Slate Goes There With a Virtual Reality Talk Show

Conundrums debuts today, with host Dan Kois

As newsroom experiments with virtual reality become more common, Slate has decided to apply it to the talk show format with the introduction of Conundrums, a VR talk show that debuted today. The show appears on Facebook Live, with the VR on that platform made possible with the introduction this spring of Facebook Spaces, a virtual reality app the social media network created for use with Oculus Rift and Touch. The app allows participants to not only exist in the same virtual space, but manipulate that world by drawing on it, applying emojis to it and changing the 360-degree-view backgrounds.