Mark and Venkat are back with Victor Chapela, CEO and co-founder of Suggestic, an amazing AI-centered mobile app designed to help you with your daily nutrition. They talk about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, the challenges of going all-in on your business, and much more. Enjoy the episode, and email into firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or comments!
It's time for another episode of The City Cast with Mark and Venkat. This week, the duo speak with Dale Van Demark, partner at the law firm McDermott Will and Emery. Dale knows a thing or two about both law and healthcare, so Mark and Venkat pick his brain on both subjects, particularly around the issues Americans face in today's US healthcare system.
These are fascinating topics that you won't want to miss. If you have any questions, email into email@example.com and let us know what you think! Oh, and Happy 4th of July folks!
Today's episode is not hosted at Mark and Venkat's normal location, but instead at a fitness studio in San Francisco called Lifted! Enter Ryan Allen, proprietor of the studio, and fitness life coach extraordinaire. The heart of the discussion today surrounds wellness, both physical and mental, and how Ryan's class helps bring people to a more satisfied sense of being.
Mark and Venkat talk with Ryan about how important mental health is, the challenges of being a fitness entrepreneur, and the inspiration behind the studio that Ryan opened right in the heart of San Francisco. We hope you enjoy the conversation!
Mark and Venkat have a different episode for you today. Just one topic! They talk all about AI, machine learning, voice activated assistants, whatever you want to call it. Whether Google Home, Amazon Echo, or Skynet Terminator... are these devices good for us or bad for us?
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It's The City Cast time once again! Mark and Venkat are back to talk a bit about the NBA Finals, Sprig's recent shutdown (goodbye Sprig...), and the weird backlash that exists against Wonder Woman. We hope you enjoy!
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Wonder Woman Controversy (1:37) , NBA Finals (9:55) , Delivery Food Upping the Ante (21:36).
It’s time for another episode of The City Cast. Mark and Venkat bring to you some interesting topics this week that include discussions around whether there are a ton of man-babies in San Francisco, if nudity is okay if its widespread, and if housing prices are going up or down currently!
One of the best episodes yet, you won’t want to miss it! Email into firstname.lastname@example.org if there is anything you’d like to talk about with Mark and Venkat.
Man Babies (0:47) , Going Nude (9:45) , SF Housing Revisited (22:47).
Mark and Venkat are back after a week hiatus to discuss some very big topics. Among them - the question of whether money is better spent on experiences or things. Also, whether we as a society are too offended/sensitive. And they also tackle the question of whether looks matter as much in today's pop culture as before. It's a bit of a long episode but hopefully you enjoy it!
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Looks in Media (1:34) , Overtly Sensitive Culture (15:57) , Money on Experiences or Things (32:30).
Mark and Venkat are back to 1:1 chatting, with some news for our listeners! Plus there's a lot of interesting news happening in the Bay Area. There was a situation involving 50 teens robbing several folks on the BART, the craziness of the NBA playoffs, and of course the PG&E blackout that occurred through most of the city last week.
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BART robbery (4:19) , NBA Playoffs (11:25) , PG&E Blackout (22:09).
Mark and Venkat bring to you a guest for the second week in the row... WHOA. Welcome Ali Cottong, freelancer extraordinaire, working to bring companies creativity and storytelling at its finest. Mark and Venkat partner with Ali to talk about the latest United fiasco, this new idea of "bio-hacking" via bulletproof coffee, and of course, the life of a freelancer in the Bay Area. Email into The City Cast at email@example.com and let Ali know if you have any questions at all. Cheers!
United Airlines (1:54) , Bio Hacking and Bulletproof Coffee (12:15) , Freelancing Career (20:10).
Apologies for disappearing for a couple weeks! Mark and Venkat are back after a bit of a hiatus, ready to rock and roll with a fresh episode, along with a guest, Mariko Yamasaki of Pavilion, a new clothing boutique located in the Mission, San Francisco!
Together, they chat about food, clothing, what makes a man attractive, and much more! If you'd like to reach out to Mariko, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and Mark/Venkat will pass the message along!
Restaurant Industry (1:05) , Fashion & Personal Styling (7:40).
Mark and Venkat are in a weird place this week. It's late at night, they've had a couple drinks, and they are talking about very random things. Listen at your own risk. This week's episode is about the concept of luck versus talent, whether routine is good/bad for you, and why people feel the need to escape this great place called the Bay Area.
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Luck vs Talent (1:19) , Routine vs Living Life to the Full (11:25), Escaping the Bay Area (15:05), Eataly (23:30) , Yoshi's (24:44).
Mark and Venkat spend this week's episode talking about the Hamilton production lottery, whether there is simply too much advice being dished out on the interwebs, whether the Golden State Warriors will actually be able to make it to the finals, and of course the infamous Bachelor season finale. It's a packed episode!
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Golden State Warriors Issues (4:25) , Peak Advice (11:52) , The Bachelor (23:12) , Hamilton Tickets (29:49) , Savvy Cellar and Wine (33:20).
Mark and Venkat get combative in this episode of The CIty Cast, they can't seem to agree on anything. First up, the question of whether wine, beer, or cocktails reign supreme in the Bay Area, second they discuss whether Snapchat is an actual tour de force in the Valley, and lastly whether fast food has a place in the Bay in the future. Email into email@example.com and join in on the debate.
Wine vs Beer vs Cocktails (2:22) , Snap IPO (12:30) , Fast Food in the Bay (25:50) , A Thousand Splendid Suns (37:10).
Mark and Venkat discuss several interesting topics this week. First starting off with which they think would be most successful opening up in the bay area - a new cafe , bar , or restaurant. Second, they chat a bit about Uber, particularly their troubles as of late. Lastly, they talk about a new trend in consumer tech - namely that there is a shift occurring in the geography of these types of companies. Email in and join the discussion at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Cafes vs Bars vs Restaurants (1:20) , Uber's Troubles (8:30) , Consumer Technology Locations (20:50) , Madras Cafe (28:00).
It's time to continue the streak of episodes under the new format. Hopefully you are all enjoying it! This week, Mark and Venkat approach the topic of dating once again. Or more specifically, the topic of friendzoning. Along with that topic, they tackle the buzz surrounding a new San Francisco bill, one that is attempting to allow bars and clubs to be open till 4AM, not 2AM like it currently is. Lastly, they talk tech once again, but this time around whether folks in the bay feel like tech has lost momentum a bit. It's a fun episode that you won't want to miss!
Friendzone (2:49), 2am vs 4am (15:55), Tech played out? (22:30), The Hall + Powder (32:40).
Sticking to the new template, Mark and Venkat discuss several interesting topics around achieving success in the Bay Area. Questions like: how much does intelligence play into success? Or when is it too late in life to achieve greatness in the valley?
Also they dive into a follow-up around Valentine's Day, the proliferation of robots in the Bay Area, and much more. Get excited!
Cafe X revisited (0:25), Silicon Valley ageism (11:15), Intelligence required for greatness (21:22), Valentine's Day retreaded (36:40), Little Lucca's (38:30).
Oh boy, this is a packed and interesting episode for you. Mark and Venkat are back, but this time, they bring you a completely new format for the podcast. Would love to know if you enjoy (or hate) the change! Discussions this week include Uber vs Lyft during this tumultuous political environment, Calexit, Valentine's Day, and much more.
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New format explanation (0:10) , Valentine's Day (4:07) , Politics in the workplace (13:09) , #DeleteUber (22:50) , Calexit (30:00), Momo's (36:39).
Rapid Fire week! Venkat and Mark talk about Restaurant week in San Francisco/Oakland and how they feel about this annual tradition, cannabis in coffee, and Trump's crazy week, and so much more. Big picture is particularly interesting this week. Which is better, double-down on your Silicon Valley startup, hoping for an exit, or diversify your income streams, giving you more safety in the long term?
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Rapid Fire - SF Restaurant Week , Oscar Nods , Ritual Coffee , Trump , Rooftop Bars (1:54). Big Picture - Optimal Way to Make It in the Bay Area (11:00). Eventhunt - Girl and the Fig (26:00) , Unionmade Goods (28:30).
Mark and Venkat bring you the 2nd episode of 2017, filled with much discussion about Napa, Apple's wireless airpods, minimalism, and much much more. Continue to email into email@example.com with suggestions and any questions you may have! Hope you all enjoy the episode.
Big Picture - Minimalism (1:55). Hot or Not (16:38). Eventhunt - Napa Valley Distillery (27:13) , Oxbow Public Market (32:50).
2017 is here! And both Mark and Venkat are back. Apologies for disappearing during the Holiday break but it's time to restart the engine that is The City Cast. Welcome back folks.
The topics today range from Mark and Venkat's New Year's resolutions (in case you're interested in that sort of stuff), the sinking Millenium Tower, La La Land, and a couple great restaurants in San Francisco. Looking forward to a fantastic year full of growth and quality content.
Big Picture - New Year's Resolutions (2:45). Eventhunt - Lolinda Upstairs Bar (9:52) , Nabe II (12:21). #Trending - Millenium Tower (14:40) , Rogue One & La La Land (19:28).