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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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Sex, AI and Advertising

In this episode Alex, Brian and Troy dive into topics like how AI is changing advertising, the ways tech meets... more

18 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
The Power Play

In this episode Brian, Troy, and Alex dive into AI mishaps in Teslas, muse over BuzzFeed's AI pivot, and ponder... more

11 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Shifting Tides in the Media Business with Axios’s Sara Fischer

With Alex still on vacation, Axios senior media reporter Sara Fischer joins Troy and Brian to break down the current... more

04 Apr 2024 · 59 minutes
The Business of Influence with Emily Sundberg

Emily, Brian and Troy delve into the complex world of influencers and celebrities as they navigate public scrutiny and fame... more

28 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Algorithmic Sameness with Kyle Chayka

In this episode of 'People vs. Algorithms,' hosts Brian Morrissey, Troy Young, and Alex Schleifer engage in a wide-ranging discussion... more

21 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Platform Shifts

As Alex says, the ground is shifting more and faster than it has in some time in the tech world,... more

14 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Change at CNN and Google

This week, we discuss how to turn the ship at two very different companies facing different challenges: CNN and Google.... more

07 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 22 minutes

This week, we're joined by Puck fashion correspondent Lauren Sherman, who gives her view on how to build a career... more

29 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
DDM's Neil Vogel on Navigating Change

Dotdash Meredith CEO Neil Vogel joins the show to discuss how a publisher reliant on search traffic is back in... more

22 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
The New Internet

The arrival of AI means the paradigm of searching for information and entertainment will give way to instant delivery. This... more

15 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Blending Realities with Rafat Ali

In this episode Alex, Brian, and Troy, with guest Rafat Ali, discuss the future of technology, focusing on the Apple... more

08 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Game Over

With an era of digital media ending in chaos, we look ahead to the challenges media companies face in fixing... more

01 Feb 2024 · 59 minutes
The Gravity of Platforms

Layoffs at The Los Angeles Times, the end of the road for Pitchfork, and an uncertain future for Sports Illustrated... more

25 Jan 2024 · 54 minutes
CES, Ackman’s War, News App Fails

This week we talk CES, the ongoing silliness of the Bill Ackman-Business Insider feud, and why news aggregation apps are... more

18 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Hit Pieces, Fairness, Drugs & VR

This week, we dig into the latest front into the so-called hit piece. Last week, Business Insider published a pair of... more

11 Jan 2024 · 57 minutes
New Year, New Optimism

The New Year is maybe the perfect holiday. It’s celebrated by just about every culture and creed. And in a... more

04 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
The New SERP, the New Syndication

Troy and Brian go over some of the lessons of 2023 and look ahead to 2024, starting with the end... more

21 Dec 2023 · 58 minutes
Minisode: Troy and Alex discuss AI

Troy and Alex kept the conversation going after the recording of last episode. After sharing a "transcendental" experience with Chat... more

15 Dec 2023 · 14 minutes
2024 Storylines

In news, we discuss Google's antitrust loss, the miracle of Cheddar selling for $200 million, 5-Hour Energy Guy cleaning house... more

14 Dec 2023 · 50 minutes
Conspirituality, Celebrity, E-Acc vs Decels, GTA

We live in an age of cults, narratives and fleeting fame. Centralization is giving way to a fragmented culture and... more

07 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
What’s Next for the Open Web?

The website might be dying. How will this affect media and advertising? We cover this and other hot topics in... more

30 Nov 2023 · 53 minutes
OpenAI and the Culture of Silicon Valley

The OpenAI drama exposed fault lines in the very unique culture of Silicon Valley, highlighting the imperfect methods used to... more

23 Nov 2023 · 44 minutes
The New Interface

AI agents will accelerate the interface shift and change the economics of software, media and beyond. Troy Young's People vs... more

16 Nov 2023 · 55 minutes
Will Brands Still Matter?

The power of brands has eroded, particularly media brands. The path forward for legacy media brands is uncertain but almost... more

09 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Gen Z Is Built Different

9-5 Girl on TikTok sparked a debate over the outdated ideas of the 9-5 work day, which was stared by Henry... more

02 Nov 2023 · 51 minutes
The Information Space

While many people pretend that “the media” are still gatekeepers to information, those days are past. The information space is... more

26 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
More With Less

On a crossover episode of The Rebooting Show and People vs Algorithms, Alex and Brian discuss zero-interest rate phenomena and how... more

19 Oct 2023 · 50 minutes
Chris Kimball Says Screw the Algorithm

“Deliver something nobody else is delivering,” advises Milk Street’s Christopher Kimball. The media veteran, who created Cooks Country and America’s... more

12 Oct 2023 · 1 hour,
Product People

You don't have to be an engineer or be a developer to be a product person, although it helps. This week,... more

05 Oct 2023 · 50 minutes
Bustle's Bryan Goldberg on the Post-Scale Era

Bustle Digital Group's Bryan Goldberg joins to discuss why the scale era wasn't as great as it was portrayed. The... more

28 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
People vs Algorithms
The New Interface
People vs Algorithms

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AI agents will accelerate the interface shift and change the economics of software, media and beyond. Troy Young's People vs Algorithms newsletterBrian... more