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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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Misaligned Media

Most of the challenges facing media come down to misaligned incentives. Publishers face a bad set of options to serve... more

21 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
Dismembering Disney

This week, we discuss the rebundling, with a focus on the future of pay TV and why tech companies will... more

14 Sep 2023 · 58 minutes
Heroes, Villains and Assholes

One person's "fire-breathing dragon" is another person's asshole. The zero-interest rate era is in the rearview mirror, and businesses will... more

07 Sep 2023 · 55 minutes
Mass Media Crackup

The foundations of mass media continue to erode, from the declining relevance of presidential debates to the uncertain future of... more

24 Aug 2023 · 45 minutes
Media Is From Mars, Tech Is From Venus

In this Brian-free episode Troy and Alex discuss the tension between media and tech, what changed and why. Plus: weird... more

16 Aug 2023 · 53 minutes
Summer Media

This week Troy, Brian and Alex talk about their summer media habits when on vacation or just trying to unplug.Troy... more

09 Aug 2023 · 43 minutes
More With Less

Maybe publishing stinks as a scaled business, and it won't ever be otherwise. The most promising models I see tend... more

03 Aug 2023 · 36 minutes
Distribution Chokepoints

This week: Media cannot escape being aggregated; Elon Musk's superapp fever dream; Hollywood's dead-cat bounce with Barbieheimer; and publishers look... more

26 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Distribution Disruption

Every business deals with disruption and challenges, but the media business is somewhat unique in having such profound upheavals to its... more

19 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
The Talent Repricing

The zero-interest rate is in the rearview mirror. And now comes the repricing, not just of assets but also talent.... more

12 Jul 2023 · 52 minutes
People vs Algorithms
Misaligned Media
People vs Algorithms