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The Wicked Library is a Parsec Award winning show featuring horror fiction stories from upcoming, new, independent and bestselling authors. Our Tales of terror are read by Host / Producer, Daniel Foytik and other popular voice actors and feature custom music to bring the stories to life. Each episode features the work of some of the best voices in independent horror fiction. Authors of all types have contributed stories, like Jessica McHugh, KB Goddard, C. Bryan Brown, Stephanie Wytovich, an ...
 
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My guest today is Trevor McFedries, the founder of technology startup Brud and the creator of virtual pop star Miquela, a Gen Z icon with millions of fans worldwide. Trevor’s background is fascinating - he worked as a DJ and producer, toured with Katy Perry, worked at Spotify, and done just about every interesting thing I can imagine. In our conver…
 
My guest today is Chris Dixon, a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Chris is a prolific investor and thinker, having been an entrepreneur, angel investor, and is now focused on investing in the crypto and blockchain space for Andreessen. Our conversation focuses on Chris's overall thesis for investing in the cryptocurrency space, the opportuni…
 
We present another episode of The Darkness in Between, our interseasonal entertainment, with a dark tale written by Christi Nogle told by Addison Peacock. When a young girl finds herself in trouble, she runs away from home. She knows her family will be looking for her and understands hiding is the only way to stay...…
 
We present another episode of The Darkness in Between, our interseasonal entertainment, with a dark tale written by Christi Nogle told by Addison Peacock. When a young girl finds herself in trouble, she runs away from home. She knows her family will be looking for her and understands hiding is the only way to stay safe from their "help". Host / Pro…
 
Welcome to the first episode of our newest show, Business Breakdowns, featuring deep-dive conversations on individual businesses. In each episode, we will dissect a new company with investors and operators that know it best. We’ve already released the first three episodes on Shopify, Chipotle, and Alibaba. Subscribe to Business Breakdowns through t…
 
My guest today is Tony Xu, co-founder, and CEO of DoorDash. Tony started DoorDash 7.5 years ago, and today it is one of the largest food delivery and logistics platforms globally, with operations in the US, Canada, Australia. In our conversation, we discuss the initial problem that DoorDash set out to solve, DoorDash’s counterintuitive approach to …
 
My guests this week are Jesse Jacobs and Mike Kerns, co-founders and partners at The Chernin Group, TCG, a multi-stage investment firm dedicated to building consumer businesses. Many think of TCG as some of the best media investors in the world, and in this discussion, you’ll quickly see why. In our conversation, we cover how TCG identifies creator…
 
Welcome to Business Breakdowns, a new Colossus podcast featuring deep-dive conversations on individual businesses. In each episode, we will dissect a new company with investors and operators that know it best. We believe every business has secrets and lessons to learn from, and these conversations are designed to deliver that content in an entertai…
 
We present another episode of The Darkness in Between, our interseasonal entertainment, with a dark tale by Carl Hughes. This time, we join Jud and his for mates as they celebrate a luck break for Jud. Late might drinking and carousing lead to a bus trip where Jud ends up in a place in between and needs to make a choice. Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda…
 
My guest today is Jesse Pujji, the Founder & CEO of Gateway X, a holding company that builds, buys, and invests in companies that are driving the direct-to-consumer landscape. Prior to Gateway X, Jesse was the CEO and co-founder of Ampush, a performance marketing business helping power customer acquisition across some of the world's biggest brands.…
 
My guest today is Kanyi Maqubela, co-founder of seed-stage VC firm Kindred Ventures, which he started with his partner Steven Jang in 2019. Before founding Kindred Ventures, Kanyi was a general partner at Collaborative Fund. In our conversation, we discuss the parallels between today and the Roaring ’20s of the last century, the misunderstood risk …
 
It's our Season 2 Finale of Wicked Fairy tales so we decided we'd share it with the full audience. To hear 23 other tales from Seasons One and Two and be able to hear Season Three, signup at the $5 a month level at patreon.com/wickedlibrary. This time The Librarian takes notes of "wisdom" from this strange tale of a shoemaker and a tailor who meet …
 
My guest today is Roxanne Petraeus, co-founder and CEO of Ethena, a modern compliance platform for businesses. Roxanne’s background is pretty incredible, before starting Ethena she was a Rhodes Scholar, served in the US Army, and worked at McKinsey. In our conversation, we cover the lessons Roxanne ported over from her military career to building a…
 
My guest today is Jesse Walden, the founder of Variant, an early-stage venture firm investing in crypto networks and platforms building the ownership economy. With all the hype surrounding NFTs, I wanted to talk to Jesse about them, given his background in the music industry and his focus on the creator and ownership economy. The conversation did n…
 
We present a fresh episode of The Darkness in Between, our interseasonal entertainment, with today's dark tale by Davis Walden. This time, we take a trip to the beach with a young man and his boyfriend. The two have a fun weekend planned as a birthday celebration, but things take a Wicked turn. Told by Daniel Foytik. Brought to you by Magic Spoon: …
 
My guest today is Jonathan Goldberg, the founder, and CEO of Carbon Direct, a company focused on advising and investing in carbon removal at scale. Jonathan started his career in the commodities division of Goldman Sachs and then went on to start a commodity hedge fund, BBL Commodities. In our conversation, we cover the state of the carbon problem …
 
My guest this week is Marissa King, a professor of organizational behavior at the Yale School of Management. I was fascinated by Marissa's work after coming across her book, Social Chemistry: Decoding the Elements of Human Connection, earlier this year. Our conversation covers the three types of social networking styles, the surprising impact of CO…
 
We present the second episode of The Darkness in Between, our interseasonal entertainment, with another tale from Lee Forman. This time, we explore "The Annex" as Stanley, a mental institution patient undergoes an experimental treatment to deal with his dark secret. Voice of the Librarian: Nelson Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Produce…
 
We present the second episode of The Darkness in Between, our interseasonal entertainment, with another tale from Lee Forman. This time, we explore "The Annex" as Stanley, a mental institution patient undergoes an experimental treatment to deal with his dark secret. Told by Daniel Foytik and Mary Murphy. Voice of the Librarian: Nelson Pyles | Artwo…
 
We present the second episode of The Darkness in Between, our interseasonal entertainment, with another tale from Lee Forman. This time, we explore "The Annex" as Stanley, a mental institution patient undergoes an experimental treatment to deal with his dark secret. Voice of the Librarian: Nelson Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Produce…
 
My guest this week is Jonathan Neman, the co-founder and CEO of Sweetgreen. Sweetgreen is a fast-casual restaurant chain that Jonathan co-founded in 2007 during their senior year at Georgetown when he realized they couldn't find a healthy, affordable, and convenient place to eat. Today, Sweetgreen operates in 11 markets and will have about 160 rest…
 
My guests today are Josh Wolfe and Tony Thomas, better known as T2. Josh is the co-founder and General Partner at Lux Capital. T2 is now a venture partner alongside Josh at Lux Capital, after serving for almost 40 years in the US military and becoming a 4-star general and the 11th Commander of US Special Operations Command. Our conversation focuses…
 
My guest today is Matteo Franceschetti, the founder and CEO of Eight Sleep, a smart mattress company. I’m a customer of Eight Sleep and this was one of the most unique founder conversations I’ve had on the show, in both the focus on the product and the exploration of sleep. We talk about which biometrics matter, how hard it is to start a hardware c…
 
My guest today is Jack Clark, head coach of the University of California Varsity Rugby team. Jack has one of the highest winning percentages not only at the collegiate level but in sports history, winning an incredible 90% of games since his start as a coach in 1984. That includes a 98 game winning streak from 1990 to 1996 and a 115 game winning st…
 
Shiva's Ring, Part Two Still working undercover at the mining camp, Frank meets another young miner with a story to tell. This time, it's a young man who has a bit of the same gift Frank has. While some secrets are revealed, the mystery deepens until Frank is forced to tangle with a power that...By The Wicked Library
 
Shiva's Ring, Part Two Still working undercover at the mining camp, Frank meets another young miner with a story to tell. This time, it's a young man who has a bit of the same gift Frank has. While some secrets are revealed, the mystery deepens until Frank is forced to tangle with a power that has him using all his tools and tricks. Credits Author:…
 
My guest today is Ryan Petersen, founder and CEO of Flexport. Flexport is a technology platform for global trade. In this conversation, Ryan takes us through the fragmented world of international freight shipping, and we dive deep into the history and inefficiencies of the system. We also cover how shipping containers were standardized, how new pro…
 
My guest today is Jeremy Grantham. Jeremy is the Long-Term Investment Strategist and Co-Founder at GMO. Jeremy has an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of markets, which made it such a pleasure to have him back on the show. In this conversation, we discuss the three key signs of a bubble, why Jeremy believes we are in a bubble right now and how…
 
It's our 2021 Wicked Women in Horror Special! While we celebrate women in horror every month here at The Wicked Library, we're officially celebrating Women in Horror Month with six dark tales written just for us by amazingly talented women writers, and presented by one of our executive producers, Cynthia Lowman. "On a Cold Basement...…
 
It's our 2021 Wicked Women in Horror Special! While we celebrate women in horror every month here at The Wicked Library, we're officially celebrating Women in Horror Month with six dark tales written just for us by amazingly talented women writers, and presented by one of our executive producers, Cynthia Lowman. "On a Cold Basement Floor", by Pippa…
 
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