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    ICYMI: Has the Internet Made Parenting Easier?

    ICYMI: Has the Internet Made Parenting Easier?

    On today’s episode, Rachelle Hampton is joined by Jamilah Lemieux, one of the columnists for Slate’s Care and Feeding advice column, and the host of Mom and Dad Are Fighting. They open up Jamilah’s internet diary, discussing how she got her career started online, what changed for her online after becoming a parent, and what sorts of online advice parents need right now.

    This podcast is produced by Daniel Schroeder, Rachelle Hampton, and Daisy Rosario.

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    • 42 min
    What Next TBD: Did A.I. Write This Headline?

    What Next TBD: Did A.I. Write This Headline?

    The proliferation of chatbots and A.I.-generated art has consumers and tech companies alike convinced that artificial intelligence is ready to be integrated into consumer electronics, products, homes, and across industry. In fact, it’s already in progress. What’s the worst that can happen?

    Guest: Will Oremus, technology reporter for the Washington Post

    Host: Lizzie O’Leary

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    • 37 min
    ICYMI: TikTok Isn’t For Creators Anymore

    ICYMI: TikTok Isn’t For Creators Anymore

    On today’s episode, Rachelle Hampton is joined by journalist and author Cory Doctorow to discuss his latest piece, “The Enshittification of TikTok,” in Wired. They talk about the life cycles of online platforms, why nobody on the platforms have any understanding of the rules of the game, and why we’re in dire need of better regulations.

    This podcast is produced by Daniel Schroeder, Rachelle Hampton, and Daisy Rosario.

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    • 40 min
    Slate Money: Chip War

    Slate Money: Chip War

    This week, Chris Miller joins Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers to discuss his new book, Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology. They discuss the crucial role of microchips, the global dynamics of microchip design and manufacturing, and how chips factor into US-China relations.
     
    In the Plus segment: Moore’s Law.
     
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    • 50 min
    What Next TBD: Will Google Get Broken Up?

    What Next TBD: Will Google Get Broken Up?

    The U.S. Department of Justice announced this week that it is suing Google over its ad technology. What do they contend Google has been doing? And does this mean Alphabet is headed for a Bell Telecom-style bust-up?

    Guest: Leah Nylen, reporter covering antitrust for Bloomberg News

    Host: Lizzie O’Leary

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    • 30 min
    ICYMI: American Girl’s Addy Is More Than a Slave

    ICYMI: American Girl’s Addy Is More Than a Slave

    On today’s episode, Rachelle Hampton is joined by NPR’s Aisha Harris to talk about the return of the discourse about Addy Walker, the first Black American Girl doll. They discuss Aisha’s great piece from 2016, “The Making of an American Girl,” their own histories with the doll, and why this discourse pops up so frequently.

    This podcast is produced by Daniel Schroeder, Rachelle Hampton, and Daisy Rosario.

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    • 41 min

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