Fortune Live for May 26, 2016: Public Radio International, The Indy 500, and X-Men: Apocalypse vs. Alice Through The Looking Glass
We have a great lineup today for Fortune Live, our weekly business show hosted by Leigh Gallagher.
First, we tackle some of this week’s top news: Auto giants are teaming up with ride-sharing startups, but whose bottom line will their partnership benefit the most? Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel revealed he bankrolled Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker. And, eSports’ growing TV presence is attracting ad dollars from some big companies. Fortune‘s Andrew Nusca and Matthew Heimer discuss.
Next, in our newest series, “The Box Office Bet,” Fortune‘s Tom Huddleston, Jr. and Anne VanderMey bet on which movie will win big at the box office Memorial Day weekend: X-Men: Apocalypse or Alice Through The Looking Glass.
Heard any good podcasts recently? Well, Alisa Miller, CEO of Public Radio International, swings by the show to talk with us about the power of the podcast and the changing landscape of public radio.
Travis Katz, co-founder and CEO of Gogobot, talks vacation destinations and explains how the travel app is responding to controversy around North Carolina’s bathroom law.
Leigh Gallagher discusses the business of comedy with Brian Volk-Weiss, founder and president of Comedy Dynamics, one of the largest production and distribution companies for stand-up comedy.
Then, the Indy 500 is celebrating its 100th birthday this weekend! Mark Miles, the CEO who oversees the race, shares some surprising facts about the iconic BorgWarner trophy.
Leigh closes the show with her take on this week’s news.
You can go to fortune.com/fortunelive to watch the full show and individual segments on demand after the show concludes.