Sept. 6, 2022

Austin Next Goes Boom!

Today, the Austin Next team and the Boom ATX podcast team get together. Lee Snedaker and Glenn Hart have been talking about Austin for about as long as we have. And they have the advantage of much deeper knowledge about Austin’s history and culture.

We had a wide-ranging discussion, from real estate to startups, from music to restaurants, and much more. 

What's next Austin?

Podcast Production Services by EveryWord Media

Our music is “Tech Talk” by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under Creative Commons 4.0 License

Episode Highlights: 

  • The reason the two podcasts originally got together was because Apple Podcasts’ recommendation engine started connecting the two shows
  • Google, Snapchat, Meta, and TikTok have 2 million square feet of downtown towers being built, but at the same time are currently in hiring freezes/pauses and work from home protocols.
  • Finally got the answer to why so many different venues bear the name Moody’s
  • The growing number of attractions being built or hosted in Austin and what that means for connection with San Antonio (2 Spurs games in Austin, COTA building an amusement park, etc.)
  • What is the value of a mega region ASA & DFW, vs the monolith urban core like NYC, especially as it relates to remote vs hybrid vs in-person
  • What’s next Austin… “Food reservations”