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
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.
58 min

Episode 19-40 Lemony Snicket Does Tech Noir

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with the author known best to you as Lemony Snicket, or rather his adult self: Daniel Handler. They talk about his latest adult novel: “Bottle Grove”, and a different take on the San Francisco of today. Then Moira speaks with two different female engineers. Brianna Wronko, the founder and CEO of Group K Diagnostics, is looking to create immediate response diagnostics. And Dr. Erica Smith, the Vice President of Business Development for Tools4Patient, talks about removing the placebo effect - the impact of a positive response to a drug, even when the patient received nothing.
58 min

Episode 19-39 Smart Cities, Smart Doctors, Smart Security, Smart Drug Design

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with it’s all about data – who’s collecting it, and why, and how it can serve us, and maybe not. Lee Omar from Red Ninja talks about smart cities around the world, and the art of listening before you build. Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Daniel Kraft shows us we can crowdsource medical questions, while Tech Nation Regular Contributor Gary Davis reminds us that we love free stuff, and we pay for it with our data. Then Krishnan Nandabalan, the CEO of InveniAI sees continued value in the data used for drug approval after the drug is approved.
58 min

Episode 19-38 Dashiell Hammett’s Sam Spade has a Tech Noir Successor

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Matt Richtel turns tech noir thriller fiction writer with the pseudonym A B Jewell, in “The Man Who Wouldn’t Die” - from Silicon Valley values to venture capital lingo to the habits of the newly tech rich in San Francisco. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about the health benefits of Ambient Technology – the technology all around that you think is doing one thing, but could do another. Like keep you in good health
58 min

Episode 19-37 Shrewd Samaritan in a Connected World

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with USF professor and development economist Bruce Wydick about “Shrewd Samaritan - Faith, Economics, and the Road to Loving Our Global Neighbor”. 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.
58 min

Episode 19-36 Your Mind Needs Motion

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.
58 min

Episode 19-35 Your Mind Needs Motion

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Stanford emerita psychology professor Barbara Tversky. She talks about “Mind in Motion: How Action Shapes Thought”, how the mind can override perception, how feeling comes before logic, and how we organize things in our world the way we organize our minds.
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