22 EpisodesProduced by Stable Genius Productions

Meet Manoush and Jen, founders of Stable Genius Productions. They’re documenting the process of starting a media company while trying not to simultaneously become bad mothers, bankrupt themselves, or destroy their wonderful creative partnership. And when their first funding comes in the form of cryp… read more

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Introducing ZigZag!

May 29th, 2018


Chapter 1: Meet the Stable Geniuses

June 14th, 2018


Manoush and Jen just formed a new kind of media company. But is it possible for them to simultaneously be entrepreneurs, mission-driven journalists, …

Chapter 2: Blockchain. Blockwhat?!

June 14th, 2018


Manoush and Jen have a LOT of questions. Should they stake their careers on the blockchain? How can they explain it without sounding like …

Chapter 3: Higher Than We Knew

June 21st, 2018


In Chapters 1 and 2, Jen and Manoush decide to gamble their future on new technology that hasn’t been proven and a virtual currency that doesn’t …

Chapter 4: Hedging Your Bets

June 28th, 2018


Manoush and Jen give themselves 36 hours in San Francisco to come up with a financial backup plan, just in case this whole blockchain-token-thing …

Chapter 5: Men, Women and Vulnerability

July 5th, 2018


Chapter 6: What's a CVL Token?

July 12th, 2018


A heady cocktail of cryptoeconomics and game theory is fueling Civil’s big plan to save journalism. Add a “token curated registry” to the mix and it’s enough to give everyone a virtual hangover. Luckily, economist

Chapter 7: A New Frontier for Journalism?

July 19th, 2018


The time has come. Civil, the blockchain startup for journalism, made its big announcement: members of the public can now register to buy its digital currency, the CVL token. But Manoush and Jen are surprised by the …

Chapter 8: Putting Crypto Pioneers to the Test

July 26th, 2018


It’s true. ZigZag listeners agree that registering to buy CVL tokens is a pain in the ass. And yet, many still plan to join Civil’s experimental social network for journalism. On this episode, listeners ask tough …

Chapter 9: Letter from Startup-Blockchain-Women-Entrepreneurland

August 2nd, 2018


Civil postpones its token sale until September and lowers expectations of how much the sale can generate. Meanwhile, Manoush and Jen are floored by emails from listeners about the changes they’ve made in their lives …

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