“Hard Fork” is a show about the future that’s already here. Each week, journalists Kevin Roose and Casey Newton explore and make sense of the latest in the rapidly changing world of tech.
What’s a Hard Fork?
Hosts Kevin Roose and Casey Newton explore stories from the wild frontier of tech.
What’s real? What’s hype? “Hard Fork” is here to help you make sense of it. Tune in on Friday, Oct. 7.
We Interrupt This Program
Stay tuned for “Hard Fork,” a new podcast from The New York Times that comes Friday, Oct. 7 to this feed.
If you’re looking for “Sway” with Kara Swisher, you can search for older episodes in any podcast app or at nytimes.com/sway.
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Confused where Sway went? NYT hijacked it to force Hard Fork into your subscription feed.
NYTimes has some of the best journalism on the planet, but my goodness their business tactics are so scummy.
This podcast feed used to be Sway by Kara Swisher. Instead of promoting their new podcast Hard Fork normally, NYTimes hijacked Sway, deleted all of its episodes, and rebranded it as Hard Fork in order to force this show into your podcast feed while keeping its ratings artificially high. (Fortunately Sway was reuploaded into a brand new feed, so you can still go resubscribe to Kara’s work again.)
This sort of behavior is something I’d expect to see from a shady e-commerce retailer, not NYTimes. This begs the question - if NYTimes is this comfortable forgoing digital decency and abusing our trust, where else might they be willing to play fast and loose with journalistic integrity?
I’m pretty disgusted by this, and I’m 1-staring and unsubscribing to ALL NYTimes podcasts as a matter of principle, and I encourage you to do the same. The only way they’ll stop desperate nonsense like this is if it stings.
I’ll also be looking into reporting this to Apple, as this is almost certainly in violation of their terms of service for podcasts.
can you take over sway’s feed like this
with all the reviews ratings and audience built up by someone else 😂
Reminds me of when crypto bros take over existing hobby community who has no interest in crypto .. feels a little entitled