Non-Technical

By Alexis Gay

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San Francisco-based comedian Alexis Gay interviews influential folks from tech, media, business and beyond about everything except their resumes. Who are the people building, funding, and running the tech companies shaping our daily lives? And like, has [INFLUENTIAL PERSON] ever kept a plant alive? Is [VERY IMPRESSIVE FOUNDER] actually afraid of the dark? What was [STALWART OF VC TWITTER] known for in high school? Tune into Non-Technical with Alexis Gay to find out.


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82. Fiona Co Chan (Founder & CEO, Youthforia) probably won’t be getting papped at Starbucks
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Fiona Co Chan, the Founder and CEO of Youthforia. They talk about 120 Second Fiancé, cutting class (!), slapping games, DIY PSLs, and the most romantic escalator in the world.

You can find Fiona on Twitter at twitter.com/fionacochan and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Census, a reverse ETL tool that syncs trusted data from the data warehouse into your CRM, marketing automation platform, advertising platforms, finance tools, and more! If you're a scaling product-led growth company looking to increase the productivity of your sales reps, personalize your customer communications and reduce churn, you can learn more at getcensus.com/nontechnical

Aug 10, 2022
81. Zach Graumann (Former Presidential Campaign Manager & Author) is busting out the golden pipes (by order of management)
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Zach Graumann, former campaign manager for Andrew Yang's 2020 presidential run and author of the new book, Longshot. They talk about adult acapella, 860 vs. 203, BYOSSS (stainless steel straws), enunciating!!!, and NOT embarrassing yourself in front of Sophia Bush.

You can find Zach on Twitter at twitter.com/zach_graumann and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting! If you’re a high-performing professional looking for your next opportunity, it’s time to become a Betts Connect Community member. Apply to join Betts’ exclusive network, and if you’re accepted, those tech startups will reach out to YOU. Apply now for your exclusive lifetime membership at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical

Aug 03, 2022
80. Rosie Nguyen (Co-Founder & Chief Creator Officer, Fanhouse) has a gorilla grip on life
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Rosie Nguyen, Co-founder and Chief Creator Officer at Fanhouse. They talk about yellow kacheeks, Hunter Hunter HATERS, Apple Beef, a little magic, and one particularly chaotic TikTok.

You can find Rosie on Twitter at twitter.com/jasminericegirl and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting! If you’re a high-performing professional looking for your next opportunity, it’s time to become a Betts Connect Community member. Apply to join Betts’ exclusive network, and if you’re accepted, those tech startups will reach out to YOU. Apply now for your exclusive lifetime membership at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical

Jul 27, 2022
79. David Gelles (Author & Reporter, New York Times) will be enjoying Grey Poupon well after the apocalypse
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with David Gelles, Climate reporter at the New York Times and Author of 'The Man Who Broke Capitalism.’ They talk about suburban good mornings, CHAPSTICK!!!!, child wave blockers, American Willpower, and attending high school in a church attic (naturally!). 

You can find David on Twitter at twitter.com/dgelles and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting! If you’re a high-performing professional looking for your next opportunity, it’s time to become a Betts Connect Community member. Apply to join Betts’ exclusive network, and if you’re accepted, those tech startups will reach out to YOU. Apply now for your exclusive lifetime membership at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical

Jul 20, 2022
78. Ashley Mayer (Co-Founder & GP, Coalition Operators) isn’t waiting for the name to drop
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Ashley Mayer, Co-Founder and General Partner at Coalition Operators. They talk about wearing wedding dresses at 4-star restaurants, naming-and-shaming, dining incompatibility (!), and MAUs (but not the ones you think).

You can find Ashley on Twitter at twitter.com/ashleymayer and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting! If you’re a high-performing professional looking for your next opportunity, it’s time to become a Betts Connect Community member. Apply to join Betts’ exclusive network, and if you’re accepted, those tech startups will reach out to YOU. Apply now for your exclusive lifetime membership at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical

Jul 13, 2022
77. Jason Kander (Author, Veteran, Former MO Secretary of State) is NOT living every week like it’s Shark Week
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Jason Kander, Author of ‘Invisible Storm,’ President of National Expansion at Veterans Community Project, and Host of the Majority 54 podcast. They talk about trampoline park pep talks, Kermit the Frog, high-stakes nuptials, Dreadful Selfish Crime, and baseball, baby!!!

You can find Jason on Twitter at twitter.com/JasonKander and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting! If you’re a high-performing professional looking for your next opportunity, it’s time to become a Betts Connect Community member. Apply to join Betts’ exclusive network, and if you’re accepted, those tech startups will reach out to YOU. Apply now for your exclusive lifetime membership at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical

Jul 06, 2022
76. Jason Yanowitz (Co-Founder, Blockworks) is getting fitted and going to Abilene
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Jason Yanowitz, Co-founder of Blockworks. They talk about “obscure meats,” the Abilene effect, Ross from Friends, laughing on 2x, planification, and absolutely RIPPING sushi.

You can find Jason on Twitter at twitter.com/JasonYanowitz and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting! If you’re a high-performing professional looking for your next opportunity, it’s time to become a Betts Connect Community member. Apply to join Betts’ exclusive network, and if you’re accepted, those tech startups will reach out to YOU. Apply now for your exclusive lifetime membership at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical

Jun 29, 2022
75. Deena Shakir (Partner, Lux Capital) is finally out of Stevia stealth mode
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Deena Shakir, Partner at Lux Capital. They talk about quarterly visits to Disneyland, long-distance AIM-ing, Paw Patrol LIVE!!!, stevia schlepping, and ironic skinny jeans. 

You can find Deena on Twitter at twitter.com/deenashakir and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting! If you’re a high-performing professional looking for your next opportunity, it’s time to become a Betts Connect Community member. Apply to join Betts’ exclusive network, and if you’re accepted, those tech startups will reach out to YOU. Apply now for your exclusive lifetime membership at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical

Jun 22, 2022
74. Daniel Lippman (Reporter, Politico) has a (broken) bone to pick with honeysuckles
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Daniel Lippman, a reporter covering the White House and Washington for Politico. They talk about secondhand pet peeves, medaling in Croquet, Man v. Honeysuckle, 3:30 AM wakeup calls, and boarding school "Night Golf."

You can find Daniel on Twitter at twitter.com/dlippman and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting! If you’re a high-performing professional looking for your next opportunity, it’s time to become a Betts Connect Community member. Apply to join Betts’ exclusive network, and if you’re accepted, those tech startups will reach out to YOU. Apply now for your exclusive lifetime membership at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical

Jun 15, 2022
73. Leah Solivan (Founder, TaskRabbit) is fully prepared to organize these roly polies
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Leah Solivan, Founder of TaskRabbit and General Partner at FUEL Capital. They talk about boxing chaos, planking in Vegas (?), an 18-minute Star Wars tour de FORCE, “Bad Moms,” avoiding airplane altercations, and murder mystery (family) dinner theatre.

You can find Leah on Twitter at twitter.com/labunleashed and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting! If you’re a high-performing professional looking for your next opportunity, it’s time to become a Betts Connect Community member. Apply to join Betts’ exclusive network, and if you’re accepted, those tech startups will reach out to YOU. Apply now for your exclusive lifetime membership at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical

Jun 08, 2022
72. Brian Murray (Partner, Craft Ventures & Co-Founder, Cabal) refuses to be manipulated by art
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Brian Murray, Partner & COO at Craft Ventures and Co-Founder of Cabal. They talk about Soccer Dads, austerity measures for coffee, having four daughters, BWGs (you know it when you see it), occasioning upon some fellows, and the Steve Martin/Macklemore remix we’ve all been waiting for.

You can find Brian on Twitter at twitter.com/murr and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting! If you’re a high-performing professional looking for your next opportunity, it’s time to become a Betts Connect Community member. Apply to join Betts’ exclusive network, and if you’re accepted, those tech startups will reach out to YOU. Apply now for your exclusive lifetime membership at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical

Jun 01, 2022
71. Liz Fosslien (Author and Head of Content, Humu) is trailblazing the great indoors
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Liz Fosslien, Author and Head of Content at Humu. They talk about driving with CONFIDENCE, microwave chefery, Work From Bed, L*na Bars, postmeridian smells, and the best therapy session of all-time.

You can find Liz on Twitter at twitter.com/fosslien and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode of Non-Technical is brought to you by the 2022 Community-Led Summit: a 3-day virtual event for builders and leaders in community-led companies. You can register (for free!) for the 2022 Community-Led Summit happening May 24th through May 26th at www.communityled.com/summit.

May 25, 2022
70. Isa Watson (Founder & CEO, Squad) serves her pettiness a la mode
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Isa Watson, the Founder and CEO of Squad. They talk about sh*talking as a love language, the McRib of candy, “per my last email,” driving stick, and a cold, cold scoop of revenge. 

You can find Isa on Twitter at twitter.com/isadwatson and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode of Non-Technical is brought to you by the 2022 Community-Led Summit: a 3-day virtual event for builders and leaders in community-led companies. You can register (for free!) for the 2022 Community-Led Summit happening May 24th through May 26th at www.communityled.com/summit.

May 18, 2022
69. Niv Dror (Founder & Managing Partner, Shrug Capital) has “no problem” with cartoon fish
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Niv Dror, the Founder & Managing Partner of Shrug Capital. They talk about a specific piece of the Hamilton stage, Irish goodbyes (and hellos!), ~beige food aesthetics~, and a VPB (Very Punctual Baby). 

You can find Niv on Twitter at twitter.com/Nivo0o0 and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode of Non-Technical is brought to you by the 2022 Community-Led Summit: a 3-day virtual event for builders and leaders in community-led companies. You can register (for free!) for the 2022 Community-Led Summit happening May 24th through May 26th at www.communityled.com/summit.

May 11, 2022
Casey Newton (Founder & Editor, Platformer) famously hates the sun
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(Recorded April 2021) This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Casey Newton, Founder and Editor of Platformer. They talk about retired theatre kid energy, cooking-show-induced communism, "DFMO," GOSSIP!, and the only two things Twitter should be used for.

You can find Casey on Twitter at twitter.com/CaseyNewton and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instagram.com/yayalexisgay or twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

May 04, 2022
68. Sarah Friar (CEO, Nextdoor) is a sleep latency overachiever
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Sarah Friar, CEO of Nextdoor. They talk about the Dock of *THE* Bay, clean cups (every time!), when things go pear-shaped, being a Derry Girl, the tea cozy of the hand, leaving the lights on (...just in case), and what Sarah has in common with Rafael Nadal. 

You can find Sarah on Twitter at twitter.com/thefriley and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting. If you’re a high-performing professional looking for your next opportunity, it’s time to become a Betts Connect Community member. Apply to join Betts’ exclusive network, and if you’re accepted, those tech startups will reach out to YOU. Apply now for your exclusive lifetime membership at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical

Apr 27, 2022
67. Naj Austin (Founder & CEO, Somewhere Good & Ethel’s Club) won’t mince words about garlic
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Naj Austin, the founder and CEO of Somewhere Good, an audio platform for community conversations and Ethel's Club, a wellness space for people of color. They talk about Dewey Decimal, going “full tilt” at EZoo, real life vs. Reddit, Big Grandma Vibes, moving to Greenport (chic), and secret Christmas!!!

You can find Naj on Twitter at twitter.com/najjmahal and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting. If you’re a high-performing professional looking for your next opportunity, it’s time to become a Betts Connect Community member. Apply to join Betts’ exclusive network, and if you’re accepted, those tech startups will reach out to YOU. Apply now for your exclusive lifetime membership at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical

Apr 20, 2022
66. Alexis Ohanian (Co-Founder, Reddit & Founder, Seven Seven Six) didn’t see his forehead for five years
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Alexis Ohanian, Founder of Seven Seven Six & Co-Founder and Former Executive Chairman of Reddit. They talk about The Ministry of Butter, trailblazin’ babies, live tweeting a haunting, minimalist squeeze bottle pancake art, “Blood Boys,” and what if Abraham Lincoln played bass for Metallica?

You can find Alexis on Twitter at twitter.com/alexisohanian and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting. If you’re a high-performing professional looking for your next opportunity, it’s time to become a Betts Connect Community member. Apply to join Betts’ exclusive network, and if you’re accepted, those tech startups will reach out to YOU. Apply now for your exclusive lifetime membership at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical

Apr 13, 2022
65. Jasmine Crowe (Founder & CEO, Goodr) might be in need of some local Atlanta honey
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Jasmine Crowe, Founder & CEO of Goodr. They talk about having a “wine garden,” AquaTots, vests!!!, honey immunotherapy, and her Uber driver’s impromptu performance at a party with Steve Aoki. 

You can find Jasmine on Twitter at twitter.com/jasminecrowe and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting. If you’re a high-performing professional looking for your next opportunity, it’s time to become a Betts Connect Community member. Apply to join Betts’ exclusive network, and if you’re accepted, those tech startups will reach out to YOU. Apply now for your exclusive lifetime membership at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical

Apr 06, 2022
64. Ryan Broderick (Writer, Garbage Day) is ready to get CRAZY WITH EGGS!!!!!!
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Ryan Broderick, freelance tech writer publishing the Garbage Day newsletter. They talk about the Brazilian Duane Reade, America’s relationship with eggs, comforting horror, fixing Alexis’ Nintendo Switch, Drunk Scrabble, and being genuine on main.

You can find Ryan on Twitter at twitter.com/broderick and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting. If you’re a high-performing professional looking for your next opportunity, it’s time to become a Betts Connect Community member. Apply to join Betts’ exclusive network, and if you’re accepted, those tech startups will reach out to YOU. Apply now for your exclusive lifetime membership at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical

Mar 30, 2022
63. Tracy Chou (Founder & CEO, Block Party) literally has the (email) receipts
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Tracy Chou, the Founder and CEO of Block Party. They talk about time zone trauma, iconic AOL screen names, an extreme email diary REVEAL (!), and why Tracy is probably on your company’s revenue slide. 

You can find Tracy on Twitter at twitter.com/triketora and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting. If you’re a high-performing professional looking for your next opportunity, it’s time to become a Betts Connect Community member. Apply to join Betts’ exclusive network, and if you’re accepted, those tech startups will reach out to YOU. Apply now for your exclusive lifetime membership at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical

Mar 23, 2022
62. Anne Raimondi (COO & Head of Business, Asana) knows the water lilies bwing us togeder
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Anne Raimondi, COO and Head of Business at Asana. They talk about parallel universes (on Etsy), Exploding Kittens, party people, Family Water Polo, and having Buttercup and Westley in the delivery room.

You can find Anne on Twitter at twitter.com/anneraimondi and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting. If you’re a high-performing professional looking for your next opportunity, it’s time to become a Betts Connect Community member. Apply to join Betts’ exclusive network, and if you’re accepted, those tech startups will reach out to YOU. Apply now for your exclusive lifetime membership at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical

Mar 16, 2022
61. Mark Cuban (Entrepreneur & Investor) has left the building on a conveyor belt
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Mark Cuban, entrepreneur, investor, and television personality. They talk about filler fruit, “Baby Come Back,” being wrong on Twitter, Molly’s Pub, crumbs in the front seat, and whether Alexis knows what a jump shot is (...whoops).

You can find Mark on Twitter at twitter.com/mcuban and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting. If you’re a high-performing professional looking for your next opportunity, it’s time to become a Betts Connect Community member! Apply to join Betts’ exclusive network and if you're accepted, tech startups will reach out to YOU. Apply now for your exclusive lifetime membership at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical

Mar 09, 2022
60. Lauren Berson Sugarman (Founder & CEO, Conceive) is looking on the bright side (of the road)
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Lauren Berson Sugarman, Founder and CEO at Conceive. They talk about dating app friendships, the vest of the lower half, real estate-driven existential crises, Minnesota fried turkey, and “rural” America (East Hampton).

You can find Lauren on Twitter at twitter.com/laurenberson and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Pilot. Pilot makes bookkeeping, budgeting, forecasting, and other business needs easy. Non-Technical listeners get 20% off their first six months! Learn more at http://pilot.com/nontechnical

Mar 02, 2022
59. Buffy Maguire (Founder, Lady Falcon Coffee Club) knows when to hold ‘em
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Buffy Maguire, Founder of the Lady Falcon Coffee Club. They talk about surreality distortion fields, noisy ghosts, the cumulative slurp, “hell’s bells,” and what to expect when your Irish neighbor stops by at 10pm. 

You can find Buffy on Twitter at twitter.com/ladyfalconcc and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Pilot. Pilot makes bookkeeping, budgeting, forecasting, and other business needs easy. Non-Technical listeners get 20% off their first six months! Learn more at http://pilot.com/nontechnical

Feb 23, 2022
58. Logan Bartlett (Managing Director, Redpoint) will unfortunately have to pass on the Kiss Cam
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Logan Bartlett, Managing Director at Redpoint. They talk about genetic intonation, when to say no to a marriage proposal, Magruber, the French Horn to VC pipeline (yes, again), and what Logan and Kanye just might have in common. 

You can find Logan on Twitter at twitter.com/loganbartlett and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Pilot. Pilot makes bookkeeping, budgeting, forecasting, and other business needs easy. Non-Technical listeners get 20% off their first six months! Learn more at http://pilot.com/nontechnical 

Feb 16, 2022
57. Kinsey Grant (Host, Thinking is Cool) is a former horse girl (REVEAL!!!)
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Kinsey Grant, Host of Thinking is Cool and Co-Founder of Smooth Ops. They talk barrel-racing horses, infraRED sauna (Taylor’s Version), the religion of “that’s showbiz, baby!!!”, spending lunchtime with your English teacher, and The Grant Family Christmas March.

You can find Kinsey on Twitter at twitter.com/kinseygrant and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Pilot. Pilot makes bookkeeping, budgeting, forecasting, and other business needs easy. Non-Technical listeners get 20% off their first six months! Learn more at http://pilot.com/nontechnical

Feb 09, 2022
56. Waseem Daher (CEO & Co-Founder, Pilot) got his Twitter handle at Burning Man
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Waseem Daher, the CEO and co-founder of Pilot. They talk about the gentleman’s “shabam!”, dAsHbOaRd cOnFeSsIoNaL, when the thought DOESN’T count, ​​#PizzaWeek, and what song to play at your next Senate confirmation hearing.

You can find Waseem on Twitter at twitter.com/waseem and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Modern Treasury! Modern Treasury makes APIs to help companies build products that move money. Psst! They’re hiring: moderntreasury.com/careers

Feb 02, 2022
55. Alex Lieberman (Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Morning Brew) was forced to hang up his tongue-down Tims
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Alex Lieberman, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of the daily email newsletter, Morning Brew. They talk adult ice cream, our first topographically (!) tiny hill, emotion potion, getting stoked on Susan Boyle, and the precise moment when 1 + 1 = 0.

You can find Alex on Twitter at twitter.com/businessbarista and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Modern Treasury! Modern Treasury makes APIs to help companies build products that move money. Psst! They’re hiring: moderntreasury.com/careers

Jan 26, 2022
54. Kara Swisher (Journalist, Podcaster) says “No.”
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Kara Swisher, journalist, podcaster, and opinion writer for The New York Times. They talk about shrimp scampi & caviar (obviously), floral decay, ‘Arcadia,’ shoulder pads, and why getting a tattoo is—or should be—like ordering a sandwich.

You can find Kara on Twitter at twitter.com/karaswisher and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Modern Treasury! Modern Treasury makes APIs to help companies build products that move money. Psst! They’re hiring: moderntreasury.com/careers

Jan 19, 2022
53. Jenny 8. Lee (CEO, Plympton) can turn ketchup into cold, hard cash
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Jenny 8. Lee, CEO of Plympton, Sundance fellow, seed investor, and emoji activist. They talk texting-before-calling (!), “boring” diaries, Eeyore vs. Tigger (vs. Piglet), famous bus passengers, and SHIFT + OPTION + HYPHEN, baby!!!!!!

You can find Jenny on Twitter at twitter.com/jenny8lee and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Modern Treasury! Modern Treasury makes APIs to help companies build products that move money. Psst! They’re hiring: moderntreasury.com/careers

Jan 12, 2022
52. Howard Lindzon (General Partner, Social Leverage) has the body of a ghostbuster
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Howard Lindzon, General Partner at Social Leverage and Co-Founder of StockTwits. They talk about friendly British ghosts, the case of the missing “puffy pants,” shorting $TSLA (heh), and the only two words you need to sustain a 26-year marriage.

You can find Howard on Twitter at twitter.com/howardlindzon and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Modern Treasury! Modern Treasury makes APIs to help companies build products that move money. Psst! They’re hiring: moderntreasury.com/careers

Jan 05, 2022
51. Logan Ury (Author & Dir. of Relationship Science, Hinge) is dying to debrief that dinner party
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Logan Ury, author of How to Not Die Alone and Director of Relationship Science at Hinge. They talk about the teachings of RuPaul, whether skeletons are real, leggings privilege, one minute of Jingle Bell Rock, and which picture she accidentally sent to her favorite childhood author. 

You can find Logan on Twitter at twitter.com/loganury and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting. If you’re looking for your next big opportunity, you can join the Betts network and get connected with the world’s most innovative companies hiring go-to-market professionals like you. Learn  more about hiring top talent or finding your next role at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical.

Dec 22, 2021
50. Jon Youshaei (Creator, Writer & Advisor) has trunk space (!) but no poker face
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Jon Youshaei, a creator, contributing writer at Forbes and Time magazine, and creator-in-residence at Origin. They talk about unlimited free parking, socially-cognizant calendar invites, Bed, Bath & Morality, and why we’d all be lucky to visit his mom.

You can find Jon on Twitter at twitter.com/EveryVowel and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting. If you’re looking for your next big opportunity, you can join the Betts network and get connected with the world’s most innovative companies hiring go-to-market professionals like you. Learn  more about hiring top talent or finding your next role at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical.

Dec 15, 2021
49. Arielle Zuckerberg (Partner, Venture Capital) is serving up double black diamond bangers
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Arielle Zuckerberg, partner at a leading early-stage venture fund. They talk about yard sales, ZuckNet, putting the A in Arielle, disco cowboys, a sour patch kids taste test (!), and her Ode to Coconut.

You can find Arielle on Twitter at twitter.com/ariellezuck and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting. If you’re looking for your next big opportunity, you can join the Betts network and get connected with the world’s most innovative companies hiring go-to-market professionals like you. Learn  more about hiring top talent or finding your next role at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical.

Dec 08, 2021
48. Andrew Yang (Entrepreneur, Former Presidential Candidate) is an adequate juggler (in this simulation, at least)
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Andrew Yang, entrepreneur, author, and former U.S. presidential and NYC mayoral candidate. They talk about high-octane typing, the fabled Yang laugh, overzealous teenage gift-giving, red beans vs. bubbles, and suboptimal optionality.

You can find Andrew on Twitter at twitter.com/AndrewYang and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting. If you’re looking for your next big opportunity, you can join the Betts network and get connected with the world’s most innovative companies hiring go-to-market professionals like you. Learn  more about hiring top talent or finding your next role at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical.

Dec 01, 2021
47. Celine Halihou (Founder & CEO, Loyal) might deserve a lifetime discount at Whole Foods
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Celine Halihou, Founder & CEO of Loyal. They talk about return-to-office smudging, getting drunk in a ditch, what the FDA and Alexis’ Dad have in common, and the (literal) toll for keeping Celine’s cats.

You can find Celine on Twitter at twitter.com/celinehalioua and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting. If you’re looking for your next big opportunity, you can join the Betts network and get connected with the world’s most innovative companies hiring go-to-market professionals like you. Learn  more about hiring top talent or finding your next role at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical.

Nov 24, 2021
46. Joe Posnanski (Author, The Baseball 100) knows better than The Boss
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Joe Posnanski, author of many books, including the New York Times Bestseller The Baseball 100. They talk about “real weather,” Paul Giamatti vs. Nicolas Cage, the ultimate conversation-stopper, and the healing powers of mall Chinese food.

You can find Joe on Twitter at twitter.com/jposnanski and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting. If you’re looking for your next big opportunity, you can join the Betts network and get connected with the world’s most innovative companies hiring go-to-market professionals like you. Learn more about hiring top talent or finding your next role at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical.

Nov 17, 2021
45. Maia Bittner (Entrepreneur, Angel Investor) is a flight attendant’s dream
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Maia Bittner, entrepreneur and angel investor. They talk about misguided drop-shoulder fantasies, the present box (!!!),  intuitive COGS, and how to name your dog (using data).

You can find Maia on Twitter at twitter.com/maiab and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting. If you’re looking for your next big opportunity, you can join the Betts network and get connected with the world’s most innovative companies hiring go-to-market professionals like you. Learn more about hiring top talent or finding your next role at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical.

Nov 10, 2021
44. Sahil Lavingia (CEO & Founder, Gumroad) is painting his own tree
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Sahil Lavingia, the Founder and CEO of Gumroad. They talk about the first principles of Hamilton, Starbucks’ secret menu, an unhinged return of the Vibram Five Finger, and (almost!!) joining the Church of Scientology.

You can find Sahil on Twitter at twitter.com/shl and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting. If you’re looking for your next big opportunity, you can join the Betts network and get connected with the world’s most innovative companies hiring go-to-market professionals like you. Learn more about hiring top talent or finding your next role at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical.

Nov 03, 2021
43. Max Chafkin (Author, The Contrarian) just might get the band back together
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Max Chafkin, author of The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power. They talk about a muskrat/leg encounter, jogging’s hippie origins, the worst fish, ACTUALLY!, and “Green Eggs & Spam.”

You can find Max on Twitter at twitter.com/chafkin and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting. If you’re looking for your next big opportunity, you can join the Betts network and get connected with the world’s most innovative companies hiring go-to-market professionals like you. Learn more about hiring top talent or finding your next role at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical.

Oct 13, 2021
42. Snigdha Sur (CEO & Founder, The Juggernaut) always be hustlin’
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Snigdha Sur, Founder & CEO of The Juggernaut. They talk ice cream counterculture, “stomp stomp,” the Alice on the Wall people, and dubbing for Priyanka Chopra. 

You can find Snigdha on Twitter at twitter.com/snigdhasur and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting. If you’re looking for your next big opportunity, you can join the Betts network and get connected with the world’s most innovative companies hiring go-to-market professionals like you. Learn more about hiring top talent or finding your next role at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical.

Oct 06, 2021
41. Hunter Walk (Investor, Homebrew) is the weirdest of the normal
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Hunter Walk, Investor at Homebrew. They talk money-makin’ Strong Island, public access cinéma vérité, honoring the water, and being literally trapped at a silent meditation retreat.

You can find Hunter on Twitter at twitter.com/hunterwalk and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting. If you’re looking for your next big opportunity, you can join the Betts network and get connected with the world’s most innovative companies hiring go-to-market professionals like you. Learn more about hiring top talent or finding your next role at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical.

Sep 29, 2021
40. Alex Konrad (Senior Editor, Forbes) is human... or is he dancer?
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Alex Konrad, a Senior Editor at Forbes. They talk CrossFit’s absentee uncle, getting left on read (power move!), fake cynical Mickey Mouse, pronouncing “Le Bain,” and doing an extra bad tweet.

You can find Alex on Twitter at twitter.com/alexrkonrad and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting. If you’re looking for your next big opportunity, you can join the Betts network and get connected with the world’s most innovative companies hiring go-to-market professionals like you. Learn more about hiring top talent or finding your next role at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical.



Sep 22, 2021
39. Bremner Morris (CEO, Rally) might be responsible for the Topo Chico shortage
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Bremner Morris, CEO of Rally. They talk ‘stocks with socks, flooding the most iconic building in SF, keeping it “cinchy,” and Bohemian Rhapsody karaoke.

You can find Bremner on Twitter at twitter.com/bremmorris and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting. If you’re looking for your next big opportunity, you can join the Betts network and get connected with the world’s most innovative companies hiring go-to-market professionals like you. Learn more about hiring top talent or finding your next role at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical.

Sep 15, 2021
38. Sheel Mohnot (Co-Founder, Better Tomorrow Ventures) is anything but a timepass
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Sheel Mohnot, Co-Founder of Better Tomorrow Ventures. They talk about spending ten hours at The Magic Castle, mudflap gifting, Van Cleef cufflinks, being in a Justin Bieber music video, and what else? Bidets.

You can find Sheel on Twitter at twitter.com/pitdesi and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting. If you’re looking for your next big opportunity, you can join the Betts network and get connected with the world’s most innovative companies hiring go-to-market professionals like you. Learn more about hiring top talent or finding your next role at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical

Sep 08, 2021
37. Ginny Hogan (Comedian, Author) is an anti-driving advocate
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Ginny Hogan, stand-up comedian, author of “Toxic Femininity in the Workplace,” and creator of the upcoming Audible original “Yes We Mustard.” They talk about performative nose rings, eating dinner at 4:30pm, hard hair, and being an unexpected sex icon. 

You can find Ginny on Twitter at twitter.com/ginnyhogan_ and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored byThis episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting. If you’re looking for your next big opportunity, you can join the Betts network and get connected with the world’s most innovative companies hiring go-to-market professionals like you. Learn more about hiring top talent or finding your next role at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical.

Sep 01, 2021
36. Ellen DaSilva (Director of Strategic Partnerships, hims & hers) is friends with your mom
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Ellen DaSilva, Head of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development at hims & hers. They talk about retired I-Banking swag, hiring a tamagotchi babysitter, The DaSilva Family Annual Tour de ‘Tucket, and freshly “squozen” OJ.

You can find Ellen on Twitter at twitter.com/ellenjdasilva and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Betts Recruiting. If you’re looking for your next big opportunity, join the Betts network and get connected with the world’s most innovative companies hiring go-to-market professionals like you. Learn more about hiring top talent or finding your next role at bettsrecruiting.com/nontechnical!

Aug 25, 2021
35. Nuseir Yassin (Creator, Nas Daily + CEO, Nas Academy) is the MOST compelling guest of ALL TIME!!!!
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Nuseir Yassin, CEO of Nas Academy and host of the daily vlogging channel, Nas Daily. They talk about dating to serve the singularity, the no fiction diet, Feng Shui consultants, GO GO GO!, and the board game that could put your relationship on the rocks. 

You can find Nuseir on Twitter at twitter.com/nasdaily and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Polywork, a new kind of professional social network. Whereas traditional professional networks focus on labelling you with just a job title, Polywork enables people to share what they actually do on a timeline. Polywork is currently invite-only, but you can go to http://polywork.com/ and use the code “hellohello” to sign up now!

Aug 11, 2021
34. Joe Albanese (CEO & Co-Founder, Stir) invites you to share a brain with him
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Joe Albanese, CEO and Co-founder of Stir. They talk about the four very normal stages of friendship, BBE (Big Brain Energy), J. Crew as streetwear, and Robert De Niro interviewing at Facebook.

You can find Joe on Twitter at twitter.com/josephpalbanese and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by The Cloud 100. For the 6th year in a row, Salesforce Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Forbes will be presenting the Cloud 100, the definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world and the 20 Rising Stars poised to join their ranks, on August 10th, 2021. You can register to join the Cloud 100 celebration at thecloud100.com. 

Aug 04, 2021
33. Rachel Carlson (CEO & Co-Founder, Guild Education) likes good laws and hates bad rules
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Rachel Carlson, the CEO and Co-Founder of Guild Education. They talk about twin baby discourse, the humble fanny pack, swiping left on polos, The PMC (Paper Menu Coalition) and how Mr. Worldwide is connected to the Denver synchronized swimming community.

You can find Rachel on Twitter at twitter.com/RachelRCarlson and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by The Cloud 100. For the 6th year in a row, Salesforce Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Forbes will be presenting the Cloud 100, the definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world and the 20 Rising Stars poised to join their ranks, on August 10th, 2021. You can register to join the Cloud 100 celebration at www.thecloud100.com.

Jul 28, 2021
32. Sam Reich (CEO, CollegeHumor) has a couple tricks up his sleeve
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Sam Reich, CEO of CollegeHumor and its subscription platform, Dropout. They talk about the lamest way to die, Order & Law, that time everything was a cake, Pogs (a lot), taking magic lessons over Zoom, Weird Al’s cultural influence, and which THREE architects they can both name (you won’t believe your ears!!!).

You can find Sam on Twitter at twitter.com/samreich and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Polywork, a new kind of professional social network. Whereas traditional professional networks focus on labelling you with just a job title, Polywork enables people to share what they actually do on a timeline. Polywork is currently invite-only, but you can go to http://polywork.com/ and use the code “hellohello” to sign up now!

Jul 21, 2021
31. Li Jin (Founder & General Partner, Atelier) can show you where to stuff your scallions
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Li Jin, Founder and General Partner of Atelier Ventures. They talk about crying for Limited Too, Li’s highly unusual high school experience, AaaS (Adulting as a Service), and extremely last mile bacon delivery.

You can find Li on Twitter at twitter.com/ljin18 and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Polywork, a new kind of professional social network. Whereas traditional professional networks focus on labelling you with just a job title, Polywork enables people to share what they actually do on a timeline. Polywork is currently invite-only, but you use the code hellohello at http://polywork.com/ to sign up now!

Jul 14, 2021
30. Nikhil Krishnan (Founder, Out-Of-Pocket) is buying the homies pedicures
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Nikhil Krishnan, Founder of Out-Of-Pocket and self-proclaimed thinkboi. They talk about making (real) friends online, getting recognized as a shitposter, what AirBnb WON’T tell you (!), and the Bar Mitzvah-powered NYC custom sneaker economy.

You can find Nikhil on Twitter at twitter.com/nikillinit and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instagram.com/yayalexisgay or twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Privacy.com! Privacy.com lets you buy things online using virtual cards instead of using your real ones, so you can protect your identity and bank information on the internet. Right now, new customers will automatically get $5 to spend on their first purchase. You can go to http://privacy.com/nontechnical to sign up now.

Jul 07, 2021
29. Part 2 of 2: Chris Sacca (Co-Founder, Lowercarbon Capital) is the king of high-stakes roshambo
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This week, Alexis resumes getting non-technical with Chris Sacca, Co-Founder of Lowercarbon Capital. They talk about prop bets in Vegas gone wrong (or right?), the mid-Atlantic accent, a caffeinated affair to remember, and the *subtle* art of national TV name-drops.

You can find Chris on Twitter at twitter.com/sacca and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod or instagram.com/yayalexisgay.

This episode is sponsored by Privacy.com! Privacy.com lets you buy things online using virtual cards instead of using your real ones, so you can protect your identity and bank information on the internet. Right now, new customers will automatically get $5 to spend on their first purchase. You can go to http://privacy.com/nontechnical to sign up now.

Jun 30, 2021
28. Part 1 of 2: Chris Sacca (Co-Founder, Lowercarbon Capital) knows the only way to move cattle fast is slow
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Chris Sacca, Co-Founder of Lowercarbon Capital. They talk about Oxford Cowboys, icing Travis Kalanick (yes, that kind of icing), spending a decade in the friendzone, subverting the princess-industrial complex, and what vintage Ts have to do with succeeding as a lawyer.

You can find Chris on Twitter at twitter.com/sacca and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instagram.com/yayalexisgay or twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is brought to you by Privacy.com: Privacy.com lets you buy things online using virtual cards instead of using your real ones, so you can protect your identity and bank information on the internet. Right now, new customers will automatically get $5 to spend on their first purchase. You can go to http://privacy.com/nontechnical to sign up now!

Jun 23, 2021
27. Kim Pham (Co-Founder, Omsom) can fold you under the table
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Kim Pham, co-founder of food startup Omsom. They talk about rat skull necklaces, what Drag Race and the MCU have in common, being loud, proud, and OTT, and the time they saw 2 Chainz amidst a sea of tweens.

You can find Kim on Twitter at twitter.com/kim617 and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Ascend. If you’re a woman in tech, Ascend’s six-week Leadership Program will teach you the skills to gain confidence, influence difficult stakeholders, empower your teams, and move up in your career. It’ll take you about eight minutes to apply at www.weascend.co.

Jun 16, 2021
26. Sara Dietschy (Tech YouTuber) has a PSA for Tim Cook
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Sara Dietschy, a tech and creativity YouTuber. They talk about eating a weird sandwich by a highway, sleeping in a face hole, dads mining for crypto (ok), The Bad Habits, and the unforgiving fashion trend that’s regrettably making a comeback.

You can find Sara on Twitter at twitter.com/saradietschy and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instagram.com/yayalexisgay or twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by MainStreet, MainStreet helps venture-backed startups uncover tax credits they've never heard of in 20 min. On average, startups save $51,070 in the first year, and 90% of venture-backed startups qualify. It costs nothing to find out how much you’re owed, and listeners of Non-Technical can book a free white glove onboarding call today at MainStreet.com/nontechnical.

Jun 09, 2021
25. Josh Constine (Principal, SignalFire) throws a mean axe
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Josh Constine, an early stage investor at SignalFire and former editor-at-large of TechCrunch. They talk about trial-by-fire first dates, rocking the “omnibang,” Dadchelor parties, the proper way to send a birthday text, and having a hawk as your ring bearer (on Canadian reality TV). 

You can find Josh on Twitter at twitter.com/JoshConstine and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by MainStreet, MainStreet helps venture-backed startups uncover tax credits they've never heard of in 20 min. On average, startups save $51,070 in the first year, and 90% of venture-backed startups qualify. It costs nothing to find out how much you’re owed, and listeners of Non-Technical can book a free white glove onboarding call today at MainStreet.com/nontechnical.

Jun 02, 2021
24. Amanda McLoughlin (Creator & CEO, Multitude) is the Robin Hood of (hypothetical) heists
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Amanda McLoughlin, the Creator & CEO of Multitude. They talk about big heist energy, suburban New York teen disillusionment, artful vs. necessity-based bricklaying patterns, and the highly controversial grilled cheese lubricant you love to hate.

You can find Amanda on Twitter at twitter.com/shessomickey and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by MainStreet, MainStreet helps venture-backed startups uncover tax credits they've never heard of in 20 min. On average, startups save $51,070 in the first year, and 90% of venture-backed startups qualify. It costs nothing to find out how much you’re owed, and listeners of Non-Technical can book a free white glove onboarding call today at MainStreet.com/nontechnical.

May 19, 2021
23. Casey Newton (Founder & Editor, Platformer) famously hates the sun
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Casey Newton, founder and editor of Platformer. They talk about retired theatre kid energy, cooking-show-induced communism, "DFMO," GOSSIP!, and the only two things Twitter should be used for.

You can find Casey on Twitter at twitter.com/CaseyNewton and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instagram.com/yayalexisgay or twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by MainStreet, MainStreet helps venture-backed startups uncover tax credits they've never heard of in 20 min. On average, startups save $51,070 in the first year, and 90% of venture-backed startups qualify. It costs nothing to find out how much you’re owed, and listeners of Non-Technical can book a free white glove onboarding call today at MainStreet.com/nontechnical.

May 12, 2021
22. Turner Novak (Founder, Banana Capital) is the MVP of breaking your collarbone
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Turner Novak, Founder of Banana Capital. They talk about (almost) summiting the Everest of Halo, becoming a 10x EA, the Canadian “sorry,” and why this episode could be used as evidence in a court case.

You can find Turner on Twitter at twitter.com/TurnerNovak and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instagram.com/yayalexisgay or twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by MainStreet, MainStreet helps venture-backed startups uncover tax credits they've never heard of in 20 min. On average, startups save $51,070 in the first year, and 90% of venture-backed startups qualify. It costs nothing to find out how much you’re owed, and listeners of Non-Technical can book a free white glove onboarding call today at MainStreet.com/nontechnical.

May 05, 2021
21. Alexia Bonatsos (Founder, Dream Machine VC) has a bone to pick with Gwen Stefani
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Alexia Bonatsos, former Co-Editor of TechCrunch and Founder/Managing Director of Dream Machine VC. They talk about Greek Reddit hot sauce forums, a severe case of nineties brow, capitalism-induced bad mouthfeel, leveraging Cost-Per-Wear (CPW) for a sustainable clothing budget, what connects M&M yogurt to Machiavelli, and a hot new skincare secret you just might find in the deli section.

You can find Alexia on Twitter at twitter.com/alexia and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instagram.com/yayalexisgay or twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by MainStreet, MainStreet helps venture-backed startups uncover tax credits they've never heard of in 20 min. On average, startups save $51,070 in the first year, and 90% of venture-backed startups qualify. It costs nothing to find out how much you’re owed, and listeners of Non-Technical can book a free white glove onboarding call today at MainStreet.com/nontechnical.

Apr 28, 2021
20. Jared Erondu (VP of Design, Lattice) is allergic to East Coast avocados
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Jared Erondu, VP of Design at Lattice. They talk about left-handed confirmation bias, what two out of two dentists agree on, being a level 5 pool player, Old Bay seasoning (for dessert?), and the Brooklyn of Trinidad.

You can find Jared on Twitter at twitter.com/erondu and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instagram.com/yayalexisgay or twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by MainStreet, MainStreet helps venture-backed startups uncover tax credits they've never heard of in 20 min. On average, startups save $51,070 in the first year, and 90% of venture-backed startups qualify. It costs nothing to find out how much you’re owed, and listeners of Non-Technical can book a free white glove onboarding call today at MainStreet.com/nontechnical.

Apr 21, 2021
19. Helena Price Hambrecht (Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Haus) is the North Carolina Queen of Music
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Helena Price Hambrecht, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Haus. They talk about the Rocky Balboa of Dads, being secretly popular, following your heart (to naps), swoopy bangs, competitive piano, and moving across the country to (not) marry a grape farmer.

You can find Helena on Twitter at twitter.com/helena and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay or instagram.com/yayalexisgay and twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Secureframe! Secureframe helps organizations get enterprise ready by streamlining SOC 2 and ISO 27001 compliance, so you can get compliant in weeks, not months. Their team of compliance experts and auditors are happy to help answer any questions and give you more information on SOC 2 or ISO 27001 compliance so schedule a demo today at Secureframe!

Apr 14, 2021
18. Emily Best (Founder & CEO, Seed&Spark) is crushing her houseplant acquisition numbers
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Emily Best, Founder and CEO of Seed&Spark. They talk about the Robitussin of Spain, wearing boxers to school (for fashion), a new pronunciation of “Non-Technical,” STEW (!!!), and the marriage proposal so good it set off fireworks.

You can find Emily on Twitter at twitter.com/emilybest and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instagram.com/yayalexisgay or twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Secureframe! Secureframe helps organizations get enterprise ready by streamlining SOC 2 and ISO 27001 compliance, so you can get compliant in weeks, not months. Their team of compliance experts and auditors are happy to help answer any questions and give you more information on SOC 2 or ISO 27001 compliance so schedule a demo today at Secureframe!

Apr 07, 2021
17. Musa Tariq (CMO, GoFundMe) does NOT care how comfortable your Uggs are
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Musa Tariq, Chief Marketing Officer at GoFundMe. They talk about drinking straight red bull in da club, Musa’s 24-month coolness tape delay, his grandma’s scrambled egg recipe, and the Twitter DM that (almost didn’t) lead to his marriage.

You can find Musa on Twitter at twitter.com/musa and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instagram.com/yayalexisgay or twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Secureframe! Secureframe helps organizations get enterprise ready by streamlining SOC 2 and ISO 27001 compliance, so you can get compliant in weeks, not months. Their team of compliance experts and auditors are happy to help answer any questions and give you more information on SOC 2 or ISO 27001 compliance so schedule a demo today at Secureframe!

Mar 31, 2021
16. Joanna Stern (Sr. Tech Columnist, Wall Street Journal) has future-proofed her dog’s name
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Joanna Stern, Senior Personal Tech Columnist for the Wall Street Journal. They talk hoarding FireWire cables, being famously young, future-proofing your dog’s name, absolutely definitely for sure never having a fake ID, and whether tube tops are making a comeback.

You can find Joanna on Twitter at twitter.com/JoannaStern and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instagram.com/yayalexisgay or twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by MainStreet, MainStreet helps venture-backed startups uncover tax credits they've never heard of in 20 min. On average, startups save $51,070 in the first year, and 90% of venture-backed startups qualify. It costs nothing to find out how much you’re owed, and listeners of Non-Technical can book a free white glove onboarding call today at MainStreet.com/nontechnical.

Mar 24, 2021
15. Immad Akhund (CEO & Founder, Mercury) is stuck in an infinite loop of Dad jokes
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Immad Akhund, CEO and Founder of Mercury. They talk about starting a bad jam band, being a “shy extrovert,” avoiding the uncanny valley of lameness, the time he gave someone a (crypto) kitty, and which basic household chore Immad thinks is ridiculous.

You can find Immad on Twitter at twitter.com/immad and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instagram.com/yayalexisgay or twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by MainStreet, MainStreet helps venture-backed startups uncover tax credits they've never heard of in 20 min. On average, startups save $51,070 in the first year, and 90% of venture-backed startups qualify. It costs nothing to find out how much you’re owed, and listeners of Non-Technical can book a free white glove onboarding call today at MainStreet.com/nontechnical.

Mar 17, 2021
14. Gefen Skolnick (CEO & Founder, Couplet Coffee) is a reformed Ed Hardy stan
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Gefen Skolnick, CEO and Founder at Couplet Coffee. They talk about her “cancelable” position on whole milk, how she’d overhaul The Bachelorette, Costco streetwear, and which Fortune 500 CEO Gefen’s coming back to haunt. You can find Gefen on Twitter at twitter.com/chiefgayofficer and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instagram.com/yayalexisgay or twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by MainStreet, MainStreet helps venture-backed startups uncover tax credits they've never heard of in 20 min. On average, startups save $51,070 in the first year, and 90% of venture-backed startups qualify. It costs nothing to find out how much you’re owed, and listeners of Non-Technical can book a free white glove onboarding call today at MainStreet.com/nontechnical.

Mar 10, 2021
13. Zak Kukoff (VC, General Catalyst) hasn’t made a dime from the French horn
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Zak Kukoff, VC at General Catalyst. They talk about how Zak got himself banned (and unbanned!) from this very show, why there’s no such thing as too many Livestrong bracelets, what my physical therapist has in common with Zak’s grandma, and whether his DMs are open for combat.

You can find Zak on Twitter at twitter.com/zck and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instagram.com/yayalexisgay or twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Public.com, the investing social network, where you can buy stocks with any amount of money and share ideas within a community of investors. Head to Public.com to sign up, or take a look at what I’m investing in at public.com/yayalexisgay!

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Mar 03, 2021
12. Adam Davidson (Author, The Passion Economy) didn’t do enough drugs in high school
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Adam Davidson, economics journalist and author of The Passion Economy. They talk forsaking an ant farm for an enduring marriage, the “dumbest” thing Adam ever did (for years!), which punctuation choice is for cretins and fools, and more!

You can find Adam on Twitter at twitter.com/adamdavidson and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instagram.com/yayalexisgay or twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Public.com, the investing social network, where you can buy stocks with any amount of money and share ideas within a community of investors.

Head to Public.com to sign up, or take a look at what I’m investing in at public.com/yayalexisgay!

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Feb 24, 2021
11. Sara Mauskopf (CEO & Co-founder, Winnie) is NOT Most Likely to Study for the SATs After the SATs Are Over
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Sara Mauskopf, CEO & Co-founder of Winnie. They talk about buying pants with no holes, tricking kids into exercise, secretly keeping score, the most polarizing flavor of La Croix, and the time Sara got kicked out of yoga class.

You can find Sara on Twitter at twitter.com/sm and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instagram.com/yayalexisgay or twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Public.com, the investing social network, where you can buy stocks with any amount of money and share ideas within a community of investors.

Head to Public.com to sign up, or take a look at what I’m investing in at public.com/yayalexisgay!

(And now for the fine print: Valid for U.S. residents 18+ and subject to account approval. See Public.com/disclosures for more info!)

Feb 17, 2021
10. Jarvis Johnson (Comedy YouTuber, Forbes 30 Under 30) has Big Rice Cooker Energy
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Jarvis Johnson, prolific youtuber, former software engineer, and Alexis’ friend! They talk about falling asleep to speed runs, their shared knowledge of Simple Plan lyrics (you’ve been warned), which insurance spokesman is due for a Jarvis collab, and MORE!

You can find Jarvis on Twitter at twitter.com/jarvis and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instagram.com/yayalexisgay or twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Public.com, the investing social network, where you can buy stocks with any amount of money and share ideas within a community of investors. Head to Public.com to sign up, or take a look at what I’m investing in at public.com/yayalexisgay!

(And now for the fine print: Valid for U.S. residents 18+ and subject to account approval. See Public.com/disclosures for more info!)

Feb 10, 2021
09. Julie Zhuo (Author, The Making of a Manager) is raising a family of cheese artisans
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Julie Zhuo, author of The Making of a Manager and Co-Founder at Inspirit. They talk about tooth fairy disappointments, the promise of tiger’s blood energy, contemplating one’s own mortality, and the romantic implications of logging 150 hours of Final Fantasy 7! You can find Julie on Twitter at twitter.com/joulee and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instagram.com/yayalexisgay or twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

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Feb 03, 2021
08. Chetan Puttagunta (GP, Benchmark) knows where to get gulab jamun in Scotland
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Chetan Puttagunta, GP at Benchmark. They talk about laughing at inappropriate times, cost-per-lego ratios, how to decorate for Valentine’s Day, Chetan’s unbridled 90s nostalgia, and of course—gulab jamun. You can find Chetan on Twitter at twitter.com/chetanp and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instagram.com/yayalexisgay or twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Chorus Meditation. Chorus is virtual, instructor-led, group meditation and breathing classes that make you feel better from your very first class. For a one-month free trial, use the promo code HELLOHELLO at chorusmeditation.com.

Jan 27, 2021
07. Adrienne Porter Felt (Dir. of Eng., Google) has a history with the Backstreet Boys
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Adrienne Porter Felt, Director of Engineering at Google. They talk about the highlight of Adrienne’s tweeting career, which infuriatingly talented actress might play her in a movie, the importance of mainstream media ghost representation, and whether Alexis is having her Walden Pond moment. You can find Adrienne on Twitter at twitter.com/__apf__ and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instagram.com/yayalexisgay or twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Worklife, the first venture capital firm designed for builders and creators. Sign up for the Worklife newsletter for interviews with creators and updates on new tools for your worklife at worklife.vc.

Jan 20, 2021
06. Scott Belsky (CPO, Adobe) hates elephants… in the room
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Scott Belsky, Chief Product Officer of Adobe. They talk about the difference between dealing with neighbors in SF and in NY, Alexis takes a trip down Hairagami memory lane, Scott shares his number one parenting tip, and at one point they… both do an Australian accent! (?) You can find Scott on Twitter at twitter.com/scottbelsky and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instagram.com/yayalexisgay or twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Worklife, the first venture capital firm designed for builders and creators. Sign up for the Worklife newsletter for interviews with creators and updates on new tools for your worklife at worklife.vc.

Jan 13, 2021
05. Megan Quinn (COO, Niantic, Inc.) knows where there be dragons
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Megan Quinn, COO of Niantic, Inc. They talk about why Emily in Paris is misunderstood, the teenage fad Megan’s grateful escaped photo evidence, failing their driver’s tests, and which near-universally beloved treat Megan finds “absolutely revolting.” You can find Megan on Twitter at twitter.com/msquinn and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instagram.com/yayalexisgay or twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Worklife, the first venture capital firm designed for builders and creators. Sign up for the Worklife newsletter for interviews with creators and updates on new tools for your worklife at worklife.vc.

Jan 06, 2021
04. Terri Burns (30 Under 30, Venture Capital) is a lightning rod for bagel controversy
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Terri Burns, one of the youngest venture capital partners in the Valley. They talk about meditating by accident, Rihanna’s Myers Briggs type, surviving NYC rat encounters, and the dinner party they’re throwing in 2021. You can find Terri on Twitter at twitter.com/tcburning and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instagram.com/yayalexisgay or twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Worklife, the first venture capital firm designed for builders and creators. Sign up for the Worklife newsletter for interviews with creators and updates on new tools for your worklife at worklife.vc.

Dec 23, 2020
03. Web Smith (Founder, 2PM Inc.) is rewriting The Great Gatsby
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Web Smith, Founder of 2PM Inc. They talk through Web’s late-night creative outlet, his kids using TikTok dances to communicate, the time he was wrong on Twitter, and—unfortunately—how Alexis once got a concussion…… at SoulCycle. You can find Web on Twitter at twitter.com/web and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instagram.com/yayalexisgay or twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

Dec 16, 2020
02. Ankur Nagpal (Founder & CEO, Teachable) has a haunted house
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This week, Alexis gets non-technical with Ankur Nagpal, Founder and CEO of Teachable. They talk about the only right way to serve an Old Fashioned, whether Alexis should hire a Mario Kart coach, and the feedback an 18-year old Ankur got from a VC about his bold… er… fashion statement. You can find Ankur on Twitter twitter.com/ankurnagpal and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instagram.com/yayalexisgay or twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Worklife, the first venture capital firm designed for builders and creators. Sign up for the Worklife newsletter for interviews with creators and updates on new tools for your worklife at worklife.vc.

Dec 09, 2020
01. Cassidy Williams (Principal DX Engineer, Netlify) loves a wholesome Korean Drama
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In the first-ever episode of Non-Technical (!!!), Alexis chats with Cassidy Williams, a Principal Developer Experience Engineer at Netlify, one of Glamour Magazine’s 35 Women Under 35 Changing the Tech Industry, and lover of mechanical keyboards and karaoke. They talk about what’s (not) in Cassidy’s fridge, why she’s into K-Dramas, whether her astrological sign means anything and more! You can find Cassidy on Twitter at twitter.com/cassidoo and Alexis at twitter.com/yayalexisgay and instagram.com/yayalexisgay or twitter.com/NonTechnicalPod.

This episode is sponsored by Worklife, the first venture capital firm designed for builders and creators. Sign up for the Worklife newsletter for interviews with creators and updates on new tools for your worklife at worklife.vc.

Dec 09, 2020
Non-Technical Trailer
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The trailer for Non-Technical Join San Francisco-based comedian Alexis Gay as she asks today’s most interesting founders, execs, operators, VCs, thoughtleaders, and other blue-checks about everything except their resumes. First two episodes drop 12-9-2020!

Nov 29, 2020