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Recent Episodes

September 24, 2021

Fri. 09/24 – China: No, Really. No Crypto.

China really, really, really wants you to know it’s serious about its Crypto crackdown. Google brought some Pixel-only features to everybody. Leaks ahead of next week’s Amazon event. New York passes a law on gig worker pay. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.

September 24, 2021

Fri. 09/24 - Ancient Teens Shake Up History of Human Migration

Ancient footprints discovered in New Mexico are shaking up what we thought we knew about when humans first arrived in the Americas. Plus, how much plastic do we unknowingly ingest each year? The answer is probably more than you’re comfortable with, but it also turns out that babies take in way more of it than adults. And a new, very unauthorized website that will bring you Chick-fil-A on a Sunday.

September 23, 2021

Thu. 09/23 - Birds Are Real (and Got Louder During Lockdown)

The dark side of the history of epidemiology. Plus, a study that proves, yes actually, birds were louder and more numerous during lockdown. And two women in their hundreds who have lived incredible lives and refuse to quit doing what they love.

September 23, 2021

Thu. 09/23 – USB-C For Everybody! (Maybe By Law…)

We all sort of want the gadget world to move to USB-C, right? But do we want that to be government mandated? Very interesting executive departure from Facebook. Apple is telling leakers they don’t belong in Cupertino. Apple is still telling Fortnite to talk to the hand. And an interesting AR raise.

September 22, 2021

Wed. 09/22 - The Wonders of Fall, and the Cosmos

Sharing some reflections, some poetry, and a bit of a historical context on what it is that makes fall strike such a strong chord with so many of us, in honor of this first day of fall. And a look at NASA’s upcoming Lucy mission to Jupiter’s asteroids that somehow includes facts about the Beatles, Mexican track and field athlete Norma Enriqueta Basilio Sotelo, and The Iliad.

September 22, 2021

Wed. 09/22 – The Microsoft Surface Event

All the headlines and releases from today’s Microsoft Surface Event. Robinhood wants to get in the crypto wallet game. Microsoft finds Phishing as a Service on the darker corners of the web. And a rundown of some new Facebook controversies.

September 21, 2021

Tue. 09/21 - Making 26,000 People Out of 20: Ted Lasso's Trick

How Ted Lasso filled a whole stadium for a crowd scene during the pandemic, and how advances, especially in AI, are beginning to change filmmaking. Plus, a Colorado man has won a yearlong treasure hunt for golden tickets, making him the new owner of a candy factory. That last part wasn’t a joke. It was literally a golden ticket competition for a candy factory. And finally, an ambient noise website for the most chaotic among you.

September 21, 2021

Tue. 09/21 – iPhone Reviews, Kindle Drops And HP Laptops

HP refreshes its entire lineup. Those new Kindles are here. PayPal wants to super-app. Sorare is a very interesting raise. Coinbase backs down. Apple wants to detect cognitive decline. And the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro reviews are here.

September 20, 2021

Mon. 09/20 - Poison Ivy Vaccines & A Mosh Pit History

The history and science of mosh pits. Exciting developments in the treatment of poison ivy reactions, including a possible vaccine. And how to catch tonight’s Harvest Moon, and why we call it that.

September 20, 2021

Mon 09/20 – New Kindles, Roku Sticks and Surface Pros!

Gadget news galore. New Roku Sticks officially announced. New Kindles officially leaked. New Surface Pro’s unofficially leaked ahead of this week’s event. Rumors of foldable Pixels. The NTSB wants Elon Musk to pump the breaks on Full Self-Driving. And why the Emmy’s last night was a milestone for streaming platforms generally.

September 18, 2021

(Bonus) World Cup Of Entrepreneurs Part 1

Who is THE entrepreneur of the Internet Era? In this episode, we cover the round of 16 matchups as voted on by YOU.

September 17, 2021

Fri. 09/17 - Night-Lunch and the Origin of Food Trucks

The history and future of food trucks, and a look at the old tradition of “night lunch.” The visually-striking lanternfly that eastern US states are begging people to kill. And why you may not be getting that book you ordered anytime soon.

September 17, 2021

Fri. 09/17 – Facebook’s Week Of Wall Street Journal Woes

A deep dive summary of the rolling Facebook controversies this week from the ongoing Wall Street Journal reporting. Apple and Google remove an app from Russian opposition after their employees were threatened in that country? And of course, the Weekend Longreads Suggestions, this time with extra NFT goodness.

September 16, 2021

Thu. 09/16 - Jane Austen's Advice for Social Media Users

How the social lives of the characters from Jane Austen’s novels are analogous to our digital ones today, and what we can learn from them about being over-stimulated. Plus, a study illustrating how we could build bases on Mars out of astronaut blood. And a couple of updates from the world of LEGO.