Smash Notes | Today in podcasts The best new podcast episodes, summarized. 60 #14 — Alex Snodgrass — Food For Thought Sat, 31 Jul 2021 02:30:57 +0000 Kevin Rose — The Man Who’s Seen It All Kevin Rose is one of the most recognizable individuals in the startup world. As a founder, he and his team created the news aggregation site Digg, which became a household name, putting him on magazine covers around the world and creating an iconic brand in Silicon Valley. Since then, he has also invested in companies like: Twitter, Facebook, Square, and NextDoor to name a few. Kevin is not only incredibly honest and open about his successes and failures, but he’s enthusiastically trying to get others to share just as openly. Fri, 30 Jul 2021 02:32:00 +0000 The Scoutzie Story (feat. Kirill Zubovsky) was a marketplace for high-end design where anyone could find and book fantastic professional designers to design apps, websites, and logos. The company formed in 2011 and raised a small seed round, took part in Y Combinator in 2012, but eventually failed to achieve venture-scale growth. As of 2015, the Scoutzie team decided to shut the product down. Kirill and Anthony discuss the experiences, and what’s to come next. Thu, 29 Jul 2021 02:30:59 +0000 WE'RE ALL SCIENCE PEOPLE Wed, 28 Jul 2021 02:31:28 +0000 10 - EXTREME RUNNING Just how fast and how far can a human go? Tue, 27 Jul 2021 02:32:24 +0000 Intro — Why “Below The Line”? What is the optimal psychological approach to your career each day. Is it “aim as high as possible” or is it “detach from results?” Is it to be content where you are or to always strive for “better”? We now know a lot about the field of sports psychology — but what can the best research tell us about the nascent field of business psychology? We know mental health is a serious issue for founders and creators, but how can we avoid the mental health traps that await us when setting out to create, lead, and impact?  What began as an idea for a compilation and potential book of interviews from the best founders, leaders, and researchers on the optimal psychological approaches for pursuing careers, leading companies, and life in general has now turned into this podcast... And it is a chance for you to listen in on my interviews with everyone from the founders of billion-dollar companies, to legendary investors, to New York Times best-sellers, to philosophers, spiritual leaders, and people researching the science behind finding flow in your work and decision making.  About the host: James Beshara is an angel investor, advisor, founder, and general startup-helper in San Francisco, California. He has started three companies, sold one (Tilt; acq by Airbnb), and angel invested in multiple billion-dollar startups in his career. And now he's talking openly and honestly with others about what's going on "below the line" in their worlds... the things that have made them who they are and the things they *really* think about each day — the 90% of the story you don't read about or hear about anywhere else.  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 Mon, 26 Jul 2021 02:31:01 +0000 Distributed teams, extreme transparency and buying out your investors On this episode Ryan is joined by Joel Gascoigne, CEO of Buffer, a simple tool manage all your social media accounts. We've been avid users, big fans, and paying customers for years. In this episode Ryan and Joel talk about... * Joel's roundabout journey from the UK to the US via Hong Kong and Israel. * What it's like to manage an 85-person completely distributed team. * Buffer's extreme transparency and how that endears the company to its customers. * Why (in a very unorthodox move) Buffer bought out their investors last year. Of course, Joel also talks about some of his favorite products as well. We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Big thanks to Pilot and for their support. 😸 Sun, 25 Jul 2021 02:31:45 +0000 Marques Brownlee Y Combinator Interview Marques Brownlee is a YouTuber celebrity with over 8 million subscribers to his channel MKBHD where he reviews electronics, drives electric vehicles, and interviews people such as Kobe Bryant and Bill Gates. How does he do it? Sat, 24 Jul 2021 02:30:57 +0000 E3: Wil Schroter, Startups are full of uncertainty and hard work. The path forward is murky and often uncertain. is trying to fix that by offering a full-spectrum of startup services, including help with business planning and launch, mentoring, funding and more. Their vision was born when their own startup nearly failed, turning the founder Wil Schroter into a teacher, a coach, and an advocate for startup education. Fri, 23 Jul 2021 02:31:06 +0000 Ryan Diess: Husband. Father of Three. Founder Digital Marketer. Ryan Deiss joins the podcast. He is the founder of Digital Marketer. Thu, 22 Jul 2021 02:31:03 +0000 Before and After of having a baby - Anthony Armendariz - Partner and Head of Design at Funsize Anthony Armendariz is a founder of <a href=''></a>, a design agency based in Austin, TX. He had been in the design business for many years, and eventually had founded his own company with his wife, Natalie. For many years they were working non-stop on Funsize, growing the team, and their client list. But one day, they decided it was time to do more than work, they were ready to have a baby. Although pretty terrified at first, Ant and Nat prepped themselves and their company for the changes, and it could not have worked out better! If you are a business owner struggling with the question of whether it is time to start a family, this is a must listen episode for you! Wed, 21 Jul 2021 02:31:14 +0000 John Cook. Joys and challenging of starting GeekWire. Eight years ago John co-founded and had a kid at the same time - Although life hasn’t always been easy, the only thing he regrets is not doing both ealier in his life. Follow along and learn a bit about both entrepreneurship and parenting. Tue, 20 Jul 2021 02:30:59 +0000