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Special events, discussions, interviews, and one-off shows from The Verge and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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Pirate Radio » The PIRATE Act

Congress is in the process of passing a non-partisan bill to increase support for enforcement against illegal pirate radio operations: Fines can now go as high as $2 million, and the FCC will fund “enforcement sweeps” in major radio markets. Does this target well-intentioned community radio, designed to speak to immigrant communities? Episode three of The Verge's Pirate Radio mini-series featuring Bijan Stephen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

17 MIN2019 NOV 26
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Pirate Radio » The PIRATE Act

Pirate Radio » Dial Up!

How the Hmong diaspora uses the world's most boring technology to make something weird and wonderful. Episode two of The Verge's Pirate Radio mini-series featuring Mia Sato. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

20 MIN2019 NOV 22
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Pirate Radio » Dial Up!

Pirate Radio » Outside the wire

When the US entered Afghanistan, local DJs were hired to help with the war effort. And when the American military pulled out, they abandoned those voices, leaving many of them for dead. Episode 1 of The Verge's Pirate Radio mini-series featuring Chris Harland-Dunaway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36 MIN2019 NOV 19
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Pirate Radio » Outside the wire

Machine Of Loving Grace | Better Worlds Pt. 5

Welcome to Better Worlds, The Verge's new series of short fiction, audio, and animation that explores how technology can shape our society and environment in better, more equitable ways. "Machine Of Loving Grace" is the fifth and final installment of the Better Worlds audio adaptations that will appear in Verge Extras. Katherine Cross' story features an AI designed to moderate video games that goes rouge. For more videos, audio adaptations, and written stories from Better Worlds, go to theverge.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28 MIN2019 FEB 13
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Machine Of Loving Grace | Better Worlds Pt. 5

Skin City | Better Worlds Pt. 4

Welcome to Better Worlds, The Verge's new series of short fiction, audio, and animation that explores how technology can shape our society and environment in better, more equitable ways. "Skin City" is part four of five audio adaptations of Better Worlds that will appear in Verge Extras. In Kelly Robson's story, a street performer gets into trouble after falling for a radical privacy devotee. For more videos, audio adaptations, and written stories from Better Worlds, go to theverge.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

25 MIN2019 FEB 6
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Skin City | Better Worlds Pt. 4

The Burn | Better Worlds Pt. 3

Welcome to Better Worlds, The Verge's new series of short fiction, audio, and animation that explores how technology can shape our society and environment in better, more equitable ways. "The Burn" is part three of five audio adaptations of Better Worlds that will appear in Verge Extras. In Peter Tieryas' story, “The Burn,” people around the world fall victim to a mysterious illness called the Burn. Eventually, AR researchers begin to suspect a pattern. For more videos, audio adaptations, and written stories from Better Worlds, go to theverge.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

24 MIN2019 JAN 30
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The Burn | Better Worlds Pt. 3

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

Welcome to Better Worlds, The Verge's new series of short fiction, audio, and animation that explores how technology can shape our society and environment in better, more equitable ways. "Monsters Come Howling In Their Season" is part two of five audio adaptations of Better Worlds that will appear in Verge Extras. In Cadwell Turnbull’s story, “Monsters Come Howling In Their Season,” a journalist travels to St. Thomas in the aftermath of a massive hurricane and sees firsthand how the island’s residents are coping with the help of a community-based AI system called Common. For more videos, audio adaptations, and written stories from Better Worlds, go to theverge.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26 MIN2019 JAN 23
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Monsters Come Howling in Their Season | Better Worlds Pt. 2

Online Reunion | Better Worlds Pt. 1

Welcome to Better Worlds, The Verge's new series of short fiction, audio, and animation that explores how technology can shape our society and environment in better, more equitable ways. "Online Reunion" is part one of five audio adaptations of Better Worlds that will appear in Verge Extras. In “Online Reunion,” author Leigh Alexander imagines a world in which a young journalist is struggling with a compulsive “time sickness,” so she sets out to write a tearjerker about a widow reconnecting with her dead husband’s e-pet — but she finds something very different waiting for her in the internet ether. For more videos, audio adaptations, and written stories from Better Worlds, go to theverge.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27 MIN2019 JAN 16
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Online Reunion | Better Worlds Pt. 1

Introducing Better Worlds

Welcome to Better Worlds, The Verge's new series of short fiction, audio, and animation that explores how technology can shape our society and environment in better, more equitable ways. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 MIN2018 DEC 18
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Introducing Better Worlds

@dril tweets: a reading of his best work

ELast month, Dril published Dril Official “Mr. Ten Years” Anniversary Collection, a 420-page collection of his best tweets of the last decade. And it works because during that same stretch of time, Dril has defined so much of what it’s meant to be online. Please enjoy a reading of his best work, presented by The Verge’s creative director and resident englishman James Bareham. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2 MIN2018 SEP 28
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@dril tweets: a reading of his best work

Latest Episodes

Pirate Radio » The PIRATE Act

Congress is in the process of passing a non-partisan bill to increase support for enforcement against illegal pirate radio operations: Fines can now go as high as $2 million, and the FCC will fund “enforcement sweeps” in major radio markets. Does this target well-intentioned community radio, designed to speak to immigrant communities? Episode three of The Verge's Pirate Radio mini-series featuring Bijan Stephen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

17 MIN2019 NOV 26
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Pirate Radio » The PIRATE Act

Pirate Radio » Dial Up!

How the Hmong diaspora uses the world's most boring technology to make something weird and wonderful. Episode two of The Verge's Pirate Radio mini-series featuring Mia Sato. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

20 MIN2019 NOV 22
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Pirate Radio » Dial Up!

Pirate Radio » Outside the wire

When the US entered Afghanistan, local DJs were hired to help with the war effort. And when the American military pulled out, they abandoned those voices, leaving many of them for dead. Episode 1 of The Verge's Pirate Radio mini-series featuring Chris Harland-Dunaway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36 MIN2019 NOV 19
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Pirate Radio » Outside the wire

Machine Of Loving Grace | Better Worlds Pt. 5

Welcome to Better Worlds, The Verge's new series of short fiction, audio, and animation that explores how technology can shape our society and environment in better, more equitable ways. "Machine Of Loving Grace" is the fifth and final installment of the Better Worlds audio adaptations that will appear in Verge Extras. Katherine Cross' story features an AI designed to moderate video games that goes rouge. For more videos, audio adaptations, and written stories from Better Worlds, go to theverge.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28 MIN2019 FEB 13
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Machine Of Loving Grace | Better Worlds Pt. 5

Skin City | Better Worlds Pt. 4

Welcome to Better Worlds, The Verge's new series of short fiction, audio, and animation that explores how technology can shape our society and environment in better, more equitable ways. "Skin City" is part four of five audio adaptations of Better Worlds that will appear in Verge Extras. In Kelly Robson's story, a street performer gets into trouble after falling for a radical privacy devotee. For more videos, audio adaptations, and written stories from Better Worlds, go to theverge.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

25 MIN2019 FEB 6
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Skin City | Better Worlds Pt. 4

The Burn | Better Worlds Pt. 3

Welcome to Better Worlds, The Verge's new series of short fiction, audio, and animation that explores how technology can shape our society and environment in better, more equitable ways. "The Burn" is part three of five audio adaptations of Better Worlds that will appear in Verge Extras. In Peter Tieryas' story, “The Burn,” people around the world fall victim to a mysterious illness called the Burn. Eventually, AR researchers begin to suspect a pattern. For more videos, audio adaptations, and written stories from Better Worlds, go to theverge.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

24 MIN2019 JAN 30
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The Burn | Better Worlds Pt. 3

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

Welcome to Better Worlds, The Verge's new series of short fiction, audio, and animation that explores how technology can shape our society and environment in better, more equitable ways. "Monsters Come Howling In Their Season" is part two of five audio adaptations of Better Worlds that will appear in Verge Extras. In Cadwell Turnbull’s story, “Monsters Come Howling In Their Season,” a journalist travels to St. Thomas in the aftermath of a massive hurricane and sees firsthand how the island’s residents are coping with the help of a community-based AI system called Common. For more videos, audio adaptations, and written stories from Better Worlds, go to theverge.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26 MIN2019 JAN 23
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Monsters Come Howling in Their Season | Better Worlds Pt. 2

Online Reunion | Better Worlds Pt. 1

Welcome to Better Worlds, The Verge's new series of short fiction, audio, and animation that explores how technology can shape our society and environment in better, more equitable ways. "Online Reunion" is part one of five audio adaptations of Better Worlds that will appear in Verge Extras. In “Online Reunion,” author Leigh Alexander imagines a world in which a young journalist is struggling with a compulsive “time sickness,” so she sets out to write a tearjerker about a widow reconnecting with her dead husband’s e-pet — but she finds something very different waiting for her in the internet ether. For more videos, audio adaptations, and written stories from Better Worlds, go to theverge.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27 MIN2019 JAN 16
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Online Reunion | Better Worlds Pt. 1

Introducing Better Worlds

Welcome to Better Worlds, The Verge's new series of short fiction, audio, and animation that explores how technology can shape our society and environment in better, more equitable ways. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 MIN2018 DEC 18
Comments
Introducing Better Worlds

@dril tweets: a reading of his best work

ELast month, Dril published Dril Official “Mr. Ten Years” Anniversary Collection, a 420-page collection of his best tweets of the last decade. And it works because during that same stretch of time, Dril has defined so much of what it’s meant to be online. Please enjoy a reading of his best work, presented by The Verge’s creative director and resident englishman James Bareham. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2 MIN2018 SEP 28
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@dril tweets: a reading of his best work
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