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  • 1 hour 19 minutes
    Trump Assassination Attempt Reaction, RNC Report, JD Vance Is Good For Tech, Elon Creates $45M PAC

    EPISODE #61: Welcome back to the pod. The world changed since we last saw you. We're catching up on all the Trump related news and reactions. Comfortably Smug is joining us again! Giving us a live report from the Republican National Convention. We also get into JD Vance selected as VP, Silicon Valley getting behind Trump, Elon Musk's $45M PAC For Trump, the right cancelling people for wishing Trump had been k*lled, and Morning Joe taken off the air. Enjoy! 


    Featuring Mike Solana, Brandon Gorrell, Sanjana Friedman, Comfortably Smug, Riley Nork


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    TIMESTAMPS:


    0:00 - Intro

    1:00 - Welcome Back Smug!

    1:30 - Trump Assassination Attempt - Report Fr

    22:40 - Polymarket! We have a new partner! Looking at the betting markets for Biden

    33:35 - JD Vance Selected As VP - Why It’s Good For Tech

    44:55 - The Identify Of The Republican Party - Amber Rose Speaks At RNC

    49:45 - Right Wing Cancel Culture

    01:09:40 - MSNBC Doesn’t Trust Morning Joe To Report The News

    01:19:00 - Thanks For Watching! Like & Subscribe


    #podcast #trump #technology #politics #culture

    19 July 2024, 7:48 pm
  • 1 hour 34 minutes
    Biden Hot Swap Summer! (ft. Jason Calacanis), Project 2025 Meltdown, AOC Sues The Supreme Court

    EPISODE #60: We're back! Anything happen while we were gone? Oh.. only the entire Democratic party is in complete disarray. So we figured we'd bring in the man who predicted the Biden hot swap. Jason Calacanis joins the show! The All-In x PW crossover you've been waiting for. We also discuss the Project 2025 meltdown, AOC suing the Supreme Court, and our Infrastructure falling apart. Oh, and you may notice some new faces on this episode too. Enjoy! 


    Episode note: Around 10:20, Brandon's internet went down. While he worked to fix the issue, more members of Pirate Wires team stepped in and joined the pod. Brandon eventually comes back, but we decided to keep everyone on the show. 6 members of the Pirate Wires team at once!


    Featuring Mike Solana, Brandon Gorrell, Sanjana Friedman, Jason Calacanis, Riley Nork, Matt Marlinski, Eric Button


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    TIMESTAMPS:

    0:00 - Welcome To Hot Swap Summer!

    1:00 - Democrats In Disarray - Everything Going On With Biden

    11:15 - Project 2025

    31:30 - Welcome Jason Calacanis To The Show!

    1:07:10 - The SAVE Act Passes The House

    1:15:50 - AOC Sues The Supreme Court

    1:22:00 - Our Train Infrastructure Is Falling Apart


    #podcast #biden #politcs #technology #culture

    12 July 2024, 8:11 pm
  • 2 hours 26 seconds
    Mega Pod! Debate Recap, Trump Coin, DNA, The Downfall Of The Squad, Green Cards (ft. Martin Shkreli)

    EPISODE #59: The Mega Pod is here! We’re off next week for the 4th of July, so we figured we’d leave you with some extra content to carry through the break. First up, an instant reaction to the train wreck that was the Presidential debates. We had to wake up early on Friday morning and record a reaction for you guys. Solana & Producer Matt discuss (What up Matt!) Then, back to your regularly scheduled pod episode. Martin Shkreli joins the show to discuss all the betting markets reaction to Trump coin and the downfall of TechCrunch. We are then joined by Kian Sadeghi & Delian Asparouhov to discuss Nucleus Genomicsm, the all-in-one DNA test. Next up, fire alarm enthusiast, Jamaal Bowman, gets voted out in NY and AOC makes a fool of herself at the rally. Finally, Trump promised green cards for all college graduates. Is this a good idea? Makes sense? Hope so. Enjoy! Featuring Mike Solana, Sanjana Friedman, Matt Marlinski, Martin Shkreli, Kian Sadeghi, Delian Asparouhov Sign Up To Pirate Wires For Free! https://piratewires.co/free_newsletter Pirate Wires Twitter: https://twitter.com/PirateWires Mike Twitter: https://twitter.com/micsolana Sanjana Twitter: https://twitter.com/metaversehell Matt Twitter: https://x.com/mattmarlinski Martin Twitter: https://x.com/MartinShkreli Kian Twitter: https://x.com/KianSadeghi5 Delian Twitter: https://x.com/zebulgar TIMESTAMPS: 0:00 - Intro 0:45 - Trump/Biden Debate Friday Morning Instant Reaction 25:00 - Welcome Martin Shkreli To The Pod! 26:00 - The Betting Markets & Trump Coin 41:45 - The Downfall Of Tech Crunch and Tech Media 57:30 - Welcome Kian Sadeghi & Delian Asparouhov to discuss Nucleus Genomicsm 1:28:00 - Shkreli & The Panel Are Back 1:29:40 - The End Of The Squad? Jamaal Bowman, Voted Out, AOC Embarrassing Rally While Being Protested By Yay-Hamas 1:48:00 - Green Cards For All College Graduates? Trump Floats The Idea 2:00:00 - Thanks For Watching Till The End! We’ll Be Back July 12th - Wish Solana A Happy Birthday! #podcast #martinshkreli #trump #biden #technology #politics #culture

    28 June 2024, 7:50 pm
  • 1 hour 20 minutes
    Trump Coin Chaos, Fake Right Wing Vibe Shift In Tech?, Ukraine Update, & Insane Climate Activists

    EPISODE #58: Welcome back! This week, Pirate Wires found itself in the middle of some breaking news. We reported news about an official Trump crypto coin that Barron Trump was spearheading. The aftermath was chaotic.. and we're reacting to all of it. Next up, we discuss John Coogan’s piece in Pirate Wires this week on the right wing vibe shift in tech. Is it even real? Or just overblown by a few major donors? We are then joined by special guest. Patrick Blumenthal gives us a live report from Ukraine. What is the feeling like day-to-day in Ukraine, and how are tech companies doing amidst the war? Finally, the clown show that is Just Stop Oil. This week they attacked Stonehenge. All of these attacks on sacred monuments makes us just want to burn more oil.


    Featuring Mike Solana, Sanjana Friedman, John Coogan, Patrick Blumenthal


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    Topics Discussed:

    https://www.piratewires.com/p/is-silicon-valley-shifting-right?f=home


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    TIMESTAMPS:


    0:00 - Welcome Back To The Pod!

    0:50 - Brandon In Italy This Week

    1:20 - Wen Trump Coin? The Chaotic Aftermath After Pirate Wires Broke The News

    21:50 - Is Silicon Valley Shifting To The Right? The Evidence Is Weak

    40:50 - Live Report From Ukraine w/ Patrick Blumenthal 

    58:35 - Just Stop Oil Clown Show

    1:19:30 - Thanks For Watching! Like & Subscribe! Subscribe To The Daily! See You Next Week


    #podcast #mikesolana #technology #politics #culture #trump

    21 June 2024, 7:50 pm
  • 1 hour 25 minutes
    Elon Changes X Forever, Nationalism On The Rise, IVF, Anti-Pride, & Gen Z Wants Blue Collar Jobs

    EPISODE #57: Welcome Back To The Pod! Ashley St. Clair joins us this week for the first time. Packed show! First, we jump into Elon makes “likes” private on X. Will this be good for the platform, or just bring more chaos? IVF has become a talking point online as the right constantly looks for ways to blow their lead in the election. An anon account on Twitter shows up to take down all of the Twitter influencers. His claims don’t seem to have much substance, but it showed a yearning for these people to be taken down. Nationalism is on the rise in Europe. Why is this happening? and why are we seeing the same thing happen in America? It’s pride month! We discuss the silly moments in pride and why we’ve seen an anti-pride movement. 


    Featuring Mike Solana, Brandon Gorrell, Sanjana Friedman, Ashley St. Clair


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    TIMESTAMPS:


    0:00 - Welcome Back To The Pod! Welcome Ashley St. Clair!

    1:30 - Likes Are Now Private On X

    12:00 - Right Wing Attacks IVF

    18:50 - Horny Hitler Attacks Twitter Influencers

    34:45 - Nationalism On The Rise

    01:01:30 - Anti-Pride Month?

    01:12:20 - Gen Z Wants Blue Collar Jobs & Cigarettes

    1:25:00 - PW MERCH DROP!

    1:25:30 - Thanks For Watching! Like & Subscribe! Tell Your Friends!


    #podcast #mikesolana #technology #politics #culture

    14 June 2024, 7:47 pm
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
    Is Silicon Valley Voting For Trump? | Pirate Wires EP#56

    EPISODE #56: Welcome Back To The Pod! The election is coming into focus this week as the vibe shift in tech seems to favor Trump. This has been highlighted by David Sacks' Trump Fundraiser this week in SF. Meanwhile, Biden's aging continues to spotlighted. We dive into the Polymarkets and make predictions as to what may happen in the election. We then discuss Trump's declaration that he will get rid of the Department Of Education. Which raises the question, what exactly does The Dept. Of Ed do anyway? Next up, the 2020-era grifters are continuing to be exposed. We discuss the anti-racist that is Ibram x. Kendi. Finally, we have some major white pill! SpaceX has a successful rocket launch and landing. We’re going to Mars!


    Featuring Mike Solana, Brandon Gorrell, Sanjana Friedman, Riley Nork


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    TIMESTAMPS:


    0:00 - Welcome Back To The Pod!

    1:00 - Trump Gains Popularity In Tech - David Sacks' Fundraiser In SF

    17:00 - Biden's Decline - Will He Be Replaced?

    22:15 - What Do The Markets Think Will Happen In The Election

    39:20 - Trump Want's To Cut The Dept Of Education - What Do They Actually Do??

    43:35 - Is College Necessary Anymore?

    57:15  - Anti-Racist Ibram x. Kendi's Fall From Grace

    1:11:50 - White Pill! SpaceX Launch This Past Week - We're Going To Mars!


    #podcast #politics #trump #technology #culture #biden

    7 June 2024, 7:50 pm
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
    Alito's False Flag, Vivek's Buzzfeed Makeover, Infrastructure Bill Fail, & How SF Ruined Fintech

    EPISODE #55: Welcome back to the pod! This week we get into controversy over flags. Specifically, the ones that Justice Alito hung from his house and how Dems are using this to force Alito to recuse himself from Jan 6th hearings. Vivek purchased 8% of Buzzfeed and offers a grand vision for the company. The problem? He doesn’t understand brand at all. Pete Buttigieg face plants on live television after the discovery that we’ve only built 8 electric chargers. Sanjana breaks down her piece on the complete fail of Prop C in San Francisco and how it pushed Fintech companies out of the city. Finally, a sense of normalcy is returning?! Harvard announced this week that it will now be mission first. Tech leads the way once again..


    Note: Yes, we know there's no Trump verdict reaction. The verdict was announced a few hours after we finished recording.


    Featuring Mike Solana, Brandon Gorrell, Sanjana Friedman


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    Topics Discussed:

    https://www.piratewires.com/p/sf-fintech-prop-c?f=home


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    TIMESTAMPS:


    0:00 - Welcome Back To The Pod!

    1:25 - Flag Controversy! Should Justice Alito Recuse Himself?

    19:25 - When Were You Radicalized?

    26:00 - Vivek's Vision For Buzzfeed - Knows Nothing About Brand

    41:20 - Trillion Dollar Paint Job -  Pete Buttigieg Admits That Only 8 EV Charges Have Been Built

    From Infrastructure Bill

    58:30 - SF Taxed Fintech to Solve Homelessness - 6 Years Later, the Problem's Worse

    01:10:00 - Vibe Shift - Harvard Is Now Mission First 

    1:15:00 - Thanks For Watching! Like & Subscribe! Tell Your Friends!


    #podcast #mikesolana #technology #politics #culutre

    31 May 2024, 7:50 pm
  • 1 hour 6 minutes
    Did OpenAI STEAL Scarlett Johansson's Voice?! | PIRATE WIRES EP#54

    EPISODE #54: Welcome Back To The Pod! Another wildly random, spicy episode on deck for you that only Pirate Wires could deliver (please don't ban us YT!) We get into the controversy surrounding Scarlett Johansson and OpenAI. Scarlett is threatening legal action over claims that her voice was stolen for GPT4o. Does GPT actually sound like her? Next up, microplastic in every man's testicles?! Is this really the reason for low birth rates in this country? Then, the C*vid reckoning continues.. Hidden emails that involved Fauci and a gym in NJ has all charges dropped after defying lockdown measures. Finally, California is still a clown world. Senate passes bill to stop you from going above the speed limit in your car. Enjoy! 


    Featuring Mike Solana, Brandon Gorrell, Sanjana Friedman


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    Topics Discussed:

    https://www.piratewires.com/p/testosterone-emergency?f=home


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    TIMESTAMPS:


    0:00 - Welcome Back To The Pod!

    1:00 - Scarlett Johansson Suing OpenAI? Does 'Sky' Actually Sound Like Her?

    16:00 - Microplastics In Every Man's Testicles?! 

    27:00 - C*vid Reckoning - Fauci Emails, Gym In NJ Has Charges Dropped

    44:15 - Clown World Continues - California Senate Passes Law To Limit Car Speeds

    1:06:30 - Thanks For Watching! Like & Subscribe! Tell Your Friends!


    #podcast #technology #politics #culture #ai

    24 May 2024, 7:50 pm
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
    AI Girlfriends, Stonks! Roaring Kitty Returns, Trump Biden Debates, & Testosterone Makes You Gay?!

    EPISODE #53: Welcome back to the pod! This week, John Coogan returns to chat about the week that was. First up, we’re all getting girlfriends! OpenAI announced GPT-4o. The most talked about feature, was the human-like AI that sounded like AI girlfriends are closer that we though. Next up, Biden & Trump have agreed to debates soon. Do debates even matter anymore? or are they just an embarrassment for the country? Then, does taking testosterone make you gay? Sanjana dives into her new piece for Pirate Wires that has gotten the internet bros big mad. Finally, we have a debut!! Riley from PW joins us to tell us all the details on the return of Roaring Kitty and Gamestop. Stonks!


    Featuring Mike Solana, Brandon Gorrell, Sanjana Friedman, Riley Nork, John Coogan


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    https://www.piratewires.com/p/testosterone-makes-you-gay?f=home


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    TIMESTAMPS:


    0:00 - Welcome Back To The Pod!

    1:20 - We're All Getting Girlfriends! OpenAI Announces GPT-4o - 'Her' Has Arrived

    25:45 - Trump, Biden Debates - Are Debates Even Necessary Anymore? Or Just A Complete Clown Show?

    41:45 - T Makes You Gay?! Sanjana's New Piece That Has Twitter All Upset

    54:10 - Welcome Riley To The Pod!

    54:30 - Stonks! Roaring Kitty's Surprise Return To The Internet Sends Gamestop & AMC Stocks Soaring. Party Like It's 2021

    01:10:30 - Thanks For Watching! Like & Subscribe! See You Next Week!


    #podcast #technology #ai #politics #culture #stocks

    17 May 2024, 7:50 pm
  • 1 hour 5 minutes
    We Interviewed Jack Dorsey, Apple Controversy, Fake Meat Ban, FTX, & Based Met Gala

    EPISODE #52: Welcome Back! This week, Pirate Wires is in the news after Mike Solana was able to get an exclusive interview with Jack Dorsey. We get the details on Jack's decision to leave Bluesky, his conversations with Elon Musk, and what's next for him. We also play some exclusive audio soundbites from the interview that you won't get anywhere else. We then talk about Apple's controversial dystopian iPad advertisement, the strange war on fake meat, FTX costumers being made whole, finance evil villains, and the fake virtue signaling at the Met Gala, and why this year was kind of based? Enjoy!


    Featuring Mike Solana, Brandon Gorrell, Sanjana Friedman


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    Topics Discussed:

    https://www.piratewires.com/p/interview-with-jack-dorsey-mike-solana


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    TIMESTAMPS:


    0:00 - Welcome Back To The Pod!

    1:00 - Pirate Wires Exclusive Interview w/ Jack Dorsey

    19:15 - Apple's "Controversial" Advertisement

    30:50 - DeSantis Signs Cultivated Meat Ban In Florida

    46:50 - FTX Costumers To Be Made Whole - SBF D*ed For Our Sins - Discussing Evil Villains In Tech & Finance

    59:15 - Met Gala Takes Place Right Before Deal With Their Union - Looking Back at Fake Virtue Signaling

    1:03:05 - Hot Take! The Met Gala Was Kind Of Based This Year?!


    #podcast #technology #politics #culture

    10 May 2024, 7:50 pm
  • 1 hour 1 minute
    Keffiyeh Karen, Return Of The Bros, Anti-Free Speech Bill, Activist CEO, & A Discussion On France

    EPISODE #51: Time for the Pirate Wires Pod! We tried to avoid it, but this week the protests around college campuses took over the news. We dive into the craziness of students requesting humanitarian aid and the media circus. The bros made a stunning comeback protecting the flag at UNC. Congress overreacts and introduces a bill aimed to reduce anti semitism, when really it’s just another free speech violation. Smug gives us an update on the state of the Biden White House, A CEO of a publicly traded company decided to play the activist game (good luck!) And finally, Solana discusses his trip to Paris, why he enjoyed it so much, and what America could learn from that city..


    Featuring Mike Solana, Brandon Gorrell, Sanjana Friedman, Comfortably Smug


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    TIMESTAMPS:


    0:00 - Welcome Back To The Pod! Welcome Back Comfortably Smug!

    1:30 - College Campus Protests, Keffiyeh Karen

    14:15 - Return Of The Bros 

    22:00 - The Media Circus 

    25:20 - Antisemitism Awareness Act Passes House Vote

    33:20 - Smug Gives The State Of The Biden White House

    41:00 - Mission Second - HIMS CEO Tweets Support For Hiring Activists 

    50:00 - Mike Solana Reviews Paris, France - What America Could Learn

    1:01:30 - Thanks Smug For Joining Us! Like & Subscribe!


    #podcast #technology #politics #culture

    4 May 2024, 1:44 pm
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