48 Min Released Aug 28, 2018

Spawn of Sponcon

On today’s episode we travel to the near-future of advertising. Welcome to a future in which you can sign up to be a brand ambassador, and get paid for every time you mention a product in conversation. Simply download the app, and your phone will listen to your every word waiting to hear brand names, and pay you some money every time you mention one. 

Deborah Dahl, speech technology expert and principal of Conversational Technologies
Lee Tien, senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation
Lindsey Webber, writer, editor and cohost of the podcast Who? Weekly
Bobby Finger, writer at Jezebel and cohost of the podcast Who? Weekly
Kristen Strader, campaign coordinator for Public Citizen’s Commerical Alert program

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