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Meet Manoush and Jen, founders of Stable Genius Productions. They’re documenting the process of starting a media company while trying not to simultaneously become bad mothers, bankrupt themselves, or destroy their wonderful creative partnership. And when their first funding comes in the form of cryptocurrency, things get really interesting.

ZigZag is a meta-mix of voice memos, taped conversations, come-to-Jesus moments, and mini-stories about entrepreneurship, deciding how to align your values with your ambitions, and building strong partnerships.
35 Episodes
S2 EP12: Lessons Learned from a Risky Crypto Experiment
The co-founders of Stable Genius Productions have a candid conversation about their current financial situation (hint: their grant is running out soon), the highs/lows of making this season of the podcast (another hint: they had a fallout over email), and Civil's plans to resurrect itself in 2019 (final hint: the token lives on).GO DEEPER: Blockchain has not yet added value to international development projects, USAID finds. After mindfulness, tech takes on information overload, Manoush's forecast for Neiman Lab. Indiewire calls Season 2 Episode 2, one of the best podcast episodes of 2018! Radiotopia reaches 25,000 new contributors! WHO YOU’LL HEAR:@manoushz (Manoush Zomorodi, host of ZigZag and cofounder of Stable Genius Productions), @jpoyant (Jen Poyant, producer of ZigZag and cofounder of Stable Genius Productions)MANOUSH'S TOP 10 READS OF 2018:**10. Empress of Facebook: My Befuddling Dinner with Sheryl Sandberg (WIRED)9. Lena Dunham Comes to Terms with Herself (The Cut)8. A Guide to Worrying in the 21st Century (Bill Gates)7. Barcelona's Experiment in Radical Democracy (New Yorker)6. Cryptopia in Crisis: Joe Lubin's Ethereum is a Mess (Forbes) 5. The Gift of Menopause (NYTimes) -TIE- **Jennalee (Popula)4. The Devastating Illusion of Control (The Cut)3. The Plastic Backlash: What's Behind Our Sudden Rage- and Will It Make a Difference? (The Guardian)2. Estranged in America: Both Sides Feel Left Out (NYTimes)1. The Prophets of Cryptocurrency Survey the Boom and Bust (New Yorker)
Comments (4)

Clint Graham

Too much time spent on complaining about personal insecurity with leaving a stable job. Cut all of that out and get on with the substance.

Feb 26th

Ryan Wagoner

not worth the time

Jan 18th

Kekoa Pat

Really love how the season 2 is coming along! The fake news segment is enlightening.

Oct 18th


Congrats Manoush and Jen! Looking forward to this new project :)

May 31st
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