7 episodes

A podcast about understanding how tech works and the way it is changing the world. Hosted by Andrew Sharp with Ben Thompson.

Sharp Tech with Ben Thompson Andrew Sharp and Ben Thompson

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

A podcast about understanding how tech works and the way it is changing the world. Hosted by Andrew Sharp with Ben Thompson.

    Mailbag: Adobe and Antitrust, Engagement Quality vs. Quantity, The Cult of Musk, Porcupine Lore

    Mailbag: Adobe and Antitrust, Engagement Quality vs. Quantity, The Cult of Musk, Porcupine Lore

    Adobe-Figma antitrust questions, the pluses and minuses of ignoring user complaints, how Twitter hype led to real infrastructure at Tesla, a word about porcupines.

    • 7 min
    Introducing Sharp Tech

    Introducing Sharp Tech

    Ben and Andrew discuss the origins of the podcast, their own backgrounds, and why they’re excited about making this show.

    • 20 min
    What AI Is Today and What It Might Be Tomorrow

    What AI Is Today and What It Might Be Tomorrow

    New AI image generators hint at a decentralized future, newspapers vs. the internet as an analogy for what’s next, potential implications for white collar workers, and how Steve Ballmer can help Apple.

    • 58 min
    Google-as-Government and Netflix vs. HBO Max

    Google-as-Government and Netflix vs. HBO Max

    A Google enforcement strategy gone awry, the pluses and minuses of horizontal integration, and the common thread among most big tech complaints. Then, the downsides of Netflix’s binge model.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Apple's Privacy Power Play and TikTok Concerns

    Apple's Privacy Power Play and TikTok Concerns

    Apple’s emphasis on privacy and the competitive advantages that come with it. Then, the varied concerns surrounding TikTok’s emerging dominance in culture.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Meta’s Murky Future and the Transformed New York Times

    Meta’s Murky Future and the Transformed New York Times

    The future of Facebook and Instagram in the TikTok era, Instagram's shifting priorities, and stated preference vs. revealed preference. Then, the new era of the New York Times.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Lord Luginbill ,

Not Another Tech Podcast

I’ve been in the world of tech and startups for as long as I can remember. After a while, you get sick of all the same programming and overused tropes like “Market Discovery,” “Disruption,” & “Innovation.” Andrew Sharp takes a practical approach to explaining complex topics with a down-to-earth tone.

As someone who loves and sometimes loathes the tech world, this podcast is a breath of fresh air.

5/5

mcLizzy6969 ,

News is crap, this is gold

Andrew Sharp has been teaching me things and making me laugh for years. Tune in.

HPC323 ,

Great host chemistry

Love the conceit of tech guy explaining to non tech guy, and the hosts have great chemistry for it. Looking forward to woman-splaining tech stuff to my friends after I catch up on the back episodes!