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).


Listen Now: If You're So Amazing, Why Are You Still Single? (Guest: Amanda Bradford, Founder/CEO of The League)

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Silicon Valley Does Not Care About Female Founders (Guest: Lisa Fetterman, Founder/CEO, Nomiku)

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Do You Prefer Starbucks, Blue Bottle, or Philz? (Guests: Philz Coffee CEO Jacob Jaber, Techcrunch Reporter Kate Clark)

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If You're So Amazing, Why Are You Still Single? (Guest: Amanda Bradford, Founder/CEO of The League)

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Are Smartphones Actually That Bad For You? (Guest: Tim Kendall, CEO of Moment, Former President of Pinterest)

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Will it Take a Natural Disaster for People to Like Silicon Valley Again? (Guest: Susan MacTavish Best)

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Is Homelessness Easier To Solve Than We Think? (Guest: Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland)

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Can Theater Survive in the Age of Instagram? (Guests: Pam MacKinnon and Andy Donald, American Conservatory Theater)

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Should You Tweet About Your Meditation Retreat to Myanmar? (Guest: Jessica Powell, Author, Former Head of Communications at Google)

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Do you Really Need to be 'Passionate' to Start a Company? (Guest, Christina Stembel, Founder of Farmgirl Flowers)

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Which Company is Causing the Most Harm to San Francisco? (Guest, Dennis Herrera, City Attorney - San Francisco)

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Why Does Uber Get Such Bad Press? (Guest: Mike Isaac, Technology Reporter, New York Times)

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Who Should Run Facebook? (Guest: Kara Swisher, Journalist, Co-Founder of Recode, New York Times Contributor)

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Did Steve Jobs Really Get Turned Away at Flour + Water (Guest: David White, CEO of Ne Timeas Restaurant Group - owners of Flour + Water)?

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How Hard is It to be an Immigrant in the Silicon Valley (Guests: DJ Patil, Suhas Patil)?

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San Francisco: Where You Can Be Gainfully Employed With Tattoos (Guest: Veronica Belmont, Host of the IRL Podcast)

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Tech Billionaires are Just Like Regular People.... Right? (Guest: Molly Wood, Host of 'Marketplace')

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

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

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

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

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The City is Burning Down

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Coffee Culture Sure Has Changed in Silicon Valley (Guest: Eileen Rinaldi, CEO of Ritual Coffee)