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.
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. Plus: Vanity Fair’s special Wall Street correspondent, Bess Levin, explains why Jack Dorsey has truly lost his mind, what the arrest of Julian Assange means for Trump, and why no one can sit in a 220-degree sauna for 45 minutes without burning to death.
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.
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.
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?