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Every week TWiT hosts talk to the smartest people in the world about the most important topics in technology. Join Leo Laporte, Jason Howell, or Megan Morrone for these enlightening one-on-one interviews.

Every week TWiT hosts talk to the smartest people in the world about the most important topics in technology. Join Leo Laporte, Jason Howell, or Megan Morrone for these enlightening one-on-one interviews.
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Every week TWiT hosts talk to the smartest people in the world about the most important topics in technology. Join Leo Laporte, Jason Howell, or Megan Morrone for these enlightening one-on-one interviews.

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English


Episodes

Triangulation 422: Brett Frischmann: Re-Engineering Humanity

11/15/2019
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Brett Frischmann is the Charles Widger Endowed University Professor in Law, Business and Economics, Villanova University and joins Denise Howell to discuss his book, co-authored with Evan Selinger, 'Re-Engineering Humanity.' They talk about what's happening to our lives as society embraces big data, predictive analytics, and smart environments. Host: Denise Howell Guest: Brett Frischmann Download or subscribe to this show at...

Duration:00:59:11

Triangulation 421: John Hodgman: Medallion Status

11/8/2019
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Famed writer, comedian, and actor John Hodgman (though not nearly as those two corgis from Instagram) returns to join Mikah Sargent to discuss his latest book Medallion Status: True Stories from Secret Rooms. They examine status, fame, and identity; and dive into how to make the perfect hard-boiled egg, how a nude scene with an oboe relates to vulnerability, and how celebrity has evolved. Get "Medallion Status": https://amzn.to/36picuc Host: Mikah Sargent Guest: John Hodgman Download...

Duration:01:09:28

Triangulation 420: Kickstarter Co-Founder Yancey Strickler

11/1/2019
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Yancey Strickler is the co-founder and former CEO of Kickstarter and joins Jason Howell to talk about his new book, This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World. They discuss the crowdfunding platform's transition into a public-benefit corporation, leading to Yancey's book, which details a philosophy and framework for building a society that looks beyond "financial maximization" and more towards other values like community, purpose, and sustainability. Buy "This Could...

Duration:00:59:36

Triangulation 419: Jeri Ellsworth and Tilt Five Tabletop AR

10/25/2019
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Jeri Ellsworth returns to talk with Jason Howell about Tilt Five's holographic tabletop gaming system, what happened with her previous augmented reality startup castAR, and the how the AR/VR space has evolved and where it's going. Tilt Five on Kickstarter: http://twit.to/tiltfive Host: Jason Howell Guest: Jeri Ellsworth Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation.

Duration:01:00:31

Triangulation 418: Ruha Benjamin: Race After Technology

10/18/2019
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Ruha Benjamin, Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, joins Mikah Sargent to talk about her new book 'Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code.' They discuss how emerging technologies can reinforce and amplify racial biases and ways we could solve this problem. Buy "Race After Technology": https://amzn.to/2Bj8ICE Host: Mikah Sargent Guest: Ruha Benjamin Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation.

Duration:01:08:22

Triangulation 417: Kate O'Neill: Waste

10/4/2019
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Mikah Sargent talks with professor Kate O'Neill about her new book, 'Waste' and what we can do about the ever-growing amount of trash each of us produces. They discuss what happens to much of our e-waste and how tech companies could work proactively, including the right-to-repair. One big issue is how China changed recycling world-wide, complicating the recycling industry and what happens next. Some solutions to this problem include finding alternatives to plastic and developing a global...

Duration:01:11:06

Triangulation 416: Todd Moore

9/27/2019
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Best known for developing the sleep-aid app White Noise, Todd Moore is an app developer, founder and CEO of TMSOFT, and author of Tap, Move, Shake. Todd joins Ant Pruitt to discuss his advice for app devs, the differences in developing for iOS and Android, and working on new platforms like AR/VR and virtual assistants. Get White Noise: https://www.tmsoft.com/white-noise/ Buy "Tap, Move, Shake": https://amzn.to/2nPfyw4 Host: Ant Pruitt Guest: Todd Moore Download or subscribe to this...

Duration:00:55:13

Triangulation 415: Shel Israel: Human-Augmented AI

9/20/2019
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Shel Israel is a writer, consultant, and expert on how technology is shaping humanity. He talks with Denise Howell about how the development of Artificial Intelligence is affecting driving, education, and even dentistry. Host: Denise Howell Guest: Shel Israel Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation. Sponsor: ZipRecruiter.com/triangulation

Duration:01:05:52

Triangulation 414: Jono Bacon

9/13/2019
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Jono Bacon is the author of 'People Powered: How Communities can Supercharge your Business, Brand, and Teams.' He talks with Leo Laporte about how to grow your community by facilitating safe, constructive feedback. Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Jono Bacon Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation. Sponsors: ZipRecruiter.com/triangulationcapterra.com/triangulation

Duration:01:03:37

Triangulation 413: David Weinberger: Everyday Chaos

9/6/2019
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Mikah Sargent speaks with David Weinberger, author of Everyday Chaos: Technology, Complexity, and How We're Thriving in a New World of Possibility about how AI, big data, and the internet are all revealing that the world is vastly more complex and unpredictable than we've allowed ourselves to see and how we're getting acculturated to these machines based on chaos. Buy "Everyday Chaos": https://amzn.to/2ZMPHSY Host: Mikah Sargent Guest: David Weinberger Download or subscribe to this...

Duration:01:11:38

Triangulation 412: Randall Munroe: XKCD

8/30/2019
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Randall Munroe is the creator of the greatest comic strip on the internet: XKCD, and the author of the new book How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems. He talks with Leo Laporte about how he got started making comic strips, the importance of not making fun of people for not knowing stuff, and the best way to generate letter pairs for kerning. Buy "How To": https://amzn.to/2ZzxGLM Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Randall Munroe Download or subscribe to this show at...

Duration:01:15:17

Triangulation 411: Yan Zhu, AKA bcrypt

8/23/2019
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Yan Zhu, AKA bcrypt, is the Chief Security Officer at Brave. Yan joins Leo Laporte to talk about her past dropping out of high school and earning a B.S. at MIT; her work on Brave's security-focused browser and other open-source projects like HTTPS Everywhere, SecureDrop, and Privacy Badger on Firefox; DJing and creating electronic music; and more. Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Yan Zhu Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation.

Duration:00:58:40

Triangulation 410: Bryan Walsh: End Times

8/16/2019
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Bryan Walsh is the author of End Times: A Brief Guide to the End of the World. He talks with Mikah Sargent about the many, many ways Mother Earth may try to kill us all and the ways we might beat her to it. He also gives some hope for the future. Host: Mikah Sargent Guest: Bryan Walsh Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation. Sponsor: capterra.com/triangulation

Duration:01:08:31

Triangulation 409: Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors

8/9/2019
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Ed Niedermeyer is the author of Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors. He talks to Leo Laporte about how Tesla has succeeded, how it has failed, and what it needs to do to win. Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Ed Niedermeyer Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation.

Duration:01:14:38

Triangulation 408: Andrew Maynard: Films from the Future

8/2/2019
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Jason Howell speaks with Andrew Maynard, professor in the Arizona State University School for the Future of Innovation in Society, about his book Films from the Future: The Technology and Morality of Sci-Fi Movies. They dive into his book discussing whether sci-fi films like Jurassic Park, Limitless, Ghost in the Shell, and Ex Machina is predicting or creating our future, responsible innovation, what Andrew finds really disturbing about AI, the ethics of Elon Musk's Neuralink technology,...

Duration:00:59:33

Triangulation 407: Alex Howard on Digital Governance

7/26/2019
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Denise Howell speaks with independent writer, digital governance expert, and open government advocate Alex Howard. They discuss the 'Post-truth' era, the Honest Ads Act that he helped draft due to the lack of transparency for political ad spending online, how the ways politicians and governments use social media matters, the issues of content moderating, Facebook's $5 billion fine from the FTC over privacy breaches, and more. Host: Denise Howell Guest: Alex Howard Download or subscribe...

Duration:01:44:01

Triangulation 406: Bram Cohen: Chia Network

7/12/2019
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BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen returns to 'Triangulation' with Jason Howell to talk about Chia Network and how they are creating an open-source blockchain which is a more decentralized and energy-efficient cryptocurrency than Bitcoin. They also discuss Facebook's Libra, where President Trump is right and wrong on crypto and Bram's other hobby as a puzzle maker. Host: Jason Howell Guest: Bram Cohen Download or subscribe to this show at...

Duration:01:00:53

Triangulation 405: Trey Ratcliff

7/5/2019
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Trey Ratcliff, author of "Under the Influence," talks with Leo Laporte about the bane of Instagram "Influencers," how to turn criticism into creativity, and how to survive on social media without losing your soul. Buy "Under the Influence": https://amzn.to/2LDi3vu Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Trey Ratcliff Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation.

Duration:01:07:15

Triangulation 404: Arthur Holland Michel: Eyes in the Sky

6/28/2019
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Jason Howell speaks with journalist, researcher, and co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College Arthur Holland Michel about his new book "Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All." They dive into how the film "Enemy of the State" influenced the Pentagon to develop a high-tech aerial surveillance system for monitoring America's enemies overseas, how the Wide Angle Motion Imagery tech is now being used to watch US citizens, and...

Duration:00:59:51

Triangulation 403: Google's Jigsaw

6/21/2019
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Leo Laporte speaks with Jigsaw's Chief Operating Officer Dan Keyserling. They discuss how the incubator, which began as Google Ideas, is working to make the world a better place by building technologies to help fight attacks on free speech, online harassment, violent extremism, and other injustices with projects like Project Shield, Password Alert, Conversation AI, Digital Attack Map, Outline, Share the Facts, and more. Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Dan Keyserling Download or subscribe to...

Duration:00:56:05