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In recent years, Greek life faced a crisis as the pandemic cast a shadow on recruitment, and the “abolish Greek life” movement grew across campuses. But then came #RushTok — a flurry of TikToks documenting the sorority recruitment process among university campuses, especially in the South. One tag, in particular, soared to remarkable heights: #BamaRush. It chronicled the rush process at the University of Alabama and has garnered an astonishing 3 billion TikTok views (and counting). This week we speak to writer, journalist, and former sorority sister Anne Helen Petersen, who has been documenting the phenomenon. Why are the videos dominating our feeds? And what does RushTok's popularity say about its stars... and its biggest stans? Anne Helen Petersen is a writer and journalist whose writing has appeared in BuzzFeed News, The New York Times, Vox, The Atlantic, and more. Her books include Out of the Office: The Big Problem and Bigger Promise of Working From Home and Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation. She writes a Substack newsletter called Culture Study. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
This week we're traveling back to 1950s Hollywood with Hail Caesar! Join us as we learn about the Writers Guild, stars going on arranged dates, the phrase "cut the mustard", how stars concealed unplanned pregnancies, and more! Sources: Jeffrey Schwartz, Tab Hunter Confidential. Allan Glaser Productions, 2015. Available on Amazon Prime. Benjamin McVay, "Movie Stars in the Studio System: Secrets and Rules," Cinema Scholars, available at https://cinemascholars.com/movie-stars-in-the-studio-system-secrets-and-rules/ Writers Guild of America West https://www.wga.org/the-guild/about-us/history and https://www.wga.org/the-guild/about-us/history/a-history-of-wga-contract-negotiations-and-gains Hilary Swett, "The Screen Writers' Guild: An Early History of the Writers Guild of America," WG Foundation (2020). https://www.wgfoundation.org/screenwritersguild-history Greg Myre, "How The CIA Found A Soviet Sub--Without the Soviets Knowing," All Things Considered (NPR, 18 September 2017). https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/09/18/549535352/how-the-cia-found-a-soviet-sub-without-the-soviets-knowing Lila Thulin, "During the Cold War, the CIA Secretly Plucked a Soviet Submarine From the Ocean Floor Using a Giant Claw," Smithsonian Magazine (10 May 2019). https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/during-cold-war-ci-secretly-plucked-soviet-submarine-ocean-floor-using-giant-claw-180972154/ "Russian Foxtrot Class attack submarine B-39, has gone to pasture." https://sdmaritime.org/visit/the-ships/b-39-submarine/ Louise Pound, Kemp Malone, and Arthur Garfield Kennedy, "cut the mustard," American Speech, Vol. 2 (1927), 352. Dialect Notes Vol. 3 (University of Michigan and American Dialect Society, 1905). Anne Helen Petersen, "Clark Gable Accused of Raping Co-Star," Buzzfeed News, 2015. Available at https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/annehelenpetersen/loretta-young Bill Desowitz, "Hail Caesar! How the Coen Brothers Made Their Hollywood Valentine," IndieWire, available at https://www.indiewire.com/awards/industry/hail-caesar-the-coen-brothers-hollywood-1201781360/ Wikipedia, available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hail,_Caesar!
Ben Smith had a front row seat to momentous shifts in the media that changed newspapers and magazines forever. In the early 2000s, readers began flocking to websites like Gawker and the Huffington Post for gossip, news and information. After Smith became the founding editor of BuzzFeed News, he decided to publish the Steele Dossier, the controversial report containing allegations about a conspiracy between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and the Russian government. We talk about Traffic, Smith's book about the media revolution and the race to go viral. “Now What?” is produced with help from Steve Zimmer, Lucy Little and Patrick McAndrew. Audio production is by Nick Ciavatta.
Paris Marx is joined by Molly White to discuss Sam Bankman-Fried having his bail revoked and Sam Altman's plan to scan all of our irises to get us into crypto and supposedly protect us from AI. Molly White is the creator of Web3 Is Going Just Great and a fellow at the Harvard Library Innovation Lab. You can follow Molly on Twitter at @molly0xFFF.Tech Won't Save Us offers a critical perspective on tech, its worldview, and wider society with the goal of inspiring people to demand better tech and a better world. Follow the podcast (@techwontsaveus) and host Paris Marx (@parismarx) on Twitter, and support the show on Patreon.The podcast is produced by Eric Wickham and part of the Harbinger Media Network.Also mentioned in this episode:Molly wrote about Sam Bankman-Fried going to prison and what's going on with Worldcoin in her newsletter.Paris also dug into Worldcoin in the Disconnect newsletter.The New York Times published a story about Caroline Ellison based on details provided by Sam Bankman-Fried.MIT Tech Review and Buzzfeed News did in-depth investigations of Worldcoin and its exploitation of people in the Global South.Worldcoin has been shut down in Kenya and is under regulatory scrutiny in the European Union.Support the show
Have you heard about the “puriteens”? That's the nickname for Gen Z'ers who are uncomfortable with sex and sexuality, and discuss that discomfort, largely online. Well, the media is obsessed with them and what their #thoughts mean for the state of their sex lives. But how accurate is that label? Is this a real thing? Our Assignment this week: unpacking the “puriteen” label. We called up Constance Grady, who is both a millennial and the Vox senior correspondent behind The Purity Chronicles, and Izzy Ampil, the Gen Z writer who reported “People Think Gen Z Is Sex Negative, But The Truth Is More Complicated” for Buzzfeed News. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Last year, UCLA and USC announced their coming departure from the historic college sports conference of the West Coast: the Pac-12. Last week, the Pac-12 further disintegrated, with Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Utah all announcing that they are moving to other conferences. TV money drove this consolidation, and it has left Cal and Stanford fans, alumni and athletes wondering about their schools' future. We talk about the history of the conference and what comes next for California's college sports. Guests: Joel Anderson, staff writer, Slate - where he also hosts the Slow Burn and Hang Up and Listen podcasts. Former reporter on sports, culture, and politics for ESPN and BuzzFeed News. Marisa Ingemi, sports writer, San Francisco Chronicle Ray Ratto, staff writer, The Defector - Former sportswriter and columnist, San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Examiner
What does it mean to live in Ukraine for over a decade, report on Ukraine's revolution, the annexation of Crimea, and both episodes of Russia's war against Ukraine? What does it mean to be a foreign reporter in Ukraine, and yet have a deep personal connection with the country? This episode is a conversation with Christopher Miller, the lead correspondent in Ukraine for the Financial Times. Miller was previously a world and national security reporter for POLITICO and the Ukraine correspondent for BuzzFeed News. Before that, he spent five years as a correspondent for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Kyiv. He has lived and worked in Ukraine for many years, and just published the book "The War Came to Us. Life and Death in Ukraine" with Bloomsbury Publishing. Host: Volodymyr Yermolenko, a Ukrainian philosopher and journalist, and chief editor of UkraineWorld.org. Thinking in Dark Times is a podcast series by UkraineWorld. This series seeks to make Ukraine and the current Russian war against Ukraine a focal point of our joint reflection on the world's present, past, and future. We try to see the light through and despite the current darkness. UkraineWorld (ukraineworld.org) is brought to you by Internews Ukraine, one of the largest Ukrainian media NGOs. Support us at patreon.com/ukraineworld
On today's show, we're re-airing some of our favorite recent interviews: In the latest issue of Foreign Affairs, Julia Preston, contributing writer for The Marshall Project, traces the crisis at the southern border to its roots in America's broken asylum system. Paula DiPerna, special advisor for CDP, the non-profit global environmental impact disclosure platform, and the author of Pricing the Priceless: The Financial Transformation to Value the Planet, Solve the Climate Crisis, and Protect Our Most Precious Assets (Wiley, 2023), argues that to avoid the "environmental default" of climate change we need to assign a monetary value for the health of the planet. Ben Smith, editor in chief of Semafor, former media columnist for The New York Times, and the author of Traffic: Genius, Rivalry, and Delusion in the Billion-Dollar Race to Go Viral (Penguin Press, 2023), tells the story of the progressive roots of digital news at companies like HuffPost and Gawker Media (including his own role as the founding editor in chief of Buzzfeed News) and how it went on to become a force in right-wing politics. The new Peacock show "The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning" (based on a Swedish concept, and the book of the same name) is not as morbid as it sounds. Katarina Blom, psychologist, Ella Engström, organizer, and Johan Svenson, designer, explain how and why you should declutter your life. These interviews were polished up and edited for time, the original versions are available here: The Origins of the Border Crisis (June 26, 2023) Pricing Environmental Health (May 30, 2023) The Origin Story of Digital News (May 3, 2023) What 'Swedish Death Cleaning' Is and Why You Should Do It (June 6, 2023)
This year has seen record layoffs in the media industry, with some digital news giants closing down altogether. On this week's On the Media, how did The New York Times rise to the top of the bleeding news business? Plus, instead of reaching for top profits, some new publications have opted for a humbler mission: survival. 1. Ben Smith [@semaforben], editor-in-chief and co-founder of Semafor, on what went wrong for BuzzFeed News, and why digital media is splintering. Listen. 2. OTM correspondent Micah Loewinger [@MicahLoewinger] examines why The New York Times is expanding, and thriving, even amongst record layoffs at other media outlets. Listen. 3. OTM correspondent Micah Loewinger [@MicahLoewinger] takes a look at a growing cohort of new outlets around the US trying to wrestle journalism away from big capital through a co-operative business model. Listen.
Journalist Ben Smith tells the story of how digital media organisations became addicted to "going viral" in his new book Traffic: Genius, Rivalry, and Delusion in the Billion-Dollar Race to Go Viral. He was founding editor-in-chief of recently deceased digital news site BuzzFeed News, which along with HuffPost, Breitbart and Gawker Media represented a new world of online media in the early 2000s. His book tells the inside story of how rivals Jonah Peretti of HuffPost and BuzzFeed. and Nick Denton of Gawker Media started the race for virality blamed for the rise of disinformation. Ben Smith is the Editor in Chief of Semafor, a new global news company and a former media columnist for The New York Times.
One could claim, without hyperbole, that Ben Smith helped invent modern digital media. Smith, the co-founder of Semafor News, is a former New York Times media columnist and the founding editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed News. He is also the author of “Traffic: Genius, Rivalry, and Delusion in the Billion-Dollar Race to Go Viral,” which chronicles both BuzzFeed's rise to fame and Nick Denton, the controversial mastermind behind Gawker. Along the way, Smith tells other tales of the many key players involved in New York City's Silicon Alley. Smith joined NY1's Errol Louis for a lengthy discussion about his book, and his years at BuzzFeed. They also talked about his blog years, the ability to make things go viral, his thoughts on Thread and how he and his colleagues may have misjudged human nature. They also weighed in on the role social media will play in the 2024 presidential election. And they touched on how so many major players in the right-wing media movement came from the same offices and companies that Smith did. Join the conversation, weigh in on Twitter using the hashtag #NY1YouDecide or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message. Or send an email to YourStoryNY1@charter.com
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A benefit of my job is that I can read a book, enjoy it, and then interview the person who wrote it. This is exactly what happened after I binged Ben Smith's Traffic: Genius, Rivalry, and Delusion in the Billion-Dollar Race to Go Viral. Ben, now a founder of Semafor, formerly of the New York Times, and before that, EIC of Buzzfeed News, has written a contemporary history of the early news era in social media. There's a lot about 2006-2016 that already seems foreign in retrospect. Ben's book takes you back there, from the perspective of some major figures who tried to harness viral content to their own ends. Our conversation touches on, but is not limited to the following topics: * How did the New York Times win the big war over the future of media?* Jonah Peretti vs. Nick Denton (Buzzfeed vs. Gawker)* Was Nick Denton a genius? * Why Ben thinks that the Facebook app and Twitter app are dying* Is the NBA media more corrupt than other kinds of media?* Why are individuals gaining and institutions are losing? This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.houseofstrauss.com/subscribe
The news media is driven by clicks more than ever before. Who is winning the war for online attention? Brands like Vice and Gawker initially won the race – but are old-school papers dominating the online space again now? Ben Smith is the former editor-in-chief for Buzzfeed News, runs the news outlet Semafor, and is author of Traffic: Genius, rivalry, and delusion in the billion-dollar race to go viral. He joins Jacob Jarvis in The Bunker. “If you were a journalist covering politics in the mid-'00s, the online space was really exciting.” – Ben Smith “I don't think you were doing anything called ‘going viral' until Twitter came along.” – Ben Smith “The NY Times really absorbed a lot of the lessons and the culture of the internet.” – Ben Smith www.patreon.com/bunkercast Written and presented by managing editor Jacob Jarvis. Producer: Chris Jones. Audio production: Simon Williams. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production Instagram | Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this week's episode, hosts Tre'vell Anderson and jarrett hill make a call back to Tre'vell's Dis/Honrable Mention of Ncuti Gatwa's British Vogue's Pride Issue feature in Ep #174. In the issue, Gatwa claims he chooses not to label himself as queer, which poses the question: has Pride rebranded (again) to fit those who do not identify as queer?But first, jarrett and Tre'vell discuss the state of employment, or rather unemployment, in media considering the rise of publication layoffs, like Buzzfeed News with 15% staff layoffs and Insider with 10%, just this past April. With many more platforms following the same trend, the future of journalism looks uncertain. And later, we get a history lesson on the very first Queen of Drag.Mentioned In The EpisodeNcuti Gatwa in the Pride Issue of British VogueSmithsonian Magazine, William Dorsey Swann, the First Self - Proclaimed “Queen of Drag”We See Each Other: The PodcastDIS/Honorable Mentions jh:DM: Amy Schumer's new Netflix special “Emergency Contact”HM: Aisha Harris's new book “Wannabe: Reckonings With The Pop Culture That Shapes Me”TAHM: Peacock original film, Praise ThisOur Sponsors This WeekWild GrainWild Grain is the first-ever, bake-from-frozen subscription box for sourdough breads, fresh pastas, and artisanal pastries.For a limited time, FANTI listeners can get $30 off their first box, plus free croissants in every box with their subscription.To get this offer, go to: Wildgrain.com/FANTI. FANTI listeners can also use the promo code FANTI at checkout to get the discount.Go ahead and @ usEmail: FANTI@maximumfun.orgIG@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'vell)Twitter@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@vivalapalma (Producer, Palmira Muniz)@Swish (Senior Producer Laura Swisher)Laura Swisher is senior producer Music: Cor.eceGraphics: Ashley NguyenFANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.org
This is an excerpt from the full episode "The Rise and Fall of Digital Media: With Ben Smith."Ben Smith joins The Michael Steele Podcast to discuss his book, "TRAFFIC: Genius, Rivalry, and Delusion in the Billion-Dollar Race to Go Viral." The pair discuss the early days of digital media, the rise and fall of news sites like Buzzfeed News and how controversy drives traffic and virality.If you enjoyed stopping by the beauty shop, leave a review or share it with a friend!Follow Ben Smith @semaforbenFollow Michael @MichaelSteeleFollow the podcast @steele_podcast This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3668522/advertisement
This week on the podcast, Katelin Holloway is talking to someone who has truly tapped into the work culture zeitgeist. Anne Helen Petersen is a writer, author, and podcast host. You may know her from her incredibly popular newsletter Culture Study or her advice podcast Work Appropriate. She has authored several books, including Out of the Office: The Big Problem and Bigger Promise of Working From Home (co-written with Charlie Warzel) and Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation. She formerly was a senior culture writer at BuzzFeed News and earned a Ph.D. in media studies from the University of Texas. Anne tells us… Why burnout is a systemic problem What is ‘overwork culture' and how can we incentivize better working conditions How to heal after a layoff and recognize ‘layoff brain' Follow All Hands on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Catch new episodes every other Tuesday. Learn more about how Lattice helps companies deliver great business results with smart people strategy at Lattice.com. Find us on Twitter @LatticeHQ.
In the mid-2010s, BuzzFeed News seemed like the most exciting place in media: an almost cloyingly whimsical carnival of abundance where journalists were actually happy. At a time when everything else appeared to be crumbling, it burst with hope and possibility.Last month, after just a few years of layoffs and withering, it shut down for good.And if the quick life and death of BuzzFeed News represented the whole past, present, and future of media collapsed into a single decade, then BuzzFeed Canada was a micocosm of that, living fast and dying young in just a fraction of the time.Today, BuzzFeed Canada founding editor Craig Silverman (now with ProPublica) and longtime writer Elamin Abdelmahmoud (now with CBC Radio) sit down with Canadaland news editor Jonathan Goldsbie to look at how this strange thing got built up so fast, and what it was like on the inside as it rapidly slipped awayHost: Jonathan GoldsbieCredits: Tristan Capacchione (Audio Editor and Technical Producer), Bruce Thorson (Senior Producer), Annette Ejiofor (Managing Editor), Noor Azrieh (Associate Producer)Further information:Definitive Oral History Of BuzzFeed News 2012–2023This Is The Definitive Oral History Of The Dead Toronto Raccoon That Went Viral2019 Canadian Association of Journalists McGillivray Award-winning articleThe Drone And The Damage DoneThe Wreck Of HMS Erebus16 Canadian Politicians Who Are Basically PokémonI Hate Myself Because I Don't Work For BuzzFeedSponsors: Oxio, Squarespace, Peloton, IndochinoIf you value this podcast, support us! You'll get premium access to all our shows ad free, including early releases and bonus content. You'll also get our exclusive newsletter, discounts on merch at our store, tickets to our live and virtual events, and more than anything, you'll be a part of the solution to Canada's journalism crisis, you'll be keeping our work free and accessible to everybody. You can listen ad-free on Amazon Music—included with Prime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The ousting of the CNN CEO Chris Licht on the heels of a damning magazine profile is just the latest symptom of an old order's waning adroitness across legacy media, digital media, and social media. This week on Inside the Hive, Delia Cai and Hive staff writer Charlotte Klein discuss the prescient Licht profile and what it reveals about media's larger state of crisis—one where Tucker Carlson has turned to Twitter, once promising players like BuzzFeed News and VICE have failed, and everything just kind of feels like the depressing Succession finale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Los Angeles Times joins a slate of news and media companies, including Spotify, Buzzfeed News, and NPR, that have laid off employees in recent months. Rising to fame in the 1980s, Keith Haring's graffiti-inspired drawings became synonymous with HIV/AIDS activism. His legacy is the focus of a new exhibition at The Broad Museum. Critics review the latest film releases: “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts,” “The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster,” “Lynch/Oz,” and “Flamin' Hot.” At the height of World War II, Mexican American youth in LA were targeted in the Zoot Suit Riots. Many prominent Black Angelenos came to their defense.
This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit andrewsullivan.substack.comBen is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Semafor, a global news company. He was an old-school blogger at Politico and others, the first editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed News, and the media columnist for the NYT. His new book is Traffic: Genius, Rivalry, and Delusion in the Billion-Dollar Race to Go Viral. I wrote what he called a “savage and delightful” review of his book, but we remain friends and went at it cordially.For two clips of our convo — on the addictive power of blogging, and Ben's tough call over publishing the Steele dossier — pop over to our YouTube page. Other topics: his early career on the cop beat and in Eastern Europe; getting hooked on blogs after 9/11; his kid throwing his Blackberry in the toilet; the launch of the Daily Dish and its “mass intimacy”; the MSM (and me) “massively screwing up” the Iraq invasion; Ben covering marriage equality due to the Dish; the blog functioning as “Twitter before Twitter”; the Green Revolution in Iran; the Palin debacle and Trig; the torture program; why the Dish left the Daily Beast; the emotional turmoil of ending the blog; the “under-news” of Gawker; its indifference to to gay men's privacy; the role of Jezebel; the redemption of Nick Denton and “20 percent nicer”; Gawker killed by Hulk Hogan and Peter Thiel; Buzzfeed and sponsored content; the Shitty Media Men list; Americans' contempt for the MSM; Steve Bannon; how social media is perfect for right-wing populists and woke mobs; Substack reviving the spirit of blogging; the fall of Buzzfeed News and Vice; Semafor's embrace of dissent; and Ben's thoughts on my “savage and delightful review” of his book.Browse the Dishcast archive for another conversation you might enjoy (the first 102 episodes are free in their entirety — subscribe to get everything else). Coming up: Tabia Lee on her firing as a DEI director, Patrick Deneen on a post-liberal future, and David Grann on an 18th-century mutiny that's a “parable for our own turbulent time.” Please send your guest recs and pod dissent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ben Smith joins The Michael Steele Podcast to discuss his book, "TRAFFIC: Genius, Rivalry, and Delusion in the Billion-Dollar Race to Go Viral."The pair discuss the early days of digital media, and the rise and fall of news sites like Buzzfeed News, how controversy drives traffic and virality and Buzzfeed's decision to publish the Steele Dossier.Check out the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Traffic-Genius-Rivalry-Delusion-Billion-Dollar/dp/0593299752If you enjoyed this podcast, be sure to leave a review or tell a friend!Follow Ben Smith @semaforbenFollow Michael Steele @MichaelSteeleFollow the podcast @steele_podcastThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3668522/advertisement
This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit www.insurgentspod.comBen Smith, co-founder of Semafor and former editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed News, joins Jordan to discuss his new book Traffic: Genius, Rivalry and Delusion In The Billion-Dollar Race To Go Viral. The two discuss how the rivalry between Jonah Peretti, BuzzFeed's co-founder and CEO, and Nick Denton, founder of Gawker, shaped the digital news landscape, how p…
On April 20, 2023, BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti announced that BuzzFeed would be closing down its newsroom and laying off 15 percent of its staff. The news came amidst a deluge of headlines about struggles in the media industry, including: layoffs at NBC, Vox, NPR, Spotify, Insider, News Corp, ABC, and Gannett; the closure of MTV news; bankruptcy at Vice. But the end of BuzzFeed News in particular symbolized the end of an era. BuzzFeed's rapid rise and success in the late aughts and 2010s helped define the style and format of digital media. In 2013, BuzzFeed was getting 130 million unique viewers a month. Disney made an offer to buy BuzzFeed for half a billion dollars that same year, which Peretti turned down. In 2016, BuzzFeed was valued at $1.7 billion. And then, last fiscal quarter, BuzzFeed reported $106 million in net losses. In this conversation, Brooke talks with Ben Smith, the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Semafor and author of the new book, Traffic: Genius, Rivalry, and Delusion in the Billion-Dollar Race to Go Viral, about his goals in building a newsroom at BuzzFeed, the lessons he learned, and what he thinks about the future of of news.
Click here for the full interview with Ben Smith: https://open.substack.com/pub/usefulidiots/p/former-buzzfeed-chief-on-the-end?r=je5va&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web For $5 a month, become a Useful Idiot! Get extended interviews, Thursday Throwdowns, and chat live with Katie and Aaron in the Absurd Arena at http://usefulidiots.substack.com Or find us on Locals at http://usefulidiots.locals.com Join the Absurd Arena live chat with Katie and Aaron every Tuesday at 12pm est at https://usefulidiots.substack.com/chat Watch this week's Thursday Throwdown: BlueAnon Cracks under Russiagate Report https://open.substack.com/pub/usefulidiots/p/blueanon-cracks-under-russiagate?r=je5va&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web The era of corporate media is dying. The future is independent. Ben Smith, former Buzzfeed chief and New York Times media columnist, is the founder of Semafor, a news site which, unlike corporate rags who pretend otherwise, doesn't hide the author's opinion. Check it out here. Ben joins Useful Idiots to explain the beginnings of the internet age of media that led to Obama's election, the rise and demise of outlets like Buzzfeed News and Vice, and describes what he sees as the next era. And yes, it includes Useful Idiots. Watch the full episode where Ben debates Aaron on the Durham Report, which this week showed that the six-year story of collusion between Trump and Russia was a hoax led by corporate media. Buzzfeed, with Ben in charge, was the first outlet to publish the Steele Dossier in 2017. When Aaron challenges him on this, things get heated. Then, as an ex-Times writer, Ben exposes the biggest clusterf*ck from his years at the paper, a notorious example of choosing traffic over truth. Hear his report in the full interview. And speaking of Traffic, check out Ben Smith's new book on media genius, rivalry, and delusion in the billion-dollar race to go viral. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In this episode, we explore the recent history of the news media, the impact of Facebook and Twitter with longtime journalist and media entrepreneur, Ben Smith. In his new book, Traffic, he effectively writes the history of 21st century media, exploring the rise and fall of digital news media innovators like Gawker, HuffPost, Breitbart and Buzzfeed. Mosheh and Ben discuss why the pursuit of “going viral” led digital media astray (Vice and Buzzfeed News recently collapsed) and its overall impact on American politics. — Mosheh Oinounou (@mosheh) is an Emmy and Murrow award-winning journalist. He has 20 years of experience at networks including Fox News, Bloomberg Television and CBS News, where he was the executive producer of the CBS Evening News and launched the network's 24 hour news channel. He founded the @mosheh Instagram news account in 2020 and the Mo News podcast and newsletter in 2022. Follow Mo News on all platforms: Website: www.mo.news Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mosheh/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mosheh Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoshehNews Snapchat: https://t.snapchat.com/pO9xpLY9 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/moshehnews TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mosheh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In episode #2454, we talk about what BuzzFeed and Vice's declines tell you about media businesses. Once valued at nearly $6 billion, Vice is reportedly preparing to file for bankruptcy, becoming the latest in a string of media empires to collapse with dwindling interest and revenue. The decline of Vice follows shortly after BuzzFeed News announced its closure in April, a move that brings a pioneering era of digital journalism to a close. What happened? And what can you learn from it? Join us as we discuss why this is happening, what we think these companies could have done differently, and more! TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES: [00:00] Today's topic: What BuzzFeed and Vice's Declines Tell You About Media Businesses. [00:55] Reasons that digital media companies are declining. [01:53] Why do we recommend monetizing a product or service, not media? [03:05] How Logan Paul's PRIME illustrates the value of leveraging your distribution. [04:29] Ways to increase profit margins using equity. [04:57] Why it's the size of your market, not your audience, that matters. [06:15] That's it for today! Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe! Go to https://www.marketingschool.io to learn more! Links Mentioned in Today's Episode: Don't forget to help us grow by subscribing and liking on YouTube! Vice BuzzFeed News Leave Some Feedback: What should we talk about next? Please let us know in the comments below Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review. Connect with Us: Single Grain
The 2010s saw the rise of a number of digital media startups like BuzzFeed News, Gawker Media, Vice, Business Insider and others who were set to usher in a new era of news consumption, displacing legacy outlets like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Now, by and large, that dream seems to have died. Gawker is gone. BuzzFeed News is closed. Vice has filed for bankruptcy. Insider recently had layoffs. So how did it all fall apart and what is the future for upstart media? In this episode, we speak with Ben Smith, editor-in-chief of Semafor and the author of the new book Traffic: Genius, Rivalry, and Delusion in the Billion-Dollar Race to Go Viral, to discuss his experience as the editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed News, and how times have changed so dramatically for online journalism. We also discussed what business models work today, the use of AI, and the future of news consumption.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week, Scott took a well-deserved vacation, so Alan and Quinta were joined by Lawfare managing editor Tyler McBrien to discuss:“But I thought 42 was the answer to life, the universe, and everything.” This week the Biden administration will cease Title 42, the policy linked to the Covid public health emergency under which asylum seekers could be turned back at the border. In its place, the administration is implementing a new rule that substantially limits asylum, limitations that, before the Trump administration implemented Title 42, would have been unthinkable. What should we make of the Biden administration's embrace of immigration restrictions?“Every time a tragedy, increasingly also a farce.” Over the weekend, a gunman opened fire at an outlet mall in Allen, Texas, killing at least 8 people and injuring at least 7 before being killed by police. Tragically, this wasn't even the deadliest mass shooting on record this year. How did mass shootings become America's pastime, and what can be done to stop them?“BuzzFeed? More Like Buzz Kill.” Late last month, BuzzFeed News announced that it was shutting down. The news site always courted controversy, never more so than when, in 2017, it published the unverified and infamous “Steele Dossier” alleging that Russia had compromising information on newly elected president Donald Trump. But the site had notable successes as well, earning a George Polk Award and a Pulitzer Prize. What does BuzzFeed News's end signal about the future of journalism?For object lessons, Quinta highlighted Caitlin Dickerson's Pulitzer-winning coverage of family separation in The Atlantic, Tyler recommended the new global publication The Dial, and Alan raved about his new favorite dystopian sci-fi show, Silo. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In a twist on the standard Remnant formula that nobody asked for, Jonah is joined by noted chicken wing connoisseur Steve Hayes to co-host today's episode. Their guest is Ben Smith, founder of Semafor, former editor in chief of BuzzFeed News, and author of the new book, Traffic: Genius, Rivalry, and Delusion in the Billion-Dollar Race to Go Viral. The book takes us back to the early days of the internet to explore how the rivalry between Jonah Peretti of BuzzFeed and Nick Denton of Gawker paved the way for today's climate of disinformation, and naturally, it raises a number of questions. How has journalism changed since the dawn of the internet? Why does the young right tend to confuse social media with real life? What can we do to fix the media landscape? And will Jonah ever get over the golden age of blogging? Show Notes: - Ben's new book, Traffic - Ben: “Confessions of a Media Chronicler” - Semafor - The Great Moon Hoax - Benjy Sarlin: “Take Donald Trump seriously, not literally, on ‘fake news'” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this special episode of Live from The Compound, Ben Smith, journalist and co-founder of Semafor, joins Michael Batnick and Josh Brown to discuss Ben's new book, Traffic, his new media entity Semafor, and much more!Ben Smith is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Semafor - a global news company. Ben is a former media columnist for the NYT and former Editor-in-Chief of Buzzfeed News. Ben just released his book Traffic which focuses on digital media in the 21st century. Ben's book: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/678592/traffic-by-ben-smith/Check out the latest in financial blogger fashion at The Compound shop: https://www.idontshop.comInvesting involves the risk of loss. This podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be or regarded as personalized investment advice or relied upon for investment decisions. Michael Batnick and Josh Brown are employees of Ritholtz Wealth Management and may maintain positions in the securities discussed in this video. All opinions expressed by them are solely their own opinion and do not reflect the opinion of Ritholtz Wealth Management.Wealthcast Media, an affiliate of Ritholtz Wealth Management, receives payment from various entities for advertisements in affiliated podcasts, blogs and emails. Inclusion of such advertisements does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith, by the Content Creator or by Ritholtz Wealth Management or any of its employees. For additional advertisement disclaimers see here https://ritholtzwealth.com/advertising-disclaimers. Investments in securities involve the risk of loss. Any mention of a particular security and related performance data is not a recommendation to buy or sell that security. The information provided on this website (including any information that may be accessed through this website) is not directed at any investor or category of investors and is provided solely as general information.Obviously nothing on this channel should be considered as personalized financial advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any securities. See our disclosures here:https://ritholtzwealth.com/podcast-youtube-disclosures/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Subscribe to The Realignment to access our exclusive Q&A episodes and support the show: https://realignment.supercast.com/.REALIGNMENT NEWSLETTER: https://therealignment.substack.com/PURCHASE BOOKS AT OUR BOOKSHOP: https://bookshop.org/shop/therealignmentFoundation for American Innovation: https://www.thefai.org/posts/lincoln-becomes-faiBen Smith, author of Traffic: Genius, Rivalry, and Delusion in the Billion-Dollar Race to Go Viral and Editor in Chief of Semafor, joins The Realignment. Ben, Saagar, and Marshall discuss the end of the social media-fueled digital media, the end of BuzzFeed News and the collapse of Vice, and why the next era of online journalism won't be anything like the 2010s.
We have yet another example of the age-old adage: get woke, go broke! Highlights: ● “Vice was once valued at over $5 billion dollars just a few years ago; how, I have no clue, but this was no chump media outlet… now, Vice News, again, once a multi-billion-dollar company, is officially filing for bankruptcy.” ● “The impending bankruptcy of Vice News comes on the heels of the recent announcement that the ultra-left Buzzfeed News is permanently closing its doors.” ● “With the firing of Tucker, the independent media world is going to absolutely explode! We're talking millions upon millions of new viewers who've finally had it with the last vestige of the old legacy media in Fox News! So all of this is to say that we, together, WE are the future!” Timestamps: [01:08] The ultra-leftist Vice News officially filing for bankruptcy [01:56] Buzzfeed News permanently closing its doors and how other legacy media are losing audiences/readers [05:00] The slow but sure decline of the legacy media Resources: ● Nature's Morphine? Dr. Turley and scientist Clint Winters discuss the incredible pain relief effects of 100% Drug Free Conolidine. This changes pain relief… https://www.bh3ktrk.com/2DDD1J/2CTPL/?source_id=YouTube ● You can download my NEW GUIDEBOOK “5 Steps to ESCAPE the Great RESET" for a limited time for FREE at https://free.turleytalks.com/escape-the-great-reset/ ● Ep. 1584 Bud Light Sales Plummet in Most Successful Boycott in History!!! ● Want free inside stock tips straight from the SEC? Click here to get started now: https://event.webinarjam.com/channel/turleytalks ● See how much your small business can get back from Big Gov (up to $26k per employee!) at https://ercspecialists.com/initial-survey?fpr=turley ● Learn how to protect your life savings from inflation and an irresponsible government, with Gold and Silver. Go to http://www.turleytalkslikesgold.com/ ● Join Dr. Steve for an unedited, uncensored extended analysis of current events in his Insiders Club at https://insidersclub.turleytalks.com/ ● Get Over 66% OFF All of Mike Lindell's Products using code TURLEY: https://www.mypillow.com/turley Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and/or leave a review. Sick and tired of Big Tech, censorship, and endless propaganda? Join my Insiders Club with a FREE TRIAL today at: https://insidersclub.turleytalks.com Make sure to FOLLOW me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrTurleyTalks BOLDLY stand up for TRUTH in Turley Merch! Browse our new designs right now at: https://store.turleytalks.com/ Do you want to be a part of the podcast and be our sponsor? Click here to partner with us and defy liberal culture! If you would like to get lots of articles on conservative trends make sure to sign-up for the 'New Conservative Age Rising' Email Alerts.
Ben Smith is the former and founding editor-in-chief of Buzzfeed News, the founder and editor-in-chief of Semafor, and the author of a new book called Traffic: Genius, Rivalry, and Delusion in the Billion-Dollar Race to Go Viral, which is about the rise and fall of the social platform age in media, through the lens of Gawker Media and Buzzfeed and, in particular, their founders, Nick Denton and Jonah Peretti. I say the fall of the social platform age pretty literally: just before we spoke, Buzzfeed actually shut down Buzzfeed News, saying it just wasn't making enough money, Facebook and the rest are all in on vertical video, and the chaos at Twitter means a lot of baseline media industry assumptions are now up for grabs. Ben and I talked about a lot – where do journalists build their brands now? Where does traffic even come from anymore? What's next? Of course, we talked about Semafor as well. Ben and his co-founder, Justin Smith, raised $25 million and launched a news website, newsletters, and events covering the US and sub-Saharan Africa, with plans to expand into other regions. I wanted to know what lessons from Buzzfeed Ben brought into Semafor and, honestly, how he's thinking about building an audience instead of just trying to get traffic. This is a good one. The book's great, too. Transcript: https://www.theverge.com/e/23470662 Links: Traffic by Ben Smith What Colors Are This Dress? TikTok - The Verge Is Substack Notes a ‘Twitter clone'? We asked CEO Chris Best - The Verge MyPillow CEO's free speech social network will ban posts that take the Lord's name in vain - The Verge Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News Cambridge Analytica: understanding Facebook's data privacy scandal - The Verge 28 Signs You Were Raised By Persian Parents In America Here's The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read To Her Attacker More Than 180 Women Have Reported Sexual Assaults At Massage Envy Macedonia's Pro-Trump Fake News Industry Had American Links, And Is Under Investigation For Possible Russia Ties Watching Silicon Valley Bank melt down from the front row, with Brex CEO Henrique Dubugras - Decoder, The Verge Credits: Decoder is a production of The Verge and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network. It was produced by Creighton DeSimone and Jackie McDermott with help from Hadley Robinson and it was edited by Callie Wright. The Decoder music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Our Editorial Director is Brooke Minters and our Executive Director is Eleanor Donovan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
BlazeTV hosts Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray join Sara to discuss the eerie footage from El Paso, Texas, of 1,500 U.S. soldiers heading to the U.S.-Mexico border to support the Border Patrol agents. Media Matters thought it was going to bring the downfall of Tucker Carlson by releasing leaked footage of Carlson on the set of his old show, but it actually made his fans love him more. Vice News may soon go the way of BuzzFeed News if it can't find a buyer in the coming days. Liberals are having a meltdown at the idea of Donald Trump attending a CNN town hall meeting next week. Three gender clinics in North Carolina are transitioning children as young as 2 years old. Duke Health, UNC Health, and ECU Health are all transitioning toddlers who identify as transgender. Today's Sponsors: Check out courses, teachers, preview videos about the courses, and request a free information packet from FreedomForSchools.com. We cannot afford to hand over another generation to the Left, so take back your child's education. Go to http://www.FreedomForSchools.com to save 10% off tuition when you enroll today. Relief factor isn't a drug, but it was developed by doctors to fight inflammation. Try it today. The 3-Week QuickStart is only $19.95. Go to http://www.relieffactor.com or call 1-800-4Relief to get your QuickStart today. Join the fun on May 4 at 8 p.m. EST for the premier of "Re-Opening." Head over to http://www.BlazeTV.com/Reopening and use the code REOPENING to get $20 off your subscription. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Elizabeth Spiers are joined by Semafor editor-in-chief Ben Smith to discuss his new book. They also break down Tucker Carlson's departure from Fox News and the end of Buzzfeed News. In the Plus: A throwback to the olden days of blogging. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get an ad-free experience across the network and an additional segment of our show every week. You'll also be supporting the work we do here on Slate Money. Sign up now at slate.com/moneyplus to help support our work. Podcast production by Patrick Fort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A song featuring A.I.-generated versions of Drake and the Weeknd went viral — before being taken down by streaming services. Is censorship of A.I.-generated songs the way forward? Or can singers benefit from synthetic voices, as some artists like Grimes are suggesting?Then, HatGPT: Kevin and Casey pull headlines out of a hat and generate their own takes on the news.And Ben Smith, the former BuzzFeed News editor, discusses the end of the 2010s digital media era.On today's episode:Ben Smith is a journalist and co-founder of the digital media company Semafor. He was a New York Times media columnist and the first editor in chief of BuzzFeed News.Additional reading:An A.I.-generated song made to sound like Drake and the Weeknd went viral before being taken down by streaming services.Grimes invited fans to make songs using A.I.-generated versions of her voice.Snapchat saw a spike in one-star reviews after users criticized its “My AI” feature.Taylor Swift did not invest in FTX, the collapsed cryptocurrency exchange company.Researchers turned a goldfish into a cyborg.The Republican National Committee released an A.I.-generated ad slamming President Biden.The U.K. blocked Microsoft's $69 billion bid for the video game company Activision.Ben Smith's book, “Traffic: Genius, Rivalry, and Delusion in the Billion-Dollar Race to Go Viral,” is an origin story of digital media.A BuzzFeed article set off a viral debate on the color of a dress.
The media world over the last few week has been rocked by major disruptions: Fox ousts Tucker Carlson, CNN fires Don Lemon, BuzzFeed News is shutting down, Twitter has become a less reliable resource, and Vice Media shutters its flagship program “Vice News Tonight.” Over the last two decades, the media landscape has transformed with the advent of social media, and signs of another evolution are surfacing. This week on Deconstructed, Ryan Grim is joined by Ben Smith, the editor-in-chief of Semafor, to talk about his new book "Traffic: Genius, Rivalry, and Delusion in the Billion-Dollar Race to Go Viral.” They discuss the role social media played in transforming media and politics over the last 15 years, and how one of the most viral moments in history alarmed Facebook.If you'd like to support our work, go to theintercept.com/give, where your donation, no matter what the amount, makes a real difference.And if you haven't already, please subscribe to the show so you can hear it every week. And please go and leave us a rating or a review — it helps people find the show. If you want to give us additional feedback, email us at Podcasts@theintercept.com. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Kara and Scott react to news that Tucker Carlson is out at Fox, and Don Lemon at CNN. Plus, Kara's got a blue check and Scott doesn't after a messy week at Twitter. Layoffs and closures are hitting left and right with Disney and Lyft layoffs, Bed, Bath & Beyond bankruptcy, and BuzzFeed News shutting down. Also, President Biden is expected to announce his reelection campaign this week. Then we're joined by Friend of Pivot, Baratunde Thurston. You can find Baratunde's at Puck, on How to Citizen, and on America Outdoors on PBS. Send us your questions! Call 855-51-PIVOT or go to nymag.com/pivot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Krystal and Saagar discuss 70% of Americans say No to Biden as he's set to announce his 2024 campaign, polls saying Americans don't want Trump or Biden, Republicans overwhelmingly back Trump post-indictment, Desantis losing it over Trump criticism, SCOTUS decides to keep Abortion Pill for now, Trump scrambles to defend his Abortion record, chaos ensues as Elon strips accounts of their Blue Checkmarks, BuzzFeed News collapses amid layoffs, Krystal looks into the Biden admin censoring Marianne Williamson on Tik Tok, and Saagar looks into Biden taxing High Credit score Homebuyers to prop up minority mortgages. To become a Breaking Points Premium Member and watch/listen to the show uncut and 1 hour early visit: https://breakingpoints.supercast.com/ To listen to Breaking Points as a podcast, check them out on Apple and Spotify Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-points-with-krystal-and-saagar/id1570045623 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Kbsy61zJSzPxNZZ3PKbXl Merch: https://breaking-points.myshopify.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bryan and David dive into recent news that Tucker Carlson and Fox News, as well as Don Lemon and CNN, have parted ways (0:42), and discuss what this means for all parties involved. Then, they providing more details behind ESPN's layoffs (23:21), and the announcement that BuzzFeed News will be shutting down (35:52), before weighing in on the media's current stance on Ron DeSantis's chances in a Republican primary against Trump (43:00). They then wrap things up with an NBA conversation focused on the need for a new word for “midsection” (52:55). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline. Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Tim, Ian, & Serge join Ryan Long & Danny Polishchuk to discuss charges against Alec Baldwin being dropped, BuzzFeed News shutting down, men being obsessed with Replika AI's virtual girlfriends, Elon Musk removing legacy verified blue check marks, & Dave Landau exposing a contract offer from Steven Crowder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
One of America's core allies, France, is courting stronger relations with China. Meanwhile, Joe Biden wastes time visiting Ireland and undermining the strength of the dollar. Nigel Farage joins Charlie to warn about America's weakening global position. Then, Rep. Dan Bishop lays out GOP strategy for the debt ceiling battle, and reacts to new revelations that the Biden campaign itself solicited the bogus "intelligence community" letter lying about Hunter Biden's laptop. Plus, Charlie delivers a scathing eulogy for BuzzFeed News in the wake of its welcome collapse.Support the show: http://www.charliekirk.com/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A spectacular Space X launch, Buzzfeed News shutters, Democrats vote against women, and the Athletics baseball team to move to Las Vegas. Plus, Bill's Message of the Day, Donald Trump's plan to combat homelessness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Coachella isn't a music fest anymore… it's a 6-day, $100M profit fest. SpaceX launched its Starship into space — it exploded, but that's all part of the plan. And BuzzFeed is shutting down Buzzfeed News — but that story is the story of all news right now. $BZFD $RVLV $TSLA Want merch, a shoutout, or got TheBestFactYet? Go to: www.tboypod.com Follow The Best One Yet on Instagram, Twitter, and Tiktok: @tboypod And now watch us on Youtube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Daily Wire host Matt Walsh was hacked this week. The attacker gained access to his Twitter account. Walsh disclosed that the hack was more comprehensive than people thought. BuzzFeed is shutting down BuzzFeed News because it is not able to turn a profit. The company is laying off 15% of its employees across BuzzFeed News and other divisions. An IRS supervisory agent claims the Biden administration is obstructing the investigation into Hunter Biden and is seeking whistleblower protections. The House of Representatives passed legislation today to protect women's sports leagues by banning male athletes who identify as female from competing. The bill was met with no support from the Democrats. Senator John Fetterman has returned to Capitol Hill after a long hiatus. LinkedIn implemented features that appear to let recruiters filter potential job candidates by demographics. Today's Sponsors: This year, resolve to stop supporting companies that don't align with your values. Patriot Mobile's 100% U.S.-based customer service team makes switching easy! Just go to http://PATRIOTMOBILE.COM/NEWS or call 1-878-PATRIOT! Get FREE ACTIVATION today with the offer code NEWS. First, you'll receive a FREE bottle of Blood Sugar Formula to reduce sugar cravings. You'll also get four FREE eBooks to support every aspect of your health. Try Liver Health Formula by going to Http://www.GetLiverHelp.com/News and claim your five FREE bonus gifts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
BuzzFeed News shuts down. The Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act passes the House without a single Democrat vote. IRS whistleblower says Biden DOJ is protecting Hunter. Will RFK Jr. hit Biden on Hunter? Caller on Hunter Biden. Kat Timpf, co-host of Gutfeld! on Fox News, joins the show to discuss her new book: You Can't Joke About That, which is both funny and features important research and data. Chicago Mayor-Elect Brandon Johnson defends violent mob of robbers.Follow Clay & Buck on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/clayandbuckSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.