Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode

Executive editor at Re/code & senior editor at The Verge, cohosts of the new podcast, Too Embarrassed To Ask

THIS CHAT HAPPENED ON January 15, 2016

Discussion

Kara Swisher@karaswisher · Executive Editor, Re/code
Hi! I’m Kara Swisher, Executive Editor of Re/code...and I’m Lauren Goode, Senior Editor of Technology at The Verge. We're the hosts of the new Re/code podcast, Too Embarrassed to Ask, a podcast that’s all about making technology easier to understand and use. On the show, we answer listener-submitted questions in a fun way to ensure that even the most complex tech question can be understood easily. On top of that, we also love to give our views on all the latest gadgets. We're very excited to be here – ask us anything!
Dane Theisen@danetheisen · Still On, LLC
What are some helpful PR tips for startups that want to get mentioned by Re/code and the The Verge? Also what are your thoughts on Peach, how did they generate so much buzz early on?
Anna Savina@hashevatski · RUKI Editor-in-Chief
Hi Kara and Lauren! Thank you for joining PH! I see that a lot of reporter are becoming investors, product managers or founders. Have you thought about that? At which points in your career? What helps you to stay in the profession during the crisis? How, in your opinion, the media world will change in the future?
Zach Cmiel@zach_cmiel · CEO, PoKoBros
Hi! How do you guys consume the news primarily?? Twitter?? Recode??
Ben Tossell@bentossell · newCo
When you were kids what did you want to be when you grew up?
Andrew Ettinger@andrewett · PMM @Twitter // Previously @ProductHunt
Of the people you've interviewed, whose personality totally caught you off guard? As in, they were totally different than you thought or they appear on social media.
Corley@corleyh · COO @ Product Hunt
Thanks, Kara and Lauren for joining us today. I love the idea of simplifying the most complex topics. Where did the inspiration of this new podcast come from?
Emily Hodgins@ems_hodge · Community and Marketing, Product Hunt
@karaswisher & @laurengoode what's the funniest story you can tell us about a caller? Have any shocked you or made you laugh out loud?
Cuan-Chai Megghross@iamcuan · Angel Investor, Brainyloft
@karaswisher & @laurengoode What are your views on marijuana start ups? And how can the tech industry make the emerging marijuana industry safer so products don't fall in the hands of children?
Ben Tossell@bentossell · newCo
What industry do you think is perceived as incredibly hard to understand? And how would you explain it easily?
Ben Tossell@bentossell · newCo
What space are you most interested in now?
Ben Tossell@bentossell · newCo
What product/app do you use daily that has emerged in the last year?
Andrew Ettinger@andrewett · PMM @Twitter // Previously @ProductHunt
What are your favorite product discoveries made on Product Hunt?
Emily Hodgins@ems_hodge · Community and Marketing, Product Hunt
@karaswisher & @laurengoode is there one piece of technology that you find yourself explaining more than others?
Emily Hodgins@ems_hodge · Community and Marketing, Product Hunt
@karaswisher thoughts on Peach? 🍑
Cuan-Chai Megghross@iamcuan · Angel Investor, Brainyloft
@karaswisher & @laurengoode How do you schedule and organize your day to ensure maximum productivity?
Jason Meeks@jasonkristofor · Making vision a reality @ISMConnect
@karaswisher How do you and Lauren go about deciding a topic to highlight on Too Embarrassed to Ask? Obviously, plenty of topics out in the world to speak about. . what types of stories stand out to you two?
Qiana Patterson@q_i_a_n_a · Co-Founder of C-Tech, BentoBoxSchools
What problems are you most interested in solving? or would like to be solved?
Jason Meeks@jasonkristofor · Making vision a reality @ISMConnect
@laurengoode What tools / products do you and Kara use that are most valuable to the creation process of your podcast?
Krishnan Gopalan@krishg · Carabiner.IO
@karaswisher Aren't you getting tired of talking to so many people? What do you do for "alone" time?