Barry Diller On Amazon Employees in Seattle: “All Work and No Life”

In this episode of Context Is King, Ashkan Karbasfrooshan and Rebecca Brayton discuss Barry Diller’s recent tweet about Amazon employees in Seattle. Does the IAC Chairman make a fair point, or is he out of line? What’s the difference between workers at Amazon versus Expedia?

COVID-19’s Impact On Elections

In this episode of Context Is King, Ashkan Karbasfrooshan and Rebecca Brayton discuss whether the novel coronavirus will impact the 2020 democratic primaries and the eventual general election. Will a public health crisis influence the electoral process? Could it radically change the outcome of the election?

COVID-19’s Impact On Media and Advertising

In this episode of Context Is King, Ashkan Karbasfrooshan predicts how a coronavirus pandemic, or COVID-19, will impact media and advertising. We are already seeing film studios rescheduling release dates of 2020 titles like F9, Mulan, and No Time to Die. What are the next steps?

Jeff Bezos’s 10 Billion Dollar Earth Fund: A Nice Gesture?

In this episode of Context Is King, Ashkan Karbasfrooshan and Rebecca Brayton discuss whether Jeff Bezos’s ten billion-dollar climate change relief effort is truly an altruistic gesture. Is Bezos simply trying to save face? Should billionaires be taxed significantly more than the average citizen?

8 Reasons Behind Podcast Boom: Why Spotify Bought The Ringer

In this episode of Context Is King, Ashkan Karbasfrooshan outlines his eight reasons for today’s podcast boom in the mainstream. Why did Spotify acquire The Ringer? Why are more people turning to podcasts to occupy their time?