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Alexis Ohanian, right, at Seattle’s Town Hall. This photo by Eugene Hsu nicely captured the mood of the evening.

One of the most remarkable parts of the Reddit story is how quickly the site was sold — launched in 2005 by Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman, and acquired the next year by Conde Nast.

AlexisOhanian-c-Tanya-Kechichian1-560x280And it has only continued to grow in prominence and size since then, becoming a go-to site for user discussions with everyone from Bill Gates to Barack Obama.

Given everything that has happened since the acquisition, does Ohanian have any regrets about selling Reddit so quickly?

That’s one of the questions I was able to ask him during a recent discussion on stage at Seattle’s Town Hall, as part of Ohanian’s tour promoting his book, Without Their Permission. This week on the GeekWire radio show, we’re listening back to some of the best moments from the talk.

Listen to the show via audio player below or this MP3 file.

Here’s more from the Town Hall interview talk and Ohanian’s book.

Name that Tech Tune: The answer to last week’s challenge is … Excitebike for NES.

GeekWire airs on KIRO Radio in Seattle (97.3 FM) at 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. every Saturday, except when pre-empted by live sports. The show runs every weekend on GeekWire.com. You can get every episode using this RSS feed, or by subscribing in iTunes. Also search for the show on Stitcher.

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