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Elon Musk
Vs Twitter

Producer

How did Elon Musk's offer to buy Twitter go from a $44 billion offer to a potential $44 billion lawsuit? This is the story of what happened when the world's richest man collided with one of the worlds most powerful social media platforms and how it could shape the future of how we interact online.

Superhero Fantasy

vs Flawed Reality

In this first episode of Elon Musk Vs Twitter, in trying to understand what happened when Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, tried to buy Twitter, comedian Bec Hill explores Musk’s backstory and the myths and legends that surround him.

 

She speaks to Jill Lepore, the host of the BBC Sounds series Elon Musk: The Evening Rocket, about the influence Science Fiction stories have had on Musk’s career and self-perception. She chats to a comic book scholar and a tech correspondent to find out how Elon’s public persona have shaped the way that some people perceive him as a superhero and others see him as a supervillain.

The Town Square of

the Internet

In just 16 years, Twitter has become the “town square of the internet”; it’s the centre of all the most important cultural conversations. But is it really worth the 44 billion dollars that Elon Musk offered to buy it for? 

In this episode of Elon Musk Vs Twitter, Bec Hill dives deep into Twitter’s history and talks to tech journalists about its cultural impact to uncover how it became one of the most powerful social networks of our time. She speaks to the comedian Rosie Holt about trolls, going viral and what keeps us scrolling through the chaos, then finds out what happened when Elon Musk decided to buy a stake in Twitter.