Smash Notes | Today in podcasts The best new podcast episodes, summarized. 60 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, 20 May 2022 02:30:29 +0000 Chamath Palihapitiya: People in Silicon Valley are deeply unhappy Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Teddy Schleifer about an “identity crisis” that pitted his wealth and fame against personal happiness and relationships. Thu, 19 May 2022 02:30:33 +0000 Graham on Start-ups, Innovation, and Creativity Today, Y Combinator is a household name in Silicon Valley. It is not only the most successful startup incubator, but also a hybrid venture firm that redefined the rules of the game. It's funded companies like Dropbox, Stripe, Weebly, Airbnb, Cruise and Doordash, Coinbase and Flexport, Weblow, Docker, Plangird, Zapier, Twitch and thousands more. Whatever you do in life, you are most likely using at least one Y Combinator backed company every day. How is it possible that a firm that did not even exist 15 years ago is now responsible for countless runaway success? To answer this question, lets take a look into the past. Paul Graham, the founder of Y Combinator, is a philosopher, mathematician, programmer and an investor. By now, there is no question that Y Combinator is a success and Paul Graham a genius, but back in 2009 it was not at all clear. Today, we take a look into history, into this wonderful interview Paul Graham did with @Econtalker about his vision and early successes. Most startups that grow massive had never planned it this way, interestingly enough, same applies to Y Combinator. Wed, 18 May 2022 02:30:26 +0000 June 10, 2019 - Weekly summary of the best podcasts on the internet Tue, 17 May 2022 02:30:28 +0000 Om Malik of True Ventures Technology is now the center of the universe and with it comes tremendous change. Om Malik, Partner at True Ventures, and Howard Lindzon discuss. Mon, 16 May 2022 02:30:30 +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. Sun, 15 May 2022 02:30:36 +0000 Aaron Ross, Back Again Aaron Ross joins us for his second interview on the podcast. Aaron is a father of nine children, an author, a businessman, and speaker. In our conversation, Aaron talks about adaptability is essential to everyday life, but also how he uses systems to cont Sat, 14 May 2022 02:30:33 +0000 10 - EXTREME RUNNING Just how fast and how far can a human go? Fri, 13 May 2022 02:30:17 +0000 Building a Multimillion-Dollar Newsletter Business with Sam Parr of The Hustle Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) describes himself as a midwestern small business owner who discovered the Internet, and his journey from running a hot dog stand to building a media empire seems to prove that. His current business, The Hustle, generates 8 figures in annual revenue from newsletter advertising alone, a feat Sam attributes to great copywriting, relentless experimentation, and the massively underrated power of email. In this episode we talk about how founders can build profitable businesses by resisting the urge to make their tech businesses more complex than they need to be, why it's important to borrow lessons from businesses in other industries, and the art of getting help from others by swallowing your pride and making specific requests. Thu, 12 May 2022 02:30:26 +0000 COVID-19 & Impact on Startups, Venture Capital & Public Markets Jason & Chamath intro David and check in on each other's quarantines and discuss directives & statistics, a potential covid19 treatment & policy changes that we need to have in order not to succumb to the Great Depression. Chamath explains the circumstances of recording a podcast while the Stock Market tanks in real-time and what it means for for startups & venture capital. Wed, 11 May 2022 02:30:24 +0000 Interview: Seth Godin on Achieving Greatness Seth Godin is a marketing genius, and in this podcast he will teach us to win. If you want to hear quick, actionable advice on getting what you want in the world, this is it. No pressure! Tue, 10 May 2022 02:30:20 +0000 Cindy Wu. Co-Founder of Jelly. Starting a company out of Hawaii is an unusual choice, but CIndy Wu says it has been a fantastic experience that has changed how she designs software. Find out more and learn about science, dinosaurs and caves! Mon, 09 May 2022 02:30:39 +0000