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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

37 Ratings
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Provides wrong information

By emkaussk - 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

37 Ratings
Average Ratings
29
4
2
0
2

Provides wrong information

By emkaussk - 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
Read more
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 WIRED Podcast

Latest release on Feb 21, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: Elon Musk's wild space internet plan

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Coming up today: Huawei’s very bad week; Elon Musk’s space internet; and a psychedelic experience without the psychedelics.

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:

Losing ARM is a disaster for Huawei. It can't be replaced
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/arm-huawei-us-china-trade-war

Elon Musk just ignited the race to build the space internet
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/elon-musk-spacex-starlink-satellite-launch

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

May 24 2019

38mins

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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: The return of Netflix's Stranger Things

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Coming up today: Europe’s heatwave, police and facial recognition, and Stranger Things

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:

The 10 facts that prove we're in a climate emergency
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/climate-change-facts-2019

The Met Police's facial recognition tests are fatally flawed
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/met-police-london-facial-recognition-test

Stranger Things season 3 review: the best one yet
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/stranger-things-season-3-review-netflix

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Jul 05 2019

33mins

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Rank #8: The way you use WhatsApp is wrong

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Coming up today: Britain’s nuclear energy crunch, an unusual cancer study and Matt Burgess’s bizarre WhatsApp habit.

The stories we talked about this week:

Inside CopenHill, the clean energy power plant that's also a ski slope
https://www.wired.co.uk/video/inside-copenhill

The best (and strangest) new gadgets from CES 2020
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/new-gadgets-best-of-ces-2020

The UK's nuclear slowdown could derail our shift to clean energy
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/nuclear-energy-electricity-uk-renewables

Everyone is using WhatsApp wrong
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/whatsapp-archive

Dead bodies are revealing the secrets of how cancer kills
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/cancer-research-peace-study

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Jan 10 2020

34mins

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Rank #9: 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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Rank #10: FaceApp is not as worrying as you think

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Coming up today: Human skulls do a roaring trade on Instagram, should you be shopping at plastic-free shops, and why is everyone freaking out about that app that makes you look old?

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's the deal with FaceApp? The data-hungry Russian photo editor
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/old-face-app-age-android-ios

Instagram's grisly human skull trade is booming
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/instagram-skull-trade

Zero-waste stores aren't always better for the environment
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/plastic-free-zero-waste-stores

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Jul 19 2019

37mins

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Rank #11: The strange world of food portions

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Coming up today: GDPR hits British Airways, the tricky politics of lithium mining, and does anyone believe a packet of crisps contains more than one portion?

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:

A simple fix could have saved British Airways from its £183m fine
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/british-airways-data-breach-gdpr-fine

The tricky politics of lithium mining could derail electric cars
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/lithium-mining

The UK's weird portion sizes make no sense. What went wrong?
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/uk-food-portion-serving-size-recommendations

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Jul 12 2019

31mins

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Rank #12: How to win at Veganuary

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Coming up today: how you can make a success out of Veganuary, how science is trying to understand the global insect collapse, and we discuss how you can get your digital life in order in 2020
The stories we talked about this week:

These psychological tricks can help you go vegan this January
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/veganuary-tips-habit-science

Global insect populations are collapsing, and we don't know why
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/insect-populations-biodar-weather-radar

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

Jan 03 2020

45mins

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Rank #13: 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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Rank #14: Minecraft's future is augmented reality

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Coming up today: Minecraft goes AR, WhatsApp gets hacked and could taking tiny amounts of LSD boost your brain?

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:

Inside Minecraft Earth, Microsoft's huge augmented reality gamble
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/minecraft-earth-app-beta

A serious hack hit WhatsApp. You should update your app right now
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/whats-app-hacked

Inside the first placebo-controlled studies testing if microdosing LSD actually works
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/microdosing-lsd-psilocybin-placebo-trials

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

May 17 2019

40mins

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Rank #15: 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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Rank #16: WIRED Book Club: Superior: The Return of Race Science

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What does biology say about human differences? How does science become racist? And what even is race?

Welcome to the WIRED Book Club. This month, we’ve been reading Superior: The Return of Race Science by Angela Saini. It's a book about how science is manipulated to push racist beliefs and agendas, our muddled attempts to define race using science and how power shapes the idea of race.

Here with author Angela Saini we discuss what we thought of the book, some of the most commonly held misunderstandings around race and where science goes next.

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

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Jul 19 2019

36mins

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Rank #17: 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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Rank #18: 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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Rank #19: WIRED Book Club: Lost in a Good Game

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Why do we play video games? Can violent games cause real-world aggression? When does a gaming habit become an addiction?

Welcome to the WIRED Book Club. This month, we’ve been reading Lost in a Good Game, by Pete Etchells. It’s a book about the psychology of why we play games and what they do for us and, perhaps, to us, based on Etchells’ work as a psychologist focusing on video games research.

Here we discuss what we thought of the book, including what's good about it, the things that could be better and the future of video games.

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

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess

Jun 07 2019

40mins

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Rank #20: 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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