By The Atlantic
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Big questions and provocative conclusions about technology and culture, hosted by The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson.
||CleanTech Was Supposed to Be Society’s Great Equalizer. What Happened?||In a special bonus episode, computer scientist and data journalist Meredith Broussard explains how “technochauvinism” derailed the dream of the digital revolution.||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan Artificial Intelligence Be Smarter Than a Human Being?||Surely, AI technology has nothing that even closely resembles human imagination. Or does it?||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWill We Ever Stop Eating Animal Meat?||We need more than moral arguments against meat. We need a technological revolution in better, cleaner food.||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan We Extend Human Lifespans to 150?||Some scientists see aging as a disease that can be cured—but what would immortality mean for humanity?||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Will Self-Driving Cars Change the World?||With autonomous technology, everything about our relationship to cars is about to change. Then what?||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShould We Dim the Skies to Save the World?||Scientists are thinking seriously about an idea that might sound like something from a sci-fi dystopia.||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Trailer||Crazy/Genius is back with a new season featuring five ideas to save the world.||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShould We Go to Mars?||Scientists and writers discuss whether colonizing Mars is the most important mission in the history of the human race, or an absurd daydream.||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Haven’t We Found Aliens?||If the universe is so large and so old, why haven't we found life on other planets?||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWho Killed Local News?||How the Internet broke the news business—and how journalism might survive in a post-advertising world.||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Online Dating Destroying Romance?||Two sociologists debate the merits of online dating and discuss their research on the history of romance in America.||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre Smartphones Ruining Our Lives?||We ask psychologists and authors if smartphone and social media usage has triggered a national health crisis — and what we can do to free ourselves from the allure of modern technology.||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlockchain: The Next Internet, or the Next Beanie Baby?||What exactly is blockchain, how is it being used, and is the hype really worth it?||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShould We Break Up Amazon?||Has the Everything Store become a dangerous monopoly threatening the U.S. economy?||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Can’t Facebook Tell the Truth?||Is Facebook fixable, or is its business model designed to sell us lies?||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Crazy/Genius||A new series from The Atlantic about technology and culture. Starting May 10.||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Fantastic, thought provoking podcast that really makes you reassess technology. Discussion of Facebook in first episode explores the zeitgeist topic in a way we haven’t seen before. Def recommend checking out!!
As a long-time Atlantic reader, I've read a ton of Derek Thompson over the years, and now getting to meet him aurally is a wonderful 'voice to the name' experience. If you like smart people on both sides of an issue intellectually duking it out in a well-produced podcast ring, subscribe today. Crazy smart. Crazy provocative. Crazy worth your time.
Thoughtful and well presented brain food
The podcasts are well conceived. Smallish bites- Insightful, thoughtful, humorous... Facebook podcast, Nice to hear your take on this. Something many of us have been thinking about for years. I don’t mind being the product sold. What we choose to give away, what we choose to subscribe to, if your informed you should know the difference, Or perhaps I’m a Host.. A good listen.