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Micromobility #21: Regulating Micromobility - A Panel from the recent Micromobility Summit

February 20, 2019 at 5:00PM • 49 minutes

On today's episode, Oliver runs over recent news in the scooter/micromobility space with Michal Naka (@michalnaka) and we release the government regualtor panel from the recent Micromobility California Summit talking about the experiences from LA, Portland, Oakland and Claremont in regulating scooter operators.

In the news section, we discuss:
- The emergence of Grin in South America, and what this means for scooters in Latam.
- Lime's recent $310m raise and how this reflects the consolidation of the rest of the industry.

Next, we have the panel from the recent Summit where Katie Fehrenbacher (@katiefehren) from Greenbiz hosts a panel with Seleta Reynolds (@seletajewel) from the LADOT, Ryan Russo (@rrinoak) from the Oakland DOT, Briana Orr (@BrianaLOrr) who managed Portland's Shared Electric Scooter Pilot, and Julie Medero, Chair of the Traffic and Transportation Commission from the City of Claremont.

They cover:
- how cities are viewing the rise of micromobility operations as a means of providing access to low-cost mobility and benefitting their citizens
- what cities have learnt from the rise of Uber/Lyft and how that is influencing their regulatory stances with new operators and business models
- how they're using their ability to regulate to influence data standards and how this will affect operators/entrepreneurs in this space
- the variables that they, as regulators, need to consider as part of rollouts
- how cities are thinking about infrastructure and deployment, and the challenges that they face in rolling out safe infrastructure for micromobility

Hosted by Oliver Bruce & Horace Dediu.


5by5 at the Movies #20: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 20

February 19, 2019 at 10:00PM • 29 minutes

This week Mason decides to be a professional and do real work so Producer Dan subs in! We talk about people we hate (Gwyneth Paltrow, Woody Allen, Chris Pine, etc)! Also sequels and reboots: Bill & Ted! Jay & Silent Bob! Terminator! And more!

Most exciting: Actual info about Avatar 2! Only ten years!

Co-host: Dan Richardson

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Back to Work #414: Inheritance of Pain

February 19, 2019 at 1:45PM • 1 hour 11 minutes

Mostly one big topic: screen time.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


The Big Web Show #184: Accessibility is not a “nice to have” – with Derek Featherstone

February 18, 2019 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 4 minutes

Why do companies de-prioritize accessibility? Making a digital map accessible to the blind. Pros and cons of the straw test. Why simulating a disability is not the same as working with disabled people. Using Twitter threads to prototype book chapters. How diversity (including neurodiversity and diversity of ability) makes for a better product. Changing small habits in your life leads to changing big ones.

Hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #261: Domain Driven Design & Bots with José Albornoz

February 18, 2019 at 4:00PM • 43 minutes

Special Guest Host, Nick Schwaderer, stepped into Brittany's hosting shoes this week to interview Shopify's José Albornoz. Tune in for an insightful conversation about Shopify's infrastructure and how personal bot building makes the world a better place.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.


DLC #273: Mega Ran: Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening, Super Mario Maker 2, Tetris 99, Crackdown 3, Audica, Apex Legends, New Super Mario Bros Deluxe U

February 18, 2019 at 12:00AM • 1 hour 39 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome video game hip-hop artist Mega Ran to the show this week to discuss the layoff at Activison/Blizzard, Nintendo's huge week of announcements, Harmonix's new VR game, The Carlton, and more!

The Playlist: Tetris 99, Apex Legends, New Super Mario Bros Deluxe U, Muscle Hustle, Crackdown 3, World Conqueror X

Quick Questions!

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


Supercharged #227: Blind

February 14, 2019 at 12:00PM • 53 minutes

Adam and Tommy discuss the controversy over a South Korean platform called Blind that allows anonymous discussion amongst employees of large corporations.

Hosted by Adam Dachis & Darren Herczeg.


Ruby on Rails Podcast #260: Rails Performance with Nate Berkopec

February 14, 2019 at 10:00AM • 26 minutes

Nate Berkopec is the proprietor of Speedshop, a Ruby on Rails performance consultancy. He will be holding a Rails Performance Workshop after Railsconf in Minneapolis. They chatted about performance and their loyalty for the Ruby community.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.


5by5 at the Movies #19: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 19

February 12, 2019 at 9:00PM • 36 minutes

A week full of news! And it's not all about superheroes! New reactions to trailers, hot takes on the new Will Smith Genie. Batman Beyond movie, Rambo 5, Masters Of The Universe - AND believe it or not, we touch on Fyre Festival!

Co-host: Mason Scheer

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Back to Work #413: Bumbleditch Cumperdam

February 12, 2019 at 1:30PM • 1 hour 16 minutes

DISCUSSED: It's the optimistic day, but Merlin really screwed up an edit; there's some Inside Baseball about how podcasts get made; it's nice to have someone notice the shaving cream on your jowl; movie ratings are explored; why all the bosoms in 80s movies?; Dan wonders if he should have approached a celebrity; Merlin introduces further thought technologies for not being a creep with a famous person; the paucity of public experiences; Dan talks about Austin's mussel water; we learn about the prevalence of weevils; meth sourcing; a nice note from a listener about when podcasts are absolutely not evil; and, finally, a desperate plea for podcast platforms to stay independent and open please please pretty please.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.