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Bilal Zaidi, Jack Butcher, Trung Phan

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Jack Butcher, Bilal Zaidi & Trung Phan discuss what they're finding on the edges of the internet + the latest in business, technology and memes. Let us know what you think on Twitter: @bzaidi @trungtphan @jackbutcher @niapodcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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The Climate Pod is a wide-ranging conversation with leading experts on the politics, economics, activism, culture, science, and social justice issues at the heart of the climate crisis. Hear from guests like Jane Goodall, Bill McKibben, Al Roker, David Wallace-Wells, Katharine Hayhoe, Adam McKay, Bill Nye, Robert Bullard, Catherine Coleman Flowers, Ted Danson, Gina McCarthy, Paul Krugman, and many more. Hosted by brothers Ty and Brock Benefiel.
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The NIA boys discuss Coinbase’s Base Layer 2, ETH ETF (?), SBF, Gmail at 20 & The Matrix Timestamps: (00:00:00) - Intro (00:07:36) - Coinbase’s Base Layer 2 (00:28:22) - ETH ETF (?) (00:39:20) - SBF Sentenced to 25 years (00:45:31) -Gmail at 20 (00:55:29) - The Matrix What Is Not Investment Advice? Every week, Jack Butcher, Bilal Zaidi & Trung Phan…
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