Episodes

Illicit Objects

Rob Walker and Josh Glenn have a long history of getting writers to share stories about their objects, but when they told me the would

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Private Ear

Lawrence Abu Hamdan is an internationally celebrated artist who works with sound and an internationally recognized expert forensic listener. He likes to call himself a

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Emergency

A special ToE emergency pod: Chris explains the Orb,  Andrew dives into the mystery of Twin Peaks and your host tries attempts SpaCasting.

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Protest

Direct action saved the gardens in your host’s neighborhood, activist and author L.A.  Kauffman explains why it is once again time for more good old

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Art Districts

Empty buildings, run down neighborhoods and cheap rents. This is the bait you need to attract artists, speculators and urban revitalizers. But in order to

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Nothing to Hide

Potemkin apps, Fake ads, and the return of little pepe the frog. Your host busts out all his best deep state moves for the grand

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Doomed to Repeat

Your host examines the targeted advertising and fake news that some say put Donald Trump in the White House. Plus: the colonial history of Biometric

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Entrapment

The FBI builds more surveillance traps that don’t work, and your host shares a few of his earliest adventures in surveillance.  

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Useful Idiots

Your host discovers you can’t beat the Russians at the fake game and ToE’s Chris reviews Oliver Stone’s Edward Snowden. Plus: Vladislav Surkov and the Potemkin

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Targeted

Your host tries his hand at targeted advertising and he dooms his child to a life of exclusion with the simple gift of a stuffed

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Honeypot

Your host decides to follow back a Joy Division T-shirt that is following him around the internet. Plus the surveillance that powers behaviorally targeted personalized

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sudculture (part I of II)

Your host sets out to better understand America’s craft beer scene. The latest food trend? Or oppositional culture?  And can it survive the attention from

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Analog Time

Your host explores the transition from UFO to Drone on stage as part of Radiotopia Live! and pinpoints the date he crossed his own personal

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Transformers (r)

Yvette Gonzales tells us a first person story about what its like to be transgender in Prison. Gender theorist B. Preciado tells us about what

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Platform of the Real

A look at the most revolutionary media format that has ever existed and a trip back to 1968 when video became real. Plus Virtual reality!

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The Future

Your host has a chance encounter with the supposed inspiration for a cult TV show that predicted the future of tech and media. Plus the

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