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Inside the Hive with Nick Bilton

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

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

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Episodes

The End of the Sheryl Sandberg Myth?

11/16/2018
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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 inside the White House, why Facebook is helping destroy democracy, and why Google got away with hiding workplace sexual harassment. Stick around to hear Nick and Jon Kelly discuss the latest scandal inside Facebook, and if Sheryl Sandberg is...

Duration:01:17:15

The Silicon Valley Atomic Bomb

11/9/2018
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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, on the rich richer, and how inequality in the U.S. is likely going to lead to a revolution, if it hasn’t already, and why Giridharadas believes the poor have been duped into voting for social issues (like abortion and gay rights) but in...

Duration:01:26:55

“No question: He Gives a S**t About the Country”: The Mooch Explains Trump

11/2/2018
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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.

Duration:00:56:47

Should Zuck be Fired?

10/26/2018
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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, and now works at Capitol Forum, the influential and erudite beltway financial journal, explains why the government should break up Facebook, and why Mark Zuckerberg might be the most dangerous C.E.O. in the world. After the show, Ted Sarandos...

Duration:01:37:08

Michael Avenatti Says He is Trump’s Kryptonite

10/19/2018
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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.

Duration:00:31:24

Monica Lewinsky and Hannah Gadsby Talk Trauma

10/17/2018
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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 eye

Duration:00:33:56

Inside the Westeros Wing

10/15/2018
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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.

Duration:00:33:20

Exclusive: Dara on Uber’s Path to World Domination

10/12/2018
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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 fifth annual New Establishment Summit.

Duration:00:51:08

The Tech Mess Trump Won't Clean Up

10/5/2018
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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 potential massive job loss, gross inequality and A.I. being used against America with the power of digital nuclear bombs. As Levie and Nick discuss, Silicon Valley has shown that it is incapable of seeing how the future can be used against us,...

Duration:01:18:45

The Kavanaugh Monstrosity

9/28/2018
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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 be a Supreme Court Justice, and why Christine Blasey Ford's testimony was so important to the #MeToo movement. After the show, Nick and Jon Kelly talk about the abrupt exodus of Instagram co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mikey Krieger, and...

Duration:00:59:05

Is Kavanaugh Going Down in Flames?

9/21/2018
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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 right wing for The Hive, joins Nick to explain how the G.O.P. and alt-right media is dealing the accusations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted Ford three decades ago.

Duration:00:50:21

Is the Housing Market About to Implode?

9/14/2018
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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 Rascoff, the CEO of Zillow, joins Nick to discuss this and everything housing-related, from the future of the industry to how most poor and middle class Americans have been priced out of buying a home. Then Nick and Jon Kelly discuss this week in...

Duration:01:21:01

Trump's Deep Throat

9/7/2018
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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 hearings this week. Also on the show, Nancy Jo Sales, director of, “Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age,” a new documentary for HBO, explains how the swipe and hook-up culture around Tinder and other dating apps is harming society in...

Duration:01:19:21

Which Trump(s) Will Go to the Clink?

8/31/2018
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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, how does Melania feel about all of this? Emily Jane Fox, a senior reporter for Vanity Fair, and author of the book Born Trump, joins Nick to explain what is going to happen to The Trump inner circle over the next 18 months, and also why...

Duration:01:02:06

The Coming Trump Recession

8/24/2018
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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 reporter for Barron's magazine, joins Nick to answer all the questions about the economy that keep us up at night. Childs also discusses how Elon Musk's erratic behavior is perceived on Wall Street, and that if he was a woman, he would have...

Duration:00:57:24

You Won’t Believe Trump’s Biggest Regret

8/17/2018
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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 child separation story open, joins Nick to explain what will happen to the hundred of children who have still not been reunited with their parents, why Trump officials regret giving in to pressures from the left and the right to stop their...

Duration:01:28:02

Inside the Alex Jones Debacle

8/10/2018
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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 consultant, joins Nick to answer all those questions, and how it could all go drastically wrong. Stay tuned after the show for Nick and Jon Kelly, who discuss Elon Musk’s bid to take Tesla private, if Snap will be bought, and why Jack...

Duration:01:21:29

How Trump Became a Kardashian

8/3/2018
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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 about the rise of the celebrity culture and what it means for the world, from Kim Kardashian to Logan Paul, all the way up to that guy currently in the White House. Adler also discusses why the tech platforms that disrupted the taxi industry...

Duration:00:56:15

Facebook After Zuck?

7/27/2018
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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, and answers a very serious question down the line: what would it take for Zuck to move on from Facebook?

Duration:00:54:58

How Silicon Valley Turned Evil

7/20/2018
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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 war research and governmental capacities--was co-opted for commercial, and often sinister, purposes, from election-meddling operatives to racist trolls. Fisher also explains what Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and Elon Musk can learn from...

Duration:00:56:49