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This is the official podcast of Tested.com. Tested brings you the week's technology and science news, with hosts Will Smith, Norman Chan, and Jeremy Williams. There's no jargon here, just solid explanations of the week's news--and plenty of wacky tangents. Make sure you stick around after the outro for fake outtakes!
 
Posted on Tuesdays, Norm and Will discuss topics of interest with Adam--nothing is off-limits! Still Untitled covers everything from hot-button issues within the maker community to experiences from Adam's life to questions from the audience. Enjoy!
 
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Offworld
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Welcome to Offworld, a new show from the Tested network that explores the fun places where space and pop culture intersect! In each episode, host Ariel Waldman is joined by guests from the space and science community to examine a science fiction story and discuss how it holds up under some scientific scrutiny.
 
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Amanpour is CNN International's flagship global affairs interview program hosted by Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.
 
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New Yorker writer Robin Wright joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the White House's Middle East policy amid escalating tensions with Iran. Then, Jamal Khashoggi's fiancé Hatice Cengiz discusses the investigation into the killing of the murdered journalist. Vanity Fair editor Radhika Jones talks about her first year in charge. Finally, Rachel ...…
 
National security expert Jim Sciutto joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the relationship between U.S. and China, and rising tensions between Washington and Tehran. Then, women's rights activist Gloria Steinem and planned parenthood expert Dr. David Eisenberg give their thoughts on strict new abortion laws in Alabama. Finally, Raj Kumar tells ...…
 
It's our 500th episode! Special celebrations will have to wait due to scheduling conflicts, but the gang gathers to talk about Deep Space Nine, the making of Game of Thrones, Android Q, and Lenovo's folding computer. Plus, a moment of science and the VR minute!
 
Senators Tom Cotton and Tim Kaine join Christiane Amanpour to discuss the rising tensions between Iran and the United States, and a change to abortion laws in the Alabama. Then, Oscar-winning musician Common tells our Alicia Menendez about his struggle to be a better father and his own abuse as a child. via Knit…
 
Wired's senior maverick Kevin Kelly joins us again this week to talk about our shared love learning from YouTube videos and recommending cool tools. Adam recaps some of his book tour travels, and we all get excited for the upcoming Bay Area Maker Faire!
 
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joins Christiane Amanpour in Paris to discuss her efforts to lead a global reformation of social media in the wake of the far-right terror attack in Christchurch. New Yorker writer Masha Gessen then talks Trump and Putin with our Michel Martin. Finally, Kelsey Grammer and Danielle de Niese discuss their ...…
 
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and current director Alan Eagle join Christiane Amanpour in London to discuss the future of big tech and how it should be regulated. Actor Glenda Jackson then talks about playing King Lear on Broadway. Finally, 19-year-old film director Phillip Youmans discusses his recent success at Tribeca Film Festival with our ...…
 
Let's talk about the space bugs in Starship Troopers! Ariel is joined by Dr Brian Fisher and Dr Lauren Esposito from the California Academy of Sciences to discuss the science of insects and whether space bugs could exist as they're depicted in the film. Surprisingly, Starship Troopers gets several things right! Would you like to know more?…
 
Journalist Waleed Aly joins Christiane Amanpour from Melbourne, Australia, to discuss the impact the shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand had on Australian politics. Writer and actor Heidi Schreck talks about her hit Broadway play, "What the Constitution Means to Me." Our Alicia Menendez talks to The New Yorker journalist Ben Taub about his l ...…
 
George Packer, the author of "Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century" joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the life and legacy of the renowned diplomat. Our Hari Sreenivasan talks to Andrew Scott, the Chairman of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, and Paul Irving, the co-author of "The 100 Year Life" ab ...…
 
We've got a duocast this week as Kishore is out from food poisoning. Jeremy and Norm talk about Disney's release schedule for Star Wars, Marvel, and Avatar films, tech news out of Google IO and Microsoft Build, and more testing on the Oculus Rift S. Plus, quite possibly the best listener-submitted outro.…
 
Republican Senator Mitt Romney and Democratic Senator Chris Murphy join Christiane Amanpour from Washington D.C. to discuss their bipartisan trip to the Middle East and the growing tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Bill Weld, the only Republican challenging President Trump in the 2020 election talks about why he decided to run. Our Hari Sreen ...…
 
Paul Mozur, a Technology Reporter for The New York Times, discusses China's surveillance system and how it is impacting the country's Muslim minority. Jared Diamond, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, discusses his latest work "Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis" and why some countries deal with crises better than others. Our Michel ...…
 
We've all seen it, and now it's time to talk about it! Adam, Will, and Norm go full spoilers in our review of Avengers: Endgame, talking about our favorite moments, the big revelations, questions unanswered, and the many scenes that made us cry. It's a full hourlong spoilercast!
 
Norman Ornstein, a Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and Susan Glasser, a Staff Writer at the New Yorker, join Christiane Amanpour to discuss the fallout of Attorney General Bill Bar declining to provide Congress with the unredacted Mueller report. Madawi Al-Rasheed, a Professor at the Middle East Center at the London School of Econ ...…
 
Ariel is joined by Tested science contributor Kishore Hari and cyborg anthropologist Amber Case to discus the 2017 film The Beyond, the traditional sci-fi notion of cyborgs, and what mix of human and machine actually makes sense for the future of space exploration.
 
Katrín Jakobsdóttir, the Prime Minister of Iceland, sits down with Christiane Amanpour to discuss climate change, gender equality and her role as Iceland's second ever female Prime Minister. Craig Ferguson, the comedian and author, talks about his life as former host of "The Late Late Show" and his new memoir "Riding the Elephant". Our Alicia M ...…
 
Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss his recent visit to El Salvador and his work to combat climate change. John Sopko, the Special Inspector General reflects on the U.S. war in Afghanistan, peace talks with the Taliban and the future of Afghanistan's women. Our Walter Isaacson sits down with his hero and n ...…
 
What a week for news! Norm's voice is completely shot but we're still podcasting in this special episode recapping our Oculus Quest review, the announcement of Valve's Index headset, and our thoughts on Avengers: Endgame. Spoilers saved for the very end of the show!
 
Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss Attorney General, William Barr's, handling of the Mueller report as he testifies on Capitol Hill. Kimberlé Crenshaw, one of the lawyers who represented Anita Hill, and Barbara Boxer, former Democratic Senator, dig into the controversies clouding Joe ...…
 
Adam is excited to finally share details about his new show, Savage Builds, as well his upcoming nationwide book tour! We're joined this week by Stephanie Santoso, who was the White House's first Senior Adviser for Making and is on the board of Nation of Makers. We have a great chat about modern maker spaces, this year's NomCon, and her project ...…
 
Carlos Vecchio, the Venezuelan Opposition Leader's US Envoy, joins Christiane Amanpour from Washington D.C. to discuss the rising tensions in Venezuela. Shannon Watts, founder of the campaign group "Moms Demand Actions" and Robert Draper, New York Times Magazine writer, unpack why the NRA's power may be dwindling. Our Hari Sreenivasan talks to ...…
 
This week on Offworld, we revisit the classic Pixar film WALL-E, and chat with roboticists from NASA and Softbank Robotics about the development of robots for use in space. What about the portrayal of space robots in WALL-E did we like, and what would apply to the kind of robots that would work alongside humans in space?…
 
Michael German, a Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the rise of white nationalism after another attack at an American synagogue. Yascha Mounk, the author of "People vs. Democracy" talks about the result of the Spanish election and the rise of the far-right in Europe. Varshini Prakash, the Co-Founder ...…
 
Mariana Mazzucato, author of "The Value of Everything" joins Christiane Amanpour in London to discuss the Green New Deal and the need for bold economic initiatives. Sally Wainwright and Suranne Jones talk about their new series, "Gentleman Jack" and the legacy of Anne Lister. Ray Dalio, the Founder of Bridgewater Associates, talks to our Walter ...…
 
We're joined this week by Robbie Baldwin, who covers cars and electric vehicles for Engadget, to talk about Tesla's busy week, the state of electric and self-driving cars, and what EV he'd recommend. Plus, we brace ourselves for Endgame and gush about Labo VR!
 
Amanda Renteria, the Chair of Emerge America, and Bakari Sellers, the former South Carolina State House member, join Christiane Amanpour to discuss Joe Biden's bid for the Presidency and the other Democratic candidates in the race. Jennifer Eberhardt, the author of "Biased" discusses how unconscious bias impacts our everyday decision making. Ou ...…
 
Dimitri Simes, the President and CEO of the Centre for National Interest, joins Christiane Amanpour from Washington D.C. to discuss his involvement with the Trump campaign and why he's mentioned in the Mueller report. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the Governor of New Mexico, talks about the 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates and issues facing he ...…
 
Alaina Teplitz, the U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka joins Christiane Amanpour from the country's capital of Colombo to discuss the latest developments following the Easter Sunday shootings. Gérard Araud, the former French Ambassador to the U.S., talks about working with the Trump Administration. Our Hari Sreenivasan talks to actor and playwright T ...…
 
We're joined today by special guest screenwriter Michael Green, who wrote Blade Runner 2049 and produces the show American Gods. We talk about his process for writing 2049, collaborating with Ridley Scott and Hampton Fancher, and why some questions shouldn't be answered.
 
This week on Offworld, Ariel is joined by Adam Savage and retired astronaut Jim Newman to talk about the 1983 movie The Right Stuff! The three discuss the film's portrayal of early NASA missions and astronaut culture, and hear some stories about Jim Newman's flights on the Space Shuttle.
 
Harsha de Silva, the Sri Lankan Economic Reforms Minister, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the devastating attacks on Easter Sunday. Jack Harries, the climate activist and filmmaker talks about the Extinction Rebellion protests in London. Bill McKibben, activist and author discusses his new book "Falter" and the current threats to our spec ...…
 
Simon Coveney, Ireland's Deputy Prime Minister, joins Christiane Amanpour in Dublin, Ireland to discuss Brexit and the Good Friday Agreement. Our Michel Martin talks to Anita Malik, the Democratic House Candidate, about her experiences running for Congress in 2018 and why she's running again in 2020. Ian McEwan, the beloved British author of no ...…
 
John Avlon, a Senior Political Analyst, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the release of the Mueller report. David Urban, Adviser to President Trump's 2020 campaign, talks about what the report means for the President. Sean Wilentz, the Princeton University History Professor, gives historical context to an investigation like this. Our Walter ...…
 
Continuing from our podcasting on Still Untitled, this week, Will joins Norm and Jeremy to talk about hardware for the next PlayStation, streaming digital games, and the lineup for Disney+. Plus, how the Model 3's new autopilot feature fared in a road trip down to Los Angeles.
 
Dr. Paul Offit, Professor of Vaccinology at the University of Pennsylvania, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the increase in cases of measles this year. Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan, the co-creators of the hit series "Catastrophe" talk about why relatability is the show's key to success. Our Alicia Menendez talks to first time film directo ...…
 
Adam's out of town filming for a show, so we're joined by Tested's Jeremy Williams to talk about the news out of Star Wars Celebration, including the teaser for The Rise of Skywalker and a first look at the Mandalorian! What did you think about the footage?
 
In an exclusive interview Speaker Nancy Pelosi sits down with Christiane Amanpour in Dublin, Ireland to discuss the 21st anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement and antisemitism. Simon Schama talks about the fire at the Notre-Dame in Paris and the Cathedral's legacy. Our Alicia Menendez talks to author Mitchell S. Jackson about his book "Survi ...…
 
Keith Scholey, Series Producer, and Sophie Lanfear, a Director of the new Netflix series "Our Planet" join Christiane Amanpour in London to discuss the documentary and it's call to action. Our Michael Holmes reports as climate group Extinction Rebellion protest in the streets of London. Our Hari Sreenivasan talks to Priscilla Chan, the Co-Found ...…
 
If astronauts ever discovered microbial life in space, what would be the procedures for studying it? That's one of the plot points of the 2017 science fiction film Life, which we discuss with Dr. Penny Boston, director of NASA's Astrobiology Institute. Let's talk through the ideas of biological containment onboard the ISS and how a Mars sample ...…
 
Denise Uwimana, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide and author of the book "From Red Earth" joins Christiane Amanpour in London to discuss the 25th anniversary of the mass slaughter. BBC reporter and presenter Mishal Husain talks about her new book, "The Skills: From First Job to Dream Job" and how she made it to the top. Our Alicia Menendez sit ...…
 
Iranian Ambassador to the UK, Hamid Baeidinejad joins Christiane Amanpour as the Trump administration ramps up its rhetoric against Iran. Legal journalist Emily Bazelon breaks down why mass incarceration in the U.S. is skyrocketing despite violent crime plummeting. Cindy McCain reflects on the legacy of her late husband, Senator John McCain. vi ...…
 
Big science news this week as we talk about the imaging of black holes and whether cats recognize their names. Plus, Amazon’s AirPod rival, impending Labo VR, and a new pinball machine tease. Shazam! spoiler discussion is saved for the end, and we butt heads on our thoughts on the movie!
 
Anshel Pfeffer, journalist and author of "Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin" joins Christiane Amanpour from Jerusalem to discuss the outcome of the Israeli election. Michele Dunne, the Director of the Carnegie Endowment Middle East Program talks about what the election means for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Mairead McGu ...…
 
David Kirkpatrick, International Correspondent for the New York Times and Peter Millett, the former UK Ambassador to Libya join Christiane Amanpour in London to discuss the turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa. Richard Clarke, the former U.S. National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism, talks about Kirstjen Nielsen and the fut ...…
 
Special guest Melissa Ng (Lumecluster) and modelamaker Kayte Sabicer join us this week to talk about working out of nonstandard spaces, finding satisfaction in arduous workflows, and the difference between having a dedicated workshop and working from home. Plus, shoutout to the North Bergen High School drama club and their Alien play!…
 
This week on Offworld, we look at the science fiction film Arrival and its depiction of communication with alien life! Ariel is joined by cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Teon Brooks and Dr. Douglas Vakoch, President of METI (Messaging Extraterrestial Intelligence) to discuss how we might try to decipher verbal and visual language or alien origin. ...…
 
Anna Wintour, the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, sits down with Christiane Amanpour in New York to discuss the upcoming Met Gala and the roles politics and the environment play in fashion. Our Michel Martin talks to Kiese Laymon, the author of "Heavy" to discuss his upbringing in Jackson, Mississippi. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., author of "Stony the Roa ...…
 
Robert Caro, the legendary biographer, joins Christiane Amanpour in New York to discuss his writing process and why he's documented this in his new book, "Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing." Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, the clinical psychologist and author, talks about Israeli society ahead of the elections on Tuesday. Our Alicia Menendez si ...…
 
Jim Rutenberg, Media Columnist at the New York Times, and Jonathan Mahler, a Staff Writer at the New York Times, join Christiane Amanpour to discuss media mogul Rupert Murdoch's political influence. Writer Aaron Sorkin and actor Jeff Daniels talk about their new adaptation of "To Kill A Mockingbird" currently on Broadway. Our Hari Sreenivasan t ...…
 
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