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3/5/18: Breaking Monopoly

15:36 | Mar 5th, 2018

Jeremy Gordon played Monopoly with real money and crime, and we recorded it on tape.Today's story:Breaking Monopoly by Jeremy GordonCredits:Hosted by Aaron Edwards.Produced by James T. Green.Send us your feedback at aaron@theoutline.com or @OutlineDi...Show More

Can we get some crazy broke Asians, too?

1:04:38 | Aug 30th, 2018

Jeremy Gordon and Wei Tchou explore the many shades of Asian-American culture representation through the releases of ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,’ and Mitski’s ‘Be the Cowboy’.Show notesRead Jeremy's essay: https://theoutl...Show More

"Ready for love" is a lie

19:40 | Aug 29th, 2018

Helena Fitzgerald pokes a hole in the idea that a romantic relationship is a prize for loving yourself enough.'There is no such thing as being ready for love' by Helena Fitzgerald → https://theoutline.com/post/5970/unconventional-wisdom-emotional-rea...Show More

A day on an e-scooter

08:59 | Aug 28th, 2018

Ann-Derrick Gaillot spent the day zipping around Portland using only dockless e-scooters and documented her experience.We're hosted and produced by James T. Green. Our theme is by John Lagomarsino.If you’re interested in pitching a story to the Dispa...Show More

The appeal of viral mugshots

11:21 | Aug 27th, 2018

Why do people like to look at photos of strangers at their worst?Today's story'The bizarre appeal of viral mugshots' by Melinda Fakuade→ https://theoutline.com/post/5978/viral-mugshots-essay?zd=1&zi=fbzyynrjCreditsToday you heard from Melinda Fakuade...Show More

Wokeness industrial complex

18:55 | Aug 23rd, 2018

There's a problem with 'Nanette' – comedy is at its best when it helps audiences understand their relationship to trauma, not when it makes them feel comfortable.Today's story"The 'Nanette' problem" by Peter Moskowitz → https://theoutline.com/post/59...Show More

The soundtrack of destruction

09:44 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Musicians are trying to capture the soundscapes of the environment as it dies.Today's story'What does the end of the world sound like? Listen to this' by Lewis Gordon → https://theoutline.com/post/5960/climate-change-music?utm_source=topic_recentCred...Show More

Smoke(y) signals

06:35 | Aug 21st, 2018

Thank Smokey Robinson and Smokey the Bear for this adjustment of the English language?Today's story'Smokey is the new smoky' by Ann-Derrick Gaillot → https://theoutline.com/post/5961/smokey-smoky-whats-the-difference?utm_source=topic_cultureCreditsTo...Show More

How to lose friends and scare away people

08:42 | Aug 20th, 2018

The signals you're putting off makes you less attractive.Today's story'Showing off how rich you are won't help you make friends' by Oscar Schwartz → https://theoutline.com/post/5907/flexing-your-wealth-wont-make-you-any-friends?utm_source=CreditsToda...Show More

Reject the algorithm!

13:22 | Aug 16th, 2018

Four music nerds and professionals tell us how to find new (and good) music in the age of the algorithm.Today's story'Finding new music in the algorithm age' by Ann-Derrick Gaillot → https://theoutline.com/post/5759/how-do-i-find-new-music?utm_source...Show More

The racist language of space exploration

08:57 | Aug 15th, 2018

The language of colonialism is infecting outer space, thanks to dominance by rich white businessmen and politicians.Today's story'The racist language of space exploration' by Caroline Haskins → https://theoutline.com/post/5809/the-racist-language-of-...Show More

Queer fabulism is everywhere

14:21 | Aug 14th, 2018

Recent books by Carmen Maria Machado, Daisy Johnson, Melissa Broder, and many more are part of a burgeoning trend in writing that uses the fantastic to explore marginalized experiences.Today's story"How a queer fabulism came to dominate contemporary ...Show More

Ghosted by a senator

10:42 | Aug 13th, 2018

Extremely outdated technology and zero policy mean calling your reps is often not as effective as we’d like it to be.Today's story"We're sorry, your senator cannot be reached at this time" by Michael Waters → https://theoutline.com/post/5758/were-sor...Show More

A mosh pit (of data)

10:00 | Aug 9th, 2018

Seeing your favorite band live will probably cost you more in privacy information than in dollars.Today's story"Ticketing app AXS scrapes all the data it can get from your phone" by Paris Martineau → https://theoutline.com/post/5628/how-a-concert-tic...Show More

The U.S. is thirsty

06:41 | Aug 8th, 2018

Climate change threatens water everywhere, but tension between different levels of U.S. government has stalled our response.Today's story"Water, water, everywhere but not a drop to drink" by Caroline Haskins → https://theoutline.com/post/5687/climate...Show More

The 'down-ass chick'

14:51 | Aug 7th, 2018

When a rapper wants a woman who will do anything except be her own person, what are we asking down chicks to be down for?Today's story"What are we asking down chicks to be down for?" by Melinda Fakuade → https://theoutline.com/post/5606/down-chick-ra...Show More

'Playboy' shaped the America of today

20:11 | Aug 6th, 2018

How coming into possession of a stack of vintage ‘Playboy’ issues caused one writer to consider the magazine’s impact on the modern world.Today's story"For better and for worse, the 'Playboy Magazine' of the '70's helped shape the America of today" b...Show More

Dr. Seuss' forgotten anti-war book

09:42 | Aug 2nd, 2018

This book spoke powerfully against the hacks behind the military-industrial complex — and for that, was pilloried.Today's story"Dr. Seuss' forgotten anti-war book made him an enemy of the right" by John Wilmes → https://theoutline.com/post/5601/dr-se...Show More

What I want is a single buffalo wing

08:57 | Aug 1st, 2018

We can choose anything in the modern food delivery economy — except this.Today's story"What I want is a single buffalo wing" by Jeremy Gordon → https://theoutline.com/post/5560/single-buffalo-wing-future-foodCreditsToday you heard from Jeremy Gordon....Show More

So you bought a ghost town

13:07 | Jul 31st, 2018

Who is paying $12 million for an abandoned town? We found out.Today's story"The people who buy ghost towns" by Michael Waters → https://theoutline.com/post/5605/ghost-town-owners-12-millionCreditsToday you heard from Michael Waters. We're hosted and ...Show More

'Parent Trap' but messier

15:21 | Jul 30th, 2018

A set of triplets were separated at birth, and by chance met back up at 19 years old.Today's story"The sticky business of separating twins" by Melinda Fakuade → https://theoutline.com/post/5551/three-identical-strangers-twins-parent-trap?utm_source=t...Show More

Bring back irony

27:37 | Jul 26th, 2018

Irony is the only antidote to our all-too-earnest age.Today's story"Bring back irony" by Leah Finnegan → https://theoutline.com/post/5542/bring-back-irony?zd=1&zi=xj7engbvCreditsToday you heard from Leah Finnegan. We're hosted and produced by James T...Show More

How to DJ a sex party

09:35 | Jul 25th, 2018

Read the room, have a sense of humor, and if you’re standing on a human body, keep your balance.Today's story"What it's like to DJ a sex party" by Aditi Shrikant → https://theoutline.com/post/5502/sex-party-dj-julie-covelloCreditsToday you heard from...Show More

How prisons are poisoning their inmates

12:34 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Hundreds of U.S. prisons and ICE detention centers are built on toxic sites, and people inside are getting sick.Today's story"How prisons are poisoning their inmates" by Michael Waters → https://theoutline.com/post/5410/toxic-prisons-fayette-tacoma-c...Show More

Rewind: Clear eyes, sore ass, can't lose?

13:47 | Jul 19th, 2018

"First, let me assure you that this is not a victor’s tale. This story contains no triumphs."Today's story"A totally normal adult woman learns to ride a bike" by Emily Brown → https://theoutline.com/post/3740/a-totally-normal-adult-woman-learns-to-ri...Show More

Rewind: Meet the Floridians

09:48 | Jul 18th, 2018

"Gators taught me about death."Today's story"What if Florida, the state everyone loves to hate, is actually good?" by Gaby Del Valle and Paris Martineau → https://theoutline.com/post/3175/florida-isnt-that-bad?zd=1&zi=kcltkfsrCreditsTake our survey s...Show More

Rewind: "Hi" is chaotic evil

08:37 | Jul 17th, 2018

Our boss is notorious for typing this in the work chat, so we decided to stage an intervention.Today's story"If you just message "hi" and nothing else I assume I'm getting fired" by Casey Johnston → https://theoutline.com/post/4225/if-you-just-messag...Show More

Rewind: Do it for the Vine

11:11 | Jul 16th, 2018

FRE SHAVACA DO. And a potato flew around my room.Today's story"Where does a Vine star go after Vine?" by Ann-Derrick Gaillot → https://theoutline.com/post/2941/vine-shutdown-one-year-later-christiana-gilles?zd=2&zi=j5bpqgklCreditsTake our survey so w...Show More

A Queer Sex, Liminal Fantasy

12:23 | Jul 12th, 2018

…and then a fanged, balloon-like creature reaches a forest of tree-like bodies, and zips off to a dollar store on a flying watermelon.Show notesRead the full storyCreditsToday you heard from Ann-Derrick Gaillot. We're hosted and produced by James T. ...Show More

Silicon Valley's funding the future of warfare

11:22 | Jul 11th, 2018

Move fast and break things indeed.Show notesRead the full storyCreditsToday you heard from Caroline Haskins. We're hosted and produced by James T. Green. Our theme is by John Lagomarsino.If you’re interested in pitching a story to the Dispatch? Email...Show More

Supreme shush

09:52 | Jul 10th, 2018

How liberal justices in the Supreme Court can fix the silence on criminal justice issues.Show notesRead the full storyCreditsToday you heard from Michael Waters. We're hosted and produced by James T. Green. Our theme is by John Lagomarsino.If you’re ...Show More

Welcome to the age of the online pseudo-pharmacy startup

18:07 | Jul 9th, 2018

Where everything is pastel colored, VC-funded, and capital-C Cool.Show notesRead the full storyCreditsToday you heard from Paris Martineau. We're hosted and produced by James T. Green. Our theme is by John Lagomarsino.If you’re interested in pitching...Show More

Inside Autism Day at Six Flags

25:38 | Jul 5th, 2018

For one summer day, children with autism and their families have Six Flags Great Adventure all to themselves.Show notesView the photo essay for this storyCreditsToday you heard from Jamie Lauren Keiles. A special thanks to Christopher Lee for the bea...Show More

Inside Autism Day at Six Flags

22:50 | Jul 4th, 2018

For one summer day, children with autism and their families have Six Flags Great Adventure all to themselves.Show notesView the photo essay for this storyCreditsToday you heard from Jamie Lauren Keiles. A special thanks to Christopher Lee for the bea...Show More

Bodega hive 🎨 & newborn planets

12:34 | Jul 3rd, 2018

Comedians Desus and Mero take their next big step, and a lil baby star hits the universe! Show notesRead Ann's story: https://theoutline.com/post/5173/desus-and-mero-showtimeRead Caroline's story: https://theoutline.com/post/5171/this-first-image-new...Show More

A new canon of asexual history

10:19 | Jun 28th, 2018

Academics have long ignored the history of asexuality, so online communities are stepping in.Show notesRead Michael's story: https://theoutline.com/post/5065/tumblr-asexual-history-bloggers-ace-historical?utm_source=topic_powerCreditsToday’s Dispatch...Show More

Notes on dyke camp [Re-broadcast]

12:09 | Jun 27th, 2018

There is a burgeoning aesthetic movement influenced by traditional camp but directed by gay women. It features a lot of hands.--Reported by Mikaella Clements. Produced and hosted by James T. Green with production assistance by Rob Dozier.If you’re in...Show More

A hell of a brine

11:23 | Jun 26th, 2018

This cursed drink hit the internet, and we took the bait.Show notesRead Caroline's story: https://theoutline.com/post/5058/sonic-pickle-juice-slush-reviewCreditsToday’s Dispatch was reported by Caroline Haskins. It was produced by James T. Green. It ...Show More

The future of afrofuturism

09:58 | Jun 21st, 2018

After having a moment in 2018, where does the movement go from here?Show notesRead Rob's story: https://theoutline.com/post/4987/afrofuturism-futureCreditsToday’s Dispatch was reported by Rob Dozier. It was produced by James T. Green and Rob Dozier. ...Show More

Eight unsolved murders in Pike County, Ohio

06:44 | Jun 20th, 2018

The murder of the Rhoden family was a brutal, backwoods tragedy that seemed straight out of an Appalachian noir.CreditsToday’s Dispatch was reported by Jeff Winkler. It was produced by James T. Green. It was edited by Leah Finnegan. It was sound desi...Show More

GAME OVER. Continue?

11:05 | Jun 19th, 2018

A new addiction is hitting the streets, and some psychologists aren't buying it.Show notesRead Caroline Haskins' story.CreditsToday’s Dispatch was reported by Caroline Haskins. It was produced by James T. Green. It was edited by Casey Johnston. It wa...Show More

A Renaissance painting? Nah!

11:28 | Jun 18th, 2018

An art historian explains why almost every viral photo is being compared to a Renaissance painting, and why you are wrong.Show notesRead Rachel Wetzler's story.CreditsToday’s Dispatch was reported by Rachel Wetzler. It was produced by James T. Green....Show More

Return of the plastic surgeons [Re-broadcast]

12:03 | Jun 14th, 2018

Through social media, modern doctors gain celebrity status and teach their followers. (We're re-broadcasting this episode while we report on new stories.)Show notesRead Melinda's story hereCreditsToday’s Dispatch was reported by Melinda Fakuade. It w...Show More

California primaries & shady Facebook

07:25 | Jun 13th, 2018

Last week, a faceless conservative group seemed poised to convert Democratic nightmares into hellish reality, and Facebook wants you to believe it is not a monopoly.---Michael Waters and Paris Martineau joined us today. James T. Green hosts and produ...Show More

Wildfires & DNA

06:01 | Jun 12th, 2018

The west coast of the United States is still burning from wildfires, and there's a new scientific DNA finding.---Ann Derrick-Gaillot and Casey Johnston joined us today. James T. Green hosts and produces the show.The stories you heard were:The west is...Show More

10,000 likes and we’ll show you how we build this patient’s butt

09:11 | Jun 11th, 2018

Through social media, modern doctors gain celebrity status and teach their followers.--Today’s Dispatch was reported by Melinda Fakuade. It was produced by Melinda Fakuade and James T. Green. It was edited by James T. Green and Jeremy Gordon. It was ...Show More

"Having fun isn't hard, when you've got a library card" (with a bunch of fees)

12:02 | Jun 7th, 2018

There's an incredibly wholesome show on the air right now, there's new fear in the world of hurricanes, and one city is saying goodbye to library card fines.Ann Derrick-Galliot, Caroline Haskins, and Michael Waters joined us today. James T. Green hos...Show More

The abyss of notifications

07:58 | Jun 6th, 2018

Tech companies like Apple and Google are becoming more interested in “scaling back” our device usage, but what does it mean when the companies behind the addiction are trying to change our behavior?Casey Johnston and Paris Martineau joined us today. ...Show More

International Whores' Day

11:43 | Jun 5th, 2018

It was 2 in the afternoon on a blazing Saturday, when a tiny park filled with red umbrellas...CreditsToday’s Dispatch was reported and produced by Zoë Beery. Editing by James T. Green and Emilie Friedlander. Sound design and mixing by James T. Green....Show More

The politics of pro-gun coffee

10:54 | Jun 4th, 2018

Black Rifle Coffee is making waves of being "the only coffee company that supports the second amendment".  We put it to a taste test.Drew Millard joined us today. James T. Green hosts and produces the show.--The story you heard was:The world's only p...Show More

Your move, Drake

18:22 | May 31st, 2018

Noticing a rise of Drake memes on your timeline? We explain why. Plus, the hot new trend for business bros, and the latest dystopian crossover with MoviePass.Jeremy Gordon, Michael Waters, and Caroline Haskins joined us today. James T. Green hosts an...Show More

Common is the most boring rapper

08:20 | May 30th, 2018

Starbucks called on this snoozer to end racism, plus a robot that knows skin better than dermatologists, and meet our brand new intern!---Ann Derrick-Gaillot, Paris Martineau, and Michael Waters joined us today. James T. Green hosts and produces the ...Show More

The platonic ideal of Memorial Day

02:49 | May 28th, 2018

In the United States, today is a holiday, so The Outline staff has a special message for you.---Natalie Rivera, Erik Hinton, Dave Lucia, Wynton Wong, Jeremy Gordon, Emily Friedlander, Melinda Fakuade, Gaby Del Valle, Paris Martineau, and Casey Johnst...Show More

Zuck the world & spring jams

16:25 | May 24th, 2018

Facebook is in hot water, again. And speaking of hot, our Culture section chose this spring's best songs.----Paris Martineau, Rob Dozier, and Melinda Fakuade joined us today. James T. Green hosts and produces the show.The stories you heard were:Zucke...Show More

Space Force, muting, and subway games

09:38 | May 23rd, 2018

Trump wants to make hypersonic missile-detecting satellites a reality, Instagram is letting you be even more petty, and a game lets you ride the worst tunnels in the world.----Caroline Haskins, Melinda Fakuade, and Gaby Del Valle joined us today. Jam...Show More

Killing the American Dream

16:50 | May 22nd, 2018

The "tiny house" craze is sweeping America, and city officials think it is an affordable housing solution.--Miles Howard joined us today. James T. Green hosts and produces the show. Rob Dozier provided production assistance.Find the show on Twitter, ...Show More

Jordan Peterson is still terrible

14:41 | May 21st, 2018

The psychologist and public speaker is back in the news, so we share what's changed since our original reporting on his depression YouTube videos.--Paris Martineau joined us today. James T. Green hosts and produces the show. Rob Dozier provided produ...Show More

Notes on dyke camp

12:32 | May 17th, 2018

There is a burgeoning aesthetic movement influenced by traditional camp but directed by gay women. It features a lot of hands.--Reported by Mikaella Clements. Produced and hosted by James T. Green with production assistance by Rob Dozier.

Don't buy the new MacBook Pro

12:45 | May 16th, 2018

Apple got slapped with a big lawsuit. Here's what happened.Credits:Reported by Casey Johnston, editor of the Future section at The Outline.The Outline World Dispatch is produced and hosted by James T. Green. Our theme is by John Lagomarsino.

The ethics of snail mucin

06:16 | May 15th, 2018

Snail slime skincare is having a moment. But where does the mucin come from, and what happens to the snails?Credits:Reported by Gaby Del Valle, staff writer at The Outline.The Outline World Dispatch is produced and hosted by James T. Green. Our theme...Show More

The secret taxi party line

23:22 | May 14th, 2018

We got a tip about a secret taxi party line, so we rode in a bunch of New York cabs to find out.Credits:Reported by Paris Martineau, staff writer at The Outline.The Outline World Dispatch is produced and hosted by James T. Green. Our theme is by John...Show More

A no-bullsh*t guide to Google I/O 2018

26:52 | May 10th, 2018

The most important takeaways from Google's annual developer keynote. The good, the bad, and the ugly, brought to you from our entire Future section at The Outline.Show notes:You heard from Casey Johnston (Future editor), Paris Martineau (staff writer...Show More

This racist gum doesn't even taste good

10:19 | May 9th, 2018

Candy marketing and why Asian-American stereotypes have more staying power than an everlasting gobstopper.Show notes:To share today's episode and read a full transcript: https://theoutline.com/post/4283/racist-fortune-bubble-gum-world-dispatchTo read...Show More

The story behind #MuteRKelly

13:31 | May 8th, 2018

We talk to the co-founder behind #MuteRKelly, Kenyette Barnes, and discuss the continuing narrative of problematic artists.Show NotesThe story behind #MuteRKelly by Ann Derrick-GaillotR. Kelly Walks Off HuffPost Live Set: 'This Interview is Over'Cred...Show More

Rewind: Breaking Monopoly

15:36 | May 7th, 2018

Jeremy Gordon played Monopoly with real money and crime, and we recorded it on tape. (Originally broadcast: March 8th, 2018).Today's story:Breaking Monopoly by Jeremy GordonCredits:Hosted by Aaron Edwards.Produced by James T. Green.Send us your feedb...Show More

Should people accept chronic pain?

18:33 | May 3rd, 2018

Is pain acceptance therapy the answer to the opioid crisis? Clare Foran has the story.Read Clare Foran's story: https://theoutline.com/post/4044/is-chronic-pain-something-more-people-should-accept?zd=6&zi=tw24spayHosted by Brandy Jensen.Produced by J...Show More

"Hi" is chaotic evil

09:41 | May 2nd, 2018

Our boss is notorious for typing this in the work chat, so we decided to stage an intervention.Read Casey's story.Find Casey on Twitter (@caseyjohnston).Find Erika on Twitter (@EriFaith).Produced and hosted by James T. Green (@_jamestgreen).Send us y...Show More

The impossible burger is a fine bad burger

10:52 | May 1st, 2018

It will easily replace meat as an ingredient, but not meat itself. Casey Johnston has the story.Read Casey’s story.Find Casey on Twitter (@caseyjohnston).Hosted by Paris Martineau (@parismartineau).Produced by James T. Green (@_jamestgreen).Send us y...Show More

Your immune system is in charge of how quickly you age

09:26 | Apr 30th, 2018

A 61-year old hypothesis rang true. Caroline Haskins has the story.Read Caroline's story.Find Caroline on Twitter (@carolineha_).Hosted by Rob Dozier (@robardzr).Produced by James T. Green (@_jamestgreen) and Rob Dozier (@robardzr).Send us your feedb...Show More

The rise of the ambient video game

10:10 | Apr 26th, 2018

‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ takes cues from a long history of ambient music, in Japan and the United States.Read Lewis Gordon's story.Find Lewis Gordon on Twitter (@lewis_gordon).Hosted by Jeremy Gordon (@jeremypgordon).Produced by Jame...Show More

Bottom problems

07:18 | Apr 25th, 2018

How did a train full of poop get from New York to Alabama? Drew Millard brings us the story.Read Drew's story.Find Drew Millard on Twitter (@drewmillard).Hosted by Brandy Jensen (@brandyljensen).Produced by James T. Green (@_jamestgreen).Send us your...Show More

Neopets was run by scientologists

12:33 | Apr 24th, 2018

Executives even suggested adding religious principles to the game. Freelance writer Sarah Bellman gives us the story.Read Sarah's story.Find Sarah Bellman on Twitter (@sarahrbellman).Hosted by Erik Hinton (@erikhinton).Produced by James T. Green (@_j...Show More

The app-i-fication of friendship

09:41 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Like dating apps, people are experimenting with finding friendships through their phones. But is it worth the hype? Amanda Palleschi goes to a potluck with a bunch of strangers to find out.Read Amanda's story.Find Amanda Palleschi (@APalleschi) on Tw...Show More

Hell is empty and all the devils are creating Westworld fan theories

07:56 | Apr 19th, 2018

Paris Martineau talks to the people behind the avatars on r/westworld.If you liked this show, check out another Outline show, Out West, where we break down your Westworld theories.Hosted by Casey Johnston.Produced by James T. Green.Send us your feedb...Show More

How 90s kids expressed themselves online

08:11 | Apr 18th, 2018

Before Instagram, there was this chat server where you could be whatever you wanted. Fire up the dial up with Nicole Carpenter and log onto the past.Read Nicole's story.Hosted by Casey Johnston.Produced by James T. Green.Send us your feedback at @Out...Show More

Why we love conspiracy theories

07:41 | Apr 17th, 2018

Your high school friend won’t stop posting about lizard people and crisis actors. Ivana Rihter gives us the logic behind it.Read Ivana's story.Hosted by Casey Johnston.Produced by James T. Green.Send us your feedback at @OutlineDispatch.And if you lo...Show More

For once, the NFL isn't awful

04:55 | Apr 16th, 2018

History is being made on the sidelines, and Ann Derrick-Gaillot walks us through the formation.Read Ann's story.Hosted by Casey Johnston.Produced by James T. Green.Send us your feedback at @OutlineDispatch.And if you love us, rate us five stars in Ap...Show More

Rewind: Arming the flock

13:07 | Apr 12th, 2018

Owen Philips travels to Mississippi to sit in on a training session for a church security team.Hosted by Aaron Edwards.Produced by James T. Green.Send us your feedback at aaron@theoutline.com or @OutlineDispatch.And if you love us, rate us five stars...Show More

Rewind: The ageless joy of Kingdom Hearts

14:20 | Apr 11th, 2018

Aaron Edwards and Jeremy Gordon geek out about how a video game changed their adolescent lives.Hosted by Aaron Edwards.Produced by James T. Green.Send us your feedback at aaron@theoutline.com or @OutlineDispatch.And if you love us, rate us five stars...Show More

Rewind: Behind closed doors

17:56 | Apr 10th, 2018

Gaby Del Valle tells the story of asylum seekers that are being sexually assaulted in U.S. detention.Hosted by Aaron Edwards.Produced by James T. Green.Send us your feedback at aaron@theoutline.com or @OutlineDispatch.And if you love us, rate us five...Show More

Rewind: Source code, the end of actress, and Google snippets

13:19 | Apr 9th, 2018

Karen Sandler is still waiting to see the source code that's keeping her alive, Andy Martino discusses the end of "actress", and Adrianne Jeffries finds out how Google destroyed celebritynetworth.com.Hosted by Aaron Edwards.Produced by James T. Green...Show More

Your boss is working you to death

13:26 | Apr 5th, 2018

How economic precarity, technology, and unrealistic expectations are making us sick.Read Sophie Weiner's Q&A and follow Sophie on Twitter.Hosted by Aaron Edwards.Produced by James T. Green.Send us your feedback at aaron@theoutline.com or @OutlineDisp...Show More

I'm the man in the Jabbrrbox

11:30 | Apr 4th, 2018

A new startup wants to be the future of private space. Are they onto something?Read Jeremy Gordon's story.Hosted by Aaron Edwards.Produced by James T. Green.Send us your feedback at aaron@theoutline.com or @OutlineDispatch.And if you love us, rate us...Show More

Do we need Roseanne tho?

16:19 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Roseanne is a polarizing figure while her reboot is getting top ratings. We breakdown what's changed since 1988.Read Ann Derrick-Gaillot's story.Hosted by Aaron Edwards.Produced by James T. Green.Send us your feedback at aaron@theoutline.com or @Outl...Show More

Cambridge Analytica for dummies

18:37 | Apr 2nd, 2018

We explain to you, like humans, why you should care about the Cambridge Analytica data leak.Read Casey Johnston's reporting.Hosted by Aaron Edwards.Produced by James T. Green.Send us your feedback at aaron@theoutline.com or @OutlineDispatch.And if yo...Show More

Inside YouTube's fake views economy

08:52 | Mar 29th, 2018

Views are currency on YouTube, and the existence of fake ones creates questions for all videos.Read Paris Martineau's reporting.Hosted by Aaron Edwards.Produced by James T. Green.Send us your feedback at aaron@theoutline.com or @OutlineDispatch.And i...Show More

"Education, not assassination."

11:30 | Mar 28th, 2018

March for Our Lives attendees speak about their experiences with gun violence.Read Gaby Del Valle's reporting and view Rocco Avallone's photos.Hosted by Aaron Edwards.Produced by James T. Green.Send us your feedback at aaron@theoutline.com or @Outlin...Show More

Matt Binder hunts for Twitter bots

11:35 | Mar 27th, 2018

#Resist bots are all over Twitter. We found the person responsible.Credits:Follow Matt on Twitter.Listen to his podcast, DOOMED.Hosted by Aaron Edwards.Produced by James T. Green.Send us your feedback at aaron@theoutline.com or @OutlineDispatch.And i...Show More

Emily Brown learns how to ride a bike

13:43 | Mar 26th, 2018

A totally normal adult woman endures a sore ass and bruises to learn how to ride a bike. And we taped it.Credits:Read Emily's story and see pictures.Follow Emily on Twitter.Hosted by Aaron Edwards.Produced by James T. Green.Send us your feedback at a...Show More

Alex Jung takes us on a Drag Race

21:13 | Mar 22nd, 2018

Alex Jung, staff writer at Vulture, and Aaron discuss what the tenth season of RuPaul's Drag Race means for culture today.Credits:Follow Alex Jung on Twitter.Hosted by Aaron Edwards.Produced by James T. Green.Send us your feedback at aaron@theoutline...Show More

The sad, deep end of adulthood

14:15 | Mar 21st, 2018

Kate Ryan had a hint of nostalgia when she opened Netflix...Credits:Read Kate's story here.Hosted by Aaron Edwards.Produced by James T. Green.Send us your feedback at aaron@theoutline.com or @OutlineDispatch.And if you love us, rate us five stars in ...Show More

What does the universe sound like?

08:39 | Mar 20th, 2018

Joe Veix let's us listen to the most depressing algorithmic space composition, and the band that it surprisingly sounds like.Credits:Read Joe's story here.Hosted by Aaron Edwards.Produced by James T. Green.Send us your feedback at aaron@theoutline.co...Show More

How do you say "smartphone" in Lakota?

08:03 | Mar 19th, 2018

J.p. Lawrence introduces us to a dying language kept alive. Today's story:How do you say "smartphone" in Lakota? by J.p. LawrenceCredits:Hosted by Aaron Edwards.Produced by James T. Green.Send us your feedback at aaron@theoutline.com or @OutlineDispa...Show More

Gaming the depression algorithm

10:21 | Mar 15th, 2018

Paris Martineau gives us an insight into the Alt-right's latest recruitment scheme.Today's story:The Alt-right is recruiting depressed people by Paris MartineauCredits:Hosted by Aaron Edwards.Produced by James T. Green.Send us your feedback at aaron@...Show More

Junkie XL and the soundtrack of strong women film characters

14:05 | Mar 14th, 2018

Paris Martineau chats with composer Junkie XL about scoring Tomb Raider and Mad Max, and his approaches for composing these films.Credits:Hosted by Casey Johnston.Produced by James T. Green.Send us your feedback at aaron@theoutline.com or @OutlineDis...Show More

Last-chance tourism

08:24 | Mar 13th, 2018

Caroline Haskins introduces us to a cruise that's using climate change as a marketing ploy.Today's story:Tourists are swarming Antartica to see it before it's gone by Caroline HaskinsCredits:Hosted by Aaron Edwards.Produced by James T. Green.Send us ...Show More

Meet the teachers on strike in West Virginia

09:18 | Mar 12th, 2018

Gaby Del Valle introduces us to Laura Picard Carter and Catherine Drummond Pizzino, two West Virginia teachers on the front lines for higher pay and lower medical costs.Today's story:West Virginia teachers on winning the battle and fighting the war b...Show More

Banning the worst place on the internet

06:35 | Mar 8th, 2018

Jon Christian takes us inside r/NoMorals, an unruly subreddit, and what led to its shutdown.Today's story:Under pressure, Reddit bans infamous gore forum NoMorals by Jon ChristianCredits:Hosted by Aaron Edwards.Produced by James T. Green.Send us your...Show More

3/7/18: Boldly queer, or not

15:44 | Mar 7th, 2018

Ann-Derrick Gaillot gazes into the new Queer Eye reboot on Netflix. The Fab Five is back honey.Today's story:Queer Eye is gazing at a whole new world by Ann Derrick-GaillotCredits:Hosted by Aaron Edwards.Produced by James T. Green.Send us your feedba...Show More

3/6/18: Seamlessly sliding into hell

10:34 | Mar 6th, 2018

Brandy Jensen questions the advertising practices of a food delivery app. Are we lazy, incompetent misanthropes after all?Today's story:Seamless wants to turn you into a sociopath so you order more Seamless by Brandy JensenCredits:Hosted by Aaron Edw...Show More

3/1/18: Vibey as hell

11:37 | Mar 1st, 2018

Drew Millard explains to us the Environments app, the chillest showcase of legendary field recordings.Today's story:An ambient sound app is using archival audio to plug you back into nature by Drew MillardAdditional mentions in the show:Download Envi...Show More

2/28/18: Hollywood is failing Mo'Nique

13:06 | Feb 28th, 2018

Ann-Derrick Gaillot wonders if solidarity include black female comedians?Today's story:Hollywood is failing Mo'Nique by Ann-Derrick GaillotAdditional mentions in the show:Mo'Nique on Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FMMo'Nique on The ViewCredits:Hosted by ...Show More

2/27/18: Self-storage scam

11:27 | Feb 27th, 2018

Gaby Del Valle had the self-storage experience from hell, so she figured out why.Today's story:My self-storage hell by Gaby Del ValleAdditional mentions in the show:Foundations by Kate NashA Slowdown Is in Store for the Self-Storage Business by Peter...Show More

2/26/18: Weed writing blows

13:55 | Feb 26th, 2018

It's Monday. Have you done your taxes yet?Today on the show:How to write about weed without sounding high by Kieran Delamont Additional mentions in the show:Manisha Krishnan, senior writer at VICEReefer Madness, a 1936 American propaganda filmGossame...Show More

2/22/18: The math of Tinder

08:55 | Feb 22nd, 2018

It's Thursday. Dating apps suck. Today on the show:Casey Johnston - The math of TinderHosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by James T. Green.

2/21/18: Do text based therapy apps really work?

14:04 | Feb 21st, 2018

It's Wednesday. Put some respect on Fergie's name. Today on the show:Paris Martineau - Your therapist is typingCat Ferguson (on The Verge) - BreakdownHosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by James T. Green.

2/20/18: The ageless joy of Kingdom Hearts

15:04 | Feb 20th, 2018

It's Tuesday. We were gone for the holiday, but we're back. Today on the show:Aaron Edwards & Jeremy Gordon - The ageless joy of Kingdom HeartsHosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by James T. Green.

2/15/18: Instagram's depression ads

06:40 | Feb 15th, 2018

It's Thursday. You made it. Today on the show:Paris Martineau - Why is Instagram so worried about my mental health?Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by James T. Green.

2/14/18: Mapping queer memories

06:02 | Feb 14th, 2018

It's Wednesday. Valentine's Day is a capitalist ploy. Today on the show:Ann Derrick-Gaillot - Mapping queer memoriesHosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by James T. Green.

2/13/18: Predicting hurricanes & child marriage laws

11:24 | Feb 13th, 2018

It's Tuesday. Stay cozy. Today on the show:Caroline Haskins - The race to predict hurricanesGaby Del Valle - Forced to marry her rapist at 11, Sherry Johnson wants to end child marriage Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by James T. Green.

We met Lil Yachty

10:24 | Feb 12th, 2018

Gaby Del Valle takes us inside New York Fashion week, and Joshua Topolsky remembers his childhood through a tweet from Germany.

The perfect wave

09:50 | Feb 8th, 2018

Aaron Colton figures out if man-made waves change the soul of surfing?

Gators taught me about death

15:16 | Feb 7th, 2018

Paris Martineau shows us the best way to cheat at HQ Trivia. Also Paris and Gaby Del Valle give a loving tribute to their home state, the one they love to hate, Florida.

Everybody poops

09:37 | Feb 6th, 2018

Jon Christian finds a professor that's using Black Mirror as a teachable moment, Jeremy Gordon relays that awkward moment on the way to the bathroom, and Sarah Souli brings you a whistling language.

From activist to ICE target

08:37 | Feb 5th, 2018

Gaby Del Valle reports on how one man ended up on ICE's radar. Plus, Paris Martineau thinks her Alexa should take a chill pill.

Flagging the play

14:00 | Feb 1st, 2018

We tackle America’s biggest night for sports, through ethics and Marxism of course.

The truth is I never left you

14:59 | Jan 31st, 2018

A star performer tugs at Aaron's heartstrings, and an industry still insists on demonizing fat people.

We can't quit plastic bags

07:07 | Jan 30th, 2018

We're all guilty of using too many plastic bags. Why did a proposed ban in New York fall flat?

Lambo, guaranteed

05:49 | Jan 29th, 2018

We take you inside the weirdest group chat ever, full of six-figure dreams and even bigger scams.

Can you keep a secret?

14:17 | Jan 25th, 2018

Behind a LinkedIn message, and an electric fence, were two people that spoke up.

What a disaster

03:31 | Jan 24th, 2018

The Academy Awards nominees were announced and one film was particularly absent. Ann Derrick-Gaillot thinks she knows why.

1/23/2017: Phone numbers are dead

09:13 | Jan 23rd, 2018

It's Tuesday. We like mystery boxes.Today on the Dispatch.Paris Martineau - Instagram handles have replaced phone numbersSam Hill - I bought a cryptocurrency mystery box Also on the Outline:Gaby Del Valle -Hollywood should have banished Woody Allen d...Show More

1/22/2017: Sure, Amazon's been trash

08:45 | Jan 22nd, 2018

It's Monday. We're feeling salty about a couple things.Today on the Dispatch.Paris Martineau - Amazon Treats Its Employees Like ShitJeremy Gordon - Against "sure"Also on the Outline:Paris Martineau - Pyramid Schemes Target Snapchat TeensMark Way - Ev...Show More

1/18/2018: Behind Closed Doors

18:17 | Jan 18th, 2018

It's Thursday. Today on the Dispatch.Gaby Del Valle - Asylum seekers are being sexually assaulted in U.S. detentionAlso on The Outline:Katie Drummond - Conspiracy theory: These accidental missile alerts aren't actually accidentsStephen Harrison - Thi...Show More

1/17/2018: Surface Side-eyes & Revisiting Vine

16:04 | Jan 17th, 2018

It's Wednesday. We're doing it for the Vine. FRE SHAVACA DO. And a potato flew around my room. Today on the Dispatch.Adrianne Jeffries - The popularity of Microsoft's Surface is the least realistic thing on TVAnn-Derrick Gaillot - Where does a Vine s...Show More

1/16/2018: Cupcakke's Ephorize & Mayonnaise Kids

10:51 | Jan 16th, 2018

It's Tuesday. Kids are selling me things I don't need. Today on the Dispatch.Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Cupcakke is rap's raunchiest rapper, and one of its most sensitiveJeremy Gordon - I'm sick of the 'Stranger Things' kids selling me stuffHosted by Aaro...Show More

1/10/2018: Television

19:50 | Jan 10th, 2018

It's Wednesday. Welcome back. Today on the show, we're talking about TV: Gaby Del Valle - The Spanglish on ‘Riverdale’ is driving me insane Jeff Ihaza, Adrianne Jeffries, and Aaron Edwards - Neo Yokio's rich universe Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced...Show More

1/9/2018: Acceptance speeches & American Ninja Warrior

10:42 | Jan 9th, 2018

It's Tuesday. Everyone doing OK? Today on the Dispatch: Aaron Edwards - Acceptance speeches are extremely my shit Ann-Derrick Gaillot - American Ninja Warrior’s level playing field Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by Sam Thonis and John Lagomarsino.

1/8/2018: Celebrity Net Worth & the weather

11:18 | Jan 8th, 2018

It's Monday. Welcome back. Today on the Dispatch: Adrianne Jeffries - How Google eats a business whole Ann-Derrick Gaillot - The weather isn't small talkHosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

12/29/2017: Should auld acquaintance be forgot?

17:11 | Dec 29th, 2017

It's Friday! Bonus episode!It's almost a new year, so we thought we'd replay a timely episode of another Outline podcast, Sound Show. In this episode, Brian Barone looks at a version of "Auld Lang Syne" that you might miss if you're not paying close ...Show More

12/28/2017: Favorites, Vol. 4

14:59 | Dec 28th, 2017

It's Thursday. We're continuing on with our week of favorite stories from this year.Today, Rollin Bishop tells the story of Andrew Yoon, whose game about bitter legal battles became a legal battle after his death.Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced...Show More

12/27/2017: Favorites, Vol. 3

18:14 | Dec 27th, 2017

It's Wednesday. How's everyone feeling. Today, we're continuing on, replaying our favorite stories from 2017. Today: Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Autumn is boring, and that is good Tolu Edionwe - Voicemails from the dead Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produce...Show More

12/26/2017: Favorites, Vol. 2

20:43 | Dec 26th, 2017

It's Tuesday. Hello again. We're continuing on with our favorite stories from the past year. Today on the Dispatch: Billy Disney and Sam Thonis - In Stevens Point, Wisconsin, the questions are trivial Owen Phillips - Help us solve an internet mystery...Show More

12/25/2017: Favorites, Vol. 1

20:05 | Dec 25th, 2017

It's Monday. Merry Christmas! This week, we're revisiting some of our favorite stories from 2017. Today: Aaron Edwards  - “The Great Comet” will never die Ann-Derrick Gaillot - A visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Rawiya Kameir - Gordon Ram...Show More

12/21/2017: Stolen valor & Mastodon

16:29 | Dec 21st, 2017

It's Thursday. Can you taste the hot cocoa yet? Today on the Dispatch: Alex Nichols - The absurd conservative obsession with “stolen valor” Patrick Hogan - Mastodon makes the internet feel like home again Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by John...Show More

12/20/2017: Dreaming about Trump

10:27 | Dec 20th, 2017

It's Wednesday. Halfway. Today on the show, Jon Christian talks to the psychotherapist collecting dreams about Donald Trump.Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

12/19/2017: Fight for the Future

14:38 | Dec 19th, 2017

It's Tuesday. Hello. Today on the show, Adrianne Jeffries visits Boston to meet a group of people fighting for net neutrality in the wake of last week's FCC vote against it.Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by John Lagomarsino and Jordan Oplinger.

12/18/2017: The SpongeBob musical & Bhad Bhabie

13:32 | Dec 18th, 2017

It's Monday. Another one! Today on the Dispatch: Jamie Lauren Keiles - How SpongeBob SquarePants came to life on Broadway Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Bhad Bhabie is a new model of teen star Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by John Lagomarsino and Billy Di...Show More

12/14/2017: Checking up on Google & Keaton Jones

13:41 | Dec 14th, 2017

It's Thursday. Another one for the books. Today on the Dispatch: Jon Christian - Meet the man trying to catch Google search at its worst Alex Nichols - The meek shall crowdfund the earth Hosed by Aaron Edwards. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

12/13/2017: Wasted clothing & Moogfest

12:45 | Dec 13th, 2017

It's Wednesday. Wow, where does the time go? Today on the Dispatch: Gaby Del Valle - Clothing companies could be donating unsold merchandise, but some are trashing it instead Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Did Moogfest mess up? Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Pr...Show More

12/12/2017: Christian bots & nice reality TV

15:03 | Dec 12th, 2017

It's Tuesday. Let's do this. Today on the Dispatch: Jon Christian - This Christian botnet showed me how spam works on Twitter Sarah Aswell - Enjoy the show: Reality TV is nice now Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

12/11/2017: Patreon & ‘I, Tonya’

14:48 | Dec 11th, 2017

It's Monday. Up and at ‘em. Today on the Dispatch: Brent Knepper - No one makes a living on Patreon (Bren't Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/brentknepper) Ann-Derrick Gaillot - What I, Tonya gets right about the celebrity biopic Hosted by Adrianne Je...Show More

12/7/2017: The Great 78 Project

16:37 | Dec 7th, 2017

It's Thursday. Warm up your turntables and clean your cartridges. Today, Zoë Beery reports from Philadelphia about how The Great 78 Project plans to preserve our aural history for generations to come.To see some photos and videos of George Blood's sh...Show More

12/6/2017: Games about games & Lipsense

15:42 | Dec 6th, 2017

It's Wednesday. Ttime for some stories. Today on the Dispatch: Aaron Gordon - Staring into the void of the most meta video game ever Gaby Del Valle - Facts about that lipstick all your Facebook friends are selling Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries & Aaron ...Show More

12/5/2017: The death of the internet

12:54 | Dec 5th, 2017

It's Tuesday. Our birthday. Today on the Dispatch, Outline Editor-in-chief Joshua Topolsky joins us to talk about the death of the internet, and how online life is real life.Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

12/4/2017: AI metal & Netflix descriptions

14:03 | Dec 4th, 2017

It's Monday. Welcome to the last month of 2017. Today on the Dispatch: Jon Christian - This frostbitten black metal album was created by an artificial intelligence Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Who writes Netflix synopses? Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produc...Show More

11/30/2017: Trump on TV & Tumblr's Daddy

13:07 | Nov 30th, 2017

It's Thursday. The last show of the week. Today on the Dispatch:Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Stumbling through TV’s first year with President Trump Gaby Del Valle - When David Karp was daddy Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

11/29/2017: Handheld games & Watchmen

17:06 | Nov 29th, 2017

It's Wednesday. Got a great podcast for you this morning. Today on the Dispatch: Stephen Wilds - Trying to play handheld games as a legally blind gamer Jeremy Gordon - The latest ‘Watchmen’ revival is shameless enough to work Hosted by Adrianne Jeffr...Show More

11/28/2017: Mechanical Turk & Phish

15:53 | Nov 28th, 2017

It's Tuesday. There's usually nothing funny to say about Tuesdays. Today on the Dispatch: Adrianne Jeffries - Strangers are looking at your data for pennies Sophie Kleeman - Thank you, Phish fans, for caring about net neutrality Hosted by Aaron Edwar...Show More

11/27/2017: Soup & Apple Stores

11:56 | Nov 27th, 2017

It's Monday. Back in action. Today on the Dispatch: Kelly Conaboy - What is soup? Brian Josephs - Apple only wants to put its stores where white people live Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

11/21/2017: Is herbal transition a thing?

13:17 | Nov 21st, 2017

It's Tuesday. A long weekend is near. But today on the Dispatch, Lewis Wallace talks to some trans herbalists about whether herbal transition is really possible.Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by John Lagomarsino and Lewis Wallace.We're taking a sh...Show More

11/20/2017: The return of spam & the king

15:00 | Nov 20th, 2017

It's Monday. Can you smell the turkey yet? Today on the Dispatch: Jon Christian - Spam is back Ann-Derrick Gaillot - One made-for-TV movie to underwhelm them all Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

11/16/2017: Thanksgiving privacy & creepy trivia

15:44 | Nov 16th, 2017

It's Thursday. We've done it again. Today on the Dispatch: Adrianne Jeffries - Why is this company tracking where you are on Thanksgiving? Molly Sauter - Interactive TV is pretty similar to regular TV Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by John Lagomar...Show More

11/15/2017: Twitter parties & coffee boycotts

14:31 | Nov 15th, 2017

It's Wednesday. Time flies. Today on the Dispatch: Daniel Carter - Twitter parties are Tupperware parties reborn Jason Koebler - Keurig Coffee Machines Are Hell Devices That Everyone Should Boycott Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by John Lagoma...Show More

11/14/2017: Talking about shooters & Helena's new mayor

14:26 | Nov 14th, 2017

It's Tuesday. Again. Today on the Dispatch: Gaby Del Valle - We need to talk about mass murderers Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Meet Montana’s first black mayor in more than a century Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

11/13/2017: Arming the flock

13:02 | Nov 13th, 2017

It's Monday. Today on the Dispatch, Owen Philips travels to Mississippi to sit in on a training session for a church security team.Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by Jordan Oplinger, Billy Disney, and John Lagomarsino.

11/9/2017: E-bikes & cookie tins

14:20 | Nov 9th, 2017

It's Thursday. We made it. Today on the Dispatch: Aaron Gordon - Everyone hates e-bikes Amelia Tait - Why Does Everyone's Mum Use That Same Cookie Tin for Sewing Stuff? Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

11/8/2017: Union busting & inspiration porn

16:59 | Nov 8th, 2017

It's Wednesday. Let's make it over the hump together. Today on the Dispatch: Gaby Del Valle - How to kill a union Rose Eveleth - When disability tech is just a marketing exercise Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

11/7/2017: Trump's Twitter moment & meme-making

13:16 | Nov 7th, 2017

It's Tuesday. Welcome. Today on the Dispatch: Matt Porter - Trump’s first real tweet was on July 6, 2011 Shannon Edwards - My memes, my self Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries & Aaron Edwards. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

11/6/2017: Search Angels of Search Squad

15:16 | Nov 6th, 2017

It's Monday. Today on the show, Ann-Derrick Gaillot reports on Search Squad, a Facebook group in which "Search Angels" reunite adopted people with their birth families.Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

11/2/2017: The perfect patsy

12:29 | Nov 2nd, 2017

It's Thursday. Where does the time go? Today on the Dispatch, Christopher Glazek is here to talk about George Papadopoulos, the perfect patsy.Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

11/1/2017: Sugar isn't killing us & spoilers are good

13:12 | Nov 1st, 2017

It's Wednesday. A new month. Today on the Dispatch: Yvette d’Entremont - Who's afraid of sugar? Matt Domino - What reading spoilers can tell us about ourselves Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

10/31/2017: Sexual harassers & the war on cops

13:57 | Oct 31st, 2017

It's Tuesday. Halloween. Today on the Dispatch: Gaby Del Valle - Co-opting the conversation about sexual harassment Paul Blest - Liberal lawmakers are buying into the “war on cops”Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

10/30/2017: Living in a parking lot & visiting Harry Potter

15:08 | Oct 30th, 2017

It's Monday. Again! Today on the Dispatch: John Clary Davies - The new American dream home Is a parking lot Ann-Derrick Gaillot - A visit to The Wizarding World of Harry PotterHosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

10/26/2017: Russia & crowdfunding

14:23 | Oct 26th, 2017

It's Thursday. We did it. Today on the Dispatch:Gaby Del Valle - No, Black Lives Matter is not a Russian psyop Adrianne Jeffries - The IRS is basically ignoring the equity crowdfunding boom Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

10/25/2017: Ann on stans

16:16 | Oct 25th, 2017

It's Wednesday. How about those Dodgers?Today on the Dispatch, Ann-Derrick Gaillot joins us to talk about stans. When did that word become a verb? And what does it mean to un-stan?Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

10/24/2017: The secretive family making money off the opioid crisis

13:32 | Oct 24th, 2017

It's Tuesday. Welcome back. Today on the Dispatch, writer Christopher Glazek joins us to discuss his article for Esquire, The Secretive Family Making Billions From the Opioid Crisis.Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

10/23/2017: Football protests & conservative memes

13:31 | Oct 23rd, 2017

It's Monday. Here we go again! Today on the Dispatch: Danny Page - Political football Alex Nichols - The lame nonprofit that’s trying to make young conservatives cool Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

10/19/2017: Mattresses & immigration detention

16:26 | Oct 19th, 2017

It's Thursday. Phew. Today on the Dispatch: David Zax - The war to sell you a mattress is an internet nightmare Gaby Del Valle - Immigration detention on the U.S. borderHosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

10/18/2017: AI ethics & autumn

11:33 | Oct 18th, 2017

It's Wednesday. Would you believe it? Today on the Dispatch: Jon Christian - What would the average human do? Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Autumn is boring, and that is good Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

10/17/2017: Gig economy & Sarah Silverman

14:00 | Oct 17th, 2017

It's Tuesday. Hello. Today on the Dispatch: Daniel Carter - The only job a robot couldn't do Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Sarah Silverman’s liberal bubble Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by Jordan Oplinger & Sam Thonis.

10/16/2017: Guns and the left

09:56 | Oct 16th, 2017

It's Monday. A brand new day. Today on the Dispatch, Gaby Del Valle talks to some leftists about why they are rejecting the Democratic Party’s stance on firearm regulation.Hosted by Erika Allen. Produced by Jordan Oplinger.

10/12/2017: Charity

14:00 | Oct 12th, 2017

It's Thursday. Already! Today on the Dispatch: Paul Blest - Charity isn’t enoughGaby Del Valle - The people GoFundMe leaves behind Hosted and produced by John Lagomarsino.

10/11/2017: Project Runway & Google's flat Earth commercial

14:32 | Oct 11th, 2017

It's Wednesday. Breathe. Today on the Dispatch:Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Project Runway’s foray into fast fashion Adrianne Jeffries - Google asks the dumbest questions Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

10/10/2017: Facebook can’t reveal the content of Russian ads

12:56 | Oct 10th, 2017

It's Tuesday. How are you feeling? Today on the Dispatch: William Turton - Why Facebook can’t reveal the content of Russian ads Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

10/9/2017: Two Alexas & Kid Rock

12:10 | Oct 9th, 2017

It's Monday. It's OK. Today on the Dispatch:Jon Christian - Why does Amazon have two completely different products called Alexa? Jerilyn Jordan - Going to all six of Kid Rock's shows at Little Caesars Arena Hosted by Ann-Derrick Gaillot. Produced by ...Show More

10/5/2017: Festival security & local restaurants

15:19 | Oct 5th, 2017

It's Thursday. It's the 100th episode. Today on the Dispatch: Jeff Ihaza - A talk with event marketer Justin Moss about security at live events Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Food writing in “flyover country” Hosted by Jeff Ihaza. Produced by John Lagomarsino...Show More

10/4/2017: Equifax

16:56 | Oct 4th, 2017

It's Wednesday. Another day. Today on the Dispatch, William Turton talks to Adrianne Jeffries about former Equifax CEO Richard Smith's testimony before a Congressional subcommittee.Hosted by William Turton. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

10/3/2017: Google's algorithm & AI's heritage

15:41 | Oct 3rd, 2017

It's Tuesday. Keep going. Today on the Dispatch: William Turton - The algorithm is innocent Aaron Timms - A conversation with Terry Winograd, one of AI’s earliest, most influential dissidents Hosted and produced by John Lagomarsino.

10/2/2017: Is Telegram connected to the Kremlin?

13:21 | Oct 2nd, 2017

It's Monday. Where does the time go? Today on the Dispatch, William Turton asks: What isn’t Telegram saying about its connections to the Kremlin? Hosted by Jordan Oplinger. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

9/28/2017: Neo Yokio’s rich universe

12:56 | Sep 28th, 2017

It's Thursday. Logical weekend. Today on the Dispatch, Jeff Ihaza is joined by Adrianne Jeffries and Aaron Edwards to talk about Neo Yokio’s rich universe.Hosted by Jeff Ihaza. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

9/27/2017: Air travel & white supremacy

13:21 | Sep 27th, 2017

It's Wednesday. Halfway. Today on the Dispatch: Aaron Gordon - Air travel is better than ever. So why do we feel like it sucks? Gaby Del Valle - White people are afraid of being called racist Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

9/26/2017: .cat and the Catalonian independence movement

15:19 | Sep 26th, 2017

It's Tuesday. Another day, another podcast. Today on the Dispatch:Adrianne Jeffries - The movement for Catalonian independence and why the Spanish police are trying to censor .catProduced by John Lagomarsino.

9/25/2017: Fighting over the web

12:13 | Sep 25th, 2017

It's Monday. Wow, already! Today on the Dispatch: Adrianne Jeffries - Netflix, Microsoft, and Google just quietly changed how the web works Hosted and produced by John Lagomarsino.

9/21/2017: SPLC, Tom Brady, & Jake Paul

14:46 | Sep 21st, 2017

It's Thursday. But it feels like a Sunday. Today on the Dispatch: Dan Taylor - How does the Southern Poverty Law Center define a hate group? Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Selections from Tom Brady's new book, “The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Su...Show More

9/20/2017: Dance ban & whistleblowing

13:18 | Sep 20th, 2017

It's Wednesday. Wowee. Today on the Dispatch:Jeff Ihaza - New York may be lifting a 91-year-old ban on dancingWilliam Turton - This lawyer helps spies leak on the U.S. governmentHosted by Sam Thonis. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

9/19/2017: YouTubers & sober celebrities

14:42 | Sep 19th, 2017

It's Tuesday. Let's make it a good one. Today on the Dispatch: Ian Birnbaum - YouTube is leaving its creators in the dark Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Sober celebrities are more visible than ever Hosted by William Turton. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

9/18/2017: Talking about wealth & border security

14:23 | Sep 18th, 2017

It's Monday. We didn't win any Emmys. Today on the Dispatch: Rachel Sherman, author of "Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence," on how the wealthy talk about affluence Tanya Golash-Boza on the theater of high-tech border security Hosted by Gaby D...Show More

9/14/2017: Calling Equifax & reviewing ‘Blurred Lines’

13:31 | Sep 14th, 2017

It's Thursday. We made it. Today on the Dispatch:Brian Fung - Calling Equifax is more difficult than it sounds Gaby del Valle - The campus rape debate doesn’t have ‘many sides’ Hosted by Sam Thonis. Produced by John Lagomarsino.Brian Fung's article o...Show More

9/13/2017: South Park & the cult of Apple

09:53 | Sep 13th, 2017

It's Wednesday. A phone with no home button! Weird! Today on the Dispatch:Jeff Ihaza - South Park is not subversive William Turton - Apple’s needless cult of secrecy Hosted and Produced by John Lagomarsino.

9/12/2017: Artificially intelligent gaydar

11:40 | Sep 12th, 2017

It's Tuesday. A day for robots. Today on the Dispatch: Artificially intelligent gaydar? Maybe not. Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

9/11/2017: The strongest possible terms & neutral accents

11:10 | Sep 11th, 2017

It's Monday. Open your mind. Today on the Dispatch: Tim Donnelly - ‘The strongest possible terms’ is the weakest possible phrase William Turton - A bunch of these LinkedIn job listings are probably illegal Hosted by Tolu Edionwe. Produced by John Lag...Show More

9/7/2017: The strange life of Peter Daou

11:34 | Sep 7th, 2017

It's Thursday. It's not for everyone. Today on the Dispatch:Alex Nichols - The strange life of Peter Daou Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

9/6/2017: Indian Country Today & the Rat Park study

12:43 | Sep 6th, 2017

It's Wednesday. The leaves are starting to turn. Today on the Dispatch: Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Indian Country Today is taking an indefinite hiatus Katie MacBride - This 38-year-old study is still spreading bad ideas about addiction Hosted by William T...Show More

9/5/2017: The internet

13:22 | Sep 5th, 2017

It's Tuesday. It's time for some internet. Today on the Dispatch:Adrianne Jeffries - I now have equity in an alt-right Twitter clone William Turton - An open source community is turning against one of its most prominent membersHosted and produced by ...Show More

9/4/2017: Apple leaks

14:38 | Sep 4th, 2017

It's Monday, a holiday, so we're rerunning on of our favorite past episodes. William Turton - Inside Apple’s global war on leakers Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

8/31/2017: Brooklyn's most controversial restaurant owner

12:28 | Aug 31st, 2017

It's Thursday. Almost there. Today on the Dispatch: Jeff Ihaza - A conversation with Brooklyn's most controversial restaurant owner Hosted by Jeff Ihaza. Produced by Jordan Oplinger and John Lagomarsino.

8/30/2017: A puppy, a prison & The Great Comet of 1812

14:20 | Aug 30th, 2017

It's Wednesday. Can you believe it? Today on the Dispatch: Sam Thonis & Amos Barshad - I’m obsessed with this startup dog prison Aaron Edwards - "The Great Comet" will never dieHosted by Sam Thonis. Produced by Jordan Oplinger, Billy Disney, and Sam ...Show More

8/29/2017: Inside jobs & song meanings

12:31 | Aug 29th, 2017

It's Tuesday. We did it again. Today on the Dispatch: Rick Paulas - Reflecting on ‘Loose Change’ in the age of fake news Jeff Ihaza - The story of songmeanings.com Hosted by Jeff Ihaza. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

8/28/2017: Conservative rap & union busting

12:16 | Aug 28th, 2017

It's Monday. Here we go again. Today on the Dispatch: Alex Nichols - The infinite awfulness of conservative rap Gaby Del Valle - The RNC sent out a survey asking if Trump should disband federal unions Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by John Lag...Show More

8/24/2017: Artificial intelligence & Black-Jewish relations

14:16 | Aug 24th, 2017

It's Thursday. Almost there. Today on the Dispatch: Rollin Bishop - How AlphaGo got so good so fast Anne-Derrick Gaillot - A short history of Black-Jewish relations in the U.S. Hosted by Gaby Del Valle. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

8/23/2017: Jay-Z & Loans for pants

12:35 | Aug 23rd, 2017

It's Wednesday. Back at it again. Today on the Dispatch: Jeff Ihaza - Who needs music journalists? Gaby Del Valle - How to rebrand subprime loans Hosted by Joshua Topolsky. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

8/22/2017: Vegan cheese & a book review

12:03 | Aug 22nd, 2017

It's Tuesday. How about that eclipse, huh? Today on the Dispatch: Tim Donnelly - We regret to inform you that your vegan cheese is now problematic Gaby Del Valle - Jill Filipovic’s myopic feminism Hosted by Ann-Derrick Gaillot. Produced by John Lagom...Show More

8/21/2017: What it looks like when a startup collapses

13:03 | Aug 21st, 2017

It's Monday. Rise and shine. Today on the Dispatch:Gaby Del Valle - Fresco News was a growing, promising startup, until it wasn’t Hosted by William Turton. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

8/17/2017: Ankle monitors & CEO councils

14:07 | Aug 17th, 2017

It's Thursday. Where does the time go? Today on the Dispatch: Lewis Wallace - The U.S. is tracking a record number of immigrants with ankle monitors William Turton - Trump’s business councils are all made up and fake Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Prod...Show More

8/16/2017: Andrew Yoon and ‘Divorce!’

14:47 | Aug 16th, 2017

It's Wednesday. Another day. Today on the Dispatch: Rollin Bishop - How a board game about bitter legal struggles became a bitter legal struggleProduced by John Lagomarsino.

8/15/2017: Drivers, protestors, & The Daily Stormer

12:12 | Aug 15th, 2017

It's Tuesday. We're here. Today on the Dispatch: Paul Blest - Why Republicans want to protect drivers who run over protesters William Turton - Anonymous did not hack The Daily Stormer Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

8/14/2017: Robots are coming to town

11:10 | Aug 14th, 2017

It's Monday. Welcome back. Today on the Dispatch: William Turton - E-commerce jobs are reviving former steel country — at least until the robots arrive (includes video)Hosted by Sam Thonis. Produced by Jordan Oplinger and John Lagomarsino.

7/10/2017: Voicemail

14:05 | Aug 10th, 2017

It's Thursday. The last episode of the week.Today on the Dispatch, Tolu Edionwe talks to people who have held onto voicemails from loved ones who have passed away.Hosted by Rawiya Kameir. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

7/9/2017: Incarceration, Bollywood, and Arcade Fire again

09:54 | Aug 9th, 2017

It's Wednesday. Wow. Today on the Dispatch:Gaby del Valle - Most criminal cases end in plea bargains, not trials Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Bollywood is coming to America Jeff Ihaza - People are actually buying copies of Arcade Fire’s new album Hosted by ...Show More

8/8/2017: The United Slate & Arcade Fire

13:06 | Aug 8th, 2017

It's Tuesday. Would you believe it? Today on the Dispatch: William Turton - A Silicon Valley kingmaker wants to fix what tech did to California Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Hoaxes are a terrible way to promote your album Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by...Show More

8/7/2017: The “Email Prankster”

13:35 | Aug 7th, 2017

It's Monday. Here we go. Today on the Dispatch: Adrianne Jeffries - How to prank the rich and powerful without really trying Hosted and produced by John Lagomarsino.

8/3/2017: Editing genes, changing immigration, & Kanye

08:45 | Aug 3rd, 2017

It's Thursday. Almost there. Today on the Dispatch: Adrianne Jeffries - For the first time, researchers have ‘repaired’ genetic disease Gaby del Valle - Trump is pushing a bill to cut legal immigration in half Peyton Dix - Kanye West is suing his ins...Show More

8/2/2017: Homeland Security, press briefings, & talk radio

11:00 | Aug 2nd, 2017

It's Wednesday. Lots to talk about. Today on the Dispatch: Gaby del Valle - Trump needs one million people to apply for a job at the DHS right now Jeff Ihaza - The State Department has gone quiet Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Tokenization on 'The Breakfast C...Show More

8/1/2017: Hacked voting machines, climate change, & Narcan parties

14:08 | Aug 1st, 2017

It's Tuesday. How the time flies. Today on the Dispatch: Adrianne Jeffries - Voting machine hacking village Laura June - The Paris Agreement will probably fail Troy Farah - The latest dangerous drug trend doesn’t actually exist Hosted by Sam Thonis. ...Show More

7/31/2017: Trump on Long Island & Handcuffs at Defcon

13:39 | Jul 31st, 2017

It's Monday. The month draws to a close. Today on the Dispatch: Gaby del Valle - Donald Trump visits Long Island Adrianne Jeffries and Willam Turton - The time I was handcuffed to a chair in Vegas Hosted and produced by John Lagomarsino. This episode...Show More

7/27/2017: Transgender troops & veganism

10:16 | Jul 27th, 2017

It's Thursday. A long week. Today on the Dispatch: Eoin Higgins - Trump's cynical ploy to hurt transgender people Ann-Derrick Gaillot - What 'What the Health' misses in promoting plant-based diets Hosted by Jeff Ihaza. Produced by John Lagomarsino.Th...Show More

7/26/2017: Sterilizing prisoners & women entrepreneurs

14:05 | Jul 26th, 2017

It's Wednesday. Halfway. Today on the Dispatch: Zoë Beery - America’s long, shameful history of sterilizing prisoners Laura June - Having a woman on your team ruins your chances of VC funding Hosted by Rawiya Kameir. Produced by John Lagomarsino.This...Show More

7/25/2017: Offensive trademarks, CEO pay, & dreams

12:43 | Jul 25th, 2017

It's Tuesday. What are you having for lunch? Today on the Dispatch: Jeff Ihaza & Adrianne Jeffries - People are applying to trademark the n-word Adrianne Jeffries - Health care CEOs get paid so much it will make you sick Rawiya Kameir - Everyone is h...Show More

7/24/2017: Acid attacks, a public health risk, & Twitter stans

13:42 | Jul 24th, 2017

It's Monday. Here comes another one. Today on the Dispatch: Nicole Kobie - London criminals can’t get guns, so they’re using acid Gaby del Valle - More than half the murders of women are partner-related Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Stan down Hosted and prod...Show More

7/20/2017: Detroit foreclosures, prescription drugs, & OJ Simpson

10:44 | Jul 20th, 2017

It's Thursday. It's gonna be a real scorcher out there. Today on the Dispatch: Gaby del Valle - Detroit is using federal funding to demolish homes Adrianne Jeffries - Prescription drugs last a lot longer than their expiration dates Ann-Derrick Gaillo...Show More

7/19/2017: Suing Trump, music by the numbers, & ethics

10:21 | Jul 19th, 2017

It's Wednesday. What a day. Today on the Dispatch:William Turton - People are suing Trump to unblock them on Twitter Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Hip-hop and R&B are officially the U.S.’s dominant music genres Adrianne Jeffries - The top ethics official in ...Show More

7/18/2017: Ether & Lady Gaga

15:54 | Jul 18th, 2017

It's Tuesday. Here we are again. Today on the Dispatch: Adrianne Jeffries - My friends are investing in Ethereum and it’s stressing me out Arianna Rebolini - Why is Lady Gaga being accused of murder?Hosted by Sam Thonis. Produced by John Lagomarsino....Show More

7/17/2017: Nuclear winter on TV & PD Live

15:32 | Jul 17th, 2017

It's Monday. Today, two stories about TV drama: Hanna McBride - The TV movie that terrified America Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Reality TV can’t bring police transparency Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by John Lagomarsino. This episode is supported ...Show More

7/13/2017: Spotify, a monkey in court, & loading spinners

10:13 | Jul 13th, 2017

It's Thursday. You've almost made it. Today on the Dispatch: Jeff Ihaza - Spotify has been accused of a weird scam involving “fake artists” Ann-Derrick Gaillot - PETA is fighting for a monkey’s right to copyright William Turton - If net neutrality ge...Show More

7/12/2017: Donald Trump Jr. & Pandora's meltdown

19:35 | Jul 12th, 2017

It's only Wednesday. Today on the Dispatch: William Turton - Donald Trump Jr.’s Russian connection, step by step Adrianne Jeffries - Pandora is melting down Hosted by Jeff Ihaza. Produced by John Lagomarsino and Jordan Oplinger.This episode is suppor...Show More

7/11/2017: Heat Street, Medicaid, and Silicon Valley

11:40 | Jul 11th, 2017

It's Tuesday. 7/11. Like the store. Today on the Dispatch: Alex Nichols - The unceremonious demise of Heat Street Gaby del Valle - The Senate wants to gut coverage for disabled kids William Turton - Venture capitalist writes horrible email in wake of...Show More

7/10/2017: Amelia Earhart & Pepe the Frog

15:09 | Jul 10th, 2017

It's Monday. Welcome to the week. Today on the Dispatch:Laura June - Ric Gillespie thinks he knows what happened to Amelia EarhartRollin Bishop - Pepe’s creator is on a mission to save his memeHosted by Tolu Edionwe. Produced by John Lagomarsino.This...Show More

7/6/2017: Who needs a record deal when you have Zumba?

16:11 | Jul 6th, 2017

It's Thursday. Today on the Dispatch, one story: Producer Ian Coss visits Haiti, where some musicians don’t need a record label, because they have Zumba. Produced by Ian Coss and John Lagomarsino.This episode is supported by Harry’s razors. Sign up f...Show More

Wednesday, 7/5/2017

12:54 | Jul 5th, 2017

It's Wednesday, but it feels like a Monday. Today on the Dispatch: Andy Martino - Philly has dramatically reduced its prison population — but will Trump ruin everything?Rollin Bishop - Google’s AI lab got caught up in a privacy violation Hosted by Ad...Show More

Tuesday, 7/4/2017

16:59 | Jul 4th, 2017

It's Tuesday, Independence Day. Because it's a holiday, we're rerunning three of our favorite stories: Rawiya Kameir - Hollywood made a white version and a black version of the same movie Steph Yin - Did humans evolve from pigs? Ann-Derrick Gaillot -...Show More

Monday, 7/3/2017

13:53 | Jul 3rd, 2017

It's Monday. We don't believe in long weekends. Today on the Dispatch: Owen Philips - Help us solve an internet mystery involving porn and Wikipedia Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Young adults want to buy homes but can’t afford them Hosted by Sam Thonis. Prod...Show More

Thursday, 6/29/2017

11:29 | Jun 29th, 2017

It's Thursday. You can almost see the weekend from here. Today on the Dispatch:Ann-Derrick Gaillot - What’s behind the U.K.’s bizarre love of charity singles? Gaby del Valle - Trump's travel ban and the meaning of "bona fide" Hosted by Ann-Derrick Ga...Show More

Wednesday, 6/28/2017

13:22 | Jun 28th, 2017

It's Wednesday. That's the middle one. Today on the Dispatch: Gaby Del Valle - Flint residents are being billed thousands of dollars for unsafe water William Turton - We may never know how many Americans are being swept up in ‘foreign surveillance’ J...Show More

Tuesday, 6/27/2017

12:36 | Jun 27th, 2017

It's Tuesday. How's everyone feeling? Today on the Dispatch: Alex Nichols - Jim Messina: A case study in political failure Ann-Derrick Gaillot - The Tupac biopic is a flop in every way Rollin Bishop - Death when it comes will have no sheep Hosted by ...Show More

Monday, 6/26/2017

12:11 | Jun 26th, 2017

It's Monday. Back at it again. Today on the Dispatch: Yvette d’Entremont - Chiropractors are bullshit Tolu Edionwe - Seasonal harvest workers are avoiding Britain Roisin Kiberd - It’s 2017, and this Twitter bot reflects our disappointment in the pres...Show More

Thursday, 6/22/2017

12:32 | Jun 22nd, 2017

It's Thursday. The days are getting shorter again. Today on the Dispatch: Rollin Bishop - The woman who spends her free time hunting down GoFundMe fraud Jeff Ihaza - Billboard’s new chart rules mean labels can’t game the system William Turton - Uber ...Show More

Wednesday, 6/21/2017

15:15 | Jun 21st, 2017

It's Wednesday. I can't believe it either. Today on the Dispatch: Zoë Beery - How Fred Perry polos came to symbolize hate Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Reality TV therapy is suspect as hell Hosted by Khalila Douze. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

Tuesday, 6/20/2017

14:22 | Jun 20th, 2017

It's Tuesday. We have just one story for you today: William Turton - Inside Apple’s global war on leakers Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by John Lagomarsino. 

Monday, 6/19/2017

13:08 | Jun 19th, 2017

It's Monday. Wake up and smell the Dispatch. On today's show:Gaby Del Valle - Thanks to the internet, anyone can impersonate an ICE officer Jeff Ihaza - Do not co-sign XXXTentacion Ann-Derrick Gaillot - The NCAA is ruining sports for everyone Hosted ...Show More

Thursday, 6/15/2017

11:50 | Jun 15th, 2017

It's Thursday. Happy Father's Day. Today on the Dispatch:Adrianne Jeffries - The Travis TrapJeff Ihaza - Dolce & Gabbana just made a horrible decision about Melania TrumpGaby Del Valle - Michigan's top health official will keep his job despite mansla...Show More

Wednesday, 6/14/2017

14:14 | Jun 14th, 2017

It's Wednesday. We have a couple of stories for you now. They are:William Turton - The secret code that printers put on all your documentsAnn-Derrick Gaillot - Expanding the limits of stock photographyHosted by William Turton. Produced by John Lagoma...Show More

Tuesday, 6/13/2017

12:11 | Jun 13th, 2017

It's Tuesday. The news never stops, and neither does the Dispatch. On today's show: Adrianne Jeffries - Google is perpetuating a very bad definition of ‘eugenics’ Ann-Derrick Gaillot - What we can learn from a burrito scandal in the Northwest Dan Tay...Show More

Monday, 6/12/2017

11:52 | Jun 12th, 2017

It's Monday. How 'bout those Tony Awards, huh? Today on the Dispatch: Ann-Derrick Gaillot - American Ninja Warrior’s level playing field Jordan Oplinger - It’s time to ban Native American mascots Adrianne Jeffries - Why the latest NSA leak didn’t mak...Show More

Thursday, 6/8/2017

13:40 | Jun 8th, 2017

It's Thursday. Will you be my ear bud? Today on the Dispatch: Tolu Edionwe - The iMovie president William Turton - Uber has gone to hell Rollin Bishop - James Comey wrote down every interaction with Trump he ever had

Wednesday, 6/7/2017

13:47 | Jun 7th, 2017

It's Wednesday. We have even more stories for you. They are:Rawiya Kameir - Hollywood made a white version and a black version of the same movie William Turton - This is how not to leak top secret documentsAdrianne Jeffries - The NYT crossword is old...Show More

Tuesday, 6/6/2017

13:30 | Jun 6th, 2017

It's Tuesday. We have more stories for you. They are:Rollin Bishop - Harvard revoked admission because of a private Facebook chatAdrianne Jeffries - A biker gang used a hacked database to steal 150 JeepsWilliam Turton - Palmer Luckey is trying to cas...Show More

Monday, 6/5/2017

09:47 | Jun 5th, 2017

It's Monday. We have a story for you. Here it is: Steph Yin - Did humans evolve from pigs?

Thursday, 6/1/2017

13:14 | Jun 1st, 2017

It's Thursday. Odd, isn't it? Today on the Dispatch: Rollin Bishop - How hackable is bitcoin?Ann-Derrick Gaillot - When spellers become athletesAndy Martino - America could ruin the entire climate deal

Wednesday, 5/31/2017

11:38 | May 31st, 2017

It's Wednesday. But it's also the future. Today on the Dispatch: Rollin Bishop - The world’s best Go-playing computer is retiring William Turton - Uber just fired its star self-driving car engineer Rollin Bishop - Why don’t more tech companies offer ...Show More

Tuesday, 5/30/2017

13:55 | May 30th, 2017

It's Tuesday. We're back. Today on the Dispatch: William Turton - A Russian hacking campaign targeted an American journalist Rollin Bishop - Fake comments could skew the debate around the open internetLaura June - Nature is poison

Monday, 5/29/2017

22:12 | May 29th, 2017

It's Monday. Happy Memorial Day. On today's Dispatch, three of our favorite stories from past episodes: Adrianne Jeffries - How Google ate CelebrityNetWorth.com Billy Disney & Sam Thonis - In Stevens Point, Wisconsin, the questions are trivial but th...Show More

Thursday, 5/25/2017

15:45 | May 25th, 2017

It's Thursday. Here we are again. Today on the Dispatch: Andy Martino - NYC cops can neither confirm nor deny that we hacked protesters’ phonesWilliam Turton - Why I just sold all my bitcoin Jeff Ihaza - The National Endowment for the Humanities prep...Show More

Wednesday, 5/24/2017

14:04 | May 24th, 2017

It's Wednesday. Thank goodness. Here's the Dispatch: William Turton - Sean Hannity, Fox News, and Kim Dotcom Rollin Bishop - Humanity just lost to AI by half a point William Turton - Trolls who invented fake Manchester victims think everyone is overr...Show More

Tuesday, 5/23/2017

12:00 | May 23rd, 2017

It's Tuesday. It's Artificial Intelligence Day. Here's what that means:Adrianne Jeffries - Dubai has a robot cop nowTolu Edionwe - The fight against biased machine learning algorithmsRollin Bishop - Why Google's AI is still playing Go

Monday, 5/22/2017

12:16 | May 22nd, 2017

It's Monday. Welcome to the week. Today on the Dispatch:Tim Donnelly - Tourists for Trump Ann-Derrick Gaillot - The weather isn’t small talk William Turton - We got one of Apple’s patented round pizza boxes

Thursday, 5/18/2017

15:31 | May 18th, 2017

It's Thursday. What a week. Here's the Dispatch: Adrianne Jeffries - Chelsea Manning has been released Ann-Derrick Gaillot - The enduring mystery of @ShinobiNinjaWilliam Turton - Who is to blame for the global ransomware attack?

Wednesday, 5/17/2017

12:17 | May 17th, 2017

It's Wednesday. You can do it. Here's the Dispatch.Andy Martino - History shows Trump could easily lose the House Jeff Ihaza - What ‘Master of None’ is missing Adrianne Jeffries - Why China is trying to learn Africa’s languages

Tuesday, 5/16/2017

14:48 | May 16th, 2017

It's Tuesday, but it kind of feels like a Wednesday, right? Here's the Dispatch: Adrianne Jeffries - UK tabloids doxxed the ‘hero’ hacker who stopped a global cyberattack Rollin Bishop - TV has become an augmented reality game Christopher Glazek - Tr...Show More

Monday, 5/15/2017

13:32 | May 15th, 2017

It's Monday. How was your weekend? Here's the Dispatch. Adrianne Jeffries and William Turton - People may die because of a hack on English hospitals Andy Martino - One aspect of Trump’s travel ban is still happening Jeff Ihaza - The best resistance m...Show More

Thursday, 5/11/2017

14:47 | May 11th, 2017

It's Thursday. Where does the time go? Here's the Dispatch:William Turton - An Austrian Court has ordered Facebook to censor political criticism worldwideAnn-Derrick Gaillot - Mother’s Day marketing is getting weirdly sexualRollin Bishop - Internet s...Show More

Wednesday, 5/10/2017

14:27 | May 10th, 2017

It's Wednesday. 'Bump day,' as they say! On today's Dispatch:Jake Pitre - ‘The Circle’ is yet another film that doesn’t get the internet Laura June - YouTube has a fake Peppa Pig problemAdrianne Jeffries - A crime livestreaming app is the latest to r...Show More

Tuesday, 5/9/2017

13:01 | May 9th, 2017

It's Tuesday. Welcome to Tuesday. Here's the Dispatch.William Turton - Emmanuel Macron’s tech chief claims he outwitted hackersRawiya Kameir - Gordon Ramsay will roast youRollin Bishop - Google Surveys were supposed to save journalism. What happened?

Monday, 5/8/2017

16:23 | May 8th, 2017

It's Monday. We're back. You're back. Here's the Dispatch.Billy Disney and Sam Thonis - In Stevens Point, Wisconsin, the questions are trivial but the pursuit is not (with video and more!)Rollin Bishop - First Church of Cannabis founder on Trump’s re...Show More

Thursday, 5/4/2017

14:30 | May 4th, 2017

It's Thursday. You'll probably hear a lot of May 4th jokes today. Here's the Dispatch.Adrianne Jeffries - A YouTube family accused of child abuse has hired a crisis PR firmAnn-Derrick Gaillot - TV is reliving the L.A. riots, over and over againAndy M...Show More

Wednesday, 5/3/2017

11:25 | May 3rd, 2017

It's Wednesday. Good morning. Here's the Dispatch.Jeff Ihaza - The rise of the very short songAndy Martino - Net neutrality is boring us to tearsTolu Edionwe - Sales are down after The New York Times cut smaller Best Sellers lists

Tuesday, 5/2/2017

12:17 | May 2nd, 2017

It's Tuesday, You're doing great. Here's the Dispatch:Gabriela Del Valle - The media is spreading immigration propagandaRollin Bishop - Colleges are starting varsity programs for video gamesTolu Edionwe - Human head transplants are back

Monday, 5/1/2017

14:01 | May 1st, 2017

Good morning. It's a new month. Here's the Dispatch:Adrianne Jeffries - Machine learning is racist because the internet is racistAndy Martino - Trump’s Reddit fans must pick a side: the president, or net neutralityAdrianne Jeffries - Anti-haul videos...Show More

Thursday, 4/27/2017

11:10 | Apr 27th, 2017

It's Thursday. We've almost made it through the week. Here's the Dispatch:Rollin Bishop - The fight for net neutrality isn’t overAdrianne Jeffries - Chipotle got hacked!Emily Brown - It's perfectly safe to drink Capri Sun

Wednesday, 4/26/2017

13:04 | Apr 26th, 2017

It's Wednesday. And what a Wednesday it is. Here is the Dispatch. Adrianne Jeffries - Google finally realized that racist search results are a problem Laura June - What 'The Handmaid's Tale' is really about Jeff Ihaza - Album releases don’t need bran...Show More

Tuesday, 4/25/2017

14:44 | Apr 25th, 2017

It's Tuesday. You've made it. Here's the Dispatch:Rollin Bishop - The OK sign is becoming an alt-right symbolAndy Martino - People still think Facebook is eavesdropping through their phone’s micKelsey McKinney - How American Popular Music lost its sa...Show More

Monday, 4/24/2017

14:38 | Apr 24th, 2017

It's Monday. We hope you had a good weekend. On today's Dispatch: Adrianne Jeffries - eSports competitors in Hawaii are at a disadvantage Alex Nichols - Inside Hillary’s failed campaign Yvette d'Entremont - The unbearable wrongness of Gwyneth Paltrow...Show More

Thursday, 4/20/2017

12:37 | Apr 20th, 2017

It's Thursday. The weekend is nearing. Here's the Dispatch:Jeff Ihaza - Shamir's radical independenceLeah Finnegan - Political diversity is a cop-out for overpaid media menJohn Lagomarsino - This neural network has learned how to choreograph for DDR

Wednesday, 4/19/2017

11:34 | Apr 19th, 2017

Welcome to Wednesday. Here's today's Dispatch:Adrianne Jeffries - Listening to all 23 episodes of Uber’s anti-union podcastAndy Martino - U.S. Customs and Border Protection is America’s next scary spy agency

Tuesday, 4/18/2017

12:28 | Apr 18th, 2017

Welcome to Tuesday. On today's Dispatch:Adrianne Jeffries - This is not a story about a man who walks to workJeff Ihaza - Amazon is taking over the worldRollin Bishop - Anime comes bearing hope

Monday, 4/17/2017

13:04 | Apr 17th, 2017

It's our very first episode. Welcome. On today's Dispatch: Rollin Bishop - Karen Sandler is still waiting to see the source code that's keeping her aliveAndy Martino - The end of "actress"?Adrianne Jeffries - Google's featured snippets are destroying...Show More