The WIRED Podcast

The WIRED Podcast

By WIRED UK

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.

Episodes

The Great WIRED Quiz of 2022

We look back at the year in tech, science, business, and culture—through the medium of a quiz. Amit hosts the annual WIRED podcast quiz, with Morgan, Matt R, Grace, and Matt B vying for the prestigious title. Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/12/22·29m 34s

We Want Your Questions About the Future

Hello, WIRED podcast listeners. We’re on a short break from producing new episodes at the moment, with some big plans for next year. In the meantime, we need your help.  Tell us: What are your burning questions about the future.  The future of what? Anything. Big or small, strange or serious. We want to hear your questions. And they may even make it into a future episode of the show.  Email us at the normal address: podcast@wired.co.uk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/11/22·54s

The Most Vulnerable Place on the Internet

Coming up today: Morgan finds out what happens when an AI company steals your face, and Matt Burgess explores the most vulnerable place on the internet This is going to be the last episode for a little while. We’re taking a short break to work on some exciting changes to the podcast for 2023, but we’ll be back with a new episode in a few weeks. We’ll see you then!  The stories we talked about this week: Clearview Stole My Face and the EU Can’t Do Anything About It https://www.wired.com/story/clearview-face-search-engine-gdpr/ The Most Vulnerable Place on the Internet https://www.wired.com/story/submarine-internet-cables-egypt/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by James Temperton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/11/22·33m 33s

Should You Ditch Twitter?

Coming up today: the WIRED podcast team weighs in on Elon Musk’s dramatic Twitter takeover. The stories we talked about this week: Unverify Me, Daddy https://www.wired.com/story/twitter-elon-musk-verification/ Elon Musk Has Fired Twitter’s ‘Ethical AI’ Team https://www.wired.com/story/twitter-ethical-ai-team/ Twitter Had a Plan to Fix Social Media. Will Elon Musk Follow It? https://www.wired.com/story/twitter-had-a-plan-to-fix-social-media-bluesky-will-elon-musk-follow-it/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/11/22·41m 14s

The Bruce Willis Deepfake Is Everyone’s Problem

Coming up today: the deadly viruses lurking in the permafrost, and what the Bruce Willis deepfake means for the future of Hollywood. The stories we talked about this week: The Bruce Willis Deepfake Is Everyone’s Problem https://www.wired.com/story/bruce-willis-deepfake-rights-law/ Thawing Permafrost Exposes Old Pathogens—and New Hosts https://www.wired.com/story/arctic-spillover-risk/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/10/22·28m 1s

How Likely Are You To Die in a Nuclear War?

Coming up today: how gig economy laws caused strip club chaos, and we assess your risk of dying in a nuclear war. The stories we talked about this week: The Gig Law Causing Chaos in California Strip Clubs https://www.wired.co.uk/article/gig-economy-strip-clubs Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/10/22·50m 18s

The Truth About Population Collapse

We look at how social media platforms have responded to the death of Molly Russell and explain why Elon Musk is wrong about depopulation. How A British Teen's Death Changed Social Media https://www.wired.com/story/how-a-british-teens-death-changed-social-media/ Elon Musk Is Totally Wrong About Population Collapse https://www.wired.com/story/elon-musk-population-crisis/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by James Temperton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/10/22·48m 14s

Elon Musk and The Bots

Coming up today: as Elon Musk and Twitter (maybe) close in on a deal, we delve deep into the glorious, curious world of bots. (This show was recorded before Elon Musk said he would, in fact, buy Twitter.) The stories we talk about this week... The Quest to Find Twitter’s Elusive Bot Team https://www.wired.com/story/the-quest-to-find-twitters-elusive-bot-team/ The Problem With Mental Health Bots https://www.wired.com/story/mental-health-chatbots/ Read all our bot coverage https://www.wired.com/tag/series-bots-run-the-internet/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by James Temperton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/10/22·37m 52s

A Danish City Built Google Into Its Schools—Then Banned It

Coming up today: the devastating impact of Iran’s internet shutdown and we find out what happened when a Danish city banned Google from its schools. The stories we talk about this week: A Danish City Built Google Into Its Schools—Then Banned It https://www.wired.com/story/denmark-google-schools-data/ Iran’s Internet Shutdown Hides a Deadly Crackdown https://www.wired.com/story/iran-protests-2022-internet-shutdown-whatsapp/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/09/22·41m 41s

The Mystery of Why Some People Don’t Get Covid

Coming up today: we go on the hunt for the people who’ve never caught Covid and take a look at the wild logistics of replacing the Queen’s iconography on everything from bank notes to post vans. The stories we talk about this week: The Mystery of Why Some People Don’t Get Covid https://www.wired.com/story/the-mystery-of-why-some-people-dont-get-covid/ What Happens to Everything With Queen Elizabeth II’s Image? https://www.wired.com/story/updating-british-royal-iconography/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/09/22·47m 6s

Plant-Based Burgers Aren’t Denting People’s Beef Addiction

Coming up today: we talk about the juicy business of plant-based meat and the equally juicy business of Russian censorship. The stories we talk about this week: Plant-Based Burgers Aren’t Denting People’s Beef Addiction Alternative proteins were meant to reduce the carbon footprint of our diets. But it doesn’t look like consumers are switching ... yet. https://www.wired.com/story/plant-based-meat-replacing-animal-meat/ This Clever Anti-Censorship Tool Lets Russians Read Blocked News Samizdat Online syndicates banned news sites by hosting them on uncensored domains—allowing people to access independent reporting. https://www.wired.com/story/russia-internet-censorship-samizdat-online/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/09/22·43m 14s

Europe’s Plan to Wean Itself off Russian Gas Just Might Work

Coming up today: Matt Reynolds on Russian gas supplies, and Grace on why the psychedelics bubble could be about to burst. Europe’s Plan to Wean Itself off Russian Gas Just Might Work https://www.wired.com/story/russian-gas-europe/ Is the Psychedelic Therapy Bubble About to Burst? https://www.wired.com/story/psychedelic-hype-bubble/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/09/22·44m 17s

The Origins of Covid-19 Are More Complicated Than Once Thought

Coming up today: the tech behind a high-school prank, and the hunt for Covid’s origins The stories we walked about this week: The Origins of Covid-19 Are More Complicated Than Once Thought https://www.wired.com/story/tracing-covid-pandemic-origins/ Inside the World’s Biggest Hacker Rickroll https://www.wired.com/story/biggest-hacker-rickroll-high-school-prank/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/08/22·32m 53s

NFTs Are Conquering Football

Coming up today: how NFTs conquered football, and why captchas are getting more confusing The stories we walked about this week: NFTs Are Conquering Football https://www.wired.com/story/nfts-conquering-soccer/ Smiling Dogs? Horses Made of Clouds? Captcha Has Gone Too Far https://www.wired.com/story/smiling-dogs-horses-made-of-clouds-captcha-has-gone-too-far/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/08/22·38m 23s

The Chaotic Monkeypox Vaccine Pipeline Is Leaving Everyone Short

Coming up today: Grace explores the monkeypox vaccine pipeline problems and Matt Burgess looks at Facebook's European data woes. The stories we walked about this week: The Chaotic Monkeypox Vaccine Pipeline Is Leaving Everyone Short https://www.wired.com/story/monkeypox-vaccine-supply-chain/ Will Europe Force a Facebook Blackout? https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-eu-us-data-transfers/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/08/22·34m 34s

How Siestas Might Help Europe Survive Deadly Heat Waves

Coming up today: Morgan explores a plan to tackle deadly heatwaves through afternoon naps, and Grace investigates the technology hoping to tap into your brain The stories we walked about this week: The Age of Brain-Computer Interfaces Is on the Horizon https://www.wired.com/story/synchron-brain-computer-interface/ How Siestas Might Help Europe Survive Deadly Heat Waves https://www.wired.com/story/how-siestas-might-help-europe-survive-deadly-heat-waves/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/08/22·31m 16s

Abortion Pill Demand Is Driving an Underground Network

Coming up today: Morgan explores the global trade in abortion pills, and Matt Burgess investigates the strange case of the severed internet cables The stories we walked about this week: Abortion Pill Demand Is Driving an Underground Network https://www.wired.com/story/the-wild-abortion-pill-supply-chain/ The Unsolved Mystery Attack on Internet Cables in Paris https://www.wired.com/story/france-paris-internet-cable-cuts-attack/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/07/22·37m 12s

China's Electric Dream

Coming up today: how China took control of the world’s lithium supply and we explain why your next car could be a threat to national security. Western automakers built their fortunes on the internal combustion engine. Now China has ambitions to define the electric vehicle age. The stories we talked about this week (and more!): China Built Your iPhone. Will It Build Your Next Car? https://www.wired.com/story/foxconn-apple-car-china/ The Rise and Precarious Reign of China’s Battery King https://www.wired.com/story/catl-china-battery-production-evs/ Is Your New Car a Threat to National Security? https://www.wired.com/story/china-cars-surveillance-national-security/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/07/22·38m 57s

As Elon Musk Walks, Twitter Workers Say No One’s in Charge

After a brief pause last week, the WIRED podcast returns. Coming up today: Natasha on what it’s like working at Twitter amid Elon Musk chaos, and Matt Reynolds on a mad plan to grow plants without sunlight. The stories we talked about this week: As Elon Musk Walks, Twitter Workers Say No One’s in Charge https://www.wired.com/story/plants-growing-in-darkness/ Scientists Are Trying to Grow Crops in the Dark https://www.wired.com/story/plants-growing-in-darkness/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/07/22·48m 10s

Covid Tracking Apps Are Changing

Coming up today: how Covid tracking apps are pivoting for commercial profit and we talk about the future of genome sequencing. The stories we talked about this week: How Covid Tracking Apps Are Pivoting for Commercial Profit https://www.wired.com/story/covid-19-data-switch/ How Genome Sequencing Will Change Our Lives https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/112/1120653/genomics--wired-guides-/9781847943408.html Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/07/22·50m 11s

The Almighty Squabble Over Who Gets to Name Microbes

Coming up today: we speak to the people picking up the slack after their colleagues quit and get stuck into a messy argument about microbe names. The stories we talked about this week: The Almighty Squabble Over Who Gets to Name Microbes https://www.wired.com/story/microbe-names-fight/ They Quit. Now You're Picking Up the Slack https://www.wired.co.uk/article/they-quit-now-youre-picking-up-the-slack Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/06/22·44m 21s

Russia Is Taking Over Ukraine’s Internet

Coming up today: how Russia is remaking Ukraine’s internet in its own image and the pros and cons of Canada’s bold new drug law. The stories we talked about this week: Canada Moves to Decriminalize Possession of ‘Hard’ Drugs https://www.wired.com/story/canada-moves-to-decriminalize-possession-of-hard-drugs/ Russia Is Taking Over Ukraine’s Internet https://www.wired.com/story/ukraine-russia-internet-takeover/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/06/22·46m 20s

Welcome to the Great Reinfection

Coming up today: Morgan explores the problems facing Google in Russia, and Grace tells us all about the Great Reinfection The stories we talked about this week: Welcome to the Great Reinfection https://www.wired.com/story/welcome-to-the-great-reinfection/ Google's Russian Empire Faces an Uncertain Future https://www.wired.com/story/google-russia-exit/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/06/22·40m 23s

All The Problems With Lie Detector Tests

Coming up today: Natasha reveals the latest trick to lure people back to the office and Amit unmasks the many problems with the lie detector. The stories we talked about this week: Employers Are Luring Workers Back to the Office—With Plants https://www.wired.co.uk/article/office-plants-hybrid-working Murder, Obsession and the Birth of the Lie Detector https://twitter.com/amitkatwala/status/1513498832344174598 Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/06/22·42m 40s

The Ramifications of Roe v. Wade's Fall

Coming up today: the fallout from the impending fall of Roe v Wade and we look back at four years of Europe’s landmark data privacy law. The stories we talked about this week: Patients May Not Receive Miscarriage Care in a Post-Roe America https://www.wired.com/story/miscarriage-care-roe-versus-wade/ The Ramifications of Roe v. Wade’s Fall Won’t Stop at Abortion Bans https://www.wired.com/story/ramifications-of-post-roe-world/ All of WIRED's coverage on a Post-Roe America https://www.wired.com/tag/reproductive-rights/ How GDPR Is Failing https://www.wired.com/story/gdpr-2022/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/05/22·46m 40s

Nuclear Fusion Is Already Facing a Fuel Crisis

Coming up today: a potential roadblock on the route to nuclear fusion and how the Kremlin infiltrated Russia’s biggest social media network. The stories we talked about this week: Nuclear Fusion Is Already Facing a Fuel Crisis https://www.wired.com/story/nuclear-fusion-is-already-facing-a-fuel-crisis/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/05/22·42m 25s

Why The Crypto World May be Crumbling

Coming up today: we explain why the crypto world may be crumbling and look at the flaws in the European Union’s new plan to crack down on child sexual abuse images.  The stories we talked about this week: The EU Wants Big Tech to Scan Your Private Chats for Child Abuse https://www.wired.com/story/europe-csam-scanning-law-chat-encryption/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/05/22·43m 36s

You Don’t Have to Quit Meat to Save the Planet

Coming up today: how Shanghai is rewriting the rules of Chinese censorship and we explain why Americans need to eat less cows. The stories we talked about this week: You Don’t Have to Quit Meat to Save the Planet https://www.wired.com/story/beef-eating-deforestation/ Shanghai Is Rewriting Chinese Censorship Amid Lockdown https://www.wired.com/story/shanghai-lockdown-china-censorship/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/05/22·55m 25s

Europe Takes on Big Tech (Again)

Coming up today: we delve into the latest European Big Tech regulation thriller and find out why a spike in hepatitis cases in kids has scientists hunting for answers. The stories we talked about this week: Ukraine War Prompts Europe's New Emergency Rules for the Internet https://www.wired.com/story/europe-digital-services-act/ Europe Has Traded Away Its Online Porn Law https://www.wired.com/story/digital-services-act-deepfake-porn/ Hepatitis Cases in Kids Have Scientists Hunting for Answers https://www.wired.com/story/hepatitis-cases-in-kids-have-scientists-hunting-for-answers/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/04/22·38m 37s

The Energy Crisis Is Pushing Solar Adoption—for Those Who Can Pay

Coming up today: the future of mRNA vaccines, and how the gas crisis is creating a two-tier energy system in the UK. The Energy Crisis Is Pushing Solar Adoption—for Those Who Can Pay https://www.wired.com/story/uk-energy-crisis-solar/ For mRNA, Covid Vaccines Are Just the Beginning https://www.wired.com/story/for-mrna-vaccines-covid-was-just-the-beginning/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/04/22·37m 8s

She Was Missing a Chunk of Her Brain. It Didn’t Matter

Coming up today: Matt Burgess dives into Ukraine’s information war, and Grace meets a woman who was born without her temporal lobe. She Was Missing a Chunk of Her Brain. It Didn’t Matter https://www.wired.com/story/she-was-missing-a-chunk-of-her-brain-it-didnt-matter/ Russia Is Leaking Data Like a Sieve https://www.wired.com/story/russia-ukraine-data/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/04/22·36m 26s

Elon Musk Is on Twitter's Board. What Could Go Wrong?

Coming up today: we explain what Twitter’s future holds now Elon Musk is on its board and look at how a lithium mine in Serbia has become a key battleground for Europe’s green future. The stories we talked about this week: Elon Musk Is on Twitter's Board. What Could Go Wrong? https://www.wired.com/story/elon-musk-twitter-board-future/ What Twitter Is Really Planning for Crypto https://www.wired.com/story/twitter-crypto-strategy/ Europe’s Biggest Lithium Mine Is Caught in a Political Maelstrom https://www.wired.com/story/serbia-europe-lithium-mining-electric-cars/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/04/22·49m 18s

Europe's New Law Takes a Hammer to Big Tech

Coming up today: We delve into the details of the EU’s big move against Big Tech power and tell the harrowing story of the destruction of Mariupol’s communications infrastructure. The stories we talked about this week: Europe's Digital Markets Act Takes a Hammer to Big Tech https://www.wired.com/story/digital-markets-act-messaging/ Forcing WhatsApp and iMessage to Work Together Is Doomed to Fail https://www.wired.com/story/dma-interoperability-messaging-imessage-whatsapp/ The Last Cell Tower in Mariupol https://www.wired.com/story/mariupol-ukraine-war/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/04/22·38m 57s

A Mysterious Satellite Hack Has Victims All Across Europe

Coming up today: Matt Burgess investigates a mysterious satellite hack and Matt Reynolds reinvents the humble tree. The stories we talked about this week: A Mysterious Satellite Hack Has Victims Far Beyond Ukraine https://www.wired.com/story/viasat-internet-hack-ukraine-russia/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/03/22·51m 27s

The War Puts Ukraine's Clinical Trials in Jeopardy

Coming up today: Matt Burgess analyses the crypto dreams of a $180m ransomware gang, and Grace looks at how the war in Ukraine is affecting medical trials The War Puts Ukraine's Clinical Trials—and Patients—in Jeopardy https://www.wired.com/story/war-ukraine-clinical-trials-jeopardy/ The Workaday Life of the World’s Most Dangerous Ransomware Gang https://www.wired.com/story/conti-leaks-ransomware-work-life/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/03/22·34m 35s

Ukraine’s Volunteer ‘IT Army’ Is Hacking in Uncharted Territory

Coming up today: Matt Burgess goes to the battlefront of Ukraine’s cyber war, and Grace explores the whitewashing problem within genetic research. The stories we talked about this week: Ukraine’s Volunteer ‘IT Army’ Is Hacking in Uncharted Territory https://www.wired.com/story/ukraine-it-army-russia-war-cyberattacks-ddos/ Genetic Databases Are Too White. Here’s What It’ll Take to Fix It https://www.wired.com/story/genetic-research-is-too-white/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/03/22·37m 23s

Russia’s War in Ukraine Could Spur Another Global Chip Shortage

Coming up today: Matt Reynolds goes on a denture adventure and we explain how the war in Ukraine could spur another global chip shortage. The stories we talked about this week: Russia’s War in Ukraine Could Spur Another Global Chip Shortage https://www.wired.com/story/ukraine-chip-shortage-neon/ The True Story of the Viral False Teeth That Fooled the World https://www.wired.com/story/false-teeth-viral-story/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/03/22·38m 48s

Is Firefox OK?

Coming up today: Matt Burgess explains why all is not well at Firefox and we find out about the quest to make a digital replica of your brain. Is Firefox OK? https://www.wired.com/story/firefox-mozilla-2022/ The Quest to Make a Digital Replica of Your Brain  https://www.wired.com/story/the-quest-to-make-a-digital-replica-of-your-brain/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/02/22·40m 35s

You're (Maybe) Gonna Need a Patent for That Woolly Mammoth

Coming up today: why NFT marketplace OpenSea can’t win and we look at the wild, woolly world of mammoth patents. You're (Maybe) Gonna Need a Patent for That Woolly Mammoth https://www.wired.com/story/de-extinction-patents/ Why OpenSea’s NFT Marketplace Can’t Win https://www.wired.com/story/opensea-nfts-twitter/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/02/22·51m 32s

How Humans Are Messing With Evolution

The latest on the porn block and why evolution is happening faster than anyone thought possible. The stories we talked about this week: A New Database Reveals How Much Humans Are Messing With Evolution https://www.wired.com/story/database-humans-messing-with-evolution/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/02/22·45m 25s

Inside a Notorious Russian Ransomware Gang

Coming up today: Germany takes on Telegram and Matt Burgess dives deep inside a Russian ransomware gang. The stories we talked about this week: Germany Has Picked a Fight With Telegram https://www.wired.com/story/germany-telegram-covid/ Inside Trickbot, Russia’s Notorious Ransomware Gang https://www.wired.com/story/trickbot-malware-group-internal-messages/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/02/22·42m 15s

Politicians Say It’s Time to Live With Covid. Are You Ready?

Coming up today: the agony and ecstasy of learning to live with Covid and we look at how gravity storage could help in the fight against the climate crisis. The stories we talked about this week: Politicians Say It’s Time to Live With Covid. Are You Ready? https://www.wired.com/story/living-with-covid-new-normal/ Gravity Could Solve Clean Energy’s One Major Drawback https://www.wired.com/story/energy-vault-gravity-storage/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/01/22·56m 33s

A Project to Count Climate Crisis Deaths Has Surprising Results

Coming up today: we look at how countries can best count deaths caused by the climate crisis and look at the latest twist in the gig economy workers’ rights saga. The stories we talked about this week: A Project to Count Climate Crisis Deaths Has Surprising Results https://www.wired.com/story/uk-climate-change-deaths/ Gig Workers Were Promised a Better Deal. Then They Were Outsourced https://www.wired.com/story/gig-economy-outsourcing-uk/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/01/22·52m 7s

The great WIRED quiz of 2021

Coming up today it’s the final WIRED podcast of 2021. That can only mean one thing: it’s quiz time. Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/12/21·48m 5s

What we need to know about the Omicron variant

Coming up today, the big problem with Gorillas, and everything you need to know about the Omicron variant The stories we talked about this week: Europe Went Bananas for Gorillas. Then Its Workers Rose Up https://www.wired.co.uk/article/gorillas-gig-economy-unions-germany The Omicron Variant Is a Mystery. Here’s How Science Will Solve It https://www.wired.co.uk/article/omicron-variant-facts Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/12/21·35m 38s

Humans Have Broken a Fundamental Law of the Ocean

Coming up today, how humans have broken a fundamental law of the ocean and we look into the UK’s plan to sequence the genomes of up to 200,000 babies. The stories we talked about this week: Humans Have Broken a Fundamental Law of the Ocean https://www.wired.com/story/humans-broken-fundamental-law-ocean/ The UK Government Wants to Sequence Your Baby’s Genome https://www.wired.com/story/whole-genome-sequencing-newborn-screening/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/11/21·44m 16s

Norway Is Running Out of Gas-Guzzling Cars to Tax

Coming up today, nuclear fusion, treadmill hacking and Norway’s electric vehicle headache.  The stories we talked about this week: Norway Is Running Out of Gas-Guzzling Cars to Tax https://www.wired.co.uk/article/norway-electric-vehicle-tax Locked Out of ‘God Mode,’ Runners Are Hacking Their Treadmills https://www.wired.co.uk/article/nordictrack-ifit-treadmill-privilege-mode Finally, a Practical Use for Nuclear Fusion https://www.wired.co.uk/article/finally-a-practical-use-for-nuclear-fusion Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/11/21·47m 46s

The Next Big Thing for RNA? Fixing Moldy Food

Coming up today, how RNA could help keep food fresh for longer and we explain why Salt Bae is the ultimate content machine. The stories we talked about this week: The Next Big Thing for RNA? Fixing Moldy Food https://www.wired.com/story/rna-crop-sprays-presticides/ Salt Bae’s Next Great Act? Endless Content https://www.wired.com/story/salt-bae-restaurant-viral-videos/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/11/21·41m 52s

These Parents Built a School App. Then the City Called the Cops

Coming up today, we look into a dementia detection breakthrough and find out why the cops got involved when a group of vigilante parents tried to take on their school’s broken IT system. These Parents Built a School App. Then the City Called the Cops https://www.wired.com/story/sweden-stockholm-school-app-open-source Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/11/21·50m 35s

Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse dream

Coming up today, we delve into Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse dream and look at an AI tool for verifying the age of children online. The stories we talked about this week: Look Over Here, Kids, It’s the Metaverse https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-connect-metaverse/ Inside the race to use hydrogen to heat our homes https://www.wired.co.uk/article/hydrogen-uk-heating This AI Predicts How Old Children Are. Can It Keep Them Safe? https://www.wired.com/story/ai-predicts-how-old-children-are/ Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/10/21·55m 20s

Elon Musk flew to Berlin to woo the locals. He failed

Coming up today, drones versus horses and Berlin versus Elon Musk The stories we talked about this week: Elon Musk flew to Berlin to woo the locals. He failed https://www.wired.co.uk/article/tesla-berlin-gigafactory-opening The horse, the drone and the epic fight for gambling success https://www.wired.co.uk/article/horse-racing-drone Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/10/21·49m 36s

Should we kill trillions of animals to save the planet?

Coming up today, we ask a simple question: should we kill trillions of animals to save the planet? And try and work out why Squid Game became such a runaway success  The stories we talked about this week: Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/10/21·47m 28s

How to fix Facebook

Coming up today… a fun week at Facebook and the end of the zero-Covid dream. The stories we talked about this week: Why Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp All Went Down Today https://www.wired.com/story/why-facebook-instagram-whatsapp-went-down-outage/ Whistle-Blower Unites Democrats and Republicans in Calling for Regulation of Facebook https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/10/05/technology/facebook-whistleblower-frances-haugen New Zealand, Delta and the end of zero-Covid https://www.wired.co.uk/article/new-zealand-zero-covid Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by James Temperton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/10/21·47m 57s

The future of lithium

Coming up today… we profile the climate crisis innovators and find out about the race for Cornish lithium The stories we talked about this week: This company is reinventing the lithium-ion battery https://www.wired.co.uk/article/lithium-ion-batteries-sila-nanotechnologies The race for Cornish lithium Published October 5, 2021 Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by James Temperton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/10/21·44m 10s

The race to stop fish becoming the next factory farming nightmare

Coming up today… big tech competition and why we need to rethink fish as food The stories we talked about this week: Microsoft is heading for a new antitrust showdown https://www.wired.co.uk/article/microsoft-antitrust-dmu-dma-bundling-slack The race to stop fish becoming the next factory farming nightmare https://www.wired.co.uk/article/future-of-food-fish Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/09/21·43m 18s

Remote workers are trapped in a quitting nightmare

Coming up today… vaccine passports in France, and the unique loneliness of quitting your job during Covid. The stories we talked about this week: France’s vaccine passport worked – sort of https://www.wired.co.uk/article/france-vaccine-passport-health-pass Remote workers are trapped in a quitting nightmare https://www.wired.co.uk/article/remote-working-quit-job Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/09/21·41m 39s

They saw a YouTube video. Then they got Tourette’s

Coming up today… the weird link between YouTube videos and a rise in Tourette’s-like symptoms in young women and we explore the fight for control of Afghanistan’s internet. The stories we talked about this week: They saw a YouTube video. Then they got Tourette’s https://www.wired.co.uk/article/tourettes-youtube-jan-zimmermann The battle for control of Afghanistan’s internet https://www.wired.co.uk/article/afghanistan-taliban-internet The Taliban’s vast propaganda machine has a new target https://www.wired.co.uk/article/taliban-propaganda-news-afghanistan Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/09/21·33m 17s

YouTube's dead cat problem

Coming up today… Zoom dysmorphia is following us into the real world, plus animal abuse on YouTube The stories we talked about this week: Zoom dysmorphia is following us into the real world https://www.wired.co.uk/article/zoom-dysmorphia On YouTube, you’re never far from a dying kitten https://www.wired.co.uk/article/youtube-animal-abuse-rescue Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/09/21·46m 21s

Is your name ruining your life?

Coming up today… the startups selling ball boosting supplements, and is your name ruining life The stories we talked about this week: Is your name ruining your life? https://www.wired.co.uk/article/name-discrimination They wanted big balls. This startup said it could help https://www.wired.co.uk/article/microbiome-testicles-umzu Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/08/21·44m 16s

Introducing Food People

Welcome to Food People, a show from Bon Appétit made by, for, and about people who love food. Each week, BA’s editorial director Amanda Shapiro asks a serious or not-so-serious food question: What’s the best way to grill chicken? Can meal prep be less terrible? Are air fryers worth the hype? In search of answers or at least a spirited debate, she’ll bring in staffers, chefs, writers, and experts from across the culinary universe. Expect strong opinions, tons of recipe inspiration, and more food puns than we'd like to admit. Listen and subscribe at http://listen.bonappetit.com/foodpeople-trailer or wherever you get your podcasts: http://listen.bonappetit.com/foodpeople Apple Podcasts: http://listen.bonappetit.com/ba-apple Spotify: https://link.chtbl.com/ba-spotify Stitcher: http://listen.bonappetit.com/ba-stitcher Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/08/21·1m 49s

Afghans are racing to erase their online lives

Coming up today… how Afghans are racing to erase their online lives, and the wild logistics of the Istanbul canal The stories we talked about this week: Afghans are racing to erase their online lives https://www.wired.co.uk/article/afghanistan-social-media-delete The wild logistics of the Istanbul Canal megaproject https://www.wired.co.uk/article/istanbul-canal-logistics Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/08/21·38m 43s

The big problems with Apple’s photo scanning system

Coming up today… Apple’s controversial new child safety tool and we look at the rise of office tribes  The stories we talked about this week: Apple Walks a Privacy Tightrope to Spot Child Abuse in iCloud https://www.wired.com/story/apple-csam-detection-icloud-photos-encryption-privacy/ Hybrid office tribes are here, and they’re a problem https://www.wired.co.uk/article/hybrid-working-office-tribes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/08/21·44m 13s

The slow collapse of Amazon’s drone delivery dream

Coming up today… we reveal the slow collapse of Amazon’s drone delivery dream and go inside the fungi renaissance   The stories we talked about this week: The slow collapse of Amazon’s drone delivery dream https://www.wired.co.uk/article/amazon-drone-delivery-prime-air Forget Impossible, the fungi renaissance is here https://www.wired.co.uk/article/fungi-protein-meat Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/08/21·41m 54s

Simone Biles and the brutal pressure of elite sport

Coming up today… Simone Biles and the brutal pressure of elite sport and how the UK’s NHS App became an unofficial Covid passport. Simone Biles will not be the last https://www.wired.co.uk/article/simone-biles-tokyo-olympics The NHS App has quietly become a vaccine passport https://www.wired.co.uk/article/nhs-app-covid-vaccine-passport Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/07/21·43m 54s

Where crypto goes next

Coming up today… Germany looks to block one of the world’s biggest porn websites and we look at where cryptocurrency and bitcoin are going next.  The stories we talked about this week: Germany is about to block one of the world’s biggest porn sites https://www.wired.co.uk/article/germany-porn-laws-age-checks The future of cryptocurrency – Cryptocurrency (WIRED guides): How Digital Money Could Transform Finance https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cryptocurrency-WIRED-guides-Digital-Transform-ebook/dp/B08LPGH9ZM Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/07/21·49m 37s

The best day to go into the office is…

Coming up today… we unveil the best day of the week to go into the office and discuss the biggest rule change in Formula 1 history The stories we talked about this week: The best day to go into the office is… https://www.wired.co.uk/article/best-day-return-office Inside Formula 1’s biggest ever rule change https://www.wired.co.uk/article/f1-rules-2022-cars Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/07/21·38m 44s

The ambitious plan to resurrect the animals we can’t save

Coming up today… we dig deep into the biometric surveillance tech boom and Natasha has a fun day out at a farm. This week James and Matt B ask whether we should ban biometric surveillance? Improvements in artificial intelligence mean it’s possible to analyse and identify people by their walk, their veins, their face, their fingers and even the shape of their ears. As a result, the biometrics industry is booming – it’s expected to grow to between $60 billion and $80bn in the coming years. However, the technology has a creepy side: it’s being used to group people by ethnicity, gender and try to predict their emotions. Read more: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/europe-ai-biometrics For our second story, Vicki and Natasha look at the effort to build the biggest biobank of animal cells in Europe. Nature’s SAFE aims to collect 50 million genetic samples and "freeze them in time", storing cells from critically endangered species including the Amur leopard, black rhino and mountain chicken frog in cryogenic tanks. The idea is to harvest and preserve samples of semen – as well as ova and other tissue – that could one day be used to regenerate dwindling animal populations and prevent them from going extinct. Read more: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/natures-safe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/07/21·50m 44s

We might never reach herd immunity

Coming up today... we revisit the idea of herd immunity for Covid-19 and consider how the Delta variant is causing travel chaos. The stories we talked about this week: The UK’s summer of travel chaos https://www.wired.co.uk/article/uk-green-list-travel-holidays We might never reach herd immunity https://www.wired.co.uk/article/covid-19-herd-immunity Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/07/21·40m 27s

How the Delta variant took over

Coming up today... we explain how the Delta variant took over and delve deep into the mysteries of the golden triangle. The stories we talked about this week: How the Delta variant took over https://www.wired.co.uk/article/delta-variant-uk Warehouses are taking over the Earth https://www.wired.co.uk/article/warehouses-next-day-delivery Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/06/21·45m 45s

Quantum computers are detangling nature’s mysteries

Coming up today... how Apple might eat the newsletter industry, and why quantum computing could unravel some of the mysteries of the universe The stories we talked about this week: Quantum computers are already detangling nature’s mysteries https://www.wired.co.uk/article/quantum-computing It looks like Apple is after Substack’s email empire https://www.wired.co.uk/article/apple-newsletter-tracking Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/06/21·40m 14s

Should you ditch Google Chrome?

Coming up today... we explain what really went down when the internet went down and ask a big question: should you ditch Google Chrome? The stories we talked about this week: What really went down when the internet went down https://www.wired.co.uk/article/fastly-internet-outage It’s time to ditch Chrome https://www.wired.co.uk/article/google-chrome-browser-data Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/06/21·52m 53s

The mRNA vaccine revolution is just beginning

Coming up today... we look at the future of mRNA vaccine revolution and explore the use of brain training apps as a tool for tackling police brutality. The stories we talked about this week: The mRNA vaccine revolution is just beginning: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/mrna-vaccine-revolution-katalin-kariko Brain training games are here to end police brutality https://www.wired.co.uk/article/brain-training-stop-police-shootings Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/06/21·41m 25s

India's Covid vaccine tech nightmare

Coming up today, the rise and rise of astrology apps and we delve deep into the controversies surrounding India’s faltering vaccination drive. The stories we talked about this week: India’s CoWin vaccine booking system is a nightmare https://www.wired.co.uk/article/india-covid-vaccine-cowin Lonely men are driving an online astrology boom wired.co.uk/article/online-astrology-men Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by James Temperton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/05/21·38m 18s

The wild rise of the Facebook Famous

Coming up today the wild rise LadBaby and the Facebook Famous and we look at what’s cooking in the world of cultured meat. The stories we talked about this week: LadBaby and the wild rise of the Facebook Famous https://www.wired.co.uk/article/ladbaby-facebook-famous What’s cooking in the world of cultured meat Published on 25.05.21, check WIRED.co.uk for the full story Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by James Temperton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/05/21·46m 40s

The battle over encryption

Coming up today… it’s Uber versus cabbies once again and we try to untangle the complex future of end-to-end encryption. The stories we talked about this week: An epic row is brewing over Uber’s Soho ‘taxi rank’ https://www.wired.co.uk/article/uber-soho-taxi-rank Police caught one of the web’s most dangerous paedophiles. Then everything went dark https://www.wired.co.uk/article/whatsapp-encryption-child-abuse Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/05/21·54m 36s

Why brands ditching vowels are rlly stpd

Coming up today… we talk about the weather and try to get the bottom of the weird world of dumb corporate rebrands. The stories we talked about this week: Why brands ditching vowels are rlly stpd https://www.wired.co.uk/article/abrdn-rebrand-vowels Bad weather forecasts are a climate crisis disaster https://www.wired.co.uk/article/solar-weather-forecasting Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/05/21·38m 3s

Will football's social media boycott work?

Coming up today… we investigate football’s social media boycott and hear about how Māori are trying to save their language from Big Tech.  The stories we talked about this week: Māori are trying to save their language from Big Tech https://www.wired.co.uk/article/maori-language-tech Social media managers are on the frontline of football’s racism problem [Available May 1, 2021] https://www.wired.co.uk/article/premier-league-social-media-boycott Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/04/21·41m 28s

Mutant rats are taking over your office

Coming up today… we get acquainted with the mutant rats taking over the office you abandoned a year ago and ask a seemingly simple question: robots… humans or animals? The stories we talked about this week: Your office has been taken over by an army of mutant rats https://www.wired.co.uk/article/office-mutant-rats Robots are animals, not humans https://www.wired.co.uk/article/robots-animals-kate-darling Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/04/21·40m 30s

Golf is facing an existential crisis

Coming up today… we delve into golf’s existential crisis and have a very serious chat about puppies. The stories we talked about this week: Golf is facing an existential crisis https://www.wired.co.uk/article/golf-crisis-masters-bryson-dechambeau How to stop your pandemic puppy from going loco as lockdown lifts (available from April 17, 2021) https://www.wired.co.uk/article/pandemic-puppies-loneliness-anxiety-dogs Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/04/21·43m 45s

The quest to make cheesy cheese-free cheese

Coming up today… we go on a quest to find out how to make cheesy cheese-free cheese and we delve into New Zealand’s Covid-19 bin mystery. The quest to make genuinely cheesy dairy-free cheese https://www.wired.co.uk/article/dairy-free-cheese What the world can learn from New Zealand’s Covid-19 bin mystery https://www.wired.co.uk/article/new-zealand-zero-covid-transmission Music by Filip Hnizdo. Show produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/04/21·41m 33s

Lewis Hamilton opens up about activism and life beyond F1

Coming up today… F1 supremo Lewis Hamilton on the science of success, activism and what comes next and we explore the future of artificial intelligence. The stories we talked about this week: Lewis Hamilton opens up about activism and life beyond F1 https://www.wired.co.uk/article/lewis-hamilton Getting AI to work in a fleshy, messy world is harder than you think https://www.wired.co.uk/article/artificial-intelligence-future Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/04/21·47m 45s

The drug that changed medicine

How one of the world's largest tech trade shows still plans to go ahead this year and we explore the fascinating future of personalised medicine. MWC's biggest exhibitor is a tiny startup nobody's ever heard of https://www.wired.co.uk/article/mwc-2021-exhibitors A dying child, a mother's love and the drug that changed medicine https://www.wired.co.uk/article/milasen-aso-gene-therapy Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/03/21·36m 50s

What’s the deal with NFTs?

Coming up today… we chart the rise and fall of Football Index and explain what the hell is going on with non-fungible tokens. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/03/21·42m 53s

The terror and trauma of surviving ICU with Covid-19

Coming up today… the long-term psychological impacts of surviving ICU with Covid-19 and how Slack can actually fix workplace communications. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/03/21·45m 48s

Can deepfakes replace The Simpsons?

Coming up today: we explain why anecdotal benefits of microdosing might only be a placebo effect and find out how a bunch of deepfakes could one day replace the cast of The Simpsons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/03/21·41m 37s

Why grow grapes in space?

The Uber lawsuit feeding frenzy, how growing grapes in space can make wine better on Earth and the reality of life under Myanmar’s internet shutdown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/02/21·46m 41s

Uber has lost. What happens next?

Coming up today: What Uber’s loss in the Supreme Court means for the gig economy, why Facebook was right to ban news in Australia and we go inside the UK’s controversial Covid-19 challenge trial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/02/21·53m 32s

The origin of the UK variant

Coming up today: Matt Reynolds delves into the origins of the UK Covid-19 variant, Natasha looks at how Amazon saved Deliveroo from disaster and Amit charts the strange demise of Habbo Hotel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/02/21·52m 39s

How QAnon took over yoga

Coming up today: we explain how QAnon took over yoga, look at Google’s plan to rewrite the rules of the web and investigate the scammers getting rich from the lockdown puppy boom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/02/21·57m 18s

Is this the end of WeWork?

Coming up today: we delve deep into WeWork’s financials, look at what’s really happening with Covid-19 in North Korea and get moderately angry about generic startup adverts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/01/21·52m 51s

The Covid-19 nose disaster

Coming up today: a Covid crisis for sommeliers and bakers, the tragic rise of instant loan apps and that data that shows why April is going to be a tough month for everyone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/01/21·44m 43s

The last days of Parler

Coming up today: we’re 500 today so we’re all feeling terribly old. Come celebrate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/01/21·55m 55s

Our (optimistic) predictions for 2021

Coming up today: lucid dreams, lonely penguins and our predictions for 2021 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/01/21·57m 30s

The great WIRED quiz of 2020

Coming up today: it’s the final podcast of 2020, so we’re having a party... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/12/20·54m 4s

What the Covid-19 vaccines mean for returning to work

Coming up today: How a coronavirus vaccine will affect the return to work, what we learned from F1’s biggest crash in recent history, and how will Santa deal with lockdown? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/12/20·48m 41s

How to make sure Christmas isn't a Covid-19 disaster

Coming up today: Matt Reynolds lays on a Covid Christmas, Amit explains why Netflix is elbowing in on linear TV, and Matt Burgess explores the issue of work burnout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/11/20·55m 19s

How China crushed Covid-19

Coming up today: Matt Reynolds dissects China’s coronavirus strategy, Amit asks why games are getting shorter, and we discuss the security faux pas you’re probably making Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/11/20·57m 58s

All you need to know about the Covid-19 vaccine

Amit and Matt Reynolds talk us through the Covid-19 vaccine breakthrough and Natasha explores the weird world of pandemic office Christmas parties Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/11/20·51m 26s

What we can learn from Africa’s pandemic response

Coming up today: Matt Reynolds explains why Africa has been spared the worst of the pandemic, Natasha reveals the middle-class private jet boom and Matt Burgess looks at the worrying rise of police fingerprint scanners Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/11/20·56m 50s

The nasty rise of stalkerware

Coming up today: Natasha looks into Uber’s robo-firings, Matt Burgess charts the grim rise of stalkerware and Vicki explains why there might not be signs of life on Venus after all Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/10/20·48m 1s

Did Sweden's Covid-19 experiment work?

Coming up today: Sweden’s pandemic gamble; the deepfake bot being weaponised against women; and Natasha tries to put the ‘interesting’ in negative interest rates Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/10/20·52m 24s

The grim demise of the cinema industry

Coming up today: Natasha investigates the UK’s broken housing algorithm, Matt Burgess reveals how universities are snooping on students and Amit witnesses The grim demise of the cinema industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/10/20·46m 13s

The wild quest to feed the world using your pee

How to recycle your pee, astronaut selection, and the great revival of the home printer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/10/20·45m 18s

How Italy got on top of Covid-19

Coming up today: Natasha talks to Deliveroo’s struggling ‘heroes’, Amit explains why historians are annoyed at YouTube and Matt Reynolds looks at how Italy got to grips with Covid-19 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/10/20·49m 32s

How to think about risk in a pandemic

Coming up today: Vicki tries to make sense of Trump versus TikTok, Natasha tries to make business liability interesting and Matt Reynolds explains why humans are so bad at understanding risk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/09/20·46m 44s

Have we found evidence of alien life?

Coming up today: Have we found evidence of alien life? Plus how banks are tackling financial abuse, and holidays in the time of Covid Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/09/20·46m 32s

The living hell of Covid-19 long-haulers

Coming up today: Matt Reynolds meets the coronavirus long-haulers, Matt Burgess tracks the rise and fall of Pret and Amit explains why lie detectors are creeping into British policing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/09/20·55m 39s

Coronavirus shows why we need a four-day working week

Natasha explains the rise of the four-day working week, Matt Burgess on the return of ID cards and Matt Reynolds on what the animal kingdom can teach us about social distancing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/09/20·48m 26s

Office lifts are a coronavirus logistics nightmare

Natasha looks at two of the big problems with people returning to offices, Matt Reynolds examines how artificial snow is being used to save a glacier and Matt Burgess explores the troubling rise of deepfake pornography videos Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/08/20·54m 36s

England’s exam algorithm shambles

Coming up today: Matt Burgess picks over the fallout from the A-level algorithm debacle, Matt Reynolds explains how breast milk is being grown in the lab Natasha meets the digital nomads swapping office life for paradise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/08/20·51m 47s

How your boss is spying on you

Coming up today: exam chaos, how your boss is spying on you and the great QR code revival Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/08/20·48m 28s

Where Zoom goes next

Coming up today: Vicki takes a look at the wild rise of Zoom, Amit fills up on discount fast food and Natasha explains the hygiene theatre coming to a workplace near you soon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/08/20·52m 15s

These coronavirus vaccines are the closest to becoming reality

Coming up today: Matt Burgess advises on how to up your lockdown running game, I examine the latest covid vaccine progress, and Matt Reynolds tackles the UK’s big cat mystery Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/07/20·50m 45s

We’re stuck in a lockdown work from home purgatory

Coming up today: Matt Burgess on Covid-19 hackers, Amit looks at how musicians are taking on Spotify (again) and Natasha explains why we’re all stuck in a work from home purgatory. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/07/20·48m 24s

Is coronavirus airborne?

Coming up today: Matt Reynolds explains how coronavirus may actually be airborne, Matt Burgess looks at a grim future for Huawei and Vicki tells us all to wear face masks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/07/20·55m 57s

The failure of antibody tests

Matt delves into the failed promise of antibody tests, Amit explains how to eat lots of hot dogs and Vicki reminds us all what a train is Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/07/20·50m 51s

Has Covid-19 created more plastic waste?

Coming up today: the plight of museums, the surge in plastic and why cinemas are engaged in an elaborate game of post-lockdown chicken Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/07/20·48m 39s

Why mask shaming is a big deal

Coming up today: the rise of mask shaming, the hunt for coronavirus heads to the sewers and how climbing became the next big competitive sport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/06/20·48m 53s

The era of the coronavirus super-spreader

Coming up today: coronavirus super-spreaders, how Beijing crushed a spike in cases and the death of the great British office sandwich Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/06/20·46m 42s

DuckDuckGo takes on Google

Coming up today: ducks, eels and simulated shouting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/06/20·53m 40s

How Sweden bungled its coronavirus response

Sweden's coronavirus response, anti-vaxxers and the pandemic collide and we explain how pubs can reopen safely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/06/20·50m 58s

Your weird coronavirus summer holidays

The case for infecting healthy people with coronavirus, a big week for SpaceX and we explain how weird your summer holidays are going to be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/05/20·57m 30s

How coronavirus attacks your body

What we now know about how coronavirus attacks your body, how the school shutdown will affect kids for years and why we’re entering the golden era of nepotism Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/05/20·44m 38s

The WIRED podcast pub quiz

Coming up today: the first ever WIRED podcast pub quiz. Fun not guaranteed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/05/20·1h 0m

The big coronavirus contact tracing app debate

Coming up today: coronavirus treatments, we dig deeper into contact tracing apps and look at the surprising science of playing sport behind closed doors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/05/20·52m 3s

Coronavirus is making you hungry for skin

Coming up today: why we’re all hungry for skin, why everyone is getting in a flap over apps and some depressing economic news Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/05/20·50m 31s

The coronavirus startup crisis

We explain why coronavirus is hitting startups so hard, investigate the crisis facing Airbnb and its hosts and find out how researchers have cracked a secret paedophile code Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/04/20·51m 25s

Why you’ve been having so many weird lockdown dreams

Coming up today: how blood could be key in the fight against coronavirus, we explain how to level-up your Zoom pub quiz experience and explain why you’ve been having so many weird lockdown dreams Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/04/20·54m 28s

How the 5G coronavirus conspiracy tore through the web

How the 5G coronavirus conspiracy tore through the web, the UK’s worrying police state creep and how a volunteer army is stitching to fix the UK’s scrubs shortage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/04/20·1h 5m

The next year under coronavirus

The next year under coronavirus, the takeaway food conundrum and we delve into the zoom privacy fears Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/04/20·48m 15s

How a blood test could help us crack coronavirus

The UK locks down, wedding planners pivot to crisis comms and our take on Disney+ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/03/20·57m 46s

How to cope with social distancing

How to cope with working from home, the behavioural science behind handling a pandemic and an opportunity to witness our rapid descent into news overload madness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/03/20·59m 41s
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