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Codebreaker, by Marketplace and Tech Insider

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Codebreaker is a podcast that dares to ask – and answer – the fundamental questions about technology that consume us every day. From “is it evil?” to “can it save us?” – it’s up to you to listen, decode and decide. In partnership with Tech Insider.

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Codebreaker is a podcast that dares to ask – and answer – the fundamental questions about technology that consume us every day. From “is it evil?” to “can it save us?” – it’s up to you to listen, decode and decide. In partnership with Tech Insider.

iTunes Ratings

211 Ratings
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Great show

By ac26151 - Oct 15 2017
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I wish they’d come out with more episodes.

Yes!!!

By Boom360$ - Sep 06 2017
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Ben Johnson is such a talented host

iTunes Ratings

211 Ratings
Average Ratings
168
13
5
15
10

Great show

By ac26151 - Oct 15 2017
Read more
I wish they’d come out with more episodes.

Yes!!!

By Boom360$ - Sep 06 2017
Read more
Ben Johnson is such a talented host

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Cover image of Codebreaker, by Marketplace and Tech Insider

Codebreaker, by Marketplace and Tech Insider

Updated 7 days ago

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Codebreaker is a podcast that dares to ask – and answer – the fundamental questions about technology that consume us every day. From “is it evil?” to “can it save us?” – it’s up to you to listen, decode and decide. In partnership with Tech Insider.

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: Email

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A woman answers a mysterious email and finds herself on a plane, spam buries our inbox, and a band falls apart over the send button. Listen, decode, and decide: Is email evil?

Nov 11 2015

34mins

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Rank #2: Internet Porn

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A man whose job is scrubbing porn from the web; adult film star Stoya’s battle against free, pirated porn; and the dirty history of tagging. Listen, decode and decide: Is internet porn evil?

Nov 18 2015

44mins

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Rank #3: The Dark Web

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A couple is forced onto the dark web to buy life-saving medicine; Ben buys a drug scale; and a researcher who says the dark web might make the illegal drug trade safer. Listen, decode, and decide: Is the dark web evil?

Nov 25 2015

32mins

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Rank #4: Recognition

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A toddler who saved her mother’s life with Siri, a man whose mysterious ailment opened up a world of voice recognition technology and a dating service that wants to scan the faces of all your exes. Listen, decode, and decide: Can recognition software save us?

Nov 16 2016

33mins

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Rank #5: Going Viral

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How people-rating app Peeple drew rage and put its co-founders in danger, how a 16-year-old embraced identity through virality, and the funny video that threatened to put its makers into crushing debt. Listen, decode, and decide: Is going viral evil?

Dec 16 2015

31mins

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Rank #6: The Decisive Machine

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A guy who thinks machines can prevent crime, another who thinks machines could destroy humanity and a machine-learning algorithm outsmarted by squirrels. Listen, decode and decide: Is the decisive machine evil?

Dec 09 2015

30mins

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Rank #7: Alternate Reality

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A therapist who creates virtual reality experiences for people with dangerous disorders, a grandmother who uses a headset to escape her surroundings and Ernest Cline on virtual reality in fact and fiction. Listen, decode, and decide: Can alternate realities save us?

Nov 23 2016

35mins

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Rank #8: You have a message from Codebreaker

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Oct 19 2016

1min

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Rank #9: Introducing Codebreaker Season 2

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Nov 02 2016

2mins

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Rank #10: Data Tracking

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How targeted ads for a pair of men’s sandals broke up one relationship, the researchers trying to keep data tracking honest, and the casualties of ad blockers. Listen, decode, and decide: Is data tracking evil?

Dec 23 2015

31mins

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