Substack's Chris Best: "We knew we were walking into a firestorm”
The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent brings on Chris Best, founder of Substack, to talk about how he got started (6:40 ), newsletters v newspapers (11:20 ), Silicon Valley’s disgust with the media (13:10 ), helping writers make money (16:20 ), Substack’s top earner (22:00 ), the danger of hardening silos (25:40 ), giving writers more resources (30:55 ), the value of editors (34:10 ), how Substack makes money (38:25 ), following in Patreon’s footsteps (40:05 ), free versus paid (43:10 ), and his worst day of work (47:10 ).
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