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Big Tech: Control and Command


Can’t things just get better?

By themselves.

When there is a market to disrupt.

And money to be made.

Ed Kowalski, the CTO of the hapless Internet firm Talking and Shopping is back in Silicon Valley.  Tired of Washington.  Tired of things he doesn’t understand.  Tired of trying to get along with people.  

Episode 22 of the series What Big Tech Doesn’t Know About Washington. 


  • Margaux Amie – Evelyn Rouse of HWMS
  • Christian Conn – Gar Simons, Financier 
  • Kit Kuksenok – Ed Kowalski of T & S
  • Noah Masur – Ben Çapardı, formerly of T & S 
  • Michelle Thomas-Hanson – Stage Manager
  • Skippy – Himself



Big Tech: Bank Shot


It’s just physics, right?

 Set the ball in motion, it bounces off the cushion, hits another, falls into the pocket, just as you’d expect.

Except it doesn’t

The leadership of Talking and Shopping is frustrated with Washington and Washington is tired of them.  There are problems on the horizon, balls on the table, and little strategy for how to bring the game to an end.  

And we choose a pool table in a bar to discuss what we might do.  

The twelfth episode of the Audio Drama “What Big Tech Doesn’t Know.”  Special Guest Christian Conn of NYC portrays Gar Simons, the advisor with only one word of advice: “Get Out Now!”  


  • Christian Conn – Gar Simons, billiard player & business guy
  • 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; 
  • Kit Kuksenok –  Sulley, Ed Kowalski, CTO of Talking & Shopping
  • Jake Minevich – Chad Dockerly of Technica Publica
  • Skippy – Himself