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Adrian Hon, Andrea Phillips, and Naomi Alderman talk about technology, books, publishing, games, science, religion, films, TV, politics, and how to live a good life.

Latest Episodes

302: Personal attributes as things you DO vs. things that you ARE

Are you really the ‘real’ you? (The Guardian) on Faking It Related Metafilter discussion Who do you think you are – and how bad could you be? (The Guardian) Person–situation debate (Wikipedia) Doggerland (In Our Time) Why Some Americans Won’t Move, Even for a Higher Salary (CityLab) Follow us at @culturescast, and our hosts on Twitter at @adrianhon @naomialderman @andrhia We're on Mastodon at@adrianhon@mastodon.social@naomialderman@mastodon.social@andrhia@wandering.shop

23 MINAUG 11
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302: Personal attributes as things you DO vs. things that you ARE

301: Bad Notifications, Adrian's Robovac

How many automated notifications do you turn off? Adrian has a new robovac Follow us at @culturescast, and our hosts on Twitter at @adrianhon @naomialderman @andrhia We're on Mastodon at@adrianhon@mastodon.social@naomialderman@mastodon.social@andrhia@wandering.shop

24 MINAUG 4
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301: Bad Notifications, Adrian's Robovac

300: Slack for the Family

The Slackification of the American Home (The Atlantic) Follow us at @culturescast, and our hosts on Twitter at @adrianhon @naomialderman @andrhia We're on Mastodon at@adrianhon@mastodon.social@naomialderman@mastodon.social@andrhia@wandering.shop

23 MINJUL 28
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300: Slack for the Family

299: Andrea’s Oil Tank & Who Pays for the Environment?

As Floods Keep Coming, Cities Pay Residents to MoveAs Floods Keep Coming, Cities Pay Residents to Move (NY Times) Follow us at @culturescast, and our hosts on Twitter at @adrianhon @naomialderman @andrhia We're on Mastodon at@adrianhon@mastodon.social@naomialderman@mastodon.social@andrhia@wandering.shop

25 MINJUL 21
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299: Andrea’s Oil Tank & Who Pays for the Environment?

298: Resettling Hong Kong in Northern Ireland

UK officials discussed resettling 5.5m Hong Kong Chinese in Northern Ireland (The Guardian) The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon Follow us at @culturescast, and our hosts on Twitter at @adrianhon @naomialderman @andrhia We're on Mastodon at@adrianhon@mastodon.social@naomialderman@mastodon.social@andrhia@wandering.shop

18 MINJUL 14
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298: Resettling Hong Kong in Northern Ireland

297: Technology Illiteracy

What the Space Age taught us: Earth is the best of all possible worlds The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder Dealers of Lightning by Michael Hiltzik Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (UK) Office of Technology Assessment (US) Follow us at @culturescast, and our hosts on Twitter at @adrianhon @naomialderman @andrhia We're on Mastodon at@adrianhon@mastodon.social@naomialderman@mastodon.social@andrhia@wandering.shop

23 MINJUL 8
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297: Technology Illiteracy

296: If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich?

If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? The Rise of the Meritocracy by Michael Young, the book that coined the term satirically Liquid Death sells water to punks who are too cool for alcohol Note: No Naomi this ep Follow us at @culturescast, and our hosts on Twitter at @adrianhon @naomialderman @andrhia We're on Mastodon at@adrianhon@mastodon.social@naomialderman@mastodon.social@andrhia@wandering.shop

25 MINMAY 26
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296: If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich?

295: Alternis

Alternis on Serial Box "A Taste of Armageddon" (the Star Trek ep Adrian was talking about) Memories of the Alhambra Note: No Naomi this ep Follow us at @culturescast, and our hosts on Twitter at @adrianhon @naomialderman @andrhia We're on Mastodon at@adrianhon@mastodon.social@naomialderman@mastodon.social@andrhia@wandering.shop

21 MINMAY 20
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295: Alternis

294: Airpods, Apologies, Ending Stories, Teaching Programming

OK, so it's just Adrian this episode – due to life happenings, it's been difficult for us to all get together these past few weeks and so rather than leave you hanging, we thought we should post at least something to tide you over. He's not used to recording on his own, so please forgive any awkwardness! Airpods Are a Tragedy Naomi's Twitter thread on apologies The Three Parts of a Meaningful, Heartfelt Apology John Profumo volunteering at a charity Naomi's Twitter thread on ending a story well Codecademy vs. The BBC Micro Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software by Charles Petzold Follow us at @culturescast, and our hosts on Twitter at @adrianhon @naomialderman @andrhia We're on Mastodon at@adrianhon@mastodon.social@naomialderman@mastodon.social@andrhia@wandering.shop

20 MINMAY 13
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294: Airpods, Apologies, Ending Stories, Teaching Programming

293: Cruise Utilisation Optimisation, Gamified Amazon Warehouses

Cruise utilisation optimisation Gamified Amazon Warehouses Follow us at @culturescast, and our hosts on Twitter at @adrianhon @naomialderman @andrhia We're on Mastodon at@adrianhon@mastodon.social@naomialderman@mastodon.social@andrhia@wandering.shop

27 MINAPR 21
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293: Cruise Utilisation Optimisation, Gamified Amazon Warehouses

Latest Episodes

302: Personal attributes as things you DO vs. things that you ARE

Are you really the ‘real’ you? (The Guardian) on Faking It Related Metafilter discussion Who do you think you are – and how bad could you be? (The Guardian) Person–situation debate (Wikipedia) Doggerland (In Our Time) Why Some Americans Won’t Move, Even for a Higher Salary (CityLab) Follow us at @culturescast, and our hosts on Twitter at @adrianhon @naomialderman @andrhia We're on Mastodon at@adrianhon@mastodon.social@naomialderman@mastodon.social@andrhia@wandering.shop

23 MINAUG 11
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302: Personal attributes as things you DO vs. things that you ARE

301: Bad Notifications, Adrian's Robovac

How many automated notifications do you turn off? Adrian has a new robovac Follow us at @culturescast, and our hosts on Twitter at @adrianhon @naomialderman @andrhia We're on Mastodon at@adrianhon@mastodon.social@naomialderman@mastodon.social@andrhia@wandering.shop

24 MINAUG 4
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301: Bad Notifications, Adrian's Robovac

300: Slack for the Family

The Slackification of the American Home (The Atlantic) Follow us at @culturescast, and our hosts on Twitter at @adrianhon @naomialderman @andrhia We're on Mastodon at@adrianhon@mastodon.social@naomialderman@mastodon.social@andrhia@wandering.shop

23 MINJUL 28
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300: Slack for the Family

299: Andrea’s Oil Tank & Who Pays for the Environment?

As Floods Keep Coming, Cities Pay Residents to MoveAs Floods Keep Coming, Cities Pay Residents to Move (NY Times) Follow us at @culturescast, and our hosts on Twitter at @adrianhon @naomialderman @andrhia We're on Mastodon at@adrianhon@mastodon.social@naomialderman@mastodon.social@andrhia@wandering.shop

25 MINJUL 21
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299: Andrea’s Oil Tank & Who Pays for the Environment?

298: Resettling Hong Kong in Northern Ireland

UK officials discussed resettling 5.5m Hong Kong Chinese in Northern Ireland (The Guardian) The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon Follow us at @culturescast, and our hosts on Twitter at @adrianhon @naomialderman @andrhia We're on Mastodon at@adrianhon@mastodon.social@naomialderman@mastodon.social@andrhia@wandering.shop

18 MINJUL 14
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298: Resettling Hong Kong in Northern Ireland

297: Technology Illiteracy

What the Space Age taught us: Earth is the best of all possible worlds The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder Dealers of Lightning by Michael Hiltzik Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (UK) Office of Technology Assessment (US) Follow us at @culturescast, and our hosts on Twitter at @adrianhon @naomialderman @andrhia We're on Mastodon at@adrianhon@mastodon.social@naomialderman@mastodon.social@andrhia@wandering.shop

23 MINJUL 8
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297: Technology Illiteracy

296: If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich?

If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? The Rise of the Meritocracy by Michael Young, the book that coined the term satirically Liquid Death sells water to punks who are too cool for alcohol Note: No Naomi this ep Follow us at @culturescast, and our hosts on Twitter at @adrianhon @naomialderman @andrhia We're on Mastodon at@adrianhon@mastodon.social@naomialderman@mastodon.social@andrhia@wandering.shop

25 MINMAY 26
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296: If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich?

295: Alternis

Alternis on Serial Box "A Taste of Armageddon" (the Star Trek ep Adrian was talking about) Memories of the Alhambra Note: No Naomi this ep Follow us at @culturescast, and our hosts on Twitter at @adrianhon @naomialderman @andrhia We're on Mastodon at@adrianhon@mastodon.social@naomialderman@mastodon.social@andrhia@wandering.shop

21 MINMAY 20
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295: Alternis

294: Airpods, Apologies, Ending Stories, Teaching Programming

OK, so it's just Adrian this episode – due to life happenings, it's been difficult for us to all get together these past few weeks and so rather than leave you hanging, we thought we should post at least something to tide you over. He's not used to recording on his own, so please forgive any awkwardness! Airpods Are a Tragedy Naomi's Twitter thread on apologies The Three Parts of a Meaningful, Heartfelt Apology John Profumo volunteering at a charity Naomi's Twitter thread on ending a story well Codecademy vs. The BBC Micro Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software by Charles Petzold Follow us at @culturescast, and our hosts on Twitter at @adrianhon @naomialderman @andrhia We're on Mastodon at@adrianhon@mastodon.social@naomialderman@mastodon.social@andrhia@wandering.shop

20 MINMAY 13
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294: Airpods, Apologies, Ending Stories, Teaching Programming

293: Cruise Utilisation Optimisation, Gamified Amazon Warehouses

Cruise utilisation optimisation Gamified Amazon Warehouses Follow us at @culturescast, and our hosts on Twitter at @adrianhon @naomialderman @andrhia We're on Mastodon at@adrianhon@mastodon.social@naomialderman@mastodon.social@andrhia@wandering.shop

27 MINAPR 21
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293: Cruise Utilisation Optimisation, Gamified Amazon Warehouses