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The Community Club

Community-Led Podcast Ep. 1 with Alexis Ohanian

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Last week Alex and I spoke to Alexis Ohanian, the founder of Reddit and 776, on the first episode of our new podcast, Community Led!

The goal of this podcast is to speak to founders, CEOs, and other executives about community, to help get a sense for how they think about community from an organizational and operational perspective.

You can listen to the recording right here on Forem. Fun fact, you can use the built in podcast player here to listen while you browse other posts!

Episode Takeaways

  • The rise of the Chief Community Officer (06:30)
  • Kids growing up to be community managers (09:50)
  • Community is a threat to the duoply of Google/Facebook (20:00)
  • Audience vs Community (33:00)
  • Where does community fit inside of your organization (45:30)

"Within 5 years, more than 50% of publicly traded companies will have a Chief Community Officer" — Alexis Ohanian


We'll be recording an episode live every week on Capiche, giving you the ability to tune in, ask questions, and steer the conversation with each of our guests.

Who else should we bring on as a guest for a future episode?

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Ben Halpern • Edited

I have fond memories of Alexis as the host of the "Upvoted" podcast a while back.

Request for Communiy Club AMA: Alexis Ohanian 👋

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Mac Author

I think we can make this happen!

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Mac Author

Oh I love that. We did the podcast live, so there was a little bit of an AMA element to it already which was fun.

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Jocelyn

So good! Loved participating live.

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Mac Author

Thanks! The live aspect definitely makes it more fun.

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Christina Gorton

Great first episode! Really enjoyed it.

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Chance

Quincy Larson from FreeCodeCamp would be a great guest.

The FreeCodeCamp community is huge and he's cultivated and overseen various community formations within their ecosystem: chat-based on Gitter back in the day, an extremely popular Discourse forum, one of the biggest publication on Medium back in its heyday, a million plus email newsletter, large group of contributor community working on open source projects that range from core web developer curriculum to teams building nonprofit work, and now they recently built a Discord clone specifically for their community.

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Chance

Oh nice, can't wait to listen to this and also for this podcasts existence! 🥳

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Jennifer Wagner

Great episode! I love how Alexis touched on the importance of empathic work. Got me jazzed about pursuing a career in Community Management.