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Better Offline is a weekly show exploring the tech industry’s influence and manipulation of society - and interrogating the growth-at-all-costs future that tech’s elite wants to build. more

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Earlier in the year, OpenAI debuted Sora, an AI that can generate videos that almost look realistic. In this episode, Ed walks through why generating video with AI is a near-impossible task, and speaks with Walter Woodman of Shy Kids, who made a movi... more

6 days ago

On April 26 2024, the NHTSA, the government body responsible for keeping roads safe, found Tesla's Autopilot and Full-Self-Driving software created a "critical safety gap" with drivers, killing and injuring people in the process, in the very same wee... more

13 days ago

Hi Better Offline Fans! Take a listen to the trailer of our newest show Sixteenth Minute (of Fame) more

14 days ago

Ed Zitron walks you through how career manager Adam Mosseri pushed out Instagram's original founders, turning it into an ultra-profitable app that barely works, and how Sam Altman, the so-called hero of the AI boom, is a lobbyist dressed as a technol... more

20 days ago


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4.7 out of 5 stars from 591 ratings
  • Man ..,do we all need this podcast !!

    As a new listener to the show I've bern feeling more hopeful for the future than I have in a long time ..I’m an illustrator who was starting to believe the hype about AI eliminating the need for creatives …and oh yeah …replacing and or enslaving society at large !😳…but thanks to Ed I'm starting to see through the dog and pony show were all being force fed !…you Rock Mr. Zitron !!👍🏻✌️😀looking forward to further episodes!

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    United States20 days ago
  • Refreshing, important and much-needed

    Ignore the negative reviews on this page - yes there are ads, but you know to expect that with iHeartRadio and indeed erm, oh yes, every podcast ever. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom25 days ago
  • Thankful

    This podcasts scratches a part of my brain that’s been itching for years. I think what Ed is doing is important. This kind of reporting is hard to find, even for those who look. Perhaps the tone is a little aggravated, but I understand and mirror these emotions. If you aren’t a VC or tech exec you probably will too. As with the vast majority of podcasts this one is more centered on grievance than solutions, but it seems that’s just where we are right now: In a big mess. Conversations like these ... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States25 days ago
  • Ed’s soap box

    I feel like I’m the target audience for this sort of thing but I find it hard to stomach. more

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    Axel Aodh
    Canadaa month ago
  • Needs more info to balance the rants.

    Rants currently lack nuance because out of proportion with research.

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    ReadThis(and weep)!
    Canadaa month ago

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