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Ein deutschsprachiger Podcast zu Kreativität und über die Leute hinter den Avataren und Pseudonymen. Immer treu dem Motto „beyond tellerrand“ mit dem Blick nicht nur auf Web und Design.
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How to Start a Startup

Y Combinator and Stanford University: Sam Altman, Dustin Moskovitz, Paul Graham, Adora Cheung, Peter Thiel, Alex Schultz, Kevin Hale, Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway, Ben Silbermann, Alfred Lin, Patrick and John Collison, Aaron Levie, Reid Hoffman & more

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Sam Altman and the folks from Y Combinator offer up an amazing course in "How To Start A Startup" at Stanford. Course includes lectures from: Sam Altman, Dustin Moskovitz, Paul Graham, Adora Cheung, Peter Thiel, Alex Schultz, Kevin Hale, Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway, Ben Silbermann, Alfred Lin, Patrick and John Collison, Aaron Levie, Reid Hoffman, Keith Rabois, Ben Horowitz, Marissa Mayer, Hosian Rahman, Kirsty Nathoo, Carolynn Levy, and more
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Conversations with Tyler

Mercatus Center at George Mason University

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Tyler Cowen engages today’s deepest thinkers in wide-ranging explorations of their work, the world, and everything in between. New conversations every other Wednesday. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
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Hosts Margo and Sonia chat about Creeps. We talk about Creeps of the past and the present: It's the who's who of who's the worst. Do you have a story about one of the Creeps we covered? Email us at whatacreeppodcast@gmail.com.
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What a Creep Season 24, Episode 8 The Creepy History of the “Desperate Housewives” "Desperate Housewives" was a famous American TV series from 2004 to 2012 set in Wisteria Lane, a seemingly perfect suburb. The show followed the lives of women and their families, uncovering secrets, scandals, and mysteries. The main characters included Susan Mayer, …
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In this conversation recorded live in Miami, Tyler and Peter Thiel dive deep into the complexities of political theology, including why it’s a concept we still need today, why Peter’s against Calvinism (and rationalism), whether the Old Testament should lead us to be woke, why Carl Schmitt is enjoying a resurgence, whether we’re entering a new age …
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What a Creep Season 24, Episode 7 Fox News celebrities: Dean Cain, Kristy Swanson & Kevin Sorbo For some reason, Fox News loves to bring on celebrities to comment on political news, but the only “celebrities” they can get are Ted Nugent, Kid Rock, and these three - Dean Cain, Kristy Swanson, and Kevin Sorbo. Check out their Twitter feeds for all th…
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What a Creep Season 24, Episode 7 Diane Downs Diane Downs gained infamy for the 1983 shooting of her three children, one of whom died, in Springfield, Oregon. The case became highly publicized due to the shocking nature of the crime and the subsequent investigation and trial. On May 19, 1983, Diane Downs drove her children to a rural road and shot …
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In The Anxious Generation, Jonathan Haidt explores the simultaneous rise in teen mental illness across various countries, attributing it to a seismic shift from a "play-based childhood" to a "phone-based childhood" around the early 2010s. He argues that the negative effects of this "great rewiring of childhood" will continue to worsen without the a…
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What a Creep Season 24, Episode 6 Kirk Cameron & Candace Cameron Bure Kirk Cameron starred in the ’80s sitcom “Growing Pains,” which made him a teenage heartthrob. He was never our guy. We’re Jason Bateman and Michael J. Fox girlies. His sister Candace Cameron Brue starred in “Full House,” TV movies, and more recently “Fuller House” on Netflix. At …
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Those who know Fareed Zakaria through his weekly column or CNN show may be surprised to learn he considers books the important way he can put new ideas in the world. But Fareed's original aspiration was to be an academic, and it was a chance lunch with Walter Isaacson that convinced him to apply for a job as editor of Foreign Affairs instead of acc…
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What a Creep Royal Family PR Fiascos Season 24, Episode 5 With the latest news of an insanely unusual news cycle that, unfortunately, includes Kate Middleton being diagnosed with cancer, we decided to speak to supreme royal expert and friend of the pod Kristen Meinzer of the Daily Fail podcast to talk about what the heck is going on with the House …
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Marilynne Robinson is one of America's best and best-known novelists and essayists, whose award-winning works like Housekeeping and Gilead explore themes of faith, grace, and the intricacies of human nature. Beyond her writing, Robinson's 25-year tenure at the famed Iowa Writers' Workshop allowed her to shape and inspire the new generations of writ…
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What a Creep“Coyote V. Acme Controversy” Season 24, Episode 4 In February 1980, The New Yorker magazine published a satire called "Coyote V. Acme" written by Ian Frazier. The story was about Wile E. Coyote suing Acme, the company that supplied him with the equipment he used to try and catch the Road Runner, for all his injuries over the years. In 1…
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In this interview, recorded at a16z’s 2024 American Dynamism Summit, Tyler and Marc Andreessen engage in a rapid-fire dialogue about the future of AI, including the biggest change we’ll see in the next five years, who will gain and lose status with the rise of LLMs, why open-source is important for national security, the best and worst parts of Bid…
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What a Creep Libs of TikTok Season 24, Episode 2 Libs of TikTok is a far-right social media account run by Chaya Raichik. Basically, its whole schtick is adding hateful commentary to content created by left-wing and LGBTQ+ people on social media platforms. Libs of TikTok has been blamed for sparking bomb threats, property damage, shooting threats, …
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Marc Rowan, co-founder and CEO of Apollo Global Management, joined Tyler to discuss why rising interest rates won't hurt Apollo's profitability, why liabilities have traditionally been the weak spot in insurance, why the concept of liquidity needs a rethink, the meaninglessness of the term "private credit", what role crypto will play in American fi…
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What a Creep Season 24, Episode 1 Sean “P. Diddy” Combs Sean “Diddy” Combs has a notorious career as a singer, songwriter, music mogul, rapper, actor, and clothing designer. He has been trying to rebrand himself as “Brother Love” after years of rumors of bad behavior. This is going to be a tough one y’all, as we are talking about rape, assault, sex…
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What a Creep Season 23, Episode 9 Peter Thiel Peter Thiel is a billionaire venture capitalist who cofounded PayPal and was an early investor in Facebook. He’s got some bad takes on diversity, women's rights, voting, and privacy. A self-described libertarian, Thiel is also a political activist and mainly donates to right-wing politicians who want to…
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A conductor, harpsichordist, and organist, Masaaki Suzuki stands as a towering figure in Baroque music, renowned for his comprehensive and top-tier recordings of Bach's works, including all of Bach's sacred and secular cantatas. Suzuki's unparalleled dedication extends beyond Bach, with significant contributions to the works of Mozart, Handel, and …
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What a Creep Season 23, Episode 8 Special Episode with Chris Derosa of Fixing Famous People “Never Will We Ever, Cover…” Chris De Rosa of the Fixing Famous People podcast comes on the show to chat with Margo about the subjects they are (mostly) certain they will never cover on their shows. (We reserve the right to charge our mind, however!) Topics …
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What a CreepSeason 23, Episode 7 Ann Woodward and the Curse of the Woodward Family On October 30, 1955, William “Billy” Woodward was shot in the home he shared with his wife Ann. She told the police it was a case of mistaken identity as both carried guns to bed due to a recent spate of robberies in their town of Oyster Bay, New York. Did she kill h…
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Ami Vitale is a renowned National Geographic photographer and documentarian with a deep commitment to wildlife conservation and environmental education. Her work, spanning over a hundred countries, includes spending a decade as a conflict photographer in places like Kosovo, Gaza, and Kashmir. She joined Tyler to discuss why we should stay scary to …
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What a Creep Season 23, Episode 6 Update on Vince McMahon (WWE Creep) Supercreep Vince McMahon is back in the news. A former employee is suing McMahon for physical and emotional abuse, sexual assault, and trafficking from 2019 to 2022. As a result, McMahon has resigned as chairman and CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment. Sources for the update: AB…
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What a Creep Season 23, Episode 5 Ye/Varg Vikernes/Burzum Kanye West “Ye” is a one-person horrible public relations machine. If it’s not his ego, the misogyny, the bad music, and/or public ranting--you can always count on him to praise people like Adolph Hitler. In this episode, we talk about his latest stunt that sent shockwaves wherein he wore a …
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Rebecca F. Kuang just might change the way you think about fantasy and science fiction. Known for her best-selling books Babel and The Poppy War trilogy, Kuang combines a unique blend of historical richness and imaginative storytelling. At just 27, she’s already published five novels, and her compulsion to write has not abated even as she's pursued…
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What a Creep Season 23, Episode 5 When method acting goes too far If an actor wants to go deep on their character work for a movie, TV show, or play, and they’re not hurting anyone, knock yourself out. However, method acting isn’t an excuse to humiliate or assault people or create a hostile work environment. We talk about some actors and directors …
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What a Creep Season 23, Episode 4 J.D. Salinger In 1972, a teenager named Joyce Maynard wrote a New York Times magazine piece titled “An 18-Year-Old Looks Back at Life.” The daughter of artistic, brilliant parents who had many issues and tended to treat her as an adult--she was precocious and a veteran of magazine writing by the time she graduated …
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Few can measure the impact of a blog post they wrote, in the millions of dollars a year, but Patrick McKenzie has the receipts. His 2012 post on salary negotiation is read hundreds of thousands of times each year, and he has a Gmail folder brimming with success stories. This achievement is just of his many contributions, which include starting seve…
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