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It started with books. Today, Amazon is transforming virtually every facet of the American consumer economy. Primed explores what happened when Amazon set up shop in Seattle, what might be in store for its next headquarters, and how this iconic company is changing life as we know it.

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    • 4.4 • 130 Ratings

It started with books. Today, Amazon is transforming virtually every facet of the American consumer economy. Primed explores what happened when Amazon set up shop in Seattle, what might be in store for its next headquarters, and how this iconic company is changing life as we know it.

    I asked a hacker to spy on me via my Amazon account. It took him 5 minutes to break in

    I asked a hacker to spy on me via my Amazon account. It took him 5 minutes to break in

    When it comes to security of smart home devices, Amazon's biggest weakness — is us.

    • 38 min
    After online shopping binge, a plastic packaging hangover

    After online shopping binge, a plastic packaging hangover

    We’re entering the biggest shopping season of the year. For many people, that means online shopping — packages piled on doorsteps, delivery cars and vans whipping down streets.

    But what do we do with the packaging after we rip it open?

    • 28 min
    'The AI will see you now.' How tech could alter the doctor-patient relationship

    'The AI will see you now.' How tech could alter the doctor-patient relationship

    On this week’s episode of Primed, we talk to Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist whose book "Deep Medicine" explores the impact of AI technology on health care.

    Dr. Topol believes AI can help doctors build a more nuanced model of their patients’ profiles — a model that more accurately represents the complex human beings who need care.

    • 24 min
    Should an AI be managing your meds?

    Should an AI be managing your meds?

    Joyce Lee, a pediatrician and professor at the University of Michigan, thinks a lot about how technology and design can help people remember to take their pills.

    Her inspiration? A ketchup bottle.

    • 34 min
    What Alexa can learn from a heart attack on the moon

    What Alexa can learn from a heart attack on the moon

    Minutes after the Apollo 15 lunar module blasted off the surface of the moon, Astronaut James Irwin’s heart began to stutter.

    Down at Mission Control, Dr. Charles Berry watched the astronaut’s EKG. He saw a series of rapid double beats with long pauses in between.

    If Irwin was on Earth, Dr. Berry said, “I’d have him in ICU being treated for a heart attack.”

    • 22 min
    Amazon has a 'secret apartment.' What's in it? We found out

    Amazon has a 'secret apartment.' What's in it? We found out

    There’s a secret apartment on the 30th Floor of Amazon’s Day One building in Seattle.

    We’ve wanted to get inside for months.

    This week, we finally did.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

Visual Clarity ,

More episodes soon, please!

Primed is one of my favorite podcasts. The reporting! The sound production and playfulness! It keeps my ears yearning for more. I hope there will be some COVID-19 and economic meltdown episodes soon.

pas1000 ,

Excellent Journalism

I find their episodes insightful and thought-provoking. Everyone needs to know more about how companies like Amazon are involved in and influencing our lives

fuqueewe ,

Excellent commentary on Amazon’s next steps

I have been listening from the beginning, since I’m in Seattle, and anything Amazon does impacts my life. The episodes are smart, balanced, and revealing. They are journalists, and have access to Amazon and many other important thought leaders for comments and background. And because they are focused on Amazon, the podcast often reveals upcoming moves or strategies long before the MSM even has a clue. If you are interested in Amazon, or just hearing more about the business of technology, this one is a must for your playlist.

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