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The Contrafabulists Podcast

A Hack Education & API Evangelist Production

Welcome to the Contrafabulists podcast, Kin Lane and Audrey Watters' weekly discussion of the latest technology (and politics of technology) news. In this episode, we discuss the hype around Hyperloop and an anti-diversity manifesto written by a Google engineer. Here are the stories we referenced: Elon Musk Might Be A...

Welcome to the Contrafabulists podcast, Kin Lane and Audrey Watters' weekly discussion of the latest technology (and politics of technology) news. In this episode, we discuss Kin's trip to DC and the state of IT (and, more generally, expertise) in the federal government. Here are the stories we referenced: State...

Welcome to the Contrafabulists podcast, Kin Lane and Audrey Watters' weekly discussion of the latest technology (and politics of technology) news. In this episode, we discuss our new policy of deleting old social media status updates and the new White House Communication's decision to do the same. Here are the...

Welcome to the Contrafabulists podcast, Kin Lane and Audrey Watters' weekly discussion of the latest technology (and politics of technology) news. In this episode, we discuss Amazon Alexa, its functionality and ideology, and the language we use to talk about "intelligence" and "skills." Here are the stories we referenced: "Did...

Welcome to the Contrafabulists podcast, Kin Lane and Audrey Watters' weekly discussion of the latest technology (and politics of technology) news. In this episode, we discuss outsourcing infrastructure (to the Russians). Here are the stories we referenced: "The Agency" by Adrian Chen " Towns sell their public water systems --...