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Every story is a tech story. We live in a world where algorithms drive our interests, scientists are re-engineering our food supply, and a robot may be your next boss. Host Arielle Duhaime-Ross explores why–and how–tech is changing everything. Produced by Recode and Stitcher, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.


Episode Date
The Birds and the Bees ... and the bot
00:25:21

A sex education chat bot answers questions from teens about sex and puberty.


Links to resources discussed:

Ask  Roo

Advocates for Youth

Host:

Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset


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Nov 17, 2019
The Airbnb Scam
00:19:45

An Airbnb scam exposed, and why Silicon Valley’s culture of growth-at-all-costs means safeguards are an afterthought.


Links to resources discussed:

I Accidentally Uncovered a Nationwide Scam on Airbnb

Brian Chesky on the Recode Decode podcast

Super Pumped 


Featuring:

@allie_conti

@MikeIsaac


Host:

Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset


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Nov 14, 2019
Thank you, Text
00:25:46

SMS texting is a mess, but it still matters - so what's the fix?


Featuring:

Blair Hickman @amandablair

Dieter Bohn @backlon


Links to resources discussed: 

SMS provider said 168,000 Valentine’s texts were delayed — now it says the number is higher

AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile have finally agreed to replace SMS with a new RCS standard

Google is finally taking charge of the RCS Rollout 


Host:

Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset


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Nov 12, 2019
Can tech save California from wildfires?
00:20:54

As climate change makes fires more intense, one solution is to put the forest under surveillance.


Links to resources discussed:

THE 1910 FIRES

MarinaMarina


Host:

Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset


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Nov 10, 2019
The government has your face
00:22:20

The U.S. government won’t release information about how it’s using facial recognition technology — so the ACLU is suing.

Links to resources discussed:


Featuring:

@lynch_jen

@russellbrandom


Hosts:

Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset


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Nov 07, 2019
Twitter gets rid of political ads
00:24:43

The impact of Twitter's ban on political ads on the platform.


Links

Jack Dorsey’s Announcement on Twitter

Was That the Best Subtweet Ever?

“Daisy” Ad (1964)


Guests:

@karaswisher

@zachbeauchamp


Host:

Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset


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Nov 05, 2019
If the shoe fits ... ban it?
00:24:04

Eliud Kipchoge made history when he ran 26.22 miles in under 2 hours - a record breaking 'sub-two' run. He ran in Nike Vaporflies, a high-tech shoe that's helping runners break records, and causing debate over its use in races.


Links

Alex Hutchinson's book, Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

Nike Says Its $250 Running Shoes Will Make You Run Much Faster. What if That’s Actually True?

A Tale of Two Marathon Records and Nike's Magic Shoes


Featuring:

@sweatscience

@nxthompson


Hosts:

Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset


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Nov 02, 2019
The Google walkout, one year later
00:24:19

A year ago, a reported 20,000 Google employees walked off the job in protest. Has employee activism changed one of the biggest companies in tech?


Links to resources discussed:

Google CEO, in leaked video, says company is ‘genuinely struggling’ with employee trust

Three Years of Misery Inside Google, the Happiest Company in Tech

Google walkout organizer quits company after alleged retaliation

Google’s attempt to shut down a unionization meeting just riled up its employees



Featuring:

@shiringhaffary

@lizthegrey


Hosts:

Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset


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Oct 31, 2019
Quantum Supremacy, WTF?
00:18:31

Google says it's reached "quantum supremacy." We break down what that means for computing and why IBM is pushing back.


Featuring:

@KSHartnett


Quantum Supremacy Is Coming: Here’s What You Should Know

Google and IBM Clash Over Milestone Quantum Computing Experiment

Quantum Supremacy Using a Programmable Superconducting Processor

Leveraging Secondary Storage to Simulate Deep 54-qubit Sycamore Circuits


Hosts:

Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset


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Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us.


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Oct 29, 2019
Inside Instagram's Nipple Ban
00:25:53

Instagram censors almost all photographs of female nipples on its platform. The impact of this policy is much larger than you might think, affecting both art and identity.


Featuring:

@raindovemodel

@caseynewton

@twofacedkitten

@micolhebron


Hosts:

Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset


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Oct 27, 2019
Move Fast and Break Currency
00:18:41

Facebook wants to start a currency. Congress has questions.


Featuring:

@KatharinaPistor

@dseetharaman


Hosts:

Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset


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Oct 24, 2019
iSurrender
00:21:07

Apple removed an app that had been used by pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong. Turns out that has broad implications for democracy globally.


Links to resources discussed: 

Apple bowed to China by removing a Hong Kong protest map from its app store


Featuring:

@maryhui

@reckless


Hosts:

Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset


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Oct 22, 2019
Can AI Teach You To Write Better?
00:22:41

Students across the country are graded by artificial intelligence. But does an algorithm really know how to write?

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Links to resources discussed:

Flawed Algorithms Are Grading Millions of Students’ Essays

How I’m using AI to write my next novel


Featuring:

@SigalSamuel

@ToddFeathers


Host:

Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset


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Oct 20, 2019
Hey Google: scan my race
00:18:36

This week, Google announced its new Pixel 4 phone. One of the features it touted was Face Unlock, which uses facial recognition to unlock the phone. But the advancement came with a price - for black people.

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Links to resources discussed: 

From the New York Daily News https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-google-darker-skin-tones-facial-recognition-pixel-20191002-5vxpgowknffnvbmy5eg7epsf34-story.html

From The Verge

https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/29/8934804/google-pixel-4-face-scanning-data-collection

Ruha Benjamin

https://www.ruhabenjamin.com/race-after-technology

Featuring:

@GingerOtis

@ruha9

Hosts:

Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset

About Recode by Vox:

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Oct 17, 2019
Biohacking: Rules of Engagement
00:30:56

Josiah Zayner is a biohacker who’s famous for, among other things, injecting himself with the gene-editing tool CRISPR. At a time when the technology exists for us to change, or hack, our own DNA, what are the ethics of experimenting on ourselves, and others at home? Arielle Duhaime-Ross has been following Zayner’s story and talks to him about how he’s thinking about human experimentation today. Plus: new efforts to come up with a code of conduct for biohackers, from legislation to self-regulation.

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Links to resources discussed: 

From Arielle Duhaime-Ross’ original report for The Verge:

https://www.theverge.com/2016/5/4/11581994/fmt-fecal-matter-transplant-josiah-zayner-microbiome-ibs-c-diff

From Vox.com: https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/8/13/20802059/california-crispr-biohacking-illegal-josiah-zayner

From The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/02/biohacking-stunts-crispr/553511/

Josiah Zayner’s company website http://www.the-odin.com/

Global Community BioSummit https://www.biosummit.org/


Featuring:

Josiah Zayner @4LOVofScience

Alex Pearlman @lexikon1

Senator Ling Ling Chang @L2ChangCA


Host:

Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset

Our theme music is by the mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder.


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Oct 15, 2019
Introducing Reset
00:02:04

Every story is a tech story. We live in a world where algorithms drive our interests, scientists are re-engineering our food supply, and a robot may be your next boss. Arielle Duhaime-Ross explores why–and how–tech is changing everything.

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays starting October 15th. From Recode by Vox.

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Oct 07, 2019