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
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Episode 470: Episode 22-21 What’s Up with Netflix?

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Journalists Dade Hayes & Dawn Chmielewski about “Binge Times: Inside Hollywood’s Furious Billion-Dollar Battle to Take Down Netflix”. From the stock plunge of Netflix to the rise of Bridgerton, it’s a streaming war for our attention. Then in Biotech, could “sticky proteins” lead to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and more? Dr. Maria Maccecchini, Founder, President and CEO of Annovis Bio, tells us about their approach.
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Episode 469: Episode 22-20 Successful Aging – Nature? Or Nurture?

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin about his book “Successful Aging … A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives”. And Dr. Cameron Turtle from Eidos Therapeutics tells us that of the 6 Million Americans living with the medical condition known as Heart Failure, several hundred thousand have a special type, which was thought to be rare, but is being underdiagnosed. It’s known by its initials: ATTR. Eidos is working on a treatment.
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Episode 468: Episode 22-19 The Science of Zoom Body Language

On this week’s Tech Nation, it’s all about changing behaviors now that that we interact online. Erica Dhawan talks about “Digital Body Language - How to Build Trust & Connection No Matter the Distance”. Then how to take an insight in science and enable it to become an actual product. Dr. Mark Allen, the co-founder and CEO of Elevian, tells us their experience and about selecting their first target: stroke.
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Episode 467: Episode 22-18 Remembering the people of Love Canal

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Journalist and NPR contributor Keith O’Brien about his book, “Paradise Falls: The True Story of an Environmental Catastrophe”. From congressional aides to housewives to defiant scientists – we receive the benefits of the challenge of Love Canal. Then, new science leads to understanding natural repair mechanisms in the brain. Dr. Mark Litton is the President and CEO of Athira Pharma. He discusses their efforts in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s dementia.
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Episode 466: Episode 22-17 Stopping Breast Cancer Before It Starts?

Dr. Amit (Am-it) Kumar, the President and CEO of Anixa Biosciences, about a new approach to actually preventing the truly aggressive triple negative breast cancer, and its potential for other breast cancers and ovarian cancer. We hear about the scientific breakthroughs and their partnership with the Cleveland Clinic. Then, Sarah Frier (“Fry-er”), a tech journalist with Bloomberg News. Her award-winning book: “No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram” has lessons for today’s potential buyout of Twitter.
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Episode 465: Episode 22-16 The EU and the US Tech Giants

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Margrethe Vestager, the Executive Vice President of the European Commission for “A Europe Fit for the Digital Age”.  Commissioner Vestager describes why the EU imposed fines on such digital giants as Google and Amazon, and the impact on the EU’s digital space since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Then, University of the South Professor David George Haskell talks about sound – from the beginning of time on planet earth to the sounds in our teeming cities. His book is “Sounds Wild and Broken … Sonic Marvels, Evolution’s Creativity and the Crisis of Sensory Extinction”.
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Episode 464: Episode 22-15 Can Employees Be Happy ???

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Wall Street Journal investigative journalists, Kirsten Grind and Katherine Sayre. Their book is “Happy at Any Cost … The Revolutionary Vision and Fatal Quest of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh”. Then neuroscience tells us - it’s all about the messenger and not the message. Stephen Martin and Joseph Marks talk about their 2019 book, “Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don’t, and Why”.
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Episode 463: Episode 22-14 Social Media and Weaponized Shame ???

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Cathy O’Neil about “The Shame Machine … Who Profits in the New Age of Humiliation”. They talk about how encouraging shame figures into the algorithms of social media. Then Dr. Daniel Bloomfield, the Chief Medical Officer of Anthos Therapeutics, describes the current challenge of preventing bleeding while avoiding the specter of clotting. Anthos may have a solution.