Tomorrow with Joshua Topolsky

Tomorrow with Joshua Topolsky

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Tomorrow 132: Casey Johnston Takes a Bite Out of Apple
Sep 14 • 72 min
On this week’s Tomorrow, Josh and Ryan discuss Marvel’s Spider-Man and his addiction to cops, Aaron Paul joining Westworld, and Cuomo’s eye-roll of a primary win.Then they’re joined by The Outline’s own Casey Johnston who jumps in to tell us about Apple’s…
131: I’m the Cyber and That’s the Punk
Sep 7 • 65 min
This week Josh and Ryan talk about Brett Kavanaugh, Nike, and the secret identity of Lodestar before having a small celebration about Twitter finally banning Alex Jones.Later, in anticipation of the much-hyped Cyberpunk 2077, they decide what is and isn’t…
130: The Resistance of Eoin Higgins
Aug 31 • 103 min
On this week’s episode, Josh and Ryan have entirely too much to say about Louis C.K., the Cuomo vs. Nixon debate, and exactly why androgyny and denim are the best reasons to be gay.Then they’re joined by writer Eoin Higgins, who drops in to discuss…
129: Amanda Hess and the Fembot Army
Aug 24 • 84 min
If only there were something happening on a national and global scale for Josh and Ryan to discuss this week. Oh wait, literally everything is happening at once – including some insane VMA moments from Madonna, Juice Wrld, and Post Malone.Then the pair…
128: James T. Green Knows the Song of the Summer
Aug 17 • 74 min
Summer 2018 is coming to a close fast and it’s time to decide the official Song of the Summer. That’s why Josh and Ryan decided to bring out the big guns in the form of James T. Green, audio director at The Outline. (James also has some thoughts on…
127: Everything’s a Meme With Taylor Lorenz
Aug 10 • 84 min
Did this podcast get Apple to change it’s Alex Jones/InfoWars podcast policy? That’s what Josh and Ryan are choosing to believe. Now they’re on to their next target: The App Store. Also, Josh finally saw Infinity War, Ryan has some misgivings about the…
126: Paris Martineau is Not a Follower
Aug 3 • 73 min
Can Josh and Ryan blame their troubles on Mercury being in retrograde? Of course they could but they’re not insane, so they won’t. They’re also too sensible to believe in your silly conspiracy theories.To that end they’ve brought back Paris Martineau, a…
125: Now Laura June’s Heart is Full
Jul 27 • 75 min
Josh is back in action and Ryan is still trapped in the podcast booth, so this week the pair discuss Silence of the Lambs, Nanette, and how much Michael Cohen loves a Zoom mic. Also, uh how bad does that new DC show Titans look? Yikes.Then we have the…
124: Facing Off an Impossible Mission
Jul 20 • 51 min
Since Josh is currently off on an impossible mission of his own, he and Ryan recorded a very special episode of Tomorrow about his favorite film in the Cruise Missile oeuvre, Mission Impossible III.Will they discuss Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s raw animal…
123: Full Contact With Jeremy Gordon
Jul 13 • 66 min
Josh is having problems with a game from a year ago, Ryan just turned 28 (again), and Elon Musk is screaming from the top of the internet about how cool he is. After we get through all that, they still have time to talk about a racist pizza company.Then,…
TBT: Michael Shane Has No Fear
Jul 6 • 74 min
Throwback Tomorrow! On this episode you will hear Josh and Managing Editor of Bloomberg Digital Michael Shane: -Find out the meaning of Memorial Day -Talk through the lifecycle of a modern newsroom -Discuss how Peter Thiel plans to shut you up -Reminisce…
122: Full Court Press with Pema Levy
Jun 29 • 76 min
Uh, things are real bad. Josh and Ryan are a bit at their wit’s end this week, making 122 not a particularly happy-go-lucky episode of Tomorrow. Also, Josh has thoughts about his Blackberry. So at least there’s that.Thankfully, we’ve got Pema Levy, a…
121: TC Sottek is on a Quest
Jun 22 • 104 min
This week has been a rough one. There’s no way around that. To that end, Josh and Ryan talk about their coping mechanisms, like avoiding improv comedy, hiding from newspapers, or playing solitaire on your phone.Later they’re joined by TC Sottek, managing…
120: You Can’t Run Indefinitely
Jun 15 • 46 min
Josh and Ryan are reunited for a post-E3, pre-Blackberry, all-news edition of Tomorrow.After running through some upcoming game titles that have them throwing their credit cards at their screens, the pair also discuss cell phone tech, the pedophile…
119: Naomi Fry Knows John Mayer *(and isn’t afraid to ask)
Jun 8 • 123 min
This week we’re giving you a super-sized episode of Tomorrow to make up for last week’s rerun. You’re welcome!For the first half of the show, Josh has gone missing – and it’s up to Ryan and producer Wynton Wong to put together the pieces and find him…
TBT: Paul Ford and Josh Whip the Dip
Jun 1 • 66 min
Throwback Tomorrow! The enigmatic and hilarious Paul Ford returns to Tomorrow to discuss his recent, critically acclaimed Businessweek story “What Is Code?” The two men actually manage to stay on topic for a little while, but the conversation soon…
118: Jamelle Bouie is Doing Some Heavy Lifting
May 25 • 73 min
On this edition of Tomorrow, Josh and Ryan are joined by Slate’s Chief Political Correspondent and CBS News Analyst Jamelle Bouie to discuss public policy, the upcoming midterm elections, and Bernie 2020.Though before we get to those important, meaty…
117: The TV is Lying to Brandy Jensen
May 18 • 66 min
Is it Yanny or is it Laurel or is it a reason to scream blood? On this week’s episode Josh and Ryan discuss Apple’s latest crappy design, Bitcoin’s leprechaun-shaped carbon footprint, and the latest Cruise Missile news.Later we chat with Brandy Jensen,…
The Outline CEO Josh Topolsky: Online ads are stuck in the ’90s (Recode Media with Peter Kafka)
May 11 • 60 min
Josh Topolsky, CEO and editor in chief of The Outline, talks with Recode’s Peter Kafka about the importance of good internet-native design for both advertising and editorial content. Topolsky dismisses the idea that everything publishers put out will move…
116: Stepping into the Light with Ann-Derrick Gaillot
May 11 • 87 min
On this week’s Tomorrow, Ryan is in a deep depression caused by Gina Haspel, Iran, and Google’s latest round of terrifying robots with names like “Oopsy Doopsy!” Don’t worry, Josh cheers him up by reminding him to live, laugh, love and dance like nobody’s…
115: Getting into Political Positions
May 4 • 66 min
To answer your question, yes, episode 115 contains more discussion of Kanye and Facebook – but this week Josh and Ryan also talk about incels, the two Koreas, and Josh’s crush on Vision.How depressing is the Tom Brokaw news? Listen folks, it’s bad. But…
114: Relaxing with Lewis Gordon
Apr 27 • 64 min
Come on. You already know what we have to discuss on this week’s episode of Tomorrow.So, after getting through some thoughts about Kanye, Josh and Ryan tackle the Golden State Killer (not literally, though someone definitely did) and then shop online for…
113: Stumbling Upon Drew Millard
Apr 20 • 48 min
For this installment of Tomorrow, Josh follows Ryan down a rabbit hole of Beychella, k-cups, and marijuana candies – eventually culminating in them both joining Scientology.At some point The Outline’s weekend editor, Drew Millard, flies up from North…
112: Tracking Brianna Wu
Apr 13 • 105 min
Hello Tomorrow listener. Do you like Drake? Do you like gossip? Do you like amphetamines? Well, have we got a wave of hot content for you. There’s also an impending apocalypse scenario that somehow involves the Neo Geo.Later we’re visited by a tiny…
111: Changing the Narrative with Casey Johnston
Apr 6 • 63 min
We’re here to tell you our terrible takes, unless the Scottish government steps in to stop us.This week Josh and Ryan discuss leaky Grindrs, Ivanka Trump’s Instagram aesthetic, and anti-Semitic dogs.Then Josh sits down with Outline luminary Casey Johnston…
110: Pinning Our Hopes on Ann-Derrick Gaillot
Mar 30 • 86 min
America’s most-beloved sitcom family, the Topolskys, are back in action and you won’t believe the hot button issues they’re tackling!On this week’s show Josh and Ryan discuss Roseanne’s prop grandchildren, robots on the moon, and Trump’s grudge against…
109: Hell is Other People with Paris Martineau
Mar 23 • 74 min
Hello podcast listener, how’s the internet treating you? Awful? Us too!But it’s not all bad. This week Josh and Ryan discuss Instagram, Russian spies, and E! True Hollywood Stories before sitting down with Paris Martineau to dissect exactly how Cambridge…
108: Tomorrow Classic
Mar 16 • 63 min
After three months away, Tomorrow is back with all the delicious and refreshing audio-only entertainment you’ve come to expect.On this episode Josh and Ryan catch up on what you’ve missed while the show was away. Specifically VH1’s Pop-Up Video, white…
An Update
Mar 16 • 1 min
There are some things that never go out of style. Coca-Cola. Martinis. Denim. Ray-bans. Kylie Minogue. The Cruise missile. Joshua Topolsky ranting about B-movies, condiments, and our broken society while Ryan makes references to reality shows nobody has…
107: The Last Jedi
Dec 19, 2017 • 57 min
This week, we were planning on a nice discussion about gift giving and holiday wishlists. But then Josh saw The Last Jedi, and it became obvious that we need to talk about this movie. Was it good? Was it bad? What is a porg? There will of course be many…
106: Virtual reality
Dec 5, 2017 • 64 min
It’s a very special week on Tomorrow with Joshua Topolsky. We’re pulling out our Oculus Rifts, stepping into our cartoon avatars, and taking your calls about what we should do in there. It’s exciting, it’s strange, and it could be a total disaster!
105: Being thankful
Nov 21, 2017 • 71 min
It’s been a rough year. The world is in turmoil, every man is a harasser, and Tom Petty is dead. But still, in the midst of it all, there are things to be thankful for.So this week we’re talking about thanks. What does it mean to be thankful? What’s new…
104: Palm Pre
Nov 7, 2017 • 74 min
You asked for it, and we’re here to deliver. This week on the show, Josh and Ryan boot up a Palm Pre 3, and reflect on what’s changed since webOS debuted well ahead of its time. We take your calls about old tech, and look to the future of phones and…
103: Skincare
Oct 24, 2017 • 66 min
On today’s episode, Josh and Ryan reflect on their week spent following a strict Korean skincare regimen. Do they feel refreshed? Is their skin smoother? Have they uncovered the secret to eternal youth? These answers and your calls, right here.
102: Blade Runner 2049
Oct 10, 2017 • 65 min
Early in the 21st Century, THE OUTLINE advanced PODCAST evolution into the LIVE VIDEO phase - a show virtually identical to a Tomorrow - known also as Tomorrow… The new LIVE SHOW was superior in audience participation and humor, and at least equal in…
101: A sneak peek at Tomorrow
Sep 26, 2017 • 59 min
Josh and Ryan bring you this beta episode of Tomorrow’s new format and take your calls and suggestions live.The new Tomorrow is all about experiments and experiences. Each week we’ll take your suggestions and throw ourselves into a new topic. From bobble…
Call in LIVE Monday night
Sep 24, 2017 • 1 min
Greetings listeners. Big news. We’re rebooting Tomorrow, and we need your help. We’re doing a special LIVE pilot Monday, September 25th at 7pm EST/4pm PST/11pm UTC. (That’s probably the day you are reading this.) We’ll take calls, ask questions, and…
Episode 100: With Paul Ford
Sep 6, 2017 • 87 min
For the 100th episode of the Tomorrow podcast, Josh welcomes the show’s most frequent and perhaps quintessential guest: Postlight co-founder and former Dipperz executive Paul Ford.Over many cups of Tito’s, the two pals reminisce about the highs and lows…
Episode 99: Two Thumbs Up For Angelica Jade Bastién
Aug 16, 2017 • 71 min
In a world of hot takes and rampant nostalgia, one film critic was brave enough to face down a mission she wasn’t meant to survive: An interview with Josh.Based on a true story, Angelica Jade Bastién is captivating as she reflects on Detroit, Get Out, the…
Episode 98: What If I Told You About Rose Eveleth?
Aug 1, 2017 • 79 min
Some people choose to see the ugliness in this world. The disarray. We choose to see the tiger. This week Josh chats with writer, animator, and producer Rose Eveleth, who hosts The Red Center, Flash Forward, and ESPN’s 30 for 30 podcast. The pair discuss…
Episode 97: Dressing with Jesse Thorn
Jul 18, 2017 • 83 min
**If you downloaded this episode and heard silence midway through, it’s fixed now, and you should re-download the episode. Apologies for the issue!**On this week’s episode of Tomorrow, Josh sits down with Jesse Thorn, a modern renaissance man of the…
Episode 96: Sources and resources with Arielle Duhaime-Ross
Jul 4, 2017 • 56 min
On this week’s episode, our world is in peril. Josh speaks at length with journalist and Vice News correspondent Arielle Duhaime-Ross about how Gaia, the spirit of the Earth, can no longer stand the terrible destruction plaguing our planet from carbon…
Episode 95: Tom Perrotta’s interpretations
Jun 21, 2017 • 50 min
This week Josh sits down with Tom Perrotta, the Academy Award nominated screenwriter, author, and co-creator of HBO’s The Leftovers.If you’ve never seen the show: Spoilers for the finale lie ahead. If you have, expect a wave of supernatural eruptions,…
Episode 94: William Turton Wants to Get Luckey
Jun 7, 2017 • 49 min
The year is 2117. We’re all living in a new reality, a *virtual* reality, after our leader, Edgelord Palmer Luckey (and his sentient wall), destroyed planet Earth for not being caucasian or male enough. Thankfully, episode 94 has survived the century. In…
Episode 93: Brain Food with Yvette d’Entremont
May 23, 2017 • 57 min
Episode 93 of Tomorrow is absolutely guaranteed to make you feel better, live longer, and transform your body. Totally packed with anti-nonsense agents like Josh Topolsky and Yvette d’Entremont, noted chemist and SciBabe, this episode will cure you of…
Episode 92: Ivar Vong Has Gone Off the Rails
May 9, 2017 • 65 min
On this week’s [NOUN] Josh chats with Ivar Vong, CTO of The Outline and a [ADJECTIVE] software genius. Ivar tells Josh a [ADJECTIVE] story about his journey from [NOUN] to professional photographer to mastermind behind the [NOUN] of The Marshall Project…
Episode 91: Lewis Wallace Isn’t Being Objective
Apr 21, 2017 • 54 min
Josh and Lewis Wallace, an independent journalist and former writer for Marketplace, sit down and get brutally honest about journalistic objectivity. Is there a view from nowhere? Of course not. “Nowhere” isn’t a place, silly. So what does this mean for…
Episode 90: Casey Newton, Unedited
Apr 18, 2017 • 60 min
This weak Josh sits down with Casey Newton, a senior editor and Silicon Valley editor at The Verge, to discusss social media issues like weather or no t we should be aloud to edit typos in tweets. (Josh says know on principal since the jury is sitll out…
Episode 89: Jason Koebler Says What He Memes
Apr 7, 2017 • 62 min
On diz week’s episode of tomorrow, J0$h sits down w/ Jason Koebler of Motherboard (hez dank) 2 discuss da impact of da internets deepest meme mines & who iz spending time doin dat. such wow. much amaze. do da edgelords & meme masters truly swing elections…
Episode 88: Twitter Has Broken Sarah Jeong’s Heart
Mar 31, 2017 • 51 min
Josh is away this week, so special guest host and Outline senior editor Adrianne Jeffries has taken over the show. She talks to Motherboard contributing editor, lawyer, and very cool internet person Sarah Jeong about Twitter, internet privacy, and the US…
Episode 87: Jeff Ihaza Knows the Truth
Mar 24, 2017 • 68 min
And interview with Jeff Ihaza. Prep time: 69 minutes To bake Episode 87, you will need: 1 Joshua Topolsky 1 Outline writer 4 teaspoon socialism 2 scoops of intelligence 3 Bernie Sanders flyers 1 handful Philidelphia dirt Conspiracy theories to taste Texas…
Episode 86: Andy Martino is Sweatin’ to the Mystery
Mar 14, 2017 • 65 min
Long ago, in a kingdom far away, a magical king named Richard Simmons lived with two Dalmatian statues, an eccentric masseuse, and a (possible) witch. Then all of a sudden, the king went mysteriously missing. The eccentric masseuse says the witch is to…
Episode 85: Playing Games with Chris Grant
Mar 8, 2017 • 67 min
You awaken in a dark cave, gasping for air as you emerge from a pool of cool blue water. You’re alone, it’s cold, but you feel like you’ve slept for a hundred years. You go to leave the cave but, GASP, there are dozens of obstacles and monsters in your…
Episode 84: The Voice of Joanna Stern
Feb 28, 2017 • 60 min
“Siri, what happens on episode 84 of Tomorrow?” “On episode 84 of Tomorrow, Josh talks to Joanna Stern of the Wall Street Journal.” “What do they discuss?” “Digital assistants, PewDiePie, donuts, and discrimination.” “Great, play episode 84.” “I’m afraid…
Episode 83: The Chris Geidner Clause
Feb 22, 2017 • 56 min
Amidst the ongoing apocalypse, beside the flaming wreckage of democracy and the ashes of the constitution, there has been a lot of people with no idea what they’re talking about throwing around legal terms like “emoluments” and “tort.” So to help get this…
Episode 82: Total Relaxation with Jeffrey Cranor
Feb 14, 2017 • 69 min
COMMUNITY BULLETIN: Joshua Topolsky, our humble hero, has scored an audience with Jeffrey Cranor, lord of Night Vale, creator of Within the Wires, eater of darkness, dreamer of dreams. If only it wasn’t on street cleaning day. The two podcasters met in…
Episode 81: How Bad McKay Coppins Will Look
Feb 8, 2017 • 70 min
“McKay Coppins & Joshua Topolsky dissecting my presidency and the Super Bowl? These are some seriously bad dudes.” – @realDonaldTrump “How does McKay Coppins know about my plans to quit the campaign early? Or my relationship with the very sexy Candice…
Episode 80: Running with Brianna Wu
Feb 1, 2017 • 63 min
Welcome back to the new and improved Tomorrow with Joshua Topolsky. This week on the show Josh chats with Brianna Wu, a game developer and congressional candidate in South Boston, who’s looking to fight for a better, more technological future. They…
Episode 79: Paul Ford And The Worst Of 2016
Dec 22, 2016 • 57 min
Josh once again sits down with the inimitable Paul Ford to discuss the dumpster fire that was 2016. Honestly, if you go back and look at the description of last year’s end-of-the-year special with Paul, you’ll see that we called 2015 “one of the worst…
An Update
Dec 17, 2016 • 13 min
Hello there. It’s been a while. And in fact, it will be a little longer before the proper return of Tomorrow. But it’s so close you can taste it. So, so close. In the meantime, however, we wanted to stop by with a little update, because it’s a very…
Episode 78: Emily Altman Plays the Game
Nov 15, 2016 • 82 min
Here we are at the end of the world with Emily Altman, a UCB comedian and Emmy-nominated writer for shows like Inside Amy Schumer, Difficult People, and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. As Josh discovers, she’s well prepared for Trump’s America – thanks to…
Episode 77: The End of the Trail with Celeste Katz
Nov 8, 2016 • 86 min
Today’s the day it’s all finally over. Deep breaths. It’s going to be okay. Probably. Unless he wins. In which case, PANIC! RUN! HEAD FOR THE HILLS! IT’S ALL CRASHING DOWN AROUND US. Phew. Okay, sorry about that. It’s fine. Here, distract yourself with…
Episode 76: Amanda Arnold is Taboo
Nov 1, 2016 • 62 min
We were recording in the booth, late one night When our eyes beheld a taboo sight For Amanda Arnold from her writing, began to rise And suddenly to our surprise We did the mash, we did the podcast mash The podcast mash, it was an iTunes smash We did the…
Episode 75: Believing in Lauren Duca
Oct 25, 2016 • 52 min
Here’s what THEY don’t want you to know: Josh had a secret meeting with Lauren Duca, a freelance culture writer you’ve probably seen in Complex, Vice, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Teen Vogue, and the Huffington Post. This is your exclusive source…
Episode 74: Katie Drummond is Not Doing the Bone
Oct 18, 2016 • 57 min
This week Josh sits down with Katie Drummond, editor-in-cheif at Gizmodo and an all around swell person. As audio podcasts go, it’s fantastic… but what if it were more than that? What if, through the power of virtual reality, you could hear them discuss…
Episode 73: Leah Finnegan: I Am Marie Kondo
Oct 13, 2016 • 63 min
This week Josh takes a moment to enjoy the view with Leah Finnegan, a senior editor at The Outline, formerly of Gawker and Cosmopolitan. Between the two of them, there’s trends flying out everywhere. From Amazon sweatshirts to McDonald’s to red wine,…
Episode 72: TC Sottek’s Corner of the Sky
Oct 4, 2016 • 63 min
This week Josh sits down with one of our favorite guests, managing editor of The Verge TC Sottek. Here are some tidbits we learn about TC: -He has never seen The Voice. -He doesn’t like video games that incorrectly portray DC. -He cancelled his HBO. -He…
Episode 71: Trickling Down with Ryan Houlihan
Sep 28, 2016 • 62 min
This is a very special episode we have here, very special, everyone agrees. Josh, who’s really quite a guy, sat down with the show’s producer, great comedian and a huge writer, Ryan Houlihan – who’s just one of the top people, just a top guy – to discuss…
Episode 70: Adrianne Jeffries Has Deactivated
Sep 20, 2016 • 61 min
Dear Reader, I write you from the future. A future where Episode 70 is hailed as a prescient and important document that refocused our society’s priorities. Josh sat down with Adrianne Jeffries, a senior editor at The Outline and former editor and…
Episode 69: Paul Ford in the Funny Valley
Sep 13, 2016 • 74 min
Okay, this might sound insane but hear us out: Have you heard about Paul Ford? The reptilian overlord who carries out false flag operations against Hillary Clinton’s body double? This week Josh, noted Zionist shill, sits down with the mysterious figure to…
Episode 68: Oi, It’s Jesse Cohen!
Aug 30, 2016 • 71 min
Yo bae, are you down with Jesse? Yasssssss kween you luv his hot takes on the squad! Fleek! Just kidding, Jesse Cohen, member of the band Tanlines and host of the music podcast No Effects, is here to talk to Josh about knowing his place in the commentary…
Episode 67: Aaron Edwards is Finding His Roots
Aug 23, 2016 • 55 min
Have you seen the musical Cats? Neither has Josh – but Aaron Edwards, a senior editor at The Outline, has a plan to ensure he enjoys every moment of those “jellicle cats.” What kind of cat is a “jellicle cat,” you ask? Well, first: A jellicle cat would…
Episode 66: Consulting With Aminatou Sow
Aug 15, 2016 • 71 min
Do you like smart, funny, driven women? Do you want to know the secrets of success? Do you want insight into one of the internet’s most dynamic minds? Do you wonder about the markup on wooden toys? You probably answered a resounding yes to all those…
Episode 65: Ashley Feinberg is Humanizing Us All
Aug 9, 2016 • 64 min
Gawker writer and member of the LIBERAL MEDIA Ashley Feinberg is here to tell Josh all about the stories she’s twisted about me, Donald Trump. Pathetic! She thinks she has some hilarious insights into my personality because of some anecdotes about my fear…
Episode 64: The Outline of Josh
Aug 2, 2016 • 51 min
As you might have heard, Josh has some news for us about his latest project, The Outline. Which is cool and probably going to change the worlds of publishing and news media… but before we get to that, he lets Ryan distract him with talk about P90X, Donald…
Episode 63: Conspiring With Sam Biddle
Jul 26, 2016 • 62 min
From: Tomorrow Podcast Sent: Tuesday, July 26th 2016 To: Loyal Listeners Subject: Sam Biddle, Reporter at The Intercept Getting intel that Sam Biddle and Joshua Topolsky discuss the DNC Leaks, the influence of money on politics, Superman, and bad comedy.…
Episode 62: Mike Drucker Will Activate Skynet
Jul 19, 2016 • 71 min
COME ON DOWN TO EPISODE 62, IT’S LIT! Josh is hosting the hottest event of the year, with the hottest guest: Mike Drucker – podcaster, stand up, and writer for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. We’re planning a rager with all your favorite podcast…
Episode 61: Sally Kohn is Radical
Jul 11, 2016 • 62 min
(Tomorrow News) – Unnamed sources in New York tell us that JOSHUA TOPOLSKY and CNN political commentator and writer SALLY KOHN sat down to discuss the horrible events this week. Reports are coming in that they attempt to grapple with the political and…
Episode 60: Halle Kiefer, If That’s Her Real Name
Jul 4, 2016 • 81 min
The podcast is coming from inside the smartphone – and it’s a ghost. Or a zombie. Or an alien. Or… oh, it doesn’t matter. As Josh and comedian/writer Halle Kiefer discover this episode: Only John Carpenter makes a solid horror movie. They also touch on TV…
Episode 59: Felix Salmon Explains The Brexit
Jun 27, 2016 • 72 min
Oh Britain, what have you done? No, seriously, what have you done…? Because not only does this “Brexit” stuff not make any political sense, but your friends across the pond are still a bit fuzzy on the details. To get to the bottom of all this, Josh…
Episode 58: Scheming with Ryan Houlihan
Jun 19, 2016 • 75 min
Hello, and welcome to this one in a million content opportunity! Do you like comedy? Do you like music? Do you like making money? Then boy, hold on to your seats! Media maverick Joshua Topolsky and some guy named Ryan Houlihan have an innovation that’s…
Episode 57: E. Alex Jung, Allegedly
Jun 15, 2016 • 66 min
This episode is an (allegedly) amazing discussion between Josh and associate editor at Vulture E. Alex Jung. It’s (reportedly) all about representation in media – or the lack thereof. They (may or may not) talk about where you can find asian people on TV,…
Episode 56: Clarity with Laura June
Jun 10, 2016 • 73 min
Dearest Podcast Listener, We cordially invite you to a discussion between media power couple Joshua “I-ironically-pretend-to-enjoy-things-I-later-earnestly-like” Topolsky and the esteemed writer, editor, and author Laura “Zelda keeps breaking my pens”…
Episode 55: Michael Shane Has No Fear
May 30, 2016 • 74 min
On this episode you will hear Josh and Managing Editor of Bloomberg Digital Michael Shane: -Find out the meaning of Memorial Day -Talk through the lifecycle of a modern newsroom -Discuss how Peter Thiel plans to shut you up -Reminisce about Starship…
Episode 54: Tough Love with Paul Miller
May 23, 2016 • 80 min
It’s the year 2019… Josh: Can you play Tomorrow, episode 54? It’s one of my favorites. A jam session with our old pal Paul Miller! Bot: Did you mean “Bowl Fillers”? Josh: No, bot! I said we did a podcast with a former editor from The Verge, who’s now one…
Episode 53: Blowing Up Facebook’s Spot with Michael Nuñez
May 16, 2016 • 73 min
Hey guys, just posting a quick update here to my profile. We recorded this incredible episode with Gizmodo’s technology editor Michael Nuñez, who recently broke one of the year’s biggest tech stories. Namely, the fact that Facebook has been not-so-honest…
Episode 52: Who’s Who With Bobby Finger
May 9, 2016 • 57 min
This week Josh sits down with the inimitable Bobby Finger, staff writer at Jezebel and co-host of the fabulously popular new podcast Who? Weekly. Sources close to Tomorrow are reporting that the two were overheard discussing the nature of being a D-list…
Episode 51: Feeds and Speeds and Max Read
May 1, 2016 • 77 min
This week Josh and Max Read, editor of SelectAll and former editor of Gawker, diagnose our society’s issues with platform lock-in, our rapidly changing cultural norms, and the future of media. This episode mixes 2 parts Beyonce, 1 parts Kanye West, a…
Episode 50: John Heilemann Explains U.S. Politics and Now Everything Makes Sense
Apr 25, 2016 • 87 min
On this episode of Tomorrow, Josh sits down with bestselling author, TV personality, journalist, and editor John Heilemann, and the pair attempt to find out just why exactly America is the way she is. Does Trump really believe he can build a wall? Did…
Episode 49: It Must Be Caity Weaver
Apr 18, 2016 • 69 min
This week Josh sits down with Paula Deen’s best friend: GQ writer / editor Caity Weaver. She’s met some of the biggest stars in the world — her most recent conquest is Justin Bieber – so why hasn’t she ever seen the classic Hugh Grant film Notting Hill?…
Episode 48: Getting Left Behind With Paul Ford
Apr 10, 2016 • 62 min
Finally an update on the Dipperz empire with co-owner and podcast guest Paul Ford. Josh also learns about the deep sea work of the Octonauts, the number of Ponderosa Steakhouses left in America, and what excites the staff of NPR (hint, contrary to popular…
Episode 47: Has Josh Made a Horrible Mistake?
Apr 3, 2016 • 69 min
On today’s Tomorrow, Josh ponders the meaning of his $1000 deposit on the Tesla Model 3. Did he make a wise investment? Is Elon Musk’s super (and super affordable) dream machine all that it appears? Is the electric car revolution just beginning? And most…
Episode 46: Reversing Doom with Alexander Klöpping
Mar 27, 2016 • 77 min
The future of media. What is it? What does it look like? Are we living in it? Is it yet to come? Is it something you want? Is it something you need? Is it something we should fear? Is it something we should embrace? None of these questions can be…
Episode 45: After Gawker, with Joel Johnson
Mar 20, 2016 • 74 min
Just hours before the shocking verdict was delivered in the Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker trial, Josh sat down in the studio with former Gawker Editorial Director Joel Johnson to discuss just about everything… including life in Nick Denton’s world. While the two…
Episode 44: The Box That Destroyed The Internet
Mar 14, 2016 • 71 min
On this episode, Josh is joined by longtime collaborator and strange person, Michael Shane. Look we’re going to be honest: this podcast is completely insane, but also might be the best episode of Tomorrow ever.
Episode 43: Silvia Killingsworth and Josh Explore Assonance
Mar 6, 2016 • 72 min
Josh is joined by his friend Silvia Killingsworth, current managing editor of The New Yorker and future editor-in-chief of The Awl. The two get into a sprawling conversation which should satiate any fan of wonderful storytelling, organization habits,…
Episode 42: Decoding Kanye with Christopher Grant
Feb 29, 2016 • 86 min
Kanye West loves the Turbo Grafx 16 — he loves it so much that he says the name of his next record is “Turbo Grafx 16.” Josh also loves the TG16. Does that mean Kanye and Josh should be friends? The host enlists supergenius talent (and Polygon…
Episode 41: Teen Lifestyles with Jake Fogelnest
Feb 14, 2016 • 79 min
Producer, writer, DJ, comedian, and American satirist Jake Fogelnest sits down with Josh for a psychedelic, high-energy trip down memory lane. The Wet Hot American Summer, Billy On The Street, and Difficult People collaborator discusses what it’s like to…
Episode XL: The Horrible Truth About The Force Awakening
Feb 3, 2016 • 77 min
After soaking in the heat of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Josh is finally able to sit down with his old friend Michael Shane to dissect the film, its meaning, and the awful truth about Supreme Leader Snoke. Also Josh and Michael discuss Steve Jobs (the…
Episode 39: John Gruber Crashes His Tesla Into Your Heart
Feb 1, 2016 • 81 min
John Gruber, one of the most famous bloggers of all time, sits down with Josh for a little one-on-one concerning all things tech. Those things? Apple, Tesla, Google, Twitter, and so much more. Have you ever heard two men violently agree and disagree about…
Episode 38: Sasha Frere-Jones Gets an Unexpected Delivery
Jan 25, 2016 • 122 min
Josh is joined by the beloved writer, music critic, and musician Sasha Frere-Jones, and the two men take an odyssey through sight, sound, and thought that most mortals can only dream of. Between deep meditations on indie rock, the true meaning of David…
Episode 37: Katie Notopolous Saves Tomorrow
Jan 16, 2016 • 69 min
After a great betrayal by former Tomorrow producer Magnus — who is from Sweden (and still produces the podcast) — Josh invites his internet-famous sister-in-law Katie Notopolous to the studio to try and make sense of his shattered life. Since she’s one of…
Episode 36: Paul Ford And The Best Of 2015
Dec 20, 2015 • 81 min
Josh sits down with the inimitable Paul Ford in an attempt to summarize the past year. It becomes immediately apparent that 2015 was one of the crappiest on record, tainted by Donald Trump, ISIS, mass shootings, and lackluster memes. To liven things up…
Episode XXXV: Emperor Palpatine Rules
Dec 11, 2015 • 71 min
It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an…
Episode 34: Gerry Duggan Is Tomorrow’s Man Of The Year
Dec 5, 2015 • 78 min
Currently working on a couple of small titles like Chewbacca, Deadpool, and the Uncanny Avengers, writer Gerry Duggan gives Josh a front row view into the inner workings of the comic book world. Besides the highly charged conversation over Doomsday,…
Episode 33: Chris Grant Spikes the Controller
Nov 28, 2015 • 100 min
Following a discussion about fatherhood — which includes insight into a unique weight loss method and theories on how to turn your child into a video game master — some serious shop talk goes down when Chris Grant joins the pantheon of Tomorrow podcast…
A Message From Josh
Nov 22, 2015 • 3 min
There will not be a new Tomorrow episode this week. The reason? Thanksgiving. Like all Americans, including the great Donald Trump, Josh is taking time to be with his family and reflect on the many wonderful things he has been so lucky to receive in his…
Episode 32: Sam Biddle Wags the Valley
Nov 15, 2015 • 64 min
Sam Biddle – senior writer at Gawker and all around bon vivant – is a man who knows how to attract controversy. He sits down with Josh in a bedroom of a strange and possibly haunted mansion in upstate New York to discuss the thankless work of covering the…
Episode 31: Katie Notopoulos, Fast and Furious?
Nov 8, 2015 • 78 min
Katie Notopoulos is a senior editor at Buzzfeed, co-host of Buzzfeed’s Internet Explorer podcast, and also just happens to be Josh’s sister-in-law. The pair compare notes about their parent’s quirks, examine a phenomenon called “The Topolsky wife,”…
Episode 30: Matias Duarte Indirectly Manipulates You
Nov 1, 2015 • 70 min
Matias Duarte is one of the most important and influential designers in technology, particularly when it comes to mobile. He’s also a VP at Google leading up some of the company’s biggest and boldest design efforts. He joins Josh in the studio for a…
Episode 29: Katie Drummond and T.C. Sottek Enjoy a $10-15 Winecast
Oct 24, 2015 • 62 min
Katie Drummond (Deputy Editor at Bloomberg Business) and T.C. Sottek (Senior News Editor for The Verge) return to the Tomorrow studio for yet another shocking Winecast. As usual, the discussion quickly reaches a breakneck pace, covering diverse and subtly…
Episode 28: Laura June and the Contrarian Disposition
Oct 17, 2015 • 59 min
It’s Josh’s birthday, so who better to guest Tomorrow than the person who knows him best: his wife, writer and editor Laura June? What Josh mistakenly intended to be a reverse-interview situation — with Laura asking the questions — swiftly escalates into…
Episode 27: Sara Schaefer Mansplains Her Career
Oct 8, 2015 • 72 min
This week, comedian and writer Sara Schaefer sits down with Josh to discuss her incredibly varied resumé and struggle against a patriarchal society hellbent on keeping a good woman down. Intense internet harassment, sexual tension backstage at “Late Night…
Episode 26: Naomi Zeichner and the Death of Tracks Blogging
Oct 4, 2015 • 63 min
This week’s guest is Naomi Zeichner, editor-in-chief of one of the most important modern music publications: The Fader. Celebrating the impending 100th issue of her publication, Naomi sits down with Josh to discuss the changing gender dynamics in media,…
Episode 25: Anil Dash Takes on The Fonz
Sep 26, 2015 • 107 min
Josh and internet powerhouse Anil Dash sat down for a nearly two-hour interview, covering a myriad of thrilling topics. Diversity in tech, British imperialism through the lens of The Beatles, and what “Happy Days” was really about are just a small taste…
Episode 24: Rembert Browne and Joey Fett Save the Internet
Sep 19, 2015 • 55 min
Rembert Browne breaks a Tomorrow record by returning to the studio a mere week after he left. The sequel starts just where the original left off as Josh and Rembert enter into a deep discussion on the stale state of the media, the Twitter news bubble, and…
Episode 23: Rembert Browne: Shadow Recruit
Sep 10, 2015 • 58 min
Grantland’s Rembert Browne is one of the most innovative and unpredictable writers working today. He arrives at the Tomorrow studio in the midst of a vacation to discuss his methods, why he hates scary movies (and how it relates to Josh’s aversion to…
Episode 22: Dan Frommer and the Batman Effect
Sep 3, 2015 • 67 min
With Labor Day around the corner, tomorrow’s Tomorrow is published today (confusing, no?). Dan Frommer is the tech editor at Quartz, helped launch Business Insider, and has used Apple products exclusively for 25 years. He sits down with Josh in the…
Episode 21: Joe Weisenthal Visits Josh and you Won’t Believe What Happens Next
Aug 29, 2015 • 63 min
Joe Weisenthal dreamed of a career in musical theatre but promptly trashed his lifelong ambitions after his first rejection letter. Instead he became a new media superstar, and one of the sharpest minds covering the global financial markets. Joe sits down…
Episode 20: Joanna Stern’s Special Message
Aug 23, 2015 • 64 min
Josh and Joanna Stern were co-workers, friends, and podcasting partners for years. Now covering technology and gadgets for the Wall Street Journal, Joanna reunites with her former partner in crime for a nerdy chat in the Tomorrow studio. The duo discuss…
Episode 19: Casey Neistat and the Shared Perspective
Aug 16, 2015 • 61 min
Filmmaker, tech entrepreneur, and artist Casey Neistat’s resume includes a show on HBO, a million YouTube subscribers, and living in a trailer park as a teenage parent. Hot off the heels of launching new video sharing app Beme, Casey sits down with Josh…
Episode 18: Paul Ford and the Death Databases
Aug 7, 2015 • 64 min
With Magnus (Josh’s producer, who is Swedish) out for the day, Josh and Paul Ford get free rein in the Tomorrow studio. The conversation bounces between Paul’s new column on databases, to people misunderstanding the concept of free speech, on to Spotify’s…
Episode 17: Michael Shane and Joshua Topolsky Adjust Their Pocket Protectors
Aug 1, 2015 • 78 min
The Dark Knight. Krull. Pinch to zoom. Alien abductions. Mad Max. Cleaning up your inbox. Scuba equipment. Watchmen. Pok3r keyboards. And that’s just scratching the surface. Josh and Michael Shane truly let the nerd flag fly freely in this week’s episode…
Episode 16: Matt Buchanan and John Herrman Build Bridges out of iPhones
Jul 25, 2015 • 59 min
Tomorrow really lives up to its title this week as John Herrman and Matt Buchanan (co-editors of The Awl) sit down with Josh to discuss the present and future of news reporting, social media, and technology — especially in the context of recent…
Episode 15: Brian Stelter and the Future of Josh
Jul 18, 2015 • 63 min
As the host of Reliable Sources on CNN, former New York Times’ media reporter Brian Stelter is one of the smartest and sharpest critics in journalism today. Always looking for a scoop, Brian is the first reporter to sit down with Josh after his departure…
Episode 14: ‘Amy’ Director Asif Kapadia and How Not to Watch a Screener
Jul 7, 2015 • 51 min
Asif Kapadia, one of the most innovative documentary filmmakers in the world, joins Josh in the studio to talk about ‘Amy’ — his new critically acclaimed film about the late Amy Winehouse. Asif describes the art of putting together a documentary in detail…
Episode 13: Katie Drummond and T.C. Sottek Enjoy Some Wine
Jul 5, 2015 • 56 min
Josh is joined by his former podcasting comrades Katie Drummond (Deputy Editor at Bloomberg Business) and T.C. Sottek (Senior News Editor for The Verge) for a good old-fashioned Winecast. After catching up a bit — it turns out Katie got married and T.C.…
Episode 12: Nic Offer Puts Taylor Swift, Daft Punk, and Charlie XCX On Blast
Jun 28, 2015 • 69 min
Nic Offer, lead singer and frontman of dance punk band !!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk), charms his way through a recording in the Tomorrow studio. Nic generously shares stories about dating a switchboard operator at an escort service frequented by a famous…
Episode 8: John Gruber & Josh Get 2gether 4 an Apple Chat
Jun 25, 2015 • 71 min
ALERT. John Gruber is one of the world’s foremost experts on Apple. Josh is one of the world’s foremost experts on experts. Unsurprisingly, things get very nerdy when Josh and John sit down to discuss the past, present, and future of the company, as well…
Episode 11: Laura June and the Men’s Rights Telecaster Backlash
Jun 18, 2015 • 67 min
Straight from the Topolsky master bedroom, this week’s episode of Tomorrow is draped in the spirit of Father’s Day as Josh sits down with his wife Laura June to discuss their daughter Zelda and the perils of the parental experience. The couple also talk…
Episode 10: Paul Ford and Josh Whip the Dip
Jun 13, 2015 • 70 min
The enigmatic and hilarious Paul Ford returns to Tomorrow to discuss his recent, critically acclaimed Businessweek story “What Is Code?” The two men actually manage to stay on topic for a little while, but the conversation soon devolves (evolves?) into a…
Episode 9: The Bloomberg Trio Goes to Dub-Dub
Jun 3, 2015 • 58 min
A slightly intoxicated and angry Josh transforms the Tomorrow studio into a Bloomberg conference room by sitting down with his colleagues Michael Shane and Stephen Pulvirent. The trio quickly cover topics such as watches, Star Wars fan clubs, the snack…
Episode 7: Baratunde Thurston vs. Infowars
May 22, 2015 • 65 min
Baratunde Thurston is a comedian, writer, entrepreneur, and orator. His background famously includes earning a degree in philosophy from Harvard, working for The Onion and writing the New York Times bestseller How to be Black. Less publicized is that time…
Episode 6: Joshuah Bearman Heads Down the Silk Road
May 14, 2015 • 62 min
Two Joshes sink deep into a discussion about libertarianism, the art of longform, the dark web, and making movies. One Josh is the host of Tomorrow, Joshua Topolsky. The other Josh is Joshuah Bearman, famed writer (he penned the story that became the film…
Episode 5: Tanlines and Josh meet the Phantom of the Beach
May 9, 2015 • 58 min
Brooklyn duo Tanlines — consisting of Jesse Cohen and Josh’s brother Eric Emm — take a seat in the Tomorrow studio to discuss their upcoming album Highlights. The conversation quickly turns personal as Josh and Eric reminisce about their upbringing,…
Episode 4: Shani Hilton and the Real News
May 1, 2015 • 62 min
Shani Hilton is the Executive Editor of BuzzFeed News — or as Josh calls it: Executive Editor, Real News, BuzzFeed. The verbal haymakers fly left and right when the two square off in the Tomorrow studio, discussing topics such as the BuzzFeed code of…
Episode 2: Faxing From the Beach with Paul Ford
Apr 16, 2015 • 61 min
This week writer, programmer, and Person of the Internet Paul Ford joins Josh in the studio. The discussion covers an enormous amount of ground, including topics that should most likely never be raised in mixed company. Keiwon Consolidated Industries,…
Episode 1: Cosmic Horror with Paul Miller
Apr 12, 2015 • 47 min
For the first episode of Tomorrow, Josh invites his old colleague and podcasting veteran Paul Miller to the studio for a discussion about the tech industry, religion, Josh’s hair, and the genuine hardships of returning to a normal life after having been…
Episode 0: Vampires, Please Contact Me
Apr 8, 2015 • 8 min
In this preview of Tomorrow with Joshua Topolsky, the tables are turned and the host is placed in the hot seat. His former colleague, journalist Paul Miller, forces Josh to face the prying existential questions of the dreaded Proust Questionnaire.…