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The Jim Stroud Podcast explores the future of work, life and everything in between! His resume and career highlights can be viewed on his website at Subscribe now! Become a supporter of this podcast:






Immortality for Sale But, Who Wants to Live Forever?

Do you want to live forever? If you had all the money in the world and you wanted to invest in ways to become immortal, where would you put your money? Well, I happen to know that some of the richest people in the world are doing all they can to make death a thing of the past. I’ll tell you how they are spending their money towards that purpose in this episode of "The Jim Stroud Show." | Special thanks to our sponsor - Supapass! ( | Download the show notes here:...


How To Hire Ex-Offenders [Cheri Garcia Interview]

I had the distinct pleasure of chatting with Cheri Garcia of "Cornbread Hustle," a second chance staffing agency for ex-offenders. During our fascinating and raw chat, I learned about the success of her program, her personal struggles and the positive contributions that ex felons can bring to the workplace. Tune in for a very, very interesting interview. For more information on Cornbread Hustle, find them online at Support this podcast at —...


Why are we so lonely? I blame social media.

Can I ask you a personal question? Are you lonely? A recent study by CIGNA suggests that you are. They surveyed more than 20,000 U.S. adults -18 years and older and find out that nearly half of Americans sometimes or always feel alone, One in four Americans rarely or never feel as though there are people who really understand them, Two in five Americans sometimes or always feel that their relationships are not meaningful and One in five people report they rarely or never feel close to...


The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Business

Quite recently, I had the very good fortune of connecting with Swathi Young on LinkedIn the other day. She is the founder of TechNotch solutions, a technology strategy and management consulting company in Washington, DC. Swathi Young helps companies leverage the power of machine learning to solve business problems; for example, fraud detection and customer service intelligent agents. And to her credit, she is quite the expert on AI and a number of emerging technologies. On the podcast we...


Listener Update - 7.6.2019

This is a quick heads up on what I have been working on. ;-) The music is "Train of Thought" and it was written, played, and produced by Danya Vodovoz - Support this podcast at —


What happens to your data when you die?

Okay, now this is interesting. Facebook may eventually have more dead users than living ones. According to a study by Oxford Researchers, Facebook will have 4.9 billion deceased users on its system by the year 2100. If Facebook’s current growth rate continues, the dead would outpace the living by 2070. And this brings to mind, an interesting question… What happens to your data after you die? I’ll share a few insights in this episode. | Click here to download the transcript. And please, take...


Listener Update - 6.15.19

Jim Stroud here with a listener update and a few requests, the least of which is to ask that you take 30 seconds to fill out my podcast listener survey at Thank you in advance. Music by DJ Quads ♫Music By♫ ●DJ Quads - Dreams - ●Soundcloud - ●Instagram - ●Twitter - ●YouTube - Support this...


Freedom of Thought

In the future, will we have the freedom to think as we like without fear of economic or judicial reprisals? I hope so. Yet, recent technological advances give me room to pause. In this episode, I discuss scientific advances that can literally read your mind and create pictures based on your thoughts. Intrigued? If so, prepare to be amazed by the other discoveries I stumbled upon this past week. Science fiction is quickly becoming science fact. Can our laws keep up? What about our personal...


What is The Jim Stroud Podcast all about?

If you are new to The Jim Stroud Podcast and just want to know what its all about, this 1-minute trailer is just for you. Listen in, subscribe, comment and share it anywhere and everywhere you do your social networking online and off. Thanks in advance. Support this podcast at —


Amazon wants to know more, more and more about you!

When was the last time you bought something from Amazon? Last week? Yesterday? Waiting on a package now? No doubt. Amazon is very popular with millions of people and millions of people more have a big love for the company; me included. However, as wonderful as Amazon is, they do have a side of their business that some would consider creepy. In fact, some people say it is getting creepier and creepier, each passing day. Tune in to learn about their experiments with emotion detection, tracking...


Listener Update - 5.27.19

Happy Memorial Day to my listeners! No podcast this week but, I did have something to say. Tune in to find out what. ► Music Credit Track Name: “Dreams” Music by Dj Quads @ • Official DJ QUads YouTube channel HERE:… • DJ QUads Twitter HERE: • DJ QUads Spotify HERE:… • DJ QUads Instagram HERE: • Original upload HERE –...


Google Tracks Everything You Buy

I have a public service announcement for you. Google saves years of information on purchases you’ve made, even outside Google, and pulls this information from Gmail. It’s complicated to delete this private information, and options to turn it off are hidden in privacy settings. But don’t worry, Google says it values your privacy and won't use this information to sell you ads. Umm.... ok. | Big shout to DuckDuckGo! (I'm a fan.) / Download free privacy goodies from Support...


Big Brother in the Office

How far will companies infringe on their worker's privacy for the sake of efficiency? Now, and in the very near future, companies will take corporate surveillance to a whole new level. What I discuss in this podcast goes well beyond reading your emails or monitoring your chats on Slack. Tune in now to see what I mean. This podcast, for the most part, was recorded live at the Hacking HR forum in Atlanta. If you want to learn more about the future of work from people much, much smarter than...


Mo' Data, Mo' Problems

If you want to learn something truly fascinating that you might not have considered before, go to your favorite search engine and look up the phrase, "big data is a civil rights issue." As you scan through the search results and glean tidbits of data from the descriptions, or skim the various articles, you will no doubt see that the world is sitting on a powder keg of outrage. Algorithms and automation threaten to divide my country more profoundly than any political unrest around civil war...


Listener Update - May 3, 2019

This week’s podcast is going to be late because... Become a supporter of this podcast: Support this podcast at —


So, machines are firing people now?

Have you ever been fired from a job before? If so, I imagine it was during an awkward in-person meeting between you, your boss and somebody from the HR department. Today, however, we live in a different era and companies are using machines to fire employees. Don’t believe me? Tune in and I’ll share an example of what may be a sign of things to come. | Special thanks to ClickIQ for sponsoring this episode. (And a very special thanks to those who drop a little somethin'-somethin' in my virtual...


Transhumanism and Discrimination in the Future of Work

There has been a lot of talk about diversity and inclusion as it pertains to the workplace. Do a search on duck duck go or some other search engine and you will no doubt discover countless articles about it. Yet, as I review several of the articles linked to from the search results, no one seems to be talking about a new demographic of workers that will no doubt disrupt the future world of work. What is the population I’m talking about? What is the one characteristic they all share? Well, in...


Big Data Knows You’re Going to Quit Your Job Before You Do

Are you happy on your job? Are you unsatisfied with your work? Perhaps, you’ve already begun spending quality time on in search of new opportunities? And yet, you’ve kept all this to yourself, as you continue to plod along in a job you are starting to hate. What if I told you that with the help of big data and magic algorithms, companies are able to spot employees like you and with that knowledge, offer you a promotion, a raise or more fulfilling tasks, all in an effort to retain...


Is it right to profit on prison labor?

When you think of prisoners working inside of a jail, what comes to mind? Prisoners cooking, mopping floors, folding clothes…? Yes, all of those are certainly true and now you can add one more – training artificial intelligence algorithms. In this episode, I talk about the pros and cons (pun intended) of prison labor. Big thanks to ClickIQ for sponsoring this episode. Become a supporter of this podcast: Support this podcast at —...


Listener Update - April 1, 2019

This is a quick listener update to give you a heads up on recent activities and podcast changes. Among them, I was a guest on “The Chad and Cheese Podcast” ( Become a supporter of this podcast: Support this podcast at —