In this episode of the Good Time Show, Aarthi and Sriram chatted with A.R. Rahman, Oscar-winning music composer, singer, songwriter and recently movie director, fondly known as "The Mozart of Madras". This was a very unique interview - we covered a wide range of topics from his music to movies, working with world class directors, his family and kids, spirituality and the meaning of life, his creative process, technology and AI and the future of India. This was a really interesting episode and was a bucket list interview for Aarthi and Sriram, and we hope you enjoy it too!
In this episode, Aarthi and Sriram talk to Emad Mostaque, the founder and CEO of Stability AI, the company behind Stable Diffusion AI (Artificial Intelligence). We covered everything from Emad's unique background, his religious beliefs as a Muslim, his son's autism diagnosis and how that shaped the building of Stable Diffusion, on LLMs (Large Language Models), how he thinks about AI ethics, how developing countries like India can leverage AI, and why he believes in open sourcing and democratizing access to AI technology. AI and it's role in everyday life, especially in art and creativity is all the rage right now, and there are many questions on the role of humans and the ethical questions that arise from leveraging Artificial Intelligence.
30 September 2022 •
In this episode, Aarthi and Sriram talked to the one and only Gary Vee (Gary Vaynerchuck). Gary talked about his decade-long history with the hosts, what it takes to be a good online creator, the power of creating content that is contextualized, his advice to young people, his views on Logan Paul, on why Mr. Beast is incredibly successful, and how to be a good parent. Enjoy!
24 September 2022 •
In our first ever 'solo' episode (as Sriram says - 'we don't have a guest, but we have...each other'), Aarthi and Sriram talk about how to successfully onboard a new employee - both from the employer's perspective and for the new employee. And also, how to handle that first 1:1 with your manager, and the different tactics for onboarding for small startups vs bigger companies. And finally, how to think about promotions at work.
17 September 2022 •
In this episode, hosts Aarthi and Sriram interviewed THE internet celebrity couple, Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano and Polina Marinova. We covered everything from their life stories, how they met, their current work and building an online audience, thoughts on Andrew Tate, The Rock and others, and their lessons on parenting, building content together and finding happiness.
10 September 2022 •
In this episode of The Good Time Show, Aarthi and Sriram interviewed Laura Deming. Laura Deming is a partner at and founder of The Longevity Fund, a venture capital firm focused on aging and life extension. At age 8, Deming became interested in the biology of aging, and at age 12 she joined the lab of Cynthia Kenyon at the University of California, San Francisco. Deming was accepted to MIT at age 14 and later dropped out to accept the Thiel Fellowship and start a venture capital firm. We covered topics on aging, longevity research, the philosophical implications of living 'forever', contrarian thinking, beauty of mathematics (and the number 28), homeschooling and why research funding is a popularity contest now.
1 September 2022 •
In this episode of The Good Time Show, Aarthi and Sriram talk to Saagar Enjeti who is a journalist, political commentator and the Co-Host of Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar and The Realignment Podcast. We covered a wide range of topics from Trump and the White House, Joe Rogan, woke culture, US Presidents, Lex Fridman, bro culture and fitness, and why he believes in the American Dream.
25 August 2022 •
In this episode of the Good Time Show, Aarthi and Sriram talked to one of our favorite economist, blogger, podcast host and author, Tyler Cowen. Tyler Cowen is an American economist, columnist and blogger. He is a professor at George Mason University, where he holds the Holbert L. Harris chair in the economics department. He also writes the economics blog Marginal Revolution and hosts the podcast Conversations with Tyler.
17 August 2022 •
In this episode of The Good Time Show, Aarthi and Sriram talk to our special guest Andrew Yang, American businessman, attorney, lobbyist, and political candidate and is the co-chair of the Forward Party. We talked about his new party, his books, the 2020 US Presidential election, ranked choice voting, UBI and his thoughts on Trump, being a social media phenomenon and author.
11 August 2022 •
In this episode of the Good Time Show, Aarthi and Sriram talked to Cleo Abram, a top creator on YouTube and TikTok, on her journey from Vox to being a full-time creator, how to be good on camera, how she made the now iconic videos on F1, artificial wombs etc. and why she's optimistic about the future!
26 July 2022 •
In this episode of The Good Time Show, Aarthi and Sriram talked to Balaji Srinivasan, who is a tech founder, former CTO of Coinbase, multi-disciplinarian thinker and the author of The Network State (thenetworkstate.com). We covered a wide variety of topics ranging from transhumanism, what it takes to build a new country, how Balaji predicted the first and second order effects of the pandemic, why he's bullish on Indians, future of crypto, his productivity tips, thoughts on Elon Musk and Andrew Huberman and a lot more. Enjoy!
20 July 2022 •
In this episode of the Good Time Show, Aarthi and Sriram talk to Andreas Kling who has a remarkable story from discovering his love for building things at a young age, his career at Apple, struggles with addiction, and the creation of Serenity OS -- which he is building from scratch, in public.
5 July 2022 •
In this episode of The Good Time Show, Aarthi and Sriram covered a timely yet tricky topic - politics in the workplace - with special guest, Marc Andreessen. We covered the history of politics at work, with companies like IBM, where we are currently, advice for founders and startups as they think about setting policies on "bringing your whole self to work" and more.
29 June 2022 •
On this episode of The Good Time Show, Aarthi and Sriram interviewed the one and only NBA Champion Metta World Peace (fka Ron Artest). Metta is an amazing human being - warm, genuine, optimistic with a fantastic second career building a technology company and being a founder. We covered some great Kobe stories, lessons on winning the NBA championship, the brawl (IYKYK), cultivating a winning mindset and overcoming obstacles, on mental health and building a tech company.
29 June 2022 •
In this episode of the Good Time Show, Aarthi and Sriram covered what it takes to build an NFT project, how to think about community and culture in web3, aligning incentives between creators and community and how crypto unlocks a new creator economy. Our special guests were Justin Blau, the founder and CEO of Royal, a web3 company revolutionizing the music industry, and Nass and Stephane, crypto builders and founders of Rebels, a new NFT project.
29 June 2022 •
On this episode of The Good Time Show, we interviewed Brian Armstrong, the founder and CEO of Coinbase, along with our usual guests, Marc Andreessen and Steven Sinofsky. We covered the current crypto market, the economic downturn and what it means for web3, on building a mission driven organization and whether it was ok to bring politics to the workplace, and advice for founders building companies and fundraising in this current economic climate.
28 June 2022 •
On this episode of The Good Time Show, Aarthi and Sriram cover the current economic conditions and what it means for technology startups and founders, as well as what it could mean for the future of Web3. We interviewed some of the best people in the business - Marc Andreessen and David George from a16z, former Microsoft exec and author Steven Sinofsky, veteran founder and investor Elad Gil, as well as Coinbase exec turned startup founder Dan Romero.
28 June 2022 •
On this episode of the Good Time Show, we have our special guests - Marc Andreessen and Steven Sinofsky - joining us. We covered memes and meme culture, Marc's latest set of tweets on The Current Thing, on not eating bugs/living in pods, and on the current economy and what it means for all of us.
28 June 2022 •