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The intersection of politics, technology and regulatory issues has never been as energized as it is now. Every other week, Bradley Tusk talks with the most influential investors, policy makers and entrepreneurs about the latest trends in the venture space, tech world and political arena.

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    • 4.9 • 40 Ratings

The intersection of politics, technology and regulatory issues has never been as energized as it is now. Every other week, Bradley Tusk talks with the most influential investors, policy makers and entrepreneurs about the latest trends in the venture space, tech world and political arena.

    Rooting for Darth Vader

    Rooting for Darth Vader

    When it comes to sports, do fans have to check their morals at the door? Bradley is joined by Joe Posnanski, Senior Writer at The Athletic and author of the awesome Baseball 100, to discuss Steve Cohen's acquisition of the Mets, the cloudy future of America's pastime, and the eternal debate of Willie Mays v. Mickey Mantle.

    • 37 min
    The Robot Takeover

    The Robot Takeover

    Are machines going to steal jobs from humans — or lead to the invention of new jobs we never imagined? Bradley gets answers from Brady Watkins, head of Softbank Robotics.

    • 26 min
    How Different Will Life Be Under Biden?

    How Different Will Life Be Under Biden?

    Not as much as you think, says economist Tyler Cowen. The co-proprietor of the influential Marginal Revolution blog tells Bradley that “the hands of the United States are tied in some critical ways ... People think we’re going to live under the reign of science now? Good luck with that one.”

    • 22 min
    Trump Removal Machine

    Trump Removal Machine

    Don't worry, there will be no coup. But Trump is not done trolling the world. Bradley, Hugo, and Maura discuss Schumer's potential fall from grace, AOC's flaming of the "sitting duck" Democrats, the opportunities for tech under Biden and whether Maggie Haberman will ever get a vacation.

    • 30 min
    Big Tech's #mefirst Problem

    Big Tech's #mefirst Problem

    The geniuses of Silicon Valley can't easily get away with being total jerks anymore, but there's still a long way to go. Bradley talks to Maelle Gavet, tech executive, entrepreneur, former COO of Compass, and author of Trampled By Unicorns, Big Tech's Empathy Problem and How to Fix It. "We're victims of these companies," says Maelle, "but we're also perpetrators."

    • 30 min
    The Swing, The Miss, and What Comes Next

    The Swing, The Miss, and What Comes Next

    About last night: Bradley Tusk walks us through the failure to definitively knock out Trump and what it means for the health and future of our democratic institutions.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!

Bradley, host of the Firewall podcast, highlights all aspects of politics, technology and regulatory issues and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Diarg62 ,

Invaluable

One of the most grounded but surprising podcasts out there. Unusually intelligent and nuanced discussion of business/political issues.

Raptor* ,

The Fixer...delivers.

Bradley Tusk’s insightful, offbeat, brilliant yet honest exchange of ideas is vital mayonnaise in an uncertain global landscape. It’s all about real-time possibilities....

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