ABOUT
SHOULD THIS EXIST?

It’s the question of our times: How is technology impacting our humanity? On Should This Exist? we invite creators of radical new technologies to set aside their business plan, and think through the human side: What is the technology’s fullest potential? And what could possibly go wrong?

Show host Caterina Fake (founder of Flickr, Partner at Yes VC) drops listeners into the minds of today’s edgiest entrepreneurs and guides them through the journey of foreseeing what technology might do to us, and for us. Should This Exist? is a WaitWhat original series in partnership with Quartz.

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ABOUT
THE HOST

Caterina Fake is the General Partner of Yes VC, a pre-seed and seed stage fund investing in the U.S. and Europe. Yes VC invests in scalable social systems, brands that embody cultural movements, and founders who recognize the opportunity in the rising power and affluence of women. Caterina sits on the boards of Public Goods, the Sundance Institute, and McSweeneys. Previously, she worked at Founder Collective as a Founder Partner, served as chairman of Etsy, and was the co-founder of Flickr.

 

Caterina is an early creator of online communities and a long time advocate of the responsibility of entrepreneurs for the outcomes of their technologies. Caterina’s interests include the cultural impact of new technologies, human interactions online, design, good governance, innovation and creativity – and how we can all make the internet a kinder, more human place.

 

Caterina has received Honorary Doctorates from the Rhode Island School of Design and The New School. Time Magazine named her one of the most influential people in the world, and she was given the Silicon Valley Visionaries award in 2018.

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WAIT, WHAT?

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THE TEAM
BEHIND
THE SHOW

Executive producers

June Cohen

Deron Triff

producers

Sarah Singer

Timothy Lou Ly

supervising producer

Jai Punjabi

original music and sound design

Ryan and Hays Holladay

Red Hook Post 

mixing and mastering

Bryan Pugh

support from

Adam Skuse

Ali Killian

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