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The Dark Side of Being Obsessed With Productivity

Author Oliver Burkeman joins to discuss people’s relationship to happiness and time

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How AI Could Change Apple and Google, Writing and Music, and Everything Else

Ben and Derek talk about ChatGPT, Stable Diffusion, the state of generative AI, and how the biggest tech companies will try to use these new tools

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Why Big Tech’s Jobs Bubble Burst. Plus, SBF’s Scandal Deepens.

Plus, William Cohan talks about the biggest unanswered questions around SBF’s FTX bankruptcy proceedings and his forthcoming criminal case

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America Isn’t Ready for the Weight-Loss-Drug Revolution That’s Coming

Derek and Susan Z. Yanovski talk about the stakes of anti-obesity medication, why diet and exercise don’t work for so many people, and how these weight-loss drugs could help American health care

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How Americans Got Everything About Food—Fat, Sugar, and Obesity—“Entirely Backwards”

Dr. David Ludwig explains why scientists still haven’t arrived at a consensus on obesity, why he thinks the conventional wisdom about calories and fat is wrong, and what he thinks is really going on

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True or False: 10 Controversial Predictions About the Future of Streaming, Tech, and Media

Derek runs through several predictions and provocations that he’s hearing and throws all of them at smart media analyst Rich Greenfield

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Why There Is So Much Bullshit in Science

Derek speaks with professor Russell Funk about the decline of progress in science

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The 2023 Economy FAQ: Is Recession Inevitable? Will Housing Crash? Can Tech Recover?

Michael Batnick and Ben Carlson joins to discuss the topsy-turvy 2022 economy and this year’s markets

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‘PE’ Greatest Hits: Thompson and Klosterman Debate Why Society Got So Negative

Derek Thompson re-boosts one of the show’s most popular episodes of the year

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‘PE’ Greatest Hits: Derek and Ryen Debate the Most Impressive Sports Statistic of All Time

Derek looks back on his conversation with Ryen Russillo about the most impressive sports statistic of all time