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The Internet is a wild and wonderful place—and on the Webby Podcast, we sit down with the people who make it that way.

Every year at the Webby Awards, we celebrate amazing work from across the Internet and across the globe, and each Webby Winner delivers a 5-Word Speech to accept their award.

Here’s our chance to go deeper: On the Webby Podcast, hosted by Webby CEO David-Michel Davies, we sit down with Webby winners, judges, and other brilliant minds to hear the stories of the Internet in a lot more than 5 words.

If you’re looking to dive into the front lines of tech journalism, go behind the scenes of world-changing social media movements, and much more, you’ve come to the right place. Check out all of our episodes below, and don’t forget to subscribe and leave us a review while you’re at it!



Early Web pioneer Anil Dash has been a strong voice championing the core values of the Web since practically as long as it has existed. Today Anil is the CEO of Glitch, a company that makes it easy to make apps, bots, art and more. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

Our next guest is one of the most impactful graphic designers out there today, and is currently a Designer for The New York Times Styles Desk. Tracy Ma‘s incredible aesthetic combined with the global scale of the Times means her work not only informs but defines a lot of the visual world we live in today. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

Sofie Andersen, has spent her career thinking about how the Internet and technology can enrich museums and museum going. As Interim Head of Digital at the Metropolitan Museum of Art she is charged with thinking not only about how technology can improve the Met, but how it can bring the content, information and mission of the Met to people all over the world. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

Data privacy has become hot button issue for anyone using the Internet. Cindy Cohn, Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is a key figure in protecting the digital civil liberties of millions of people around the world. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

For anyone who is part of the design world, the name John Maeda immediately commands respect. Having served as the President for the Rhode Island School of Design, transitioned to the world of Silicon Valley, and now in a new role at Publicis Sapient, our next guest has had a breadth of experience with the wildly changing worlds of design and technology. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD


As Surveillance and Cybersecurity Counsel at the ACLU, Jennifer Granick works on Government Surveillance and Speech and Privacy. She fights against the intrusion of technology and surveillance when it infringes on our basic rights. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

As the former Chief White House Correspondent for CNN, our next guest Jessica Yellin knows a lot about why the news is so combative and uninformative, and is on a mission to change it.Her independent Internet news organization, #NEWSNOTNOISE, is an oasis for people looking for just that – great reporting, insight and information without all the drama. Just breaking down policies and terms in basic language through Instagram Stories. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

David Carroll is an Associate Professor of Media Design at Parsons School of Design, and is one of the main subjects of the Netflix documentary, The Great Hack. David’s been an advocate for data privacy for many years and as we discover in the documentary, initiates a type of UK freedom of information request with a network of privacy activists that leads to the eventual downfall, exposure and bankruptcy of Cambridge Analytica. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

We write a lot on the Internet—emails, tweets, texts, direct messages—on any window, any device. This proliferation has impacted how we write, making good writing more important than ever. We’re joined by Kieran Snyder, co-founder of Textio, a company that makes machine learning software to augment our writing and make our words more impactful. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

The Young Turks co-founder and host Cenk Uygur stops by The Webby Podcast to talk about the nascent days of TYT, how they’ve transformed the media industry, and more. READ MOREDOWNLOAD

David Wallace-Wells, author of The Uninhabitable Earth, joins us in the studio to kick off season six of The Webby Podcast. Listen now and learn what we absolutely must do to stop carbon emissions. READ MORE DOWNLOAD


The Webby Podcast is on a summer break, but we’re putting out a special episode today celebrating some particularly amazing work that won both a Webby Award *and* a Lovie Award this past year. The Lovie Awards is the European sister to the Webby Awards, now in its ninth year celebrating the best of the European Internet. In this episode, David-Michel Davies is joined by Lovie Managing Director Emily Warren and Webby Awards Executive Director Claire Graves to discuss some of the team’s favorite Webby-and-Lovie-winning work. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

Sound Artist, Designer, Musician, and Pentagram Partner, Yuri Suzuki is a fascinating person. Many of his projects explore how sound works in relationship with people, like his famous Ototo music kit. He joins David-Michel Davies for a talk on design, how music technology has changed over the decades, and his new work with Pentagram. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

From restaurant recommendations to weather forecasts, our next guest believes each use case of Voice should seamlessly fit into our lives. Cathy Pearl is the Head of Conversation Design Outreach at Google and is on a mission to foster better conversations between machines and humans. She joins David-Michel Davies for a deep dive on Voice technology—from how computers should encompass the variety of human speech, her blueprint to help anyone who dreams of designing Voice User Interfaces, and much more. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

Society has a tumultuous relationship with parenthood and motherhood. That’s why journalist and radio producer Hillary Frank created the Webby Award-winning podcast, The Longest Shortest Time. She joins David-Michel Davies to chat about her journey starting the podcast, how it created a community fostering honest conversations on the complexities of raising another life, and her new book Weird Parenting Wins. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

MythBusters can easily be credited with the resurgence of the early ought’s Maker Movement—and co-hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman are to thank. Adam joins hosts David-Michel Davies to talk about the legacy of MythBusters, and his new book “Every Tool’s a Hammer.” READ MORE DOWNLOAD

Last Monday was the 23rd Annual Webby Awards! So we sent Podcast Producer Ryan Kailath behind the scenes at on the Internet’s biggest night. Hear from Webby Artist of the Year Tierra Whack, Webby Special Achievement Winner Michael Douglas, Webby Winner and Pod Save the People host DeRay Mckesson, and Dylan Marron (host of Conversations with People Who Hate Me). READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

Tonight, Monday, May 13th is the 23rd Annual Webby Awards and we’re kicking things off with our host: the acclaimed actress/comedian Jenny Slate! Jenny joins David-Michel Davies in the studio to talk about why she’s excited to host The Webbys, her relationship with the Internet, and her current work on Netflix’s Big Mouth; as well as her new fiction podcast Earth Break. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

Home cooking in 2019 is hard. That’s why Epicurious’ Digital Director David Tamarkin is supplying the Internet with recipe ideas simple enough for “Tuesday night dinner” through Epicurious and his new book Cook90. David joins David-Michel Davies for a talk on food, his journey to revamping Epicurious, and more.  READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

Media and entrepreneurial badass Cindy Gallop joins host David-Michel Davies to discuss #MeToo within the advertising industry, how men can hold themselves accountable while uplifting female colleagues, and how both of these are linked to society’s limited understanding of what healthy sexual expression looks like. READ MORE DOWNLOAD

The 23rd Annual Webby Award Winners have been announced! Host David-Michel Davies is joined by Webby Executive Director Claire Graves, and Webby Executive Producer Steve Marchese for a roundtable discussion on this year’s standout winners. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

Lila King is an expert on visual storytelling. She stops by the Webby Podcast to talk founding CNN’s iReport during social media’s early days to helping publishers and creative tell better stories as the head of News & Publishing Partnerships at Instagram. READ MORE DOWNLOAD


Veronica McGregor launched NASA Jet Propulsion Lab’s first-ever social media account by Tweeting for its famous Phoenix Mars mission, as the robotic rover itself! The NASA JPL News and Social Media Manager stops by the Webby Podcast to talk all things space exploration, audience engagement, asteroids, and more.  READ MORE | DOWNLOAD


Season 5 of The Webby Podcast kicks off with a special roundtable on the 23rd Annual Webby Awards Nominees. Host David-Michel Davies is joined by Webby Executive Director Claire Graves, and Webby Executive Producer Steve Marchese for a fun episode, discussing a few of this year’s standout nominees. READ MORE  | DOWNLOAD



Jimmy Wales is the co-founder and pioneer of Wikipedia, the world’s largest and free online encyclopedia. Today, many know where Wikipedia has been as a global resource of knowledge—learn about where it’s going on the season four finale of the Webby Podcast. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

Megan Lucero and The Bureau Local team received the 2018 Lovie Be Greater with Data Award for using data and tech tell local stories in the U.K. through collaborative, investigative reporting. READ MOREDOWNLOAD 

Dr. Sue Black OBE received the 2018 Lovie Lifetime Achievement Award for her pioneering efforts on behalf of women in tech, from founding BCSWomen and #Techmums, to preserving a famous WWII codebreaking site where 8,000 female engineers worked in secret. READ MOREDOWNLOAD

Rachel Haot, the Executive Director of the Transit Innovation Partnership, came by to discuss her mission to save the NYC subway and bus systems, by collaborating with tech entrepreneurs. READ MOREDOWNLOAD

Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo, Co-founders of Reductress, the Webby-winning feminist satirical website, stop by to talk why comedy and intersectional feminism are important in the #Metoo era. READ MOREDOWNLOAD

Roy Sekoff, Founding Editor of the Huffington Post, and hilarious human being stops by to talk about his new book: Lacks Self Control, and digital disruption in online media. READ MORE DOWNLOAD

Merriam-Webster CDO/Publisher Lisa Schneider dives into how analyzing and defining words has changed in the digital age, and M-W’s Webby-Winning social presence. READ MOREDOWNLOAD 

In Season 4’s kick-off episode, Dylan Marron, host of the Webby-winning podcast ‘Conversations with People Who Hate Me,’ dives into why communication is a social justice issue, and more. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD  


In the final episode of Season 3 we chat with John W. Fitzpatrick, Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology on developing a massive database of birdwatching data with the apps Ebird and Merlin. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD   

We chat with 2018 Webby Lifetime Achievement Winner Mitchell Baker about building the Internet’s first browser and open source coding platform at Netscape and the Mozilla Project. READ MORE DOWNLOAD

To kick off the 22nd Annual Webby Awards, host of the 22nd Webbys and writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers, Amber Ruffin joins us to talk about her comedic journey to Late Night, her favorite parts of the Internet, and more. READ MORE DOWNLOAD


Artist and author Claire Evans has set out to change how women are often cut out of the history and creation stories of the Internet. We dive into she’s doing that through her new book Broad BandREAD MORE | DOWNLOAD 

Journalist and podcast extraordinaire Anna Sales joins discuss all things taboo and how Internet culture impacts the subjects discussed on her Webby Award-winning podcast Death, Sex & Money. READ MORE DOWNLOAD

Webby Executive Director Claire Graves and Webby Executive Producer Steve Marchese are back with host David-Michel Davies, calling out a few of the 22nd Annual Webby Awards winners in Podcasts. READ MORE DOWNLOAD

We joined activist DeRay Mckesson at Abrons Art Center for a download on everything from his mission to end police violence through policy to social justice work in the digital age. READ MORE DOWNLOAD

Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of the Department of Architecture & Design at the MoMA has long focused on digital. She joins us to talk about her R&D Salon series on tech and design, her thoughts on device design, and more. READ MORE DOWNLOAD

Season 3 of the Webby Podcast kicks off with host David-Michel Davies, Webby Executive Director Claire Graves, and Webby Executive Producer Steve Marchese discussing a few standout Nominees for the 22nd Annual Webby Awards. READ MORE DOWNLOAD



We wrap up S2 with Silicon Valley’s go-to futurist Tim O’Reilly on technology’s delicate relationship to society and more. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

Multidisciplinary artist and writer Jenny O’Dell talks about her work merging the physical and digital worlds, using commonplace items, and more. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

We chat with Brit & Co. CEO, Brit Morin about founding the multimedia company and inspiring women and girls to feel confident in their creations, and more. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

Dot-com boom pioneer and Doteveryone founder Martha Lane Fox joins us to discuss the early days of Internet enterprise, and her fight for a fairer digital society. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

CNN Political Commentator and Webby Winner Van Jones is on a mission to fix the divide between liberals and conservatives. We dive into how he’s using technology to do so. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

Journalist Nick Bilton has always covered Silicon Valley with a critical eye. Here, we dive into his latest book on Silk Road’s founder, and more. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

Co-founders of OMG Yes, Rob Perkins and Lydia Daniller stop by to discuss how they’re using the Internet to demystify women’s sexual pleasure, and more. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

We chat with artist, technologist and co-founder of  WITHIN Aaron Koblin  about the world of virtual reality and creating immersive experience for consumers. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

Webby Lifetime Achievement Winner and founder of Neo.Life Jane Metcalfe dives into how she’s documenting the rising Neobiological Revolution, and more. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

Brewster Kahle, Alexis Rossi, and Tracey Jacquith of the Internet Archive discuss their mission to construct a digital library preserving our online world, and more. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

Jim Halloran, Chief Digital Officer at GLAAD, joins us to dig into how hate groups operate online, AI’s drawbacks and potential for the LGBT community, and more. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

In this episode, we chat with Hamilton director Thomas Kail about the show’s creation, its influence on Internet culture, and how it changed Broadway forever. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

Check out our conversation with one of the most visionary venture capitalists in the game today: Jalak Jobanputra, Founder of Future Perfect Ventures. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

The Webby Podcast is back! In this episode, Webby Lifetime Achievement winner Lawrence Lessig dives deep into technology’s impact on politics and society. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD



WIRED co-founder Louis Rossetto joins us for this bonus episode to talk about WIRED’s beginnings and his new book, Change is GoodREAD MORE | DOWNLOAD

We chat with Rookie magazine Editor-in-Chief Tavi Gevinson about founding the magazine and creating a thriving community for teenage girls online. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

Bob Bland and Cassady Fendlay of the Women’s March talk about social media activism, making the March an intersectional movement, and more. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

Laurie Segall, Senior Tech Correspondent at CNN, discusses her web series, Mostly Human, and how technology influences our humanity. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

Buzzfeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith dives into the state of journalism in the age of social media and Trump, the infamous Russia dossier, and more. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

Girls Who Code Founder and CEO Reshma Saujani talks with us about one of the most persistent issues in tech: the gender gap, and how to close it. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

Stephen Dubner talks about the Webby-Winning episode of his Freakonomics podcast, “Is the Internet Being Ruined?” and more. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

Rajesh Anandan’s company ULTRA is unique: 75% of its workforce is on the autism spectrum. We discuss advantages of neurodiversity in the workplace. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

David-Michel Davies, Claire Graves & Steve Marchese from the Webby team discuss and recap their favorite 21st Annual Webby Winners in PodcastsREAD MORE | DOWNLOAD

Anand Varma lives a photographer’s dream—shooting for National Geographic. Here we zero in on his fascinating work capturing honeybee development. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

Refinery29 is one of the most influential culture outlets on the Internet, and Piera Gelardi is the woman behind it all. We dive into how she built the brand and more. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

Artsy Founder and CEO Carter Cleveland talks about the Internet’s huge impact on the way we discover, buy, and sell art. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

We headed to Gizmodo in New York City to record this live episode with Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber, founders of Gimlet Media. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

Founder of Crisis Text Line and former CEO Nancy Lublin talks about the crucial intersection of mental health, AI, and machine learning. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

For our pilot episode, Vint Cerf, Co-Inventer of the Internet, joins us to discuss everything from the early days of computing to security threats in the digital age. READ MORE | DOWNLOAD

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