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Fresh from the Hill: Inside Stories of Noteworthy Cornellians

40 EpisodesProduced by Cornell Alumni AssociationWebsite

Fresh from the Hill: Inside Stories of Noteworthy Cornellians will give you an inside look into the lives of some of our most notable young Cornellians. Learn who they are and what role Cornell University played in their professional and personal lives. Created and produced by Amanda Massa.Music by … read more


Empowering Podcast Creators - Nir Zicherman '08

Nir Zicherman '08 is the Co-Founder and CTO of Anchor, the easiest way ever to make a podcast, 100% for free. Previously, Nir ran server engineering at Aviary, where he built back-end systems to scale to tens of millions of monthly users until Aviary's acquisition by Adobe in 2014. 

In this episode of Fresh from the Hill, hear about Nir's journey as a Government major at Cornell, to NYU Law, to passing the bar, to finding his first job in programming (yes, you read that right). Nir believes in teaching yourself the things that you're interested in, which is what led him to a career in programming. Learn how Nir met his co-founder and decided to start Anchor, a company that's revolutionizing the world of podcasting in all facets: hosting, recording, distributing, editing, and monetizing. 

“With Anchor, we have discovered that there’s so much interesting content that can be created when you put the tools in the hands of people who have really interesting ideas, but historically haven’t been empowered to actually make those ideas come to life.”

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Episode recorded at Anchor studios in NYC.
Hosted by Aaron Kominos-Smith '04.
Created and produced by Amanda Massa.
Music by Kia Albertson-Rogers '13,
Artwork by Chris Kelly.      

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