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 20-44 “Working The Gig” – It Can Be Fixed

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with DR. JULIET SCHOR, an economist and professor of sociology at Boston College. They talk about all those workers hired by the new services, from Uber and Lyft to Doordash, Instacart, and more. Her book is “After the Gig … How the Shared Economy Got Hijacked, and How to Win It Back”. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT talks about CGM’s - Continuous glucose monitors – they create a picture of your “foodprint”.
59 min

Episode 20-43 COVID School” – the possible and IMPOSSIBLE

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with DR. JUSTIN REICH, Director of the Teaching Systems Lab at MIT and host of the podcast, TeachLab. His book is “Failure to Disrupt … Why Technology Alone Can’t Transform Education”. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent DR DANIEL KRAFT tells us that we are having an “Infodemic”.
59 min

Episode 20-42 SMA, NMOSD and Aging – From Few to Everyone

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Levi Garraway, the Chief Medical Officer of Genentech about FDA approvals for treatments in two very rare diseases - SMA - Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and NMOSD - Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder. Then Dr. Thomas Rando, Co-Founder of Fountain Therapeutics, a Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Director of Glen Laboratories on the Biology of Aging talks about a rampant medical condition – aging.
59 min

Episode 20-41 Who is really an entrepreneur?

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Jim McKelvey, Co-Founder and CEO of Square – that little gadget that plugs into a smartphone and any vendor can take your credit card. He’s written “The Innovation Stack … Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time”. Then on BioTech Nation, Chris Nave, the Managing Director of Brandon Capital in Melbourne, Australia. He’s tell us what’s up with Australia with respect to global biotech.
59 min

Episode 20-40 The Pivot From Hep B to COVID-19

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with a company that paused its work on Hepatitis B to focus on treatments for COVID. Dr. Lawrence Blatt, the CEO of Aligos Therapeutics joins Moira to talk about their idea for treating COVID. Then, Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent, Dr. Daniel Kraft tells us that all COVID vaccines are not the same, and a potential different approach for *all* cancer treatments, including a tough one – Ovarian Cancer. Moira speaks with Bill Newell, the CEO of Sutro Biopharma, about their approach and their results thus far.
59 min

Episode 20-39 Treating your first human with a cancer drug

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with the late David Graeber, a professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics and an early architect of the Occupy Wall Street movement. With his recent, unexpected passing, this archive Tech Nation interview was recorded shortly before Occupy Wall Street coalesced. Moira speaks with him about his book “Debt, the first 5,000 years”. She’ll also speak with Wes Gilson, the head of Artificial Intelligence at Siemens Healthineers, about the intersection between artificial intelligence and healthcare.
59 min

Episode 20-38 Treating your first human with a cancer drug

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Patrick Yang, Chair and Co-Founder, Acepodia. They’ve just treated their first human. Their treatment? For HER-2 positive cancer - it can be anywhere in the body. Then writer, poet, writing critic, and writing coach - Joan Gelfand. Her 2018 book, “You Can Be a Winning Writer”, can help you write that book you’ve been meaning to, or relax with her latest novel, “Extreme”.
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Episode 20-37 Talking to Robots – Both Real 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.