and washing vegetables in the shower. Enjoy.…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 4 w/ Josh Miller & Ben Yoskovitz
May 5, 2014 • 42 min
Last week Josh Miller (Product, Facebook & Partner, betaworks) and Ben Yoskovitz (VP, Product at GoInstant/Salesforce) joined me, Ryan Hoover, at the Everywhere Else Conference in Memphis, TN. We all happened to be speaking at the event so I thought it…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 3 w/ Abram Dawson & Greg Koberger
Apr 26, 2014 • 29 min
This week Abram Dawson (http://twitter.com/abramdawson) (Associate at SV Angel) and Greg Koberger (http://twitter.com/gkoberger) (Founder of ReadMe.io) join me, Ryan Hoover, on the third episode of Product Hunt Radio. In our dimly lit basement, us three…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 2 w/ Kat Manalac, Nikhil Basu Trivedi, & Jack Altman
Apr 22, 2014 • 32 min
This week Kat Manalac (Partner at Y Combinator), Nikhil Basu Trivedi (VC at Shasta Ventures), and Jack Altman (Growth at Teespring) join me (Ryan Hoover) in the second episode of PHR. We chat about online-to-offline apps, a product to fight those darn San…
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 1 w/ Shaan Puri & Furqan Rydhan
Apr 13, 2014 • 42 min
In the inaugural episode of Product Hunt Radio (PHR), Shaan Puri and Furqan Rydhan joined me (Ryan Hoover) to geek out about product. We chatted about the Bebo reacquisition, backstory behind Monkey Inferno’s new video walkie talkie app, Blab, shared our…