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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.

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Good topics with fun and funny hosts

By burnbizzle - May 01 2019
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What makes this podcast fun is the light and engaging interactions due to the chemistry of the hosts.

Best Podcast!

By BilalNaseer - Mar 19 2019
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Simply amazing. It is very well done and the content is diverse and it is truly entertaining and informative. My Friday is never complete without listening to it.

iTunes Ratings

31 Ratings
Average Ratings
25
3
2
0
1

Good topics with fun and funny hosts

By burnbizzle - May 01 2019
Read more
What makes this podcast fun is the light and engaging interactions due to the chemistry of the hosts.

Best Podcast!

By BilalNaseer - Mar 19 2019
Read more
Simply amazing. It is very well done and the content is diverse and it is truly entertaining and informative. My Friday is never complete without listening to it.
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The WIRED Podcast

Updated 5 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: 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
41 mins
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Rank #2: 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
37 mins
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Rank #3: How to think about algorithms: Podcast 401

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On the WIRED podcast this week: How the demise of HMV shows the way forward for the high street and it’s finally time for the first WIRED Book Club in-depth discussion extravaganza

These are the stories we discussed this week...

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

HMV's failure shows a way forward for the UK's struggling high street
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/hmv-closure-administration

The latest from Huawei's troubles:

Germany 'considers ban on Huawei' amid global backlash
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46914489

Oxford University suspends Huawei donations and sponsorships
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46911265

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by James Temperton and Matt Burgess
Jan 18 2019
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #4: 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
36 mins
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Rank #5: The truth about standing desks: Podcast 402

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On the WIRED podcast this week: standing desk myths, busted, the latest on the Chinese CRISPR baby scandal and how skyscrapers are fighting back against YouTube’s daredevil rooftoppers.

These are the stories we discussed this week...

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

Turns out your standing desk isn't solving your sitting problem
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/standing-desk-benefits

Chinese officials circle as a second CRISPR pregnancy is confirmed
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/second-crispr-baby

What is CRISPR? The revolutionary gene-editing tech explained
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/what-is-crispr-cas9-gene-editing

London's skyscrapers are fighting back against YouTube rooftoppers
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/youtube-parkour-stars-ally-law-ryan-taylor

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by James Temperton and Matt Burgess
Jan 25 2019
41 mins
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Rank #6: 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
36 mins
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Rank #7: 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
52 mins
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Rank #8: How Netflix built Black Mirror's interactive Bandersnatch episode: Podcast 399

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On the WIRED podcast this week: China’s historic mission to the far side of the Moon and everything you need to know about Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch episode

These are the stories we discussed this week...

Join the WIRED Book Club: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club

China Moon mission lands Chang'e-4 spacecraft on far side
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46724727

The inside story of Bandersnatch, the weirdest Black Mirror tale yet
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/bandersnatch-black-mirror-episode-explained

The best Black Mirror episodes, ranked for you to disagree with
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/best-black-mirror-episodes

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess
Jan 04 2019
36 mins
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Rank #9: 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
38 mins
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Rank #10: The CRISPR gene-edited baby scandal: Podcast 396

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These are the stories we discussed this week...

Join the WIRED Book Club: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club

Reusable coffee cups? Tote bags? Here's the truth about what you can do to be more climate-friendly: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/climate-change-myth-busting

The Chinese CRISPR baby debacle takes another dark turn: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/chinese-crispr-baby-he-jiankui

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by James Temperton
Nov 30 2018
47 mins
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Rank #11: 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
47 mins
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Rank #12: Facebook's anti-vaxxer problem: Podcast 406

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Coming up today: Facebook’s anti-vaxxer problem, Citymapper’s plan to take over transport, and the second WIRED Book Club

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

Citymapper just announced a subscription service for London's muddled transport network: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/citymapper-pass-london-transport-subscription

Our story on anti-vaccination will be published on 25.02.19.

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Reynolds
Feb 22 2019
52 mins
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Rank #13: 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
38 mins
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Rank #14: 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
47 mins
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Rank #15: 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
12 hours 53 mins
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Rank #16: How inspirational quotes took over the web

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Coming up today: a bluetooth-connected e-cigarette, video assistant referees come to the Premier League and how motivational quotes took over social media

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:

How the UK became the testing ground for Juul's US ambitions
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/juul-c1-e-cigarette-youth-vaping

The stats that prove VAR is great news for Premier League minnows
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/var-premier-league

How inspirational quotes became a whole social media industry
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/inspirational-quote-industry

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Reynolds
Aug 09 2019
37 mins
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Rank #17: 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
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #18: Did the Google walkout work? Podcast 392

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On the WIRED podcast this week: Google staff members walkout in protest over sexual misconduct, Tony Blair on big tech and the medical cannabis is now legal in the UK. Sort of.

These are the stories we discussed this week...

Google walkout: employees stage protest over handling of sexual harassment
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/01/technology/google-walkout-sexual-harassment.html

Tony Blair: we must regulate big tech properly and prepare for China's AI threat
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/tony-blair-technology-regulation-government

UK doctors can now prescribe weed. But you probably won't get it
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/uk-medical-cannabis-cbd-oil

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess
Nov 02 2018
42 mins
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Rank #19: 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
37 mins
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Rank #20: How to KonMari your digital life: Podcast 400

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On the WIRED podcast this week: The problem with YouTubers promoting mystery boxes, hacking the European elections and how to Marie Kondo your digital life.

These are the stories we discussed this week...

Join the WIRED Book Club: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-book-club

All the latest news and highlights from CES 2019
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/ces-2019-highlights-news-day-3

The games industry doesn't know how to cure its loot box addiction
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/loot-boxes-star-wars-battlefront-2-fifa-ultimate-team

The EU doesn't really have a plan to stop its elections being hacked
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/eu-parliament-elections-hacking

How to KonMari your digital life (To be published on 12/01/2019)
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/tidying-up-with-marie-kondo-netflix

Music by Filip Hnizdo

Show produced and edited by Matt Burgess
Jan 11 2019
44 mins
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