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Best podcasts about Thiel

Latest podcast episodes about Thiel

Dead Cat
The Contradictarian (w/ Max Chafkin)

Dead Cat

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 47:51


We dive into the wacky, wild and wildly inconsistent world of Peter Thiel with Bloomberg Businessweek editor Max Chafkin. He recently published a book that goes through Thiel's origins in Silicon Valley, how he influenced other founders and how his right wing political project is shaping up. Max also makes the case for why Thiel is one of the most influential characters in the formation of the current culture in tech. And Eric, Tom and Max mull over why Thiel's worldview is at odds with itself and whether maybe that's the point. Max's book: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/609711/the-contrarian-by-max-chafkin/

Mooch FM
Episode 60: Dr. Fiona Hill, Max Chafkin & Lord Parry Mitchell

Mooch FM

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 79:48


In this episode, Anthony is joined by Dr. Fiona Hill, former Deputy Assistant Director to President Trump, and Senior Director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council. They discuss her new book ‘There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century,' and she takes us back to her brave testimony during President Trump's first impeachment hearing. Next, Max Chafkin, author and features editor at Bloomberg Businessweek joins Anthony to discuss his book, ‘The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power,' which argues that Thiel may be the most powerful person in Silicon Valley—and perhaps the world.Finally, Lord Parry Mitchell, tech entrepreneur, member of Britain's House of Lords and former advisor on digital policy for Prime Minister Tony Blair, gives Anthony his take on the current UK Labour party — and what it would take to oppose Prime Minister Johnson in the 2024 general election. Follow our guests on Twitter:https://twitter.com/chafkin https://twitter.com/lordparry Follow us:https://twitter.com/moochfm  https://twitter.com/scaramucci  Sign up for our newsletter at:www.mooch.fm Created & produced by Podcast Partners:www.podcastpartners.com 

Jeder en Ferscht
Jeder en Ferscht 36 – Franziska Waked und Mirko Thiel

Jeder en Ferscht

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 64:55


Für eine Stadt der Größe Neuwieds ist ein eigener Zoo definitiv eine Besonderheit. Zudem ist der noch wunderschön gelegen – und hat seit ein paar Tagen eine neu gebaute Zooschule. Wie es dazu kam erzählen Direktor Mirko Thiel und Schulleiterin Franziska Waked.

The Bunker
Daily: Supervillain Billionaire – Peter Thiel wants to reshape the world

The Bunker

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 27:57


Enigmatic Californian tech investor and libertarian Peter Thiel is best known for his controversial ‘spy tech' company Palantir and for enabling Hulk Hogan to sue gossip site Gawker out of business. But as new book The Contrarian shows, Thiel has always had bigger ambitions to use tech to sideline government itself. Author Max Chafkin tells Andrew Harrison about the Randian ideas that propelled Thiel from the “Paypal Mafia” to Trump's White House – and why we should worry about ‘Thielism'.“Thiel is both a superhero and supervillain, like Ayn Rand crossed with… Ayn Rand.” “Thiel is the one person aside from Mark Zuckerberg who is responsible for Facebook's success.”“He named Palantir after this all-seeing orb from Lord of the Rings. And Sauron is not the good guy.”Presented and produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast
Max Chafkin: Peter Thiel and the Pursuit of Power in Silicon Valley

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 63:29


Over the past two decades, no industry has had a greater impact on the world than the tech industry, born and bred in California's Silicon Valley. And perhaps few individuals have done more to shape Silicon Valley than the enigmatic tech investor and entrepreneur, Peter Thiel. The billionaire venture capitalist and tech leader has been a behind-the-scenes operator influencing the tech industry and countless aspects of our contemporary way of life, from the technologies we use every day to the delicate power balance between Silicon Valley, Wall Street and Washington, particularly during the Trump administration. But despite his power, no public figure might be quite so mysterious as Thiel. In the first major biography of Thiel, reporter Max Chafkin traces the trajectory of Thiel's singular life and worldview, from his upbringing as the child of immigrant parents and years at Stanford as a burgeoning conservative thinker to his founding of PayPal and Palantir, early investments in Facebook and SpaceX, and relationships with fellow tech titans Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and Eric Schmidt. Chafkin's book, The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power, explores the extent to which Thiel has sought to have influence far beyond California's tech industry, including funding the lawsuit that destroyed the blog Gawker and supporting conservative political candidates, including Donald Trump in 2016. To understand Silicon Valley and its impact, particularly on American political and civic life, an understanding of Thiel is a critical piece of the puzzle. Please join us for an important discussion on this critical player in the tech industry and American life. The discussion will be led by Brad Stone, best known for chronicling another enigmatic tech mogul, Amazon's Jeff Bezos. SPEAKERS Max Chafkin Features Editor and Technology Reporter, Bloomberg Businessweek; Author, The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power Brad Stone Senior Executive Editor, Global Technology, Bloomberg News; Author, Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently hosting all of our live programming via YouTube live stream. This program was recorded via video conference on September 27th, 2021 by the Commonwealth Club of California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2688 - Peter Thiel's Cult Of Personality And The Introduction Of A Postal Banking Pilot Program w/ Max Chafkin & David Dayen

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 78:53


Sam and Emma host Max Chafkin, features editor and writer at Bloomberg BusinessWeek, to discuss his recent book The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power. Sam and Emma start off by taking a look at Kyrsten Sinema's interaction with organizers from LUCHA Arizona before she went to hide in a restroom, as opposed to engaging with them directly, as well as the disparity between the outraged reaction to the video and the video itself. Sam and Emma are then joined by Max to discuss Peter Thiel, the "contrarian posture" that's animated his life and his investments, as well as how that informed his interactions with Gawker, Facebook, and PayPal. Max discusses whether Thiel should be considered a "good investor", despite betting against the future, leaning in so far into his contrarian sensibilities that he accurately predicted the 2008 financial crash but botched his hedge fund investments afterwards, leading directly in to him transitioning the fund into a family office, as well as directly into his conflict and legal action with Hulk Hogan against Gawker. Max then details Thiel's "small" nest egg of $1 million that served as the basis for his wealth acquisition, as well as his appetite for competition when it serves him, as well as his absolute distaste for it when it doesn't. They then dive into Thiel's relationship with former President Trump, as well as his pet project of railing against "PC culture", a phenomena that he believes is the animating force of American politics. They then end on Thiel's interactions and partnerships with Glenn Greenwald (who, in fact, Thiel's company Palantir spied on years ago), JD Vance, and the new social media platform Rumble, and how Thiel's investments in these people and companies are symbolic, and that one can draw real comparison to Thiel's political project and that of the Koch brothers: transforming a section of the Republican Party through significant financial investment. Sam and Emma are then joined by David Dayen, executive editor at The American Prospect, to discuss his recent scoop "USPS Begins Postal Banking Pilot Program" as well as his report from last Friday "The Progressive Caucus Wields Power". David begins by outlining the parameters of this new postal banking pilot program through USPS, and how, if fully implemented, this program could significantly aid "unbanked" and "underbanked" people who fall prey to predatory banking schemes as a result of a lack of access to financial services. He goes on to explain the uneasy peace between Trump USPS holdover Louis DeJoy and the USPS union, who, on this one particular issue, are aligned on working toward implementation for its potential for revenue growth for the USPS (DeJoy's interest), as well as for expanding the services of USPS to people who really need them (the union's interest). David then explains whether further implementation will require additional Congressional approval (maybe so, maybe not), how Biden should prioritize a pro-postal banking advocate for a Board of Governors vacancy that remains, the Congressional support this policy already has, and what full implementation would really look in the long term. Sam, Emma, and David end on their discussion of the Progressive Caucus showing its might in blocking the bipartisan infrastructure bill from going to a vote away from the two track structure, the history of the CPC when it was a 6-person working group started by a young anonymous backbencher named Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Pramila Jayapal's ascendance in the ranks of the CPC leading to its growing power, and whether more of these stands may result in the future as a result of this one's success. And in the Fun Half, Sam and Emma correct the record on Senator Blumenthal's Finsta flub from Thursday, and propose that the next Big Tech "disruption" should be these companies being broken up by the government. They then check in on the Facebook whistleblower report from 60 Minutes last night, Nick Clegg being referred to as a "tobacco executive" on CNN by Brian Stelter (which he tries extremely hard to differentiate from, with middling results), Fox and Friends's incredible concern about the labor shortage before Christmas (it's October! Steve Doocy can't get his favorite coffee! A fate worse than death!), and the MR crew ends the day by taking a time machine to 2010 to see what Kyrsten Sinema's thoughts on reconciliation and the filibuster were then (Different!) Plus, your calls and IM's! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here. 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RNZ: Saturday Morning
Max Chafkin: what makes tech billionaire Peter Thiel tick?

RNZ: Saturday Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 33:57


Elusive venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel has been thrust under the microscope in new biography The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power. Author Max Chafkin, who is a features editor and tech reporter for Businessweek Bloomsburg, spoke to former colleagues, friends, and people who knew Thiel when he was younger to paint a picture of the notoriously private billionaire, who is a New Zealand citizen and owns a large property on the shores of Lake Wanaka. In the book Chafkin aims to pull apart the mythology of Thiel, which he says cuts both ways - the left-leaning media portrays Thiel as a supervillian behind every evil thing that Donald Trump or any tech company has ever done, but that is counterbalanced by a superhero story in tech circles which see Thiel as a great investor, builder and intellectual. Chafkin says both stories have kernels of truth, but neither gets to the core of Thiel and his motivations.

Reset
The rise of a Silicon Valley supervillain

Reset

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 15:31


Peter Thiel has worn many hats over the years: He co-founded PayPal, helped fund Facebook, and brought about Gawker's demise. He was also one of Donald Trump's biggest advocates. How did Thiel gain so much power? Bloomberg's Max Chafkin (@chafkin) explains. References:  Listen to Peter Kafka's full interview with Max Chafkin here  Enjoy this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to recodedaily@recode.net. We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Recode Daily is made by:  Host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey   Recode Media is made by:  Host: Peter Kafka (@pkafka) Producer: Jelani Carter Editor: Joel Raabe Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

DOOMED with Matt Binder
185: Peter Thiel, The Contrarian (w/ Max Chafkin)

DOOMED with Matt Binder

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 74:34


Max Chafkin, author and features editor at Bloomberg BusinessWeek joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss his new book THE CONTRARIAN: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power. We discuss Thiel's early life, his founding PayPal and Palantir, his "libertarian" stage, his role as a major Trump backer, his revenge on Gawker, his funding of Rumble, what drives him and the future of his backing Republican candidates and much more! On the patron half of the show: Bill Gates' bizarre interview on Epstein, Jimmy Dore and his cohorts continue to get Nina Turner's loss wrong, your calls, questions, comments and more! (Episode from the 9/22/21 livestream show.) Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/mattbinder

Insight Out
Deepdive into the book Zero to One by Peter Thiel

Insight Out

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 38:26


Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future is a 2014 book by the American entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel (PayPal) co-written with Blake Masters. In the Atlantic, Derek Thomson describes Thiel's book as possibly the best business book he has ever read. Billy asks Brenden questions about the key insights from the book.

This Week in Tech (Video LO)
TWiT 842: The Ivermectin of Smartphones - Crackdown in China, Surface Duo 2, end of magazines, Peter Thiel

This Week in Tech (Video LO)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 151:19


Crackdown in China, Surface Duo 2, end of magazines, Peter Thiel What technology has brought since the '80s. Are today's students aware of how much technology has changed since the '80s? We the Media: Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People New edition by Dan Gillmor. The importance of blogs and the state of blogs now. Facebook: The Inside Story by Steven Levy. How much has Mark Zuckerberg evolved since the beginning of Facebook? Facebook to testify on kids' safety as lawmakers probe a whistleblower's revelations. Was the Facebook Files series a fair representation of what's going on inside the company? China's central bank says all cryptocurrency-related activities are illegal, vows harsh crackdown. FBI held back ransomware decryption key from businesses to run operations targeting hackers. Apple iPhone 13 Review: The Most Incremental Upgrade Ever. Microsoft's new Surface Duo 2 has all the features that were missing the first time around. Where does Apple go next? What is the next "perfect thing"? The Framework Laptop. The Art of the Thiel. Watch a raven take out a Google drone mid-air as the tech giant is forced to ground its home delivery service due to bird attacks. What Our Research Really Says About Teen Well-Being and Instagram. "Completely Running Blind." Apple's Power Move To Kneecap Facebook Advertising Is Working. Google to Buy New York City Office Building for $2.1 Billion. The NSA and CIA Use Ad Blockers Because Online Advertising Is So Dangerous. I went to Amazon's high-tech hair salon and virtually dyed my hair pink — then got the best haircut I've ever had. William Shatner's Going to Space on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Rocket Ship. Facebook introduces portable Portal Go for $199. Facebook Chief Technology Officer Schroepfer to Step Down. The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What's Coming. Barry Diller's IAC in Talks to Buy Magazine Publisher Meredith. Phones of journalist who tracked Viktor Orban's childhood friend infected with spyware. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Steven Levy, Jeff Jarvis, and Dan Gillmor Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: wwt.com/twit podium.com/twit Modern Finance www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT

This Week in Tech (Video HI)
TWiT 842: The Ivermectin of Smartphones - Crackdown in China, Surface Duo 2, end of magazines, Peter Thiel

This Week in Tech (Video HI)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 151:19


Crackdown in China, Surface Duo 2, end of magazines, Peter Thiel What technology has brought since the '80s. Are today's students aware of how much technology has changed since the '80s? We the Media: Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People New edition by Dan Gillmor. The importance of blogs and the state of blogs now. Facebook: The Inside Story by Steven Levy. How much has Mark Zuckerberg evolved since the beginning of Facebook? Facebook to testify on kids' safety as lawmakers probe a whistleblower's revelations. Was the Facebook Files series a fair representation of what's going on inside the company? China's central bank says all cryptocurrency-related activities are illegal, vows harsh crackdown. FBI held back ransomware decryption key from businesses to run operations targeting hackers. Apple iPhone 13 Review: The Most Incremental Upgrade Ever. Microsoft's new Surface Duo 2 has all the features that were missing the first time around. Where does Apple go next? What is the next "perfect thing"? The Framework Laptop. The Art of the Thiel. Watch a raven take out a Google drone mid-air as the tech giant is forced to ground its home delivery service due to bird attacks. What Our Research Really Says About Teen Well-Being and Instagram. "Completely Running Blind." Apple's Power Move To Kneecap Facebook Advertising Is Working. Google to Buy New York City Office Building for $2.1 Billion. The NSA and CIA Use Ad Blockers Because Online Advertising Is So Dangerous. I went to Amazon's high-tech hair salon and virtually dyed my hair pink — then got the best haircut I've ever had. William Shatner's Going to Space on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Rocket Ship. Facebook introduces portable Portal Go for $199. Facebook Chief Technology Officer Schroepfer to Step Down. The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What's Coming. Barry Diller's IAC in Talks to Buy Magazine Publisher Meredith. Phones of journalist who tracked Viktor Orban's childhood friend infected with spyware. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Steven Levy, Jeff Jarvis, and Dan Gillmor Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: wwt.com/twit podium.com/twit Modern Finance www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT

This Week in Tech (Video HD)
TWiT 842: The Ivermectin of Smartphones - Crackdown in China, Surface Duo 2, end of magazines, Peter Thiel

This Week in Tech (Video HD)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 151:19


Crackdown in China, Surface Duo 2, end of magazines, Peter Thiel What technology has brought since the '80s. Are today's students aware of how much technology has changed since the '80s? We the Media: Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People New edition by Dan Gillmor. The importance of blogs and the state of blogs now. Facebook: The Inside Story by Steven Levy. How much has Mark Zuckerberg evolved since the beginning of Facebook? Facebook to testify on kids' safety as lawmakers probe a whistleblower's revelations. Was the Facebook Files series a fair representation of what's going on inside the company? China's central bank says all cryptocurrency-related activities are illegal, vows harsh crackdown. FBI held back ransomware decryption key from businesses to run operations targeting hackers. Apple iPhone 13 Review: The Most Incremental Upgrade Ever. Microsoft's new Surface Duo 2 has all the features that were missing the first time around. Where does Apple go next? What is the next "perfect thing"? The Framework Laptop. The Art of the Thiel. Watch a raven take out a Google drone mid-air as the tech giant is forced to ground its home delivery service due to bird attacks. What Our Research Really Says About Teen Well-Being and Instagram. "Completely Running Blind." Apple's Power Move To Kneecap Facebook Advertising Is Working. Google to Buy New York City Office Building for $2.1 Billion. The NSA and CIA Use Ad Blockers Because Online Advertising Is So Dangerous. I went to Amazon's high-tech hair salon and virtually dyed my hair pink — then got the best haircut I've ever had. William Shatner's Going to Space on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Rocket Ship. Facebook introduces portable Portal Go for $199. Facebook Chief Technology Officer Schroepfer to Step Down. The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What's Coming. Barry Diller's IAC in Talks to Buy Magazine Publisher Meredith. Phones of journalist who tracked Viktor Orban's childhood friend infected with spyware. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Steven Levy, Jeff Jarvis, and Dan Gillmor Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: wwt.com/twit podium.com/twit Modern Finance www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT

This Week in Tech (MP3)
TWiT 842: The Ivermectin of Smartphones - Crackdown in China, Surface Duo 2, end of magazines, Peter Thiel

This Week in Tech (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 150:36


Crackdown in China, Surface Duo 2, end of magazines, Peter Thiel What technology has brought since the '80s. Are today's students aware of how much technology has changed since the '80s? We the Media: Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People New edition by Dan Gillmor. The importance of blogs and the state of blogs now. Facebook: The Inside Story by Steven Levy. How much has Mark Zuckerberg evolved since the beginning of Facebook? Facebook to testify on kids' safety as lawmakers probe a whistleblower's revelations. Was the Facebook Files series a fair representation of what's going on inside the company? China's central bank says all cryptocurrency-related activities are illegal, vows harsh crackdown. FBI held back ransomware decryption key from businesses to run operations targeting hackers. Apple iPhone 13 Review: The Most Incremental Upgrade Ever. Microsoft's new Surface Duo 2 has all the features that were missing the first time around. Where does Apple go next? What is the next "perfect thing"? The Framework Laptop. The Art of the Thiel. Watch a raven take out a Google drone mid-air as the tech giant is forced to ground its home delivery service due to bird attacks. What Our Research Really Says About Teen Well-Being and Instagram. "Completely Running Blind." Apple's Power Move To Kneecap Facebook Advertising Is Working. Google to Buy New York City Office Building for $2.1 Billion. The NSA and CIA Use Ad Blockers Because Online Advertising Is So Dangerous. I went to Amazon's high-tech hair salon and virtually dyed my hair pink — then got the best haircut I've ever had. William Shatner's Going to Space on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Rocket Ship. Facebook introduces portable Portal Go for $199. Facebook Chief Technology Officer Schroepfer to Step Down. The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What's Coming. Barry Diller's IAC in Talks to Buy Magazine Publisher Meredith. Phones of journalist who tracked Viktor Orban's childhood friend infected with spyware. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Steven Levy, Jeff Jarvis, and Dan Gillmor Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: wwt.com/twit podium.com/twit Modern Finance www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)
This Week in Tech 842: The Ivermectin of Smartphones

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 150:36


Crackdown in China, Surface Duo 2, end of magazines, Peter Thiel What technology has brought since the '80s. Are today's students aware of how much technology has changed since the '80s? We the Media: Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People New edition by Dan Gillmor. The importance of blogs and the state of blogs now. Facebook: The Inside Story by Steven Levy. How much has Mark Zuckerberg evolved since the beginning of Facebook? Facebook to testify on kids' safety as lawmakers probe a whistleblower's revelations. Was the Facebook Files series a fair representation of what's going on inside the company? China's central bank says all cryptocurrency-related activities are illegal, vows harsh crackdown. FBI held back ransomware decryption key from businesses to run operations targeting hackers. Apple iPhone 13 Review: The Most Incremental Upgrade Ever. Microsoft's new Surface Duo 2 has all the features that were missing the first time around. Where does Apple go next? What is the next "perfect thing"? The Framework Laptop. The Art of the Thiel. Watch a raven take out a Google drone mid-air as the tech giant is forced to ground its home delivery service due to bird attacks. What Our Research Really Says About Teen Well-Being and Instagram. "Completely Running Blind." Apple's Power Move To Kneecap Facebook Advertising Is Working. Google to Buy New York City Office Building for $2.1 Billion. The NSA and CIA Use Ad Blockers Because Online Advertising Is So Dangerous. I went to Amazon's high-tech hair salon and virtually dyed my hair pink — then got the best haircut I've ever had. William Shatner's Going to Space on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Rocket Ship. Facebook introduces portable Portal Go for $199. Facebook Chief Technology Officer Schroepfer to Step Down. The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What's Coming. Barry Diller's IAC in Talks to Buy Magazine Publisher Meredith. Phones of journalist who tracked Viktor Orban's childhood friend infected with spyware. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Steven Levy, Jeff Jarvis, and Dan Gillmor Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: wwt.com/twit podium.com/twit Modern Finance www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT

All TWiT.tv Shows (Video LO)
This Week in Tech 842: The Ivermectin of Smartphones

All TWiT.tv Shows (Video LO)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 151:19


Crackdown in China, Surface Duo 2, end of magazines, Peter Thiel What technology has brought since the '80s. Are today's students aware of how much technology has changed since the '80s? We the Media: Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People New edition by Dan Gillmor. The importance of blogs and the state of blogs now. Facebook: The Inside Story by Steven Levy. How much has Mark Zuckerberg evolved since the beginning of Facebook? Facebook to testify on kids' safety as lawmakers probe a whistleblower's revelations. Was the Facebook Files series a fair representation of what's going on inside the company? China's central bank says all cryptocurrency-related activities are illegal, vows harsh crackdown. FBI held back ransomware decryption key from businesses to run operations targeting hackers. Apple iPhone 13 Review: The Most Incremental Upgrade Ever. Microsoft's new Surface Duo 2 has all the features that were missing the first time around. Where does Apple go next? What is the next "perfect thing"? The Framework Laptop. The Art of the Thiel. Watch a raven take out a Google drone mid-air as the tech giant is forced to ground its home delivery service due to bird attacks. What Our Research Really Says About Teen Well-Being and Instagram. "Completely Running Blind." Apple's Power Move To Kneecap Facebook Advertising Is Working. Google to Buy New York City Office Building for $2.1 Billion. The NSA and CIA Use Ad Blockers Because Online Advertising Is So Dangerous. I went to Amazon's high-tech hair salon and virtually dyed my hair pink — then got the best haircut I've ever had. William Shatner's Going to Space on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Rocket Ship. Facebook introduces portable Portal Go for $199. Facebook Chief Technology Officer Schroepfer to Step Down. The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What's Coming. Barry Diller's IAC in Talks to Buy Magazine Publisher Meredith. Phones of journalist who tracked Viktor Orban's childhood friend infected with spyware. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Steven Levy, Jeff Jarvis, and Dan Gillmor Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: wwt.com/twit podium.com/twit Modern Finance www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT

All TWiT.tv Shows (Video HI)
This Week in Tech 842: The Ivermectin of Smartphones

All TWiT.tv Shows (Video HI)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 151:19


Crackdown in China, Surface Duo 2, end of magazines, Peter Thiel What technology has brought since the '80s. Are today's students aware of how much technology has changed since the '80s? We the Media: Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People New edition by Dan Gillmor. The importance of blogs and the state of blogs now. Facebook: The Inside Story by Steven Levy. How much has Mark Zuckerberg evolved since the beginning of Facebook? Facebook to testify on kids' safety as lawmakers probe a whistleblower's revelations. Was the Facebook Files series a fair representation of what's going on inside the company? China's central bank says all cryptocurrency-related activities are illegal, vows harsh crackdown. FBI held back ransomware decryption key from businesses to run operations targeting hackers. Apple iPhone 13 Review: The Most Incremental Upgrade Ever. Microsoft's new Surface Duo 2 has all the features that were missing the first time around. Where does Apple go next? What is the next "perfect thing"? The Framework Laptop. The Art of the Thiel. Watch a raven take out a Google drone mid-air as the tech giant is forced to ground its home delivery service due to bird attacks. What Our Research Really Says About Teen Well-Being and Instagram. "Completely Running Blind." Apple's Power Move To Kneecap Facebook Advertising Is Working. Google to Buy New York City Office Building for $2.1 Billion. The NSA and CIA Use Ad Blockers Because Online Advertising Is So Dangerous. I went to Amazon's high-tech hair salon and virtually dyed my hair pink — then got the best haircut I've ever had. William Shatner's Going to Space on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Rocket Ship. Facebook introduces portable Portal Go for $199. Facebook Chief Technology Officer Schroepfer to Step Down. The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What's Coming. Barry Diller's IAC in Talks to Buy Magazine Publisher Meredith. Phones of journalist who tracked Viktor Orban's childhood friend infected with spyware. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Steven Levy, Jeff Jarvis, and Dan Gillmor Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: wwt.com/twit podium.com/twit Modern Finance www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT

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This Week in Tech 842: The Ivermectin of Smartphones

All TWiT.tv Shows (Video HD)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 151:19


Crackdown in China, Surface Duo 2, end of magazines, Peter Thiel What technology has brought since the '80s. Are today's students aware of how much technology has changed since the '80s? We the Media: Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People New edition by Dan Gillmor. The importance of blogs and the state of blogs now. Facebook: The Inside Story by Steven Levy. How much has Mark Zuckerberg evolved since the beginning of Facebook? Facebook to testify on kids' safety as lawmakers probe a whistleblower's revelations. Was the Facebook Files series a fair representation of what's going on inside the company? China's central bank says all cryptocurrency-related activities are illegal, vows harsh crackdown. FBI held back ransomware decryption key from businesses to run operations targeting hackers. Apple iPhone 13 Review: The Most Incremental Upgrade Ever. Microsoft's new Surface Duo 2 has all the features that were missing the first time around. Where does Apple go next? What is the next "perfect thing"? The Framework Laptop. The Art of the Thiel. Watch a raven take out a Google drone mid-air as the tech giant is forced to ground its home delivery service due to bird attacks. What Our Research Really Says About Teen Well-Being and Instagram. "Completely Running Blind." Apple's Power Move To Kneecap Facebook Advertising Is Working. Google to Buy New York City Office Building for $2.1 Billion. The NSA and CIA Use Ad Blockers Because Online Advertising Is So Dangerous. I went to Amazon's high-tech hair salon and virtually dyed my hair pink — then got the best haircut I've ever had. William Shatner's Going to Space on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Rocket Ship. Facebook introduces portable Portal Go for $199. Facebook Chief Technology Officer Schroepfer to Step Down. The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What's Coming. Barry Diller's IAC in Talks to Buy Magazine Publisher Meredith. Phones of journalist who tracked Viktor Orban's childhood friend infected with spyware. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Steven Levy, Jeff Jarvis, and Dan Gillmor Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: wwt.com/twit podium.com/twit Modern Finance www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT

Radio Leo (Audio)
This Week in Tech 842: The Ivermectin of Smartphones

Radio Leo (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 150:36


Crackdown in China, Surface Duo 2, end of magazines, Peter Thiel What technology has brought since the '80s. Are today's students aware of how much technology has changed since the '80s? We the Media: Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People New edition by Dan Gillmor. The importance of blogs and the state of blogs now. Facebook: The Inside Story by Steven Levy. How much has Mark Zuckerberg evolved since the beginning of Facebook? Facebook to testify on kids' safety as lawmakers probe a whistleblower's revelations. Was the Facebook Files series a fair representation of what's going on inside the company? China's central bank says all cryptocurrency-related activities are illegal, vows harsh crackdown. FBI held back ransomware decryption key from businesses to run operations targeting hackers. Apple iPhone 13 Review: The Most Incremental Upgrade Ever. Microsoft's new Surface Duo 2 has all the features that were missing the first time around. Where does Apple go next? What is the next "perfect thing"? The Framework Laptop. The Art of the Thiel. Watch a raven take out a Google drone mid-air as the tech giant is forced to ground its home delivery service due to bird attacks. What Our Research Really Says About Teen Well-Being and Instagram. "Completely Running Blind." Apple's Power Move To Kneecap Facebook Advertising Is Working. Google to Buy New York City Office Building for $2.1 Billion. The NSA and CIA Use Ad Blockers Because Online Advertising Is So Dangerous. I went to Amazon's high-tech hair salon and virtually dyed my hair pink — then got the best haircut I've ever had. William Shatner's Going to Space on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Rocket Ship. Facebook introduces portable Portal Go for $199. Facebook Chief Technology Officer Schroepfer to Step Down. The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What's Coming. Barry Diller's IAC in Talks to Buy Magazine Publisher Meredith. Phones of journalist who tracked Viktor Orban's childhood friend infected with spyware. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Steven Levy, Jeff Jarvis, and Dan Gillmor Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: wwt.com/twit podium.com/twit Modern Finance www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT

Nostalgia Trap
Nostalgia Trap - Episode 294: The Contrarian w/ Max Chafkin

Nostalgia Trap

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 65:23


Max Chafkin is an editor at Bloomberg Businessweek whose new book, The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power tells the unbelievable true story of Peter Thiel's rise to power through strategic investment and control over massive tech firms. From his assassination of Gawker (remember the Hulk Hogan lawsuit? Thiel funded it.) to his manipulation of Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook algorithm, Thiel has emerged as an enigmatic, arguably sinister force in American politics and media. Who is this guy? And what is the endgame?

Skullduggery
The Real Thiel (with Max Chafkin)

Skullduggery

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 52:09


Just days before the Republican Convention in 2016, 150 Tech executives and investors published a stinging open letter condemning the man the party was about to nominate for President. Donald Trump's candidacy the tech moguls wrote was fueled by “anger, bigotry, fear of new ideas, and a fundamental belief that American is weak and in decline.” That was undoubtedly the view that most of the big players in Silicon Valley. But there was one who had a decidedly contrary view. Peter Thiel was the billionaire co-founder of PayPal and Palantir. And was the first outside investor in Facebook giving him instant entree and more than a little clout with the company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg. And Thiel had gone all in for Trump. Speaking at the convention, donating more than one million dollars to a Trump Super PAC. And later serving on his transition team as he sought to place figures who share his unorthodox views of the world in high places in the US Government. How much influence did Thiel have during the Trump era? And how much power does he yield today in the insular world of Silicon Valley. Max Chafkin, author of the new book about Thiel called The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power, joins to discuss. GUEST:Max Chafkin (@chafkin), Features Editor/Writer @BW, Author of The ContrarianHOSTS:Michael Isikoff (@Isikoff), Chief Investigative Correspondent, Yahoo NewsDaniel Klaidman (@dklaidman), Editor in Chief, Yahoo NewsVictoria Bassetti (@VBass), fellow, Brennan Center for Justice (contributing co-host) RESOURCES:Obtain The Contrarian - Here.Yahoo News' David Knowles original piece on critics latest blasting of Facebook - Here.Time Magazine's Who's Afraid of Peter Thiel? - Here.Follow us on Twitter: @SkullduggeryPodListen and subscribe to "Skullduggery" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.Email us with feedback, questions or tips: SkullduggeryPod@yahoo.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Firewall
The Real Thiel

Firewall

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 34:58


For a guy who distrusts the media, Peter Thiel has an incredible knack for making his voice heard. How does he do it? Bradley talks to Max Chafkin, author of 'The Contrarian', the excellent new biography of Silicon Valley's most enigmatic figure.

Recode Media with Peter Kafka
How Peter Thiel went from Silicon Valley to The White House with Max Chafkin

Recode Media with Peter Kafka

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 55:54


Peter Thiel used to be a Silicon Valley investor best-known for early investment in Facebook. But in recent years he seems to have shifted into something different: A Trump-supporting billionaire who wants to remake American politics - and someone who nursed a years-long grudge against Gawker and ultimately bankrupted the publisher and its owner. Bloomberg's Max Chafkin details Thiel's story in his new book The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power; he talks about what animates Thiel, and why he thinks we'll be hearing from him and about him for a long time. Then Vox Media's Joe Posner joins to talk about making videos for YouTube, Netflix, and HBO which is now airing his newest show: Level Playing Field. Featuring: Max Chafkin (@chafkin), Author and Bloomberg reporter Joe Posner (@joeposner), of Vox Video Host: Peter Kafka (@pkafka), Senior Editor at Recode More to explore: Subscribe for free to Recode Media, Peter Kafka, one of the media industry's most acclaimed reporters, talks to business titans, journalists, comedians, and more to get their take on today's media landscape. About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

This Machine Kills
103. The Venality of Evil

This Machine Kills

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 85:06


outro: https://youtu.be/JanZSDIWpmg We start with a quick moratorium on self-deprecating apologia for doompill. Confronting, with sober senses and ruthless analysis, the material conditions of the world is not always a joyful thing. But, importantly, it is not one that calls for nihilism, fatalism, or doom. We then discuss a long excerpt from an upcoming biography of Peter Thiel and finally give this (self-admittedly) evil man the attention he deserves. Not only is Thiel driven by venal desires of power and wealth, he is also consumed with paranoia that one day the taxman will make him pay his fair share. Thiel is a ludicrous caricature of the Randian superhero. Some stuff we discuss • Peter Thiel Gamed Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, and Democracy to Make Billions, Tax-Free | Max Chafkin: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-09-15/peter-thiel-gamed-silicon-valley-tech-trump-taxes-and-politics • Lord of the Roths | Justin Elliott, Patricia Callahan, James Bandler: https://www.propublica.org/article/lord-of-the-roths-how-tech-mogul-peter-thiel-turned-a-retirement-account-for-the-middle-class-into-a-5-billion-dollar-tax-free-piggy-bank Subscribe to hear more analysis and commentary in our premium episodes every week! patreon.com/thismachinekills Grab your TMK gear: bonfire.com/store/this-machine-kills-podcast/ Hosted by Jathan Sadowski (twitter.com/jathansadowski) and Edward Ongweso Jr. (twitter.com/bigblackjacobin). Production / Music by Jereme Brown (twitter.com/braunestahl)

The Chris Voss Show
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley’s Pursuit of Power by Max Chafkin

The Chris Voss Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 43:45


The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power by Max Chafkin A biography of venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel, the enigmatic, controversial, and hugely influential power broker who sits at the dynamic intersection of tech, business, and politics “Max Chafkin's The Contrarian is much more than a consistently shocking biography of Peter Thiel, the most important investor in tech and a key supporter of the Donald Trump presidency. It's also a disturbing history of Silicon Valley that will make you reconsider the ideological foundations of America's relentless engine of creative destruction.”—Brad Stone, author of The Everything Store and Amazon Unbound Since the days of the dot-com bubble in the late 1990s, no industry has made a greater impact on the world than Silicon Valley. And few individuals have done more to shape Silicon Valley than Peter Thiel. The billionaire venture capitalist and entrepreneur has been a behind-the-scenes operator influencing countless aspects of our contemporary way of life, from the technologies we use every day to the delicate power balance between Silicon Valley, Wall Street, and Washington. But despite his power and the ubiquity of his projects, no public figure is quite so mysterious. In the first major biography of Thiel, Max Chafkin traces the trajectory of the innovator's singular life and worldview, from his upbringing as the child of immigrant parents and years at Stanford as a burgeoning conservative thought leader to his founding of PayPal and Palantir, early investment in Facebook and SpaceX, and relationships with fellow tech titans Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, and Eric Schmidt. The Contrarian illuminates the extent to which Thiel has sought to export his values to the corridors of power beyond Silicon Valley, including funding the lawsuit that destroyed the blog Gawker and strenuously backing far-right political candidates, notably Donald Trump for president in 2016. Eye-opening and deeply reported, The Contrarian is a revelatory biography of a one-of-a-kind leader and an incisive portrait of a tech industry whose explosive growth and power is both thrilling and fraught with controversy.

Fresh Air
Who Is Tech Billionaire & 'Contrarian' Peter Thiel?

Fresh Air

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 46:00


Peter Thiel co-founded PayPal, invested early in Facebook, secretly funded the Hulk Hogan lawsuit that put the website Gawker out of business, and put more than a million dollars into Trump's campaign just after the appearance of the 'Access Hollywood' tapes. Thiel is also known for his interest in some unusual ideas, like independent city-states that float on the ocean, free from oppressive governments. We talk with 'Bloomsberg Businessweek' tech reporter Max Chafkin about his book on Thiel, 'The Contrarian.'Also, critic David Bianculli reviews two remakes of classic TV shows, 'The Wonder Years' and 'Scenes from a Marriage.'

Greaux Rugby by GiftTime Rugby Network
Developing Rugby featuring Ada Milby, Naya Tapper, Charity Williams, Phil Thiel and Rashad Lipford (Episode 61)

Greaux Rugby by GiftTime Rugby Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 57:41


This week we bring a special episode of the Greaux Rugby Show. We're featuring some of our past guests, who have talked to us on developing and learning from opportunities that they have had presented to them. Sponsored by: Rugby Outlet Mall 20% off all GiftTime Rugby and HBCU Rugby Classic merch with promo code, 'GREAUX RUGBY' Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can Follow the journey of two men who bike ride through Southeast Asia on their way to the 2019 Rugby World Cup Green Geeks Get access to one of the best and eco-friendly web hosting platforms in the world. You can create your own e-commerce store, websites, and more with ease. Don't allow yourself to only be at the mercy of social media. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gifttimerugby/support

Inside the Lab
S2Ep4: The Carbon Footprint of Clinical Laboratories

Inside the Lab

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 45:32


The principal tenet of medicine is to “first, do no harm.” And yet, the U.S. healthcare sector is responsible for 8.5% to 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. What can we do in the clinical laboratory to deliver care with a smaller carbon footprint? On this episode of Inside the Lab, our hosts Dr. Dan Milner and Ms. Kelly Swails are joined by Dr. Ilyssa Gordon, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology and Medical Director for Sustainability at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Cassandra Thiel, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Departments of Population Health and Ophthalmology at NYU Langone Health, and Mr. James Connelly, CEO of My Green Lab, to discuss the carbon footprint of laboratories. Our panelists describe the healthcare sector's impact on climate, and share what goes into conducting a life-cycle assessment and what it tells us about the environmental impact of a product or service. They explain how we can leverage the ACT label to promote sustainability in lab product manufacturing and explore how a shift in the supply chain compares to reducing consumption in an individual lab. Listen in for insight on applying the principles of reduce, reuse, and recycle to the clinical lab and find out how you can help minimize the carbon footprint of your lab. Topics Covered  · How the healthcare sector is responsible for as much as 10% of carbon emissions· What inspired a study around the carbon footprint of GI biopsies and the response they've gotten to their work· What goes into performing a life-cycle assessment and what it tells us about the environmental impact of a product or service· Leveraging the ACT label to choose sustainable products and ultimately influence lab product markets· Applying the principles of reduce, reuse, and recycle to the clinical lab· Why focusing on a shift in the supply chain makes a bigger impact than reducing consumption in an individual labConnect with ASCPASCPASCP on FacebookASCP on InstagramASCP on Twitter Connect with Dr. GordonDr. Gordon on LinkedInDr. Gordon at the Cleveland Clinic Connect with Dr. Thiel Dr. Thiel on TwitterDr. Thiel at NYUConnect with Mr. ConnellyMr. Connelly on LinkedInMy Green Lab Connect with Dr. Milner & Ms. SwailsDr. Milner on TwitterMs. Swails on Twitter Resources‘Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Gastrointestinal Biopsies in a Surgical Pathology Laboratory' in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology‘A Different Kind of Laboratory Stewardship' in the American Journal of Clinical PathologyInside the Lab in the ASCP Store 

Dead Cat
The Facebook Philes

Dead Cat

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 42:13


Eric, Katie and Tom talk about why the Wall Street Journal's epic series about Facebook's internal failings is so powerful. And why Facebook continues to be aggressively covered by the media in a way it didn't use to be—well into the Biden presidency. That turns into a discussion about whether comparing the company to big tobacco makes sense. We also briefly debate if Peter Thiel is as powerful as the media makes him out to be. This will not be the last time we discuss Thiel on the podcast.

The Meb Faber Show
#349 – Anthony Zhang, Vinovest - You Should Separate Your Drinking Preferences From Your Investment Preferences

The Meb Faber Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 63:01


In episode 349, we welcome our guest, Anthony Zhang, founder and CEO of Vinovest, a platform for investing in a managed portfolio of fine wines.   In today's episode, we're talking about wine as an asset class. We start with Anthony's background, which includes a Thiel fellowship. Then we dive into the ins and outs of investing in wine. Anthony walks us through wine's investment case and how it compares to traditional stocks and bonds. Then we walk through the process of investing in wine through Vinovest, which does the analysis, bidding, inspection, and storage on your behalf. We touch on the different offerings, taxes, fees, risks, and trends affecting the industry today.   Please enjoy this episode with Vinovest's Anthony Zhang.   -----   Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com   -----   This episode is sponsored by Masterworks. Masterworks is opening the doors to top-tier, blue-chip art investments to everyone. Visit www.masterworks.io/meb and use promo code “MEB” to skip their wait list.   Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

The Ben Shapiro Show
Blake Masters REVEALS the Future in Arizona

The Ben Shapiro Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 21:37


Blake Masters is co-author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Zero to One, and president of the Thiel foundation. He joins to discuss the 2022 race for Arizona Senate; the future of big tech; and the virtues of a lo-fi lifestyle. Check out Debunked. Where Ben Shapiro exposes leftist fallacies in 15 minutes or less. Watch the full season available only on The Daily Wire: utm.io/uc9er  Subscribe to Morning Wire, Daily Wire's new morning news podcast, and get the facts first on the news you need to know: https://utm.io/udyIF

Venture Stories
Greatest Hits: Mike Maples on Value Hacking and Avoiding The Fake Growth Epidemic

Venture Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 76:39


Erik is joined on this episode by Mike Maples (@m2jr) of Floodgate. The discuss:- The difference between fake growth and real growth, and how to know which one your company is experiencing.- Why fake growth has taken hold in so many companies in the Valley, and its broader systemic causes.- The difference between value hacking and growth hacking.- Why once you've entered the growth stage, it's next to impossible to go back to the value hacking stage.- His thoughts on the Thiel vs. Rabois philosophies of markets.- His tips for growing SaaS companies.- How to think about incumbents.- Why a pivot is not the same thing as a mulligan.- The reasons for the fact that, in Mike's opinion, there is too much money in VC.- Why companies are staying private longer.Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.

Decade Chart
"I've Never On Purpose Listened to Taylor Swift" with Kevin Thiel

Decade Chart

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 64:40


Today Lilli and Ellington catch up with Kevin Thiel! They talk about a range of topics; Prestige Acting, Flat Ohio, and Kraken Rum!Find out more about our guest!Kevin Thiel @ http://www.kevinthiel.com/Follow us on IG @decadechartpod for throwbacks of your hosts and guest!Follow Lilli Babblillibabb.comhttps://www.instagram.com/lillibabb/https://twitter.com/lillibabbFollow Ellingtonhttps://www.instagram.com/ellingtonberg/https://twitter.com/ellingtonbergIf you enjoy Decade Chart, remember to rate, review, and subscribe!

Sports With Art Thiel
Thiel: Seahawks will get money's worth with Jamal Adams, now highest-paid safety in NFL history

Sports With Art Thiel

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 3:59


The Seattle Seahawks play their second exhibition game of the season Saturday night. They host the Denver Broncos at Lumen Field. Strong safety Jamal Adams will be on the field, now that he's signed a new contract with the team. More from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Sports With Art Thiel
Thiel: As Seahawks begin preseason, action on Jamal Adams contract should happen 'soon'

Sports With Art Thiel

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 4:03


The Seattle Seahawks play the first of three NFL preseason games on Saturday night. They will be in Las Vegas to take on the Raiders. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked to Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about what fans can expect.

Hashr8 Podcast
The Americanization of Bitcoin Mining | Jason Les & Fred Thiel | Compass Podcast

Hashr8 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 60:34


Compass discusses the growth in North American mining with CEOs of the industry's two largest public mining companies: Jason Les of Riot Blockchain and Fred Thiel of Marathon Digital Holdings. https://twitter.com/JasonLes_ https://twitter.com/fgthiel Compass Live covers everything related to bitcoin mining and relevant industry news. Subscribe and connect with us! Get Started Mining: https://bit.ly/3CehBf1 Twitter: https://twitter.com/Compass_Mining WATCH Twitch https://bit.ly/3Aok1WP YouTube https://bit.ly/3ys6sot LISTEN Apple: https://apple.co/3fNfrdi Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3tSf9G1 Anchor: https://bit.ly/3rmb7UF PocketCast: https://pca.st/bzjjlmhj RSS: https://bit.ly/3chpULV

Avocado Toast Podcast
#49 - Peter Thiel's Roth IRA

Avocado Toast Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 23:59


Do you want to be a multi billionaire from your Roth IRA like Peter Thiel? We can't help you pick the right investments to make that happen, but we can help you decide whether a self-directed IRA or Roth IRA is right for you!

Sports With Art Thiel
Thiel: Mariners 'incrementally better' after trade deadline, but that's not good enough

Sports With Art Thiel

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 4:00


The Seattle Mariners are playing the Yankees in New York this weekend. The Mariners acquired a few new players ahead of the trade deadline, and the team is still in wild-card playoff contention. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked about it all with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

On The Line Podcast
Hulkamania | Part II: NOW (Gawker, Thiel, Trump)

On The Line Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 62:37


This week we're joined by editor, writer and former VICE News editor-in-chief Ryan McCarthy for a two-part discussion on the legacy of Hulk Hogan—from his iconic stardom in the 80s and 90s WWF to his eventual involvement in temporarily disbanding a media company. Ryan J. McCarthyTwitter: @mccarthyryanjMORE: ryanjmccarthy.netSwish FM is Chris Wendelken and Ben Craw.SWISH FM:Web: SwishFM.comEmail: swishfmradio@gmail.comTwitter: @SwishFMRadioInstagram: @SwishFMRadioApple: apple.co/2NXjMP8Stitcher: stitcher.com/s?fid=342861Spotify: spoti.fi/2T7ZmjYGoogle: bit.ly/32KIiWsiHeart: ihr.fm/312LC1lMUSIC:Artist: LetheretteAlbum: Brown Lounge, Vol. 1Title: Montego FuzzLabel: WulfApple: apple.co/2kyOBLOSpotify: spoti.fi/2kqAhoT

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
Peter Thiel's Military-Industrial Senate Candidate w/ Eli Clifton

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 42:19


On this edition of Parallax Views, tech billionaire Peter Thiel, known for his libertarian and conservative political leanings, infamously backed Donald Trump's successful 2016 Presidential bid. Although Trump may be out of office, Thiel hasn't given up on using his immense wealth to back political candidates presenting themselves as "populists" in the Trumpian mold. For example, he has contributed to the Senate campaign of Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance in Ohio. He's also contributed $10 million dollars to the Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters. Masters, who co-wrote the best-seller Zero to One with Thiel, serves as the President of the Thiel Foundation and the chief operating officer of Thiel Capital. Although Masters is running as a "populist" candidate, some of the issues Masters if focusing on in his campaign could serve to benefit Thiel's investments. Specifically, the issues of border-security and China, which are key issues in Masters' purview, could stand to benefit Peter Thiel's in surveillance technologies vis-à-vis Palantir (the company, it should be noted, that was providing technology to ICE under Trump). In other words, Masters successfully taking a seat in the Senate could be good for Thiel's border security and weapons investments. Joining us to discuss all of this is Senior Advisor at the Quincy Institute and investigative journalist at Responsible Statecraft magazine Eli Clifton, Clifton recently penned a piece entitled "Meet Peter Thiel's military industrial candidate" for the aforementioned magazine. We also discuss, briefly, at the beginning of our conversation the controversies around the recently arrested Tom Barrack as it relates to the UAE and foreign influence operations on U.S. foreign policy.

The Stacking Benjamins Show
M Is For Money (with Rob Phelan) and E Is For Ed Slott's Roth IRA Tips

The Stacking Benjamins Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 59:55


F is for Fun. And we have a ton of fun today talking to Rob Phelan about his new children's book M is for Money. He was inspired by reading with his own son and realizing there weren't any books on the market that teach basic personal finance to kids. Even if you don't have kids yourself, this book might be a great gift for a kid in your family. We also dive into financial literacy in general and why so few programs are successful. If you have any interest in improving the money habits of the people around you, we've got you covered. During our headline segment, IRA and tax expert Ed Slott joins us to talk about a five billion dollar Roth IRA! That's right, Peter Thiel's Roth IRA balance is over a cool five b's at this point. Ed helps explain how it happened and what changes Congress might make to prevent this in the future. For many who dream about crypto riches, can you replicate Thiel's feat (or score a measly 2-3 million) in YOUR Roth IRA? We'll ask Ed about that as well. We'll also throw out the Haven Life line to Justin who wrote in to our basement Facebook group to ask about how much to gift his niece for graduation (we have some great ideas and alternatives to monetary gifts!). And of course we'll leave time for Doug's amazing trivia. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Honestly with Bari Weiss
You're Being Lied To

Honestly with Bari Weiss

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 106:53


One year after her resignation from the New York Times, Bari sits down with author (and America's most famous Stoic) Ryan Holiday to talk about how the media broke and who is to blame for breaking it. Holiday knows about fake news: In his 2012 bestseller, “Trust Me, I'm Lying,” he explains how he manipulated the media on behalf of himself and his clients, including Tucker Max and Dov Charney of American Apparel. Holiday is also the author of "Conspiracy," the story of how billionaire Peter Thiel brought down the gossip site Gawker. We discuss the unintended consequences of Thiel's success, the economics of outrage, Stoicism, opening a bookstore during COVID, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mark and the Millennials
Ep. 163 - The Disciples of Thiel

Mark and the Millennials

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 58:52


Main St. Finance
63 - Peter Thiel’s $5 Billion Roth IRA

Main St. Finance

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021


Today I talk about an article published by ProPublica that has since been picked up by just about all of the financial media outlets. In the midst of going through IRS documents released by a major leak, ProPublica found that Peter Thiel, one of the founders of Paypal, bought shares of Paypay within his Roth IRA in 1999 and has since grown his account to be worth $5 billion. Since those gains are within a Roth IRA, Mr. Thiel is not going to have to pay taxes on ANY of his gains and essentially will be getting his $5 billion with no taxes. Be sure to check out today's episode to see how he did it and if you can too! Have ideas for a future episode? Send in an email or tweet @MainStMoney to have your idea as a future show! My Usual LinksWebsite: www.MainStFinance.orgShow Email address: Mainstfinance@gmail.comTwitter Account: @MainStMoneyYouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxWzLF_ZCgeDJ6PcIovg9ww

He Said She Said the Money Guide Podcast
Billions in Your Roth IRA (Episode 113)

He Said She Said the Money Guide Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 27:59


Peter Thiel and other uberwealthy take advantage of the Roth IRA - probably not what the designers had in mind.  Paying your rent via credit card without added fees.  About two-thirds of mortgages are not going through traditional banks.  Every topic in this podcast was introduced by Cheryl – notes (the very bored?) Jay Furst…..

Refresh Your Wealth Show
Tax and Legal News: Bezos, Spears, Musk, Thiel

Refresh Your Wealth Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 55:48


Mark and Mat cover some of the biggest topics in today's news cycle concerning tax and legal news. They break down the truth behind what percentage of taxes Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are actually paying. They cover all of the facts about Brittney Spears' current predicament and strategies to avoid a similar situation.  Lastly, they cover some interesting facts about taxpayers in the United States. To learn more or listen to previous episodes visit: https://mainstreetbusiness.com/ 

Thiel Talks
12th Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture 11-16-12

Thiel Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2021 36:47


Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture -- Mr. Peter A. Thiel, Technology Entrepreneur, Investor, and Philanthropist Mayflower Hotel Washington, DC --- Thiel Talks is an audio archive of Peter Thiel's ideas. New audio every Saturday. Inquiries to peterthielaudio@gmail.com

Flux
30: Noor Siddiqui —Predicting Your Future Child's Health Just Got Easier

Flux

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 27:39


On today's episode I speak with Noor Siddiqui, the founder of Orchid, a company that quantifies the genetic risks of your future children. We discuss the plunge in genome sequencing costs and why Orchid's ability to predict polygenic diseases impacts so many families compared to predicting single-gene diseases.  Noor reveals what it was like starting a company remotely during COVID, how her mother's own rare disease motivated her and what genetic privilege means. We discuss her path from doing a Thiel fellowship to teaching a crypto class at Stanford to doing genomics and AI research with Sebastian Thrun. Finally, we get into our contrarian views and why biology advances seem to provoke the strongest pushback.  Full transcript on Medium. This episode was produced by Daniel Bouza.

Spa Marketing Made Easy Podcast
SMME #235 How a CFO Helps You Meet Your Big Vision Goals with Kristi Thiel

Spa Marketing Made Easy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 21:52


Finances are the ultimate two-sided coin of business — on one side, it's the lifeblood that can lead to quite a bit of entrepreneurial pressure. And on the other side, having a financially successful business is one of the keys to relieving all the pressure and unlocking true freedom, both in time and ability to do what we want not just with our business trajectory, but our lives.    And it's this aspect of business finances that my guest, Kristi Thiel, and I are discussing in this week's episode. With more than 15 years and a unique blend of accounting and financial advisory experience under her belt, Kristi's role as an Outsourced CFO is to help companies implement a strategy that ensures growth and profitability on track to achieving the long-term financial success they envision in both business and life. In this episode, we're talking about Kristi's approach to finances and how a CFO can function as a collaborative partner in your business to ensure that all your financial bases are covered.    In this episode, we discuss:  How a CFO differs from a bookkeeper and CPA, and what they uniquely can do for a business in regards to finances  What CFOs do and how they work to help you achieve your goals  How to know when it's the right time to consider bringing on a CFO and what pieces you need to have in place to onboard one effectively  Kristi's unique approach and on boarding process that helps her client get a grasp of how their financials look today where they'll move in the future to support both personal and professional goals  To read the full show notes for this episode, visit: http://www.addoaesthetics.com/blog/235   Keep the conversation going inside the Spa Marketing Made Easy Community by clicking here.

Grumpy Old Geeks
503: Grumpy Stuff

Grumpy Old Geeks

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 76:23


Corona kills trust; Uber's back; programming errors; Tesla's crypto stock, 5 year olds are in charge; Google's Project Bernanke; Twitch will act on off-platform offenses; Facebook's Hotline; Pinterest creates a Creator Fund; Thiel on Bitcoin; China hits Alibaba with antitrust fine; Coded Bias; Made for Love; Hard; judging people on music taste, with science; Jon Stewart; Turntable.fm is back; the Serpent; the Nevers; working lightsabers; Logitech stops Harmony remote production; AR toys; Saturn's Monsters; Chuck Palahniuk; White Claw; nuclear sabotage at Natanz; LinkedIn, Clubhouse data scrapes; the Dutch are out of cheese.Show notes at https://gog.show/503