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Code Story

78 EpisodesProduced by Noah LabhartWebsite

Their tech. Their products. Their stories. In a tech startup, how do you get from an idea on the back of a napkin to a fully functioning product? Code Story is a podcast featuring tech leaders, reflecting the roads they travelled and the products they created. On the show, we interview tech visionar… read more

78 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

S3 E14: Tim Spect, Dubsmash

October 20th, 2020

39:01

Originally from Berlin Germany, Tim Specht started programming for fun, during high school. He had no plans to make a career out it - in fact, he …

S3 Bonus: Interview on SimplyPHP

October 15th, 2020

43:50

In this episode of the SimplyPHP Unscripted Podcast, our Co-Founder, Tony Capozzi interviews our host Noah Labhart. As you know, Noah is the Co-Founder & CTO of Veryable, (an on-demand labor marketplace for …

S3 E13: Dean McPherson, Paperform

October 13th, 2020

30:51

Dean McPherson - you guessed it... has always been interested in tech. Though unlike many of our guests, he taught himself how to code after he …

S3 E12: Seth Mattox, Apex Hosting

October 6th, 2020

40:54

Seth Mattox is a 33 year old single dude with a degree in finance, living in St. Petersburg FL. Both of his parents were computer coders, so some of …

S3 Bonus: Christopher Brown, Zabo

October 1st, 2020

28:52

Christopher Brown has always tinkered with computers, by building them and creating websites. However, he struggled through his life to figure out which area he was passionate in. He joined the military out of high …

S3 E11: Mike Kadin, RedCircle

September 29th, 2020

36:24

Mike Kadin is a family man, having been married for 7 years with a 2 year old (in the No phase). He studied electrical engineering, specifically chip …

S3 E10: Nick Patrick, Radar

September 22nd, 2020

27:48

Nick Patrick has had his hands in tech for most of his life. He's been dabbling in computer programming and hardware from an early age. During …

S3 Bonus: Interview on The Ops Show

September 17th, 2020

50:38

In their best episode yet, Noah Labhart, our host and the CTO and Co-Founder of Veryable Ops, shared his CTO journey, his 5-year stack evolution, and …

S3 E9: Adam Wathan, Tailwind CSS

September 15th, 2020

38:06

Adam Wathan has been obsessed with computers since he was a kid. In fact, he was introduced to computers by his 1st grade librarian.. and his first …

S3 Bonus: Interview on WPRRR

September 10th, 2020

48:23

Super fun chat with a very cool dude, Joe Howard - Host of WPMRR and Founder & CEO of WP Buffs.


  • [00:01:17] Who is Noah Labhart?
  • [00:02:52] Have you …

S3 E8: Jane Portman, Userlist

September 8th, 2020

25:15

Originally from Russia, Jane Portman gained experience as a creative director for an agency. She has been involved in tech as a designer for 16 …

S3 Bonus: Tony Chan, Cloudforecast

September 3rd, 2020

28:20

Born and raised in Chicago, Tony Chan grew up in the Southside, a blue collar neighborhood. He was heavily influenced by hid Dad, who was a first …

S3 E7: Kimeshan Naidoo, Unibuddy

September 1st, 2020

25:01

Kimeshan Naidoo grew up in a small sugar can farming town, on the east coast of South Africa. At 12 years old, he found an old python book, installed …

S3 Bonus: Interview on Coffee and Coding

August 27th, 2020

55:41

Recently, I had an awesome chat with Rob of the Coffee & Coding podcast - the App Developer's Handbook. In this episode we discuss:


  • How I got …

S3 E6: Elias Torres, Drift

August 25th, 2020

26:02

A first generation LatinX immigrant, Elias Torres was born in Nicaragua. Growing up in a communist country, he had little resources, even food. Thirty years ago, he came to the US, and hasn't looked back, living the …

S3 Bonus: Peter Voss, AIGO

August 20th, 2020

32:08

Peter Voss fell in love with software after starting a hardware design company. He moved to America 25 years ago, and rapidly connected with …

S3 E5: Dan Burcaw, Nami ML

August 18th, 2020

36:49

Tech and entrepreneurship has always been super intertwined in Dan Burcaw's life - through his family, and starting to tinker with computers in the 90's. He played Baseball when he was younger, along with playing video …

S3 Bonus: Interview on Mentoring Developers

August 13th, 2020

45:59

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Arsalan on the Mentoring Developers podcast, to talk about wearing many hats, transitioning from developer to CTO and much much more. Check out the episode, and Arsalan's …

S3 E4: Yoshi Yokokawa, Alpaca

August 11th, 2020

19:15

Born and raised in Japan, Yoshi Yokokawa started his career at Leimen Brothers in the US. In doing so, he was exposed to the fragility of the economies, yet saw how all things were connected and potential for areas of …

S3 Bonus: Shawn Frayne, Looking Glass Factory

August 6th, 2020

34:55

Shawn Frayne grew up dreaming of being an inventor. His heroes were the inventors of yore, like Thomas Edison and Tesla. Growing up, he was inspired by TV shows and movies, like Beyond 2000 and Back to the Future 2 - …

S3 E3: Mark Hendriks, Wild Ventures

August 4th, 2020

26:27

Mark Hendriks has been a product designer for 11 years. His family and he love to travel, see the world and visit national parks. He currently live in Spain with his wife and son, off the grid. And by off the grid, I …

S3 E2: Dave Zohrob, Chartable

July 28th, 2020

27:57

Dave Zohrob has been coding since before he can remember. He is among the crews where their Dad's bought TRS-80's hooked up to the TV and loaded games from tape drives. He loves music, and even ran a small record label …

S3 Bonus: Andrew Smith, Outrider

July 23rd, 2020

29:01

Andrew Smith grew up playing in the woods of northern New England. In 6th grade, he was given a car and drivers magazine and fell in love with Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Porsches - who didn't? In 7th grade, his science …

S3 E1: Cole Raven, Podchaser

July 21st, 2020

31:50

Cole Raven has spent many years in Indiana. Immediately out of college, he started a business that failed quickly - but early on, he knew he wanted …

Season 3 Trailer

July 15th, 2020

1:29

Coming soon... we will be releasing Season 3 of the Code Story podcast. With 2 seasons under our belt, we've dialed into the founder tidbits that you want to hear most. And, we are going to take a few new approaches to …

REPLAY - S2 E7: Ryan Graciano, Credit Karma

July 14th, 2020

37:57

Early on in his life, Ryan Graciano aspired to be many things - law, writing... and eventually coding, of course. Fun fact, he is an accomplished dog trainer. focusing on animal behavior modification - and more …

S2 Bonus: Innovabuzz Podcast Interview

July 7th, 2020

48:54

Recently, I had the pleasure of chatting with Jürgen Strauss on the InnovaBuzz podcast, to talk about:


  • How to have your team OWN and run your projects

Quick Note: S2 End, S3 Coming Soon

July 6th, 2020

0:54

A quick note about the end of Season 2 and the start of Season 3... soon.

Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations

Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

S2 E20: Daniel Gebler, Picnic

June 23rd, 2020

33:33

A resident of Amsterdam, Daniel Gebler found his way into tech through an artistic route – through creating demos, combining visuals and music …

S2 E19: Denis Lunev, DepositFix

June 16th, 2020

23:53

Nine years ago, Dennis Lunev moved from Russia to the USA. He likes to polish his skills in archery and throw axes. Previously, he was a software …

S2 Bonus: Meet the Podcasters

June 11th, 2020

57:40

A few weeks ago, I got to have a great chat with James Deeney on the Meet the Podcasters podcast. In this episode, we talk about Code Story and how we craft the narratives for the stories. We dig into the editing, the …

S2 E18: Mubashar Iqbal, Pod Hunt

June 9th, 2020

34:56

Mubashar Iqbal, AKA Mubs, has always been a maker. Having built 85 side projects, he is no stranger to launching new products, being inspired by his love for Product Hunt, he got the idea to create something with the …

S2 E17: Dominik Obermaier, HiveMQ

June 2nd, 2020

37:49

Growing up in a small rural city in Germany, Dominic Obermaier was not exposed too much when it comes to computers. After studying computer science …

S2 E16: Kyle Campbell, CTO.ai

May 26th, 2020

45:11

Kyle Campbell is a native Canadian and high school dropout growing up in Nova Scotia. He’s been working with technology since he was eight years old. …

S2 Bonus: Interview on Podcast Junkies

May 20th, 2020

49:40

Recently, I had the pleasure of guesting on Harry Duran’s Podcast Junkies. In this episode, we talked about technology startups, communication skills …

S2 E15: Desi McAdams, Nanno

May 19th, 2020

22:06

A mother of 2, Desi McAdam understands the needs of a parent. She graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in computer science, and loves to roller …

S2 E14: Rob Moore, Floom

May 12th, 2020

26:35

A Maryland native, Rob Moore quickly found himself in the UK studying game theory and behavioral economics. A lover of travel, he has been able to live the digital nomad life and see a number of amazing places. …

S2 Bonus: Andrew Overton, Saga

May 6th, 2020

30:54

Andrew Overton is a finance grad from Howard University. He spent 3 years after graduation, in investment banking. After a while, he desired to work in tech and joined Graphiq in Santa Barbara to learn the ropes. During …

S2 E13: Adrienne Bolger, BlocHealth

May 5th, 2020

33:45

Adrienne Bolger grew up in the midwest, and moved up to Boston to attend MIT. She is a lover of running, and was a jujitsu martial arts coach at the …

S2 E12: Jack Rhysider, Darknet Diaries

April 28th, 2020

42:44

Jack Rhysider is a veteran of the security world. He likes to explore, rather it be through street cycling, empty buildings, alleyways – or just getting outdoors. He grew up with conspiracy theories, but found himself …

S2 E11: Jason Tan, Sift

April 21st, 2020

36:35

Jason Tan started his love of tech back in middle school, when his Dad showed in the wonders 0f connectivity through dial up internet. After taking …

S2 E10: Steven Naimark, Ziptility

April 14th, 2020

31:08

Steven Naimark started out his professional career as a clarinet performer. Through his passion for performing, he grew not only as a musician, but as a person, finding joy in the discipline required for his craft. …

S2 E9: Thane Brimhall, Seek

April 7th, 2020

26:48

Thane Brimhall has been passionately building tech for over 15 years. He started by programming his graphing calculator in High School. He has built …

S2 E8: Erin Karam, Dina (Formerly Prepared Health)

March 31st, 2020

27:41

Erin Karam was a kid interested in everything. She played music, she was into sports, and… into computers and programming. She continues to have well rounded interests today, running marathons, coaching her kids sports …

S2 E7: Ryan Graciano, Credit Karma

March 24th, 2020

37:57

Early on in his life, Ryan Graciano aspired to be many things – law, writing… and eventually coding, of course. Fun fact, he is an accomplished dog trainer. focusing on animal behavior modification – and more recently, …

S2 E6: Dennis Cail, Zirtue

March 17th, 2020

27:10

Born in Monroe, Louisiana, Dennis Cail has been involved in the tech world since he started in the Navy. After serving in the Navy, he obtained his …

S2 E5: Matt Senter, Lolli

March 10th, 2020

29:50

Matt Senter grew up on a small farm in rural North Carolina, dreaming of being a game programmer. A Dad, a husband and musician, he keeps extra busy …

S2 E4: George Deglin, OneSignal

March 3rd, 2020

29:25

Growing up in the bay area, George Deglin has always been in the middle of the Silicon Valley action. Having both parents being engineers, he was influenced to study Computer Science at Berkley. During that team, he …

S2 E3: Wil Schroter, Startups.com

February 25th, 2020

37:44

Startup veteran Wil Schroter is a family man, and now amateur carpenter. He spends a lot of his spare time, covered in sawdust and enjoying a balance of analog activities, away from digital life. He has spend 25 years …

S2 E2: Zach Moreno, Squadcast

February 18th, 2020

56:38

Zach Moreno is quite the renaissance man, being an artist, designer, author, developer… and a loving husband. He has interned on the Chrome team at …

S2 E1: Courtland Allen, Indie Hackers

February 11th, 2020

45:18

Courtland Allen grew up totally opposite of his twin brother, Channing, but influenced by him nevertheless. His family was rooted in entrepreneurship, and as such, Courtland was heavily inspired to build and run his own …

Season 2 - Trailer

February 6th, 2020

1:34

Next week, we will release Season 2 of the Code Story podcast. We’ve taken all of our learnings, paired with your feedback and our expanded network of tech guests, to expose you to more product journeys of the tech you …

Interview on Milestone Hackers

February 3rd, 2020

44:00

A few weeks ago, I sat down with Paolo on the Milestone Hackers podcast, and had a great chat about startup life, co-founding partners, balancing …

Interview on Product Journey

January 27th, 2020

44:00

I had the opportunity to chat with Noah and Ben on the Product Journey podcast. Every week they get together and talk about building online businesses, what’s been going on and where they struggling at the moment. On …

S1 E20: Brandon Hilkert, Bark

January 20th, 2020

42:20

Early in his career, Brandon Hilkert shifted from a mechanical engineering focus to tech support for a school district. Through his exposure to IT …

S1 E19: Chris Slowe, Reddit

January 13th, 2020

27:56

A tech and science minded individual, Chris Slowe has spent 9 years with Reddit. Beyond being a tech executive with the company, he is a Dad and likes to work with his hands in the machine shop. When he put roots into …

S1 E18: Bill Eager, Nomad Health

January 6th, 2020

28:18

For Bill Eager, his interest in tech paralleled his desire to play music. After attending music school, he became disillusioned with music as a day …

S1 Throwback - Jonathan Perichon, Checkr

December 30th, 2019

44:06

Throwback to one of our favorites from Season 1! Original released August 2019.


Through a chance internship in LA, Jonathan Perichon made his way from France to the United States. In doing so, he fell in love with the …

S1 Throwback - Rylan Barnes, ShopSavvy

December 23rd, 2019

44:06

Throwback to our very first interview! Originally released, June 2019. 


For some builders, there is a moment where technical creativity is catalyzed. For others… it starts much earlier. Rylan Barnes has been working with …

S1 E17: Blake Miller, Homebase

December 16th, 2019

27:31

Coming from a supportive, entrepreneurial home, Blake Miller was introduced to the internet at a very young age – building websites for friends, and flipping digital businesses the same way people flip houses. Outside …

S1 E16: Aalok Shah, EnergyFunders

December 9th, 2019

32:23

Tech has always been a part of Aalok Shah’s life. His father and mother influenced his tech interests and biomedical education. After working in nuclear medicine and supporting the special needs community, he found …

S1 E15: Omri Mor, Routable

December 2nd, 2019

36:56

Growing up in Tel Aviv, Israel, Omri Mor learned to appreciate music, art, food and other sensory experiences. After selling his first company, he and his now co-founder got together to catch up… over some pita and …

S1 E14: Dennis Steele, Podium

November 25th, 2019

30:00

Along with being a startup founder, Dennis Steele is a family man and a triathlete. A non-tech grad from BYU, he went through a software development bootcamp – called DevMountain – to arm him with practical dev skills. …

S1 E13: Ben Milne, Dwolla

November 18th, 2019

29:00

Ben Milne grew up in a small town, and has had a pretty normal life. Raising a family, riding a stationary bike and funding startups through selling music gear, he has been in the tech world for a good while. His second …

S1 E12: Bernard Worthy, LoanWell

November 11th, 2019

38:43

Bernard Worthy loves to travel the world with his wife, spend time with his family and stay connected with his friends. Born and raised in Atlanta, …

Announcement! Listen up...

November 9th, 2019

0:41

Breaking news! We are going to 1 episode a week!

Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/code-story/donations

Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

S1 E11: Eric Sharp, Degreed

November 4th, 2019

33:53

Eric Sharp grew up with a unique background. With vivid memories of growing up in poverty, he recalls being distinctly inspired towards education …

S1 E10: Shelby Stephens, Jolly

October 21st, 2019

37:59

Growing up in an entrepreneurial home, Shelby Stephens felt enabled to pursue his own projects. He was brought up appreciating science and art, and …

S1 E9: Andy Abbott, Heretik

October 7th, 2019

37:16

Andy Abbott has been a tech enthusiast for a long time, doing things that techies do. He built a BBS network so his friends could play games …

S1 E8: Jon Buda, Transistor.fm

September 23rd, 2019

38:21

Building on the early tech he learned, Jon Buda became a ruby on rails champion – building his projects using the back and front end components of the language. Having created a Spotify like music platform – way before …

S1 E7: Jonathan Campos, Alto

September 9th, 2019

37:25

After getting his masters, Jonathan Campos found himself working with clients, listening to their pain points, and creating software to meet those …

S1 E6: Jonathan Perichon, Checkr

August 26th, 2019

30:22

Through a chance internship in LA, Jonathan Perichon made his way from France to the United States. In doing so, he fell in love with the culture and …

S1 E5: Alvaro Sabido, Caribu

August 12th, 2019

37:16

A born creative, Alvaro Sabido loves to travel and continuously be learning. His engineering background led him to love anything with an engine, and …

S1 E4: Sean Washington, Design Kollective

July 29th, 2019

42:52

Now-a-days, people are introduced to software development through multiple avenues. And it’s pretty amazing how many other industries parallel the …

S1 E3: Leah Culver, Breaker

July 15th, 2019

36:34

Podcasts are a great thing – the good parts of a radio show, the powerful snippets from an audio book, with all the content control of a topical news …

S1 E2: Tanner Hearne, Musicbed

June 24th, 2019

48:17

A gap used to exist in the world of music licensing. The quality of music available to project teams making promotional videos or materials was pretty low. And for those composing music, getting paid was an untimely …

S1 E1: Rylan Barnes, ShopSavvy

June 17th, 2019

42:52

For some builders, there is a moment where technical creativity is catalyzed. For others… it starts much earlier. Rylan Barnes has been working with …

Season 1 - Trailer

June 4th, 2019

1:29

The process of building a product can take many twists and turns, based on the path that is chosen. How do you get started? What tools do you use? …

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