17 episodes

Codebreaker is a podcast that dares to ask – and answer – the fundamental questions about technology that consume us every day. From “is it evil?” to “can it save us?” – it’s up to you to listen, decode and decide. In partnership with Tech Insider.

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Codebreaker is a podcast that dares to ask – and answer – the fundamental questions about technology that consume us every day. From “is it evil?” to “can it save us?” – it’s up to you to listen, decode and decide. In partnership with Tech Insider.

    Technology Crossing Borders

    Technology Crossing Borders

    The gadget that saved a refugee in the middle of the Aegean Sea, how an agent uses technology to patrol the U.S. border with Mexico, and how a journalist in exile broadcasts the news with WhatsApp. Listen, decode, and decide: Can technology crossing borders save us?

    • 34 min
    Encryption

    Encryption

    • 28 min
    World Building

    World Building

    A proposal to bioengineer shorter humans with cat eyes, a decades-old idea for a totally new kind of power, a battery made from trash and Bill Nye the Science Guy tries to get us in gear. Listen, decode, and decide: Can world-building save us?

    • 39 min
    Watching

    Watching

    • 36 min
    The Augmented Self

    The Augmented Self

    The man who collected too much data, cyborgs who want to make their body-hardware mainstream, robots that rebuild your hairline and a conversation with Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge aka LeVar Burton. Listen, decode, and decide: Can the augmented self save us?

    • 32 min
    Alternate Reality

    Alternate Reality

    A therapist who creates virtual reality experiences for people with dangerous disorders, a grandmother who uses a headset to escape her surroundings and Ernest Cline on virtual reality in fact and fiction. Listen, decode, and decide: Can alternate realities save us?

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

ac26151 ,

Great show

I wish they’d come out with more episodes.

Boom360$ ,

Yes!!!

Ben Johnson is such a talented host

Wiggin6 ,

Great stuff

Informative, quirky, easy to listen to

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