I first heard of Jason Calacanis on the TWIT podcast (#57) about a year ago. I wasn’t impressed with his performance and his negative reputation was reinforced as I observed how regularly he served as a whipping boy on sites like ValleyWag, etc. I heard him on TWIT again a few weeks ago and a few things he said really resonated with me, so I decided to check out his podcast. It has easily become one of my favorites and is certainly one of the most informative podcasts I listen to. He conducts great interviews with some of Silicon Valley’s most interesting people. He is always well prepared, well spoken, and is certainly well informed.

If you are interested in the “behind the scenes” view of Silicon Valley, Web 2.0, and Internet entrepreneurship, I highly recommend you check out a few episodes of his show. Ignore the Internet echo and let Jason speak in his own voice and you might be pleasantly surprised.