Tech Nation Radio Podcast
Tech Nation is a weekly public radio program, hosted by Dr. Moira Gunn. Founded in 1993, it has grown from a simple interview show to a multi-faceted production, featuring conversations with noted technology and science leaders, and a weekly science and technology-related commentary.
Episode 523: Episode 23-21 New Ways to Treat What Ails Us
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Francois Vigneault, Co-Founder and CEO of Shape Therapeutics, talks about how they’re engineering mRNA to address Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Then, Dr. Pail Peter Tak, CEO of Candel Therapeutics is using immuno-oncology treatments to go after solid tumors as well as cancers which have metastasized.
Episode 522: Episode 23-20 Wisdom for the Ages
Founding Executive Editor at Wired magazine Kevin Kelly is here with “Excellent Advice for Living … Wisdom I Wish I’d Known Earlier.” Then two different efforts from the front lines of fighting cancer. Dr. Paul Lammers from Triumvira Immunologics tells us about their approach, both as a complement to such existing treatments as Keytruda, and as a standalone cancer drug in its own. Then Dr. Philip Kantoff from Convergent Therapeutics tells about their efforts in the most advanced, intractable prostate cancer.
Episode 521: Episode 23-19 Is The Internet Untrustworthy???
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Pomona College Professor Gary Smith about his book, “Distrust … Big Data, Data-Torturing, and the Assault on Science”.” Then, technology to keep your genes working at their best. Moira speaks with Dr. Noah Davidsohn, the Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Rejuvenate Bio.
Episode 520: Episode 23-18 Bigotry, justice and environmental pollution
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Kirk Wallace Johnson talking about fishermen, immigrants, bigotry, justice and environmental pollution. It’s all in “The Fishermen and the Dragon … Fear, Greed, and a Fight for Justice on the Gulf Coast”. Then on BioTech Nation, Dr. Hernan Bazan, the Co-Founder & CEO of South Rampart Pharma in New Orleans. They’re working on the next generation of pain relief – non-opioid pain relief. The goal is to be equally powerful without the addiction.
Episode 519: Episode 23-17 How Healthy Are You???
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Leroy Hood and Dr. Nathan Price about focusing on wellness with the help of science and their book, “The Age of Scientific Wellness … Why the Future of Medicine is Personalized, Predictive, Data-Rich, and in Your Hands”.
Episode 518: Episode 23-16 Tech Visionary but No Tech?
On this week's Tech Nation, Moira speaks with John Markoff, the former New York Times journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner, to talk about someone we would call today an influencer only he has been influencing now for decades. Markoff's book is Whole Earth: The Many Lives of Stewart Brand. Then in biotech, Dr. James Mackey, the President & CEO, Aristea Therapeutics, tells about a painful disease which affects the palms of hand and soles of feet in post-menopausal women - Palmoplantar pustulosis or PPP - and how it may relate to other diseases.
Episode 517: Episode 23-15 What’s Really Happening to Your Liver ???
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Robert Foster, CEO of Hepion Pharmaceuticals, about some surprising information about your liver – like the one you have right now, is pretty much not the one you had just a few years ago. Then combining science and the humanities, MIT Professor Dr. Alan Lightman, talks about his book, “The Transcendent Brain: Spirituality in the Age of Science”.
Episode 516: Episode 23-14 Neurotech and the battle for your brain???
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Duke University Professor Nita Farahany about her book, “The Battle for Your Brain … Defending the Right to Think Freely in the Age of Neurotechnology.” Then recovering from the devastation of war, Conservation X Lab’s Dr. Alex Dehgan talks about his book, “The Snow Leopard Project … and other Adventures in Warzone Conservation”.