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Ben Franklin’s World is a podcast about early American history. It is a show for people who love history and for those who want to know more about the historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world. Each episode features a conversation with an historian who helps us shed light on important people and events in early American history.
 
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The post E1132: News! Jack Dorsey vs. Ted Cruz, Google’s antitrust lawsuit, Expensify email, Amazon deep dive & much more with Acquired’s Ben Gilbert & David Rosenthal appeared first on This Week In Startups.By ThisWeekInStartups.com
 
My guests today are Raju Rishi, Nikita Singareddy, and Jason Black of RRE Ventures. RRE is a New York-based VC firm investing in early-stage start-ups with more than 400 investments over its 25 year history. Raju, Nikita, and Jason focus their time in the world of healthcare investing, a topic I haven't explored much personally or on this show. We …
 
Originally published May 14, 2018 The Kubernetes ecosystem consists of enterprises, vendors, open source projects, and individual engineers. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation was created to balance the interests of all the different groups within the cloud native community. CNCF has similarities to the Linux Foundation and the Apache Foundation…
 
The name “Great Dismal Swamp” doesn’t evoke an image of a pleasant or beautiful place, and yet, it was an important place that offered land speculators the chance to profit and enslaved men and women a chance for freedom in colonial British America and the early United States. Marcus Nevius, an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Rh…
 
On his Irish rebel Grandmother, why things need to go wrong, and how the best time to write is after just the right number of drinks. Comedian and presenter Dara Ó Briain is In For Lunch and catches up with Jay on video call from London, UK to share some food and sparkling conversation. Jay enjoys lunch from Nando's, UK: www.nandos.co.uk/ And Dara …
 
The post E1143: Indie Hackers Founder Courtland Allen is creating a community for the next generation of builders to chase the “new American Dream” appeared first on This Week In Startups.By ThisWeekInStartups.com
 
My guest today is Nick Kokonas, the co-founder of the 3 of the best restaurants and bars in America - Alinea, Next, and The Aviary as well as the co-founder and CEO of Tock, a comprehensive booking system for restaurants. This was one of my favorite conversations in the history of the show. Nick is a philosophy major turned derivatives trader that …
 
My guest today is Niki Scevak, co-founder and partner at Blackbird Ventures. Blackbird is a leading VC firm in Australia and New Zealand and has invested in companies like graphic design platform Canva and autonomous vehicle company Zoox. Our conversation covers the types of wild ideas Blackbird invests in, the landscape of venture and start-ups in…
 
On cooking for Presidents, finding his Ethiopian father, and losing friends in 9/11. Award-winning chef and restauranteur Marcus Samuelsson joins Jay on video call from New York, USA, to share food and fascinating stories. Jay enjoys lunch from Manze in London, UK: https://www.manze.co.uk/ And Marcus is eating dinner from Sisters in Harlem, New Yor…
 
Superstar past guest and Superhuman CEO Rahul Vorha joins us for a deep dive on how Superhuman applies concepts from game design to building productivity software. We're not talking points and badges — we mean hardcore, Unreal Engine-style technical innovations and Fortnite-level understanding of fun and mastery. It's a topic where Rahul has seriou…
 
My guest today is Todd McKinnon, co-founder and CEO of Okta, the leading provider of identity management for enterprises. Todd started Okta in 2009 after realizing that enterprises would need a robust solution for identity management in a world where everything was quickly moving to the cloud and today counts over 7,000 enterprises as customers. Ou…
 
“Ageing is, simply and clearly, the accumulation of damage in the body. That’s all that ageing is.–Aubrey de Grey http://www.savagechickens.com It’s that simple. Or so say Aubrey de Grey and his many followers in the gerontological and biotech communities. But the sixty-four dollar question is: how does the message disseminate to the rest of the wo…
 
The post E1136: SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce on evolving accreditation laws, SPACs, importance of capital markets in wealth creation, spotting fraud & more appeared first on This Week In Startups.By ThisWeekInStartups.com
 
My guests today are Jason Karp and Rohan Oza. Jason is the founder and CEO of HumanCo, a holding company focused on building businesses that help people live healthier lives. Jason formerly ran the hedge fund Tourbillon Capital and was an audience favorite when he was on the podcast several years ago. Rohan is the co-founder of CAVU Venture Partner…
 
DevOps practices are shared via community, and community manifests at conferences. Unfortunately, conferences are not possible right now due to COVID-19. The world has turned to virtual conferences. All Day DevOps is a 24 hour conference sharing learnings and software strategies around DevOps, starting November 12th. Derek Weeks and Mark Miller are…
 
Things are heating up in Starkville for the Hot Stove season and Ken Rosenthal visits to get us ready for all the major storylines. -Predicting this week's BBWAA Awards -Will free agency be a "blood bath" for middle class? -How will Steve Cohen factor into the market for Springer, Bauer and Realuto? -Will the Indians finally trade Francisco Lindor?…
 
In what ways did the Atlantic World contribute to the American Revolution? Empire, slavery, and constant warfare interacted with each other in the Atlantic World. Which brings us to our question: In what ways did the Atlantic World and its issues contribute to the American Revolution? Tyson Reeder, an editor of the Papers of James Madison and an af…
 
On the challenges of criticism, what to do with Roald Dahl's anti-semitism, and his new album Apart Together. Tim Minchin joins Jay over video call from Perth, Australia, to share food and a good chinwag for this week's episode. Jay is enjoying lunch from Kaosarn in Brixton, London: www.kaosarnlondon.co.uk/ And Tim is eating dinner from Dingo Dinin…
 
The post E1135: Density CEO Andrew Farah on launching the Open Area sensor, $51M Series C, impact of increasing spatial efficiency, risk-taking & more appeared first on This Week In Startups.By ThisWeekInStartups.com
 
Join the Omohundro Institute and Mass Humanities for a special two-episode series about the World of the Wampanoag before and after 1620. The Wampanoag’s history has always been spoken. Hear it on Ben Franklin’s World in December 2020.By Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
 
My guest this week is John Chambers. John was the CEO of Cisco from 1995 to 2015 where he helped grow Cisco from $70 million to $40 billion in annual revenue. In this conversation we discuss the best business lesson he learned from long time GE CEO Jack Welch, his key lessons from acquiring over 180 companies with Cisco, pattern recognition and pla…
 
My guest this week is Anu Hariharan. Anu is a partner at Y-Combinator's Continuity Fund where she focuses on growth investing. Before YC, Anu was an Investment Partner at Andreesen Horowitz where she worked with portfolio companies Airbnb, Instacart, Medium and Udacity. In this conversation, we discuss growth stage businesses and their business mod…
 
The post E1133: Podcast & blogging pioneer Dave Winer on inventing new forms of media, tribalism on social media, tales from Silicon Valley’s Golden Age & more appeared first on This Week In Startups.By ThisWeekInStartups.com
 
On directing Bill Clinton, getting fired from NYC Met Museum, and the key to writing a hit sitcom. 'Everybody Loves Raymond' creator and star of Netflix's 'Somebody Feed Phil', Phil Rosenthal, joins Jay for this week's episode. With cameo appearances from his wife and daughter, Phil meets Jay over video call from LA to London for takeaway and a lot…
 
Orel Hershiser guided the 1988 Dodgers to a World Series title and watched as a club broadcaster as they did it again 32 years later. Who better to visit Starkville this week: 6:45 - Orel remembers 1988 and one of the greatest seasons a pitcher has ever had 18:40 - Why the Rays should have ignored the analytics with Blake Snell 31:10 - Justin Turne…
 
This special bonus episode previews the Ben Franklin's World Subscription program and its monthly bonus episode for program subscribers. In this bonus episode, Historian of the United States House of Representatives Matt Wasniewski and Historical Publications Specialist Terrance Rucker answer your questions about the early history of the United Sta…
 
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