spokewiki - hear more than headlines

ChatGPT

Launched in Nov 2022, this chatbot has shown impressive answers and confidently incorrect replies to a variety of questions leading to some sites banning its use.

13 min (5mb) - recorded Jan 14, 2023

Jair Bolsonaro

In Oct 2022, Jair lost his reelection campaign for president of Brazil, but his supports stormed the capital in Jan 2023.

37 min (13mb) - recorded Jan 9, 2023

Kevin McCarthy

In Jan 2023, after 15 rounds of voting, Kevin McCarthy of California finally received a majority vote for speaker of the House.

37 min (13mb) - recorded Jan 8, 2023

Boxing Day (Holiday)

On Dec 26, many European and other countries celebrate by giving gifts to the poor.

16 min (6mb) - recorded Jan 7, 2023

Southwest Airlines

In Dec 2022, Southwest Airlines made headlines with thousands of cancelled flights during the December holiday rush.

23 min (8mb) - recorded Jan 1, 2023

Andrew Tate

In Dec 2022, Andrew Tate was arrested in Romania, find out about his background as a kickboxer turned social media personality.

9 min (3mb) - recorded Dec 30, 2022

George Santos

In Dec 2022, George Santos was elected to New York's 3rd district in the House of Representatives and then admitted his background was false.

22 min (8mb) - recorded Dec 28, 2022

United States Constitution

Written in 1787, hear the original unabridged document creating the 3 branches of government before the 27 amendments.

25 min (9mb) - recorded Dec 27, 2022

TikTok

Created in 2016 by ByteDance, TikTok is a popular short video social networking app that has been getting in recent news by countries banning its use.

57 min (20mb) - recorded Dec 14, 2022

Samuel Bankman-Fried

In Nov 2022, this 30 year old billionaire ran a crypto exchange for 3 years called FTX, which suddenly collapses due to a solvency issue.

14 min (5mb) - recorded Dec 12, 2022

Victor Bout

In Dec 2022, a Russian Arms Dealer that was arrested in 2008 is in the prisoner exchange to release Brittney Griner.

16 min (5mb) - recorded Dec 8, 2022

Railway Labor Act

In Nov 2022, the railroad unions are rejecting labor deals but find out why Congress can force them not to strike.

10 min (4mb) - recorded Nov 23, 2022

Ticketmaster

In Nov 2022, after issues with the release of a new Taylor Swift concert, Ticketmaster is being investigated by the Department of Justice.

18 min (6mb) - recorded Nov 19, 2022

Brittany Griner

In Feb 2022, Brittany Griner, a Olympic gold medalist and WNBA basketball player, was arrested and charged in Russia for possession of less than 1 gram of cannabis oil.

27 min (10mb) - recorded Nov 17, 2022

Artemis 1

On Nov 16, 2022, NASA launched the Artemis 1 mission to deploy ten cubesat around the moon.

21 min (7mb) - recorded Nov 16, 2022

Kari Lake

The 2022 Arizona Governor race placed Kari Lake in national news with slow midterm results.

13 min (5mb) - recorded Nov 15, 2022

Binance (crypto exchange)

Binance came into the news to buy out FTX crypto exchange, hear how they got started.

12 min (5mb) - recorded Nov 12, 2022

John Fetterman

In Nov 2022, John Fetterman ran against Dr. Oz for senator seat in Pennsylvania

34 min (12mb) - recorded Nov 9, 2022

Rishi Sunak

On Oct 25, 2022, Rishi was elected the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

34 min (12mb) - recorded Nov 7, 2022

Powerball Lottery

Every couple months Powerball makes the news for an even larger jackpot, hear how this lottery got started in 1992

29 min (10mb) - recorded Nov 6, 2022

Halloween

Every year at the end of October, people around the world celebrate this after harvest festival but how did it come about?

49 min (17mb) - recorded Nov 5, 2022

Crowd Crush

Crowd crushes are catastrophic incidents that can occur when a gathering of people becomes dangerously overcrowded.

14 min (5mb) - recorded Nov 4, 2022

Candace Owens

Appearing in lots of recent news, find out how Candace Owen got her start with 'no interest in politics whatsoever prior to 2015', and her path to where is she is now.

29 min (10mb) - recorded Oct 17, 2022

Reedy Creek Improvement District

Find out why in 1967, Disney got its own governmental district near Orlando, Florida called Reedy Creek Improvement District

16 min (5mb) - recorded Oct 17, 2022

2022 Russia Invasion of Ukraine

On February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine in a major escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War, which began in 2014.

86 min (30mb) - recorded Oct 17, 2022

about

spokewiki tracks current events and pulls the wikipedia article, does minor editing to improve readability then uses Amazon Polly to voice the article. We try our best to be fair, accurate and open to feedback.

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