Sway

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Subscribers: 2717
Reviews: 5

Judy C
 Jun 16, 2022
Excellent podcast: Interesting subjects in a way that is very understandable by non professionals. Jargon is explained. Kara asks insightful questions and doesn't let interviewees get off with vague comments.

Phil
 Jan 19, 2022
Probably the most influencal Tech reporter out there, high class guests

Brandy H
 Aug 30, 2021
Very insightful interviews. Thank you, Kara, for an excellent podcast.

Mark Williams
 Feb 28, 2021
Interesting and skilled interviewer. She gives the guest a lot of space to talk about their field and she doesn't hesitate to press them for clarity.


 Feb 24, 2021
Swisher's interview of Steve Huffman was stunningly bad. He's against paternalism towards retail investors. Done. MSM really were focused on infantilizing investors & seeking a way to punish them for beating them at their own crooked game.

Description

“Hard Fork” is a show about the future that’s already here. Each week, journalists Kevin Roose and Casey Newton explore and make sense of the latest in the rapidly changing world of tech.

Episode Date
A Hard Fork in the Road: FTX’s Unraveling and Elon’s Loyalty Oath
00:47:08

The balance sheet contains an apology, the in-house coach is concerned that company executives are “undersexed” and billions in customer funds remain in jeopardy. The wreckage at FTX goes from bad to worse.

Plus: Elon’s “extremely hardcore” plan for Twitter 2.0.


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We want to hear from you. Email us at hardfork@nytimes.com. Follow “Hard Fork” on TikTok: @hardfork

Nov 18, 2022
A Verified Mess: Turmoil from Twitter to FTX
00:53:23

This week, we go inside Elon Musk’s “dire” warnings, FTX’s spectacular collapse and Meta’s big layoffs. Has the tech industry lost its mind?

“Hard Fork” listeners: We want to hear your questions about the tech industry. Send them to hardfork@nytimes.com. Also, check us out on TikTok: @hardforkpod

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Nov 11, 2022
Life Under Musk: Two Twitter Employees Speak Out
00:39:21

“We cross our fingers and hope to make it through another day.” Twitter hasn’t spoken publicly since Elon Musk bought the company a week ago. But inside, employees describe a mood of fear, chaos, stress and bizarre requests to print out code.

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Nov 04, 2022
Emergency Pod: Elon Musk Owns Twitter
00:56:59

We look into the company’s weird new future with Times tech reporter Kate Conger. Plus, how Apple is single-handedly deciding the future of the digital economy, and a social media death watch. 

Guest today:

  • Kate Conger, a technology reporter in the San Francisco bureau of The New York Times

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Oct 28, 2022
Generative AI is Here. Who Should Control It?
00:53:37

We sit down with the founder of Stability AI, Emad Mostaque, on the heels of his $101 million fund-raising round. His open-source Stable Diffusion image generator is the key to unlocking creativity, he says, and “one of the ultimate tools for freedom of expression” — as long as it stays out of the hands of a few censorious tech giants. So what’s this former hedge fund manager turned tech mogul thinking about how this technology could be used — or misused? Plus: A.I. Kevin and A.I. Casey stop by.

On today’s episode

  • Emad Mostaque, the chief executive of Stability AI

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Oct 21, 2022
Legs Are Coming + $36 Burritos + Shocking AI News
01:00:22

Meta is in the fight of its life — and Mark Zuckerberg hopes VR is the answer. Hmmm. Plus, an existential threat to the gig economy and the wildest news in artificial intelligence.

Oct 14, 2022
Elon’s Hidden Motives + A Meetup in the Metaverse
01:04:03

The $44 billion Twitter deal is back on the table — and Casey isn’t buying it. Kevin looks for friends in the Metaverse. And the “Hard Fork Transparency Report” debuts. 

You can read Kashmir Hill’s story here: "This Is Life in the Metaverse."

Oct 07, 2022
What’s a Hard Fork?
00:01:28

Hosts Kevin Roose and Casey Newton explore stories from the wild frontier of tech.

What’s real? What’s hype? “Hard Fork” is here to help you make sense of it. Tune in on Friday, Oct. 7.

Sep 27, 2022
We Interrupt This Program
00:00:39

Stay tuned for “Hard Fork,” a new podcast from The New York Times that comes Friday, Oct. 7 to this feed.

If you’re looking for “Sway” with Kara Swisher, you can search for older episodes in any podcast app or at 

nytimes.com/sway

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Sep 27, 2022