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Inside the Hive with Nick Bilton

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Every week, Nick Bilton interviews the leading minds in tech, politics, and 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 ...Show More
Would You Turn Down $125 Million From Zuck?

1:16:08 | Mar 9th, 2018

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 s...Show More
What AOC Really Thinks

1:04:13 | Mar 15th

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices
Breaking: Inside Theranos' Final Days

47:20 | Feb 20th

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 ...Show More
Was Jeffrey Epstein Murdered?

1:15:53 | Aug 16th

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 ...Show More
Is Your Phone Trying to Kill You?

1:04:58 | Aug 9th

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 ...Show More
#MoscowMitch and the Republican Plan to Steal 2020

1:08:38 | Aug 2nd

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 ...Show More
Epstein, Mueller, and the Secret of Human Life

1:26:11 | Jul 26th

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 fu...Show More
Wall Street Braces for Trump’s Economic Colonic

51:33 | Jul 19th

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 mig...Show More
QAnon, UFOs, and America’s Craziest Conspiracy Theories

56:19 | Jul 12th

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, th...Show More
Bill Nye the Science Guy on Aliens, the Universe, and Trump

1:07:31 | Jul 5th

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 civi...Show More
Why Kumail Nanjiani Is Sick of Big Tech

1:09:41 | Jun 28th

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....Show More
Can Fox News Keep Trump in the White House?

1:05:01 | Jun 21st

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 A...Show More
Wait, Elizabeth Holmes Got Married?!

51:31 | Jun 14th

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...Show More
Is YouTube Secretly the Worst Company in America?

1:18:36 | Jun 7th

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 Tr...Show More
Scott Galloway on the Algebra of Happiness

1:06:38 | May 31st

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 Faceb...Show More
Will a New Cold War Break the Internet?

1:03:29 | May 24th

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 Sil...Show More
Did Texas Execute an Innocent Man?

52:25 | May 17th

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-w...Show More
Why is America So Violent?

52:42 | May 10th

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, f...Show More
Is America Too Bigoted for Pete Buttigieg?

52:39 | May 3rd

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 ...Show More
The “Homeless Billionaire” Predicts Humanity Is Toast

1:13:25 | Apr 26th

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 ...Show More
The Mueller Bombshell Hiding in Plain Sight

47:02 | Apr 19th

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, an...Show More
Will Silicon Valley Wipe Out Hollywood?

1:19:18 | Apr 12th

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 Ho...Show More
How Fox News and Trump Are Melting Our Brains

1:03:05 | Apr 5th

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 ...Show More
Was Boeing the Start of the A.I. Apocalypse?

52:56 | Mar 29th

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...Show More
How the Mueller Debacle Could Save Dems from Total Annihilation

32:25 | Mar 26th

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’...Show More
Look Out, Beto: How Trump Could Nuke the Dems for a 2020 Landslide

56:39 | Mar 22nd

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 Directo...Show More
Can Facebook Save Itself From Ruin?

1:32:17 | Mar 8th

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, an...Show More
The Secret Story of the Cohen Deposition

52:25 | Mar 1st

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 ...Show More
Jared Kushner’s Clintonian Nightmare

1:15:37 | Feb 15th

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 ra...Show More
Inside Trump’s Inauguration Nightmare

55:46 | Feb 8th

“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 Trum...Show More
Was Cheney More Evil Than Trump?

58:08 | Feb 1st

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 ch...Show More
Why @AOC Scares the S**t Out of Republicans

1:11:31 | Jan 25th

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 Oc...Show More
Is Impeachment a Done Deal?

50:35 | Jan 18th

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 ...Show More
Source: Human Civilization Won’t Be Around Much Longer

1:07:09 | Jan 11th

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 mee...Show More
Inside Apple’s iPhone Problem

1:08:15 | Jan 4th

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 bord...Show More
“Financial Colonoscopy”: Trump, Snap, Dara, Sheryl and Other 2019 Predictions

51:32 | Dec 28th, 2018

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...Show More
Is Facebook Becoming Marlboro?

1:28:37 | Dec 21st, 2018

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 fa...Show More
Will MAGA Turn on Trump?

1:04:04 | Dec 14th, 2018

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...Show More
90 Percent Unemployment in 2030?

1:08:44 | Dec 7th, 2018

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 inte...Show More
Did Mueller Create a Perjury Trap?

1:08:34 | Nov 30th, 2018

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 Roge...Show More
The Crisis that Dwarfs Facebook

1:00:29 | Nov 23rd, 2018

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...Show More
The End of the Sheryl Sandberg Myth?

1:16:14 | Nov 16th, 2018

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 goin...Show More
The Silicon Valley Atomic Bomb

1:25:54 | Nov 9th, 2018

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 p...Show More
“No question: He Gives a S**t About the Country”: The Mooch Explains Trump

56:47 | Nov 2nd, 2018

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...Show More
Should Zuck be Fired?

1:36:06 | Oct 26th, 2018

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 Bure...Show More
Michael Avenatti Says He is Trump’s Kryptonite

31:24 | Oct 19th, 2018

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 megaphone.fm/adch...Show More
Monica Lewinsky and Hannah Gadsby Talk Trauma

33:56 | Oct 17th, 2018

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 eyeLearn more about your ad choices. Visit m...Show More
Inside the Westeros Wing

33:20 | Oct 15th, 2018

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. V...Show More
Exclusive: Dara on Uber’s Path to World Domination

50:13 | Oct 12th, 2018

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’...Show More
The Tech Mess Trump Won't Clean Up

1:18:45 | Oct 5th, 2018

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 discus...Show More
The Kavanaugh Monstrosity

57:09 | Sep 28th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Is Kavanaugh Going Down in Flames?

50:22 | Sep 21st, 2018

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 cover...Show More
Is the Housing Market About to Implode?

1:21:01 | Sep 14th, 2018

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 R...Show More
Trump's Deep Throat

1:18:58 | Sep 7th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Which Trump(s) Will Go to the Clink?

1:01:23 | Aug 31st, 2018

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 speakin...Show More
The Coming Trump Recession

56:41 | Aug 24th, 2018

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 s...Show More
You Won’t Believe Trump’s Biggest Regret

1:27:19 | Aug 17th, 2018

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 brea...Show More
Inside the Alex Jones Debacle

1:20:46 | Aug 10th, 2018

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 poli...Show More
How Trump Became a Kardashian

55:32 | Aug 3rd, 2018

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 insi...Show More
Facebook After Zuck?

54:58 | Jul 27th, 2018

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 ...Show More
How Silicon Valley Turned Evil

56:50 | Jul 20th, 2018

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 ad...Show More
Did RFK’s Assasination Pave the Way for Trump?

1:19:01 | Jul 13th, 2018

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...Show More
Tom Arnold Lets Loose

44:36 | Jul 6th, 2018

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...Show More
Has Putin Fixed the World Cup?

1:15:20 | Jun 29th, 2018

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 pla...Show More
Is Ivanka a Bigger Liar Than Her Daddy?

58:32 | Jun 22nd, 2018

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 spe...Show More
Hillary’s campaign Manager Bares All

55:24 | Jun 15th, 2018

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 fo...Show More
‘’Sociopathic Tendencies”: Inside Elizabeth Holmes’ Colossal Disgrace

1:00:43 | Jun 8th, 2018

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, an...Show More
Selling Guns, Drugs, and Murder on the Dark Web

1:10:05 | Jun 1st, 2018

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 dis...Show More
Is There Another Donald Trump in The Cosmos?

1:03:13 | May 25th, 2018

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 questi...Show More
The Conservative Case Against Trump

1:08:38 | May 18th, 2018

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 L...Show More
Who is Worse: Trump, Pence, Kanye, or Zuckerberg?

1:02:14 | May 11th, 2018

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 ev...Show More
How Evil is Silicon Valley?

58:22 | May 4th, 2018

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...Show More
The Magic Tricks to Beat Trump in 2020

1:26:44 | Apr 27th, 2018

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 W...Show More
Is The Trump Administration Full of Racists?

1:16:49 | Apr 20th, 2018

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, ...Show More
Will Facebook Be Broken Up?

52:30 | Apr 13th, 2018

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 regula...Show More
Why a Woman Will Win in 2020

1:16:09 | Apr 6th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Will Stormy Nuke Trump into Oblivion?

1:09:28 | Mar 30th, 2018

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 Facebo...Show More
The Most Hated Man in Silicon Valley

1:13:01 | Mar 23rd, 2018

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 ...Show More
What Will Kill Us First: Trump or Technology?

1:18:08 | Mar 16th, 2018

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 tomor...Show More
Can Trump Survive Without Hope?

1:00:10 | Mar 2nd, 2018

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 Hic...Show More
Has the NRA Met its Maker?

1:16:11 | Feb 23rd, 2018

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 ta...Show More
Trump is Proof There is no God

1:48:27 | Feb 16th, 2018

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'...Show More
The Great Trump Recession?

1:15:28 | Feb 9th, 2018

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...Show More
How Trump F**cked Democracy

1:15:54 | Feb 2nd, 2018

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...Show More
The Threat Worse Than Trump

1:11:37 | Jan 26th, 2018

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 wa...Show More
How Donald Trump Could Crush Facebook

47:26 | Jan 19th, 2018

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 Z...Show More
Let's Meet Some Robots!

55:05 | Jan 12th, 2018

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 ro...Show More
Are We Approaching the End of Days?

1:15:11 | Jan 5th, 2018

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 Relat...Show More
Will We Finally Stop Talking About Trump in 2018?

52:29 | Dec 29th, 2017

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 fr...Show More
This Podcast Could Make You Filthy Rich!

56:36 | Dec 22nd, 2017

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 reall...Show More
How to Beat Donald Trump at Twitter

1:15:30 | Dec 15th, 2017

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 regul...Show More
Forget the Dow, Trump Is About to Trigger Financial Armageddon

40:46 | Dec 8th, 2017

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. C...Show More
Even America's Top Expert on God Can't Explain Donald Trump

1:00:38 | Dec 1st, 2017

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 goo...Show More
This Podcast Will Scare You To Death (Seriously)

53:44 | Nov 24th, 2017

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 ...Show More
The Gwyneth Paltrow Industry

47:44 | Nov 17th, 2017

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 f...Show More
Can We Turn Texas Blue?

1:01:48 | Nov 10th, 2017

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 beco...Show More
Imagine Jared Kushner is Your Boss…

36:55 | Nov 4th, 2017

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...Show More
And Then There Were Four

1:02:02 | Oct 27th, 2017

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 m...Show More
The End of Harveywood

34:26 | Oct 20th, 2017

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, explain...Show More
Decoding Trump's Lies

36:54 | Oct 13th, 2017

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 som...Show More
Columbine to Vegas

50:28 | Oct 6th, 2017

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 h...Show More
Jared’s Daddy Issues

34:13 | Sep 29th, 2017

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 mega...Show More
Category 5!

56:50 | Sep 22nd, 2017

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 chan...Show More
Curb His Enthusiasm

40:54 | Sep 15th, 2017

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...Show More
Leave it or Lovett

1:09:14 | Sep 8th, 2017

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 t...Show More

1:03:26 | Sep 1st, 2017

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 effec...Show More
Donald Trump of the Art World

51:20 | Aug 25th, 2017

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 Sil...Show More
The End is Nigh!

58:03 | Aug 18th, 2017

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 te...Show More
Valley Talk: Uber's Headache, Zuck's Political Ambitions, and the Future of Twitter

1:03:15 | Aug 11th, 2017

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 Verizo...Show More
The Winklevoss Twins are Back!

1:00:57 | Aug 4th, 2017

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 ro...Show More
Joe Trippi Diagnoses Washington's Illness

52:50 | Jul 28th, 2017

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 R...Show More
A Podcast of Ice and Fire

49:58 | Jul 21st, 2017

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...Show More
Malcom Gladwell's Sad Country Songs

44:31 | Jul 14th, 2017

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 to...Show More
Kara Swisher on Uber, Zuck, and the Legend of the Red Chair

53:42 | Jun 30th, 2017

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 onc...Show More
The Secret of the Handmaid's Tale

46:11 | Jun 23rd, 2017

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...Show More
You Are Wonder Woman!

29:50 | Jun 16th, 2017

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" th...Show More
Snoop, Trump and Jesse

47:54 | Jun 10th, 2017

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 Secre...Show More
Dick Costolo on Twitter, trolls and Trump

49:34 | Jun 2nd, 2017

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 ...Show More
Famous for Being Conan

46:06 | May 26th, 2017

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...Show More
Iger 2020?

1:02:05 | May 19th, 2017

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 meg...Show More
Inside the Hive with Nick Bilton - TEASER

00:42 | May 2nd, 2017

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 th...Show More