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People vs Algorithms
People vs Algorithms
Troy Young, Brian Morrissey, Alex Schleifer

Uncovering patterns of change in media, culture, and technology, each week media veterans Brian Morrissey, Alex Schleifer and Troy Young break down... more

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Format, Shmormat

Brian, Troy, and Alex tackle the fascinating topic of formats and explore why they can make or break media companies.... more

22 Mar 2023 · 49 minutes
Bank failure or culture war?

Brian, Troy, and Alex jump on a call to talk about that SVB thing and the discourse around it. Some... more

14 Mar 2023 · 1 hour,
Substack is probably important

This week Brian, Troy and Alex discuss Substack, why it's turning into a platform, and why e-mail may or may... more

08 Mar 2023 · 47 minutes
Alex wants to burn the ad industry down

Today Brian, Troy and Alex ask themselves "what is premium"? They also discuss bundling in its many different forms. How... more

01 Mar 2023 · 45 minutes
Publishing is a perpetual hackathon

Software has eaten the world, and for publishers that means a continuous battle to fend off second-order impacts of decisions... more

22 Feb 2023 · 43 minutes
The new media interface

Troy, Alex and Brian discuss what's next for interfaces and how we will be getting our media in the future.Show... more

16 Feb 2023 · 42 minutes
Uniqueness, differentiation and building the next media brand

Troy, Alex and Brian discuss differentiation or uniqueness and what it means as the algorithmic age moves into new territory.Show... more

08 Feb 2023 · 46 minutes
The state of optimism, was Steve Jobs a psychopath and the coming bumper sticker renaissance.

In this episode we discuss the virtues and misuses of optimism. We dig into how optimism gets applied to the... more

03 Feb 2023 · 57 minutes
How we make decisions

This week we’re talking about decisions: how to make them, when they go wrong, and the tough decisions that are... more

26 Jan 2023 · 50 minutes
Death of the Racket: 2023 Winners and Losers

We're still in January so we thought we might as well slip in a late predictions episode. Everyone came prepared.Show... more

21 Jan 2023 · 51 minutes
People vs Algorithms
Format, Shmormat
People vs Algorithms