Manoush and Jen give themselves 36 hours in San Francisco to come up with a financial backup plan, just in case this whole blockchain-token-thing doesn’t work out. Silicon Valley runs on VC money so maybe Stable Genius Productions should too? First, they talk to a well-known venture capitalist on whether aligning their mission with investor expectations is a laughable goal. Then, they visit Roman Mars, host of 99% Invisible and Radiotopia co-founder, at his headquarters in Oakland. He explains how he built his podcasting empire and advises Manoush and Jen on their plan.
Having family live nearby is ideal but what if there was a network of grandmothers for parents to lean on? San Francisco is a metaphor for economic inequality in America. Impact investing is hot but what exactly IS it? The Great Scooter War of 2018. Artists really are leaving the Bay Area. Wearing a Bear by P.O.S. The Financial Times likes ZigZag. A blockchain love/horror story. The Civil newsroom Sludge is following the money that killed Net Neutrality. Alyson and Nushin from Episode 3 officially launched Cannabis Wire! Oh, and the Supreme Court protects privacy (phew).
David Herman, Audio Engineer and Composer
Matt Boynton, Audio Engineer
Illustrations, Alice Rutherford
Jordan Lauf, Intern