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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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Founder depression, “going independent,” and the future of podcasting

54:33 | Aug 7th

On this episode Abadesi talks to Justin Jackson. Justin is a founder, author, and podcaster. He is co-founder of Transistor, a platform for podcasters, and runs his own podcast called Build your SaaS. He is also the creator of the MegaMaker community...Show More
Secrets of Sand Hill Road with a16z's Scott Kupor

35:49 | Jun 5th

Scott Kupor joins Ryan on this episode to talk about his new book, Secrets of Sand Hill Road. Scott is Managing Partner at Andreessen Horowitz and has been at the firm since it was founded. He has a long history with Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz,...Show More
The present and future of the entertainment industry with John Shahidi

38:07 | Mar 20th

In this episode Ryan visits Shots Studios HQ in Los Angeles to chat with the company's CEO John Shahidi (aka @john on Twitter). John and the Shots Studios team have a unique background. Ryan met John and his brother, a co-founder of the company, nea...Show More
The future of consumer tech, communities and communication with Sarah Tavel and Eric Vishria of Benchmark

44:20 | Feb 6th

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 Ta...Show More
The future of news with Jessica Lessin, founder of The Information

35:35 | Jan 30th

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 epis...Show More
How to find underrepresented founders and Backstage Capital's requests for products

43:53 | Nov 21st, 2018

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 ...Show More
The power of online communities and healthful habits

41:13 | Nov 7th, 2018

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...Show More
“Tinder babies” and the power of connecting people online and offline

38:42 | Oct 10th, 2018

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 Off...Show More
The evolution of Y Combinator and counterintuitive advice for founders

48:48 | Oct 3rd, 2018

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 prog...Show More
The future of programming and defining success as a software engineer

54:02 | Aug 14th

On this episode Abadesi talks to Cassidy Williams. Cassidy is a great follow on social media and is a software engineer at CodePen. Prior to CodePen, she worked for Venmo, Amazon, Clarify and others. She is a true maker and a huge mechanical keyboard...Show More
Tech, Comedy, and Following Your Passion with Sarah Cooper

44:37 | Jul 31st

Abadesi is joined by Sarah Cooper on this episode. She’s an author and comedian from New York, and has published two books: 100 Tricks To Appear Smart In Meetings, and How To Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings. She was also an executive at ...Show More
Hustle Culture, Crisis Management, and How To Build Rapport with Alex Konrad

53:58 | Jul 24th

On this episode Abadesi talks to Alex Konrad, Senior Associate Editor at Forbes. He’s one of today’s top tech journalists and has interviewed some of the biggest tech titans around. He also plays a pivotal role in the lists that Forbes publishes, inc...Show More
How the tech industry can be more compassionate with April Wensel

52:06 | Jul 17th

On this episode Abadesi talks to April Wensel, founder of Compassionate Coding, and one of Aba’s favorite follows on Twitter. She’s a veteran software engineer who has worked in healthcare, entertainment, research and education. In this episode they...Show More
The future of fintech with Chris Hutchins and Jake Gibson

44:52 | Jul 10th

Ryan recently visited Grove HQ in SOMA in San Francisco to chat with two founders who know a ton about fintech. Chris Hutchins was our gracious host and is CEO of Grove, a startup that uses people and technology to help you with your financial goals...Show More
How Reshma Sohoni built a successful VC firm in Europe

35:36 | Jul 3rd

On this episode Abadesi sits down with Reshma Sohoni, co-founder and managing partner of Seedcamp. She co-founded the firm in 2007 and works with the Seedcamp team and their portfolio companies to help push early stage companies from difficult times ...Show More
How Veni Kunche helps underrepresented candidates get into tech

41:59 | Jun 26th

Abadesi talks to Veni Kunche, founder and CEO of Code with Veni, a newsletter for women in tech, and Diversify Tech, an awesome online resource for underrepresented groups trying to break into the industry. In this episode they discuss... * How she...Show More
Sahil Lavingia on “failing to build a billion-dollar company”

53:40 | Jun 19th

Abadesi talks to Sahil Lavingia, founder and CEO of Gumroad, an online platform that enables creators to sell directly to their customers. Sahil is a very authentic founder who is not afraid to speak uncomfortable truths, as you’ll see in the intervi...Show More
How to learn to code with Saron Yitbarek

47:15 | Jun 12th

Abadesi is back to host this episode with Saron Yitbarek, founder and CEO of CodeNewbie and the Codeland conference. Saron is a former journalist who started working in the tech industry and then pivoted to a technical role after learning to code fro...Show More
Lessons from scaling a fast-growing distributed team at Zapier

40:27 | May 29th

Ryan and Wade Foster have known each other through the internet for years before recently meeting in person in Mountain View. Ryan learned so much from the coffee chat that he asked if Wade would join the podcast to share some of his stories scaling ...Show More
Distributed teams, extreme transparency and buying out your investors

41:10 | May 22nd

On this episode Ryan is joined by Joel Gascoigne, CEO of Buffer, a simple tool manage all your social media accounts. We've been avid users, big fans, and paying customers for years. In this episode Ryan and Joel talk about... Joel's roundabout jo...Show More
The future of direct-to-consumer and e-commerce

27:37 | May 15th

Web Smith has a long history working in direct-to-consumer and e-commerce. He managed marketing spend for Rogue, a leading sports goods manufacturer back in 2011 before co-founding Mizzen + Main and later joining Gear Patrol. In 2015 he founded 2PM, ...Show More
Empowering the next generation of makers with no-code tools

34:22 | May 8th

AJ is mysterious. He's a maker who goes by his initials only and is the creator of Carrd, an awesome tool for creating one-page websites without any code. AJ lives in Nashville and built Carrd entirely himself. He's a bootstrapped, solo entrepreneur...Show More
Danielle Morrill on founder loneliness and the power of fiction

41:00 | May 1st

In 2013, Danielle Morrill was just starting up her blog, and writing about startups from a unique, data-driven lens. The blog turned out to be an MVP for what would later become Mattermark, a company she co-founded with her husband, Kevin Morrill, an...Show More
How to think about raising your first venture fund

35:03 | Apr 24th

Lee Jacobs and Brian Balfour join Ryan at AngelList HQ for this week's episode. Back in the day, Lee was one of the first syndicate leads on AngelList and later went on to join as a Partner. He previously started an education marketplace startup cal...Show More
Why staying true to yourself is the best path to growth

33:42 | Apr 17th

Today I'm joined by Everette Taylor, a fellow entrepreneur and community builder that I got to know back when he was building GrowthHackers.com five years ago. But well before this, Everette began his founder journey starting (and then selling) an e...Show More
Front’s experiment in radical transparency

32:57 | Apr 10th

In today's episode, Ryan interviews Mathilde Collin, CEO of Front. Front is a shared inbox for your team and the company is used by startups big and small. They raised a whopping $66 million from Sequoia last year. Mathilde and Ryan met at Y Combina...Show More
How to tell the story of your startup with Camille Ricketts and Carmel DeAmicis

35:49 | Apr 3rd

In today's episode we talk to two expert storytellers in startupland — who also happen to be Ryan's good friends. Carmel DeAmicis is an editor (aka word wiz) at Figma, a company that's reinventing how people design software and which recently announ...Show More
Why it's easier than ever to build an app but harder than ever to make it successful

46:54 | Mar 27th

Two active makers in the Product Hunt community join Ryan at AngelList in San Francisco for this week's episode of Product Hunt Radio. Hiten Shah was recently awarded Product Hunt Community Member of the year. While that's the honor of a lifetime, h...Show More
The future of education with Lambda School's Austen Allred

43:33 | Mar 13th

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 fre...Show More
Venture Capital 101 with Eric Bahn

35:44 | Mar 6th

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 ma...Show More
The present and future of social media with Matt Navarra

1:01:14 | Feb 27th

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...Show More
How crypto will change the world with Linda Xie

55:22 | Feb 20th

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 ...Show More
How to build a remote team with Ben Halpern of Dev

46:35 | Feb 13th

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, ...Show More
Rethinking the traditional VC model with Bryce Roberts of Indie.VC

37:28 | Jan 23rd

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 traditi...Show More
Finding yourself through with social media with Taylor Lorenz

46:35 | Jan 16th

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 co...Show More
How to find a mentor in tech with Floodgate’s Ann Miura-Ko

56:30 | Jan 9th

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. An...Show More
Living phone-free in Silicon Valley and the future of music tech with Justin Kan and Ranidu

37:29 | Jan 2nd

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 Combi...Show More
The future of media, commerce, and what the west can learn from China

51:00 | Dec 26th, 2018

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 b...Show More
Megatrends in tech and missed opportunities with Garry Tan of Initialized Capital

47:59 | Dec 19th, 2018

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...Show More
Building Family-Friendly Products and Companies with Sara Mauskopf and Anne Halsall

45:17 | Dec 12th, 2018

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 togethe...Show More
The Future of VR with Second Life and High Fidelity's Philip Rosedale

1:00:22 | Dec 5th, 2018

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...Show More
Is decentralization overhyped? And the future of voice tech.

49:18 | Nov 28th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Mullet startups and how Silicon Valley has changed

42:14 | Nov 14th, 2018

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 rec...Show More
VC vs. bootstrapping and how to build big things with a small team

33:56 | Oct 31st, 2018

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 ...Show More
The baby boom in Silicon Valley and the future of work and education

49:23 | Oct 24th, 2018

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...Show More
Gen Z and the future of social apps

35:42 | Oct 17th, 2018

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...Show More
Finding the world's 'lost Einsteins' and the end of aging

45:29 | Sep 26th, 2018

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 Danie...Show More
The dark side of the web w/ Anil Dash and Allison Esposito

48:21 | Sep 17th, 2018

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 r...Show More
The rise of voice, evolution of VC, and why ads are awesome w/ Alexia and Niko Bonatsos

51:25 | Sep 12th, 2018

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 ...Show More
We're back!

01:58 | Aug 28th, 2018

Today, we're re-introducing Product Hunt Radio, a weekly show with the people building and shaping the future of tech and culture. 😸
Episode 90: Donald Rumsfeld

25:32 | Jul 21st, 2016

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, ...Show More
Episode 89: Jason Calacanis

1:18:38 | Jul 9th, 2016

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 ...Show More
Episode 88: Arianna Huffington

49:19 | Jun 24th, 2016

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 g...Show More
Episode 87: Josh Elman

50:59 | Jun 9th, 2016

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 li...Show More
Episode 86: Tyler Willis

1:10:53 | May 31st, 2016

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, a...Show More
Episode 85: Bret Taylor

55:36 | May 18th, 2016

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 al...Show More
Episode 84: Brad Feld

1:00:01 | Apr 29th, 2016

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 principle...Show More
Episode 83: Esther Perel

1:04:05 | Apr 19th, 2016

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...Show More
Episode 82: Elisa New

46:00 | Apr 13th, 2016

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 ...Show More
Episode 81: Adam Grant

51:21 | Apr 4th, 2016

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 en...Show More
Episode 80: Larry Summers

35:04 | Mar 28th, 2016

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 Econom...Show More
Episode 79: Gary Vaynerchuk

27:34 | Mar 28th, 2016

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 ...Show More
Episode 78: Matt Mazzeo

1:17:57 | Mar 27th, 2016

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...Show More
Episode 77: Ruben Harris

40:51 | Mar 26th, 2016

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 him...Show More
Episode 76: Jesse Williams

51:59 | Mar 26th, 2016

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...Show More
Episode 75: Dhani Jones

47:56 | Mar 26th, 2016

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,...Show More
Episode 74: Charles Hudson

1:00:51 | Mar 15th, 2016

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 mo...Show More
Episode 73: Jason Fried

56:21 | Mar 4th, 2016

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 succe...Show More
Episode 72: Sierra DeMulder

45:18 | Mar 2nd, 2016

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...Show More
Episode 71: Justin Boreta from The Glitch Mob & Team

46:41 | Mar 1st, 2016

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...Show More
Community Stories 1: What's the first thing you built?

15:36 | Mar 1st, 2016

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.pro...Show More
Episode 70: Auren Hoffman

1:00:05 | Feb 29th, 2016

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 y...Show More
Episode 69: Mitch Kapor

24:17 | Feb 25th, 2016

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 i...Show More
Episode 68: G-Eazy

17:45 | Feb 24th, 2016

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 ...Show More
Episode 67: Brad Hargreaves

47:58 | Feb 22nd, 2016

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 ...Show More
Episode 66: Sam Lessin

51:44 | Feb 19th, 2016

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, h...Show More
Episode 65: Terry Gross

52:43 | Feb 11th, 2016

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 therap...Show More
Episode 64: Danielle Morrill

52:47 | Feb 9th, 2016

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 he...Show More
Episode 63: Ramit Sethi

1:14:05 | Feb 5th, 2016

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 &...Show More
Episode 62: Bryan Johnson

50:08 | Feb 3rd, 2016

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...Show More
Episode 61: Jeff Raider

42:48 | Jan 29th, 2016

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 ...Show More
Episode 60: Josh Kopelman

47:41 | Jan 27th, 2016

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 an...Show More
Episode 59: Sarah Tavel

50:52 | Jan 25th, 2016

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 car...Show More
Episode 58: Patrick Collison

47:13 | Jan 21st, 2016

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 i...Show More
Episode 57: Ezra Klein (Part II of II)

58:42 | Jan 20th, 2016

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 th...Show More
Episode 56: Ezra Klein (Part I of II)

1:12:23 | Jan 18th, 2016

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 jour...Show More
Episode 55: Des Traynor

46:30 | Jan 16th, 2016

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 fou...Show More
Episode 54: Emmet Shear

1:04:41 | Jan 13th, 2016

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 inequal...Show More
Episode 53: Alysia Harris and Libby Ashton

1:07:26 | Jan 9th, 2016

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 & busi...Show More
Episode 52: Cal Newport

1:08:12 | Jan 6th, 2016

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 tal...Show More
Episode 51: Jeff Atwood

55:23 | Jan 4th, 2016

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 Pr...Show More
Episode 50: Kanyi Maqbuela

1:01:05 | Dec 26th, 2015

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 inters...Show More
Episode 49: Arielle Zuckerberg

51:18 | Dec 21st, 2015

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 (Zuck...Show More
Episode 48: Chris Sacca

1:10:20 | Dec 17th, 2015

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 w...Show More
Episode 47: Ryan Leslie

54:18 | Dec 11th, 2015

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 Horowit...Show More
Episode 46: Tracy Chou

48:56 | Dec 3rd, 2015

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...Show More
Episode 45: Alexis Madrigal

46:22 | Nov 18th, 2015

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
Episode 44: Matt Mullenweg

52:40 | Oct 30th, 2015

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. Edite...Show More
Episode 43: Peter Diamandis

48:25 | Oct 22nd, 2015

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 indust...Show More
Episode 42: Tucker Max

27:01 | Oct 20th, 2015

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
Episode 41: Keith Rabois

23:18 | Oct 9th, 2015

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 caree...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 39 w/ Nick Quah

34:43 | Oct 8th, 2015

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 pod...Show More
Episode 40: Mahbod Moghadam

1:03:29 | Oct 2nd, 2015

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 cu...Show More
Episode 39: Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park

55:43 | Sep 30th, 2015

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...Show More
Epsiode 38: Mariquel Waingarten and Gaston Frydlewski

31:42 | Sep 25th, 2015

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 n...Show More
Episode 37: Ann Friedman

1:02:23 | Sep 22nd, 2015

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 ...Show More
Episode 36: Steven Johnson

51:38 | Sep 21st, 2015

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 h...Show More
Episode 35: Jane McGonigal

53:22 | Sep 18th, 2015

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 w...Show More
Episode 34: Troy Carter

16:42 | Sep 14th, 2015

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 con...Show More
Episode 33: Chris Schroeder

47:05 | Sep 9th, 2015

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 th...Show More
Episode 32: Robert Greene

1:05:45 | Sep 6th, 2015

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 c...Show More
Episode 31: James Currier

57:47 | Sep 2nd, 2015

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 Mee...Show More
Episode 30: Felix Salmon

54:34 | Aug 31st, 2015

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...Show More
Episode 29: Kevin Kelly

1:39:54 | Aug 25th, 2015

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 int...Show More
Episode 28: Joe Greenstein

54:45 | Aug 21st, 2015

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 produc...Show More
Episode 27: Ben Casnocha

52:52 | Aug 18th, 2015

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...Show More
Maker Stories: Episode 26 w/ Brit Morin

45:14 | Aug 14th, 2015

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...Show More
Maker Stories: Episode 25 w/ Tyler Cowen

1:19:23 | Aug 13th, 2015

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
Maker Stories: Episode 24 w/ Kevin Nguyen

33:42 | Aug 9th, 2015

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. E...Show More
Maker Stories: Episode 23 w/ Dayna Tortorici

34:41 | Aug 5th, 2015

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 n...Show More
Maker Stories Episode 22 w/ William Deresiewicz

1:02:01 | Aug 4th, 2015

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 n...Show More
Maker Stories: Episode 21 w/ Adam Braun

50:41 | Jul 31st, 2015

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 evalu...Show More
Maker Stories: Episode 20 w/ Dan Ariely

48:32 | Jul 30th, 2015

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 sp...Show More
Maker Stories: Episode 19 w/ Cindy Gallop

23:17 | Jul 27th, 2015

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 h...Show More
Maker Stories: Episode 18 w/ Daniel Pink

55:11 | Jul 24th, 2015

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...Show More
Maker Stories: Episode 17 w/ Seth Godin

46:31 | Jul 23rd, 2015

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 ...Show More
Maker Stories: Episode 16 w/ Amanda Palmer

43:42 | Jul 21st, 2015

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 bo...Show More
Maker Stories: Episode 15 w/ James Beshara

44:17 | Jul 17th, 2015

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 ...Show More
Maker Stories: Episode 14 w/ Ryan Holiday

46:16 | Jul 15th, 2015

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 a...Show More
Maker Stories: Episode 13 w/ Tony Robbins

1:04:19 | Jul 9th, 2015

@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 b...Show More
Maker Stories: Episode 12 w/ Jessica Lessin

53:16 | Jul 2nd, 2015

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.
Maker Stories: Episode 11 w/ Jared Fliesler

33:30 | Jun 11th, 2015

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.
Maker Stories: Episode 10 w/ Eric Ries

45:54 | May 20th, 2015

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 selecti...Show More
Maker Stories: Episode 9 w/ Nick Adler

19:20 | May 12th, 2015

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.
Maker Stories: Episode 8 w/ Matt Mazzeo

28:40 | May 5th, 2015

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
Maker Stories: Episode 7 w/ Tim Ferriss

1:04:01 | Apr 28th, 2015

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. Lis...Show More
Maker Stories: Episode 6 w/ Dan Ariely

44:30 | Apr 24th, 2015

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, ...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 39 w/ Josh Elman & John Lilly

37:34 | Apr 21st, 2015

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.
Maker Stories: Episode 5 w/ James Altucher

1:06:56 | Apr 14th, 2015

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
Maker Stories: Episode 4 w/ Tom Lehman and Ilan Zechory

53:48 | Apr 8th, 2015

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-f...Show More
Maker Stories: Episode 3 w/ Anthony Saleh

28:48 | Apr 5th, 2015

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...Show More
Maker Stories: Episode 2 w/ Aaron Lammer and Libby Ashton

55:51 | Mar 31st, 2015

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 w...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 38 w/ Justin Kan

38:42 | Mar 24th, 2015

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 ...Show More
Maker Stories: Episode 1 w/ Alex Blumberg, Matt Lieber, Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt

46:33 | Mar 17th, 2015

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 - ...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 37 w/ Ben Rubin & Josh Elman

38:38 | Mar 12th, 2015

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/...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 36 w/ Ben Parr

39:24 | Feb 28th, 2015

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...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 35 w/ Jason Calacanis

52:56 | Feb 25th, 2015

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 in...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 34 w/ David Byttow & Sara Haider

48:51 | Feb 14th, 2015

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, ...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 33 w/ Noah Lichtenstein, Pratap Ranade, & Ryan Rowe

42:42 | Feb 2nd, 2015

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 w...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 32 w/ Startup L Jackson

41:08 | Jan 21st, 2015

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...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 31 w/ Chase Hildebrand & Sarah Buhr

33:18 | Jan 20th, 2015

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 convers...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 30 w/ David Lidsky

44:34 | Nov 18th, 2014

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...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 29 w/ Tina Sharkey & Jason Shah

42:34 | Nov 4th, 2014

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 voi...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 28, Hackathon Edition

43:43 | Oct 28th, 2014

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...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 27 w/ Camille Ricketts and Rob Hayes

45:06 | Oct 21st, 2014

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...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 26 w/ Andrew Chen and Nir Eyal

51:44 | Oct 13th, 2014

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 E...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 25 w/ Ryan Orbuch, Gwen Brinsmead, & Ari Weinstein

38:50 | Sep 30th, 2014

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 th...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 24 w/ John and Sam Shahidi

39:31 | Sep 23rd, 2014

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.pro...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 23 w/ Roy Bahat & Dan Strickland

41:20 | Sep 14th, 2014

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, a...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 22 w/ Matt Galligan & Ryan Block

49:56 | Sep 10th, 2014

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. Produc...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 21 w/ Poornima Vijayashanker & Julia Grace

47:42 | Aug 30th, 2014

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...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 20 w/ Nick Chirls, Will Peng, Jon Lax, & Jake Levine

57:27 | Aug 24th, 2014

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...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 19 w/ Ryan Sarver, Jamie Davidson, & Julie Logan

33:12 | Aug 9th, 2014

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...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 18 w/ Danielle Morrill, Andy Sparks, & Angela Kingyens

47:14 | Aug 8th, 2014

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 c...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 17 w/ Robert Scoble

59:32 | Aug 1st, 2014

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 ...Show More
Product Hunt Radio Episode 16 w/ Matt Hartman, Maya Prohovnik, & Brian Donohue

46:15 | Jul 26th, 2014

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...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 15 w/ Susan Hobbs, Sarah Buhr, & Kyle Russell

35:56 | Jul 21st, 2014

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 gam...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 14 w/ Alexis Ohanian & Amanda Peyton

48:16 | Jul 14th, 2014

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-overdu...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 13 w/ Naval Ravikant & Joshua Slayton

33:38 | Jul 5th, 2014

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 ...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 12 w/ Hunter Walk & Satya Patel

43:57 | Jun 29th, 2014

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 lik...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 11 w/ Kevin Rose & Brenden Mulligan

43:36 | Jun 20th, 2014

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 ...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 10 w/ Zack Shapiro, Erik Torenberg, & Connor Montgomery

38:43 | Jun 16th, 2014

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 ...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 9 w/ Carmel DeAmicis & Misha Chellam

51:30 | Jun 9th, 2014

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 t...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 8 w/ Michael Sayman & Kyle Ryan

37:59 | Jun 3rd, 2014

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 pers...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 7 w/ Nathan Bashaw & Alex Baldwin

46:52 | May 27th, 2014

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 c...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 6 w/ Sandi MacPherson & Ash Bhoopathy

44:21 | May 18th, 2014

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 surprise...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 5 w/ Semil Shah

39:39 | May 12th, 2014

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...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 4 w/ Josh Miller & Ben Yoskovitz

42:09 | May 6th, 2014

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 ...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 3 w/ Abram Dawson & Greg Koberger

29:11 | Apr 26th, 2014

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 th...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 2 w/ Kat Manalac, Nikhil Basu Trivedi, & Jack Altman

32:44 | Apr 22nd, 2014

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 dar...Show More
Product Hunt Radio: Episode 1 w/ Shaan Puri & Furqan Rydhan

42:58 | Apr 13th, 2014

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...Show More