Awesome Chat: Tech Interviews
About the Show
AwesomeCast spins off an interview series to get deeper with the Awesome people online and in tech in Pittsburgh and beyond.
Awesome Chat: Jack Morgan of Duolingo
February 15th, 2018
23 mins 4 secs
awesomecast, awesomechat, duolingo, google, jack morgan, london, lyft, pittsburgh, social media, startup, technology, uber
When your resume pretty much starts with Google and you’re currently employed at a growing startup, chances are there’s a fun story on how you got there. This week we sit down with Jack Morgan as he shares some insight into his path across the pond from England right here to Pittsburgh, what he’s working on over at Duolingo, and what he’s learned about Pittsburgh (and Pittsburghers) thanks to rideshare encounters and work friends.
Awesome Chat: Dream Loud Podcast
February 1st, 2018
bassist, motivation, podcast, podcasting, sports writer
Dan Scifo is a Sport Writer covering the Steelers and Penguins at the Latrobe Bulletin. Ben Hull is the bassist for former Flyleaf lead singer Lacey Sturm. Together, they wanted to combine their stories and talk with others who make their dreams come true with the Dream Loud Podcast. We talk about how they got the show together, some of the interesting stories they've heard so far and where they hope to go with their show.
Spare Change | Awesome Chat
December 13th, 2017
43 mins 50 secs
charity, pittsburgh, web series
Josh Corcoran of Spare Change joins us to play a few tunes and talk about his video series bringing awareness and actual donations to great causes in and around Pittsburgh, most recently "A Pittsburgh Story" featuring friends from the city including Mayor Bill Peduto and using Spotfund for their project!
The Metal Edge | Awesome Chat
November 23rd, 2017
25 mins 5 secs
graywalker, heavy metal, music scene, online radio, pittsburgh, rock music, slice on broadway, streaming radio
We chat with Zach Fehl about the new spinoff from The River's Edge: The Metal Edge, Pittsburgh's online metal station. We discuss his days with Cal U radio, the metal scene in Pittsburgh, and try the most Metal Pizza ever!
Aliza Sherman | Awesome Chat
November 16th, 2017 | 17 mins 30 secs
Aliza Sherman is a web pioneer and tech passionista who is concerned about our dependence on Social Media and our phones. Recently, she spoke at the TechNow Conference in Monroeville, PA and has a chat with us about the things we need to watch out for to not be so dependent on technology, and the future of these devices.
Aaron Watson | Awesome Chat
October 25th, 2017 | 22 mins 55 secs
This week, we had the fortune to chat with Aaron Watson of Going Deep with Aaron Watson. Podcasting for around two years at the time of our sit down, Aaron has been making some great strides. He’s been having some great discussions, including his recent sit down with Pittsburgh’s Mayor, Bill Peduto. He’s also working on his Going Deep Summit slated for January – a one-day conference centered around discussions of economic opportunity, civil discourse, and personal development.
Joanna Lowe | Awesome Chat
October 19th, 2017
23 mins 11 secs
halloween, multimedia, pittsburgh, shakespeare, theater
Joanna Lowe is making theater interesting again with multimedia theater in the Pittsburgh area including the current Halloween season Unhinged production that mixes theater with a haunted house!
Daniel J Lewis | Awesome Chat
October 11th, 2017 | 19 mins 29 secs
This week, we had the fortune to chat with Podcasting Industry Expert Daniel J Lewis about the history and evolution of Podcasting, getting into and building a business around Podcasting and tips for the newbies out there!
Cynthia Closkey | Awesome Chat
September 27th, 2017 | 28 mins 51 secs
Cynthia Closkey of Shift Collaborative talks with us about her career including a brush with Steve Jobs at NEXT Computers, MIT, and more!
Mega Cat Studios | Awesome Chat
September 21st, 2017 | 14 mins 35 secs
We’ve got a familiar face – with a different gig, on the show this week as James Deighan of Mega Cat Studios makes a visit to the studio. James sits down with us to talk about what he’s up to, including developing for several platforms, life as a serial entrepreneur, and more!
Joe Wos | AwesomeChat
September 7th, 2017 | 31 mins 10 secs
Joe Wos of Wos is Me joins us for this week's AwesomeChat. We've previously had Joe on the main AwesomeCast show, but we're sitting down with him to talk about some of the cool stuff he's doing since we last caught up with him. Joe shares his story about becmoing a cartoonist, starting Toonseum, going out on a limb to reach his dream as a syndicated cartoonist, and more!
WordCamp Pittsburgh | AwesomeChat
August 31st, 2017 | 20 mins 19 secs
Terri Orlowski of WordCamp Pittsburgh joins us on the couch for this week's AwesomeChat. Terri, a WordPress developer, talks with us about the second year of the PodCamp-like event, what it takes to make WordCamp happen, balancing content for new Wordpress users and seasoned users, dealing with impostor syndrome, and more!
Marta on the Move | AwesomeChat
August 24th, 2017 | 17 mins 33 secs
Marta Napoleone Mazzoni of Marta on the Move is in studio for this week's AwesomeChat. She talks about her early beginnings as an interviewer - talking with her stuffed animals, and how she made the transition from hating her own voice to accepting it and moving on. She also shares some insights (and importance) of traveling by yourself in order to truly experience the world, creeping up on 100 episodes, and more!
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WeCloneU | Awesome Chat
August 9th, 2017 | 19 mins 20 secs
WeCloneU is "cloning" people in Squirrel Hill with a combination of a room sized 3D scanner and 3D printers to make statues of you! We talk about the process, reactions and results from the local Comic Cons and Video Game Conventions, working out the initial kinks and more!
Mike Zieman | Awesome Chat
June 1st, 2017 | 40 mins 55 secs
Mike Zieman works on scoring technology with Baja SAE and Formula SAE Collegiate Design Series. We chat about the development of modernizing these competitions by moving data capture from paper to digital and the future implications for students and organizers. Also, did you know Huntsville, Alabama was a tech city?