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Welcome to a bonus episode of Inside Podcasting! Today we are featuring an episode from the Podcast Brunch Club podcast, in which founder Adela Mizrachi interviews Gregory Warner, host of NPR’s Rough Translation. This show explores “how things we're talking about in the United States are being talked about in some other part of the world.” Podcast …
 
Independent podcast critic and creator Wil Williams joins host Skye Pillsbury to share what sparked her love for podcasts. Get in touch: Host Skye Pillsbury on Twitter @SkyePillsbury Guest Wil Williams on Twitter @WilW_writes Inside Podcasting producer Evo Terra on Twitter @EvoTerra Inside Podcasting is produced and hosted by Skye Pillsbury. Evo Te…
 
Host Skye Pillsbury kicks off the season two finale with She Podcasts founders Elsie Escobar and Jessica Kupferman. The trio discuss last week’s interview with 1619 Podcast producers Adizah Eghan and Annie Brown, how listening to podcasts is an “embodied” experience, and why we shouldn’t worry too much about saying something stupid. Then Skye and h…
 
Adizah Eghan and Annie Brown join host Skye Pillsbury to discuss the making of The New York Times’ acclaimed 1619 Podcast. The trio discuss: How the team began re-imagining the 1619 Project as an audio experience; What inspired the show’s theme song and sound design; How the team decided which stories to pursue for the audio version; Why the narrat…
 
In this post-show episode, host Skye Pillsbury and a special guest break down last week’s interview with podcast critic and creator Wil Williams. This is the podcaster Skye reached out to about being on an episode of this show, after a colleague begged her to consider it (literally, he begged). Get in touch: Host Skye Pillsbury on Twitter @SkyePill…
 
Independent podcast critic and creator Wil Williams joins host Skye Pillsbury to share why she decided to make the kind of work she critiques and what the experience has been like so far. Wil reveals: What it felt like when she decided to create a podcast; How writing some of the characters in Valence helped her untangle things in her own life; Why…
 
In this post-show episode, host Skye Pillsbury sits down with two special guests to discuss last week’s interview with Dolly Parton’s America producer Shima Oliaee, her nine-year old obsession with Dolly Parton, and whether she feels like she’s part of Dolly Parton’s America. If you enjoy this episode, check out Erik Jones’ print interview with Jad…
 
Dolly Parton’s America producer Shima Oliaee joins host Skye Pillsbury to reveal what it was like to create a show about iconic singer/songwriter/actress/businesswoman Dolly Parton. The pair discuss: The moment Shima and Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad realized they had a series on their hands; How Jad tried to keep the idea “under wraps”; How much Dolly un…
 
In this post-show episode, host Skye Pillsbury and a special guest discuss what it was like to interview Moonface creator James Kim. Get in touch: Host Skye Pillsbury on Twitter @SkyePillsbury Guest Elena Fernández Collins on Twitter @ShoMarq Moonface creator James Kim on Twitter @TooManyJames_s Producer Evo Terra on Twitter @EvoTerra Inside Podcas…
 
Host Skye Pillsbury talks with James Kim, the creator of fiction podcast Moonface. James reveals: Why it felt important to tell a personal “slice of life” story — and why he created it as fiction; What inspired the show’s sound design; The reasons his parents haven’t listened to the show (yet); Whether he named his lead character “Paul” after anoth…
 
In this post-show episode, host Skye Pillsbury and a special guest discuss what it was like to interview Ear Hustle co-creators Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods. Get in touch: Host Skye Pillsbury on Twitter @SkyePillsbury Guest Paul Kondo on Twitter @PaulKondo Producer Evo Terra on Twitter @EvoTerra Inside Podcasting is produced and hosted by Skye Pil…
 
In our second episode of season two, host Skye Pillsbury interviews Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods, the creators and hosts of Ear Hustle. Ear Hustle, which was named a finalist for the first Pulitzer Prize for audio reporting this year, tells stories about daily life in San Quentin Prison. During this interview Nigel and Earlonne reveal: How they kn…
 
In this post-show episode, host Skye Pillsbury sits down with a special guest to break down what it was like to interview New York Times columnist, Recode founder, and podcast entrepreneur Kara Swisher. If you haven’t listened to Skye’s original interview with Kara, you can find it here. Get in touch: Host Skye Pillsbury on Twitter @skyepillsbury G…
 
In our season two premiere, host Skye Pillsbury sits down with New York Times opinion columnist and Recode founder Kara Swisher to discuss her approach to podcasting. Kara, who hosts Recode’s Decode and Pivot podcasts and will soon produce and host a New York Times opinion podcast, reveals: Why she understood life’s ephemerality at a young age and …
 
This bonus episode of Inside Podcasting contains more great stuff from Skye’s original interview with former Fortune writer Jessi Hempel. After Jessi jumped from traditional print journalism to LinkedIn, she took on the role of host of the social platform’s podcast Hello Monday. In this installment, Hempel shares her early aspirations to be a poet,…
 
0:01 Jason thanks the sponsors, guests, listeners & the team for Angel Season 4! 4:38 Jason intros Menlo Ventures' Shawn Carolan 7:26 Thoughts on the market's reaction to COVID-19, when will it get back to normal? 11:51 What advice is Shawn giving to his portfolio founders? 19:07 How has the job of a VC changed with the influx of hundreds of new fu…
 
0:51 Jason gives some thoughts on quarantine & intros GGV's Jeff Richards 5:11 What will this crisis look like on the other side? Benefits of having a levelheaded approach 11:38 What has Jeff seen from his seasoned portfolio founders who went through the 2008 crisis? 16:21 What advice does Jeff give to first-time founders in his portfolio? 22:22 In…
 
0:52 Jason intros Greylock's Sarah Guo 3:37 How did Sarah wind up at Greylock? 5:45 Sarah explains Greylock's "Zero to One" thesis & typical term commitment of a VC 11:53 How does Sarah measure her personal performance and her portfolio's performance? What are her biggest strengths as an investor? 16:12 How does she sharpen her decision-making skil…
 
0:53 Jason intros Bessemer's David Cowan 1:54 David explains how he got his start in Venture capital in 1992 4:22 What does Bessemer look for in a potential investor today? How has VC hiring and demographics have changed over time? 8:10 David gives an anecdote about understanding "sunk cost" 14:12 David explains how and why Bessemer started owning …
 
In this bonus episode of Inside Podcasting we hear from Martine Powers, the host of The Washington Post’s daily news podcast Post Reports. When Skye interviewed Martine in season one, the pair discussed what it’s been like to host her newspaper’s podcast. In this installment, Martine reveals her fantasy to “live on a beach with turtles,” what it wa…
 
0:53 Jason intros Nicole Quinn 1:59 Nicole & Jason describe their separate Calm investments, will it be the first mental health IPO? 8:00 Calm's I.C.E. celebrity engagement method & how it got them LeBron James 8:54 Investing in Sophia Amoruso & Girlboss: what is it about "Force of Nature" product people that attracts Nicole to invest? 16:03 Invest…
 
0:51 Jason intros Bain Capital's Ajay Agarwal 3:17 Are we experiencing late-stage capitalism? Is capitalism broken? 8:22 Why is upward mobility stalling? 15:29 What is it about founders & startups that made him dedicate his life's work to? 18:46 What piece of knowledge got him in startups? Ajay describes gross margin & incremental costs 23:03 Two i…
 
0:50 Jason intros Benchmark's Sarah Tavel 1:20 Aside from Slack, what other companies grew like consumer-facing but charge like enterprise? 3:19 How was Sarah recruited to Benchmark? How is Benchmark different from other major VC firms? 12:04 Limited upside of talking to the press in 2020 17:30 Growing up in NYC and going to Harvard 21:30 Jason on …
 
0:50 Jason intros CRV's George Zachary 2:20 Passing on Google at MDV and coming to peace with the anti-portfolio 5:51 Differences between leadership & management, where Steve Jobs, Larry & Sergey fell on that scale 10:27 Why 1990's VC was sales & marketing-driven instead of product-driven as it is now 12:52 What shifted the philosophy to product-dr…
 
0:50 Jason intros Coatue Management's Dan Rose 1:52 Dan takes Jason through getting his internship at Amazon in 1999 and meeting Jeff Bezos 6:55 What was Amazon's core business in 1999? What was it like incubating the Kindle in the mid-2000s? 10:04 How did Bezos grow as a leader and businessman during Dan's tenure at Amazon? 18:21 How does Bezos' a…
 
0:01 Jason intros Season 4 of Angel & Index Ventures' Sarah Cannon 3:22 How did working for the Obama administration lead Sarah into Venture Capital? 4:56 Picking a fight with Larry Summers as an intern 15:42 Choosing Harvard's MBA program over Stanford's 18:26 Getting into VC 20:27 Working at CapitalG 24:09 How was the foundation of Index built by…
 
Hello and welcome to a bonus episode of Inside Podcasting! Today we are featuring an episode from the Podcast Brunch Club podcast, in which PBC founder Adela Mizrachi interviews Alie Ward, host of the Ologies pod. Ologies is a show where Ward, who is a humorist and science correspondent, "asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might cha…
 
This is an Inside Podcasting "mini-episode," in which Skye and Inside.com managing editor Kim Lyons discuss what it was like to interview entrepreneur, investor and podcaster Jason Calacanis. If you haven't heard that interview yet, go back and listen to it first, then come back and press play on this installment. This is also our final episode of …
 
In this episode, Skye interviews entrepreneur and angel investor Jason Calacanis. Jason, who is Skye's boss, also hosts two podcasts, This Week in Startups and Angel. Before this interview was recorded, Jason told Skye she could ask him anything — and she took him up on that. The pair discuss: Jason's rollercoaster childhood; What drove him to get …
 
Skye speaks with Madeleine Baran, the host of APM Reports’ award-winning podcast In the Dark. Madeleine reveals: What drew her to investigative journalism; How she and her team write and structure the show; Whether she practices her “narration voice”; How she felt when authorities admitted that their investigation into Jacob Wetterling's disappeara…
 
Skye speaks with Martine Powers, the host of The Washington Post's daily news podcast Post Reports. Martine reveals: Why she thought she had missed her chance to work in audio; How she felt the night before (and the day after) her highly-anticipated show launched; How the team decided on the show's structure; Whether she coaches the Washington Post…
 
Skye speaks with Leon Neyfakh, the host and co-creator of Fiasco, which you can find on Luminary. In its first season, Fiasco tells the backstory of the 2000 election recount. Prior to creating Fiasco, Leon and his producing partner Andrew Parsons co-created Slow Burn, which covered Watergate in season one and President Clinton's impeachment in sea…
 
Skye speaks with former Fortune writer Jessi Hempel, who is now the host of LinkedIn's podcast Hello Monday. Jessi's show blends interviews with people like Seth Meyers and Abby Womback with original reporting from the LinkedIn editorial team. Skye was especially excited to speak with Jessi because like Skye, Jessi is a first-time podcaster. The pa…
 
Skye talks to Ian Chillag, the creator of Everything is Alive, a podcast in which Ian interviews inanimate objects. Skye and Ian discuss: What it's like when Fresh Air's Terry Gross drops an F-bomb; How Ian creates his funny, thought-provoking and original show; How Ian prepared (or not) for a scene with a pregnancy test; What it's like to be part …
 
In this episode, Inside.com managing editor Kim Lyons interviews Inside Podcasting host Skye Pillsbury about what it was like to make this show. Hear how Inside Podcasting came about, why Skye had a meltdown during a family vacation, what rookie mistakes she made while creating the podcast, and when she’ll feel like she’s a “real" podcaster.…
 
Samantha Wong, Partner at Blackbird Ventures (Canva, Culture Amp), shares insights on the growth of Australia's startup ecosystem, valuations outside of SV & benefits for investors, focusing on deep tech & "science nonfiction," backing founders with an unstoppable force, & how immigration laws impact entrepreneurship…
 
Part 2 Dave Morin of Slow Ventures (250+ investments inc. Slack, Pinterest, Twitter), shares insights on favorite business models & products, backing founders with a tangible sense of inevitability, the rise of two internets, democratization of passion, & an optimistic future with the advancement of self-care tech…
 
Dave Morin of Slow Ventures shares insights from 250+ investments (Slack, Pinterest, Twitter), architecting Facebook & building Path, promoting mental health with Sunrise, combatting the internet's true tax of depression & how founders can get help - Part 1By Jason Calacanis
 
Ryan Hoover, Founder of Weekend Fund & Product Hunt, shares lessons from building his early-stage fund, harnessing excitement for new markets, betting on founders with strong perspectives & unique qualities, & bringing his expertise & passion for creating communities to venture capitalBy Jason Calacanis
 
Mamoon Hamid, Partner at Kleiner Perkins & expert early investor (Slack, Box, Intercom) on evolving from growth to venture, lessons from founding & leaving Social Capital, great founder qualities, wisdom of complementary teams, & winning formulasBy Jason Calacanis
 
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