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Danny In The Valley

After many years in London, Danny Fortson returns to Silicon Valley to meet the new wave of tech entrepreneurs hoping to disrupt our lives.

Episode notes last updated on December 28, 2019 23:48


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Expensify's David Barrett: “Any good idea has to sound bad”
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Shorter's Alex Soojung-Kim Pang: "Arguing for the four-day work week”
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Virgin Galactic’s George Whitesides: “Democratising space”
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Zues Living's Kulveer Taggar: "The Greek god of corporate housing"
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Fifty Years’ Seth Bannon: “Passing the Mr. Burns test”
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Caliva's Dennis O'Malley: "We're simple farmers - of cannabis"
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Socos Labs' Vivienne Ming: “I want to build better people”
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Atari’s Al Alcorn: “The dog who caught the car”
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Tulip's Tom Harries: "Ashes to airmail"
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Openwater's Mary Lou Jepson: "Telepathy is inevitable"
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Pinscreen's Hao Li: "Deeepfakes have been democratised
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Square Roots' Kimbal Musk: “Working in tech was like chewing sawdust”
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Lily.ai’s Purva Gupta: “Why do these shorts make me sad?”
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Humm’s Iain McIntrye and Tim Fiori: “A brain-enhancement subscription”
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Stratechery's Ben Thompson: "Apple's App Store is textbook anti-competitive"
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Microsoft's Brad Smith: "Orwell's 1984 was a warning"
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Atari's Nolan Bushnell: "I started tinkering in third grade and never stopped"
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Ben Horowitz: "Jeff Bezos should be more like Genghis Khan”
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Stuart Russell: “When machines become smarter than us, there will be no 'reset' button”
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Lilium's Daniel Wiegand: "Flying hairdryers"
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Prellis Biologics’ Melanie Matheu: “Lab-grown kidneys"
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We're back! Season 4 launch
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An Update, and other pod news
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Introducing The Pivot
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Andreessen Horowitz's Scott Kupor: "Sand Hill Road 'frenemies'"
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Center for Human Technology’s Tristan Harris: “Tech’s inconvenient truth”
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LabGenius' James Field: "The dawn of super-humans"
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Sila Nanotechnologies' Gene Berdichevsky: “The million-mile battery”
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Yelp's Jeremy Stoppelman: "15 years battling Google"
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Five questions with.... Andreessen Horowitz's Angela Strange
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Mr Nice's Neil Mahapatra: "Every mammal can get high"
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Kai Fu Lee: "AI isn't biased, humans are"
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Blue Zones' Dan Buettner: "Fine-tuning the human machine"
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Apeiron’s Christian Angermayer: "Magic mushrooms' long, strange trip"
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Esther Wojcicki: “Kids do what you do, not what you say”
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GoCardless' Hiroki Takeuchi: "We thought about quitting once a week"
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Clara Foods' Arturo Elizondo: "Eggs - without the chicken"
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Arch Mission Foundation’s Nova Spivack: “Humanity's billion-year backup”
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UC Berkeley's Alison Gopnik: "Babies are the ultimate supercomputers"
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Humu's Laszlo Bock: "Nudge, nudge"
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Dr Phyllis Gardner, Stanford professor and Theranos critic: "I'll only really feel good if she's convicted"
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Troy Carter: "There was no Plan B"
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Jon Vlassopulos: "We're all nano-influencers"
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BeeFlow's Matias Viel: "Bionic Bees"
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Renee DiResta: "Information gone haywire"
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Patreon's Jack Conte: “People used to pay for things”
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Academia.edu's Richard Price: "The end of the paywall"
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Uber's Mark Moore: "Don't call them flying cars"
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Five questions with... Benedict Evans
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Credit Karma's Nichole Mustard: "Self-driving finance"
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DoNotPay's Josh Browder: "Your very own robot lawyer”
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Y Combinator's Michael Seibel: "Stupidity or genius"
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Pioneer's Daniel Gross: “Everything big starts small”
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Chargepoint's Pat Romano: "Hiding in plain sight"
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Five Questions with... Tim Draper
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IndieBio’s Arvind Gupta: “Recoding life”
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Houseparty’s Ben Rubin and Sima Sistani: “An epidemic of loneliness”
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Five Questions with... Louis Hyman
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Index Ventures' Danny Rimer and Jan Hammer: "Quinoa-bots and sneaker heads"
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89up's Mike Harris: "Hiding in plain sight"
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Mick Batyske: "DJing is like angel investing"
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Naveen Jain: "Moon babies and optional illness"
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Longevity Fund’s Laura Deming: “Age is a disease”
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Former Google PR chief Jessica Powell: "Light-sabre aerobics"
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Lambda School's Austen Allred: "Go to university - if you can pay for it in cash"
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Five Questions with... Amazon's former chief scientist Andreas Weigend
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Babylon Health's Ali Parsa: "A doctor in your pocket"
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Five Questions with.... Adam Fisher
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HVMN's Geoff Woo and Brianna Stubbs: "Metabolic Dominance"
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Calm's Michael Acton Smith: "Dopamine-frazzled zombies"
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Five Questions with... Jason Calacanis - PART 2
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Five Questions with... Jason Calacanis - PART 1
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Color Genomics’ Othman Laraki: “A crystal ball for cancer”
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What3words' Chris Sheldrick: "Driver, take me to 'Table Chair Spoon'"
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WeTransfer's Damien Bradfield: "The future of the paid Internet"
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EVelozcity's Stefan Krause: "Skateboards, top hats and the future of the car"
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Boris Sofman: "Engineering emotion"
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Five Questions with... cyber-security expert Dan Woods
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Beyond Meat's Ethan Brown: "Burger 2.0"
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Sir Richard Branson: "Moon hotels"
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Jaron Lanier: "The bummer machine"
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PlateJoy’s Christina Bognet: “Healthy-eating algorithms”
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SPECIAL: Inside the world of Esports
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TheBoardlist's Sukhinder Singh Cassidy: "Women are the new unicorns"
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Five Questions with.... NYU's Scott Galloway
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Vicarious founder Scott Phoenix: "Humanity's last invention"
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Bill Gates: "The report card of humanity"
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Zipline's Keller Rinaudo: "Blood from the sky"
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Five questions with... Benedict Evans
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Former Facebook executive Antonio Garcia Martinez: "A gaping wound of data"
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Ethereum’s Joe Lubin: “Building a crypto-Google”
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Groupon founder Andrew Mason: “I may not be Jeff Bezos or Jesus Christ, but I've done ok”
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Sophia Mahfooz: “It’s torture or an adventure, depending on your perspective’”
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Stripe's Patrick Collison: "I'm petrified of getting too confident"
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AirBnb's Brian Chesky: "We're the David to the hotel industry Goliath"
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SENS Foundation’s Aubrey de Grey: “You may live for a million years”
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Hooked’s Prerna Gupta and Parag Chordia: “We went from zero to 40 million users"
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Finless Foods’ Mike Selden: “We brew fish meat”
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Tim O'Reilly: "It's our brains that are being hacked"
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Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales: "I have this crazy idea that people will pay for free news"
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ROBOTS SPECIAL: Inside the rise of the machines
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Trulia founder Pete Flint: “Either the world was ending, or we had an opportunity”
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Comma.ai's George Hotz: "Computers don't get drunk"
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Baroness Beeban Kidron: "Kids are more than clickbait"
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Tanium’s Orion Hindawi: “This is a snake-oil industry”
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Martha Lane Fox: “A Geneva Convention for the web”
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NYU's Scott Galloway: "Being an innovator doesn't make you Jesus"
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SPECIAL: inside the cryptocurrency craze
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Scribd’s Trip Adler: “In the future, we won’t buy or own anything.”
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Lightspeed’s Jeremy Liew: “People aren’t sneaking out of class to sext”
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Twitter co-founder Ev Williams: “You’re selling attention”
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Plenty's Matt Barnard: "You’re eating year-old apples”
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Plug and Play's Saeed Amidi: "We invest a little money, then pray a lot"
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Uber's Frances Frei: "Culture can kill a company, full stop"
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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: "Make Data Great Again"
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Marc Andreessen: "Darwin has kicked in"
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SPECIAL: inside Silicon Valley's quest to defeat ageing
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Boxed.com's Chieh Huang: “1999 called, they want their business model back”
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Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff: "You just bankrupted the company."
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Pullstring CEO Oren Jacob: “Alexa, order me 100 gallons of chocolate ice cream”
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Headspace CEO Rich Pierson: ”This is my business partner, the ex-Buddhist monk.”
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Evernote founder Phil Libin: “I sold my first company for $500”
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Planet CEO Will Marshall: "We swept the leaves out of the garage and started building satellites"
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True Ventures' Jon Callaghan: 'You've got to fail with class'
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Thumbtack CEO Marco Zappacosta: "We got 42 'no's' before we got a 'yes'"
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Mitch and Freada Kapor: "Uber is a seven-foot tall 12-year old"
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Slack co-founder Cal Henderson: 'Email is the cockroach of the Internet'
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Hyperloop's Dirk Ahlborn: “The moon landing of transport”
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Meta AR's Ryan Pamplin: "The end of the flatties"
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Jason Calacanis: "A cacophony of idiots"
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Comet Labs' Saman Farid: "Let's be friends with the robots"
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