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TechZing is an informal chat show hosted by Justin Vincent & Jason Roberts.

TechZing is an informal chat show hosted by Justin Vincent & Jason Roberts.
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TechZing is an informal chat show hosted by Justin Vincent & Jason Roberts.




316: TZ Discussion – Don’t Call It a Comeback

Justin and Jason discuss the prerequisite viewer that Jason’s building for Math Academy, Rob Walling’s Tiny Seed, Chamath Palihapitiya’s advice to grow slow and to grow real, why Jason’s latest hire on Upwork didn’t work out, Justin’s Nugget webinar and why he’s no longer going to employ squeeze marketing, how Jason is back writing code again and loving it, […]


315: TZ Discussion – Two Weeks Late

Justin and Jason discuss Justin’s tendency to argue with himself about code, the strategy board game that Jason and Colby are building together, the JS 13K Game challenge, Jason’s advice on how to find inexpensive talent on Upwork and how Justin might include these ideas on Nugget, how parents think about after-school coding programs, the Hacker News […]


314: TZ Discussion – Quantum of Utility

Justin and Jason discuss some new feature concepts for Nugget and Jason’s plans for the Math Academy software, the Masters Of Scale Uncut Interview with Airbnb’s Brian Chesky, how Jason’s house is like the Tardis, the state of Justin’s cryptocurrency portfolio, Elon Musk’s fight against short sellers, top-down vs bottom-up automation, why MV Code Club’s future […]

313: TZ Discussion – The Full Stack Entrepreneur

Justin and Jason discuss the Nugget Mercury launch and some ideas on how best to assign mentors and configure batches, how Justin is helping Jason with the UX/UI of the new Math Academy website, Jason’s latest realizations on diet and exercise, Colby’s introductory computer science courses, Elon Musk’s slow-motion meltdown, how the Luck Surface Area […]

312: TZ Discussion – Validation Nation

Justin and Jason discuss how Nugget users are validating their ideas, why and how Justin posted tracks from his old band Moneypenny, Jason’s haircut fiasco, the acid-trip television show Legion, why Jason likes the television show Bosch and why Justin likes Rick and Morty, the movie Mission Impossible Fallout and thoughts on the Mission Impossible series, the progress on Operation Superhero and the […]

311: TZ Discussion – Blasting off with Nugget 3.0

Justin and Jason discuss Jason’s new house, Justin’s desire to get back into music, the latest with Operation Superhero and Math Academy, the road to launching the commercial version of the Math Academy software and the launch of Nugget 3.0.

310: TZ Discussion – Are you in an ancestral simulation, or possibly a Judd Apatow movie?

Justin and Jason discuss Justin’s electric car, what happened at Solve 2018, how the 8th graders just took the AP Calculus BC Exam, why Jason isn’t going to teach anymore, Justin’s new approach to designing a product, how Jason set up the management structure of his content teams, the local startup that Jason is helping […]

309: TZ Discussion – The Vision Quest

Justin and Jason discuss how Jason is finally buying a house, the reinvention of Nugget, Operation Superhero (Part Deux), the software platform that powers Math Academy and the latest with the program, the importance of building a startup around your passion, Blue Origin, the Tesla productions delays, Jason’s OmiseGO investment, the latest on MV Code Club, how not to get […]


308: TZ Discussion – Cookin’ the Crypto Crack

Justin and Jason discuss crypto as a tradable asset and as an investment (specifically Justin’s love affair with OmiseGo – OMG), the latest with the Math Academy program and the software platform, Justin’s plans for Nugget, ORMs vs SQL, Stranger Things, the best X-Files episode (Bad Blood), why Jason dropped off The Walking Dead bandwagon, why Justin loves The Last Man on Earth, the movies The […]


307: TZ Discussion – Live Forever or Die Trying

Justin and Jason discuss CRISPR’s impact on curing diseases and on building muscles, the results of a promising new anti-aging drug, a pill that makes exercise obsolete, and a nanoparticle drug that turns calorie-hoarding white fat into calorie-burning brown fat, the TV show Future Man, the upcoming season of X-FIles, why Justin can’t go to movies, The Cheesecake Factory, Las Vegas, or country […]

306: TZ Discussion – Better Late Than Never

Justin and Jason discuss the latest developments with Math Academy, Jason’s success with cryptocurrencies, Justin’s thoughts on Nugget and his upcoming startup course, why Phil is stuck in LA, Laravel and Vue.js, what Colby learned at computer camp, and what to do if North Korea launches a nuclear weapon.


305: TZ Discussion – SOLVE 2017

Justin and Jason discuss SOLVE 2017, how Jason’s 7th-grade class took the AP Calculus test and other recent Math Academy successes, Jason’s return to algorithmic trading, Colby’s audition for Genius Junior, why Elon Musk seems to win at everything and Justin’s latest health/diet strategy.

304: TZ Discussion – The Clone War

Justin and Jason discuss how the English have lost their American accent and their plan to get the show back on a more regular schedule, Justin’s workout anti-pattern and his new 800 calorie diet, Jason’s plan to overcome some long-term injuries, the sudden appearance of a Nugget clone and Justin’s less-than-optimal reaction, the business Justin is […]

303: TZ Discussion – Managed Chaos

Justin and Jason discuss why Justin wants a Vive and why he’s excited about the future of VR, Justin’s new swimming routine and his super-low heart rate, Jason’s “new” New Man Plan, the show’s Patreon campaign, how Jason is learning to play the piano using the app Yousician, the Nugget pivot of 2017, Mr. Robot, the latest with […]

302: TZ Interview – Joe Stech / Compelling Science Fiction

Justin and Jason talk to Joe Stech about his online magazine, Compelling Science Fiction.

301: TZ Discussion – Junk News

Justin and Jason discuss comments from the previous two shows, Justin’s preoccupation with the election, how it affected his productivity and why Jason avoids spending too much time on the news, Justin’s plan for his first Nuggetcourse and his nagging doubts about the service, his recent health efforts, and his role at Modern Teacher, Jason’s […]

300: TZ Interview – Jason Roberts & Justin Vincent

Rob Walling guest hosts this seminal episode to walk Jason and Justin down memory lane during which they discuss how Rob wouldn’t allow Jason to invest in Drip, Appignite, Pluggio, AnyFu, Uber, the interview wth Travis Kalanick, Nugget, the madness, luck surface area, entreporn, blog posts as lead gen and how to make yourself into expert on […]


299.5: TZ Discussion – Maximum Effort!

Justin and Jason discuss why Justin decided to start pushing his Nugget users to launch their ventures (also known as “horsing”) and his plan for how to automate this process, lessons learned scaling Uber, Paul Erdos and the Erdos-Bacon number, the importance of just starting, thoughts on upselling the next level of Nugget services, the latest with […]


299: TZ Discussion – How Justin Got His Groove Back

Justin and Jason discuss Colby’s upcoming football season, a postmortem of their first Space Empires 4X game, how Colby keeps beating Jason at Star Realms and seemingly every other game they play, the latest with Nugget and why Ken and Justin are no longer working together, the latest developments with Math Academy, including Jason’s class, the documentary, the district […]


298: TZ Discussion – Enter the Nugget

Justin and Jason discuss Justin’s new digs, the effects of taking a vitamin B-complex supplement on Jason’s (self-diagnosed) peripheral neuropathy, the launch of Nugget and Justin’s thoughts on it’s future, getting going again on Battle Math, Jason’s desire to play a space-opera style strategy game and how he ended up selecting Space Empires 4X (inspired by […]