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It started with books. Today, Amazon is transforming virtually every facet of the American consumer economy. Primed explores what happened when Amazon set up shop in Seattle, what might be in store for its next headquarters, and how this iconic company is changing life as we know it.

Latest Episodes

Should an AI be managing your meds?

Joyce Lee, a pediatrician and professor at the University of Michigan, thinks a lot about how technology and design can help people remember to take their pills. Her inspiration? A ketchup bottle.

33 MIN3 d ago
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Should an AI be managing your meds?

What Alexa can learn from a heart attack on the moon

Minutes after the Apollo 15 lunar module blasted off the surface of the moon, Astronaut James Irwin’s heart began to stutter. Down at Mission Control, Dr. Charles Berry watched the astronaut’s EKG. He saw a series of rapid double beats with long pauses in between. If Irwin was on Earth, Dr. Berry said, “I’d have him in ICU being treated for a heart attack.”

22 MIN1 w ago
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What Alexa can learn from a heart attack on the moon

Amazon has a 'secret apartment.' What's in it? We found out

There’s a secret apartment on the 30th Floor of Amazon’s Day One building in Seattle. We’ve wanted to get inside for months. This week, we finally did.

32 MIN2 w ago
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Amazon has a 'secret apartment.' What's in it? We found out

We’re living longer. Can Alexa help us live better?

On this week’s episode of Primed, we explore how smart speakers like Amazon’s Echo fit into the lives of older people. Some elders find Alexa annoying or intrusive. But others interact with the technology in practical, creative ways. Here are a few of their stories.

32 MIN3 w ago
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We’re living longer. Can Alexa help us live better?

Parenting in the age of Alexa? It’s complicated

This week’s episode of Prime(d) talks about the relationship between children and Alexa, Amazon’s AI-powered virtual assistant. Kids love to ask Alexa questions. And Alexa is listening.

25 MINOCT 21
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Parenting in the age of Alexa? It’s complicated

Preview: Primed Season 3

Amazon is ending up in more and more of our homes. But are we asking the right questions when we invite Amazon and Alexa into our lives?

1 MINOCT 16
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Preview: Primed Season 3

When Amazon becomes your block watch captain

In this season finale of Prime(d), we go deep into how neighborhood social networks and surveillance are changing our behavior in our neighborhoods.

31 MINAPR 15
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When Amazon becomes your block watch captain

Will technology save us?

We hosted a debate with some big thinkers.

23 MINAPR 8
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Will technology save us?

Are you ready for Amazon to be the brains in your house?

On this episode of Prime(d), we talk with David Choffnes, Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Northeastern University. He helps run a lab studying IoT devices.

18 MINAPR 1
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Are you ready for Amazon to be the brains in your house?

Meet the coders who hear you yell at Alexa

As we say in the radio biz – the mic is always on.

27 MINMAR 25
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Meet the coders who hear you yell at Alexa

Latest Episodes

Should an AI be managing your meds?

Joyce Lee, a pediatrician and professor at the University of Michigan, thinks a lot about how technology and design can help people remember to take their pills. Her inspiration? A ketchup bottle.

33 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Should an AI be managing your meds?

What Alexa can learn from a heart attack on the moon

Minutes after the Apollo 15 lunar module blasted off the surface of the moon, Astronaut James Irwin’s heart began to stutter. Down at Mission Control, Dr. Charles Berry watched the astronaut’s EKG. He saw a series of rapid double beats with long pauses in between. If Irwin was on Earth, Dr. Berry said, “I’d have him in ICU being treated for a heart attack.”

22 MIN1 w ago
Comments
What Alexa can learn from a heart attack on the moon

Amazon has a 'secret apartment.' What's in it? We found out

There’s a secret apartment on the 30th Floor of Amazon’s Day One building in Seattle. We’ve wanted to get inside for months. This week, we finally did.

32 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Amazon has a 'secret apartment.' What's in it? We found out

We’re living longer. Can Alexa help us live better?

On this week’s episode of Primed, we explore how smart speakers like Amazon’s Echo fit into the lives of older people. Some elders find Alexa annoying or intrusive. But others interact with the technology in practical, creative ways. Here are a few of their stories.

32 MIN3 w ago
Comments
We’re living longer. Can Alexa help us live better?

Parenting in the age of Alexa? It’s complicated

This week’s episode of Prime(d) talks about the relationship between children and Alexa, Amazon’s AI-powered virtual assistant. Kids love to ask Alexa questions. And Alexa is listening.

25 MINOCT 21
Comments
Parenting in the age of Alexa? It’s complicated

Preview: Primed Season 3

Amazon is ending up in more and more of our homes. But are we asking the right questions when we invite Amazon and Alexa into our lives?

1 MINOCT 16
Comments
Preview: Primed Season 3

When Amazon becomes your block watch captain

In this season finale of Prime(d), we go deep into how neighborhood social networks and surveillance are changing our behavior in our neighborhoods.

31 MINAPR 15
Comments
When Amazon becomes your block watch captain

Will technology save us?

We hosted a debate with some big thinkers.

23 MINAPR 8
Comments
Will technology save us?

Are you ready for Amazon to be the brains in your house?

On this episode of Prime(d), we talk with David Choffnes, Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Northeastern University. He helps run a lab studying IoT devices.

18 MINAPR 1
Comments
Are you ready for Amazon to be the brains in your house?

Meet the coders who hear you yell at Alexa

As we say in the radio biz – the mic is always on.

27 MINMAR 25
Comments
Meet the coders who hear you yell at Alexa
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