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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 Counter-Extremism Toolkit

    The Counter-Extremism Toolkit

    With political extremism sweeping the globe, what can be done to restore sanity and moderation? Bradley makes his policy recommendations, starting with universal basic income. What are yours? Plus, he addresses the looming collapse of the Mets and the return of Andrew Cuomo.

    • 43 min
    The Explosion of Knowledge

    The Explosion of Knowledge

    Our collection of data is growing much faster than our capacity to use it, says Eric Daimler, the founder and CEO of Conexus. He explains to Bradley the opportunities and pitfalls of artificial intelligence and machine learning — and why companies with better math will be the ultimate winners.

    • 38 min
    Let the Games Begin

    Let the Games Begin

    SPACs were hot. Then they were not. But by sticking to his original vision — and keeping his incentives aligned with those of his shareholders — Bradley closed his acquisition last week. He explains how and why. Plus, why Democrats are thinking too hard (again) about their options in 2024.

    • 45 min
    'Care-Giving is a Couple of Years Behind Mental Health'

    'Care-Giving is a Couple of Years Behind Mental Health'

    For Lindsay Jurist-Rosner, a private problem — caring for her mother through a debilitating illness — inspired her to start a business that is also a personal cause. The founder and CEO of Wellthy talks to Bradley about breaking the stigma surrounding this "invisible work."

    • 33 min
    How Ambitious Are You?

    How Ambitious Are You?

    Cribbing from the provocative new book 'Talent: How to find Energizers, Creatives and Winners Around the World,' by Tyler Cowen and Daniel Gross, we put a dozen or so of their unorthodox interview questions to Bradley. Listen and decide for yourself whether he deserves that big job he's not actually looking for.

    • 37 min
    Special Edition: The State of Venture with Jordan Nof

    Special Edition: The State of Venture with Jordan Nof

    Right after Tuesday's market rout, Bradley sat down with his partner at Tusk Ventures to discuss the tricky balance that VCs must strike in this environment between absorbing new variables and staying disciplined about long-term opportunities.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Evan Kay ,

Hidden Gem

Bradley is an incredible host with subject matter expertise across such a wide range of topics. I don't know many podcast hosts that can cover startups, politics, world events and baseball in one show. It’s refreshing to listen to someone of Bradley’s stature talk openly about topics like drug policies and sports betting while giving his unapologetic views. Highly recommend!

Don Burnette ,

Awesome podcast!

Excellent and insightful content week in and week out. I thoroughly enjoy listening and highly recommend this podcast!

MFinlayson008 ,

Firewall

Surprised you didn’t bring up Dan doctoroff’s recent NYT article about repurposing outdoor dining. Would love to hear Bradley and Hugo’s thoughts on that in a coming episode.

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