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A narrative show that explores the complex industries that will play an important role in creating an abundant future for humanity. Every season, host Packy McCormick – a venture investor and writer of the popular Not Boring newsletter – brings in an expert cohost to go deep into the possibilities and challenges of making “sci-fi” dreams our reality in our lifetimes. The first season starts at the root of all progress and prosperity: unlocking 10x more clean and reliable energy by splitting ...
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Okay, Computer.

Risk Reversal Media

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Each week our tricked-out team of tech investors and former operators breakdown the biggest headlines and themes in both public and private markets, with a specific focus on the intersection of web2 and web3. We will be joined by some of the most influential voices in tech, media, and crypto leaving listeners with fresh perspectives on increasingly complicated topics impacting their lives and investment portfolios. Okay, Computer. Podcast is hosted by Dan Nathan, Katie Stanton, Rick Heitzman ...
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How I Write is about helping you find what works best for your own writing. You can read what an author writes anywhere, but only on this show will you hear how they write. This show isn’t just about methods and styles, though. It’s also about what it means to be a writer today. How can you earn a living? What about building an audience? Should you use GPT? How I Write is your compass for navigating these changes. It’s a show by writers, for writers, built for the age of the Internet. New ep ...
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The Flywheel Podcast is the audio companion to the popular newsletter The Flywheel: https://go.theflywheel.io/welcomelistener. In the podcast we feature interviews with top entrepreneurs, creators, and leaders to discuss what makes their flywheel spin. theflywheel.substack.com
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Packy McCormick is proof that writing online can attract real-world opportunities you never dreamed of. He went from 20 Substack subscribers to a $40 million venture fund — and he’s still growing. In this episode, we dive into the three main “how’s” of Packy’s growth. First, he has a distinct, unforgettable style. His business-meets-memes newslette…
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On this episode of Okay, Computer. Dan Nathan and Guy Adami sit down with Kara Swisher, author of Burn Book: A Tech Love Story, for an in-depth look at the book and her process for writing it. Later, Dan is joined by Jesse Chasse of RBC Capital Markets to discuss the state of the IPO market (47:30), lessons learned from SPACs/direct listings (53:45…
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Want to build influence with great ideas and simple writing? Look no further than Howard Marks. Most smart people use big words and plastic jargon to reinforce the barrier between themselves and “the common folk.” Howard, on the other hand, breaks down this barrier, and that’s why his ideas are so influential (and why he’s Warren Buffett’s favorite…
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On this episode of Okay, Computer. Dan Nathan is joined by Trevor Marshall, CTO of Current, to discuss a wide-range of headlines dominating the tech/fintech markets this week. They discuss Capital One’s plan to acquire Discover Financial (3:00), Crypto (15:00), and AI winners/losers (23:00). After the break, Dan is joined by Ethan Agarwal, co-found…
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Amor Towles is our modern day F. Scott Fitzgerald. Sure, he’s a critically acclaimed, award-winning novelist (ever heard of “A Gentleman in Moscow”?) but not because he’s cracked the publishing algorithm. Rather than scheming how many books he can sell or how many critics he can impress, his #1 goal is to fulfill his covenant with his reader. “They…
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Deirdre Bosa joins Okay, Computer. to talk about all things in tech this week. Teemu takes over the Super Bowl, Is Microsoft Co-Pilot worth the price?. Plus, Deirdre got her hands on the Apple Vision Pro, what's it actually like? Later, Dan is joined by Zach Reitano, Co-Founder & CEO of Ro, and Rick Heitzmann, Co-Founder and Partner at FirstMark Ca…
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Steven Johnson has studied LLM technology for over 35 years. His consensus? Large Language models and human creativity aren’t at odds. They’re at their best when they work in harmony. Johnson has written thirteen books, many of which explore how tools and technologies expand what humans are capable of and transform societies. He created NotebookLM …
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Dan Nathan and Deirdre Bosa talk Big Tech layoffs, microchips, plus the M&A space After the break, we bring you Dan’s panel from iConnections Global Alts with Alexis Ohanian and Rick Heitzmann of FirstMark Capital. ​​Witness how Alexis Ohanian's journey from founding Reddit to starting Seven Seven Six during the tumultuous year of 2020 has shaped h…
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Chris Dixon is the perfect example of how learning in public can catapult you to success. Come learn how he went from writer to owner, and how you can, too. SPEAKER LINKS: Website: https://cdixon.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cdixon Blog: https://cdixon.substack.com/subscribe Book: https://www.amazon.com/Read-Write-Own-Building-Internet/dp/0593…
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On this episode of Okay, Computer. Dan Nathan and Deirdre Bosa preview a huge week ahead for tech earnings and some of the key themes to watch out for. Topics: Intro Earnings Expectations (3:00) The Rally Around Big Tech (15:30) Google’s Search Dominance (20:00 ) The Headset Wars: Why it's Apple's to Lose (23:05) -- View our show notes here Learn m…
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It’s the start of 2024 and to celebrate I thought I’d run through some of the best lessons I’ve picked up over the last 12 months. This past year has had over 20 episodes produced so there was a lot to choose from but I ended up settling on 8 insights from some of my favorite conversations both inside and outside of the podcast. Expect to learn how…
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Gene Munster of Deepwater Asset Management is back for his quarterly tech earnings preview! He joins Dan Nathan to discuss Nvidia (5:00), Microsoft (11:00), how interest rates impact tech stocks (19:15), Alphabet (20:30), Amazon (27:00), Meta (32:45), Apple (38:30), Tesla (48:15), and Gene’s AI bubble prediction (57:45). --- View our show notes her…
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Here's our full-length interview with Jordan Bramble and our own Julia DeWahl, co-founders of Antares, where we dive deep into how Antares plans on manufacturing in mass micro-sized nuclear reactors to provide abundant energy for all. Huge thank you to our sponsors: Range Fund Holdings: Tired of volatile markets and unreliable energies? Look no fur…
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Dan Nathan is back for another episode of Okay, Computer. This week Deirdre Bosa from CNBC’s TechCheck joins the pod to discuss the biggest headlines in the tech world this year Topics Tech’s Recent Rally (1:00) Years of Efficiency For Tech Companies (5:30) The Year of AI Hardware (7:30) Apple As A Sneaky AI Play? Apple Offers Rare iPhone 15 Discou…
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Here's our full-length interview with David Kirtley, founder of Helion Energy, where we dive deep into the need for fusion as a replacement for fossil fuels. Huge thank you to our sponsors: Range Fund Holdings: Tired of volatile markets and unreliable energies? Look no further than the Range Nuclear Renaissance ETF, your gateway to the clean, safe,…
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Tiago grew up reading in Barnes and Noble — up to six hours at a time! Now, his bestselling book, Building a Second Brain, is the perfect combination of his favorite genres: self-development, business, and tech. Come learn how Tiago has helped thousands of people unlock their creative potential. SPEAKER LINKS: Website: https://fortelabs.com/ YouTub…
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Tech investor Dan Niles is back! He joins Dan Nathan on this Okay, Computer episode to give his 2024 stock market outlook and top picks Topic Timecodes: Dan’s thought process on the markets (3:00) Interest rates & earnings impact on mega-cap tech (5:15) Apple (9:25) Nvidia (14:00) Tesla (17:45 ) The AI Gold Rush (23:00) Meta (32:45) Amazon (36:15) …
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Here's our full-length interview with Bret Kugelmass, founder of Last Energy, where we dive deep into nuclear manufacturing and the importance of manufacturing efficiency. Huge thank you to our sponsors: Range Fund Holdings: Tired of volatile markets and unreliable energies? Look no further than the Range Nuclear Renaissance ETF, your gateway to th…
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Tim Urban used to hate writing because he thought it was boring. Now, he has 600,000+ newsletter subscribers, 811,000+ Twitter followers, and one of the most unforgettable (and hilarious) writing styles on the Internet. Come learn how to make your writing fun to read and fun to write. SPEAKER LINKS: Website & Newsletter: https://waitbutwhy.com/ Twi…
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Dan Nathan and Deirdre Bosa are back with the latest episode of Okay, Computer., discussing what they are focused on in the tech world this year. Key Insights from the Pod: Tech stocks starting the year off in the red (1:30) Apple downgraded at Barclay’s (7:00) Mega-cap tech’s ad model (10:00) The Year That Big Tech Remembered Ads Are A Good Busine…
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We're kicking off the first of our bonus episodes with Tyler Bernstein, founder and CEO of Zeno Power, where he shares in-depth how they're creating radioisotope power systems for lunar applications. Huge thank you to our sponsors: Range Fund Holdings: Tired of volatile markets and unreliable energies? Look no further than the Range Nuclear Renaiss…
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Tim Ferriss has built one of the most lucrative personal brands on the Internet: 2,000,000 newsletter subscribers, 5 #1 New York Times Bestselling books, and 900 million podcast downloads. Come learn his top writing tactics, routines, and habits! SPEAKER LINKS: Website: https://tim.blog/ Newsletter: https://go.tim.blog/5-bullet-friday-1/ Books: htt…
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On this episode of Okay, Computer. Dan Nathan and Deirdre Bosa discuss key tech trends from 2023 and look ahead to 2024. -- View our show notes here Learn more about Ro body: ro.co/okay Learn more about Current: current.com Email us at contact@riskreversal.com with any feedback, suggestions, or questions for us to answer on the pod and follow us @O…
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We can live in an Age of Miracles, but it’s going to take a lot of work. Energy abundance is the most important thing we can work towards as a species. More than simply surviving climate change, we have the opportunity to unlock a new level of human thriving if we can successfully navigate this transition. That’s why we chose to do the first season…
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On this episode of Okay, Computer. Dan Nathan is joined by Josh Wolfe of Lux Capital and Rick Heitzmann of FirstMark Capital for a conversation about investing in private tech, the macro environment and geopolitical hotspots. Key Insights from the Pod: Intro (Listen to the last time Josh & Rick were on the pod) (0:00) The interest rate environment …
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Sahil Bloom once believed working in finance was the only way to make money; then, he started writing online and proved himself wrong. Come learn how he turned Twitter threads into 1 million followers by writing with soul. SPEAKER LINKS: Website: https://www.sahilbloom.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/SahilBloom Newsletter: https://www.sahilbloom.c…
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In the bizarro relay marathon that is the fusion race, the baton is firmly in the hands of the startups. The outcome, to be sure, is still uncertain, but the question isn’t whether humanity will achieve commercial fusion, but which companies will, with which approaches, when? Fusion, many believe, will be one of humanity’s greatest triumphs: we wil…
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Byrne Hobart has a Substack following of over 50,000 subscribers, consisting of some of the smartest people in Silicon Valley — startup founders, venture capitalists, hedge fund managers, you name it. Come learn how he produces high-density, high-insight ideas so consistently. SPEAKER LINKS: Newsletter: https://www.thediff.co/ Twitter: https://twit…
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On this episode of “Okay, Computer.” Dan Nathan is joined by Deirdre Bosa of CNBC to discuss the big tech headlines of the week. Key Insights from the Pod: Oracle Sinking on Earnings (1:30) Whether the Big Tech Rally will Broaden in 2024 (5:15) Broadcom (9:15) Google’s Delayed Gemini Gains (12:00) Mag7 Stocks (16:00) Tech Regulation (Read: Google L…
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There’s this joke that fusion is always 30 years away. 50 years ago, it was 30 years away. 20 years ago, it was still thirty years away. Today, though… we might be within a decade. We spent the first half of the season on nuclear fission, and the last episode on many of the other energy sources that will play a role in meeting humanity’s growing en…
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From making his first dollar online at 12 years-old to raking in $4,000,000 a year, Ali Abdaal is not your average online creator. And his advice on how to “make it” online is not so average, either. SPEAKER LINKS: Website: https://aliabdaal.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@aliabdaal Twitter: https://twitter.com/AliAbdaal Instagram: https://w…
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On this episode of Okay, Computer. Dan Nathan is joined by Deirdre Bosa of CNBC to discuss Walmart’s “Rom Commerce” play (2:30), Apple still lagging in the generative AI space (7:00), Nvidia sideways since May (11:00), China issues for EV manufacturers (14:00), Uber joins the S&P 500 (19:00) and the late bloomers of the 2024 IPO class (24:30) Later…
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Packy and Julia have spent the first five episodes of Age of Miracles diving into the past and present of nuclear fission—before jumping from the yin to the yang and covering nuclear fusion in the second half of this season, today we wanted to take a step back and talk about all the non-nuclear energy sources out there. We ask this icebreaker quest…
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Come learn how Chamath Palihapitiya, tech billionaire and Silicon Valley icon, breathes life into his ideas — and how you can, too. SPEAKER LINKS: Website: https://www.socialcapital.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chamath Annual Letters: https://www.socialcapital.com/annual-letters Newsletter: https://chamath.substack.com/ WRITE OF PASSAGE: Want …
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On this episode of Okay, Computer. Dan Nathan and Deirdre Bosa discuss e-commerce stocks surging after Black Friday/Cyber Monday (2:30), Fashion Retailer Shein Files Confidentially for US IPO (5:00), the Temu & Shein effect on US retailers (10:00), the IPO market opening back up (14:00). Later, Dan sits down with video journalist Cleo Abram and Pac…
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This week, Packy and Julia take a break from our regularly scheduled narrative programming to look back on the past five episodes we've published focused on nuclear fission—and address news stories, feedback, and listener questions collected through this season so far. We cover: Illinois pushing back on the nuclear moratorium, Nuscale's cancelled c…
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Steven Pressfield waded through 27 years of Resistance so you don’t have to — come learn his best practices to creating your best work. SPEAKER LINKS: Website: https://stevenpressfield.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steven_pressfield Books: https://stevenpressfield.com/books/ WRITE OF PASSAGE: Want to learn more about the next class Writ…
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On this episode of Okay, Computer. Dan Nathan and Deirdre Bosa chat about their first reactions to the OpenAI shakeup when it broke on Friday (2:00), Satya Nadella on CNBC (4:00), risks to Microsoft (9:00), Deidre’s biggest takeaway from the events over the last few days (14:30), and the OpenAI board opening talks for Sam Altman’s return (17:00). L…
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Let's dive into the world of advanced nuclear startups—where founders are playing entrepreneurship on hard-mode, and navigating how to build new reactor designs, sell to new markets, and forge new regulatory pathways. This episode is the second focused on nuclear fission startup founders—while last week Packy and Julia spoke with entrepreneurs who …
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Learn how Garry Tan, CEO of Y Combinator, wrote his way to success in the startup world — and how you can, too. SPEAKER LINKS: Website: https://www.ycombinator.com/people/garry-tan Twitter: https://twitter.com/garrytan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/garrytan/ Blog: https://blog.garrytan.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@GarryTan Linkedin…
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On this episode of Okay, Computer. Dan Nathan is joined by Guy Adami to discuss investors piling into risky assets (2:00), Nvidia adding $50B in market cap over the last 10 trading sessions (7:00), the semiconductor space (10:00), software stocks (14:00), the digital ad space (17:00), FinTech stocks (20:00), and Tesla/EVs (21:30). View our show not…
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What if we treated building nuclear more like a manufacturing challenge than a construction challenge? How could nuclear benefit from the tried-and-true methodologies of other large industrial industries like ship-building and oil and gas to make nuclear as cheap as solar and wind to produce? In this episode – the first of two with leading nuclear …
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On this episode of Okay, Computer. Dan Nathan and Deirdre Bosa chat about investors piling back into stocks (2:00), BlackRock going big on mega-cap (5:30), whether the AI bubble is reinflating (10:00), Datadog surging (12:30), OpenAI’s ‘Extinction Event’ For Other AI Startups (15:00), and Uber earnings (19:15). Later, Dan sits down with Joe Marches…
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When people ask me what good online writing looks like, I point them to Morgan Housel. Why? He takes dry financial concepts and breathes life into them with captivating stories. And he’s been doing it for a decade and a half. Before Morgan wrote “The Psychology of Money” — one of the world’s most popular finance books that’s now sold over 4 million…
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If we just tried to implement and scale the technology we have today for large scale nuclear reactors, with no innovation on reactor designs or business models, could we do it? How hard (or expensive) could it really be? Turns out, this question gets to the heart of the paradox of nuclear power in America: this incredible energy source, which has t…
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Mark Manson’s success as a writer stems from one central idea: “What feels like play?” After his dating blog took off in 2012, Mark started writing about all the things that excited him: psychology, personal development, and “self-help for people who hate self-help.” His breakout book, “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck,” was the #1 most read non…
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On this episode of Okay, Computer. Deidre Bosa joins Dan Nathan for a vibe check on big tech earnings. They hit Amazon (3:10), Microsoft (5:50), Anthropic (13:55), the Biden Administration’s AI executive order (18:30), Nvidia (21:10), and Apple’s China problem (24:10). Later, Dan chats with Stuart Sopp and Trevor Marshall of Current to discuss the …
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“Nuclear fission is a miracle technology, and we've had it for 80 years. But we don't live in an energy abundant world. Because progress takes more than miracles.” Almost exactly 50 years ago, nuclear fission and large scale reactors were on track to deliver abundant, cheap energy to the globe. But instead, nuclear power declined even faster than i…
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Welcome to the first episode of the first season of “Age of Miracles”. This new show from Packy McCormick, investor and writer of the Not Boring newsletter, asks the question: how do we create a future of abundance? This season, we’re exploring the future of energy – specifically, diving deep into nuclear energy, both fission and fusion. The world …
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Lenny writes one of the top five business newsletters on Substack — which has amassed over 500,000 subscribers. He hosts a podcast that makes him more money than he made in corporate America. And he’s built a raving X audience of over 188,000. No training. No ego. And to top it all off, he writes in one of the most oversaturated markets on the Inte…
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