The Jim Stroud Podcast

39 EpisodesProduced by Jim Stroud

The Jim Stroud Podcast explores the discoveries and trends forming the future of our lives. Brain to brain communication, robot bosses, microchip implants for workers and immortality as an employee benefit are all happening now! If you want to know what's next, subscribe to this podcast and visit J… read more

39 Episodes | 2017 - 2019

Listener Update - 6.15.19

June 15th, 2019


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.

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Freedom of Thought

June 9th, 2019


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 …

What is The Jim Stroud Podcast all about?

June 5th, 2019


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 …

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

June 2nd, 2019


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 …

Listener Update - 5.27.19

May 27th, 2019


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 …

Google Tracks Everything You Buy

May 20th, 2019


I have a public service announcement for you.  Google saves years of information on purchases you’ve made, even outside Google, and pulls this …

Big Brother in the Office

May 12th, 2019


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 …

Mo' Data, Mo' Problems

May 6th, 2019


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, …

Listener Update - May 3, 2019

May 3rd, 2019


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So, machines are firing people now?

April 27th, 2019


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 …

Transhumanism and Discrimination in the Future of Work

April 18th, 2019


 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 …

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

April 12th, 2019


 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 …

Is it right to profit on prison labor?

April 5th, 2019


 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 …

Listener Update - April 1, 2019

April 1st, 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:

Would you work for a machine?

March 28th, 2019


Would you work for a machine? Some people are working for a machine right now, although they may not be aware of it. Could you be one of them? In …

The Pros and Cons of Predictive Policing

March 22nd, 2019


If you had a magic computer that could predict when crimes would take place, would you use it? Would you share it with the police so they could …

Whatever happened to employee privacy?

March 18th, 2019


 If you have a social media account or a cell phone or an internet connection, then you have no privacy. I’m pretty sure you can agree with me there. Do a search on Duck Duck Go or some other search engine for “Facebook …

The Future of Student Loan Debt

March 11th, 2019


 There is a crisis of college student loan debt that is mind-blowing in its scope. Let me share some numbers with you: 44.7 million Americans have …

Who will win the Minimum Wage Fight for 15?

March 3rd, 2019


 The Fight for 15 is an American political movement advocating for the federal minimum wage to be raised to $15 per hour. The federal minimum wage …

When will robots replace recruiters?

February 24th, 2019


I break away from my typical podcast format to chat with Katrina Collier, Candidate Engagement Specialist, world-renowned speaker and my friend. As …

Big Brother Goes Shopping

February 18th, 2019


 Did you know that when you shop, big brother is watching? Major retailers spend a lot of money on a lot of technology to attract your business and …

Facebook Is Not Your Friend

February 11th, 2019


 2018 was a banner year for data breaches and 2019 is already off to a great start. At the center of privacy scandals last year, was Facebook. It seemed like every other week there was a hacking issue or ethical …

Barcoding the Homeless

February 2nd, 2019


Do you give money to the homeless people you meet on the street? I do, sometimes. But, mostly I don’t and that’s because I think it will be spent on some sort of vice and not on say… food or shelter. This is why I …

Discussing Trump in the Workplace

January 28th, 2019


 What happens when politics is discussed in the workplace? A recent survey says that American workers are stressed out by any and all chatter about …

Would you ride in a car without a driver?

January 20th, 2019


 Would you ride in a self-driving car? Yeah, neither would I. As far as the public at large is concerned, they wouldn’t either. One 2018 survey cited

How To Stop Tech Addiction

January 13th, 2019


 I read the other day that chronic social media use is as bad as drug addiction and I remember thinking, "Is that true?" Well, I did a little bit of research and the answer is yes, a very disturbing yes. I discuss how …

Privacy is dead and dying more each day

January 7th, 2019


Amazon reported that 100 million Alexa devices have been sold as of this writing. That’s great for Amazon but for you, maybe not so much. If you are …

Santa Claus & the Free Gift of Universal Basic Income

December 17th, 2018


The Christmas season is upon us which means, among other things, Santa Claus will be delivering toys and gifts to all the good little boys and girls around the world. Free gifts are one of the reasons why Christmas is …

What happens when designer babies enter the workforce?

December 10th, 2018


A scientist named - He Jianku claims to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies. Shortly after the announcement was made, He Jianku disappeared to parts unknown. (Insert dramatic music here.) If what He …

A Future Talk with Dr. Tracey Wilen

December 10th, 2018


{QUICK NOTE: I’m thinking of doing a podcast where I interview interesting people about the future of work, life and everything in between. Consider this to be the pilot episode. If I do more of these, it will be …

Microchipping Employees is a No-good, Horrible and Terrible Idea

December 3rd, 2018


A Wisconsin company made it possible for their workers to throw away their employee ID cards, forget all their passwords, make copies and get food from a vending machine in a surprisingly convenient way. The magic …

How Emerging Technology is Disrupting the Training and Development Industry

November 26th, 2018


Attention Human Resources department, instead of spending so much time and money developing an onboarding program and/or a series of corporate training initiatives, why not simply plug your workers into a matrix-like …

Listener Update - Happy Thanksgiving 2018

November 22nd, 2018


This is just a quick note of thanks to all my listeners and subscribers. I so appreciate you being there. Thank you! Become a supporter of this podcast:

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Is Immortality the Best Employee Benefit?

November 18th, 2018


What would happen if companies offered their employees immortality as an employee benefit? In this burgeoning age of digital afterlife services, such …

Proud Parents are Enabling the Identity Theft of their Kids

November 10th, 2018


Identity theft is a global epidemic and its about to get worse because of proud, well-meaning parents. Find out what I mean in the latest episode of The Jim Stroud Podcast. (Please check out this great special for my …

This is what happens when you crowdsource morality!

November 5th, 2018


What would happen if we crowd sourced morality? In other words, instead of a bible or a quran or a torah guiding us, we make life and death decisions …

Human Cloning: The Answer to Talent Scarcity

October 27th, 2018


Earlier this year, something extraordinary was being reported in the news.  For the first time in American history, there were more jobs than people out of work. To be specific, in June 2018, there were  6.7 million job …

Brain to Brain Communication… Its a thing.

October 22nd, 2018


Believe it or not, scientists connected 3 human brains together and used that connection to… play Tetris, because… why not? This new technology …

How 2 Recruit Like a Developer

September 15th, 2017


What recruiters can learn from software engineers

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