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Podcast: See Something Say Something: Episode 4: Where Do We Go

We share our thoughts and feelings on the outcome of the election, the role of the internet, and what we think we can do next. [more inside]
posted by latkes on Nov 14, 2016 - 1 comment

We Bare Bears: Our Stuff  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 1

After a basketball game with human beings, the bears discover that the backpack containing their stuff has been stolen! Their efforts to track it down lead to the library and a shady guy's apartment....
posted by JHarris on Aug 22, 2015 - 4 comments

Podcast: The Allusionist: 3: Going Viral

Remember when ‘viral’ used to only mean something bad, IE something that would make you ill or destroy your computer? How things have changed. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Jan 28, 2015 - 0 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #10 The French Connection

In the early 80's, way before the world wide web existed, the French government shipped a $200 terminal to every home with a phone line, and created a service that for decades ran alongside the internet. It was called The Minitel. Producer Carla Green speaks to reporter Jean-Marc Manach, who, in the early 90's, made a living posing as a woman in sex chat rooms on Minitel. [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Jan 21, 2015 - 12 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #5 Jennicam

In 1996 Jennifer Ringley started Jennicam.org, where she recorded and broadcast her entire life, 24/7. It made her famous. And then, one day, she disappeared from the internet entirely. What'd she figure out about the perils of living publicly before the rest of us did? Alex Goldman tracks her down.
posted by mathowie on Dec 17, 2014 - 14 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #4 Follow The Money

Writer Chiara Atik has a hobby -- spying on the financial transactions of friends and strangers.. She thinks that Venmo, more than any other social media site, is the place you can actual, accidental truth online. This week we investigate that claim.
posted by mathowie on Dec 10, 2014 - 13 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Salmon Cannon, State Lotteries, Season Ends  Season 1, Ep 24

This week: Turkey president Erdogan builds a gigantic thousand-room house. New Yorkers become eligable to register .nyc domain names, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg preregisters a ton before scalpers get them. (LWT registered a few of their own: michaelbloombergisawiener.nyc, tinytinymikebloomberg.nyc and bloombergeatsbabycornasifitsrealcorn.nyc). A brief look at the Salmon Cannon (5m), a device for getting fish up stream past hydroelectric dams. (The show kind of goes nuts with the idea.) Main story: State lotteries, their problems and abuses (15m). And Now: People On TV Misunderstanding What The Term "Spoiler Alert" Means. And, finally, this is the last episode of Last Week Tonight for the season, and the year. They bring back the puppets, the Scottish Unicorn, the Space Sex Gecko, and Breakdancing Lincoln for the closing credits. G'night, John Oliver.
posted by JHarris on Nov 11, 2014 - 25 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Payday Loan Industry, Russia Bans Food Imports  Season 1, Ep 14

This week: Americans striking ISIS in Iraq with aerial bombardment. Russian gang steals 1.2 billion internet passwords. A three-day cease-fire in Gaza doesn't quite go the distance. A long piece on the payday loan industry. (16m) Russia bans Western food imports.
posted by JHarris on Aug 11, 2014 - 9 comments

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