Andreessen Horowitz

Technology • Business • Science

The a16z Podcast discusses tech and culture trends, news, and the future – especially as ‘software eats the world’. It features industry experts, business leaders, and other interesting thinkers and voices from around the world. This podcast is produced by Andreessen Horowitz (aka “a16z”), aRead more

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The Present Future of Audio: Talk, Music, Video, Interactivity

Oct 14 • 56:32

We've already talked a lot about podcasting, both evolution of the industry as well as the form, but where are we going with the future of audio, more broadly? Can we borrow from the present and future of video (e.g., TikTok) to see what's next in audio (more layers, more interactivity)? Can we borrow from the past of audio (i.e., radio) to see what's next for audio experi...

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Words of 2020! (and Metaphors, and Interfaces of the Year)

Dec 24 • 51:28

"In a year that left us speechless, 2020 has been filled with new words unlike any other”... so it's unprecedented that for the first time, the Oxford English Dictionary did NOT name a word of the year. But do we really need the dictionaries to tell us what our words of the year are? Especially if the approaches "Big Word" takes may be based on more lagging vs. leading ind...

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The Holy Grail of Social + Fintech

Dec 7 • 24:04

The intersection of social and finance—as well as shifting attitudes around what we share about money online—have given way to an ambitious new wave of financial products....

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Tracking the Trends: AI, WebRTC, Crypto, and Full Stack Startups

Oct 11 • 28:26
Today’s episode is a conversation about four big trends in the tech world. Any one of these trends would be notable on its own, but we cover all four in this hallway-style chat, as a16z General Partner Chris Dixon talks with Sep Kamvar (professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT and now cofounder of cryptocurrency platform Celo); and Elad Gil (investor and the cofounder o...

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The Passion Economy: Redefining Work

Apr 18 • 26:23

Patreon cofounder and CTO Sam Yam and a16z consumer tech partner Li Jin join host Lauren Murrow to talk about the Passion Economy: the rise of online platforms that enable people to make a living off their unique interests and skills....

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Designing for, Marketing to, and Partnering With Gen Z

Oct 19 • 32:59

Gen Z—those born between 1995 and 2010—now makes up 35 percent of the population and represent $143 billion dollars in spending power. This episode is all about how brands can better understand, collaborate with, and resonate with this hugely influential segment of consumers. ...

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Podcasting and the Future of Audio

May 20 • 01:06:51

This podcast (first recorded in 2019, now being rerun) -- is a podcast about podcasting: But it's really all about audio. A lot's changed... and a lot hasn't. ...

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All about NFTs

Mar 28 • 56:22

This episode is all about NFTs. It seems like nothing has caught on and spread into mainstream interest like NFTs, where one hears everything from "I've never seen anything like this before" to "is this like ICOs all over again" to "it's just a jpg I don't get it" to "but what about the energy use!"...

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