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# 94 Obfuscation

This week, we debut a new segment designed to help you calibrate your anger in a changing world. Plus, how to cloak yourself from all the people who are now allowed to see your internet browsing history.

April 12, 2017

#93 Beware All

This week, we discover who was actually behind the hack of Alex Blumberg’s Uber account. This episode picks up where Episode 91, The Russian Passenger, left off.

April 6, 2017

#92 Favor Atender: The Return

In the United States, the idea of having a conversation with the President is pretty outlandish. But in Latin America, it’s a regular occurrence. The most accessible president on Latin American social media is Ecuador’s Rafael Correa. But what’s it like to get the attention of a head of state when you may not exactly…
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March 23, 2017

#91 The Russian Passenger

Somewhere in Russia, a man calls for a car. Somewhere in New York City, a stranger’s phone buzzes. Further reading haveibeenpwned.com A good article on how and why you should use password managers, and the best password managers out there. Further listening Simplicity by Macroform Email us at replyall@gimletmedia.com and use the subject “theory” if…
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March 16, 2017

#90 Matt Lieber Goes To Dinner

This week, one man has been warning the world about an impending disaster for years, but no one will listen. Also, Alex makes a dumb decision.

March 2, 2017

#89 Worldstar

The unlikely rise of Lee O’Denat, the founder of Worldstar Hip Hop. Also, we reopen a cold case. Further Listening Q’s interview on Shots Fired Q’s interview on The Champs

February 23, 2017

#88 Second Language

A new Yes Yes No, plus Sruthi meets her first fully-functional cyborg. Further Reading Norm Kelly’s Twitter Eric Valor’s Website Eric’s non-profit Sciopen Research Group

February 9, 2017

#87 Storming the Castle

Alex meets his hero, the thorn in the side of Dick Dale, GG Allin, and Alex Trebek.

February 2, 2017

#86 Man of the People

A new technology falls into the wrong hands.

January 19, 2017

#85 The Reversal

For years, Dr. Richard Bedlack has hunted for a cure for ALS, a fatal degenerative disease. And then one day he builds a website called ALS Untangled. That’s when strange things start to happen.

January 12, 2017