10 easy to understand podcast episodes that will help you grasp Web 3.0

There has been a LOT of buzz around the Web3 phenomenon for the past months. And yet, to many of us (yes, that includes me, and even Elon Musk) it's...

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February 9, 2022

What is Web 3.0 - by Cryptalk

Let’s start you off with a basic “what is Web 3.0” episode (if you feel you are familiar enough with the concept, feel free to skip this one and the next and dive right into the expert interviews). This episode discusses what the idea of web 3 is and why you might be keen on taking part in the next generation of the internet.

WTF is Web3 - by Tech’ed Up

Sheila Warren - who sits on the executive committee of the World Economic Forum and leads its technology division - joins show host Niki Christoff for a conversation about web3: what is it, what does it have to do with the metaverse, and why is it all over the news?

5 Mental Models for Web3 | Chris Dixon - by Bankless

Chris Dixon is a general partner at the renowned American venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). In this episode, he gives Bankless listeners a masterclass in understanding the Web3 Metaverse. According to Dixon, there are five essential mental models to understanding why Web3 matters:

  1. “It’s just a toy” (why are new technologies dismissed?)
  2. Web 3 (is the crypto community creating a whole new era of the Internet)
  3. Tokens as the new websites
  4. “Your take rate is my opportunity” (the transition from Web2 to Web3)
  5. Networks becoming economies

Listen to the episode to understand what he exactly means by that:

Web3/Metaverse chat with Mark Zuckerberg - by the GaryVee Audio Experience

Even if you’re not a big fan of GaryVee or The Zuck, you’ll have to admit that they both know their technology and their trends. This is a pretty interesting talk about the future of the Metaverse, Web3.0 and how these may change our lives.

Chris Dixon and Naval Ravikant — The Wonders of Web3 - by The Tim Ferris Show

Yes, it’s Chris Dixon from Andreessen Horowitz again. He of the mental models above! But this time he’s accompanied by Naval Ravikant, the co-founder and chairman of AngelList. And they are interviewed by podcast rockstar Tim Ferris about Web3. What more could you possible want? Not much, am I right?

Understanding Community Tokens and the Future of Web 3.0 with Jeremiah Owyang - by Masters of Community with David Spinks

Jeremiah Owyang, Industry Analyst and Founding Partner of Kaleido Insights, is nexxworks’ go to authority when it comes to all things Web3. He previously worked at Forester as an analyst of the community industry, then got involved in the collaborative consumption movement and now works closely with Web 3.0 communities and platforms.  The interview focusses on what it means for a community to invest in web three blockchain and crypto.

Crypto, Web3, and DeFi with Mike Novogratz - by The Prof G Pod with Scott Galloway

Scott Galloway (Prof G) is a professor of marketing at the New York University Stern School of Business, and a renowned public speaker, author, podcast host, and entrepreneur. His guest, Mike Novogratz, is the founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital, an investment firm focused on cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, and digital assets. He joins Scott to give a macro view of the crypto space, explaining the various use cases of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and NFTs as well as how to think about investing in them.

Welcome to Web3 | Shermin Voshmgir - by Pod of Gold

Shermin is the author of the book Token Economy, the founder of Token Kitchen and BlockchainHub Berlin. She is committed to making the technology behind the new generation of the internet accessible to users without tech backgrounds, so we can all participate in deciding how it's used. In this episode, she talks about the myriad applications of peer-to-peer networks like blockchain and Holochain that can revolutionize our data management, supply chains, social interactions, and economic systems.

Crypto Security and the New Web3 Mindsets for users - by the a16z podcast

This episode with a16z crypto data scientist Eddy Lazzarin focuses on  crypto security: on the new mindsets and the new strategies for storing crypto assets safely while also allowing holders control and access. He shares specific best practices and options for securing crypto as well as discussing how it all fits this next evolution of the internet: web3.

Azeem’s 2022 Trends: Web 3.0, Sci-Fi Tech, and the Metaverse - by Azeem Azhar’s Exponential View

Azeem Azhar’s Exponential view is one of my favorite podcasts when I’m in the mood for a in-depth interview with a fantastic expert. But in this episode he sets out his own vision for 2022 and shares the trends he thinks will change our world this year. He talks about more than just the growth of Web 3.0 and the metaverse, but any trend pointed out by Azeem is a trend worth following. Trust me on this (if you didn’t know him already).

Here is the full episode list on Spotify if that works better for you. Enjoy!

Laurence Van Elegem
Laurence Van Elegem
Laurence has more than 10 years of experience in marketing, communications and disruptive innovation. Passionately curious, she is fascinated by the impact of technology and science on the way we work, consume and live our lives.
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February 9, 2022