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Herman & Jason start a podcast!

Herman & Jason start a podcast!

By Herman & Jason
Two friends who drink coffee and chat about things they find interesting.
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How to create awesome cities
What are some of the things that make a city worth living in? Are there things that could be done better? In this episode we discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of being a city-slicker and if there is a hope at all of Cape Town becoming as people-centric as some renown gems like Amsterdam or Boulder.
45:09
July 30, 2021
Instant Messaging Shenanigans
We use apps to chat as part of our daily life. WhatsApp, Telegram, iMessage, the list goes on. What happened to open protocols? Why is email the way it is? How can all of this be improved, and what is the communication vision of the future?
49:42
July 15, 2021
Herman gets a Tesla!
Combustion engine cars are still going strong but the future is surely electric. With the potential to clean the city air of both noise and pollution it's inevitable but what are the things that need to be in-place to make that future possible? Batteries, smarter electricity grids & more environmentally friendly ways of generating and storing those electrons - we discuss it all in this episode.
45:28
July 3, 2021
Async and remote work, or not?
Whether up in the mountains, or on a beach somewhere nice; remote working has become ubiquitous during the pandemic. Is this good? Is it bad? How can we make sure we work effectively while traveling? Herman and Jason hash it out.
31:48
June 18, 2021
Are all ads bad?
Are ads fundamentally bad? Here's our take on ads, social media, and other tangents. To Survive in a Wetter World, Raise Ducks, Not Chickens https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2019/07/bangladesh-climate-change-floods-ducks/593581/ CoinDesk - Networks vs. Governments – Could Crypto-Powered Digital Communities Challenge the Power of Cities and States? https://open.spotify.com/episode/0t6Kqb732ki4X0Q9igPSf2?si=f79e96f7bdaa4b35
51:38
June 4, 2021
Come to Cape Town, we have great WiFi
Cape Town is a great, creative space on the Southern tip of South Africa, boasting mountains, beaches, and is awesome space to start a company. In this episode we're joined by a small moving company and a 1/4 inch drill (making background noise). We discuss what makes Cape Town awesome, what makes it tough, and what needs improvement to turn it into the the global tech hub it deserves to be.
46:08
May 21, 2021
Herman & Jason start a podcast!
What an exciting move!! But as with most things in life, this involves a big leap into an uncomfortable new world. These two buddies chat about what it means to start a podcast and some of the other things in their lives that have made them a little uncomfortable. Herman started his own small business; Jason is moving to London & both of them are sitting in a small phone booth somewhere in Cape Town on chairs with exactly the wrong number of legs. Enjoy!
51:59
May 7, 2021