It was a year of exceptionally strong performances by narrators in the world of audiobooks. Some of those, like the work of the always brilliant Barbra Streisand and Meryl Streep, were not surprising, but others were unexpected discoveries that left us mesmerized and moved. From fiction to history to poetry, and, of course, a few […]
Matt Daniels and Caitlyn Ralph are just two of the team behind The Pudding, a visual collective of great visual data journalism - where you can find great longform data journalism such as this hunt for the internet’s oldest image, this guide to why women’s pockets are inferior and how many times a character says “cool” in Community.
And The Pudding crew also have a commercial arm too: Polygraph, which produces visuals such as the ones you can find on this page on the Google Trends site.
Alberto and Simon chat visual journalism with Matt and Caitlyn and find out exactly how you can run a design agency and a cool collective in one go.
The music this week is based on the inflation time series index published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and made with TwoTone.
Today on The Vergecast: Making sense of the MacBook lineup, and what “shot on iPhone” really gets you.
Okay, so “space black” isn’t the Black MacBook return we were hoping for, but Apple’s new Pros sound pretty nice. Which one should you buy, though? It’s complicated. Plus, that Scary Fast event was shot on an iPhone — so where does that mean we are in the evolution of smartphone cameras? All that, and some AR glasses, and you don’t even have to listen at 8PM on a Monday night.
Josh & Lyra - What Future with Joshua Topolsky | iHeart
pJosh is on the road, sans microphone. Thankfully, producer Lyra records all her phone calls. This episode of What Future Is lo-fi and stressed for time. What could go wrong? Discussed: Karens, catcalling, Blackberry/ppSee a href='https://omnystudio.com/listener'omnystudio.com/listener/a for privacy information./p
Christopher Nolan talks about writing and directing the new film Oppenheimer, about the man who's known as the father of the atom bomb, J. Robert Oppenheimer. Nolan also directed the WWII movie Dunkirk, The Dark Knight, and Inception. The film is about Oppenheimer's leading role in the race to develop the bomb before the Nazis. But after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, he became an arms control advocate, opposed building the hydrogen bomb, and was targeted during the anti-communist witch hunts of the 1950s.Later, Maureen Corrigan reviews the new novel by James McBride.
Tech's Mask Off Moment - What Next: TBD | Tech, power, and the future
When conservative writer Richard Hanania’s old posts, originally published under a pseudonym, came to light, people were shocked at just how racist and reactionary they were. Perhaps less shocking were the tech moguls who were revealed to be supporting him.Guest: Anil Dash, technologist and writer, and the head of GlitchIf you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on What Next TBD. Sign up now at slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work.Podcast production by Evan Campbell
This has been a year of new creative projects for me. In addition to some personal endeavors that have yet to see the light of day, I joined Federico as the co-host of Adapt, a new iPad-focused podcast on Relay FM. Learning the art of expressing my Apple takes in speech rather than text has
Podcasts Are Everywhere. These LA Startups Aim to Make Good Listens Easy to Find
With so many podcasts out there, companies like Goodpods and Breaker are popping up to help listeners find their next podcast. Run by siblings, the year-old Goodpods bills itself as the GoodReads for podcasting.