What Next: TBD | Tech, power, and the future

By Slate Podcasts

Every Friday, Slate’s popular daily news podcast What Next brings you TBD, a clear-eyed look into the future. From fake news to fake meat, algorithms to augmented reality, Lizzie O’Leary is your guide to the tech industry and the world it’s creating for us to live in.

  1. 1.
    I Bought It. Why Can't I Fix It?
    17:29
  2. 2.
    How Spyware Mercenaries Hack Your Phone
    29:24
  3. 3.
    It's Hot. It's Flooding. Is This the New Normal?
    21:16
  4. 4.
    So, What Happens to WFH Now?
    26:44
  5. 5.
    Sponsored: The Race to Vaccinate a Nation with Deryck Mitchelson
    30:37
  6. 6.
    It’s Time to Talk About UFOs
    24:05
  7. 7.
    Welcome to Bitcoin Beach
    23:43
  8. 8.
    What Cops Are Doing With Your DNA
    23:48
  1. 9.
    What Space Billionaires Cost Us
    24:19
  2. 10.
    The App That Sparked a Manhunt
    27:56
  3. 11.
    Apple and Epic’s Battle Royale
    21:54
  4. 12.
    The Hackers Who Took Down the Colonial Pipeline
    22:07
  5. 13.
    How the World’s Great Vaccination Hope Crashed
    23:31
  6. 14.
    Oversight Board to Facebook: Nice Try
    22:34
  7. 15.
    Tim Apple vs. Mark Facebook
    20:57
  8. 16.
    What's Causing the Tesla Crashes?
    21:04
  9. 17.
    Seduced by Substack
    21:27
  10. 18.
    The Rise of the Therapy Apps
    22:53
  11. 19.
    Introducing: ICYMI
    28:36
  12. 20.
    The Fight Over Vaccine Passports
    24:31
  13. 21.
    The AstraZeneca Saga
    26:02
  14. 22.
    Hate, Lies, and AI
    25:12
  15. 23.
    Does Google Actually Want to Hire Black Engineers?
    23:58
  16. 24.
    The Failing Lifeline for Low-Income Americans
    22:54
  17. 25.
    Australia’s Kinda-Sorta Win Over Big Tech
    22:12
  18. 26.
    Why Texas Went Dark
    20:26
  19. 27.
    How Clubhouse Cracked China’s Firewall
    21:52
  20. 28.
    India Turns Off the Internet
    19:55
  21. 29.
    Inside the Subreddit That Blew Up GameStop
    20:27
  22. 30.
    Why the Vaccine Websites Suck
    27:46
  23. 31.
    Where the Far Right Is Meeting Now
    16:35
  24. 32.
    Deplatforming the President
    17:26
  25. 33.
    Was This Google Ethicist Fired for Doing Her Job?
    23:51
  26. 34.
    Everybody Sues Facebook
    24:14
  27. 35.
    How Hackers Hold Schools for Ransom
    22:57
  28. 36.
    Inside Biden’s COVID Team
    20:06
  29. 37.
    How Tough Will Biden Really Be on Big Tech?
    22:34
  30. 38.
    How the Gig Economy Won in California
    19:23
  31. 39.
    The Fight Against Election Day Falsehoods
    24:15
  32. 40.
    A Historic Case Against Google
    19:11
  33. 41.
    Facebook Flips on Holocaust Denial
    23:59
  34. 42.
    What Landlords Have on You
    19:28
  35. 43.
    The Attack on Florida’s Latino Voters
    16:44
  36. 44.
    A Vaccine Won’t Be the End
    21:51
  37. 45.
    Did the Internet Doom a Pregnancy?
    22:26
  38. 46.
    The Great Climate Migration Begins
    20:02
  39. 47.
    The Limits of Filming Police Brutality
    20:37
  40. 48.
    QAnon Goes Mainstream
    19:44
  41. 49.
    What Went Wrong With Contact Tracing Apps
    20:10
  42. 50.
    How Google Search Sold Out
    19:53

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