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Epic Human Podcast

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Welcome to the Epic Human Podcast with Joe Blair, a venture capital investor based in San Francisco. The podcast will feature extraordinary people from all walks of life (e.g. startup founders, VCs, thought leaders, professors, athletes, artists, & more)!

Latest Episodes

The Enlightened Nomad Returns, with Cam Woodsum

Cam Woodsum is Founder & CEO of Nomad Impact Ventures, a remote startup lab that starts, grows, and invests in impact-focused internet businesses. Cam is a digital nomad - a tech entrepreneur who lives and works wherever he wants. He’s lived all over the world and generally lives life on his own terms. This is Cam’s second time as a guest on the Epic Human Podcast - the podcast’s first returning guest! The original podcast we recorded two years ago (S1 E12). In this episode, we discuss Cam’s entrepreneurial successes, failures, and lessons learned. Cam shares some of his founding insights, such as launch early, often, and anonymously. Cam recounts his struggles with adult acne and how he finally overcame it this past year. We also get on update on Cam’s ever-evolving personal philosophy and why it’s so different than that his that of his contemporaries. You can find Cam on- *Instagram @camwoodsum (https://www.instagram.com/camwoodsum/) *Twitter @camwoodsum (https://twitter.com...

-1 sFEB 10
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The Enlightened Nomad Returns, with Cam Woodsum

Mindful A.I., with James Wells

James Wells is VP of Corporate Development at Sanctuary AI, a company building & scaling embodied artificial general intelligence (AGI). In this episode, James and I discuss the differences between various types of artificial intelligence and opine on the future of the relationship between humans & intelligent machines. James is also an accomplished survivalist, yogi, ironman, & meditator In this episode, we cover James’s highly unique experiences * Completing a wilderness survival course in the middle of nowhere * Running an ironman race with almost no traditional training (as in running, biking, or swimming) * Learning and struggling through meditation practice and the impact it’s had on his personal & professional life This episode was kind of stitched together over a few recorded conversations we had, and the final product is exceptional. I think anyone could get something out of our chat. * You can find James Wells on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesgwells/) (feel free to say hi) * You can visit Sanctuary AI at www.sanctuary.ai (http://www.sanctuary.ai)

-1 sFEB 2
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Mindful A.I., with James Wells

Breaking into Startups, with Ruben Harris

Ruben Harris is CEO at Career Karma, a marketplace connecting job training programs and qualified applicants. Ruben is also a Co-Host of the Breaking into Startups podcast, the podcast featuring inspiring stories of people who broke into tech from non-traditional backgrounds In this episode, Ruben and I discuss the future of education and how to address that massive skills gap that exists both in the US and around the world. We also go deep into Ruben's incredible past, starting with his passion for music as an accomplished cellist, how he transitioned to finance, and then the miraculous way he hustled his way into technology and Silicon Valley. Ruben is incredibly humble and honest as he shares his mistakes, successes, and tangible advice for others finding their own way. One poignant quote from our chat: “Inbound is what happens when outbound is your DNA” -You can find Ruben on twitter @rubenharris (https://twitter.com/rubenharris (https://twitter.com/rubenharris)) and @Career_K...

-1 sJAN 13
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Breaking into Startups, with Ruben Harris

Running Wikipedia, with Katherine Maher

Katherine Maher is CEO and Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that manages Wikipedia - the multilingual online encyclopedia, based on open collaboration through a wiki-based content editing system. Wikipedia is the fifth most popular website in the world and gets more than 18 billion page views per month. In this episode, Katherine and I discuss Wikipedia’s role in the era of "fake news," the recent NorthFace/Wikipedia controversy, how her organization is looking to grow and diversify the editor community, and what the future holds for Wikipedia, including risks and opportunities. We also go deep into Katherine’s background, covering her atypical academic experience, her early career path, and how she became CEO of one of the most important technology platforms of our time. As with every podcast, I also asked Katherine about her personal philosophy, where she shared a personal story of a time she experienced failure, some advice for young a...

-1 s2019 JUN 21
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Running Wikipedia, with Katherine Maher

Caring for Caregivers, with Tom Masterson

Tom Masterson is Founder and CEO of Unburden Care, a company thatalleviates the burden associated with providing unpaid care through efficient, economic, and sensitive use of technology and social networks. Tom has an electric background, spanning tech, strategy, design, operations, marketing, and sales. In this episode, Tom and I discuss the chronic challenges that caregivers face and how he’s trying to help them. You can find Unburden Care: -On their website www.unburdencare.com -Or on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/caroline.assistant/ (https://www.instagram.com/caroline.assistant/)

-1 s2019 JUN 3
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Caring for Caregivers, with Tom Masterson

Season Two Kickoff

Welcome back to Season Two of the Epic Human Podcast! In this episode, we recap Season One and share some of the exciting changes we’re making for the second season. We also reveal the epic human who originally inspired the podcast! For the longer story, here’s my Medium article on the topic: https://bit.ly/2XcilMF It’s good to be back!

-1 s2019 MAY 29
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Season Two Kickoff

Lifelong Maker, with Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson is a Principal at Scale Venture Partners, a Bay Area venture firm that specializes in enterprise SaaS, developer tools, and infrastructure. Eric is a former product manager at both Google and Amazon, a former engineer with GE’s rotational leadership program, and a lifelong entrepreneur. Eric founded DocPro (www.docpro.app), the "Uber for office work." He’s also a dedicated family man, as a father of four fantastic children. In this episode, Eric shares his unique experiences growing up as a one of six siblings, discovering his passion for science and “making things” as a kid, facilitating union conflicts as a young engineer, breaking into the world of cloud computing with some of the largest tech titans of Silicon Valley, and eventually transitioning to a career in venture capital. * * Follow Eric on Twitter @ericmander and his firm @scalevp * Or visit Scale Venture Partners atwww.scalevp.com (http://www.scalevp.com) * And check out DocPro (www.docpro.app (http://w...

-1 s2018 NOV 20
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Lifelong Maker, with Eric Anderson

Proving Them Wrong, with Greg McNeal

Greg McNeal JD/PhD, is a tenured Professor of Law and Public Policy at Pepperdine University and co-founder of AirMap, the world's leading airspace management platform for drones. Greg holds a Masters in Public Administration from American University, a JD from Case Western, and a PHD in Public Administration from Penn State University. He is a published author, having written 28 scholarly papers, 10 law review articles, a book on the Trial of Saddam Hussein, and is an active contributor at Forbes on the topics of public policy, transportation, and the future mobility. In this episode, Greg discusses his humble beginnings and his encounters with countless people throughout his life that told him his goals were unachievable. And every time, Greg proved them wrong. Greg’s life story is a tale of ambition, passion, and grit. * Follow Greg on Twitter @GregoryMcNeal or at his personal websitehttps://gsmcneal.com/ (https://gsmcneal.com/) * Or check out Airmap atairmap.com (http://airmap....

-1 s2018 OCT 12
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Proving Them Wrong, with Greg McNeal

Modern Fatherhood, with Mike Sirkin

Mike Sirkin is a father of three amazing children, which makes him a hero in my book. He also happens to be a super successful and accomplished lawyer, but this episode isn’t about all that. In this episode, Mike and I discuss what it means and what it takes to be a dad in the modern era. We talk a bit about our own upbringing and about our joys and challenges of becoming dads ourselves. Mike is an incredible thoughtful and articulate human, and I really enjoyed going deep on this topic! * Follow Mike on Twitter at@SMichaelSirkin

-1 s2018 OCT 5
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Modern Fatherhood, with Mike Sirkin

The Enlightened Nomad, with Cam Woodsum

Cam Woodsum is the Founder of Nomad Impact Ventures, an e-commerce startup lab that builds for-profit impact businesses while traveling the world. He believes in living life to the fullest while also making a global impact. The majority of his organization's profits are funneled into an impact fund that invests in mission-oriented companies focused on climate change, healthcare, and education. Cam is also the Founder of both Bill Slasher and FanBump. Cam’s unique lifestyle lets him travel the world continuously AND make a difference. *** Follow Cam on Twitter or Instagram at @CamWoodsum, or check out his blogs athttps://camwoodsum.com/ (https://camwoodsum.com/) andhttps://www.freedomiseverything.com

-1 s2018 AUG 28
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The Enlightened Nomad, with Cam Woodsum

Latest Episodes

The Enlightened Nomad Returns, with Cam Woodsum

Cam Woodsum is Founder & CEO of Nomad Impact Ventures, a remote startup lab that starts, grows, and invests in impact-focused internet businesses. Cam is a digital nomad - a tech entrepreneur who lives and works wherever he wants. He’s lived all over the world and generally lives life on his own terms. This is Cam’s second time as a guest on the Epic Human Podcast - the podcast’s first returning guest! The original podcast we recorded two years ago (S1 E12). In this episode, we discuss Cam’s entrepreneurial successes, failures, and lessons learned. Cam shares some of his founding insights, such as launch early, often, and anonymously. Cam recounts his struggles with adult acne and how he finally overcame it this past year. We also get on update on Cam’s ever-evolving personal philosophy and why it’s so different than that his that of his contemporaries. You can find Cam on- *Instagram @camwoodsum (https://www.instagram.com/camwoodsum/) *Twitter @camwoodsum (https://twitter.com...

-1 sFEB 10
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The Enlightened Nomad Returns, with Cam Woodsum

Mindful A.I., with James Wells

James Wells is VP of Corporate Development at Sanctuary AI, a company building & scaling embodied artificial general intelligence (AGI). In this episode, James and I discuss the differences between various types of artificial intelligence and opine on the future of the relationship between humans & intelligent machines. James is also an accomplished survivalist, yogi, ironman, & meditator In this episode, we cover James’s highly unique experiences * Completing a wilderness survival course in the middle of nowhere * Running an ironman race with almost no traditional training (as in running, biking, or swimming) * Learning and struggling through meditation practice and the impact it’s had on his personal & professional life This episode was kind of stitched together over a few recorded conversations we had, and the final product is exceptional. I think anyone could get something out of our chat. * You can find James Wells on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesgwells/) (feel free to say hi) * You can visit Sanctuary AI at www.sanctuary.ai (http://www.sanctuary.ai)

-1 sFEB 2
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Mindful A.I., with James Wells

Breaking into Startups, with Ruben Harris

Ruben Harris is CEO at Career Karma, a marketplace connecting job training programs and qualified applicants. Ruben is also a Co-Host of the Breaking into Startups podcast, the podcast featuring inspiring stories of people who broke into tech from non-traditional backgrounds In this episode, Ruben and I discuss the future of education and how to address that massive skills gap that exists both in the US and around the world. We also go deep into Ruben's incredible past, starting with his passion for music as an accomplished cellist, how he transitioned to finance, and then the miraculous way he hustled his way into technology and Silicon Valley. Ruben is incredibly humble and honest as he shares his mistakes, successes, and tangible advice for others finding their own way. One poignant quote from our chat: “Inbound is what happens when outbound is your DNA” -You can find Ruben on twitter @rubenharris (https://twitter.com/rubenharris (https://twitter.com/rubenharris)) and @Career_K...

-1 sJAN 13
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Breaking into Startups, with Ruben Harris

Running Wikipedia, with Katherine Maher

Katherine Maher is CEO and Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that manages Wikipedia - the multilingual online encyclopedia, based on open collaboration through a wiki-based content editing system. Wikipedia is the fifth most popular website in the world and gets more than 18 billion page views per month. In this episode, Katherine and I discuss Wikipedia’s role in the era of "fake news," the recent NorthFace/Wikipedia controversy, how her organization is looking to grow and diversify the editor community, and what the future holds for Wikipedia, including risks and opportunities. We also go deep into Katherine’s background, covering her atypical academic experience, her early career path, and how she became CEO of one of the most important technology platforms of our time. As with every podcast, I also asked Katherine about her personal philosophy, where she shared a personal story of a time she experienced failure, some advice for young a...

-1 s2019 JUN 21
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Running Wikipedia, with Katherine Maher

Caring for Caregivers, with Tom Masterson

Tom Masterson is Founder and CEO of Unburden Care, a company thatalleviates the burden associated with providing unpaid care through efficient, economic, and sensitive use of technology and social networks. Tom has an electric background, spanning tech, strategy, design, operations, marketing, and sales. In this episode, Tom and I discuss the chronic challenges that caregivers face and how he’s trying to help them. You can find Unburden Care: -On their website www.unburdencare.com -Or on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/caroline.assistant/ (https://www.instagram.com/caroline.assistant/)

-1 s2019 JUN 3
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Caring for Caregivers, with Tom Masterson

Season Two Kickoff

Welcome back to Season Two of the Epic Human Podcast! In this episode, we recap Season One and share some of the exciting changes we’re making for the second season. We also reveal the epic human who originally inspired the podcast! For the longer story, here’s my Medium article on the topic: https://bit.ly/2XcilMF It’s good to be back!

-1 s2019 MAY 29
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Season Two Kickoff

Lifelong Maker, with Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson is a Principal at Scale Venture Partners, a Bay Area venture firm that specializes in enterprise SaaS, developer tools, and infrastructure. Eric is a former product manager at both Google and Amazon, a former engineer with GE’s rotational leadership program, and a lifelong entrepreneur. Eric founded DocPro (www.docpro.app), the "Uber for office work." He’s also a dedicated family man, as a father of four fantastic children. In this episode, Eric shares his unique experiences growing up as a one of six siblings, discovering his passion for science and “making things” as a kid, facilitating union conflicts as a young engineer, breaking into the world of cloud computing with some of the largest tech titans of Silicon Valley, and eventually transitioning to a career in venture capital. * * Follow Eric on Twitter @ericmander and his firm @scalevp * Or visit Scale Venture Partners atwww.scalevp.com (http://www.scalevp.com) * And check out DocPro (www.docpro.app (http://w...

-1 s2018 NOV 20
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Lifelong Maker, with Eric Anderson

Proving Them Wrong, with Greg McNeal

Greg McNeal JD/PhD, is a tenured Professor of Law and Public Policy at Pepperdine University and co-founder of AirMap, the world's leading airspace management platform for drones. Greg holds a Masters in Public Administration from American University, a JD from Case Western, and a PHD in Public Administration from Penn State University. He is a published author, having written 28 scholarly papers, 10 law review articles, a book on the Trial of Saddam Hussein, and is an active contributor at Forbes on the topics of public policy, transportation, and the future mobility. In this episode, Greg discusses his humble beginnings and his encounters with countless people throughout his life that told him his goals were unachievable. And every time, Greg proved them wrong. Greg’s life story is a tale of ambition, passion, and grit. * Follow Greg on Twitter @GregoryMcNeal or at his personal websitehttps://gsmcneal.com/ (https://gsmcneal.com/) * Or check out Airmap atairmap.com (http://airmap....

-1 s2018 OCT 12
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Proving Them Wrong, with Greg McNeal

Modern Fatherhood, with Mike Sirkin

Mike Sirkin is a father of three amazing children, which makes him a hero in my book. He also happens to be a super successful and accomplished lawyer, but this episode isn’t about all that. In this episode, Mike and I discuss what it means and what it takes to be a dad in the modern era. We talk a bit about our own upbringing and about our joys and challenges of becoming dads ourselves. Mike is an incredible thoughtful and articulate human, and I really enjoyed going deep on this topic! * Follow Mike on Twitter at@SMichaelSirkin

-1 s2018 OCT 5
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Modern Fatherhood, with Mike Sirkin

The Enlightened Nomad, with Cam Woodsum

Cam Woodsum is the Founder of Nomad Impact Ventures, an e-commerce startup lab that builds for-profit impact businesses while traveling the world. He believes in living life to the fullest while also making a global impact. The majority of his organization's profits are funneled into an impact fund that invests in mission-oriented companies focused on climate change, healthcare, and education. Cam is also the Founder of both Bill Slasher and FanBump. Cam’s unique lifestyle lets him travel the world continuously AND make a difference. *** Follow Cam on Twitter or Instagram at @CamWoodsum, or check out his blogs athttps://camwoodsum.com/ (https://camwoodsum.com/) andhttps://www.freedomiseverything.com

-1 s2018 AUG 28
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The Enlightened Nomad, with Cam Woodsum
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