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Oct 11, 2021

An autopsy on a dead link, and the anthropology of trying to find transgender health care at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles. Elsewhere: Icarus and Cass receive a call to adventure.

Cycle 1 Finale. 

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Oct 4, 2021

A law that was supposed to stop sex trafficking is making life more dangerous for the people it’s supposed to protect. It’s also collapsing the entire internet. Elsewhere: Icarus and Cass call on a spurned lover, who reveals that there's more to Bellwether than meets the ear.


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Sep 28, 2021

After a deadly fire at an Oakland arts space called The Ghost Ship, cities across America responded by cracking down on unofficial live-work spaces. Alt-right internet trolls took notice, and launched a culture war, pitting local governments about the people they are tasked with keeping safe.

Elsewhere: Icarus and Cass...

Sep 28, 2021

In 2018, Elaine Herzberg became the first pedestrian to be killed by a self-driving car. But who is to blame? We prosecute the person who was behind the wheel at our own peril. Elsewhere: short-term cryo has put Cass and Icarus in a relationship crisis.

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Sep 20, 2021

BELLWETHER is a podcast of speculative journalism: true stories of the world as it is, presented through the lens of what it might become.

Host Sam Greenspan presents original reporting about collisions with technology—and all framed within a sci-fi radio serial, set in a future where the internet has disappeared, and...