“Can it save us?” Asks Codebreaker Season Two

Questions and decoding are back in podcast
from Marketplace in partnership with Business Insider

codebreaker_covermp_0Marketplace, in partnership with Business Insider, launched season two of its successful podcast, Codebreaker.

Hosted by Marketplace Tech’s Ben Brock Johnson, Codebreaker is a unique seasonal podcast that is binge-able like your favorite Netflix show. Crack the secret code in each episode to unlock the next episode (otherwise, listeners can wait for episodes to drop each week).

Codebreaker’s lens for viewing the intersection of tech, culture and life is radio journalism inspired by The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror. The show “deciphers our complicated feelings about technology by asking straight forward questions with a sense of humor, a sense of awe, and hey—sometimes, a sense of dread.” This season Codebreaker has one question in mind: Can it Save Us? Through original reporting, interviews and stories, listeners will hear about our relationship technology at the bleeding edge.

“For our second season of Codebreaker, we are upping the ante with a fundamental question that feels even more relevant after last week,” says Ben Brock Johnson. “Can it save us? This season our codes are harder to crack, our subjects are even more compelling–from real life cyborgs and virtual reality therapists to a refugee who survived a deadly journey with the help of WhatsApp. We are really excited to present these important and thought-provoking stories. Listen, subscribe, and if you can, crack our codes!”

Listeners who like a little twist in their podcast consumption are encouraged to listen extra hard for a code. Codes can be entered at  http://www.codebreaker.codes/ to unlock subsequent episodes. However, each new episode will still be available for download every Wednesday for regular listeners.

“I’m so appreciative of the decoders from season one who wrote us and gave us feedback,” adds Johnson. “It’s been a fun way to connect with our listeners and build a community.”

About Marketplace

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About Business Insider

Business Insider, the largest business news site in the US and one of the fastest-growing news brands in the world, features a unique combination of reporting, video, photography and analysis. Business Insider – which includes Business Insider, twelve sites around the world, and INSIDER lifestyle brand – reaches more than 100 million unique visitors globally each month. Founded in 2007, Business Insider pioneered a digital-native approach to business news aimed at the next generation of business leaders. The company offers a subscription research service, Business Insider Intelligence (BII), that provides in-depth insight, data and analysis of the digital landscape, including e-commerce, mobile, the “Internet of Things”, and Fintech. Each year, the company hosts hosts a leading technology conference in New York: IGNITION. Business Insider Inc. is a company of Axel Springer SE.