Technology podcast

IRL – Online Life is Real Life (also known as IRL for short) is a podcast by Firefox. The podcast discusses how activity on the internet affects society as a whole, such as privacy and security. The first episode aired on June 26, 2017, titled All Your Data Are Belong to Us. Each season lasts 7 episodes long, with some seasons including bonus episodes.

It was hosted by Veronica Belmont from season 1 to season 3, then hosted by Manoush Zomorodi for season 4 and 5.[1]

On August 10, 2017, Veronica Belmont announced that the podcast had reached 500,000 downloads.[2]

On November 8, 2017, Dan Misener wrote that the podcast had reached 1 million downloads by the end of the first season.[3]

In 2018, the podcast won a Webby Award for “Best Branded Podcast or Segment” in the category “Podcasts & Digital Audio Features”. [4]


  • 1 Episodes
    • 1.1 Season 1
      • 1.1.1 Bonus episodes
    • 1.2 Season 2
    • 1.3 Season 3
    • 1.4 Season 4
    • 1.5 Season 5
  • 2 References


Season 1[edit]

Bonus episodes[edit]

Season 2[edit]

Season 3[edit]

Season 4[edit]

Season 5[edit]


  • ^ Smiley, Michaela (Thayer) (2018-11-07). “Mozilla’s IRL Podcast: New Season. New Host”. The Mozilla Blog. Retrieved cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:”””””””‘””‘”}.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-free a{background:url(“//”)no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url(“//”)no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url(“//”)no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background:url(“//”)no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#33aa33;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  • ^ Belmont, Veronica [@veronica] (2017-08-20). “Just learned that we hit 500,000 downloads for our first four episodes of #IRLpodcast! Hop on the Happy Dance Train!” (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  • ^ Misener, Dan (2017-11-08). “How Mozilla’s new podcast got 1 million downloads in its first 7-episode season”. Pacific Content. Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  • ^ “Best Branded Podcast or Segment Winners Archive | The Webby Awards”. The Webby Awards. Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  • ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah Firefox, backed by Mozilla. “IRL – Online Life is Real Life on Apple Podcasts”. Apple Podcasts.
  • ^ “Status Update”. IRL Podcast. 2017-11-15. Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  • ^ Schreder, Straith (2017-11-15). “IRL status update: 1,000,000 downloads and a new episode”. The Mozilla Blog. Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  • ^ “Net Neutrality Emergency”. IRL Podcast. 2017-12-11. Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  • ^ Schreder, Straith (2017-12-11). “IRL Podcast: Net Neutrality Emergency”. The Mozilla Blog. Retrieved 2019-07-20.
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