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pluspluspodcast is a show about science, tech and the future, told from laboratories, garages and factories across the world. Motherboard embeds with the humans and machines shaping our future behind the scenes.

pluspluspodcast is a show about science, tech and the future, told from laboratories, garages and factories across the world. Motherboard embeds with the humans and machines shaping our future behind the scenes.
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pluspluspodcast is a show about science, tech and the future, told from laboratories, garages and factories across the world. Motherboard embeds with the humans and machines shaping our future behind the scenes.

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English


Episodes

PlusPlus Update!

7/13/2017
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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

Duration:00:01:22

Introducing Science Solved It

4/24/2017
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A mystery is only as good as its solution…at least, that’s what host Kaleigh Rogers believes. Science Solved It is a new weekly show from Motherboard that introduces listeners to the world’s greatest mysteries that were solved by science, with insight from the actual researchers who cracked the case. We cover everything from strange, underwater noises to cartoons that give people seizures, all with a satisfying scientific solution at the end. Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite app or...

Duration:00:06:41

Vote for Motherboard

4/19/2017
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We'll be back with a new episode of plusplus tomorrow, but in the meantime, please vote for our other podcast, Radio Motherboard, in the Webbys: vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/…sts/technology Tweet at us telling us you voted (@jason_koebler or @motherboard), and we'll select one person to come on a future episode of Radio Motherboard show to talk about whatever they want. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:02:23

#5 - Should Robots Make Your Clothes?

3/31/2017
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Motherboard editor Ankita Rao went to Hyderabad, India to investigate the city's garment industry. She found rooms filled with hundreds of people making clothes by hand for low wages. If their jobs were automated, would they be better or worse off? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:18:09

#4 - Who Killed the Smart Gun?

3/24/2017
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With an epidemic of mass shootings and gun accidents devastating communities nationwide, a small movement seeks to change technology instead of gun control laws. But the players behind the movement to create smart guns have been blocked at every turn. Motherboard features editor Brian Anderson went on a two-year quest to learn who killed the smart gun. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:24:17

#3 - Domestic Surveillance

3/17/2017
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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

Duration:00:27:04

#2 - America's Television Graveyards

3/10/2017
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We love our gadgets, but we rarely think about what happens with them when we get rid of them. Often, they don't go far at all. In the last three years, the EPA has found warehouses full of millions of abandoned CRT televisions in eight states. Motherboard reporter Jason Koebler traveled to electronics recycling center near Dallas to learn why our old TVs are so hard to deal with. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:21:34

#1 - The Strange Life and Death of Sam Maloney

3/3/2017
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A hacker, a revolutionary, a racist crusader, a father, a husband, a university student, a son, and a friend: Sam Maloney was all of these things, depending on who you ask. Toronto-based reporter Jordan Pearson investigates the work, software, and secret life of the 35-year-old programmer, who was shot and killed under mysterious circumstances by police in London, Ontario. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:24:14

#0 - Welcome to pluspluspodcast

3/2/2017
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pluspluspodcast is a fully produced, documentary-style show that takes you on the road with Motherboard reporters as we meet with the people who are helping shape our shared, crazy future. In season one, we'll go to India, Canada, and all over the United States to talk to hackers, scientists, activists, and gun nuts. Check back Friday for our first episode, a look at the curious case of Sam Maloney, a hacker who was killed under bizarre circumstances by Canadian police. For information...

Duration:00:03:31