Smash Notes | Today in podcasts The best new podcast episodes, summarized. 60 Being Forced to Shut Down a +$1M/year Food Startup, with Steve Long of The Travel Brief Steve Long is co-founder at The Travel Brief, a site that gives travelers the ability to share practical tips and guides with others, while documenting their adventures in a meaningful way. Steve plunged into the entrepreneurial world at twenty-four years Mon, 20 Mar 2023 02:32:51 +0000 3 ways to build a happy marriage and avoid divorce | George Blair-West 3 ways to build a happy marriage and avoid divorce | George Blair-West Sun, 19 Mar 2023 02:32:32 +0000 20VC: 500 Startups' Dave McClure on Whether Unicorns Are Necessary For Venture Returns & Why Ownership Is Not The Math To Think About When Investing What is the math behind startup investing? Do you really have to find a unicorn in order to win big? Dave McClure placed a few early bets and got very good return as an angel investor, but when it came time to grow 500 Startups, they had to fund a lot more startups just to make sure they also found the unicorns. The math behind being a VC and being an angel investor is not the same, and Dave explains why. Sat, 18 Mar 2023 02:32:29 +0000 COVID-19 Political, Economic & Social Ramifications In their new podcast, All-In, Jason Calacanis and Chamath Palihapitiya are joined by their scientist friend David Friedberg, to talk about political, economic & social ramifications of the coronavirus. It's a great episode. Enjoy! Fri, 17 Mar 2023 02:39:04 +0000 Open Source and Power with Matt Mullenweg Matt Mullenweg, the founding developer of WordPress and the founder of Automattic, joins Basecamp co-founder David Heinemeier Hansson for a spirited debate about tech monopolies, power in open-source communities, and how to be good stewards of the modern Thu, 16 Mar 2023 02:32:13 +0000 Slack CTO Cal Henderson How do you built a high-performance team in a rapidly growing tech company? Even though Slack was about to IPO, growing, and crushing it, Cal did not show it. No bravado, no Silicon Valley jargon, just a very smart CTO sharing startup advice and the lessons learned. Very refreshing! Wed, 15 Mar 2023 02:32:14 +0000 Garry Tan — Building the world you want to live in Garry Tan (@garrytan) is a designer and engineer turned early stage investor as a Managing Partner and co-founder at Initialized Capital. In 2019, Tan was listed at #21 on the Forbes Midas List having invested in Instacart, Coinbase, Flexport, Plangrid, Hellosign and many others. Prior to founding Initialized, Garry was a partner at Y Combinator for nearly five years where he advised and funded over 600 companies and more than a thousand founders. With all of that, Garry is incredibly talented and insightful, humble, thoughtful and empathetic. In this episode, Garry talks about building the world he want to live in, how refugee ancestors has influenced his worldview, navigating the idea maze as a founder, his $200M mistake and how parenthood has changed his life. Tue, 14 Mar 2023 02:32:58 +0000 TikTok, Time's Up on Facebook's Content Moderation Sites When Scott Galloway is away, Kara Swisher will play... with The Verge's Casey Newton! This week, Kara and Casey get down and dirty about Bodies in Seats, Casey's exposé on the terrible conditions inside Facebook's North American content moderation sites. In predictions, Casey explores what the teens are playing with these days (#TikTok), and whether or not Chinese sanctions will make sure it doesn't last. Mon, 13 Mar 2023 02:32:22 +0000 Matt Shobe. Feedburner 2 Google and Beyond. Matt Shobe is a father of 3 boys, a serial entrepreneur, a private pilot and a rad dad, who came to the Rad Dad podcast to talk about startups and what it takes to have a happy family while you are busy building a rocket ship. Sun, 12 Mar 2023 02:32:48 +0000 Michael Parenteau. The Pursuit of Happyness Creativity can lead to some pretty unexpected places. Throughout his life, Michael learned to achieve the impossible and now he is teaching his daughter how to do the same. Sat, 11 Mar 2023 02:33:11 +0000 A Lifestyle Business is a Good Thing In this episode, we chat about the lifestyle we want to live and the types of things we do to work towards it. We also talk about wanting to write more and the importance of having an audience. Fri, 10 Mar 2023 02:32:57 +0000 #2 — Mike Maples <p>Mike Maples is one of the original seed investing gangstas. Seriously. He was the first investor in Twitter, along with investments in other world-changing companies like Cruise, Lyft, Okta, Twitch, and more back when “seed investor” was barely a term.&nbsp;</p> <p>He is consistently named as one of the best investors in Silicon Valley and is also "the man who taught me how to invest" according to Tim Ferris, and beyond his brilliance as an investor, he might also be the nicest guy in Silicon Valley. Listen in as he shares his stories from his childhood, what's really causing the growth of inequality in our country, and a bit about a concept I had never heard about called "scissor statements" that is borderline terrifying.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you have any questions, feel free to email us at and follow us on twitter @ or follow James @ "Below the Line with James Beshara" is brought to you by Straight Up Podcasts, LLC</p> Thu, 09 Mar 2023 02:33:06 +0000