Tech Won't Save Us

By Paris Marx

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 Mar 3, 2024

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 Jun 30, 2022
excellent and interesting podcast

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Silicon Valley wants to shape our future, but why should we let it? Every Thursday, Paris Marx is joined by a new guest to critically examine the tech industry, its big promises, and the people behind them. Tech Won’t Save Us challenges the notion that tech alone can drive our world forward by showing that separating tech from politics has consequences for us all, especially the most vulnerable. It’s not your usual tech podcast.

Episode Date
Silicon Valley is Courting Gulf Monarchies to Fund AI w/ Nitasha Tiku
Jun 13, 2024
How the FBI Tapped the Encrypted Chats of Criminals Around the World w/ Joseph Cox
Jun 06, 2024
GoFundMe Profits from People’s Pain w/ Nora Kenworthy
May 30, 2024
Tech’s Plan to ‘Ethnically Cleanse’ San Francisco w/ Gil Duran
May 23, 2024
How BYD is Upending the EV Market w/ Paolo Gerbaudo
May 16, 2024
Tesla is Choosing Hype Over Substance w/ Edward Niedermeyer
May 09, 2024
How SHEIN Took Over Fast Fashion w/ Nicole Lipman
May 02, 2024
The Religious Foundations of Transhumanism w/ Meghan O’Gieblyn
Apr 25, 2024
How Sports Betting Is Fueling Gambling Addiction w/ Alex Shephard
Apr 18, 2024
Kara Swisher Shows Tech Journalism’s Flaws w/ Edward Ongweso Jr.
Apr 11, 2024
Deepfake Abuse is a Crisis w/ Kat Tenbarge
Apr 04, 2024
What Elon Musk Won’t Tell You About Settling Mars w/ Zach Weinersmith
Mar 28, 2024
What the TikTok Ban Reveals About US Tech Policy w/ Jacob Silverman
Mar 21, 2024
Time for a Butlerian Jihad?: A ‘Dune’ Chat w/ Ed Ongweso Jr & Brian Merchant
Mar 18, 2024
Silicon Valley Deserves Your Anger w/ Ed Zitron
Mar 14, 2024
Plastic Recycling Is a Scam w/ Dharna Noor
Mar 07, 2024
A Setback for Gig Workers’ Rights in Europe w/ Ben Wray
Feb 29, 2024
How Foreverism Degrades Our Culture w/ Grafton Tanner
Feb 22, 2024
How Interfaces Shape Our Relationship to Tech w/ Zachary Kaiser
Feb 15, 2024
France’s Start-Up Nation Is a Neoliberal Hell w/ Nastasia Hadjadji
Feb 08, 2024
What’s Really Killing the News Media? w/ Victor Pickard
Feb 01, 2024
How Spotify Tried to Take Over Podcasting w/ Eric Silver
Jan 25, 2024
AI Hype Distracted Us From Real Problems w/ Timnit Gebru
Jan 18, 2024
What Social Media Meant for the Mass Protest Decade w/ Vincent Bevins
Jan 11, 2024
How the Mirror World Distorts Our Reality w/ Naomi Klein
Jan 04, 2024
The Year In Tech 2023 w/ Gita Jackson, Molly White, & Aaron Thorpe
Dec 28, 2023
Why Tech Makes Us More Insecure w/ Astra Taylor
Dec 21, 2023
How Effective Accelerationism Divides Silicon Valley w/ Émile Torres
Dec 14, 2023
Don’t Praise Bill Gates w/ Tim Schwab
Dec 07, 2023
The Human Side of the AI Underclass w/ Joanne McNeil
Nov 30, 2023
The Fight Over the Future of OpenAI w/ Mike Isaac
Nov 23, 2023
The Information War in Gaza w/ Marwa Fatafta
Nov 16, 2023
Sam Bankman-Fried is Guilty w/ Jacob Silverman
Nov 09, 2023
Elon Musk Unmasked: Shaping the Future (Part 4)
Nov 02, 2023
Elon Musk Unmasked: Building An Empire (Part 3)
Oct 26, 2023
Elon Musk Unmasked: Creating the Genius Myth (Part 2)
Oct 19, 2023
Elon Musk Unmasked: Origins of an Oligarch (Part 1)
Oct 12, 2023
Sam Bankman-Fried On Trial w/ Jacob Silverman
Oct 05, 2023
The Real History of the Luddites w/ Brian Merchant
Sep 28, 2023
SpaceX’s Regulatory Evasion Has Consequences w/ Eric Roesch
Sep 21, 2023
How US-China Rivalry Distracts from Tech Harms w/ Yangyang Cheng
Sep 14, 2023
How Tech Wields Its Power in San Francisco w/ Dean Preston
Sep 07, 2023
Reporting Critically on Tech w/ Jason Koebler & Samantha Cole
Aug 31, 2023
AI Criticism Has a Decades-Long History w/ Ben Tarnoff
Aug 24, 2023
Pondering the Orb w/ Molly White
Aug 17, 2023
Abolish Venture Capital w/ Edward Ongweso Jr.
Aug 10, 2023
The Right is Building Its Own Platforms w/ Jacob Silverman
Aug 03, 2023
Are UFOs Really Out There? w/ Kelsey Atherton
Jul 27, 2023
Big Tech Won’t Revitalize Indigenous Languages w/ Keoni Mahelona
Jul 20, 2023
How Israel Uses Occupation to Develop Military Tech w/ Antony Loewenstein
Jul 13, 2023
Google and Meta Are Fighting with Canada w/ David Moscrop
Jul 06, 2023
Why AI is a Threat to Artists w/ Molly Crabapple
Jun 29, 2023
We Don’t Need the Apple Vision Pro w/ Brian Merchant
Jun 22, 2023
Crypto’s Final Boss Fight w/ Molly White
Jun 15, 2023
The Influencer Industry Is Built on Precarity w/ Emily Hund
Jun 08, 2023
The Online Shopping Boom Is Over w/ Amanda Mull
Jun 01, 2023
The Dangerous Religion of the Corporate Space Race w/ Mary-Jane Rubenstein
May 25, 2023
Pronatalism and Silicon Valley’s Right-Wing Turn w/ Julia Black
May 18, 2023
How Cities Sell Themselves to the Tech Industry w/ David A. Banks
May 11, 2023
Elon Musk Is Destroying Twitter w/ Matt Binder
May 04, 2023
Does Banning TikTok Make Sense? w/ Shoshana Wodinsky & Daniel Greene
Apr 27, 2023
Chatbots Won’t Take Many Jobs w/ Aaron Benanav
Apr 20, 2023
ChatGPT Is Not Intelligent w/ Emily M. Bender
Apr 13, 2023
How Amazon Reshapes Small Business to Serve Itself w/ Moira Weigel
Apr 06, 2023
Celebrating Three Years of Tech Won’t Save Us!
Apr 01, 2023
What Drives Architects to Design Saudi Megaprojects? w/ Kate Wagner
Mar 30, 2023
Everyone Hates VCs After the SVB Collapse w/ Jacob Silverman
Mar 23, 2023
Robots Aren’t the Solution to Elder Care w/ James Wright
Mar 16, 2023
Why We Must Resist AI w/ Dan McQuillan
Mar 09, 2023
What New EU Rules Might Mean for Gig Workers w/ Ben Wray
Mar 02, 2023
The Consequences of Leaving Tech to the Private Sector w/ Rosie Collington
Feb 23, 2023
The Untold History of Silicon Valley w/ Malcolm Harris
Feb 16, 2023
The Tesla Crash is Only Beginning w/ Edward Niedermeyer
Feb 09, 2023
Why Hollywood Writers May Strike Over Streaming w/ Anousha Sakoui
Feb 02, 2023
Will AR Glasses Die Like Google Glass? w/ Quinn Myers
Jan 26, 2023
Don’t Fall for the AI Hype w/ Timnit Gebru
Jan 19, 2023
What the US-China Divide Means for Tech w/ Louise Matsakis
Jan 12, 2023
Why Tech Billionaires Want to Shape Our Future w/ Rose Eveleth
Jan 05, 2023
The Year in Tech w/ Brian Merchant, Chris Gilliard, & Gita Jackson
Dec 29, 2022
FTX Goes to Zero w/ Molly White
Dec 22, 2022
Tech Billionaires Are Coming for Workers w/ Wendy Liu
Dec 15, 2022
Trusting Tech Billionaires is a Recipe for Disaster w/ Douglas Rushkoff
Dec 08, 2022
Tech Isn’t Fixing the Crisis on Our Streets w/ David Zipper
Dec 01, 2022
Why Advertising Shapes the Tech Economy w/ Daniel Joseph
Nov 24, 2022
Why Visual Effects Look the Way They Do w/ Julie Turnock
Nov 17, 2022
Elon Musk’s Twitter Takeover is a Disaster w/ Hussein Kesvani
Nov 10, 2022
Tech Billionaires Are Reshaping US Politics w/ Jacob Silverman
Nov 03, 2022
Mark Zuckerberg is Burning Meta to the Ground w/ Dave Karpf
Oct 27, 2022
Don’t Fall for the Longtermism Sales Pitch w/ Émile P. Torres
Oct 20, 2022
How Tech is Remaking the Food System w/ Jim Thomas
Oct 13, 2022
Why Green Capitalism Won’t Fix Climate Change w/ Adrienne Buller
Oct 06, 2022
Why Google’s Toronto Smart City Failed w/ Josh O'Kane
Sep 29, 2022
Science Fiction As Tech Criticism w/ Brian Merchant and Claire Evans
Sep 22, 2022
Electric Vehicles Are Driving a Mining Boom w/ Thea Riofrancos
Sep 15, 2022
Surveillance Won’t Protect Students w/ Chris Gilliard
Sep 08, 2022
Amazon’s Highly Subsidized Foray Into Middle-Earth w/ Thomas Coughlan
Sep 01, 2022
Who’s Winning in China’s Fight Against 996? w/ JS Tan
Aug 25, 2022
How the Modem World Shaped the Internet w/ Kevin Driscoll
Aug 18, 2022
Keep Capitalism Out of Space w/ Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Aug 11, 2022
Competition Won’t Fix Canada’s Telecom Woes w/ Fenwick McKelvey
Aug 04, 2022
The Real Legacy of Stewart Brand w/ Malcolm Harris
Jul 28, 2022
How the Cloud Reshaped the Internet w/ Dwayne Monroe
Jul 21, 2022
The Dangers of Tech that Tracks Everything We Do w/ Shoshana Wodinsky
Jul 14, 2022
Tech Won’t Fix the Transport System w/ Paris Marx
Jul 07, 2022
15 Years of the iPhone w/ Brian Merchant
Jun 30, 2022
Canada’s Digital Contact-Tracing Experiment w/ Bianca Wylie
Jun 27, 2022
Technology of the Oppressed w/ David Nemer
Jun 23, 2022
Streaming Wars: Revenge of the Cinema? w/ Gita Jackson
Jun 16, 2022
Privatizing the Internet Was a Mistake w/ Ben Tarnoff
Jun 09, 2022
Tech Media Needs to Do Better on Crypto and Elon Musk w/ Ed Zitron
Jun 02, 2022
The Dangerous Ideology of the Tech Elite w/ Émile P. Torres
May 26, 2022
(Un)Stablecoins and the Crypto Crash w/ Bennett Tomlin
May 19, 2022
The Argument for Half-Earth Socialism w/ Drew Pendergrass & Troy Vettese
May 12, 2022
How IBM Workers Took On Racism and Apartheid w/ ann haeyoung
May 05, 2022
The Financialization of Everything w/ Edward Ongweso Jr.
Apr 28, 2022
We Can’t Allow Tech Solutions to Delay Climate Action w/ Molly Taft
Apr 21, 2022
Who’s to Blame When a Self-Driving Car Kills Someone? w/ Lauren Smiley
Apr 14, 2022
How to Unionize Amazon w/ Justine Medina & Karen Ponce
Apr 07, 2022
Web3 is Not Going Great w/ Molly White
Apr 01, 2022
Digital Tech Didn’t Democratize the Film Industry w/ Will Tavlin
Mar 24, 2022
Can Higher Interest Rates Tame Big Tech And Inflation? w/ Grace Blakeley
Mar 17, 2022
How Peter Thiel Wields His Power in Silicon Valley w/ Moira Weigel
Mar 10, 2022
War in the Content Economy w/ Ryan Broderick & Hussein Kesvani
Mar 03, 2022
Can Tesla Survive Elon Musk? w/ Edward Niedermeyer
Feb 24, 2022
Cringe Raps and $5 Billion in Stolen Bitcoin w/ Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Feb 17, 2022
The Poorly Paid Workers Powering Automation w/ Phil Jones
Feb 10, 2022
Crypto Winter Is Coming w/ Jacob Silverman
Feb 03, 2022
Microsoft Wants to Dominate the Games Industry w/ Rob Zacny
Jan 27, 2022
How Evangelicals Emulate Startup Culture w/ Corrina Laughlin
Jan 20, 2022
Envisioning Platform Socialism w/ James Muldoon
Jan 13, 2022
How Roblox Exploits Children w/ Quintin Smith
Jan 06, 2022
Happy Holidays from Tech Won’t Save Us!
Dec 30, 2021
Silicon Valley Doesn’t Get Science Fiction w/ Annalee Newitz
Dec 23, 2021
The Video Game Industry Needs Unions w/ Gita Jackson
Dec 16, 2021
Web3 is a Scam, Not a Revolution w/ Stephen Diehl
Dec 09, 2021
Who Inspired Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos’ Space Visions? w/ Fred Scharmen
Dec 02, 2021
Don’t Give Surveillance for Christmas w/ Chris Gilliard
Nov 25, 2021
Net-Zero Uses Technofixes to Delay Climate Action w/ Sabrina Fernandes
Nov 18, 2021
How Amazon is Changing the Books We Read w/ Mark McGurl
Nov 11, 2021
Why the Metaverse Must Be Stopped w/ Brian Merchant
Nov 04, 2021
Can Nostalgia Inspire a Better Future? w/ Grafton Tanner
Oct 28, 2021
What Gig Work Means for Women in India w/ Noopur Raval
Oct 21, 2021
Beating Uber at the UK Supreme Court w/ Yaseen Aslam
Oct 19, 2021
Solidarity in Canada’s Gig Economy w/ Jennifer Scott & Brice Sopher
Oct 14, 2021
Gig Work is Not a Novelty in Brazil w/ Rafael Grohmann
Oct 12, 2021
The Fight for Gig Workers’ Rights in Europe w/ Ben Wray
Oct 07, 2021
Migrant Workers in Australia’s Gig Economy w/ Tyler Riordan
Oct 05, 2021
How Race Was Central to Prop 22 w/ Veena Dubal
Sep 30, 2021
The Amazon Union Drive Comes to Canada w/ Sara Mojtehedzadeh
Sep 23, 2021
What Apple Won’t Tell You About the iPhone w/ Brian Merchant
Sep 16, 2021
The Creation of a Black Cyberculture w/ André Brock
Sep 09, 2021
Big Tech Entrenches US Power w/ Michael Kwet
Sep 02, 2021
Blockchain Won’t Save the Global South w/ Olivier Jutel
Aug 26, 2021
How Neoliberalism Seized the Internet w/ Dan Greene
Aug 19, 2021
How Smart is the Smart City? w/ Shannon Mattern
Aug 12, 2021
How Australia Used Tech Against Welfare Recipients w/ Dhakshayini Sooriyakumaran
Aug 05, 2021
How Streaming is Reshaping the Film Industry w/ Peter Labuza
Jul 29, 2021
Demystifying the Billionaire Space Race
Jul 22, 2021
“Sleep Dealer” and the Border Politics of Tech w/ Alex Rivera
Jul 15, 2021
Tech Criticism Before the Techlash w/ Zachary Loeb
Jul 08, 2021
Bitcoin is a Right-Wing Technology w/ David Golumbia
Jul 01, 2021
VCs Want to Disrupt the Media w/ Eoin Higgins
Jun 24, 2021
Facebook Is A Battleground w/ Avi Asher-Schapiro and Maya Gebeily
Jun 17, 2021
Embracing Glitch Feminism w/ Legacy Russell
Jun 10, 2021
The Sunset of the Californian Ideology? w/ Richard Barbrook
Jun 03, 2021
Why the Soviet Union Didn’t Build the Internet w/ Benjamin Peters
May 27, 2021
Project Cybersyn Shows All Tech is Political w/ Eden Medina
May 20, 2021
How Many Times Has the Internet Already Died? w/ Kevin Driscoll
May 13, 2021
How State Funding Built Silicon Valley w/ Margaret O’Mara
May 06, 2021
Celebrating One Year of Tech Won’t Save Us!
Apr 29, 2021
What’s Next for Amazon Workers? w/ Kim Kelly
Apr 22, 2021
Vaccine Passports Are Not the Solution w/ Elizabeth Renieris
Apr 16, 2021
Bursting the NFT Bubble w/ Jacob Silverman
Apr 08, 2021
Digital Redlining in the Frictionless Society w/ Chris Gilliard
Apr 01, 2021
Elon Musk Isn’t Saving Humanity w/ Manu Saadia
Mar 25, 2021
How Britain Killed its Computing Industry w/ Mar Hicks
Mar 18, 2021
Is Bill Gates a “Good” Billionaire? w/ Tim Schwab
Mar 11, 2021
How Algorithms Are Transforming Work w/ Callum Cant
Mar 04, 2021
Why We Need a Luddite Politics of Tech w/ Gavin Mueller
Feb 25, 2021
Australia’s Plan to Make Tech Pay for News w/ Lizzie O’Shea
Feb 18, 2021
How Indonesian Gig Workers Are Organizing w/ Rida Qadri
Feb 11, 2021
Amazon’s Vigorous Opposition to Unions w/ Lauren Kaori Gurley
Feb 04, 2021
How Nostalgia Serves Corporate Power w/ Grafton Tanner
Jan 28, 2021
How YouTube Normalizes Right-Wing Extremism w/ Becca Lewis
Jan 21, 2021
Why We Need a Democratic Approach to Data w/ Salomé Viljoen
Jan 14, 2021
The Frictionless World of Silicon Valley w/ Anna Wiener
Jan 07, 2021
Platforms for Public Good w/ Mathew Lawrence & Thomas Hanna
Dec 30, 2020
The Complex Systems that Govern Our Lives w/ Tim Maughan
Dec 23, 2020
How Urban Tech Increases Corporate Control w/ David Banks
Dec 17, 2020
Why Game and Tech Workers Are Organizing w/ Emma Kinema
Dec 10, 2020
Fighting for Gig Workers’ Rights After Prop 22 w/ Wilfred Chan
Dec 03, 2020
How Spotify is Built On Artist Exploitation w/ Liz Pelly
Nov 26, 2020
The Injury Crisis in Amazon Warehouses w/ Will Evans
Nov 19, 2020
How Video Games are Shaped by Capitalism w/ Daniel Joseph
Nov 12, 2020
Jobs Suck, But Not Because of Automation w/ Aaron Benanav
Nov 05, 2020
Section 230 Protects Free Expression Online w/ Evan Greer
Oct 29, 2020
What Rural China Teaches Us About the Future of Tech w/ Xiaowei Wang
Oct 22, 2020
Why Google’s Ad Business Could Implode w/ Tim Hwang
Oct 15, 2020
Silicon Valley is Embracing Anti-China Nationalism w/ JS Tan
Oct 08, 2020
Major Publishers Want to Shut Down Digital Lending w/ Maria Bustillos
Oct 01, 2020
How Google & Facebook Dominate Digital Ads w/ Shoshana Wodinsky
Sep 24, 2020
How Foxconn Treats the Workers Who Built Your iPhone w/ Jenny Chan
Sep 17, 2020
A Better Internet Requires Ending the Monopolies w/ Cory Doctorow
Sep 10, 2020
Thinking about Tech in the Present Tense w/ Ben Tarnoff
Sep 03, 2020
We Can’t Talk About Tech Without Talking About Resources w/ Thea Riofrancos
Aug 27, 2020
How Tech Journalism Legitimized the Gig Economy w/ Sam Harnett
Aug 20, 2020
What the History of TV Can Teach Us About Netflix w/ Tom Evens
Aug 13, 2020
How to Defeat an Apple Store w/ Tania Davidge
Aug 06, 2020
The Boring Company is a Complete Joke w/ Alissa Walker
Jul 30, 2020
Space Mining Brings Capitalism to the Cosmos w/ Julie Michelle Klinger
Jul 23, 2020
The Global South Holds a Better Future of Tech w/ Juan Ortiz Freuler
Jul 16, 2020
Smart Tech Is Designed For Control w/ Jathan Sadowski
Jul 09, 2020
Why Uber Failed at Micromobility w/ Aaron W. Gordon
Jul 02, 2020
Technofascism in India w/ Banu Subramaniam & Debjani Bhattacharyya
Jun 25, 2020
Amazon Wants to Dominate Everything w/ Brian Merchant
Jun 18, 2020
Tech Giants Don't Care About Black Lives w/ Edward Ongweso Jr.
Jun 11, 2020
Art is More Than Ones and Zeroes w/ Nika Roza Danilova
Jun 04, 2020
A Cooperative Vision for Technological Innovation w/ Dan Hind
May 28, 2020
Uber's War on Drivers w/ Veena Dubal
May 21, 2020
How Tech Platforms Affect Our Digital Lives w/ Joanne McNeil
May 19, 2020
History Shows Radical Futures Are Possible w/ Lizzie O'Shea
May 14, 2020
Tech Billionaires Think They’re Better Than You w/ Rob Larson
May 12, 2020
Fighting Back Against the Tech Monopolies w/ Grace Blakeley
May 07, 2020
Elon Musk is a Cult Leader w/ Ilari Kaila
May 05, 2020
How Tech Distracts Us From the Bigger Picture w/ Bianca Wylie
Apr 30, 2020
Bursting the Reality Bubble w/ Ziya Tong
Apr 27, 2020
Transit is the Future w/ James Wilt
Apr 23, 2020
Tech's Response to COVID-19 w/ Wendy Liu
Apr 20, 2020
A Brief Introduction
Apr 12, 2020