Inside the Hive

Inside the Hive Podcast

Every week, cohosts Emily Jane Fox and Joe Hagan tackle the week's news with fresh takes on current affairs, exclusive insights from the staff of Vanity Fair’s The Hive, and a featured conversation with a marquee guest at the center of the action who can help decipher and comprehend the headlines, whether in politics, media or entertainment

The “Absolute and Abject Failure” of the GOP: Democratic Stars Joe Neguse and Beto O’Rourke on Trump, Cruz, and Finding Hope
In this double feature episode of Inside the Hive, cohosts Joe Hagan and Emily Jane Fox interview rising Democratic star Joe Neguse, Congressman from Colorado, about last week’s impeachment trial of Donald Trump and what was and was not achieved after Republicans refused to convict. Neguse takes us behind the scenes with the impeachment managers, including the controversial decision not to call witnesses before a final vote, and considers what lessons Democrats should draw from it.  That's followed by Te...

Life On the Disinformation SuperHighway
On this week's episode of Inside the Hive, NBC News's Brandy Zadrozny and Ben Collins talk about the roots of the disinformation that gets planted online, fed on social networks and tech platforms, and spread all the way to Washington. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Can Trump’s Grip on the GOP Be Loosened?: Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger Says Yes
This week, Adam Kinzinger, Republican of Illinois, joins Inside the Hive to talk about his campaign to steer the GOP away from Donald Trump, the QAnon conspiracy cult, and the insurrection of January 6. In advance of an impeachment trial in the Senate, Kinzinger has allied himself with Wyoming congresswoman Liz Cheney and voted to remove Trump ally and QAnon adherent Marjorie Taylor Greene from her congressional committees. But he acknowledges a tough battle ahead, not least the struggle to bring Trump’s ba...


"Fake Famous": The Dark Side of Influencer Culture
Nick Bilton stops by Inside the Hive to talk about his upcoming HBO documentary, Fake Famous, about a social media experiment that explores the influencer economy, but not before discussing all the ways in which people are trying to get COVID-19 vaccines, and how Joe Biden’s administration is trying to correct course. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

“I Don’t Tense Up in Atlanta When I See the Police": An Interview with Author Charles Blow
This week, Inside the Hive co-host Joe Hagan talks to New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow about his provocative new book, The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto, which proposes a reverse migration of young Black people from northern cities to the South to try replicating what Stacy Abrams achieved in Georgia in the 2020 presidential and congressional races. Post-Civil Rights empowerment for Black populations has failed to materialize, argues Blow, with racism as pernicious, if not more so, in the ...


“Nothing About What Trump Does Surprises Me": An Interview with Democratic Superlawyer Marc Elias
This week, Inside the Hive welcomes Marc Elias, the lawyer who defended the election results against the Trump campaign’s assault, winning 62 out of 63 court cases in multiple states. Despite the fraud claims of seven senators and 121 members of congress who rebelled against the certification of Joe Biden's win this week, Elias says “not a single judge found a single vote that was fraudulent. None. Zero.” The bloodshed at the Capitol on Wednesday was more predictable than it was shocking, he says, and “the ...

A Look Ahead to 2021
Our good friend Nick Bilton stops by for the first episode of the year, to usher in the new, dissect the old, and resolve what will and should look different. We resolve to mention President Trump less, talk about how all politics are local, what excites us about the new administration, and discuss what we're most looking forward to covering in our reporting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

The Best of the Worst: Everything That Was Worthwhile in 2020
For the final episode of this very tough year, co-hosts Emily Jane Fox and Joe Hagan go through what they read, watched, listened to, and loved over the last 12 months.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


Michael Cohen Predicts Trump’s Future
For years, Donald Trump's personal attorney had to live in Donald Trump's head. He knew his every move. He understood his every action and reaction. On this week's episode of Inside the Hive, he talks with co-host Emily Jane Fox about what he's sure Trump will do next, what investigations hang in the balance, and whether he thinks they'll ever speak again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

"America’s Kind of Crazy—and it Doesn’t Go Away” - A Conversation with Rick Perlstein, Author of Reaganland
In 1977, Jimmy Carter entered the White House with as much public goodwill as any president in modern times (an 80% approval rating) on the promise of restoring decency through political restraint and shared sacrifice. Sound familiar? On this week’s episode of Inside the Hive, Joe Hagan talks to historian Rick Perlstein about the latest edition to his spectacular three-volume history of the modern right wing, Reaganland: America’s Right Turn 1976-1980, which documents the presidency of Carter and the emerge...


Barack Obama's “A Promised Land”: Inside a Sit-Down With the 44th President
On this week’s episode, we are lucky enough to share the conversation between President Obama and Jesmyn Ward, which is featured in the latest issue of Vanity Fair. They talk about his new memoir, the state of our country, and the process of writing truths about themselves. For this listen—and so many things—we have a lot to be grateful for.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

After Trump, does truth matter?: A conversation with CNN’S Jake Tapper
Jake Tapper, chief Washington correspondent for CNN, returns to “Inside the Hive” for an in-depth conversation on the state of the media in these bitter, waning days of the Trump era. While Trump and his legal team spin outlandish conspiracies to reverse the legitimate election of Joe Biden, Tapper separates fact from fiction, casts skepticism on a Trump “coup,” and considers the long-term damage Trump’s war on reality has done to American life. How much is the media—including CNN—culpable for his rise? Wil...

Introducing SELF: Checking In
Introducing Checking In, the advice podcast where we answer real health and wellness questions from real people like you. Hosted by SELF’s Editor in Chief, Carolyn Kylstra, and featuring trusted experts, doctors, therapists, thought leaders, and even a few celebrities, we’re diving deep into what it really means to be healthy. Checking In launches on Monday, November 16th, with new episodes releasing weekly. Subscribe to get episodes right when they drop at 6:00 am EST. Listen to Checking In here: App...


Are we on the sunny side of the street yet?
On this week’s podcast, cohosts Emily Jane Fox and Joe Hagan game out the political future of the Trump machine in the aftermath of Joe Biden’s decisive electoral victory. While Trump drums up hysteria about a coup to fan the passions of his minions—prepping, no doubt, for a right-wing media company to challenge Fox News—the rest of the media faces a reckoning: Will we continue to breathe life into Trump’s reality show by indulging his 24/7 madness with cameras and microphones? Will Jared and Ivanka manage ...

The Waiting Is the Hardest Part
The election came and went and we are here to talk it all through, break it all down, and feel our way through what may come next. Co-hosts Joe Hagan and Emily Jane Fox go over what the polls and pundits missed, the cooling effect of a President Biden, and the impacts of the Trump derangement syndrome we're all suffering from.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Series Finale of the Trump Show?
On this week’s episode of Inside the Hive, co-hosts Emily Jane Fox and Joe Hagan ask the question: If this reality-TV presidency was scripted, how might it end? Expanding on a special project published in the Hive this week—in which Susan Orlean, Tom Perrotta, Anthony Scaramucci, Alexandra Petri and others imagine a Trump-era “finale”—the hosts bring in special guest Lee Eisenberg, former head writer of The Office (and Hive-famous financée to Fox), to discuss how a writer’s room in Hollywood might build a b...


Can America Recover From The Trump Presidency?
This week, Hive special correspondent Gabe Sherman, who has covered Donald Trump since 2015, joins cohost Joe Hagan for an in-depth discussion of the final days of the 2020 election and - possibly - the Trump era. Sherman and Hagan look past the polls to discern the narrative logic of Trump’s reality-TV presidency: As he runs out of storylines and ideas, the President of “scandal, chaos and conflict" has been bested by his biggest political competitor of the 2020 campaign: the coronavirus. Desperate to dist...

Get In the Fight: Jon Lovett's Home Stretch Playbook
With less than three weeks to go before the election, Crooked Media’s Jon Lovett joins co-host Emily Jane Fox to talk about the closing arguments each candidate is making—or not making, as it may be. Plus, he weighs in on the bigger questions of how Washington could normalize in a post-Trump world and what we should be doing in this final countdown.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Just How Far Will This Super-Spreader Spread?
With President Donald Trump as contagion in chief and the election right around the corner, co-hosts Joe Hagan and Emily Jane Fox break down the administration's trust deficit, the debate over the next presidential debate, and the personal bellwethers they've seen over the last few weeks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


“I Know Our Day Is Coming”: Valerie Jarrett on Women in 2020
On this week’s episode of Inside the Hive, co-host Emily Jane Fox sits down with former Obama White House advisor Valerie Jarrett to discuss what it’s like to work with Joe Biden, how debate prep usually works, what’s at stake in the coming weeks, and what a difference mentorship can make.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Will the Center Hold?: A Primer on Why What Matters Matters
With a Supreme Court nomination fight, a debate slugfest, and a battle for the soul of our nation on the horizon, co-hosts Joe Hagan and Emily Jane Fox talk about what’s at stake for the winners and losers and how to make it through alive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

“Nationalism Will Run Roughshod Over Democracy”: What can Nazi Germany tell us about Trump’s GOP?
This week, “Inside the Hive” welcomes historian Peter Fritzsche, author of "Hitler’s First Hundred Days: When Germans Embraced the Third Reich,” to help separate fact from exaggeration on the increasingly pressing question of how much Trump’s GOP resembles the Nazis of the early 1930s. As Donald Trump attacks democratic norms and undermines the electoral process, and AG William Barr stokes fear of "a socialist path” if Trump loses, historians are hearing distressing echoes of Adolph Hitler’s rise, from the ...


Introducing In Vogue: The 1990s
The story of a pivotal decade, In VOGUE: The 1990s is a new audio docuseries that revisits the pivotal moments in 90’s culture through the lens of fashion. From slip dresses with army boots to colorful tracksuits and minimal pantsuits, Vogue experts and star guests highlight the stories in fashion history that reflected this new era of connectivity.  Presented by Anna Wintour and hosted by Hamish Bowles, this fashion podcast examines how the 90s sparked a cultural fusion that continues to shape our world t...

Lordy, There Are Books: But Will They Matter?
On this week’s Inside the Hive, Joe Hagan and Emily Jane Fox go deep into Bob Woodward's new bombshell of a book, which is all the more rattling because it is backed up by tapes of President Donald Trump himself detailing failure of leadership in the face of a global pandemic. Along with two other missives, from Michael Cohen and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, the president and his family have been caught in a tattered web of their own words at a time when they needed to be weaving their own narratives if they ...

“I Really Think He is Against America”: Trump The Traitor?
On this week’s “Inside the Hive,” Emily Jane Fox and Joe Hagan assess the state of the presidential race at the end of the long, hot 2020 summer and find themselves torn between glimmers of hope for Joe Biden in the polls and the ongoing apocalyptic tidings of Trumpism. In a feature interview, Hagan talks to longtime Republican strategist Stuart Stevens, whose best-selling book “It Was All a Lie” is a confession, a mea culpa and a searing analysis of the racism and xenophobia that has swallowed the GOP with...


RNC EDITION: How Much Can One Nation Take?
On this week’s “Inside the Hive,” Emily Jane Fox and Joe Hagan parse Trump's ghastly RNC, discussing what the Trump children’s speeches tell us about the family’s inner workings and the psyche of their narcissistic paterfamilias. As the GOP tries to turn the social unrest in Wisconsin into a suburban fear factor and tie it to Joe Biden, our hosts wonder whether this week’s convention—or the DNC, for that matter—will have any lasting impact. Plus: Joe Hagan talks to author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates abo...

DNC SPECIAL: Is It Safe To Feel Optimistic?
On this week’s “Inside the Hive,” co-hosts Emily Jane Fox and Joe Hagan discuss the four-day extravaganza of Democratic hopes and dreams and the official coming out of Joe Biden as the nominee who will face off against Donald Trump for the future of the free world. From Joe and Jill Biden’s 70s sitcom-worthy biography to Barack Obama’s cold dismantling of Trump to Kamala Harris’s intersectional feminist vision, Fox and Hagan examine the spectacle and speeches (and the musical choices) for clues to the deepe...

The 2020 Circus Hits Primetime
On this episode of Inside the Hive, the co-hosts of Showtime’s The Circus, which premiers its fifth season this weekend, stop by to talk about how quote-on-quote traditional campaigns may be extinct; how Joe Biden will handle a more progressive Democratic party; and the intricacies of filming their show during a global pandemic.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


The Crossroads: How the GOP broke America and what to do about it
On this week’s “Inside the Hive," author and journalist Kurt Andersen discusses his new book, “Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History,” which is both the story of how the GOP spent the last 50 years reengineering the economy to favor big business at the expense of the working class, and also a crucial primer for the 2020 election. Andersen argues that we’re at a crossroads not unlike 1980, when Reagan ushered in the rightward tilt of our economic lives, selling the idea that unfettered gre...

“Down the Road We Go”: On Loss and Leadership
On this week’s episode of Inside the Hive, Nick Bilton comes back to talk with Emily Jane Fox about Congress’s tech mess, Trump’s tweeting, and the loss of our beloved editor, John Homans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Inside the Michael Cohen Saga, Part Bazillion
On this week’s Inside the Hive, Emily Jane Fox and Joe Hagan go deep into everything you need to know about the governments “retaliation” against Michael Cohen, Trump’s mental acuity test, and the major roadblocks standing in the way of his re-election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


Introducing: Get WIRED
Introducing Get WIRED -- a new podcast from WIRED about how the future is realized. Each week, they burrow down new rabbit holes to investigate the ways technology is changing our lives—from culture to business, science to design. Through hard-hitting reporting, intimate storytelling, and audio you won’t hear anywhere else, Get WIRED is the must-listen-to tech podcast that sets the agenda for the week. Hosted by WIRED Senior Writer Lauren Goode. Listen and subscribe to Get WIRED at the link here. Learn mor...

Can Negative Ads Alone Beat Trump in November?
GOP consultant and Never-Trumper John Weaver talks to “Inside the Hive” about the origins and aims of the Lincoln Project, the PAC that’s kicking out incendiary viral ads aimed at exploiting Trump’s self-regard and paranoia and keeping him on the defensive. Weaver analyzes the Biden campaign and argues that a relentless barrage of negative advertising will weaken Trump and help “clear the air” for Biden’s positive message. He also implores nervous Democrats to stop fretting and follow their lead: “They’re m...

The September Issue: Can School Really Go Back in Session?
On this week's episode of *Inside the Hive*, Emily Jane Fox talks with Randi Weingarten of American Federation of Teachers about the biggest question on everyone's mind: will schools safely open in September? They discuss what needs to be done to protect teachers, whether it makes sense to pay for remote college this fall, and how the Trump administration dropped the ball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


How will CNN's Jake Tapper be remembered 30 years from now?
This week on Inside the Hive, CNN’s Jake Tapper joins Joe Hagan for a wide-ranging conversation, from his role covering Trump to the gripping new war movie “The Outpost," based on Tapper’s 2012 nonfiction book about a harrowing battle between 53 U.S. forces and 400+ Taliban in which eight Americans were killed. Tapper talks of his emotional reaction to reports that Trump ignored intelligence about Russia paying Taliban insurgents to kill U.S. soldiers. Tapper also addresses the theory that CNN itself is par...

Is Facebook the New Fox News?
On this week's Inside the Hive, Nick Bilton comes back to talk about social media during COVID19 and the Black Lives Matter movement, how Mark Zuckerberg will be remembered in the history books, and why we shouldn't trust the newest polls. Plus, Bilton reveals his matchmaking abilities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

"Nothing Ever Ends Well With Him": Will Trump Crash and Burn In November?
As President Donald Trump stares down a global pandemic, an economic catastrophe, protests following George Floyd's murder, and John Bolton and Mary Trump's books, the general election hangs in the balance. Former Trump advisor Sam Nunberg joins this week's *Inside the Hive* to talk about what the campaign is getting wrong, the last time Trump called him, whether the president even wants to be reelected, and who's on his list of enemies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


Could Trump Steal the 2020 Election?
On this week’s Inside the Hive, cohost Joe Hagan talks to two lawyers on the front lines of the battle over the integrity of November's election. It’s a worrisome picture. Marc Elias, a veteran lawyer for the DNC, and Dale Ho of the ACLU, discuss their respective court battles to establish and protect mail-in voting and expand the rights of voters in the face of well-funded GOP efforts to limit and even purge voters, especially African-American and younger voters. Will Republicans follow Trump’s lead and re...

The Protests are changing America -- But what about Facebook?
This week, cohosts Emily Jane Fox and Joe Hagan bring you important voices from two fronts of the ongoing struggle for justice after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. First, Fox interviews Maya Wiley, the Brooklyn-based civil rights activist and MSNBC legal analyst, who dissects and interprets the murder charges against four policemen involved in the killing, and explains how to reform policing in this country. Next, Joe Hagan interviews Brandi Collins-Dexter, the senior campaign director for Colo...

The Fresh Prince of Kalorama: A Jared Kushner Roundtable
Kushner, the President's son-in-law, is one of the Trump West Wing's only survivors, having outwitted, outplayed, and outlasted his rivals as he stayed in his father-in-law's good graces while keeping an eye on his comically large portfolio. But before he was finding peace in the Middle East, defining the Republican agenda, and handling a global pandemic, he was a lowly newspaper publisher. On this week's *Inside the Hive*, co-host Emily Jane Fox sits down with Tom McGeveran, Elizabeth Spiers, and *Vanity F...


"We made this movie to be on the big screen": Director Jon Chu Bets On a Post-Pandemic Hollywood
On this week’s episode, Joe Hagan talks to Crazy Rich Asians director Jon Chu and film editor Myron Kerstein to discuss the wrenching decision to push their new tent-pole film, the Lin Manuel Miranda musical In the Heights, to summer 2021 instead of opening on a streaming service. With movie production in Hollywood halted, studios and the producers, directors, actors and film crews they employ are groping for answers as to how films get made again, where their next paychecks will come from, and whether audi...

Can the Subway Survive Corona, and Can the Public Survive the Subway?
On this week's episode of Inside the Hive, co-host Emily Jane Fox sits down with Sarah Feinberg, the Interim President of the New York City Transit Authority, to talk all things transit in the midst of coronavirus: how to keep 51,000 workers and millions of riders safe in the midst of a highly contagious virus, how the agency can make money if people stay working from home forever, and how the Trump administration has failed to protect the American public.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastch...

Can Progressive Feminists Vote for Joe Biden?
On this week's episode of Inside the Hive, co-host Joe Hagan talks to Rebecca Traister, author of "Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger," about the Joe Biden/Tara Reade imbroglio, analyzing the thorny implications for the former VP's female allies, the problem with the #believewomen movement, and how Joe Biden might have better handled the allegation that he sexually assaulted Reade 27 years ago. Whatever Biden's shortcomings, the feminist columnist for The Cut vows she'll "crawl over brok...


Danny Meyer: Why Taking PPP Loans Is Irresponsible
This week, Emily Jane Fox and Joe Hagan are back for an interview with Danny Meyer, founder of Union Square Hospitality Group and Shake Shack. Meyer and Fox discuss the controversy around Shake Shack applying for—and returning—a $10 million Paycheck Protection Program loan and the wreckage restaurants are wading through to survive through COVID-19. Meyer elucidates the government’s many failures, his suggestions for helpful legislation, and what restaurants will look like once diners can return to full room...

Chris Matthews: To Win, Joe Biden Must Prove Himself
The first episode under new co-hosts Emily Jane Fox and Joe Hagan features an exclusive interview with Chris Matthews, former host of HARDBALL on MSNBC, who discusses with Hagan his controversial exit after 20 years and analyzes a presidential election thrown into chaos by the pandemic. Can Joe Biden break through? Was Bernie Sanders right? Why does Matthews prefer Amy Klobuchar over Stacey Abrams for Biden’s VP? An in-depth conversation on the “highly unpredictable” politics of 2020. Learn more about your...

Trump, Masks, and Sourdough: The Coronavirus Round Table
After 150 episodes, Nick Bilton is handing over the reigns of Inside the Hive to Vanity Fair’s Emily Jane Fox and Joe Hagan. In today’s episode, all three join together for a round-table discussion on Trump’s attempt to blame everyone—from Barack Obama to the World Health Organization—for his floundering response to COVID-19; how Joe Biden and the Democrats should respond; and if Americans have too much freedom (and an aversion to wearing masks) to truly stop the spread until there’s a cure. Stick around fo...


Trump, Masks, and Sourdough: The Coronavirus Round Table
After 150 episodes, Nick Bilton is handing over the reigns of Inside the Hive to Vanity Fair’s Emily Jane Fox and Joe Hagan. In today’s episode, all three join together for a round-table discussion on Trump’s attempt to blame everyone—from Barack Obama to the World Health Organization—for his floundering response to COVID-19; how Joe Biden and the Democrats should respond; and if Americans have too much freedom (and an aversion to wearing masks) to truly stop the spread until there’s a cure. Stick around fo...

On the Frontlines of COVID-19: A Nurse, A Governor and A Journalist
On this week's Inside the Hive we talk to Sydney Gressel, a nurse at UCSF's Benioff Hospital in San Francisco who has started a new nonprofit to help feed doctors and nurses around the country as they fight on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. Then, Vanity Fair contributor Joe Hagan sits down with Illinois governor J. B. Pritzker to parse the Trump White House’s missteps in fighting the virus and how the state is trying to combat the disease. Finally, Nick sits down with Sarah Frier, a reporter fo...

Will Coronavirus End Like Contagion?
Is coronavirus on track to play out like the movie Contagion? Scott Z. Burns, the writer of the film, and Ian Lipkin, a professor of epidemiology at Columbia University, join Nick to explain how much of the research that went into the film is playing out in real time; how the states and countries that ignore social distancing will pay the ultimate price; why this particularly insidious virus is unlike anything we've seen in recent history; and how an FDA-approved vaccine could take a lot less time than we’v...


Inside the White House’s Coronapocalypse
Does Trump's response to COVID-19 hurt or help his reelection bid? Gabriel Sherman, Vanity Fair special correspondent, and Don Winslow, crime novelist, join Nick to talk about what's going on deep inside the White House, why Trump (thankfully!) can't fire Dr. Fauci, and how the media is responding to the Trump Coronapocalypse. Plus, a bonus discussion on Joe Biden, and if Andrew Cuomo could end up as the Democratic presidential pick in a draft nomination. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoi...

Coronavirus Against the World
Are we nearing another Great Depression? Kai Ryssdal, host of Marketplace, joins Nick to explain how COVID-19 is going to decimate the global economy, how rapidly job loss will occur, and why this is unlike anything we've seen in recent history. Nick also elucidates the latest numbers and projections around mortality rates and global impact. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

The Impending American Housing Crisis
First thing's first: Coronavirus! A request from listeners and a short PSA. Second: Are we at the beginning of a massive nationwide housing crisis in America that will force millions into homelessness? Conor Dougherty, an economics reporter at The New York Times, joins Nick to talk about his new book, “Golden Gates,” which tells stories of eviction, gentrification, an eroding middle class, a financial system that could be on the brink of driving families from their homes, and how to stop such a disastrous s...


Can Biden Really Beat Trump?
Are Americans on the left and right simply destined to hate each other forever? Ezra Klein, cofounder of Vox and author of the new book, “Why We’re Polarized,” joins Nick to explain how we became a country so divided, if the current media landscape is causing more harm than social media does, and why Biden pulling ahead in the primary flipped everything upside down this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Can We UnTrump America?
x`Over the past three years, Trump has become a pox on America, both at home and abroad, and changed politics forever. Daniel Pfeiffer, former Senior Advisor to President Obama, joins Nick to explain how we can "UnTrump America," how the Democrats have a slim, but possible, chance of winning in November, why beating Mitch McConnell might be more important than defeating Donald Trump, and how to roll back the disastrous judges that the Republicans have appointed over the past three years. Learn more about y...

Can We UnTrump America?
x`Over the past three years, Trump has become a pox on America, both at home and abroad, and changed politics forever. Daniel Pfeiffer, former Senior Advisor to President Obama, joins Nick to explain how we can "UnTrump America," how the Democrats have a slim, but possible, chance of winning in November, why beating Mitch McConnell might be more important than defeating Donald Trump, and how to roll back the disastrous judges that the Republicans have appointed over the past three years. Learn more about y...


Is Parasite a Game-Changer for Hollywood?
Let’s talk Trump, Tinseltown, and Parasite! Franklin Leonard, creator of “The Black List,” joins Nick to discuss what effect (if any) Parasite will have on the movies and TV shows that will be created in Hollywood in the coming years, if the tech industry can truly disrupt the most broken creative business model in the world, and which Democratic candidate Tinseltown is backing to go up against Trump in the coming election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Is Parasite a Game-Changer for Hollywood?
Let’s talk Trump, Tinseltown, and Parasite! Franklin Leonard, creator of “The Black List,” joins Nick to discuss what effect (if any) Parasite will have on the movies and TV shows that will be created in Hollywood in the coming years, if the tech industry can truly disrupt the most broken creative business model in the world, and which Democratic candidate Tinseltown is backing to go up against Trump in the coming election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Is the Democratic Party Dumber than Trump?
What brought Hope Hicks back into the fold? Why have Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg succeeded, while Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren have failed (so far)? And what on earth is happening with the Michael Avenatti trial and the sentencing of Roger Stone? Emily Jane Fox joins Nick to decode what happened this week in politics, crime and punishment, and why—as Nick puts it—the Democratic Party needs to get its s**t together. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


Impeachment, Iowa, and the Week from Hell
Trump didn't get impeached! Iowa was a disaster! A virus is getting ready to destroy humanity! What's next? Bess Levin, a columnist for Vanity Fair, joins Nick to discuss why this week sucked so much, why the economy still hasn't gone into a Trump-induced recession, whether this is all part of Mike Bloomberg's master plan, and why Donald Trump Jr. not being hugged enough as a child means he’ll probably be president one day. Oh, and stick around until the end when Nick surprises Levin with the most difficult...

The Economic Armageddon Ravaging America
Is American retail about to go through its most apocalyptic change since the invention of Main Street, U.S.A.? Larry Ingrassia, a former editor at The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times, joins Nick to talk about his new book, "Billion Dollar Brand Club," to discuss how the country’s corporate giants are finally getting what they deserve, how the Razor Wars, Mattress Wars, and Eyeglass Wars are a sign of what's to come for businesses everywhere, and why Trump's economic upswing...

Knives Out: The Democratic Primary Is About to Get Messy
It’s finally here! No, the impeachment—we’re talking about the Iowa Caucus. After what feels like 30 years of speculation (but has really been three), Jordan Brown, a political consultant and fundraiser who has spent time on the ground with almost all of the Democratic nominees, joins Nick to explain how the Democratic primary could play out from Iowa to New Hampshire to Super Tuesday, why the country is at its biggest crossroads in history, and whether impeachment, which likely won’t end in Trump’s removal...


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 a...

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcast...

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 r...


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. Learn more about your ad cho...

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 ...

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


Is It Possible to Get Trump Out of Your Head?
Should we shut down the media complex in order to save democracy? Dylan Byers, senior media reporter at NBC News and MSNBC, joins Nick to talk about why news has become so divisive, why Bloomberg isn’t just another annoying billionaire, how to get Trump out of our heads, and why he thinks Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg aren’t as bad as the rest of America does. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Three Mayors and a Turkey
Will 2020 be “The Battle of the Mayors,” in which former Mayor Mike Bloomberg takes on Mayor Pete Buttigieg to be the 2020 Democratic nominee? Senior Hive correspondent Emily Jane Fox joins Nick to talk about why the Democrats hate each other, if impeachment will hurt or hinder Trump’s reelection bid, and if the other former Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, really has an insurance policy on Trump. Stick around until the end of the show to talk turkeys and what we’re all grateful for this year. Learn more about your a...

Three Mayors and a Turkey
Will 2020 be “The Battle of the Mayors,” in which former Mayor Mike Bloomberg takes on Mayor Pete Buttigieg to be the 2020 Democratic nominee? Senior Hive correspondent Emily Jane Fox joins Nick to talk about why the Democrats hate each other, if impeachment will hurt or hinder Trump’s reelection bid, and if the other former Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, really has an insurance policy on Trump. Stick around until the end of the show to talk turkeys and what we’re all grateful for this year. Learn more about your a...


Can a Whistleblower Really Bring Down Trump?
The chaos inside the White House, from immigration to Ukraine, would still be a big secret if not for whistleblowers in the Trump administration. John Tye, a former government official turned whistleblower himself, joins Nick to talk about the rise of people leaking information from all corners of America, from the MeToo movement to Trump’s misdeeds to employees at Google decrying projects they see as uniquely evil. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Can a Whistleblower Really Bring Down Trump?
The chaos inside the White House, from immigration to Ukraine, would still be a big secret if not for whistleblowers in the Trump administration. John Tye, a former government official turned whistleblower himself, joins Nick to talk about the rise of people leaking information from all corners of America, from the MeToo movement to Trump’s misdeeds to employees at Google decrying projects they see as uniquely evil. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Are Evil Capitalist Overlords Ruining Our Lives?
Is Bernie right—has capitalism broken America beyond repair? Yancey Strickler, former CEO of Kickstarter and author of the book, “This Could Be Our Future,” joins Nick to explain how Wall Street, game theory, and the disgusting modern day-business habit of maximizing shareholder value, has destroyed our democracy, and how we can fix it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


Director Errol Morris on Bannon, Holmes, and the Scam of the Century
Is Steve Bannon a white nationalist, a patriot, or something way more sinister? Academy Award-winning filmmaker Errol Morris joins Nick to discuss his new film about the Trump White House, the rise of the alt-right, and why Bannon might be the biggest hypocrite in the history of politics. Plus: the latest juicy gossip about disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Director Errol Morris on Bannon, Holmes, and the Scam of the Century
Is Steve Bannon a white nationalist, a patriot, or something way more sinister? Academy Award-winning filmmaker Errol Morris joins Nick to discuss his new film about the Trump White House, the rise of the alt-right, and why Bannon might be the biggest hypocrite in the history of politics. Plus: the latest juicy gossip about disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Kanye, Kim, Trump and the Battle for the White House
Should we boo and yell “Lock Him Up!” at Donald Trump? Or should we go high when they go low? DeRay Mckesson, the inimitable, Patagonia vest-wearing civil rights activist who helped start the Black Lives Matter movement, joins Nick to discuss how to effectively protest the Trump administration, who might be able to beat Trump in 2020, and why Kanye West and Kim Kardashian just need to go. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


Kanye, Kim, Trump and the Battle for the White House
Should we boo and yell “Lock Him Up!” at Donald Trump? Or should we go high when they go low? DeRay Mckesson, the inimitable, Patagonia vest-wearing civil rights activist who helped start the Black Lives Matter movement, joins Nick to discuss how to effectively protest the Trump administration, who might be able to beat Trump in 2020, and why Kanye West and Kim Kardashian just need to go. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Sam Harris Explains Why There’s No Free Will
Take a deep breath and forget about Donald Trump. On this week’s show, Nick sits down with renowned neuroscientist and author Sam Harris to discuss the science of meditation, why free will is an illusion, and how to get through 2020 without losing your mind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

The 2020 Terror That Keeps Democrats Up at Night
Joel Stein, a writer for The Los Angeles Times and author of a new book, “In Defense of Elitism,” joins Nick to explain how impeachment could backfire on Democrats, why the best chance to win in 2020 is a bipartisan ticket, and why “ozone chambers” are the hottest new health fad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


Why Can’t #MeToo Bring Down Trump?
And why wasn’t the movement been able to touch Brett Kavanaugh? Nick talks to New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly about their new book, “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh,” which includes new allegations against the Supreme Court justice and shines a light on whether he could be impeached if Trump loses reelection in 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Will Impeachment Cost Democrats the White House?
Or will it cause Trump to unravel? David Plouffe, former campaign manager for Barack Obama, joins Nick to discuss the chances of Trump winning a second terrifying term, whether Dems can retake the Senate, and why 2020 will be the most important election in a hundred years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Inside the 9/11 Coverup Worse Than Ukraine
Forget impeachment, let’s talk hidden government torture programs and shell corporations stealing money from the poor!  Filmmakers Steven Soderbergh and Scott Z. Burns join Nick to talk about writing and directing “The Laundromat” and “The Report,” two films that explore the dark world of the Panama Papers, and how the Bush and Obama administrations hid post-9/11 CIA torture programs from the public. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


Did Adnan Syed Do It?
And was Meek Mill targeted by a rogue judge? Tyler Maroney, a former journalist-turned private investigator with QRI, talks about some of the most bizarre and infuriating cases he’s covered as a P.I., as well as his upcoming book, “Corporate Dick.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Was Uber's CEO a Sociopath?
Travis Kalanick did unspeakable things to grow his company. But is the rest of Silicon Valley any better? Mike Isaac, a tech reporter at The New York Times, joins Nick to discuss all the insider drama, boardroom knife-fighting, and other juicy details in his new book, “Super Pumped.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Was Uber's CEO a Sociopath?
Travis Kalanick did unspeakable things to grow his company. But is the rest of Silicon Valley any better? Mike Isaac, a tech reporter at The New York Times, joins Nick to discuss all the insider drama, boardroom knife-fighting, and other juicy details in his new book, “Super Pumped.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Trump and “1984”: Inside the Plot to Break the Media
As the election nears, Republicans are going full Mao Zedong on the media. Can journalism as we know it survive? Joe Pompeo, Media Correspondent for Vanity Fair, joins Nick talk about the new right-wing plot to expose reporters’ old tweets, how fake news can be a weapon of war, and why Americans are giving up on the truth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Could Gene Editing Turn You Into Captain America?
Scientists are on the brink of creating super humans that are stronger than Chris Evans and faster than Usain Bolt. But should we? Jamie Metzl, author of the book “Hacking Darwin,” joins Nick to discuss the future of gene editing, why eradicating disease could ruin our ability to create art, and how China could be using CRISPR to breed a terrifying new type of super soldier. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Marianne Williamson on God, Guns, and Transcendental Meditation
Do Democrats need to find God before they can defeat Trump? Marianne Williamson, the controversial spiritual guru turned presidential candidate, joins Nick to explain how the left lost religion, why America needs a Department of Peace, and her plan to defeat the “dark psychic force” of the Trump administration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


Was Jeffrey Epstein Murdered?
Everything about Epstein’s alleged suicide seems fishy, from the the sleeping guard to his broken neck. Vanity Fair correspondent Emily Jane Fox and writer-director Lee Eisenberg join Nick to talk conspiracy theories, comedy in the age of Trump, and why a TV show about immigration might help us make it through the 2020 election with our sanity intact. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Is Your Phone Trying to Kill You?
Breaking news. Push notifications. Email alerts. We live in a world where technology has become inescapable—and where tech CEOs profit from our addictions. Ryan Holiday, author of a new book on “Stillness,” joins Nick to explain how to turn off your phone, tune out Trump, and drop off the grid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

#MoscowMitch and the Republican Plan to Steal 2020
Is Mitch McConnell a secret Russian agent, or just an unpatriotic hack? Political reporter Abigail Tracy joins Nick to discuss how Republicans plan to win in 2020 and whether Warren, Biden, Buttigieg, or Harris can stop them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


Epstein, Mueller, and the Secret of Human Life
In this jam-packed episode, Emily Jane Fox joins Nick to reveal her most startling reporting about Jeffrey Epstein, Mueller, and Michael Cohen. Afterward, musician-turned-tech investor D.A. Wallach stops by to debate Nick about consumerism, dining furniture, and why we exist in the universe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Wall Street Braces for Trump’s Economic Colonic
Recession! Inflation! Economic collapse! We’ve heard the doomsday predictions for Donald Trump’s economy, but will any become a reality? William D. Cohan, the Hive’s resident Wall Street expert, joins Nick to explain how and when the stock market might tank. Stick around to hear about Cohan’s new book, “Four Friends,” which explores the lives of four young men, including JFK Jr., who died too young. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

QAnon, UFOs, and America’s Craziest Conspiracy Theories
When the hell did American politics get so weird?  Investigative journalist Anna Merlan joins Nick to talk about her new book, “Republic of Lies,” which details all of the conspiracy theories currently floating around the U.S., including Pizzagate, the Pee Pee Tape, secret CIA programs, and “Q.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


Bill Nye the Science Guy on Aliens, the Universe, and Trump
Is there intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? What about in the White House? Bill Nye the Science Guy joins Nick to answer all of the questions that keep you up at night, including why we’re here, the odds that climate change will destroy civilization, whether humanity will ever fully explore the cosmos, and most important, why Trump is such a pathological liar.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Why Kumail Nanjiani Is Sick of Big Tech
The star of Silicon Valley (the HBO show) joins Nick to explain why he hates Silicon Valley (the industry), why so many CEOs appear to be sociopaths, and the reason he all but stopped using Twitter. Plus: the importance of comedy in the Age of Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Can Fox News Keep Trump in the White House?
Is Fox News the most insidious organization in the history of journalism? Gabriel Sherman, author of “The Loudest Voice in the Room,” the definitive book about Roger Ailes—now coming to Showtime as a limited-series TV show—joins Nick to explain how Ailes changed the landscape of American politics and how Rupert Murdoch could help get Trump reelected in 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


Wait, Elizabeth Holmes Got Married?!
Emily Jane Fox joins Nick to talk about the Theranos founder’s secret wedding, and who did and didn’t make the guest list. Plus: Fox takes us inside the clink with former Trump fixer Michael Cohen, followed by a discussion about the presidential race and why Joe Biden is to 2020 what Jeb Bush was to 2016. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Is YouTube Secretly the Worst Company in America?
This week, Vanity Fair’s Abigail Tracy flips the script to interview Nick about Chinese spies in Silicon Valley, whether President Warren will annihilate Amazon, and why YouTube might be the worst company in America. Stay tuned until the end, when Tracy explains why Nancy Pelosi doesn’t want to impeach Donald Trump—and how Congress will make his life hell, anyway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Scott Galloway on the Algebra of Happiness
The grumpiest man on earth (or one of them) joins Nick to explain how decades of research have finally uncovered the key to happiness. (That answer is not what you think.) After uncovering the world’s best kept secret, Scott and Nick delve into Facebook, and why he thinks Mark Zuckerberg or Sheryl Sandberg will be arrested in Europe before the end of the year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


Will a New Cold War Break the Internet?
With Trump blacklisting Chinese technology companies, will a new Iron Curtain split the digital world in two? Oz Woloshyn and Karah Preiss, technology journalists and podcast hosts, join Nick to explain why this is such an integral crossroads for Silicon Valley, in which technology could trap us in a terrifying surveillance state, or allow us to upload our thoughts and live forever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Did Texas Execute an Innocent Man?
In 2004, Texas executed Cameron Todd Willingham, a poor, uneducated heavy metal devotee, for killing his three daughters in an arson fire. As numerous investigations and news articles have uncovered, he likely didn’t commit the crime. Academy Award-winning director Ed Zwick joins Nick to talk about his new film, Trial by Fire, and explain how broken death row is, after over a hundred people have been exonerated post-death for crimes they didn’t commit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices...

Why is America So Violent?
Gun laws in America have barely changed despite hundreds of mass shootings in America over the past decade. Yet when a gunman opened fire in a mosque in New Zealand, the country’s leaders banned assault rifles less than a week later. Shannon Watts, founder of Mom’s Demand Action, joins Nick to explain why America is so obsessed with guns and violence, why the NRA is so vulnerable right now, and how a grassroots movement is trying to change how easy it is to get an assault rifle in the United States. Learn ...


Is America Too Bigoted for Pete Buttigieg?
Mayor Pete speaks seven languages, is deeply religious, fought in Afghanistan, and is smarter than Donald Trump in every way imaginable, but is America evolved enough to elect a gay president? Tina Nguyen, The Hive’s resident 2020 expert, joins Nick to explain why Elizabeth Warren is amazing, but might be too boring, how Beto O’Rourke ruined his bid with the worst announcement video in history, and why Joe Biden could be the Jeb Bush of the 2020 Democratic field. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit pod...

The “Homeless Billionaire” Predicts Humanity Is Toast
Is America broken beyond repair? Nicolas Berggruen, the “homeless billionaire” who now runs his own think tank, joins Nick to discuss why we’re losing to China, how gene-editing could create a new species that destroys humanity, and why that may not be such a bad thing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

The Mueller Bombshell Hiding in Plain Sight
It appears Attorney General William Barr wasn’t being truthful about the Mueller report. Abby Tracy, Vanity Fair’s resident expert on everything Russia-related, joins Nick to discuss all the bombshells, why Trump isn’t as innocent as Barr claimed, and what it all means for 2020. Plus: Nick’s salacious theory about the famed pee-pee tape. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


Will Silicon Valley Wipe Out Hollywood?
Some say Hollywood is the weirdest, most-wasteful industry in earth. So what happens when Silicon Valley disrupts it? Will actors be replaced by CGI versions of themselves? Rob Fishman, a techie turned studio head, joins Nick to try to explain why Hollywood is so broken, and if it can ever be fixed. Plus: Vanity Fair’s special Wall Street correspondent, Bess Levin, explains why Jack Dorsey has truly lost his mind, what the arrest of Julian Assange means for Trump, and why no one can sit in a 220-degree saun...

How Fox News and Trump Are Melting Our Brains
Has Donald Trump broken our minds, and is it possible to tune him out? Longtime White House correspondent Jessica Yellin joins Nick to discuss the 2020 horse race, why so much of the media sucks (on both sides), and how our collective obsession with Trump has destroyed our ability to make sense of what matters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Was Boeing the Start of the A.I. Apocalypse?
The airline industry is one of the most regulated in the world, yet a potential software bug on Boeing’s 737 Max may have killed hundreds of people. Should we be worried the same thing could happen with driverless cars, drones, and delivery robots in the not-too-distant future? Clive Thompson, author of the new book, “Coders,” joins Nick to explain what we can do to stop cyberterrorists or a rogue nation from using code instead of bombs to kill us all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices...


How the Mueller Debacle Could Save Dems from Total Annihilation
For two years, Americans have assumed Trump colluded with Russia. Did the media lead us astray? Or did the Democrats? Or perhaps we’re just asking the wrong question.  Emily Jane Fox joins Nick to explain why it’s actually a good thing that Trump isn’t a secret Russian spy, and how this actually might be the best thing to happen to the Democrats since the election of Donald Trump. And, finally, will the Mueller Report leak? And if so, when and by whom? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoice...

Look Out, Beto: How Trump Could Nuke the Dems for a 2020 Landslide
Will the countless Democratic presidential nominees destroy each other before Trump destroys himself? Will a Republican take on Donald in the primaries? And will we finally see our first female POTUS?  Jennifer Palmieri, the former White House Director of Communications for Barack Obama, joins Nick to talk about what’s going on in the race for the next President of the United States, and why she thinks the entire election will come down to one issue: abortion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podca...

What AOC Really Thinks
The Hive’s Abby Tracy visited AOC in her New York district and then spent some time with the freshman congresswoman in her apartment where she opens up about fame, Trump, and what’s next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


Can Facebook Save Itself From Ruin?
Facebook has gone from being a viral sensation to a virus people want nothing to do with anymore. This week, amid more bad news for the social network, Casey Newton of the Verge joins Nick to take him inside Facebook’s troubled moderator division, and later in the show, the venture capitalist Roger McNamee, who made his fortunes investing in Facebook, explains why he’s soured on the company that made him so rich. Nevertheless, he still believes its leaders, Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, can save them...

The Secret Story of the Cohen Deposition
Emily Jane Fox, the Truman Capote of the Michael Cohen saga, swings by the studio to discuss the backstory behind Cohen’s remarks; the checks; and what lies ahead for Trump’s former lawyer during his remaining months of freedom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Breaking: Inside Theranos' Final Days
In September 2017, Elizabeth Holmes was watching her company go up in smoke. There were government investigations, nightmarish legal bills, a dwindling bank account, and the evaporation of her credibility. Then she came up with an unorthodox plan to turn it all around....a wolf? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


Jared Kushner’s Clintonian Nightmare
There is likely only one single issue the Democrats and Republicans agree on: the desperate need for prison reform. Jason Flom, the founding board member of the Innocence Project, joins Nick to explain what's currently happening with incarceration rates in America, and why so much of it is Bill Clinton's fault.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Inside Trump’s Inauguration Nightmare
“I am disgusted.”: Taped conversations reveal how money was being spent on Donald Trump’s inaugural events (a whopping $107 million), the general chaos of the process, the involvement of the Trump family, and how money was being funneled back to Trump’s own hotels.  Emily Jane Fox, a reporter for The Hive covering politics and the .001 percent, joins Nick to explain why Trump’s inauguration could be his downfall, and which of the Trump kids (and in-laws) could go down in this latest scandal. Learn more ab...

Was Cheney More Evil Than Trump?
Adam McKay, the Oscar-nominated director of Vice, offers his unfettered opinions on Cheney, Bush, Trump, when the American train fell off the tracks and why his next movie might be the most important thing he ever works on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


Why @AOC Scares the S**t Out of Republicans
This week Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stirred up the Republican Party when she warned that that if we don’t solve the climate crisis in 12 years, the Earth could be doomed. Peter Brannen, author of “The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions,” joins Nick to explain why Cortez is correct, and how the past 400 million years on Earth can explain how we might be heading towards an overheated world that we can’t cool down. Learn more about ...

Is Impeachment a Done Deal?
On the latest episode of Inside the Hive, Nick talks to West Wing supersleuth Gabe Sherman about Giuliani’s latest meltdown, if the painful shutdown will ever end, whether Trump will even make it to 2020, and what it will take for the Republicans to finally turn on their leader. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Source: Human Civilization Won’t Be Around Much Longer
Are We Nearing the End of Human Civilization? Description: What if there was a simple calculation that could foretell when a company will go bankrupt, when artificial intelligence will become smarter than humans, and when human civilization will meet its eventual demise. William Poundstone, author of the upcoming book, The Doomsday Calculation, joins Nick to explain how such an algorithm does exits, can predict all of this and more, and why humans likely only have 760 years left in the universe. Learn m...


Inside Apple’s iPhone Problem
In this week’s episode of Inside the Hive, Nick games out Apple’s startling revenue news. (Is it China? Trump? Or flat-lining iPhone growth. Then The Hive’s Claire Landsbaum swings by to discuss The Reign of Pelosi 2.0, and what it means for the border wall, presidential indictments, and the president’s forthcoming annus horribilis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

“Financial Colonoscopy”: Trump, Snap, Dara, Sheryl and Other 2019 Predictions
What will the Democrats do with their newfound power in the House in 2019? Will Snap sell to Verizon, Disney or Apple? Will Facebook be broken up by government regulators? What will Uber's valuation be when it goes public? When Robert Mueller finally releases his report, will Jared or Donny Jr. go to jail? And, will Donald J. Trump resign under pressure, or forge ahead into 2020 and possibly — gulp!— even beyond? Nick and Jon Kelly discuss all of this, and more, in the Vanity Fair yearly predictions episode...

Is Facebook Becoming Marlboro?
Being a tech company in Silicon Valley could be bad for your health, and the health of your company. Jason Fried, author of the book, "It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work," joins Nick to explain why, as the CEO of a successful startup, he stays as far away from the tech epicenter as possible. He explains why technology has become more of a hindrance than a solution at the office, and home, when A,I. will really start taking jobs, and how evil Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, and other social networks have become....


Will MAGA Turn on Trump?
Michael Cohen is now going to jail as more federal investigations into Donald Trump open up. Will the people who voted Trump into the White House finally see him for who he is? Joel Stein, a journalist, author and comedy writer, recently spent a week with those voters in the most pro-Trump town in America, and he joins Nick to explain what’s really going on inside the mind’s of conservative Trump-lovin’ Americans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

90 Percent Unemployment in 2030?
Are we all going to be killed by rogue robots? Will war drones replace suicide bombers? Could artificial intelligence replace 90 percent of the workforce in the next decade? Martin Ford, a futurist and author focusing on the impact of artificial intelligence and robotics on society and the economy, joins Nick to explain why Trump might not lead to the end of civilization, but rather, a bunch of programmers in Silicon Valley could write code the destroys us all, and how quickly that could happen. Learn more...

Did Mueller Create a Perjury Trap?
While Donald Trump tweets like a two-year-old at investigators, it appears Robert Mueller has been a dozen steps ahead all along, ready to catch Paul Manafort lying to investigators, turning Michael Cohen against Trump, and even catching cunning Roger Stone in one of his many little lies. Abby Tracy, reporter for the Hive, joins Nick to explain what happened this week, what will happen when the Democrats take the house next year, and if Donald J. Trump will find himself in the center crosshairs of Mueller‘s...


The Crisis that Dwarfs Facebook
While we’re all full on Thanksgiving turkey, a global food crisis, worse than anything we could imagine, looms in the distance. Sara Menker, founder and CEO of Gro Intelligence, joins Nick to explain how climate change, geopolitical chaos, and Donald Trump’s pointless trade war, could lead to starvation for billions in the next ten years if we don’t change the way we grow and distribute food.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

The End of the Sheryl Sandberg Myth?
Is the appointment of Matthew Whitaker the beginning of Donald Trump’s first constitutional crisis?  Katie Benner, who covers the Justice Department for The New York Times, joins Nick to take us inside the Department of Justice, explain what is going on inside the White House, why Facebook is helping destroy democracy, and why Google got away with hiding workplace sexual harassment. Stick around to hear Nick and Jon Kelly discuss the latest scandal inside Facebook, and if Sheryl Sandberg is going to ...

The Silicon Valley Atomic Bomb
While the Democrats celebrate the blue wave, we all seem to be ignoring the larger problem in America: inequality. Anand Giridharadas joins Nick to explain how elites are destroying the world, how philanthropy is a fallacy designed to keep the poor poor, on the rich richer, and how inequality in the U.S. is likely going to lead to a revolution, if it hasn’t already, and why Giridharadas believes the poor have been duped into voting for social issues (like abortion and gay rights) but in doing so, are voting...


“No question: He Gives a S**t About the Country”: The Mooch Explains Trump
Anthony Scaramucci candidly discusses it all: his eleven days in the White House, the Lizza call, Bannon’s self-fellating, Trump’s political instincts, the midterms, border separations, what the media gets wrong and his own alter ego, The Mooch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Should Zuck be Fired?
As Facebook’s scandals mount, and its mea culpas fall flat, some are wondering how society can rein in the company—regulation, intervention, God knows what. On this week’s episode, Sally Hubbard, who served in the New York State A.G.’s Antitrust Bureau, and now works at Capitol Forum, the influential and erudite beltway financial journal, explains why the government should break up Facebook, and why Mark Zuckerberg might be the most dangerous C.E.O. in the world. After the show, Ted Sarandos of Netflix disc...

Michael Avenatti Says He is Trump’s Kryptonite
The TV lawyer-turned-political aspirant talks to Vanity Fair’s Emily Jane Fox about his political dreams, the Stormy Daniels of it all, and how he found himself in front of the audience of one. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


Monica Lewinsky and Hannah Gadsby Talk Trauma
In this special episode, the award-winning stand-up comedian and creator of “Nanette” talks to Monica Lewinsky, social activist and Vanity Fair contributing editor, on how to deal with trauma in the public eye Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Inside the Westeros Wing
On a special episode of Inside the Hive, taped during the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit, new WarnerMedia C.E.O. John Stankey tells Andrew Ross Sorkin about his plans for HBO—and the rest of his new portfolio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Exclusive: Dara on Uber’s Path to World Domination
This week, Nick interviews Uber C.E.O. Dara Khosrowshahi on his plan to pivot the conpany’s culture, his relationship with Travis Kalanick, and the horrors posed by autonomous vehicles. Plus: Nick and Jon Kelly discuss the highlight’s of Vanity Fair’s fifth annual New Establishment Summit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


The Tech Mess Trump Won't Clean Up
As America tears itself apart over social issues, like Roe vs Wade and whether to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, technology could soon make things even worse in this country. Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box, joins Nick to discuss potential massive job loss, gross inequality and A.I. being used against America with the power of digital nuclear bombs. As Levie and Nick discuss, Silicon Valley has shown that it is incapable of seeing how the future can be used against us, and yet Donald T...

The Kavanaugh Monstrosity
It's been decades since there has been a Supreme Court hearing like Brett Kavanaugh's, and yet, the outcome could end up being exactly the same as Anita Hill's testimony. Vanity Fair's Emily Jane Fox joins Nick to discuss why Kavanaugh will likely still be a Supreme Court Justice, and why Christine Blasey Ford's testimony was so important to the #MeToo movement. After the show, Nick and Jon Kelly talk about the abrupt exodus of Instagram co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mikey Krieger, and what Faceboo...

Is Kavanaugh Going Down in Flames?
As Americans await the news of whether Dr. Christine Blasey Ford will appear before the Judiciary Committee, the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh could go down in flames, bringing Republicans and evangelicals along for the ride. Tina Nguyen, who covers the right wing for The Hive, joins Nick to explain how the G.O.P. and alt-right media is dealing the accusations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted Ford three decades ago. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


Is the Housing Market About to Implode?
A decade ago this week, America officially entered the worst financial collapse since The Great Depression. Now, as Donald Trump rolls back regulations meant to protect consumers, some fear that we are about to see another housing collapse? Spencer Rascoff, the CEO of Zillow, joins Nick to discuss this and everything housing-related, from the future of the industry to how most poor and middle class Americans have been priced out of buying a home. Then Nick and Jon Kelly discuss this week in Trumpland, and h...

Trump's Deep Throat
Who was it? Who wrote the New York Times OpEd from deep inside the White House? Nick and Jon discuss this, who will be fired next as a result, Bob Woodward’s new bombshell book, “Fear,” and if Congress is finally going to regulate social media after the hearings this week. Also on the show, Nancy Jo Sales, director of, “Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age,” a new documentary for HBO, explains how the swipe and hook-up culture around Tinder and other dating apps is harming society in unimaginable ways, and...

Which Trump(s) Will Go to the Clink?
Will Donny Jr. be indicted for lying to Congress? Does Michael Cohen sleep with one eye open? Will Paul Manafort spend the rest of his life in jail, or be pardoned by his old buddy, POTUS? Will Trump's downfall come from his infidelities? And speaking of, how does Melania feel about all of this?  Emily Jane Fox, a senior reporter for Vanity Fair, and author of the book Born Trump, joins Nick to explain what is going to happen to The Trump inner circle over the next 18 months, and also why Mr. Magoo, also...


The Coming Trump Recession
Could a Trump impeachment destroy the economy, or save it? Is Trump's trade war with China going to usher in a new recession? Will Trump's deregulation end up screwing over consumers, who could lose their jobs, homes, and retirement? Mary Childs, a senior reporter for Barron's magazine, joins Nick to answer all the questions about the economy that keep us up at night. Childs also discusses how Elon Musk's erratic behavior is perceived on Wall Street, and that if he was a woman, he would have been fired long...

You Won’t Believe Trump’s Biggest Regret
It’s been a few weeks since Donald Trump signed an executive order reversing his diabolical decision to separate children and parents at the border, but the story is far from over. Jacob Soboroff, correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC, who helped break the child separation story open, joins Nick to explain what will happen to the hundred of children who have still not been reunited with their parents, why Trump officials regret giving in to pressures from the left and the right to stop their policy, and what...

Inside the Alex Jones Debacle
Do this week’s voter numbers in Ohio, and elsewhere, foreshadow a blue wave? Is Donald Trump actually the Republican party’s most powerful weapon, or its Achilles’ heel? Could Trump finally be impeached? Jefrey Pollock, a Democratic pollster and political consultant, joins Nick to answer all those questions, and how it could all go drastically wrong. Stay tuned after the show for Nick and Jon Kelly, who discuss Elon Musk’s bid to take Tesla private, if Snap will be bought, and why Jack Dorsey wants to prote...


How Trump Became a Kardashian
The rise of celebrity culture, and now influencer culture, has it's good sides, and it's bad. But does one outweigh the other? Nick Adler, who manages investments and social media for The King of Rap, Snoop Dogg, joins Nick (Bilton) to offer his insight about the rise of the celebrity culture and what it means for the world, from Kim Kardashian to Logan Paul, all the way up to that guy currently in the White House. Adler also discusses why the tech platforms that disrupted the taxi industry and hotels, have...

Facebook After Zuck?
Its been the craziest week in recent Silicon Valley memory--Facebook's stock fell of a cliff; Elon Musk went after one of his critics; and Robert Mueller started looking into Trump's Twitter feed. Nick explains what all of this means in the here and now, and answers a very serious question down the line: what would it take for Zuck to move on from Facebook? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

How Silicon Valley Turned Evil
Technology has a history of starting out with good intentions, and eventually being leveraged for quite the opposite. On this week’s episode, Adam Fisher, author of Valley of Genius, joins Nick to explain how Silicon Valley--an industry created to advance war research and governmental capacities--was co-opted for commercial, and often sinister, purposes, from election-meddling operatives to racist trolls. Fisher also explains what Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and Elon Musk can learn from their predecessors...


Did RFK’s Assasination Pave the Way for Trump?
On the face of it, it seems like America is currently more divided than anytime since the Civil War. But back in 1968, America was embroiled in chaos, torn over the war in Vietnam, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and later, the murder of Robert Kennedy, the brother of JFK. Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier, the team behind Crimetown and The Jinx, join Nick to explain how the murder of RFK, in 1968, might have been a government conspiracy, and why it changed the shape of America forever. Also...

Tom Arnold Lets Loose
Are Tom Arnold and Michael Cohen, as one recent tweet could have been construed to suggest, teaming up to take down Donald Trump? The famous comedian and Trumpworld scold joins Nick to explain how he plans to take down the president, what it was like being married to Rosanne, and how he recently tried to fight Cohen outside the Regency hotel.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Has Putin Fixed the World Cup?
A few years ago, a chance encounter between Christopher Steele, of the now-famous Steele Dossier, and an FBI agent who was working on a gambling case at Trump Tower, opened the door to a multi-year investigation into the massive corruption taking place at FIFA, the soccer federation. Ken Bensinger, author of the new book, “Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World's Biggest Sports Scandal,” joins us to tell a wild and crazy story that involves the mob, British spies, a 450-pound informant who get...


Is Ivanka a Bigger Liar Than Her Daddy?
While Americans watched in horror as innocent children, as young as 9-months-old, were torn from their parents arms, Ivanka Trump was posting photos of her and her children, as happy as could be. Is she oblivious? A mean girl? Or is she unable to speak publicly about how she really feels out of fear of her father? Emily Jane Fox, author of the new book, Born Trump: Inside America’s First Family, joins Nick to talk about what Ivanka and her brothers, Donny Jr. and Eric, are really like in person. She offers ...

Hillary’s campaign Manager Bares All
Robby Mook, former campaign manager for Hillary Clinton, joins Nick this week to discuss how Russian is planning to drive more discourse in our democracy, and the 2018 election. Mook also discusses how the Republican party is simply a rubber stamp for Trump, afraid of what he might do or say to them; and who the Democratics will elect in 2020. Finally, Mook talks about the best and worst times during the 2016 campaign, and what he and his old boss, Hillary, still text each about. Learn more about your ad c...

‘’Sociopathic Tendencies”: Inside Elizabeth Holmes’ Colossal Disgrace
Silicon Valley is notoriously full of founders who exaggerate, intentionally lie to the media, and dupe investors, and even Congress. But there are few stories that rival the fraud behind Theranos, the blood-testing company once worth $10 billion, and now worth nothing. John Carreyrou, author of a new book, "Bad Blood," joins us to explain how the company's CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, defrauded everyone who came into her orbit, how she might still end up behind bars, and he answers the question on everyone's min...


Selling Guns, Drugs, and Murder on the Dark Web
Should it be legal to sell mild drugs, like weed and magic mushrooms, on the Internet? What about heroin? Handguns? AR-15s? Even murder-for-hire? Nick Bilton sits down with Tom Conrad, former product director of Snap and co-founder of Pandora, to discuss Nick's book, “American Kingpin;” if Silicon Valley CEOs are moral at heart, or more concerned with their profits and their legacy; and if Ross Ulbricht, the founder of the Silk Road website, is any different from other CEOs in tech. Learn more about your a...

Is There Another Donald Trump in The Cosmos?
Why are we here? Is there a God? A reason to it all? How, and why, did the universe begin, and how, and why, will it end? Sean M. Carroll, a cosmologist and physicist specializing in dark energy and general relativity, joins Nick to answer the questions that plague us all, including, if there's a chance that somewhere out there in the cosmos, there is another extraterrestrial Donald Trump ruling over a planet of little green aliens.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

The Conservative Case Against Trump
Donald Trump has always been a blatant liar, making up stories about his worth to how many people were at his inauguration, but do people actually like it when Trump lies to them? Amanda Carpenter, author of a new book, "Gaslighting America: Why We Love It When Trump Lies To Us," joins Nick to talk about why Republicans, and evangelicals, still love Trump, even after all these lies, how Trump actually pulls off these outright deceptions, and why they are only going to get worse in 2020 as Trump does everyth...


Who is Worse: Trump, Pence, Kanye, or Zuckerberg?
Comedian and commentator, formally of The Onion and The Daily Show, Baratunde Thurston, joins this week to talk about whether Kanye West poses a bigger threat to civilization than Trump, how white men in Silicon Valley could destroy the future for everyone, especially African Americans, and why the future probably isn't as bad as Nick thinks it is. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

How Evil is Silicon Valley?
As of late, tech giants like Facebook, Twitter, Amazon and Google, are being perceived as evil for taking advantage of our deepest, darkest secrets and fears with one goal: to make us click on more invasive ads. Tristan Harris, who has been described as "the closest thing Silicon Valley has to a conscience," is trying to change that. But can an industry worth trillions of dollars, with some of the biggest egos in business, ever change to do the right thing? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastch...

The Magic Tricks to Beat Trump in 2020
The only reason that magic tricks actually work, according to the world famous magician and puzzle-maker David Kwong, is that “people want to believe.” The same theory applies to politics, fake news, and the entire tricks that Trump used to win the White House. Kwong joins us this week to share fascinating stories about magicians playing an integral role in war efforts, clandestine government operations, and yes, politics. In part two of this week’s show, Nick talks about his latest feature in Vanity Fair, ...


Is The Trump Administration Full of Racists?
Is Trump making it more difficult to be African American in the U.S.? Does Ben Carson secretly dislike people of color? Is Donald Trump a true racist? Jamil Smith, a writer for The New Republic, Time, and now, Rolling Stone, joins us to explain why, 155 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, black men are arrested for just sitting in Starbucks coffee shop, why President Obama could have done more to speak out against these issues, and why we’re all so sick and tired of hearing about James Comey. Learn ...

Will Facebook Be Broken Up?
Since the Cambridge Analyitca scandal broke just a few weeks ago, Facebook has seen its stock fall by $100 billion, and Mark Zuckerberg was forced to go before Congress. But what happens next to the 2.25-billion user social network? Will it be regulated? Or will it be broken up? Kevin Roose, NYT Tech columnist, joins us to explain what happened on the hill this week, and what will happen next in Silicon Valley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Why a Woman Will Win in 2020
Will America finally vote a women into the White House in 2020? Will she be a Democrat or a Republican? Does it even matter? Could Stormy Daniels be the scandal that topples Trump? Jennifer Palmieri, former Director of Communications for the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign, and author of the new book, “Dear Madam President,” joins us this week to talk about all these topics, and what life in the Obama White House was like, how it felt to lose to Trump in the 2016 election (“surreal”), and the fea...


Will Stormy Nuke Trump into Oblivion?
Stormy's in, Hope is out. Bolton's hired as Shulkin is fired. How does FLOTUS feel POTUS? Emily Jane Fox joins us to explain what's going on inside the Trump's chaotic White House. Then, Nick Bilton and Jon Kelly talk about all the problems at Facebook, and if a company that just lost $100 billion in value because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, can survive in the longterm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

The Most Hated Man in Silicon Valley
Ryan Holiday, author of the new book "Conspiracy," tells the inside story of how Peter Thiel took down Gawker Media and Nick Denton, how the tech billionaire's relationship with Donald Trump isn't what it used to be, and why we should kind of — just a little bit — feel sorry for Thiel, even though he is one of the most disliked people in Silicon Valley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

What Will Kill Us First: Trump or Technology?
Will robots kill us all? Will a rogue A.I. shut off the power grids? Could we lose track of what is real, and what is not, in a permanently augmented reality? My guest today, Kevin Kelly, has spent his entire career (accurately) predicting what tomorrow will look like, and quelling the fears that come with each new technology. He offers a prediction of what culture, society and politics will look like over the next thirty years, and if humanity will survive a technological apocalypse. Learn more about your...


Would You Turn Down $125 Million From Zuck?
One minute, Dennis Crowley, the co-founder of Foursquare, was building a little app in a New York City coffee shop, and the next he was being wined and dined by every VC in Silicon Valley, being offered hundreds of millions of dollars for his young startup, and seeing the valuation of his company head towards a billion dollars. Crowley takes us through the tumultuous, breakneck, insane ride of running a startup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Can Trump Survive Without Hope?
Gabe Sherman, who has known Hope, Lewandowski and Trump since the nascent days of the campaign trail, joins us to explain what the latest round of chaos inside the White House means, how Jared Kushner might be the next to get booted, and why Hope Hicks has left the building.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Has the NRA Met its Maker?
The students behind the #neverAgain movement are more eloquent than any politician, and are totally unphased by Trump and his online trolls. Abigail Tracy, who covers Washington for The Hive, joins us to explain how a group of high schoolers could take down Trump, how they could turn Florida blue, and why the NRA might have finally met it’s match. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


Trump is Proof There is no God
Sam Harris, a world renowned author, neuroscientist and atheist, joins us to explain why there is no such thing as God, how consciousness is the most incredible invention in the universe, why politicians like Mike Pence and Donald Trump pretend they're religious because it helps gets votes, and how artificial intelligence could end up destroying humanity and replacing us with sentient robots that are nicer and smarter than us -- if we're lucky. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adc...

The Great Trump Recession?
Description: For the last year, Trump has bragged about the rise of the stock market, taking credit for every upswing since Obama left office. Yet this week, when the bottom fell out of the market, Trump blamed — yep — the media. Bess Levin, The Hive’s Wall Street corespondent, explains why this could be the beginning of the recession we’ve all been expecting, how Trump will try to blame everyone else for the declines, and she helps rank the Trump administration’s finance appointees in order of worst, dumb,...

How Trump F**cked Democracy
It really is even worse than you thought, notes David Cay Johnston, author of a new book with a slightly more elegant title. Johnston explains how Trump is systematically, and intentionally, dismantling the way the U.S. government works to help boost his own ego. From Scott Pruitt rolling back regulations that will destory the environment, to Betsy DeVos disemboweling the country's education system, the actions of the Trump administration are going to have devastating impacts on the next generation. But Joh...


The Threat Worse Than Trump
Donald Trump has turned back more climate-related safety measures in the past year than any president in history. Jeff Orlowski, the Oscar short-listed filmmaker behind "Chasing Coral" and "Chasing Ice," joins us to lay out the implications of our warming planet, how most of the coral reefs on earth are dying, and why that is even more terrifying than you think. Orlowski explains that we could be at the beginning of the sixth mass extinction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adcho...

How Donald Trump Could Crush Facebook
The Hive’s tech reporter and millennial expert, Maya Kosoff, joins us to explain why the government may soon start regulating social media companies, why you should delete Facebook from your phone ASAP, whether Snap will survive the assault of Mark Zuckerberg, and why the White House should build a “fake” alternate Twitter that only Trump sees, replete with fake likes and fake retweets, and maybe even a fake Oval Office. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Let's Meet Some Robots!
At this year's CES in Las Vegas, robots of all shapes and sizes were on display. There were robots that can fold your clothes, others that can clean your windows, walk your dog or make you an omelet. There were social robots and butler robots. Big robots and little bitty robots. On this week's show, we went to Vegas and talked to two experts about the world of tomorrow, hearing how robotics, driverless cars, and artificial intelligence are going to change everything we touch and do in the not-too-distant fu...


Are We Approaching the End of Days?
Terrified by Trump's latest nuclear tweet? Worried that Kim Jung-Un might fall asleep on his little button and blow us all up? This podcast will probably terrify you even more. Kal Raustiala, Director of the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, and an expert on foreign affairs and international law, joins me this week to explain how close we are to global annihilation, why artificial intelligence could prove to be more dangerous than a global thermonuclear war, and why California should just call...

Will We Finally Stop Talking About Trump in 2018?
If you think 2017 was tough to get through, just wait until next year. In the year’s final podcast, Nick Bilton and Jon Kelly offer predictions for 2018. Among them: Will the Dems actually win back the House? Will Bitcoin still be around 12 months from now? Could the #meToo movement finally reach the shores of Silicon Valley? And will Trump finally begin his inevitable passage into oblivion? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

This Podcast Could Make You Filthy Rich!
Here's a fact for you: If you bought $1 — yes, one single dollar — of Bitcoin in March, 2013, it would be worth $6 million today. Joyce Kim, who has been in the cryptocurrency game since the very beginning, joins us this week to explain what is really going on with all these digital currencies, why they are rising so rapidly, if you should own them (or if you already do, if you should sell them), if there's a Bitcoin Bubble, and why all the nerds in Silicon Valley can't stop talking about this digital gold....


How to Beat Donald Trump at Twitter
Tim Wu might be the most prescient person in tech: he invented the term “net neutrality,” and predicted the global dominance the Internet would have on society. He joins us this week to explain why Facebook is the most likely tech company to be regulated by the government, how Donald Trump used technology to hijack our attention (and how we’ll all reclaim it back), what happens now that net neutrality has been rolled back, and why everyone should spend at least one week alone in the desert. Learn more abou...

Forget the Dow, Trump Is About to Trigger Financial Armageddon
Each week, the stock market reaches all-time highs, and Donald Trump takes all the credit. But is his insanity and destruction going to lead to a crash of biblical proportions, or possibly to a recession akin to 2008? My guest this week, William D. Cohan, a former banker-turned journalist, seems to think so. Hear him explain why Wall Street should be worried by the actions of the man they hate, and how everyday Americans are going to be affected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/a...

Even America's Top Expert on God Can't Explain Donald Trump
For the past two decades, Reza Aslan has been studying religions from all over the globe, and talking to people who believe in one God, many Gods, or no God at all. He joins us this week to explain the origins of belief, why faith is ultimately a good thing for society, and how he got fired from CNN for calling Donald Trump a “piece of s**t.” (A spokesperson for CNN declined to comment on Aslan’s depiction of his dismissal.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


This Podcast Will Scare You To Death (Seriously)
Do Donald Trump's provocations of Kim Jong-Un have you scared? You might not be scared enough. Right now, U.S. generals are performing war games exploring how to retaliate in the event of a nuclear attack on American soil. Other government employees are evaluating what would happen if Russian hackers knocked out our power grids; others still are trying to stop ISIS from recruiting a new generation of suicide fighters on Twitter; meanwhile, the Navy Seals are slowly becoming obsolete in a virtual world of ub...

The Gwyneth Paltrow Industry
Gwyneth Paltrow joins us to explain what acting has in common with running a company; why she doesn’t miss the movie business and won’t ever go back; how Goop (if all goes well) could go public one day; and how relieving (and shocking) it’s been to finally see some of the worst men in Hollywood finally fall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Can We Turn Texas Blue?
After the Democratic wins in New Jersey and Virginia, this week, could Texas become increasingly blue in 2018? Jay Hulings, who is running to repressent the state’s 23rd congressional district, joins us to explain how The Lone Star state could become a blue state (or at least purple) next year, how people along the Rio Grande really feel about “The Wall,” and why, as a gun-loving Democrat, people like him could re-write the future of the left. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoice...


Imagine Jared Kushner is Your Boss…
Kyle Pope spent 18 months running the New York Observer under Jared Kusher. In that time, he was forced to contend with more problems than he had ever anticipated when he took the job. Jared's father (who Jared calls "daddy") allegedly wanted his son to order "hit pieces" on bankers he didn't like; Jared's mother complained about the decor in people's offices and tried to have a rug removed; and on one occasion, Kyle was forced to have a sit down with The Donald himself. Pope joins us today to tell these st...

And Then There Were Four
The past decade has seen the biggest disruption in American business in a hundred years — and its only just the beginning. Scott Galloway, author of the new book “The Four,” joins me to explain how Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon, grew into such massive companies. He lays out which of them is the least likely to survive (ahem, Facebook), and why those that do (ahem, Amazon) may end up in a war with the U.S. governments over regulation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

The End of Harveywood
For 30 years, Harvey Weinstein bullied his way through Hollywood, sexually assaulting and harassing countless women. But how did he get away with it for so long? Krista Smith, who is been with Vanity Fair for two decades covering Hollywood, explains why the worst man in the industry took so long to fall, and how this may be the moment that finally changes the industry’s misogyny. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


Decoding Trump's Lies
When Tim O’Brien wrote the book, "Trump Nation: The Art of Being the Donald," he noted that Trump wasn't actually a real billionaire. In response, Trump sued O’Brien, and after a salacious legal battle, lost. O'Brien joins us this week to share some of the craziest lies Trump has told people over the years, and to predict how the Trump administration will be remembered several decades from now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Columbine to Vegas
Columbine, Fort Hood, Sandy Hook, and now Las Vegas. America once again this week broke a record for the most number of people killed in a mass shooting. Dave Cullen, author of the book "Columbine," joins us to explain why these mass shootings keep happening and what can be done to stop them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Jared’s Daddy Issues
Emily Jane Fox discusses Jared Kushner’s recent spate of bad press, whether he’ll learn from it, and how much trouble the president’s son-in-law, and adviser, is really in. Also: we discuss Don Jr.’s moose! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


Category 5!
You’ve heard of Irma and Harvey, Jose and Maria, but you might not have heard of Phil Klotzbach, an expert on hurricanes in the Atlantic. He joins us today to tell us what’s really going on with all these storms, and what it says about climate change and global warming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Curb His Enthusiasm
Want to know how Curb Your Enthusiasm, SNL, ESPN and CAA all began? Want to know how they all became so insanely successful? Well, this week's guest, James Andrew Miller, is here to tell us, and offer a glimpse into his new podcast, Origins, where he interviews Larry David and the cast of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm, to learn how a hilarious show about nothing actually began Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Leave it or Lovett
You've heard him on Pod Save America, you've heard him on Lovett or Leave It, you've heard him through the speeches of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Now you get to hear Jon Lovett as our guest this week, discussing the mess we find ourselves in today, what the DNC can do to win in 2018 and 2020, and what it feels like to be the guy who could have provoked Trump into running for office. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


FAKE NEWS! #MAGA
Today's guest, Sarah Ellison, was hate-tweeted by Donald Trump this week. Find out why, and hear us discuss what people in Washington really think of Jared and Ivanka (hint: it ain't pretty), why Fox News will eventually fall, and the long term effects of Trump's attacks on the media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Donald Trump of the Art World
Stefan Simchowitz is easily one of the most controversial figures in today's art world. Partially because he's breaking the norms of the establishment, and making tons of money in the process. He talks to us about what art is today, why people in Silicon Valley don't buy any of it, and what it's like to be called the Donald Trump of the art world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

The End is Nigh!
We might manipulate the genes of the next generation to make them kinder, or create seeds that you plant in the ground that grow into a house. This week, we talk to D.A. Wallach, a rockstar-turned-biotech investor, who tells us about all the scary technological and biological advancements coming our way, that could end the world as we know it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


Valley Talk: Uber's Headache, Zuck's Political Ambitions, and the Future of Twitter
This week we go deep into Silicon Valley to see if the ousted C.E.O. of Uber, Travis Kalanick, will return to the company to rule again, if there will be a President Zuckerberg in the White House one day, and if Twitter will eventually sell to Verizon or Disney, or just die in the Trump Apocalypse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

The Winklevoss Twins are Back!
What's 6’5" and 220 pounds, and there's two of them? Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss! This week, Bilton talks to the world's most famous twins about their obsession with Bitcoin, their Hollywood portrayal in The Social Network, and their circuitous route to Silicon Valley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Joe Trippi Diagnoses Washington's Illness
Joe Trippi, the legendary political consultant and campaign insider, who has worked with everyone from Ted Kennedy to Howard Dean (with a little Gary Hart in between), explains what the hell is currently going on in our nation¹s capital. Are the Republicans are scared about their future? Who can the left lineup in 2020? And how in the world did we get here in the first place? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


A Podcast of Ice and Fire
Joanna Robinson, the world (and Vanity Fair's) renowned expert on all things Game of Thrones, joins us to explain what's going on in Westeros this season, which of our favorite (and least favorite) characters will be killed, and who will survive, and what HBO is going to do when it's tentpole show comes to an end. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Malcom Gladwell's Sad Country Songs
Who do you know who could weave together stories about McDonalds french fries, the civil rights movement and a Los Angeles golf course? Yes, you guessed it: Malcom Gladwell. He's our guest this week on Inside the Hive, where we discuss all those topics, plus why people in Silicon Valley make up stories about how their company was founded, why country songs are sad and rock and roll songs are not, and his latest podcast, Revisionist History. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adc...

Kara Swisher on Uber, Zuck, and the Legend of the Red Chair
Kara Swisher sits down with The Hive to talk about covering, and interviewing, the biggest names in tech and politics, from Steve Jobs and Bill Gates to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. We talk about what really happened inside Uber, and how she once saved Mark Zuckerberg for self-destruction on stage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


The Secret of the Handmaid's Tale
There are few shows on television today that are more prescient than The Handmaid's Tale. This week, we sit down with Bruce Miller, the show's creator, to talk about life inside the dystopian world of Gilead, what it's like to work with the brilliant author, Margaret Atwood, why the show is so intense and the stakes are so high, and what to expect in season 2. Blessed be the fruit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

You Are Wonder Woman!
Patty Jenkins, the director of Wonder Woman, discusses how you direct a $150 million movie, why women make up most of the audience in theaters and yet so few of the directors and leading roles, and how she deals with male executives "mansplaining" things to her. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Snoop, Trump and Jesse
YouTube star Jesse Wellens tells us how he went from being a used car salesman to becoming one of the most followed people on the Internet. He also talks about directing the latest Snoop Dogg video, which led to not-very-happy Trump tweet and a Secret Service visit, and finally, how vlogging made him famous at the cost of his relationship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


Dick Costolo on Twitter, trolls and Trump
Dick Costolo started his career as an improv comedian, sharing the stage with Steve Carell, and ended up in Silicon Valley running Twitter. He discusses what it's like to bomb on stage in front of 2,000 people, how stressful it is being the CEO of a public company, and if he could have stopped Donald Trump rise to power on a social media rocket ship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Famous for Being Conan
The iconic talk show host talks about how celebrity culture is ruining society, why he has a piñata of Donald Trump in his office, and why The Conan O'Brien Show probably won't be on TBS in 10 years — but rather, the Internet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...

Iger 2020?
The Disney C.E.O. Discusses the next Star Wars installment, his strategy for conquering the ever-shifting media landscape, why he buys certain companies (but not others), and—yes—those lingering 2020 rumors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...


Inside the Hive with Nick Bilton - TEASER
Every week, Nick Bilton interviews the leading minds in tech, politics, and the 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices...