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                          Recommended Reading: The battle to make the end of 'Game of Thrones'

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                          Billy Steele
                          03.09.19
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                          'Game of Thrones' first look: Inside the brutal battle to make season 8
                          James Hibberd,
                          Entertainment Weekly

                          HBO's insanely popular epic concludes in April, but the battle to film the battles, and to keep them from being leaked ahead of time, was a constant struggle for the crew. Entertainment Weekly goes behind the scenes of the final season and offers a spoiler-free primer ahead of its debut in a few weeks.

                          Spotify's grand plan for podcasts is taking shape
                          Ashley Carman,
                          The Verge

                          Spotify made headlines a few weeks ago when it snapped up podcast producer Gimlet Media and Anchor, an app that makes recording episodes a breeze. After some big moves, the service's plan is beginning to become clear.

                          Hip-Hop artists give the Supreme Court a primer on rap music
                          Adam Liptak,
                          The New York Times

                          This is a quick but interesting read as the SCOTUS is faced with an appeal from a rapper sentenced to two years in prison for threatening police officers in a song.

                          How Amazon taught the Echo Auto to hear you in a noisy car
                          Alex Davies,
                          Wired

                          Putting an Echo in your car sounds easy enough, but Amazon had to figure out how the device would still be able to hear your commands over the roar of the road.

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