IRL: Because Online Life Is Real Life

Host Veronica Belmont shares real stories of life online and real talk about the future of the Web.

IRL is an original podcast from Mozilla.

  • Episode 5

    I Spy With My Digital Eye

    We react against the idea of surveillance, but it turns out that we’ve invited it into our homes through devices like digital assistants, connected toys and baby monitors. Are you comfortable with the idea that someone might be watching you or listening to you right now?

  • Episode 4

    The Care and Feeding of Your Troll

    Trolls. You’ll find them in every corner of the Internet. During this episode, explore the landscape of trolling online, its impact on individuals, and its impact on the Web. Some people are fighting back in new and interesting ways. Baked goods included.

  • Episode 3

    Hack Jobs

    Have you been hacked, or been the victim of malware or ransomware? Humans make the internet vibrant, but we’re also the weakest link — we’re predictable and often easily fooled. This episode of IRL focuses on our internet insecurity. Meet the unsung heroes fighting to keep us safe.

  • Episode 2

    The Neutral Zone: The Future of Net Neutrality

    The Internet (at least in the US) is at a crossroads as the FCC is considering rolling back net neutrality regulations. If net neutrality is abolished, the Internet could shift from an essential service that all consumers can access to a product that can be packaged and sold to the highest bidders.

  • Episode 1

    All Your Data Are Belong to Us

    You’ve heard the expression, “When something is free, you’re the product.” And, while you may think it’s no big deal to give away your personal data in exchange for free online services, how can you know that what you get for what you give is a fair trade?

  • Episode 0

    Introducing IRL: Because Online Life is Real Life

    Our online life is real life. We walk, talk, work, and even love on the Internet – but we don’t always treat it like real life. Host Veronica Belmont sets out to explore this disconnect with stories from the wilds of the Web.