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.

Codebreaker, by Marketplace and Tech Insider Marketplace

    • Technology
    • 4.5 • 219 Ratings

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.

    Recognition

    Recognition

    A toddler who saved her mother’s life with Siri, a man whose mysterious ailment opened up a world of voice recognition technology and a dating service that wants to scan the faces of all your exes. Listen, decode, and decide: Can recognition software save us?

    • 33 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
    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
    Watching

    Watching

    • 36 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
    Encryption

    Encryption

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
219 Ratings

219 Ratings

Darla39228709 ,

Come back!!!!

Such a great show! I’ve listened to all of the episodes at least 3 times! I wish they’d come back with more!

ac26151 ,

Great show

I wish they’d come out with more episodes.

Boom360$ ,

Yes!!!

Ben Johnson is such a talented host

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