It was like two old pals getting together over beers Diet Cokes. Bill Gates was a guest on the popular podcast “Armchair Expert” this week, hosted by actor Dax Shepard.
From the start, the Microsoft co-founder was clearly relaxed. He and Shepard cracked open Diet Cokes, a beverage they both love. And at the end of the hour-plus interview, Shepard even called Gates “cute and playful” in his post-podcast recap.
At a time when he’s doing a seemingly endless amount of media related to the dire circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic, the government response and the promise of a vaccine, Gates had fun with Shepard and his fan-boy driven line of questioning.
“There’s a two-way tie, and I think you’re just marginally ahead, and I think Obama, that’s the only person we’d want to talk to as much as you,” Shepard told Gates.
The two then launched into a discussion on everything from Gates’ Netflix documentary to the recent Michael Jordan special to Steve Jobs, what kind of boss Gates was, books, family life and more.
He’s here!!! Bill Gates. Definitely one of the best 90 minutes of my life. He was, beyond everything else, FUN! Childhood, Paul, Microsoft, cars, Leonardo da Vinci, billionaires at large, Jobs, nuclear energy, sanitation, and most importantly, DIET COKE! Hey @dietcoke, BG and I are ready to represent your brand with poise, dignity, and giggles! 🍒🍒🍒🍒🍒🍒🍒🍒🍒🍒🍒🍒🍒 *This is the Obama tie 🙂
They also talked about vaccines, philanthropy, clean energy, getting married and starting a family later in life, parenting, owning a real da Vinci notebook and much more. Check out the full podcast episode.
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