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Every Friday, Slate’s popular daily news podcast What Next brings you TBD, a clear-eyed look into the future. From fake news to fake meat, algorithms to augmented reality, Lizzie O’Leary is your guide to the tech industry and the world it’s creating for us to live in.

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Every Friday, Slate’s popular daily news podcast What Next brings you TBD, a clear-eyed look into the future. From fake news to fake meat, algorithms to augmented reality, Lizzie O’Leary is your guide to the tech industry and the world it’s creating for us to live in.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Good Hackers

    The Good Hackers

    According to the Justice Department, there’s a right way — and a wrong way — to be a hacker.
    Guest: Josephine Wolff
    Host: Lizzie O'Leary
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    • 25 min
    TikTok’s Mental Health Influencers

    TikTok’s Mental Health Influencers

    Social media makes mental health information accessible. But it's not a perfect solution.
    Guest: Lindsay Lee Wallace
    Host: Mary C. Curtis
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    • 30 min
    Does Crypto Investment Need to Be Regulated?

    Does Crypto Investment Need to Be Regulated?

    Fidelity made headlines when they announced you could invest your retirement savings in Bitcoin. Then the crypto market crashed.
    Guest: Anthony Lee Zhang
    Host: Sonari Glinton
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    • 22 min
    Can the Law Keep Up With the Internet?

    Can the Law Keep Up With the Internet?

    The openness of the internet is its greatest strength. Or a glaring weakness, depending on who you ask. Does something need to change?
    Guest: Jared Schroeder
    Host: Sonari Glinton
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    • 25 min
    From the Vault: It's Hot. It's Flooding. Is This the New Normal?

    From the Vault: It's Hot. It's Flooding. Is This the New Normal?

    This episode originally aired in July 2021.

    Last year, North Americans saw record-breaking heat, droughts, wildfires, and floods. The science is clear: we are living through the effects of climate change. Now scientists are trying to answer: is this the new normal?

    Guest: Daniel Swain, climate scientist at UCLA 
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    • 25 min
    The Culture War Over Electric Cars

    The Culture War Over Electric Cars

    One state wants to stop people from buying one. But can electric vehicles be stopped? 
    Guest: Ryan Cornell
    Host: Sonari Glinton
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
200 Ratings

200 Ratings

pattiocon ,

Good listen

This podcast is about the ethics of technology and the discussions are absolutely necessary if not mandatory.

My respect for April Glaser (?sp) has risen exponentially in the past 1-2 years ago. She has a superior intellect and the guts to challenge the filthy rich “titans of tech”. I was sad when Will Oremus (?) left. He provided a mellow balance to April’s intensity. I hope the program can find someone equally smart and relaxed.

I do think they should rethink the title :-)

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jamesej ,

Biased.

The Google piece seemed unduly biased. Odd for a tech/news podcast. I want news and insight, not biased commentary.

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