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Silicon Valley wants to shape our future, but why should we let it? Every Thursday, Paris Marx is joined by a new guest to critically examine the tech industry, its big promises, and the people behind them. Tech Won’t Save Us challenges the notion that tech alone can drive our world forward by showing that separating tech from politics has consequences for us all, especially the most vulnerable. It’s not your usual tech podcast.
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This podcast will mostly concentrate on the systemic issues, struggles, and hopes for masculinities. With a pro-feminist viewpoint, we'll investigate how masculinity has changed throughout our lives and what the future looks like for gender. This podcast is supported by NextGenMen (nextgenmen.ca) and the Alberta Podcast Network.
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Harbinger Showcase

Harbinger Media Network

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Weekly highlights from Canada's #1 coast-to-coast community of politically and socially progressive podcasts including Alberta Advantage, The Breach Show, Tech Won't Save Us, Press Progress Sources & 55 more. This podcast is syndicated for community and campus radio at CIUT 89.5FM in Toronto, CKUT 90.3FM in Montreal, CKUW 95.9FM in Winnipeg and at Vancouver Co-op Radio. Find out more and support our work at harbingermedianetwork.com
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Bitcoin, the Blockchain, Web3, NFTs...welcome to the Scam Economy. Host Matt Binder (The Majority Report w/ Sam Seder, DOOMED) dives into the world of cryptocurrency in order to reveal the frauds, grifts, and scams. And there's plenty because, really, the whole thing is a scam. It's the Scam Economy.
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GRIFTONOMICS

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We are living in a time where a JPEG can sell for a million dollars, celebrities openly endorse Ponzi schemes and when what you've invented doesn't matter nearly as much as what you say you've invented. As snake oil increasingly becomes our new currency, regulators and lawmakers are asleep at the wheel while pay-to-play journalists pump out puff pieces from their slurp juice-induced hangovers. Join us as we explore the dizzying, unending roster of these 2020s-era rackets. Welcome to the age ...
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Harbinger Showcase is a weekly podcast featuring highlights from Canada's #1 coast-to-coast community of politically and socially progressive podcasts. On this week's episode It’s another spectacular edition of our HARBINGER SOAPBOX SERIES live podcast recording and community event. This edition, vol.2 - Canada: What Are We Doing Here? features you…
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Harbinger Showcase is a weekly podcast featuring highlights from Canada's #1 coast-to-coast community of politically and socially progressive podcasts. On this week's episode we dissect Canada’s participation in military occupations and failed elections in Haiti on THE BREACH SHOW, visit Palestine’s Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability and…
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Eve Herold, author, "Robots and the People Who Love Them" Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Eve Herold" [0:03:33] - "Mark's comments" [0:40:46] Hurst & Ottsc - "Spameater" - Spameater [0:54:41]https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/139154By Mark Hurst and WFMU
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Paris Marx is joined by Alex Shephard to discuss the legalization of sports betting in the United States, the growing influence of gambling in professional sports, and its negative impact on the lives of sports fans. Alex Shephard is a senior editor at The New Republic. Tech Won’t Save Us offers a critical perspective on tech, its worldview, and wi…
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Harbinger Showcase is a weekly podcast featuring highlights from Canada's #1 coast-to-coast community of politically and socially progressive podcasts. On this week's episode: Ever since Facebook banned Canadian news in 2023, the task of building spaces for independent journalism to thrive has become more crucial than ever. Last November the indepe…
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Paris Marx is joined by Edward Ongweso Jr. to discuss Kara Swisher’s attempt to rebrand herself as the most feared journalist in Silicon Valley, how she spent her career forwarding the industry’s narratives, and the larger problems with access journalism. Edward Ongweso Jr. is finance editor at Logics Magazine and co-host of This Machine Kills. Tec…
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Harbinger Showcase is a weekly podcast featuring highlights from Canada's #1 coast-to-coast community of politically and socially progressive podcasts. On this week's episode we unpack the real costs of carbon pricing on The Sierra Club’s THE ENVIRONMENT IN CANADA, learn how to lead de-escalation workshops and confront counter-protesters on CLIMATE…
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Paris Marx is joined by Kat Tenbarge to discuss the proliferation of AI-generated, non-consensual sexual images, their impact on the victims, and the potential fallout for tech companies who helped make it all possible. Note there is some discussion of self-harm and suicide in this episode. Kat Tenbarge is a tech and culture writer at NBC News. Tec…
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Harbinger Showcase is a weekly podcast featuring highlights from Canada's #1 coast-to-coast community of politically and socially progressive podcasts. On this week's episode: Sarah Hoffman explores her vision for the future of the province In the first in a series of interviews with candidates for the Alberta NDP leadership race on THE PROGRESS RE…
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On this Bonus Episode of Modern Manhood, we give you the full interview with Tyler Prochnow who is an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University. He was my main voice in the Group Chat episode and we spoke a bit to his research in the online gaming and chat space. His research interests include the social dynamics which drive health behavior. Tyle…
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Paris Marx is joined by Zach Weinersmith to discuss why building space colonies will be much more difficult than the space billionaires want us to believe. Zach Weinersmith co-wrote A City On Mars: Can We Settle Space, Should We Settle Space, and Have We Really Thought This Through? with Kelly Weinersmith. He also makes the Saturday Morning Breakfa…
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DJ PAYPAL - "Go Off!" - IRL DJ PAYPAL - "Work" - Drake Edits Vol. 2 Music behind DJ: [Guest host Lily Wen interviews NY-based journalist Liz Pelly about how surveillance changes listening habits.] DJ PAYPAL - "Whisper Zone" - IRL DJ PAYPAL - "We Finally Made It (feat. DJ Earl)" - Sold Outhttps://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/138198…
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Paris Marx is joined by Jacob Silverman to discuss the motivations behind the proposed TikTok ban and what the effort tells us about US tech policy. Jacob Silverman is a tech journalist and the co-author of Easy Money: Cryptocurrency, Casino Capitalism, and the Golden Age of Fraud. Tech Won’t Save Us offers a critical perspective on tech, its world…
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Harbinger Showcase is a weekly podcast featuring highlights from Canada's #1 coast-to-coast community of politically and socially progressive podcasts. On this week's episode We discuss The Palestine Solidarity Movement In Canada on VICTOR’S CHILDREN, look at the history of the Gaza blockade and how Israel has ghettoized the Palestinian population …
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In a bonus episode, Paris Marx is joined by Ed Ongweso Jr. and Brian Merchant to share their thoughts on Dune: Part Two, how it relates to the modern tech industry, and whether today’s Luddites can take anything from Dune’s Butlerian Jihad. Ed Ongweso Jr is finance editor at Logic(s) Magazine and cohost of This Machine Kills. Brian Merchant is a te…
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When we think of an all male group chat, does your mind wander to places of toxicity, misogyny and overall bad behavior? or does it go to a place where people find a community, where guys lift each other up, and police their language? Well it can be both. Let’s explore how the group chat is today’s digital third place, and how men and boys have fou…
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Paris Marx is joined by Ed Zitron to discuss the public’s growing disillusionment with the tech industry as it pivoted to chasing profits instead of providing us with anything useful. Ed Zitron is the host of Better Offline and writes the Where’s Your Ed At newsletter. He’s also the CEO of EZPR. Tech Won’t Save Us offers a critical perspective on t…
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Harbinger Showcase is a weekly podcast featuring highlights from Canada's #1 coast-to-coast community of politically and socially progressive podcasts. On this week's episode we expose Canada’s $28.5 million in military exports to Israel on The Breach Show, Sarah Jama talks about her expulsion from the Ontario NDP caucus and how Canadian political …
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Paris Marx is joined by Dharna Noor to discuss widely-held misconceptions about the effectiveness of plastic recycling and how industry lobbies invented them to protect the market for plastic products. Dharna Noor is the fossil fuels and climate reporter at The Guardian. Tech Won’t Save Us offers a critical perspective on tech, its worldview, and w…
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Ed Zitron of the new podcast Better Offline joins Scam Economy with Matt Binder to discuss Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies getting some a new life and pumping in recent weeks, what's going on with crypto lately? We also discuss the AI hype bubble and Apple Vision Pro. Check out Ed's new podcast Better Offline at https://www.betteroffline.com/Vis…
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Harbinger Showcase is a weekly podcast featuring highlights from Canada's #1 coast-to-coast community of politically and socially progressive podcasts. On this week's episode we report on Israel's targeted attacks on education, knowledge and culture in Gaza on REDEYE, explore how the late NDP leader Ed Broadbent spent a lifetime seeking democracy a…
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Today on Modern Manhood, a bonus episode for you with Iliana Depounti who is a researcher out of the University of Loughborough. She was one of the main writers of the research around Replika, an AI companion chat bot. Ever since I thought about doing a season on tech I wanted to do an episode on AI companionship, because it’s so god darn interesti…
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Paris Marx is joined by Ben Wray to discuss why the European Union’s Platform Work Directive isn’t moving forward, what hope remains for gig workers’ rights in Europe, and what we should make of Uber’s first annual profit. Ben Wray is the coordinator of the Gig Economy Project and the author of Scotland after Britain: The two souls of Scottish inde…
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Harbinger Showcase is a weekly podcast featuring highlights from Canada's #1 coast-to-coast community of politically and socially progressive podcasts. On this week's episode we discuss the realities of the province's drug poisoning crisis on ALBERTA ADVANTAGE, spend two nights with the residents of Tent City for Change in St. John’s on The Indepen…
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Paris Marx is joined by Grafton Tanner to discuss the dangers and consequences of companies and politicians leveraging nostalgia for their own purposes. Grafton Tanner is the author of Foreverism. He also teaches at the University of Georgia. Tech Won’t Save Us offers a critical perspective on tech, its worldview, and wider society with the goal of…
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Harbinger Showcase is a weekly podcast featuring highlights from Canada's #1 coast-to-coast community of politically and socially progressive podcasts. On this week's episode we visit the frontlines of apartheid in Jerusalem with progressive Israeli NGO Ir Amim on GREEN PLANET MONITOR, ask why Canada’s spy agency is investigating the nomination of …
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Ever since the internet has arrived, sex has been the thing that has powered it’s evolution. From how fast the internet goes, to the regulations that policy makers have to make. however it’s not just sex that’s causing people to turn to the internet, it’s also relationships. and how people use the internet for relationships right now tells us a lot…
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Paris Marx is joined by Zachary Kaiser to discuss the power of tech interfaces, why data isn’t an accurate reflection of the world, and why we need to discuss democratic decomputerization. Zachary Kaiser is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design and Experience Architecture at Michigan State University. He’s also the author of Interfaces and Us: U…
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Harbinger Showcase is a weekly podcast featuring highlights from Canada's #1 coast-to-coast community of politically and socially progressive podcasts. On this week's episode we explore what's hidden or obscured when thinking uncritically about economic thought on ALBERTA ADVANTAGE, reckon with ultimate political weirdo Jason Kenney’s legacy on THE…
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Astronomer Sam Lawler on the danger of Starlink satellites Tomaš Dvořák - "Game Boy Tune" - Machinarium Soundtrack - "Mark's intro" - "Interview with Sam Lawler" [0:06:46] - "Mark's comments" [0:46:43] Devo - "Space Junk" - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! [0:54:11]https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/136860…
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Alice's YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/@AliceCappelle Alice's Book - Collapse Feminism - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/734146/collapse-feminism-by-alice-cappelle/ This podcast cannot be done without the support of Next Gen Men, which you can support by subscribing to our online community at nextgenmen.ca/join You can also subs…
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Paris Marx is joined by Nastasia Hadjadji to discuss Emmanuel Macron’s plan to run France like a start-up, how that justified a further dismantling of France's welfare state, and how his desire to create national tech champions is having domestic consequences. Nastasia Hadjadji is a French journalist looking at tech from the lens of political econo…
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Harbinger Showcase is a weekly podcast featuring highlights from Canada's #1 coast-to-coast community of politically and socially progressive podcasts. On this week's episode the team analyze crypto-fascist petropropaganda on ALBERTA ADVANTAGE, explain why the Canadian government's response to the UN's top court's ruling on Israel's genocide in Gaz…
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MrBeast made a quarter of a million dollars by uploading a video to Elon Musk's X and in doing so revealed just how rigged the monetization system is. Scam Economy host Matt Binder walks through all the details of X Monetization, the little known X Amplify program, how Elon Musk and company pushed the famous YouTuber's content into social media fee…
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Books: Alice Cappelle's "Collapse Feminism" Kaitlyn Tiffany's "Everything I Need I get from You" Links: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/23158503/one-direction-fandom-book-kaitlyn-tiffany https://www.vox.com/2016/11/23/13659634/alt-right-trolling https://archive.ph/riYJt https://www.cnbc.com/2023/11/02/sam-bankman-fried-found-guilty-on-all-seven-crimi…
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Paris Marx is joined by Victor Pickard to discuss the continued layoffs in news media, and how they are symptomatic of a deeper, structural crisis in journalism. Victor Pickard is Professor of Media Policy and Political Economy at University of Pennsylvania. He’s also the author of Democracy Without Journalism?: Confronting the Misinformation Socie…
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Harbinger Showcase is a weekly podcast featuring highlights from Canada's #1 coast-to-coast community of politically and socially progressive podcasts. On this week's episode come hangout with Harbinger Media friends as they dig deep into the sorry state of Canadian journalism with Rob Rousseau (49th Parahell), Nashwa Lina Khan (Habibti Please), an…
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On today’s Modern Manhood, it’s a bonus episode that we’ll do after each regular episode of the season, where we’ll release most of the interview with our guest from the episode. This time it’s with Paris Marx. Paris is a Canadian based writer, podcaster, and leftist opinion maker, who I first heard of from his podcast “Tech Won’t Save Us.” Right n…
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Paris Marx is joined by Eric Silver to discuss Spotify’s big plan to dominate podcasting, why it’s now pulling back from those efforts, and the difference between highly produced and more independent podcasts. Eric Silver is a podcast producer and head of development at Multitude. Tech Won’t Save Us offers a critical perspective on tech, its worldv…
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Harbinger Showcase is a weekly podcast featuring highlights from Canada's #1 coast-to-coast community of politically and socially progressive podcasts. On this week's episode the panel explore ideology in theory, history and how it’s even present among people who consider themselves "objective” on ALBERTA ADVANTAGE, Naomi Klein explores how the onl…
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