The Program — Audio Series

The Program audio series is a historical podcast set in a future in which Money, State, and God became fused into a single entity called the Program. Each episode is a self-contained story focusing on ordinary people inhabiting this extraordinary world. And for them, it is not this future that is terrifying - it is our present.

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The Program comes for us all

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You had me at Hello World

Set during the biggest revolution in history, the opening episode recounts a much more important story: that of a summer love lost.

White hat, black hat

A story of a war criminal who chooses the losing side and thrives and a war hero who joins the winners but doesn’t find victory.

Four ways to stop your system from freezing

Imagine you could get sentenced to death through downvoting. Listen to a survivor tell her harrowing story.

White Algorithm’s burden - part I

Your son is a pedophile who never acted on his impulses. What do you do when children in the neighbourhood suddenly start going missing? Part 1 of 3.

White Algorithm’s burden - part II

Your son is a pedophile who never acted on his impulses. What do you do when children in the neighbourhood suddenly start going missing? Part 2 of 3.

White Algorithm’s burden - part III

Your son is a pedophile who never acted on his impulses. What do you do when children in the neighbourhood suddenly start going missing? Part 3 of 3.

Move past and break things

time travelling... Episode about

Parent-child processing

A story examining a relationship between a daughter and a father… After the fact he’s been paid to play the part of her dad for 15 years came to light.

Right align, justify

You don’t need laws against stealing, if you hang all the thieves.

My Turing-complete life

What would you do if you encountered a startup that literally sells you the future?

Motherboard

We thought HAL 9000 would take us to the stars. Instead we employed it as a babysitter.

Jakob’s notebook: Quit without saving

Jakob’s notebook: Revert without saving

Jakob’s notebook: Exit without saving

A short story written by the late sci-fi author Jakob Miller discovered with three different endings. Stories diverge at 07:55.

This AI not to be used for fabricating paperclips (coming August 5 2020)

Humanity had to endure three great disappointments in the course of history - the first was Coperinicus' discovery Earth was not the centre of the Universe; the second was Darwin's conclusion man had no special place in evolution; the third was Lampard's unawarded goal against Germany in 2010 World Cup.