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San Francisco-based comedian Alexis Gay interviews influential folks from tech, media, business and beyond about everything except their resumes. Who are the people building, funding, and running the tech companies shaping our daily lives? And like, has [INFLUENTIAL PERSON] ever kept a plant alive? Is [VERY IMPRESSIVE FOUNDER] actually afraid of the dark? What was [STALWART OF VC TWITTER] known for in high school? Tune into Non-Technical with Alexis Gay to find out.
 
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Rachel Carlson, the CEO and Co-Founder of Guild Education. They talk about twin baby discourse, the humble fanny pack, swiping left on polos, The PMC (Paper Menu Coalition) and how Mr. Worldwide is connected to the Denver synchronized swimming community. You can find Rachel on Twitter at twitter.com/RachelR…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Sam Reich, CEO of CollegeHumor and its subscription platform, Dropout. They talk about the lamest way to die, Order & Law, that time everything was a cake, Pogs (a lot), taking magic lessons over Zoom, Weird Al’s cultural influence, and which THREE architects they can both name (you won’t believe your ears!…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Li Jin, Founder and General Partner of Atelier Ventures. They talk about crying for Limited Too, Li’s highly unusual high school experience, AaaS (Adulting as a Service), and extremely last mile bacon delivery. You can find Li on Twitter at twitter.com/ljin18 and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instag…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Nikhil Krishnan, Founder of Out-Of-Pocket and self-proclaimed thinkboi. They talk about making (real) friends online, getting recognized as a shitposter, what AirBnb WON’T tell you (!), and the Bar Mitzvah-powered NYC custom sneaker economy. You can find Nikhil on Twitter at twitter.com/nikillinit and Alexi…
 
This week, Alexis resumes getting non-technical with Chris Sacca, Co-Founder of Lowercarbon Capital. They talk about prop bets in Vegas gone wrong (or right?), the mid-Atlantic accent, a caffeinated affair to remember, and the *subtle* art of national TV name-drops. You can find Chris on Twitter at twitter.com/sacca and Alexis at twitter.com/yayale…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Chris Sacca, Co-Founder of Lowercarbon Capital. They talk about Oxford Cowboys, icing Travis Kalanick (yes, that kind of icing), spending a decade in the friendzone, subverting the princess-industrial complex, and what vintage Ts have to do with succeeding as a lawyer. You can find Chris on Twitter at twitt…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Kim Pham, co-founder of food startup Omsom. They talk about rat skull necklaces, what Drag Race and the MCU have in common, being loud, proud, and OTT, and the time they saw 2 Chainz amidst a sea of tweens. You can find Kim on Twitter at twitter.com/kim617 and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Sara Dietschy, a tech and creativity YouTuber. They talk about eating a weird sandwich by a highway, sleeping in a face hole, dads mining for crypto (ok), The Bad Habits, and the unforgiving fashion trend that’s regrettably making a comeback. You can find Sara on Twitter at twitter.com/saradietschy and Alex…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Josh Constine, an early stage investor at SignalFire and former editor-at-large of TechCrunch. They talk about trial-by-fire first dates, rocking the “omnibang,” Dadchelor parties, the proper way to send a birthday text, and having a hawk as your ring bearer (on Canadian reality TV). You can find Josh on Tw…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Amanda McLoughlin, the Creator & CEO of Multitude. They talk about big heist energy, suburban New York teen disillusionment, artful vs. necessity-based bricklaying patterns, and the highly controversial grilled cheese lubricant you love to hate. You can find Amanda on Twitter at twitter.com/shessomickey and…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Casey Newton, founder and editor of Platformer. They talk about retired theatre kid energy, cooking-show-induced communism, "DFMO," GOSSIP!, and the only two things Twitter should be used for. You can find Casey on Twitter at twitter.com/CaseyNewton and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instagram.com/y…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Turner Novak, Founder of Banana Capital. They talk about (almost) summiting the Everest of Halo, becoming a 10x EA, the Canadian “sorry,” and why this episode could be used as evidence in a court case. You can find Turner on Twitter at twitter.com/TurnerNovak and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and insta…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Alexia Bonatsos, former Co-Editor of TechCrunch and Founder/Managing Director of Dream Machine VC. They talk about Greek Reddit hot sauce forums, a severe case of nineties brow, capitalism-induced bad mouthfeel, leveraging Cost-Per-Wear (CPW) for a sustainable clothing budget, what connects M&M yogurt to Ma…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Jared Erondu, VP of Design at Lattice. They talk about left-handed confirmation bias, what two out of two dentists agree on, being a level 5 pool player, Old Bay seasoning (for dessert?), and the Brooklyn of Trinidad. You can find Jared on Twitter at twitter.com/erondu and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Helena Price Hambrecht, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Haus. They talk about the Rocky Balboa of Dads, being secretly popular, following your heart (to naps), swoopy bangs, competitive piano, and moving across the country to (not) marry a grape farmer. You can find Helena on Twitter at twitter.com/helena and Alex…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Emily Best, Founder and CEO of Seed&Spark. They talk about the Robitussin of Spain, wearing boxers to school (for fashion), a new pronunciation of “Non-Technical,” STEW (!!!), and the marriage proposal so good it set off fireworks. You can find Emily on Twitter at twitter.com/emilybest and Alexis at twitter…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Musa Tariq, Chief Marketing Officer at GoFundMe. They talk about drinking straight red bull in da club, Musa’s 24-month coolness tape delay, his grandma’s scrambled egg recipe, and the Twitter DM that (almost didn’t) lead to his marriage. You can find Musa on Twitter at twitter.com/musa and Alexis at twitte…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Joanna Stern, Senior Personal Tech Columnist for the Wall Street Journal. They talk hoarding FireWire cables, being famously young, future-proofing your dog’s name, absolutely definitely for sure never having a fake ID, and whether tube tops are making a comeback. You can find Joanna on Twitter at twitter.c…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Immad Akhund, CEO and Founder of Mercury. They talk about starting a bad jam band, being a “shy extrovert,” avoiding the uncanny valley of lameness, the time he gave someone a (crypto) kitty, and which basic household chore Immad thinks is ridiculous. You can find Immad on Twitter at twitter.com/immad and A…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Gefen Skolnick, CEO and Founder at Couplet Coffee. They talk about her “cancelable” position on whole milk, how she’d overhaul The Bachelorette, Costco streetwear, and which Fortune 500 CEO Gefen’s coming back to haunt. You can find Gefen on Twitter at twitter.com/chiefgayofficer and Alexis at twitter.com/y…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Zak Kukoff, VC at General Catalyst. They talk about how Zak got himself banned (and unbanned!) from this very show, why there’s no such thing as too many Livestrong bracelets, what my physical therapist has in common with Zak’s grandma, and whether his DMs are open for combat. You can find Zak on Twitter at…
 
This week Orlando Magic writer Josh Cohen joins Luke and Stephen to talk Magic basketball. They hit a wide range of topics:How did Josh join the Magic?Some of Josh's favorite moments cover the team?Nikola Vucevic is an All Star!Vooch's offense.How Vooch approaches defense.Team leadership and chemistry.Development of the young players.and so much mo…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Adam Davidson, economics journalist and author of The Passion Economy. They talk forsaking an ant farm for an enduring marriage, the “dumbest” thing Adam ever did (for years!), which punctuation choice is for cretins and fools, and more! You can find Adam on Twitter at twitter.com/adamdavidson and Alexis at…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Sara Mauskopf, CEO & Co-founder of Winnie. They talk about buying pants with no holes, tricking kids into exercise, secretly keeping score, the most polarizing flavor of La Croix, and the time Sara got kicked out of yoga class. You can find Sara on Twitter at twitter.com/sm and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalex…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Jarvis Johnson, prolific youtuber, former software engineer, and Alexis’ friend! They talk about falling asleep to speed runs, their shared knowledge of Simple Plan lyrics (you’ve been warned), which insurance spokesman is due for a Jarvis collab, and MORE! You can find Jarvis on Twitter at twitter.com/jarv…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Julie Zhuo, author of The Making of a Manager and Co-Founder at Inspirit. They talk about tooth fairy disappointments, the promise of tiger’s blood energy, contemplating one’s own mortality, and the romantic implications of logging 150 hours of Final Fantasy 7! You can find Julie on Twitter at twitter.com/j…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Chetan Puttagunta, GP at Benchmark. They talk about laughing at inappropriate times, cost-per-lego ratios, how to decorate for Valentine’s Day, Chetan’s unbridled 90s nostalgia, and of course—gulab jamun. You can find Chetan on Twitter at twitter.com/chetanp and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instag…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Adrienne Porter Felt, Director of Engineering at Google. They talk about the highlight of Adrienne’s tweeting career, which infuriatingly talented actress might play her in a movie, the importance of mainstream media ghost representation, and whether Alexis is having her Walden Pond moment. You can find Adr…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Scott Belsky, Chief Product Officer of Adobe. They talk about the difference between dealing with neighbors in SF and in NY, Alexis takes a trip down Hairagami memory lane, Scott shares his number one parenting tip, and at one point they… both do an Australian accent! (?) You can find Scott on Twitter at tw…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Megan Quinn, COO of Niantic, Inc. They talk about why Emily in Paris is misunderstood, the teenage fad Megan’s grateful escaped photo evidence, failing their driver’s tests, and which near-universally beloved treat Megan finds “absolutely revolting.” You can find Megan on Twitter at twitter.com/msquinn and …
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Terri Burns, one of the youngest venture capital partners in the Valley. They talk about meditating by accident, Rihanna’s Myers Briggs type, surviving NYC rat encounters, and the dinner party they’re throwing in 2021. You can find Terri on Twitter at twitter.com/tcburning and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexi…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Web Smith, Founder of 2PM Inc. They talk through Web’s late-night creative outlet, his kids using TikTok dances to communicate, the time he was wrong on Twitter, and—unfortunately—how Alexis once got a concussion…… at SoulCycle. You can find Web on Twitter at twitter.com/web and Alexis at twitter.com/yayale…
 
This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Ankur Nagpal, Founder and CEO of Teachable. They talk about the only right way to serve an Old Fashioned, whether Alexis should hire a Mario Kart coach, and the feedback an 18-year old Ankur got from a VC about his bold… er… fashion statement. You can find Ankur on Twitter twitter.com/ankurnagpal and Alexis…
 
In the first-ever episode of Non-Technical (!!!), Alexis chats with Cassidy Williams, a Principal Developer Experience Engineer at Netlify, one of Glamour Magazine’s 35 Women Under 35 Changing the Tech Industry, and lover of mechanical keyboards and karaoke. They talk about what’s (not) in Cassidy’s fridge, why she’s into K-Dramas, whether her astr…
 
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