Couldn’t get through one episode
F sub G
I tried listening to the episode on capitalism, technology, and the environment, but it was a joke. The guest MIT economist was making 300-year old arguments from Adam Smith in support of capitalism that have been debunked by Marx, Luxemburg, Lenin, and other non-bourgeois economists. He seemed to conflate capitalism with markets (one is a system of production, the other of distribution) while falsely dichotomizing capitalism and cronyism/corporatism. He argued, with I assume a straight face, that capitalism is the best system for delivering goods and services. Really? So everyone in the US who needs whatever medications to survive can easily afford and obtain them? Everyone who wants to work has a job? There’s no better way of delivering food and shelter to people? Come on! Also, try reading Engels’s “On the Condition of the Working Class in England” before talking about how great the industrial revolution was for everyone.
One of the best podcasts imho
I’ve been listening to this podcast for years now and it’s been super helpful in both working at companies, starting and now running my own (Puma Browser, check it out if you care about privacy or new ways to monetize content 🙃)
be brave you are a grown up!
Could be terrific but don’t pander or sensationalize. The material is awesome without excessive interpretations from Sonal. Let your experts speak. Audience is sophisticated don’t need to dumb down as to how terrible the opioid crisis is.
If you must shed a tear do it in private, be brave during show.
Insightful and Sometimes Very Verbose
Eclectic topics and guests draw you in - however, sometimes there’s quite the verbal battle for “most buzz words” in a single sentence or battle for the mic.
Great insights also delivered - and with some work and self-reflection they could really have a deeper impact.
Super insightful conversations
Super insightful conversations, great guests, and deep-dives into pressing topics. Audio quality can be a bit awkward at times but overally a great show.
Quality all over the map
Some topics better than others which can’t be helped given wide ranging nature of topics (not every topic relevant to every listener). What can be helped is how certain moderators/interviewers seem to wish they could do all the talking. Too often the guest gets talked over by the interviewer trying to show off how smart they are. Too bad as ruins what would otherwise be a good show.
The interviewer needs to shut up and stop interrupting the guests. Completely disrupts the flow and very disrespectful to the guests. Listeners are here for the guests, not the interviewer.
The host of the a16z podcast, highlights all aspects of technology, business and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
Better than the book!
For the episode on the book “Farsighted “ — they managed to make the cast > audiobook . Which is in itself an achievement. 😘😘😘
I like that everyone speaks quickly on this podcast
The subject matter is also interesting
Based on talks that are 4 months to about a year old
These are consistently old. Would be awesome if it wasn’t for the huge delay between recording these conversations and when they release the podcasts.
I wish they would listen more..
Great example of people talking over each other all the time, and just waiting to get their point in. I wish they would actually listen to each other especially when they bring on someone to interview.
Great content but puts me off every time on how much arrogance comes through.
Improve the production quality
Want to like the content but the cuts of dialogue are so rough and obvious that it’s distracting. Didn’t you guys invest in Gimlet? Get those guys to produce your eps.
Great content, but let us decide the talking speed
emerson from cal
The topics explored by the podcast are far-reaching and touch on tough questions facing society today. But for such sophisticated content, it is puzzling and annoying for the creators of the podcast to have the talking speed doubled in all their podcasts. It would seem ethical and correct to allow the listener to decide the speed of the podcast, rather than the other way around.
I understand the hurdle of keeping podcasts short but from what I understand, the hurdle to elongate podcasts is only of time and hubris.
Please allow us to listen to your podcast at regular speed if we choose to. I don’t like deciphering sentences that are being run over one another.
One of the absolute best
Maybe the most underrated podcast out there.
A great podcast for anyone in high tech or startup culture
Carl from chicago
A16Z covers a wide variety of topics in innovation and technology and has great interviews with executives and book authors in the space. The podcasts are well done and have no commercials and are usually about the right length for a work commute.
The individual topics vary so if a particular podcast isn’t relevant to what you are doing just move on to the next one. I usually end up learning something even if I felt initially that the topic wasn’t going to be that interesting.
They're not all great but the podcasts that are great are really really great. I'm an entrepreneur so I find them extremely relevant but I think they're just really good discussions in general on tech, startups and business
I would pay money for this podcast. This is my absolute favorite number 1 podcast. Hallway style conversations about the future of technology, distribution, and scaling with the smartest people alive.
Can you please publish the podcast on Google Play Music?
So that it can be easily accessible on android.
Great topics, but audio processing makes it unlistenable
This podcast covers a range of topics usually connected with the tech world. Unfortunately, they can't resist processing the life out of the audio by cutting silent gaps and accelerating the audio. It sounds like a Micro Machines commercial. Please release an unprocessed version of the podcast.
Great show for technology and business!
Thank you for providing an entertaining and informative show for your audience!
A well produced podcast
I've listened to a few episodes now, and I'm thrilled with the host and production. Thank you kindly.
An Informative Podcast
a16z is a great podcast that covers current trends in the business and tech industries. If you like information presented by great minds in these two industries, this is a great podcast for you.
Great conversations with some of the smartest people on the planet that help me keep up with tech and all other sorts of fields!
Fascinating conversations on emerging tech
Fascinating conversations on emerging tech
Definitely It's Own Little Island
I tune in for the analysis because the knowledge of the hosts and guests are very often a cut above the rest; that said, most episodes are essentialy giant, high-pressure verbal fire hoses of deep, deep analysis of very dense topics, each presented with absolutely no consideration whatsoever for the listener. No offense guys, but have you ever considered hiring a professional media/podcast producer? Because seriously, why is it okay to NEVER have a break throughout the entire episode? And yes, Sonal, we all know that you are intellectually (and even verbally) well-endowed, but your high-velocity speech/presentation style requires your listeners to "mainline" your content like some kind of junk hooked on smack! Don't get me wrong, you are THE main reason I tune in; your sharp wit, quick mind and verbally-toned and taught articulatory muscles are, well, AMAZING! But please, consider pushing the needle's plunger a smidge slower, and structure the podcast to include a short musical break between major shifts in topicical themes. (I'm just sayin')... Thanks
Great tech podcast
I don't love interview podcasts usually, but this one is great because it has good, relevant themes and multiple experts. The interviewers themselves are well versed in the topics, so it makes it fun to listen to.
Good content, bad presentation
Robert H. Turing
There's a lot of meat in the bone in regards to substance and quality of information but I couldn't tolerate the cadence and inflection in the presenters' voices. It was as though I was listening to high school students in a lunch room instead of a content-rich podcast. It's a personal preference but I couldn't continue my subscription because of this.
The a16z podcast frequently hosts some of the most fascinating discussions led by today's movers and shakers. If you're interested in tech, health and the future, it's definitely worth a listen.
Great for learning about rising tech!
Great overview of what's coming in tech
Wide-ranging topics but always interesting
Desert Fox 1989
Points for a show offering insight into what the Valley thinks is important.
Occasionally not too bright guests or greatly disconnected from my reality, still valuable insights.
The phone system is too complicated to understand? Really?
Consistently Good Content
a16z is a good show with consistently relevant content.
Brilliant Podcast on Emerging Tech and Trends
This is one of my favorite tech podcasts around. I absolutely love it! The topics and guests they have on are great. They give a deep dive into business, emerging technology, and sometimes even bring current events into the mix. It's never been a disappointment. I highly recommend it to anyone, and I ususally end up forwarding episodes to others.
If you want to hear about the latest AH investment then you may want to listen. But I bet most of you don't. You want to hear about awesome tech news. Well then you may be disappointed because this week, 12/12, you would've learned that produce decays and has a limited time to ship to a grocery store. Bees wax also slows down apple decomposition. A waste of time. I'd rather hear the BBC talk about Aleppo.
Too Valley Centric
I've listened to plenty of a16z episodes. I tend to enjoy the topics, but the perspectives offered are increasingly narrow minded and over-influenced by the bubble of the valley. The episode produced after the iPhone 7 launch was really unbearable. The lack of understanding for the world at large's relationship with technology has been pretty bad of late. Perspectives and opinions offered on consumer technologies are awful at times. Benedict and co. discount the lifestyles, incomes, and mindsets of most American (and global) citizens when presenting.
Wonderful - except for Chris Dixon
Love the podcast, but Chris Dixon's constant interruptions are very annoying. It's as if he can't stand the idea that someone else could make an interesting point and sound smarter than him. He's clearly a brilliant VC but not a good podcast guest.
Surprised it isn't more well known
The show lacks identity one would expect from a serial podcast. The production quality is just ok. The subject matter ranges quite a bit. Sometimes I can't get through listening to tech leaders' soliloquys, but every once in a while there is an episode that's fantastic and extremely educational.
One of the best podcast on iTunes🚀
tech podcast for techies
Insiders talking about the subjects they know best. Slow paced, guest driven, and extremely topic centric. If you want to know what the people in the know have the say then you can hear it here.
A must hear for all technology geeks
This is THE most relevant and comprehensive podcast on trends in technology. Thanks a16z for sharing your insights!
Great, sometimes hard to follow
This is a fantastic podcast due to the content and the speakers. The level of the conversation is very deep, and the topics covered very broad. As such, some may be a little hard to follow if you're not familiar enough with the topic, but you'll always get something to think about (or research) by the end of each episode.
One of the few podcast I listen to. Very insightful information from very bright minds.
P.S. Am I the only one having issues with downloading the last 3 episodes???
Best tech podcast
Excellent content from a variety of people. The a16z podcast has to be your number tech podcast.
Excellent topics and expert analysis
Excellent topics and expert analysis
Chris Dixon ruins it!
Benedict Evans is very insightful, but Chris Dixon can not stop interrupting, usually just as Evans is trying to make a point. You have five stars if you get rid of Dixon.
Content very good
Audio is too low, sometimes can't hear what they are saying.
Informative. Imaginative. Practical
Great podcast. I'm really looking forward to the content as it roles out.
The content maybe good IF you can hear it
Poorly produce, the volume is not control consistently, often too low.