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All-In with Chamath, Jason, Sacks & Friedberg

Industry veterans, degenerate gamblers & besties Chamath Palihapitiya, Jason Calacanis, David Sacks & David Friedberg cover all things economic, tech, political, social & poker.

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E20: Robinhood wrap up, Insiders vs. Outsiders, California's failing report card & how to fix it

Follow the besties: https://twitter.com/chamath https://linktr.ee/calacanis https://twitter.com/DavidSacks https://twitter.com/friedberg Follow the pod: https://twitter.com/theallinpod https://linktr.ee/allinpodcast Intro Music Credit: https://rb.gy/tppkzl https://twitter.com/yung_spielburg Intro Video Credit: https://twitter.com/MikeSylvan Referenced in the show: The Insiders' Game by David Sacks https://www.persuasion.community/p/the-insiders-game ABC News - CA EDD admits paying as much as $31 billion in unemployment funds to criminals https://rb.gy/g8uwfj Forbes - Why California Is In Trouble – 340,000 Public Employees With $100,000+ Paychecks Cost Taxpayers $45 Billion https://rb.gy/5bhfsf Rescue California - Recall Gavin Newsom https://rescuecalifornia.org Show Notes: 0:00 Wrapping up the Robinhood situation: major lessons learned, Elon’s Clubhouse interview with Vlad, is the cash infusion to Robinhood a trade of the year candidate in 2021? 20:21 Understanding short positions - why do firms short, more transparency & margin requirements 26:08 Sacks on the growing insider vs. outsider theme in politics & finance, importance of institutions in chaos 31:45 Breaking down California’s report card, why the state is such a mess, what structural problems plague it & how to fix them 1:02:04 Chamath’s Aziz Ansari story, Governor potential, top ways to save California

1hr 20mins

3 Feb 2021

Rank #1

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E15: “The Besties” All-In’s inaugural award show covering the best, worst & most memorable of 2020

Follow the crew: https://twitter.com/chamath https://linktr.ee/calacanis https://twitter.com/DavidSacks https://twitter.com/friedberg Follow the pod: https://twitter.com/theallinpod https://linktr.ee/allinpodcast Intro Music Credit: https://soundcloud.com/olyofficial Show Notes: 0:00 The besties discuss some recent beak wetting, open source merch & more 6:31 Chamath tells the “192.5” weight loss bet story 10:54 Biggest Winner - Politics 13:08 Biggest Loser - Politics 16:24 Biggest Winner - Business 19:47 Biggest Loser - Business 23:22 Biggest Winner - Culture 26:24 Biggest Loser - Culture 32:31 Biggest Turnaround 34:49 Biggest Flash in the Pan 39:32 Biggest Breakthrough 43:51 Smartest Move - Business 49:58 Dumbest Move - Business 56:25 Smartest Move - Politics 1:00:20 Dumbest Move - Politics 1:04:22 Best/Worst Political Theatre 1:12:57 Best Memes

1hr 16mins

18 Dec 2020

Rank #2

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E16: Reflecting on the riots at the US Capitol, plus: Georgia runoff elections, vaccine distribution & more

Follow the crew: https://twitter.com/chamath https://linktr.ee/calacanis https://twitter.com/DavidSacks https://twitter.com/friedberg Follow the pod: https://twitter.com/theallinpod https://linktr.ee/allinpodcast Intro Music Credit: https://rb.gy/aizgdm Intro Video Credit: https://twitter.com/MikeSylvan Referenced in the show: The Killer D.A. by David Sacks https://rb.gy/k5rz0k Show Notes: 0:00 New intro for the besties - listen here: https://rb.gy/aizgdm 2:14 Sacks' trip to Miami 6:01 Reflecting on the riot at the US Capitol: police response, double standard with BLM protest, big picture, prosecuting Trump & healing the nation post-Trump 29:43 2016 Election interference, reasons for unrest & polarization, Trump's culpability 44:19 Should the 25th Amendment be invoked? 49:51 Democrats win Georgia runoff elections, did Trump's implosion lose Georgia for the GOP? 56:23 How Friedberg would handle vaccine distribution 1:07:45 San Francisco's Killer D.A., recalling Gavin Newsom, Kim Kardashian for Governor of CA

1hr 22mins

8 Jan 2021

Rank #3

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E17: Big Tech bans Trump, ramifications for the First Amendment & the open Internet

Follow the crew: https://twitter.com/chamath https://linktr.ee/calacanis https://twitter.com/DavidSacks https://twitter.com/friedberg Follow the pod: https://twitter.com/theallinpod https://linktr.ee/allinpodcast Intro Music Credit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lxk47phNV4&t=1s Intro Video Credit: https://twitter.com/MikeSylvan Referenced in the show: “I Have Blood on My Hands”: A Whistleblower Says Facebook Ignored Global Political Manipulation https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/facebook-ignore-political-manipulation-whistleblower-memo Show Notes: 0:00 David Sacks intros the besties 2:08 Jason & Sacks hash it out & the besties break down reconciliation in American democracy 21:09 Big Tech bans, did they give Trump an easy out? Ramifications for First Amendment 43:01 What laws can be written to prevent Big Tech oligarchy in the future? 59:32 Why Big Tech acted in unison against Trump: internal & external pressure, pending Democratic administration 1:09:42 Current Pence/Trump relationship, McCarthyism 2.0, should Big Tech be broken up? 1:32:46 History of the presidential pardon, Chamath on SoFi's Anthony Noto

1hr 37mins

11 Jan 2021

Rank #4

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E22: Reflecting on the Robinhood situation with Bestie Guestie Vlad Tenev

Follow the besties: https://twitter.com/chamath https://linktr.ee/calacanis https://twitter.com/DavidSacks https://twitter.com/friedberg https://twitter.com/vladtenev Follow the pod: https://twitter.com/theallinpod https://linktr.ee/allinpodcast Intro Music Credit: https://rb.gy/tppkzl https://twitter.com/yung_spielburg Intro Video Credit: https://twitter.com/MikeSylvan Show Notes: 0:00 Bestie intro, congrats to Friedberg on a big beak wet 1:44 Jason intros Vlad Tenev 2:48 Vlad fields questions on Robinhood's choice to stop the buying of $GME, his CNBC appearance, self-clearing, liquidity & more 11:02 Allowing access to margin, Robinhood's prior SEC fines, Robinhood accounts that go bankrupt, debunking conspiracy theories, WallStreetBets & more 21:57 Should there be more transparency in the financial markets? Will Robinhood's IPO shares be sold to their retail users? What will they change internally going forward, and how would they have handled the meme stocks situation differently? 31:04 Vlad tells the real story of Jason investing & signs off 33:51 Vlad's returns to answer more questions on users that lost everything, future of payment for order flow & more 41:36 Debriefing Vlad's performance

49mins

13 Feb 2021

Rank #5

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E21: Media misalignment, subjects controlling narratives & more with bestie guestie Draymond Green

Follow the besties: https://twitter.com/chamath https://linktr.ee/calacanis https://twitter.com/DavidSacks https://twitter.com/friedberg https://twitter.com/Money23Green Follow the pod: https://twitter.com/theallinpod https://linktr.ee/allinpodcast Intro Music Credit: https://rb.gy/tppkzl https://twitter.com/yung_spielburg Intro Video Credit: https://twitter.com/MikeSylvan Referenced in the show: David Sacks on Tucker Carlson https://youtu.be/MukXS8uaVns Gell-Mann Amnesia https://www.epsilontheory.com/gell-mann-amnesia Show Notes: 0:00 Discussing Sacks' recent hit on Tucker Carlson 7:25 Media misalignment, subjects as sources, new age of journalism 25:53 Bold prediction for the future of media, potential All-In Network, mistrusting everyone except individuals 34:28 Bestie Guestie Draymond Green joins the show to talk dealing with day-to-day NBA life under COVID protocols, the temperature of the nation, issues with the media & more 1:08:02 Mean tweets

1hr 15mins

6 Feb 2021

Rank #6

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E19: Breaking down Robinhood's GameStop decision: Why did it happen and how can it be prevented in the future?

Follow the crew: https://twitter.com/chamath https://linktr.ee/calacanis https://twitter.com/DavidSacks https://twitter.com/friedberg Follow the pod: https://twitter.com/theallinpod https://linktr.ee/allinpodcast Intro Music Credit: https://rb.gy/tppkzl https://twitter.com/yung_spielburg Intro Video Credit: https://twitter.com/MikeSylvan Referenced in the show: David Sacks on Bloomberg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2lJg4sxl2U Chamath for Governor https://www.chamathforca.com DeepFuckingValue's Reddit page https://www.reddit.com/user/DeepFuckingValue Show Notes: 0:26 Besties intro 2:11 Chamath breaks down the entire WallStreetBets/GameStop saga 15:38 Jason responds, debating Robinhood's liquidity crisis, Citadel's potential involvement & more 39:18 How can this be prevented in the future? Restructuring capital gains tax, censorship, where Robinhood can go from here 53:02 Major learnings from this week's events, risks of decentralization, do stocks need to be reflexive of the underlying business? GameStop's endgame 1:15:01 Chamath for Governor of California, Friedberg on leaders vs. managers & the problem with career politicians

1hr 26mins

30 Jan 2021

Rank #7

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E18: Inauguration talk, breaking down the $1.9T stimulus, the case for recalling Gavin Newsom & more

Follow the crew: https://twitter.com/chamath https://linktr.ee/calacanis https://twitter.com/DavidSacks https://twitter.com/friedberg Follow the pod: https://twitter.com/theallinpod https://linktr.ee/allinpodcast Intro Music Credit: https://rb.gy/tppkzl https://twitter.com/yung_spielburg Intro Video Credit: https://twitter.com/MikeSylvan Referenced in the show: M1 Money Stock https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/M1 Friedberg's Spy Situation https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/chinese-national-who-worked-monsanto-indicted-economic-espionage-charges Sacks' thoughts on Wilkinson cancellation https://twitter.com/DavidSacks/status/1352432977460957185 Show Notes: 0:00 Bestie intro, Inauguration talk, Impeachment implications 20:22 Trump as a successful change agent, Facebook's Oversight Board overseeing Trump's appeal 34:07 Will Big Tech be regulated like utilities? Friedberg tells a spy story 44:15 Breaking down the $1.9T Stimulus package, needs for infrastructure bill, worst-case scenarios 55:06 How the tech ecosystem plays into inequality & how to fix it 1:04:00 Recalling California Governor Gavin Newsom, California's lockdown incompetence 1:17:32 Sacks rebukes cancel culture, this time from the right-wing mob

1hr 23mins

23 Jan 2021

Rank #8

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E10: Twitter & Facebook botch censorship (again), the publisher vs. distributor debate & more

Follow the crew: https://twitter.com/chamath https://linktr.ee/calacanis https://twitter.com/DavidSacks https://twitter.com/friedberg Follow the pod: https://twitter.com/theallinpod https://linktr.ee/allinpodcast Sacks' blog post on Section 230: https://medium.com/craft-ventures/rip-section-230-1112dfad3fac Referenced in the show: NY Post Hunter Biden Story https://nypost.com/2020/10/14/email-reveals-how-hunter-biden-introduced-ukrainian-biz-man-to-dad/ Twitter's explanation for censoring it https://twitter.com/TwitterSafety/status/1316525303930458115 Facebook's explanation for censoring it https://twitter.com/andymstone/status/1316395902479872000 Updated CDC survival rates https://twitter.com/adam_creighton/status/1308652790823051264?s=21 Show Notes: 0:00 The besties catch up on the news 1:29 NY Post Hunter Biden story & censorship by Twitter/Facebook 7:27 What is section 230 & how does it play into the publisher vs. distributor debate 13:23 Distinguishing between publishers & distributors 28:30 Why Twitter & Facebook's actions with the NY Post were a huge blunder & crossed a line, should the laws be rewritten? 37:21 Trump beats COVID, what that means for better treatment options, dueling town halls 46:14 Sacks explains his stance on Prop 13 & Zuckerberg's pro-Prop 15 lobbying 54:34 Thoughts on Amy Coney Barrett & Biden's large lead in the polls

1hr 4mins

16 Oct 2020

Rank #9

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E9: Trump has COVID, First debate reactions, Coinbase letter response & more

Follow the crew: https://twitter.com/chamath https://linktr.ee/calacanis https://twitter.com/DavidSacks https://twitter.com/friedberg Follow the pod: https://twitter.com/theallinpod https://linktr.ee/allinpodcast Referenced in the show: Brian Armstrong's Blog - Coinbase is a mission focused company https://blog.coinbase.com/coinbase-is-a-mission-focused-company-af882df8804 President Trump's medical treatment https://twitter.com/Jason/status/1312126100286271488 Show Notes: 0:00 The besties reflect on Trump testing positive for COVID-19: treatment, impact on society & the election 9:06 What treatment is Trump receiving & is it scalable to everyone? Is this the future of disease mitigation? 16:55 What happens to the election if Trump is incapacitated & cannot run? 20:36 Debate reaction - who won, who misfired? 29:05 Live reaction to Trump being flown to Walter Reed hospital 30:43 Has the economy began to separate from political influence? 36:25 Reflection on the execution & reaction to Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong's letter 41:19 How Chamath would have reframed the letter, how Slack & company forums have platformed non-work discourse inside companies 49:30 Reflection on Jack Dorsey & Dick Costolo's reaction, what this means for Coinbase going forward 59:04 Predictions for 2021

1hr 7mins

3 Oct 2020

Rank #10