Chips with Everything

Chips with Everything

By The Guardian

Why are people designing video games in war zones? How do you catch a catfisher? Can we trust AI lie detectors? Each week, Jordan Erica Webber is joined by experts to answer these questions on our digital culture podcast, Chips with Everything

Episodes

Comfort Eating with Grace Dent: episode one of a new podcast

Have you ever wondered what famous people actually eat? In our new podcast, Guardian restaurant critic Grace Dent does just that, asking well-known guests to lift the lid on the food they turn to when they’re at home alone – and what comfort foods have seen them through their lives. In the first episode, screenwriter Russell T Davies tells Grace about his childhood in Swansea, the delights of Woolworth’s pork and egg pies, and how his husband’s death informed his latest TV series, It’s a Sin. Future guests will include Nish Kumar, Rafe Spall and Aisling Bea. Episodes willl be released every Tuesday – search for it wherever you get your podcasts. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
01/07/2139m 46s

Reverberate: episode 1 of our new series

The Guardian has launched a new series called Reverberate that we think you’ll like. Each week, Chris Michael will explore incredible stories from around the world about when music shook history. In the first episode, we hear from Kashy Keegan, an unknown singer-songwriter in a sleepy English town who became the voice of Hong Kong’s nascent pro-democracy movement. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to hear the rest of the series. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
08/02/2125m 34s

Innermost: another episode of our new series

We wanted to bring you another episode from our Innermost series. In the last episode of our first season, two callers tell Leah Green how their relationships sent them down unexpected paths, one with criminal consequences Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to hear the rest of the series. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
03/08/2020m 21s

Innermost: episode 1 of a new series

The Guardian has launched a new series called Innermost that we think you will like. Each week, callers will tell Leah Green what’s going on behind closed doors. In the first episode, we hear how an uncle’s funeral and meals with an emotionally distant brother help James and Jess think about their families in new and unexpected ways. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to hear the rest of the series. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
25/06/2016m 34s

End of an era: Chips with Everything – podcast

In the final episode of Chips with Everything, Jordan Erica Webber and Alex Hern reminisce about their favourite episodes from the last couple of years. Plus, as the decade draws to a close, the duo discuss their favourite tech stories of the past 10 years. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
16/12/1937m 23s

Grieving in the digital era: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber looks at how Twitter’s plans to deactivate unused accounts raised a broader conversation around the intersection of technology and death. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
09/12/1926m 26s

Cities vs big tech: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber looks into the recent setbacks for Uber and Airbnb in cities such as London and Toronto. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
02/12/1924m 27s

Becoming a meme: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber chats to the man behind the Hide the Pain Harold meme, and Elle Hunt explains why a person’s face might gain notoriety. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
25/11/1924m 37s

Treating mental health with an app: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber looks at the pros and cons of mental health apps. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
18/11/1928m 1s

Infiltrating a 'troll farm': Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber talks to undercover reporter Katarzyna Pruszkiewicz, who spent six months working in a PR firm in Poland, where she was told to promote controversial content that would influence people through a fake, rightwing Twitter account. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
11/11/1919m 14s

A tale of two platforms: Chips with Everything podcast

Kari Paul and Alex Hern join Jordan Erica Webber to discuss how the big social media platforms are tackling the sticky issue of political adverts. Dr Kate Dommett also talks about how UK political parties could use or misuse social media as they launch their general election campaigns.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
04/11/1925m 29s

All in a domain name: Chips with Everything podcast

The web domain democracy.com went up for auction last week with an asking price of at least $300,000 (£233,000). This week, Jordan Erica Webber looks at what makes a few words in a web browser worth thousands, if not millions of dollars. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
28/10/1923m 5s

The digital welfare state: Chips with Everything podcast

As part of the Guardian’s Automating Poverty series, Robert Booth looked at how and why the Department for Work and Pensions in the UK is increasing investment in testing artificial intelligence to assess benefits claims. He talks to Jordan Erica Webber about his findings. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
21/10/1924m 26s

Security vs privacy – who wins? Chips with Everything podcast

Ministers from several countries have written an open letter to the Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, asking him not to fully encrypt all of the company’s messaging services. This week, Jordan Erica Webber talks to the Guardian’s tech reporter Julia Carrie Wong and the security expert Alan Woodward about the implications of restricting end-to-end encryption. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
14/10/1925m 43s

The Lovelace effect: Chips with Everything podcast

Ada Lovelace Day is in its 10th year, and to mark it, Jordan Erica Webber is joined by the founder of the event, Suw Charman-Anderson, to talk about why we need to do more to help support women working in STEM. She also talks to Dr Tilly Blyth, the head of collections and principal curator at the Science Museum in London, to learn more about why Ada Lovelace was a mathematician ahead of her time. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
07/10/1926m 0s

Uber – a Silicon Valley drama: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber chats to New York Times reporter Mike Isaac about Super Pumped, his new book on the rise and fall of Travis Kalanick. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
30/09/1938m 21s

Swiping left or right – politically: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber looks into the rise of identity politics in online dating. In this episode we hear from the journalist Rainesford Stauffer, dating expert Dr Jess Carbino and Tinder’s election bot creator, Yara Rodrigues Fowler. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
23/09/1924m 26s

YouTube summer camps: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber is joined by Richard Sprenger, who recently went to Los Angeles to learn more about a new summer camp that aims to teach six to 10-year-olds how to become the next YouTube sensation.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
16/09/1925m 29s

Siri, are you listening? Chips with Everything podcast

This week Jordan Erica Webber is joined by Alex Hern, as they look at the scandal that rocked the voice assistant world, and ask whether or not we can trust that voice assistants aren’t eavesdropping on our most private moments. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
09/09/190s

Turning off the internet: Chips with Everything podcast

Kashmiris have not had access to the internet for nearly a month. The blackout, from the start of August, is the 77th of the year so far in India. Jordan Erica Webber looks at the personal, legal and societal fallout of government-ordered shutdowns around the world. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
02/09/1927m 36s

The death of iTunes... kind of: Chips with Everything podcast

The Guardian’s UK tech editor, Alex Hern, joins Jordan Erica Webber to discuss the imminent end to the iTunes store as we know it. They also take a nostalgic look at some of the other software we’ve lost. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
26/08/1924m 53s

Domestic abuse meets big tech: Chips with Everything podcast

This week, Jordan Erica Webber talks to Anna, whose ex-partner surveilled her every move by using ‘stalkerware’ apps. Jordan also talks to MIT Technology Review journalist Charlotte Jee about what tech companies like Apple and Google could be doing to stop the proliferation of these apps. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
19/08/1918m 34s

A week in the life of 8chan: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber talks to Julia Carrie Wong about the extremist message board 8chan after the suspect in the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, used the website to post a manifesto on why he targeted those he murdered. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
12/08/1924m 36s

'The End of Forgetting': Chips with Everything podcast

This week, Jordan Erica Webber talks to Kate Eichhorn about her new book The End of Forgetting: Growing up with Social Media, which explores the dangers facing young people who may find it difficult to distance themselves from their pasts, long into the future. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
05/08/1924m 9s

The price of being a ransomware hero: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber chats to Fabian Wosar, a renowned anti-ransomware expert, who has worked on thousands of cases during his career. The victims that Fabian helps love him. The ransomware hackers he thwarts – not so much. He talks about the sacrifices he has made for the job he loves. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
29/07/1927m 3s

Gaming for abortion rights: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber talks to Laura Hudson, who wrote about video game producers making games that present players with situations where a character might choose to have an abortion. She also chats to Mary Flanagan of Tiltfactor about the potential impact games can have on changing opinions. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
22/07/1921m 53s

Finding dark patterns online: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber teams up with Science Weekly host Ian Sample to find out more about how companies use various techniques to trick us into buying something we may never have needed, or wanted. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
15/07/1927m 11s

Blockchain as art: Chips with Everything podcast

With the launch of the Facebook cryptocurrency Libra, Jordan Erica Webber revisits an old Chips episode looking at how artists are using blockchain to answer the big questions, like ‘what is the value of a human life?’. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
08/07/1922m 0s

Is YouTube proud? – Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber looks at why some people, such as Carlos Maza, say YouTube needs to do more to protect minorities from hate speech. The Guardian’s UK technology editor, Alex Hern, joins in on the conversation. Note added 1 July 2019: Due to a communication mix-up, we erroneously stated in the first airing of this episode that Google, of which YouTube is a subsidiary, did not respond to our request for comment. The company did respond, citing their official blog post on the subject matter of this episode - read it here. Suggestions that Google did not respond have been omitted.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
01/07/1928m 46s

"Smart City of Surveillance": Chips with Everything

Leyland Cecco and Lilian Edwards join Jordan Erica Webber to talk about the latest delays in plans to build a smart neighbourhood in Toronto.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
24/06/1927m 30s

Gotta catch 'em all … in your sleep: Chips with Everything podcast

The Pokémon Company has announced the 2020 launch of Pokémon Sleep, a mobile game that will reward users based on how well they slumber. Jordan Erica Webber looks at why sleep experts are worried about the idea. She is joined by Dale Berning Sawa and Laura Dale. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
17/06/1923m 23s

Cybersecurity and makeup tutorials: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber chats to Addie Wagenknecht, who is using the YouTube algorithm to her advantage by teaching cybersecurity tips while reviewing beauty products. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
10/06/1919m 3s

Meeting your Islamophobic troll: Chips with Everything podcast

A couple of years ago, Hussein Kesvani started receiving anti-Islam messages from a Twitter account called True Brit. A few months later, he travelled to meet the man behind the account. Jordan Erica Webber chats to him about what that was like, as well as his new book Follow Me, Akhi, which looks at how the newest generation of British Muslims are growing up in the digital age.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
03/06/1933m 53s

Pocketful of data: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber and Graihagh Jackson team up for the latest instalment of Science with Everything to look at the history and potential future of weather forecasting. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
27/05/1926m 12s

Technology is messing with our emotions: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber chats to the authors of a new book which looks into why human emotions have changed so drastically in the last couple of centuries. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
20/05/1925m 45s

Becoming a modern-day cyborg: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber talks to the co-host of Grindfest, a festival for which dozens of fans of a type of body modification called ‘grinding’ travelled to the Tehachapi mountains in California. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
13/05/1927m 4s

Google's problem with AI and ethics: Chips With Everything podcast

After Google’s decision to scrap its new AI ethics council, Jordan Erica Webber revisits a Chips episode from last summer that looked at Google’s AI objectives. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
06/05/1922m 43s

Lost in a Good Game: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber talks to psychologist Pete Etchells about his new book, which explores both his personal relationship with video games and how society views – and could learn to view – this form of entertainment.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
29/04/1924m 20s

The local crime story that went viral: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber looks at a local crime brief that defied Facebook’s 2018 algorithm change, one that promised to transform users’ news feeds.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
22/04/1923m 46s

Measuring your fashion footprint: Chips with Everything podcast

This week Jordan Erica Webber and Graihagh Jackson team up to examine the environmental price tag of the fast fashion phenomenon and explore how technology could hold the key to a more sustainable system. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
15/04/1925m 25s

Porn legislation and MEPs' mistakes: Chips with Everything podcast

This week, Jordan Erica Webber catches up on recent internet-related laws that she fears are getting lost in the shadow of Brexit. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
08/04/1925m 15s

How to catch a catfisher: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber chats to Max Benwell about how he managed to track down the person using his photos to deceive women, and what happened when he got them on the phone. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
01/04/1925m 36s

Chips with Everything: bonus episode – podcast

Jordan Erica Webber is joined by the product manager for the Guardian Voice Lab about a new type of technology it has built. It’s called the Guardian Briefing. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
27/03/1919m 18s

The early days of the world wide web: Chips with Everything podcast

Alex Hern speaks to Sir Tim Berners-Lee, 30 years after the computer engineer sent the proposal for what would become the world wide web. Jordan Erica Webber chats to Elle Hunt and Alex about their earliest memories of using the web. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
25/03/1925m 31s

I'm a Barbie girl in a digital world: Chips with Everything podcast

To celebrate 60 years of Barbie, Jordan Erica Webber looks back at some of the key moments in the history of the world-famous doll, and examines how Barbie became a representative of the tech world. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
18/03/1926m 28s

'Hire some bloody women', the gender data gap: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber teams up with Nicola Davis to look at the gender data gap in both big tech and science, and the dangerous repercussions for women in a world built for men. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
11/03/1924m 37s

Rage against the machine: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber talks to Douglas Rushkoff about his new book, Team Human, a call to arms for people to start working together. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
04/03/1921m 32s

Making an influencer: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber reports on the people who work behind the scenes to elevate an individual to the role of true Instagram influencer. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
25/02/1927m 22s

Facebook's quinceañera: Chips with Everything podcast

As Facebook turns 15, Jordan Erica Webber explores how the social media giant has transformed over the years
18/02/1925m 53s

Grindr turns 10: Chips with Everything podcast

In this Valentine’s week special, Jordan Erica Webber looks at whether apps have helped or hindered the art of dating
11/02/1922m 57s

Trusting in a GoFundMe world: Chips with Everything podcast

Crowdfunding platforms like GoFundMe have shown just how generous people can be towards complete strangers. Jordan Erica Webber looks at why humans are so willing to trust people they don’t know online.
08/02/1920m 39s

The 5G wireless revolution: Chips with Everything podcast

We look at what to expect when 5G is rolled out in 2020 and how it could both help and hinder our lives
01/02/1922m 44s

Is this thing on? Robot comedians | Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber chats to roboticist Heather Knight about why she builds performing robots. What can cyborg cabaret and robot standups teach us about human-robot interaction?
25/01/1922m 33s

Can a computer be creative? Chips with Everything podcast

In our latest collaboration, Jordan Erica Webber teams up with Ian Sample of the Guardian’s Science Weekly podcast to look at why artwork produced using AI is forcing us to confront how we define creativity
18/01/1924m 55s

Fortnite and the floss: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber looks at why a rapper, an actor and a teenage viral sensation have launched lawsuits against Epic Games for allegedly making money off their dance moves
11/01/1920m 45s

Japan's new Y2K: Chips with Everything podcast

Almost two decades after the millennium bug failed to bite, Jordan Erica Webber looks at the potential consequences for big tech of the end of another era: Emperor Akihito’s reign in Japan
04/01/1919m 58s

Tech in 2018 – the highs and many lows: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber and the Guardian’s UK tech editor explore the biggest stories of 2018 and consider what 2019 may have in store
28/12/1836m 35s

Tracking Santa Claus: Chips with Everything podcast

In this Christmas special, Jordan Erica Webber learns how to track Santa using satellites and jet fighters as he journeys around the world bringing presents to millions of children
21/12/1816m 29s

Building a video game industry from scratch: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber looks at why it’s difficult to be a game developer in Pakistan and Bosnia and Herzegovina
14/12/1819m 56s

Amy Winehouse on tour as a hologram: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber explores the sometimes controversial world of holograms, from lessons taught by absent academics, to celebrities returning to the stage, even after their death
07/12/1821m 15s

Finding the cloud under the sea: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber dives down to the ocean floor to look at the fibre-optic cables that carry nearly 99% of all transoceanic data traffic
30/11/1821m 42s

Can we trust AI lie detectors? Chips with Everything podcast

In this collaboration between the Guardian’s Science Weekly and Chips with Everything podcasts, we explore whether we will ever be able to build an intelligent machine to detect our lies. And if we did, could we trust it?
23/11/1826m 56s

Gaming as a force for good: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber meets the academics disproving the unsociable gamer stereotype and discovers how one game is helping scientists learn more about dementia
16/11/1818m 39s

Magna Carta for the web: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber talks to two Mozilla Festival speakers who are trying different ways to teach individuals how to take back the internet and make it a trustworthy space again
09/11/1819m 57s

The ancient Greeks warned us about AI: Chips with Everything podcast

Author Adrienne Mayor discusses the myths that contained the first blueprints for artificial intelligence
02/11/1821m 13s

Insect-inspired drones and enviro-gamers: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber finds out how two scientists are employing green technology in very different ways to help curb environmental issues
26/10/1828m 44s

The usefulness of useless robots: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber asks robot maker and innovator Simone Giertz why she dislikes the robots she makes. And how digital technology might be useful for managing our wellbeing
19/10/1822m 41s

Big tech v democracy: Chips with Everything podcast

Is the brave new digital world affecting our politics? Could it render democracy obsolete? Jamie Bartlett joins Jordan Erica Webber to discuss
12/10/1828m 3s

Algorithms and data – what does the future hold? Chips with Everything podcast

Can the messy and complex world we live in be reduced to algorithms? And should we even try? Mathematician and lecturer Hannah Fry attempts to answer all this and more
05/10/1830m 2s

Algorithms and data – what does the future hold? Chips with Everything podcast

Can the messy and complex world we live in be reduced to algorithms? And should we even try? Mathematician and lecturer Hannah Fry attempts to answer all this and more
05/10/1830m 3s

How the world wide web backfired: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber looks at how the rise of the internet has put a strain on democracy
28/09/1820m 1s

The sex robot who talks back: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber talks to Dr Kate Devlin about how sex robot owners seek conversation as much as pleasure
21/09/1820m 43s

Developing games in a war zone: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber looks at why people are using the medium of video games to depict the real life terrors of modern war
14/09/1820m 55s

Children of the 3D printing revolution: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber looks at the battle to regulate 3D printing, a technology that can print untraceable guns and build homes
07/09/1820m 7s

Riding the airwaves of pirate radio: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber delves into the murky world of pirate radio, from the first black radio station to broadcast in the UK to the rise in popularity of Haitian radio in Brooklyn
31/08/1820m 26s

Draw me like one of your blockchains: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber looks at how artists are using blockchain technology to answer some of life’s most pertinent questions.
24/08/1820m 27s

What if your favourite Instagrammer isn't real? Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber delves into the world of the virtual celebrity, from live concert performances to social-media influencers
17/08/1819m 48s

Biomimicry: Does nature do it better?

In this special collaboration between the Guardian’s Science Weekly and Chips with Everything podcasts, we explore why it’s so hard to mimic nature
10/08/1824m 57s

The future of smart cities is up for grabs: Chips with Everything podcast

What happens when our smart toaster and smart fridge tech is scaled up to create entire smart cities – and what are the limits to this expansion?
03/08/1820m 16s

Will mind-controlled films change cinema? Chips with Everything podcast

The movie industry has seen tech advances since its inception. But do audiences really want to have a say in a film’s plot?
27/07/1822m 45s

Our obsession with sci-fi technology: Chips with Everything podcast

In July 2018 a Dutch company showcased what it calls the first ever flying car already fit for purpose, at the Farnborough Airshow. But do we need flying cars in our lives?
20/07/1822m 23s

Has cyber changed geopolitics forever? Chips with Everything podcast

David E Sanger, national security correspondent for the New York Times , speaks about his new book: The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age
13/07/1820m 48s

The battle against deepfake pornography: Chips with Everything podcast

Academics and scientists are struggling to find ways to tackle the latest form of online sexual abuse
06/07/1821m 49s

Can video games be addictive? Chips with Everything podcast

In June 2018, the World Health Organization released its latest version of the ICD-11. Among the new mental health disorders? Gaming disorder
29/06/1824m 5s

What is Google doing with AI? Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber chats to a panel of artificial intelligence experts about what Sundar Pichai’s seven objectives could mean in practice
22/06/1825m 55s

Satellite constellations and space junk: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber looks at what is currently happening in the world of space technology, including the burgeoning issue of space pollution
15/06/1823m 35s

Can technology help dementia patients? Chips with Everything podcast

An exhibition in London looked at how digital touch technologies could reconnect a person in care with their loved ones
08/06/1822m 56s

PlayStation at the Royal Albert Hall: Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber questions the significance of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s video game-themed concert
01/06/1820m 49s

Doctor, I think I have GDPR fatigue: Chips with Everything podcast

The General Data Protection Regulation is coming into into force. Jordan Erica Webber finds out how the deluge of emails could be a health hazard
25/05/1822m 50s

How can we stop robot abuse? Chips with Everything podcast

Scientists in Seoul have built a robot tortoise to help teach children not to ill-treat robots. Jordan Erica Webber investigates the ethical issues surrounding the advance of AI
18/05/1820m 33s

Golden State Killer: the end of DNA privacy? Chips with Everything podcast

US investigators recently tracked down the suspect of a 40-year-old murder case after uploading DNA to a genealogy website. Jordan Erica Webber weighs up the pros of finding ancestors with the cons of selling privacy
11/05/1824m 15s

How kids are getting into DIY tech: Chips with Everything podcast

This week, Jordan Erica Webber looks at how children are getting involved in maker culture and building their own adventure
04/05/1821m 57s

Podcasts are the new black: Chips with Everything podcast

In late April Google announced it was getting more serious about podcasts with an interesting new strategy. Alex Hern looks at why tech platforms are so eager to master the podcast industry
27/04/1825m 55s

Google vs the right to be forgotten: Chips with Everything podcast

In April 2018, Google lost a landmark case against a businessman who used his ‘right to be forgotten’ to have links to a previous conviction taken down from the search engine. Jordan Erica Webber discusses the importance of this case and looks ahead at the coming era of General Data Protection Regulation
20/04/1823m 54s

Hey! Algorithms, leave them kids alone: Chips with Everything podcast

This week, Jordan Erica Webber looks into reports that YouTube Kids might create an algorithm-free platform to prevent children viewing inappropriate content by clicking on seemingly benign video suggestions
13/04/1826m 0s

Robots are coming for our jobs: Chips with Everything podcast

An OECD report suggests robots could soon take 66m jobs from humans. That isn’t as bad as previously expected. But who will be first to lose their jobs to machines?
06/04/1822m 9s

Hero to zero in Silicon Valley: Chips with Everything podcast

Scandals are rife in Silicon Valley and its greatest minds not as popular as when they first created some of the world’s most impressive technology. Jordan Erica Webber asks why
30/03/1826m 47s

Escaping the 2D monitor – VR arcades: a Chips with Everything podcast

Jordan Erica Webber has her reservations when it comes to virtual reality in gaming. This week she battles with motion sickness and visits a VR arcade in London to see if her mind can be changed. Is there a future for these types of arcades?
23/03/1819m 21s

Fake news is Twitter's flu: Chips with Everything podcast

This month, MIT scientists published a paper that found lies spread six times faster than real news on Twitter. This week, Jordan Erica Webber tries to understand why this happens
16/03/1823m 27s

When death pings: Chips with Everything podcast

Would you download an app that sends you a reminder five times a day that you’re going to die? Some people are doing exactly that. This week, Jordan Erica Webber attempts to figure out why we need this kind of app, and why we’re so dependent on apps in general in our day-to-day lives
09/03/1822m 31s

Who needs ethics anyway? – Chips with Everything podcast

There has been a quiet push lately by tech industry giants to get ethical about future technologies. But is anything more than PR? And how do we teach technology students to preempt a possible ethical disaster? Jordan Erica Webber explores the issues
02/03/1824m 24s

How white is the tech sector? - Chips with Everything podcast

Has the technology industry truly embraced diversity? What more needs to be done to make it a more inclusive industry? Inspired by Black History Month, Jordan Erica Webber and Chella Ramanan try and answer these questions.
23/02/1829m 0s

Mind the gap: how tech can help disabled people – Chips with Everything podcast

Can technology provide solutions to the various difficulties that disabled people face every day in areas where full accessibility is lacking?
16/02/1825m 49s

Hawaii 5 oh-no! Chips with Everything podcast

What went wrong in Hawaii when a false emergency alert was sent to mobile phones warning that a ballistic missile was about to hit the islands?
09/02/1821m 15s

Digital dystopia: taking back control

In the fourth and final episode of this mini-series, Jordan Erica Webber explores what ordinary citizens can do to take back control and how newly released technology might help us along the way
02/02/1833m 4s

Digital dystopia: democracy in the internet age

Jordan Erica Webber looks at how our data is being used to push political ideologies
26/01/1825m 19s

Digital dystopia: the changing face of trust

In the second instalment of this mini-series, Jordan Erica Webber asks: why are we losing our trust in institutions? And who we can trust instead?
19/01/1832m 59s

Digital dystopia: tech slavery and the death of privacy

In the first episode of our four-part series, Jordan Erica Webber asks whether our digital selves are owned by tech firms in a new form of slavery?
12/01/1835m 3s

Making art out of Crossrail – tech podcast

Navine G Khan-Dossos’s work explores the shared geometric and algorithmic language of Islamic art and the internet
28/07/1713m 11s

One artist's deep dive into the online 'manosphere' – tech podcast

Angela Washko tells us how she immersed herself in men’s rights communities and made a dating simulator about pickup artists
21/07/1718m 16s

A memory box for the digital age – tech podcast

Kumbu is a service to preserve your digital memories – but how do you decide which of our mountain of data to keep?
14/07/1717m 5s

How smart cities can create their own poetry – tech podcast

Artist Naho Matsuda has harnessed real-time smart city data in Manchester to create live poetry displays reflecting on what’s happening in real time
07/07/1716m 15s

How to free yourself from your smartphone – tech podcast

Binky is a spoof social media app suggesting the real reason we use our phones has less to do with keeping in touch, and more to do with compulsive behaviour
30/06/1713m 20s

Can emoji evolve into a meaningful language? – tech podcast

Dr Vyvyan Evans on the first emoji terror threat and what the future holds for non text-based communication
23/06/1718m 53s

What would you put in a virtual museum? – tech podcast

Artist Pippin Barr explores a virtual world where computer game visuals meet the work of artists Donald Judd and Gregor Schneider
16/06/1719m 12s

How natural language tech is changing interactive gaming: tech podcast

Socially intelligent design is changing how writers approach interactive story-telling
09/06/1718m 7s

Why the free content era has to end – tech podcast

Author Tim Wu on how the early utopian potential of the internet gave way to naked capitalism
02/06/1726m 16s

The 'alt-right' approach to disrupting the media – tech podcast

A new report takes a nuanced look at some of the behaviours and cultural norms surrounding the nascent Internet-based far-right group
26/05/1715m 48s

Dating revolutionised by big data and memes – tech podcast

Dr Steve Carter, chief scientist at eHarmony, talks about the company’s use of algorithms and memes to make real-world dating more successful
19/05/1727m 23s

Tech as a creative instrument for music – tech podcast

Sound artist Kathy Hinde and computer artist Matthew Olden AKA I Am The Mighty Jungulator talk about creative ways of using tech as a musical tool
12/05/1715m 35s

Tracking the 'render ghosts' – tech podcast

Artist James Bridle reveals his quest to trace the anonymous faces appearing on hoardings around our cities
05/05/1712m 49s

The quest to crack and preserve vintage Apple II software – tech podcast

Why circumventing 1980s copy protection is the first step in saving part of tech history
28/04/1713m 8s

What would an AI make you for dinner? – tech podcast

Training neural networks to create recipes, jokes, and Doctor Who episodes
21/04/1714m 38s

Can a neural network compose music you want to hear? – Tech podcast

The AI composers that are helping people make their own personal soundtracks
14/04/1720m 47s

What can we learn from naked mole rats and eusocial living? – tech podcast

Julie Freeman is an artist who creates forms, animations, and soundscapes from tracking data. She created a multifaceted installation – A Naked Mole Rat Eutopia – at London’s Somerset House, featuring kinetic sculptures, an animation and a visualisation, all using live data from the naked mole rat community
07/04/1714m 49s

How tech can help asylum claims, homelessness ... and parking fines - tech podcast

The app that helps the homeless find government housing and asylum seekers avoid legal delays with their claims
31/03/1720m 15s

What's behind the Russian hacking allegations? – tech podcast

Are we facing a new cyber cold war, or is there more behind allegations of Russian hacking in the US?
24/03/1718m 27s

Making viral art out of hardware – tech podcast

Making viral art out of hardware is a growing trend amongst artists trying to critique and humanise our relationship with technology
17/03/1717m 29s

The Siri of the cell – tech podcast

How Alexa-style language processing is allowing scientists to talk to the cells of our bodies
10/03/1715m 31s

The people's memes: how social media and populism are changing our lives – tech podcast

How social media and populism are coupling in new and powerful ways – and changing our lives in the process
03/03/1725m 27s

How tech is changing animal conservation – tech podcast

Leigh Alexander finds out how animal tracking tech is changing understanding of our own species too. And how do you go about QR-coding a bumblebee?
24/02/1719m 26s

How do you build a self-repairing city? – tech podcast

Leigh Alexander finds out how close we are to the end of potholes and road works. Could Leeds become the first city to repair itself, using new robot technology?
17/02/1716m 27s

The Ratio Club and the rise of British cybernetics – tech podcast

Alex Hern takes a look back at the ‘no professors allowed’ informal dining club The Ratio Club which laid the foundations for the British cybernetics movement and, ultimately, artificial intelligence
10/02/1724m 35s

Ping! Psychology of tech compulsions - Chips with Everything podcast

We explore how our addiction to notifications and alerts influences how we use technology and go about our everyday lives WARNING: explicit language
06/02/1719m 8s

How a blind runner tackles marathons – tech podcast

Simon Wheatcroft went blind at age 17. Yet today, he runs marathons. Leigh Alexander explores the incredible story of how he is able to do this with the help of some particularly innovative technology. This is a re-run of a podcast we launched in June 2016
26/01/1718m 15s

Cascade failure: an inside look at the Y2K bug - tech podcast

On 31 December 1999, the unknowns of Y2K - or, the millennium bug - made for an uncertain New Years Eve. This week, we explore the plausibility of a mass technology failure with Martyn Thomas CBE., IT professor at Gresham College
22/01/1724m 52s

Inside Hillary Clinton's social media campaign for the White House – tech podcast

Hillary Clinton’s former deputy social media director, Emmy Bengtson, opens up about her experience working for the Clinton camp, including the how the infamous ‘ Delete your account’ tweet came to be
13/01/1723m 45s

State of surveillance: privacy in Donald Trump's America – tech podcast

With Barack Obama’s presidency coming to a close, Ewen MacAskill, the Guardian’s defence and intelligence correspondent, helps us explore what mass surveillance in America might look like under Donald Trump
07/01/1727m 4s

Future thinking: will artificial intelligence overtake humans? – tech podcast

With technology developing at an increasingly rapid pace, as we head into 2017, we ask: will AI machines surpass the human race?
30/12/1620m 54s

Constructed reality: are we living in a computer simulation? – tech podcast

Elon Musk says the likelihood that we are not actually all living in a simulated world is ‘one in billions’. In this episode of Chips with Everything, philosopher and cognitive scientist Dr David Chalmers weighs in to explore those odds
23/12/1616m 57s

Being Siri: meet the woman behind Apple's personal assistant – tech podcast

Imagine waking up one day to find that your voice is programmed into tens of millions of mobile phones without your prior knowledge. For voiceover artist Susan Bennett, in 2011, that was her reality
18/12/1624m 0s

Codes of love: romance in the digital age – tech podcast

With an estimated 50 million users on Tinder, how are digital platforms like this changing the way we date? And the way we think about love? Leah Green reaches out to Moira Weigel and Dr Jenny Bristow in search of answers
09/12/1628m 44s

Twitter's 140 characters: a blessing or a curse? – Chips with Everything tech podcast

Earlier this year, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s announcement to relax the platform’s 140-character limit was met with uproar. Matt Shore and guests Dhiraj Murthy and Laurie Rice discuss the reasons people love it
02/12/1622m 6s

Beirut: Lebanon's very own Silicon Valley – Chips with Everything tech podcast

Recently described as the ‘tech gateway to the Middle East’, we explore the inner workings of Beirut, the world’s unlikeliest of tech hubs
24/11/1621m 46s

'Help! My doctor's a robot!': the future of medical tech – Chips with Everything podcast

From 3D printed organs to the world’s first full-body transplant, we explore the future of tech in medicine with TV presenter and GP Dr Hilary Jones
18/11/1624m 11s

Report from Web Summit tech conference – Chips with Everything podcast

In this episode of Chips with Everything we attend 2016’s Web Summit in Lisbon to explore the future of all things tech, business and creativity
14/11/1629m 20s

Email hacking and the US presidential election – Chips with Everything tech podcast

In the latest surprise of the 2016 US presidential election, the email of the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign was hacked, pushing thousands of personal messages into the public sphere. We speak to the Guardian’s Washington correspondent David Smith about the implications of email hacking on the 2016 race and elections to come
04/11/1620m 10s

YouTube star Hannah Hart interview – Chips with Everything tech podcast

Host Leigh Alexander chats with popular YouTube star Hannah Hart about the challenges and implications of internet celebrity and putting your life online for all to see
27/10/1622m 5s

Magical thinking, superstitions and technology – Chips with Everything tech podcast

We uncover the rituals and superstitious habits that we perform on our technology and gadgets
21/10/1620m 4s

VR porn and teledildonics: exploring sex and tech - Chips with Everything podcast

From virtual reality pornography to ‘teledildonics’, we investigate what we can expect from sex technology WARNING: sexually explicit content
13/10/1625m 45s

Weapons of math destruction: how big data and algorithms affect our lives

In this special collaboration between the Guardian’s Science Weekly and Chips with Everything podcasts, we explore how big data and algorithms affect our lives - for better and worse
04/10/1625m 46s

Ping! The psychology of tech compulsions - Chips with Everything tech podcast

We explore how our addiction to notifications and alerts influences how we use technology and go about our everyday lives WARNING: explicit language
30/09/1618m 23s

Wink, wink, heart emoji. The future of love and tech - Chips with Everything tech podcast

Be still, my beating algorithm. We speak to FutureFest 2016’s Ghislaine Boddington, Rob Morgan and Marie Horner about what the future of love might look like
16/09/1619m 59s

Facebook after death: memorialising your profile – Chips with Everything tech podcast

Death, meet the 21st century. Here’s an inside look at how you can have your social media profile managed after you die with Facebook’s memorialisation service
09/09/1619m 38s

Inside Liftblr: when blogging meets shoplifting – Chips with Everything tech podcast

They steal, they blog, they repeat. Welcome to Liftblr, the quasi-anarchist portion of Tumblr. Chips with Everything talks to journalist Tasbeeh Herwees, who has reported on Liftblr, and Dr Elizabeth Yardley, a criminologist who focuses on social media connections
02/09/1621m 46s

Live from Edinburgh International Television Festival – Chips with Everything tech podcast

Chips with Everything presenter Olly Mann travels north to the Scottish capital to investigate what the future of TV looks like
25/08/1634m 23s

Internet access is now a human right: part 4 - Chips with Everything tech podcast

The final segment of our four-part series. With the United Nations’ resolution considered, Chips with Everything discusses what the future of internet access looks like in developing countries
18/08/1625m 37s

Internet access is now a basic human right: part 3 - Chips with Everything tech podcast

In part three of four of our series, we look at the threats to an open and democratic web
10/08/1618m 32s

Internet access is now a basic human right: part 2 - Chips with Everything tech podcast

In 2001, Estonia was one of the first countries in the world to classify internet access as a human right. To learn more, we speak to the foreign minister of Estonia and Skype’s first employee
04/08/1621m 36s

Internet access is now a basic human right: part 1 – Chips with Everything tech podcast

In the first of a four-part series, we explore the United Nations’ resolution that considers internet access to be a basic human right
29/07/1623m 25s

Internet access is now a human right – Chips with Everything tech podcast trailer

Our four-part series on a United Nations resolution that considers internet access to be a basic human right begins next week. Here’s a preview
22/07/162m 7s

AI, augmented reality and the future of gaming – Guardian live event

At a Guardian Live event, games editor Keith Stuart asks a panel of designers and programmers what the advances in artificial intelligence mean for games and the people who play them?
20/07/161h 7m

The ins and outs of Pokémon Go – Chips with Everything tech podcast

Video game fans and experts unravel the Pokémon Go phenomenon
14/07/1623m 37s

How memes create social and political change – Chips with Everything tech podcast

We talk to internet culture experts about how memes are used to generate change in society and politics
08/07/1624m 1s

How YouTube changed my life – Chips with Everything tech podcast

From the 7th annual VidCon in Anaheim, California, we explore how YouTube has impacted the lives of creators and fans alike
01/07/1622m 32s

How a blind runner runs marathons – Chips with Everything tech podcast

Simon Wheatcroft was blind at 17. Yet today, he runs marathons. Here’s how
23/06/1619m 3s

Inside the darknet – Chips with Everything tech podcast

Cyber-security expert Etay Maor talks to Olly Mann and takes a look at the underbelly of the internet
21/06/1620m 57s

Bernie Sanders' digital director talks strategy – Chips with Everything tech podcast

We speak to Kenneth Pennington, digital director for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign
07/06/1622m 35s

Keep calm and comment on – Chips with Everything tech podcast

We venture below the line and ask the question – why are commenters so mean?
01/06/1621m 35s

Our new tech podcast: an update

Our new technology podcast, Chips with Everything, is coming next week
26/05/161m 59s
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