After a one and a half year hiatus, the Verdict Podcast is back. But this time, things are a little bit different.

To match our shift in editorial focus, from current affairs to technology, we have changed the format of the Verdict Podcast.

In each episode, we’ll take a look under the hood of the tech world. Whether it’s Big Tech, Elon Musk’s latest antic, or wondering whether AI will replace us all, we’ll be doing our best to make sense of it all.

We’ll attempt to separate hype from disruptor, in an industry overflowing with buzzwords. We’ll also give an insight to how we as journalists – with help from experts at the heart of the industry – wade through a multitude of tech stories to find out what will actually have a lasting impact.

Stay tuned for the first episode – and follow us on Spotify to hear it first – but for now, see below for a trailer explaining why now – thanks to Ted Cruz – is the right time to relaunch the Verdict Podcast.

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From the Archives: Episodes of the old Verdict podcast

14 May: How much testosterone do lynx have anyway?

On this episode of The Verdict Podcast, editor Billy Bambrough along with writers Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou and Jack Rear, talk about a recent decision by the International Association of Athletics Federations to create a separate female classification for an athletes with differences of sexual development.

Jasmine has been investigating why this decision was made and and looking into the backlash it created.

Meanwhile, Jack has been reporting on the planned reintroduction of of the lynx cat into northern England and how this will affect tourism to the area.

Finally, the gang answer quiz questions about the greatest music show on Earth: Eurovision!

27 April: The Thanos attack on Earth is a Russian hoax

On this episode of The Verdict Podcast editor Billy Bambrough and writers Jack Rear and Rachel Dobbs talk about the Russia media misinformation strategy when it comes to Syria and the west — why Russia does it, what it hopes to achieve, and whether it’s working.

The gang then talk about the Marvel cinematic movie universe phenomenon — Infinity War part one is out now and breaking down the box office door. Jack, Verdict‘s unofficial movie correspondent, has been looking into exactly how much Infinity War is going to make.

Finally, they come to the Japanese console king Nintendo, which is forecasting a very good 2018… Jack thinks he knows why

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4 April: Political hipsters have hijacked Italian politics!

On this episode of The Verdict Podcast editor Billy Bambrough and writers Jack Rear and Adele Berti discuss the Italian political situation in the aftermath of its general election last month.

Adele brings her local knowledge to the discussion and she’s been doing a lot of reporting on Italian politics in recent weeks.

Meanwhile, Jack’s been looking at why the planet may not actually be doomed ahead of World Earth Day 2018… except it probably is.

The gang also briefly touch on the new Nordstrom superstore in New York and try to guess how much people with more money than sense spend on things they don’t need.

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