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Big Tech: All Go Kaboom

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He’s trying to do a good thing.  

A good thing with a drone. 

A good thing with a drone in the nation’s capital.  

It was supposed to be good.  

But now he is sitting in the station house of DC Police District 1 trying to explain what he is doing.  

The lost episode of the audio of the audio drama What Big Tech Doesn’t Know About Washington.  (episode 26)

Cast:

  • Ron Bianchi – Station Chief Mahoney, DC Metropolitan Police 
  • Michelle Thomas-Hanson – Stage Manager
  • Jake Minevich – Victor Numerov, Aide to Abby Alton of T & S
  • Sarah Corbyn Woolf – Emma Darling,  DC Metropolitan Police
  • Skippy – Himself

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Big Tech: The Conversation

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Intimate Knowledge.  

It doesn’t mean what it used to mean.

And it doesn’t make things any easier.  

As Abby Alton, CEO of Talking and Shopping, prepares to meet Congress, two of her aides grappled with the fact that one of them knows a great deal about the other.  

A slow dance of information on episode 25 of the series What Big Tech Doesn’t Know About Washington. 

Cast:

  • Sahara Ale – Yasmin of HWMS
  • Debbon Ayer – Abby Alton, CEO of Talking & Shopping
  • Josh LaForce – Sullivan Bowman of HWMS 
  • Michelle Thomas-Hanson – Stage Manager
  • Jake Minevich – Victor Numerov, Aide to Abby Alton 
  • Skippy – Himself

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Big Tech: We Let You Decide (The Dockerly Report)

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Chad Dockerly of the Dockerly Report

You run a big name podcast. 

You deal with important issues.

You can get big name guests.

Maybe.

Chad Dockerly asks his guest, Former Congressional Aide Rebecca Vogelson, to explain the EARN IT bill to his listeners.

Episode 20 of the series What Big Tech Doesn’t Know About Washington. 

Cast:

  • Zoe Anastassiou – Rebecca Vogelson
  • Jake Minevich – Chad Dockerly 
  • Michelle Thomas-Hanson – Stage Manager
  • Skippy – Himself

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SidePocket: Closing Shop

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You must take the tide at its flood.

That is the sad lesson of organizational leadership.  

You may like your colleagues.  You may like where you work.  You may even like what you do.  

But there are times when you must loose the ropes that bind you to shore and start the journey afresh.  

Vinny at the end of SidePocket

Seventh in our re-release of the AudioDrama: SidePocket

Cast:

  • Sahara Ale – Jessie
  • Zoe Anastassiou – Narrator: Maddie, the 8 Year Old Entrepreneur
  • Ron Bianchi – San
  • Geoffrey Grier – Vinny 
  • Josh LaForce – Carl the VC
  • Jake Minevich – Julio
  • Skippy – Himself

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SidePocket: Leaving Detroit

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It’s an ordinary story. 

And perhaps a bit of a fantasy.

But perhaps our time  could benefit from an ordinary story.  

A young African-American leaves Detroit in the mid-1980s to see what he might do in Silicon Valley and in the process, learns something about investment, governance and decisions (both good and bad).  Revisiting the audio drama of Vinny and SidePocket

Cast:

  • Zoe Anastassiou – Maddie, the 8 Year Old Entrepreneur
  • Geoffrey Grier – Vinny 
  • Noah Masur – Curt
  • Sahara Ale – Jessie
  • Jake Minevich – Dennis
  • Skippy – Himself

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Big Tech: Act III

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It starts with a pool game.  

It ends with a riot.  

And in the middle, there’s a guy who sounds a lot like Henry Kissinger.

Except he makes tea.

The plans have been made.  The execution is proving hard.  We’ve had to bring some extra talent to the project (and some time soon we’ll have to thin about how much that talent is costing.)  The client is not helping things much and we’re undermining ourselves. 

The third act of “What Big Tech Doesn’t Know”, a story of how Tech misjudges government and government underestimates the purveyors technology.  

Cast:

  • Sahara Ale – Yasmin, Attorney-Advisor
  • Margaux Amie – Rachel D’Fino, aide to Senator Stassen; Senator Christine Stassen; Evelyne of T&S
  • Zoe Anastassiou – Faith of Beva’s Place; Waiter; Female Aide
  • Debbon Ayer – Abby Alton, CEO of T&S
  • Ron Bianchi – The Ancient One; Waiter; Bashir, the Uber Driver
  • Anastasia Deloret – Karine from the EU Office
  • Geoffrey Grier – Fitz Morris of NTIA; Vinny of HWMS
  • Kit Kusenok – Ed Kowalski, CTO of T&S
  • Josh LaForce – Sulley Bowman, Director HWMS Washington Office
  • Noah Masur – Buckley Williams of Federation for Digital Future; Male Aide
  • Jake Minevich – Victor Numerov of T&S; Chad Dockerly of Technica Publica
  • Skippy – Maggy, the Fury
  • Sarah Corbyn Woolf – Anna, once an Intern

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Big Tech: Act II

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Usual cast of characters.

A tech bro who is a bully. 

A very smart CEO who just doesn’t seem to understand.  

A consultant who is finding her way in a lost, lost world.

Plus there are a pair of coworkers who have great sport commenting on the situation, the owner of a woman’t coworkspace that is treated with foreclosure and a Washington insider who once ran the world, even though he is constantly flummoxed by toner cartridges.  

Thus begins our second act of “What Big Tech Doesn’t Know”, a story of how Tech misjudges government and government underestimates the purveyors technology.  

Cast:

  • Sahara Ale – Yasmin, Attorney-Advisor
  • Margaux Amie – Rachel D’Fino, aide to Senator Stassen; Senator Christine Stassen; Evelyne of T&S
  • Zoe Anastassiou – Faith of Beva’s Place; Waiter; Female Aide
  • Debbon Ayer – Abby Alton, CEO of T&S
  • Ron Bianchi – The Ancient One; Waiter; Bashir, the Uber Driver
  • Anastasia Deloret – Karine from the EU Office
  • Geoffrey Grier – Fitz Morris of NTIA; Vinny of HWMS
  • Kit Kusenok – Ed Kowalski, CTO of T&S
  • Josh LaForce – Sulley Bowman, Director HWMS Washington Office
  • Noah Masur – Buckley Williams of Federation for Digital Future; Male Aide
  • Jake Minevich – Victor Numerov of T&S; Chad Dockerly of Technica Publica
  • Skippy – Maggy, the Fury
  • Sarah Corbyn Woolf – Anna, once an Intern

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Big Tech: Act I

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They seem like such nice people.  

It’s just too bad that things didn’t quite go as planned.  

We have a young attorney advisor.

And a director of public relations .

And an mess they didn’t anticipate.  

The How We Manage Stuff audio drama tackles the issue of technology in government.  The leaders of an internet giant, Talking & Shopping, arrive in Washington in an effort to improve their public image and then immediately start taking steps to destroy it.  

They have no idea what they are doing.  None at all. 

And so they have hired consultants, the boutique group How We Manage Stuff, to help them in their perilous task.  Along the way they meet bureaucrats in love with their own voice, Congressional Aides in with political gossip, and interns in love with the mere image of leadership.  

So begins our tale.  The first seven episodes of the Audio Drama “What Big Tech Doesn’t Know.”

Cast:

  • Sahara Ale – Yasmin, Attorney-Advisor
  • Margaux Amie – Rachel D’Fino, aide to Senator Stassen; Senator Christine Stassen; Evelyne of T&S
  • Zoe Anastassiou – Faith of Beva’s Place; Waiter; Female Aide
  • Debbon Ayer – Abby Alton, CEO of T&S
  • Ron Bianchi – The Ancient One; Waiter; Bashir, the Uber Driver
  • Anastasia Deloret – Karine from the EU Office
  • Geoffrey Grier – Fitz Morris of NTIA; Vinny of HWMS
  • Kit Kusenok – Ed Kowalski, CTO of T&S
  • Josh LaForce – Sulley Bowman, Director HWMS Washington Office
  • Noah Masur – Buckley Williams of Federation for Digital Future; Male Aide
  • Jake Minevich – Victor Numerov of T&S; Chad Dockerly of Technica Publica
  • Skippy – Maggy, the Fury
  • Sarah Corbyn Woolf – Anna, once an Intern

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