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    skeptechs 5.2: Chatting GPT

    skeptechs 5.2: Chatting GPT

    In this week’s episode, Josh and Nayana cover the lay-offs across big tech, Microsoft’s latest investment in ChatGPT creator OpenAI, and the removal of a critical documentary from the internet in India.
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    • 23 min
    skeptechs 5.1: The platform economy and podcasting

    skeptechs 5.1: The platform economy and podcasting

    To kick off Season 5 of skeptechs, we’re joined by Oguz Alyanak and Robbie Warin, who are participatory researchers from the Fairwork project, based at the Oxford Internet Institute. They tell Josh and Nayana about how ethnographic methods, podcasting, and visual materials can help to understand and amplify the interests and experiences of people working in the platform economy around the world.


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    • 33 min
    skeptechs Season 5 Preview: Is this thing on?

    skeptechs Season 5 Preview: Is this thing on?

    Josh and Nayana are back with a brief update on what to expect from the new season of skeptechs!


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    • 11 min
    skeptechs 4.5: Twitter, Ticketmaster, and three years of skeptechs!

    skeptechs 4.5: Twitter, Ticketmaster, and three years of skeptechs!

    It's three years since skeptechs launched, during which time the world of tech—and the world at large—has changed beyond measure. Josh and Nayana mark the occasion by covering two of the biggest stories of the past week in tech, before tackling the topics and trends that have loomed largest over the past three years.


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    • 28 min
    skeptechs 4.4: mis&disinformation with special guests Felix Simon and Kirsten Eddy!

    skeptechs 4.4: mis&disinformation with special guests Felix Simon and Kirsten Eddy!

    Josh and Nayana are back for another conversation with special guests. This time, they sit down with returning guest Felix Simon, doctoral researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute, and Kirsten Eddy, postdoctoral researcher at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Together they cover questions about the study of mis- and disinformation and what the future holds for this rapidly changing subject.


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    • 31 min
    skeptechs 4.3: Misinformation and Musk with Maggie McGrath

    skeptechs 4.3: Misinformation and Musk with Maggie McGrath

    This week, Josh and Nayana are joined by fellow PhD student Maggie McGrath (@maggieselfie), to discuss Maggie's research, which looks at how algorithms perpetuate misinformation. There's also time to discuss the news that Elon Musk has finally bought Twitter, and what it might mean for the platform.


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    • 31 min

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Yuang Ying ,

Punny podcast, timely tech news, grandma-friendly

I don’t usually enjoy podcasts or puns but somehow this gem manages to be a delight that I’ve come to look forward to every week

It takes on some of most difficult developments in tech in both a timely and fashionable manner, with just enough ba dum tss moments. It also communicates tech news in a way that is very digestible and would recommend to anyone and their grandma.

To be honest, I’d rather my grandma hear about the latest killer robot from Skeptechs if anything.

Jubugon ,

Spectacular

Josh & Nayana are visionary thinkers the likes of which have not been seen in the podcasting world. The only way this show could be better is if they had a patreon so we could give them £££

Aliiii1990 ,

The only Oxford podcast you should listen to

Josh and Nayana are fantastic and I’m so grateful to learn about the OII community through them!

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