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Musk Meltdown: Elon’s Breakup With Twitter Is Going to Be Very Messy

Derek shares his thoughts on the billionaire’s attempt to terminate his bid to take over the social media site

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Predictions for Sun Valley’s Summer Camp for Billionaires

Lucas Shaw joins Matt to discuss the upcoming Sun Valley conference

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The Big Winners and Losers From the Remote Work Revolution

Derek and Julia Hobsbawm break down the phenomenon and discuss whether working from home has made life better or worse

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The Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Trial

Juliet Litman and Amelia Wedemeyer discuss the latest developments and social media frenzy around the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial

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Why Does the Internet Hate Amber Heard?

It’s the trial of the century—kind of. The legal showdown between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has captivated the country, and Derek is a bit confused. Why is everybody talking about this miserable celebrity relationship?

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Market Meltdown: We Are in the Middle of the Second Dot-Com Bubble

Investor and entrepreneur Jason Calacanis gives us a brief history of the 21st century tech industry, explains why this is like and unlike the summer of 2000, and makes some bold predictions about crypto and the economy

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The Future of AI Is Thrilling, Terrifying, Confusing, and Fascinating

Derek and bestselling author Steven Johnson discuss what advancements in AI will mean for the future of work, morality, and economics

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Elon Musk Buys Twitter, Plus Breaking Down ‘Outer Range’

Justin and Micah discuss what’s next for the social media platform

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A Drunk Wolves-Grizz Series, Harden’s Fall, the Sleeper Mavs, and Brooklyn’s Future With Bob Voulgaris and Van Lathan

Plus, why Suns-Pelicans will end in a Game 7 and what’s next for Twitter after Elon Musk purchased the social media platform

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The New Netflix (With Ads!) and How to Get People Back in Theaters

Lucas Shaw joins to discuss the streaming service’s business model

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Instant Reaction Pod! Elon Musk Offers to Buy 100 Percent of Twitter.

Derek welcomes Stratechery writer Ben Thompson to talk about why Twitter is one of the most important companies in the world, why it’s so undervalued, and what Musk could do with it privately

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When Will the Ukraine War End?

Plus: 10 good minutes on what Elon Musk is doing with Twitter

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Should You Be Afraid of TikTok?

Derek breaks down Meta’s issues with its social media rival

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The Case for Milwaukee, the Metaverse + 2022 Oscars Predictions With Ben Thompson and Sean Fennessey

Plus, talking tech, the Metaverse, misinformation, and alternative media

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Rep. Ro Khanna on Dignity in a Digital Age

Ro Khanna joins Bakari to discuss the importance of understanding technology, the potential revitalization thanks to the U.S. Innovation and Competition bill, and what Democrats need to do to maintain numbers in the House and Senate

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The Steam Deck Is an Open-Ended Question About the Future of PC Gaming

Valve’s new handheld console is a game-changing proposition. It’s also a bit of a dare.

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Welcome to the Age of Peak Tech TV

Starting this Sunday, three series centered on three infamous tech companies arrive to streaming services within three weeks of each other. It marks a new wave in television, and perhaps the end of another for startup culture.

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Four Brilliant Frames for Finding the Next Big Thing, With Venture Capitalist Josh Wolfe

Plus, what’s eating tech stocks in 2022?

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Spotify’s Joe Rogan Problem, Facebook’s TikTok Crisis, and Crypto’s Anonymity Conundrum

Plus, reacting to Mark Zuckerberg’s big stock market wipeout

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Are Restaurants Ready for NFTs?

Mike Novogratz returns to the show to guide Dave and Chris through the wilds of web3, NFTs, and the crypto economy

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One Big Question Each for: Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, Amazon, Tesla, and Meta

Derek is joined by Shira Ovide of The New York Times to discuss the future of big tech

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The Profound Legacy of ‘Final Fantasy VII,’ 25 Years Later

Twenty-five years ago to this day, a man named Cloud began appearing on TV screens in Japan and helped popularize one of the most influential video games of all time

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The Past, Present, and Future of Faraway Worlds

Thirty years ago this month, astronomers first confirmed the existence of planets beyond our solar system. The anniversary comes as NASA’s ultra-powerful James Webb Space Telescope gets ready to begin its work, raising the question: What kinds of extrasolar discoveries await?

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Crypto Crashing, Pandemic Stocks Plunging: The Story Behind January’s Wild Stock Market

Author Morgan Housel joins to talk Peloton, Bitcoin, and finance myths

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What Exactly Does the “Metaverse” Have to Do With the Microsoft-Activision Deal?

Microsoft develops the Xbox and has been a major player in PC and console gaming for more than 20 years. The company isn’t betting $70 billion on the buzzword of the week.

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Microsoft’s Purchase of Activision Blizzard Encapsulates an Industry in a Single Deal

The deal, announced Tuesday and expected to close in 2023, touches on every hot-button gaming-industry issue, from consolidation to workplace reform to Netflix-style libraries to speculation around the "metaverse"

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The Biggest Inventions of the 2020s: Cancer Vaccines, Flying Cars, Space Travel, and More

Derek breaks down what could be coming in science and tech over the rest of the decade

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What to Do When Playing the Word Game Wordle Isn’t Enough? Solve It.

Linguists, engineers, and puzzle obsessives unite in the quest for the perfect first word

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How the Rise of the Celebrity Instructor Transformed Our Relationship With Fitness

In March 2020, the fitness industry was forced to adapt to the onset of a global pandemic. Nearly two years later, many of the changes are here to stay—for good and for bad.

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The Four Biggest Myths of the U.S. Economy. Plus, Omicron in 100 Seconds.

Derek is joined by Morgan Housel to discuss inflation, the great resignation, and the future of robots

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Elon Musk Is the Person of the Year. Who Is the Person of the Century? 

Plus, why Derek is wrong about remote work and breaking down the strange behavior of tech’s most famous founders

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The Elizabeth Holmes Trial With Rebecca Jarvis of ‘The Dropout’ Podcast

Derek discusses the evidence in the case against the Theranos founder