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||CleanVR pioneer Jaron Lanier on dystopia, empathy, and the future of the internet||Jaron Lanier is one of virtual reality’s most recognizable figures. He’s credited with popularizing the term itself, and he co-founded VPL, a short-lived but groundbreaking company that built some of the first commercial VR headsets. Since then, La||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy watch people play video games?||About a month ago my colleague Dan Seifert admitted on Twitter to, basically, not understanding me as a person: "i will never understand the fascination with watching other people play video games" Instead of lashing out in his mentions, I sat on that||8/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat to do when 20,000 bees unexpectedly swarm your Manhattan skyscraper||theverge.com/2017/6/13/15794060/vox-media-bees-swarm-manhattan-offices||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAstronaut Samantha Cristoforetti on tweeting from space and brewing the first zero-G espresso||Samantha Cristoforetti is an Italian astronaut with the European Space Agency. She currently holds a few spaceflight records — including being the first person ever to brew an espresso in space. In 2014 and 2015, Cristoforetti spent 199 days aboard t||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to build your own personal Westworld||Last year in Los Angeles, a mysterious cult began recruiting people through emails, phone calls, and one-on-one consultations. For nine months individuals were drawn into the group’s web of intrigue, discovering that a young woman from Ohio had been||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAstronauts Scott and Mark Kelly on NASA’s twin experiment and the future of space travel||Mark and Scott Kelly are the only twins that have ever traveled to space — and their experience will be invaluable if we want to get to Mars one day. The brothers are taking part in what NASA calls the Twins Study — a genetic experiment to see how||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy: a conversation with my parents who worked the accident||On February 1st, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart over Texas and Louisiana as it returned from a 16-day mission in space. The cause of the accident was a piece of foam that had fallen off the Shuttle’s external fuel tank during launch. Th||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKeystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines controversy explained||Now that President Trump has resurrected the hotly contested Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines, here's what you need to know about their pasts — and their futures. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCPWjg-bXTY Host: Rachel Becker Director: Miriam||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe delicate science of counting crowds||Here’s how we know how many people were in the crowd for Donald Trump’s inauguration — and why you won’t hear the number on TV. www.youtube.com/watch?v=boOWZXZXINU Host: Russel Brandom Director: Kimberly Mas Camera: Tom Connors Graphics: Willia||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJudges, not Trump, will decide Obama’s environmental legacy||President Donald Trump has vowed to dismantle many of the environmental policies passed under president Barack Obama. But environmental groups and some states are ready to fight back and bring the administration to court. Host: Alessandra Potenza Direc||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanListening to machines to understand why they break||There is nothing more frustrating than taking your car into the mechanic with only the vaguest sense that something is wrong. You know that odd little creak or strange whine is new, but you don’t have a clue what it’s trying to tell you. You would||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA highly specific Tinder problem||What’s the biggest problem you run into while using the popular dating app Tinder? Is it that almost all the children of the Earth seem appalling when reduced to four photos and the opportunity to describe themselves in two sentences? Is it that you||12/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmotional (Tech) Support||as seen on Circuit Breaker facebook.com/circuitbreaker/videos||10/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1,000 Words: bringing pictures of the internet to your ears||It's a familiar problem for podcast listener: a host vaguely references a picture or a video or something in their recording booth, but you can't see what it is this person is talking about. This happened recently on Vergecast 214. Yeah, a video would||8/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaul Miller's gadget corner 06/03/16||Paul Miller's gadget corner 06/03/16 by The Verge||6/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExtended interview with Prof. Randal Picker||Nilay talks with Randal Picker; professor at University of Chicago Law School, to discuss the recent news about Google's antitrust charges.||4/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExtended interview with T-Pain||Recently, The Verge visited T-Pain at his home to talk about the music industry and the new Garageband software available. This is the full extended interview we had with T-Pain that day. http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/20/10799000/t-pain-interview-auto||1/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChris Ziegler at Code/Mobile||Though the connected car is one of the hottest topics in the transportation sector this year, the concept of the connected car is anything but new: Systems like GM’s OnStar, BMW Assist and Lexus Link launched well over a decade ago, wirelessly linkin||10/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Gaeta can see the future of VR||Bryan Bishop (@ Bcbishop) and The Verge video team recently took a visit to Industrial Light & Magic’s xLab. It’s a kind of next-generation entertainment sandbox, exploring virtual reality, augmented reality, and other immersive experiences — all||8/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReBoot is coming back||After a 14-year hiatus, ReBoot is back. That’s right, the first half-hour, completely computer-animated TV series was given the greenlight last week. But what will the new ReBoot look like? To find out, Arielle Duhaime-Ross gave Michael Hefferon, the||6/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChris Gethard has a talk show||After fours years on public access, underground NY comic Chris Gethard is bringing his experimental talk show to Fusion. Ross Miller sat down with Chris for a chat about comedy, New York City, and Diddy.||5/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPitch Perfect's Deke Sharon on the rise of a cappella||The words “a cappella empire” probably mean nothing to you. But Deke Sharon has built one. He’s the musical force behind NBC’s The Sing-Off and both Pitch Perfect films, and soon he’ll be starring in an a cappella reality show on Lifetime. Ca||5/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFast Dungeons & Furious Dragons||The Rock, Vin Diesel, and Ludacris go for a birthday joy ride when suddenly they are ambushed by agents of a shadowy organization in souped-up Toyota Camrys. Roll a die and punch bad guys. This is Fast and Furious 6.5, a special role-playing episode we||4/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Verge at SXSW 2015||Emily Yoshida, Dieter Bohn, Kwame Opam, and Casey Newton are on the ground in Austin, TX for SXSW 2015. They're here to talk about movies, Meerkat, brand activations, and waiting in lines.||3/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA conversation with Brian K. Vaughan||Saga is widely regarded as one of the best comics of 2014, and its author, Brian K. Vaughan, as one of the best sci-fi writers around. Listen as The Verge’s biggest comic book nerds talk to Vaughan about everything from Saga and gaming, to racial div||3/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe problems with Interstellar||Interstellar is absolutely gorgeous. Interstellar has strong performances and real tearjerking moments. Interstellar also has some pretty large issues that unravel over the course of its nearly-three-hour runtime. Let's talk about it.||3/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Verge at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival||The Verge's Casey Newton, Emily Yoshida and Bryan Bishop chat about the films of the Sundance Film Festival, the huge steps Oculus is making in the narrative film world, and the unstoppable force of nature that is James Franco.||1/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
I did enjoy it but, there should be no shame. I hope to listen or more.
Not that fun.
Very slow, not very entertaining, and I find it hard to sympathize with the hosts.