Codebreaker

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On Codebreaker we decipher our complicated feelings about technology by asking straightforward questions with a sense of humor, a sense of awe — and sometimes a sense of dread. In our second season we’ve got one question in mind: Can it save us? Code...Show More

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34:51 | Dec 28th, 2016

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.

28:33 | Dec 21st, 2016

How encryption hides all around us, how it was used in 18th century Paris to separate merchants from their money and the difference between your brain and your fingertip.
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0:00 | Dec 15th, 2016

Dr. S. Matthew Liao, a bioethicist at New York University, believes that solving climate change starts with the individual. That’s why he suggests we turn humans into cat-eyed, meat-allergic, semi-gen...Show More
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0:00 | Dec 14th, 2016

This story is from Codebreaker, our tech podcast that asks "Can it save us?" Every morning Barbara Morrow, an 80-year-old woman in rural Northern Ireland, wakes up at 6 a.m. and puts on a kettle of wa...Show More

39:22 | Dec 14th, 2016

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.
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