The a16z Podcast

Ideas and Influence

The a16z Podcast is the go-to place for discussions about technology, innovation, and change as it impacts all our lives, covering everything from tech trends and culture to company building for companies of all sizes. As technology changes everything — not just in Silicon Valley or in traditional “tech” companies, but across all industries — it’s also changing the way we all work, live, eat, learn, and play. This show aims to help make sense of it all: for builders, for the tech curious, for anyone seeking to understand the future, now, through carefully curated, in-depth yet accessible, nuanced conversations with top industry and academic experts from around the world; company leaders, builders, makers; book authors; and emerging voices.

Latest Episodes

April 8, 2021

On Monetizing Community with Patreon Cofounder Sam Yam

It's clear from the growth of Patreon, Substack, TikTok, Clubhouse and many more that the power of the Creator Economy continues to build. These platforms ...

April 3, 2021

The Creator Economy: NFTs and Beyond

In today’s episode of the a16z Podcast, we’re talking about the Creator Economy, and how NFTs (but not just NFTS!) are making it possible for artists, ...

March 28, 2021

All about NFTs

This episode is all about NFTs. It seems like nothing has caught on and spread into mainstream interest like NFTs, where one hears everything from "I've never ...

March 24, 2021

The Next Wave of Marketplace Startups

In the tech world, marketplaces are a hot topic. That term—marketplace—encompasses a huge swath of services we use every day, from grocery delivery to ...

March 18, 2021

The Third Vaccine, and Vaccine Choice

March 9, 2021

Companies & Culture: What You Do Is Who You Are

This podcast -- which was recorded at the Computer History Museum in a live event, before the pandemic (first published in December 2019) is all about how ...

February 28, 2021

Boss Talk with Ben Horowitz

Boss Talk is a  weekly live show on Clubhouse, where a16z cofounder Ben Horowitz and Databricks CEO Ali Ghodsi discuss CEO stuff, leadership stuff, management ...

February 25, 2021

All About Ransomware

In just the last couple years, ransomware has grown into a multibillion dollar industry. It has evolved from taking systems and servers hostage to stealing ...

February 17, 2021

One on One with Marc and Ben

On social audio app Clubhouse, Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz are hosting a new live show called "One on One with A and Z", where they go deep on questions ...

February 8, 2021

Amazon Narratives: Memos, Working Backwards from Release, More

When you hear stories about Amazon's "invention machine" -- which led to a company with not just one or two products but several successful diverse lines of ...

February 1, 2021

Anatomy of the SolarWinds Hack: Who What Where When How

In this special “3x”-long episode of our (otherwise shortform) news analysis show 16 Minutes -- past such 2-3X explainer episodes have covered section 230, ...

January 23, 2021

Psychedelics: Striking a Balance Between Benefits and Side Effects

In recent years, there’s been a shift in how we think about psychedelics – from drugs of abuse and recreation, to powerful drugs for treating ...

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Get Started with These Popular Episodes

Of Emojis and Innovation

This episode is ALL about emoji. But it's really about how innovation really comes about: through the tension between open standards vs. closed/ proprietary systems; the politics of time and place; and the economics of creativity, from making to funding.

The Environment, Capitalism, Technology

It used to be that the only way for humanity to grow — and progress — was through destroying the environment. But is this interplay between human growth vs. environment really a zero-sum game?

What’s Next for the Internet

How can we evolve the web for a better future? Has the web become a mature platform — or are we still in the early days of knowing what it can do and what role it might have in our lives?

Writers Writing, Readers Reading, Creators Creating

A new ecosystem is forming around the direct relationship between consumers, content creators, and the tools and business models to facilitate all that. Are the stars and the incentives finally aligned?

Heroes & Myths in Entrepreneurship with Guy Raz

Storytelling IS business -- whether it's a company or a community or a product or a movement -- and is not just about the stories we tell others but the ones we tell ourselves.

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