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Big Tech: The Prodigal Returns (Closing Episode)

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End of the line.  

The enemy is vanquished.  The Office is packed.  The Ship is riding on the outgoing tide.  The Prodigal returns.  

If we may invoke multiple images to announce the last episode of this story.  

The final episode of the audio drama “What Big Tech Doesn’t Know About Washington.” 

Cast:

  • Sahara Ale – Yasmin of HWMS
  • Margaux Amie – Rachel D’Fino, and Evelyn the Office Manager
  • Zoe Anastassiou – Faith, Congressional Aide Habi,  Mina, a Waiter, Becky Vogelson, a News Person, Cop #2, and Lilibet, Wee Sister Number 1
  • Debbon Ayer – Abby Alton, CEO of Talking and Shopping
  • Ron Bianchi – Bashir the Uber Driver, the Ancient One, Erik, Roger the social media specialist, and The Producer
  • Anastasia DeLoret – Karine from the EU office, an unnamed Female Aide,  and Greta, Wee Sister Number Two
  • Geoffrey Grier –  Vinny the CEO, Carl,  A customer in a coffee shop, Cop #1, and Morris Fitz from the Department of Commerce
  • Josh LaForce – Sulley of HWMS and Brannon, the NIMBI receptionist
  • Jakob Minevich –  Chad Dockerly of Technica Publica and Victor Numerov
  • Kit Kuksenok – Ed Kowalski, CTO Talking and Shopping 
  • Noah Masur – Buckley Williams of the Federation for a Digital Future, several Delivery guys, A Barista, Andre the homeless guy, a Customer, an unnamed Male Congressional Aide,  and Ben Capardi manager of the Umatillo Server Farm
  • Michelle Thomas-Hanson – Stage Manager
  • Sarah Corbyn Woolf – Senator Christine Stassen, Jacqui the new hire, Anna the Intern
  • Skippy – Himself
  • Special Guest Christian Conn – Gar Simon of Silent Partners
  • Special Guest David Alan Grier – Famous Rankin of NIMBI

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Big Tech: Bull Fight

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There comes a time.

A time when you have to face the bull.

You can’t have a corporate leader who terrorizes employees, makes policy in public, and cuts unauthorized deals. 

And when the time comes.  Only one person can do the job

The episode 28  of the audio drama What Big Tech Doesn’t Know About Washington. 

Cast:

  • Sahara Ale – Yasmin of HWMS
  • Debbon Ayer – Abby Alton, CEO of T & S
  • Ron Bianchi – Roger Senior Congressional Aide
  • Anastasia DeLoret – Karine of HWMS
  • Jakob Minevich –  Victor Numerof of T & S
  • Kit Kuksenok – Ed Kowalski, CTO Talking and Shopping 
  • Michelle Thomas-Hanson – Stage Manager
  • Skippy – Himself

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Big Tech: Grand Alliance

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He’s a Tech Guy.

He thinks he has something to tell the world, something the world doesn’t know. 

Little surprised that needs people to help him.  

Ed Kowalski, the CTO of the Tech Giant Talking and Shopping returns to Washington but discovers that no one really missed him while he was gone.

And no one is really excited to have him back. 

The episode 27 of the audio drama What Big Tech Doesn’t Know About Washington. 

Cast:

  • Margaux Amie – Reg Genglerm Fulfillment Workers of the World
  • Zoe Anastasiou – Charlotte Wolston, Foundation for a Digital Future
  • Anastasia DeLoret – Emma Price, Communications Consultant
  • Josh LaForce, Pasha Stevenfield,  Council for Gig Workers
  • Kit Kuksenok – Ed Kowalski, CTO Talking and Shopping 
  • Noah Masur – Buckley Williams, Foundation for a Digital Future
  • Michelle Thomas-Hanson – Stage Manager
  • Skippy – Himself

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Big Tech: Sign in Here

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A friend you support financially is a friend indeed.

So you would think.

Abby Alton, the CEO of the Tech Giant Talking and Shopping pays a visit a Trade Association, the National Information Market Brokers Institute.  T & S pays their bills, so you would expect a little love.  

And love can be found here.  It is just not the love that you would expect

Episode 23 of the series What Big Tech Doesn’t Know About Washington. 

Cast:

  • Zoe Anastassiou – Capitol Hill Policy Officer
  • Debbon Ayer – Abby Alton of T & S
  • Anastasia Deloret – Karine Tisserande of HWMS
  • Josh LaForce – Brannon Clough
  • Geoffrey Grier – Metropolitan Police Officer 
  • David Alan Grier* – Famous Rankin, CEO of NIMBI
  • Michelle Thomas-Hanson – Stage Manager
  • Sarah Corbyn Woolf – Jacqui of NIMBI
  • Skippy – Himself

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*The other David Alan Grier, as compared to David Alan Grier the Producer.  

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Big Tech: a Cup of Coffee

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Are you coming? 

Are you going? 

Do you have a place in this world?

Or do you not? 

Roger.  Yasmin.  Existential questions.  And the power of warm drinks.

The nineteenth  episode of the Audio Drama “What Big Tech Doesn’t Know.”  

Cast:

  • Sahara Ale – Yasmin
  • Zoe Anastassiou – Faith
  • Ron Bianchi  – Roger
  • Geoffrey Grier – Customer #1
  • Josh LaForce – Customer #2
  • Noah Masur – Barista & Andre
  • Skippy – Himself

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Big Tech: He’s Not Here

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He doesn’t visit often.

When he does, there’s always trouble.

Or he thinks there’s trouble. 

Or maybe heard that there might be trouble. 

The Producer comes to visit our Washington Office and faces a cast that thinks (or wishes or hopes) that things are better than they are.  

The seventeenth episode of the Audio Drama “What Big Tech Doesn’t Know.”  

Cast:

  • Sahara Ale – Yasmin
  • Margaux Ami – Evelyn
  • Ron Bianchi – The Producer
  • Anastasia Deloret – Karine from the EU Office
  • Josh LaForce – Sulley 
  • Skippy – Himself

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Big Tech: The Right Clothes

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Gravitas.

How important is gravitas, social authority, to a tech organization?  

Afterall, they are the ones who claim that they are trying to disrupt society, to remove older barriers, to build new structures that are more profitable to all.  

If that is the case, if their power comes from forces outside society, then whey do they need social weight?

And why how do they need to dress if they are to claim that they have gravitas.  

Karine Tisserand, the head of the How We Manage Stuff European Union Office agrees to come to Washington in an effort to fix a project that is sliding, inch by inch, out of control.  Abby Alton, the head of Talking and Shopping, meets with Congressional Staff.  And finally, Sullivan asks if the4 HWMS Washington office is facing a rebuke for its lack of progress.  

The thirteen episode of the Audio Drama “What Big Tech Doesn’t Know.”  

Cast:

  • Sahara Ale – Yasmin, Attorney-Advisor
  • Margaux Amie – Evelyn of How We Manage Stuff
  • Margaux Amie – Rachel D’Fino aid to Senator Stassen
  • Zoe Anastassiou – Faith of Beva’s Place
  • Debbon Ayer – Abby Alton of T&S
  • Ron Bianchi – The Ancient One
  • Anastasia Deloret – Karine Tissarand, Head of HWMS EU Office
  • Geoffrey Grier – Vinny of How We Manage Stuff
  • Josh LaForce – Sullivan of How We Manage Stuff
  • Jake Minevich – Victor of T & S
  • Skippy – Himself

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Big Tech: Farming From San Francisco

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Every job is middle management.

Everyone is caught between someone above and someone below.  

And that hook that captures you is always tricky.  Sometimes that sharp little tine is friendship.  Sometimes, its money.  Sometimes it’s merely the image that we would like to claim for ourselves.

For a moment, we see the CTO Ed Kowalski, never the most sympathetic character, dangling between heaven and earth, between the boss above and the employee below.    

  The tenth episode of the Audio Drama “What Big Tech Doesn’t Know.”

Cast:

  • Sahara Ale – Yasmin, Attorney-Advisor
  • Margaux Amie –  Evelyne, Operations Manager of HWMS
  • Debbon Ayer – Abby Alton, CEO of T&S
  • Geoffrey Grier –  Vinny of HWMS; Carl Langston
  • Kit Kuksenok – Ed Kowalski CTO of T&S
  • Josh LaForce – Sulley, Washington Director, HWMS 
  • Noah Masur – Ben “Bearner” Capardi, Server Director, T&S
  • Skippy – Himself

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