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Land of the Giants – “Facebook Gets a Face Lift”
We are sharing the first episode of Land of the Giants: The Facebook/ Meta Disruption. Long before Mark Zuckerberg renamed Facebook Meta and made an unprecedented pivot into the metaverse, he invented a feature that turned Facebook into a social network behemoth. The News Feed, which put your friends’ status updates onto your homepage, changed how we interact online. It was a strong statement of Zuckerberg’s values: that connecting and sharing at scale would be de-facto good for the world. It was also his first public controversy. Follow Land of the Giants to get new episodes every Wednesday.
26 min
2
There’s a climate solution hiding in our walls
12 min
3
The hydrogen car revival
10 min
4
How to resurrect a coral reef
Step one: Break coral. Step two: Hack coral sex.
13 min
5
Making cryptocurrency climate-friendly
It's a daunting task.
10 min
6
Can we stay cool without heating up the planet?
14 min
7
Sold: Apollo 11 moon dust
9 min
8
Why am I still getting robocalls???
The ongoing plague of robocalls, explained.
11 min
9
What if the future of work is exactly the same?
9 min
10
The space station race
14 min
11
Biden makes clean energy a national security issue
Why the president invoked a war power from the 1950s to build heat pumps and solar panels
8 min
12
Why America makes tech tycoons into superheroes
17 min
13
Sheryl Sandberg’s mixed legacy at Meta
The executive, who turned Facebook into a profitable business, leaves behind a series of controversies.
7 min
14
911 is getting better but less private
9 min
15
How often can you get Covid?
Does your immunity still last for months? We asked a researcher who has been studying omicron reinfections.
23 min
16
Amazon calls Mom and Pop
13 min
17
Working from home is making you more productive
Quick, go tell your boss!
8 min
18
Electric cars vs. flamingos
The booming electric car industry has become a big nuisance for flamingos. Benji Jones explains.
12 min
19
What can you learn from the guy who built the i...
From the Recode Media podcast.
53 min
20
The shooters were 18
Writer and parent Joanna Schroeder wrote a guide for parents about what to look out for and how to intervene.
22 min
21
Data breaches are everywhere and consequences a...
7 min
22
Social justice investors
11 min
23
Flight delayed? Blame a spaceship.
8 min
24
The scourge of 'the time tax'
19 min
25
Mass shooting videos are still going viral
10 min
26
Post-Roe, Inc.
9 min
27
Are we living in a post-privacy age?
Ronan Farrow says yes. His latest investigative work for The New Yorker looks into the surveillance technology Pegasus
44 min
28
Netflix will return after these messages
12 min
29
The crypto crash
12 min
30
A cure for sickle cell?
Scientists have developed a long-sought treatment — perhaps even a cure — for sickle cell anemia. But getting it to patients might be an even bigger challenge.
15 min
31
America chips in
9 min
32
Our nurdle nightmare
11 min
33
The Great Resignation grows up
5 min
34
Seeking an abortion? Better watch your digital ...
12 min
35
Apple gives the right to repair*
*Terms and conditions may apply.
10 min
36
Tesla's boss is away. Time for the competition ...
9 min
37
Gen Z doesn't dream of labor
9 min
38
ok groomer
Accounts like “Libs of TikTok” are fueling right-wing media to label people who speak openly about sexuality and gender as “groomers.” Vox’s Aja Romano and the Washington Post’s Taylor Lorenz explain this age-old practice.
23 min
39
Hollywood's plan to keep butts in seats
8 min
40
What if the future of work is exactly the same?
9 min
41
Sorry, your iPhone apps are still tracking you
13 min
42
Twitter's new boss
13 min
43
We’re one step closer to self-farming farms
John Deere thinks its self-driving tractor's sexy.
7 min
44
The Amazonification of the American workforce
13 min
45
The death of the gas station
8 min
46
The threat of Russian cyberwar
Russia is ramping up attacks on Ukraine’s digital infrastructure. The US could be next.
23 min
47
Elon Musk's new troll is buying Twitter
14 min
48
No one nose
Believe it or not, scientists still don't know how the sense of smell works.
26 min
49
Catching the Brooklyn subway shooter
14 min
50
The State of Streaming
It’s time to check back in on the state of the streaming wars.
16 min
51
Is Noom just another diet?
10 min
52
A grande victory for Starbucks workers
Starting a union can be a tall order, but many baristas have found it’s an effective way to venti their frustration with management.
23 min
53
For sale: Apollo 11 moon dust
Thanks to an unusual series of events, this will be the first time moon dust verified by NASA has been sold legally.
8 min
54
How roller derby blocked the blockchain
8 min
55
Why am I still getting robocalls???
The ongoing plague of robocalls, explained.
11 min
56
The bizarre world of bitcoin inheritance
9 min
57
Beanie babies were the NFTs of the 90s
13 min
58
The problem with TikTok therapists
16 min
59
In your off-time, Slack off
14 min
60
Facebook reeling to stay relevant
10 min
61
A 'dark' future for grocery stores?
12 min
62
Why hackers want your health data
7 min
63
What happened when El Salvador went crypto
12 min
64
Is there a hack for enlightenment?
58 min
65
Texas moves to the right as Big Tech moves in
14 min
66
The danger of making the internet safe for kids
10 min
67
The neon shortage is a bad sign
7 min
68
Hedge funds bet big on classic rock
10 min
69
Can TV take down the cult of the tech founder?
8 min
70
America needs more internet
12 min
71
Crypto goes to war
11 min
72
Electric cars vs. flamingos
The booming electric car industry in Chile has become a big nuisance for flamingos. Benji Jones explains.
12 min
73
Radio, someone still loves you
22 min
74
Can Russian oligarchs influence Putin’s war?
9 min
75
Biden sees two sides to bitcoin
9 min
76
How Kibbe body types became an internet obsession
12 min
77
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has cosmic implica...
8 min
78
In your off-time, Slack off
14 min
79
Covering Russia-Ukraine, online and on the ground
How reporters are sorting truth from disinformation in this war — from the ground, from afar, and online.
22 min
80
Big Tech’s Russia problem
Social media companies are in a standoff with Russia on censorship and there’s no easy solution.
10 min
81
Will Trump's new echo chamber matter?
7 min
82
The bizarre world of bitcoin inheritance
The bizarre world of bitcoin inheritance
9 min
83
Russia's war with Ukraine — and reality
32 min
84
Russia, Ukraine, and the threat of cyberwar
16 min
85
Uber, but for TV
36 min
86
The big downside to the rise of sports betting ...
11 min
87
The unstoppable robocall
The ongoing plague of robocalls, explained.
11 min
88
The world’s most powerful cyberweapon
16 min
89
Bitcoin Bonnie and Clyde
A tech investor and his rapper wife were busted for a multi-billion dollar bitcoin heist. They couldn’t really spend any of the money.
19 min
90
Nice raise. Too bad about inflation.
6 min
91
Does deplatforming extremists work?
It depends. Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary explains.
14 min
92
The mushroom detectives of Facebook
When a loved one eats a potentially deadly plant in the front yard, time is of the essence
13 min
93
How F-ed is Facebook?
Recode reporter Shirin Ghaffaryjoins us to tell us about Facebook’s losing streak
13 min
94
The Amazon for NFTs
14 min
95
America needs more internet
The bipartisan infrastructure bill that passed late last year includes a lot of money for expanding fast and affordable broadband internet access across America.
12 min
96
Why we can't pay attention anymore
Sean Illing talks with the author Johann Hari about his new book Stolen Focus.
58 min
97
The ghost stores of Instagram
That cute dress you bought off Instagram could be found for much cheaper.
10 min
98
Overworking remotely
Workers like working from home, but managers worry it’s bad for business.
8 min
99
The male anxiety industrial complex
Can health-care brands leverage young men’s anxiety over erections and hair loss into a multibillion-dollar empire?
13 min
100
A 3G eulogy
3G dies, but at what cost?
9 min