Tech Nation Radio Podcast
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.

Airs on:
SUN 11pm-12am
59 min

Episode 445: Episode 21-48 Remembering Glen de Vries

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with the last Tech Nation interview of Glen de Vries, who flew into space with William Shatner aboard Blue Origin. A short month after this flight, Glen passed away in a plane crash. We talk about how his earthbound work help us all, and his book: “The Patient Equation”. Then why the new FDA-approved treatment for yeast infections in women is … different. And Dr Marco Taglietti, the President and CEO of Scynexis, describes their unprecedented FDA-approved treatment for Yeast Infections in Women.
59 min

Episode 444: Episode 21-47 The Future of Cities ??

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Harvard economics professors Edward Glaeser and David Cutler about “Survival of the City … Living and Thriving in an Age of Isolation.” Then Dr. Alex Pang’s advice about our work life from his 2016 book, “Rest … Why You Get More Done When You Work Less” is even more relevant now. And Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr Daniel Kraft talks to us about something unprecedented … our teeth!
59 min

Episode 443: Episode 21-46 Neuroscience and Dreaming

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Sidarta Ribeiro, Deputy Director of the Brain Institute at the Unversidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil. His book is “The Oracle of Night … The History and Science of Dreams”. Then, a potential new treatment for a side effect of chemotherapy: Hand-Foot Skin Reaction and Hand-Foot Syndrome. Dr. Michael McCullar, the CEO of OnQuality Pharmaceuticals talks about their new drug candidate which has just finished Phase II clinical trials.
59 min

Episode 442: Episode 21-45 Searching for Drugs in Plants

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Emory Professor Dr. Cassandra Quave talks about “The Plant Hunter: A Scientist’s Quest for Nature’s Next Medicines”. And David McNally, President and CEO of Titan Medical. Advances in Robot-assisted surgery – from a long scar to several tiny incisions, and now, perhaps, just one.
59 min

Episode 441: Episode 21-44 Elizabeth Holmes – Theranos – 2005

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk about his perpetually best-selling book: “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma.” We’ll also hear Dr. Gunn’s 2005 interview with Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and CEO of the now-defunct Theranos, who is currently standing trial for fraud.
59 min

Episode 440: Episode 21-43 The Decisions We Make

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Columbia University professor Eric Johnson about “The Elements of Choice: Why the Way We Decide Matters”. Then insight into rare genetic diseases with Dr. Dietrich Stephan, CEO of NeuBase Therapeutics. He talks us through rare genetic diseases, as well as NeuBase’s approach. And Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about the challenges of Telehealth.
59 min

Episode 439: Episode 21-42 Global Economic Shutdown

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks withAdam Tooze, a Columbia professor of history who is also an economist. His book is “Shutdown … How Covid Shook the World’s Economy.” Then Dr. Erica Smith from the Belgium company, Tools4Patient. How you identify when participants in drug trials report a positive response, even when they receive nothing. And Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about how to create what he calls a “check engine light” for your body.
59 min

Episode 438: Episode 21-41 Rationality? Too Much to Ask?

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks withHarvard professor experimental cognitive scientist Steven Pinker about“Rationality … What it is, Why it seems scarce, and Why it matters”. Then Lemony Snicket – the one and only. You know him from his children’s book series, “A Series of Unfortunate Events”. He’s here with “Poison for Breakfast”. You will start bewildered and leave bewildered, but feeling much better about it.