Welcome to Source Code, Protocol's show about the people, power and politics of tech. Twice a week, we talk to the most important people, and about the most important stories, happening all over the world of tech.
Crypto took over Davos. Now what?
There was a crypto coming out party at Davos. Is it a sign winter may be short lived?
Should startups be scared?
Stock market turmoil is making VCs skittish. Could now be the best time to start a company?
Crypto’s big crash and Zuckerberg’s big bet
Is the tech superbubble about to burst?
The dangers of data in a post-Roe world
The leaked SCOTUS draft ruling that would overturn abortion rights will reshape society. That includes the tech industry, which is grappling with company health benefits, user data privacy and everything in between.
So you want to open-source an algorithm
Elon Musk wants to open-source Twitter's algorithm, but that might be harder than it sounds.
Is Elon Musk serious?
Elon Musk's hostile takeover of Twitter would make history. But is he serious, having fun, or seriously having fun?
Great tech news podcast
Right amount of depth without each episode being overly long.
Fan Boys at the Journalism Party
Their reporters have the industry access needed to produce compelling tech industry feedback. Occasionally this happens. Feels like less and less though. The show is becoming more of a fan boy hot take on the fantasy of the future, as directed by Silicon Valley, devoid of substantive public interest critique.
Kind of the perfect advertisement for their sponsors, which of course includes Facebook
and the like. But hey, NPR is in the same boat. I guess that makes it journalism. Stay tuned for when they open the show with the birthdays of famous entrepreneurs.
Informative without being partisan and annoying