Being digital in a human age

For the next few episodes of The Native Podcast we’ll be doing something a little different. Don’t worry, you’ll still have a weekly listen of conversations with interesting and, hopefully, inspirational people from the world of marketing, social media and beyond but the next couple of guests will all be linked. How? By ASDIE.

Yes, the one-day conference that currently sponsors this podcast is fast-approaching and, ahead of its arrival in London on Thursday 19 July, we’ve caught up with a few of the speakers to give you a bit of teaser for their sessions. And, if you can’t make it to ASDIE in person, these preview shows will still give you plenty of value – as well as probably making you wish you could go even more.

Of course, if you CAN attend ASDIE but just haven’t got round to booking your ticket yet, we can actually help you save money – head over to the ASDIE website and use the code POD10 when booking, to save yourself 10%.

To kick off these preview episodes, my first guest is Simon Roberts, partner and co-founder of Stripe Partners.

Simon’s talk at ASDIE is called Being Digital in a Human Age and promises to be a fascinating and provocative talk. I sat down with Simon recently to get a sneak peek at his session and ended up talking anthropology, ethnography, human beings, digital and plenty more. That chat, is what you’re about to hear, so get comfy!

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Show notes

Simon is a partner and co-founder of Stripe Partners. Find him on LinkedIn and on Twitter. Find out more about Stripe Partners on their website.

One good reason to come to ASDIE and check out Simon’s session

Instead of casting bland generalisations I should be able to give people rich, data-driven stories and some anecdotes that they will remember and be able to use in their work.


5 apps on your phone you use the most

Instagram, Dashlane, Spotify, the FT and WhatsApp.

4 people you’d like to invite round for dinner

Claude Shannon, Gary Kasparov, Johannes Gutenberg and Andy Grove.

3 words to describe what it’s like working for Stripe Partners

Supportive, challenging and leading-edge.

2 places/events in the world you’d really love to visit but haven’t been able to yet

Burning Man Festival and Chile.

1 social media platform you love more than any of the others

Six months ago I’d have said Twitter but Brexit has got the better of it, now I like the soothing balm of Instagram.

Thanks to #ASDIE18

The Native Podcast is brought to you by ASDIE, the Annual Summit for Digital Innovation in Education, which takes place in London on Thursday 19 July. Book your ticket now, and use the code POD10 to get a 10% discount!


The Native Podcast is hosted and produced by Dave Musson, our editor-in-chief.

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