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Every week, Nick Bilton interviews the leading minds in tech, politics, and culture to find out what motivates them, how they make decisions, what keeps them up at night, where their ideas come from, who they look to for advice, and where they think their industry is going. Bilton brings you into the room where the world's most interesting and important decisions are made.

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Every week, Nick Bilton interviews the leading minds in tech, politics, and culture to find out what motivates them, how they make decisions, what keeps them up at night, where their ideas come from, who they look to for advice, and where they think their industry is going. Bilton brings you into the room where the world's most interesting and important decisions are made.

    How to Survive America's Job Apocalypse

    How to Survive America's Job Apocalypse

    Are you about to lose your job to a robot? Adam Davidson, creator of NPR's "Planet Money," joins Nick to talk about his new book, "The Passion Economy: The New Rules for Thriving in the Twenty-First Century," where he argues that capitalism isn't dead, a (coming) recession won't destroy America, and the world isn't in as terrible shape as we've all been led to believe—although, in order to survive the coming job apocalypse, you might need to become Amish. Stick around when Adam and Nick get meta-meta-meta as they talk about the future of media and the business of podcasting.
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    You Won't Believe What Trump Said About His Middle Name

    You Won't Believe What Trump Said About His Middle Name

    Is the Iran skirmish over? Or is this the beginning of something bigger? Gabriel Sherman, special correspondent for Vanity Fair, joins Nick to explain how this all went down inside the Trump White House, why anti-immigration scribe Steven Miller still has a job, why Don Jr. will go on to run for office, but Ivanka won't, and—perhaps most importantly—what Donald J. Trump told a Republican pollster last week when asked what the "J" in his middle name stood for.
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    Will 2020 Kick Off the Gene-Editing Revolution?

    Will 2020 Kick Off the Gene-Editing Revolution?

    Thanks to the rise of the smartphone, the last decade saw the most dramatic technological change in centuries. Over the next ten years, the same thing will happen to science, healthcare, and space travel. D.A. Wallach, a former rockstar turned biotech investor, joins Nick to kick off the year by debating the scientific predictions for the next decade, including whether we will soon be able to print human organs, if healthcare will become so advanced that living past 100 will become routine, or if only the rich will be afforded such advancements, and whether humans will live on Mars by 2030.
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    How Jared Kushner and Kim Kardashian’s Pet Issue Could Shape 2020

    How Jared Kushner and Kim Kardashian’s Pet Issue Could Shape 2020

    Is the American prison system the most broken part of this country? Believe it or not, prison reform might be the one issue Republicans and Democrats can agree on. Scott Budnick, the producer behind The Hangover and Just Mercy, joins Nick to elucidate the many pitfalls of the U.S. incarceration system, why over 6 million Americans are under correctional supervision, why America is the only country that jails kids for life, and why we need to start giving people a second chance.
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    • 52 min
    Ronan Farrow Tells All: Weinstein, NBC, and Why Cancel Culture Is Bunk

    Ronan Farrow Tells All: Weinstein, NBC, and Why Cancel Culture Is Bunk

    As the #MeToo movement continues to roil corporate boardrooms and Hollywood studios, the New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow has been at its forefront. The author of Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators, joins Nick to take listeners behind the scenes of his years-long reporting on Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, and Les Moonves, among others. The two also discuss Jeffrey Epstein’s death, why Donald Trump and Bill Clinton still haven’t gone down, and why cancel culture sometimes misses the point.
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    Why the $120,000 Banana Is the New Mona Lisa

    Why the $120,000 Banana Is the New Mona Lisa

    Does the $120,000 sale of a banana duct-taped to a wall at Art Basel signify the decline of capitalism, or is just really clever P.R.? Stefan Simchowitz, the notorious art dealer, joins Nick to not only defend the banana, but to (genuinely) argue that it may be the greatest work of art since the Mona Lisa. Stick around to hear Nick and Stefan discuss an egg, consumerism, and the collective banality of social media.
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Customer Reviews

deltagirl ,

Donald Genius Trump

I can listen to Nick neurotically pick the brains of his awesome guests as we all watch the Trump Avalanche hurtle toward us like an asteroid. I have xanax for the apocalypse. Hope that you have a Plan B. Thank you. This is smart and good. Mary Sadler

DaniCalifornia83 ,

Anti-Semitism Allowed Here

Inside the Hive episode “How to Survive America’s Job Apocalypse:” There is an acute epidemic of attacks against the US Hasidic Jewish community, but you choose to broadcast an anti-Semitic stereotype with casual flippancy.

While discussing his reporting on the porn industry, Nick Bilton (host of the podcast Inside the Hive) allowed this gem of anti-Semitic stereotypes said by his guest, Adam Davidson (NPR Planet Money) to air:

Nick Bilton: “The porn industry is the truly the least sexy and exciting place in the world.”

Adam Davidson: “Oh Totally bazaar and run by like Hasidic Jews and yeah.”

Not only was it remarkable for for its flippancy, it was distasteful and potentially harmful because people might believe them! What was said to highlight irony can actively flame the hatred rising to the crust of society and create a less safe place for Jews.

Reporters are tasked with the responsibility of enlightening the ignorant. Not spreading ignorance and harmful stereotypes. You failed us this time.

Poorly done, Nick. You should apologize.

dhjimmyjam ,

Interesting, but . . .

Nick has some interesting guests and covers some interesting topics. My friends and I gather to listen to the episodes and we have a new drinking game.

Every time someone on the podcast says "uh" or "um," or makes that annoying clicking sound with their tongue (I'm looking at you, Kelly), we take a swig of beer. We're pretty sloshed by the time the podcast ends.

Please, guys - join Toastmasters or something. Learn how to speak.

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