GeekWire Podcast: Paul Allen on technology, his life, Bill Gates and everything else

Paul Allen

We’re pleased to present this special mid-week edition of the GeekWire Podcast, featuring audio highlights from my interview Friday evening with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen at Town Hall in Seattle.

During the on-stage conversation, an unusually animated and funny Allen talks about his friendship with Bill Gates, his struggle with cancer, his analysis of modern-day Microsoft, his passion for brain research, his thoughts on the future of technology, and what he would really like to post on Twitter.

He even did a killer imitation of Bono, in the process of explaining how the U2 singer once convinced Mick Jagger to sing “Satisfaction” at a party, with Allen playing the signature riff on guitar.

Listen to the show above or subscribe using this RSS feed (http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekwirepodcast). Subscribe in iTunes or Zune. Here’s the MP3 file for this week’s show.

For more from the interview, see our earlier post with written excerpts and video of Allen talking about his yachts and his submarine, plus a surprise cameo from his high school sweetheart.

Thanks for listening, hope you enjoy it. We’ll be back this weekend with another regular edition of the podcast.