The Kamla Show interview of Andy Hertzfeld

ANDY HERTZFELD & BILL ATKINSON ON MACINTOSH & GENERAL MAGIC

Bill Atkinson and Andy Hertzfeld dropped out of their respective PhD programs and joined Apple Computer when it was still a young company. Steve Jobs persuaded them to join the company and they share how his persuasion worked. Both Atkinson and Hertzfeld made key and valuable contributions to Apple’s early products and some of them… Continue Reading


PODCAST: DANIELLE APPLESTONE ON ENGINEERING AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Meet Danielle Applestone of Other Machine Company that makes desktop milling machine. Applestone talks about how growing up in Arkansas and discovering her love for math and science and how she decided to study engineering. She went to MIT to study chemical engineering and discovered that what she really wanted to study was material science. She… Continue Reading


PODCAST: OSCAR WINNER DAMIEN CHAZELLE & JUSTIN HURWITZ ON “LA LA LAND”

Academy award winners Damien Chazelle and Justin Hurwitz talk about La La Land, a film that pays homage to Hollywood musicals and French filmmaker Jacques Demy. Chazelle and Hurwitz were room mates at Harvard Univeristy and they moved to Los Angeles to pursue their dream of making films. While at Harvard they worked together on… Continue Reading


PODCASAT: OSCAR NOMINEE THEODORE MELFI ON HIDDEN FIGURES & MATH BOOT CAMP

We caught up with Oscar nominee Theodore Melfi of Hidden Figures in San Francisco. Melfi directed and co-wrote the screenplay with Alison Schroder. We talked to him about the making of Hidden Figures, how he got attached to the film. the math boot camp for his actors and the music by Pharrell Williams and Hans… Continue Reading


PODCAST: JOHN MADDEN ON “MISS SLOANE,” JESSICA CHASTIN & STAR WARS

Director John Madden’s new film Miss Sloane is about a powerful Washington DC lobbyist played by Jessica Chastain. We caught up with Madden at Industrial Light Magic’s (ILM) office in San Francisco. ILM was a fitting venue since Madden’s first American project was a radio drama of Star Wars. George Lucas is a big fan of radio… Continue Reading


PODCAST: VAASANTHI ON JAYALALITHA & TAMIL NADU POLITICS

Jayalalitha Jayaraman, the Chief Minister of the southern Indian India state Tamil Nadu passed on Dec 5, 2106 in Chennai. Jayalalitha (68) represents a rare breed of Tamil politicians, who built their career in the Tamil film industry before joining politics. Jayalalitha along with MGR and Karunanidhi exerted a powerful influence on their voters and on the policy… Continue Reading


PODCAST: JONATHAN AIBEL & GLENN BERGER ON WRITING “TROLLS”

Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berg share on how they came to write the screenplay for Trolls. One of the interesting things about trolls is that there was no backstory or a universe available for them. Aibel and Berger got an opportunity to architect and create a whole new world and backstory for these happy-go-lucky trolls. Their… Continue Reading