37 EpisodesProduced by Techish

A podcast by two millennial's talking about all things tech, pop culture, and life. Starring tech founders Abadesi Osunsade [@abadesi] and Michael Berhane [ @michaelberhane_]. Visit us at and use the hashtag #Techish.

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Ep 34: Abadesi announces her YC startup, Cardi B, The Grammys, Spotify Buys Gimlet & Lonely Founders

February 14th, 2019


This week's Techish was recorded remotely as Aba is still in San Fran for one more week working on the launch of her new startup!

Via the internet, they break down...

- Abadesi now being a YC founder and what it means …

Ep 33: Founder Struggles, Being Unapologetic, Patience, Self Care & Black Millennial Burnout

February 8th, 2019


Abadesi and Michael are back with something different.

This episode isn’t their usual round of up of the week's news, but instead a heart to heart on the struggles of being a founder, and all the stuff they had to learn …

Ep 32: Black Panther Nominated, Mentorship, Racist Algorithms & Low Wages in Tech for Women and POC?

January 31st, 2019


In this week's Techish Aba and Michael go through a whole bunch of serious and non-serious topics - including

- Oracle allegedly underpaying Women and …

Ep 31: Two Founders Or One? Soulja boy, Fyre Festival, Woke Brands & New Slack Logo

January 23rd, 2019


Abadesi and Michael are back with episode 31.

This episode they talk:

- One founder or two? [1:34]
- Soulja boy's new games console [9:08]
- Fyre …

Ep 30: Tristan Walker's exit, Coming to America 2, Telling VC's bye, Palantir & #SurvivingRKelly

January 16th, 2019


Abadesi and Michael are back with Season 3 of Techish. With more of your favorite mix of tech and pop culture news [and this time with some awesome …

Episode 29: Breaking into Tech, What Should Tech Work On, Tinder Economics & Somali Entrepreneurs

November 7th, 2018


Abadesi and Michael are back with a mini-episode full of Hustle-Tips for the final episode for this season of #Techish! And don’t worry we’ll be back …

Episode 28: Old vs. young founders? Netflix targeting black people, cutting off friends & Myspace?

October 31st, 2018


Abadesi and Michael are back for brand new #Techish!

Breaking down!

Old versus young founders [0.22]
Netflix personalising cover art for black viewers [08:32]
Facebook adding music to profiles? The ghost of Myspace [13:00]

Episode 27: Bootstrapping to a billion, Kanye meets Trump, RIP Google +, & Black History erasure

October 24th, 2018


Abadesi and Michael [with a cold] are back with a brand new episode of Techish!

This episode they talk:

Mailchimp bootstraps to a billion dollar …

Leaving Google to be a comic, Netflix and fake Jamaican accents w/ Sarah Cooper

October 16th, 2018


Episode 26: Kanye meltdown[s], A Whatsapp sell out, Nigerian excellence and #Amazon$15

October 9th, 2018


Michael and Abadesi are back with a brand new episode of Techish, recorded live in New York city at Anchor ’s lab for creatives.

This episode they talk:

Black and Brown Founders recap
Whatsapp founder admits to being a …

Episode 25: Going to the moon, Facebook's dating product, Space Jam 2, Teddy Perkins and Jewel Burks

September 25th, 2018


Abadesi and Michael are back again for episode 25! Enjoy! We talk…

Episode 24: New iPhone(s)who dis? Uber redesign, Cardi B & Nicki and Serena facing racism again

September 18th, 2018


Michael and Abadesi are back again breaking down...

- The Uber redesign. Yay or Nay?
- New iPhone(s). Much ado about nothing?
- Atrium raising $65m from a16z
- Arlan Hamilton Fast Company cover
- RIP Google’s Inbox
- Nicki …

Episode 23: Kaepernick/Nike, Lyft going public, Backstage Capital new accelerator and I need a CTO!

September 11th, 2018


Episode 23:

Abadesi and Michael are back again...

This time talking...

- Kaepernick & Nike,
- Abadesi attending a political meeting with the London …

Episode 22: Abolishing Silicon Valley? Crazy startup ideas, Serena Williams catsuit, and MJ's 60th

September 4th, 2018


Michael and Abadesi are back again for episode 22. Joined by our first special guest host Wendy Liu [@dellsystem]

This time we talk:

- Abolishing …

Episode 21: Too old to start coding or a startup? Growing your personal brand & 2018 networking tips

August 28th, 2018


#Techish: Episode 21: Hustle Tip edition

Abadesi and Michael are again back for a bite-sized episode of #Techish. No ‘winners and losers’ this week, but we got plenty of ‘Hustle Tips’...

We cover:

- Self-doubt: am I too …

Episode 20: Azealia Banks and Elon, Bumble launches fund, AfroTech, Idris for Bond and YC in China

August 20th, 2018


Michael and Abadesi are back again for a landmark episode 20.

This time we talk:

Azealia Banks run-in with Elon Musk [haha],
Bumble launching their …

Episode 19: Uber for snitches? Beyonce's Vogue article, Twitter hijinks with Alex Jones and Elon

August 14th, 2018


Techish is back after a bit of delay for episode 19.

Aba and Michael break down
- An app that helps citizens report people to the police,
- Twitter not …

Episode 18: Will Smith the VC? Ride-sharing Zen Mode, Beyonce, Harvard & Stanford privilege?

August 7th, 2018


A short and sweet episode of Techish.

Michael and Abadesi talk Will Smith raising a Venture fund, Whatsapp limiting forwarding messages, Lyft proposing a Zen Mode, Beyonce’s photo cover and Disneys new African Princess. …

Episode 17: Blavity getting that coin, VC debate between Aba and Michael, and Serena Williams

July 30th, 2018


Michael and Abadesi are back for episode 17!

They talk...

Blavity raising $6.5 million,
A VC/bootstrap debate between Michael and Abadesi based on an article by Wistia [link below]
Facebook shares tumbling by more than 20%

Bonus Episode: An interview with Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover

July 23rd, 2018


Hey! We've got a special episode of Techish for you all this week!

Two weeks ago, Abadesi and Michael got a chance to sit down with the founder of the legendary Product Hunt, Ryan Hoover. We talked about everything …

Episode 16: Is Kylie Jenner self-made? WOC left out of diversity conversation & twitter bot purge

July 16th, 2018


Abadesi and Michael are back again for a short and sweet episode 16.

They talk:

Kylie Jenner on the cover of Forbes; is it fair to call her self-made.

Episode 15: Drake, VC's being sheep, Digital Celebrities and Overnight Failures.

July 8th, 2018


Michael and Abadesi are back for episode 15! They talk...

Drakes new album, and the controversy surrounding his take over of the Spotify homepage.

VC’s …

Episode 14: Akon's Crypto Wakanda? Amazon employees, XXXtentacion and Black Netflix

June 28th, 2018


Michael and [a full-voiced] Abadesi are back! This episode they talk:

Akon's plan for a crypto city in Senegal,
Instagram hitting 1 billion monthly …

Episode 13: Beyonce + Jay Z's new album, Snapchat, Theranos, Digital Wellness, and Getting Rich

June 20th, 2018


Abadesi and Michael are back again for season 2 of Techish after a quick summer break.

Eclectic as ever, they cover a whole bunch of topics:

Beyonce …

Bonus Episode: Interview with Arlan Hamilton of Backstage Capital

May 28th, 2018


Suprise! I know we said season one was finished, but we have this super amazing bonus episode, with none other than Arlan Hamilton the founder of Backstage Capital, a venture capital firm dedicated to investing in …

Episode 12: Donald Glover, Spotify banning R Kelly, Facebook's dating product, and Arlan Hamilton

May 14th, 2018


Michael and Abadesi are back again one more time before a month-long summer hiatus.

They talk Google assistants new voice call feature. Facebook launching a dating product, Arlan Hamiltons new 'about damn time' fund …

Episode 11 - Kanye, Slack's diversity numbers and WhatsApp founder leaving Facebook.

May 6th, 2018


Michael and Abadesi are back once more for episode 11. This time they discuss Kanye West tweets [this was recorded pre TMZ interview], black conservatives, how Slack got ahead in diversity, Mandela Dixon/Founders Gym …

Episode 10: The struggle of being a founder, Reddit, and the new religion: Dataism

April 29th, 2018


Abadesi and Michael are back again for a milestone episode 10.

This time they discuss Carl Martin's open letter about his entrepreneurial adventures. An interesting study about Reddit's depression subreddit, trusting …

Episode 9: Zuck facing the music, General Assembly's exit, and funding black founders.

April 22nd, 2018


Michael and Abadesi are back again for episode 9.
They discuss, Zuck facing the music, a 400 million dollar exit for General Assembly, a new app …

Episode 8: Raising a million dollars, doing diversity early, and Telegram getting banned in Russia

April 15th, 2018


Michael and Abadesi are back again for episode 8.

This time they discuss the recent shooting tragedy at Youtube HQ, Weebly making inroads regarding gender diversity within management, Russia poised to ban Telegram, and …

Episode 7: Shyp going out of business, Grindr's data leak, and more drama with Big Tech

April 8th, 2018


Michael and Abadesi are back again for episode 7.

They talk Shyp going out of business and its founder's frank op-ed about their demise.

More issues with data and privacy, this time Grindr coming under the spotlight for …

Episode 6: Does tech need to grow up? Jay Z and Diddy's new app, and corporate beef

April 1st, 2018


Michael and Abadesi are back again for episode 6.

This time they talk, Abadesi's birthday, horrible job board postings [does tech need to grow up], Jay-Z and Diddy's proposed buy black app, #deleteFacebook, the corporate …

Episode 5: The Facebook/Cambridge Analytics drama, trouble with Theranos and self-driving cars.

March 25th, 2018


Michael and Abadesi are back again for episode 5, with a super busy news week.

They talk Jay Z investing in a startup attempting to reform the criminal justice system.

Then cover the meaty topics of the day, including the …

Episode 4: Apple hitting a trillion, Elon Musk predicting doom again and don't use the M word.

March 18th, 2018


Abadesi and Michael are back again, talking Apple reaching a trillion dollar valuation, Elon Musk and his predictions of doom, and how to go about …

Episode 3: Black Panther, Spotify going public, detoxify your phone and failed startups

March 11th, 2018


Abadesi finally watches Black Panther, so we can finally talk spoilers.
Spotify goes public but bypasses the banks: what are their prospects?
We take a look at the 'Light Phone,' and the need to detoxify your smartphone.

Episode 2: Tech in Africa, Amazon's world domination, Kylie Jenner tweeting away billions from Snap.

March 1st, 2018


We talk about the burgeoning tech scene in Africa after Michael's visit to Uganda. Amazon's acquisition of Ring, and their never-ending path to world domination. Kylie Jenner tweeting away billions from Snapchats …

Episode 1: Cars in space? Getting burnt by crypto bubbles. Becoming a VC. Is Facebook listening?

February 19th, 2018


Say hello to the pilot episode of Techish.

We discuss everything from Elon Musk throwing cars into space, the recent Crypto mania, being asked to be entrepreneurial within a company, becoming a venture capitalist and is …

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