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 20-33 The Global Garage Sale

On this week’s Tech Nation, the global supply chain of … recycled goods. Adam Minter talks about “Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale.” Then in biotech, former University of Southern California professor Bob Ladner CEO of CV6 Therapeutics, moved his cancer research group from the beaches of Santa Monica to Belfast, Northern Ireland. CV6 is looking to make a chemotherapy used by millions of cancer patients each year better.
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Episode 20-32 Everybody’s doing it! Aging

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with UC San Francisco professor Dr. Louise Aronson talks about a new stage of life: Elderhood, – Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimaging Life. With modern technology, it lasts longer than anyone imagined. Also, Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Daniel Kraft talks about the Internet of Medical Things, while Dr. Crystal Icenhour, the CEO of Aperiomics, talks about identifying hard-to-diagnose medical conditions by looking at the DNA of microorganisms in your body.
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Episode 20-31 Where in the US can you live toxin free ???

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with journalist Oliver Broudy about his book “The Sensitives - The Rise of Environmental Illness and Search for America’s Last Pure Place.” Then in biotech, a San Diego company who pivoted from treating parainfluenza and influenza to target COVID … and they started in Wuhan, China. Moira speaks with Dr. Stanley Lewis, the Chief Medical Officer of Ansun Biopharma.
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Episode 20-30 Tech can make Workplaces COVID-safe ???

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Tanuj (“Ta-nooj”) Mohan, the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Enlighted, a Siemens Company based in Silicon Valley. Smart technology may bring us back to safe workplaces - from social distancing, to automatic contact tracing, overly crowded points of contact, and more. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about our “Sociome” – where and how we live is more important than our DNA.
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Episode 20-29 Our proteins are ageing ???

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Karoly (Kah-rowl-ii) Nikolich, the Co-Founder and CEO of Alkahest. He describes how they are targeting certain proteins to address the degenerative conditions we develop as we age. Then, Dr. Tony Fiorino from electroCore tells us about their device which may alleviate the pain of cluster headaches, and Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about where does design meet medicine and a new kind of passport.
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Episode 20-28 Antibodies, Antibodies, the More, the Better.

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with What if we could just get the antibodies from all the various strains of COVID-19, put them together and get them in an IV drug? Well, that’s exactly what Gigagen has done. Today, when Moira speaks with geneticist David Johnson, its co-founder, President and CEO of Gigagen. Then, your skin micro biome - Problems with it can lead to severe skin rashes for cancer patients, as well as eczema and psoriasis. Dr. Travis Whifill tells us what Azitra Biosciences is testing.
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Episode 20-27 Shrewd Samaritan

USF professor and development economist Bruce Wydick about “Shrewd Samaritan - Faith, Economics, and the Road to Loving Our Global Neighbour”. Which poverty intervention programs work, and which don’t? Then the global health challenge of the bacteria H. Pylori and its role in stomach ulcers and gastric cancer. Gilead Raday, COO of RedHill Biopharma talks about a treatment in their pipeline and a plan on how to avoid creating antibiotic resistance.
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Episode 20-26 A Woman of No Importance

On this week’s Tech Nation, journalist Sonia Purnell talks about the spycraft of Virginia Hall, an American in Occupied France during World War II. Her book is called “A Woman of No Importance.” Then Dr. John Haurum (ha-RUMM) from F-Star in Cambridge, England describes their approach to creating cancer drugs, and Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about sleep – and upsides and downsides of all this technology.