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Best Jordan Erica Webber podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best Jordan Erica Webber podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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Why are people designing video games in war zones? How do you catch a catfisher? Can we trust AI lie detectors? Every week, Jordan Erica Webber is joined by experts to answer these questions on our digital culture podcast, Chips with Everything.
 
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Talking Simulator
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Jordan Erica Webber talks about video games with interesting people who play them. Each episode is a short one-on-one conversation about a specific game or a relevant topic.
 
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Argue the Toss
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Argue the Toss - the geek and gaming podcast for www.gameindustry.com. Drew and Chella discuss the latest releases, trailers and news for games and other aspects of geek culture, with a particular focus on writing.
 
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Jordan Erica Webber looks at the pros and cons of mental health apps. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspodBy The Guardian
 
After a couple of virus-related delays (that's the biological kind, not the computer kind), this fortnight's episode of Argue the Toss has finally arrived. This week Chella and Drew recount their favourite experiences from this year's AdventureX, the UK's only convention dedicated to narrative-driven gaming. Tick Tock: A Tale for Two Backbone I ...…
 
Jordan Erica Webber talks to undercover reporter Katarzyna Pruszkiewicz, who spent six months working in a PR firm in Poland, where she was told to promote controversial content that would influence people through a fake, rightwing Twitter account. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod…
 
Kari Paul and Alex Hern join Jordan Erica Webber to discuss how the big social media platforms are tackling the sticky issue of political adverts. Dr Kate Dommett also talks about how UK political parties could use or misuse social media as they launch their general election campaigns.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com ...…
 
Six years after we watched Jesse Pinkman crash through the chain-link gates of his prison in Todd Alquist's car, we finally find out what happened to him next in the Breaking Bad epilogue movie, El Camino. Drew and Chella are here to discuss whether it's a worthwhile addition to the Breaking Bad legacy, or just a case of gilding the lily.…
 
The web domain democracy.com went up for auction last week with an asking price of at least $300,000 (£233,000). This week, Jordan Erica Webber looks at what makes a few words in a web browser worth thousands, if not millions of dollars. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod…
 
As part of the Guardian’s Automating Poverty series, Robert Booth looked at how and why the Department for Work and Pensions in the UK is increasing investment in testing artificial intelligence to assess benefits claims. He talks to Jordan Erica Webber about his findings. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod…
 
Due to some technical difficulties, we are unable to bring you a new episode of Argue The Toss this week. Instead, please enjoy one of our favourites from the archives - a horror movie showdown, just in time for Hallowe'en (even if it was originally recorded in July 2018). We'll be back on schedule soon, and there'll be a brand-new episode for ...…
 
Ministers from several countries have written an open letter to the Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, asking him not to fully encrypt all of the company’s messaging services. This week, Jordan Erica Webber talks to the Guardian’s tech reporter Julia Carrie Wong and the security expert Alan Woodward about the implications of restricting end-to-end ...…
 
Ada Lovelace Day is in its 10th year, and to mark it, Jordan Erica Webber is joined by the founder of the event, Suw Charman-Anderson, to talk about why we need to do more to help support women working in STEM. She also talks to Dr Tilly Blyth, the head of collections and principal curator at the Science Museum in London, to learn more about wh ...…
 
Untitled Goose Game is the indie title that everyone honking on social media and sharing their best moments as a malicious goose. Drew & Chella discuss the new game from House House, which takes Hitman style gameplay to a quiet, English village.By Drew & Chella
 
Jordan Erica Webber chats to New York Times reporter Mike Isaac about Super Pumped, his new book on the rise and fall of Travis Kalanick. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspodBy The Guardian
 
Jordan Erica Webber looks into the rise of identity politics in online dating. In this episode we hear from the journalist Rainesford Stauffer, dating expert Dr Jess Carbino and Tinder’s election bot creator, Yara Rodrigues Fowler. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspodBy The Guardian
 
Sam Barlow's Her Story brought FMV games out of the shadows and demonstrated that they could work, with careful casting and good writing. Telling Lies is a bigger budget version of Her Story, using the same mechanics, but adding more characters and some new features. Drew and Chella discuss the game, how it differs from Her Story and how it exp ...…
 
Jordan Erica Webber is joined by Richard Sprenger, who recently went to Los Angeles to learn more about a new summer camp that aims to teach six to 10-year-olds how to become the next YouTube sensation.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspodBy The Guardian
 
Miraculously, this episode about the investigative full-motion video game Telling Lies has absolutely no spoilers. Instead, the game’s sole programmer Lizi Attwood explains how she developed the virtual desktop with which the player interacts, what it was like to work on a game that – by its FMV nature – basically had no content for a large par ...…
 
This week Jordan Erica Webber is joined by Alex Hern, as they look at the scandal that rocked the voice assistant world, and ask whether or not we can trust that voice assistants aren’t eavesdropping on our most private moments. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspodBy The Guardian
 
Back after the summer, mid-season break, Drew and Chella discuss the big releases coming for autumn and winter 2019. The ATTeam looks at films and games, covering geese, all the Hollywood cheekbones and more than a smattering of horror.By Argue the Toss
 
Kashmiris have not had access to the internet for nearly a month. The blackout, from the start of August, is the 77th of the year so far in India. Jordan Erica Webber looks at the personal, legal and societal fallout of government-ordered shutdowns around the world. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod…
 
The Guardian’s video games editor Keza MacDonald is about to have a baby, at which point she will have – as she puts it – “a bunch of kids”. She joined Jordan to talk about life as a parent who plays and works in video games, and about how parents are represented in the games themselves. Why don’t kids’ games feature parental characters? Why di ...…
 
The Guardian’s UK tech editor, Alex Hern, joins Jordan Erica Webber to discuss the imminent end to the iTunes store as we know it. They also take a nostalgic look at some of the other software we’ve lost. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspodBy The Guardian
 
This week, Jordan Erica Webber talks to Anna, whose ex-partner surveilled her every move by using ‘stalkerware’ apps. Jordan also talks to MIT Technology Review journalist Charlotte Jee about what tech companies like Apple and Google could be doing to stop the proliferation of these apps. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.c ...…
 
The umbrella of “games” contains many categories, and one that Jordan knows very little about is esports. Luckily, esports host Frankie Ward – who you may know as the woman who appeared in a shark costume when she presented the PC Gaming Show at E3 2019 – took the time to explain why she loves esports so much, and to answer questions like: Why ...…
 
Jordan Erica Webber talks to Julia Carrie Wong about the extremist message board 8chan after the suspect in the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, used the website to post a manifesto on why he targeted those he murdered. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspodBy The Guardian
 
This week, Jordan Erica Webber talks to Kate Eichhorn about her new book The End of Forgetting: Growing up with Social Media, which explores the dangers facing young people who may find it difficult to distance themselves from their pasts, long into the future. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod…
 
In this episode: another time loop game. In Elsinore, you play as Ophelia trying to change the events of the Shakespearean tragedy Hamlet, which have been condensed down to a four-day loop. Every time Ophelia dies or fails to avert disaster, the loop resets. Since all Ophelia keeps between loops is any knowledge gained, the game is all about ch ...…
 
Jordan Erica Webber chats to Fabian Wosar, a renowned anti-ransomware expert, who has worked on thousands of cases during his career. The victims that Fabian helps love him. The ransomware hackers he thwarts – not so much. He talks about the sacrifices he has made for the job he loves. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/ ...…
 
Spider-Man: Far From Home has brought the wildly successful third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a close. Where can the franchise even go from here? Oh, Phase 4? Yeah, OK, that makes a lot of sense actually. Don't know why we didn't think of that. San Diego Comic-Con was last week and Marvel dropped the whole phase on us in a flurry ...…
 
Jordan Erica Webber talks to Laura Hudson, who wrote about video game producers making games that present players with situations where a character might choose to have an abortion. She also chats to Mary Flanagan of Tiltfactor about the potential impact games can have on changing opinions. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian ...…
 
Outer Wilds is an open-world mystery about a solar system trapped in an endless time loop, which has proven so popular that people are already calling it a potential Game of the Year for 2019. But it’s not flawless. Or, at least: not every player has enjoyed every minute of the game. Jordan invited her friend and colleague Maggie Tan onto the p ...…
 
Jordan Erica Webber teams up with Science Weekly host Ian Sample to find out more about how companies use various techniques to trick us into buying something we may never have needed, or wanted. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspodBy The Guardian
 
Drew and Chella catch up to find out what each other have been watching this summer. Not the big summer blockbusters at the cinema, but indie films, a gameshow and a bit of Netflix. Drew discusses a comedy gameshow that demonstrates some interesting approaches to game design. And Chella looks at the new generation of teen comedy dramas, which m ...…
 
With the launch of the Facebook cryptocurrency Libra, Jordan Erica Webber revisits an old Chips episode looking at how artists are using blockchain to answer the big questions, like ‘what is the value of a human life?’. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspodBy The Guardian
 
Compare and contrast the previous episode on E3 with this one on Feral Vector, an annual festival of games and play that takes place in an old church up a hill in a Yorkshire town called Hebden Bridge. Chella Ramanan, a games writer and one of the founders of POC in Play, explains why this left-field festival is so important to her and to the U ...…
 
Jordan Erica Webber looks at why some people, such as Carlos Maza, say YouTube needs to do more to protect minorities from hate speech. The Guardian’s UK technology editor, Alex Hern, joins in on the conversation. Note added 1 July 2019: Due to a communication mix-up, we erroneously stated in the first airing of this episode that Google, of whi ...…
 
Jordan Erica Webber joins the Argue the Cast Team to discuss the use of unreliable narrators in videogames. From the twist ending in games like Bioshock, to the deliberate use of a character with something to hide in Her Story, games like to employ this narrative technique with varying degrees of success.…
 
Leyland Cecco and Lilian Edwards join Jordan Erica Webber to talk about the latest delays in plans to build a smart neighbourhood in Toronto.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspodBy The Guardian
 
Laura Dale has been following E3 for 15 years, first personally and then professionally. She tells us how it has changed in that time, whether it still has anything to offer, and what E3 2019 says about the current state of video games. Very few actual games are discussed.By Jordan Erica Webber
 
The Pokémon Company has announced the 2020 launch of Pokémon Sleep, a mobile game that will reward users based on how well they slumber. Jordan Erica Webber looks at why sleep experts are worried about the idea. She is joined by Dale Berning Sawa and Laura Dale. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod…
 
The ATTeam has analysed all the E3 2019 games from the press conferences and picked their favourites. Most people expected E3 2019 to be the year publishers held back their big announcements and waited for the new consoles we know are imminent. But that’s not how it went down. The list of E3 2019 games is pretty solid. Nintendo announced a new ...…
 
Jordan Erica Webber chats to Addie Wagenknecht, who is using the YouTube algorithm to her advantage by teaching cybersecurity tips while reviewing beauty products. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspodBy The Guardian
 
Heaven’s Vault is an “archeological science fiction adventure game” from Inkle. In the game, you – as archeologist Aliya – sail the Nebula from moon to moon, exploring ruins and meeting people and, most importantly, translating an ancient language called… Ancient. Philippa Warr wrote a glowing review of Heaven’s Vault for PC Gamer, so Jordan in ...…
 
A couple of years ago, Hussein Kesvani started receiving anti-Islam messages from a Twitter account called True Brit. A few months later, he travelled to meet the man behind the account. Jordan Erica Webber chats to him about what that was like, as well as his new book Follow Me, Akhi, which looks at how the newest generation of British Muslims ...…
 
In a special episode, recorded at art and games festival, Feral Vector, nestled in a wooded valley in Yorkshire, England, the ATTeam chat to surreal LARP organiser and unstoppable indie game developer, Xalavier Nelson. The main topic is the representation of dark skin in videogames. It's not always successful, but Xalavier praised Mortal Kombat ...…
 
Jordan Erica Webber and Graihagh Jackson team up for the latest instalment of Science with Everything to look at the history and potential future of weather forecasting. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspodBy The Guardian
 
Astrologaster (2019) is “a story-driven astrological comedy game set in Shakespeare’s London”, a genre that must surely soon be as popular as the battle royale. It was developed by a whole team of people for independent developer Nyamyam, and designed and directed by Jennifer Schneidereit. But Jordan wanted to talk to its narrative designer and ...…
 
Jordan Erica Webber chats to the authors of a new book which looks into why human emotions have changed so drastically in the last couple of centuries. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspodBy The Guardian
 
The new John Wick film is out this week and Mike Bithell recently announced that he's working on John Wick Hex, a game based on the films. This got the ATTeam thinking about films they'd like to see as games and how they would work. There's a tradition of movie/game tie-ins, but they're often lacklustre marketing opportunities, with the occasio ...…
 
Jordan Erica Webber talks to the co-host of Grindfest, a festival for which dozens of fans of a type of body modification called ‘grinding’ travelled to the Tehachapi mountains in California. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspodBy The Guardian
 
After Google’s decision to scrap its new AI ethics council, Jordan Erica Webber revisits a Chips episode from last summer that looked at Google’s AI objectives. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspodBy The Guardian
 
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