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Tech, politics and culture are the subjects of Bradley Tusk's free-wheeling, twice-weekly podcast. He brings you inside the room where entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers, strategists and journalists reveal what's really on their minds.

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Tech, politics and culture are the subjects of Bradley Tusk's free-wheeling, twice-weekly podcast. He brings you inside the room where entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers, strategists and journalists reveal what's really on their minds.

    The Pizza Outlaw

    The Pizza Outlaw

    Serial entrepreneur Chris Barrett joins Bradley to discuss his latest venture — cannabis-infused pizza — and how he uses social media to tell stories and build a business. They are joined by weed aficionado Jay Bulger who wrote a profile of Barrett for New York Magazine.

    • 37 min
    "A Wonderful Error to be Making"

    "A Wonderful Error to be Making"

    As policy takes center stage in Washington, Bradley talks to economist Jason Furman, the chair of the Council of Economic Advisors under Obama and Harvard professor, about Biden’s spending plans erring on the side of doing too much, rather than too little, and why we should celebrate that. Plus, the native New Yorker says the city should be just fine as the price of living and doing business here finds a new level.

    • 30 min
    How ‘Chastened and Afraid’ Are Republicans?

    How ‘Chastened and Afraid’ Are Republicans?

    In light of the Trump's administration's self-inflicted implosion, Bradley revisits his tech and politics outlook for 2021. Washington could be a less vituperative place, but the Democrats’ slim margins in Congress mitigate against big, sweeping change. Though Bradley is bullish on flying cars. Seriously.

    • 28 min
    The Soloist

    The Soloist

    What’s it like for a journalist to cut the cord and go into business for themselves? Bradley asks Eric Newcomer, who covered venture capital for Bloomberg and The Information, about what it will take to make his new Substack a success. And like any good journalist, Eric turns the tables and starts asking Bradley about New York City’s mayoral race.

    • 37 min
    Step Away from That Like Button

    Step Away from That Like Button

    In finally clamping down on Donald Trump, the tech giants aren't playing politics, they're maximizing profits. Bradley talks to entrepreneur (and platform expert) Jonathan Mendez about how the risks and rewards of social media evolved and where they're going from here.

    • 29 min
    Washington’s Post-Siege Mentality

    Washington’s Post-Siege Mentality

    How much will the storming of the Capitol shift the priorities of the incoming Biden administration? Bradley checks in with pollster extraordinaire Jefrey Pollock.

    • 29 min

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