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    What Next TBD: China vs. Video Games

    What Next TBD: China vs. Video Games

    Recently, China restricted video game playing to just three hours a week for its young people: 8pm to 9pm, Friday through Sunday.

    And that’s not the only change. Over the last few months, private tutors, diehard celebrity fans, and tech giants have all faced fresh restrictions from Beijing. What’s behind this new wave of crackdowns?

    Guest: Brenda Goh, technology correspondent for Reuters

    Host: Lizzie O’Leary
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    • 18 min
    What Next: TBD: Will Booster Shots Make a Difference?

    What Next: TBD: Will Booster Shots Make a Difference?

    Hey Secret History fans! We thought you might like this episode of What Next: TBD. What Next is Slate’s daily news show. And every Friday, What Next: TBD turns the news of the present into a glimpse of what tomorrow holds. From fake news to fake meat, augmented reality to MRNA, in each episode host Lizzie O'Leary talks to an expert about the technology that’s reshaping our world.
    In this episode: The Biden administration says a third dose of vaccines for all American adults will end the pandemic faster. And experts say there is evidence of waning vaccine effectiveness against mild-to-moderate disease. But globally, what’s the best use of the next available dose? 
    If you like this episode, subscribe to What Next or What Next: TBD on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you listen.


    Guest: Saad Omer, director of the Yale Institute for Global Health. 

    Host: Lizzie O’Leary

    This episode was produced by Alyssa Edes.
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    • 21 min
    Introducing: Thrilling Tales of Modern Capitalism

    Introducing: Thrilling Tales of Modern Capitalism

    Hey Secret History listeners! We'd like to introduce a new show from Slate, Thrilling Tales of Modern Capitalism. Each episode dives into the history of a brand that shapes the way we live and work. This first episode is about The Carnival Corporation, the biggest cruise company in the world. Carnival made headlines at the start of the covid-19 crisis when its ships harbored some of the world’s first coronavirus outbreaks. But it turns out the cruise industry is no stranger to disaster--on the contrary, mishaps have plagued Carnival since its very first voyage. How has cruising remained a popular way to vacation, in the face of one disaster after another? Listen to find out, and if you like it, subscribe to Thrilling Tales of Modern Capitalism on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.
    Podcast production by Jess Miller and Asha Saluja.
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    • 21 min
    Introducing Cautionary Tales

    Introducing Cautionary Tales

    Hello, Secret History fans! Here's an episode of another show we think you might like: Cautionary Tales from Pushkin Industries.
    Learning from our mistakes can be hard. Learning from other people’s mistakes...well, that’s a lot more fun.
    In Cautionary Tales, from Pushkin Industries, economist and journalist Tim Harford retells true stories of unexpected outcomes, from the development of tanks in modern warfare to the accidental crowning of La La Land at the 2017 Oscars. Some of these tales are tragic, some are comic, but like the great fables and parables, each has a moral.
    Tim takes you aboard a doomed airship, sits you on a concert stage in front of a broken piano, and puts you in a room with cult members counting down the final seconds before the end of the world. A cast of actors joins him in telling these stories. You’ll hear the famous Alan Cumming, Archie Panjabi, who won an Emmy award for The Good Wife, and Russell Tovey from The History Boys. 
    Cautionary Tales from Pushkin Industries. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Trust me, it would be a mistake not to.

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    • 37 min
    Introducing What Next: TBD

    Introducing What Next: TBD

    Hey Secret History of the Future fans! We're excited to introduce you to another show we think you'll like. It's called What Next: TBD, and it's a weekly show about tech, power, and the future. Secret History's very own Seth Stevenson guest hosted this episode. Check it out, and then subscribe here: https://slate.com/podcasts/what-next-tbd or wherever you get your podcasts.
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    • 22 min
    S2E10: New Media, Old Story

    S2E10: New Media, Old Story

    Radio was originally a social medium, as early radio sets (each of which could transmit as well as receive) turned cities into giant chatrooms, populated by Morse Code-tapping enthusiasts. But the excitement of this democratic, digital platform did not last, and radio was tamed by corporate interests in the 1920s. The utopian dream of platforms that are open and meritocratic has been reborn in the internet era in the form of blogging, and more recently podcasting. But can it ever come true?
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    • 42 min

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