Too Embarrassed to Ask

Too Embarrassed to Ask

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Technology doesn’t need to be confusing, though too often it is. Do you have tech questions that you’re too embarrassed to ask? Kara Swisher of Recode and Lauren Goode of The Verge have the answers. Tune in to their podcast every Friday for straight t
Can engineered ‘meat’ replace hamburgers?
Aug 11 • 51 min
Impossible Foods CEO Pat Brown talks with Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode about the company’s plant-based replacement for ground beef, the Impossible Burger, which is intended for people who love the taste and texture of meat — not for vegans and…
How can I make my home Wi-Fi faster?
Aug 4 • 54 min
Eero CEO Nick Weaver talks with Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode about why our demand for high-speed internet throughout the home is more insatiable than ever and how a “mesh router” network like Eero’s may speed up downloads. Weaver explains what causes…
How can sexual harassment in tech be stopped?
Jul 28 • 61 min
Paradigm CEO Joelle Emerson and Evertoon CEO Niniane Wang talk with Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode about the unfolding sexual harassment crisis in Silicon Valley and what can be done about it. Emerson and Wang share their stories of facing sexism in the…
Is the future VR … or AR?
Jul 21 • 50 min
Google virtual reality boss Clay Bavor talks with Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode about why the company has invested in projects like the low-cost VR headset Cardboard and the augmented reality platform Tango. Bavor says VR and AR are two points on the same…
What is blockchain?
Jul 14 • 43 min
Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode about blockchain, the technology that makes bitcoin and other digital currencies possible. Allaire says blockchains are a modern record-keeping system and that…
Is there room for both Amazon and Walmart?
Jul 7 • 44 min
Recode senior commerce editor Jason Del Rey talks with Kara Swisher about the ongoing rivalry between Amazon and Walmart, which was recently marked by big M&A deals: Amazonannounced plans to acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 billion and Walmart said it would…
How do teens really use Instagram, Snapchat and other apps?
Jun 30 • 63 min
Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode talk with The Verge’s Casey Newton and Kara’s oldest son, Louie Swisher, about how teens are using (or not using) apps like Instagram, Snapchat, Musically and more. Louie says he uses Snapchat because he needs to talk to…
Do meditation apps really work?
Jun 23 • 45 min
Headspace CEO Rich Pierson talks with Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode about meditation apps and why it’s important to find stressed out people where they already are — on their phones. Pierson says people used to back away from him and his co-founder when…
Is Uber sincere about changing?
Jun 16 • 46 min
Recode’s Johana Bhuiyan talks with Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode about Uber’s newly announced efforts to reinvent itself after a months-long cultural crisis. The company’s C-suite has been completely upended by a string of scandals, with CEO Travis…
Is Apple’s HomePod better than Amazon’s Echo or Google’s Home? (WWDC recap)
Jun 9 • 51 min
The Verge’s Nilay Patel talks with Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode about the 2017 edition of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). This year, the company announced updates to its tablet and Mac hardware, a new version of its iOS mobile operating…
What happens when Bill Gates, Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Cuban grill Walt Mossberg?
Jun 2 • 56 min
On this special episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode say bon voyage to our friend and colleague Walt Mossberg, who is retiring from journalism after nearly 47 years — and they’re joined by a parade of tech celebrities. Mossberg…
What are the best podcasts right now? (2017 edition)
May 26 • 50 min
60db’s Liz Gannes talks with Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode about the current state of podcasting and what shows everyone should be listening to. They discuss some of the trends around how people are getting their podcasts and how apps like 60db are trying…
Why is Twitter betting big on live video?
May 19 • 40 min
Recode’s Senior Media Editor Peter Kafka joins Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode to talk about Twitter’s latest efforts to carry live TV and video content, which will include 24/7 news from Bloomberg, live music concerts from LiveNation and weekly…
Can Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop compete with premium laptops?
May 12 • 43 min
The Verge’s Dan Seifert talks with Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode about the recently announced Microsoft Surface Laptop, the first device in the company’s Surface lineup in which the keyboard does not detach from the screen. Seifert views the new laptop as…
Why does Apple want to compete with Square and Venmo?
May 5 • 50 min
Recode’s Jason Del Rey talks with Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode about Apple’s latest discussions with payments industry partners about launching a money transfer app. The service would compete with existing products like Square Cash and PayPal-owned…
What will it take for Uber to change?
Apr 28 • 61 min
New York Times technology reporter Mike Isaac talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode about the controversies that have plagued Uber for the past two months. In a new profile of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, Isaac reported that the…
What is D.C. Rainmaker’s favorite fitness watch?
Apr 21 • 75 min
Wearable tech and fitness blogger Ray Maker, a.k.a. D.C. Rainmaker, talks with The Verge’s Lauren Goode about his full-time job testing fitness trackers, the dismaying inaccuracy of some trackers, and what his go-to devices are. An avid triathlete,…
Privacy and Security, Part 2: How do I protect my privacy online?
Apr 14 • 53 min
Online security expert Tony Gambacorta, the founder of 1585 Security, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode about how consumers can protect themselves from hackers and other threats online. Gambacorta says everything you own that…
Privacy and Security, Part 1: What did Congress just do to my privacy?
Apr 7 • 41 min
Recode’s Tony Romm talks with Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode about how digital privacy rules and net neutrality are changing under the Trump administration. Reporter Romm notes that the FCC privacy rules that were made under President Obama and recently…
Is it safe to buy Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 phone?
Mar 31 • 47 min
The Verge’s Dan Seifert talks with Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode about Samsung’s latest product event, where it unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8. It’s the first major new product from the company since last year’s embarrassing…
WTF is happening at Uber?
Mar 24 • 51 min
Recode’s Johana Bhuiyan talks with Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode about Uber’s month-plus of harassment allegations, public outcry and executive resignations. Bhuiyan traces how Uber got to here and why its aggressive, possibly discriminatory culture was…
Mary Lou Jepsen: Can a high-tech ski cap read my mind or tell me when I’m sick? (Live at SXSW)
Mar 17 • 58 min
Entrepreneur and display expert Mary Lou Jepsen talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode in front of a live audience at South by Southwest 2017. Jepsen, who co-founded One Laptop Per Child and previously worked at Google and…
Is the Nintendo Switch as fun as the Wii?
Mar 10 • 40 min
Polygon Video Producer Nick Robinson talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode about Nintendo’s latest video game console, the Nintendo Switch, which launched Mar. 3. Robinson says he has been “pleasantly surprised” by the console,…
Can a drone save my life?
Mar 3 • 35 min
Zipline CEO Keller Rinaudo talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode about his company’s use of unmanned drone aircraft to deliver blood and medical supplies to hard-to-reach places. Rinaudo says drones are a viable life-saving option…
Do I need to pay for multiple cloud services?
Feb 24 • 43 min
Upthere CEO Chris Bourdon talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode about the multitude of cloud storage services and which ones may be best for different types of consumers. Bourdon says different services excel at different things,…
Is ‘unlimited’ phone data a ripoff?
Feb 17 • 49 min
Wall Street Journal personal technology columnist Joanna Stern talks with The Verge’s Lauren Goode about why your cellphone’s data bill is so confusing and how to get the most bang for your buck. Stern urges people not to switch carriers because one is…
Do I really need to learn to code?
Feb 10 • 42 min
Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi and Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani talk with Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode about their efforts to expand coding education, particularly in the United States. Partovi says teaching more kids of all…
Bonus: Why would I buy stock in Snap?
Feb 6 • 25 min
Snap, the company that makes Snapchat, filed its paperwork late last week to go public on the New York Stock Exchange. On this special bonus episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, The Verge’s Lauren Goode talks with Recode’s Senior Social Media Editor Kurt…
How can I spot ‘fake news’ online?
Feb 3 • 46 min
CNN senior media correspondent and host of “Reliable Sources” Brian Stelter talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode about the rise of so-called “fake news” and what everyone can do to make sure they’re not believing and spreading a…
When will self-driving cars be everywhere?
Jan 27 • 39 min
The Verge’s Lauren Goode talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Johana Bhuiyan about the budding self-driving car industry and how long it will take for companies like Tesla, Uber and Lyft to start offering completely autonomous vehicles. Bhuiyan says…
What’s so special about Apple’s wireless Airpods?
Jan 20 • 34 min
Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode debate the merits of Apple’s new wireless earbuds, the Airpods. Designed to work across multiple Apple devices with less hassle than normal Bluetooth audio gear, the Airpods cost $160 and have to be…
Is a Chromebook the right computer for me?
Jan 13 • 29 min
Kara Swisher, Lauren Goode and The Verge Executive Editor Dieter Bohn talk about Samsung’s new Chromebooks that were announced at CES, the Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro. They also discuss the tradeoffs of the many and varied low-cost laptops that…
What were the most interesting gadgets at CES?
Jan 6 • 27 min
Recode’s Kara Swisher talks with The Verge’s Lauren Goode about CES 2017 and whether the annual consumer electronics expo is as important as it once was. Goode recaps some of the biggest trends she observed, including self-driving cars, virtual reality…
What were the biggest tech stories of 2016?
Dec 30, 2016 • 39 min
Recode’s Kara Swisher talks with The Verge’s Lauren Goode and Casey Newton about the biggest tech products and trends of 2016. Among other things, the trio chats about the aftermath of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 crisis; the launch of Uber’s first…
Why isn’t my favorite TV show on Netflix?
Dec 23, 2016 • 38 min
The Verge’s Lauren Goode and Recode’s Peter Kafka decode the sometimes confounding world of competing media streaming apps and services. Kafka explains how tech companies like Apple and Amazon are trying to squeeze in among more established TV and movie…
What happens to your data after you die?
Dec 16, 2016 • 35 min
Phil Libin, the former CEO of Evernote and managing director of General Catalyst, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode about the thorny issue of what happens to our digital profiles and data after we die. Libin says Evernote…
How do I start making my home ‘smart’?
Dec 9, 2016 • 39 min
Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode and Dan Seifert talk about the confusing landscape of “smart home” gadgets and networks, and why so many of them don’t play nicely together. Seifert says for people who want to start making their homes…
Is it possible to outsmart Amazon this holiday season?
Dec 2, 2016 • 32 min
The Verge’s Lauren Goode talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Jason Del Rey about the often secret calculations that go into the prices of what you buy online. As holiday shopping revs up, Del Rey says it’s worth remembering that Amazon does not always…
Are Snapchat’s Spectacles creepy or cool?
Nov 25, 2016 • 37 min
The Verge’s Lauren Goode and Sean O’Kane talk with Recode’s Peter Kafka about Snapchat maker Snap’s first hardware, Spectacles. O’Kane, who reviewed the camera-equipped sunglasses for The Verge, says they’re more discreet than Google Glass and praises…
Do ‘productivity hacks’ really help you get stuff done?
Nov 18, 2016 • 37 min
The Verge’s Dieter Bohn talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode about apps, services and tricks that can make you more productive. Bohn says he swears by a virtual assistant application called Alfred, but the trio also discusses the…
Does Trump’s victory mean I need stronger encryption?
Nov 11, 2016 • 37 min
Recode’s Kara Swisher and Ina Fried talk with The Verge’s Lauren Goode and Russell Brandom about the 2016 election and how our technological habits may be affected by president-elect Donald Trump. Brandom explains how messaging encryption can vary from…
Is the MacBook’s Touch Bar just a gimmick?
Nov 4, 2016 • 38 min
Wall Street Journal tech columnist Joanna Stern talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode about Apple’s new MacBook Pro lineup and Microsoft’s new Surface Studio desktop and Surface Book laptops. Stern says she has found the new…
Which running app should I use?
Oct 28, 2016 • 39 min
Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode discuss the generally disappointing state of running and workout apps, some of which suffer from poor design while others lack crucial features. Swisher vents her frustrations with Nike’s entries in the…
Why are drone laws so confusing?
Oct 21, 2016 • 35 min
Recode’s robot and drone reporter April Glaser talks with The Verge’s Lauren Goode and Recode’s Kara Swisher about consumer and commercial drones. In the U.S., consumers thinking about buying a drone may want to hold off until the regulatory dust has…
What happens to Samsung after the Note 7 disaster?
Oct 14, 2016 • 32 min
Ina Fried, Recode’s senior mobile editor, joins Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode to answer questions from readers and listeners about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone fiasco. Samsung recalled the popular phone twice after dozens of…
Is Google now a hardware company?
Oct 7, 2016 • 63 min
The Verge’s Lauren Goode and Dieter Bohn talk with Recode’s Ina Fried about Google’s fall product event. The search giant devoted the entire event to hardware, including high-end Android phones called Google Pixel; a home speaker and virtual assistant…
Should you buy a mattress online?
Sep 30, 2016 • 36 min
The Wirecutter writer Kevin Purdy talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode about the booming online mattress industry and why, suddenly, ads for companies like Casper, Leesa and Tuft & Needle are seemingly everywhere. Purdy breaks…
Is it possible to be addicted to sexting?
Sep 23, 2016 • 37 min
Washington Post columnist Caitlin Dewey talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode about the popularity of sexting and the risks it entails. Dewey shares some safe-sexting tips for consenting adults and discusses the implications of…
Would you buy marijuana from an app?
Sep 16, 2016 • 40 min
Eaze CEO Keith McCarty talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode about his company’s on-demand service that delivers medicinal cannabis to consumers in nearly 100 California cities and towns. He explains the special rules that make…
Why did Apple remove the iPhone’s headphone jack?
Sep 9, 2016 • 53 min
The Verge’s Walt Mossberg and Lauren Goode talk with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Dan Frommer about Apple’s most recent product event, where it unveiled the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, a new Apple Watch and wireless earbuds called AirPods. Apple has decided that…
Should you upgrade to the new Fitbits?
Sep 2, 2016 • 44 min
Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode talk about Fitbit’s newly announced Flex 2 and Charge 2 wearables, and whether their new features are worth paying for. The Charge 2 has a larger display and now claims to track multiple types of…
What back-to-school tech should you buy?
Aug 26, 2016 • 38 min
The Wirecutter Editor in Chief Jacqui Cheng talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode about what tech purchases students should consider as they head back to school. Cheng says buying a fancy gadget isn’t always the right answer —…
Do you need a $700 high-tech juicer?
Aug 19, 2016 • 39 min
Juicero CEO Doug Evans talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode about his company’s $700 internet-connected juicer, which is trying to become the Keurig or SodaStream of organic juice. Juicero has raised more than $100 million from…
Help! Photoshop is too complicated. What should I use?
Aug 12, 2016 • 31 min
Canva CEO and co-founder Melanie Perkins talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode about design apps for non-professional designers. Perkins says simple-to-use tools like Canva are increasingly important for communicating ideas on…
What happens if our voting machines get hacked?
Aug 5, 2016 • 43 min
The Verge reporter Russell Brandom talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode about recent hacking attacks on the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and what they mean for the 2016…
What the heck happened to Yahoo?
Jul 29, 2016 • 44 min
Now that Yahoo has sold its core business to Verizon for nearly $5 billion, Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode talk about what happens next. Kara reflects on covering the iconic tech company over the past two decades and all the ups and…
Special Episode: Virtual reality works for games. But what about real life?
Jul 22, 2016 • 40 min
Jeremy Bailenson, the director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, talks with The Verge’s Lauren Goode and Recode’s Mark Bergen about how virtual reality can affect our bodies and our minds. A well-crafted VR experience, Bailenson…
Why is everyone obsessed with Pokémon Go?
Jul 15, 2016 • 39 min
With the augmented reality game Pokémon Go blowing up the App Store charts, Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode talk with Verge reporter Sean O’Kane about how it works and whether it’s just a fad. They answer all the Pokémon questions…
Can a texting bot help you understand the presidential election?
Jul 8, 2016 • 41 min
Purple CEO and co-founder Rebecca Harris talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode about her company’s text-messaging bot that automatically keeps users informed about political and tech news. Harris says mobile texting is superior to…
Seriously: What is artificial intelligence?
Jul 1, 2016 • 37 min
Bloomberg Beta partner James Cham talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Mark Bergen about why artificial intelligence is hot again and whether we’re at risk of another “AI winter” in which investment dries up. Cham explains some common terms from the…
When will robots be able to do all your chores?
Jun 24, 2016 • 35 min
Chris Jones, iRobot’s vice president of technology, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Dan Frommer about the future of in-home robotics. He discusses why iRobot, most famous for the Roomba, is thinking about robots that can share data with their owners’…
Why isn’t Apple’s iMessage on Android?
Jun 17, 2016 • 46 min
With Apple’s 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference wrapping up today, The Verge’s Lauren Goode and Dieter Bohn discuss what the company showed — and what it didn’t show. Apple made big changes to how it will sell apps, to the Apple Watch operating system…
How do food delivery startups stay in business?
Jun 10, 2016 • 39 min
Munchery CEO Tri Tran talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode about running a San Francisco-based company that cooks and delivers thousands of restaurant-style meals every day. He discusses what Munchery thinks about big new…
Could you go a day without your phone?
Jun 3, 2016 • 30 min
The Verge’s Lauren Goode reports on what happened when she deprived herself of her iPhone for (gasp!) an entire day. Although Lauren still had access to other electronics, she tells Recode’s Kara Swisher how this simple experiment dramatically changed her…
What tech gifts should you buy for new graduates?
May 27, 2016 • 27 min
Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode debate what tech gifts you should buy for students graduating this year. They also take suggestions from our readers and listeners and Lauren argues that you shouldn’t get a new graduate an Apple Watch or…
Can Wi-Fi calling replace your phone carrier?
May 19, 2016 • 27 min
Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode talk with Karma CEO Steven van Wel about the rise of Wi-Fi calling services such as Skype, Viber and Google Hangouts that are increasingly easy to use on mobile phones. Van Wel has had his iPhone on…
Seriously, do I need “smart” luggage?
May 13, 2016 • 37 min
Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode talk with Gogobot CEO Travis Katz about stress-free travel technology. They answer your questions about travel booking apps, in-flight Wi-Fi and “smart” luggage that talks to your phone. Plus: Kara and Lauren challenge Travis…
Which laptop should you buy?
May 6, 2016 • 33 min
Mac or Windows? Pay to fix your old laptop, or suck it up and get a new one? And what’s the best gaming laptop to buy? On this week’s Too Embarrassed to Ask, Re/code’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode geek out on laptops (to Kara’s chagrin and…
How can I “spring clean” my tech life?
Apr 29, 2016 • 29 min
It’s time for a little digital spring cleaning, and Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode are here to help. They outline some strategies for decluttering your overloaded email inbox, apps you never use and gadgets that are gathering dust in your closet. They also…
What are the best podcasts? (Other than this one.)
Apr 22, 2016 • 28 min
Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode answer your questions about listening to podcasts and whether the current renaissance of online radio is here to stay. They share some of their picks for favorite shows to listen to and how they prefer to listen to them.…
Special Episode: Tech & Sleep, with Arianna Huffington
Apr 15, 2016 • 35 min
Huffington Post co-founder and “The Sleep Revolution” author Arianna Huffington talks with Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode about why you shouldn’t sleep with your smartphone and what her tips are for getting a decent night’s sleep. Then, Kara and Lauren…
Alexa, Is Jeff Bezos Spying on Me? (Guest: Dan Seifert, Senior Editor, The Verge)
Apr 8, 2016 • 37 min
Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode talk with The Verge’s Dan Seifert about Amazon’s efforts to top virtual assistants like Siri and Google Now with its own assistant, Alexa, which can be found in products like the Amazon Echo and Fire TV. They are joined by…
When Will Smart Homes Stop Being Dumb? (Guest: Alex Hawkinson, CEO, SmartThings)
Apr 1, 2016 • 35 min
Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode talk about technology that claims to make your home smarter and more automated. They chat with Alex Hawkinson, CEO of Samsung-owned SmartThings, about how the tech is maturing and which devices play nicely with one another.…
Is Apple Out of Ideas? (Guest: Walt Mossberg, Executive Editor, The Verge)
Mar 25, 2016 • 42 min
Lauren Goode and special guest host Walt Mossberg talk about Apple’s spring product event, where the company announced the iPhone SE, a beefier iPad Pro and a price cut for the Apple Watch. Lauren and Walt answer your questions about whether these gadgets…
Why Is Your Phone’s Battery Life So Bad?
Mar 18, 2016 • 26 min
Kara Swisher, Lauren Goode and special guest Ina Fried, Re/code’s senior mobile editor, talk about the rechargable batteries that power our smartphones, tablets, laptops and more. Why do our batteries seem to be running out faster than they used to? How…
Kara Swisher’s Junk Drawer of “Unwearables”
Mar 11, 2016 • 26 min
Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode are back, and this week they have props: Several pieces of wearable technology such as fitness trackers and smartwatches they’ve bought and then abandoned. Kara and Lauren discuss why they want to love wearable tech but…
Your Questions About Apple vs. the FBI, Answered
Mar 4, 2016 • 29 min
On this special episode of “Too Embarrassed to Ask,” we devote the entire show to breaking down the ongoing legal battle between Apple and the FBI. Re/code’s policy expert Dawn Chmielewski joins Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode to answer your questions…
Am I Too Old For Snapchat? (Guest: Tracy Chou, Pinterest)
Feb 26, 2016 • 44 min
Lauren Goode and Re/code’s social media expert Kurt Wagner answer your questions about Snapchat and how old is “too old” for the hot social app. Then, special guest Tracy Chou, a software engineer at Pinterest, joins in to talk about getting more women…
This Podcast Is the Uber for “Why?”
Feb 19, 2016 • 38 min
Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode answer your questions about on-demand services that deliver food, drive you around town and mow your lawn. Then, Shyp CEO Kevin Gibbon joins in to talk about how his startup is trying to simplify shipping everything from eBay…
Algorithm Nation
Feb 12, 2016 • 34 min
Kara Swisher and special guest host Kurt Wagner answer your questions about how Twitter and Facebook decide what you see in your timeline and News Feed. Then, Y Combinator partner Justin Kan joins in to talk about how record producer DJ Khaled inspired…
Fitbits and Alphabets
Feb 5, 2016 • 33 min
Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode answer your questions about Fitbit’s newest device, the Alta, which wants to be a fashionable everyday accessory. Then, Re/code’s Mark Bergen joins in to talk about Google and its new parent company, Alphabet. Plus: With…
My Clothing Is Smarter Than I Am
Jan 29, 2016 • 32 min
Lauren Goode and special guest host Ina Fried answer listener questions about wireless plans and why they make zero sense. Then, Athos founder DJ Jayalath joins Lauren and Ina to talk about “smart clothes” that can help their wearers exercise the way pro…
Drones, Detroit and Dash
Jan 22, 2016 • 42 min
Andreessen Horowitz partner Steven Sinofsky joins Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode to talk about how drones and cars are driving the future of tech. Is the transportation market Google’s and Apple’s for the taking, or can Detroit deter disruption? Plus: We…
Life’s a Peach After CES
Jan 15, 2016 • 25 min
It’s the first episode of our new podcast “Too Embarrassed to Ask.” This week, Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode answer your questions about what happened at CES 2016, joined by special guest Casey Newton from The Verge. They also discuss the buzzy new social…
Teaser
Jan 8, 2016 • 0 min
It’s time to get excited! Starting on January 13th, Too Embarrassed to Ask will become its own weekly podcast, giving us even more time to review the latest gadgets and answer all those questions you’ve been dying to ask. Get your questions ready and…