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The Tatiana Show Ep. 169 Andy Steig

The Tatiana Show Ep. 169 Andy Steig

Update: 2019-02-08


Andy Steig and I have done a lot of fun content together in the time we have known each other. It first started out with an appearance on his show "The Layman" in the Bitcoin episode. It's quite funny and linked, so please check it out. Then I came on his Coin Boys podcast, which is a very cool show. Finally, we have come full circle to him coming on the Tatiana Show. Have a listen, and hear about how his content is being made in a funny way, that can also educate. It's a bit more of a laid back episode, perfect for a nice weekend listen!

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Andy Steig co-owner of Beta Boys Media and The Coin Boys Podcast, an Entertainment Producer, Cryptocurrency Enthusiast and obsessive gamer. Andy comes from a vast background in Film, Television and Podcasting. He worked on shows like American Ninja Warrior, Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares.

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Proof of Love Ep. 7 Tantric Sex with Ben Tantra Punk
What can one say about a crypto tantric episode other than wow. This is our spiciest Proof of Love yet! Ben Tantra Punk joined Stephanie and I to discuss this ancient practice. In between a few laughs and blushes, we get a great overview of tantric lovemaking, how it's different from regular lovemaking, the history of why there is tantric sex in the first place, and the joys of the female orgasm. We went a bit over on time, but I don't think you will mind with this subject matter! We need more love in our lives, and this episode will show you how to put some of these teachings into practice, even if calling each other goddess in bed is a little uncomfortable. About the Guests:Ben Tantra Punk is a sex worker, feminist porn performer, certified permaculture designer, certified tantric counselor, author, film maker, and recording artist. He's found healing and empowerment through sacred loving arts, ecological gardening, shamanism, ecstatic trance dancing, martial arts, and open source technology. His ongoing independent short film series, Sexorcism the Tantric Opera, was launched in early 2017. It tells his story of recovery from childhood sexual trauma, adolescent sex trafficking, and the path of a wounded healer. His first book, Psychedelic Goddess Worship: Erotic Memoirs from the Astral Battlefield, is planned for release in late 2019.He loves to help tantric seekers discover the infinite source of divine love from above, the eternal power and wisdom from the Earth below, and the bliss of conscious, healthy, diverse romantic relationships in between. He provides private coaching and counseling sessions online and in-person, and teaches publicly via livestream on the Ethereum powered SpankChain camsite at: His writings, music, podcasts, videos and contact info can be found at you have a burning question, or a show idea for us? Please email us at!Remember, this is a new show, so if you like it, please be sure to tell 3 friends! Leave a good review on Itunes, and be sure to follow us on our socials!
#279 Brian Hoffman & Washington Sanchez: OpenBazaar - Growing a Permissionless Marketplace
In the early days of Bitcoin, much of the community's focus was around payment and getting merchants to adopt cryptocurrencies. Although the technology and narratives have evolved, some projects continue to embrace that original vision of peer-to-peer business, where merchants and their customers interact directly, and if they so wish, anonymously. We're joined by Brian Hoffman and Washington Sanchez of OpenBazaar. Since we last interviewed Brian in 2015, the project has grown to become a mature decentralized marketplace where people come together to buy and sell products and services anonymously with crypto. Its polished interface and reputation system gives users a similar experience to that of using eBay, but without fees or the risk of censorship.Topics discussed in this episode:Brian and Washington's respective backgroundsThe origins of OpenBazaar as the Dark Market projectThe history and evolution of OpenBazaar since their last appearance on episode 67How OpenBazaar managed to survive all these years and how the vision has evolved over timeWho uses the platform and to what endsHow it compares to traditional dark markets like The Silk RoadOpenBazaar's position on deplatforming and how it responds to pressure to censor contentHow OpenBazaar works under the hood as a collection of decentralized technologiesThe company's business model and future plansLinks mentioned in this episode: OpenBazaar websiteDark Market project on GitHubEpisode 67 of Epicenter with Brian HoffmanTrust is RiskBrian Hoffman, TwitterWashington Sanchez, TwitterSponsors: Cosmos: Join the most interoperable ecosystem of connected blockchainsSupport the show, consider donating: BTC: 1CD83r9EzFinDNWwmRW4ssgCbhsM5bxXwg ( 1M4dvWxjL5N9WniNtatKtxW7RcGV73TQTd ( 0x8cdb49ca5103Ce06717C4daBBFD4857183f50935 ( episode is also available on :Epicenter.tvYouTubeSoundcloudWatch or listen, Epicenter is available wherever podcasts are distributed.Epicenter is hosted by Brian Fabian Crain, Sƒbastien Couture, Meher Roy, Sunny Aggarwal & Friederike Ernst.
The Tatiana Show Ep. 181 Ryan and Scott of Music for Liberty
Scott and Ryan have been composing music together in the spirit of liberty since 2015. I was lucky enough to meet them along the way in my journey, and have a great respect for artists that realize the need for a touch of freedom in the message. It can be so powerful, as evidenced by Scott and Ryan's work. We get into their journey, some of the challenges along the way for their political views, and some stories of success. There have been a few notable releases we recommend, so please look in the bio below.About the Guests:Scott McRae and Ryan Rapsys founded Music for Liberty in 2015 in order to elevate the quality of music used in media focused around ideas of human liberty. Since then, they have scored the feature film Little Pink House (about the Kelo vs. New London Supreme Court Case) for which they received the award for Best Score at the 2017 Anthem Film Festival, the documentary Can We Take a Joke? (which explores the intersection of comedy, free speech and outrage culture), and have provided music for media from organizations such as the Institute for Justice, Smock Media, The Atlas Society, Taliesin Nexus, Moving Picture Institute and others. Their recent endeavor, the Composing Freedom Initiative, has two aims: 1) educate liberty-minded filmmakers about how to more effectively use music in their projects and 2) raise funds to augment the music budgets of media that celebrates human freedom and individualism.Individually, they have each worked extensively in the entertainment industry. Scott has contributed his musical skills and knowledge to over 100 films and television shows, including Crazy Rich Asians, Fences, the Fast and Furious franchise, The Pursuit of Happyness, Rush Hour 3, the Final Destination franchise, and Cold Mountain. He founded and runs Janen Music, which provides quality music preparation services and rents music to orchestras for liveperformance. He co-produced two Christmas albums, and his score for The Box was nominated for Best Score at the Madrid Film Festival in 2014.For nearly two decades, Ryan has composed music for numerous feature films, short films, documentaries, theatrical productions and commercial projects. His score for the short film Stay won Best Original Score at the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood in 2016. He's also released electronic music under the aliases Transistorface, Microquasar and Pineriver. He's composed classical music, with concert performances by small ensembles up to full orchestra. His production music has been used in hundreds of television shows, including Dateline NBC and The Today Show. He owns and operates Total Music Metadata, a music service business which catalogs, edits and optimizes music tracks for licensing for music libraries and organizations, with clients including top trailer music houses as well as the in-house music library for Discovery Communications. He's also served as a music supervisor and music editor for numerous projects. If you like this content, please send a tip with BTC to: 1444meJi7YjgQGNg3U8Z6qYZFA5cgz4GmjMore Info: MusicForLiberty.comFriends and Sponsors of the
The Tatiana Show Ep. 180 Kirk Phillips, The Bitcoin CPA
I am excited to have Kirk Phillips on this episode, he has been a long time supporter of The Tatiana Show and has helped me personally with my taxes. On this episode he joins us to speak about what you can do when you are getting SIM card attacked! He has been a victim himself and will tell us his experience and advise us on how to increase our security and how to step up our digital identity game. Here are some ways to protect yourself:The 7 Secret Weapons from Crushing a SIM Card AttackKirk's Double SIM Card Attack Story#1 on 1-18-19 and #2 on 1-26-19First things first: Where are the enemies?Three Main Enemies/Attackersa) Yourself: In crypto you are your own worst enemyb) The External Enemy (The Hackers)c) The Enemy Within (The most dastardly of ALL)1) "The Golden Thread Principle" Bifurcate your emails:a. Communications emailb. Username emailc. Never the same for both2) Password Manager: LAST PASS (A digital vault for all your sites and platforms)3) Encrypted email service: PROTONMAILa. Jurisdictional powerb. Self owned and operated servers (no AWS-3rd party servers)4) Email Aliases for Obfuscationa. Special single use username emailsb. Examples: the protonmail login (creation email), icloud, ATT ie phone account, Last Pass, Mega-Dropbox etc., recovery emails5) Cold storage is for more than private keysa. 2FA backup codeb. Anything else that has a back up codesc. One time back up codesd. Last Pass ie password manager emails and passwordse. Protonmail main email and password6) Bifurcate your phone numbers (same as golden rule above but for mobile numbers)a. Communications mobile phoneb. 2FA mobile phonec. Google voice to obfuscate your communications # if you can only have one phoned. Google Fi or pre-paid burner phone7) Business vs. Personal: Add more obfuscation by creating business accountsa. Biz identity points: Biz name, State of formation (WY privacy state), phone number and physical addressb. Create a mobile carrier account in business nameAbout the Guests:Kirk Phillips, aka the TheBitcoinCPA, is an entrepreneur, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a self-taught woodworker therefore an artist of sorts in all areas of life. He brings the same attention to detail necessary for creating finely crafted furniture into the business world. He is fanatical about technology, business processes, fraud prevention, time management, learning and peace of mind. When Kirk discovered Bitcoin at the end of 2013 it magnified and extended his passions leading him down the Bitcoin Rabbit Hole, an experience described by many Bitcoiners. A friend of his asked for advice saying, "Kirk, my husband and I want to invest $800 in a computer to mine bitcoin and make some money. What do you think?" to which he responded, "I don't know anything about Bitcoin, I'll have to get back to you." This simple question was the birth of The Ultimate Bitcoin Business Guide.Security Articles: The Good, The Bit and The Ugly (Kirk Phillips Bitcoin Article on Security) Articles:The Ultimate Bitcoin Business Guide„AICPA Virtual Currency Comment Letter for IRS May 2018What To Do If You Can't Pay Taxes by April 17thBitcoin Taxation: A Gift From The IRS and The Coffee ProblemEliminate Short-Term Capital Gains for Warp-Speed Bitcoin AdoptionIf you like this content, please send a tip with BTC to: 1444meJi7YjgQGNg3U8Z6qYZFA5cgz4GmjMore Info: Friends and Sponsors of the Show:
The Third Web #16 - Urbit, Your New Server
The range of third-web platforms in development today is greater than ever. From data-centric blockchain based approaches to agent-centric designs like Secure Scuttlebut, the potential futures of the third web are rapidly expanding. Today we look at another approach with the Urbit platform. Like Secure Scuttlebutt, Urbit is agent centric. It is a deterministic operating system designed to be the filter between a user and the online services they use. I last covered Urbit in 2016 and the project is now nearing public launch. Galen Wolf-Pauly explains.What is Urbit?A personal ServerA secure computer that you actually ownStores an event log of everything that has ever happened to itThat's designed to live on any cloud serverBut be controlled by a private key that you actually ownYour Urbit is meant to replace all of the consumer cloud software that you already useHow can it possibly be better than all of the expensive software that has already been created?The basic thesis is that everything we use today runs on top of a unix of some kind.The reason we wound up in this centralised world of cloud-based software is that Unix is too complicated.Because the Unix is complicated, complicated layers between Unix and the application are needed.The Urbit solution is to rip all of that out and create a single, extremely simple, complex system.Urbit is a virtual machine, programming language, and operating system in 30,000 lines of code.For comparison, Wordpress, an application that runs on Unix is 500,000 lines of codeTechnical simplicity should turn into user interface simplicity.Additionally, by hosting your Urbit in the cloud you no longer have a middleman serving you applications, Instead you only need them to host your virtual computer. What does an Urbit future look like?A single platform allows tighter integration of, for example, productivity software like Git & Asana.As a designer, Galen looks forward to interface standardisation, -having messaging, documenting, code collaboration, task management and other consumer software working seamlessly as one system.Rather than interfaces built for many people.Do we need a new back end for a new front end? Hasn't Wechat done this?Today we use many services that have unified UIsGoogle has both email and documents but do you really trust Google to have total control and visibility into your use of those services?What if Google goes away?Being able to run a server myself that I trust will be around a long time and is secure to me makes me feel alot better. [Platform Risk]Wechat is a really great achievementApps are more like modulesBut you have given total power to a single companyThe decentralised Wechat pitch has gotten tired but Urbit is very much targeting that problem.The future of cloud computing does look like that but makes no compromises in privacy or durability.So is your vision as a designer that an individual defines their interface standard and that the applications automatically conform to that individual standard?Yes, instead of going to facebook, twitter, Google Docs, etc. and having them deliver the interface to me it is much more like installing a desktop application.In a desktop application scenario most applications make use of common interface elements because it makes more sense to the userYour computing environment should feel like your physical environment. Individuals have different preferences with regard to furnishing and it is relatively easy to pick from different modules of furniture or colours of walls. These are decisions of the size that we are comfortable making. Contrast this to computing interfaces which are like a prefab trailer, or hotel room that you wind up living in the whole time but have no power to customise, only choose between. The alternative is being a Linux SysAdmin who builds their entire interface home themselves. That tradeoff is as unfair and unrealistic as everyone physically building their own homes from scratch.To clarify, it is people working on Urbit full time who would be the ones building interfaces but those interfaces would be able to be applied to all of the applications that run on Urbit, and tweaks to those interfaces would affect all apps.Moving on from the interface. What is the advantage over existing cloud platforms? How is it possible to build something from scratch that is easier to use than the systems that have been developed by hundreds of thousands of people over the course of 30 years?Firstly, Urbit runs on Unix, the internet, TCP/IP, UDP We take the existing infrastructure and build a new layer on top.We are antagonistic toward the existing web stackUrbit is designed for an individual to useYou can think of Urbit as a personal blockchain or a 100 year computer - something that has never existed.Who is the target user?The gold standard is 'œWould I recommend this to my Mom?'More than just the technical community is interested in online privacy and security.The question is more like 'œWould I send an Urbit to my cousin?'This year your friend will be able to acquire an Urbit address and use it to chat with others and make the decision for themselves.Urbit is most interesting to somewhat technical people who are interested in unusual system software. It is also populated by small interesting micro-communitiesThe Urbit testnet has been live since 2013Does Urbit have enterprise applications?In the world of agriculture you cannot customise the software that runs in the machinery commonly available.You can't customise the software inside a Nest IoT device. You cant even connect it to a different server.Urbit operates on it's own network of devices.It is ideal for industrial IoT and can communicate on a local network.Currently data from these devices is collected and stored by third parties who represent a risk of abuse or leaks. Let's take a look at how it works, the networking and application stack.3 main components:Azimuth - the identity system. A series of Ethereum contracts. An Azimuth point is like a combination between a domain name, an email address and an IP address. There is a finite address space and each address is represented as a pronounceable phrase. In total there are ~4 billion user addresses. These addresses are divided hierarchically and have different uses in mind: 264 'œMoons' (devices), 232 'œPlanets' (user addresses), 216 'œStars' (routing nodes), 28 'œGalaxies' (protocol governors).Arvo - the Urbit OS. Very clean separation from external identity system on Ethereum, connected by a common key pair. The Arvo OS has a file system, a system for building applications, a webserver, a networking protocol which is routed over UDP, a vault for secrets or keychain, and a build system. These aree individual kernel modules that provide things from the web stack. A core kernel manages the interactions between these components. The OS is written in a custom language called Hoon which compiles to the Urbit assembly language called Nock. The result is a single deterministic function that Urbit executes every time it gets an event.Aegean?Who makes money from Urbit?Employees of the Tlon company that is developing Urbit, in the form of wages.Holders of Azimuth address space.Providers of Urbit hosting & application development services Recently, Curtis Yarvin, the founder of the Urbit project, left. Is it true that he gave all of his address space to Tlon?NoCurtis Yarvin signed over the the Galaxy addresses he held to Tlon. He retained the control of the stars.Future & FearsThe biggest threat to Urbit is success. If it begins to succeed as an alternative computing model, its possible that large players will attempt to build products that solve the same problems.Urbit's goal is not to be a single network, but rather a network of networks.It takes granular tools to map the way people interact in a computing environment and Urbit aims to make the many different permutations of human communication representable.
The Tatiana Show Ep. 178 Caleb Slade of Salt
Caleb and Tatiana have hung out at several conferences before, and she's been a big supporter of the SALT team early on. However, at the Miami conference, they were able to get a bit further into exactly what SALT lending has to offer. It appears to be a pretty cool way to leverage your holdings, and it is a US based company, so the stricter laws may be helpful. Who knows? Do your own research, but get a taste of what they have to say on this short but sweet Tatiana Show. About the Guests: Caleb Slade is co-founder and chief knowledge officer at SALT where he is responsible for cultivating and maintaining a strong company culture. He spearheads education and evangelism efforts for SALT and blockchain technology at large, and is also responsible for leveraging insights to explore opportunities for SALT to stay both relevant and innovative. Prior to co-founding, Caleb worked in mobile application development, product design, branding, marketing, customer experience and engagement, and graphic design, as well as loan collateral repossession. Caleb's work in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space for the past three years has allowed him to follow his passion for adapting emerging technologies into simple and impactful products. He holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Colorado Denver. If you like this content, please send a tip with BTC to: 1444meJi7YjgQGNg3U8Z6qYZFA5cgz4GmjMore
Proof of Love Ep. 6 Meditation & Astrology with Fred Steinmann
Fred Steinmann is an early supporter of the Proof of Love show and was eager to come on. We were intrigued by his mastery of astrology, as well as the random information he possesses in the world of "woo". We talk a bit about meditation, synchronicity, and how he fell in love and knew it on the spot- this was the woman he was meant to be with! Very romantic, and apropos for the show! Quite a mix of topics, but if you want something different from your afternoon podcast? I think you came to the right place! Check outAstro.comStephanie Murphy's Guided Meditation- the Guests:Frederickstarted out his career in Public accounting at Cohn Reznick supporting a diverse range of clients from Warner Music Group, The Empire State Building, Juice Press to Gotham Bar and Grill. In 2007 Frederick joined Blackstone before the company completed it's IPO and became a key member in implementing technological systems and designing processes to improve the global tax financial reporting function. During 7 years at Blackstone Frederick developed a proficiency in supporting a fast paced high growth financial services firm. In 2014 Frederick left Blackstone to begin his own consulting practice to work with companies, entrepreneurs and artists that are looking to impact theTriple Bottom Line. The search for properly valuing the triple bottom line led him to the nascent world of Bitcoin and Blockchain technology. He currently advises clients on finance, strategy, business development and marketing. In 2017 Frederick joined Mondo NYC as the partner responsible for strategy and business development. In addition to being a CPA in New York State, Frederick studies the depth psychology of Carl Jung and practices Buddhism.Do you have a burning question, or a show idea for us? Please email us at!Thank you to our code tatianashow to earn free rewards!)Remember, this is a new show, so if you like it, please be sure to tell 3 friends! Leave a good review on Itunes, and be sure to follow us on our socials!
#278 Daniel Lehnberg & Michael Cordner: Grin - Cypherpunk Mimblewimble
Three years ago, a mysterious txt file signed by a pseudonymous Tom Elvis Jedusor was dropped in the Bitcoin-Wizards IRC channel outlining a proposal called Mimblewimble. It proposed a novel way of combining many ideas from Bitcoin research in order to create a new blockchain protocol that will be highly scalable and increase privacy, while still using the same cryptographic assumptions as Bitcoin. A few months later this project was picked up by another pseudonymous individual who started working on an implementation he called Grin. Grin slowly began to draw attention from the Bitcoin community and got a lot of traction. We join Michael Cordner (Yeastplume) and Daniel Lehnberg, two of the core developers of the Grin blockchain. In this episode we discuss some topics around Grin's cypherpunk origins, privacy and scalability features, no-premine fair start, and interesting monetary policy.Topics discussed in this episode:Origins of the Mimblewimble proposal and the prior work it draws uponAndrew Poelstra's contributions to improving and fixing the original proposalScalability and fast sync times achieved through mimblewimble's UTXO set compressionHow UTXO compression when combined with the Dandellion p2p protocol can increase privacyChanges in user experience from Bitcoin to MimblewimbleBeginning of the Grin project as an implementation of the Mimblewimble protocolComparision to BEAM, a competing Mimblewimble implementationInnovating on fair Proof of Work through dual Cuckoo CycleGrin's Monetary Policy and the Mining Fair StartLinks mentioned in this episode: MimbleWimble OriginAndrew Poelstra's Improved PaperIntroduction to GrinGrin for BitcoinersGrin NewsletterMichael Cordner on TwitterDaniel Lehnberg on TwitterSponsors: Azure: Deploy enterprise-ready consortium blockchain networks that scale in just a few clicksSupport the show, consider donating: BTC: 1CD83r9EzFinDNWwmRW4ssgCbhsM5bxXwg ( 1M4dvWxjL5N9WniNtatKtxW7RcGV73TQTd ( 0x8cdb49ca5103Ce06717C4daBBFD4857183f50935 ( episode is also available on :Epicenter.tvYouTubeSoundcloudWatch or listen, Epicenter is available wherever podcasts are distributed.Epicenter is hosted by Brian Fabian Crain, Sƒbastien Couture, Meher Roy, Sunny Aggarwal & Friederike Ernst.
TTS177 Tron Black of Ravencoin
Tron Black is an interesting guy on the technical side who makes it easy to understand his technology. I really enjoyed hearing about the evolution of tokens using RavenCoin and what their vision is for the token economy of the future. Is there a chance for a Tatiana Coin Raven Coin edition at some point? Perhaps, but in the meantime, listen in and learn the latest on the road map for development. Thank you to our sponsor (use code tatianashow to earn more rewards on signup).About the Guests:Tron Black is a crypto developer, entrepreneur, and founder of two startups which were sold to publicly traded companies. Since 2013, Tron has been working in the crypto-currency space as a miner, developer, investor, and trader. He was one of the first five employees of t0 (tzero), and helped issue the first publicly traded SEC acknowledged parallel crypto-equity for and the world's first crypto bond offering. He worked for ANX International, a Fintech company located in Hong Kong which runs a Bitcoin exchange and offers Bitcoin Debit cards. Tron is currently a Principal Developer for Medici Ventures which invests in a portfolio of companies including TZero, Factom, Bitt, Ripio, SettleMint, and Spera. Tron has given crypto-currencies to hundreds of people to help increase awareness of how value now moves as easily as e-mail. He's written articles about Bitcoin, Monero, Dash and Ravencoin, and been featured on several crypto-currency podcasts. He has been a panelist at an international blockchain conference and regularly gives talks on crypto-currency topics. Tron is currently an advisor to TZero, TUSC, and, and the lead developer for Ravencoin which is both a top 100 crypto-currency and a leading crypto-asset platform.More Mediciventures.comFriends and Sponsors of the use code tatianashow
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #391Exploring California's Crypto-Legislation
On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...Adam B. Levine explores AB1489 or "The California Bitlicense" and AB953, or what we're calling "The California Stablecoin Cannabis Taxation Bill" through a series of short interviews on various sides of the issues. First, we speak to Colin Gallagher, a longtime community member in California who shares his concerns about the process and substance of both the bills we're discussing today. Next, Peter Van Valkenburgh joins us from for his perspective on why the California Bitlicense is a de-regulating bill, why they help craft good legislation for those states who want it, and more.We close today's show with Alexandra Medina, Mayor of Emeryville, California, executive director of and a relative newcomer to Bitcoin. Ally tells us what AB953 and the option to remit taxes in stablecoins could mean to the cash-rich but unbankable California Cannabis industry.Let's Talk Bitcoin! is a labor of love, but we very much appreciate tips.Tip LTB on bitcoin mainnet: :1FZGD64BA7B9GdwDhGGGF92amt9X6VH38Kor Via the Lightning Network at (CA Bitlicense): in other states:Nevada's SB195:'s HB1954:'s SB250's HB70 (Stablecoins/Cannabis)'s Reddit Thread: for listening to this episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin, content for today's show was provided by Colin Gallagher, Peter Van Valkenburgh, Alexandra Medina, and Adam B. LevineThis episode was edited by Adam B. Levine and featured music by Jared Rubens, Gurty Beats, and Mind to Matter.Send questions or comments to
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The Tatiana Show Ep. 169 Andy Steig

The Tatiana Show Ep. 169 Andy Steig

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