Digital shabbat follow-up; AI for the American People; Psychedelic Warlords; podcast news; Alexa in the hospital; LA fights for e-scooter data; burn out in China’s Silicon Valley; drunk shopping; McDonald’s big data buy; YouTube cancels big-budget originals; the Dirt; Apple’s services; art matters; manufactured nostalgia; time keeps on slipping away.

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Show Notes


Artificial Intelligence for the American People

‘Psychedelic Warlord’ Beto O’Rourke belonged to a legendary hacking crew

Spotify to Acquire Parcast in Podcast Push

Your Health Data Are a Gold Mine for Advertisers

Los Angeles is fighting for e-scooter data

No sleep, no sex, no life: tech workers in China’s Silicon Valley face burnout before they reach 30

The 2019 Drunk Shopping Census

McDonald’s is acquiring Dynamic Yield to create a more customized drive-thru

German Observatory Transformed Into a Giant R2-D2



Marvel Is Auctioning Off Props From Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist

David Tennant Does a Podcast With…

YouTube is reportedly canceling its big-budget originals

YouTube Bows Out of Hollywood Arms Race With Netflix and Amazon

The Dirt

Behind the Curve

The end of open: BBC blocks its podcasts on Google

BBC Denies Google Assistant and Search Access to Podcast Content

GOG: Podcasts We Like

All the important stuff from Apple’s services event (+)

Apple TV Channels is an a la carte way to watch your favorite networks


A Comic, Cosmic Sensibility: A Conversation with Tom Robbins

Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World Hardcover by Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell


An Engineer Says He’s Figured Out Why Time Moves Faster as We Grow Up

Your Local Irish Pub, From Dublin to Dubai, Proves You Can Prefab Authenticity

The World’s End

Most Of Us Have Been Lacing And Tying Our Shoes All Wrong

The Relative Market Capitalization Of Major Tech Companies Since 1995, Visualized

The 2019 MAKERS Conference: Jameela Jamil Reads “Tell Him” – EXPLICIT


Ford Explorer Owners Say Their SUVs Are Making Them Sick

‘Veganism is human cruelty’: Protester eats raw pig’s head outside vegan festival

Every Star Wars death but the Seinfeld theme plays during each death

MySpace possibly lost pretty much everything uploaded before 2015

Facebook removed 1.5m videos of New Zealand terror attack in first 24 hours

Italy bans unvaccinated children from school