Nick Denton founded Gawker Media in 2004. In 2016, Gawker's portfolio of sites were either sold off or shuttered after a lawsuit brought by Hulk Hogan bankrupted the company. This lawsuit, over the posting of Hulk Hogan's sex tape, was financed by Peter Thiel.
But Nick and I didn't talk about any of that.
We talked about discovering marijuana later in life, his obsession with internet forums, and his post-lawsuit plans.