Input/Output Podcast

A celeb-endorsed digital blackface app / Ikea’s eco-friendly secondhand store

On this episode, we talk about an offensive face app and a promising retail space.

Reality TV stars Brody Jenner and Scott Disick recently came under fire for promoting the Gradient app, which lets you see what you’d supposedly look like as a different race. Naturally, Input editor Ryan Houlihan and editor in chief Joshua Topolsky are disgusted by this digital blackface. They join us to discuss.

And later: Ikea is debuting its very first secondhand store, in Sweden. The store will offer repaired items plus old stuff from the furniture chain’s popular lines. The company says that its eco-friendly move is to encourage sustainability among its consumers. Ryan and Joshua talk about Ikea’s move.

On this episode of Input/Output, we talk about an offensive face app and a promising retail space.

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All week long, our podcast Input/Output digs into the big ideas, fascinating personalities, and important stories from the pages of Input. You'll hear from the editors and writers behind the headlines, unpacking unseen context, sharing valuable insight, and giving voice to points of view that illuminate and enhance your understanding of a future that’s just up ahead. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoy making it.