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The Verge’s Why’d You Push That Button? Podcast Launches Third Season Focused on How Tech Decisions Impact Our Social Lives

PRESS RELEASE — October 10, 2018

New York NY, USA—The Verge and the Vox Media Podcast Network today kicked off the third season of The Verge’s award-winning Why’d You Push That Button? podcast with the release of the season’s official trailer. You can listen to the trailer here.

Most tech podcasts are about the big stuff: trends, gadgets, corporations, and power players. This podcast is about you and how all your tiny, personal 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 The Goods by Vox’s Kaitlyn Tiffany, every episode of Why’d You Push That Button? is about a question, like: Why’d you turn on read receipts? Why’d you like that celebrity’s photo on Instagram? Why are you trolling your Venmo feed? And why did you leave the group chat?

Last season, Why’d You Push That Button garnered accolades including being named one of Spotify’s Biggest Podcasts of 2017, one of What Pod’s best podcasts of 2018, and earning the 2018 People’s Choice Podcast Award for best technology podcast. This season will cover a range of topics like: Why’d you choose that emoji skin tone? Why do you text like that? Why do you delete your Tweets? And more.

The first episode of the 12-episode season, which answers the question: “Why do you delete your tweets?” will go live Wednesday, October 17, 2018 and new episodes will premiere weekly on Wednesdays.

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