The ArCast

Podcast that features interviews and discussions about blockchain, NFTs, web3, and permanent storage, hosted by Andrew Nielsen. Listen with your favorite podcast apps:

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Episode 40

Gary K. Wolf

Join Andrew and Gary K. Wolf, creator of Roger Rabbit, on this week’s ArCast. Amidst the the WGA strike, ArDrive offers a haven for Hollywood creators like Wolf to archive their work and establish provenance. Explore Wolf’s ArDrive journey and its significance in a changing digital landscape. Discover the essence of Wolf’s writing philosophy, where humor and imagination reign supreme. 

Episode 39

Devon James

Join Andrew and Devon James, co-founder of the Web3 Working Group, on this week’s ArCast as they explore the captivating world of web3 and its impact on decentralized applications and financial systems. Learn about the challenges in crypto adoption and the need for user-friendly solutions. Discover how web3’s permanent storage solutions, like ArDrive, empower individuals and contribute to a transparent and decentralized future. Stay informed about the latest advancements in the web3 ecosystem and be a part of the groundbreaking movement towards a promising future with ArDrive’s mission to revolutionize information storage.

Episode 38

Hannah Shen

This week, Andrew talks to Hannah, Head of Global Growth at Mask. They delve into Mask’s vision of connecting Web 2.0 and web 3.0, discussing the role of the company’s unique universal identity graph, NextID, which empowers social interaction across chains and platforms. Tune in to learn more about Mask and NextID and Hannah’s inspirational journey in the realm of web3!

Episode 37

David Phelps

Join us as we dive deep into a thought-provoking conversation with David Phelps of Jokerace as we discuss the attention economy, antifragility, and the role of archiving in the digital age. We explore how the decentralized nature of blockchain technology, specifically Arweave, can provide a powerful platform for content storage and curation. Drawing inspiration from the movie “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” David delves into the idea of context disruption, subcultures, and the dynamics of being loved by some and hated by others in the online world. He also shares insights into his project, Jokerace, a decision-making platform based on contests that foster community engagement and decentralized governance. Thanks David!

Episode 36

Brennan Lamey

In this episode of the ArCast, Andrew interviews Brennan Lamey from Kwil. They discuss how Kwil acts as a layer two solution for creating and organizing databases on the Arweave network. They talk about the benefits of relational databases, the differences between Ethereum smart contracts and SmartWeave, and the future developments of Kwil, including access control features. If you’re interested in building on Arweave, Kwil offers a user-friendly in-browser IDE and documentation.
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Episode 35

Tom Wilson

In this episode, Tom Wilson delves into his transformative journey from a conventional developer to a trailblazer in the blockchain space, revealing how his fascination with Ethereum led him to Arweave. He elucidates the unique concepts behind the permaweb and Stamps, a novel tool for highlighting valuable content and facilitating content moderation. Tom further explores the dynamic processes of content creation and discovery on Arweave, as he and Andrew compare the stamping system to the early years of YouTube, thereby revealing how it empowers content creators by eliminating the need for algorithmic manipulation.

Episode 34


This week’s episode comes to you live from Arweave Day at ETH Denver, recorded in front of a live audience at the Woodside Brewery. Andrew and DMac discuss the Arweave’s recent upgrades, and how Arweave 2.6 is made mining more accessible and egalitarian. They also discuss Star Wars and Star Trek and how it relates to the tension between the hyper-competitive nature of capitalism and the pro-social benefit to humanity that Arweave embodies.

Episode 33

MC Evol

This week on the ArCast, MC Evol talks about her love for web3 and Arweave. She explains how Arweave enables artists to take control of their work and put it out there for everyone to hear without worrying about losing ownership or control. We discuss the implications of ownership and decentralization, and how ArDrive has helped changed the way we think about ownership and control in the music industry.

Episode 32

Jim Dee

This week on the ArCast, Generative co-founder Jim Dee talks about the way Arweave can be useful in archiving NFT collections. He talks about how he got involved in web3, why he loves Arweave, and how manifests help make archiving NFTs more streamlined for creators and collectors. An inspiring interview with a true pioneer in the space; thanks Jim!

Episode 31


This week on the ArCast, G0 discusses his involvement with Only Arweave,, Longview Labs and Fortify. He also talks about how optimism is a core tenet of Arweave, and how the Arweave protocol itself makes this philosophy inherently pervasive in the ecosystem. Thank you G0, for your technical and philosophical expertise!
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