What We Do
I had a wide-ranging conversation with Ben Lee, a serial entrepreneur and the founder of the mobile app development company Neon Roots.
We talked about his business strategies, (“I assume everybody is full of shit until proven otherwise"), the importance of decoupling business and personal relationships, and how the speed with which the Internet/social media can destroy someone's life has turned dystopian.
I spoke to Elyssa Feder, the founder of Rising Organizers, about how power dynamics are vital to understanding political organizing, her own come-to-Jesus moment after the 2016 election, and why she stopped being a Republican.
In light of everyone suddenly realizing Facebook knows everything about us and maybe isn't so great, I brought Brian Swichkow back on the show to talk about the technical details of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, what "Big Data" actually means, and what this Brave New World might actually look like for the next decade.
I spoke to Courtney Boyd Myers a few weeks ago about working to create a vertically-integrated food company, the power of building community through Summit Series, and how she got the idea to make kelp jerky.
This week I talked to Carri Twigg about the existential crisis she faced after achieving her childhood dream before she was 30, the tug-of-war that's taking place between culture and demography in America, and what it was like to work in Obama's White House.
I started following Seth Abramson on Twitter more than a year ago, and saw his feed as a keyhole into Robert Mueller's investigation. I found his ability to sift the signal from the noise in the realm of Trump-Russia investigation to be unparalleled, and have been simultaneously pleased that he's been right about everything thus far and horrified that he's been right about everything thus far.
In this interview, we talk about how this past year of Twitter notoriety has affected him personally, his broad explanation of the different threads that Robert Mueller might be looking at, and what gives him hope that we will be able to get off this knife's edge.
I talked to Nathan Rubin, the founder of Millennial Politics, about young people being shocked out of apathy by Donald Trump, Twitter's bot problem, and the potential for new technologies to further erode our ability to discern fact from fiction.
I spoke to 24 year-old Spencer Bounds about why he decided to run for Texas House of Representatives against a 50-year incumbent, the dark money flowing through Texas politics, and why he left the Republican party.
I talked to Sarah McBride, the author of newly released book "Tomorrow Will Be Better," about being an advocate for trans youth in the context of the Trump Administration, why we have such a hard time talking about death, and what makes us hopeful.
This week on Millennials Don't Suck I talked to Jesse Damiani about what's new in cryptocurrency, cutting-edge trends in VR and my fear of a dystopian future (I just watched Altered Carbon and was very freaked out), and his biggest fuck-up (hint: it has to do with auditioning for a reality show...).