TechNation Radio Podcast

TechNation Radio Podcast
By Tech Nation
About this podcast
TechNation Radio hosted by Dr Moira Gunn
Latest episodes
Nov. 14, 2017
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 Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies.” Then on Tech Nation Health, Dr. Marco Taglietti, President and CEO of Scynexis, talks about their work in serious invasive fungal infections.
Nov. 8, 2017
Moira speaks with Gary Shapiro, the President of the Consumer Technology Association about technology and tech jobs in the US and globally. And where does all this innovation come from? Rice University music professor Anthony Brandt and Stanford neuroscientist, David Eagleman look at “How Human Creativity Remakes the World”.
Oct. 31, 2017
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 Health, a radical new treatment to replace human skin following a serious burn. Dr. Denver Lough (“Low”), the President & CEO of PolarityTE, tells us how it works, and how a group of doctors left a hospital burn center to bring this new technology worldwide.
Oct. 24, 2017
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 Three Zeros” – Zero Poverty, Unemployment, and Net Carbon Emissions. Then on Tech Nation Health, brain cancer in children. Dr. Rob Wechsler-Reya heads the Tumor Initiation and Maintenance Program at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute.
Oct. 17, 2017
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with DEREK THOMPSON, a Senior Editor at The Atlantic, about his book “Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in the Age of Distraction”. Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent Dr. DANIEL KRAFT talks about the future of aging, longevity and technology in the near and more distant future, and on BioTech Nation, Dr. NATHANIEL DAVID, Founder & CEO of Unity Biotechnology talks about the role of “senescent” cells in aging.
Oct. 12, 2017
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with … Ray Dalio, the founder and co-chair of Bridgewater Associates, which he founded 40 years ago in his 2 bedroom apartment. Today it is recognized as the world’s largest hedge fund. His mental processes, his values and how he sees the world are all part of his book “Principles: Life and Work”. Then on Tech Nation Health, the biotechnology of CRISPR. We hear from Katrine Bosley, the President & CEO of Editas Medicine. This is a new kind of therapeutic.
Oct. 4, 2017
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with … Stanford History professor Tom Mullaney about “The Chinese Typewriter”. And on Tech Nation Health, we celebrate the Summer of Love. Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft follows the recreational drugs through today with new therapeutics. And Amit Munshi, the President & CEO of Arena Pharmaceuticals tells us about their many drug candidates, including one sourced from cannabinoids.
Sept. 29, 2017
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with … Dr. Seth Lederman from Tonix Pharmaceuticals about military-related PTSD. Their drug has been fast-tracked by the FDA. Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent Daniel Kraft with Jordan Amadio about the emergent technology in the field of neurosurgery, and Dr. Elliot Goldstein from ProMIS Neurosciences the particular kind of plaque that brings about Alzheimer’s.
Sept. 20, 2017
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with … Dr. Taj Manku, the Co-Founder of Cognitive Systems in Waterloo, Canada. AuraHome enables in-home security with no gadgets to put on your windows – no need to arm it when you leave. Then a new segment on Tech Nation - Tech Nation Health! Where we reimagine the future of health and healthcare with the emergence of new technologies. Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan is the Director of the National Library of Medicine. She talks about information available worldwide. Then chief correspondent for Tech Nation Health, Dr. Daniel Kraft, talks about 3-D printing in medicine.
Sept. 12, 2017
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 the Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine tells us about their experience.
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