The Mission District + Alamo Drafthouse + Kanye

After a week off, Mark and Venkat are back at it again. This time it's all about the Mission district in San Francisco, Kanye West playing iBanker, cool places to have tea via tea cart, Draymond Green and much much more. Please remember to email and review on iTunes!

Eventhunt - Sixth Course (1:22) , Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (3:12). Street Shoutouts (7:40). #Trending - Tidal & Apple (12:45) , Draymond Green (17:35).

Dumpster Fires + Liberal Bubble + Yahoo!

Mark and Venkat chat about dumpster fires. A lot. Outside of that though, some great conversation around Verizon's acquisition of Yahoo's internet business, the top patios restaurants in SF, Jason Bourne, a high-end Mexican restaurant, and so much more. Email Mark and Venkat at btw!

Eventhunt - Cala (0:55) , Burma Love (4:18). Big Picture - Polarization of the Media (7:15). Rapid Fire (20:38).

Pokemon Go + Serena Williams + UFC

Mark and Venkat delve into a ton of topics this week. Of course they start with the phenomenon that is Pokemon Go, how could they not? But then, they go back to some relatively new segments (Masquerade and Hot or Not). Listen to Venkat pose as Elon Musk, Mark as the POTUS, and the two of them chatting about whether a new pigment of blue is something worth talking about.


#Trending – Pokemon Go (1:05). Masquerade – Elon Musk (13:50) , Ghostbusters (16:35) , Serena Williams (19:30) , Barack Obama (21:52). Hot or Not – New Color of Blue (23:45) , Ramen Tasting Summit (26:14) ,  Startups Heading East (28:06) , UFC Acquisition 2 (30:06).

Bookstores + Pagan Idol + Jazz

Instead of recording at their normal location, Mark and Venkat venture out to the town of Glen Park to record inside a classic bookstore... what a great experience! Together, they chat with Eric Whittington, founder and proprietor of Bird and Beckett bookstore right in the heart of Glen Park. Lots to discuss in this episode including the newly opened Pagan Idol, the city of Glen Park, the Maritime Museum, and much much more. 

Eventhunt - Billy Goat Hill (2:58) , Maritime Museum (4:25) , Pagan Idol (6:53). Hotseat - Eric Whittington (9:10).

Symphony in the Park + Get Paid $165K for Moving + Kevin Durant

Welcome back to The City Cast. Episode 28 already, time moves so fast! Mark and Venkat welcome SBNation writer and fellow Bay-Area resident Andrew Shen to the show. Today it's all about some great food spots in Cow Hollow and North Beach, Symphony in the Park, moving to New Zealand and getting paid just to do so, and THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS + KEVIN DURANT! If you're into sports, you'll love this episode as Andrew has a wealth of information about the subject, but if you're not... hopefully you'll still enjoy joining the bandwagon that is the Golden State Warriors :)

Eventhunt - Symphony in the Park (2:00), Isa (4:25), 15 Romolo (7:15). #Trending - New Zealand (9:30). Hot Seat - Andrew Shen & Kevin Durant (15:35).

Solar Impulse + PRIDE + Brexit

What a fantastic episode we have for you here today. Mark and Venkat rant off in their own ways on what's been happening with Brexit over the last few weeks and this weekend's PRIDE celebration, but more importantly, they have a wonderful guest on for the show. Mark and Venkat introduce Bertrand Piccard, pilot, physician, world explorer and president of the incredibly innovative company Solar Impulse.

Bertrand is currently on an exploration to fly around the world in an all-solar airplane. He's been through Asia, America (stopped by SF Bay Area), and is currently in Europe, but took some time out of his busy schedule to chat on the City Cast. You can't miss this episode! Visit Solar Impulse at

Hotseat - Bertrand Piccard (0:30). #Trending - PRIDE (19:25) , Brexit (22:32).

Ethiopian food + Ayesha curry + Finding dory

Mark and Venkat are at it again - this time with a new segment. This makes what, 8 segments now? Promise it's a good one though! It's called Masquerade, where Mark and Venkat role play specific people and are asked a poignant question. This week they're role playing Ayesha Curry, Mark Cuban, the Zuck, and Bob Iger from Disney. Apart from that, it's a bit of a talk on career focus, Chinese food, and Ethiopian food. Enjoy!

Eventhunt - Massawa (1:30) , Mister Jiu's (3:59). Big Picture - Career Focus (6:52). Masquerade - Role Playing Different Folks (13:35)

LinkedIn + Bay Area Sports Wins + $16 Coffee

Mark and Venkat are back after a couple week hiatus, sorry about that! It's an exciting episode today, discussing Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn, Bill Simmon's Ringer, the overall winning sports mentality in the bay area... And more importantly Mark and Venkat try out their new Hot or Not segment again. What are they talking about in that section? Well, iMessage's revamp, a new restaurant called In Situ, $16 cups of coffee, In-N-Out, and Curb Your Enthusiasm!

#Trending - LinkedIn's Acquisition (0:55) , Bill Simmons and The Ringer (7:40). Big Picture - Bay Area sports always winning (9:57). Hot or Not - iMessage revamp (18:40) , In Situ (21:17) , $16 Coffee (23:48) , In-N-Out (26:36) , Curb Your Enthusiasm (28:27).