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.






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.




Triangulation 427: Jeff Brockman

Jason Howell is joined by TWiT's studio engineer to talk about his time as the drummer and founder of the progressive rock band Cairo, creating the Virtual Live Show, and how the intersection of music and tech has evolved. Cairo on YouTube: Virtual Live Show on Twitter: Host: Jason Howell Guest: Jeff Brockman Download or subscribe to this show at


Triangulation 426: Flynn Coleman: A Human Algorithm

Flynn Coleman, writer, and international human rights attorney, joins Denise Howell to talk about her book A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence Is Redefining Who We Are. Flynn argues that we must instill values, ethics, and morals into our robots, algorithms, and other forms of AI by developing and implement laws, policies, and oversight mechanisms to protect us from tech's insidious threats. Get "A Human Algorithm": Host: Denise Howell Guest: Flynn...


Triangulation 425: Stephen Wolfram

Stephen Wolfram is a computer scientist who designed Mathematica, Wolfram Alpha, and the Wolfram Language. He talks to Mikah Sargent about translating between human language, mathematics, and programming languages, how computational language works, and how he has spent his life trying to build computational intelligence up. Host: Mikah Sargent Guest: Stephen Wolfram Download or subscribe to this show at...


Triangulation 424: Margaret O'Mara: The Code

Margaret O'Mara, Professor of History at the University of Washington, joins Mikah Sargent to talk about her book The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America. They dive into the behind-the-scenes history of Silicon Valley, including how the Cold War shaped what Stanford University is today, shine a light on some of the unsung heroes like Ann Hardy and David Morgenthaler, and the legacy of Steve Jobs. Get "The Code": Host: Mikah Sargent Guest: Margaret...


Triangulation 423: Scott Petry

Scott Petry is the CEO of Authentic8. He talks to Leo Laporte about his work on the Newton, how he saved the world from spam, and his plan to make your browser safe. Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Scott Petry Download or subscribe to this show at


Triangulation 422: Brett Frischmann: Re-Engineering Humanity

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...


Triangulation 421: John Hodgman: Medallion Status

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": Host: Mikah Sargent Guest: John Hodgman Download...


Triangulation 420: Kickstarter Co-Founder Yancey Strickler

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...


Triangulation 419: Jeri Ellsworth and Tilt Five Tabletop AR

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: Host: Jason Howell Guest: Jeri Ellsworth Download or subscribe to this show at


Triangulation 418: Ruha Benjamin: Race After Technology

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": Host: Mikah Sargent Guest: Ruha Benjamin Download or subscribe to this show at


Triangulation 417: Kate O'Neill: Waste

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...


Triangulation 416: Todd Moore

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: Buy "Tap, Move, Shake": Host: Ant Pruitt Guest: Todd Moore Download or subscribe to this...


Triangulation 415: Shel Israel: Human-Augmented AI

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 Sponsor:


Triangulation 414: Jono Bacon

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 Sponsors:


Triangulation 413: David Weinberger: Everyday Chaos

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": Host: Mikah Sargent Guest: David Weinberger Download or subscribe to this...


Triangulation 412: Randall Munroe: XKCD

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": Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Randall Munroe Download or subscribe to this show at...


Triangulation 411: Yan Zhu, AKA bcrypt

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


Triangulation 410: Bryan Walsh: End Times

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 Sponsor:


Triangulation 409: Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors

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


Triangulation 408: Andrew Maynard: Films from the Future

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,...