Smash Notes | Today in podcasts The best new podcast episodes, summarized. 60 #37 | Jenny & Scott Jurek on the Appalachian Trail Speed Record, Parenting, and What's Next In 2015, Scott Jurek was the most talked about person on the Appalachian Trail, even the trail community at large.  As soon as the legendary ultrarunner announced that he was bringing his talents to Appalachia, a flurry of fanfare and press... Sat, 26 Sep 2020 02:30:45 +0000 What Are You Gonna Say Yes To? (with Joel Beukelman) “There’s a consequence to the prioritization of anything. It’s about having a framework for understanding those tradeoffs, and creating a pattern of decision-making so you can have a structure for your priorities.” Fri, 25 Sep 2020 02:30:45 +0000 Interview with Justin Kan, co-founder of Twitch and a former partner at Y Combinator. Thu, 24 Sep 2020 02:31:12 +0000 #18 — Burt Blackarach — Music Man Wed, 23 Sep 2020 02:30:30 +0000 Why Silicon Valley Is Hiring Bird Experts Tue, 22 Sep 2020 02:30:49 +0000 3: The Montessori Method What makes a Montessori school so different from a traditional public or private school? How can all teachers use some of the Montessori approach in their own classrooms? Mon, 21 Sep 2020 02:30:33 +0000 Aviel Ginzburg. Startup founder turned VC and a dad. One wild weekend Aviel and friends churned through idea after idea until one of them stuck. Some years later, Simply Measured was acquired, just as Aviel was having a newborn baby. Hear his startup story and what it is like to be a new dad in a super-high-stress environment. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 14:59:47 +0000 Jonathan Sposato Serial entrepreneur, Jonathan Sposato, was the first person in history to sell two companies to Google. Since then, he's become chairman of Geekwire and PicMonkey and has recently made waves in the Seattle community by announcing he will only invest in female-founded companies moving forward. Hear from Jonathan firsthand on how he’s always felt like an outsider but hasn’t let it stop him from achieving incredible success. His unique childhood and growing up as an Asian-American in a predominately white community shaped him to become, in his words, “more of a Nick Carraway than a Jay Gatsby.” Jonathan's wisdom on family, business and life in general is something everyone needs to hear.  Sat, 19 Sep 2020 02:30:23 +0000 #4 — Kathryn McCarron — Cage-Free Entrepreneurship Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:30:53 +0000 Deep dive into Remote Work with Hiten Shah Remote work is taking off, again. Except this time, the world is ready for it. We've got tools to help us work from anywhere around the world, broadband is cheap, and big bosses are getting on board too. Hiten and Co surveyed hundreds of remote workers to find out what made them tick. Turns out, flexibility was a huge hit. But, not all remote workers are happy, and for some, lack of top-down oversight was an issue. To get the best results from remotes, both the company and the workers have to get on the same page, and do extra work to make this work style a winner. Thu, 17 Sep 2020 02:30:43 +0000 🍼 Mike Folden. Life and adventure with a newborn. When Mike's baby was born, they bought a camper van and headed to the wild. If you think that baby life means sitting at home, Mike is living evidence otherwise. Hear his story and get inspired. Wed, 16 Sep 2020 02:30:23 +0000 Partner With Rational Optimists Don't partner with cynics and pessimists. Their beliefs are self-fulfilling. Tue, 15 Sep 2020 02:31:12 +0000