Speaking Of

  • Jesse Draper of Valley Girl

    Speaking Of… Pink with Jesse Draper (TCTV)

    This week’s guest on Speaking Of is no stranger to the world of television. She’s Jesse Draper, creator and host of online talk show, “The Valley Girl Show.” The show profiles entrepreneurs and businesspeople, but in a format not often seen in Silicon Valley: on a pink-themed set, Draper draws her guests out of their shells in fun, light-hearted interviews that focus… Read More

  • Speaking of… sex toys with Ethan Imboden from Jimmyjane [TCTV]

    Speaking of… sex toys with Ethan Imboden from Jimmyjane [TCTV]

    Vibrating sex toys have been around for over a century, starting out as crude steam powered devices and now resembling something very cool that you might pick up at an Apple store. Sex toys have been the source of giggles, controversy, pleasure and up until the last 5 years, were not a mainstream product. They were devices you bought and had shipped in unmarked brown packaging or slipped into… Read More

  • Speaking of… Social Venues with Nic Adler of The Roxy [TCTV]

    Speaking of… Social Venues with Nic Adler of The Roxy [TCTV]

    We read a lot of news about amazing companies when they receive financing, have a change in leadership or launch new products, but we rarely get a glimpse into the companies and people that use those products and tools in incredibly meaningful ways. This week’s Speaking Of… is with Roxy owner Nic Alder, son of Lou Adler who’s famous for producing bands/acts such as Cheech… Read More

  • Speaking of… Cindy Morgan, from Original TRON [TCTV]

    Speaking of… Cindy Morgan, from Original TRON [TCTV]

    My special guest on this week’s Speaking Of is actress Cindy Morgan. Cindy is known in the film world for two iconic roles: as Lacey Underall in Caddyshack and as Lora/Yori in the original TRON. I didn’t mention this in my original overview of TRON Legacy, because I didn’t want to spoil much of the movie for everyone, but I was very saddened by the fact that two of my… Read More

  • Speaking of… Using Your Medium with Reason’s Nick Gillespie (TCTV)

    Speaking of… Using Your Medium with Reason’s Nick Gillespie (TCTV)

    It is 25 degrees here in NY and I feel like a wuss. We California people aren’t cut out for the weather out here. I’ve got thermal underwear (top & bottom), another shirt on top, pants, sweater, jacket, long coat, gloves and a hat on. So, the next time I bitch about it being 50 degrees and windy in San Francisco, I need to remind myself to STFU. These people endure some… Read More

  • Speaking Of… Jeff Bridges & Olivia Wilde in TRON Legacy, Part 3 & 4 (TCTV)

    Speaking Of… Jeff Bridges & Olivia Wilde in TRON Legacy, Part 3 & 4 (TCTV)

    Greetings programs! I have the ultimate TRON interview for you: Jeff Bridges. I had 3 minutes with Bridges, so I asked him this question from TechCrunch fan “itbedave”: I’m curious as to what Jeff Bridges thinks of blue screen acting then (original TRON) vs. now (TRON Legacy) – and if it’s “advancement” has enhanced or ruined acting in big… Read More

  • Speaking Of… TRON: Legacy – Interviews with Cast & Crew, Part 1 & 2 (TCTV)

    Speaking Of… TRON: Legacy – Interviews with Cast & Crew, Part 1 & 2 (TCTV)

    Ok TRON fans, have I got a treat for you! I just returned from a two day TRON press event with some awesome interviews from the creators, cast and crew of TRON: Legacy and the original TRON. I asked many of the questions I solicited from TechCrunch commenters  and everyone seemed to love them — especially Jeff Bridges. I mean, maybe they say this to everyone, but his handlers said they… Read More

  • Speaking Of… Rhymes and Medicine with ZDoggMD (TCTV)

    Speaking Of… Rhymes and Medicine with ZDoggMD (TCTV)


    Picture this: A hotel party thrown by Tony Hsieh of Zappos. A group of people, crowded around a laptop, laughing at a video of a doctor rapping and singing about ulcers. Suddenly one of the group starts rapping out loud to the video. Now people are laughing so hard that they are crying…. This is how I came to know ZDoggMD, a rare – and virtually undiscovered – talent that… Read More

  • Speaking Of… Hellraiser with Jen McCabe of imoveyou.com (TCTV)

    Have you ever stopped to evaluate your life in terms of small decisions you made that impacted who you are and what you do? Decisions such as a left turn here, saying hello to a stranger, picking one place to eat over another? Ever wondered what life would be like if you went the other direction, ignored that new person or picked the sub place over the soup place? Simple decisions like these… Read More

  • Speaking Of … Competitiveness: with Pixar's Oren Jacob and his wife Justine (TCTV)

    Ever wonder what a Technical Director of Pixar does in his free time? Well, in the case of Oren Jacob, the answer is: things that begin with “competitive”. Not only has Oren – along with his wife Justine and filmmaker Alex De Silva – recently completed a film called ‘Ready, Set, Bag’ about competitive grocery bagging but he’s also a competitive gardener. Read More

  • Speaking of tattoos – Interview with Micah Baldwin, CEO & co-founder of Graphic.ly (TCTV)

    When you get a good story, sometimes you just need to whip out your flip camera and hope for the best. Apologies for the lighting on this one, but Micah Baldwin’s interview was just too good to miss. Graphic.ly (a really cool digital comic book community) is based in Boulder, Colorado, which is starting to get a reputation for its hotbed of startups. There are several interesting… Read More

  • "Stop being weak." An Interview with Angelo Sotira, CEO of deviantART.com (TCTV)

    This week’s episode of Speaking Of… is the CEO of deviantART. One of the greatest things about TechCrunch is that they celebrate and reward each writer’s own voice rather than forcing every writer to sing from the same hymn-sheet. They encourage differences of opinion. While deviantART isn’t Erick Schonfeld’s cup of tea, I’m definitely a huge fan. I have… Read More

  • Speaking Of . . . Batman. It Was "Built On My Bloody Knuckles" (TCTV)

    This week’s episode of Speaking Of… is with the originator of the modern Batman movies and creator of the Batman franchise, Michael Uslan. Michael Uslan’s story is the typical story of success. From the outside, it seems like an obvious win, but from the inside there was a long and painful struggle to get to the other side. It took Michael 10 years of pitching a dark and… Read More

  • Halcyon Molecular’s William Andregg: "The Only Way To Reach The Stars Is To Live Longer"

    This week’s episode of Speaking Of… (video below) features the founder/CEO of Halcyon Molecular, William Andregg. Andregg grew up in Arizona. There’s a song by The Orb called Little Fluffy Clouds that describes the light-pollution-free Arizonan sky quite perfectly, with amazing clouds, sunsets and stars. Most Arizonans – at some point in their lives – will lay on the… Read More

  • Brian Singerman: "If I Play Gandhi, This Shakespeare Stuff Is Done" [TechCrunch TV]

    This week’s episode of Speaking Of… (video below) features venture capitalist Brian Singerman from Founders Fund. Brian has a passion for all types of gaming, especially strategy board games. Games such as The Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride and Through the Ages are starting to penetrate the entrepreneurial world due to people like Singerman, Reid Hoffman and David Hornick. I… Read More

  • TechCrunch TV: Speaking Of… Detroit, Featuring Scott and Jay Adelson

    TechCrunch TV: Speaking Of… Detroit, Featuring Scott and Jay Adelson

    Guest post by Cyan Banister… I’ve met a lot of engineers and entrepreneurs from Detroit and there’s an underlying vibe that resonates from all of them: a specific attitude or work ethic – possibly left over from the automotive industry – that either causes them to try to work harder than their fathers or go against the grain trying to figure out how they can live… Read More

  • TechCrunch TV: Speaking Of… Hustling

    Cyan Banister is CEO of Zivity. The first episode of her new show, ‘Speaking of…’ has just aired on TechCrunch TV and is now available on demand. In this guest post, she previews the first episode, and explains the concept for the show… I’m extremely excited to bring the TechCrunch community a new show that features the human side of business. Speaking… Read More