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What Even Is Money? Learning Crypto with Amy

Dec. 2, 2021

Finally, Amy is joining the bandwagon and diving DEEP into crypto. Join her on this episode of Learning Crypto with Amy where Utsav Jaiswal explains all things crypto. And, what better place to start than exploring the origi…

Leave Nothing to Chance with Experimentation

Nov. 30, 2021

Amy Tom chats with Robert Neal, Head of Experimentation at LaunchDarkly, about running experiments, A/B testing, and working with data. On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast: What does experimentation mean? (01:02) and h…

Demystifying DeFi, DEXs, and AMMs with AllianceBlock Team

Nov. 23, 2021

Joining Utsav from HackerNoon on this episode from AllianceBlock are Rachid Ajaja (CEO), Houman Falakshahi (CRO), and Matthieu Mariapragassam (Head of Quantitative Analytics). 🧑‍💻 On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast: W…

Zombie Apocalypses with ‘The Reapers are the Angels‘ Author, Alden Bell

Nov. 17, 2021

Joshua Gaylord, who writes under the pen name Alden Bell, is the author behind the literary zombie novel "The Reapers are the Angels" and the sequel "Exit Kingdom". 🧟   On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast: Joshua Gaylo…

Diving Into the Metabook

Oct. 28, 2021

This week on Planet Internet, David Smooke, Amy Tom, and Kien Dao dive into Facebook's speculated name change and move towards the Metaverse. Will they be called Faceverse? The Metabook? THE Facebook? Who knows! It is a bran…

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Media Conglomerates Are Taking Over The World

Oct. 15, 2021

That's right, media conglomerates are taking over the world... or at least are trying to. This Week on Planet Internet, David Smooke, Amy Tom, and Ustav Jaiswal dive into the world of big media - think Facebook, Disney, Comc…

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Into the Depths of Wikipedia

Oct. 14, 2021

Annie Rauwerda is a neurology student by day and an Instagram curator by night. Since the pandemic, Annie has grown her Depths of Wikipedia Instagram page to 376k followers and counting. Amy Tom talks to Annie about how she …

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Economics, Crypto, and Really Smart Women

Oct. 12, 2021

Utsav Jaiswal sits down with Amber Ghaddar, Founder at AllianceBlock, about building the AllianceBlock Protocol, understanding money matters, and getting down to business. 🤝 On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast: How d…


Critical Thinking, Cryptocurrency, and a Space Hotel

Oct. 8, 2021

Nicolas Ng, Hang Ngo, and Ellen Stevens examine the details of how HackerNoon is controlling the social media empires, the specs of the Facebook whistleblower video, how the rise and fall of the Soviet Union lead to a crypto…

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How to Build Your Personal Brand with Writing

Oct. 7, 2021

Meet Scott D. Clary! Scott is a long-time HackerNoon contributor with over 20 published stories about business strategy. Amy Tom chats with Scott about hosting his podcast, building his career, and why he writes. ✍🏻 On this…

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Interview with Aaron Lint and Leslie Ankney

Oct. 5, 2021

Utsav Jaiswal sits down with Aaron Lint (CISO at Anchorage Digital Bank and Leslie Ankney (the Communications Lead at Anchorage Digital. Aaron leads banking security operations at the first nationally chartered crypto bank. …

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Are NFTs Here to Stay?

Oct. 2, 2021

Limarc Ambalina, Ellen Stevens, and Amy Tom debate the future of NFTs. This Week On Planet Internet - are NFTs here to stay? Will the hype die down? 🌎 THIS WEEK ON PLANET INTERNET: How do you determine which NFTs are milli…

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Building a Blockchain Community

Sept. 30, 2021

Utsav Jaiswal talks to Mitja Goroshevsky, Free TON's CTO, and Ben Sunderland, Free TON's Senior Community Manager, about building Free TON. 🪜 On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast: How was Free TON launched? (03:34) 🥳 …

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The Business of Death: Dealing with Loss and Grief

Sept. 28, 2021

Linh Dao Smooke chatted with Liz Eddy, Co-founder and CEO of Lantern, THE company that helps death-planning easier. 💆‍♀️ On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast: When did Liz get her start? (01:14) 🍬 How did Liz found h…

Guests: Linh Smooke , Liz Eddy

Everyone‘s Getting Called Out

Sept. 23, 2021

That's right - everyone is getting called out This Week On Planet Internet and no one is safe. Natasha Nel, Amy Tom, and Daria Kulish get so real, it will hit you deep in the heart. 😵 We're talking about our relationships wi…

How to Hack a Huge Career in Tech with PR Expert & Founder Sarah Evans

Sept. 22, 2021

Hey hackers! We thought you’d enjoy this episode from the archives. This episode was originally released on August 31, 2020. Enjoy!   Natasha Nel from hackernoon.com sits down with Sarah Evans—tech industry PR legend and st…

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Checks, Balances, and Freedom: Censorship vs The Internet

Sept. 16, 2021

Who wins in the battle of the internet and freedom of speech? 🥊 Amy Tom, Ellen Stevens, and Zaeem Shoaib chat about censorship and the internet. We all know that fake news = bad, but how do we stop it from being spread witho…

How to Build Around Blockchain Regulation with an OG Bitcoiner

Sept. 16, 2021

Utsav Jaiswal sits down with Joseph Weinberg, the co-founder of Shyft Network and an OG Bitcoiner. As an early investor in Bitcoin in 2010 and director at Coinsetter until its acquisition by Kraken FX in 2016, Joseph knows w…

Creating an Open Source Platform

Sept. 14, 2021

OKAY - here's what you need to know before you start your open-source platform. On this episode of The HackerNoon Podcast, we hear from Ben Bromhead, CTO of Instaclustr, and Ev Kontsevoy, CEO of Teleport, about how they star…

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In Decentralization We Trust

Sept. 9, 2021

Is decentralization fair for everyone? This Week On Planet Internet, Utsav Jaiswal, Sidra Ijaz, and Amy Tom talk about the decentralization movement. What's the latest with DeFi? Can AI & decentralization be friends? 🥺 🌍 TH…

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What Is Being a FinTech CEO like?

Sept. 7, 2021

Big money, get paid. Tom Sosnoff, Co-CEO of tastytrade, and Sean Salas, CEO of Camino Financial, join Amy Tom this week to discuss FinTech startups. What is Wall Street REALLY like? How has the finance industry evolved? List…

The Robots Are Taking Over

Sept. 2, 2021

Humanoid Natasha, Amy, and Katarina (from the future) say that the robots are taking over This Week On Planet Internet! These days, if you think about anything too hard, you might just explode. But fret not, one day we will …

Guests: Amy Tom , Natasha Nel , Ka , Katarina

How to Build a Technical Blogging Platform with David Smooke and Clever Programming

Sept. 2, 2021

This is David's guest spot on Clever Programming that we are republishing here.


How to Succeed as a Young Female Entrepreneur

Sept. 1, 2021

It's a man's man's world but (lol James Brown knows) it would be nothing without women! Sophie Wyne (Co-Founder and CEO of ariglad), Luna Ito-Fisher, and Ambika Miglani (Co-founders of Decrypted By Us) join Amy on the podcas…

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What Is the Future of Remote Work?

Aug. 26, 2021

We're talking about remote work This Week On Planet Internet (ironically while Linh Dao Smooke has her first in-person meeting with Marcos Fabian, our wonderful dev) 😂 But anyways that's neither here nor there because Hacker…

About the Hosts

Amy Tom

Podcast Host & Editor at Hacker Noon

Amy Tom is an Editor and the Podcast Host at Hacker Noon. She studied digital marketing, and she later worked in IT Security, Business, Copywriting, and more. When she isn’t editing or writing, you’ll probably find her obsessing about a new podcast, in the middle of a 2-hour power walk, or in a travel/scuba diving-based daydream. She will talk techie to you all day about data, security, device lifecycle, and all the business considerations that come along with it.

David Smooke

CEO of Hacker Noon

David Smooke is the leader of Hacker Noon. He grew the company from startup marketing agency (ArtMap Inc) into a publishing and software company (Hacker Noon). He begins his every morning by reviewing the best Hacker Noon story submissions from all around the internet.

Hang Ngo

Business Analyst at Hacker Noon

Hang is the Business Analyst at Hacker Noon, where she works on general operational, administrative, and financial activities. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Mathematics and Business Management (with a minor in Spanish). In her free time, she reads, watches videos on Youtube and saves memes from the Internet.

Limarc Ambalina

VP of Growth at Hacker Noon

Limarc Ambalina is the VP of Growth at Hacker Noon, interested in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and video games. He began his career as a clickbait writer for various Valnet publications but quickly transitioned into video game journalism. After moving to Tokyo in 2016, he became a prominent writer in the Japanese anime and pop culture beats. As a tech writer, he interviews developers in the machine learning and virtual reality industries and helps promote interesting studies and innovative technologies.

Linh Dao Smooke

COO & Mama-in-Chief at Hacker Noon

Linh Dao Smooke makes sure the light is on at Hacker Noon. Since she joined full-time in 2017, Hacker Noon’s traffic, revenue and team quality accelerated and grew many folds. Previously, she was head of Asia Marketing at Minerva Project ($100M in funding). Linh also founded the first creativity camp in Vietnam, CKP, which continues to empower Viet students 9 years in. Her experience in education has been instrumental in how Hacker Noon onboards, nurtures, and serves its community of writers and sponsors.

Natasha Nel

VP of Editorial at Hacker Noon

Natasha Nel is Hacker Noon's Managing Editor. She graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2012 with a postgrad degree in journalism and political sciences, and her subsequent work experience in both reporting and content marketing strategy have earned her the incomparable honor of being Hacker Noon's go-to "words person". Natasha's startup resume spans the media and publication; online education; wellness; cannabis; and blockchain industries.

Richard Kubina

Full-Stack Developer at Hacker Noon

Richard Kubina is a full-stack developer at Hacker Noon. He comes from a background of manufacturing where he orchestrated various pieces of hardware to build things on assembly lines while collecting data to make charts and graphs with. He likes databases, voxels, pixels, and sounds a lot. CSS not so much.

Utsav Jaiswal

VP of Business Development at Hacker Noon

Utsav Jaiswal graduated from India's top dental college and decided to become a writer instead - much to the disappointment of his very Indian parents. Soon, he was writing about bitcoin for bitcoin. He also helped a few businesses build robust decentralized technical architectures. At Hacker Noon, Utsav serves as the VP of Business Development and Blockchain Editor. Now, he obsesses over sales pitches, nerds over email copies, and fixates over furthering decentralization.

Guy Torbet

Software Engineer at Hacker Noon

Guy is a 17-year-old software engineer and student from Scotland and South Africa, heading to the University of Edinburgh to pursue a degree in Computer Science! When he's not being a nerd and staring at code all day, he enjoys reading, drinking, and building stuff, he documents his journey through all of this on https://torbet.co and https://twitter.com/guytorbet

Kien Dao

Brand Executive

Kien Dao has worked for Hacker Noon since June 2018 as a Community Manager and Special Projects Intern and was promoted to Brand Executive as of September 2018. He is in charge of designing branding logos, promoting images for various projects and campaigns and communicating with the Hacker Noon community. Kien has a website https://kientdao.wixsite.com/kiendao where he shows his love for graphic design, videography, and photography.