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Rank #1: #3 - Domestic Surveillance.
Motherboard reporter Joseph Cox surveils himself using off-the-shelf Android spyware he bought from a sketchy Polish website. It turns out this software is commonly used by domestic abusers to spy on their partners. pluspluspodcast meets a woman who was stalked and surveilled by her ex-husband using software like the kind Joseph purchased. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: PlusPlus Update!.
After a fun first season Jason and Ankita talk about what's next for the podcast. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The VICE Magazine Podcast is your definitive monthly guide to enlightening information. Hosted by Ellis Jones, Editor-in-Chief of VICE Magazine, each episode brings in-depth interviews, sonically rich cultural insights, and offers a rare glimpse into how the magazine is made.
Rank #1: FBI Files on The Fugs.
The VICE Magazine Podcast is your definitive guide to enlightening information. Our second annual Music Issue, a collaboration with our music site, Noisey, came out earlier this month, so we’re highlighting stories from the issue on our podcast. This week, Jason Leopold talks about his latest installment of Classified, a column where he breaks down the files he’s received from Freedom of Information Act requests. As this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Doors’ self-titled debut album, Jason had hoped to write about the band. He found an FBI labeled “SUBJECT: THE DOORS,” but after opening it, he discovered the file only included letters referencing the politically charged 60s rock group the Fugs. Turns out, in 1969 a concerned citizen offended by the Fugs’ music, and drafted a letter to a US senator and the director of the FBI, requesting they ban the band’s music. Here’s Jason with more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Meet Pink Room Project.
The VICE Magazine Podcast is your definitive guide to enlightening information. Our second annual Music Issue, a collaboration with our music site, Noisey, came out last week. In the issue, Lawrence Burney, a staff writer at Noisey, writes about his trip to Louisiana to hang out with members of Pink Room Project, a young collective pushing the musical legacy of New Orleans into the future. The collective, also known as the Pink, was founded by New Orleans natives Keith Cavalier, a 29-year-old producer known as Lil Jodeci, and Brandon Ares, a 25-year-old rapper. They host popular parties and DJ nights that feature a range of genres, from bounce to rap to house music. Lil Jodeci, Ares, and a few other members of the collective recently came by our Brooklyn office to chat with Lawrence about how the collective started, what motivates them, and the impact of Hurricane Katrina. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Is Instagram harder to quit than smoking? Can you ever get rich from gambling? Is it ever ok to masturbate to Facebook photos? In VICE UK's new podcast, we attempt to answer the questions that Google can't. Questions with complicated, messy answers. It's called "Yeah, But It's Not As Simple As That" because nothing is as straightforward as it seems.
Rank #1: Can You Love Someone When You Don't Love Yourself?.
This week, we look at some of the difficult questions around mental health and relationships. Can you break up with someone who's depressed? Should you tell a tinder date about a mental health problem? How does anxiety affect your sex life?We hear a couple that broke up because of issues around sex and wellbeing, Emily Reynolds wrestles with the hard questions of dating with mental health problems and the artist Hannah Perry makes a case for rethinking our attitudes to "mad" behaviour. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Could You Have Sex With A Stranger Tonight?.
It's never been easier to have sex with a stranger, if you're single and on Tinder you could basically go home with someone every single night. But most of us don't do that, and not because we don't like having sex but because the people we meet somehow don't live up to our standards. Of course some people are simply tactless or cruel, but mostly it's little things that upset us. Tiny little dealbreakers – a goatee, bad footwear, the word "lush" – that stop us going home with someone. This week we're just talking about dealbreakers: awful restaurant selection, dodgy politics and other things that would make you have a "sudden emergency" after one drink. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
We’re going to be talking to famous chefs, celebrities, the food-obsessed, food-averse, and everyone in between, asking them questions about current food culture and the culinary world that no one else is.
Rank #1: #42 Ina Garten - An Afternoon at Ina Garten's House, part one.
No summer is complete without a road trip to a beautiful beach town. So we asked ourselves what our dream destination would be. The answer? Ina Garten's house. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: #43 Ina Garten - An Afternoon at Ina Garten's House, part two.
Ina's most despised food? Why she learned to fly an airplane? How to become an awesomely famous television chef and live happily ever after? We find out in part two. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The best of VICE, behind the scenes. On this podcast we highlight stories from across VICE platforms through the lens’ of reporters, guests and experts.
Rank #1: Steven Soderbergh On His New iPhone-Shot Film, UNSANE: 3.13.18.
We hear from Oscar award-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh on his new iPhone-shot film, UNSANE. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: AirPods Are a Tragedy.
On this episode, we talk to Motherboard reporter Caroline Haskins about why AirPods are a social and environmental disaster. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Tired of the daily news doom and gloom? Looking to explore curious stories instead? Every Monday through Thursday, we bring a story on the theme of Power, Culture, and the Future, handpicked from The Outline. We guarantee you’ll feel smarter and more hydrated.
Rank #1: 2/21/18: Do text based therapy apps really work?.
It's Wednesday. Put some respect on Fergie's name. Today on the show:Paris Martineau - Your therapist is typingCat Ferguson (on The Verge) - BreakdownHosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by James T. Green. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: 2/15/18: Instagram's depression ads.
It's Thursday. You made it. Today on the show:Paris Martineau - Why is Instagram so worried about my mental health?Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by James T. Green. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A deep dive into the world's greatest mysteries that were solved by science. Brought to you by Motherboard and staff writer Kaleigh Rogers.
Rank #1: 3 - The Unexplained Flying Lights Are Big and Bright.
The small town of Marfa, Texas has been a regular tourist attraction for decades, as travellers flock to catch a glimpse of the strange, beautiful floating lights that appear every night a few miles out of town. Will learning the secret behind these lights ruin them for their biggest fan? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: 4 - Ancient Aliens or Prehistoric Hot Air Balloons?.
The Nazca lines have baffled scientists and explorers for centuries. The giant carvings in the earth are best viewed from space, but they were created sometime around 500 A.D. How did they execute such elaborate designs? And why build something you could never fully appreciate? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Meeting the Most Significant Motherf*ckers on the Planet.
Rank #1: Eddie Huang on Fresh Off the Boat and More: VICE Podcast 003.
The VICE Podcast is a weekly unedited discussion where we go inside the minds of some of the most interesting, creative, and bizarre people we come across in the VICE universe. This week we talk to restaurateur and food personality Eddie Huang about his new book, Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir, the first season of his show Fresh Off the Boat, and what we can expect for season two.Check out Fresh Off the Boat on http://VICE.com here: http://www.vice.com/fresh-off-the-boat For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: The Inner-workings of the FBI: The VICE Podcast 038.
This week on the VICE podcast Reihan Salam sits down with Michael German, a 16-year veteran of the FBI, who recently joined the Brennan Center where he'll focus on law enforcement and intelligence oversight and reform, in the center's fight to advance effective national security policies that respect constitutional values and the rule of law. Today we chat with German about the way in which the FBI has changed since 9/11.Check out the Best of VICE here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Best-OfCheck out the VICE podcast on iTunes here: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vice-…id634513189?mt=2 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Stoner is a freewheeling conversation that often starts with "when was the first time you ever smoked weed?" and can end up anywhere. Guests range from artists to musicians to those working in the marijuana economy. Host Aaron Lammer is also the co-host of the Longform Podcast and has co-written songs with Francis and the Lights for artists like Chance the Rapper and Drake.
Rank #1: Episode 23: Tao Lin, novelist and poet.
Tao Lin is is the author of the novel Taipei and a forthcoming book Beyond Existentialism about Terence McKenna and psychedelics. We talked about: 🌱 why Tao documents both his own thoughts and his caffeine and cannabis consumption in a giant .RTF document 🌱 having empathy for your parents 🌱 how pesticides block endocannabinoid receptors and steal humanity's natural stonedness
Rank #2: Episode 27: Jia Tolentino, writer for The New Yorker.
Stoner is back for Season 2! Jia Tolentino is a staff writer at The New Yorker who wrote recently about the teen vaping sensation Juul. We talked about her intention to die on the moon, the etiquette of sharing popcorn with a complete stranger during a stoned viewing of Beauty and the Beast, and how she navigates her weed life.
Sound is energy. It’s intimate and startling and immediate. Each episode of Sound Show explores one topic in sound, like music, film, silence, or communication. Every week we talk to the people who make and hear the strangest, most interesting sounds in that topic.
Rank #1: 3: The Audience Is Listening.
Today, we bring you two stories about movie sounds. First, the story behind Deep Note, the iconic audio logo for THX, and how it was almost lost forever. Then, things get a little personal as one producer with an axe to grind embarks on a journey to find a quieter popcorn kernel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: 2: Hear People Die.
Hearpeopledie is an offshoot of a subreddit called watchpeopledie, which is for videos of graphic violence. Audio, however, is a little more hardcore.The clips on r/hearpeopledie range from quiet moments of legal assisted suicide to the violent death of someone being hit by a car. Adrianne Jeffries wanted to understand why people listen to these recordings, and what draws some gore fans to audio in particular. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Enjoy the archives of this retired series featuring legendary technology columnist Walt Mossberg and The Verge’s editor-in-chief Nilay Patel. The series finale aired on June 13, 2017, shortly before Walt’s well-deserved retirement. For more on what’s happening now (and next) in technology and gadgets, listen and subscribe to The Vergecast.
Rank #1: Walt and Nilay worry about Apple.
Nilay talks with Walt about his criticism of Apple lately regarding the decline in quality of software on both mobile and desktop. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Walt and Nilay take control of your TV.
On our newest episode of Ctrl-Walt-Delete, we cover a few topics. Walt was at Code Media this week, so Walt and Nilay go over a few talking points from the conference, including the announcement of the Caavo streaming box — something Nilay is pretty excited about. Walt’s column from Wednesday focused on the addition of Android apps on Chrome OS, which is featured in the newest Chromebook: the Samsung Chromebook Plus. The two review the software in beta and discuss user experience thus far. Also, a special guest briefly stops by the studio to give us their quick take on it as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
BuzzFeed editors Ryan Broderick and Katie Notopoulos explore the weirdest corners of the internet, so you don't have to.
Rank #1: The Drug Internet And The Legend Of Hedo Rick.
This week Julia learns what "hentai" is, Ryan talks about the lame parts of the internet where kids share tips for getting high, and Katie talks about her idol "Hedo Rick," an older man who enjoys going to Jamaican swinger parties.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Meet The Woman Who Free-Bled In Front Of Parliament.
This week Internet Explorer sits down with Charlie Edge, the woman who recently made headlines for freebleeding in front of parliament. Also, this week, we feature the music of Astro Kid and DJ George Costanza.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What's good, Internet? Join Waypoint's Austin Walker, Rob Zacny, Patrick Klepek, and Ricardo Contreras two times a week, as they break down the biggest stories in video games, talk about their favorite media, and unfairly compare everything to Dark Souls.
Rank #1: Episode 86: Nick Robinson.
Polygon video producer Nick Robinson was suspended last Friday, “pending a thorough Vox Media inquiry” regarding allegations of serial sexual harassment. You might not be surprised we Have Some Thoughts. Patrick, Austin, Danielle, and Rob used this moment to discuss the confusing world of power dynamics in the social media age, what it’s like to have a favorite creator accused of something grotesque, and why we should avoid demanding “receipts” from people who come forward with stories of harassment. Elsewhere, we celebrate our recent chicken dinner in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Danielle gushes over Atomic Blonde, and Rob tells us why Battle Brothers is giving him pause. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Bonus: Sekiro Spoilercast .
It’s been a little more than a month since the release of the latest FromSoft game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Given how often we reference Souls games already, are you REALLY surprised we dedicated a few hours to a full-on spoilercast with Austin, Patrick, Cado, and Joel? At this point, nearly everyone (good luck Patrick!) has finished the game, which gives us a chance to reflect on the journey, and where Sekiro fits in FromSoftware’s catalog. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
The Ars Technicast is the official podcast from Ars Technica, where we bring you you the latest in the worlds of computing, technology, science, and everything else in between. Ars publishes original news and reviews, analysis of tech trends, and expert advice on the most fundamental aspects of tech and the many ways it's helping us enjoy our world.
Rank #1: Ars Technicast Experimental #7.1: Rob Reid and Tim O’Reilly, 1 of 3.
Our guest is tech’s preeminent publisher and top prognosticator Tim O’Reilly. O’Reilly Media has published a huge share of our world’s top books for as long as I’ve been around – even as it led the charge with ebooks, digital training, and other disruptions to its ink-on-paper legacy. But Tim’s real mojo comes from being the industry’s convener-in-chief.
Rank #2: Ars Technicast Experimental #7.3: Rob Reid and Tim O’Reilly, 3 of 3.
In today’s installment, Tim rejects the fashionable forecast that automation will eradicate all human jobs next week. Being closer than most of us to Jeff Bezos, he knows a thing or three about operations at Amazon, which presents a fascinating case in point. Then Tim goes a bit dark. With reference to Facebook and Google, he compares the world economy to an optimizing algorithm that’s gone off the rails. Tim closes with a nuanced take on our future.
Hacking. Hackers. Disinformation campaigns. Encryption. The Cyber. This stuff gets complicated really fast, but Motherboard spends its time embedded in the infosec world so you don't have to. Host Ben Makuch talks every week to Motherboard reporters Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai and Joseph Cox about the stories they're breaking and to the industry's most famous hackers and researchers about the biggest news in cybersecurity.
Rank #1: Edward Snowden on Julian Assange, the Mueller Report, and Press Freedom.
In this week's CYBER podcast, we sat down with Edward Snowden to talk about his life in Russia, WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, and press freedom in the United States and beyond. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Inside the U.S. Cyber Army.
The U.S. military prides itself on being one of the most powerful militaries on the face of the earth. The best trained, the best equipped with the latest wartech, the most mobile, with a power projection around the world. It’s why, sadly, as the Bureau of Investigative Journalism—which tracks U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Somalia—maintains that the American military has killed as many as over 12,000 people in targeted strikes since 2004. Of those numbers, close to 1,800 are civilians and up to nearly 400 of that number, are kids.There’s even been consideration on whether or not the U.S. military could have at on point taken on the entire world in the kinetic reality of ground, air, and sea war. But in 2019, the American war machine doesn’t simply need soldiers,helicopters, or F-22s. It needs hackers to infiltrate secure networks, to spy, or disrupt critical infrastructure of an enemy during any given military operation. In order to professionalize and certify its importance within the military, the Department of Defense officially elevated “Cyber Command” as its cyberspace force in 2018 to do just that, giving it the distinction of being one of its eleven “unified combatant commands.” In other words, USCYBERCOM (as its known for short) joins other permanent forces that are designated across DoD with a broad mandate during times of peace and war. For example, the special forces has its own Special Forces Command, while AFRICOM looks after African centric military operations. According to its mission statement, USCYBERCOM first defends DoD assets, then it’s responsible for “providing support to combatant commanders for execution of their missions around the world, and strengthening our nation's ability to withstand and respond to cyber attack.”Already there are media reports showing USCYBERCOM coordinating hacking operations against ISIS with the help of the NSA and carrying out a top secret “strike” on Iranian government propaganda wings in response to Tehran’s attacks on a Saudi oil field. On this week’s CYBER we’ve got Dave Weinstein, a former member of USCYBERCOM and the now CSO of cybersecurity firm Claroty, to give us the inside tract on how this new American cyber army functions. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy