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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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Episodes

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
Amazon Rigs Search, Social Media 'Ampliganda,' Netflix Protests — With Adrianne Jeffries, Renee DiResta, and Zoë Schiffer

Join us for a 'mega' episode with three guests! The Markup investigative reporter Adrianne Jeffries leads off with a discussion... more

20 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Is Social Media A Scapegoat For Bigger Problems? — With Charlie Warzel at Unfinished Live

Charlie Warzel writes the Galaxy Brain newsletter on Substack, a publication he started after a career at The New York... more

13 Oct 2021 · 42 minutes
Why Facebook Will Keep Building For Kids — With Michael Sayman

Michael Sayman was 16 years old when Facebook recruited him to join the company. The overture arrived as he was... more

06 Oct 2021 · 1 hour,
Amazon Builds a Robot and Threatens Apple — With Wired's Lauren Goode

Wired senior writer Lauren Goode was on hand this week as Amazon introduced Astro, a home robot, and a Ring... more

30 Sep 2021 · 46 minutes
Unraveling The Mystery Of Peter Thiel — With Max Chafkin

Max Chafkin is the author of The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power, which debuts this week.... more

22 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
A Look Into Facebook's Soul — With WSJ's Jeff Horwitz and Ex-FB Exec. Brian Boland

Jeff Horwitz is the Wall Street Journal reporter who unearthed a trove of internal Facebook documents that reveal a damning... more

18 Sep 2021 · 57 minutes
Inside The Theranos Trial — With Erin Griffith of The New York Times

Erin Griffith is the New York Times reporter at the trial for Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes. She joins Big Technology... more

15 Sep 2021 · 54 minutes
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Unraveling The Mystery Of Peter Thiel — With Max Chafkin
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Max Chafkin is the author of The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power, which debuts this week. The book... more