Authority Issues

Leadership is hard. Let's commiserate.

About the show

Welcome to Authority Issues, a podcast about leadership, management, and competitive prescription writing.

Hosted by Rachel Perkins (aka piebob), and Kendall Miller


  • Episode 13: Michael Honey (Icelab)

    November 8th, 2018  |  45 mins 20 secs

    Michael Honey is Managing Director at Icelab.

  • Episode 12: Jessica Popp (Sendgrid)

    October 25th, 2018  |  42 mins 36 secs

    Jessica Popp is Senior Director of Software Engineering at Sendgrid.

  • Episode 11: Laurel Ruma (O'Reilly Media)

    October 11th, 2018  |  50 mins 2 secs

    Laurel Ruma is Director of Professional Services at O'Reilly Media.

  • Episode 10: Mitchell Hashimoto (Hashicorp)

    September 27th, 2018  |  44 mins 3 secs

    Mitchell Hashimoto is the founder and CTO of HashiCorp.

  • Episode 9: Get to know your Host—Rachel Perkins (piebob)

    September 14th, 2018  |  50 mins 40 secs

    Rachel Perkins, AKA piebob, long time lover of words and leader in the space, is currently working in technical marketing at

  • Episode 8: Tora Rocha (City of Oakland)

    August 30th, 2018  |  44 mins 8 secs

    Tora Rocha recently retired from a 37 year (!) stint as an employee of the City of Oakland, CA, culminating in her becoming Public Works Supervisor.

  • Episode 7: Kathy Keating (Apostrophe)

    August 16th, 2018  |  40 mins 10 secs

    Kathy Keating is the CTO and Founder at Apostrophe, a healthcare industry startup.

  • Episode 6: Matt Newkirk (Etsy)

    August 2nd, 2018  |  43 mins 51 secs
    communication, leadership, networking, snark

    Matt Newkirk is the Senior Engineering Manager of the localization/translation and search/personalization groups for Etsy.

  • Episode 5: Anca Mosoiu (Tech Liminal)

    July 19th, 2018  |  41 mins 50 secs

    (from Wikipedia!): "Anca is a technical consultant and web developer who established the Oakland, California co-working space Tech Liminal in 2009. She is credited with helping to build the tech industry in Oakland. She has been described as a "tech guru"."

  • Episode 4: Anne Hjortshoj (Cisco)

    July 5th, 2018  |  44 mins 14 secs
    communication, large company dynamics, leadership, snark

    Anne Hjortshoj is the Manager of UX Research and Strategy for Cisco Cloud Security

  • Episode 3: Eric Jorgensen (The Wirecutter)

    June 20th, 2018  |  36 mins 35 secs
    communication, impostor-syndrome, leadership, snark

    Eric Jorgensen is an Engineering Manager at The Wirecutter

  • Episode 2: Ann Carrier (Engage)

    May 28th, 2018  |  33 mins 2 secs
    communication, leadership, snark

    Ann Carrier, the Pixel Diva, is a Senior Product Designer at Engage, a payroll and recruitment startup in the UK

  • Episode 1: Caleb Huitt

    May 19th, 2018  |  40 mins 53 secs
    caleb huitt, engineering manager, leadership

    Our first guest is Caleb Huitt, Engineering Manager at a farming technology company working in "precision agriculture."