Big questions and provocative conclusions about technology and culture, hosted by The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson.Season 2 Episode 6In a special bonus episode, computer scientist and data journalist Meredith Broussard explains how “technochauvinism” derailed the dream of the digital revolution.
Weekly conversations with leading journalists and thinkers to make sense of the history happening all around usEpisode 72A Chinese researcher recently touched off a global controversy when he announced the birth of the world’s first genetically edited babies. The claims remain unverified, but the news shocked and dismayed scientists around the world. Atlantic staff writers Ed Yong and Sarah Zhang join Matt Thompson to discuss the news and what it means for the future of genetic editing.
- The CRISPR Baby Scandal Gets Worse by the Day (Ed Yong, December 3, 2018)
- Chinese Scientists Are Outraged by Reports of Gene-Edited Babies (Sarah Zhang, November 27, 2018)
-A Reckless and Needless Use of Gene Editing on Human Embryos (Ed Yong, November 26, 2018)
A weekly conversation between editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg and the figures shaping societyEpisode 23Today, we bring you the second episode of our new show Crazy/Genius, hosted by Atlantic staff writer Derek Thompson. In this episode, Derek asks if Amazon – which may soon be the first trillion-dollar company in the history of the world – has become a dangerous monopoly threatening the U.S. economy.