Ben Thompson / James Allworth


A podcast about tech and society, hosted by Ben Thompson and James Allworth

Popular episodes

Episode 194 — Back on Spotify

Apr 30 • 01:06:18

Ben and James discuss the history of podcasts and why Spotify’s recent announcements are so compelling for creators....

Episode 193 — Sovereign Podcasters

Mar 26 • 57:22

Ben and James discuss Substack and the rise of the sovereign creator....

Episode 192 — The Australian Perspective

Feb 19 • 49:14

Ben and James discuss Australia’s Media Bargaining Code and its fall-out....

Episode 191 — Facebook, Twitter, and Trump

Jan 8 • 01:06:24

Ben and James discuss whether Facebook and Twitter should de-platform President Trump....

Episode 190 — Intel, Apple, Disruption, and Differentiation

Nov 13 • 01:00:00

Ben and James discuss Apple’s new chip announcement and what it means for both Apple and Intel....

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Episode 189 — Bundles

Oct 6 • 49:17

Ben and James discuss the state of bundles in 2020, including Netflix, Amazon, Disney, Microsoft, and Apple....

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Episode 188 — Big Tech, Antitrust, and Democracy

Aug 7 • 54:35

Ben and James discuss the antitrust subcommittee hearing, the problems of mixing antitrust and Aggregators, and how to think about regulation and democracy....

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Episode 187 — India, TikTok, and the U.S.

Jul 10 • 56:50

Ben and James discuss the Indian internet, TikTok, and whether or not the U.S. should ban it....

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Episode 186 — Speech and Systems

Jun 5 • 43:56

Ben and James discuss the current protests and Facebook’s decision to not take down Trump tweets....

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Episode 185 — Open, Free, and Spotify

May 15 • 48:51

Ben and James discuss Dithering, how Spotify is like Facebook, and a bit about working from home....

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