52 episodes

Named a best podcast of 2023 by Vulture, Time, The Economist, & Vogue.
No question too big, no question too small. On Search Engine, host PJ Vogt answers the kinds of questions you might ask the internet when you can't sleep. If you find the world bewildering, but also sometimes enjoy being bewildered by it, we're here for you. Edited by Sruthi Pinnamaneni.

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    • 4.8 • 3.1K Ratings

Named a best podcast of 2023 by Vulture, Time, The Economist, & Vogue.
No question too big, no question too small. On Search Engine, host PJ Vogt answers the kinds of questions you might ask the internet when you can't sleep. If you find the world bewildering, but also sometimes enjoy being bewildered by it, we're here for you. Edited by Sruthi Pinnamaneni.

    Why didn’t Chris and Dan get into Berghain? (Part 1)

    Why didn’t Chris and Dan get into Berghain? (Part 1)

    Two Americans embark on a quest: fly across an ocean to try to get into the most exclusive nightclub in the world – Berghain. A German techno palace where the line outside can last 8 hours, and the bouncers are merciless in their judgments. The club does not explain how it makes its decisions about who can enter, but one foolish podcaster will try to explain anyway. 
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    • 55 min
    What does it feel like to believe in God?

    What does it feel like to believe in God?

    This week, we try to understand an experience that 74% of Americans routinely report having. The first of many conversations (perhaps?). This one, an interview with Zvika Krieger.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    How much glue should you put in your pizza?

    How much glue should you put in your pizza?

    An internet breaking news story. As we told you last week, Google has begun offering AI-generated answers to search questions. But some answers, it turns out, are strange. Users were told, for instance, that glue was an appropriate ingredient for homemade pizza. We talk to reporter Katie Notopolous, who baked and ate her own homemade glue pizza.
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    • 45 min
    How do we survive the media apocalypse? (Part 2)

    How do we survive the media apocalypse? (Part 2)

    Last week, Google announced a fundamental change to how the site will work, which will likely have dire effects for the news industry. When you use Google now, the site will often offer AI-generated summaries to you, instead of favoring human-written articles. We talk to Platformer’s Casey Newton about why this is happening, why publishers are nervous, and about a secret new internet you may not have heard of, a paradise to which we may all yet escape.  
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    Search Engine - How do we survive the media apocalypse? (Part 1)
    Platformer - Google's broken link to the web
    404 Media - Why Google is shit now

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Should this creepy search engine exist?

    Should this creepy search engine exist?

    After stumbling on a new kind of search engine for faces, we called privacy journalist Kashmir Hill. She’s been reporting on the very sudden and unregulated rise of these facial search engines. Here’s the story of the very first one, the mysterious person who made it, and the copycats it helped spawn.
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    • 1 hr
    What do trigger warnings actually do?

    What do trigger warnings actually do?

    A listener’s brother dies by suicide, and afterwards, she finds herself angered by trigger warnings about suicide. She wants to know — are these actually helping other people? Or is it just something we do because we think we’re supposed to?
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.1K Ratings

3.1K Ratings

Old Kell ,

Glad to hear PJ again after he cancelled himself

Not trying to be cheeky but I missed PJ and the OG reply all after the whole cast unnecessarily cancelled themselves.

Second Variety ,

June 14 Ep

Ask religious scholars the question in regard to the episode’s title and not the person interviewed who, like many in the world, become deeply indoctrinated into a belief system since a tender age when their brain is not yet fully developed to use critical thinking.

Hadarj ,

This show just keeps getting better and better

I’ve been listening to Search Engine for a while, but this last season has been pretty glowing. This turned into one of my favorites!

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