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The award-winning WIRED UK Podcast with James Temperton and the rest of the team. Listen every week for the an informed and entertaining rundown of latest technology, science, business and culture news. New episodes every Friday.

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The award-winning WIRED UK Podcast with James Temperton and the rest of the team. Listen every week for the an informed and entertaining rundown of latest technology, science, business and culture news. New episodes every Friday.

iTunes Ratings

33 Ratings
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Provides wrong information

By this is spam? - Nov 28 2019
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I was excited to start listening to this podcast. Now when I heard an episode on vitamin D it made me doubt the content that Wired writes/talks about and now im too sceptical to follow the Wired on any platform in fear they actually provide guesses not facts. I am a clinical professional and when I heard them repeatedly say that vitamin D can be obtained from leafy greens especially spinach I was shocked about their lack of knowledge. Went to check an article by them about the same topic and yep there it was again. Could not find any contact information to ask them directly so the only way to raise awareness was through here

Can’t Stop Listening!

By KeelyPharmD - Oct 10 2019
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I absolutely adore this podcast. Not only do I enjoy the journalism, the topics, the discussion, the though provoking probes, etc., but I have also become emotionally invested in the cast members. I sincerely enjoy tuning in to hear more of their interpersonal banter, witty quips and each of their individual view points shared in an intellectual, yet consistently humorous fashion. So glad I stumbled upon this podcast. Thank you for producing!

iTunes Ratings

33 Ratings
Average Ratings
26
3
2
0
2

Provides wrong information

By this is spam? - Nov 28 2019
Read more
I was excited to start listening to this podcast. Now when I heard an episode on vitamin D it made me doubt the content that Wired writes/talks about and now im too sceptical to follow the Wired on any platform in fear they actually provide guesses not facts. I am a clinical professional and when I heard them repeatedly say that vitamin D can be obtained from leafy greens especially spinach I was shocked about their lack of knowledge. Went to check an article by them about the same topic and yep there it was again. Could not find any contact information to ask them directly so the only way to raise awareness was through here

Can’t Stop Listening!

By KeelyPharmD - Oct 10 2019
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I absolutely adore this podcast. Not only do I enjoy the journalism, the topics, the discussion, the though provoking probes, etc., but I have also become emotionally invested in the cast members. I sincerely enjoy tuning in to hear more of their interpersonal banter, witty quips and each of their individual view points shared in an intellectual, yet consistently humorous fashion. So glad I stumbled upon this podcast. Thank you for producing!

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The award-winning WIRED UK Podcast with James Temperton and the rest of the team. Listen every week for the an informed and entertaining rundown of latest technology, science, business and culture news. New episodes every Friday.

DeepMind's plan to solve science's trickiest problem

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Coming up today: TikTok causes trouble in India, supplements for ravers, and we go behind the scenes at DeepMind

We want to know what you think about the stories we discussed this week. Email podcast@wired.co.uk with your rants, raves and reviews.

The stories we talked about this week:

TikTok is fuelling India's deadly hate speech epidemic
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/tiktok-india-hate-speech-caste

These pills are meant to cure your comedown. Science begs to differ
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/hangover-cure-pill-comedown-rave

Inside DeepMind's epic mission to solve science's trickiest problem
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/deepmind-protein-folding

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Aug 16 2019

41mins

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Why men aren't donating enough blood

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Coming up today: why men don’t give blood, Zuckerberg deep fakes, and we go to the Arctic Circle.

Join the WIRED Book Club – we're reading Angela Saini's Superior. You can ready a full extract at the link:
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/superior-the-return-of-race-science-angela-saini

Stories we talked about this week:

The NHS has a cunning plan to get more men donating blood
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/blood-donation-uk-nhs-men

This deepfake of Mark Zuckerberg tests Facebook’s fake video policies
https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/ywyxex/deepfake-of-mark-zuckerberg-facebook-fake-video-policy

Inside the Royal Marines' sub-zero Arctic war preparations
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/royal-marines-arctic-war-training

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Jun 14 2019

36mins

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Are you getting enough vitamin D?

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Coming up today: Apple TV+ comes to the small screen, the stressful world of wedding spreadsheets, and are any of us getting enough Vitamin D?

Join the WIRED Bookclub! We're reading Super Pumped, by Mike Isaac. Find out more and read an extract here: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-superpumped

The stories we talked about this week:

I binged AppleTV+ and can confirm it’s odd, angsty and horny as hell
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/apple-tv-plus-launch-reviews

Should we all be taking vitamin D supplements in winter?
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/uk-vitamin-d-supplements-health

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Reynolds and Matt Burgess

Nov 08 2019

32mins

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Why you're so grumpy when it's hot

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Coming up today: Fake fish, another heat wave, and a film about a quite literal power struggle.

We want to know what you think about the stories we discussed this week. Email podcast@wired.co.uk with your rants, raves and reviews.

The stories we talked about this week:

What the UK's blistering heatwave is doing to your brain
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/uk-heatwave-weather-science-psychology

A big breakthrough is finally making fake fish taste fishy
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/fish-vegetarian-vegan-substitute

The Current War reveals the dark feud behind electricity's birth
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/the-current-war-2019-movie-review

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Reynolds

Jul 26 2019

36mins

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What’s really inside CBD oil?

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Coming up today: how Brexit broke the English language, we look at what’s really inside CBD oil and run the maths on a remarkable sub-two-hour marathon attempt

Join the WIRED Bookclub! We're reading Super Pumped, by Mike Isaac. Find out more and read an extract here: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-superpumped

The stories we talked about this week:

The incredible science of Eliud Kipchoge's 1:59 marathon attempt
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/eliud-kipchoge-ineos-159-marathon

The UK's messy CBD oil industry is finally starting to clean up its act
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/cbd-oil-uk-market-regulations

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Oct 11 2019

49mins

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The weird spread of the Momo Challenge: Podcast 407

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Coming up today: the weird story of the Momo challenge; Revolut insiders reveal the human cost of a fintech unicorn’s wild rise; and we explain how a network of paedophiles was using YouTube to prey on children.

Join the WIRED Book Club – we're reading The Uninhabitable Earth, by David Wallace-Wells

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-uninhabitable-earth

Stories we mentioned this week:

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/tommy-robinson-facebook-instagram-ban https://www.wired.co.uk/article/revolut-trade-unions-labour-fintech-politics-storonsky https://www.wired.co.uk/article/youtube-pedophile-videos-advertising https://www.wired.co.uk/article/youtube-paedophile-videos-advertiser-boycott https://www.wired.co.uk/article/youtube-comments-disabled https://www.wired.co.uk/article/youtube-paedophile-videos-advertiser-boycott

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Reynolds

Mar 01 2019

47mins

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The Biggest Apple Launch Ever

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Coming up today: the biggest apple launch of all time, the latest DeepMind AI breakthrough and Twitter sasses Facebook

Join the WIRED Bookclub! We're reading Super Pumped, by Mike Isaac. Find out more and read an extract here: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-superpumped

The stories we talked about this week:

Twitter to ban all political advertising, raising pressure on Facebook
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/oct/30/twitter-ban-political-advertising-us-election

DeepMind has finally thrashed humans at StarCraft for real
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/deepmind-starcraft-alphastar

Prepare Yourself for the Biggest Apple Launch of All Time
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/cosmic-crisp-apple

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Nov 01 2019

41mins

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Japan's high-tech toilets are finally conquering the West

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Coming up today: High tech toilets, police facial recognition, and swapping Netflix binges for weekly TV viewing.

Join the WIRED Bookclub! We're reading Factfulness, by Hans Rosling. Find out more and read an extract here: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-factfulness

The stories we talked about this week:

Japan's singing, self-cleaning toilets are conquering the West
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/japanese-toilets-technology-environment

UK police can use controversial facial recognition tech, court rules
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/police-facial-recognition-south-wales-court-decision

We want to know what you think about the stories we discussed this week. Email podcast@wired.co.uk with your rants, raves and reviews.

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Sep 06 2019

35mins

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How big beef destroyed the planet

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Coming up today: big beef, dodgy DNA tests and outsourcing decisions to algorithms.

Join the WIRED Book Club – we're reading Lost in a Good Game, by Pete Etchells

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-lost-in-a-good-game

Stories we talked about this week:

How our addiction to big beef ended up ruining the planet
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/big-beef-meat-industry-environmental-impact

The spurious, questionable science behind DNA testing kits
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/dna-testing-kits-science

What happened when I let algorithms run my life for a week
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/algorithm-decision-making

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

May 31 2019

38mins

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Inside North Korea's elite hacker army

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Coming up today: Inside North Korea’s elite hacker group, we mourn the death of Google+ and explain why the clocks changing will soon be a thing of the past.

Join the WIRED Book Club – we're reading Invisible Women, by Caroline Criado Perez

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-invisible-women

Stories we talked about this week:

North Korea's elite hackers are funding nukes with crypto raids
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/north-korea-hackers-apt38-cryptocurrency

The clocks are changing tonight for one of the last times ever
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/daylight-saving-time-european-parliament-vote

Inside the final days of Google+
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/google-plus-goodbye

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess and James Temperton

Apr 05 2019

48mins

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Why Apple TV+ isn't a Netflix competitor

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Coming up today: everything you need to know about Apple’s Netflix rival, the startup darling disrupting the NHS and the third edition of the WIRED Book Club.

Join the WIRED Book Club – we're reading Invisible Women, by Caroline Criado Perez

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-invisible-women

Stories we talked about this week:

The messy, cautionary tale of how Babylon disrupted the NHS
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/babylon-health-nhs

Apple TV+ has Spielberg and Oprah, but no price or launch date
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/apple-tv-plus-uk-price-release-date

Apple TV+ isn't a Netflix rival. It's a celebrity-endorsed garnish
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/apple-tv-plus-netflix-analysis

WIRED Book Club discussion on The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-uninhabitable-earth

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Mar 29 2019

1hr 3mins

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What is Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency really about?

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Coming up today: Facebook’s cryptocurrency, sleep-tracking wearables, and the UK’s porn block hits another roadblock.

We want to know what you think about the stories we discussed this week. Email podcast@wired.co.uk with your rants, raves and reviews.

Join the WIRED Book Club! We're reading Angela Saini's Superior. You can read a full extract here:
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/superior-the-return-of-race-science-angela-saini

The stories we talked about this week:

Facebook's Libra currency won't replace your money
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/facebook-libra-currency-replacing-cash

Porn websites are totally confused about the UK's porn block plans
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/porn-websites-confused-by-uk-porn-law

This sleep-tracking ring can detect when you've drunk too much
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/oura-ring-uk-sleep-tracking

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Jun 21 2019

36mins

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Google's grand gaming plans

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Coming up today: Google’s bold vision for the future of gaming, we explain why you need to change your Facebook password right now and take an in-depth look at an obscure piece of legislation that made Facebook what it is today.

Join the WIRED Book Club – we're reading The Uninhabitable Earth, by David Wallace-Wells

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-uninhabitable-earth

Stories we talked about this week:

Google's Stadia game service is more powerful than an Xbox One X and PS4 Pro combined
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/google-stadia-games-console-service-gdc-keynote

If Google Stadia is the future, the games industry should be worried
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/google-stadia-future-of-gaming-analysis

You need to change your Facebook password right now
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/change-facebook-password

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Mar 22 2019

12hr 53mins

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What's the point in Mark Zuckerberg's podcast?

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Coming up today: Mark Zuckerberg launches a podcast, Samsung pulls its folding phone and we argue about the best sci-fi film of all time

Join the WIRED Book Club – we're reading Invisible Women, by Caroline Criado Perez

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-invisible-women

Stories we talked about this week:

We listened to Mark Zuckerberg’s new podcast so you don’t have to
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/mark-zuckerberg-podcast-review

Everything Samsung needs to fix to stop the Galaxy Fold from breaking
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/samsung-galaxy-fold-breaking-fix

The WIRED guide to the best sci-fi movies of all time
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/best-sci-fi-movies-of-all-time

The best password managers to keep your data safe
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/best-password-managers

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess and James Temperton

Apr 26 2019

47mins

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Inside Amazon's 'autism cure' problem: Podcast 409

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Coming up today: Boeing grounds its troubled planes, we investigate dodgy books on Amazon, and the World Wide Web celebrates its 30th birthday.

Join the WIRED Book Club – we're reading The Uninhabitable Earth, by David Wallace-Wells

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-uninhabitable-earth

Stories we mentioned this week:

What's wrong with the Boeing 737 Max? Here's everything we know
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/boeing-737-max-8-crash-problems

Amazon sells 'autism cure' books that suggest children drink toxic, bleach-like substances
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/amazon-autism-fake-cure-books

Our memories of the ancient web at 30 reveal a strange, glorious place
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/world-wide-web-internet-at-30

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Mar 15 2019

50mins

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Jeff vs Elon: the billionaires' space race is heating up

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Coming up today: The UK’s coal-free week, Jeff Bezos’s space plans, and our verdict on Pokémon Detective Pikachu.

Join the WIRED Book Club – we're reading Lost in a Good Game, by Pete Etchells

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-lost-in-a-good-game

Stories we talked about this week:

Jeff Bezos wants to colonise space, but he's paying for it by destroying Earth
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/bezos-amazon-blue-origin-moon-analysis

Pokémon Detective Pikachu would be so much better without humans
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/pokemon-detective-pikachu-review

The UK just went a week without using coal. Here's how it did it
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/uk-coal-power-energy-renewables

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

May 10 2019

37mins

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The controversial Caster Semenya verdict

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Coming up today: Facebook gets a redesign, the controversial science behind the Caster Semenya verdict and the latest edition of the world famous WIRED Book Club.

Join the WIRED Book Club – we're reading Lost in a Good Game, by Pete Etchells

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-lost-in-a-good-game

Stories we talked about this week:

Look past the Facebook redesign and the future is totally not private
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/facebook-redesign-f8-encryption

The controversial science behind the Caster Semenya verdict
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/caster-semenya-testosterone-ruling-gender-science-analysis

WIRED Book Club: Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-invisible-women

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Reynolds and Matt Burgess

May 03 2019

52mins

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Can DNA tests help us make the perfect dog? Podcast 408

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Coming up today: why you need to change your phone number right now, the rise of transparent influencers and how DNA testing could create more top dogs.

Join the WIRED Book Club – we're reading The Uninhabitable Earth, by David Wallace-Wells

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-uninhabitable-earth

Stories we mentioned this week:

If you want online privacy, change your phone number immediately
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/change-your-phone-number-online-privacy

YouTubers are finally showing where their money comes from
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/transparent-influencers-youtube-instagram

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Mar 08 2019

51mins

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Jeff Bezos's blackmail masterclass: Podcast 404

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Coming up today: Jeff Bezos, what we can learn from France’s big tech tax plan and we go inside the weird and disturbing world of YouTube’s child ASMR stars.

Join the WIRED Book Club – we’re reading Bad Blood, by John Carreyrou: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-bad-blood-theranos

Jeff Bezos has given a masterclass in how to respond to blackmail: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/jeff-bezos-blackmail

The world could learn a thing or two from France's plan to tax Amazon, Facebook and Google: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/france-tax-amazon-facebook-google

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by James Temperton

Feb 08 2019

45mins

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Why we should all work shorter hours in winter

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Coming up today: why we should all be working shorter days in winter, the Arctic power struggle between China and Russia and the super-exciting, must-listen WIRED quiz of the year extravaganza.

The stories we talked about this week:

Science explains why we should all work shorter hours in winter
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/winter-work-hours-shorter-circadian-clock

As the Arctic melts, China and Russia struggle for control
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/arctic-ice-melting-shipping-russia-china

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Dec 13 2019

1hr

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WIRED Book Club: Super Pumped, by Mike Isaac

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Welcome to the WIRED Book Club. This month, we’ve been reading Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber by Mike Isaac. The book tells the story of Uber, tracking the company's rise into a global ride-sharing juggernaut and the many controversies it has become embroiled in along the way. Based on hundreds of interviews with people involved, the story is an insight into Uber as both an individual company and a symbol of Silicon Valley's broader culture.

Here with we discuss what we thought of the book, Uber's biggest troubles and where the company goes next.

Send your comments and feedback to: podcast@wired.co.uk

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Dec 11 2019

35mins

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The big problem with your SUV

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Coming up today: the collapse of Isis on Telegram, the wild rise of novelty Christmas advent calenders and the big problem with big cars

The stories we talked about this week:

The decimation of Isis on Telegram is big, but it has consequences
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/isis-telegram-security

SUVs are way worse for the planet than anyone previously thought
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/suv-cars-hybrid-electric-impact

Gin! Tea! Dildos! The oddball rise of alternative advent calendars
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/luxury-advent-calendars-2019

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Dec 06 2019

45mins

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Uber's London meltdown

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Coming up today: A bad week for Uber in London, why everyone should shut the hell up about plastic pollution and why I decided to ditch Google from my life.

The stories we talked about this week:

TfL's Uber decision makes zero sense. So what happens next?
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/uber-london-licence

From Bolt to Kapten, Uber's London rivals are plotting its downfall
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/uber-alternatives-london-bolt-kapten

I ditched Google for DuckDuckGo. Here's why you should too
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/duckduckgo-google-alternative-search-privacy

How to use psychology to get people to answer your emails
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/email-reply-psychology

Everyone needs to shut the hell up about plastic pollution
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/climate-change-plastic-pollution

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Nov 29 2019

1hr 1min

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Google's Stadia failure

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Coming up today: dead mammoths, dead celebrities and we explain why Google Stadia has entered the gaming industry with more of a whimper than a bang.

Join the WIRED Bookclub! We're reading Super Pumped, by Mike Isaac. Find out more and read an extract here: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-superpumped

The stories we talked about this week:

Google Stadia review: a terrible but tantalising glimpse of the future
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/google-stadia-review

The climate crisis has sparked a Siberian mammoth tusk gold rush
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/mammoth-tusk-hunters-russia-china

The messy legal scrap to bring celebrities back from the dead
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/james-dean-dead-actors-rights

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Nov 22 2019

46mins

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The climate crisis hiding in your office

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Coming up today: Labour’s bold broadband plan, why space is about to get even more lonely and the climate crisis hiding in your office.

Join the WIRED Bookclub! We're reading Super Pumped, by Mike Isaac. Find out more and read an extract here: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-superpumped

The stories we talked about this week:

The Conservative’s own research shows why Labour’s broadband plan makes perfect sense
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/labour-party-free-broadband

Everyone needs to stop building giant glass skyscrapers right now
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/stop-building-glass-skyscrapers

Life on the Space Station is about to get really weird and lonely
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/international-space-station-lonely-crew-launches

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by James Temperton and Matt Burgess

Nov 15 2019

40mins

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Are you getting enough vitamin D?

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Coming up today: Apple TV+ comes to the small screen, the stressful world of wedding spreadsheets, and are any of us getting enough Vitamin D?

Join the WIRED Bookclub! We're reading Super Pumped, by Mike Isaac. Find out more and read an extract here: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-superpumped

The stories we talked about this week:

I binged AppleTV+ and can confirm it’s odd, angsty and horny as hell
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/apple-tv-plus-launch-reviews

Should we all be taking vitamin D supplements in winter?
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/uk-vitamin-d-supplements-health

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Reynolds and Matt Burgess

Nov 08 2019

32mins

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The Biggest Apple Launch Ever

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Coming up today: the biggest apple launch of all time, the latest DeepMind AI breakthrough and Twitter sasses Facebook

Join the WIRED Bookclub! We're reading Super Pumped, by Mike Isaac. Find out more and read an extract here: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-superpumped

The stories we talked about this week:

Twitter to ban all political advertising, raising pressure on Facebook
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/oct/30/twitter-ban-political-advertising-us-election

DeepMind has finally thrashed humans at StarCraft for real
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/deepmind-starcraft-alphastar

Prepare Yourself for the Biggest Apple Launch of All Time
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/cosmic-crisp-apple

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Nov 01 2019

41mins

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WIRED Book Club: Factfulness, by Hans Rosling

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How do our instincts distort our worldview? Can you tell when data is being manipulated to tell a specific story? And is the world really as bad as it seems?

Welcome to the WIRED Book Club. This month we’ve been reading Factfulness, by Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Rönnlund.

Hans Rosling was a Swedish doctor well known for his TED talks on statistics, who passed away in 2017. Ola Rosling is his son and Anna Rosling Rönnlund is his daughter in law, and they wrote the book together based on their work at the Gapminder Foundation, which is all about using statistics to show the reality of the world.

Here we discuss what we thought of the book, including what's good about it, the things that could be better and how data changes our world view.

Send your comments and feedback to: podcast@wired.co.uk

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Oct 28 2019

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The myth of the quantified baby

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Coming up today: the unseasy rise of YouTube’s viral chiropractors, the myth of the quantified baby and why the government’s green numberplate scheme is hypocrisy at its absolute finest.

Join the WIRED Bookclub! We're reading Super Pumped, by Mike Isaac. Find out more and read an extract here: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-superpumped

The stories we talked about this week:

A New Crispr Technique Could Fix Almost All Genetic Diseases
https://www.wired.com/story/a-new-crispr-technique-could-fix-many-more-genetic-diseases/

I tracked everything my baby did until nothing made sense any more
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/quantified-baby

Crack addicts are turning YouTube chiropractors into huge viral stars
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/youtube-chiropractors

The UK's plan to put green plates on electric cars is dumb hypocrisy
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/electric-car-green-number-plate

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Oct 25 2019

42mins

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Boilers, porn and planes

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Coming up today: boilers, porn and planes.

Join the WIRED Bookclub! We're reading Super Pumped, by Mike Isaac. Find out more and read an extract here: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-superpumped

The stories we talked about this week:

The climate crisis issue that no one is talking about? Your gas boiler
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/central-heating-gas-boiler-climate-change

The epic logistics behind Qantas’s new 20-hour non-stop flight
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/qantas-london-sydney-direct-flight

The UK's porn block is officially dead
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/uk-porn-block-law-cancelled

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Oct 18 2019

45mins

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What’s really inside CBD oil?

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Coming up today: how Brexit broke the English language, we look at what’s really inside CBD oil and run the maths on a remarkable sub-two-hour marathon attempt

Join the WIRED Bookclub! We're reading Super Pumped, by Mike Isaac. Find out more and read an extract here: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-superpumped

The stories we talked about this week:

The incredible science of Eliud Kipchoge's 1:59 marathon attempt
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/eliud-kipchoge-ineos-159-marathon

The UK's messy CBD oil industry is finally starting to clean up its act
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/cbd-oil-uk-market-regulations

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Oct 11 2019

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The vaping backlash is on

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Coming up today: the backlash against vaping, the rise of short form video, and the tricky future of Uber

The stories we talked about this week:

The vaping deaths backlash is in danger of doing more harm than good
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/vaping-deaths-response

Are ultra-short episodes the future of streaming? Hollywood thinks so
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/short-form-video-quibi-ficto

Join the WIRED Bookclub! We're reading Super Pumped, by Mike Isaac. Find out more and read an extract here: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-superpumped

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Oct 04 2019

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Google’s quantum leap

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Coming up today: Google’s quantum leap, Operation Matterhorn, and Uber’s kind-of licence renewal.

Join the WIRED Bookclub! We're reading Factfulness, by Hans Rosling. Find out more and read an extract here: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-factfulness

The stories we talked about this week:

Inside Operation Matterhorn, the dizzying aftermath of Thomas Cook's collapse
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/thomas-cook-collapse-caa-operation-matterhorn

Google's quantum breakthrough means quantum's finally getting serious
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/google-quantum-computers-supremacy

Uber's licensing troubles won't see it vanish from London's streets
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/uber-london-licence-renewal

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Reynolds

Sep 27 2019

31mins

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The fight against food fraud

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Coming up today: Can nature documentaries help the environment? The criminal world of food fraud, and our pick for video game of the year.

Join the WIRED Bookclub! We're reading Factfulness, by Hans Rosling. Find out more and read an extract here: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-factfulness

The stories we talked about this week:

Meet the DNA detectives fighting to stop the next Horsegate
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/food-fraud-dna-testing-horsegate

Nature documentaries need to get real about climate change
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/nature-documentaries-bbc-our-planet

Untitled Goose Game actually lives up to the viral hype
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/untitled-goose-game-review

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Reynolds

Sep 23 2019

30mins

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Should your pets be vegan?

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Coming up today: Vegan dog food, the ongoing fight against loot boxes in games, and how voter registration levels could affect an election

Join the WIRED Bookclub! We're reading Factfulness, by Hans Rosling. Find out more and read an extract here: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-factfulness

The stories we talked about this week:

Pet owners are turning their animals vegan. It's not a good idea
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/vegan-diet-dog-cat-pet-food

Surging voter registrations will help Labour less than you think
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/register-to-vote-uk-labour-surge

A UK ban on loot boxes could kill FIFA Ultimate Team as we know it
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/fifa-20-ultimate-team-loot-box

We want to know what you think about the stories we discussed this week. Email podcast@wired.co.uk with your rants, raves and reviews.

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Sep 13 2019

33mins

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Japan's high-tech toilets are finally conquering the West

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Coming up today: High tech toilets, police facial recognition, and swapping Netflix binges for weekly TV viewing.

Join the WIRED Bookclub! We're reading Factfulness, by Hans Rosling. Find out more and read an extract here: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-factfulness

The stories we talked about this week:

Japan's singing, self-cleaning toilets are conquering the West
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/japanese-toilets-technology-environment

UK police can use controversial facial recognition tech, court rules
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/police-facial-recognition-south-wales-court-decision

We want to know what you think about the stories we discussed this week. Email podcast@wired.co.uk with your rants, raves and reviews.

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Sep 06 2019

35mins

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WIRED Book Club: YouTubers, by Chris Stokel-Walker

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How does the YouTube algorithm really work? Who is making money off the video platform? And why are so many people tuning in to watch an eight-year-old take toys out of boxes?

Welcome to the WIRED Book Club. This month, we’ve been reading YouTubers by Chris Stokel-Walker. It's a book about the new industry of media stars: YouTubers. The book covers the growth of professional YouTubers, the networks that surround them and what life is like for people who are always trying to please Google's algorithm.

We discuss what we thought of the book, the rise of the YouTuber and what Google has planned next for YouTube.

The next book we're reading as part of the WIRED Book Club is Factfulness, by Hans Rosling. You can read an extract here: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-factfulness

Send your comments and feedback to: podcast@wired.co.uk

Sep 02 2019

34mins

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Why you shouldn't feel good about carbon offsetting

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Coming up today: The wild rise of the spammy PPI industry, China’s private space race and what you can do to offset your carbon footprint

Join the WIRED Bookclub! We're reading Factfulness, by Hans Rosling. Find out more and read an extract here: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-factfulness

The stories we talked about this week:

The PPI scandal spawned a spam empire that just won't quit
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/ppi-claims-deadline-industry

The practical ways to reduce your carbon footprint (that actually work)
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/reduce-carbon-footprint

China and the US are locked in a crucial battle for space domination
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/china-america-space-race

We want to know what you think about the stories we discussed this week. Email podcast@wired.co.uk with your rants, raves and reviews.

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Aug 30 2019

32mins

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Why do critics hate Netflix's movies?

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Coming up today: Measles in the UK, Facebook’s not-so-private take on privacy, and Netflix struggles to catch its big movie break.

Join the WIRED Bookclub! We're reading Factfulness, by Hans Rosling. Find out more and read an extract here: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club-factfulness

The stories we talked about this week:

The UK losing its measles-free status isn't just about anti-vaxxers
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/uk-measles-free-status-vaccine

Facebook's new privacy feature comes with a loophole
https://www.wired.com/story/off-facebook-activity-privacy/

Why do critics hate Netflix movies so much?
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/netflix-originals-movies-analysis

We want to know what you think about the stories we discussed this week. Email podcast@wired.co.uk with your rants, raves and reviews.

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Aug 23 2019

32mins

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