The Program — Audio Series

The past is always regarded as barbaric, and the present is always regarded as civilized.
The present will be called barbaric only when it is in the past.

Anatole France (1905)

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 about a war criminal who chooses the losing side and thrives, a hero who joins the winners but doesn’t find victory, and a junkie who can’t tell the difference.

White hat, black hat: Chico's story

And now for the junkie.

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 (coming January 01 2020)

time travelling... Episode about

Parent-child processing (coming February 05 2020)

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 (coming March 04 2020)

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

My Turing-complete life (coming April 01 2020)

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

New episode released every first Wednesday of the month.