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Means of Creation
Means of Creation
Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Work is changing. The old structures that dominated the 20th century are gradually being replaced by platforms and cultures that have grown... more

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Episodes

DAOs Explained ft. Tracheopteryx

Historically, humans have organized themselves in a variety of ways: from tribes and councils, to LLCs, and C-Corps. But these... more

22 Mar 2022 · 54 minutes
The Rise of Fashion NFTs ft. Dani Loftus

How we portray ourselves online has become almost as relevant as how we portray ourselves IRL: Bored Apes and CryptoPunks... more

15 Mar 2022 · 51 minutes
Ethereum Explained ft. Preethi Kasireddy

In this episode of our web3 explainer series, we take on an ambitious task: explaining Ethereum from the ground up.... more

02 Mar 2022 · 48 minutes
Is Crypto *Actually* Destroying the Planet?

In this second episode of our new web3 explainer series we ask an important, and hard to answer question: is... more

15 Feb 2022 · 39 minutes
DeFi Explained ft. Nat Eliason

For the next few episodes of Means of Creation, we are piloting a series of web3 explainers—unpacking some of the... more

25 Jan 2022 · 52 minutes
A Look Inside Pinterest’s Creator Strategy

Pinterest is often written off as a digital mood board used to inspire purchases and future plans—a place for its... more

11 Jan 2022 · 47 minutes
Braintrust’s Founders on How to Run a Decentralised Marketplace

A recurring theme on this show has been creator and user empowerment—more specifically, how founders can build scalable businesses that... more

14 Dec 2021 · 56 minutes
Should Creators Own Their Means of Creation?

In this episode, we were joined by Erik Forman, the co-founder of The Drivers Cooperative, a driver-owned alternative to Uber... more

07 Dec 2021 · 59 minutes
Li Jin on the journey behind Variant’s new $110M fund to back the ownership economy

Nathan interviewed Li in this special episode of Means of Creation, where she talks about the $110M fund she recently... more

30 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
Packy McCormick on Web3 (how he got sucked in)

Packy McCormick, author of Not Boring, one of the most widely-read analysts in tech. His newsletter now has more than... more

28 Sep 2021 · 51 minutes
How Crypto Projects Like Loot are Rewriting the Playbook for Building Communities

The hype around crypto-native communities such as Loot and Nouns DAO have taken over all our Twitter feeds. But how... more

14 Sep 2021 · 55 minutes
Understanding The Culture and Commerce Driving NFTs, with Kyle Chayka

The creator economy is in constant flux, with DAOs and NFTs currently having taken centre stage. Our guest this week,... more

31 Aug 2021 · 56 minutes
Building a Driver-Owned Alternative to Uber and Lyft

Jason Prado, Head of Product at the Drivers Cooperative, is bridging the gap between labor and capital

17 Aug 2021 · 49 minutes
Playing Games to Earn a Living in the Metaverse

Within traditional games like RuneScape and World of Warcraft, there have always been vibrant economies where players buy, sell, and... more

26 Jul 2021 · 51 minutes
Inside the Longform Content Game at Twitter

here’s a shift afoot at Twitter. The long-time microblogging platform has recently made a series of moves to position itself... more

20 Jul 2021 · 49 minutes
Jarrod Dicker Is Thinking A Lot About ‘Web 2.5’

In this week’s show we’re welcoming Jarrod Dicker, a partner at TCG who helps drive their investments in blockchain, cryptocurrency,... more

08 Jul 2021 · 56 minutes
Inside Spotify's Vision for Audio Creators

Spotify is doubling down on investing in creators. Within the past week alone, the music giant both launched its own... more

29 Jun 2021 · 57 minutes
#33 - Alex Kantrowitz on going solo as the creator economy goes mainstream

Alex Kantrowitz is a journalist who has spent years studying the inner workings of tech companies—how and why they make... more

07 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
#32 - Kat Tenbarge on Why Influencers Need Watchdog Journalism

Li and Nathan are joined by Kat Tenbarge, senior reporter at Insider. Digging into Kat's work as an influencer watchdog—including... more

02 May 2021 · 48 minutes
#31 - Alex Zaccaria, Co-founder & CEO of Linktree

A few weeks ago, Linktree, a link-in-bio platform that serves as the de facto landing page for 12 million... more

17 Apr 2021 · 47 minutes
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Building a Driver-Owned Alternative to Uber and Lyft
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Jason Prado, Head of Product at the Drivers Cooperative, is bridging the gap between labor and capital