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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: Famous Person

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Are you famous?

Fame we court.  

Fame we try to wield (before it weilds us.

But are you famous?

Not the best question to hear when you are trying to understand what is happening. 

Even if you’re not famous. 

Not famous at all.  

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

Cast:

  • Zoe Anastassiou – Wee Sister #1
  • Debbon Ayer – Abby Alton
  • Anastasia Deloret – Wee Sister #2
  • Geoffrey Grier – Vinny 
  • Kit Kuksenok – Kowalski 
  • Skippy – Himself

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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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Big Tech: Best for All

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IAD?

IDA?

What’s the difference?  

What is the import of the flip of one letter? 

The expanded team gathers in Washington.  Vinny from Washington.  Karine from Brussels.  Time to get the leaders of the tech giant Talking and Shopping ready for a Congressional Hearing.  

But there is that little issue.  IAD vs IDA.  It changes the plans but the results might be best for all.  

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

Cast:

  • Sahara Ale – Yasmin, Attorney-Advisor
  • Anastasia Deloret – Karine Tissarand, Head of HWMS EU Office
  • Kit Kuksenok –  Ed Kowalski of T & S
  • Noah Masur – UPS Delivery Person; FedEx Delivery Person; Hyung Tai, Delivery Person and part owner of Gangnum Cleaners 
  • Skippy – Himself

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Audio Drama

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We’re an Audio Drama.

We live on the Internet.

We tell stories of work and tech and power and love and loss.

Consultants in Germany.  Artificial Intelligence in Seattle.  A startup in Mountain View.  Books that we read so you don’t have to.  An little entrepreneur  who knows things her elders never will.

We tell you a story.

We’re How We Manage Stuff.  

Cast:

  • Sahara Ale 
  • Margaux Amie 
  • Zoe Anastassiou 
  • Debbon Ayer 
  • Ron Bianchi 
  • Anastasia Deloret 
  • Geoffrey Grie
  • Kit Kuksenok
  • Josh LaForce 
  • Noah Masur
  • Jake Minevich 
  • Skippy
  • Sarah Corbyn Woolf

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Big Tech: Squirrel Dog

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You’d think they’d be on the same side.

Wouldn’t that be obvious?

But the CTO has arrived in Washington and things that he should be the center, the center of attention.  

But that was never the plan.

And not only will he have to convince his boss, he’s going to have to convince her Wolfhound, Maggy the Fury.

And you’d think they’d be on the same side.  

The senior leadership of the  Internet firm Talking and Shopping starts to encounter the politics of Washington DC.   

Sixth episode in the new series begins “What Big Tech Doesn’t Know” from the audio drama “How We Manage Stuff.”

Cast:

  • Yasmin, Attorney-Advisor – Sahara Ale
  • Ed Kowalski, CTO of Talking and Shopping – Kit Kuksenok
  • Victor, Assistant to Abby Alton – Jake Minevich
  • Abbe Alton, CEO of T&S – Debbon Ayer
  • Maggie, the Fury – Skippy

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