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Recent Episodes

(Bonus) Interesting Raise Episode 1!

Jan. 16, 2021

The first ever interesting raise omnibus episode!

Fri. 1/15 - Wikipedia As An MMORPG & A Pigeon on Trial

Jan. 15, 2021

A couple of stories for the birds today. First, ravens at the Tower of London are living up to thei…

Fri. 01/15 – Are We Really Getting the MacBook of My Dreams?

Jan. 15, 2021

Is Apple finally throwing in the towel and giving us the sort of laptops we actually want? With the…

Thu. 1/14 - How We Narrowly Avoided an Emoji Shortage

Jan. 14, 2021

The workaround the Unicode Consortium used to make sure we still get new emojis in 2021, pandemic o…

Thu. 01/14 – Samsung Unpacked Brings The New Galaxy S21 Lineup

Jan. 14, 2021

All the news from the Galaxy Unpacked event. The tech stock IPO first day pop bubble continues. Asu…

Wed. 1/13 - Pablo Escobar's Hippos Are Out of Control

Jan. 13, 2021

Pablo Escobar’s pet hippos have multiplied and are ravaging part of Colombia’s capital. An AI that …

Wed. 01/13 – The Visa/Plaid Merger Is Called Off

Jan. 13, 2021

The Visa/Plaid merger is called off, and I’ll tell you why I think this is a sign of the current si…

Tue. 1/12 - 16th Century Disease Prevention & Beer Can Archaeology

Jan. 12, 2021

The sixteenth-century manual on containing the spread of disease that is eerily reminiscent of curr…

Tue. 01/12 – Intel Unveils New Core i9-11900K Flagship Chip

Jan. 12, 2021

Intel’s new flagship chips are here. Lenovo’s new laptop lineup is here. Walmart wants in on the fi…

Mon. 1/11 - Tim Berners-Lee's Quest to Restore Balance to the Web

Jan. 11, 2021

It’s time for two writers to pay up on a 25-year-old bet about whether tech would destroy civilizat…

Mon. 01/11 – All Of Tech Kills Parler

Jan. 11, 2021

Once again, did some things happen since we last spoke? A run-down of, especially, the Parler situa…

Fri. 1/8 - What Folklore Can Teach Us About Conspiracy Theories

Jan. 8, 2021

What folklorists can teach us about the structure and resilience of conspiracy theories. The genome…

Fri. 01/08 – An Apple/Hyundai Car?

Jan. 8, 2021

Interesting new Apple Car rumors, including how they’ve basically raided Tesla for talent, apparent…

Thu. 1/7 - Dude, IceBots on Mars!

Jan. 7, 2021

A prototype for self-repairing planetary exploration robots made of ice. The surprising history of …