Jun 28, 2022
Introducing: Hot Money
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We’re shaking things up today and sharing a preview from Hot Money, a new podcast from our friends at Pushkin Industries and the Financial Times. When Financial Times reporter Patricia Nilsson started digging into the porn industry, she made a shocking discovery: Nobody knew who controlled the biggest porn company in the world. Now, Nilsson and her editor, Alex Barker, have figured out who the guy was, and much more. Their reporting reveals a shadowy power structure that includes billionaires, tech geniuses and the most powerful finance companies in the world. This preview you’re about to hear is about the way the Internet shaped the porn industry. To find out who rules the porn industry today, Alex and Patricia investigated the premises of online porn, back in 2005: a moment when power over porn first changed hands. They look into the early days of tube sites, places like XTube,which were different from the likes of YouTube because they allowed porn. You can hear more from Hot Money at

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