TechCrunch Mixtape show

TechCrunch Mixtape

Summary: Welcome to TechCrunch Mixtape the TechCrunch podcast that looks at how technology impacts culture. Listen to TechCrunch Senior Reporter Megan Rose Dickey and Editorial Director Henry Pickavet as they dive into the week's headlines followed by interviews with influencers and innovators in the field.


 Uber's unrelenting desire to be everything | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:54

Between electric scooter permit applications and drunk passenger patents, Uber was doing too much this week.

 That time we talked about Apple, Kanye West and slavery | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:44

This week is Apple's big developer conference, creatively called Worldwide Developers Conference (or WWDC), and TechCrunch was there. Each year the company showcases the things developers will be able to do in upcoming versions of their various operating systems (iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS). While there were a bunch of features that didn't really elicit much excitement from either of us, there was one in particular that we are quite looking forward to: Memoji. We talk about it all and what messaging means out there in that big bad world of ours. Next up was Kanye West. This week he announced that his latest album, ye, wouldn't be available exclusively on Tidal like his 2016 release Pablo had been. And these days you can't have a conversation about the rapper without discussing his recent comments about American slavery having been a choice. So we got into that.

 About that new Tinder feature | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:22

Tinder released a new feature that helps people connect based on places both have visited, but is it as sketchy as people say it is? Amazon's Alexa recorded a couple's conversation and then sent it to someone else, which is undoubtedly sketchy. All that and more on CTRL+T.

 Flying taxis are coming | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:37

Yes uberAIR is a thing and one day the company wants to make taxis fly you around your congested cities. And regular readers of TechCrunch might already know about the root canal Megan was told to get by a startup. Click play so you can hear the story first-hand.

 Facebook's dating play | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:15

Megan and Henry are coming to you on a Monday this week because why not? On the show: Facebook's dating play, Hulu passes 20 million subscribers, Handmaid's Tale decompression and MoviePass competitor Sinemia launches $4.99 per month subscriptions.

 When scooters attack | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:47

Henry's back on the pod this week and tells a harrowing tale about his appendix. Then he and Megan get into the fight to deliver your groceries, Amazon's desire to put packages in all kinds of places, and about the millions of scooters that have taken over SF's streets.

 Our homeless neighbors | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:55

On this week's episode, Megan Rose Dickey chats with Kevin Adler of Miracle Messages, a non-profit organization that aims to connect homeless people with their loved ones.

 Here come the zebras | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:56

On this week’s episode, I chat with Aniyia Williams, the person behind Tinsel Wear, Black and Brown Founders and the Zebra Movement. We talk all-things tech, making it rain cash money in black and brown communities and white savior complex .

 Bail reform is coming | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:45

Cash bail systems are unjust and disproportionately affect low-income people. On this week's episode of CTRL+ T, Megan Rose Dickey chats with Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins of Promise, a startup that looks to provide an alternative to cash bail systems.

 My house, my car, my rules | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:30

On this week's episode of CTRL+T, Henry Pickavet and Megan Rose Dickey chat about Facebook's privacy drama involving Cambridge Analytica, an Airbnb experience gone wrong and a new camera for your car.

 Your brain on ice and the alleged inaccessibility of Lyft | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:21:52

There is a company out of startup accelerator Y Combinator that says it's "committed to the goal of archiving your mind." Okay. We also talk software developer ethics and the alleged inaccessibility of Lyft.

 Moving to Tuesday | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:00:40

We are moving our release date to Tuesday. See you then!

 Data on a street corner | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:44:16

This week we talk MoviePass's tracking drama and the way the local world works - media-style.

 Incubating tech in the shadow of the civil rights movement | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:19:39

When Birmingham led the charge in the civil rights movement in the sixties, the city inadvertently created big shoes for itself to later fill. Just how Birmingham was the birthplace of many civil rights actions in the sixties, the city wants to be the birthplace of true diversity and inclusion in the tech industry.

 A Black Panther Moment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:38

You might have heard that a film called “Black Panther” came out last week and saw near-record crowds descend on theaters all over the world. The CTRL+T podcast team was among them.


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