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Big Technology Podcast
Big Technology Podcast
Alex Kantrowitz

The Big Technology Podcast takes you behind the scenes in the tech world featuring interviews with plugged-in insiders and outside agitators. Alex... more

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BuzzFeed Employs AI, Tesla Stock Goes Wild, Salesforce Is Challenged

Ranjan Roy of Margins is back for our weekly discussion of the week's tech news. We cover: 1) BuzzFeed creating... more

27 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Is ChatGPT A Step Toward Human-Level AI? — With Yann LeCun

Yann LeCun is the chief AI scientist at Meta, a professor of computer science at NYU, and a pioneer of... more

25 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Google Layoffs, Netflix Shakeup, and Davos Recap

Ranjan Roy of Margins is back for our weekly discussion of the week's tech news. We cover: 1) Google Layoffs... more

20 Jan 2023 · 55 minutes
Amazon's Identity Crisis — With Todd Bishop

Todd Bishop is the co-founder of Geekwire, a tech news site based in Seattle. Bishop joins Big Technology Podcast to... more

18 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
New Era Of Tech Accountability? + The Impending AI Ethics War

Ranjan Roy of Margins joins us for another Big Technology Podcast: Friday Edition covering the week's news. This week, we... more

13 Jan 2023 · 49 minutes
Crypto After FTX — With Kate Rooney

Kate Rooney is a star reporter at CNBC who covers crypto. She's reported deeply on crypto exchange FTX's collapse and... more

11 Jan 2023 · 57 minutes
The Fed's PR Blitz + SBF And The Media — With Ranjan Roy

Ranjan Roy of Margins joins Big Technology Podcast for a new Friday series that will recap the week's business and... more

10 Jan 2023 · 44 minutes
Tech’s Frothy Days Are Over. Now What? — With Eliot Brown

Eliot Brown is a reporter for the Wall Street Journal and co-author of The Cult of We. Brown joins us... more

04 Jan 2023 · 55 minutes
Is It Worth Switching To Encrypted Email And Messaging? — With Andy Yen

Andy Yen is the CEO of Proton, the maker of encrypted email service ProtonMail. He joins Big Technology Podcast to... more

28 Dec 2022 · 57 minutes
2022 In Review, 2023 Predictions — With Casey Newton

Casey Newton is the editor of Platformer and co-host of Hard Fork. He joins Big Technology Podcast to keep up... more

21 Dec 2022 · 51 minutes
Does It Get Even Worse for Tech in 2023? — With Stephanie Link

Stephanie Link is the chief investment strategist and portfolio manager at Hightower Advisors. She is also a senior CNBC contributor.... more

14 Dec 2022 · 44 minutes
How ChatGPT Changes Tech + The End of Remote Work? — With Aaron Levie

Aaron Levie is the CEO of Box. He joins Big Technology Podcast to weigh in on all the big tech... more

07 Dec 2022 · 54 minutes
Actually, The Metaverse Is An Enterprise Thing — With Peggy Johnson

Peggy Johnson is the CEO of Magic Leap. The company makes augmented reality technology and is now focused entirely on... more

30 Nov 2022 · 59 minutes
Is A Healing Supply Chain Fixing Our Economy? — With Ryan Petersen

Ryan Petersen is the Founder and Co-CEO of Flexport, a supply chain technology company. He joins Big Technology Podcast to... more

23 Nov 2022 · 54 minutes
Venture Capital's FTX Mistake, Elon's Twitter Plan, Investing in Labor Tech— With Roy Bahat

Roy Bahat is the head of Bloomberg Beta, a venture capital firm that invests in companies building the future of... more

16 Nov 2022 · 52 minutes
How YouTube Shorts Picks Winners — With Todd Sherman

Todd Sherman is the product lead for YouTube Shorts. He's also a former group product manager at Twitter and Snap.... more

09 Nov 2022 · 51 minutes
The U.S. And Tech After The Midterms — With Marshall Kosloff and Saagar Enjeti

Saagar Enjeti and Marshall Kosloff host The Realignment, a terrific podcast about politics and policy. They join Big Technology Podcast... more

06 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Out At Twitter — With Simon Balmain

Simon Balmain was laid off by Twitter today. A former Twitter senior community manager, Balmain takes us through the last... more

04 Nov 2022 · 35 minutes
Merits Of Metaverse + Big Tech Wipeout — With Eric Jackson

Eric Jackson is president and portfolio manager at EMJ Capital. He joins Big Technology Podcast to discuss Big Tech's terrible... more

02 Nov 2022 · 56 minutes
How Figma Caught Adobe By Surprise — With Carmel DeAmicis

Carmel DeAmicis was the 20th employee at Figma, a startup that Adobe just acquired for $20 billion. A former journalist... more

26 Oct 2022 · 1 hour,
What Is Consciousness And Can Machines Achieve It — With Anil Seth

Anil Seth is a professor of cognitive and computational neuroscience at the University of Sussex and author of Being You. He... more

19 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Will The Fed Blink And Save Tech — With Ranjan Roy

Ranjan Roy is the co-author of Margins, a Substack newsletter about the financial markets. He joins Big Technology Podcast for... more

12 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Inside Facebook's Plan To Fend Off TikTok — With Tom Alison

Tom Alison is the head of the Facebook app at Meta. He joins Big Technology Podcast for a discussion about... more

05 Oct 2022 · 57 minutes
Meta's Stock Decline, TikTok's Power, and Funding Transparency — With Frances Haugen

Frances Haugen is an ex-Facebook employee who shared thousands of internal documents with journalists in 2021 that revealed much about... more

03 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Meet The Man Who Runs Google Search — With Prabhakar Raghavan

Prabhakar Raghavan is the Google senior vice president who oversees Search, Maps, Ads, Commerce, Payments, and Google Assistant. He joins Big... more

28 Sep 2022 · 49 minutes
The Rise And Fall Of Facebook's Big Transparency Acquisition — With Brandon Silverman

Brandon Silverman is the founder of Crowdtangle, which Meta (then Facebook) acquired in 2016. Crowdtangle was once the most useful tool... more

21 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Elon Goes To Delaware — With The Chancery Daily

The Chancery Daily is an independent, daily newsletter that covers the Delaware Court of Chancery, the place where Twitter is... more

14 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Is AI Dangerously Overhyped? — With Gary Marcus

Gary Marcus is the author of Rebooting AI and an artificial intelligence entrepreneur who's a loud critic of many of... more

07 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
YouTube's Uneasy World Domination — With Mark Bergen

Mark Bergen is a Bloomberg reporter and author of Like, Comment, Subscribe: Inside YouTube's Chaotic Rise to World Domination. The... more

31 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Kevin Kelly's Life Lessons — With Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly is the founding executive editor of Wired magazine and a longtime tech writer who's covered technology for decades. Kelly... more

24 Aug 2022 · 43 minutes
This Is Your Brain On iPhone — With Dr. Anna Lembke

Dr. Anna Lembke is a professor of psychiatry at Stanford University's School of Medicine and chief of its Addiction Medicine... more

17 Aug 2022 · 56 minutes
What Social Media Influence Really Gets You — With Nuseir Yassin

Nuseir Yassin is the force behind Nas Daily — and CEO of Nas Company — which more than 50 million people... more

10 Aug 2022 · 43 minutes
Meta's Awkward Pivot, Crypto's Future, Amazon's Challenge — Crossover With Techmeme Ride Home

Techmeme Ride Home is a top-rated tech news podcast and its host, Brian McCullough, joins us for a crossover episode... more

06 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Okay, Maybe Social Media Isn't That Bad For Us — With Brendan Nyhan

Brendan Nyhan is a presidential professor at Dartmouth College's department of government. He joins Big Technology Podcast for a discussion... more

03 Aug 2022 · 52 minutes
Meet The Ex-Google Engineer Who Called Its AI Sentient — With Blake Lemoine

Blake Lemoine is an ex-senior software engineer at Google who was fired right before he taped this episode of Big... more

27 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Is Social Media Making Our Society Stupid? — With Jonathan Haidt

Jonathan Haidt is a professor of ethical leadership NYU's Stern School of Business and author of a number of books,... more

20 Jul 2022 · 1 hour,
What Happens To Twitter After All This? — With Three Ex-Twitter Employees and Two Reporters

Three former Twitter employees (Jenna Golden, Brandon Borrman, Leslie Miley) and CNBC media & tech reporter Alex Sherman join Big... more

13 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
How Twitter, Instagram, and Planet Build Products — With Kevin Weil

Kevin Weil is the ex-head of product at Twitter and Instagram. He's currently the president of business and product at... more

06 Jul 2022 · 54 minutes
The Ethics Of Fintech — With Dan Dolev

Dan Dolev is managing director and senior analyst at Mizuho, where he covers fintech companies Robinhood, SoFi, Affirm, Block, and... more

29 Jun 2022 · 57 minutes
Anatomy Of A Market Meltdown — With Joe Weisenthal

Joe Weisenthal is co-host of Odd Lots and an editor at Bloomberg. He joins Big Technology Podcast to make sense... more

22 Jun 2022 · 53 minutes
Which Startups (And VCs) Survive a Bear Market — With Nina Achadjian

Nina Achadjian is a partner at Index Ventures. She joins Big Technology Podcast to discuss how large declines in public... more

15 Jun 2022 · 48 minutes
Meta Exit Interview — With Mike Schroepfer

Mike Schroepfer is Meta's former chief technology officer and currently a senior fellow at the company. He joins Big Technology... more

08 Jun 2022 · 57 minutes
Wait, The Robots Didn't Take Our Jobs? — With Erik Brynjolfsson

Erik Brynjolfsson is the director of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab and professor at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI.... more

02 Jun 2022 · 36 minutes
Can The Media Fix Its Trust Problem? — With Nicholas Thompson

Nicholas Thompson is the CEO of The Atlantic and former editor-in-chief of Wired. He joins Big Technology Podcast for a... more

31 May 2022 · 57 minutes
Why Elites Are Losing Trust — With Vivian Schiller

Vivian Schiller is the executive director of Aspen Digital, former head of news at Twitter, and former CEO of NPR.... more

27 May 2022 · 55 minutes
Do We Need Web3? — With Gavin Wood

Gavin Wood is the co-founder of Ethereum and creator of Polkadot. He joins Big Technology Podcast from Davos for a... more

25 May 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Do We Need The Metaverse? — With Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg is the president for global affairs at Meta and former deputy prime minister of the UK. He joins... more

24 May 2022 · 50 minutes
Optimism In A Tech Downturn — With Packy McCormick and Austin Rief

Austin Rief is the CEO of Morning Brew. Packy McCormick is the author of Not Boring on Substack and founder... more

18 May 2022 · 57 minutes
A Debate About NFTs — With Jason Stein

Jason Stein is the founder and managing partner at SC Holdings, a private equity and strategic advisory firm based in... more

11 May 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Was Tim Cook The Right Choice For Apple? — With Tripp Mickle

Tripp Mickle is a reporter for The New York Times and author of After Steve: How Apple Became a Trillion-Dollar... more

07 May 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Tech Stock Armageddon — With Rich Greenfield

Rich Greenfield is a founding partner at LightShed Partners, and a preeminent analyst in the tech and media world. He joins... more

04 May 2022 · 56 minutes
Elon's Plan to Fix Twitter — With Alex Roetter

Alex Roetter ran engineering at Twitter from 2014 to 2016 and is currently a general partner at Moxxie Ventures. He... more

27 Apr 2022 · 54 minutes
What The Heck Happened To SPACs — With Charles Duhigg

Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer-prize-winning reporter and the author of Smarter Faster Better and The Power of Habit. He joins... more

20 Apr 2022 · 49 minutes
Emergency Podcast: Elon Musk Offers To Buy Twitter — With Ranjan Roy

Ranjan Roy is the co-author of Margins, a Substack newsletter about the financial markets. He joins Big Technology Podcast to... more

14 Apr 2022 · 36 minutes
God, 'The Current Thing,' And Apple — With Antonio Garcia Martinez

Antonio Garcia Martinez is an early Facebook employee, author of Chaos Monkeys, former Apple engineer, and writes the Pull Request... more

13 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Twitter's Elon Musk Era Begins — With Christopher Mims

Christopher Mims is a tech columnist for the Wall Street Journal. He joins Big Technology Podcast to discuss Elon Musk's... more

06 Apr 2022 · 49 minutes
Can Apple's Culture Handle Dissent? — With Cher Scarlett

Cher Scarlett is an ex-Apple engineer who led a movement for pay transparency within the company — and suffered consequences.... more

30 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Of Oligarchs and Billionaires — With Teddy Schleifer

Teddy Schleifer covers billionaires as a reporter and founding partner at Puck. He joins Big Technology Podcast to discuss the... more

23 Mar 2022 · 57 minutes
How Apple Upended Digital Advertising — With Orchid Bertelsen and David Herrmann

Orchid Bertelsen and David Herrmann are two senior advertising professionals who’ve watched Apple’s anti-tracking changes upend the digital ad industry... more

16 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Russia and The Information War — With Miriam Elder

Miriam Elder is the executive editor at Vanity Fair Hive and former Moscow correspondent at The Guardian. She joins Big... more

09 Mar 2022 · 56 minutes
What's Next For Our Crazy Economy — With Square Co-Founder Jim McKelvey

Jim McKelvey is the co-founder of Square, chair of the St. Louis Fed, and founder of Invisibly. He joins Big... more

02 Mar 2022 · 47 minutes
Doing Business With Zuckerberg and Bezos — With Donald Graham

Don Graham is the former owner of the Washington Post. He's spent countless hours working with Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff... more

23 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Programming The Code of Life With CRISPR — With Trevor Martin, CEO of Mammoth Biosciences

Trevor Martin is the CEO and co-founder of Mammoth Biosciences, a $1 billion company that develops CRISPR technology to edit... more

16 Feb 2022 · 57 minutes
Crypto Scams, Big Tech Tumult, and Tech Optimism— With Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher is the co-founder of Recode, a New York Times columnist, the co-host of Pivot, and the host of... more

11 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Meta's Stock Plunge + Market Volatility — With Josh Brown of Ritholtz Wealth Management

Josh Brown is the CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management and a regular CNBC contributor. Brown joins Big Technology Podcast to... more

09 Feb 2022 · 52 minutes
Digital Publishing’s Next Evolution — With Brian Morrissey

Brian Morrissey writes The Rebooting on Substack and hosts The Rebooting Show, a podcast. He is the former editor-in-chief of... more

02 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
How Tech Can Actually Help Mental Health — With Ex-National Institute of Mental Health director Dr. Tom Insel

Dr. Tom Insel led the National Institue of Mental Health for 13 years, departing toward the end of the Obama... more

26 Jan 2022 · 57 minutes
The Rise Of Conservative Social Media — With The New Yorker's Clare Malone and Stanford's David Thiel

Clare Malone is a staff writer at The New Yorker who recently wrote about Gettr, a rising conservative social network.... more

19 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Tech Regulation's Crucial Year — With Sen. Mark Warner

Senator Mark Warner takes us inside the battle to regulate Big Tech. Elected in 2008 and serving his third term... more

12 Jan 2022 · 50 minutes
Web3 And The Future Of The Internet — With Box CEO Aaron Levie

Aaron Levie is the CEO of Box, a $3.95 billion publicly-traded tech company. He joins Big Technology Podcast to discuss... more

05 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
2021 In Review, 2022 Predictions — With Casey Newton

Casey Newton is the editor of Platformer, a CNBC Contributor, and a friend of Big Technology Podcast. He joins us... more

29 Dec 2021 · 54 minutes
The Theranos Trial Concludes — With NPR's Bobby Allyn

Bobby Allyn is an NPR tech reporter based in San Francisco. He's been waking up at 2 a.m. to watch... more

22 Dec 2021 · 59 minutes
Apple Nears $3 Trillion + The Truth About Web3 — With Benedict Evans

Benedict Evans is an independent analyst who covers big tech and the broader technology landscape. He joins Big Technology Podcast... more

15 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Getting AI To Think And Learn Like Humans — With Daniel Kahneman and Yann LeCun

Daniel Kahneman is a Nobel prize-winning psychologist and economist and author of Thinking, Fast and Slow, a landmark book that... more

08 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Managing Omicron With Data From Wastewater? — With Newsha Ghaeli and Mariana Matus of Biobot Analytics

As companies head back to the office, and communities try to figure out the right Covid mitigation measures, data from... more

01 Dec 2021 · 1 hour,
Inflation and The Great Resignation — With SoFi Head of Investment Strategy Liz Young and Margins’ Ranjan Roy

Inflation is skyrocketing and everyone’s quitting their jobs. What does it mean? Liz Young, the head of Investment Strategy at... more

24 Nov 2021 · 56 minutes
Inside Spotify's War With Apple — With Spotify Chief Legal Officer Horacio Gutierrez

Horacio Gutierrez is Spotify's head of global affairs and chief legal officer. He's a relentless critic of the way Apple... more

17 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
The Venture Capitalist Who Can't Lose — With Zach Coelius

Zach Coelius is the managing partner of Coelius Capital. He's participating in an unprecedented moment where venture capitalists like him... more

10 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
The Motivations of Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen — With Her Lawyer Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig is Frances Haguen's lawyer and a Harvard Law School professor. He joins Big Technology Podcast to address the... more

03 Nov 2021 · 1 hour,
Are We Having a Moral Panic About Instagram? — With NYT's Farhad Manjoo

Farhad Manjoo is an opinion columnist for the New York Times. He joins Big Technology Podcast to discuss whether the... more

27 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
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The Motivations of Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen — With Her Lawyer Lawrence Lessig
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Lawrence Lessig is Frances Haguen's lawyer and a Harvard Law School professor. He joins Big Technology Podcast to address the various questions... more