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Hard Fork
Hard Fork
The New York Times

“Hard Fork” is a show about the future that’s already here. Each week, journalists Kevin Roose and Casey Newton explore and make... more

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Episodes

Social Media Reacts to an Attempted Assassination + Tech Elites for Trump + TikTok's Jawmaxxing Trend

“The 2024 internet is just different than the internet we lived on four years ago.”

19 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Alison Roman Answers Your Hard Questions

Answers to your moral quandaries, ethical dilemmas and etiquette questions about technology.

12 Jul 2024 · 51 minutes
The Interview: The Netflix Chief’s Plan to Get You to Binge Even More

Ted Sarandos, a chief executive of Netflix, on the future of entertainment.

05 Jul 2024 · 40 minutes
Record Labels Sue A.I. Music Generators + Inside the Pentagon’s Tech Upgrade + HatGPT

A little something for everyone: lawsuits, fighter jets and Casey in a bucket hat.

28 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
A Surgeon General Warning + Is Disinformation Winning? + The CryptoPACs Are Coming

The Surgeon General is calling for warning labels on social media platforms: Should Congress give his proposal a like? Then,... more

21 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Apple Joins the A.I. Party + Elon's Wild Week + HatGPT

“They really sort of make you feel like it’s Christmas and Coachella at the same time.”

14 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
A Conversation With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada + An OpenAI Whistle-Blower Speaks Out

It turns out A.I. is surprisingly Canadian.

07 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Google Eats Rocks + A Win for A.I. Interpretability + Safety Vibe Check

“Pass me the nontoxic glue and a couple of rocks, because it’s time to whip up a meal with Google’s... more

31 May 2024 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
ScarJo vs. ChatGPT + Neuralink’s First Patient Opens Up + Microsoft’s A.I. PCs

“Did you ever think we would have a literal Avenger fighting back against the relentless march of A.I.? Because that's... more

24 May 2024 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
OpenAI's Flirty New Assistant + Google Guts the Web + We Play HatGPT

It’s been a week of A.I. vertigo - the feeling that we’ve been dragged five years into the future and... more

17 May 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Meet Kevin’s A.I. Friends

They gave him notes on his outfits and reassurance before a big talk, and they shared made-up gossip about each... more

10 May 2024 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
AI at Your Jobs + Hank Green Talks TikTok + Deepfake High School

A synthetic chief executive, a bot trained on employees’ personalities, and a regular duel with ChatGPT — our listeners brought... more

03 May 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
TikTok on the Clock + Tesla’s Flop Era + How NASA Fixed a ’70s-Era Space Computer

“A clock is ticking on one of America’s most famous apps.”

26 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
The Music Episode

"I feel like we've been at the club. I need some water and some electrolytes."

19 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
A.I.’s Data Wall + a Surprise Privacy Bill + What Happened to the TikTok Ban?

I’d rather not tell you what’s in this episode. It’s private.

12 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Is AI Already Taking Jobs? + A Filmmaker Tries Sora + The XZ Backdoor Caper

"I've always said if you have a ChatGPT subscription and a hose, you can get very far in this life.”

05 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
A.I.’s Messy Moment + Listeners Respond to Jonathan Haidt + Shrimp Jesus

“Being a CEO sucks. Elon was right. It is like looking into the abyss and chewing glass.”

29 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Justice Dept. Sues Apple + Smartphones and Children with Jonathan Haidt + Reddit’s IPO

“We’ll see you in court.”

22 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
A Looming TikTok Ban + A Royal Photoshop Mystery + Your Car is Snitching

Maybe go ahead and download your favorite TikToks.

15 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Musk vs. OpenAI + Europe’s Tech Crackdown + A Month With the Vision Pro

Just when we thought the feud was cooling off, OpenAI pulled out the receipts.

08 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Gemini's Culture War + Kara Swisher Burns Us + SCOTUS Takes Up Content Moderation

We finally invited someone on the podcast who is meaner to Casey than Kevin is.

01 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
Google DeepMind C.E.O. Demis Hassabis on the Path From Chatbots to A.G.I.

The mind behind DeepMind.

23 Feb 2024 · 56 minutes
The State of A.I. + Will Perplexity Beat Google or Destroy the Web?

A special Valentine’s Day look back.

16 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Bluesky’s Big Bet + Are Deals Dead in Silicon Valley?

Plus, more ancient scrolls deciphered using artificial intelligence, Google’s chatbot updates, and a fight between record labels and TikTok.

09 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
We Tried the Apple Vision Pro + Can Congress Protect Kids Online? + Cruise’s Crash

Introducing DJ TaskRabbit.

02 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Mediapocalypse Now + a16z’s Chris Dixon Defends Crypto + HatGPT

Strangely a lot of pro wrestling in this episode.

26 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
The AI Election + Bitcoin’s Wall Street Debut + TikTok’s Doodad Era

“Two truly terrible ways to make money this week.”

19 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Why Casey Left Substack + Elon’s Drug Use + A.I. Antibiotic Discovery

It’s a drugs episode.

12 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
The Times Sues OpenAI + A Debate Over iMessage + Our New Year’s Tech Resolutions

“This is sort of the big kahuna.”

05 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Our 2024 Predictions + Jenny Slate Answers Your Hard Questions!

Plus, a very special Hard Fork holiday surprise.

22 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 37 minutes
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The mind behind DeepMind.