Radio Archive by Tag

Technology

  • Prologue.

    496: When Patents Attack... Part Two! 05.31.2013

    Host Ira Glass and Zoe Chace from NPR’s Planet Money talk with Jim Logan and Richard Baker of ...BusinessTechnology

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  • Objects May Be Closer Than They Appear.

    469: Hiding in Plain Sight 07.13.2012

    Anton DiSclafani tells the story of her desperate search to find a stranger who left something ...Technology

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  • Prologue.

    454: Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory 01.06.2012

    Host Ira Glass speaks with an Apple device about its origin. (2 minutes)Technology

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  • Mister Daisey Goes to China.

    454: Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory 01.06.2012

    Mike Daisey performs an excerpt that was adapted for radio from his one-man show "The Agony and ...BusinessLaborPolitics

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  • Act One.

    454: Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory 01.06.2012

    What should we make of what Mike Daisey saw in China? Our staff did weeks of fact checking to ...Criminal JusticeLaborPolitics

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  • Prologue.

    450: So Crazy It Just Might Work 11.11.2011

    Host Ira Glass talks with science writer Paul Hoffman about a mathematician named Frank Nelson ...Technology

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  • Mr. Holland's Opus.

    450: So Crazy It Just Might Work 11.11.2011

    One day a successful cancer researcher named Jonathan Brody gave a talk at his alma mater, about ...Health Care/MedicineTechnology

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  • Prologue.

    448: Adventure! 10.07.2011

    We sent a reporter named Dan Grech to the Hundred Year Starship Public Symposium, which aims to ...ScienceTechnology

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  • Prologue.

    441: When Patents Attack! 07.22.2011

    There's a derogatory term in Silicon Valley for companies that amass huge troves of patents and ...BusinessLegal SystemTechnology

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  • Act Two.

    441: When Patents Attack! 07.22.2011

    Laura and Alex continue their story about Intellectual Ventures and the practice of patent ...BusinessLegal SystemTechnology

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  • The First Rule of the Apple Store: Don't Talk About the Apple Store.

    414: Right to Remain Silent 09.10.2010

    One day, Joe Lipari had a frustrating encounter with a worker at the Apple Store. And then Joe ...Film/Film MakingPoliceTechnology

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  • Intergalactic Cold Call.

    411: First Contact 06.25.2010

    Ira Glass speaks with Paul Davies, chair of the Post-Detection Task Force of SETI. That stands ...Technology

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  • Robyn's Dad's Story.

    400: Stories Pitched by Our Parents 02.12.2010

    One Switch. (7 minutes.)AutomobilesFamilyFathers

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  • Prologue.

    366: A Better Mousetrap 2008 10.10.2008

    Host Ira Glass talks with Andy Woolworth, an executive vice president in charge of new product ...BusinessTechnology

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  • Hanging In Chad.

    363: Enforcers 09.12.2008

    Three guys who go by the names Professor So and So, Jojobean and YeaWhatever spend part of each ...CrimeCriminal JusticeTechnology

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  • Internet.

    312: How We Talked Back Then 05.12.2006

    In this show, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Ira and David Hauptschein explored this now ...HistoryLive PerformanceTechnology

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  • Prologue.

    311: A Better Mousetrap 04.14.2006

    Host Ira Glass talks with Andy Woolworth, an executive vice president in charge of new product ...AnimalsTechnology

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  • Rock, Paper, Computer.

    250: The Annoying Gap Between Theory...and Practice 11.07.2003

    Reporter Jack Hitt explains the alarming difference between theory and practice when it comes to ...PoliticsTechnology

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  • Prologue.

    210: Perfect Evidence 04.19.2002

    Host Ira Glass surveys the effects DNA has had on the criminal justice landscape. He talks with ...Criminal JusticeTechnology

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  • Kodak Moments Of The Dead.

    174: Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Milestones 12.29.2000

    The story of Tyler Cassity and how he's trying to remake one of our oldest rituals of ...DeathFamilyFilm/Film Making

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  • Prologue.

    141: Invisible Worlds 10.01.1999

    There are thousands of voices passing through your body right now on radio waves—signals from ...PoliceTechnology

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  • Faster Than A Speeding Bullet.

    141: Invisible Worlds 10.01.1999

    Producer Alex Blumberg with people who listen in on the invisible world on the nether reaches of ...Technology

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  • Real Love.

    138: The Real Thing 08.27.1999

    There's The Real Thing when it comes to your idea of what job you want, what house you want, ...FunnyLive PerformanceRomance

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  • Prologue.

    136: You Are Here 08.06.1999

    Amy McGuiness flies tourists to the North Pole who pay thousands of dollars for the privilege. ...TechnologyTravel

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  • Hearing.

    110: Mapping 09.04.1998

    Jack Hitt visits Toby Lester, who has mapped all the ambient sounds in his world: the hum of the ...Jobs/EmploymentTechnology

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  • Smell.

    110: Mapping 09.04.1998

    A story about a device that charts the world through smell — and only smell. TAL producer Nancy ...Technology

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  • How Bad Is Stealing $800?

    78: How Bad Is Bad? 10.03.1997

    Host Ira Glass talks to three teenage boys who buy computer equipment using stolen credit card ...CrimeTechnologyTeenagers

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  • Act Five.

    78: How Bad Is Bad? 10.03.1997

    First, an interview with Jim Nelson, then, an interview with Eli, a computer hacker who was ...CrimeCriminal JusticeReligion

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  • Prologue.

    2: Small Scale Sin 11.24.1995

    Three teenage boys—going under the pseudonyms "K-Rad", "Mr. Warez", and "Fred"—spill their guts ...CrimeTechnologyTeenagers

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  • Act Three.

    2: Small Scale Sin 11.24.1995

    In the 1990s, Eli was a member of MOD, one of the most infamous and accomplished computer ...CrimeCriminal JusticeTechnology

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