Verge Extras: Better Worlds

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Special events, discussions, interviews, and one-off shows from The Verge and the Vox Media Podcast Network. Now Playing: Better Worlds, our new series of short fiction, audio, and animation that explores how technology can shape our society and environment in better, more equitable ways. Listen to … read more

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Machine Of Loving Grace | Better Worlds Pt. 5

February 13th, 2019

28:50
Welcome to Better Worlds, The Verge's new series of short fiction, audio, and animation that explores how technology can shape our society and …

Skin City | Better Worlds Pt. 4

February 6th, 2019

25:26
Welcome to Better Worlds, The Verge's new series of short fiction, audio, and animation that explores how technology can shape our society and …

The Burn | Better Worlds Pt. 3

January 30th, 2019

24:52
Welcome to Better Worlds, The Verge's new series of short fiction, audio, and animation that explores how technology can shape our society and …

Monsters Come Howling in Their Season | Better Worlds Pt. 2

January 23rd, 2019

27:55
Welcome to Better Worlds, The Verge's new series of short fiction, audio, and animation that explores how technology can shape our society and …

Online Reunion | Better Worlds Pt. 1

January 16th, 2019

27:59
Welcome to Better Worlds, The Verge's new series of short fiction, audio, and animation that explores how technology can shape our society and …

Introducing Better Worlds

December 17th, 2018

1:26

Welcome to Better Worlds, The Verge's new series of short fiction, audio, and animation that explores how technology can shape our society and …

@dril tweets: a reading of his best work

September 27th, 2018

2:30

Last month, Dril published Dril Official “Mr. Ten Years” Anniversary Collection, a 420-page collection of his best tweets of the last decade. And it …

VR pioneer Jaron Lanier on dystopia, empathy, and the future of the internet

December 8th, 2017

1:01:52

Jaron Lanier is one of virtual reality’s most recognizable figures. He’s credited with popularizing the term itself, and he co-founded VPL, a …

Why watch people play video games?

August 17th, 2017

22:18

About a month ago my colleague Dan Seifert admitted on Twitter to, basically, not understanding me as a person:

"i will never understand the …

What to do when 20,000 bees unexpectedly swarm your Manhattan skyscraper

June 20th, 2017

3:57

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Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti on tweeting from space and brewing the first zero-G espresso

May 13th, 2017

19:29

Samantha Cristoforetti is an Italian astronaut with the European Space Agency. She currently holds a few spaceflight records — including being the …

How to build your own personal Westworld

March 22nd, 2017

1:10:33

Last year in Los Angeles, a mysterious cult began recruiting people through emails, phone calls, and one-on-one consultations. For nine months …

Astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly on NASA’s twin experiment and the future of space travel

March 21st, 2017

15:47

Mark and Scott Kelly are the only twins that have ever traveled to space — and their experience will be invaluable if we want to get to Mars one day.
The brothers are taking part in what NASA calls the Twins Study — a …

The Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy: a conversation with my parents who worked the accident

February 1st, 2017

35:25

On February 1st, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart over Texas and Louisiana as it returned from a 16-day mission in space. The cause of …

Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines controversy explained

January 30th, 2017

5:08

The delicate science of counting crowds

January 26th, 2017

2:40

Judges, not Trump, will decide Obama’s environmental legacy

January 20th, 2017

4:11

President Donald Trump has vowed to dismantle many of the environmental policies passed under president Barack Obama. But environmental groups and …

Listening to machines to understand why they break

January 11th, 2017

3:42

There is nothing more frustrating than taking your car into the mechanic with only the vaguest sense that something is wrong. You know that odd little creak or strange whine is new, but you don’t have a clue what it’s …

A highly specific Tinder problem

December 27th, 2016

18:24

What’s the biggest problem you run into while using the popular dating app Tinder?

Is it that almost all the children of the Earth seem appalling when …

Emotional (Tech) Support

October 14th, 2016

41:13

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1,000 Words: bringing pictures of the internet to your ears

August 13th, 2016

35:42

It's a familiar problem for podcast listener: a host vaguely references a picture or a video or something in their recording booth, but you can't see what it is this person is talking about. This happened recently on …

Paul Miller's gadget corner 06/03/16

June 3rd, 2016

3:06

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Extended interview with Prof. Randal Picker

April 20th, 2016

18:12

Nilay talks with Randal Picker; professor at University of Chicago Law School, to discuss the recent news about Google's antitrust charges.

Extended interview with T-Pain

January 22nd, 2016

33:39

Recently, The Verge visited T-Pain at his home to talk about the music industry and the new Garageband software available. This is the full extended …

Chris Ziegler at Code/Mobile

October 9th, 2015

16:24

Though the connected car is one of the hottest topics in the transportation sector this year, the concept of the connected car is anything but new: Systems like GM’s OnStar, BMW Assist and Lexus Link launched well over …

John Gaeta can see the future of VR

August 13th, 2015

27:14

Bryan Bishop (@ Bcbishop) and The Verge video team recently took a visit to Industrial Light & Magic’s xLab. It’s a kind of next-generation entertainment sandbox, exploring virtual reality, augmented reality, and …

ReBoot is coming back

June 16th, 2015

22:19

After a 14-year hiatus, ReBoot is back. That’s right, the first half-hour, completely computer-animated TV series was given the greenlight last week. But what will the new ReBoot look like? To find out, Arielle …

Chris Gethard has a talk show

May 27th, 2015

1:03:03

After fours years on public access, underground NY comic Chris Gethard is bringing his experimental talk show to Fusion. Ross Miller sat down with Chris for a chat about comedy, New York City, and Diddy.

Pitch Perfect's Deke Sharon on the rise of a cappella

May 15th, 2015

1:00:40

The words “a cappella empire” probably mean nothing to you. But Deke Sharon has built one. He’s the musical force behind NBC’s The Sing-Off and both Pitch Perfect films, and soon he’ll be starring in an a cappella …

Fast Dungeons & Furious Dragons

April 1st, 2015

47:36

The Rock, Vin Diesel, and Ludacris go for a birthday joy ride when suddenly they are ambushed by agents of a shadowy organization in souped-up Toyota …

The Verge at SXSW 2015

March 17th, 2015

43:03

Emily Yoshida, Dieter Bohn, Kwame Opam, and Casey Newton are on the ground in Austin, TX for SXSW 2015. They're here to talk about movies, Meerkat, brand activations, and waiting in lines.

A conversation with Brian K. Vaughan

March 17th, 2015

55:46

Saga is widely regarded as one of the best comics of 2014, and its author, Brian K. Vaughan, as one of the best sci-fi writers around. Listen as The Verge’s biggest comic book nerds talk to Vaughan about everything from …

The problems with Interstellar

March 17th, 2015

38:41

Interstellar is absolutely gorgeous. Interstellar has strong performances and real tearjerking moments. Interstellar also has some pretty large …

The Verge at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

February 1st, 2015

49:23

The Verge's Casey Newton, Emily Yoshida and Bryan Bishop chat about the films of the Sundance Film Festival, the huge steps Oculus is making in the …

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