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Why’d You Push That Button? is a podcast about the choices technology forces us to make, featuring interviews with consumers, developers, friends, and strangers. Hosted by The Verge’s Ashley Carman and Kaitlyn Tiffany, Why’d You Push That Button? asks the hard, weird, occasionally dumb questions about how your tiny tech decisions impact your social life.

Why’d You Push That Button? is a podcast about the choices technology forces us to make, featuring interviews with consumers, developers, friends, and strangers. Hosted by The Verge’s Ashley Carman and Kaitlyn Tiffany, Why’d You Push That Button? asks the hard, weird, occasionally dumb questions about how your tiny tech decisions impact your social life.
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Why’d You Push That Button? is a podcast about the choices technology forces us to make, featuring interviews with consumers, developers, friends, and strangers. Hosted by The Verge’s Ashley Carman and Kaitlyn Tiffany, Why’d You Push That Button? asks the hard, weird, occasionally dumb questions about how your tiny tech decisions impact your social life.

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Episodes

Should we be kind to our smart assistants?

2/6/2019
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Hosts Ashley Carman and Kaitlyn Tiffany travel to Las Vegas for CES 2019 and chat about what it means to have smart speakers in our homes and as part of our families. Do we need to be kind to them? Director of Product Management for the Google Assistant Lillian Rincon and Editor of Voicebot.ai Bret Kinsella join Ashley and Kaitlyn to give their expert takes.

Duration:00:20:42

Introducing Better Worlds

1/30/2019
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Welcome to Better Worlds, The Verge's new series of short fiction, audio, and animation that explores how technology can shape our society and environment in better, more equitable ways. "Monsters Come Howling In Their Season" is one of five audio adaptations of Better Worlds that will appear in the Verge Extras podcast feed. In Cadwell Turnbull’s story, “Monsters Come Howling In Their Season,” a journalist travels to St. Thomas in the aftermath of a massive hurricane and sees firsthand how...

Duration:00:28:55

Why do you use an exclusive dating app?

1/9/2019
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It’s the season finale of Why’d You Push That Button, and this week, hosts Ashley Carman and Kaitlyn Tiffany discuss exclusive dating apps. Unlike Tinder, Facebook Dating, Hinge, or most other dating apps, these exclusive versions require users to apply and then only approve a select group. The most popular exclusive dating apps include Raya and The League. For this episode, Ashley and Kaitlyn want to know why people spend time applying to these services, and why these apps were created. To...

Duration:00:43:37

Why do you use an exclusive dating app?

1/9/2019
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It’s the season finale of Why’d You Push That Button, and this week, hosts Ashley Carman and Kaitlyn Tiffany discuss exclusive dating apps. Unlike Tinder, Facebook Dating, Hinge, or most other dating apps, these exclusive versions require users to apply and then only approve a select group. The most popular exclusive dating apps include Raya and The League. For this episode, Ashley and Kaitlyn want to know why people spend time applying to these services, and why these apps were created. To...

Duration:00:43:37

Why do you ask questions anonymously?

1/2/2019
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My Instagram followers want to know whether I like veggie chips and how many push-ups I can do in a row. The answer is no and one. On this week’s Why’d You Push That Button, Vox.com’s Kaitlyn Tiffany and I (Ashley Carman) discuss anonymous question-and-answer apps — why do people use them, both to ask and receive questions? First, I chat with my pal Vanessa about how they use Instagram’s question and answer feature to build community. Then, Kaitlyn chats with a minor Tumblr celebrity,...

Duration:00:33:46

Why do you ask questions anonymously?

1/2/2019
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My Instagram followers want to know whether I like veggie chips and how many push-ups I can do in a row. The answer is no and one. On this week’s Why’d You Push That Button, Vox.com’s Kaitlyn Tiffany and I (Ashley Carman) discuss anonymous question-and-answer apps — why do people use them, both to ask and receive questions? First, I chat with my pal Vanessa about how they use Instagram’s question and answer feature to build community. Then, Kaitlyn chats with a minor Tumblr celebrity,...

Duration:00:33:47

Why do you post on fake holidays?

12/26/2018
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People mostly participate in hashtag holidays if they feel a personal connection, but also sometimes to show off their cute baby pics.

Duration:00:30:34

Why do you post on fake holidays?

12/26/2018
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People mostly participate in hashtag holidays if they feel a personal connection, but also sometimes to show off their cute baby pics.

Duration:00:30:35

Why do you send voice messages?

12/19/2018
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The people who love voice messages love voice messages. Vox.com’s Kaitlyn Tiffany and The Verge’s Ashley Carman aren’t those people. On this week’s Why’d You Push That Button, they discuss voice messages and why people send them. They also try to figure out why people like them in the first place. Ashley talks to her best friend, Casey, about her habit of sending voice messages, and Kaitlyn interviews The Verge’s very own AI reporter James Vincent and his mom, Bridget, about their family...

Duration:00:35:00

Why do you send voice messages?

12/19/2018
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The people who love voice messages love voice messages. Vox.com’s Kaitlyn Tiffany and The Verge’s Ashley Carman aren’t those people. On this week’s Why’d You Push That Button, they discuss voice messages and why people send them. They also try to figure out why people like them in the first place. Ashley talks to her best friend, Casey, about her habit of sending voice messages, and Kaitlyn interviews The Verge’s very own AI reporter James Vincent and his mom, Bridget, about their family...

Duration:00:33:28

How do you choose your emoji skin tone?

12/12/2018
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Kaitlyn and Ashley discuss the five emoji skin tone (not counting the default gold option) and how people decide which color best represents them.

Duration:00:51:27

How do you choose your emoji skin tone?

12/12/2018
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Kaitlyn and Ashley discuss the five emoji skin tone (not counting the default gold option) and how people decide which color best represents them.

Duration:00:51:27

Function with Anil Dash: What Does Epic Games Owe the Artists Who Inspire Fortnite Emotes?

12/5/2018
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We've got a bonus episode of another podcast from Vox Media that we think you'll enjoy, it's called Function with Anil Dash

Duration:00:41:12

Function with Anil Dash: What Does Epic Games Owe the Artists Who Inspire Fortnite Emotes?

12/5/2018
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We've got a bonus episode of another podcast from Vox Media that we think you'll enjoy, it's called Function with Anil Dash

Duration:00:41:12

What makes a place Instagram-worthy?

11/28/2018
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What makes you post a photo to Instagram? What space is truly worthy of a post? Are we willing to destroy nature for a good pic?

Duration:00:57:50

What makes a place Instagram-worthy?

11/28/2018
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What makes you post a photo to Instagram? What space is truly worthy of a post? Are we willing to destroy nature for a good pic?

Duration:00:57:50

What have you bought on Instagram?

11/21/2018
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Kaitlyn Tiffany and Ashley Carman discuss Instagram shopping: why do we buy stuff?

Duration:00:58:16

What have you bought on Instagram?

11/21/2018
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Kaitlyn Tiffany and Ashley Carman discuss Instagram shopping: why do we buy stuff?

Duration:00:58:16

Who is your Instagram boyfriend?

11/14/2018
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Kaitlyn Tiffany and Ashley Carman give the people behind the camera some attention.

Duration:00:38:43

Who is your Instagram boyfriend?

11/14/2018
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Kaitlyn Tiffany and Ashley Carman give the people behind the camera some attention.

Duration:00:38:43