Funny as Tech: a podcast about our messy relationship with tech

By Funny as Tech

A podcast about our messy relationship with technology. Hosted by tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo, and featuring a diverse range of experts about the ways that technology excites us, scares us, and confuses us. It's complicated. “Those who like their comedy on the nerdy side will find just that in the blend of tech and jokes that this show and podcast provides.”-New York Times Previous guests have included Manoush Zomorodi, Douglas Rushkoff, Baratunde Thurston, Tracy Chou, Dennis Crowley, Chuck Nice, Laurie Segall, Nir Eyal, and many more.

  1. 1.
    Are you doing social media wrong? Featuring special guest Stephanie Humphrey
    41:21
  2. 2.
    All Tech Is Human, tech ethics, & getting more people into the Responsible Tech conversation
    27:17
  3. 3.
    Should we cancel social media? Joe & David debate.
    44:09
  4. 4.
    Facebook, Twitter, Trump, & Section 230! Is social media really a public square?
    44:48
  5. 5.
    Memes, trends, & internet culture w/ Tumblr's meme librarian Amanda Brennan!
    37:16
  6. 6.
    Should Elon Musk be fired from Tesla? David & Joe discuss.
    25:31
  7. 7.
    Trends! Tech adoption & the importance of culture w Matt Klein
    22:08
  8. 8.
    Sex therapist Maureen McGrath on love & intimacy during lockdown
    26:59
  1. 9.
    Dating during Covid w/ Carolyn Paine
    32:36
  2. 10.
    Will Facebook Gaming Be a Hit or a Flop? David & Joe debate
    33:00
  3. 11.
    Everyone is speaking in memes but nobody is using VR w/ Jamie Cohen
    37:28
  4. 12.
    Staying Sane Online During Covid-19 w/ Jocelyn Brewer
    41:16
  5. 13.
    Has Covid-19 killed the techlash? David & Joe debate.
    28:22
  6. 14.
    How will Covid-19 impact tech? David & Joe discuss how digital tools will change moving forward
    30:58
  7. 15.
    Let's Talk About the Techlash! LIVE SHOW podcast
    54:55
  8. 16.
    The human side of data! Andrea Jones-Rooy, a data science circus performer + comedian
    28:40
  9. 17.
    VR Ethics! Kalila Shapiro on reducing real world problems in virtual environments
    32:55
  10. 18.
    Fake News! Battling misinformation & building trust online w/ Macaela Bennett
    28:04
  11. 19.
    Mental health data: what happens to your sensitive telehealth info? Convo w Lauri Goldkind
    27:07
  12. 20.
    Do we need more theater in tech? Pat McAndrew on the power of the stage to explore tech's impact
    27:20
  13. 21.
    AI Criminologist Renée Cummings: fighting bias, promoting justice, debating ethics!
    29:35
  14. 22.
    Tech & Parenting: The psychology of smartphone use with Teodora Pavkovic
    35:06
  15. 23.
    Marshall Davis Jones and the Power of Voice
    37:42
  16. 24.
    A Human Algorithm--author & human rights attorney Flynn Coleman on how AI is changing humanity
    37:36
  17. 25.
    Inside Joe Leonardo: we crack open the mind of our comedian co-host
    15:48
  18. 26.
    Can Tech REDUCE Stress? Interview w/ Breathing.ai's Hannes Bend
    25:46
  19. 27.
    How does tech change happen? Part II interview w / Project Love's Mo Johnson
    21:28
  20. 28.
    How does tech change happen? Interview w / Project Love's Mo Johnson
    23:36
  21. 29.
    Let's talk about sextech! With Bryony Cole, Polly Rodriguez, & Mal Harrison
    49:28
  22. 30.
    How Will Facebook Make Money NOW & in the Future?!
    18:32
  23. 31.
    Tech Ethics! Talking w/ ethicist Reid Blackman
    28:49
  24. 32.
    Supporting women in technology with Lisa Mayer
    24:22
  25. 33.
    The origin of Funny as Tech
    22:43
  26. 34.
    Kat Mustatea on the meaning of machines making art
    28:04
  27. 35.
    What will social media look like in five years?!
    24:50
  28. 36.
    Bryony Cole, NYC Sextech, & the Future of Sex
    30:52
  29. 37.
    Why Is Tech So Lousy with Women?! LIVE show with Clara de Soto, Jumana Abu-Ghazaleh & Kimberly Gray
    1:13:25
  30. 38.
    LinkedIn is the BEST social media site?! David & Joe compare with Facebook and Twitter
    20:13
  31. 39.
    Teens, Tech, & Digital for Good! Discussion with #ICANHELP's Matt Soeth
    27:30
  32. 40.
    PART 2: Douglas Rushkoff and Team Human! Putting the humanity back in tech & life
    21:15
  33. 41.
    PART 1: Douglas Rushkoff and Team Human! Putting the humanity back in tech & life
    19:32
  34. 42.
    Creepy Tech! David & Joe discuss the tech that is spooking us out in 2019
    16:50
  35. 43.
    What if your smartphone thinks you're depressed?! David and Joe discuss digital phenotyping!
    18:12
  36. 44.
    Personal branding! Our love/hate relationship, humiliation, and utter necessity of branding.
    18:23
  37. 45.
    LIVE show: Should NYC Be the Tech Capital?! w/ Dennis Crowley, Allison Medina & Melissa Jun Rowley
    56:57
  38. 46.
    David & Joe discuss all things All Tech Is Human! It's beginnings, goals, ambitions and future
    13:28
  39. 47.
    David & Joe discuss and debate Portal by Facebook
    12:57
  40. 48.
    David & Joe talk about their experiences at the 2018 NYC Media Lab summit
    20:02
  41. 49.
    David & Joe debate over The Great Synthetic Media Debate at the 2018 NYC Media Lab
    16:30
  42. 50.
    Ep46: DC Vito talks about media literacy, social justice, & civic engagement
    33:45

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