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    • Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society
    • By: Farhad Manjoo
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
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    Why has punditry overtaken news, with so many media outlets pushing partisan agendas instead of information? Comedian Stephen Colbert's catchword "truthiness" has captured something essential about our age: that people are more comfortable with ideas that feel true, even if the evidence for those beliefs is thin.

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    • Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society
    • By: Farhad Manjoo
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 06-12-08
    • 4 out of 5 stars 133 ratings

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    • The Autonomous Selfie Drone Is Here. Is Society Ready for It?

    • By: Farhad Manjoo
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 9 mins
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    It’s 2035, the Second American Civil War has been won by the other side, and you find yourself in a heap of trouble with Attorney General Logan Paul. (The future is very troubling.) He has dispatched an all-seeing eye-in-the-sky to tail you, an agile flying machine equipped with 13 cameras and a top speed of 25 mph.

    "The Autonomous Selfie Drone Is Here. Is Society Ready for It?" is from the February 13, 2018 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Farhad Manjoo and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • A Hunt for Ways to Combat Online Radicalization

    • By: Farhad Manjoo
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Law enforcement officials, technology companies and lawmakers have long tried to limit what they call the “radicalization” of young people over the internet.

    "A Hunt for Ways to Combat Online Radicalization" is from the August 23, 2017 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Farhad Manjoo and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Why Instagram Is Becoming Facebook's next Facebook

    • By: Farhad Manjoo
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Not long ago, the Facebook-owned photo-based social network grew at a steady clip. Every nine months, without fail, Instagram added another 100 million users somewhere in the world. Then, last year, it began racking up more new users every day. It grew to 600 million users from 500 million in only six months.

    "Why Instagram Is Becoming Facebook's next Facebook" is from the April 26, 2017 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Farhad Manjoo and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • The Online Ad Industry Is Undergoing Self-Reflection. That’s Good News.

    • By: Farhad Manjoo
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Digital ads are easy to hate. Sure, they support much of today’s media and technology business. They give us social networks and search engines and — oh, for the love of Pete, can you just let me watch my video already? Why are you making me sit through 30 seconds of some guy trying to sell me boat insurance?

    "The Online Ad Industry Is Undergoing Self-Reflection. That’s Good News." is from the April 05, 2017 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Farhad Manjoo and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Here’s the Conversation We Really Need to Have About Bias at Google

    • By: Farhad Manjoo
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Let’s get this out of the way first: There is no basis for the charge that President Donald Trump leveled against Google this week — that the search engine, for political reasons, favored anti-Trump news outlets in its results. None.

    "Here’s the Conversation We Really Need to Have About Bias at Google" is from the August 31, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Farhad Manjoo and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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    • In the Fight for Transgender Equality, Winning Hearts and Minds Online

    • By: Farhad Manjoo
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 9 mins
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    "In the Fight for Transgender Equality, Winning Hearts and Minds Online" is from the June 08, 2016 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Farhad Manjoo and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • How Microsoft Has Become the Surprise Innovator in PCs

    • By: Farhad Manjoo
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    When Microsoft unveiled the first Surface tablet five years ago, it was a spectacular failure.

    "How Microsoft Has Become the Surprise Innovator in PCs" is from the July 26, 2017 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Farhad Manjoo and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • What Jack Dorsey and Sheryl Sandberg Taught Congress and Vice Versa

    • By: Farhad Manjoo
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
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    We are at a consequential juncture in the technology business and in society.

    "What Jack Dorsey and Sheryl Sandberg Taught Congress and Vice Versa" is from the September 06, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Farhad Manjoo and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Facebook's Bias Is Built-In, and Bears Watching

    • By: Farhad Manjoo
    • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Facebook's Bias Is Built-In, and Bears Watching" is from the May 11, 2016 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Farhad Manjoo and narrated by Corey M. Snow.

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    • In a Self-Serve World, Startups Find Value in Human Helpers

    • By: Farhad Manjoo
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "In a Self-Serve World, Startups Find Value in Human Helpers" is from the Tech section of The New York Times. It was written by Farhad Manjoo and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Tech Under Trump

    • By: Manoush Zomorodi, Marc Rotenberg, Farhad Manjoo
    • Length: 32 mins
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    For Hillary Clinton, that private email server was an Achilles heel. For Donald Trump, late night tweet-storms and the echo chamber of the so-called...

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    • A High-Stakes Bet: Turning Google Assistant into a 'Star Trek' Computer

    • By: Farhad Manjoo
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "A High-Stakes Bet: Turning Google Assistant into a 'Star Trek' Computer" is from the September 28, 2016 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Farhad Manjoo and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • The News Behemoth That Put News Last

    • By: Farhad Manjoo
    • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "The News Behemoth That Put News Last" is from the June 29, 2016, Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Farhad Manjoo and narrated by Corey M. Snow.

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    • Risky Merger in an Industry up for Grabs

    • By: Farhad Manjoo
    • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Risky Merger in an Industry up for Grabs" is from the October 24, 2016 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Farhad Manjoo and narrated by Corey M. Snow.

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    • How Y2K Offers a Lesson for Fighting Climate Change

    • By: Farhad Manjoo
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Last week, New York magazine published a riveting and frightening look at the future of the planet we call home. Now that global warming is well underway, we are in for an apocalyptic awakening, and “parts of the Earth will likely become close to uninhabitable, and other parts horrifically inhospitable, as soon as the end of this century,” the writer, David Wallace-Wells, argues.

    "How Y2K Offers a Lesson for Fighting Climate Change" is from the July 19, 2017 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Farhad Manjoo and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • MailChimp and the Un-Silicon Valley Way to Make It as a Startup

    • By: Farhad Manjoo
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 9 mins
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    "MailChimp and the Un-Silicon Valley Way to Make It as a Startup" is from the October 05, 2016 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Farhad Manjoo and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Tripping down a Virtual Reality Rabbit Hole

    • By: Farhad Manjoo
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Tripping down a Virtual Reality Rabbit Hole" is from the June 22, 2016 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Farhad Manjoo and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • I Ignored Trump News for a Week. Here’s What I Learned.

    • By: Farhad Manjoo
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 12 mins
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    Coverage of Trump may eclipse that of any single human being ever. The reasons have as much to do with him as the way social media amplifies every big story until it swallows the world.

    "I Ignored Trump News for a Week. Here’s What I Learned." is from the February 22, 2017 Technology section of The New York Times. It was written by Farhad Manjoo and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • At SXSW, a Shift From Apps to Innovation

    • By: Farhad Manjoo
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "At SXSW, a Shift From Apps to Innovation" is from the March 16, 2016 section of The New York Times. It was written by Farhad Manjoo and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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