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The future is wonderful, the future is terrifying. We should know, we live there. Whether it's on the ground or on the web, Motherboard is traveling the world to uncover the stories that will define what's coming next. New technologies, cultures, and discoveries are constantly reshaping this old planet of ours. And it's happening faster than ever before. Radio Motherboard is all of that, in a fast-paced, fun, and informative podcast.

The future is wonderful, the future is terrifying. We should know, we live there. Whether it's on the ground or on the web, Motherboard is traveling the world to uncover the stories that will define what's coming next. New technologies, cultures, and discoveries are constantly reshaping this old planet of ours. And it's happening faster than ever before. Radio Motherboard is all of that, in a fast-paced, fun, and informative podcast.
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The future is wonderful, the future is terrifying. We should know, we live there. Whether it's on the ground or on the web, Motherboard is traveling the world to uncover the stories that will define what's coming next. New technologies, cultures, and discoveries are constantly reshaping this old planet of ours. And it's happening faster than ever before. Radio Motherboard is all of that, in a fast-paced, fun, and informative podcast.

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Episodes

[Bonus] Introducing CYBER, a Hacking Podcast by Motherboard

11/12/2018
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Motherboard has launched a new podcast, called CYBER. It's available on Apple Podcasts and on whatever app you listen to. 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...

Duration:00:02:23

NASA Turns 60

10/1/2018
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NASA turns 60 this week. We're joined by Former NASA chief technologist Mason Peck joins us to discuss the agency’s history of spaceflight milestones, which include landing humans on the Moon (six times!), putting rovers on Mars, sending probes to interstellar space, and partnering on the International Space Station. Beyond these physical exploration achievements, NASA has also revolutionized the human view of Earth, the solar system, the Milky Way, and the deep swaths of space and time...

Duration:00:57:09

[BONUS] Introducing Queerly Beloved

9/12/2018
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If you've been enjoying Radio Motherboard, we think you'll also love our newest VICE podcast, Queerly Beloved. Queerly Beloved ​is a new podcast series from Broadly. Co-hosted by Broadly editor Sarah Burke and Fran Tirado of the popular queer podcast Food 4 Thot, it’s a multifaceted portrait of LGBTQ chosen family—the people who help us figure out who we are and inspire us to live as our most authentic selves. In a world obsessed with significant others, Queerly Beloved focuses on the...

Duration:00:22:28

Motherboard's New Crossword Puzzle: Solve the Internet

6/12/2018
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Radio Motherboard talks to Caleb Madison and Marley Randazzo about Solve the Internet, Motherboard's new internet-themed weekly crossword puzzle.

Duration:00:19:00

Sex Workers Lobby Congress Against a Terrible Internet Law

6/7/2018
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Radio Motherboard talks to Liara Roux, a sex worker who was part of the first ever organized effort by her industry to lobby Congress. We talk about SESTA/FOSTA, a law that puts sex workers in danger and has fundamentally changed the internet.

Duration:00:38:59

PewDiePie, Alinity, and the Burden of Being a Female Streamer

6/5/2018
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Radio Motherboard breaks down the harassment that has been leveled against Twitch streamer Alinity and other women online, as well as the phenomenon of YouTube's "Twitch Fails" videos.

Duration:00:46:46

Elon Musk, Then and Now

5/31/2018
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Radio Motherboard pulls a 2015 interview with Elon Musk's biographer Ashlee Vance, and talks about how perceptions about Musk and his companies have changed.

Duration:00:40:10

Facebook’s Reckoning with American Nazis

5/29/2018
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After a white supremacist killed a protester in Charlottesville in 2017, Facebook pushed to re-educate its moderators about hate speech groups in the US, and spell out the distinction from nationalism and separatism, documents obtained by Motherboard show.

Duration:01:02:12

Amplifying the Alt-Right

5/24/2018
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Whitney Phillips, the author of a new report called "The Oxygen of Amplification," talks about what she learned by talking to more than 50 journalists who covered the alt-right and white supremacists during the 2016 election cycle.

Duration:01:18:01

Who's Afraid of Kaspersky?

5/22/2018
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We went to Kaspersky Lab's SAS conference, where the controversial Russian anti-virus firm showcases its best research, wines and dines competitors and journalists, and burns American espionage operations.

Duration:00:44:40

The Senate Voted to Save Net Neutrality--Here's How it Happened

5/17/2018
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Evan Greer has spent the last few months pushing the Senate to preserve net neutrality. She explains how Fight for the Future and millions of internet users convinced the Senate, and what's next in the uphill battle to save the internet.

Duration:00:35:35

Pod Void if Removed

5/15/2018
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The FTC just announced that Warranty Void if Removed stickers on video game consoles are illegal. This is a big win for consumers--and an indication that the walled gardens of electronic manufacturers are being breached.

Duration:00:49:37

How to Make a Photo Go Viral

3/14/2018
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A woman in cyberpunk body paint stands in the center of a ring of old laptops. It's a staged photo about e-waste, sure, but photographer Ben Von Wong hasn't just set up the photo to look cool. He wants it to go viral: "I create viral campaigns around boring topics," he said. Radio Motherboard spoke to Von Wong about the campaign, and about everything that goes into making sure people actually consume his content: "I gathered almost 1,000 people on an email newsletter who said within the...

Duration:00:27:41

BROAD BAND (Live)

3/8/2018
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We talk to Claire Evans (who last joined us on the first ever episode of Radio Motherboard!) about her new book BROAD BAND: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet. Claire joined Motherboard staff writer Kaleigh Rogers to talk about the internet past and present with Marisa Bowe, editor-in-chief of one of the first internet publications, and Stacy Horn, founder of EchoNYC, an early internet community that launched in the early 1990s and still exists today.

Duration:00:58:32

Net Neutrality

12/12/2017
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The FCC will vote later this week to repeal net neutrality protections. Radio Motherboard talks to BoingBoing co-founder and Electronic Frontier Foundation activist Cory Doctorow about what the next steps are to protect the open internet.

Duration:00:32:56

Stress Week: Drone Therapy

12/8/2017
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Kristel Jax, a performance artist, leads us through a drone therapy session, which uses drone music and cognitive behavioral therapy to try and treat anxiety and stress.

Duration:00:17:31

Stress Week: How to Hack New York Stress

12/7/2017
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Ankita gets her stress test results and sits down with Dr. Chiti Parikh at Weill Cornell's Integrative Health and Wellbeing program to talk about how to deal with the intense stress of 2017.

Duration:00:24:38

Bonus: Rebuilding the Swamp

11/3/2017
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Motherboard's Ankita Rao went to an Army Corps of Engineers project in south Florida to see an Everglades restoration project firsthand. Read the story at motherboard.vice.com.

Duration:00:05:49

Jane Goodall on chimps, feminism and Donald Trump

10/27/2017
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Staff writer Kaleigh Rogers sits down with renowned anthropologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall and director Brett Morgen ahead of the release of "Jane," a new documentary about her life and work.

Duration:00:15:08

Cyberwar

10/6/2017
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Motherboard speaks to Ben Makuch, the host of VICELAND's Cyberwar, about how he may have come face-to-face with a Russian DNC hacker.

Duration:00:37:57