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.

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SUN 11pm-12am
59 min

Episode 19-48 The World Changes with the Smartphone

On this week’s Tech Nation, former CNN journalist and Managing Editor of Foreign Policy, Ravi Agrawal with “India Connected … How the Smartphone is Transforming the World’s Largest Democracy.” Then, we’ll hear from Jamie Metzl on “Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity.”
59 min

Episode 19-47 Crisis in Social Media - Globally

On this week’s Tech Nation, ADRIAN SHAHBAZ, Research Director for Technology and Democracy at Freedom House, and ALLIE FUNK, a Research Analyst focusing on the global impact of network information. They discuss the Freedom House report “Freedom on the Net 2019 – The Crisis of Social Media”. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent, DR. DANIEL KRAFT, tells us about psychedelics – they are not becoming part of mainstream medicine.
59 min

Episode 19-46 Social Media and what it's doing to us

On this week’s Tech Nation, ANDREW MARANTZ talks about what social media is doing to the information we consume … and perhaps more importantly, the information we believe. His book is Antisocial – Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation. Then, in biotech, DR. PAUL-PETER TAK, the CEO of Kintai Therapeutics gives us a bigger picture of our gut - it’s not just your microbiome that plays a significant role in the recovery from illness
59 min

Episode 19-45 3D Printing Transforms Global Trade

On this week’s Tech Nation, how Global Trade will change with manufacturing turning to commercial-grade 3D printers. Dartmouth professor Richard D’Aveni is the author of “The Pan-Industrial Revolution – How New Manufacturing Titans Will Transform the World”. Then on Tech Nation Health, producing your own cells to deliver on the promise of Precision Medicine. Steve Bagshaw, the CEO of FujiFilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, explains what they do. And Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft gives us more insight on the announcement out of China of gene-edited babies.
59 min

Episode 19-44 Cybersecuity and the New Technologies

On this week’s Tech Nation, Mikko Hyppönen, the Chief Research Officer at F-Secure. Cybersecurity in the world today, as well as Hypponen’s Law. Then, the new approach taken with first Post-Partum depression drug. Dr. Jeff Jonas, the CEO of Sage Therapeutics, tells us how it just may work for depression in general. And finally, why do these drugs cost so much? Mike Abrams from Numerof and Associates explains.
58 min

Episode 19-43 Shooting the Messenger ???

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with STEPHEN MARTIN and JOSEPH MARKS, the authors of “Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don’t, and Why”. From the neuroscience of it, to the human behavioral characteristics – being human can be challenging. And did you know you had a personal data lake? Tech Nation regular contributor Gary Davis, the Chief Consumer Security Evangelist at McAfee, tells us how to take care of it.
58 min

Episode 19-42 Decision Intelligence – what AI and Big Data will be

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Computer Scientist Dr. Lorien Pratt about “Link … How Decision Intelligence Connects Data, Actions, and Outcomes for a Better World.” Then Dr. Seth Lederman, the CEO of Tonix Pharmaceuticals, tells us about how PTSD affects the brain, its relation to sleep, and how it may treated some 9 years after the initial trauma. If you have experienced trauma, and PTSD, you may qualify for one of their clinical studies.
58 min

Episode 19-41 Dogs Driving Science and Technology

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Journalist Maria Goodavage. Following her books “Soldier Dogs” and “Secret Service Dogs”, her latest is “Doctor Dogs, How Our Best Friends Are Becoming Our Best Medicine.” And ever wonder why those popular genetic tests don’t say you definitely will get a medical condition, but rather they cite a likelihood? A probability? Dr. Tara Nickerson from Maze Therapeutics explains it, as well as how their work is looking to create new therapies in the future.
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