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Your True Love May be at Another SoulCycle (Guest: Patti Stanger, The Millionaire Matchmaker)

8/8/2018
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Patti Stanger is internationally famous - she is Bravo's 'Millionaire Matchmaker'. In part 2 of our series on 'matchmaking' in Silicon Valley, Patti explains why it's so hard to find love in the Bay Area.

Duration:00:21:27

Is San Francisco more like Paris, or New York? (Guest: Sam Lessin, Serial Entrepreneur)

7/31/2018
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Sam Lessin is one of the top minds in the technology world. He was VP of Product at Facebook, where he was instrumental in building the Facebook timeline. He's now working on a new company called Fin. But Sam is also a San Francisco resident, and has given a lot of thought as to whether the city can be fixed (and where it's headed).

Duration:00:26:26

Do Not Date Anyone from San Francisco (Guest: Amy Andersen, Founder of Linx Dating)

7/24/2018
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Amy Andersen is the Founder of Linx dating and a legend in Silicon Valley lore. Amy was profiled in Vanity Fair Magazine in a now-famous article about 'Cougar Night' at The Rosewood Hotel. What you don't know about Amy is that she is one of the smartest entrepreneurs you will ever meet.

Duration:00:31:10

Is San Francisco Really All That Great? (Guest: Antonio García Martínez - NYT Bestselling Author of 'Chaos Monkeys')

7/12/2018
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Antonio García Martínez is no stranger to controversy. He sold a company, was a key architect of Facebook's advertising products, wrote a bestselling book (which was critical of some of his old colleagues), and now lives in a yurt in Washington. Put lightly, he has some strong opinions.

Duration:00:25:36

The City is Burning Down

6/29/2018
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Keith Spencer is a cover editor, and Nicole Karlis is a news writer at Salon. They took vastly different paths to get to San Francisco, and have some strong perspectives on how the city can be saved.

Duration:00:28:59

Episode 9: Living in San Francisco Is Not Straightforward (Guest: Rick Marini, Entrepreneur, Investor)

5/2/2018
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Rick Marini moved to San Francisco from the East Coast and is living the Silicon Valley dream. He's a successful entrepreneur who has built a great life in a beautiful city. But the City is far from perfect. Rick talks about his views on San Francisco politics, what it's like to be a homeowner in a city where home ownership is unattainable by many, and what the future holds for San Francisco.

Duration:00:29:25

Episode 8: Nothing is Permanent in the Valley (Guest: James Currier, Managing Partner, NFX)

4/24/2018
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James Currier is a serial entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley. When you hear words like 'virality' and 'network effects' thrown around my tech companies and employees - keep in mind that James pioneered many of these concepts. So how in James' eyes has the Valley changed with the onset of celebrity culture? What has he seen through boom and bust cycles here?

Duration:00:26:43

Episode 7: Can Tech Fix Democracy? (Guest: Jessica Alter, Founder - Tech For Campaigns)

4/18/2018
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Jessica Alter woke up on Wednesday Morning, the 9th of November 2016, and did not take a 'mental health day'. She got to work. What started as a Google Doc to organize like-minded individuals ended up becoming a large scale progressive movement called Tech For Campaigns.

Duration:00:24:36

Episode 6: San Francisco from an NPR Reporter's Perspective (Guest: Aarti Shahani, Tech Reporter for NPR)

4/16/2018
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Aarti Shahani has one of the most famous voices in Silicon Valley. She joins us for this week's edition to talk about her experience moving from New York to San Francisco, and some of the ins and outs of covering the tech scene here.

Duration:00:27:07

Episode 5: Being Broke in San Francisco (Guest: Broke Ass Stuart, Mayoral Candidate, Writer)

4/12/2018
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Broke Ass Stuart is a famous San Franciscan from San Diego. How did he make his way here, and why did he end up running for mayor against Ed Lee?

Duration:00:25:56

Episode 4: About that thing called Youtube... (Guest: Hunter Walk, Homebrew Ventures)

4/9/2018
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Hunter Walk is a Venture Capitalist and successful operator. He's perhaps best known for being the Head of Product at a little company called Youtube. So is everything Youtube accomplished good? We talk to Hunter about that and more.

Duration:00:33:55

Episode 2: Crunched (Guest: Alexia Tsotsis, Former Editor-in-Chief of Techcrunch)

4/1/2018
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Alexia Tsotsis is an entrepreneur, writer and was the former Editor-in-Chief of Techcrunch. What was it like being part of one of the publication that effectively created the hype machine around the tech industry?

Duration:00:26:15

Episode 1: Coffee Culture Sure Has Changed (Guest: Eileen Rinaldi, CEO of Ritual Coffee)

4/1/2018
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We interview Eileen Rinaldi, the CEO of Ritual Coffee, about her journey into coffee culture.

Duration:00:24:22

Episode 3: Something Changed After 2007 (Guest: Chris Michel, Photographer)

4/1/2018
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World famous photographer, entrepreneur and investor Chris Michel talks about the changes San Francisco has endured over the past couple of decades - through his lens (literally).

Duration:00:21:42