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Why Casey left Substack, Elon Musk and drugs, and an AI antibiotic discovery

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Casey is removing his Platformer newsletter from Substack as criticism mounts over the company’s handling of pro-Nazi content. Then the Wall Street Journal spoke to witnesses who said Elon Musk had used LSD, cocaine, ecstasy and psychedelic mushrooms, worrying some of his directors and board members. businesses. And finally, how researchers discovered a new class of antibiotics using an artificial intelligence algorithm used to win the board game Go.

Today’s guests:

  • Kirsten Grind, business reporter for The Wall Street Journal

  • Felix Wong, postdoctoral fellow at MIT and co-founder of Integrated Biosciences

Further reading:

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Credit…Photographic illustration from the New York Times; Image: Anthony Rosenberg, via Getty Images

“Hard Fork” is hosted by Kevin Roose And Casey Newton and produced by Terre Davis And Rachel Cohn. The show is edited by Jen Poyant. Engineering by Alyssa Moxley and original music from Dan PowellMarion Lozano, Diane Wong and Pat McCusker. Fact-checking by Mary Mathis.

Special thanks to Paula Szuchman, Pui-Wing Tam, Nell Gallogly, Kate LoPresti and Jeffrey Miranda.

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