Happy August! Start the new month off with our fresh roundup of top podcasts and playlist recommendations from the community.
With the possible TikTok ban in the US, and the recent antitrust hearing with Big Tech, this past week has been a big week for tech and politics. Understand what the drama is about with our updated Deep Dives on TikTok Mania and Is Big Tech Too big?
💻 A hacker is paid by companies to break into buildings and hijack systems. Hear his stories on the job and an unexpected heart-wrenching story about his mother. (Thanks @Danny!)
🕵️ The pioneering LGBTQ+ rights activist, Marsha P. Johnson was found dead, floating in a river after the 1991 Pride Parade. Was this a tragic accident or something more sinister? Start your sleuthing here.
🇨🇦 Canada’s Prime Minister and his family are under fire over a huge scandal involving a $900 million charity deal. Investigate the conflict of interest over WE Charity and what it means for Trudeau and his party. (Thanks @mm!)
New & Noteworthy Deep Dives In case you missed it, check out our updated Deep Dives in light of TikTok's possible ban, and the recent Big Tech antitrust hearing:
TikTok Mania Trump vows to ban TikTok from the U.S. as it's believed to be source of national security and censorship concerns. Discover the origins and rise of TikTok, how it’s impacting culture and music, and why the US government is so wary of it all.
Has Big Tech gotten too big? Last Wednesday, US Congress grilled the CEOs from four tech giants—Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google—on whether they’ve become too powerful. As big tech becomes an ever-growing part of our lives, at what point are they considered too big? After the antitrust hearing, let’s investigate how the tech giants are dominating our world.
Hundreds of women disappeared in the Mexican border city of Juárez only to reappear in mass desert graves. “Forgotten: Women of Juárez” digs into the complicated history of the femicide and corruption of power. Dive deeper into the story with this curated podcast guide to complement your listening.