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Ben Thompson / James Allworth

A podcast about tech and society, hosted by Ben Thompson and James Allworth

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Ben and James discuss the history of podcasts and why Spotify's recent announcements are so compelling for creators.

30 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Episode 193 — Sovereign Podcasters

Ben and James discuss Substack and the rise of the sovereign creator. Links Ben Thompson: Sovereign Writers and Substack —... more

26 Mar 2021 · 57 minutes
Episode 192 — The Australian Perspective

Ben and James discuss Australia’s Media Bargaining Code and its fall-out. Links Ben Thompson: Google Makes Deal With News Corp,... more

19 Feb 2021 · 49 minutes
Episode 191 — Facebook, Twitter, and Trump

Ben and James discuss whether Facebook and Twitter should de-platform President Trump. Links Ben Thompson: Tech and Trump — Stratechery... more

08 Jan 2021 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Episode 190 — Intel, Apple, Disruption, and Differentiation

Ben and James discuss Apple’s new chip announcement and what it means for both Apple and Intel. Links James Allworth:... more

13 Nov 2020 · 1 hour,
Episode 189 — Bundles

Ben and James discuss the state of bundles in 2020, including Netflix, Amazon, Disney, Microsoft, and Apple. Links Ben Thompson:... more

06 Oct 2020 · 49 minutes
Episode 188 — Big Tech, Antitrust, and Democracy

Ben and James discuss the antitrust subcommittee hearing, the problems of mixing antitrust and Aggregators, and how to think about... more

07 Aug 2020 · 54 minutes
Episode 187 — India, TikTok, and the U.S.

Ben and James discuss the Indian internet, TikTok, and whether or not the U.S. should ban it. Links Ben Thompson:... more

10 Jul 2020 · 56 minutes
Episode 186 — Speech and Systems

Ben and James discuss the current protests and Facebook’s decision to not take down Trump tweets. Links Ben Thompson: Zero... more

05 Jun 2020 · 43 minutes
Episode 185 — Open, Free, and Spotify

Ben and James discuss Dithering, how Spotify is like Facebook, and a bit about working from home. Links Ben Thompson... more

15 May 2020 · 48 minutes