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The WIRED Podcast

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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Your weird coronavirus summer holidays

The case for infecting healthy people with coronavirus, a big week for SpaceX and we explain how weird your summer holidays are going to be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

57mins

29 May 2020

Rank #1

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How coronavirus attacks your body

What we now know about how coronavirus attacks your body, how the school shutdown will affect kids for years and why we’re entering the golden era of nepotism Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

44mins

22 May 2020

Rank #2

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Why grow grapes in space?

The Uber lawsuit feeding frenzy, how growing grapes in space can make wine better on Earth and the reality of life under Myanmar’s internet shutdown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

46mins

26 Feb 2021

Rank #3

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Uber has lost. What happens next?

Coming up today: What Uber’s loss in the Supreme Court means for the gig economy, why Facebook was right to ban news in Australia and we go inside the UK’s controversial Covid-19 challenge trial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

53mins

19 Feb 2021

Rank #4

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Coronavirus is making you hungry for skin

Coming up today: why we’re all hungry for skin, why everyone is getting in a flap over apps and some depressing economic news Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

50mins

1 May 2020

Rank #5

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Can deepfakes replace The Simpsons?

Coming up today: we explain why anecdotal benefits of microdosing might only be a placebo effect and find out how a bunch of deepfakes could one day replace the cast of The Simpsons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

41mins

5 Mar 2021

Rank #6

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The origin of the UK variant

Coming up today: Matt Reynolds delves into the origins of the UK Covid-19 variant, Natasha looks at how Amazon saved Deliveroo from disaster and Amit charts the strange demise of Habbo Hotel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

52mins

12 Feb 2021

Rank #7

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How QAnon took over yoga

Coming up today: we explain how QAnon took over yoga, look at Google’s plan to rewrite the rules of the web and investigate the scammers getting rich from the lockdown puppy boom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

57mins

5 Feb 2021

Rank #8

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The big coronavirus contact tracing app debate

Coming up today: coronavirus treatments, we dig deeper into contact tracing apps and look at the surprising science of playing sport behind closed doors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

52mins

7 May 2020

Rank #9

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Is this the end of WeWork?

Coming up today: we delve deep into WeWork’s financials, look at what’s really happening with Covid-19 in North Korea and get moderately angry about generic startup adverts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

52mins

29 Jan 2021

Rank #10

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The WIRED podcast pub quiz

Coming up today: the first ever WIRED podcast pub quiz. Fun not guaranteed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr

15 May 2020

Rank #11

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The Covid-19 nose disaster

Coming up today: a Covid crisis for sommeliers and bakers, the tragic rise of instant loan apps and that data that shows why April is going to be a tough month for everyone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

44mins

22 Jan 2021

Rank #12

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The great WIRED quiz of 2020

Coming up today: it’s the final podcast of 2020, so we’re having a party... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

54mins

11 Dec 2020

Rank #13

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What the Covid-19 vaccines mean for returning to work

Coming up today: How a coronavirus vaccine will affect the return to work, what we learned from F1’s biggest crash in recent history, and how will Santa deal with lockdown? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

48mins

4 Dec 2020

Rank #14

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Did Sweden's Covid-19 experiment work?

Coming up today: Sweden’s pandemic gamble; the deepfake bot being weaponised against women; and Natasha tries to put the ‘interesting’ in negative interest rates Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

52mins

23 Oct 2020

Rank #15

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The wild quest to feed the world using your pee

How to recycle your pee, astronaut selection, and the great revival of the home printer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

45mins

9 Oct 2020

Rank #16

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How Italy got on top of Covid-19

Coming up today: Natasha talks to Deliveroo’s struggling ‘heroes’, Amit explains why historians are annoyed at YouTube and Matt Reynolds looks at how Italy got to grips with Covid-19 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

49mins

2 Oct 2020

Rank #17

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How to think about risk in a pandemic

Coming up today: Vicki tries to make sense of Trump versus TikTok, Natasha tries to make business liability interesting and Matt Reynolds explains why humans are so bad at understanding risk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

46mins

27 Sep 2020

Rank #18

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The living hell of Covid-19 long-haulers

Coming up today: Matt Reynolds meets the coronavirus long-haulers, Matt Burgess tracks the rise and fall of Pret and Amit explains why lie detectors are creeping into British policing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

55mins

11 Sep 2020

Rank #19

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Coronavirus shows why we need a four-day working week

Natasha explains the rise of the four-day working week, Matt Burgess on the return of ID cards and Matt Reynolds on what the animal kingdom can teach us about social distancing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

48mins

4 Sep 2020

Rank #20