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A podcast by two millennials talking about all things tech, pop culture, and life. Starring tech founders Abadesi Osunsade [@abadesi] and Michael Berhane [ @michaelberhane_]. Visit us at www.techishpod.com and use the hashtag #Techish.
Ep 34: Cardi B, The Grammys, Abadesi New Company, Spotify Buys Gimlet & Lonely Founders

29:40 | Feb 14th

This week's Techish was recorded remotely as Aba is still in San Fran for one more week working on the launch of her new startup! Via the internet, they break down... - Abadesi now being a YC founder and what it means [1:50] - The Grammy Awards an...Show More
Mini-Episode: Lessons Learned So Far In 2019, Alternative Ways to be Wealthy?

13:26 | Aug 13th

Abadesi and Michael are back with a mini-episode of Techish, recorded last week... They break down: Lessons learned so far in 2019 Alternative forms of wealth Our Patreon: www.patreon.com/techish Sponsors: Amazon is hiring: https://www.pocitjobs...Show More
The Great Hack, Beyonce’s Brown Skin Girl, Divesting from Big Tech, Failures & Racist Reagan

36:31 | Aug 6th

Abadesi and Michael are back with brand new Techish The Great Hack Netflix documentary [0:26] Beyonce brown skin girl controversy [10:37] Divesting your money from Big Tech... [15:34] Amazon kills of Dash - Failed experiments [26:58] Racist Reagan...Show More
All Skin Folk Aint Kinfolk, RT Button Creator Regrets It, New Blade, Notion's 800mill Valuation!

32:02 | Jul 30th

Abadesi and Michael are back with brand new Techish Notion raises a large angel round $800mill valuation WeWork founder pulls out 700million before iPO [5:00] Eddie Murphy getting paid 70million for new standup special [11:15] Creepy Photograper Dud...Show More
Hidden Likes on IG? Free ASAP Rocky? #IStandWithIhan, Lil Nas X coming Out, Chinese Spies at Google?

42:22 | Jul 23rd

Abadesi and Michael are back after a short break! Did you miss us :D Hidden Likes on IG, [34:07] #IStandWithIhlan, [26:38] Peter Thiel accuses Google of being Chinese spies [1:00] Free ASAP Rocky? [18:30] Facebook’s Libra Coin Potential Impact [7:...Show More
Jay-Z's a Billionaire, Tech Titans Photoshopping Diversity, DJ Khaled Hating, Monzo Heads to the USA

22:26 | Jun 18th

Abadesi and Michael are back with Techish mini-episode Adding women to tech Meetup photos: 0:52 Jay-Z the billionaire: 10:27 Indian space program: 5:59 DJ Khaled the hater: 3:11 Monzo entering the US market: 14:41 When they see us: 17:24 Our Patreo...Show More
Stealing From Black Creatives, Ageism, Facebook's Crypto, She’s Got To Have It, Amazon Streetwear?

39:00 | Jun 4th

Abadesi and Michael are back with brand new Techish. BBC stealing the “Slay in your lane” tagline [0:49] Facebook crypto [7:41] Ageism [13:50] Roblox - Parenting with Tech [19:27] Random Story [26:05] She’s got to have it 2 [27:48] Amazon Street Wea...Show More
Black Capitalism, SnapChat’s Gender Filter, Student Loans, Startups Just For Rich Kids?

29:36 | May 29th

Abadesi and Michael are back with brand new Techish. [Michaels audio has a small echo - super sorry :-/, it will be better next week!] Do you need to be a rich kid to do a startup [0:07] Why high-class people get away with incompetence [5:08] Snap...Show More
Did Beyonce Make $300mill? Companies Exploiting Black Women, Finding Your Niche & Side Hustle Tips!

32:18 | May 20th

Abadesi and Michael are back with brand new Techish. [Michaels audio isn't great in this episode - super sorry :-/, it will be better next week!] D&AD and exploiting the stories of Black Women [0:07] FakeNews on Beyonce's Uber win [10:05] Naval's a...Show More
Kim K Freeing Prisoners, Facebook Loves Privacy lol, Uber & Beyonce IPO, Jack Dorsey the Manfluencer

41:26 | May 10th

Abadesi and Michael are back breaking down. Facebook pivot to privacy lol [0:20] Pushing your own people away [7:18] Facebook banning people [10:10] Uber IPO [28:08] Jack Dorsey the Manfluencer [33:20] Beyonce + UberIPO [32:28] Kim K freeing prison...Show More
Jay Z’s Gentrification, Serena the VC, Pinterest IPOing, Avengers Endgaming and Techish in Space?

32:27 | May 1st

Abadesi and Michael are back breaking down. The controversy over Jay-Z’s statement about Gentrification Serena announcing that’s she’s been VCing on the low for the last 5 years. The Pinterest IPO Avengers Endgame/ Spoilers Going to space with Space...Show More
Disney’s Netflix Competitor / Homecoming & Guava Island / Work: the New Religion / Is Jumia African?

32:28 | Apr 24th

Abadesi and Michael are back breaking down. Disneys new streaming service, The controversy as to whether Jumia is actually an African startup [26:00] Alibaba’s Jack Ma’s 996 work schedule - 9am-9pm six days a week, [14:22] What is a startup? Is it p...Show More
Beyonce & Reebook drama, Culture Fit, Lyft going Public, and Black holes…

37:28 | Apr 12th

Abadesi and Michael are back breaking down: Black hole discovered Beyonce/Reebok [2:46] Culture Fit in Tech! [9:42] Raps middle class [15:37] Lyft going public [22:10] Andreessen Horowitz [33:38] Further Reading: https://www.wired.com/story/beyo...Show More
Nipsey Hussle, Working At A Early Stage Startup: Worth It? Arlan Hamilton & Us Review

22:54 | Apr 3rd

Abadesi and Michael are back breaking down: Is working at an early stage startup worth it. [0:44] Nipsey Hussle and his legacy [7:34] Putting respect on Arlan Hamiltons name [16:53] A review of Jordan Peele's Us. [9:14] Further Reading: https://www...Show More
Airbnb & Uber Mafia, College Admissions Scandal, Meek Mill & Chief Diversity Officers Being Set Up.

35:28 | Mar 18th

Brand new #Techish! Abadesi and Michael talk - Ethiopian Airlines - Airbnb & Uber IPO [8:00] - Meek Mill/How Much Do You Owe Your Family? [14:00] - College Scandal [20:25] - Chief Diversity Officers Being Set Up To Fail [29:00] Sponsor: Datarightsf...Show More
Michael Jackson, Facebook moderators, The Oscars + Green Book, Youtube Algorithms & Remote Work

55:15 | Mar 4th

Abadesi and Michael are back with brand new Techish! This episode they talk: Michael Jackson new documentary [1:06] The lives of Facebook moderators [18:35] Netflix opening the world to global content [47:29] Going from $143k to $1500 a month - lif...Show More
Ep 35: Beyonce + Megan Markle, Failing To Make A Billion, Amazon HQ & The Jussie Smollett Debacle

38:47 | Feb 22nd

Brand new #Techish! Abadesi and Michael talk - Failing to build a billion dollar company - Jussie Smollet debacle [8:30] - Working for Equity [13:51] - Jay Z and Beyonce shouting out Megan Markle at the Brits [20:54] - Amazon New York HQ cancelled...Show More
Ep 33: Founder Struggles, Being Unapologetic, Patience, Self Care & Black Millennial Burnout

24:31 | Feb 8th

Abadesi and Michael are back with something different. This episode isn’t their usual round of up of the week's news, but instead a heart to heart on the struggles of being a founder, and all the stuff they had to learn the hard way over the last 3...Show More
Ep 32: Black Panther Nominated, Mentorship, Racist Algorithms & Low Wages in Tech for Women and POC?

40:37 | Jan 31st

In this week's Techish Aba and Michael go through a whole bunch of serious and non-serious topics - including - Oracle allegedly underpaying Women and POC [1:50] - Black Panther oscar nomination [7:30] - Fyre festival recap [10:00] - The importance ...Show More
Ep 31: Two Founders Or One? Soulja boy, Fyre Festival, Woke Brands & New Slack Logo

51:10 | Jan 23rd

Abadesi and Michael are back with episode 31. This episode they talk: - One founder or two? [1:34] - Soulja boy's new games console [9:08] - Fyre Festival documentaries [Recorded before the Netflix documentary was released] [12:06] - Tidal accuse...Show More
Ep 30: Tristan Walker's exit, Coming to America 2, Telling VC's bye, Palantir & #SurvivingRKelly

39:51 | Jan 16th

Abadesi and Michael are back with Season 3 of Techish. With more of your favorite mix of tech and pop culture news [and this time with some awesome sponsors!]! This episode they talk: - Tristan Walker selling Walker&Co to P&G [1:30] - Netflix inves...Show More
Episode 29: Breaking into Tech, What Should Tech Work On, Tinder Economics & Somali Entrepreneurs

20:11 | Nov 7th, 2018

Abadesi and Michael are back with a mini-episode full of Hustle-Tips for the final episode for this season of #Techish! And don’t worry we’ll be back for in a month for a whole heap of brand new content for our third season! :D This episode they ta...Show More
Episode 28: Old vs. young founders? Netflix targeting black people, cutting off friends & Myspace?

33:13 | Oct 31st, 2018

Abadesi and Michael are back for brand new #Techish! Breaking down! Old versus young founders [0.22] Netflix personalising cover art for black viewers [08:32] Facebook adding music to profiles? The ghost of Myspace [13:00] Upgrading your social cir...Show More
Episode 27: Bootstrapping to a billion, Kanye meets Trump, RIP Google +, & Black History erasure

39:24 | Oct 24th, 2018

Abadesi and Michael [with a cold] are back with a brand new episode of Techish! This episode they talk: Mailchimp bootstraps to a billion dollar valuation Kanye meets Trump and goes Uganda [09:40] YC top 100 startups: [13:47] Google Plus [21:20] Bl...Show More
Leaving Google to be a comic, Netflix and fake Jamaican accents w/ Sarah Cooper

32:04 | Oct 16th, 2018

Michael and Abadesi are back with brand new Techish. Recorded 2 weeks ago in NYC, the Techish team is joined by the amazing Sarah Cooper! Sarah is a dope comedian, writer and former Googler! Check her out: http://sarahcpr.com http://sarahcpr.com/...Show More
Episode 26: Kanye meltdown[s], A Whatsapp sell out, Nigerian excellence and #Amazon$15

39:51 | Oct 9th, 2018

Michael and Abadesi are back with a brand new episode of Techish, recorded live in New York city at Anchor ’s lab for creatives. This episode they talk: Black and Brown Founders recap Whatsapp founder admits to being a sell out [4:00] New emojis ...Show More
Episode 25: Going to the moon, Facebook's dating product, Space Jam 2, Teddy Perkins and Jewel Burks

36:15 | Sep 25th, 2018

Abadesi and Michael are back again for episode 25! Enjoy! We talk… - Going to the moon with SpaceX, - The time well spent movement being co-opted, [9:50] - Facebook’s new dating product, [19:55] - Space Jam 2 with Lebron! [18:16] - Using tech to bo...Show More
Episode 24: New iPhone(s)who dis? Uber redesign, Cardi B & Nicki and Serena facing racism again

33:45 | Sep 18th, 2018

Michael and Abadesi are back again breaking down... - The Uber redesign. Yay or Nay? - New iPhone(s). Much ado about nothing? - Atrium raising $65m from a16z - Arlan Hamilton Fast Company cover - RIP Google’s Inbox - Nicki & Cardi Beef: are women f...Show More
Episode 23: Kaepernick/Nike, Lyft going public, Backstage Capital new accelerator and I need a CTO!

52:05 | Sep 11th, 2018

Episode 23: Abadesi and Michael are back again... This time talking... - Kaepernick & Nike, - Abadesi attending a political meeting with the London mayors team, - Lyft going public before Uber, and the new millionaires it will create - The Jack ...Show More
Episode 22: Abolishing Silicon Valley? Crazy startup ideas, Serena Williams catsuit, and MJ's 60th

54:58 | Sep 4th, 2018

Michael and Abadesi are back again for episode 22. Joined by our first special guest host Wendy Liu [@dellsystem] This time we talk: - Abolishing Silicon Valley? - Companies not requiring a college degree - YC's new batch of startups - Serena Will...Show More
Episode 21: Too old to start coding or a startup? Growing your personal brand & 2018 networking tips

26:16 | Aug 28th, 2018

#Techish: Episode 21: Hustle Tip edition Abadesi and Michael are again back for a bite-sized episode of #Techish. No ‘winners and losers’ this week, but we got plenty of ‘Hustle Tips’... We cover: - Self-doubt: am I too old to start coding or do a...Show More
Episode 20: Azealia Banks and Elon, Bumble launches fund, AfroTech, Idris for Bond and YC in China

39:29 | Aug 20th, 2018

Michael and Abadesi are back again for a landmark episode 20. This time we talk: Azealia Banks run-in with Elon Musk [haha], Bumble launching their very own fund, and why other startups should consider doing the same, YC launching in China, what d...Show More
Episode 19: Uber for snitches? Beyonce's Vogue article, Twitter hijinks with Alex Jones and Elon

52:54 | Aug 14th, 2018

Techish is back after a bit of delay for episode 19. Aba and Michael break down - An app that helps citizens report people to the police, - Twitter not banning Alex Jones, - Elon taking Tesla private, - Beyonce's Vogue article, - In my feelings chal...Show More
Episode 18: Will Smith the VC? Ride-sharing Zen Mode, Beyonce, Harvard & Stanford privilege?

26:21 | Aug 7th, 2018

A short and sweet episode of Techish. Michael and Abadesi talk Will Smith raising a Venture fund, Whatsapp limiting forwarding messages, Lyft proposing a Zen Mode, Beyonce’s photo cover and Disneys new African Princess. Plus we look at @kerby's rese...Show More
Episode 17: Blavity getting that coin, VC debate between Aba and Michael, and Serena Williams

47:15 | Jul 30th, 2018

Michael and Abadesi are back for episode 17! They talk... Blavity raising $6.5 million, A VC/bootstrap debate between Michael and Abadesi based on an article by Wistia [link below] Facebook shares tumbling by more than 20% Napping as a service, S...Show More
Bonus Episode: An interview with Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover

52:15 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Hey! We've got a special episode of Techish for you all this week! Two weeks ago, Abadesi and Michael got a chance to sit down with the founder of the legendary Product Hunt, Ryan Hoover. We talked about everything from... - Investing in crazy st...Show More
Episode 16: Is Kylie Jenner self-made? WOC left out of diversity conversation & twitter bot purge

46:04 | Jul 16th, 2018

Abadesi and Michael are back again for a short and sweet episode 16. They talk: Kylie Jenner on the cover of Forbes; is it fair to call her self-made. Women of color being left out of the diversity conversation, specifically looking at the open let...Show More
Episode 15: Drake, VC's being sheep, Digital Celebrities and Overnight Failures.

54:28 | Jul 8th, 2018

Michael and Abadesi are back for episode 15! They talk... Drakes new album, and the controversy surrounding his take over of the Spotify homepage. VC’s being sheep and following the crowd with their investments. Youtubers acting a fool. Are digit...Show More
Episode 14: Akon's Crypto Wakanda? Amazon employees, XXXtentacion and Black Netflix

1:01:09 | Jun 28th, 2018

Michael and [a full-voiced] Abadesi are back! This episode they talk: Akon's plan for a crypto city in Senegal, Instagram hitting 1 billion monthly active users, Amazons employees revoluting against their company selling facial recognition software...Show More
Episode 13: Beyonce + Jay Z's new album, Snapchat, Theranos, Digital Wellness, and Getting Rich

56:19 | Jun 20th, 2018

Abadesi and Michael are back again for season 2 of Techish after a quick summer break. Eclectic as ever, they cover a whole bunch of topics: Beyonce and Jay-Z's joint surprise album 'EVERYTHING IS LOVE', what it means culturally and for the ongoing...Show More
Bonus Episode: Interview with Arlan Hamilton of Backstage Capital

52:23 | May 28th, 2018

Suprise! I know we said season one was finished, but we have this super amazing bonus episode, with none other than Arlan Hamilton the founder of Backstage Capital, a venture capital firm dedicated to investing in underrepresented [or underestimated ...Show More
Episode 12: Donald Glover, Spotify banning R Kelly, Facebook's dating product, and Arlan Hamilton

1:08:50 | May 14th, 2018

Michael and Abadesi are back again one more time before a month-long summer hiatus. They talk Google assistants new voice call feature. Facebook launching a dating product, Arlan Hamiltons new 'about damn time' fund targeted at black women entrepre...Show More
Episode 11 - Kanye, Slack's diversity numbers and WhatsApp founder leaving Facebook.

1:04:27 | May 6th, 2018

Michael and Abadesi are back once more for episode 11. This time they discuss Kanye West tweets [this was recorded pre TMZ interview], black conservatives, how Slack got ahead in diversity, Mandela Dixon/Founders Gym and the WhatsApp CEO parting way ...Show More
Episode 10: The struggle of being a founder, Reddit, and the new religion: Dataism

1:06:30 | Apr 29th, 2018

Abadesi and Michael are back again for a milestone episode 10. This time they discuss Carl Martin's open letter about his entrepreneurial adventures. An interesting study about Reddit's depression subreddit, trusting your companies with your health ...Show More
Episode 9: Zuck facing the music, General Assembly's exit, and funding black founders.

37:18 | Apr 22nd, 2018

Michael and Abadesi are back again for episode 9. They discuss, Zuck facing the music, a 400 million dollar exit for General Assembly, a new app that's attempting the fix the funding problem for black founders and asking yourself: what would be stupi...Show More
Episode 8: Raising a million dollars, doing diversity early, and Telegram getting banned in Russia

1:07:03 | Apr 15th, 2018

Michael and Abadesi are back again for episode 8. This time they discuss the recent shooting tragedy at Youtube HQ, Weebly making inroads regarding gender diversity within management, Russia poised to ban Telegram, and the amazing Sharmadean Reid ra...Show More
Episode 7: Shyp going out of business, Grindr's data leak, and more drama with Big Tech

1:04:21 | Apr 8th, 2018

Michael and Abadesi are back again for episode 7. They talk Shyp going out of business and its founder's frank op-ed about their demise. More issues with data and privacy, this time Grindr coming under the spotlight for sharing the HIV status of t...Show More
Episode 6: Does tech need to grow up? Jay Z and Diddy's new app, and corporate beef

1:02:34 | Apr 1st, 2018

Michael and Abadesi are back again for episode 6. This time they talk, Abadesi's birthday, horrible job board postings [does tech need to grow up], Jay-Z and Diddy's proposed buy black app, #deleteFacebook, the corporate beef between Tinder and Bumb...Show More
Episode 5: The Facebook/Cambridge Analytics drama, trouble with Theranos and self-driving cars.

1:07:04 | Mar 25th, 2018

Michael and Abadesi are back again for episode 5, with a super busy news week. They talk Jay Z investing in a startup attempting to reform the criminal justice system. Then cover the meaty topics of the day, including the Facebook and Cambridge Ana...Show More
Episode 4: Apple hitting a trillion, Elon Musk predicting doom again and don't use the M word.

1:03:30 | Mar 18th, 2018

Abadesi and Michael are back again, talking Apple reaching a trillion dollar valuation, Elon Musk and his predictions of doom, and how to go about getting a mentor. Use the hashtag #techish and let us know your thoughts. Or give a message at techis...Show More
Episode 3: Black Panther, Spotify going public, detoxify your phone and failed startups

1:02:25 | Mar 11th, 2018

Abadesi finally watches Black Panther, so we can finally talk spoilers. Spotify goes public but bypasses the banks: what are their prospects? We take a look at the 'Light Phone,' and the need to detoxify your smartphone. Plus in light of the Fyre f...Show More
Episode 2: Tech in Africa, Amazon's world domination, Kylie Jenner tweeting away billions from Snap.

1:11:44 | Mar 1st, 2018

We talk about the burgeoning tech scene in Africa after Michael's visit to Uganda. Amazon's acquisition of Ring, and their never-ending path to world domination. Kylie Jenner tweeting away billions from Snapchats valuation. Plus is the gig economy a...Show More
Episode 1: Cars in space? Getting burnt by crypto bubbles. Becoming a VC. Is Facebook listening?

1:48:01 | Feb 19th, 2018

Say hello to the pilot episode of Techish. We discuss everything from Elon Musk throwing cars into space, the recent Crypto mania, being asked to be entrepreneurial within a company, becoming a venture capitalist and is Facebook eavesdropping on us?...Show More