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 20-04 Deliberately Ethical Technology?

On this week’s Tech Nation, University of Pennsylvania professors Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth with their book, “The Ethical Algorithm … the science of socially aware algorithm design.” Then regular contributor Gary Davis reports in on the state of Corporate Security breaches, and Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about IPS Cells – having our own cells treat our bodies.
59 min

Episode 20-03 The Snow Leopards of Wartorn Afghanistan

n this week’s Tech Nation, Dr. Alex Dehgan joins Moira to talk about “The Snow Leopard Project … and other Adventures in Warzone Conservation”. And we’ll from Tech Nation regular contributor, Gary Davis, the Chief Consumer Security Evangelist at McAfee – phishing is more than just an innocent-looking email in your inbox.
59 min

Episode 20-02 Beyond Moonshots? ,,, Loonshots!

On this week’s Tech Nation, Science/Tech entrepreneur Safi Bahcall. He’s written “Loonshots … How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that win wars, cure diseases, and transform industries.” And French biotech - Sensorion Pharmaceuticals. Its president and CEO, Nawal Ouzren, tells us about making progress in severe vertigo, sudden hearing loss, and hearing loss in children following treatment for cancer. Also, Daniel de Boer, the CEO of ProQR Therapeutics, talks about their approach to treat genetic diseases, including as childhood blindness. We’ll learn how it works, and why it’s safe.
59 min

Episode 20-01 Valuing a Worker’s Work in the Tech Age

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Mariana Mazzucato, (Mat-zu-cat-toe) a professor of the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London. Her book is “The Value of Everything … Making and Taking in the Global Economy”. Then on Tech Nation Health, Tim Shannon from Canaan Partners discusses some terms with potential in the future of medicine: “protein degradation” and “synthetic lethality”. And Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft reviews the latest FDA approvals using AI.
59 min

Episode #19-52 Part II - Chernobyl – Then and Now

On this week’s Tech Nation, historian and MIT professor Kate Brown talks about “Manual for Survival … A Chernobyl Guide to the Future”. She looks at the long term impact of Chernobyl – on humans, on the environment, on the politics of governments with nuclear capabilities, and even on international humanitarian organizations.
59 min

Episode 19-51 Chernobyl – Then and Now

On this week’s Tech Nation, part I of a two-part series on Chernobyl: Then and Now. Journalist Adam Higginbotham, author of “Midnight in Chernobyl”, recounts what exactly happened at the time of the accident. Later in the show, Vincent Keunen, the Founder and CEO of Andaman7, describes a new app to collect and manage your own medical records, and Helen Torley of Halozyme returns to talk about a technology which reduces the time for infusion therapy.
59 min

Episode 19-50 Wilderness Medicine

On this week’s Tech Nation, Dr. Paul Auerbach, Professor Emeritus at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, a co-founder of the Wilderness Medical Society, and author of “Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health”. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent, Dr. Daniel Kraft, talks about longevity, zip code by zip code.
59 min

Episode 19-49 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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