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Big questions about technology, science, and culture, hosted by The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson. On Season 3 (launching May 9): unbreak the internet.

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23:53 | Jun 6th, 2019

Instagram influencers are beloved by fans and mocked by critics, but is there more to influencing than meets the eye? A look at what a growing industry can teach us about the future of life online.Lea...Show More
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This episode asks some very important questions questions about influencers and online life more broadly. I see a lot of parallels to the st...Show More

27:50 | Jun 26th, 2019

The numbers are staggering: thousands of titles for 160 million subscribers in 190 countries. Netflix has changed where we watch -- that's obvious. But has it also changed what we watch, and how?Learn...Show More
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Fascinating discussion about Netflix’s influence on entertainment and whether it will be good or bad. Will data create a more meritocratic e...Show More

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29:29 | Jun 20th, 2019

Algorithms pervade our lives. They determine the news we see and the products we buy. But most Americans don’t understand how they are transforming every part of the criminal justice system—from polic...Show More
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This episode provides an interesting look at the role that algorithms play in the American justice system. It examines the flaws of these pr...Show More

24:06 | Jun 14th, 2018

Since the Internet exploded journalism’s business revenue, local newsrooms around the country have been in free fall. We speak to The Denver Post's former managing editor and other experts to debate h...Show More
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Interesting take on the future of the “subscription wars” of news outlets. Also interesting argument about how The Information is actually a...Show More

03:00 | Apr 2nd

The Atlantic has launched three new podcasts this year: Social Distance, Floodlines, and The Ticket. Subscribe to keep up with Atlantic journalism. Subscribe to Social Distance: Apple Podcasts | Spot...Show More
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