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Product Hunt Radio is a weekly podcast with the people creating and shaping the future of tech and culture. Tune in every week with Ryan Hoover as he’s joined by founders, investors, journalists, and makers to discuss the latest in tech.

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The present and future of the entertainment industry with John Shahidi
00:38:07
In this episode Ryan visits Shots HQ in Los Angeles to chat with the company's CEO John Shahidi (aka @john on Twitter). John and the Shots team have a unique background. Ryan met John and his brother, a co-founder of the company, nearly five years ago when they were building a social network for teens. The app had no likes, comments, follower counts, or other mechanics that often enable anxiety and bullying. Their mission was to create a more positive and healthy community. They've since pivoted and built a massive network of artists, comedians, and creators that includes Alesso, Anwar, Rudy Mancuso, Lele Pons, and Anitta. In this episode we talk about: How entertainment business models have changed with the evolution of streaming platforms. Why Vine had such a major influence on the current generation of content creators. The end of the 22-minute-long TV episode. We also talk about some of John's favorite products and podcasts. We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Also, big thanks to AngelList, FreshBooks and Bubble for their support. 😸
Mar 20, 2019
The future of education with Lambda School's Austen Allred
00:43:33
On this episode, Abadesi talks to Austen Allred, co-founder and CEO of Lambda School. Lambda School is a pioneer in the income-sharing agreement (ISA) space. They offer live online courses in software development, data science and design that are free until you get a job, at which point you re-pay a capped portion of your income to Lambda School. In this episode we talk about: Austen's adventures abroad prior to starting Lambda School, including what he learned through his travels as a missionary in Ukraine, and the time he booked a one-way ticket to Shanghai on a whim. The challenges inherent in the inflexibility of education and how Lambda School is hoping to change the traditional model of how people train for and find careers. Austen's leadership style at Lambda, why he took venture capital even though he had earlier said he would never do so, and how they work as a distributed team. We also talk about some of the tools that Austen and the team at Lambda School use to stay productive. We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Also, big thanks to AngelList, FreshBooks and Bubble for their support. 😸
Mar 13, 2019
Venture Capital 101 with Eric Bahn
00:35:44
On this episode, Ryan sits down with Eric Bahn from Hustle Fund in San Francisco. Hustle Fund invests in what they call “hilariously-early hustlers.” Prior to co-founding the fund, Eric worked in a number of operating roles, including as a product manager at Intuit, co-founder of a gaming company, founder of a startup to serve MBA students (that was later acquired), product manager at Facebook, co-founder of a media company called The Hustle, and EIR at 500 Startups (phew!). On this episode we take you behind the curtain to break down exactly how venture capital works. We talk about: Eric's advice on how to break into venture capital if you've never worked in the space before. Some of the common misconceptions about VC, including how much venture capitalists are actually paid (spoiler alert: unless you're at a big fund, it's not as much as you think). Hustle Fund's investing thesis, including their unique data-driven approach to investing in early stage companies. We also talk about the rise of “no code” and some of the best apps that are letting makers create amazing products without writing code. We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Also, big thanks to AngelList and FreshBooks for their support. 😸
Mar 06, 2019
The present and future of social media with Matt Navarra
01:01:14
On this episode, Abadesi talks to Matt Navarra, a social media consultant from the UK. He is a self-described “Facebook geek” who has worked in digital communications for the UK government and was previously social media director at The Next Web. In this episode: Matt analyzes current trends in the social media landscape, including whether the current craze around ephemeral content is here to stay. He lays out his predictions for the future of social media 10-20 years from now, talks about the potential benefits of regulation of social media, and why algorithms need to have ethics. Matt also provides a ton of tips for founders and makers to help grow their social media following. We of course also talk about some of his favorite products to help up your social media game, tools that social media managers can't live without, and the smart home devices he loves. We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Also, big thanks to AngelList and FreshBooks for their support. 😸
Feb 27, 2019
How crypto will change the world with Linda Xie
00:55:22
On this episode, Abadesi interviews Linda Xie, co-founder of Scalar Capital. Scalar Capital is a San Francisco-based hedge fund specializing in crypto assets. Linda is also an advisor to 0x and former product manager at Coinbase. In this episode we talk about: Her extraordinary story of hustling to get a job at Coinbase, what it was like growing with the company as it scaled from only a few employees to one of the best-known companies in crypto, then leaving the company to start a fund with a fellow employee. How she first became interested in crypto (back when Bitcoin was $200), the coolest projects she's come across in the space, and the most exciting (and world-changing) applications of cryptocurrencies. The investing thesis at Scalar Capital, what kinds of companies they're looking to invest in, and how they use the power of communities to source deals. Of course, we also talk about some of her favorite products and what she uses to become more productive, including a chatbot that can improve your emotional health, a way to simplify scheduling meetings, and an app that lets you save highlights from physical books by taking a picture with your phone. We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Also, big thanks to AngelList and FreshBooks for their support. 😸
Feb 20, 2019
How to build a remote team with Ben Halpern of Dev
00:46:35
Abadesi is back to talk to Ben Halpern, creator, founder, and webmaster of DEV, an online community where developers share ideas and help each other grow. He is also behind@ThePracticalDev on Twitter and runs DEV alongside his two other co-founders, Jess Lee and Peter Frank. Fun fact: Ben is a Canadian who moved to NYC to join a startup and never left. He spoke to Aba from Brooklyn. In this episode we talk about: Why you need to lead by example when you're building an online community and how your behavior as a founder on the site can be more effective in setting a tone than complicated rules. How DEV manages their distributed team, the advantages of working from home, and being honest with yourself about when you need to take a break from your work as a founder, even if it's not easy to do. His love for open source, his predictions for future trends on the web and his very unique personal website, which is a throwback to the web of years past. We also talk about his love for Tiles, the surprising usefulness of Android's Measure app, and why Ben says if you're not using a password manager, you're “not living your digital life to the fullest.” We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Also, big thanks to AngelList and FreshBooks for their support. 😸
Feb 13, 2019
The future of consumer tech, communities and communication with Sarah Tavel and Eric Vishria of Benchmark
00:44:20
On this episode I'm visiting Benchmark Capital, one of the world's most renowned venture capital firms, at their offices in the heart of the Tenderloin in San Francisco to chat with two of its general partners, Sarah Tavel and Eric Vishria. Sarah Tavel has a unique background as an investor, then operator, and back to investor. In the mid-2000s she joined Silicon Valley-based Bessemer where she led an investment in Pinterest and others. She went on to join Pinterest back when they were only a few dozen people before returning to venture three and a half years later. She's now a GP at Benchmark and on the board of Hipcamp and Chainalysis. Eric Vishria started his career as an operator, working at Opsware and HP before founding Rockmelt, a social take on the web browser, back in 2008. Later the company was acquired by Yahoo where Eric joined as a VP before making a leap into venture at Benchmark. Over the past four-plus years he's lead investments in Confluent, Contentful, Amplitude, and others. In this episode we talk about: What it's like to go from operating to investing and the different skillsets involved in those jobs, and why Benchmark has bucked the trend of venture firms expanding both in headcount and fund size. What Sarah and Eric are looking for in an investment, which spaces they're most excited about (hint: they say that contrary to reports of its death, consumer is very much alive), and why each partner at the firm only does on average one or two investments in a year. The importance of starting a company in Silicon Valley (or not) and why we're seeing more startups build outside the Valley. We also discuss some of her favorite products, including a couple apps that are enabling new forms of communication on mobile, an “Airbnb for campsites,” and why Sarah has been playing Fortnite for “research purposes.” We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Also, big thanks to AngelList and FreshBooks for their support. 😸
Feb 06, 2019
The future of news with Jessica Lessin, founder of The Information
00:35:35
Aba is back to host this episode with Jessica Lessin, journalist, founder, and editor-in-chief of The Information. Founded in 2013, The Information breaks exclusive stories and publishes deeply reported articles about tech and startups. In this episode we talk about: What attracted to her to journalism in the first place, how she got her start at the Wall Street Journal, and why the distortion of the news industry's business model by the internet led her to start The Information. What she's learned after five years running The Information, her insights on leadership, and the importance of resilience and self-awareness. And of course, her take on the big tech trends on the horizon, including the possibility of tokenizing everything and the future of Facebook. We also discuss some of her favorite products, including Google Maps, Google Photos, and Asana, which they use extensively at The Information. We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Also, big thanks to AngelList and FreshBooks for their support. 😸
Jan 30, 2019
Rethinking the traditional VC model with Bryce Roberts of Indie.VC
00:37:28
Bryce Roberts is co-founder and managing director of a different kind of VC firm, Indie.VC. He recently announced v3 of their fund model which is focused on backing revenue-generating companies that are seeking financial independence from the traditional VC rat race. Prior to starting the fund four years ago, Bryce invested in seed stage startups in the mid-2000's out of O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV). Portfolio companies include Bitly, Chartbeat, Codecademy, Foursquare, Hipcamp, OpenX, and a bunch of others. He joins me all the way from his home base in Utah. In this episode: We talk all things venture capital, including how it's changed over the past decade and where it's going in the future. We've previously talked a bit about distributed teams on the startup side, but here we also talk about distributed teams when it comes to investing, including when Bryce moved from the Bay Area to Utah in the middle of a fund. How founders can be more honest with themselves about what they really want, and why so many want to quit chasing venture funding that they don't really want, and which leaves them in an escalating cycle of constantly reaching for the next funding milestone. We talk about which geographies in the Bryce is most bullish on for startups, besides the Bay Area. We get sidetracked talking about Bryce's membership in the “first name club” on Twitter (his username is @bryce) and whether we might be seeing any of the videos he's created on TikTok anytime soon (we won't). We also talk about some of Bryce's favorite products, including the Apple Watch, a headband that is supposed to help you sleep, and why TikTok is so addictive. We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Also, big thanks to AngelList and FreshBooks for their support.
Jan 23, 2019
Finding yourself through with social media with Taylor Lorenz
00:46:35
Aba is back to host this fun episode with Taylor Lorenz. Aba is part of the team at Product Hunt and the author of Dream Big, Hustle Hard: The Millennial Woman's Guide to Success in Tech. Taylor Lorenz is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where she covers technology and culture. We love the way she always finds a way to be entertaining while stirring up thought-provoking debate. She's also an all-around social media superstar. In this episode we talk about: The origins of her obsession with the web and social media, and why people always seem to be nostalgic for the internet as it was when they first discovered it. Why deeming tech either universally good or universally bad is a false dichotomy and the need for a more nuanced discussion around the topic. Her obsession with horror movies and the psychology of horror, and why she would never want to live on Mars. We also discuss some of Taylor's favorite products including “Netflix for horror movies,” one of her favorite mobile community apps, and how she uses Google Maps to discover some of the best places and events near her. We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Also, big thanks to AngelList for their support. 😸
Jan 16, 2019
How to find a mentor in tech with Floodgate’s Ann Miura-Ko
00:56:30
We have a special guest host for this episode, our teammate at Product Hunt, Abadesi Osunsade. She is the author of Dream Big, Hustle Hard: The Millennial Woman's Guide to Success in Tech. She'll be hosting more episodes alongside Ryan this year. Ann Miura-Ko is a founding partner at Floodgate, a seed-stage VC firm in Palo Alto. She has been called “the most powerful woman in startups” by Forbes and is an early investor in Lyft and TaskRabbit. She is also a lecturer in entrepreneurship at Stanford's School of Engineering and a founding member of All Raise. In this episode we talk about: Ann recounts how she got to where she is today, including what it was like growing up with a NASA scientist for a dad. She talks about some of the formative moments in her career and explains why she says that a “career path” is a misnomer. The mentors that have helped Ann throughout her career, and why she never approaches a relationship with an expectation of mentorship, but instead always “begins with an act of service.” Why the tech industry should always take a step back to question whether everyone prospers from its work, the five values that drive her investments at Floodgate, and why they tell entrepreneurs “your life's work is our life's work.” How she manages her children's relationships with social media (“browsing Instagram feels like not being invited to every party everyone else is having”), how she is personally working to increase the number of underrepresented founders, and the business benefit of diversity. We also discuss some of their favorite products including an old-fashioned note-taking system for the digital age, a better way to organize your tabs in Chrome, and a built-in CRM for your Gmail inbox. We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Also, big thanks to our sponsors, Rally Rd and AngelList, for their support.
Jan 09, 2019
Living phone-free in Silicon Valley and the future of music tech with Justin Kan and Ranidu
00:37:29
On this episode I'm visiting Atrium's headquarters in SoMA in San Francisco to chat with two serial entrepreneurs, Justin Kan and Ranidu. Justin Kan's career blew up in the mid-2000s when he started livestreaming himself 24/7 on Justin.tv, a Y Combinator backed startup that he co-founded. Justin.tv eventually turned into Twitch and sold to Amazon for nearly a billion dollars. He has gone on to found multiple startups since then, including Exec, Whale, and now Atrium. Ranidu has a unique background. Before jumping into tech, he rose to fame as an R&B and hip-hop artist . He went on to join Google before founding the first of many startups, many of which have been centered around his passion for music. We talk about a few of them including The Drop, The Artist Union, and Audius, a decentralized audio distribution platform he started earlier this year. In this episode we talk about: What they've learned from building products and startups, what lessons they would give to entrepreneurs starting out today, and how the startup and investing landscape has changed. Justin explains why he says that 2010-2013 was the “sweet spot” for building and scaling a company in the Bay Area. We talk about whether distributed teams make sense due to the escalating cost of living and the battle for talent in San Francisco. Whether an Apple Watch can replace your smartphone. Justin talks about how he survives in Silicon Valley without a phone, how going phone-free has changed how he works and lives and why he compares compulsive smartphone use to an addiction. He says a smartphone is a “Juul for your mind.” We're all big music fans, so we also talk about artists we've been loving recently, why the lines between music genres are being blurred, and the economics of creating music for artists. We also discuss some of their favorite products including a gratitude journal app that will improve your mental health, a “social network for athletes,” and a tool to help organize your tasks at work. We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Also, big thanks to our sponsors, Rally Rd and AngelList, for their support.
Jan 02, 2019
The future of media, commerce, and what the west can learn from China
00:51:00
Today I'm at Kleiner Perkins in San Francisco's South Park neighborhood to talk to Eugene Wei and Eric Feng. Eugene Wei has worked at Oculus, Flipboard, Amazon and Hulu. He actually left Amazon in the mid-2000s to attend film school before jumping back into tech. He’s also a prolific writer on his blog, Remains of the Day. Eric Feng is co-founder of Packagd and General Partner at Kleiner Perkins. He has previously worked at Microsoft, Flipboard and Hulu, where he and Eugene worked together. Fun fact: Eugene actually married Eric! (Eugene was the officiant at his wedding). In this episode we talk about: The uniqueness of video as a medium of communication and the future of how video will be created and consumed. Eric and Eugene worked together at Hulu and they talk about the background to the recent trend of tech moving in on Hollywood's turf. Creating tighter feedback loops when you're trying to learn something new or change your behavior. Eugene tells the story of adding after-market sensors to his golf clubs that give him all kinds of information on the speed and length of his swing. He calls it a swing coach on your phone and talks about how the trend of sensors and immediate feedback could be used to improve peoples' overall health, not just their short game. As some of the most plugged-in individuals in tech these days, they also discuss some of the trends they've been seeing in the tech industry and make some predictions about what they expect to see in the future. They discuss changes in how young people communicate these days, how the Chinese tech industry is different from the West's and why they expect to see the shift to e-commerce from advertising continue. We also discuss some of their favorite products including sensors you can stick on your golf clubs to give you pro-level stats, a tech-enabled meat smoker, and a way to solve the perennial 'baby with a stuffy nose' problem. We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Also, big thanks to our sponsors, GE Ventures, Rally Rd, and AngelList for their support. 😸
Dec 26, 2018
Megatrends in tech and missed opportunities with Garry Tan of Initialized Capital
00:47:59
Today I'm visiting Garry Tan at Initialized HQ, a multi-stage fund that he started with Alexis Ohanian, one of the co-founders of reddit. The fund has grown tremendously over the past six years with nearly $1B under management, a team of more than 10, and investments in a few companies you might be a customer of, including Coinbase, Instacart, Algolia, GOAT, and a bunch of others. They were also investors in Product Hunt. In this episode we talk about: Garry's early years working as a software engineer in tech, including some major missed opportunities (in hindsight). He recounts the story of Peter Thiel trying to hire him away from Microsoft to join what became the multi-billion dollar company, Palantir. Initialized's decision-making framework for figuring out which companies to pass on and which companies to invest in, as well as their honey badger mascot. Why an often overlooked skill for founders is managing conflict, even when the team is still small. Garry explains why he backed a company that aims to help create harmonious startup teams founded by his former therapist. We also discuss some of the Initialized portfolio companies that Garry is most excited about and the “megatrends” that are creating opportunities for investors and founders in tech today. We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Also, big thanks to our sponsors, GE Ventures, Rally Rd, and AngelList for their support.
Dec 19, 2018
Building Family-Friendly Products and Companies with Sara Mauskopf and Anne Halsall
00:45:17
Today I'm visiting San Francisco's Mission district to chat with Winnie co-founders, Sara Mauskopf and Anne Halsall . They have a unique background working at large tech companies like Google, Twitter, Quora, and Postmates, where they worked together before starting Winnie, “the companion app for parents.” As someone who's built and admires community-driven businesses, it was a pleasure to dive into how Winnie is creating community and a platform for parents. As mothers, Sara and Anne exemplify founder/market fit and are uniquely qualified to build a product for parents. In this episode we talk about: How Anne and Sara found founder/market fit and how their personal experience — Sara and Anne both have two children — informs not only how they built Winnie the product, but also how they built Winnie the company. How Winnie combats fake parenting news, and why it was important for them to take a stance on certain issues and actively moderate out certain topics. The power of communities aligned around a single vertical. We compare custom-built communities to generalized community-building tools like Facebook and Reddit. Of course, we also talk about some of their favorite products, including a way to continuously share your location with other members of your family, an app to share photos with family members, and another that captures one second every day and over time turns it into a highlight reel for your life. We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Also, big thanks to our sponsors, GE Ventures, Rally Rd , and AngelList for their support.
Dec 12, 2018
The Future of VR with Second Life and High Fidelity's Philip Rosedale
01:00:22
Today I'm at the headquarters of High Fidelity in San Francisco talking with co-founder and CEO, Philip Rosedale. Philip and the team at High Fidelity are creating free and open source software that enables real-time, social virtual reality. Some of you may also know Philip as the creator of Second Life, the iconic “internet-scale virtual world.” In fact, this episode was actually recorded entirely in virtual reality. Philip and I were both wearing headsets in different rooms. You can actually watch a video capture of our 3D VR chat, featuring a slightly awkward-looking avatar of myself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu6pE6xQ0fY In this episode we talk about: The most advanced uses of VR today, like school kids being able to take a virtual field trip into an Egyptian tomb, and where VR is headed in the future. We discuss what VR might look like 5, 10, and 20 years in the future and which companies are best positioned to take advantage of the shift to VR. How widespread adoption of VR will transform our lives, especially when it comes to how we work and go to school. Philip gives the example of kids being able to go to school together with others from the other side of the world and how that will change for the better how we relate to one another. We also get into some of the philosophical questions around VR, including how to deal with identity and anonymity in a virtual world and why VR can enable better privacy online. We also talk about some of Philip's favorite VR applications as well as some of his requests for products in the space. We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Big thanks to our sponsors, GE Ventures, Rally Rd, and AngelList for their support
Dec 05, 2018
Is decentralization overhyped? And the future of voice tech.
00:49:18
Today I'm at AngelList HQ in San Francisco for a bit of a reunion with two friends and investors: Parker Thompson and Erik Torenberg. Parker Thompson is a partner at AngelList and early stage investor. Prior to joining the family here (Product Hunt is an AngelList company), he was a partner at 500 Startups where he invested in Erik's first company, among many others. Before that, Parker spent six years at Pivotal Labs. As you'll hear, he's also behind the popular Twitter account @StartupLJackson. Erik Torenberg is co-founder and partner at Village Global, a network-driven venture firm. He is also co-founder and chairman of crypto company TokenDaily and On Deck, a community of top talent looking to start or join their next company. Erik was actually the first full-time teammate to join me at Product Hunt and prior to that, he co-founded rapt.fm, an app for participating in live online rap battles. In this episode we talk about: How investors choose which companies to bet on, including how investors think about investing in companies with distributed teams. We also run through the lessons learned from the early stage investing Parker, Erik and I have done and discuss the strategies founders should use when pricing their initial fundraising rounds. The emergence of crypto and whether it will pose a threat to Facebook as well as the challenges Facebook faces in trying to regulate what can and can't be said on their platform. We also talk about when decentralization makes sense and why some of the benefits of centralization might be overlooked in the rush to decentralize. How new business opportunities emerge through platform shifts, including whether voice as a platform is finally seeing its often-forecasted and much-anticipated shift to the mainstream. Erik and Parker also run through some of their requests for products. Of course, we also talk about some of their favorite products, including a social network for books, an app to help freestyle rappers, and a device that lets you cook food to perfection by vacuum-sealing it and submerging it in hot water. We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Also, big thanks to our sponsors, Airtable, GE Ventures, Intercom and Stripe for their support.
Nov 28, 2018
How to find underrepresented founders and Backstage Capital's requests for products
00:43:53
Today's episode of Product Hunt Radio is the largest gathering yet, featuring Arlan, Christie, Bryan, and Amiah from the Backstage Capital team. Arlan Hamilton isn't your typical VC. She went from being homeless not long ago to founding and scaling Backstage Capital, a fund dedicated to investing in underrepresented (or underestimated, as she coined) founders. Since 2015, they have invested millions of dollars into over 80 companies. Prior to starting the fund, she worked in the music industry, where she was a tour manager and founder and publisher of INTERLUDE, an internationally distributed indie magazine. Christie Pitts is the co-founder of Backstage Studio, their recently announced venture studio. Prior to teaming up with Arlan and team, she worked with Verizon Ventures portfolio and following emerging technology trends. Bryan Landers is Backstage's recently promoted COO and producer of two of Backstage's podcasts. Previously he worked as a designer and product manager at Zapier and as a consultant. Amiah Sheppard is an operations associate and analyst working on the deal flow team at Backstage. She has a particular focus on beauty and wellness startups. In this episode we talk about: Arlan's mission to find underrepresented and underestimated founders and the importance, even as adults, of being able to look up to role models who look like you. Arlan hopes to be a role model to a new generation of people of color that want to build companies. The crew, as they call the team at Backstage, walk through some of their requests for products, including waterproof headgear, online book clubs, and a way to bring the shared experience of live music online. Aspiring founders, take note! Also mullets make another appearance (see last week's episode for more chatter about mullet). Except this time it's not about a mullet strategy or mullet businesses, it's about the actual, for-real hockey hair. We also talk about some of their favorite products, like an app that lets you experience live music in virtual reality, a service that lets you search live audio, and a way to add pictures, maps or quotes to your favorite podcasts. We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Also, big thanks to our sponsors, Airtable, GE Ventures, Intercom and Stripe for their support
Nov 21, 2018
Mullet startups and how Silicon Valley has changed
00:42:14
Today on Product Hunt Radio, I make the trek from San Francisco down to Sandhill Road to talk to Andrew Chen and Ada Chen at Andreessen Horowitz. Their matching last name is not a coincidence — yes, they are siblings. Andrew Chen is a relatively recent addition to Andreessen Horowitz team, where he's a General Partner focused on consumer and SaaS. Prior to joining the illustrious firm, he led growth teams at Uber. He's also a prolific writer with more than 650 essays over the past decade covering startups, growth, and more. Fun fact: he coined the term “mullet business” which we touch on during the podcast. (Where's a mullet emoji when you need it!?) Ada Chen has a unique background, operating at companies with massive scale, including Mochi Media, LinkedIn, and SurveyMonkey, as well as startups at the earliest stage. Today she advises several startups and is the COO of Notejoy, a collaborative notes app for teams, which she co-founded with her husband. In this episode we talk about: The uniqueness of the Silicon Valley tech ecosystem, how network effects conspire to create a “rich get richer” situation for cities, and why new communication tools enabling distributed teams to work together across continents could mean that there will be no “next Silicon Valley.” Ada shares her insights on the contrasting skill sets needed when working at a big company versus a small startup, after having herself gone from a small startup to a huge organization like LinkedIn back to a two-person startup with her husband. How to port the concept of OKRs — objectives and key results, a personnel management framework originated by legendary Intel CEO Andy Grove — to your personal life from your business (and why you would want to). We talk about you can use them to help manage your exercise, social life and relationship with your SO. Of course, we also chat about some of their favorite products, including an app that lets you pop in to a luxury hotel for a few hours to shower or have a nap, a super cool way to greet visitors to your office, and a new app for emailing yourself. We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Also, big thanks to our sponsors, Airtable, GE Ventures, Intercom and Stripe for their support.
Nov 14, 2018
The power of online communities and healthful habits
00:41:13
In this episode of Product Hunt Radio, I'm in the sunny hills of Los Angeles at the home of Sophia Amoruso with Suzy Ryoo. Sophia Amoruso is an incredible entrepreneur who I've gotten to know over the past year. She got her start very young, when at 22 she founded NastyGal, selling vintage clothing on eBay. It turned into a massive company with hundreds of employees, until a decade later the company filed for bankruptcy. She's the author of the New York Times bestseller GIRLBOSS and more recently founded Girlboss, a company focused on bringing together and helping women professionals. They put on community events, publish a daily newsletter and host a wildly popular podcast. Suzy Ryoo is a very special person to me (full disclosure: She's my SO). We met at Coachella in 2015 just before she transitioned her career from entertainment and media to venture capital. At Atom Factory, she works with entrepreneur, artist manager, and investor, Troy Carter. They manage the Prince Estate and are investors in companies like Lyft, Uber, Warby Parker, Spotify, and Girlboss. She is also a partner at Cross Culture Ventures, a seed stage fund in Los Angeles. In this episode we talk about: The best tools and techniques we've used to build healthy habits, whether it's getting more exercise, meditating more frequently (even for five minutes at a time) or just having a calmer mind. We also talk about the ways that being part of a non-judgmental online community — yes, those do exist online — can help everybody involved reach their goals. Sophia talks about her journey as an entrepreneur, including building a huge company like Nasty Gal “by accident” and the lessons she's taking from her time at Nasty Gal as she starts Girlboss, which, as she likes to say, is the first company she's started “on purpose.” Why Suzy is still a power user of location-based check-in apps like Swarm and Foursquare. We also talk about some of the unappreciated merits of what sometimes seem like “creepy” products. The ups-and-downs of investing, and why sometimes you can make a sound decision at the time that you later come to regret. Of course, we also chat about some of their favorite products, including a $40 (!) astrology app, apps that promise “a vacation for your mind,” as well as startups that deliver the best vitamins and probiotics. We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Also, big thanks to our sponsors, Airtable, GE Ventures, Intercom and Stripe for their support.
Nov 07, 2018
VC vs. bootstrapping and how to build big things with a small team
00:33:56
Today I'm visiting Stripe's office in San Francisco to chat with Patrick Collison and Courtland Allen, shortly after they announced their latest round of funding, valuing the company at a whopping $20B. Patrick Collison is the CEO and co-founder of Stripe, an ambitious company aiming to increase the GDP of the internet. The now 1,300 person company was started in 2010 by Patrick and his brother, John Collison, at the age of 23 and 21, respectively. Courtland Allen is a super talented designer and developer. In 2016 he founded Indie Hackers, an awesome community of bootstrappers and makers sharing their stories. Nine months later Stripe acquired the company. Courtland is also a Y Combinator alumnus and an MIT graduate with a degree in Computer Science. In this episode we talk about: * Patrick and Courtland's role models when they were building their businesses, and how the right role models today can help build a more inclusive tech ecosystem. The influence of Indie Hackers on Stripe and why even with the great tech for online communication today, some of the best interactions between its community members happen at meetups. Why Stripe started a book publishing business (in 2018) and the reading habits of Patrick, Courtland, and others at Stripe. We of course also talk about some of their favorite products including a product to tell you how you sleep, helpful tools for building your next app, and some “oldies-but-goodies” that you might have forgotten about. We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Also, big thanks to our sponsors, Airtable, GE Ventures, Intercom and Stripe for their support.
Oct 31, 2018
The baby boom in Silicon Valley and the future of work and education
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In this episode of Product Hunt Radio, I'm visiting TechCrunch HQ to hang out with two journalists that see more startups in a month than most people in a lifetime. Josh Constine is the Editor-At-Large at TechCrunch where he specializes his analysis on social products, including everything Facebook. Two fun facts: He's a Stanford graduate with a Master's degree in cybersociology and (like myself) a big fan of live music. Sarah Buhr is a new mother and, as she announces on the show, is taking a break from reporting at TechCrunch to raise her child. I've known Sarah since she joined TechCrunch in 2014 and more recently she's focused her writing on the wild world of biotechnology. In this episode we talk about: The baby boom in Silicon Valley, including some of the coolest tech-enabled baby products helping tired moms and dads, as well as the ways that tech company cultures have changed since their founders and employees started having children. Why it might be possible to beat unhealthiness with convenience. We talk about a number of startups that are trying to get you fit by making the healthy option the easier option, similar to how Spotify beat piracy by making streaming easier than pirating. The future of work and education and how it will affect the world baby Hayes grows up in. We talk about why Sarah and her husband have been debating whether they should be saving for Hayes to go to college, how AR and VR will transform education and how automation will affect the workplace. All things Facebook – whether new startups can compete with the massive social network and some quick thoughts on their first hardware product, Portal. We of course also talk about some of their favorite products including a robot that makes burgers, a time-sucking app for meme lovers, and a virtual assistant that can do things for you when you run out of time (because you were browsing memes). We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Also, big thanks to our sponsors, Airtable, GE Ventures, Intercom and Stripe for their support.
Oct 24, 2018
Gen Z and the future of social apps
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I'm recording from my home in San Francisco to talk to two young entrepreneurs: Tiffany Zhong interned at Product Hunt while she was still in high school. After she finished school, she worked in venture capital before starting Zebra Intelligence, a startup helping brands and old people like myself better understand Gen Z. Drake Rehfeld is CEO of Splish, a Y Combinator-backed company that's building social apps to make the internet more fun. We talk about “what the kids are using these days” and all things Generation Z. We also discuss the phenomenon of “digital influencers” on Instagram, what Gen Z thinks of them, and why you would start your own. We also talk about the “finsta,” the ways that “the kids these days” are reshaping how identity works on the web, and some of the experimental social apps that don't have any of the typical social features like comments, followers or likes. We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Also, big thanks to our sponsors, Airtable, GE Ventures, Intercom and Stripe for their support.
Oct 17, 2018
“Tinder babies” and the power of connecting people online and offline
00:38:42
In this episode of Product Hunt Radio, I'm in Los Angeles talking to Brian Norgard and Jeff Morris Jr., both of whom may be indirectly responsible for a generation of “Tinder babies”. Brian Norgard is an entrepreneur, investor, and Chief Product Officer at Tinder. Jeff Morris Jr. is the Director of Product for Tinder's revenue initiatives. In this episode we talk about: The joy of turning online connections into real-world connections. Jeff is great at this. He once went biking with Lance Armstrong in Hawaii after reaching out to Armstrong on Twitter. How seemingly minor design decisions, like adding a subtle animation to a play button, can “nudge” users into a new pattern of behavior and make products more enjoyable to use. Brian and Jeff discuss the design of Tinder Places, including the thoughtfulness that went into the privacy features of the product, and how they took inspiration from Foursquare. We get nostalgic and discuss some of our favorite products from the past, like Chill and Highlight. They leveraged location on mobile in an attempt to merge the online and offline world. Jeff tells the story of the time he reached out on Twitter about a job opportunity and less than 48 hours later had moved from San Francisco to Kansas City. Why Product Hunt has gained a reputation as a positive, fun, and upbeat community and how subtle, very intentional design decisions — like our ridiculous Google Glass-sporting cat — contribute to the community and brand. We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Also, big thanks to our sponsors, Airtable, GE Ventures, Intercom and Stripe for their support.
Oct 10, 2018
The evolution of Y Combinator and counterintuitive advice for founders
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I'm visiting Y Combinator's San Francisco headquarters to talk to two of the people who are integral to Y Combinator — Kat Manalac and Michael Seibel. Kat is a Partner at Y Combinator and one of the people that convinced us to apply to join the program back in 2014. She's been at YC for five years, focusing on founder outreach, company pitch perfection, and much much more. Michael is CEO of Y Combinator's accelerator program. He has been through YC himself a couple of times — first in 2007, as co-founder and CEO of Justin.tv — and again in 2012 as co-founder and CEO of Socialcam. Justin.tv later became Twitch and sold to Amazon, and Socialcam was sold to Autodesk. In this episode we talk about: The evolution of Y Combinator. It's changed a ton since Product Hunt went through the program four years ago. They've been working on several programs for founders — things that Michael wishes existed when he went through the program. Michael and Kat's advice for founders, including counterintuitive tips they've learned after working with literally thousands of startups. A key mistake that trips up new founders when pitching their company, as well as advice for founders seeking a technical co-founder. How YC has scaled the organization as a 50-person company with its 4,000 (and growing) alumni. We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Also, big thanks to our sponsors, Airtable, GE Ventures, Intercom and Stripe for their support.
Oct 03, 2018
Finding the world's 'lost Einsteins' and the end of aging
00:45:29
In this episode of Product Hunt Radio I'm joined by two incredible people, Laura Deming and Daniel Gross, who have accomplished more before the age of 30 than most people have realized in a lifetime. We talk about what it was like for Laura and Daniel to move to the Bay Area from overseas, how Pioneer aims to find the "world's lost Einsteins" and what it might mean to put an end to aging. We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Also, big thanks to our sponsors, Airtable, GE Ventures, Intercom and Stripe for their support.
Sep 26, 2018
The dark side of the web w/ Anil Dash and Allison Esposito
00:48:21
On this episode we're joined by Anil Dash and Allison Esposito. Anil is CEO of Glitch, a friendly community where developers build the app of their dreams. Allison founded Tech Ladies, a community that connects women with the best jobs in tech. We reminisce about the good ol' days of IRC, Friendster, AIM, and MySpace. A lot has changed since then, yet they continue to exhibit some of the same dynamics and challenges of today's massive social networks. We also talk about the challenges of building a healthy community on the internet in a time when careers and reputations can be destroyed in an instant. Of course, we’ll also cover some of our favorite products that you might not know about. We’ll be back next week so be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Also, big thanks to our sponsors, Airtable, GE Ventures, Intercom and Stripe for their support.
Sep 17, 2018
The rise of voice, evolution of VC, and why ads are awesome w/ Alexia and Niko Bonatsos
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In our inaugural episode, we're joined by two notable investors, Alexia and Niko Bonatsos. We talk about the rise of voice technology, the evolution of venture capital, and some of our favorite products including an app that reminds you that you're going to die. ☠️
Sep 12, 2018
We're back!
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Today, we're re-introducing Product Hunt Radio, a weekly show with the people building and shaping the future of tech and culture. 😸
Aug 28, 2018
Episode 90: Donald Rumsfeld
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This week’s episode is with Donald Rumsfeld. Donald is the former Secretary of Defense for the US and, at the tender age of 83, released an app - a solitaire game inspired by Winston Churchill. We talk about the app, lessons learned over his career, thoughts about succeeding in politics, in business, how he thinks about the future and much more. Edited by @jennaweissberman Lavish Praise to @Rumsfeldoffice Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Jul 21, 2016
Episode 89: Jason Calacanis
01:18:38
Jason Calacanis is a long time founder and investor, having invested in Uber, Thumbtack, and many more. We talk about Jason’s Launch Incubator, investment strategy, legacy, and much more. As always, Jason tells it straight and does not hold back any punches. Edited by @alexkontis Lavish Praise to @Jason Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Jul 09, 2016
Episode 88: Arianna Huffington
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Arianna is the founder of The Huffington Post, board member of Uber, and author of "The Sleep Revolution". Order the book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011G3HC0U/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 We talk about all things sleep, (i.e why we glamorize burnout), what inspired her to write the book, and what she’s doing to spark a sleep revolution. We also we talk about the story behind her joining Uber, her background and how she got into tech, and her long-term ambitions and thoughts on legacy. Edited by @alexkontis Lavish Praise to @ariannahuff Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Jun 24, 2016
Episode 87: Josh Elman
00:50:59
Josh is one of the most respected product managers in the game, having built products at Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin. Now he has made an name for himself at Greylock as a top vc We talk about his journey working at those companies, what it was like to work with some of the best founders of all time, his transition to investing, advice for people starting a company, and much more. Josh has been a friend and supporter and If you ever get a chance to work with Josh I highly recommend it. One of the best at what he does and he’s one of the good guys.
Jun 09, 2016
Episode 86: Tyler Willis
01:10:53
Tyler Willis is an angel investor and entrepreneur (former CMO of Hired). In this episode we talk about identity balancing the personal & professional self, goal setting, transparency, imposter syndrome, self-learning. the craft of angel investing, and much more. Do check out Tyler Willis' fantastic podcast about angel investing: https://soundcloud.com/angellist/episode-0-tyler-willis-intro-to-angellist-radio-s1 Edited by @alexkontis Lavish Praise to @Tylerwillis Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
May 31, 2016
Episode 85: Bret Taylor
00:55:36
Bret Taylor previously built Google Maps and served as CTO of Facebook. He is now founder of Quip. In this episode we talk about what it was like working at Facebook & Google, how he’s grown as a CEO and founder of Quip and various lessons learned along the way. Edited by @alexkontis Lavish Praise to @Btaylor Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
May 18, 2016
Episode 84: Brad Feld
01:00:01
Brad is an incredibly successful investor, having founded the Techstars accelerator and Foundry group, and he's also also known as one of the kindest guys in the business. In this episode, we talk about how Brad rejects the term career, his principles of time management, why he doesn’t have kids, mental health and startups, romantic relationships, ego management, and much more. As one listener remarked, this episode is basically a how-to on life. Edited by @alexkontis
Apr 29, 2016
Episode 83: Esther Perel
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Esther Perel is the perhaps world’s foremost expert on relationships. In this episode we talk about why desire wanes in relationships, how she would devise her own sex-education curriculum, why a bit of jealousy is good, how couples make non-monogamy work, how childhood affects one’s relationships, and much more. Esther has just launched a course called Rekindling Desire, which gets into all this stuff and much more. http://rekindlingdesire.com/?ims=yrbbp&utm_campaign=Discovering+Desire+2016+04&utm_source=Influencer&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=Product+Hunt Here are the perks: -- Grand Opening price of $297 (After the grand opening, the normal price immediately goes up to $497 - $200 value) -- Private Facebook Group Support Community -- Signed copy of Esther’s book Mating in Captivity -- The first 300 people to register will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a private two-hour individual or couple therapy session with Esther. Edited by @alexkontis Co-host is @clairecaveny Lavish Praise to @EstherPerel Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Apr 19, 2016
Episode 82: Elisa New
00:46:00
Elisa New is a Harvard professor of poetry and founder of the non-profit, Poetry in America. Involved in the project are people like Nas, Bill Clinton, and others who want to promote a love of poetry. We talk about the role of poetry in society, the forms its taken place (academia, spoken word, hip hop), the business of poetry, and much more. For more information on Elisa's class, here is the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o051ZQ6OoDI And here is the link to register: https://www.edx.org/course/poetry-america-modernism-harvardx-ampox-6
Apr 13, 2016
Episode 81: Adam Grant
00:51:21
Adam Grant is the youngest professor ever to be tenured at wharton business school, and a best selling author of classics "Give and Take" and, most recently, "Originals" In this episode we talk about what separates Originals from their peers, what environments best nurture original thinking, how people can become more creative, why the effects of parenting are overrated, and much more. Edited by @alexkontis Lavish Praise to @adamgrant Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Apr 04, 2016
Episode 80: Larry Summers
00:35:04
Note: Apologize for poor audio quality on my part - we've transcribed the full podcast for your pleasure: https://docs.google.com/document/d/143v8O5o609f68uoco4oXRF67mPNGyzpleCiqzJR7E04/edit Larry is the former Treasury Secretary, former Chief Economist for Barack Obama, former president of Harvard, and is currently a board member for companies like Square and Lending Club. In this episode we talk about his approach to government, academia and tech investing, the rise of Donald Trump, Barack Obama’s legacy, the future of higher education, and much more. if you enjoy this episode, check out Larry's blog at larrysummers.com. Edited by @alexkontis Lavish Praise to @LHSummers Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg *My apologies for poor audio in first few min.
Mar 28, 2016
Episode 79: Gary Vaynerchuk
00:27:34
Gary Vaynerchuk is a entrepreneur, investor, and best selling author with a new book called #AskGaryVee Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Z71HW8A/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?ie=UTF8&btkr=1 In this episode we talk about his new book, how he became an investor, what it’s like staring a company with his brother, the role ego plays in his life, his famous jam sessions with Chris Sacca, Travis Kalanick, Ashton Kutcher, and much more. Edited by @Alexkontis Lavish Praise to @garyvee Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Mar 28, 2016
Episode 78: Matt Mazzeo
01:17:57
Matt is managing partner at Lower Case Capital with Chris Sacca. We talk about how Matt transitioned from 8 years at CAA to the world of VC, the future of Lowercase and VC in general, advice for breaking into startups/VC, difference between LA and SF, and much more. Matt is one of the best investors in the game and also one of the kindest. Edited by @alexkontis Lavish Praise to @Mazzeo Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Mar 27, 2016
Episode 77: Ruben Harris
00:40:51
Ruben Harris runs partnerships at Honor and is on the front lines of the diversity in tech movement. in this episode we talk about how he broke into tech, how he moved from Atlanta to SF and built a network from scratch, how before that he taught himself to be an investment banker, how he built a personal board of advisors, and more. Edited by @alexkontis Lavish Praise to @RubenHarris Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Mar 26, 2016
Episode 76: Jesse Williams
00:51:59
Jesse Williams is an actor in the hit show Grey’s Anatomy, and founder of Ebroji. this episode we talk about the launch of his app Ebroji, emojis and gifs as extension and evolution in language, the upsides and downsides of him being famous, the role social justice plays in his life and much more . Edited by @alexkontis Lavish Praise to @jessewilliams Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Mar 26, 2016
Episode 75: Dhani Jones
00:47:56
Dhani Jones is a former NFL player, book author and founder of Proclamation. In this episode we talk about life after the NFL, his transition into the business world, the NFL as an organization, misconceptions about football players, race in america, and much more. Edited by @Alexkontis Lavish Praise to @DhaniJones Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Mar 26, 2016
Episode 74: Charles Hudson
01:00:51
Charles Hudson is founder of Precursor Ventures and a partner at SoftTech VC. This episode is about startup investing We talk about what makes a great investor, how Charles evaluates founders, how he raised a fund, advice to aspiring investors and more. We also talk about his past experiences at the CIA, Google, diversity in tech, the events business, and much more. Edited by @alexkontis Lavish Praise to @chudson Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Mar 15, 2016
Episode 73: Jason Fried
00:56:21
Jason is the founder and CEO of Basecamp. In this episode we talk about building a company that lasts 40 years, what it’s like to build a remote team, how he thinks of the professional year in terms of seasons, daily rituals, and how he defines success. Edited by @alexkontis Lavish Praise to @Jasonfried Constructive Criticism to @ErikTorenberg
Mar 04, 2016
Episode 72: Sierra DeMulder
00:45:18
Sierra DeMulder is a renowned spoken word poet who’s just released her third book, Today Means Amen. In this episode we talk about what it means to be a poet today, how a poet makes a living, the craft of writing, editing, performing, and then themes in her work, which include relationships, mental health, shame, humor, and much more. Edited by @alexkontis Lavish Praise to @Sierrademulder Constructive Criticism to @Eriktorenberg
Mar 02, 2016
Episode 71: Justin Boreta from The Glitch Mob & Team
00:46:41
This week's episode is with Justin Boreta of the Glitchmob, an electronic music group from LA, and the team that helped him make the app Hyperspektiv We talk about what inspired him to make the app in the first place, how he balances art and business, how he defines and measures success, the impact meditation has had on him, and much more. Edited by @alexkontis Lavish Praise to @boreta Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Mar 01, 2016
Community Stories 1: What's the first thing you built?
00:15:36
We're trying something new. We asked the Product Hunt community on Anchor, a new platform for bite-sized audio conversations, "what's the first thing you built?" Here are some of the answers. Enjoy. :) P.S. Check out Anchor. It's fun. https://www.producthunt.com/tech/anchor-4
Mar 01, 2016
Episode 70: Auren Hoffman
01:00:05
This week’s episode is with Auren Hoffman. Auren is a prolific entrepreneur and investor, having started and sold Live Ramp and invested in Thumbtack, Brightroll and many more. In this episode we get into a lot - the concept of who you know vs what you know, preserving optionality regarding career, competing with computers, the future of college, how to pick life partner, how to hire good people, how to give valuable feedback, navigating acquisitions, and much more. Auren is a fascinating thinker and has a lot to say. if you like what you hear tweet @auren to let him know, and do read his fantastic answers on Quora.
Feb 29, 2016
Episode 69: Mitch Kapor
00:24:17
Mitch Kapor is a successful entrepreneur, perhaps best known for founding Lotus, and investor, having founded Kapor Capital which focuses on tech startups that have strong social impact This episode we talk about Mitch's come up story, the world of impact investing and how Kapor measures impact, the ed-tech space, the role of government in tech and much more. This interview was recorded last year at the Launch Festival. Edited by @alexkontis Lavish Praise to @mkapor Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Feb 25, 2016
Episode 68: G-Eazy
00:17:45
G-Eazy is a rapper from Oakland California. In this (short) episode we talk about his interest in tech, the intersection of tech and music, community building, brand building and much more. This interview took place last year as a part of the Launch Festival. Edited by @Alexkontis Lavish Praise to @G_Eazy Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Feb 24, 2016
Episode 67: Brad Hargreaves
00:47:58
Brad is the founder of General Assembly and now Common, which aims to do to co-living what WeWork has done for co-working. In this episode, we talk about his come-up story, lessons learned from General Assembly, what the real estate industry is like especially as it applies to tech, why he prefers being an operator to an investor, and much more.
Feb 22, 2016
Episode 66: Sam Lessin
00:51:44
This week’s episode is with Sam Lessin. Sam is partner at slow ventures and founder of Fin, which aims to eclipse Siri by building something like the technology from the movie "Her". Sam has made a name for himself both as an operator and investor, having started and sold Drop to Facebook and invested in companies such as Venmo, Birchbox, and Makerbot. In this episode we discuss his philosophy behind angel investing, product management, his college friendship and connection with Mark Zuckerberg, and why, if he was to give a controversial TED Talk right now, it would be about the end of capitalism. Edited by @alexkontis Lavish Praise to @lessin Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Feb 19, 2016
Episode 65: Terry Gross
00:52:43
Terry Gross has been hosting Fresh Air on NPR for over 40 years. She's done over 13,000 interviews, and is, in many people's opinion, the best interviewer alive. We talk about how Terry got her start, how she met her husband, her experience in therapy, the craft of interviewing, and much more. As a student of the craft, it was an absolute honor to have Terry on the podcast. If you like this epiode, tweet @NPRfreshair and let them know. If you haven’t listened to Fresh Air, I recommend starting with the interviews of Maurice Sendack, Louis CK, Marc Maron, or any other guests that interest you. Edited by Jenna Weiss Berman Lavish Praise (& Money) to @NPRFreshair Constructive Criticism to @erikorenberg
Feb 11, 2016
Episode 64: Danielle Morrill
00:52:47
This week’s episode is with Danielle Morill, co-founder and CEO of Mattermark. We dive into her Mattermark story — company building, fund-raising, scaling, etc -- and then we get into her own personal story — what it’s like to start a company with her husband, her personal/professional rituals, her intellectual heroes (Ayn Rand being one of them), and much more. Edited by @alexkontis Lavish Praise to @DanielleMorrill Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Feb 09, 2016
Episode 63: Ramit Sethi
01:14:05
Ramit Sethi is the author and founder of IWT (Iwillteachyoutoberich.com) and GrowthLab (growthlab.com). Ramit applies behavioral psychology to help others lead a rich life, not only rich in finance but also in health, fitness, relationships, career & more. In this episode Ramit shares his come up story, how he’s built and scaled his business over time, how he changed his psychique, how he measures success, how being an immigrant shaped his perspective, his philosophy behind teaching, accountability. and much more.
Feb 05, 2016
Episode 62: Bryan Johnson
00:50:08
Bryan Johnson is the founder of Braintree and the OS fund, which invests in science and tech startups aiming to radically improve peoples quality of life. This episode we talk about the Braintree story, advice for entrepreneurs, how he grew up Mormon and then changed his belief system, becoming a father, the future of education, medecine, technology and more. Brian is both a fascinating thinker & a proven entrepreneur, and it was a pleasure having a very candid conversation with him about his life and where the world is headed. Edited by @alexkontis Lavish Praise to @Bryan_johnson Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Feb 03, 2016
Episode 61: Jeff Raider
00:42:48
Jeff Raider is the co-founder of Warby Parker and Harry's. This episode goes deep in the weeds of building a company and building a brand . We talk about Jeff’s journey building 100 year brands at Warby Parker & Harry’s, mistakes and lessons learned from building and scaling those companies, his philosophy on hiring and firing, and much more. Edited by @AlexKontis Lavish Praise to @JeffreyRaider Constructive Criticism to @Eriktorenberg
Jan 29, 2016
Episode 60: Josh Kopelman
00:47:41
Josh is an entrepreneur, investor, and founder of First Round Capital. We talk about his come up story, starting half.com and selling it to ebay, how he started First Round, how he learned how to invest, advice to entrepreneurs, and much more. For anyone looking to learn how to invest, Josh is one of the best in the game and drops a bunch of gems in this episode.
Jan 27, 2016
Episode 59: Sarah Tavel
00:50:52
Sarah Tavel is a partner at Greylock, previously ran product at Pinterest, and is one of my favorite investors in the Valley. We talk about her story at Pinterest - why she joined, how it scaled, and how she transitioned from PM to VC. She shares career advice talk about career advice — when to join a company, when to move on, and how to identify a rocket ship. And then we discuss investing and how to get good at it. Edited by @alexkontis Lavish Praise to @sarahtavel Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Jan 25, 2016
Episode 58: Patrick Collison
00:47:13
Patrick Collison, cofounder of Stripe, is one of the most impressive and interesting CEOs in tech today. We delve into Patrick's story - how he came from Ireland, pursued Stripe while on leave from College, and then built and and scaled his company internationally. Patrick shares advice for entrepreneurs, thoughts on education, immigration, and a whole host of other topics. If you enjoyed the Tyler Cowen or Ezra Klein episode, you’ll also enjoy this one. Edited by @alexkontis Lavish Praise to @patrickc Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Jan 21, 2016
Episode 57: Ezra Klein (Part II of II)
00:58:42
Ezra is a journalist and founder of one of the most interesting media platforms today, Vox. In this second episode with Ezra Klein, we discuss politics: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Obama's legacy. We talk entertainment: highbrow vs lowbrow, and then I ask him a set of broad questions--namely where he differs intellectually from thinkers like Peter Thiel, Tyler Cowen, Elon Musk, Marc Andreessen, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and more. Edited by @alexkontis Lavish Praise to @ezraklein Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Jan 20, 2016
Episode 56: Ezra Klein (Part I of II)
01:12:23
Ezra Klein is a journalist and founder of one of the most interesting media platforms today, Vox. Our talk was so good I had to break it down into two episodes. In this first episode, we cover Ezra’s start in journalism, how he transitioned from journalist to manager, and then we get into the future of news media platforms and what it will mean to be a journalist in 2020. Edited by @alexkontis Lavish Praise to @ezraklein Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Jan 18, 2016
Episode 55: Des Traynor
00:46:30
Des Traynor is the co-founder of Intercom. In this episode we get deep into the weeds of startup land. We discuss product market fit, advice to entrepreneurs, hiring, firing, productivity, and a lot more. Des is one of the best growth and product founders in the game, and drops gems in this episode. Edited by @alexkontis Lavish Praise to @destraynor Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Jan 16, 2016
Episode 54: Emmet Shear
01:04:41
Emmet Shear is the CEO and Co-Founder of Twitch.tv and a partner at YCombinator. We talk about the story of Twitch.tv -- and how it evolved from Justin.TV -- how he became a YC Partner, and then we have a broader talk about capitalism, social inequality, and how technology can reduce it. Edited by @AlexKontis Lavish Praise to @eshear Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Jan 13, 2016
Episode 53: Alysia Harris and Libby Ashton
01:07:26
Alysia Harris is a world renowned spoken word poet. This episode we talk about the the craft of poetry -- how Alysia writes poems, how she advises others who want to write poems -- We talk about the economics of poetry -- how Alysia merges art & business and the tensions therein -- we talk about the artist’s role in society, and then, for good measure, we sprinkle some talk about religion, metaphysics, diversity and much more. Edited by @Alexkontis Lavish Praise to @poppyinthewheat, @libashton Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Jan 09, 2016
Episode 52: Cal Newport
01:08:12
Cal Newport is a computer scientist, professor, and author of five books. In this episode we explore his book "Get So Good They Can’t Ignore You" which talks about the importance of mastery, and the follies of blind pursuing your passion. We also talk about his new book. Deep Work, which comes out today, January 5th. His book explores the concept of deliberate practice and shares strategies for how to construct an environment where one can perform deliberate practice consistently. Edited by @AlexKontis Praise to Calnewport.com/blog Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg Check out Deep Work below. I highly recommend it. http://www.amazon.com/Deep-Work-Focused-Success-Distracted/dp/1455586692
Jan 06, 2016
Episode 51: Jeff Atwood
00:55:23
Jeff Atwood is a prominent entrepreneur and developer, having founded Stack Exchange and, more recently, Discourse. In this episode we get deep into the weeds on community building - Jeff's one of the best in the game. Edited by @Alexkontis Lavish Praise to @codinghorror Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Jan 04, 2016
Episode 50: Kanyi Maqbuela
01:01:05
Kanyi Maqbuela is a partner at Collaborative Fund. In this episode, we discuss Kanyi’s personal story going from Stanford drop out to VC, how he’s navigated failures, built mentor relationships, and we also go broad: We talk about tech and the intersection of education, academia, non-profit, government, culture, philosophy, and much more. Edited by @Alexkontis Praise to @Km Constructive Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Dec 26, 2015
Episode 49: Arielle Zuckerberg
00:51:18
Arielle Zuckerberg is a former Product Manager at Humin and Wildfire, and a new partner at Kleiner Perkins. We talk about the transition from product manager to angel investor to working at Kleiner, how her life has changed due to her last name (Zuckerberg), her senior thesis on the morality of artificial intelligence, and much more
Dec 21, 2015
Episode 48: Chris Sacca
01:10:20
Chris Sacca is one of the most successful angel investors of all time. He's invested in Twitter, Uber, Instagram, and Kickstarter, among many others. Before that he led special projects at Google and worked as a lawyer at Fenwick. He shares what it was like working with Larry & Sergey at Google, working with Ev Williams and Jack Dorsey as one of the first investors in twitter, becoming a guest shark on Shark Tank, interviewing Edward Snowden, and asking President Obama the tough questions while working with him in his two campaigns. edited by Alex Kontis praise to @sacca criticism to @eriktorenberg
Dec 17, 2015
Episode 47: Ryan Leslie
00:54:18
Ryan Leslie is one of the most interesting rappers and artists in the music industry. He graduated from Harvard at age 20, has grammy nominated songs, including one with Kanye West, and recently created the Super Phone, which is backed by Ben Horowitz, Betaworks and others. We talk about Ryan's story coming up in the rap game and the tech game, the future of the music industry, how he thinks about building his audience, and much more. Edited by Alex Kontis Praise to @ryanleslie Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Dec 11, 2015
Episode 46: Tracy Chou
00:48:56
Tracy Chou has been a super early employee at Pinterest and Quora and has become one of the most respected voices in the diversity in tech conversation, both in terms of gender and in terms of race, We talk about 1) her experiences being both a women in tech and asian in tech, 2) what’s it meant for Tracy to become a public figure, 3) how she evaluates who she spends her time with and why, 4) having a social impact beyond tech and more. Edited by @Alexkontis Praise to @triketora Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Dec 03, 2015
Episode 45: Alexis Madrigal
00:46:22
Interview with Alexis Madrigal, long-time tech journalist and media entrepreneur. We discuss tech, media, writing process, mentorship, Grantland, legacy, and more. Lead interviewer: Jonah Bromwich Edited by Alex Kontis
Nov 18, 2015
Episode 44: Matt Mullenweg
00:52:40
Matt Mullenweg is the Founder of Wordpress. In this episode we talk about daily rituals, how he started Wordpress, how being a successful CEO early on has affected his relationships, how he thinks about hiring, investing, and evaluating people. Edited by Alex Kontis Praise to @photomatt Criticism to @eriktorenberg
Oct 30, 2015
Episode 43: Peter Diamandis
00:48:25
Peter Diamandis is author of BOLD and co-founder of X-Prize, Singularity Institute, and many others. We chat about Peter’s story, lessons learned from Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Larry Page, and what’s enabled him to succeed across industries, everything from space travel to human longevity to education of the future. Edited by Alex Kontis Feedback to @eriktorenberg
Oct 22, 2015
Episode 42: Tucker Max
00:27:01
Tucker Max is the founder of Book in a Box and the author of a new book on relationships, "Mate". http://bookinabox.com http://www.amazon.com/Mate-Become-Man-Women-Want/dp/0316375365
Oct 20, 2015
Episode 41: Keith Rabois
00:23:18
Keith has been an early executive at startups such as Linkedin, Paypal, Square, and has been an early investor in companies such as Youtube, Airbnb, Palantir, Quora, Yelp, and much more. In this episode we discuss Keith’s story, his thoughts on career strategy, his philosophy on hiring and why its similar to drafting athletes, and much more. This was recorded during the LAUNCH conference earlier this year. Edited by Alex Kontis Feedback to @eriktorenberg Praise to @rabois
Oct 09, 2015
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 39 w/ Nick Quah
00:34:43
We just launched our new podcast vertical! www.producthunt.com/podcasts The Product Hunt Team -- Ryan Hoover, Alex Carter, and Erik Torenberg -- sit down and discuss podcasts with Nick Quah, podcast connoisseur and writer of Hot Pod, the defining podcast industry newsletter. Edited by Alex Kontis.
Oct 08, 2015
Episode 40: Mahbod Moghadam
01:03:29
Mahbod Moghadam is a cofounder of (Rap) Genius who recently resigned last year. This episode is a bit like a therapy session: We discuss Mahbod's relationships, his perception of his actions, his thoughts on tech, hip-hop, and much more. Mahbod is currently a cofounder of Everipedia which is "Thug Wikipedia". We conducted the interview before he founded it. www.everipedia.com edited by Alex Kontis feedback to @eriktorenberg
Oct 02, 2015
Episode 39: Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park
00:55:43
In this episode we have Mike Shinoda, star of popular Linkin Park and Fort Minor. Linkin Park has recently launched a Venture Capital firm. We talk about everything tech - how and why Mike got into tech, what he wants to achieve, what he invests, but we also talk about his art - how he thinks about making art vs making a business off his art, how he deals with success and still pushing it - and a lot more. But the one thing I’m curious when you’ve tried so hard, and got so far, in the end, does it really even matter? Does it?
Sep 30, 2015
Epsiode 38: Mariquel Waingarten and Gaston Frydlewski
00:31:42
This episode I’m doing something a little different. It's with Mariquel and Gaston two entrepreneurs who run a business called Hickies, which is a shoelace replacement that allows you to to put on your shoes without tying them ,Bbt this episode has nothing to do with their business. It has nothing to do with tech. it has everything to do with relationships. We talk abut how they met, how Gaston courted Mariquel for 6 years, how, once they got together, they decided to build a business together and how that impacted the relationship, and how they’ve continued to build and strengthen their relationship . This is an experiment. I’ve wanted a more formal excuse to pry into peoples romantic and sex life and I’m curious if other people enjoy it. If you do, tweet me and let me know. If you think is this is lame, also tweet me. I’m just not gonna take silence anymore. I’m not gonna do it. Let me know what you think @eriktorenberg. Edited by Alex Kontis.
Sep 25, 2015
Episode 37: Ann Friedman
01:02:23
Ann Friedman is a journalist who writes about gender, tech, politics, and social issues in her weekly column for New York magazine. She also co-hosts the podcast Call Your Girlfriend with her friend Aminatou Sow. In this episode we talk about how to be a journalist in 2015, how anne’s podcast with her best friend has effected their relationship, and what it means to be an ethical tech consumer. Edited by Alex Kontis For constructive criticism on the episode, message me @eriktorenberg For lavish praise, message @annfriedman
Sep 22, 2015
Episode 36: Steven Johnson
00:51:38
Steven Johnson is the author of many books, some of which Future Perfect, Where Good Ideas Come from, Mind Wide Open, and How We Got To Now. This episode is all about innovation, where it occurs in our own lives, where it occurs in communities, and how he keeps finding it in his own life. Innovation is one of those terms like "authentic" that has essentially been co-opted. It’s been used so much to describe nearly everything that it’s almost lost its meaning. But Steven’s been writing about innovation for two decades and has interesting and defining things to say about it. Edited by Alex Kontis For any feedback, message me by @eriktorenberg See more Steven Johnson at www.stevenberlinjohnson.com/ and message him at @Stevenbjohnson.
Sep 21, 2015
Episode 35: Jane McGonigal
00:53:22
Jane McGonigal is an author and game designer who believes that playing games and adopting gameful mindset can help improve our health, relationships, and her new book, Superbetter, explains how. In this episode we talk about Superbetter and how it works, we talk about not judging games by their content but by how the game is played, co-operative games vs competitive games, the intersection of games & therapy and more. Check out her book here: http://www.amazon.com/SuperBetter-Revolutionary-Approach-Stronger-Resilient-Powered/dp/1594206368 Edited by Alex Kontis For feedback, message me @eriktorenberg
Sep 18, 2015
Episode 34: Troy Carter
00:16:42
Troy Carter is the founder of Atom Factory and Smashd Labs. Artists he's managed include Lady Gaga, John Legend, Miguel, and many others. Startups in his portfolio include Uber, Dropbox, Spotify, and many others. In this episode we talk about the convergence between entertainment and tech, the music industry, and how Troy wants to be for entrepreneurs what Nike was for athletes. Edited by Alex Kontis For feedback, message me at @eriktorenberg
Sep 14, 2015
Episode 33: Chris Schroeder
00:47:05
Chris Schroeder is a successful founder, investor, and now author of "Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution remaking the Middle East" which chronicles startup stories in Cairo, Gaza, Damascus, and other countries throughout the region. In this episode we discuss his book, the role governments play in innovation, the intersection between tech and politics (both in the Middle East and in Washington where Chris lives), the future of cities and much more.
Sep 09, 2015
Episode 32: Robert Greene
01:05:45
Robert Greene is the author of books such as Mastery, 33 Strategies of War, Art of Seduction, the 48 Laws of Power, and the 50th Law (w/ 50 cent). including mastery, strategies of war, art of seduction, laws of power, one of which is with rapper 50 cent This episode we talk about the ideas in his books (power, mastery, seduction) what in his personal life has inspired the books, but we also talk meditation, writing, not having kids, and bunch more. Edited by Alex Kontis For any feedback, tweet me at @eriktorenberg
Sep 06, 2015
Episode 31: James Currier
00:57:47
James Currier is a prominent entrepreneur and investor. He was one of the earliest to build social networks, starting Tickle in 1999 and then selling it in 2004 He’s since advised/invseted in a bunch of startups including Goodreads, Honeybook and Meerkat, among many others. and most recently started NFX Guild, which is an invite only accelerator program for networks effects businesses. In this episode we discuss what James looks for in founders, common advice he finds himself giving, the concept of personal brand, his involvement in Goodreads and Meerkat, and more. Edited by Alex Kontis For any feedback, tweet me at @eriktorenberg http://nfx.com/
Sep 02, 2015
Episode 30: Felix Salmon
00:54:34
Felix Salmon is a senior editor at Fusion. He's of the rare writers who really understands both media and technology and the businesses and cultures behind both of them. In this episode we discuss media skepticism towards the tech industry, why there’s such an obsession with scale, why good things come from wasting time instead of optimizing it, the future of news delivery and brands, and much more. Edited by Alex Kontis Would love to hear feedback at @eriktorenberg
Aug 31, 2015
Episode 29: Kevin Kelly
01:39:54
Kevin Kelly is perhaps most known for being a founding team member of Wired Magazine and for starting the Long now Foundation, which aims to solve problems in a ten thousand year time frame. More than a few people refer to Kevin Kelly as the most interesting person in the world. In this podcast we talk about what happens then robots take our jobs, how success to Kevin means doing things that only you can uiquely do, How Kevin didn’t have his first job till he was 35, and his first drug experience at 50, and a ton of other things. Check out his graphic novel, the Silver Cord, here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Silver-Cord-Kevin-Kelly/dp/1940689015 Edited by Alex Kontis Feedback to @eriktorenberg
Aug 25, 2015
Episode 28: Joe Greenstein
00:54:45
Joe Greenstein founded Flixter, the popular movie discovery platform, for nearly a decade before selling it and since has founded Innerspace, a YC company that helps other companies build great companies + company cultures in addition to great products. Joe shares the struggles in his personal life building his company, the tension that comes with selling a company, him wanting to become a father, and much more. Check out Innerspace: http://www.helloinnerspace.org Edited by Alex Kontis Any feedback on the episode to @eriktorenberg
Aug 21, 2015
Episode 27: Ben Casnocha
00:52:52
Ben is the co-author of The Start-up of You and The Alliance with Reid Hoffman, served for two years as Reid's chief of staff at LinkedIn, and has founded many different companies in Silicon Valley. In this podcast we chat about career strategy, what it means to live in "permanent beta", loneliness in San Francisco, and much more. Ben's blog: http://casnocha.com/blog The Alliance: http://www.amazon.com/The-Alliance-Managing-Talent-Networked/dp/1625275773 Edited by Alex Kontis Any feedback please let me know at @eriktorenberg
Aug 18, 2015
Maker Stories: Episode 26 w/ Brit Morin
00:45:14
This week we talk with Brit Morin, CEO of Brit and Co. about the transition from working at Google to running her own company, about becoming a mother in the middle of running that company, and having a sense of privacy when she is literally the face and name of her company. https://www.brit.co/ Brit's book, Homemaker: http://www.amazon.com/Homemakers-Domestic-Handbook-Digital-Generation/dp/0062332503 Edited by Alex Kontis Let me know what you think @eriktorenberg
Aug 14, 2015
Maker Stories: Episode 25 w/ Tyler Cowen
01:19:23
Tyler Cowen and I discuss why he thinks Elon Musk is overrated, religion is underrated, happiness overrated, and much more. Tyler Cowen is one of my favorite economists and bloggers - check out his blog here: http://marginalrevolution.com
Aug 13, 2015
Maker Stories: Episode 24 w/ Kevin Nguyen
00:33:42
This week we talk with Kevin Nguyen, editorial director of Oyster. We talk about Kevin’s role curating books for Amazon, his thoughts on the future of publishing, what books have influenced him the most, reading highbrow vs low brow, and much more. Edited by Alex Kontis Interview by @eriktorenberg
Aug 09, 2015
Maker Stories: Episode 23 w/ Dayna Tortorici
00:34:41
This week I talk with Dayna Tortorici editor in chief of n+1 magazine. It’s my fundamental belief that you can be a huge fan of your industry while also critiquing it at the same time. So I found it N+1 magazine especially refreshing in that offers no humble bragging, no-ass kissing, and no click bait. Just dead on, beautifully-written, social commentary. If you want to read something that may challenge core fundamental beliefs, pick up a copy N+1 Magazine. I’m such a believer in its importance that I feel something of a moral responsibiltiy to encourage you to read it. Dayna and I talk about Women in Tech, the Lean In philosophy of Feminism, the difference between an artist and a businessperson, and much more. Check out N+1 here: https://nplusonemag.com Edited by Frances Harlow Interviewer: @eriktorenberg
Aug 05, 2015
Maker Stories Episode 22 w/ William Deresiewicz
01:02:01
What does friendship mean in the era of social media? what should the ideal college experience look like? what’s the difference between an entrepreneur and an artist? William Deresiewicz and I, Erik Torenberg, talk about these topics as well as his new book, Excellent Sheep, the Miseducation of America’s Elite and the way to a meaningful life. Check out his great book here: http://www.amazon.com/Excellent-Sheep-Miseducation-American-Meaningful/dp/1476702721 Edited by Alex Kontis
Aug 04, 2015
Maker Stories: Episode 21 w/ Adam Braun
00:50:41
How do you write a book about your own story w/ the subtitle “How an ordinary person can make extraordinary change” and be humble at the same time? How do you write a book for yourself but also the reader and not sacrifice something? How do you evaluate whether you’re a founder, entrepreneur, or executive, and what’s the difference? I get into all of this with Adam Braun, Founder of Pencils of Promise, a non profit that builds schools all over the world, and best selling author of The Promise of a Pencil - how an ordinary person can make extraordinary change. Check out the book here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Promise-Pencil-Ordinary-Extraordinary/dp/1476730628 Edited by Alex Kontis Interviewer: @eriktorenberg
Jul 31, 2015
Maker Stories: Episode 20 w/ Dan Ariely
00:48:32
Dan Ariely is a leading behaviorical economist, 3 time best-selling author, and he is the first guest to appear multiple times on Maker Stories. In this episode we talk about Dan’s new documentary on dishonesty and cheating and why people cheat in sports, politics, relationships. I also ask him about his favorite thinkers, the limits of behavioral economics, how he met his wife, and how he views the term ‘success’ If you liked this episode, check out these other episodes with Dan Ariely: https://soundcloud.com/product-hunt/maker-stories-episode-6-w-dan-ariely https://soundcloud.com/product-hunt/dan-ariely-pt-1
Jul 30, 2015
Maker Stories: Episode 19 w/ Cindy Gallop
00:23:17
Cindy Gallop is interested in building the YCombinator of Sex Tech. She’s an author, TED speaker, and is the founder of Make Love Not Porn, which aims to revolutionize the porn industry. Cindy's TED talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV8n_E_6Tpc http://makelovenotporn.com/pages/landing Edited By Alex Kontis
Jul 27, 2015
Maker Stories: Episode 18 w/ Daniel Pink
00:55:11
Daniel Pink is a NYT best selling author who writes about how can we have more fulfilling work lives We talk about the tensions between journalists and academics, the term "pop science", and what TED’s effect on intellectual culture has been. We also discuss Dan’s writing process, the differences and overlaps in his personal + professional life, and his latest book "To Sell Is Human." Check out his book here: http://www.amazon.com/To-Sell-Is-Human-Surprising/dp/1594631905 He'll be giving a live AMA on Product hunt 7/28
Jul 24, 2015
Maker Stories: Episode 17 w/ Seth Godin
00:46:31
Seth Godin is the author of 18 bestsellers, a popular blogger and founder of the altMBA. We discuss marketing and distribution, how to build online communities, and what he’s learned from his various education experiments. His newest book is What To Do When It’s Your Turn http://www.yourturn.link
Jul 23, 2015
Maker Stories: Episode 16 w/ Amanda Palmer
00:43:42
Amanda Palmer is an accomplished musician, speaker, and writer, known for her passionate and dedicated fanbase. We talk about all that, we talk about her best friend passing, and we also discuss how she feels about becoming a mother. Check out her book "The Art of Asking", and look out for a Product Hunt AMA with her soon. http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Asking-Learned-Worrying/dp/1455581089 Edited by Alex Kontis.
Jul 21, 2015
Maker Stories: Episode 15 w/ James Beshara
00:44:17
James Beshara went one from being a D1 basketball prospect, to an economist in South Africa, to founding and running Tilt, a crowdfunding startup which launches more campaigns than any other startup in the world. https://www.tilt.com/ Edited by Alex Kontis
Jul 17, 2015
Maker Stories: Episode 14 w/ Ryan Holiday
00:46:16
Ryan Holiday is an author of three books, including Growth Hacker Marketing, and he’s an Editor at Large at the New York Observer. He dropped out of college at 19 to become director of marketing of American Apparel, and has since advised writer and artist clients such as Robert Greene, Tucker Max, and Tim Ferriss and many more. In this chat, we discuss Ryan’s writing process, both for books and articles, and advice for aspiring writers. We also discuss the media space — Buzzfeed, Vice, the NYT — and the misaligned incentives in journalism today, as elaborated upon in his first book, Trust me I’m Lying. And then we discuss life stuff: why he lives in the south, why he loves the Stoics, why he dropped out of college, why he reads so much, and what's next for him in his career. Edited by Alex Kontis
Jul 15, 2015
Maker Stories: Episode 13 w/ Tony Robbins
01:04:19
@eriktorenberg chats with Tony Robbins about his book, Money: Master the game, tech investments, family, relationships, sex, coaching, and service, and a lot more. http://www.amazon.com/MONEY-Master-Game-Financial-Freedom-ebook/dp/B00MZAIU4G Edited by Jenna Weiss Berman.
Jul 09, 2015
Maker Stories: Episode 12 w/ Jessica Lessin
00:53:16
I chat with Jessica Lessin, founder of The Information about the news industry, what makes a great journalist, the transition from reporter to entrepreneur, and much more. Jessica has a special deal for listeners, so tune in. Edited by Daniel Russel.
Jul 02, 2015
Maker Stories: Episode 11 w/ Jared Fliesler
00:33:30
Jared Fleisler, partner at Matrix and previously an executive at Google & Square, chatted with me about what success means to him, how he got to where he is, and how he views making an impact. Listen in, and let me know what you think.
Jun 11, 2015
Maker Stories: Episode 10 w/ Eric Ries
00:45:54
Eric Ries is the author of Lean Startup, which has since become almost gospel in the startup world. We have a great chat about writing, career strategy, lean startup philosophy, and much more. Eric’s book, The Leader's Guide, was also a first selection for the product hunt book club. Stay tuned for more about Product Hunt Books. Edited by Jenna Weiss Berman
May 20, 2015
Maker Stories: Episode 9 w/ Nick Adler
00:19:20
Nick Adler, part of Snoops management team, talks about what it's been like to extend the Snoop brand into technology, and the details of his successes, failures, and learnings along the way.
May 12, 2015
Maker Stories: Episode 8 w/ Matt Mazzeo
00:28:40
Matt Mazzeo is Managing Director of Lowercase Capital, partners w/ Chris Sacca, and one of the best guys in the biz. We interviewed him and many others at the LAUNCH festival last month. Edited by Daniel Russell
May 05, 2015
Maker Stories: Episode 7 w/ Tim Ferriss
01:04:01
Tim Ferriss is an author, entrepreneur, podcast host, and many other things. In this wide ranging episode, we discuss his new show, advice to his younger self, friendship & relationships, & much more. This is my favorite podcast episode thus far. Listen in and let us know what you think. Check out Tim’s Show here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/the-tim-ferriss-experiment/id984734983?ref=producthunt http://www.producthunt.com/posts/tim-ferriss-experiment You can find more info about Tim as well as his writings and podcasts here: fourhourworkweek.com. Edited by Jenna Weiss Berman.
Apr 28, 2015
Maker Stories: Episode 6 w/ Dan Ariely
00:44:30
Dan Ariely is worth listening to pretty much on any topic. In this interview we touch upon college, lying, alzheimers, relationships, online-dating, and much more. This is Part II of my interview with Dan. in Part I, we chatted about products, tech, academia and more: https://soundcloud.com/product-hunt/dan-ariely-pt-1
Apr 24, 2015
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 39 w/ Josh Elman & John Lilly
00:37:34
Today Josh Elman and John Lilly from Greylock join us to talk about their recent investment in Meerkat, Facebook’s new Message platform, and the future of micropayment economy thanks to Square’s $Cashtags and others. Listen in.
Apr 21, 2015
Maker Stories: Episode 5 w/ James Altucher
01:06:56
James Altucher is an author, investor, and overall fascinating person. We get deep. Tune in. For more James, see here: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/ Edited by Daniel Russel
Apr 14, 2015
Maker Stories: Episode 4 w/ Tom Lehman and Ilan Zechory
00:53:48
I chat with Tom Lehman and Ilan Zechory, founder of Genius (formerly Rap Genius)in their Brooklyn office. Genius Beta has just launched on Product Hunt - more info here: http://blog.producthunt.com/post/115855892109/maker-stories-episode-4-w-genius-founders-tom Edited by Jenna Weiss Berman.
Apr 08, 2015
Maker Stories: Episode 3 w/ Anthony Saleh
00:28:48
Anthony Saleh is Nas's manager and a founding partner at Queensbridge Venture Partners. I interviewed him and many others at the LAUNCH festival last month. If you want to see more interviews from the festival, let me know and we'll release them here. As always, feedback, constructive criticism, and guest recommendations are always appreciated. Edited by Daniel Russell
Apr 05, 2015
Maker Stories: Episode 2 w/ Aaron Lammer and Libby Ashton
00:55:51
If you’re interested in books, journalism, content, tech & humanities, the tension between being an artist, pursuing a passion, and running a business, you’ll like this episode with Aaron Lammer. Thank you all for your great feedback on episode one with Alex Blumberg and Gimlet Media. Appreciate any constructive criticism for this and future episodes as well. Who should we have next on Maker Stories? Tweet me your suggestions @eriktorenberg Edited by Jenna Weiss Berman.
Mar 31, 2015
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 38 w/ Justin Kan
00:38:42
In this episode Justin Kan, partner at Y Combinator and founder of Justin.tv, Twitch, Exec, and Socialcam joins us. Justin shares tips for hopeful YC applicants, the motivation behind his new EDM music discovery site, and impressions of this renewed interest in livestreaming video. Listen in. P.S. Here's a pic of the original Justin.tv broadcasting machine, as taken from our "recording studio" at Twitch: https://instagram.com/p/0B2Gs9D9Z1/
Mar 24, 2015
Maker Stories: Episode 1 w/ Alex Blumberg, Matt Lieber, Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt
00:46:33
We're thrilled to announce the launch of Maker Stories -- one-on-one conversations with makers about their products and the stories behind them We’re going to discover what inspires these makers, how they perceive the world, what they grapple with - I want to get deep with this: What Marc Maron did for comedians and actors I want to do for entrepreneurs and investors and doers and thinkers creators and makers etc. and this isn’t gonna be just people in tech - it’s gonna be people in books, games, music, movies, a vast array of types of creators. Like all Product Hunt projects, it's going to be community driven. If you have recommendations for guests, let me know. Appropriately, the first episode features none other than podcast legends Alex Blumberg and Gimlet Media. We discuss the future of Gimlet Media + Startup Podcast, what it’s like behind the scenes at Gimlet, and we get deep into the craft of podcasting. Edited by Jenna Weiss Berman
Mar 17, 2015
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 37 w/ Ben Rubin & Josh Elman
00:38:38
This week Ben Rubin(CEO, Meerkat) and Josh Elman (Partner, Greylock) join us to discuss the backstory of Meerkat and the future of livestreaming. Of course, we broadcasted the episode live on Meerkat, sporting lovely yellow swag: https://twitter.com/joewardpr/status/575809780322811904. Listen in. P.S. Want a Meerkat shirt? There are a few more days left to buy one on Teespring: http://teespring.com/meerkatapp
Mar 12, 2015
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 36 w/ Ben Parr
00:39:24
Ben Parr, former Mashable co-editor, investor, and now author, just released his first book, Captivology. We chat about how to drive awareness for your product, advice for those looking to break into the startup world, and magical apps that save time. Listen in.
Feb 28, 2015
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 35 w/ Jason Calacanis
00:52:56
This week Jason Calacanis joins us on the show to chat about next week's LAUNCH Festival (http://www.launchfestival.com/) (including the Product Hunt AMA stage), technology's influence in building empathy, and qualities he looks for in founders he invests in. Listen in and we'll see many of you next week at the conference!
Feb 25, 2015
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 34 w/ David Byttow & Sara Haider
00:48:51
This week, Secret's David Byttow (https://twitter.com/davidbyttow) and Sara Haider (https://twitter.com/pandemona) join us at Product Hunt HQ to chat about the big redesign of their anonymous communication app, why their co-founder left the company, and David reveals his deep, dark LARP'ing past. Listen in.
Feb 14, 2015
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 33 w/ Noah Lichtenstein, Pratap Ranade, & Ryan Rowe
00:42:42
Noah Lichtenstein from Cowboy Ventures and Kimono Labs co-founders, Pratap Ranade and Ryan Rowe, swung by Product Hunt HQ to chat about products. We discuss Twitter’s new Group DM’s, Snapchat’s media play with Discover, and halfway through the show we accidentally make an announcement. Listen in.
Feb 02, 2015
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 32 w/ Startup L Jackson
00:41:08
This week we're joined by the infamous Startup L Jackson (http://twitter.com/startupljackson). For years he/she's tweeted their candid, often humorous take on the startup industry, behind a veil of mystery. In this episode, SLJ shares his opinions on diversity in the tech industry, apps he/she uses, and reveals who he/she is not. Listen in.
Jan 21, 2015
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 31 w/ Chase Hildebrand & Sarah Buhr
00:33:18
Last week Cloe, Siri's smarter sister, launched on Product Hunt (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/cloe). The unique, SMS-based Q&A service captured the attention of the community and the shortly afterward TechCrunch's Sarah Buhr, added to the conversation (http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/15/sms-based-recommendation-engine-cloe-aims-to-outsmart-siri/). One of the founders, Chase, was in town so we invited him over for a quick podcast at our new office in lovely San Francisco. Listen in.
Jan 20, 2015
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 30 w/ David Lidsky
00:44:34
In this episode, Fast Company's Deputy Editor, David Lidsky, joins Ryan and Erik all the way from New York City. We chat about cord-cutting TV apps, fitness products, and the rise of notification-driven apps. Listen in. Products mentioned: - Pluto.tv (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/pluto-tv) - Curated video programming - Sworkit (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/sworkit) - 5 minute "body weight" video workouts you can do anywhere - Power 20 (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/power-20) - Badass workouts for busy people (iPhone) - Nudge (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/nudge) - Klout for Healthy Living - Fiticle (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/fiticle) - Improve your workouts with animated GIFs - Reserve (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/reserve-2) - A better dining experience. Pay effortlessly. - Ping (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/ping-2) - You're going to like me (new app by Secret) - Nuzzle (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/nuzzel) - The super-easy way to see news from your friends - Newsle (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/newsle) - News about your network - SwiftKey (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/swiftkey-for-ios-2) - The keyboard that learns from you. - Derp (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/derp) - Play sounds on your friends' phones
Nov 18, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 29 w/ Tina Sharkey & Jason Shah
00:42:34
This week Erik Torenberg and I, Ryan Hoover, visit Sherpa Ventures/Foundry HQ to chat with Tina Sharkey (CEO, Sherpa Foundry) and Jason Shah (CEO, Do). We discuss productivity hacks, characteristics of startups Sherpa invests in, and the magic of voice dictation. Listen in, smiley face. - Do (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/do) - Do helps people run productive meetings - Boomerang (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/boomerang-for-gmail) - The ultimate toolbox to control sending/receiving emails - Tinder (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/tinder-4-0) - Tinder, now with #TinderMoments photos - Weave (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/weave) - Tinder for professionals nearby - Snapchat (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/snapchat-chat) - Putting the Chat into Snapchat - Medium Embeds (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/medium-embeds) - Embed Medium stories, collections, & profiles on the web - Draft (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/draft-61) - Better writing software - Shyp (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/shyp) - The easiest way to ship your stuff - Beepi (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/beepi) - Next gen used car marketplace - Munchery (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/munchery) - Wholesome meals in a snap
Nov 04, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 28, Hackathon Edition
00:43:43
Last weekend we hosted the first Product Hunt Hackathon at Y Combinator. While in Mountain View, we pulled a few awesome people into our makeshift studio (a garage in the back of YC) to chat about products and things they’re building. We're joined by Shrav Mehtaa (Developer Evangelist, Hired), Mark St Raymond (Unwind.me), Kyle Russell (Writer, TechCrunch), Erik Finman (Founder, Botangle and Intern for a Day) Dave Fontenot(The Hackathon Guy), and Aaron Landy (Engineer, Main Street Genome). Listen in. Check out the top hacks from the Product Hunt Hackathon: http://www.producthunt.com/e/product-hunt-hackathon-2014
Oct 28, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 27 w/ Camille Ricketts and Rob Hayes
00:45:06
This week Camille Ricketts (Editor, First Round Review) and Rob Hayes (Partner, First Round Capital) join us from bustling 500 Startups HQ. We chat about new messaging apps like Snowball, products kids use, and a fun little site to troll your friends. Enjoy. Products mentioned: - Snowball (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/snowball) - All your messages in one place (on Android) - Slack (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/slack) - Be less busy. Real-time messaging, archiving & search. - Goji (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/goji) - The Keyboard for Fun - Swipe (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/swipe-2) - See the photos & videos your friends won't post on Facebook - Ringly (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/ringly) - Fashionable wearables. Rings connected to your phone. - Sproutling (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/sproutling) - Grow happy families - Signul (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/signul) - The world's first personal beacon system - BloomThat (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/bloomthat) - Ridiculously fast flowers - Bacon Lover's Feast (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/bacon-lover-s-feast) - Monthly bacon delivery - Luxe Valet (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/luxe-valet) - On-demand valet parking - Instagram (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/instagram-6-0) - Simple way to capture and share the world's moments - Remind (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/remind) - Teacher-student-parent communication - TD4W (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/td4w) - A party in your pants - Ethan (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/ethan) - A messaging app for messaging Ethan - SHRTURL (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/shrturl) - Edit any webpage. Get short URL. Troll your friends!
Oct 21, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 26 w/ Andrew Chen and Nir Eyal
00:51:44
This week, friends Andrew Chen (Entrepreneur, Investor. Ex-Adtech and VC) and Nir Eyal (Author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, Blogger at NirAndFar.com), join me, Ryan Hoover, to chat about products. We discuss an unusual app called Ethan, habit-forming products, and the rise of pet products. Enjoy. Products mentioned: - Ethan (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/ethan) - A messaging app for messaging Ethan - TD4W (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/td4w) - A party in your pants - Ping (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/ping-2) - You're going to like me (new app by Secret) - Weave (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/weave) - Tinder for professionals nearby - Path Talk (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/talk-by-path) - Smart, Private Messaging - Mailbox (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/mailbox-2-0) - Fly through your email. - SaneBox (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/sanebox) - Prioritization for your inbox - Spritz (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/sprintz) - Reading reimagined. Technology for faster communication. - Readtime (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/readtime) - Helps me get through my pocket - Quibb (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/quibb) - Professional network to share industry news and analysis - Link Bubble (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/link-bubble) - Mobile browsing done right - Kloof (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/klooff) - Show the world how much you love your pet - BarkBox (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/bark-box) - - BarkShop (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/barkshop) - Find The Perfect Pawduct For Your Pooch, from Bark & Co - BarkCam (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/barkcam) - The first camera app designed to make your pup a star - Sesame (https://sincerely.com/sesame) - Themed gift sets delivered in a beautiful box
Oct 13, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 25 w/ Ryan Orbuch, Gwen Brinsmead, & Ari Weinstein
00:38:50
This week we're joined by young makers, Ryan Orbuch (Founder, Finish), Gwen Brinsmead (Product, AppMesh), and Ari Weinstein (Co-founder, DeskConnect and Workflow) from a sunny rooftop in San Francisco's Tenderloin. We chat productivity tools, apps that create beautiful photos, and trends in teenage tech culture. Listen in. Products mentioned: - Finish (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/finish) - To do lists for procrastinators - Workflow (https://my.workflow.is/) - Powerful automation for iPhone & iPad - imoji (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/imoji) - Turn selfies or any photo into stickers you can text - Overcast (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/overcast-podcast-player) - The powerful, simple podcast app from Marco Arment - Hours (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/hours) - Visual time tracking app - TiddlyWiki (http://tiddlywiki.com/) - A versatile note-taking web application - Sketch (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/sketch-3) - Professional digital design for Mac - Avocado (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/avocado) - A new toolbox for interaction designers - Origami (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/origami) - A free design prototyping toolkit for Quartz Composer - Facebook Paper (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/facebook-paper) - Explore stories from friends and the world around you - Fyuse (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/fyuse) - Build amazing spatial photos with your iPhone - Seene (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/seene-2-0) - Share life in 3D - Matter (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/matter-3) - Add Stunning 3D Objects To Your Photos - Fragment (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/fragment) - Prismatic Photos - Hipstamatic (http://hipstamatic.com/classic/) - Digital photography never looked so analog - 1-Hour Photo (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/1-hour-photo) - A camera app, where you wait an hour to see the photo - Snapchat (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/snapchat-our-story) - Experience live, real-time events together - Instagram (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/instagram-6-0) - Simple way to capture and share the world's moments on your iPhone - to.be Camera (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/to-be-camera) - The Augmented Reality Camera - Mindie (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/mindie-2-0) - 10 second music videos
Sep 30, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 24 w/ John and Sam Shahidi
00:39:31
In this week’s episode, John and Sam Shahidi, brothers and co-founders of Shots, join PHR from their new office in SOMA, San Francisco. We chat about online bullying, music discovery, and the thoughtful anti-patterns of Shots. - Shots (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/shots-of-me) - Share what you are doing through selfies and photos. - CyberDust (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/cyberdust-for-android) - Take back control of your messaging - Kindly - Chat with helpful strangers. Private, anonymous, & safe. - Snapchat (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/snapchat-our-story) - Experience live, real-time events together - Secret (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/secret-3-0) - Share anonymously w/ friends (on Android & avail worldwide) - YikYak (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/yik-yak) - The anonymous social wall for anything and everything - Vine (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/vine-messages) - Fun & easy video conversations with friends - Plug (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/plug) - Lightweight OSX player for Hype Machine - Product Hunt for iOS (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/product-hunt-for-ios) - The best new products, every day, in your pocket P.S. Apologies for the poor audio quality. It’ll get better. :)
Sep 23, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 23 w/ Roy Bahat & Dan Strickland
00:41:20
This week's PHR comes from the beautiful Bloomberg Beta HQ on the Embarcadero with Roy Bahat (Head of Bloomberg Beta) and Dan Strickland (Operations at Bloomberg Beta). Roy shares his secrets to get to inbox 0, keyboards, we discuss invisible apps, and a preview of what’s to come at Product Hunt. - Keyboardio (http://www.keyboard.io/) - Making keyboards better - Nudgemail (http://www.nudgemail.com/) - The easiest way to send yourself reminders - Zapier + Product Hunt (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/zapier-product-hunt) - Create your own Product Hunt notifications - Jarvis (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/jarvis) - A personal assistant for $100/mo - Digit (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/digit) - SMS bot that monitors your bank account & saves you money - RubCam (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/rubcam) - Minimal iOS camera for taking pictures by rubbing the screen - Frontback (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/frontback) - Tell stories with photos - Checkr (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/checkr) - An API to Do Background Checks - SaviOne (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/savione) - A revolutionary delivery robot for the services industry - Jobr (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/jobr) - Tinder for job hunting - Two Margins (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/two-margins) - Annotate financial documents (ex. SEC filings) w/ the crowd
Sep 14, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 22 w/ Matt Galligan & Ryan Block
00:49:56
This week Matt Galligan (CEO & Co-founder, Circa) & Ryan Block (VP of Product, AOL) join me, Ryan Hoover, hours after the much-hyped Apple event. Of course, we geeked out about the Apple iPhone 6/6+, Pay, and the long-rumored Watch. Listen in. Products mentioned: - Apple Watch (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/apple-watch-2) - The most personal device Apple has ever created - iPhone 6 (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/iphone-6-2) - Bigger, better iPhone - Apple Pay (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/applepay) - Integrated hardware, software, and services for payments - Circa (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/circa) - News app with high quality curated content
Sep 10, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 21 w/ Poornima Vijayashanker & Julia Grace
00:47:42
This week, Poornima Vijayashanker (Founder of Femgineer/BizeeBee & EIR at 500 Startups) and Julia Grace (Head of Engineering at Tindie) join Product Hunt’s Erik Torenberg and Ryan Hoover at 500 Startups HQ. We chat about tools communicate with remote teams, our love of email, and products to help fight digital distractions. Listen in. - Yo (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/yo) - A simple app to say "yo" to friends - Tindie (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/tindie) - Shop directly from indie innovators - Slack (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/slack) - Be less busy. Real-time messaging, archiving & search. - Screenhero (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/screenhero) - Collaborative Screen Sharing + Voice Chat - Pivotal Tracker (http://www.pivotaltracker.com/) - Build better software faster - Trello (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/trello-66) - Organize anything, together - Asana (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/asana) - Teamwork without email - Product Hunt for iOS (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/product-hunt-for-ios) - The best new products, every day, in your pocket - Edgar (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/edgar) - Stop letting your social media updates go to waste - Self Control (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/self-control-mac) - Avoid distracting websites - Boomerang (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/boomerang-for-gmail) - The ultimate toolbox to control sending/receiving emails - Mobile Flow (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/mobile-flow) - Eliminate digital distractions - “Hooked” Book (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/hooked-book) - How to Build Habit-Forming Products - Tiny Habits (http://tinyhabits.com/) - BJ Fogg’s program to help build healthful habits - Streak (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/streak) - CRM in your inbox - for Gmail - imoji (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/imoji) - Turn selfies or any photo into stickers you can text - emoji.sexy (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/emoji-sexy) - The emoji URL shortener - Transform Your Ideas (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/transform-your-ideas) - 20 week e-mail course on building & launching software In case you missed it, check out batch 9 of 500 Startups (http://www.producthunt.com/e/500-startups-batch-9) and this lovely collection of Emoji Apps (http://www.producthunt.com/e/emoji-apps) on Product Hunt.
Aug 30, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 20 w/ Nick Chirls, Will Peng, Jon Lax, & Jake Levine
00:57:27
This week Nick Chirls (Partner, Notation Capital), Will Peng (Partner, Red Swan Ventures), Jon Lax(Partner, teehan+lax), and Jake Levine (Founder, Electric Objects), join me, Ryan Hoover, in the attic of Electric Objects' popup shop in the lower east side of NYC. We geek out about Levine's latest artistic venture, the revival of the hardware startup, and robots that fight crime. Listen in. Products mentioned: - Electric Objects (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/electric-objects) - Digital artwork from the Internet on your wall (pre-launch) - The Little Printer (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/little-printer) - A delightful web-connected printer that lives in your home - Knightscope (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/knightscope) - Autonomous robots that predict and prevent crime - SafeTrek (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/safetrek) - Travel safely. An app that dials 911 in an emergency. - Chesstime (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chess-time-multiplayer-game/id455602152) - Free multiplier chess - Reverb(http://www.producthunt.com/posts/reverb-1467) - The Marketplace for Musicians - Domai.nr (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/domai-nr) - Worldwide domain search - Honey (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/honey) - Chrome Extension that Automatically Finds Coupon Codes - Yo (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/yo) - A simple app to say "yo" to friends. - LokLok (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/loklok) - Messenger app that works right on the lockscreen
Aug 24, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 19 w/ Ryan Sarver, Jamie Davidson, & Julie Logan
00:33:12
This week we have a double Ryan feature with myself, Ryan Hoover, and Ryan Sarver (Partner, Redpoint Ventures) along with siblings Jamie Davidson (Sr. Assoc., Redpoint Ventures) and Julie Logan (Founder, Nutmeg). In this episode we chat about a sound-making "Instagram for dogs," a fun app to make it rain $$$ on your friends, and everyone's favorite graphics file format: GIF. Listen in. Products mentioned: - Secret (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/secret) - Share anonymously with your friends. Speak freely. - Text (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/text) - Push notification messaging with friends (WUT w/o anonymity) - WUT (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/wut) - Anonymously chat with friends - Ultratext (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/ultratext) - Type-to-create interface for GIF creation in seconds - Stacks (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/stacks) - Make it rain real money on your friends using Venmo - Nutmeg (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/nutmeg) - Making it ridiculously easy to text awesome gifs - BarkCam (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/barkcam) - The first camera app designed to make your pup a star - Homejoy (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/homejoy) - Get Your Place Cleaned - Beepi (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/beepi) - Next gen used car marketplace - Quibb (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/quibb) - Professional network to share industry news and analysis - IFTTT (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/ifttt) - Put the internet to work for you - Discovr (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discovr-discover-music/id412768094) - A creative way to discover new music Visit Product Hunt (http://producthunt.com), a curation of the best new products, every day.
Aug 09, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 18 w/ Danielle Morrill, Andy Sparks, & Angela Kingyens
00:47:14
In this episode of Product Hunt Radio, Danielle Morrill (Co-founder & CEO, Mattermark), Andy Sparks (Co-founder & COO, Mattermark), and Angela Kingyens (VC, Version One Ventures) join me, Ryan Hoover, in San Francisco's sunny Potrero Hill. Danielle confesses her love for Secret, we chat about productivity services like Clara, and discuss the fears/opportunities in offering a public Product Hunt/Mattermark API. Listen in. Products mentioned: - Mattermark (http://mattermark.com) - Research, prospect, and track the fastest growing private companies with deal intelligence - Secret - Share anonymously with your friends. Speak freely. - Whisper (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/whisper-4-0-for-ios) - The best place to express yourself online - Kindly (http://kindlychat.com/) - Chat with helpful people who enjoy lending their ears - Anonyfish (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/anonyfish) - Chat anonymously with another Secret user - Sunrise (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/sunrise) - Beautifully designed calendar app - Audible (http://www.audible.com/) - Great stories, beautifully told - Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/) - Radio that instantly connects you to any conversation - Clear (http://realmacsoftware.com/clear) - The simple to-do app - Anxiety (http://www.anxietyapp.com/) - Lightweight to-do management - Evernote (https://evernote.com/) - Remember everything - Hackpad (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/hackpad) - The simplest way to organize and share knowledge - Clara (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/clara) - Virtual employee that schedules your meetings - Super.cc (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/super-cc-1231) - Quickly add events to your calendar from any email - Jarvis (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/jarvis) - A personal assistant for $100/mo - Facetune (http://www.facetuneapp.com/) - Powerful and easy to use portrait editing app - Insta3D (http://www.spe3d.co/product/) - Instantly create your 3D avatar - Front (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/front-now-mobile) - Take out the pain of shared email accounts - Buffer for Mac (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/buffer-for-mac) - Official Buffer app for Mac - HunterData (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/hunterdata) - Product Hunt Leaderboard! - The News (iOS) - http://www.producthunt.com/posts/the-news-ios) - Designer News + Hacker News, now on iOS - Product Hunt Alert - http://www.producthunt.com/posts/product-hunt-alert) - Get a text when your domain is mentioned on Product Hunt As mentioned in the podcast, The Product Hunt Community Scares Me, In a Good Way: http://ryanhoover.me/post/93109569743/the-product-hunt-community-scares-me-in-a-good-way Visit Product Hunt (http://producthunt.com), a curation of the best new products, every day.
Aug 08, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 17 w/ Robert Scoble
00:59:32
In this episode, product hunting Robert Scoble, joins Erik Torenberg and myself, Ryan Hoover, to chat about startups and tech. We discussed content curation, Robert’s love for Facebook, and a bit about the future of Product Hunt in this increasingly fast-moving, noisy world. Listen in.
Aug 01, 2014
Product Hunt Radio Episode 16 w/ Matt Hartman, Maya Prohovnik, & Brian Donohue
00:46:15
During my trip to NYC I swung into betaworks HQ to meet a few distant product hunting Twitter friends in the flesh. Matt Hartman (Investments at betaworks), Maya Prohovnik (Community at betaworks), and Brian Donohue (Builder at Instapaper) join me to chat about emojis, GIFs, podcast apps, and also surprised me with a 3D printed Ryan. Looks just like me (http://instagram.com/p/qSOR2jD9f1/)! Listen in. Products mentioned: - Instapaper (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/instapaper) - Save articles to Read Later - Giphy Chrome Extension (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/giphy-chrome-extension) - Respond to emails, tweets & more w/ GIFs in a jiffy - Structure.io (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/structure) - 3D Sensor for iOS - Yo (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/yo) - A simple app to say "yo" to friends. - Yo, Postcard (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/postcards-yo) - "Yo" your friends via snail mail - Get Shitter (http://www.getshitter.com/) - Tweets on toilet paper - Ultratext (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/ultratext) - Type-to-create interface for GIF creation in seconds - Giphy Chrome Extension (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/giphy-chrome-extension) - Respond to emails, tweets & more w/ GIFs in a jiffy - Gif Yourself (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/gif-yourself) - Add your face to a gif - Emojili (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/emojili) - The emoji-only network (pre-launch) - Emoji Dick (http://www.emojidick.com/) - Moby Dick in emojis - Picturelife 3.0 (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/picturelife-2) - The smart home for photos - Launch Center Pro (http://contrast.co/launch-center-pro/) - Speed dial for everyday tasks on iOS - Overcast (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/overcast-podcast-player) - The powerful, simple podcast app from Marco Arment - Quibb (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/quibb) - Professional network to share industry news and analysis - Knozen (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/knozen) - Rate & share personalities w/ co-workers anonymously - Pushbullet (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/pushbullet) - Send files, links, and more to your phone and back, fast! - LokLok (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/loklok) - Messenger app that works right on the lockscreen
Jul 26, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 15 w/ Susan Hobbs, Sarah Buhr, & Kyle Russell
00:35:56
I recently visited the colorful, graffiti-filled TechCrunch headquarters to chat with the tech publication's Susan Hobbs, Sarah Buhr, and Kyle Russell. We chatted about a wearable smart ring, an app to command your friends, and a fun TapTalk meta game Susan and I play named #tapwhere. Listen in. Products mentioned: - Pressfarm (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/pressfarm) - Find journalists to write about your startup - TalkTo (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/talkto) - Never Make Another Phone Call, Text Message Businesses - Taptalk (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/taptalk) - Personal video and photo messaging - 4 Snaps (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/4-snaps) - Snapchat + Draw Something, an all-new kind of word game. - Ding Dong (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/ding-dong) - "What's up" in one tap - Swarm (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/swarm) - Keep up and meet up with your friends- by FourSquare - Snapchat Our Story (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/snapchat-our-story) - Experience live, real-time events together - Vpeeker (http://www.vpeeker.com/) - Watch the world in real-time via Vine videos - TravelbyDrone (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/travelbydrone) - Collects travel videos taken by drones - IRIS Auto-pilot Drone] http://www.producthunt.com/posts/iris-auto-pilot-drone) - Android-controlled smart videography (incl auto-follow) - Android Wear (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/android-wear) - Google's smart watch technology - Ringly (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/ringly) - Fashionable wearables. Rings connected to your phone - Cuddle Clones (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/cuddle-clones) - Custom stuffed animals based on your pet! - Sup (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/sup-2) - See what your friends see - Povio (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/povio-2) - Message friends from your POV - Yo (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/yo) - A simple app to say "yo" to friends - Slingshot (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/slingshot-3) - Facebook's new ephemeral photo/video app P.S. As announced on TechCrunch last week (http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/17/product-hunt-founder-ryan-hoover-to-speak-at-disrupt-sf/), I will be speaking at Disrupt in San Francisco this September. We'll probably talk about Product Hunt and products. :)
Jul 21, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 14 w/ Alexis Ohanian & Amanda Peyton
00:48:16
On my trip to NYC last week, I swung into Brooklyn to record another episode of PHR with the awesome Alexis Ohanian (Co-founder of reddit, Partner at YC) and Amanda Peyton (Co-founder of Grand St.). We chatted about reddit's upcoming (and long-overdue) mobile app, crack for beards, and the future of Product Hunt over an eclectic sampling of scotch. Listen in! Products mentioned: - Grand St. (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/grand-st) - Marketplace for Indie Electronics - Question Block Lamp (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/question-block-lamp) - Mario-Inspired Touch Sensitive Lamp - Cloud (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/cloud) - Interactive lamp and sound system - Flaviar (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/flaviar) - Discover Premium Spirits. From Craft to Big Brands - Fixed (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/fixed) - The easiest way to fix a parking ticket - AirHelp (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/airhelp) - Get comped for delayed, cancelled, or overbooked flights - Kimd (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/kimd) - Use your smartphone camera without disturbing the crowd - Narwhal (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/narwhal-for-reddit) - A simple app for reddit designed for iOS 7 - iReddit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjxlEodOETU) - Video commercial for the reddit mobile app from 2009 - TapPainter (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/tappainter) - Picture your room with new colors - Big Green Egg (http://www.biggreenegg.com/) - The ultimate cooking experience - Electric Objects (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/electric-objects) - Digital artwork from the Internet on your wall - Perfect Body Spell (https://www.etsy.com/listing/128737962/perfect-body-plastic-surgery-black) - Look amazing for only $49 P.S. Check out Alexis' epic alien knight. P.P.S. If you care about keeping the internet open, please support net neutrality by contacting your congressman or woman and send your thoughts to the FCC (http://www.fcc.gov/comments). To learn more about net neutrality, watch this video with Alexis: http://www.buzzfeed.com/josephbernstein/reddit-co-founder-on-net-neutrality-its-a-terrible-brand Intro/outro music by eldienneproductions - https://soundcloud.com/eldienneproductions/hip-hop-beat-instrumental
Jul 14, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 13 w/ Naval Ravikant & Joshua Slayton
00:33:38
Before Product Hunt, I occasionally browsed AngelList, hunting for new startups for fun. As a long-time fan, I'm honored to have Naval Ravikant (Co-founder, AngelList) and Joshua Slayton (Venture Hacker, AngelList) on the show. We chatted about what AngelList really is, time-saving apps, and a few crazy products you wouldn't believe exist. Products mentioned: - Yo PRODUCT HUNTED (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/yo-producthunted) - Get a Yo whenever there's a Product Hunt with > 100 upvotes - Notational Velocity (http://notational.net/) - Modeless, mouseless Mac OS X note-taking application - Clear (http://realmacsoftware.com/clear) - Simple, beautiful mobile to-do list - Timeful (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/timeful) - Intelligent Time Management - Secret (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/secret) - Share anonymously with your friends. Speak freely. - Dark Sky (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/dark-sky) - Weather app that predicts when it will rain or snow - Yo (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/yo) - A simple app to say "yo" to friends - Inside 2.0 (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/inside-2-0) - Curating the best journalism in real-time - Sprig (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/sprig) - Hand-crafted dinners on demand - Spoonrocket (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/spoonrocket) - Most convenient meal ever. $6 delivered. - Order Ahead (https://www.orderaheadapp.com/) - Order pickup from great businesses nearby - HotelTonight (http://www.hoteltonight.com/) - Last-minute hotel deals. Tonight. - Homejoy (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/homejoy) - Get Your Place Cleaned - Flytenow (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/flytenow) - Go flying with local pilots - Hitch (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/hitch) - An affordable way to get around SF by sharing your ride. - Sidecar Shared Rides (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/sidecar-shared-rides) - Sidecar offers "Shared Rides" - Bandwagon (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/bandwagon) - Share cabs. Save money. - Sweetch (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/sweetch) - Park on-street instantly in SF - Faraday Bikes (http://www.faradaybikes.com/) - Lightweight, inconspicuous electric bicycles - Airpnp (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/airpnp) - Airbnb for toilets. Intro/outro music by eldienneproductions - https://soundcloud.com/eldienneproductions/hip-hop-beat-instrumental
Jul 05, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 12 w/ Hunter Walk & Satya Patel
00:43:57
This week I, Ryan Hoover, visited the colorful Homebrew headquarters to catch up with Hunter Walk and Satya Patel. We chatted about their latest portfolio addition, the qualities they look for in a founder, and the awesomeness of "crazy" products like Vessyl and Yo. Products mentioned: - Nuzzle for iOS (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/nuzzel-for-ios) - See top news surfaced by your friends on Twitter & Facebook - theSkimm (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/theskimm) - Daily summary of current events in your inbox - Refresh (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/refresh-1-6) - Get Insights about the People You Meet - Slack (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/slack) - Be less busy. Real-time messaging, archiving & search - Fancy Hands (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/fancy-hands) - Assistants for Everyone - SHADOW (alpha) - Dream-based social network - Yo (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/yo) - A simple app to say "yo" to friends - Outdoors - AirBnB for Outdoors Equipment - Vessyl (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/vessyl) - A cup that knows what you're drinking - TravelbyDrone (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/travelbydrone) - Collects travel videos taken by drones - Snapchat Our Story (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/snapchat-our-story) - Experience live, real-time events together - shortwave (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/shortwave-2) - Short-range anonymous messaging (Secret meets Firechat) - Leo (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/leo-1154) - Ephemeral group photo chat with text that last 24 hours
Jun 29, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 11 w/ Kevin Rose & Brenden Mulligan
00:43:36
This week Kevin Rose (Partner at Google Ventures) and Brenden Mulligan (Co-founder of Cluster) join me, Ryan Hoover, in the sunny Mission district of San Francisco. We chat about the Fire Phone, Facebook's highly criticized new app, Slingshot, and a stupid simple app called, Yo. Listen, yo. Products mentioned: - Fire Phone (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/fire-phone) - Amazon's Smartphone - Word Lens (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/word-lense) - See the world in your language - Slingshot (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/slingshot-3) - Facebook's new ephemeral photo/video app - Taptalk (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/taptalk) - Personal video and photo messaging - Headspace (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/headspace) - web and mobile Meditation platform - PSTMRK (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/pstmrk) - Meet people from around the world (Frontback w/ penpals) - Yo (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/yo) - A simple app to say "yo" to friends - Shortwave (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/shortwave-2) - Short-range anonymous messaging (Secret meets Firechat) - Screenshotter (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/screenshotter) - The simplest way to organize and manage mobile screenshots - Cluster 2.0 (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/cluster-2-0) - Private spaces for you and your friends - Glose (https://glose.com/) - Get inspired by what you read
Jun 20, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 10 w/ Zack Shapiro, Erik Torenberg, & Connor Montgomery
00:38:43
I know I say this all the time but this may be one of my favorite PHR episodes yet. Zack Shapiro (Co-Founded Luna, hacking on Product Hunt), Erik Torenberg (CEO of Rapt.fm, hustling on Product Hunt), and Connor Montgomery (Builder at Pinterest) join me, Ryan Hoover, on my windy rooftop. We chat about tinder for the elderly, our favorite easter eggs, and Erik raps about Product Hunt. No joke. Listen. Products mentioned: - Swift (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/swift) - Apple's innovative new programming language - Stitch (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/stitch) - Tinder for older adults - BarkBuddy (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/barkbuddy) - Tinder for dogs. Adopt cute pups that need a home - Kittyo (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/kittyo) - Play With Your Cat. Even When You're Not Home via Phone - Electric Objects (http://www.electricobjects.com/) - Put the Internet on your wall - Domainr (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/domainr) - Worldwide domain search - Oyster (https://www.oysterbooks.com/) - Netflix for books - EPIC! (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/epic) - Netflix for kids books - Pocket (https://getpocket.com/) - When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket - ClickHole by The Onion](http://www.producthunt.com/posts/clickhole-by-the-onion) - The most irresistibly shareable content on the internet - InstaNerd (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/instanerd) - Be smart, instantly - 5iler (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/5iler) - A notepad for the rhythm of your mind - OneTab (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/onetab) - Manage Your Tab-Hoarding - to.be Camera (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/to-be-camera) - The Augmented Reality Camera - "Hook" Product Hunt API](http://www.producthunt.com/posts/hook-producthunt-api) - Unofficial Product Hunt API for retrieving today's hunts - Notifyr (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/notifyr) - Receive iOS notifications on your Mac - Alfred (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/alfred) - Never use your mouse again - Shuddle (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/shuddle) - Uber for Families - Rhymer's Block (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/rhymers-block) - In-line rhyming dictionary for hip hop & poetry lyrics - Yo (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/yo) - A simple app to say "yo" to friends - bttn (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/bttn) - Press the bttn & Magic Happens™ (internet connected button)
Jun 16, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 9 w/ Carmel DeAmicis & Misha Chellam
00:51:30
This week I, Ryan Hoover, am joined by Carmel DeAmicis (Reporter, Pando) and Misha Chellam (Co-founder, Tradecraft). In this Maker's Mark-inspired episode we chat crazy apps that respond to "Marco!", the wonders of SF's on-demand food services, and the secrets of online dating (hint: emojis). Grab a drink and tune in. Products mentioned: - Twister (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/twister) - Panoramic video with a party trick hook - Bubbli (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/bubbli) - Dynamic Spherical Photos - Marco Polo (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/marco-polo) - Find Your Phone by Shouting MARCO! - Sprig (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/sprig) - Hand-crafted dinners on demand - Zesty (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/zesty) - Healthy food takeout and delivery app - Spoonrocket (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/spoonrocket) - Most convenient meal ever. $6 delivered. (SOMA & East Bay) - Munchery (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/munchery) - Wholesome meals in a snap - Coffee Meets Bagel (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/coffee-meets-bagel) - Meaningful connections with one quality match per day - Tinder (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/tinder-4-0) - It’s how people meet - Context (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/context) - Fast visual texting - Taptalk](http://www.producthunt.com/posts/taptalk) - Personal video and photo messaging - Cluster 2.0 (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/cluster-2-0) - Private spaces for you and your friends - CoffeeMe (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/coffeeme) - Tinder for Professional Networking
Jun 09, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 8 w/ Michael Sayman & Kyle Ryan
00:37:59
Don't tell the other guests but this may be my favorite episode of Product Hunt Radio yet. This week I (Ryan Hoover) am joined by 17-year-old 4 Snaps creator, Michael Sayman, and 19-year-old creator of Heartwood, Kyle Ryan, sharing their teenage perspective on technology and products. We chat about betaworks' beautiful new mobile game, anonymous social apps in schools, and a fun product to troll your friends. Products mentioned: - Heartwood (http://goheartwood.me/) - A fun and easy way to share what's happening with friends - 4 Snaps (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/4-snaps) - Snapchat + Draw Something, an all-new kind of word game - TwoDots (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/twodots) - A beautiful new puzzle game for iOS from the makers of Dots - Stay in the Line (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stay-in-the-line/id871434635) - Drag your finger to move your player. Stay in the line! - Secret (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/secret) - Share anonymously with your friends. Speak freely. - Whisper (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/whisper-4-0-for-ios) - The anonymous social network. - Ask.fm (http://ask.fm/) - Ask your friends questions, anonymously - Taptalk (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/taptalk) - Personal video and photo messaging - Snapchat Chat (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/snapchat-chat) - Putting the Chat into Snapchat - Fresco (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/fresco) - Instagram for news - Circa (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/circa) - News app with high quality curated content - bttn (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/bttn) - Press the bttn & Magic Happens™ (internet connected button) - Yo (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/yo) - A simple app to say "yo" to friends. - SHRTURL (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/shrturl) - Edit any webpage. Get short URL. Troll your friends! - Ship and Dip (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/ship-and-dip) - Discover your next favorite dips (Birchbox for condiments) - Shaken Cocktails (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/shaken-cocktails) - A monthly pack of cocktail ingredients, delivered - Vinyl Me, Please (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/vinyl-me-please) - The best damn record club out there - Reeses Puffs (http://www.amazon.com/Reeses-Peanut-Butter-Cereal-13-Ounce/dp/B001EQ5D42) - The best cereal in the world - Tinder (http://www.tinder.com/) - Tinder is how people meet. It's like real life, but better. - Coffee Meets Bagel 2.0 (http://www.producthunt.com/posts/coffee-meets-bagel) - Meaningful connections with one quality match per day
Jun 03, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 7 w/ Nathan Bashaw & Alex Baldwin
00:46:52
In this week's PHR, we're going coast to coast. Newly minted Manhattan resident, Nathan Bashaw (Product at General Assembly), uses the power of the internet to join Alex Baldwin (Designer at thoughtbot) and myself (Ryan Hoover) in San Francisco. We chat about music apps, location-sharing product, and reveal the best new thing to hit the internet since the GIF. Products mentioned: - Console.fm - http://console.fm - Soundcloud - http://soundcloud.com - Hype Machine - http://hypem.com - Swarm - http://producthunt.co/posts/swarm - Facebook Friends Nearby - http://producthunt.co/posts/fb-nearby-friends - Typehere - http://producthunt.co/posts/typehere - Yo - http://producthunt.co/posts/yo - SoundRad - http://soundrad.com - Doneliner - http://producthunt.co/posts/doneliner - Stamplay - http://producthunt.co/posts/stamplay - Snapchat Chat - http://producthunt.co/posts/snapchat-chat - Cards Against Humanity 90’s Nostalgia Pack - https://store.cardsagainsthumanity.com/ - Dash - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/dash
May 27, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 6 w/ Sandi MacPherson & Ash Bhoopathy
00:44:21
This week Sandi MacPherson (Editor-in-Chief at Quibb) and Ash Bhoopathy (Entrepreneur at Sequoia) join me, Ryan Hoover, to chat about time-saving products, new startup funding options, and fertility apps (yes, the baby-making kind). Ash also surprises us with a big launch announcement. Listen in. Products mentioned: - Cover - https://www.coverscreen.com/ - Stamplay - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/stamplay - Easyfridge - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/easyfridge - import.io - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/import-io (see Matt Ellsworth’s Web Scraping for Sales & Growth Hackers - https://www.udemy.com/learn-web-scraping-in-minutes/) - Kimono - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/kimonify - Maily - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/maily - Glow - https://www.glowing.com/ - ArtCorgi - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/artcorgi - Washio - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/washio - Dogvacay - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/dogvacay - Sprig - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/sprig - Instacart - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/instacart - Getaround - http://www.getaround.com - Airenvy - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/airenvy - Alphaworks - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/alphaworks - Patreon - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/patreon
May 18, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 5 w/ Semil Shah
00:39:39
In this episode Semil Shah (Product at Swell, writer, and investor) joins me, Ryan Hoover, to chat about one of my favorite topics, home screen apps. We also talk about Swell, Semil’s approach to investing, and washing vegetables in the shower. Enjoy. Products mentioned: - Swell - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/swell - Stitcher - http://stitcher.com/ - Soundcloud - http://soundcloud.com/ - Sunrise - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/sunrise - Circa - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/circa - Pocket - http://getpocket.com - Medium for iOS - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/medium-for-iOS - Clear - http://realmacsoftware.com/clear - Asana - http://asana.com/ - Last - http://last.co - Slack - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/slack - MessageMe - http://messageme.com - Quibb - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/quibb - Refresh - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/refresh-1-6 - Instacarthttp://instacart.com Subscribe on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/product-hunt/id862714883
May 12, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 4 w/ Josh Miller & Ben Yoskovitz
00:42:09
Last week Josh Miller (Product, Facebook & Partner, betaworks) and Ben Yoskovitz (VP, Product at GoInstant/Salesforce) joined me, Ryan Hoover, at the Everywhere Else Conference in Memphis, TN. We all happened to be speaking at the event so I thought it would be a great opportunity to pull away into a makeshift studio[1] to chat about products. We talked about the awesome story of 17 year old 4 Snaps creator, Michael Sayman, Snapchat’s big Chat update, and (yes, again) anonymous social apps, Secret and WUT. Listen in. :) [1] Apologies for the embarrassing audio quality. It was the best we could pull together last minute! Products mentioned: - 4 Snaps - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/4-snaps, Michael Sayman's story: http://pando.com/2014/04/30/how-a-florida-kids-stupid-app-saved-his-familys-home-and-landed-him-on-the-main-stage-of-facebooks-f8/ - Snapchat Chat - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/snapchat-chat - Potluck - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/potluck - PhoneTag - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/phonetag - WUT - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/wut - Secret - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/secret - Rumr - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/rumr-app - Interlude - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/interlude - Monument Valley](http://www.producthunt.co/posts/monument-valley-2 - Codacy - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/codacy - Ouija - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/ouija Subscribe on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/product-hunt/id862714883.
May 06, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 3 w/ Abram Dawson & Greg Koberger
00:29:11
This week Abram Dawson (http://twitter.com/abramdawson) (Associate at SV Angel) and Greg Koberger (http://twitter.com/gkoberger) (Founder of ReadMe.io) join me, Ryan Hoover, on the third episode of Product Hunt Radio. In our dimly lit basement, us three dudes geek out about products, from selfie apps to new innovative healthcare solutions. Products mentioned: - Taptalk - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/taptalk - Emissary - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/emissary - Holidogs - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/holidogs - Mindie - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/mindie - Context - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/context - Facefeed - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/facefeed - Shots of Me - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/shots-of-me - Developer Agents - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/developer-agents
Apr 26, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 2 w/ Kat Manalac, Nikhil Basu Trivedi, & Jack Altman
00:32:44
This week Kat Manalac (Partner at Y Combinator), Nikhil Basu Trivedi (VC at Shasta Ventures), and Jack Altman (Growth at Teespring) join me (Ryan Hoover) in the second episode of PHR. We chat about online-to-offline apps, a product to fight those darn San Francisco parking tickets, and the trend toward anonymous communication. Products mentioned: Flock - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/flock Jukely - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/jukely design+code - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/design-code Cloak - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/cloak-ios Fixed - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/fixed Patreon - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/patreon Secret - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/secret Rando - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/rando Facebook Nearby Friends - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/fb-nearby-friends Intro/outro music by eldienneproductions -https://soundcloud.com/eldienneproductions/hip-hop-beat-instrumental --- Product Hunt is a daily leaderboard of brand new products. Visit producthunt.co.
Apr 22, 2014
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 1 w/ Shaan Puri & Furqan Rydhan
00:42:58
In the inaugural episode of Product Hunt Radio (PHR), Shaan Puri and Furqan Rydhan joined me (Ryan Hoover) to geek out about product. We chatted about the Bebo reacquisition, backstory behind Monkey Inferno's new video walkie talkie app, Blab, shared our favorite Product Hunt discoveries, and brainstormed epic product ideas. Overview: - 00:00 - Intro to Monkey Inferno, Shaan, and Furqan - 1:34 - Blabbing about Blab and Bebo - 23:00 - Favorite Product Hunt Finds - 34:02 - Billion $ Product Brainstorm Related links and products mentioned: - Blab on Product Hunt - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/blab - Momentum on Product Hunt - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/momentum - Tickle on Product Hunt - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/tickle - Homescreen 2014 on Product Hunt - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/homescreen2014 - #Homescreen2014 by John Borthwick - https://medium.com/on-startups/4d07472265c7 - Snappy Checkout on Product Hunt - http://www.producthunt.co/posts/snappy-checkout Intro/outro music by eldienneproductions -(https://soundcloud.com/eldienneproductions/hip-hop-beat-instrumental --- Product Hunt is a daily leaderboard of brand new products. Visit producthunt.co.
Apr 13, 2014