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The brilliant Fareed Zakaria (bestselling author, Washington Post columnist, and host of CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS") stopped by our offices for a wide-ranging Convo about politics and other global forces are affected by technology. If you are at al…
You may know Baratunde for his NYT-bestselling book "How to Be Black," for his work as director of digital for The Onion, his time as a digital producer for "The Daily Show," his column over at "Fast Company," or many many many appearances on vario…
Former NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski (with five missions under his belt) has done A LOT. He's climbed to the summit of Mount Everest (the first person to make it there and into space), competed as an Olympic-level luger, and started his own machi…
Bill Nye, America's science guy stopped by our offices to talk about how nerds created the modern world, keep it running, and will probably be the ones to save it from itself. Check out this wide-ranging conversation about the environment, space, a…
PCMag's own Jeff Wilson stopped by the Convo to talk about his fantastic digital cover story "How I learned to Stop Hating and Love eSports" about the multi-billion dollar global phenomenon that is competitive video gaming. PCMag.com is your ultima…
We had a great Convo with functional apparel designer Dani Ryan about her work with Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Her team has partnered with DARPA to create a soft-robotic exosuit designed to augment hu…
Actress Jessica Pimentel ("Maria Ruiz" on Netflix' Orange Is the new Black) stopped by PCMag's offices to talk about the phenomenon that is OITNB, her secret techy past, and her heavy metal extracurricular (also, we spend some time hating on Apple)…
Ani Liu is a recent graduate from MIT's real-life magic factory better known as "The Media Lab." There, she has created some very cool, weird, fascinating projects that combine elements from VR, brain-machine interfaces, genetics, and botany. She c…
Year Million is a new series on NatGeo which uses elements of science fiction and actual science to attempt to predict how technology will affect our species one hundred, one thousand, and even one million years in the future. Using modern technolo…
If you don't know him, Paul is the longtime cameraman for Bear Grylls, but he has stepped in front of the camera for a new show on Animal Planet, "Expedition Mungo." In his new series, Paul travels around the world (often into remote and dangerous …
Writer, essayist, and author of multiple bestselling books (Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs; But What if We're Wrong?; Fargo Rock City) stopped by PCMag's offices to have a couple of beers, talk about his latest book, and discuss everything from tech's…
The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik doesn't just play a scientist on TV, she has an actual PhD in neuroscience which she earned after her stint on the hit 90s show, Blossom. She stopped by our studios to talk about her new book Girling Up, which mak…
CNN commentator, former Obama administration "Green Jobs" advisor, and founder of Dream Corps, Van Jones stopped by the offices to talk about his #YesWeCode initiative to make the tech industry more diverse. This was an AMAZING interview that veere…
Craigslist founder Craig Newmark has partnered with Facebook and the CUNY school of journalism to spearhead the "News Integrity Initiate" to help news consumers make informed judgments about the news they read and share. In other words, Craig wants…
We talked to Dr. Amy Hasinoff, an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Denver and author of the book Sexting Panic about America's favorite pastime: SEXTING! The polls show that not only are a clear majority of young people (sexually a…
We spoke with ExtremeTech editor-in-chief Jamie Lendino about his new book: _Breakout: How Atari 8-Bit Computers Defined a Generation_, which details the rise, impact, and fall of Atari 8-bit computers. Atari computers weren't the first home PCs no…
Skynet Is Actually Real (But Hopefully Won't Try to Destroy Us) In this episode of The Convo, we speak with Dr. Colin Parris, VP of General Electric's software research division. We talk about the cutting edge of AI, the invisible force that litera…
We talked with Kor Adana, one of the writers on the show _Mr. Robot_, who helps give the show some technological realism. Kor's real life actually somewhat mirrors the show's fictional protagonist, Elliot. He was a teenage hacker who got in trouble…
We had a fascinating conversation with tech/economy/politics writer, James Pethokoukis about how robots and algorithms are (probably) going to replace the need for a human workforce (at some point). We dig into the weeds about what possible solutio…
This was a fascinating talk about human evolution, past and FUTURE. Enriquez details, among other things how humans actually have four genomes; why the obesity problem has spread to wild birds;why autism may be a symptom of the IT economy; why blue…
The Creative Machines Lab's goal is to create robots that are self-aware, self-replicating, and creative. We speak with the program's director, Dr. Hod Lipson about his work creating robots that can learn on their own, evolve over time without any …
We talked to adult video entrepreneur and all-around badass Joanna Angel about how content makers can survive in the digital age.
MIT Media Lab researcher Dr. Kate Darling stopped by the studio with her dino-bot (Mr. Spaghetti) to talk about the ethics of how new robot friends, what rights robots have, and what are the ethics surrounding sex bots. Plus, watch as Mr. Spaghetti…
We spoke with Stanford Law professor Henry T. Greely about his new book The End of Sex, which predicts the end of procreational sex and the rise of designer babies in as early as 20 years.
We spoke with NASA deputy administrator Dava Newman about how humans will get to Mars.
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Podcast Details
Started
Feb 3rd, 2017
Latest Episode
Aug 22nd, 2017
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
30
Avg. Episode Length
31 minutes

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