Tech News Weekly

Tech News Weekly

Tech News Weekly hosted by Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent brings you interviews from tech journalists who make or break the top stories of the week. Jason and Mikah give you more context and perspective, with an in-depth look at the fast-paced world of technology and how it is changing our lives.

Records every Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 19:00 UTC.

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In a world where technology touches every facet of modern life and affects society in surprising ways, Tech News Weekly is here to be your guide. Each week, TWiT.tv's Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent interview top tech journalists and experts making or breaking the news. They discuss anything from the biggest topics of the week to obscure developments in tech. The guests expand upon or share behind-the-scenes of their big scoops, provide context and commentary and take you on a deep dive. Notable guests include journalists from the Washington Post, Medium's OneZero, The Information, CNET, TechCrunch, and more. The hosts also deliver a roundup of notable technology news and their commentary, all in an approachable and conversational style. Tech News Weekly records Thursdays at 2 p.m. Eastern / 11 a.m. Pacific and is available on podcatchers within 6 hours.

Technology News In-Depth

Tech News Weekly is a podcast that takes you well beyond the headlines of the week. Tech journalists and experts break down complex news and obscure information, and the TWiT.tv hosts make sure you are well informed on the tech topics that matter most. Notable guests include Harry McCracken from Fast Company, Geoffrey Fowler from The Washington Post, Alex Wilhelm from TechCrunch, Dave Gershgorn from OneZero, and more.

Topics vary from tech regulations, financials, lighthearted viral moments, new tech releases, ethics in tech, and more. Each episode features two to three journalists, each focusing on a specific topic they know intimately. Jason and Mikah also discuss other technology news and developments that matter to the tech enthusiast community. Tech News Weekly launched in October 2017 with Jason Howell and Megan Morrone as hosts as a successor to Tech News Today, which ran from 2010 to 2017. After Megan left to pursue other opportunities, Mikah Sargent became Jason's co-host in 2019.

Tech News Weekly offers more context and perspective, with an in-depth look at the fast-paced world of technology and how it is changing our lives. Whether you're in the tech industry, a serious tech enthusiast, or even if you're a casual user of technology, Tech News Weekly will deliver weekly listening experiences that expand your knowledge and perspective.

Products and Technologies Featured on this Podcast

Tech and the world are constantly changing, and the topics on Tech News Weekly reflect it. Some of the topics of conversation include:

  • Government regulations and oversight, including Section 230 issues; congressional hearings; and antitrust lawsuits against Big Tech.
  • New tech device launches such as new iPhones from an Apple Event, Made by Google event announcements, Samsung Event coverage, and more.
  • Social media controversies including Facebook privacy issues, Twitter and political messaging, TikTok's meteoric rise, Clubhouse, Snapchat, and more.
  • Gaming topics like Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, Oculus, and other console launches; cloud gaming news including Google Stadia and Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass.
  • Mixed Reality (AR, VR, XR) topics.
  • Ethics and tech, such as bias in AI and algorithms, digital privacy, tech workplace unionization, tech-enabled gig economies like Uber and Lyft, facial recognition, employee monitoring, and more.
  • Issues and changes related to streaming/subscription services including Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Apple+, and more. Discussions extend to changes in entertainment consumption affecting movie theaters as well.

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