Tomorrow with Joshua Topolsky

Tomorrow with Joshua Topolsky is a podcast about what's happening right now — and next — in the world of culture, technology and the internet, music, movies, politics, and more. Whether it's dissecting the news of the day or having an in-depth conversation with a creator, deep thinker, or artist, Tomorrow will be the best hour of funny, weird, and wonderful you'll get all week. Contact us at for any comments, thoughts, or veiled threats.



      episode 123: Full Contact With Jeremy Gordon

      Josh is having problems with a game from a year ago, Ryan just turned 28 (again), and Elon Musk is screaming from the top of the internet about how cool he is. After we get through all that, they still have time to talk about a racist pizza company.

      Then, the Champ is here. Undefeated wrestling fanatic and the Outline’s very own Culture editor, Jeremy Gordon, pops in to discuss the sport and the timelessness of Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin. At no point does anyone discuss Wes...



      Michael Shane Has No Fear

      Throwback Tomorrow! On this episode you will hear Josh and Managing Editor of Bloomberg Digital Michael Shane: -Find out the meaning of Memorial Day -Talk through the lifecycle of a modern newsroom -Discuss how Peter Thiel plans to shut you up -Reminisce about Starship Troopers -Complain about Apple’s clunky interfaces -Discover how boring superhero movies are now -End on a positive note Is it funny? Yes. Is it enlightening? Yes. Is it passionate? Of course… but you’ll only discover that by l...



      episode 122: Full Court Press with Pema Levy

      Uh, things are real bad. Josh and Ryan are a bit at their wit's end this week, making 122 not a particularly happy-go-lucky episode of Tomorrow. Also, Josh has thoughts about his Blackberry. So at least there's that.

      Thankfully, we've got Pema Levy, a reporter from Mother Jones, to help us sort through the torrent of confusing news from the US Supreme Court. Is any of that news good? No, no it is not. But it's massively important. Unlike Josh's Blackberry.



      episode 121: TC Sottek is on a Quest

      This week has been a rough one. There's no way around that. To that end, Josh and Ryan talk about their coping mechanisms, like avoiding improv comedy, hiding from newspapers, or playing solitaire on your phone.

      Later they're joined by TC Sottek, managing editor of The Verge, creator of the new table top role-playing game Quest, and an all around chill mage. Do they talk more about Westworld? Of course they do.

      Sit back, relax and say "yes, and" to episode 121.



      episode 120: You Can't Run Indefinitely

      Josh and Ryan are reunited for a post-E3, pre-Blackberry, all-news edition of Tomorrow.

      After running through some upcoming game titles that have them throwing their credit cards at their screens, the pair also discuss cell phone tech, the pedophile running for Congress, and why movie studios keep setting blockbusters during the 20th century.

      Enjoy episode 120 and watch out, Pete Davidson might try to marry you!



      episode 119: Naomi Fry Knows John Mayer *(and isn't afraid to ask)

      This week we're giving you a super-sized episode of Tomorrow to make up for last week's rerun. You're welcome!

      For the first half of the show, Josh has gone missing – and it's up to Ryan and producer Wynton Wong to put together the pieces and find him before it's too late. After talking about ICE, Carrie Bradshaw, and the hairsyles of con artists, they finally get around to doing so.

      Then our beloved Josh returns to chat with Naomi Fry, a celebrated staff writer of The New Y...


       2018-06-09  2h3m

      Paul Ford and Josh Whip the Dip

      Throwback Tomorrow! The enigmatic and hilarious Paul Ford returns to Tomorrow to discuss his recent, critically acclaimed Businessweek story "What Is Code?" The two men actually manage to stay on topic for a little while, but the conversation soon devolves (evolves?) into a whirlwind discussion about commenters, Batman, and Nokia. In addition, listeners will have a front row seat to the birth of a unique, high-concept restaurant.

      Josh and Ryan will return with your regularly podcast...


       2018-06-01  1h6m

      episode 118: Jamelle Bouie is Doing Some Heavy Lifting

      On this edition of Tomorrow, Josh and Ryan are joined by Slate's Chief Political Correspondent and CBS News Analyst Jamelle Bouie to discuss public policy, the upcoming midterm elections, and Bernie 2020.

      Though before we get to those important, meaty topics, we've also gotta discuss Spider-Gwen, pansexuality, Sailor Socialism, and sell-out culture.

      (Please, please help us sell-out.)


       2018-05-25  1h13m

      episode 117: The TV is Lying to Brandy Jensen

      Is it Yanny or is it Laurel or is it a reason to scream blood? On this week’s episode Josh and Ryan discuss Apple’s latest crappy design, Bitcoin’s leprechaun-shaped carbon footprint, and the latest Cruise Missile news.

      Later we chat with Brandy Jensen, advice columnist and renaissance woman, about taking responsibility for your actions, living your best life, and reality TV.


       2018-05-18  1h6m

      The Outline CEO Josh Topolsky: Online ads are stuck in the '90s

      Josh Topolsky, CEO and editor in chief of The Outline, talks with Recode's Peter Kafka about the importance of good internet-native design for both advertising and editorial content. Topolsky dismisses the idea that everything publishers put out will move behind paywalls, arguing instead that when ads are well done, they can engage readers and support free content. Most of the time, though, online media companies have forced boring ads on their audiences, who have learned to ignore them. He...


       2018-05-11  1h0m