Inside the Hive with Nick Bilton

Every week, Nick Bilton interviews the leading minds in tech, politics, and 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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Did Texas Execute an Innocent Man?

In 2004, Texas executed Cameron Todd Willingham, a poor, uneducated heavy metal devotee, for killing his three daughters in an arson fire. As numerous investigations and news articles have uncovered, he likely didn’t commit the crime. Academy Award-winning director Ed Zwick joins Nick to talk about his new film, Trial by Fire, and explain how broken death row is, after over a hundred people have been exonerated post-death for crimes they didn’t commit.

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Why is America So Violent?

Gun laws in America have barely changed despite hundreds of mass shootings in America over the past decade. Yet when a gunman opened fire in a mosque in New Zealand, the country’s leaders banned assault rifles less than a week later...



Is America Too Bigoted for Pete Buttigieg?

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The “Homeless Billionaire” Predicts Humanity Is Toast

Is America broken beyond repair? Nicolas Berggruen, the “homeless billionaire” who now runs his own think tank, joins Nick to discuss why we’re losing to China, how gene-editing could create a new species that destroys humanity, and why that may not be such a bad thing.



The Mueller Bombshell Hiding in Plain Sight

It appears Attorney General William Barr wasn’t being truthful about the Mueller report. Abby Tracy, Vanity Fair’s resident expert on everything Russia-related, joins Nick to discuss all the bombshells, why Trump isn’t as innocent as Barr claimed, and what it all means for 2020. Plus: Nick’s salacious theory about the famed pee-pee tape.


 2019-04-19  47m

Will Silicon Valley Wipe Out Hollywood?

Some say Hollywood is the weirdest, most-wasteful industry in earth. So what happens when Silicon Valley disrupts it? Will actors be replaced by CGI versions of themselves? Rob Fishman, a techie turned studio head, joins Nick to try to explain why Hollywood is so broken, and if it can ever be fixed...


 2019-04-12  1h19m

How Fox News and Trump Are Melting Our Brains

Has Donald Trump broken our minds, and is it possible to tune him out? Longtime White House correspondent Jessica Yellin joins Nick to discuss the 2020 horse race, why so much of the media sucks (on both sides), and how our collective obsession with Trump has destroyed our ability to make sense of what matters.


 2019-04-05  1h3m

Was Boeing the Start of the A.I. Apocalypse?

The airline industry is one of the most regulated in the world, yet a potential software bug on Boeing’s 737 Max may have killed hundreds of people. Should we be worried the same thing could happen with driverless cars, drones, and delivery robots in the not-too-distant future? Clive Thompson, author of the new book, “Coders,” joins Nick to explain what we can do to stop cyberterrorists or a rogue nation from using code instead of bombs to kill us all.


 2019-03-29  52m

How the Mueller Debacle Could Save Dems from Total Annihilation

For two years, Americans have assumed Trump colluded with Russia. Did the media lead us astray? Or did the Democrats? Or perhaps we’re just asking the wrong question. 

Emily Jane Fox joins Nick to explain why it’s actually a good thing that Trump isn’t a secret Russian spy, and how this actually might be the best thing to happen to the Democrats since the election of Donald Trump. And, finally, will the Mueller Report leak? And if so, when and by whom?


 2019-03-26  32m

Look Out, Beto: How Trump Could Nuke the Dems for a 2020 Landslide

Will the countless Democratic presidential nominees destroy each other before Trump destroys himself? Will a Republican take on Donald in the primaries? And will we finally see our first female POTUS? 

Jennifer Palmieri, the former White House Director of Communications for Barack Obama, joins Nick to talk about what’s going on in the race for the next President of the United States, and why she thinks the entire election will come down to one issue: abortion.


 2019-03-22  56m