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Your guide to the most interesting and important tech and business news of the day. Learn how our digital world is changing — and changing us — five days a week, in 15 minutes or less. Produced by Recode and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

    Dave Chappelle vs. trans people vs. Netflix

    Dave Chappelle vs. trans people vs. Netflix

    Dave Chappelle’s latest Netflix special, "The Closer," may be a tipping point for trans people. They have a list of demands, but taking down the special isn't one of them. The Verge’s Zoe Schiffer explains. 
    Today’s episode was produced by Taylor Maycan, engineered by Melissa Pons from Hemlock Creek Productions and hosted by Adam Clark Estes.  
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    • 14 min
    The “Russian roulette” of buying drugs online

    The “Russian roulette” of buying drugs online

    Teens are overdosing on drugs at an alarming rate, many of them after buying counterfeit pills on Snapchat. NBC News’ Olivia Solon (@oliviasolon) explains how Snapchat is trying to rid its platform of drug dealers.

    Read Olivia’s story here: https://www.nbcnews.com/specials/pills-bought-on-snapchat-deadly/

    This episode was produced by Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes), engineered by Paul Robert Mounsey and hosted by Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes).

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    • 15 min
    Save the rhinos ... with 3D printers?

    Save the rhinos ... with 3D printers?

    Fake rhino horns were supposed to foil poachers. Vox’s Benji Jones explains what went wrong. 
    This episode was produced by Taylor Maycan, engineered by Melissa Pons from Hemlock Creek productions, and hosted by Adam Clark Estes. 
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    • 12 min
    The $5,000 butt

    The $5,000 butt

    The Brazilian butt lift isn’t just a cosmetic surgery; it’s a lifestyle. Vox’s Rebecca Jennings explains how influencers gave a decades-old procedure new life.
    Listen to the rest of the episode here: https://megaphone.link/VMP8712712453
    This episode of Today, Explained was produced by Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Haleema Shah.
    Additional production by:


    Recode Daily host: Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes)


    Producer: Alan Rodriguez Espinoza (@ardzes)


    Engineer: Melissa Pons


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    • 16 min
    Apple’s China problem

    Apple’s China problem

    Much of Apple’s success is built around its relationship with China, which is both one of Apple’s largest markets as well as where most of its products are manufactured.
    In the latest episode of Land of the Giants, Recode’s Peter Kafka and reporter Wayne Ma discuss the complicated relationship with that has seen Apple make compromises with an authoritarian regime over privacy and human rights in pursuit of huge profits.
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    • 18 min
    Lebanon goes dark

    Lebanon goes dark

    The Lebanese government has neglected its electric grid for decades. The whole country lost power last weekend, leaving many without access to water, internet access, or critical medical services. The Washington Post’s Nader Durgham (@NaderDurgham) shares his experience from Beirut.
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    • 12 min

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