Alex Goldman

Alex Goldman is a producer for On the Media and the co-host/creator of TLDR. He is on twitter hereSubscribe to the TLDR podcast here.

iPhone or Android/Mac or PC?

I have an iPhone, but I’m not sure that I can, in good conscience, endorse it. PC from womb to tomb.

What word would the other producers use to describe you?

Annoyed? Surly? Frustrated?

What embarrasses you about your media diet?

I have seen every episode of Bones.

What would your cable news show be called?               

"Controversial Opinions w/Alex Goldman" - It'll basically just be an hour of me shouting about things I don't like that everyone else likes. I'll have a McMahon style sidekick who will yell "Whoa! That's controversial!" to punctuate my rants. It will probably be fellow producer PJ Vogt.

What is your favorite thing about On the Media?

Inside jokes and inappropriate volumes.

Alex Goldman appears in the following:

#38 - Ask Leah

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Leah Reich was a 24-year old writing for a video game website who accidentally became Advisor-in-Chief to thousands of lonely teenaged boys. Including reporter PJ Vogt. 
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A Pop Song Written Using iOS's Predictive Text Feature

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

YouTuber Jonathan Mann has written a pretty solid pop song using only the predictive text function on his iPhone. 
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Imgur Attempts To Break Our Dependency on the GIF

Thursday, October 09, 2014

One of the biggest image hosting sites is trying to wean the internet off of the .gif format.
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Californians Shame Their Neighbors With a New "Drought Shaming" App.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The data revolution is upon us, folks, and we are using it to shame our neighbors for wasting water during a drought. 
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Facebook Announces Reforms To Its Research Policies

Friday, October 03, 2014

Yesterday, Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer announced updates to the way that Facebook conducts research.
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Lawyer Threatens Google With $100 Million Lawsuit Over Nude Stolen Celeb Photos

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Lawyer Threatens Google With $100 Million Lawsuit Over Nude Stolen Celeb Photos
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There is Now a "Mutual Consent" App

Monday, September 29, 2014

An app was released last week that allows potential partners to record their consent to sex prior to having it, as well as their level of intoxication at the time they consent. 
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Website That Threatened to Release Nudes of Emma Watson Now Threatens to Censor Internet

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A website threatening to leak nudes of Emma Watson has turned out to be an elaborate anti-nude hoax, but it has turned out not to be any better.
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The Strange True Story of Dr. Selfie

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

How I tried to break an app I was beta testing
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#37 - Every City Gets the Hero it Deserves

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Philadelphia Police's investigation of a hate crime finds an unlikely ally: a local anonymous sports blogger. 
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There's No Challenge So Absurd That The Internet Won't Try To Rise To It

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

One fan is crowdfunding an effort to get the new Run The Jewels 2 album re-recorded with nothing but cat sounds for music.
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Attention: Your Podcasts Are Still In Danger

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Personal Audio, the company that holds the "podcasting patent," is awarded $1.3 million against CBS
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#36 - The Mystery of Childish Gambino

Monday, September 15, 2014

Rapper Childish Gambino (a.k.a. actor Donald Glover) claims his rap pseudonym came from a Wu-Tang name generator. But investigating whether that's true led us on an odyssey of discovery.
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September 11th Online

Friday, September 12, 2014

In spite of our belief that the internet is forever, there are very few primary documents online from the moment of the September 11th attacks.
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BREAKING: A NEW WATCH CAME OUT YESTERDAY

Thursday, September 11, 2014

We hear it's pretty cool. Please let us know what happened in the comments.
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DiGiorno Is Actually Covering Its Social Media Screwup Pretty Well

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

DiGiorno embarrassed itself on Twitter last night. But unlike most corporate social media embarrassments, the company actually handled its screwup pretty well.
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Reddit's Confusing Response To The Distribution of Nudes

Monday, September 08, 2014

Reddit responds to the distribution of celebrity nude photos on its site, but even its response is confusing. 
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My Attempt To Write About "Gamergate"

Friday, September 05, 2014

Against my better judgment, I am writing about Gamergate.
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The Chopsticks Of The Future

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The Chinese company Baidu is developing "smart chopsticks" that will tell you what's in your food. And they're actually pretty cool.
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#35 - Stolen Pictures

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

It's easy to blame Jennifer Lawrence for having nude photos of herself on the Internet to begin with. But what about those hackers?
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