Inside the Hive with Nick Bilton

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 their industry is going. Bilton brings you into the room where the world’s most interesting and important decisions are made.


Why Can’t #MeToo Bring Down Trump?
Oct 11 • 57 min
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…
Will Impeachment Cost Democrats the White House?
Oct 4 • 58 min
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…
Inside the 9/11 Coverup Worse Than Ukraine
Sep 27 • 68 min
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…
Did Adnan Syed Do It?
Sep 20 • 58 min
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…
Was Uber’s CEO a Sociopath?
Sep 13 • 64 min
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…
Trump and “1984”: Inside the Plot to Break the Media
Sep 6 • 65 min
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…
Could Gene Editing Turn You Into Captain America?
Aug 30 • 56 min
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…
Marianne Williamson on God, Guns, and Transcendental Meditation
Aug 23 • 62 min
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…
Was Jeffrey Epstein Murdered?
Aug 16 • 75 min
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…
Is Your Phone Trying to Kill You?
Aug 9 • 64 min
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…
#MoscowMitch and the Republican Plan to Steal 2020
Aug 2 • 68 min
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…
Epstein, Mueller, and the Secret of Human Life
Jul 26 • 86 min
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…
Wall Street Braces for Trump’s Economic Colonic
Jul 19 • 51 min
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…
QAnon, UFOs, and America’s Craziest Conspiracy Theories
Jul 12 • 56 min
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…
Bill Nye the Science Guy on Aliens, the Universe, and Trump
Jul 5 • 67 min
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…
Why Kumail Nanjiani Is Sick of Big Tech
Jun 28 • 69 min
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…
Can Fox News Keep Trump in the White House?
Jun 21 • 65 min
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…
Wait, Elizabeth Holmes Got Married?!
Jun 14 • 51 min
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…
Is YouTube Secretly the Worst Company in America?
Jun 7 • 78 min
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…
Scott Galloway on the Algebra of Happiness
May 31 • 66 min
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,…
Will a New Cold War Break the Internet?
May 24 • 63 min
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…
Did Texas Execute an Innocent Man?
May 17 • 52 min
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…
Why is America So Violent?
May 10 • 52 min
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,…
Is America Too Bigoted for Pete Buttigieg?
May 3 • 52 min
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…
The “Homeless Billionaire” Predicts Humanity Is Toast
Apr 26 • 73 min
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…
The Mueller Bombshell Hiding in Plain Sight
Apr 19 • 47 min
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…
Will Silicon Valley Wipe Out Hollywood?
Apr 12 • 79 min
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…
How Fox News and Trump Are Melting Our Brains
Apr 5 • 63 min
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…
Was Boeing the Start of the A.I. Apocalypse?
Mar 29 • 52 min
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…
How the Mueller Debacle Could Save Dems from Total Annihilation
Mar 25 • 32 min
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…
Look Out, Beto: How Trump Could Nuke the Dems for a 2020 Landslide
Mar 22 • 56 min
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…
What AOC Really Thinks
Mar 15 • 64 min
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
Can Facebook Save Itself From Ruin?
Mar 8 • 92 min
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…
The Secret Story of the Cohen Deposition
Feb 28 • 52 min
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…
Breaking: Inside Theranos’ Final Days
Feb 20 • 47 min
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…
Jared Kushner’s Clintonian Nightmare
Feb 15 • 75 min
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…
Inside Trump’s Inauguration Nightmare
Feb 8 • 55 min
“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…
Was Cheney More Evil Than Trump?
Feb 1 • 58 min
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…
Why @AOC Scares the S**t Out of Republicans
Jan 25 • 71 min
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,…
Is Impeachment a Done Deal?
Jan 18 • 50 min
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…
Source: Human Civilization Won’t Be Around Much Longer
Jan 11 • 67 min
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…
Inside Apple’s iPhone Problem
Jan 4 • 68 min
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…
“Financial Colonoscopy”: Trump, Snap, Dara, Sheryl and Other 2019 Predictions
Dec 28, 2018 • 51 min
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…
Is Facebook Becoming Marlboro?
Dec 21, 2018 • 88 min
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…
Will MAGA Turn on Trump?
Dec 14, 2018 • 64 min
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…
90 Percent Unemployment in 2030?
Dec 7, 2018 • 68 min
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…
Did Mueller Create a Perjury Trap?
Nov 30, 2018 • 68 min
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…
The Crisis that Dwarfs Facebook
Nov 23, 2018 • 60 min
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…
The End of the Sheryl Sandberg Myth?
Nov 16, 2018 • 76 min
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…
The Silicon Valley Atomic Bomb
Nov 9, 2018 • 85 min
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,…
“No question: He Gives a S**t About the Country”: The Mooch Explains Trump
Nov 2, 2018 • 56 min
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…
Should Zuck be Fired?
Oct 26, 2018 • 96 min
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,…
Michael Avenatti Says He is Trump’s Kryptonite
Oct 19, 2018 • 31 min
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/adchoices
Monica Lewinsky and Hannah Gadsby Talk Trauma
Oct 17, 2018 • 33 min
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…
Inside the Westeros Wing
Oct 15, 2018 • 33 min
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…
Exclusive: Dara on Uber’s Path to World Domination
Oct 12, 2018 • 50 min
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…
The Tech Mess Trump Won’t Clean Up
Oct 5, 2018 • 78 min
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…
The Kavanaugh Monstrosity
Sep 28, 2018 • 57 min
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…
Is Kavanaugh Going Down in Flames?
Sep 21, 2018 • 50 min
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…
Is the Housing Market About to Implode?
Sep 14, 2018 • 81 min
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…
Trump’s Deep Throat
Sep 7, 2018 • 78 min
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…
Which Trump(s) Will Go to the Clink?
Aug 31, 2018 • 61 min
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,…
The Coming Trump Recession
Aug 24, 2018 • 56 min
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…
You Won’t Believe Trump’s Biggest Regret
Aug 17, 2018 • 87 min
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…
Inside the Alex Jones Debacle
Aug 10, 2018 • 80 min
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…
How Trump Became a Kardashian
Aug 3, 2018 • 55 min
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…
Facebook After Zuck?
Jul 27, 2018 • 54 min
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,…
How Silicon Valley Turned Evil
Jul 20, 2018 • 56 min
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…
Did RFK’s Assasination Pave the Way for Trump?
Jul 13, 2018 • 79 min
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…
Tom Arnold Lets Loose
Jul 6, 2018 • 44 min
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…
Has Putin Fixed the World Cup?
Jun 29, 2018 • 75 min
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…
Is Ivanka a Bigger Liar Than Her Daddy?
Jun 22, 2018 • 58 min
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…
Hillary’s campaign Manager Bares All
Jun 15, 2018 • 55 min
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…
‘’Sociopathic Tendencies”: Inside Elizabeth Holmes’ Colossal Disgrace
Jun 8, 2018 • 60 min
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…
Selling Guns, Drugs, and Murder on the Dark Web
Jun 1, 2018 • 70 min
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…
Is There Another Donald Trump in The Cosmos?
May 25, 2018 • 63 min
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…
The Conservative Case Against Trump
May 18, 2018 • 68 min
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…
Who is Worse: Trump, Pence, Kanye, or Zuckerberg?
May 11, 2018 • 62 min
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…
How Evil is Silicon Valley?
May 4, 2018 • 58 min
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 Magic Tricks to Beat Trump in 2020
Apr 27, 2018 • 86 min
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…
Is The Trump Administration Full of Racists?
Apr 20, 2018 • 76 min
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…
Will Facebook Be Broken Up?
Apr 13, 2018 • 52 min
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?…
Why a Woman Will Win in 2020
Apr 6, 2018 • 76 min
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…
Will Stormy Nuke Trump into Oblivion?
Mar 30, 2018 • 69 min
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,…
The Most Hated Man in Silicon Valley
Mar 23, 2018 • 73 min
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…
What Will Kill Us First: Trump or Technology?
Mar 16, 2018 • 78 min
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…
Would You Turn Down $125 Million From Zuck?
Mar 9, 2018 • 76 min
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…
Can Trump Survive Without Hope?
Mar 2, 2018 • 60 min
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 the NRA Met its Maker?
Feb 23, 2018 • 76 min
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…
Trump is Proof There is no God
Feb 16, 2018 • 108 min
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…
The Great Trump Recession?
Feb 9, 2018 • 75 min
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…
How Trump F**cked Democracy
Feb 2, 2018 • 75 min
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…
The Threat Worse Than Trump
Jan 26, 2018 • 71 min
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…
How Donald Trump Could Crush Facebook
Jan 19, 2018 • 47 min
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…
Let’s Meet Some Robots!
Jan 12, 2018 • 55 min
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…
Are We Approaching the End of Days?
Jan 5, 2018 • 75 min
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,…
Will We Finally Stop Talking About Trump in 2018?
Dec 29, 2017 • 52 min
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…
This Podcast Could Make You Filthy Rich!
Dec 22, 2017 • 56 min
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…
How to Beat Donald Trump at Twitter
Dec 15, 2017 • 75 min
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…
Forget the Dow, Trump Is About to Trigger Financial Armageddon
Dec 8, 2017 • 40 min
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,…
Even America’s Top Expert on God Can’t Explain Donald Trump
Dec 1, 2017 • 60 min
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…
This Podcast Will Scare You To Death (Seriously)
Nov 24, 2017 • 53 min
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…
The Gwyneth Paltrow Industry
Nov 17, 2017 • 47 min
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…
Can We Turn Texas Blue?
Nov 10, 2017 • 61 min
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…
Imagine Jared Kushner is Your Boss…
Nov 3, 2017 • 36 min
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…
And Then There Were Four
Oct 27, 2017 • 62 min
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…
The End of Harveywood
Oct 20, 2017 • 34 min
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…
Decoding Trump’s Lies
Oct 13, 2017 • 36 min
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…
Columbine to Vegas
Oct 6, 2017 • 50 min
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…
Jared’s Daddy Issues
Sep 29, 2017 • 34 min
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…
Category 5!
Sep 22, 2017 • 56 min
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…
Curb His Enthusiasm
Sep 15, 2017 • 40 min
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…
Leave it or Lovett
Sep 8, 2017 • 69 min
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,…
FAKE NEWS! #MAGA
Sep 1, 2017 • 63 min
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…
Donald Trump of the Art World
Aug 25, 2017 • 51 min
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…
The End is Nigh!
Aug 18, 2017 • 58 min
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…
Valley Talk: Uber’s Headache, Zuck’s Political Ambitions, and the Future of Twitter
Aug 11, 2017 • 63 min
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…
The Winklevoss Twins are Back!
Aug 4, 2017 • 60 min
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…
Joe Trippi Diagnoses Washington’s Illness
Jul 28, 2017 • 52 min
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…
A Podcast of Ice and Fire
Jul 21, 2017 • 49 min
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…
Malcom Gladwell’s Sad Country Songs
Jul 14, 2017 • 44 min
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,…
Kara Swisher on Uber, Zuck, and the Legend of the Red Chair
Jun 30, 2017 • 53 min
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…
The Secret of the Handmaid’s Tale
Jun 23, 2017 • 46 min
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…
You Are Wonder Woman!
Jun 16, 2017 • 29 min
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…
Snoop, Trump and Jesse
Jun 9, 2017 • 47 min
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…
Dick Costolo on Twitter, trolls and Trump
Jun 2, 2017 • 49 min
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…
Famous for Being Conan
May 26, 2017 • 46 min
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…
Iger 2020?
May 19, 2017 • 62 min
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…
Inside the Hive with Nick Bilton - TEASER
May 2, 2017 • 0 min
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…