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Land of the Giants

In Land of the Giants: The Facebook/Meta Disruption, senior reporters Shirin Ghaffary and Alex Heath bring us inside the company formerly known as Facebook during an unprecedented moment of transition. Now Meta, the company that defined social connection, community, and identity on the web has rebranded itself and is seeking to control the future of social experience in the metaverse. As its famous founder Mark Zuckerberg looks ahead, we ask how Facebook impacts our relationships, the social infrastructure of the web, and — even in a moment of vulnerability — still shapes lives across the globe?

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Recode Media

What happens when media, entertainment and technology collide? Peter Kafka, one of the industry's most acclaimed media editors talks to business titans, journalists, comedians and fellow podcasters to get their take. Tune in every Thursday to hear from people like New Yorker editor David Remnick, "Full Frontal" host Samantha Bee and host of The New York Times' The Daily, Michael Barbaro.

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Recode Daily

Recode Daily, co-hosted by Adam Clark Estes and Rani Molla, focuses on a single story about our tech-infused lives each day and offers the right amount of context to help listeners understand how technology is reshaping the world.

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How YouTube swallowed the world

How Netflix made Breaking Bad a hit — and why that won’t happen again

Why did you watch Tiger King on Netflix?

Blockbuster should have killed Netflix. What happened?

How one of Netflix’s biggest mistakes helped build its weird culture

A treatment for this toddler’s rare genetic condition was in sight. Then the pandemic hit.

Here’s an idea to save local news: Stop trying to make a profit from local news

The Black List’s Franklin Leonard says greed can combat Hollywood’s bias

Things can get “really bad, really quickly” when a 24-year-old runs a company

When Pinterest users started searching for vaccines, CEO Ben Silbermann pulled all medical information from the platform

The faulty technology behind ankle monitors

Traveling over Thanksgiving? Take a break from the news with these 9 podcast episodes.

What to know before posting a photo of your kids on social media

Your Amazon package has a wild journey before it gets to your door

Why did Iran shut off the internet for the entire country? 

Google just got access to millions of medical records. Here are the pros and cons.

America’s sex education system is broken. This chatbot wants to be the solution.

A bait-and-switch scam ran unchecked on Airbnb. Here’s how it worked.

Why is SMS texting a mess? Fixing it is harder than you think.

Wildfires are getting worse. Can new technology make us safer?

The government keeps its use of facial recognition tech secret. The ACLU is suing.

Nike’s high-tech Vaporfly sneakers help athletes run 4 percent faster. Should they be banned for providing an unfair advantage?

Can employee activism change Google? Revisiting the employee walkout one year later.

What is “quantum supremacy” and why is Google’s breakthrough such a big deal?

Mark Zuckerberg wants to build a new currency for Facebook. Congress had some questions — and grievances.

Apple deleted a Hong Kong protest app. What does it mean for democracy around the world?

Algorithms are grading student essays across the country. Can this really teach kids how to write better?

“I sold my face to Google for $5”: Why Google’s attempt to make facial recognition tech more inclusive failed

What does it mean to be an ethical biohacker?

Three big ideas for tech regulation from Senator Mark Warner

From Jeffrey Epstein to Trump’s Ukraine phone call, whistleblowers have never been this important, says lawyer who represented MIT Media Lab whistleblower

To bring “prestige” back to education, make teachers tax-exempt, says Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman

Big Tech is “scary” because it wants to be the solution to everything, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says

The Wing wants to fight gender bias in hiring by helping its members hire each other

Millions of young people will “storm the Bastille” if we don’t fix income inequality, 2020 candidate Marianne Williamson says

Every tech company should “work together and fix things,” says Microsoft President Brad Smith

Workers need to be part of the conversation about UBI, says “Beaten Down, Worked Up” author Steve Greenhouse

CEOs may promise to be ethical, but most of them do the bare minimum, says The Enlightened Capitalists author James O’Toole

Social media is the perfect petri dish for bias. The solution is for tech companies to slow us down.

Scooters may be a better business than Uber or Lyft, says Lime president Joe Kraus