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Scott Nover is a tech reporter at Quartz and the host of season 5 of the Quartz Obsession podcast. He is obsessed with TikTok, fantasy football, and The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.

Ananya Bhattacharya is a breaking news reporter at Quartz. She is obsessed with dancing, watching home makeover shows, and writing unfinished poetry in her Notes app.

Show notes

Managing the Message: What you can’t say about the 19th National Communist Party Congress on WeChat” The Citizen Lab, University of Toronto, 2017

For your eyes only? Ranking 11 technology companies on encryption and human rights” Amnesty International, 2016

That song Scott is trying to sing


The Quartz Obsession is produced by Rachel Ward, with additional support from executive editor Susan Howson and platform strategist Shivank Taksali. Our theme music is by Taka Yasuzawa and Alex Suguira. This episode was recorded by Eric Wojahn at Solid Sound, in Ann Arbor, Michigan and by Octavius Studios in Mumbai.


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