The TechCrunch Podcast

By Darrell Etherington, Maggie Stamets

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This is The TechCrunch Podcast where you’ll hear everything you need to know about the week’s top stories in tech from the people who wrote them.

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No due diligence, just vibes (and other TC news)
00:43:14

This week Darrell was busy hosting TC Sessions: Crypto, so producer Maggie interviewed  Dom-Madori Davis  about what Dom calls Vibe Capitalists and the kind of patterns they are matching. You’ll also hear Anita Ramaswamy talk to Binance CEO CZ on FTX, building trust in crypto and revenue opportunities in a truly DeFI world. And as always, Darrell breaks down the biggest stories in tech

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Nov 18, 2022
Crypto’s white knight was a black hat all along and other TC news
00:33:37
Nov 11, 2022
Buying your own identity on Elon’s Twitter and other news
00:35:28

This week Amanda Silberling and DarrellI went live on LinkedIn and Twitter Spaces to talk about Elon Musk’s questionable plans for blue checks on Twitter. Then he talks with Natasha Mascarenhas about a new startup, Rewind, that wants to help humans have perfect memory. And as always, we break down the biggest stories in tech.

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Nov 04, 2022
Elon Musk and Twitter Close Deal: Hot Takes (Bonus Episode)
00:34:27

It's official - Elon Musk has sealed the deal on Twitter, and we're bringing you a bonus episode to talk through it all. In case you missed it, Alex took to Twitter Spaces with Darrell Etherington, Amanda Silberling, Anita Ramaswamy, and Taylor Hatmaker to process some of what’s gone done, and what comes next on a special joint Equity/TechCrunch Podcast episode, so have a listen and be sure to read all about the Elon era at Twitter on TechCrunch.

TechCrunch also has a great show on crypto, a show that interviews founders, and one that dives into the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.

Oct 29, 2022
The TwitterMusking and other news
00:48:05

This week Darrell talks with Taylor Hatmaker about Elon Musk officially buying Twitter. He also talks with Amanda Silberling about Youtuber MrBeast’s business and why a billion-dollar-plus valuation for it makes us nervous. Plus he chats about the scoop of the week with Kirsten Korosec who broke the news that Argo is shutting down. And as always, he breaks down the biggest news in tech this week.

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Oct 28, 2022
Serena Williams talks about the one investment that got away and other TC news
00:17:10

This week was TechCrunch Disrupt and the whole team zeroed in on the event so we have a bite-sized episode. Darrell is talking with Jordan Crook about her TechCrunch Disrupt interview with tennis GOAT and investor Serena Williams. And as always, Darrell will catch you up on the tech news you may have missed this week.

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Oct 21, 2022
Meta's Metaverse isn't bad, it's just boring and other TC news
00:33:32

This week Darrell talks with Taylor Hatmaker about her adventure into the metaverse at the Meta Connect event. And Haje Jan Kamps comes back to take the guest seat and talk about a Dutch Court’s ruling that employee productivity monitoring using webcams is a human rights violation. And as always, Darrell will catch you up on the tech news you may have missed this week.

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Oct 14, 2022
Elon and Twitter’s will-they, won’t-they and other TC news
00:33:56

This week Haje Jan Kamps, stepping in for Darrell, talks with Dominic-Madori Davis about how conservative VCs are shaping the startup landscape and, by extension, the world. He also talked with Taylor Hatmaker about all things Elon, from his cringey tweets to his most recent flip-flopping on will-he-or-won’t he buy Twitter. And as always, we’ll catch you up on the tech news you may have missed this week.

TechCrunch Disrupt is coming up on October 18-20, live in San Francisco. We’ll be hearing from guests like Dylan Field, Serena Williams, and Kevin Hart. Use code TCPOD all one word to get 15% Off Passes. 

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Oct 07, 2022
Free the female-presenting nipple and other TC news
00:28:43

This week Amanda Silberling comes on to talk about the rumor that porn may be coming back to Tumblr (spoiler alert: it’s not) and Devin Coldewey discusses if NASA’s DART spacecraft could really save us from a planet-threatening asteroid. And as always, Darrell will catch you up on the tech news you may have missed this week.

If you recently were laid off, TechCrunch is offering a free expo pass to Disrupt (Oct. 18-20) in San Francisco.  No strings attached. These tickets get you access to the expo floor, breakout sessions, and plenty of networking opportunities like partner roundtables and parties. For more info, check out this page.

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Sep 30, 2022
It's been a really good week for one teen hacker and other TC news
00:26:31
Sep 24, 2022
Stranded on Apple’s new iPhone island and other TC news
00:37:07

This week Matthew Panzarino tells us about his week on the dynamic island with the new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro. We’re also joined by Becca Szkutak talking about the unpredictable state of VC as we enter the fall. And as always, Darrell will catch you up on the tech news you may have missed this week.

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Sep 17, 2022
The Merge is upon us and other TC news
00:30:06

Welcome Back to the TechCrunch Podcast! This week we have an extra special guest host, Haje Jan Kamps walking us through the top TC stories of the week and talking to the writers who wrote them. He talks with Natasha Mascarenhas about YC demo day, executive changes, and the shrinking diversity in the accelerator’s cohort. He’s also joined by Anita Ramaswamy to talk about Ethereum’s impending Merge and what it means for its users and the world of blockchains at large.  And of course, Haje will catch you up on the tech news you may have missed this week.

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Sep 10, 2022
Deepfake free for all and other TC news
00:30:52

This week we’re talking to  Kyle Wiggers is back to talk about Stable Diffusion, a new open source AI generator that allows for unfiltered creation and has led to a deepfake free for all. Brian Heater also comes on to talk about what we can expect from Apple’s iPhone event and what we know so far about the reported antitrust lawsuit against Apple . And as always, Darrell will catch you up on the tech news you may have missed this week.

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Sep 03, 2022
Twitter. Whistle. Blown. (and other TC news)
00:30:44

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast we’re talking to Zack Whittaker about TechCrunch’s new spyware lookup tool and a whistleblower complaint against Twitter alleging massive security issues. Tim De Chant also comes on to explain how the Inflation Reduction Act could make EVs more available and affordable. And as always, Darrell will catch you up on the tech news you may have missed this week.

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Aug 27, 2022
Is Adam Neumann a new man? and other TC news
00:28:41

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast Anita Ramaswamy is back to talk about Adam Neumann’s latest Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup and Amanda Silberling joins us to talk about teens flocking away from Facebook. And as always, Darrell will catch you up on the tech news you may have missed this week.

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Aug 20, 2022
The phishing catch of the day is Twillio and other TC news
00:26:35

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast Natasha Mascarenhas is back to talk about VC-backed aperitif company Haus being forced to sell. Then we’re joined by Carly page to talk about a recent phishing campaign that targeted Twilio and many other internet companies. And as always, Darrell will catch you up on the tech news you may have missed this week.

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Aug 13, 2022
Bolt Mobility bolted (and left cities with a mess) and other TC news
00:32:02

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast we’re talking to Natasha Mascarenhas about YC’s decision to shrink their startup cohort and the recent layoffs at On Deck. Then we’re joined by Rebecca Bellan to talk about the disappearance of Bolt Mobility. And as always, Darrell will catch you up on the tech news you may have missed this week.

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Aug 06, 2022
Instagram is being Myspaced by TikTok and other TC news
00:26:08

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast, Becca Szkutak comes on to talk about the fraught state of extension rounds for many early-stage startups and Devin Coldewey about upcoming changes to Instagram that a lot of users agree will make the app much worse. And as always, Darrell will catch you up on the tech news you may have missed this week.

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Jul 30, 2022
Finally time to take out the crypto trash and other TC news
00:27:47

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast, TC crypto reporter Anita Ramaswamy comes on to discuss how regulators are thinking of tackling crypto and Lauren Forristal who covers streaming at TC talked about how Netflix is combatting massive subscriber losses. And as always, Darrell will catch you up on the tech news you may have missed this week.

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Jul 23, 2022
Bonus Episode: Building the future of robotics
00:22:11

TC Sessions: Robotics 2022 is happening on July 21 (aka tomorrow!) it's virtual and free so RSVP at techcrunch.com/events. For this bonus episode our colleague from Equity, Alex Wilhelm, sat down with Brian Heater,TechCrunch hardware editor and mastermind behind the upcoming robotics event.

Enjoy this bonus episode! Equity posts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and we'll be back with a regular TechCrunch Podcast on Saturday. If you want to come hang at the TC Sessions: Robotics 2022, you can sign up here for free. See you there!

Jul 20, 2022
Tesla's solar roofs have stayed mostly in the dark and other TC news
00:28:37

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast, TC climate writer Harri Weber comes on to talk about Tesla’s underperforming solar roofing business and new TC reporter, Kyle Wiggins, does a deep dive into Butler Hospitality’s recent layoffs and how they are a cautionary tale for other food and hospitality tech businesses. And of course, Darrell gives you a rundown of biggest stories in tech this week

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Jul 16, 2022
Will Mars be ruled by Elon Musks' ever-growing brood? And other TC news
00:29:51

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast Managing Editor Darrell Etherington gives you a rundown of the biggest stories in tech this week and sits down with TC writers for a deep dive into a few of them. In this episode, he talks with Zack Whittaker about Apple’s latest security feature, lockdown mode and Amanda Silberling about the end of former Theranos exec Sunny Balwani’s trial.

Please note, we recorded with episode before news of Elon’s attempt to terminate his deal to acquire Twitter broke. Read Taylor Hatmaker’s coverage here to stay up to date.

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Jul 09, 2022
Rocket Lab rockets to the Moon and other TC news
00:40:19

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast our host, Managing Editor Darrell Etherington talks with TC’s Amanda Silberling about VidCon and the creator economy coming of age. He also speaks to Aria Alamalhodaei about NASA and Rocket Lab launching a scouting mission for a future orbital Moon base. And as always, you’ll get a rundown of the week’s top news on TechCrunch.

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Jul 02, 2022
Crypto community or crumbling cult? And other TC news
00:29:00

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast our host, Managing Editor Darrell Etherington talks with Jacquelyn Melinek about the power and pitfalls of crypto communities and Devin Coldewey about why Pornhub’s COO and CEO have unceremoniously stepped down. And as always, you’ll get a rundown of the week’s top news on TechCrunch. 

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Jun 25, 2022
Bill Gates doesn’t know how Elon Musk finds the time and other TC news
00:40:10

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast our host, Managing Editor Darrell Etherington talks with Bill Gates (yes, that Bill Gates) about whether we can still avoid climate disaster, the importance of crypto, and Elon Musk’s time management skills. He also talks with TC writer Ingrid Owen about Spotify’s acquisition of the Voice AI startup Sonatic. And as always, you’ll get a rundown of the week’s top news on TechCrunch. 

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Jun 18, 2022
WWDC stands for wow what dank continuity and other TC news
00:35:23

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Podcast where you’ll hear everything you need to know about the week’s top stories in tech from the people who wrote them. This week our host, Managing Editor Darrell Etherington, mixes it up and talks with Kurt Knight who isn’t a TC writer but is the  Senior Director of Platform Product Marketing at Apple who comes on to talk about WWDC and updates to Apple's Continuity. We also talk with Lucas Matney about the former OpenSea exec whose arrest has the crypto world worried. And as always, you’ll get a rundown of the week’s top news on TechCrunch. 

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Jun 11, 2022
The battle for BNPL buyers and other TC news
00:30:05

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Podcast where you’ll hear everything you need to know about the week’s top stories in tech from the people who wrote them. This week our host, Managing Editor Darrell Etherington, talks with Mary Ann Azevedo  about two fintech giants, Affirm and Stripe, partnering up and what that means for competitors and Brian Heater comes on to preview next week’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference. And as always, you’ll get a rundown of the week’s top news on TechCrunch. 

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Jun 04, 2022
Why do people keep giving Adam Neumann money? And other TechCrunch news
00:41:48

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Podcast where you’ll hear everything you need to know about the week’s top stories in tech from the people who wrote them. This week our host, Managing Editor Darrell Etherington, talks with Natasha Mascarenhas about the ongoing tech layoffs, Anita Ramaswamy about WeWork founder Adam Neumann moving into the crypto space with backing from a16z, And Devin Caldewey about AI-generated images.  Plus a rundown of the week’s top news on TechCrunch. 

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May 28, 2022
Don't call them UFOs and other news from TechCrunch
00:31:06

Welcome to the first episode of TheTechCrunch Podcast where you’ll hear everything you need to know about the week’s top stories in tech from the people who wrote them. This week our host, Managing Editor Darrell Etherington, talks with Taylor Hatmaker about the congressional hearing about UFOs in which pentagon experts say definitively UFOs are real and that sightings reports are way up. And Kirsten Korosec joins us to talk about all the news that came out of the TC Sessions: Mobility. Plus a rundown of the week’s top news on TechCrunch. 

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May 21, 2022
Introducing The TechCrunch Podcast
00:00:33

Introducing The TechCrunch Podcast where you’ll hear everything you need to know about the week’s top stories in tech from the people who wrote them.  Each week, Managing Editor Darrell Etherington will go in-depth on two or three of the week’s top stories from in and around the startup ecosystem, and he’ll be joined by the TechCrunch writers who wrote those stories. They’ll tell us why the stories are so important, and what they think the most important takeaways are for each, for both the general public and our venture industry insider audience.

May 16, 2022