Conversations With Bacon shines a light into the thinking, approach, and work of a diverse range of guests across business, technology, entertainment, and beyond. It is presented by Jono Bacon, who puts the Bacon in Conversations With Bacon.

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Allan Dib on Delivering Thoughtful Marketing

Allan Dib on Delivering Thoughtful Marketing

I first discovered Allan Dib when I read his book, 'The One Page Marketing Plan'. It was refreshing: there weren't the glitzy, sensationalist, unrealistic techniques that some of the marketing gurus use - it was simple, effective, practical advice. As such, I knew I...

Mark Shuttleworth on Life, Business, and Ubuntu

Mark Shuttleworth on Life, Business, and Ubuntu

Mark Shuttleworth has weaved a fascinating story in his life so far. He founded and sold his company, Thawte, was the first South African in space, created one of the most popular open source projects, Ubuntu, and has built a successful company, Canonical. There is...

Ian Tien on Mattermost, Messaging, and Building a Business

Ian Tien on Mattermost, Messaging, and Building a Business

There is little doubt that realtime discussion, collaboration, and chat has had a significant impact on businesses and communities. While Slack has risen as a dominant leader, open source powered Mattermost has gone on to grow more and more significantly as a powerful...

Marik Hazan on Psychedelics and Venture Capital

Marik Hazan on Psychedelics and Venture Capital

When I say the word "psychedelics", you probably think of hazy people tripping on suspicious substances at a Grateful Dead concert. Well, the story is much deeper than this, and it is a very interesting story indeed. It turns out there has been an enormous amount of...

Mike Dillard on Effective Marketing, Gurus, and Growth

Mike Dillard on Effective Marketing, Gurus, and Growth

In recent years, there has been an explosion in digital marketing. Bold claims of making thousands of dollars a day have been perpetuated by self-proclaimed marketing gurus. It all seems a bit much to my cynical British eye. This is why I was thrilled to have Mike...

Alyssa Miller From Snyk on the State of Open Source Security

Alyssa Miller From Snyk on the State of Open Source Security

Open Source has seen enormous growth in recent years, and this has shone the light on the security of the many different components in open source systems such as NPM, Linux, Kubernetes, Docker, and Debian. How do we ensure that the rapidly growing library of open...

David Siegel, CEO of Meetup, on the Future of Events and Communities

David Siegel, CEO of Meetup, on the Future of Events and Communities

Unless you have been living under a rock, you are probably familiar with Meetup. They have become the epicenter of how people organize local and online gatherings and have become a fixture for many people and organizations. David Siegel, CEO of Meetup, comes on...

David Finkel on Work/Life Balance and Staying Focused

David Finkel on Work/Life Balance and Staying Focused

Work/Life Balance. How is yours? Good? Decent? Middling? Let's be honest, most of us suck at it. Well, David Finkel doesn't. David is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author of 11 books and CEO of Maui Mastermind. His new book,  The Freedom Formula:...

Rahul Vohra on Superhuman, Game Theory, and Product/Market Fit

Rahul Vohra on Superhuman, Game Theory, and Product/Market Fit

Would you pay $30 a month for an email service, especially when Gmail is entirely free? I do. A while back I started using a service called Superhuman. It provides a blisteringly fast, keyboard-driven, experience for email power users. Their value prop is simple: the...

Jason Warner on GitHub and Leadership

Jason Warner on GitHub and Leadership

Jason Warner, SVP of Technology at GitHub comes on to not just talk about how GitHub builds GitHub, but what he sees as a key components of great leadership, and how his experiences and perspectives have shifted and evolved over the years.

Emily Musil Church on the Global Learning XPRIZE

Emily Musil Church on the Global Learning XPRIZE

Emily Musil Church comes on to talk about the $15 million Global Learning XPRIZE that resulted in Android applications that teach kids reading, writing, and maths without a teacher. We get into the competition, the logistics of testing thousands of tablets in remote villages in Tanzania, the incredible results and impact of the entries, and more.

Kate Drane, Techstars

Kate Drane, Techstars

Kate Drane from Techstars (and previously Indiegogo) comes on to talk crowdfunding, supporting startups, expanding access to funding and information, innovation growth, craft beer, and more.

Todd Lewis, Founder of All Things Open

Todd Lewis, Founder of All Things Open

Todd Lewis, founder of All Things Open comes on to discuss what goes into great events, how to get the right balance of content and taking care of sponsors, building an open marketplace of (often contrasting) ideas, and what Todd has learned over the years as he has refined his craft.

Music in the show is ‘Game Change’ by Nick Miller. All shows are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license.

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