Bloomberg journalist Emily Chang sits down for intimate interviews with the biggest names at the intersection of tech, business, entertainment and culture. Join us every Thursday for a behind-the-scenes look at the most exciting and influential trends, and the big personalities behind them.
Bumble’s CEO on the Multi-Billion Dollar Business of Love
46:39In this episode of The Circuit, Bloomberg’s Emily Chang meets with Bumble CEO and founder Whitney Wolfe Herd to talk about what it takes to truly create a safer space for women to date online. Wolfe Herd discusses what she learned from her experience at Tinder and how AI could usher in a new era for online dating. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
How Charli D’Amelio Is Building a TikTok Empire
31:58In this episode of The Circuit, Emily Chang heads to Los Angeles to meet one family that’s trying to turn TikTok fame into a business empire. Charli D’Amelio, one of the most-followed people on TikTok, and her parents Heidi and Marc discuss their expansion into television, investing and building their own brand. Chang gets a sneak peek at their new shoe line and sits down with Charli to talk about the struggles of fame on today’s internet. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Microsoft & OpenAI CEOs: Dawn of the AI Wars
28:58On this episode of The Circuit, Emily Chang sits down with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to hear how AI is shaking up the competition for search. Nadella argues that this new wave of technology is as big as the web browser or the iPhone. Chang also speaks with OpenAI CEO Sam Altman to discuss his company (which has some help from Microsoft), its ambitions and the latest on ChatGPT. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Inside Silicon Valley's Famous Startup School
42:23Y Combinator is a famous Silicon Valley startup accelerator where Airbnb, Coinbase and Reddit all got their start. This startup school has backed companies now valued at $600 billion. Emily Chang met with Y Combinator CEO and President Garry Tan to discuss his roots as a founder who went through Y Combinator himself, to his return as the accelerator's current CEO. They discuss what it takes to be a great founder, the Silicon Valley Bank crisis, how Mr. Beast schooled Tan on his content creating, and the fate of San Francisco. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Angel City's Big Bet on Women’s Soccer
25:29In this episode of The Circuit, Bloomberg’s Emily Chang sits down with Angel City FC’s three co-founders for their first-ever joint interview. Natalie Portman, Kara Nortman and Julie Uhrman gathered a star-studded, mostly women-led investor group to launch the team back in 2019. Now in their second season, the team is already selling out stadiums, boosting the profile of the national league and changing the culture of professional sports. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Whistleblowers Warn About the Dark Side of AI
56:36On this episode of The Circuit, Bloomberg’s Emily Chang is joined by three women who have raised the alarm on big tech’s harms: Ifeoma Ozoma, Timnit Gebru, and Safiya Noble. They discuss their experiences speaking out and the risks of what they see as tech’s newest emerging threat: artificial intelligence. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Hailey Bieber On the Celebrity Beauty Bubble
37:01On this episode of The Circuit, Emily Chang meets with Hailey Bieber to talk about how she started her skincare line Rhode and hopes to differentiate herself from other celebrity beauty brands. Bieber shares her experience with internet backlash and gossip, and how she hopes Rhode can evolve in the coming years.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Inside Brian Chesky’s Ultimate Airbnb
45:33Emily Chang visits Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky at his San Francisco home to discuss the highs and lows of Airbnb’s success and his hopes for a more connected future. Chang and Chesky also swap perspectives on AI during a cookie bake off. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.