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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: 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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SidePocket: Who is Represented?

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Blame the bosses. 

A tried and effective strategy.

And some times, it is actually true.

But grudges can blind our eyes, leaving us with a moment of self satisfaction and not much more. 

Jessie misplays her hand

Third in our re-release of the audio drama: SidePocket

Cast:

  • Sahara Ale – Jessie
  • Zoe Anastassiou – Narrator: Maddie, the 8 Year Old Entrepreneur
  • Geoffrey Grier – Vinny 
  • Josh LaForce – Carl the VC
  • Cariad OBrien – Molly
  • 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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We Read It So You Don’t Have To: Capital and Ideology

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Thomas Piketty?

Don’t get what he’s saying?  

Not sure you care?

Zach, who is back, and Maddie, who has never left tell us what is important about the writings of this economist

Or maybe not.  

Dr. Piketty wrote one of the more controversial book of the past 10 years.  Maddie will tell you why.  

And “R” makes and appearance.  But not “G”.

Cast:

  • Zoe Anastassiou – Maddie, the 8 Year Old Entrepreneur
  • Noah Masur – Zach, who is back
  • Skippy – Himself

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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: 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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