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The Half Hour with YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis: Ep. 32 - The Metaverse

Time to get Meta, Extempers! Episode 32 of The Half Hour with YuYu and Spencer has arrived! You are at the right place to learn, grab some research, and improve your extemporaneous craft. In this week's episode, YuYu and Spencer dive into the Metaverse.


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32 | The Metaverse

-----Description of Podcast-----

While this episode is not conducted in virtual or augmented reality, it does explore a technological advancement that ought to be discussed. The metaverse could be an area of uncertainty for many people. And in this episode, YuYu and Spencer work to understand if the metaverse should be regulated, or even stopped.

-----Sources from the Show-----

  1. Fortune - Is the metaverse good for society? Meta shareholders will get to weigh in after the Facebook owner loses a bid to stop the vote -

  2. Vox - Can Facebook monopolize the metaverse? -

  3. Insider - Mark Zuckerberg's metaverse obsession is driving some current and former Facebook employees nuts: 'It's the only thing Mark wants to talk about' -

  4. Politico - The Facebook whistleblower takes on the metaverse -

  5. Bloomberg - Into the Metaverse Podcast -

-----About The Half Hour-----

The Half Hour is a current events podcast designed with the intention of helping Extemp competitors (and other Speech and Debate members, as well as listening for the general public) understand the importance of political, social, or economical events on a domestic and international scale. As Extemp competitors only have half an hour to prep a speech, the podcast is designed to brief competitors in the same amount of time it would take for them to prep. Each episode looks at both sides of current events while providing background information to help expand upon the issue. The Half Hour also looks into common questions that people may be asked relating to current events and will work to answer them based on credible news sources from both sides.

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Video/Audio Recording: Zoom Video Communications

Production Recording: OBS Studio

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Hosts: YuYu Yuan, Spencer Travis

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Produced By: Spencer Travis

Edited By: Joshua Mitchell

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Music By: Lyle Wiley (Production: GarageBand)

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