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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 –  who played 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: 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 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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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: Breaking with the Board

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You see the need.

You found a way to get the money.

You make the move.

You’re board doesn’t like it.  

But you’re ok, right?  I mean, you did the right thing?  And your board will come along, don’t you think?  Afterall, you are innovating.  But then comes the break.

Sixth in our re-release of the AudioDrama: SidePocket

Cast:

  • Sahara Ale – Jessie
  • Zoe Anastassiou – Narrator: Maddie, the 8 Year Old Entrepreneur
  • Debbon Ayer – Karen from CalFed
  • Ron Bianchi – Thomas from IBM
  • Geoffrey Grier – Vinny 
  • Josh LaForce – Carl the VC
  • Cariad O’Brien – Molly
  • Skippy – Himself

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SidePocket: Early Success

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Your face on the cover of a magazine.

What does it matter?  (Who knows what a magazine even is, anymore?)

Success has come to Vinny but how long will it stay?

Fifth in our re-release of the AudioDrama: SidePocket

Cast:

  • Sahara Ale – Jessie
  • Margaux Amie – Violet 
  • Zoe Anastassiou – Narrator: Maddie, the 8 Year Old Entrepreneur
  • Ron Bianchi – Jim/Kim/Tim/HIM 
  • Geoffrey Grier – Vinny 
  • Cariad O’Brien – Molly
  • 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: 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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