This is Your Life in Silicon Valley on Smash Notes

This is Your Life in Silicon Valley

Do you love HBO's Silicon Valley? Do you like reading about the latest technology trends? Then you'll love this show. Think of us as the real world/explain-it-how-it-is podcast for anyone with a Silicon Valley fetish. The Bay Area, San Francisco, and California in general are undergoing massive political and social change. We tackle issues like homelessness, the housing crisis, dating in the age of technology, startups, and other things you care about. How will it affect your life? It doesn't matter whether you live in New York, Texas, Arkansas, Bulgaria or Latvia - you will find something applicable to your day-to-day life from this show.

And love it, or hate it the Silicon Valley/The Bay Area/California are the center of the technology universe right now. Insiders, and Valley apologists liken the Silicon Valley to Rome during the Renaissance. Others are more skeptical of the people in the Valley and their intentions. We examine life in the Valley by interviewing some of its most prominent insiders - both apologists and skeptics. We discuss the cultural quirks of living here, what to legitimately fear, what to feel excited about, and what is just plain weird.

(Image credit: Irina Blok, Producer: Max Savage (noisysavage.com).

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


Recently updated notes

What's the Most Important Job in the World? (Guest: Adam Mosseri, CEO of Instagram)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
Special Episode - Silicon Valley Decade In Review (Guests: Antonio Garcia Martinez, Molly Wood)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
What the Hell Happened at WeWork? (Guest: Eliot Brown, Wall Street Journal)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
Don't Pay Your Water Bill? Pay the Consequences. (Guest: Tiffani Bell, The Human Utility)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
If You're So Amazing, Why Are You Still Single? (Guest: Amanda Bradford, Founder/CEO of The League)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley Does Not Care About Female Founders (Guest: Lisa Fetterman, Founder/CEO, Nomiku)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
7
Are Smartphones Actually That Bad For You? (Guest: Tim Kendall, CEO of Moment, Former President of Pinterest)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
Will it Take a Natural Disaster for People to Like Silicon Valley Again? (Guest: Susan MacTavish Best)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
Do You Prefer Starbucks, Blue Bottle, or Philz? (Guests: Philz Coffee CEO Jacob Jaber, Techcrunch Reporter Kate Clark)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
6
Is Homelessness Easier To Solve Than We Think? (Guest: Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
Can Theater Survive in the Age of Instagram? (Guests: Pam MacKinnon and Andy Donald, American Conservatory Theater)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
Should You Tweet About Your Meditation Retreat to Myanmar? (Guest: Jessica Powell, Author, Former Head of Communications at Google)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
Do you Really Need to be 'Passionate' to Start a Company? (Guest, Christina Stembel, Founder of Farmgirl Flowers)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
Which Company is Causing the Most Harm to San Francisco? (Guest, Dennis Herrera, City Attorney - San Francisco)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
Why Does Uber Get Such Bad Press? (Guest: Mike Isaac, Technology Reporter, New York Times)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
Who Should Run Facebook? (Guest: Kara Swisher, Journalist, Co-Founder of Recode, New York Times Contributor)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
Did Steve Jobs Really Get Turned Away at Flour + Water (Guest: David White, CEO of Ne Timeas Restaurant Group - owners of Flour + Water)?
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
How Hard is It to be an Immigrant in the Silicon Valley (Guests: DJ Patil, Suhas Patil)?
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
San Francisco: Where You Can Be Gainfully Employed With Tattoos (Guest: Veronica Belmont, Host of the IRL Podcast)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
Tech Billionaires are Just Like Regular People.... Right? (Guest: Molly Wood, Host of 'Marketplace')
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
Your True Love May be at Another SoulCycle (Guest: Patti Stanger, The Millionaire Matchmaker)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
Is San Francisco more like Paris, or New York? (Guest: Sam Lessin, Serial Entrepreneur)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
Do Not Date Anyone from San Francisco (Guest: Amy Andersen, Founder of Linx Dating)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
Is San Francisco Really All That Great? (Guest: Antonio GarcĂ­a MartĂ­nez - NYT Bestselling Author of 'Chaos Monkeys')
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
The City is Burning Down
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
Living in San Francisco Is Not Straightforward (Guest: Rick Marini, Entrepreneur, Investor)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
Nothing is Permanent in the Valley (Guest: James Currier, Managing Partner, NFX)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
Can Tech Fix Democracy? (Guest: Jessica Alter, Founder - Tech For Campaigns)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
San Francisco from an NPR Reporter's Perspective (Guest: Aarti Shahani, Tech Reporter for NPR)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
Being Broke in San Francisco (Guest: Broke Ass Stuart, Mayoral Candidate, Writer)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
About that thing called Youtube... (Guest: Hunter Walk, Homebrew Ventures)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
Something Changed After 2007 (Guest: Chris Michel, Photographer)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
Crunched (Guest: Alexia Tsotsis, Former Editor-in-Chief of Techcrunch)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
Coffee Culture Sure Has Changed in Silicon Valley (Guest: Eileen Rinaldi, CEO of Ritual Coffee)
This is Your Life in Silicon Valley

Experience the best
of Smash Notes!

Capture your favorite podcasts, learn from your friends, discuss what you love.

Join Us ->