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"The Riff" with Byrne Hobart and Erik Torenberg

Investor and writer of the popular newsletter The Diff, Byrne Hobart, and co-host Erik Torenberg discuss today’s major inflection points in technology, business, and markets – and help listeners build a diversified portfolio of trends and ideas for the future.  

The Riff is a part of the Turpentine podcast network.

Recent Episodes

June 20, 2024

E33: AI Therapy, 4chan, and Why Conferences Are Like Cities

This week, writer Byrne Hobart and investor Erik Torenberg discuss the economics of conferences and cities, rise of meme stocks, future of coding in the age of AI and more.
June 13, 2024

E32: Populism, Elites, and Preparing for AGI

On this week's episode of The Riff, Erik and Byrne discuss populist cycles, why billionaires buy media companies, how to invest if you think AGI is coming soon, and more.
June 6, 2024

E31: Google API Documentation Leak, Apple's Plans for Siri, and Analyzing Texas Instruments

On this week's episode of The Riff, Erik and Byrne discuss Elon Musk's and Yann Lecun's Tweets, what we can learn from Google's API decumentation leaks, how Apple is planning on improving Siri, and more.
June 6, 2024

E31: Google API Documentation Leak, Apple's Plans for Siri, and Analyzing Texas Instruments

On this week's episode of The Riff, Erik and Byrne discuss Elon Musk's and Yann Lecun's Tweets, what we can learn from Google's API decumentation leaks, how Apple is planning on improving Siri, and more. beehiiv: Head to htt…
May 30, 2024

E30: xAI Fundraising, Vivek's BuzzFeed Investment, and Ad-Based AI Monetization

On this week's episode of The Riff, Erik and Byrne talk about xAI's fundraising round, Vivek Ramaswamy's investment in BuzzFeed, and the dynamics of using ads to monetize AI.
May 30, 2024

E30: xAI Fundraising, Vivek's BuzzFeed Investment, and Ad-Based AI Monetization

On this week's episode of The Riff, Erik and Byrne talk about xAI's fundraising round, Vivek Ramaswamy's investment in BuzzFeed, and the dynamics of using ads to monetize AI. beehiiv: Head to https://beehiiv.com and use code…