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GeekWire founders Todd Bishop (left) and John Cook (right) with chef Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN’s Parts Unknown.

On this episode of the Week In Geek podcast, we go behind the scenes with GeekWire co-founders Todd Bishop and John Cook after their on-camera lunch with Anthony Bourdain. Also, Microsoft announces it will knock down and rebuild its original Redmond campus, with room for 8,000 new workers. Seattle’s Big Fish Games will soon have another new owner. And finally, we name the finalists in our search for GeekWire HQ2.

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ON THE RANDOM CHANNEL THIS WEEK: The undercover scheme to deceive The Washington Post with a false story about sexual abuse; and an amazing adventure for a Seattle-based entrepreneur.

While I appreciate the concern for my safety as messages have been pouring in about Mt Agung’s current eruptions the last few days, FEAR is the common underlying theme. • Those who know me, know that even the slightest whiff of fear must be faced head on and transformed into excitement. • So at 2am, my fearless friend Valeria and I found a bold and curious taxi driver to drive us 2.5hrs in the direction of Mt. Agun, cameras in hand. As we pulled up around 4:30am, we saw the glow from the magma lighting up the slow billowing ash entering the atmosphere. Underneath it, our entire horizon was made up of the ghostly shape of this restless, commanding, all powerful giant. • We sat, stunned in the deepest sense of awe, underneath the clearest Milky Way and longest shooting stars I’ve ever witnessed. Instantly, I was small. Weak. Absolutely nothing against the formidable nature of nature. Nothing, but a spectator and participant in this collision of living energy. • Fear would have kept me tucked warmly in my sheets with the illusion that I was safe to begin with. But stepping through it, with complete reverence and heightened to the situation and ready to act, I am forever changed and more alive. #nvrtmrw #kyledoesasia #beunsettled

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