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If Then: is a show about technology, society, and power. Each week, Slate‘s April Glaser and Will Oremus take you on a lively tour of the tech news that actually matters, from fake news in your Facebook feed to the algorithms that want your job to th...Show More


35:20 | May 1st, 2019

In this episode April Glaser is joined by co-host Meredith Broussard, a data journalism professor at NYU and author of Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World. First they talk...Show More
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A good reminder that technology is not always a net positive or the answer to a problem.

45:46 | Mar 27th, 2019

Aprill Glaser and Will Oremus kick off the episode by talking about Apple’s plan to be the ultimate middleman--with new offerings announced this week of streaming video, games, and more. Then April of...Show More
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The first part of the episode was about Apple’s foray into services as another pillar of revenue. Wonder if they’ll dip into monetizing podc...Show More

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36:20 | Jan 30th, 2019

On today’s show, hosts April Glaser and Will Oremus discuss a rather terrifying security flaw from Apple, a company that prides itself on keeping information well-protected. A bug was found in the vid...Show More

46:04 | Jun 6th, 2018

On this week’s If Then, Will Oremus and April Glaser talk about how Microsoft is buying GitHub, Google is ending its Pentagon contract, and all the news from Apple’s developer conference on Monday—inc...Show More

24:29 | Mar 20th

Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts and bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence. Sign up now to listen and support our work. Google has spent the last decade trying to find a foo...Show More
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