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Tired of the daily news doom and gloom? Looking to explore curious stories instead? Every Monday through Thursday, we bring a story on the theme of Power, Culture, and the Future, handpicked from The Outline. We guarantee you’ll feel smarter and more hydrated.

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The keto diet is a recipe for disaster

September 6th, 2018

19:07
The latest low-carb diet trend is merely a rehash of fad diets past.

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Yellowstone National Park underwear?

September 5th, 2018

6:20
Basically, clothing companies are funding our national parks because the government won't.

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How to make a British woman sell you a Honda

September 4th, 2018

6:35
Rosa Lyster went into a "body language experts" k-hole and discovered some good news?

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Can we get some crazy broke Asians, too?

August 30th, 2018

1:04:38
Jeremy Gordon and Wei Tchou explore the many shades of Asian-American culture representation through the releases of ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘To All the …

"Ready for love" is a lie

August 29th, 2018

19:40
Helena Fitzgerald pokes a hole in the idea that a romantic relationship is a prize for loving yourself enough.

'There is no such thing as being ready …

A day on an e-scooter

August 28th, 2018

8:59
Ann-Derrick Gaillot spent the day zipping around Portland using only dockless e-scooters and documented her experience.

We're hosted and produced by James T. Green. Our theme is by John Lagomarsino.

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Wokeness industrial complex

August 23rd, 2018

18:55
There's a problem with 'Nanette' – comedy is at its best when it helps audiences understand their relationship to trauma, not when it makes them feel …

The soundtrack of destruction

August 22nd, 2018

9:44
Musicians are trying to capture the soundscapes of the environment as it dies.

Today's story

'What does the end of the world sound like? Listen to this' by Lewis Gordon

Smoke(y) signals

August 21st, 2018

6:35
Thank Smokey Robinson and Smokey the Bear for this adjustment of the English language?

Today's story

'Smokey is the new smoky' by Ann-Derrick Gaillot

Reject the algorithm!

August 16th, 2018

13:22
Four music nerds and professionals tell us how to find new (and good) music in the age of the algorithm.

Today's story

'Finding new music in the …

The racist language of space exploration

August 15th, 2018

8:57
The language of colonialism is infecting outer space, thanks to dominance by rich white businessmen and politicians.

Today's story

'The racist language …

Queer fabulism is everywhere

August 14th, 2018

14:21
Recent books by Carmen Maria Machado, Daisy Johnson, Melissa Broder, and many more are part of a burgeoning trend in writing that uses the fantastic …

Ghosted by a senator

August 13th, 2018

10:42
Extremely outdated technology and zero policy mean calling your reps is often not as effective as we’d like it to be.

Today's story

"We're sorry, your …

A mosh pit (of data)

August 9th, 2018

10:00
Seeing your favorite band live will probably cost you more in privacy information than in dollars.

Today's story

"Ticketing app AXS scrapes all the …

The U.S. is thirsty

August 8th, 2018

6:41
Climate change threatens water everywhere, but tension between different levels of U.S. government has stalled our response.

Today's story

"Water, …

The 'down-ass chick'

August 7th, 2018

14:51
When a rapper wants a woman who will do anything except be her own person, what are we asking down chicks to be down for?

Today's story

"What are we asking down chicks to be down for?" by Melinda Fakuade

'Playboy' shaped the America of today

August 6th, 2018

20:11
How coming into possession of a stack of vintage ‘Playboy’ issues caused one writer to consider the magazine’s impact on the modern world.

Today's story

"For better and for worse, the 'Playboy Magazine' of the '70's …

Dr. Seuss' forgotten anti-war book

August 2nd, 2018

9:42
This book spoke powerfully against the hacks behind the military-industrial complex — and for that, was pilloried.

Today's story

"Dr. Seuss' forgotten …

So you bought a ghost town

July 31st, 2018

13:07
Who is paying $12 million for an abandoned town? We found out.

Today's story

"The people who buy ghost towns" by Michael Watershttps://theoutline.com/post/5605/ghost-town-owners-12-million

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'Parent Trap' but messier

July 30th, 2018

15:21
A set of triplets were separated at birth, and by chance met back up at 19 years old.

Today's story

"The sticky business of separating twins" by …

Bring back irony

July 26th, 2018

27:37
Irony is the only antidote to our all-too-earnest age.

Today's story

"Bring back irony" by Leah Finneganhttps://theoutline.com/post/5542/bring-back-irony?zd=1&zi=xj7engbv

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How to DJ a sex party

July 25th, 2018

9:35
Read the room, have a sense of humor, and if you’re standing on a human body, keep your balance.

Today's story

"What it's like to DJ a sex party" by …

How prisons are poisoning their inmates

July 23rd, 2018

12:34
Hundreds of U.S. prisons and ICE detention centers are built on toxic sites, and people inside are getting sick.

Today's story

"How prisons are poisoning their inmates" by Michael Waters

Rewind: Clear eyes, sore ass, can't lose?

July 19th, 2018

13:47
"First, let me assure you that this is not a victor’s tale. This story contains no triumphs."

Today's story

"A totally normal adult woman learns to …

Rewind: "Hi" is chaotic evil

July 17th, 2018

8:37
Our boss is notorious for typing this in the work chat, so we decided to stage an intervention.

Today's story

"If you just message "hi" and nothing else I assume I'm getting fired" by Casey Johnston

A Queer Sex, Liminal Fantasy

July 12th, 2018

12:23
…and then a fanged, balloon-like creature reaches a forest of tree-like bodies, and zips off to a dollar store on a flying watermelon.

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Silicon Valley's funding the future of warfare

July 11th, 2018

11:22
Move fast and break things indeed.

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Supreme shush

July 10th, 2018

9:52
How liberal justices in the Supreme Court can fix the silence on criminal justice issues.

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Welcome to the age of the online pseudo-pharmacy startup

July 9th, 2018

18:07
Where everything is pastel colored, VC-funded, and capital-C Cool.

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Today you heard from Paris Martineau. We're …

Inside Autism Day at Six Flags

July 5th, 2018

25:38
For one summer day, children with autism and their families have Six Flags Great Adventure all to themselves.

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Inside Autism Day at Six Flags

July 4th, 2018

22:50
For one summer day, children with autism and their families have Six Flags Great Adventure all to themselves.

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Today you heard from Jamie Lauren Keiles. A special thanks …

Bodega hive 🎨 & newborn planets

July 3rd, 2018

12:34
Comedians Desus and Mero take their next big step, and a lil baby star hits the universe!

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Grandpa teaches bitcoin

July 2nd, 2018

7:55
The Wikipedia page’s most prolific editor doesn't even own cryptocurrency.

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A new canon of asexual history

June 28th, 2018

10:19
Academics have long ignored the history of asexuality, so online communities are stepping in.

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Notes on dyke camp [Re-broadcast]

June 27th, 2018

12:09
There is a burgeoning aesthetic movement influenced by traditional camp but directed by gay women. It features a lot of hands.

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A hell of a brine

June 26th, 2018

11:23
This cursed drink hit the internet, and we took the bait.

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The future of afrofuturism

June 21st, 2018

9:58
After having a moment in 2018, where does the movement go from here?

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Eight unsolved murders in Pike County, Ohio

June 20th, 2018

6:44
The murder of the Rhoden family was a brutal, backwoods tragedy that seemed straight out of an Appalachian noir.

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Today’s Dispatch was reported by Jeff Winkler. It was produced by James T. Green. It was edited by …

GAME OVER. Continue?

June 19th, 2018

11:05
A new addiction is hitting the streets, and some psychologists aren't buying it.

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Read Caroline Haskins' story.

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A Renaissance painting? Nah!

June 18th, 2018

11:28
An art historian explains why almost every viral photo is being compared to a Renaissance painting, and why you are wrong.

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Read Rachel Wetzler's story.

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Return of the plastic surgeons [Re-broadcast]

June 14th, 2018

12:03
Through social media, modern doctors gain celebrity status and teach their followers. (We're re-broadcasting this episode while we report on new …

California primaries & shady Facebook

June 13th, 2018

7:25
Last week, a faceless conservative group seemed poised to convert Democratic nightmares into hellish reality, and Facebook wants you to believe it is …

Wildfires & DNA

June 12th, 2018

6:01
The west coast of the United States is still burning from wildfires, and there's a new scientific DNA finding.

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Ann Derrick-Gaillot and Casey Johnston joined us today. James T. Green hosts and produces the show.

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10,000 likes and we’ll show you how we build this patient’s butt

June 11th, 2018

9:11
Through social media, modern doctors gain celebrity status and teach their followers.

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"Having fun isn't hard, when you've got a library card" (with a bunch of fees)

June 7th, 2018

12:02
There's an incredibly wholesome show on the air right now, there's new fear in the world of hurricanes, and one city is saying goodbye to library …

The abyss of notifications

June 6th, 2018

7:58
Tech companies like Apple and Google are becoming more interested in “scaling back” our device usage, but what does it mean when the companies behind the addiction are trying to change our behavior?

Casey Johnston and …

International Whores' Day

June 5th, 2018

11:43
It was 2 in the afternoon on a blazing Saturday, when a tiny park filled with red umbrellas...

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The politics of pro-gun coffee

June 4th, 2018

10:54
Black Rifle Coffee is making waves of being "the only coffee company that supports the second amendment".  We put it to a taste test.

Drew Millard joined us today. James T. Green hosts and produces the show.

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Your move, Drake

May 31st, 2018

18:22
Noticing a rise of Drake memes on your timeline? We explain why. Plus, the hot new trend for business bros, and the latest dystopian crossover with …

Common is the most boring rapper

May 30th, 2018

8:20
Starbucks called on this snoozer to end racism, plus a robot that knows skin better than dermatologists, and meet our brand new intern!

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The platonic ideal of Memorial Day

May 28th, 2018

2:49
In the United States, today is a holiday, so The Outline staff has a special message for you.

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Zuck the world & spring jams

May 24th, 2018

16:25
Facebook is in hot water, again. And speaking of hot, our Culture section chose this spring's best songs.

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Space Force, muting, and subway games

May 23rd, 2018

9:38
Trump wants to make hypersonic missile-detecting satellites a reality, Instagram is letting you be even more petty, and a game lets you ride the …

Killing the American Dream

May 22nd, 2018

16:50
The "tiny house" craze is sweeping America, and city officials think it is an affordable housing solution.

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Miles Howard joined us today. James T. …

Jordan Peterson is still terrible

May 21st, 2018

14:41
The psychologist and public speaker is back in the news, so we share what's changed since our original reporting on his depression YouTube videos.

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Notes on dyke camp

May 17th, 2018

12:32
There is a burgeoning aesthetic movement influenced by traditional camp but directed by gay women. It features a lot of hands.

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Don't buy the new MacBook Pro

May 16th, 2018

12:45
Apple got slapped with a big lawsuit. Here's what happened.

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Reported by Casey Johnston, editor of the Future section at The Outline.

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The ethics of snail mucin

May 15th, 2018

6:16
Snail slime skincare is having a moment. But where does the mucin come from, and what happens to the snails?

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Reported by Gaby Del Valle, staff writer at The Outline.

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The secret taxi party line

May 14th, 2018

23:22
We got a tip about a secret taxi party line, so we rode in a bunch of New York cabs to find out.

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Reported by Paris Martineau, staff writer at The Outline.

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A no-bullsh*t guide to Google I/O 2018

May 10th, 2018

26:52
The most important takeaways from Google's annual developer keynote. The good, the bad, and the ugly, brought to you from our entire Future section at The Outline.

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You heard from Casey Johnston (Future …

This racist gum doesn't even taste good

May 9th, 2018

10:19
Candy marketing and why Asian-American stereotypes have more staying power than an everlasting gobstopper.

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To share today's episode and …

The story behind #MuteRKelly

May 8th, 2018

13:31
We talk to the co-founder behind #MuteRKelly, Kenyette Barnes, and discuss the continuing narrative of problematic artists.

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The story behind #MuteRKelly by Ann Derrick-Gaillot
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Rewind: Breaking Monopoly

May 7th, 2018

15:36
Jeremy Gordon played Monopoly with real money and crime, and we recorded it on tape. (Originally broadcast: March 8th, 2018).

Today's story:

Breaking …

Should people accept chronic pain?

May 3rd, 2018

18:33
Is pain acceptance therapy the answer to the opioid crisis? Clare Foran has the story.

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"Hi" is chaotic evil

May 2nd, 2018

9:41
Our boss is notorious for typing this in the work chat, so we decided to stage an intervention.

Read Casey's story.

Find Casey on Twitter (@caseyjohnston).

Find Erika on Twitter (@EriFaith).

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The rise of the ambient video game

April 26th, 2018

10:10
‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ takes cues from a long history of ambient music, in Japan and the United States.

Read Lewis Gordon's story.

Find Lewis Gordon on Twitter (@lewis_gordon).

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Alabama deserves better

April 25th, 2018

7:18
How did a train full of poop get from New York to Alabama? Drew Millard brings us the story.

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Neopets was run by scientologists

April 24th, 2018

12:33
Executives even suggested adding religious principles to the game. Freelance writer Sarah Bellman gives us the story.

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The app-i-fication of friendship

April 23rd, 2018

9:41
Like dating apps, people are experimenting with finding friendships through their phones. But is it worth the hype? Amanda Palleschi goes to a potluck with a bunch of strangers to find out.

Read Amanda's story.

Find …

Hell is empty and all the devils are creating Westworld fan theories

April 19th, 2018

7:56
Paris Martineau talks to the people behind the avatars on r/westworld.

If you liked this show, check out another Outline show, Out West, where we break down your Westworld theories.

Hosted by Casey Johnston.

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How 90s kids expressed themselves online

April 18th, 2018

8:11
Before Instagram, there was this chat server where you could be whatever you wanted. Fire up the dial up with Nicole Carpenter and log onto the past.

Why we love conspiracy theories

April 17th, 2018

7:41
Your high school friend won’t stop posting about lizard people and crisis actors. Ivana Rihter gives us the logic behind it.

Read Ivana's story.

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For once, the NFL isn't awful

April 16th, 2018

4:55
History is being made on the sidelines, and Ann Derrick-Gaillot walks us through the formation.

Read Ann's story.

Hosted by Casey Johnston.

Produced by James T. Green.

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Rewind: Arming the flock

April 12th, 2018

13:07
Owen Philips travels to Mississippi to sit in on a training session for a church security team.

Hosted by Aaron Edwards.

Produced by James T. Green.

Send us your feedback at aaron@theoutline.com or @OutlineDispatch.

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Rewind: The ageless joy of Kingdom Hearts

April 11th, 2018

14:20
Aaron Edwards and Jeremy Gordon geek out about how a video game changed their adolescent lives.

Hosted by Aaron Edwards.

Produced by James T. Green.

Rewind: Behind closed doors

April 10th, 2018

17:56
Gaby Del Valle tells the story of asylum seekers that are being sexually assaulted in U.S. detention.

Hosted by Aaron Edwards.

Produced by James T. …

Rewind: Source code, the end of actress, and Google snippets

April 9th, 2018

13:19
Karen Sandler is still waiting to see the source code that's keeping her alive, Andy Martino discusses the end of "actress", and Adrianne Jeffries finds out how Google destroyed celebritynetworth.com.

Hosted by Aaron …

Your boss is working you to death

April 5th, 2018

13:26
How economic precarity, technology, and unrealistic expectations are making us sick.

Read Sophie Weiner's Q&A and follow Sophie on Twitter.

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I'm the man in the Jabbrrbox

April 4th, 2018

11:30
A new startup wants to be the future of private space. Are they onto something?

Read Jeremy Gordon's story.

Hosted by Aaron Edwards.

Produced by James T. Green.

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Do we need Roseanne tho?

April 3rd, 2018

16:19
Roseanne is a polarizing figure while her reboot is getting top ratings. We breakdown what's changed since 1988.

Read Ann Derrick-Gaillot's story.

Cambridge Analytica for dummies

April 2nd, 2018

18:37
We explain to you, like humans, why you should care about the Cambridge Analytica data leak.

Read Casey Johnston's reporting.

Hosted by Aaron Edwards.

Inside YouTube's fake views economy

March 29th, 2018

8:52
Views are currency on YouTube, and the existence of fake ones creates questions for all videos.

Read Paris Martineau's reporting.

Hosted by Aaron Edwards.

Produced by James T. Green.

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"Education, not assassination."

March 28th, 2018

11:30
March for Our Lives attendees speak about their experiences with gun violence.

Read Gaby Del Valle's reporting and view Rocco Avallone's photos.

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Matt Binder hunts for Twitter bots

March 27th, 2018

11:35
#Resist bots are all over Twitter. We found the person responsible.

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Listen to his podcast, DOOMED.

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Emily Brown learns how to ride a bike

March 26th, 2018

13:43
A totally normal adult woman endures a sore ass and bruises to learn how to ride a bike. And we taped it.

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Alex Jung takes us on a Drag Race

March 22nd, 2018

21:13
Alex Jung, staff writer at Vulture, and Aaron discuss what the tenth season of RuPaul's Drag Race means for culture today.

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The sad, deep end of adulthood

March 21st, 2018

14:15
Kate Ryan had a hint of nostalgia when she opened Netflix...

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Hosted by Aaron Edwards.

Produced by James T. Green.

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What does the universe sound like?

March 20th, 2018

8:39
Joe Veix let's us listen to the most depressing algorithmic space composition, and the band that it surprisingly sounds like.

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How do you say "smartphone" in Lakota?

March 19th, 2018

8:03
J.p. Lawrence introduces us to a dying language kept alive.

Today's story:

How do you say "smartphone" in Lakota? by J.p. Lawrence

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Gaming the depression algorithm

March 15th, 2018

10:21
Paris Martineau gives us an insight into the Alt-right's latest recruitment scheme.

Today's story:

The Alt-right is recruiting depressed people by Paris Martineau

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Hosted by Aaron Edwards.

Produced by James T. Green.

Junkie XL and the soundtrack of strong women film characters

March 14th, 2018

14:05
Paris Martineau chats with composer Junkie XL about scoring Tomb Raider and Mad Max, and his approaches for composing these films.

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Produced by James T. Green.

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Last-chance tourism

March 13th, 2018

8:24
Caroline Haskins introduces us to a cruise that's using climate change as a marketing ploy.

Today's story:

Tourists are swarming Antartica to see it …

Meet the teachers on strike in West Virginia

March 12th, 2018

9:18
Gaby Del Valle introduces us to Laura Picard Carter and Catherine Drummond Pizzino, two West Virginia teachers on the front lines for higher pay and lower medical costs.

Today's story:

West Virginia teachers on winning …

Banning the worst place on the internet

March 8th, 2018

6:35
Jon Christian takes us inside r/NoMorals, an unruly subreddit, and what led to its shutdown.

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3/7/18: Boldly queer, or not

March 7th, 2018

15:44
Ann-Derrick Gaillot gazes into the new Queer Eye reboot on Netflix. The Fab Five is back honey.

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Queer Eye is gazing at a whole new world …

3/6/18: Seamlessly sliding into hell

March 6th, 2018

10:34
Brandy Jensen questions the advertising practices of a food delivery app. Are we lazy, incompetent misanthropes after all?

Today's story:

Seamless wants to turn you into a sociopath so you order more Seamless by Brandy …

3/5/18: Breaking Monopoly

March 5th, 2018

15:36
Jeremy Gordon played Monopoly with real money and crime, and we recorded it on tape.

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Breaking Monopoly by Jeremy Gordon

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3/1/18: Vibey as hell

March 1st, 2018

11:37
Drew Millard explains to us the Environments app, the chillest showcase of legendary field recordings.

Today's story:

An ambient sound app is using archival audio to plug you back into nature by Drew Millard

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2/28/18: Hollywood is failing Mo'Nique

February 28th, 2018

13:06
Ann-Derrick Gaillot wonders if solidarity include black female comedians?

Today's story:

Hollywood is failing Mo'Nique by Ann-Derrick Gaillot

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2/27/18: Self-storage scam

February 27th, 2018

11:27
Gaby Del Valle had the self-storage experience from hell, so she figured out why.

Today's story:

My self-storage hell by Gaby Del Valle

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A Slowdown Is in Store for the …

2/22/18: The math of Tinder

February 22nd, 2018

8:55
It's Thursday. Dating apps suck. Today on the show:

Casey Johnston - The math of Tinder

Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by James T. Green.

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2/21/18: Do text based therapy apps really work?

February 21st, 2018

14:04
It's Wednesday. Put some respect on Fergie's name. Today on the show:

Paris Martineau - Your therapist is typing
Cat Ferguson (on The Verge) - Breakdown

Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by James T. Green.

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2/20/18: The ageless joy of Kingdom Hearts

February 20th, 2018

15:04
It's Tuesday. We were gone for the holiday, but we're back. Today on the show:

Aaron Edwards & Jeremy Gordon - The ageless joy of Kingdom Hearts

2/15/18: Instagram's depression ads

February 15th, 2018

6:40
It's Thursday. You made it. Today on the show:

Paris Martineau - Why is Instagram so worried about my mental health?

Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by James T. Green.

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2/14/18: Mapping queer memories

February 14th, 2018

6:02
It's Wednesday. Valentine's Day is a capitalist ploy. Today on the show:

Ann Derrick-Gaillot - Mapping queer memories

Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by James T. Green.

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We met Lil Yachty

February 12th, 2018

10:24
Gaby Del Valle takes us inside New York Fashion week, and Joshua Topolsky remembers his childhood through a tweet from Germany.

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The perfect wave

February 8th, 2018

9:50
Aaron Colton figures out if man-made waves change the soul of surfing?

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Gators taught me about death

February 7th, 2018

15:16
Paris Martineau shows us the best way to cheat at HQ Trivia. Also Paris and Gaby Del Valle give a loving tribute to their home state, the one they love to hate, Florida.

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From activist to ICE target

February 5th, 2018

8:37
Gaby Del Valle reports on how one man ended up on ICE's radar. Plus, Paris Martineau thinks her Alexa should take a chill pill.

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Flagging the play

February 1st, 2018

14:00
We tackle America’s biggest night for sports, through ethics and Marxism of course.

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We can't quit plastic bags

January 30th, 2018

7:07
We're all guilty of using too many plastic bags. Why did a proposed ban in New York fall flat?

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Lambo, guaranteed

January 29th, 2018

5:49
We take you inside the weirdest group chat ever, full of six-figure dreams and even bigger scams.

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Can you keep a secret?

January 25th, 2018

14:17
Behind a LinkedIn message, and an electric fence, were two people that spoke up.

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What a disaster

January 24th, 2018

3:31
The Academy Awards nominees were announced and one film was particularly absent. Ann Derrick-Gaillot thinks she knows why.




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1/23/2017: Phone numbers are dead

January 23rd, 2018

9:13
It's Tuesday. We like mystery boxes.

Today on the Dispatch.

Paris Martineau - Instagram handles have replaced phone numbers
Sam Hill - I bought a …

1/22/2017: Sure, Amazon's been trash

January 22nd, 2018

8:45
It's Monday. We're feeling salty about a couple things.

Today on the Dispatch.

Paris Martineau - Amazon Treats Its Employees Like Shit
Jeremy Gordon - Against "sure"

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Paris Martineau - Pyramid Schemes …

1/18/2018: Behind Closed Doors

January 18th, 2018

18:17
It's Thursday. Today on the Dispatch.

Gaby Del Valle - Asylum seekers are being sexually assaulted in U.S. detention

Also on The Outline:

Katie Drummond …

1/17/2018: Surface Side-eyes & Revisiting Vine

January 17th, 2018

16:04
It's Wednesday. We're doing it for the Vine. FRE SHAVACA DO. And a potato flew around my room. Today on the Dispatch.

Adrianne Jeffries - The …

1/10/2018: Television

January 10th, 2018

19:50
It's Wednesday. Welcome back. Today on the show, we're talking about TV:

Gaby Del Valle - The Spanglish on ‘Riverdale’ is driving me insane
Jeff Ihaza, Adrianne Jeffries, and Aaron Edwards - Neo Yokio's rich universe 

1/9/2018: Acceptance speeches & American Ninja Warrior

January 9th, 2018

10:42
It's Tuesday. Everyone doing OK? Today on the Dispatch:

Aaron Edwards - Acceptance speeches are extremely my shit
Ann-Derrick Gaillot - American Ninja Warrior’s level playing field 

Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by …

1/8/2018: Celebrity Net Worth & the weather

January 8th, 2018

11:18
It's Monday. Welcome back. Today on the Dispatch:

Adrianne Jeffries - How Google eats a business whole
Ann-Derrick Gaillot - The weather isn't small …

12/29/2017: Should auld acquaintance be forgot?

December 29th, 2017

17:11
It's Friday! Bonus episode!

It's almost a new year, so we thought we'd replay a timely episode of another Outline podcast, Sound Show. In this …

12/28/2017: Favorites, Vol. 4

December 28th, 2017

14:59
It's Thursday. We're continuing on with our week of favorite stories from this year.

Today, Rollin Bishop tells the story of Andrew Yoon, whose game …

12/27/2017: Favorites, Vol. 3

December 27th, 2017

18:14
It's Wednesday. How's everyone feeling. Today, we're continuing on, replaying our favorite stories from 2017. Today:

Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Autumn is …

12/26/2017: Favorites, Vol. 2

December 26th, 2017

20:43
It's Tuesday. Hello again. We're continuing on with our favorite stories from the past year. Today on the Dispatch:

Billy Disney and Sam Thonis - In …

12/25/2017: Favorites, Vol. 1

December 25th, 2017

20:05
It's Monday. Merry Christmas! This week, we're revisiting some of our favorite stories from 2017. Today:

Aaron Edwards  - “The Great Comet” will never die
Ann-Derrick Gaillot - A visit to The Wizarding World of Harry …

12/21/2017: Stolen valor & Mastodon

December 21st, 2017

16:29
It's Thursday. Can you taste the hot cocoa yet? Today on the Dispatch:

Alex Nichols - The absurd conservative obsession with “stolen valor”
Patrick …

12/20/2017: Dreaming about Trump

December 20th, 2017

10:27
It's Wednesday. Halfway. Today on the show, Jon Christian talks to the psychotherapist collecting dreams about Donald Trump.

Hosted by Adrianne …

12/19/2017: Fight for the Future

December 19th, 2017

14:38
It's Tuesday. Hello. Today on the show, Adrianne Jeffries visits Boston to meet a group of people fighting for net neutrality in the wake of last week's FCC vote against it.

Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by John …

12/18/2017: The SpongeBob musical & Bhad Bhabie

December 18th, 2017

13:32
It's Monday. Another one! Today on the Dispatch:

Jamie Lauren Keiles - How SpongeBob SquarePants came to life on Broadway
Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Bhad …

12/14/2017: Checking up on Google & Keaton Jones

December 14th, 2017

13:41
It's Thursday. Another one for the books. Today on the Dispatch:

Jon Christian - Meet the man trying to catch Google search at its worst 
Alex Nichols …

12/13/2017: Wasted clothing & Moogfest

December 13th, 2017

12:45
It's Wednesday. Wow, where does the time go? Today on the Dispatch:

Gaby Del Valle - Clothing companies could be donating unsold merchandise, but …

12/12/2017: Christian bots & nice reality TV

December 12th, 2017

15:03
It's Tuesday. Let's do this. Today on the Dispatch:

Jon Christian - This Christian botnet showed me how spam works on Twitter
Sarah Aswell - Enjoy the show: Reality TV is nice now 

Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by …

12/11/2017: Patreon & ‘I, Tonya’

December 11th, 2017

14:48
It's Monday. Up and at ‘em. Today on the Dispatch:

Brent Knepper - No one makes a living on Patreon (Bren't Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/brentknepper)
Ann-Derrick Gaillot - What I, Tonya gets right about the …

12/7/2017: The Great 78 Project

December 7th, 2017

16:37
It's Thursday. Warm up your turntables and clean your cartridges. Today, Zoë Beery reports from Philadelphia about how The Great 78 Project plans to preserve our aural history for generations to come.

To see some photos …

12/6/2017: Games about games & Lipsense

December 6th, 2017

15:42
It's Wednesday. Ttime for some stories. Today on the Dispatch:

Aaron Gordon - Staring into the void of the most meta video game ever 
Gaby Del Valle - Facts about that lipstick all your Facebook friends are selling 

12/5/2017: The death of the internet

December 5th, 2017

12:54
It's Tuesday. Our birthday. Today on the Dispatch, Outline Editor-in-chief Joshua Topolsky joins us to talk about the death of the internet, and how …

12/4/2017: AI metal & Netflix descriptions

December 4th, 2017

14:03
It's Monday. Welcome to the last month of 2017. Today on the Dispatch:

Jon Christian - This frostbitten black metal album was created by an artificial intelligence 
Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Who writes Netflix synopses? 

11/30/2017: Trump on TV & Tumblr's Daddy

November 30th, 2017

13:07
It's Thursday. The last show of the week. Today on the Dispatch:

Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Stumbling through TV’s first year with President Trump
Gaby Del Valle - When David Karp was daddy 

Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced …

11/29/2017: Handheld games & Watchmen

November 29th, 2017

17:06
It's Wednesday. Got a great podcast for you this morning. Today on the Dispatch:

Stephen Wilds - Trying to play handheld games as a legally blind gamer
Jeremy Gordon - The latest ‘Watchmen’ revival is shameless enough …

11/28/2017: Mechanical Turk & Phish

November 28th, 2017

15:53
It's Tuesday. There's usually nothing funny to say about Tuesdays. Today on the Dispatch:

Adrianne Jeffries - Strangers are looking at your data for pennies
Sophie Kleeman - Thank you, Phish fans, for caring about net …

11/27/2017: Soup & Apple Stores

November 27th, 2017

11:56
It's Monday. Back in action. Today on the Dispatch:

Kelly Conaboy - What is soup? 
Brian Josephs - Apple only wants to put its stores where white …

11/21/2017: Is herbal transition a thing?

November 21st, 2017

13:17
It's Tuesday. A long weekend is near. But today on the Dispatch, Lewis Wallace talks to some trans herbalists about whether herbal transition is really possible.

Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by John Lagomarsino and …

11/20/2017: The return of spam & the king

November 20th, 2017

15:00
It's Monday. Can you smell the turkey yet? Today on the Dispatch:

Jon Christian - Spam is back
Ann-Derrick Gaillot - One made-for-TV movie to underwhelm them all 

Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

11/16/2017: Thanksgiving privacy & creepy trivia

November 16th, 2017

15:44
It's Thursday. We've done it again. Today on the Dispatch:

Adrianne Jeffries - Why is this company tracking where you are on Thanksgiving? 
Molly …

11/14/2017: Talking about shooters & Helena's new mayor

November 14th, 2017

14:26
It's Tuesday. Again. Today on the Dispatch:

Gaby Del Valle - We need to talk about mass murderers
Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Meet Montana’s first black mayor in more than a century 

Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by John …

11/13/2017: Arming the flock

November 13th, 2017

13:02
It's Monday. Today on the Dispatch, Owen Philips travels to Mississippi to sit in on a training session for a church security team.

Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by Jordan Oplinger, Billy Disney, and John …

11/9/2017: E-bikes & cookie tins

November 9th, 2017

14:20
It's Thursday. We made it. Today on the Dispatch:

Aaron Gordon - Everyone hates e-bikes
Amelia Tait - Why Does Everyone's Mum Use That Same Cookie Tin for Sewing Stuff? 

Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by John …

11/8/2017: Union busting & inspiration porn

November 8th, 2017

16:59
It's Wednesday. Let's make it over the hump together. Today on the Dispatch: 

Gaby Del Valle - How to kill a union 
Rose Eveleth - When disability tech is just a marketing exercise 

Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by …

11/7/2017: Trump's Twitter moment & meme-making

November 7th, 2017

13:16
It's Tuesday. Welcome. Today on the Dispatch:

Matt Porter - Trump’s first real tweet was on July 6, 2011
Shannon Edwards - My memes, my self 

Hosted …

11/6/2017: Search Angels of Search Squad

November 6th, 2017

15:16
It's Monday. Today on the show, Ann-Derrick Gaillot reports on Search Squad, a Facebook group in which "Search Angels" reunite adopted people with their birth families.

Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by John …

11/2/2017: The perfect patsy

November 2nd, 2017

12:29
It's Thursday. Where does the time go? Today on the Dispatch, Christopher Glazek is here to talk about George Papadopoulos, the perfect patsy.

Hosted …

11/1/2017: Sugar isn't killing us & spoilers are good

November 1st, 2017

13:12
It's Wednesday. A new month. Today on the Dispatch:

Yvette d’Entremont - Who's afraid of sugar? 
Matt Domino - What reading spoilers can tell us about ourselves 

Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

10/31/2017: Sexual harassers & the war on cops

October 31st, 2017

13:57
It's Tuesday. Halloween. Today on the Dispatch:

Gaby Del Valle - Co-opting the conversation about sexual harassment
Paul Blest - Liberal lawmakers …

10/30/2017: Living in a parking lot & visiting Harry Potter

October 30th, 2017

15:08
It's Monday. Again! Today on the Dispatch:

John Clary Davies - The new American dream home Is a parking lot 
Ann-Derrick Gaillot - A visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by …

10/26/2017: Russia & crowdfunding

October 26th, 2017

14:23
It's Thursday. We did it. Today on the Dispatch:

Gaby Del Valle - No, Black Lives Matter is not a Russian psyop
Adrianne Jeffries - The IRS is basically ignoring the equity crowdfunding boom 

Hosted by Aaron Edwards. …

10/25/2017: Ann on stans

October 25th, 2017

16:16
It's Wednesday. How about those Dodgers?

Today on the Dispatch, Ann-Derrick Gaillot joins us to talk about stans. When did that word become a verb? And what does it mean to un-stan?

Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced …

10/24/2017: The secretive family making money off the opioid crisis

October 24th, 2017

13:32
It's Tuesday. Welcome back. Today on the Dispatch, writer Christopher Glazek joins us to discuss his article for Esquire, The Secretive Family Making …

10/19/2017: Mattresses & immigration detention

October 19th, 2017

16:26
It's Thursday. Phew. Today on the Dispatch:

David Zax - The war to sell you a mattress is an internet nightmare 
Gaby Del Valle - Immigration …

10/18/2017: AI ethics & autumn

October 18th, 2017

11:33
It's Wednesday. Would you believe it? Today on the Dispatch:

Jon Christian - What would the average human do?
Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Autumn is boring, …

10/17/2017: Gig economy & Sarah Silverman

October 17th, 2017

14:00
It's Tuesday. Hello. Today on the Dispatch:

Daniel Carter - The only job a robot couldn't do

Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Sarah Silverman’s liberal bubble 

10/16/2017: Guns and the left

October 16th, 2017

9:56
It's Monday. A brand new day. Today on the Dispatch, Gaby Del Valle talks to some leftists about why they are rejecting the Democratic Party’s stance …

10/12/2017: Charity

October 12th, 2017

14:00
It's Thursday. Already! Today on the Dispatch:

Paul Blest - Charity isn’t enough

Gaby Del Valle - The people GoFundMe leaves behind 

Hosted and …

10/11/2017: Project Runway & Google's flat Earth commercial

October 11th, 2017

14:32
It's Wednesday. Breathe. Today on the Dispatch:

Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Project Runway’s foray into fast fashion

Adrianne Jeffries - Google asks the dumbest questions 

Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

10/10/2017: Facebook can’t reveal the content of Russian ads

October 10th, 2017

12:56
It's Tuesday. How are you feeling? Today on the Dispatch: 

William Turton - Why Facebook can’t reveal the content of Russian ads 

Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

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10/5/2017: Festival security & local restaurants

October 5th, 2017

15:19
It's Thursday. It's the 100th episode. Today on the Dispatch:

Jeff Ihaza - A talk with event marketer Justin Moss about security at live events

Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Food writing in “flyover country” 

Hosted by Jeff …

10/4/2017: Equifax

October 4th, 2017

16:56
It's Wednesday. Another day. Today on the Dispatch, William Turton talks to Adrianne Jeffries about former Equifax CEO Richard Smith's testimony before a Congressional subcommittee. Then, Adrianne talks to author Jon …

10/3/2017: Google's algorithm & AI's heritage

October 3rd, 2017

15:41
It's Tuesday. Keep going. Today on the Dispatch:

William Turton - The algorithm is innocent 

Aaron Timms - A conversation with Terry Winograd, one of AI’s earliest, most influential dissidents 

Hosted and produced by John …

10/2/2017: Is Telegram connected to the Kremlin?

October 2nd, 2017

13:21
It's Monday. Where does the time go?

Today on the Dispatch, William Turton asks: What isn’t Telegram saying about its connections to the Kremlin? 

Hosted by Jordan Oplinger. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

Learn more about …

9/28/2017: Neo Yokio’s rich universe

September 28th, 2017

12:56
It's Thursday. Logical weekend. Today on the Dispatch, Jeff Ihaza is joined by Adrianne Jeffries and Aaron Edwards to talk about Neo Yokio’s rich universe.

Hosted by Jeff Ihaza. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

Learn more …

9/27/2017: Air travel & white supremacy

September 27th, 2017

13:21
It's Wednesday. Halfway. Today on the Dispatch:

Aaron Gordon - Air travel is better than ever. So why do we feel like it sucks? 

Gaby Del Valle - White people are afraid of being called racist 

Hosted by Adrianne …

9/26/2017: .cat and the Catalonian independence movement

September 26th, 2017

15:19
It's Tuesday. Another day, another podcast. Today on the Dispatch:

Adrianne Jeffries - The movement for Catalonian independence and why the Spanish …

9/25/2017: Fighting over the web

September 25th, 2017

12:43
It's Monday. Wow, already! Today on the Dispatch:

Adrianne Jeffries - Netflix, Microsoft, and Google just quietly changed how the web works 

Hosted and produced by John Lagomarsino.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

9/21/2017: SPLC, Tom Brady, & Jake Paul

September 21st, 2017

14:46
It's Thursday. But it feels like a Sunday. Today on the Dispatch:

Dan Taylor - How does the Southern Poverty Law Center define a hate group?

Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Selections from Tom Brady's new book, “The TB12 Method: …

9/20/2017: Dance ban & whistleblowing

September 20th, 2017

13:18
It's Wednesday. Wowee. Today on the Dispatch:

Jeff Ihaza - New York may be lifting a 91-year-old ban on dancing

William Turton - This lawyer helps …

9/19/2017: YouTubers & sober celebrities

September 19th, 2017

14:42
It's Tuesday. Let's make it a good one. Today on the Dispatch:

Ian Birnbaum - YouTube is leaving its creators in the dark

Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Sober celebrities are more visible than ever 

Hosted by William Turton. …

9/18/2017: Talking about wealth & border security

September 18th, 2017

14:23
It's Monday. We didn't win any Emmys. Today on the Dispatch:


Rachel Sherman, author of "Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence," on how the …

9/14/2017: Calling Equifax & reviewing ‘Blurred Lines’

September 14th, 2017

13:31
It's Thursday. We made it. Today on the Dispatch:

Brian Fung - Calling Equifax is more difficult than it sounds
Gaby del Valle - The campus rape …

9/13/2017: South Park & the cult of Apple

September 13th, 2017

9:53
It's Wednesday. A phone with no home button! Weird! Today on the Dispatch:

Jeff Ihaza - South Park is not subversive
William Turton - Apple’s needless …

9/12/2017: Artificially intelligent gaydar

September 12th, 2017

11:40
It's Tuesday. A day for robots. Today on the Dispatch: Artificially intelligent gaydar? Maybe not. 

Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9/11/2017: The strongest possible terms & neutral accents

September 11th, 2017

11:10
It's Monday. Open your mind. Today on the Dispatch:

Tim Donnelly - ‘The strongest possible terms’ is the weakest possible phrase 
William Turton - A bunch of these LinkedIn job listings are probably illegal 

Hosted by …

9/7/2017: The strange life of Peter Daou

September 7th, 2017

11:34
It's Thursday. It's not for everyone. Today on the Dispatch:

Alex Nichols - The strange life of Peter Daou 

Hosted by Aaron Edwards. Produced by John …

9/6/2017: Indian Country Today & the Rat Park study

September 6th, 2017

12:43
It's Wednesday. The leaves are starting to turn. Today on the Dispatch:

Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Indian Country Today is taking an indefinite hiatus

9/5/2017: The internet

September 5th, 2017

13:22
It's Tuesday. It's time for some internet. Today on the Dispatch:

Adrianne Jeffries - I now have equity in an alt-right Twitter clone 
William Turton - An open source community is turning against one of its most prominent …

9/4/2017: Apple leaks

September 4th, 2017

14:38
It's Monday, a holiday, so we're rerunning on of our favorite past episodes.

William Turton - Inside Apple’s global war on leakers 

Hosted by Adrianne …

8/31/2017: Brooklyn's most controversial restaurant owner

August 31st, 2017

12:28
It's Thursday. Almost there. Today on the Dispatch: 

Jeff Ihaza - A conversation with Brooklyn's most controversial restaurant owner 

Hosted by Jeff Ihaza. Produced by Jordan Oplinger and John Lagomarsino.

Learn more …

8/30/2017: A puppy, a prison & The Great Comet of 1812

August 30th, 2017

14:20
It's Wednesday. Can you believe it? Today on the Dispatch:

Sam Thonis & Amos Barshad - I’m obsessed with this startup dog prison 
Aaron Edwards - "The Great Comet" will never die

Hosted by Sam Thonis. Produced by …

8/29/2017: Inside jobs & song meanings

August 29th, 2017

12:31
It's Tuesday. We did it again. Today on the Dispatch:

Rick Paulas - Reflecting on ‘Loose Change’ in the age of fake news 
Jeff Ihaza - The story of …

8/28/2017: Conservative rap & union busting

August 28th, 2017

12:16
It's Monday. Here we go again. Today on the Dispatch:

Alex Nichols - The infinite awfulness of conservative rap
Gaby Del Valle - The RNC sent out a …

8/24/2017: Artificial intelligence & Black-Jewish relations

August 24th, 2017

14:16
It's Thursday. Almost there. Today on the Dispatch: 

Rollin Bishop - How AlphaGo got so good so fast 
Anne-Derrick Gaillot - A short history of …

8/23/2017: Jay-Z & Loans for pants

August 23rd, 2017

12:35
It's Wednesday. Back at it again. Today on the Dispatch: 

Jeff Ihaza - Who needs music journalists? 
Gaby Del Valle - How to rebrand subprime loans 

8/22/2017: Vegan cheese & a book review

August 22nd, 2017

12:03
It's Tuesday. How about that eclipse, huh? Today on the Dispatch:

Tim Donnelly - We regret to inform you that your vegan cheese is now problematic
Gaby Del Valle - Jill Filipovic’s myopic feminism 

Hosted by Ann-Derrick …

8/21/2017: What it looks like when a startup collapses

August 21st, 2017

13:03
It's Monday. Rise and shine. Today on the Dispatch:

Gaby Del Valle - Fresco News was a growing, promising startup, until it wasn’t 

Hosted by William Turton. Produced by John Lagomarsino.

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8/17/2017: Ankle monitors & CEO councils

August 17th, 2017

14:07
It's Thursday. Where does the time go? Today on the Dispatch:

Lewis Wallace - The U.S. is tracking a record number of immigrants with ankle monitors 
William Turton - Trump’s business councils are all made up and fake 

8/14/2017: Robots are coming to town

August 14th, 2017

11:10
It's Monday. Welcome back. Today on the Dispatch:

William Turton - E-commerce jobs are reviving former steel country — at least until the robots arrive (includes video)

Hosted by Sam Thonis. Produced by Jordan Oplinger …

8/10/2017: Voicemail

August 10th, 2017

14:05
It's Thursday. The last episode of the week.

Today on the Dispatch, Tolu Edionwe talks to people who have held onto voicemails from loved ones who …

8/7/2017: The “Email Prankster”

August 7th, 2017

13:35
It's Monday. Here we go. Today on the Dispatch:

Adrianne Jeffries - How to prank the rich and powerful without really trying 

Hosted and produced by …

8/1/2017: Hacked voting machines, climate change, & Narcan parties

August 1st, 2017

14:08
It's Tuesday. How the time flies. Today on the Dispatch:

Adrianne Jeffries - Voting machine hacking village
Laura June - The Paris Agreement will probably fail
Troy Farah - The latest dangerous drug trend doesn’t …

7/31/2017: Trump on Long Island & Handcuffs at Defcon

July 31st, 2017

15:09
It's Monday. The month draws to a close. Today on the Dispatch:

Gaby del Valle - Donald Trump visits Long Island
Adrianne Jeffries and Willam Turton - The time I was handcuffed to a chair in Vegas

Hosted and produced by …

7/27/2017: Transgender troops & veganism

July 27th, 2017

11:46
It's Thursday. A long week. Today on the Dispatch:

Eoin Higgins - Trump's cynical ploy to hurt transgender people
Ann-Derrick Gaillot - What 'What the Health' misses in promoting plant-based diets

Hosted by Jeff Ihaza. …

7/25/2017: Offensive trademarks, CEO pay, & dreams

July 25th, 2017

14:13
It's Tuesday. What are you having for lunch? Today on the Dispatch:

Jeff Ihaza & Adrianne Jeffries - People are applying to trademark the n-word
Adrianne Jeffries - Health care CEOs get paid so much it will make you …

7/20/2017: Detroit foreclosures, prescription drugs, & OJ Simpson

July 20th, 2017

12:14
It's Thursday. It's gonna be a real scorcher out there. Today on the Dispatch:

Gaby del Valle - Detroit is using federal funding to demolish homes

7/19/2017: Suing Trump, music by the numbers, & ethics

July 19th, 2017

11:51
It's Wednesday. What a day. Today on the Dispatch:

William Turton - People are suing Trump to unblock them on Twitter
Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Hip-hop and R&B are officially the U.S.’s dominant music genres
Adrianne …

7/18/2017: Ether & Lady Gaga

July 18th, 2017

17:24
It's Tuesday. Here we are again. Today on the Dispatch:

Adrianne Jeffries - My friends are investing in Ethereum and it’s stressing me out
Arianna …

7/17/2017: Nuclear winter on TV & PD Live

July 17th, 2017

17:02
It's Monday. Today, two stories about TV drama:

Hanna McBride - The TV movie that terrified America
Ann-Derrick Gaillot - Reality TV can’t bring …

7/12/2017: Donald Trump Jr. & Pandora's meltdown

July 12th, 2017

21:05
It's only Wednesday. Today on the Dispatch:

William Turton - Donald Trump Jr.’s Russian connection, step by step
Adrianne Jeffries - Pandora is melting down

Hosted by Jeff Ihaza. Produced by John Lagomarsino and Jordan …

7/11/2017: Heat Street, Medicaid, and Silicon Valley

July 11th, 2017

13:10
It's Tuesday. 7/11. Like the store. Today on the Dispatch:

Alex Nichols - The unceremonious demise of Heat Street
Gaby del Valle - The Senate wants …

7/10/2017: Amelia Earhart & Pepe the Frog

July 10th, 2017

16:39
It's Monday. Welcome to the week. Today on the Dispatch:

Laura June - Ric Gillespie thinks he knows what happened to Amelia Earhart
Rollin Bishop - …

7/6/2017: Who needs a record deal when you have Zumba?

July 6th, 2017

17:41
It's Thursday. Today on the Dispatch, one story: Producer Ian Coss visits Haiti, where some musicians don’t need a record label, because they have Zumba.

Produced by Ian Coss and John Lagomarsino.

This episode is …

Wednesday, 7/5/2017

July 5th, 2017

14:24
It's Wednesday, but it feels like a Monday. Today on the Dispatch:

Andy Martino - Philly has dramatically reduced its prison population — but will …

Tuesday, 7/4/2017

July 4th, 2017

18:29
It's Tuesday, Independence Day. Because it's a holiday, we're rerunning three of our favorite stories:

Rawiya Kameir - Hollywood made a white version …

Monday, 7/3/2017

July 3rd, 2017

15:23
It's Monday. We don't believe in long weekends. Today on the Dispatch:

Owen Philips - Help us solve an internet mystery involving porn and Wikipedia

Thursday, 6/29/2017

June 29th, 2017

11:44
It's Thursday. You can almost see the weekend from here. Today on the Dispatch:

Ann-Derrick Gaillot - What’s behind the U.K.’s bizarre love of charity singles?
Gaby del Valle - Trump's travel ban and the meaning of "bona …

Wednesday, 6/28/2017

June 28th, 2017

13:37
It's Wednesday. That's the middle one. Today on the Dispatch:

Gaby Del Valle - Flint residents are being billed thousands of dollars for unsafe water

Tuesday, 6/27/2017

June 27th, 2017

12:51
It's Tuesday. How's everyone feeling? Today on the Dispatch:

Alex Nichols - Jim Messina: A case study in political failure
Ann-Derrick Gaillot - The …

Monday, 6/26/2017

June 26th, 2017

12:26
It's Monday. Back at it again. Today on the Dispatch:

Yvette d’Entremont - Chiropractors are bullshit
Tolu Edionwe - Seasonal harvest workers are …

Thursday, 6/22/2017

June 22nd, 2017

12:47
It's Thursday. The days are getting shorter again. Today on the Dispatch:

Rollin Bishop - The woman who spends her free time hunting down GoFundMe …

Wednesday, 6/21/2017

June 21st, 2017

15:30
It's Wednesday. I can't believe it either. Today on the Dispatch: 

Zoë Beery - How Fred Perry polos came to symbolize hate 
Ann-Derrick Gaillot - …

Tuesday, 6/20/2017

June 20th, 2017

14:37
It's Tuesday. We have just one story for you today:

William Turton - Inside Apple’s global war on leakers 

Hosted by Adrianne Jeffries. Produced by John Lagomarsino. 

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Monday, 6/19/2017

June 19th, 2017

13:23
It's Monday. Wake up and smell the Dispatch. On today's show:

Gaby Del Valle - Thanks to the internet, anyone can impersonate an ICE officer

Jeff Ihaza - Do not co-sign XXXTentacion

Ann-Derrick Gaillot - The NCAA is …

Thursday, 6/15/2017

June 15th, 2017

12:05
It's Thursday. Happy Father's Day. Today on the Dispatch:

Adrianne Jeffries - The Travis Trap

Jeff Ihaza - Dolce & Gabbana just made a horrible …

Wednesday, 6/14/2017

June 14th, 2017

14:29
It's Wednesday. We have a couple of stories for you now. They are:

William Turton - The secret code that printers put on all your documents

Ann-Derrick Gaillot
- Expanding the limits of stock photography

Hosted by William …

Tuesday, 6/13/2017

June 13th, 2017

12:26
It's Tuesday. The news never stops, and neither does the Dispatch. On today's show:

Adrianne Jeffries - Google is perpetuating a very bad definition of ‘eugenics’

Ann-Derrick Gaillot
- What we can learn from a burrito …

Monday, 6/12/2017

June 12th, 2017

12:07
It's Monday. How 'bout those Tony Awards, huh? Today on the Dispatch:

Ann-Derrick Gaillot - American Ninja Warrior’s level playing field

Jordan …

Thursday, 6/8/2017

June 8th, 2017

13:55
It's Thursday. Will you be my ear bud? Today on the Dispatch:

Tolu Edionwe
- The iMovie president

William Turton - Uber has gone to hell

Rollin Bishop

Wednesday, 6/7/2017

June 7th, 2017

14:02
It's Wednesday. We have even more stories for you. They are:

Rawiya Kameir - Hollywood made a white version and a black version of the same movie

Tuesday, 6/6/2017

June 6th, 2017

13:45
It's Tuesday. We have more stories for you. They are:

Rollin Bishop -
Harvard revoked admission because of a private Facebook chat

Adrianne Jeffries -

Monday, 6/5/2017

June 5th, 2017

10:02
It's Monday. We have a story for you. Here it is:

Steph Yin - Did humans evolve from pigs?

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Thursday, 6/1/2017

June 1st, 2017

13:29
It's Thursday. Odd, isn't it? Today on the Dispatch:

Rollin Bishop - How hackable is bitcoin?

Ann-Derrick Gaillot - When spellers become athletes

Andy …

Wednesday, 5/31/2017

May 31st, 2017

11:53
It's Wednesday. But it's also the future. Today on the Dispatch:

Rollin Bishop - The world’s best Go-playing computer is retiring

William Turton -

Tuesday, 5/30/2017

May 30th, 2017

14:10
It's Tuesday. We're back. Today on the Dispatch:

William Turton - A Russian hacking campaign targeted an American journalist

Rollin Bishop - Fake …

Monday, 5/29/2017

May 29th, 2017

22:27
It's Monday. Happy Memorial Day. On today's Dispatch, three of our favorite stories from past episodes:

Adrianne Jeffries - How Google ate CelebrityNetWorth.com

Billy Disney & Sam Thonis - In Stevens Point, …

Thursday, 5/25/2017

May 25th, 2017

16:00
It's Thursday. Here we are again. Today on the Dispatch:

Andy Martino - NYC cops can neither confirm nor deny that we hacked protesters’ phones

Wednesday, 5/24/2017

May 24th, 2017

14:19
It's Wednesday. Thank goodness. Here's the Dispatch:

William Turton - Sean Hannity, Fox News, and Kim Dotcom

Rollin Bishop - Humanity just lost to AI …

Tuesday, 5/23/2017

May 23rd, 2017

12:15
It's Tuesday. It's Artificial Intelligence Day. Here's what that means:

Adrianne Jeffries - Dubai has a robot cop now

Tolu Edionwe - The fight against …

Monday, 5/22/2017

May 22nd, 2017

12:31
It's Monday. Welcome to the week. Today on the Dispatch:

Tim Donnelly - Tourists for Trump

Ann-Derrick Gaillot - The weather isn’t small talk

William Turton - We got one of Apple’s patented round pizza boxes





Learn more …

Thursday, 5/18/2017

May 18th, 2017

15:46
It's Thursday. What a week. Here's the Dispatch:

Adrianne Jeffries - Chelsea Manning has been released

Ann-Derrick Gaillot - The enduring mystery of …

Wednesday, 5/17/2017

May 17th, 2017

12:32
It's Wednesday. You can do it. Here's the Dispatch.

Andy Martino - History shows Trump could easily lose the House

Jeff Ihaza - What ‘Master of None’ …

Tuesday, 5/16/2017

May 16th, 2017

15:03
It's Tuesday, but it kind of feels like a Wednesday, right? Here's the Dispatch:

Adrianne Jeffries - UK tabloids doxxed the ‘hero’ hacker who stopped …

Monday, 5/15/2017

May 15th, 2017

13:47
It's Monday. How was your weekend? Here's the Dispatch.

Adrianne Jeffries and William Turton - People may die because of a hack on English hospitals

Andy Martino - One aspect of Trump’s travel ban is still happening

Thursday, 5/11/2017

May 11th, 2017

15:02
It's Thursday. Where does the time go? Here's the Dispatch:

William Turton - An Austrian Court has ordered Facebook to censor political criticism …

Wednesday, 5/10/2017

May 10th, 2017

14:42
It's Wednesday. 'Bump day,' as they say! On today's Dispatch:

Jake Pitre - ‘The Circle’ is yet another film that doesn’t get the internet

Laura June -

Tuesday, 5/9/2017

May 9th, 2017

13:16
It's Tuesday. Welcome to Tuesday. Here's the Dispatch.

William Turton - Emmanuel Macron’s tech chief claims he outwitted hackers

Rawiya Kameir - Gordon …

Monday, 5/8/2017

May 8th, 2017

16:38
It's Monday. We're back. You're back. Here's the Dispatch.

Billy Disney and Sam Thonis - In Stevens Point, Wisconsin, the questions are trivial but …

Thursday, 5/4/2017

May 4th, 2017

14:45
It's Thursday. You'll probably hear a lot of May 4th jokes today. Here's the Dispatch.

Adrianne Jeffries - A YouTube family accused of child abuse has hired a crisis PR firm

Ann-Derrick Gaillot - TV is reliving the L.A. …

Wednesday, 5/3/2017

May 3rd, 2017

11:40
It's Wednesday. Good morning. Here's the Dispatch.

Jeff Ihaza - The rise of the very short song

Andy Martino - Net neutrality is boring us to tears

Tolu …

Tuesday, 5/2/2017

May 2nd, 2017

12:32
It's Tuesday, You're doing great. Here's the Dispatch:

Gabriela Del Valle - The media is spreading immigration propaganda

Rollin Bishop - Colleges are …

Thursday, 4/27/2017

April 27th, 2017

11:25
It's Thursday. We've almost made it through the week. Here's the Dispatch:

Rollin Bishop - The fight for net neutrality isn’t over

Adrianne Jeffries -

Wednesday, 4/26/2017

April 26th, 2017

13:19
It's Wednesday. And what a Wednesday it is. Here is the Dispatch.

Adrianne Jeffries
- Google finally realized that racist search results are a problem

Tuesday, 4/25/2017

April 25th, 2017

14:59
It's Tuesday. You've made it. Here's the Dispatch:

Rollin Bishop - The OK sign is becoming an alt-right symbol

Andy Martino - People still think …

Monday, 4/24/2017

April 24th, 2017

14:53
It's Monday. We hope you had a good weekend. On today's Dispatch:

Adrianne Jeffries - eSports competitors in Hawaii are at a disadvantage

Alex …

Thursday, 4/20/2017

April 20th, 2017

12:37
It's Thursday. The weekend is nearing. Here's the Dispatch:

Jeff Ihaza - Shamir's radical independence

Leah Finnegan - Political diversity is a cop-out …

Wednesday, 4/19/2017

April 19th, 2017

11:34
Welcome to Wednesday. Here's today's Dispatch:

Adrianne Jeffries - Listening to all 23 episodes of Uber’s anti-union podcast

Andy Martino - U.S. …

Tuesday, 4/18/2017

April 18th, 2017

12:28
Welcome to Tuesday. On today's Dispatch:

Adrianne Jeffries - This is not a story about a man who walks to work

Jeff Ihaza - Amazon is taking over the …

Monday, 4/17/2017

April 17th, 2017

13:04
It's our very first episode. Welcome. On today's Dispatch: 

Rollin Bishop - Karen Sandler is still waiting to see the source code that's keeping her …
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