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
58 min

Episode 19-34 What Motivates the People Driving Biotech

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with the committed people who lead the biotech industry. Physician-entrepreneur Dr. Jeremy Levin chairs BIO, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, and also works on the rare disease Angelman Syndrome at Ovid Therapeutics. Jim Greenwood, the CEO of BIO, asks “What’s the right thing to do?” about the price of drugs and everyday people. While BIO Vice Chair, Paul Hastings, is also the CEO of Nkarta Therapeutics. With Senior Vice President, Nadir Mahmood, they’re working with Natural Killer cells to fight cancer.
58 min

Episode 19-33 Talking to Robots – Future and Imagined

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Tech Nation’s former biotech correspondent David Ewing Duncan about his new book - “Talking to Robots: Tales from Our Human Robot Future.” Then Dr. Daniel Kraft tells us how robotics are replacing surgeons, and McAfee’s Gary Davis, expands on those massive thefts of online credentials – they are for sale and they are out there … on the Dark Web – yes, he explains that, too.
58 min

Episode 19-32 Making medical breakthroughs faster

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann, the CEO of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Dr. Penny Heaton, CEO of The Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute, also called Gates MRI. Then scientist-entrepreneur Dr. Jake Glanville, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Distributed Bio, talks about developing a universal flu vaccine.
58 min

Episode 19-31 Predicting Weather – Data, Computers, and Your Smartphone

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with the people who predict the weather - Todd Hutchinson, the Director of Numerical Weather Prediction at The Weather Company, and Cameron Clayton, the General Manager of Watson Media & Weather. And another question – what’s in the food we eat? And where did it come from? Moira speaks with Brigid McDermott, Vice President of IBM Food Trust. From one field to one processor to one supermarket, technology can keep tiny problems tiny.
59 min

Episode 19-30 PERFORMANCE – improving physically

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Surgeon Dr. Justin Barad, the co-founder and CEO of Osso VR. They help surgeons to learn new medical techniques better. And another MD, Dr. Daniel Chao co-founded Halo Neuroscience to improve any activity requiring repetitive motion – from athletes to musicians to people recovering strokes and even surgeons.
59 min

Episode 19-29 PAIN – When You Feel It, and When You Can’t

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with we’re talking about pain. Podiatric surgeon Dr. David Armstrong, a Professor of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine at USC, and Davide Vigano, CEO of Sensoria, talk about the long term effect of diabetes on the feet, and how to prevent and help heal problems. Dr. Shai Gozani, the President and CEO of NeuroMetrix, talks about their solution for treating chronic pain, and a study of pain sufferers in the face of the opioid crisis.
59 min

Episode 19-28 Info We Trust?

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with data storyteller RJ Andrews, the author, “Info We Trust: How to Inspire the World with Data.” Then on Tech Nation Health, Ali Fattay, the CEO of Curis, talks about moving cancer treatments from the most common method - infusions - to pills. And chief correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft discusses Circadian Medicine – paying attention to your Circadian rhythm turns out to be important, even in the modern Healthcare.
59 min

Episode 19-27 Is Elon Musk More Important Than Steve Jobs?

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with New Zealand journalist, Hamish McKenzie about his book: “Insane Mode – How Elon Musk’s Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil”. Then, testing for Alzheimer’s Disease long before any outward symptoms appear. Carlo Medici, CEO of Alzeca describes their efforts, and our chief correspondent, Dr. Daniel Kraft, talks about the ability to control technology with voice and how it will significantly impact medicine.
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