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Episode 22-48 Could Long Covid be Fibromyalgia???

November 25th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Seth Lederman, the Co-Founder and CEO of Tonix Pharmaceuticals, about Long Covid – and it potential relation to another medical condition, Fibromyalgia. Tonix is now …

Episode 22-47 Ideas, Ideas, Ideas

November 17th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Jeremy Utley, the Director of Executive Education at Stanford University’s school, joins Moira to talk …

Episode 22-46 High Seas Conspiracy

November 13th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Bloomberg BusinessWeek investigative journalist Kit Chellel (“Shell-lel”) talks about “Dead in the Water … A True Story of Hijacking, Murder, and a Global Maritime …

Episode 22-45 Turn Your DNA On and Off ??

November 1st, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Alexandria Forbes (whom you may known as Zandy Forbes), President and CEO of MeiraGTx, tells us about their efforts in treating retinitis pigmentosa and Parkinson’s, …

Episode 22-44 Pirate Then, Pirates Now – Not Much Has Changed ??

October 28th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Steven Johnson with “Enemy of All Mankind … A True Story of Piracy, Power and History’s First Global Manhunt.” It’s a 17th century story that’s rife with insights for today. Then Tech Nation …

Episode 22-43 Mapping Biology ???

October 19th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, conjure up images of test tubes, and replace it with tiny wells on index-card-size trays, and robots moving them to and fro. Dr. Chris Gibson, the CEO of Recursion Pharmaceuticals, tells us …

Episode 22-42 Neanderthal to Nobel Prize

October 14th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, an archival interview of the winner of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Professor Svante Paabo talks about …

Episode 22-41 Science, Technology and Race

October 5th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Dr. Patrice Matchaba, the President of the Novartis US Foundation. He talks about how the limits of medical technology …

Episode 22-40 A two-week anti-depression treatment?

October 1st, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, it’s about developing medicines which enable the body to heal itself. First up, treating depression in a whole new way … …

Episode 22-39 Digital Technology, Freedom & Democracy

September 22nd, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Jamie Susskind about his book, “The Digital Republic … On Freedom and Democracy in the 21st Century”. Then, in Biotech, a potential successor to stem cells - fibroblasts? …

Episode 22-38 YouTube – 500 hrs of Video per Minute

September 13th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Bloomberg and BusinessWeek journalist Mark Bergen about the challenge of keeping up with the 100’s of hours of video uploaded every minute. His book is “Like, Comment, …

Episode 22-37 Long Covid – Biotech is working on it

September 10th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Jeffrey Cleland, the President & CEO of Ashvattha Therapeutics, about their drug development efforts to treat Long Covid. Then Dr. Greg Frost, the Chair and CEO of …

Episode 22-36 Bigotry, justice and environmental pollution

September 1st, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Kirk Wallace Johnson talking about fisherman, immigrants, bigotry, justice and environmental pollution. …

Episode 22-35 The Future of Cities ???

August 24th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Harvard economics professors Edward Glaeser and David Cutler about “Survival of the City … Living and …

Episode 22-34 How Did Edward Snowden Get So Far In Government Security ???

August 19th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, how exactly did Edward Snowden deliver those classified government documents into the hands of the media? Former Washington Post investigative journalist Bart Gellman, currently writing for …

Episode 22-33 The New Astronauts

August 12th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, what Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Richard Branson all have in common: They all started spaceflight companies. Moira speaks with New Yorker writer NICHOLAS SCHMIDLE (“schmidd-uhl”) , the author …

Episode 22-32 What about Animals and Gender ?

August 4th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Emory University Primatologist Dr. Frans de Waal talks about his book: “Different … Gender Through the …

Episode 22-31 Replacing some of your DNA with new DNA that works better - and stopping it at will .

August 4th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with

Dr. Alexandria Forbes (whom you may known as Zandy Forbes), President and CEO of MeiraGTx, tells us about their efforts in treating retinitis pigmentosa and Parkinson’s, …

Episode 22-30 Biotech meets in person !!

July 21st, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with the biotech companies at the BIO International Convention in San Diego. They meet in person for the …

Episode 22-29 Tech Visionary – No Tech

July 15th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with

John Markoff, the former New York Times journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner, to talk about someone we …

Episode 22-28 The Science: Feelings before Knowledge

July 7th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Professor Antonio Damasio, the Director of the University of Southern California’s Brain and Creativity Institute. He talks about his book is “Feeling & Knowing: Making …

Episode 22-27 The Ford 150 Pick-Up Truck, or rather, Workhorse

July 1st, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Sandy Fershee, the Lab Director for D-Ford Detroit at Ford Motor Company. They talk about the latest features for the best-selling vehicle on the road - the F-150 pick-up …

Episode 22-26 One-way streets in Pompeii ???

June 23rd, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, from the bumpy history of the chariot to how smartphones are essential equipment for transportation in the future. Economist deputy editor Tom Standage talks about “A Brief History of Motion: …

Episode 22-25 A Citizen’s Guide to Data?

June 15th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Jer Thorp. The former Data Artist in Residence at the New York Times, he talks about his book: “Living in Data – A Citizen’s Guide to a Better Information Future”. Then Joe …

Episode 22-24 Biotech Beyond Covid

June 9th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Robert Ang, the President & CEO of Vor Biopharma about its approach to Acute Myeloid Leukemia, also known as AML. Then Dr. Nik Sopko, the Chief Scientific Officer of …

Episode 22-23 Regeneron - How to create innovative scientists

May 31st, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. George Yancopoulos, the President and Chief Scientific Officer of Regeneron. Its innovative COVID …

Episode 22-22 The Science of Aging

May 27th, 2022

59:00

In this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Andrew Steele in a FOLLOW-ON science-focused interview on the latest science behind aging. His book is “Ageless … The New Science of Getting Older without Getting Old.” …

Episode 22-21 What’s Up with Netflix?

May 19th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Journalists Dade Hayes & Dawn Chmielewski about “Binge Times: Inside Hollywood’s Furious …

Episode 22-20 Successful Aging – Nature? Or Nurture?

May 11th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin about his book “Successful Aging … A Neuroscientist Explores the Power …

Episode 22-19 The Science of Zoom Body Language

May 5th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, it’s all about changing behaviors now that that we interact online. Erica Dhawan talks about “Digital Body Language - How to Build Trust & Connection No Matter the Distance”. Then how to …

Episode 22-18 Remembering the people of Love Canal

April 29th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Journalist and NPR contributor Keith O’Brien about his book, “Paradise Falls: The True Story of an Environmental Catastrophe”. From congressional aides to housewives to …

Episode 22-17 Stopping Breast Cancer Before It Starts?

April 21st, 2022

59:00

Dr. Amit (Am-it) Kumar, the President and CEO of Anixa Biosciences, about a new approach to actually preventing the truly aggressive triple negative …

Episode 22-16 The EU and the US Tech Giants

April 13th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Margrethe Vestager, the Executive Vice President of the European Commission for “A Europe Fit for the Digital Age”.  Commissioner Vestager describes why the EU imposed fines …

Episode 22-15 Can Employees Be Happy ???

April 6th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with

Wall Street Journal investigative journalists, Kirsten Grind and Katherine Sayre. Their book is “Happy …

Episode 22-14 Social Media and Weaponized Shame ???

March 31st, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with

Dr. Cathy O’Neil about “The Shame Machine … Who Profits in the New Age of Humiliation”. They talk about how encouraging shame figures into the algorithms of social media. …

Episode 22-13 Can Every Medicine Be a Pill???

March 25th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with

Dr. Stewart Campbell, CEO of Axial Therapeutics, about their groundbreaking work in Autism–related irritability in teenagers, in Parkinson’s, and in complementing the …

Episode 22-12 Flat Earthers? Still?

March 17th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with

Daily Beast journalist Kelly Weill are extremism, disinformation and the Internet. They talk about …

Episode 22-11 The Chinese Language....Digitized?

March 11th, 2022

59:00

On this weekís Tech Nation, Moira speaks with 

Yale Professor Jing Tsu about ìKingdom of Characters Ö the language revolution that made China …

Episode 21-10 Your Mind Needs Motion

March 2nd, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with

Stanford emerita psychology professor Barbara Tversky. She talks about “Mind in Motion: How Action …

Episode 22-09 PayPal was just the beginning

February 24th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Jimmy Soni about the impact of the people who started PayPal – surprisingly this includes Elon Musk. His book is “The Founders: The Story of Paypal and the Entrepreneurs who …

Episode 22-08 A Tiny Molecule and Your Brain has a Problem

February 18th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Sara Manning Peskin, a Neurologist and Professor at the University of Pennsylvania
Author, “A …

Episode 22-07 Regretting Regret?

February 10th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Daniel Pink about “The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward”. Then, Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about burn-out in …

Episode 22-06 The Chinese Typewriter

February 3rd, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Stanford History professor Tom Mullaney about his 2017 book, “The Chinese Typewriter”. He also tells us …

Episode 22-05 Don’t have any feelings? Think again

January 26th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with scientist and prolific author, Dr. Leonard Mlodinow about “Emotional: How Feelings Shape Our Thinking”. …

Episode 22-04 We’re all aging – in *every* cell in our bodies

January 19th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Andrew Steele about “Ageless … The New Science of Getting Older without Getting Old.” Then, Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft brings us uptodate on …

Episode 22-03 Regeneron – how we create innovative scientists

January 13th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. George Yancopoulos, the President and Chief Scientific Officer of Regeneron. Its innovative COVID …

Episode 22-02 The Birth of CRISPR

January 5th, 2022

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Walter Isaacson about “The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna (“DOWDna”), Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race.” Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel …

Episode 22-01 Neuroscience and Greek Tragedies ???

December 31st, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Ohio State University professor Angus Fletcher connects neuroscience and literature, and why stories can be so compelling – from Greek tragedy to modern times. His book is “Wonderworks … the …

Episode 21-52 Spinal Cord Injury to Cancer to COVID?

December 24th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with former UC Irvine professor, Dr. Hans Keirstead, the chairman and CEO of Aivita Biomedical. They’re …

Episode 21-51 A New Treatment for COVID – from 20 years ago

December 16th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Dr. Jonathan Javitt from NeuroRX Pharma talks about a scientific discovery which lingered for nearly two decades in some 70 boxes in deep storage – it’s now being tested as a treatment for …

Episode 21-50 Gene Cancer Therapy - Better, Faster, Cheaper

December 8th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Greg Frost, the CEO of Exuma Biotech. He explains how gene therapy for cancer is currently a 6 to 8 week proposition, and requires the patient to undergo chemotherapy. …

Episode 21-49 The Science: Feelings before Knowledge

December 2nd, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Professor Antonio Damasio, the Director of the University of Southern California’s Brain and Creativity Institute. He talks about his book is “Feeling & Knowing: Making …

Episode 21-48 Remembering Glen de Vries

November 23rd, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with the last Tech Nation interview of Glen de Vries, who flew into space with William Shatner aboard Blue Origin. A short month after this flight, Glen passed away in a plane …

Episode 21-47 The Future of Cities ??

November 17th, 2021

58:59

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Harvard economics professors Edward Glaeser and David Cutler about “Survival of the City … Living and …

Episode 21-46 Neuroscience and Dreaming

November 9th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Sidarta Ribeiro, Deputy Director of the Brain Institute at the Unversidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil. His book is “The Oracle of Night … The History and …

Episode 21-45 Searching for Drugs in Plants

November 3rd, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Emory Professor Dr. Cassandra Quave talks about “The Plant Hunter: A Scientist’s Quest for Nature’s Next Medicines”. And David McNally, President and CEO of Titan Medical. …

Episode 21-44 Elizabeth Holmes – Theranos – 2005

October 27th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk about his perpetually best-selling book: “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind …

Episode 21-43 The Decisions We Make

October 20th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Columbia University professor Eric Johnson about “The Elements of Choice: Why the Way We Decide …

Episode 21-42 Global Economic Shutdown

October 13th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with

Adam Tooze, a Columbia professor of history who is also an economist. His book is “Shutdown … How …

Episode 21-41 Rationality? Too Much to Ask?

October 7th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with

Harvard professor experimental cognitive scientist Steven Pinker about
“Rationality … What it is, Why it seems scarce, and Why it matters”. Then Lemony Snicket – the one …

Episode 21-40 Ancient viruses in our DNA?

September 29th, 2021

59:00

University of Chicago professor Dr Neil Shubin about “Some Assembly required … Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA.” Ancient viruses in our DNA? And what about “jumping genes”?  Also, …

Episode 21-39 Opioids and Us – a Different Perspective

September 21st, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Wired journalist Maia Szalavitz about why our recent approach to opioid addiction has resulted in a …

Episode 21-38 7½ Lesson about *Your* Brain

September 15th, 2021

59:00

Neuroscientist and psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett. She gives us “7½ Lessons about the Brain” and has some surprises – there is no “reptilian” part …

Episode 21-37 One-way streets in Pompeii ???

September 7th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, from the bumpy history of the chariot to how smartphones are essential equipment for transportation in the future. Economist deputy editor Tom Standage talks about “A Brief History of Motion: …

Episode 21-36 A two-week anti depression treatment?

September 1st, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, it’s about developing medicines which enable the body to heal itself. First up, treating depression in a whole new way … …

Episode 21-35 Can we just work remote?

August 26th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with ROBERT SIEGEL, Venture Investor and Stanford University Lecturer, and the Author of “The Brains and Brawn Company … How Leading Organizations blend the best of Digital and …

Episode 21-34 Pioneer Codebreaker -- Elizebeth Smith Friedman

August 19th, 2021

59:00

Moira speaks with journalist Jason Fagone talks about Elizebeth Smith Friedman, a pioneer in codebreaking, from World War I to rumrunners to drug smuggling to the famous Enigma machine. His book is “The Woman Who …

Episode 21-33 Medical Diagnostics tells a Story about Us

August 11th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with DR. HARVEY KAUFMAN, the Senior Medical Director of Quest Diagnostics, about how the use or delay of medical tests reveals about the health status of the US. Then MIKE …

Episode 21-32 SMA, NMOSD and Aging – From Few to Everyone

August 4th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Levi Garraway, the Chief Medical Officer of Genentech about FDA approvals for treatments in two …

Episode 21-31 The CRISPR Babies

July 30th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with anthropologist EBEN KIRKSEY, a professor of anthropology at Deakin University in Melbourne. He’s look …

Episode 21-30 Reverse engineering success ???

July 22nd, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with psychologist Dr. Ron Friedman about “Decoding Greatness … How the Best in the World Reverse Engineer …

Episode 21-29 Where in the US can you live toxin free ???

July 13th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with journalist Oliver Broudy about his book “The Sensitives - The Rise of Environmental Illness and Search for America’s Last Pure Place.” Then in biotech, a San Diego company …

Episode 21-28 Tech can make Workplaces COVID-safe ???

July 6th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Tanuj (“Ta-nooj”) Mohan, the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Enlighted, a Siemens Company …

Episode 21-27 Why We Drive – And Why We are Going to Miss It

June 29th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, what we lose if we go to driverless cars. Moira speaks with Matthew Crawford about his book: “Why We Drive … Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road”. Then Yochi Slonim, CEO of Anima Biotech, …

Episode 21-26 Pirates Then, Pirates Now – Not Much Has Changed ??

June 23rd, 2021

59:00


On this week’s Tech Nation, Steven Johnson with “Enemy of All Mankind … A True Story of Piracy, Power and History’s First Global Manhunt.” It’s a 17th century story that’s rife with insights for today. Then Tech Nation …

Episode 21-25 Every Color in the Rainbow

June 15th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, WIRED journalist ADAM ROGERS talks about his book: “Full Spectrum: How the Science of Color Made Us Modern.”

Then making …

Episode 21-24 The New Astronauts

June 8th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, what Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Richard Branson all have in common: They all started spaceflight companies. Moira speaks with New Yorker writer NICHOLAS SCHMIDLE (“schmidd-uhl”) , the author …

Episode 21-23 Geometry – even babies can do it

June 2nd, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, University of Wisconsin math professor JORDAN ELLENBERG, whom you might know from his earlier book, “How Not To Be …

Episode 21-22 The Science of Zoom Body Language

May 26th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, it’s all about changing behaviors now that that we interact online. Erica Dhawan talks about “Digital Body Language – How to Build Trust & Connection No Matter the Distance”. Then how to …

Episode 21-21 How Did Edward Snowden Get So Far In Government Security??

May 20th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, how exactly did Edward Snowden deliver those classified government documents into the hands of the media? Former Washington Post investigative journalist Bart Gellman, currently writing for …

Episode 21-20 How Does Innovation Really Work ???

May 12th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Matt Ridley, columnist from The Times of London on science, the environment, and economics, and author of “How Innovation …

Episode 21-19 Our Lives in Data

May 5th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Jer Thorp. The former Data Artist in Residence at the New York Times, he talks about his book: “Living in Data – A Citizen’s Guide to a Better Information Future”. Then Joe …

Episode 21-18 Your Internet Surfing Will Follow You Forever?

April 27th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with WIRED journalist Lauren Goode. They talk about her article appearing in the May, 2021 issue: “I called Off My Wedding. The Internet will never let me forget.”

But in a …

Episode 21-17 “Deep” Empathy – How is it different?

April 21st, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with MIT psychology professor Dr. Sherry Turkle. She’s written her memoir, and talks about the concept of …

Episode 21-16 Spinal Cord Injury to Cancer to COVID?

April 13th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with former UC Irvine professor, Dr. Hans Keirstead, the chairman and CEO of Aivita Biomedical. They’re …

Episode 21-15 Good Medicine

April 7th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, we’re talking about “Good Medicine … Health, Ethics and Innovation”. It’s a Collaboration Between Bioethics International …

Episode 21-14 Sir Edmund Hillary

March 31st, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, spurred by the re-opening of expeditions to the summit of Mount Everest, after a one-year closure due to COVID-19, a 1993 interview with Sir Edmund Hillary, who with his climbing partner, …

Episode 21-13 The Birth of CRISPR

March 25th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Walter Isaacson about “The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna (“DOWDna”), Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race.” Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel …

Episode 21-12 Learning to Draw on the Radio ???

March 18th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, learning to draw on the radio! Dan Roam, the founder of The Napkin Academy, invites us to make simple drawings showing what the COVID-19 pandemic looks like to each of us. They’ll also talk …

Episode 21-11 Neuroscience and Greek Tragedies ???

March 10th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Ohio State University professor Angus Fletcher connects neuroscience and literature, and why stories can be so compelling – from Greek tragedy to modern times. His book is “Wonderworks … the …

Episode 21-10 A New Treatment for COVID – from 20 years ago

March 2nd, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Dr. Jonathan Javitt from NeuroRX Pharma talks about a scientific discovery which lingered for nearly two decades in some 70 boxes in deep storage – it’s now being tested as a treatment for …

Episode 21-09 Science tells us how Change People’s Minds ???

February 24th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Wharton Marketing Professor, Jonah Berger, follow his earlier books, “Contagious” and “Invisible Influence”. His latest …

Episode 21-08 Gene Cancer Therapy - Better, Faster, Cheaper

February 16th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Greg Frost, the CEO of Exuma Biotech. He explains how gene therapy for cancer is currently a 6 to 8 week proposition, and requires the patient to undergo chemotherapy. …

Episode 21-07 Successful Aging – Nature? Or Nurture?

February 9th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin about his book “Successful Aging … A Neuroscientist Explores the Power …

Episode 21-06 Can anyone be an Instagram InstaCelebrity??

February 3rd, 2021

59:00

Sarah Frier, technology journalist with Bloomberg News, and author of the Financial Times’ Book of the Year, “No Filter: The Inside Story of …

Episode 21-05 Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

January 27th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with David Quammen is the author of “Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic”, his 2012 book which sounds oh-so familiar today. There are gorillas, chimpanzees …

Episode 21-04 The Ford 150 Pick-Up Truck, or rather Workhorse

January 19th, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Sandy Fershee, the Lab Director for D-Ford Detroit at Ford Motor Company. They talk about the latest features for the best-selling vehicle on the road - the F-150 pick-up …

Episode 21-03 7½ Lesson about *Your* Brain

January 13th, 2021

59:00

Neuroscientist and psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett. She gives us “7½ Lessons about the Brain” and has some surprises – there is no “reptilian” part …

Episode 21-02 Decision Intelligence – what AI and Big Data will be

January 5th, 2021

59:00

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 …

Episode 21-01 Work from home these days? Science may be able to help you

January 2nd, 2021

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, are you working from home? Or really committing yourself to that novel you always wanted to write or your memoirs? In a …

Episode 20-52 Dashiell Hammett’s Sam Spade has a Tech Noir Successor

December 26th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Matt Richtel turns tech noir thriller fiction writer with the …

Episode 20-51 The Tech Titans Plan To Stay On Top

December 17th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, how the tech giants are different from the global corporations of yesterday. BuzzFeed journalist Alex Kantrowitz (Kan-trow-witz) talks about “Always Day One … How the Tech Titans Plan to Stay …

Episode 20-50 Facebook Rampant

December 9th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Wired magazine’s Editor-at-Large, Steven Levy. You may know him from Hackers or Crypto. He’s here today with Facebook - The Inside Story. Then on BioTech Nation, Sandy …

Episode 20-49 Wilderness Medicine

December 3rd, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Dr. Paul Auerbach, Professor Emeritus at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, a …

Episode 20-48 The Patient Equation

November 24th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with GLEN DeVRIES, the co-founder and co-CEO of Medidata, a company which has provided data management services for clinical trials for some twenty years. He’s talks about “The …

Episode 20-47 Neuromancer Returns

November 18th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with noted speculative fiction writer, William Gibson. His first book, Neuromancer, the 1984 novel, which …

Episode 20-46 The CRISPR Babies

November 10th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with anthropologist EBEN KIRKSEY, a professor of anthropology at Deakin University in Melbourne. He’s look …

Episode 20-45 Innovation in the Climate of Today

November 4th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with DR. PETER DIAMANDIS, the executive chair of the Xprize Foundation and co-founder of COVAXX. Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT joins Moira to interview …

Episode 20-44 “Working The Gig” – It Can Be Fixed

October 27th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with DR. JULIET SCHOR, an economist and professor of sociology at Boston College. They talk about all those …

Episode 20-43 "COVID School” – the possible and IMPOSSIBLE

October 20th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with DR. JUSTIN REICH, Director of the Teaching Systems Lab at MIT and host of the podcast, TeachLab. His …

Episode 20-42 SMA, NMOSD and Aging – From Few to Everyone

October 14th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Levi Garraway, the Chief Medical Officer of Genentech about FDA approvals for treatments in two …

Episode 20-41 Who is really an entrepreneur?

October 7th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Jim McKelvey, Co-Founder and CEO of Square – that little gadget that plugs into a smartphone and any vendor can take your credit card. He’s written “The Innovation Stack … …

Episode 20-40 The Pivot From Hep B to COVID-19

September 29th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with a company that paused its work on Hepatitis B to focus on treatments for COVID. Dr. Lawrence Blatt, the CEO of Aligos Therapeutics joins Moira to talk about their idea for …

Episode 20-39 Treating your first human with a cancer drug

September 24th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with the late David Graeber, a professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics and an early …

Episode 20-38 Treating your first human with a cancer drug

September 16th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Patrick Yang, Chair and Co-Founder, Acepodia. They’ve just treated their first human. Their treatment? For HER-2 positive cancer - it can be anywhere in the body. Then …

Episode 20-37 Talking to Robots – Both Real and Imagined

September 8th, 2020

58:43

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Tech Nation’s former biotech correspondent David Ewing Duncan about his new book - “Talking to Robots: Tales from Our Human Robot Future.” Then Dr. Daniel Kraft tells us how …

Episode 20-36 Shooting the Messenger ???

September 1st, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with STEPHEN MARTIN and JOSEPH MARKS, the authors of “Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don’t, and Why”. From the neuroscience of it, to the human behavioural characteristics …

Episode 20-35 Antisocial on Social Media?

August 25th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, ANDREW MARANTZ talks about what social media is doing to the information we consume … and perhaps more importantly, the information we believe. His book is Antisocial – Online Extremists, …

Episode 20-34 Crisis in Social Media - Globally

August 19th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, ADRIAN SHAHBAZ, Research Director for Technology and Democracy at Freedom House, and ALLIE FUNK, a Research Analyst …

Episode 20-33 The Global Garage Sale

August 11th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, the global supply chain of … recycled goods. Adam Minter talks about “Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale.” Then in biotech, former University of Southern California professor …

Episode 20-32 Everybody’s doing it! Aging

August 5th, 2020

58:51

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 …

Episode 20-31 Where in the US can you live toxin free ???

July 29th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with journalist Oliver Broudy about his book “The Sensitives - The Rise of Environmental Illness and Search for America’s Last Pure Place.” Then in biotech, a San Diego company …

Episode 20-30 Tech can make Workplaces COVID-safe ???

July 23rd, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Tanuj (“Ta-nooj”) Mohan, the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Enlighted, a Siemens Company …

Episode 20-29 Our proteins are ageing ???

July 15th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Karoly (Kah-rowl-ii) Nikolich, the Co-Founder and CEO of Alkahest. He describes how they are …

Episode 20-28 Antibodies, Antibodies, the More, the Better.

July 8th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with What if we could just get the antibodies from all the various strains of COVID-19, put them together …

Episode 20-27 Shrewd Samaritan

June 30th, 2020

59:00

USF professor and development economist Bruce Wydick about “Shrewd Samaritan - Faith, Economics, and the Road to Loving Our Global Neighbour”. Which poverty intervention programs work, and which don’t? Then the global …

Episode 20-26 A Woman of No Importance

June 24th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, journalist Sonia Purnell talks about the spycraft of Virginia Hall, an American in Occupied France during World War II. Her book is called “A Woman of No Importance.” Then Dr. John Haurum …

Episode 20-25 Why We Drive – And Why We are Going to Miss It

June 17th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, what we lose if we go to driverless cars. Moira speaks with Matthew Crawford about his book: “Why We Drive … Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road”. Then Yochi Slonim, CEO of Anima Biotech, …

Episode 20-24 Pirate Then, Pirates Now – Not Much Has Changed ??

June 10th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Steven Johnson with “Enemy of All Mankind … A True Story of Piracy, Power and History’s First Global Manhunt.” It’s a 17th century story that’s rife with insights for today. Then Tech Nation …

Episode 20-23 How Did Edward Snowden Get So Far In Government Security??

June 3rd, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, how exactly did Edward Snowden deliver those classified government documents into the hands of the media? Former Washington Post investigative journalist Bart Gellman, currently writing for …

Episode 20-22 NY Times Journalist Matt Richtel interviews Moira?

May 26th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times journalist Matt Richtel turns the tables on all of us. Matt interviews Dr. Gunn! …

Episode 20-21 How Does Innovation Really Work ???

May 20th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Matt Ridley, columnist from The Times of London on science, the environment, and economics, and author of “How Innovation …

Episode 20-20 Draw Your Pandemic Experience ?!?!

May 12th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, learning to draw on the radio! Dan Roam, the founder of The Napkin Academy, invites us to make simple drawings showing what the COVID-19 pandemic looks like to each of us. They’ll also talk …

Episode 20-19 The first Google radio Interview – 2000

May 5th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, the first Google radio interview with Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin from the year 2000. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft gives us insights into …

Episode 20-18 Science tells us how Change People’s Minds ???

April 28th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Wharton Marketing Professor, Jonah Berger, follow his earlier books, “Contagious” and “Invisible Influence”. His latest …

Episode 20-17 A 15-minute COVID-19 Detector ???

April 22nd, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, David Ludvigson, President & CEO of Nanomix, talks about making their 15-minute, handheld testing device COVID-19 ready. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft sees …

Episode 20-16 The Tech Titans Plan To Stay On Top

April 17th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, how the tech giants are different from the global corporations of yesterday. BuzzFeed journalist Alex Kantrowitz (Kan-trow-witz) talks about “Always Day One … How the Tech Titans Plan to Stay …

Episode 20-15 Work from home these days? Science may be able to help you

April 10th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, are you working from home? Or really committing yourself to that novel you always wanted to write or your memoirs? In a …

Episode 20-14 How do you quickly adjust international trade policy ???

April 4th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, in these times of global crisis, how do changes in international cargo and trade work? Moira speaks with Keith Rockwell, the Director of the Information and External Relations Division at the …

Episode 20-13 Engineering Antibodies to fight COVID-19 ???

March 30th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, it’s about one team’s dedicated effort to find an impactful and time-sensitive cure to fighting the coronavirus. Gates …

Episode 20-12 How Childhood Adversity Affects Lifetime Health

March 22nd, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, the CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco, with her new book “The Deepest Well … Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity”. Then on Tech …

Episode 20-11 Facebook Rampant

March 22nd, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Wired magazine’s Editor-at-Large, Steven Levy. You may know him from Hackers or Crypto. He’s here today with Facebook - The Inside Story. Then on BioTech Nation, Sandy …

Episode 20-10 Who is really an entrepreneur?

March 4th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Jim McKelvey, Co-Founder and CEO of Square – that little gadget that plugs into a smartphone and any vendor can take your credit card. He’s written “The Innovation Stack … …

Episode 20-09 Terry Jones & Douglas Adams

February 26th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Terry Jones, a co-creator of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and Douglas Adams, the author of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. With the recent passing of Terry Jones, we …

Episode 20-08 Tech and the Future of Suburbs and Cities

February 20th, 2020

58:43

On this week’s Tech Nation, Peter Calthorpe, co-founder of Urban Footprint, who focuses on sustainable urban growth and planning, and the author of “Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change”.

Episode 20-07 Jim Lehrer’s “tensest, most anxiety ridden experience”

February 15th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, the 1998 Tech Nation interview with the late Jim Lehrer, longtime news anchor of the PBS Newshour, about “The tensest, most anxiety ridden experience” he “ever had interviewing anybody about …

Episode 20-06 Why Is There a Climate Debate? (It’s Not Science)

February 15th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, how we came to question climate change. To even question the science. What’s it all about? Nathaniel Rich, journalist and author of “Losing Earth: A Recent History”, explains. Then Tech …

Episode 20-05 William Gibson: Cyberpunk

February 15th, 2020

59:00

Today on TechNation Moira speaks to William Gibson speculative fiction writer and essayist widely credited with pioneering the science fiction …

Episode 20-04 Deliberately Ethical Technology?

January 25th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, University of Pennsylvania professors Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth with their book, “The Ethical Algorithm … the science …

Episode 20-03 The Snow Leopards of Wartorn Afghanistan

January 18th, 2020

59:00

n this week’s Tech Nation, Dr. Alex Dehgan joins Moira to talk about “The Snow Leopard Project … and other Adventures in Warzone Conservation”. And …

Episode 20-02 Beyond Moonshots? ,,, Loonshots!

January 18th, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Science/Tech entrepreneur Safi Bahcall. He’s written “Loonshots … How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that win wars, cure diseases, and transform industries.” And French biotech - Sensorion …

Episode 20-01 Valuing a Worker’s Work in the Tech Age

January 1st, 2020

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Mariana Mazzucato, (Mat-zu-cat-toe) a professor of the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at …

Episode #19-52 Part II - Chernobyl – Then and Now

December 29th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, historian and MIT professor Kate Brown talks about “Manual for Survival … A Chernobyl Guide to the Future”. She looks at the long term impact of Chernobyl – on humans, on the environment, on …

Episode 19-51 Chernobyl – Then and Now

December 20th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, part I of a two-part series on Chernobyl: Then and Now. Journalist Adam Higginbotham, author of “Midnight in Chernobyl”, recounts what exactly happened at the time of the accident. Later in …

Episode 19-50 Wilderness Medicine

December 12th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Dr. Paul Auerbach, Professor Emeritus at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, a …

Episode 19-49 The Global Garage Sale

December 6th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, the global supply chain of … recycled goods. Adam Minter talks about “Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale.” Then in biotech, former University of Southern California professor …

Episode 19-48 The World Changes with the Smartphone

November 28th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, former CNN journalist and Managing Editor of Foreign Policy, Ravi Agrawal with “India Connected … How the Smartphone is …

Episode 19-47 Crisis in Social Media - Globally

November 23rd, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, ADRIAN SHAHBAZ, Research Director for Technology and Democracy at Freedom House, and ALLIE FUNK, a Research Analyst …

Episode 19-46 Social Media and what it's doing to us

November 15th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, ANDREW MARANTZ talks about what social media is doing to the information we consume … and perhaps more importantly, the information we believe. His book is Antisocial – Online Extremists, …

Episode 19-45 3D Printing Transforms Global Trade

November 10th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, how Global Trade will change with manufacturing turning to commercial-grade 3D printers. Dartmouth professor Richard …

Episode 19-44 Cybersecuity and the New Technologies

November 10th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Mikko Hyppönen, the Chief Research Officer at F-Secure. Cybersecurity in the world today, as well as Hypponen’s Law. Then, the new approach taken with first Post-Partum depression drug. Dr. …

Episode 19-43 Shooting the Messenger ???

October 25th, 2019

58:59

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with

STEPHEN MARTIN and JOSEPH MARKS, the authors of “Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don’t, and Why”. From the neuroscience of it, to the human behavioral characteristics – …

Episode 19-42 Decision Intelligence – what AI and Big Data will be

October 18th, 2019

58:59

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 …

Episode 19-41 Dogs Driving Science and Technology

October 11th, 2019

58:59

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with

Journalist Maria Goodavage. Following her books “Soldier Dogs” and “Secret Service Dogs”, her latest is …

Episode 19-40 Lemony Snicket Does Tech Noir

October 4th, 2019

58:59

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 …

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

September 28th, 2019

58:59

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 …

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

September 21st, 2019

58:59

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with

Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Matt Richtel turns tech noir thriller fiction writer with the …

Episode 19-37 Shrewd Samaritan in a Connected World

September 13th, 2019

58:59

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 …

Episode 19-36 Your Mind Needs Motion

September 7th, 2019

58:59

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 …

Episode 19-35 Your Mind Needs Motion

August 31st, 2019

58:59

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with

Stanford emerita psychology professor Barbara Tversky. She talks about “Mind in Motion: How Action …

Episode 19-34 What Motivates the People Driving Biotech

August 21st, 2019

58:59

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with

the committed people who lead the biotech industry. Physician-entrepreneur Dr. Jeremy Levin chairs BIO, …

Episode 19-33 Talking to Robots – Future and Imagined

August 15th, 2019

58:59

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Tech Nation’s former biotech correspondent David Ewing Duncan about his new book - “Talking to Robots: Tales from Our Human Robot Future.” Then Dr. Daniel Kraft tells us how …

Episode 19-32 Making medical breakthroughs faster

August 9th, 2019

58:59

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann, the CEO of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Dr. Penny Heaton, CEO of The Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute, also …

Episode 19-31 Predicting Weather – Data, Computers, and Your Smartphone

August 2nd, 2019

58:59

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with the people who predict the weather - Todd Hutchinson, the Director of Numerical Weather Prediction at The Weather Company, and Cameron Clayton, the General Manager of Watson …

Episode 19-30 PERFORMANCE – improving physically

July 25th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Surgeon Dr. Justin Barad, the co-founder and CEO of Osso VR. They help surgeons to learn new medical techniques better. And another MD, Dr. Daniel Chao co-founded Halo …

Episode 19-29 PAIN – When You Feel It, and When You Can’t

July 19th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with we’re talking about pain. Podiatric surgeon Dr. David Armstrong, a Professor of Surgery at the Keck …

Episode 19-28 Info We Trust?

July 12th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with data storyteller RJ Andrews, the author, “Info We Trust: How to Inspire the World with Data.” Then on Tech Nation Health, Ali Fattay, the CEO of Curis, talks about moving …

Episode 19-27 Is Elon Musk More Important Than Steve Jobs?

July 5th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with New Zealand journalist, Hamish McKenzie about his book: “Insane Mode – How Elon Musk’s Tesla Sparked an …

Episode 19-26 Pencil and Paper – the Tech of Choice

June 26th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dan Roam, the founder of The Napkin Academy and author of “Draw To Win”. And on Tech Nation Health, a new model for addressing genetically-driven diseases affecting a small …

Episode 19-25 All that personal medical data

June 20th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Dr. Eric Schadt, the Founder & CEO of Sema4 talks about the explosion of personal medical information, and how it …

Episode 19-24 Zombies … again

June 15th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Wired science journalist Matt Simon and his book: “Plight of the Living Dead: What Real-Life Zombies Reveal About Our World – and Ourselves”. Who’s a parasite? Who’s a host to a parasite? And …

Episode 19-23 Technology and Iron – from the Middle Ages to modern France

June 6th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Jean-Jacques Augagneur, CEO of Lacanche, and Chef Patrick Boisjot, the Director of Export. It’s a story …

Episode 19-22 How To Do Nothing (There’s NO App for That!)

May 31st, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Jenny Odell, the author of “How to Do Nothing – Resisting the Attention Economy.” Then Tech Nation Chief Correspondent Daniel Kraft tells us about the World Health Organization’s new goals …

Episode 19-21 Why Is There a Climate Debate? (It’s Not Science)

May 22nd, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, how we came to question climate change. To even question the science. What’s it all about? Nathaniel Rich, journalist and author of “Losing Earth: A Recent History”, explains. Then Tech …

Episode 19-20 Tech and the Future of Suburbs and Cities

May 15th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Peter Calthorpe, co-founder of Urban Footprint, who focuses on sustainable urban growth and planning, and the author of “Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change”.

Episode 19-19 The Tech of Spycraft in Occupied France

May 10th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, journalist Sonia Purnell talks about the spycraft of Virginia Hall, an American in Occupied France during World War II. Her book is called “A Woman of No Importance.” Then Dr. John Haurum …

Episode 19-18 The Snow Leopards Of War Torn Afghanistan

May 1st, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Dr. Alex Dehgan joins Moira to talk about “The Snow Leopard Project … and other Adventures in Warzone Conservation”. And …

Episode 19-17 The Advantages of “Unsafe Thinking”

April 24th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Fast Company columnist Jonah Sachs. His book is “Unsafe Thinking: How to Be Nimble and Bold When You Need It Most”. Then …

Episode 19-16 Using Tech for Social Change

April 19th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Ann Mei Chang, the Executive Director of Lean Impact, before a live audience at the Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Symposium at the University of San Francisco. Her book is “Lean Impact …

Episode 19-15 Beyond Moonshots? There’s Loonshots!

April 10th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Science/Tech entrepreneur Safi Bahcall. He’s written “Loonshots … How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that win wars, cure diseases, and transform industries.” And French biotech - Sensorion …

Episode 19-14 The Reading Brain in the Digital World .

April 3rd, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, cognitive scientist Maryanne Wolf and her book: “Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World”.

Then on Tech …

Episode 19-13 Cybersecuity and the New Technologies

March 26th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Mikko Hyppönen, the Chief Research Officer at F-Secure. Cybersecurity in the world today, as well as Hypponen’s Law. Then, the new approach taken with first Post-Partum depression drug. Dr. …

Episode 19-12 Part II – Chernobyl – Then and Now...

March 20th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, historian and MIT professor Kate Brown talks about “Manual for Survival … A Chernobyl Guide to the Future”. She looks at the long term impact of Chernobyl – on humans, on the environment, on …

Episode 19-11 Part I – Chernobyl: Then and Now

March 13th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, part I of a two-part series on Chernobyl: Then and Now. Journalist Adam Higginbotham, author of “Midnight in Chernobyl”, recounts what exactly happened at the time of the accident. Later in …

Episode 19-10 Guy Kawasaki – Lessons from a Life

March 6th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Guy Kawasaki, the chief evangelist for Canva, and former chief evangelist of Apple, looks back on his life in “Wise Guy … Lessons from a Life”. Then Pat Condo, CEO of NTENT, describes how our …

Episode 19-09 What about the Humans in Self-Driving Cars?

March 1st, 2019

59:00

Michael Shermer about “Heavens on Earth – The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia.” Then on Tech Nation Health, Carl Ware from the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, talks about …

Episode 19-08 What about the Humans in Self-Driving Cars?

February 20th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks Andrew Poliak, Vice President for Strategy and Innovation at Panasonic Automotive Systems America, about the …

Episode 19-07 Predicting Weather – Data, Computers, and All of Us

February 13th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with the people who predict the weather - Todd Hutchinson, the Director of Numerical Weather Prediction at The Weather Company, and Cameron Clayton, the General Manager of Watson …

Episode 19-06 The Smart Home comes of age

February 6th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with three takes on what would work well in a Smart Home, the projected US trends in consumer technology – …

Episode 19-05 PERFORMANCE – improving physically

January 30th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Surgeon Dr. Justin Barad, the co-founder and CEO of Osso VR. They help surgeons to learn new medical techniques better. And another MD, Dr. Daniel Chao co-founded Halo …

Episode 19-04 PAIN – when you don’t feel it, and when you can’t stop

January 23rd, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with we’re talking about pain. Podiatric surgeon Dr. David Armstrong, a Professor of Surgery at the Keck …

Episode 19-03 Info We Trust?

January 16th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with data storyteller RJ Andrews, the author, “Info We Trust: How to Inspire the World with Data.” Then on Tech Nation Health, Ali Fattay, the CEO of Curis, talks about moving …

Episode 19-02 Is Elon Musk More Important Than Steve Jobs?

January 9th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with New Zealand journalist, Hamish McKenzie about his book: “Insane Mode – How Elon Musk’s Tesla Sparked an …

Episode 19-01 Humanity Rising?

January 4th, 2019

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Harvard professor Steven Pinker makes the case that we’re better off today than ever before. His book is “Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress.” Then on …

Episode 18-52 The Valley of Arequipa, Peru

December 27th, 2018

58:59

On this week’s Tech Nation, we discover what science might do for Food, Energy, Water and the Environment in the Arequipa Valley of Peru. Purdue University geosciences professor Tim Filley describes their work.

Then on …

Episode 18-51 Scientific Evidence for Emotional Courage?

December 19th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, psychologist Dr. Susan David speaks on “Emotional Agility” as well as her TED Talk, “The Gift and Power of Emotional …

Episode 18-50 The World Changes with the Smartphone .

December 12th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, former CNN journalist and Managing Editor of Foreign Policy, Ravi Agrawal with “India Connected … How the Smartphone is …

Episode 18-49 3D Printing Transforms Global Trade

December 5th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, how Global Trade will change with manufacturing turning to commercial-grade 3D printers. Dartmouth professor Richard …

Episode 18-48 How Childhood Adversity Affects Lifetime Health

November 28th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, the CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco, with her new book “The Deepest Well … Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity”. Then on Tech …

Episode 18-47 There’s Genius in “Quirky”

November 21st, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, NYU professor Melissa Schilling talks about everyone from Albert Einstein to Steve Jobs and Elon Musk in “Quirky – The Remarkable Story of the Traits, Foibles, and Genius of Breakthrough …

Episode 18-46 The Power of Moments

November 16th, 2018

59:00

Moira speaks with Duke University Senior Fellow, Dan Heath, about
“The Power of Moments”. It turns out, we actually remember our life in slices of time. Then on Tech Nation Health, it’s the power of viruses – against …

Episode 18-45 The AI Delusion

November 7th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Pomona College professor Gary Smith about how we humans are the intelligent ones .. and not computers. …

Episode 18-44 Future Politics – in a Tech World

October 31st, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Jamie Susskind about his book: “Future Politics … Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech.” Then …

Episode 18-43 Our new digital cities

October 25th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Cary McClelland about the significant impact of technology on San Francisco – which may be coming to …

Episode 18-42 Draw Me a Picture!

October 18th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dan Roam, the founder of The Napkin Academy and author of “Draw To Win”. And on Tech Nation Health, a new model for addressing genetically-driven diseases affecting a small …

Episode 18-41 Valuing a Worker’s Work in the Tech Age

October 12th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Mariana Mazzucato, (Mat-zu-cat-toe) a professor of the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at …

Episode 18-40 All that personal medical data

October 3rd, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Dr. Eric Schadt, the Founder & CEO of Sema4 talks about the explosion of personal medical information, and how it …

Episode 18-39 Zombies … again

September 27th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Wired science journalist Matt Simon and his book: “Plight of the Living Dead: What Real-Life Zombies Reveal About Our World – and Ourselves”. Who’s a parasite? Who’s a host to a parasite? And …

Episode 18-38 Surviving Natural Disasters

September 22nd, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, how natural disasters shaped civilizations. Former USGS scientist, Dr. Lucy Jones joins Moira to talk about her book: “The Big Ones”. Then on Tech Nation Health, treating medical conditions …

Episode 18-37 Leading Matters – in Innovation and Beyond

September 12th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with John Hennessey, chairman of the board of Alphabet, the parent company of google. From computer science professor to President of Stanford University, he talks about his …

Episode 18-36 Making Breakthrough Medicine Faster and for Everyone

September 6th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann, the CEO of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Dr. Penny Heaton, CEO of The Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute, also …

Episode 18-35 Technology and Iron – from the Middle Ages to modern France

August 30th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Jean-Jacques Augagneur, CEO of Lacanche, and Chef Patrick Boisjot, the Director of Export. It’s a story …

Episode 18-34 The Reading Brain In The Digital World

August 25th, 2018

58:59

On this weeks Tech Nation, cognitive scientist Maryanne Wolf and her book, "Reader,Come Home:The Reading Brain In A Digital World"

Then on Tech Nation …

Episode 18-33 The Advantages of “Unsafe Thinking”

August 17th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Fast Company columnist Jonah Sachs. His book is “Unsafe Thinking: How to Be Nimble and Bold When You Need It Most”. Then …

Episode 18-32 Five Stars

August 8th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Forbes.com columnist Carmine Gallo returns with “Five Stars … The Communication Secrets to Get from Good to Great”.

Then …

Episode 18-31 Precision – it’s everywhere

August 1st, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Simon Winchester joins us to talk about “The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World”.

Then on Tech Nation Health, how do we test new medications on our immune …

Episode 18-30 MD’s – 24/7 – wherever you are

July 25th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Rich Berner, the CEO of MDLIVE, talks about access to physicians from your smartphone - 24/7. And on Tech Nation Health, Dr. John Beadle, the CEO of Psioxus, describes about how they build …

Episode 18-29 The Science of Curiosity

July 18th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Dr. Mario Livio and his book: Why? What Makes Us Curious. And on Tech Nation Health, a look at rapid genome analysis for newborns in trouble. Dr. Stephen Kingsmore, the President and CEO of …

Episode 18-28 Who Owns Athlete’s Data?

July 11th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, members of the CES 2018 panel “Who Owns Athlete’s Data?” Dr. Leslie Saxon, from the Keck School of Medicine at USC, and …

Episode 18-27 The Science of “Popular” vs. “Likable”

July 3rd, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Mitch Prinstein, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of North Carolina, …

Episode 18-26 Science tells us – we are driven by our Unconscious

June 27th, 2018

59:00

Moira speaks with Yale psychology professor John Bargh about “Before You Know It – The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do”. And on Tech Nation …

Episode 18-999 Unedited 2005 interview withElizabeth Holmes, President & CEO of Theranos. Recorded at KQED in San Francisco

June 25th, 2018

12:44

Unedited 2005 interview withElizabeth Holmes, President & CEO of Theranos. Recorded at KQED in San Francisco

Tech Nation Media retains full rights …

Episode 18-25 A Different Global Economy – One for Everyone

June 19th, 2018

59:00

Moira speaks with 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Muhammad Yunus, the founder of Grameen Bank and microloans to the poor. He sees “A World of …

Episode 18-24 Data for the People

June 12th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Andreas Weigand, former chief scientist at Amazon, and author of “Data for the People.” Then on Tech Nation Health, Dr. Marshall Summar, Director of the Rare Disease Institute and Chief of …

Episode 18-23 Principles – Life and Work

June 6th, 2018

58:59

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with …

Episode 18-22 The Chinese Typewriter

May 30th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with …

Episode 18-21 Pioneer Codebreaker -- Elizebeth Smith Friedman

May 23rd, 2018

59:00

Moira speaks with journalist Jason Fagone talks about Elizebeth Smith Friedman, a pioneer in codebreaking, from World War I to rumrunners to drug smuggling to the famous Enigma machine. His book is “The Woman Who …

Episode 18-20 Science looks at - who believes in an Afterlife?

May 18th, 2018

58:59

On this week’s Tech Nation, Michael Shermer talks about “Heavens on Earth – The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia.” We’ll find out who believes – or does not believe – in an afterlife.

Then on …

Episode 18-19 Economies of “Unscale”

May 9th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, how technology has enabled the economies of scale to trickle down to everyone. Hemant Taneja, a managing director at the …

Episode 18-18 Blockchain/Bitcoin Explained

May 2nd, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Shidan Gouran, the President of Global Blockchain Technologies, about the difference between Blockchain and Bitcoin, and …

Episode 18-17 My Device/Myself ??

April 25th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times journalist Matt Richtel about his latest novel, “Dead on Arrival”. And on Tech …

Episode 18-16 The Valley of Arequipa, Peru

April 18th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, we discover what science might do for Food, Energy, Water and the Environment in the Arequipa Valley of Peru. Purdue University geosciences professor Tim Filley describes their work.

Then on …

Episode 18-15 Scientific Evidence for Emotional Courage?

April 13th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, psychologist Dr. Susan David speaks on “Emotional Agility” as well as her TED Talk, “The Gift and Power of Emotional …

Episode 18-14 Humanity Rising?

April 4th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Harvard professor Steven Pinker makes the case that we’re better off today than ever before. His book is “Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress.” Then on …

Episode 18-13 The Art of the Inventor/Entrepreneur

March 28th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, a full complement of inventor/entrepreneurs from CES in Las Vegas. That would be Chris Young, the CEO of McAfee, Sjoerd …

Episode 18-12 The Science of Fixing a Broken Heart

March 21st, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Psychologist Dr. Guy Winch. He tells us the science behind “How To Fix A Broken Heart”. Then non Tech Nation Health, …

Episode 18-11 How childhood adversity affects life-time health

March 13th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, the CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco, with her new book “The Deepest Well … Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity”. Then on Tech …

Episode 18-10 TN Health – Better Tech for Cancer + Zika

March 9th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, a full hour of Tech Nation Health, reimagining the future of health and healthcare with the emergence of new …

Episode 18-09 Who’s Innovative? Look for Quirky!

March 1st, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, NYU professor Melissa Schilling talks about everyone from Albert Einstein to Steve Jobs and Elon Musk in “Quirky – The Remarkable Story of the Traits, Foibles, and Genius of Breakthrough …

Episode 18-08 Fostering Research and Innovation – Globally

February 21st, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Sir Mark Walport, former Chief Science Advisor for the UK Government and soon, the first Chief Executive of UK Research and Innovation – you may be surprised at the UK’s impact on our …

Episode 18-07 How To Fix The Future

February 14th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Andrew Keen talks about “How to fix the Future”. And on Tech Nation Health, Dr. Steve Mento from Conatus Pharmaceuticals talks about our livers and their scientific work in treating NASH and …

Episode 18-06 TN Health – Better Tech for Cancer + Zika

February 7th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, a full hour of Tech Nation Health, reimagining the future of health and healthcare with the emergence of new …

Episode 18-05 Tech Is More Than Gadgets

February 1st, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, with an overview of CES 2018, Rick Kowalski, the Manager of Industry and Business Intelligence at the Consumer Technology …

Episode 18-04 Who Owns Athlete’s Data?

January 25th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, members of the CES 2018 panel “Who Owns Athlete’s Data?” Dr. Leslie Saxon, from the Keck School of Medicine at USC, and …

Episode 18-03 Animatronics for Social Good.

January 17th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Aaron Horowitz and Hannah Chung, Co-Founders of Sproutel and Designers of My Special AFLAC Duck, for children with cancer. Then on Tech Nation Health, Dr. Todd Brady, CEO of Aldeyra describes …

Episode 18-02 Virtual Reality – Dawn of the New Everything

January 9th, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Jaron Lanier talks about “Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality”. Then on Tech Nation Health, Dr. Hartmut Ehrlich, the CEO opf Abivax, describes their …

Episode 18-01 Focus Groups? Now it’s videos on your phone

January 2nd, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, how video on your smartphone is the next generation of focus groups. We’ll hear from Patricia Roller, the CEO of …

Episode 17-52 Finding Fibonacci

January 2nd, 2018

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, “The NPR Math Guy”, Keith Devlin, tells us about Finding Fibonacci: The Quest to Rediscover the Forgotten Mathematical Genius Who Changed the World”. Then on Tech Nation Health, chief …

Episode 17-51 How Google Works – and Alphabet, too!

December 21st, 2017

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, former Google CEO and Alphabet Executive Chair, Eric Schmidt along with former Senior Vice President for Products, Jonathan Rosenberg talk about “How Google Works”.

Then on Tech Nation Health, …

Episode 17-50 Technology invents Play invents more Technology

December 12th, 2017

59:00

On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Steven Johnson, the Author, “Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World.” Then on Tech Nation Health, chief correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about the future of cancer – …

Episode 17-49 Plato and the Nerd

December 7th, 2017

59:00

Moira speaks with UC Berkeley professor Edward Ashford Lee talks about “Plato and the Nerd: The Creative Partnership of Humans and Technology.” Then …

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