The Thing: “”It Had To Be Figured Out. And Once It Did… Boom.”
I am, perhaps unsurprisingly, a massive fan of Ben Thompson and the work he does over at Stratechery, his one-person tech and business analysis blog. His writings are often incredibly smart, theoretically-dense, and intellectually rigorous in a manner that’s kind of hard to find on the internet these days. In fact, Thompson’s blog is a huge influence over my decision to take Hot Pod full time, and much of his thinking and practice informs how I plan out the next version of this publication.
Anyway, Thompson was on The Ezra Klein Show recently to talk about his work, his history, and his understanding of the media business in 2016. Also, a little bit about podcasts.