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By Dr Moira Gunn

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Episode 22-49 Your distant cousins and their DNA
Episode 22-49 Your distant cousins and their DNA
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Ed Humes. His latest is “The Forever Witness … How DNA and Genealogy Solved a Cold Case Double Murder.” We get an object lesson in the Three Ages of DNA, and while it reads like a fast-paced Cold Case on steroids – it provides details no fiction writer would dare to make up, like the unexpected involvement of the famous true crimes writer, Ann Rule, and a person whose DNA skills are familiar to fans of the PBS documentary series, “Finding your roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.”
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December 02, 2022
Episode 22-48 Could Long Covid be Fibromyalgia???
Episode 22-48 Could Long Covid be Fibromyalgia???
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 recruiting subjects for advanced Human Clinical Trials in both. Then neuroscientist and psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett gives us a lesson or two from her book, “7½ Lessons about the Brain”.
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November 25, 2022
Episode 22-47 Ideas, Ideas, Ideas
Episode 22-47 Ideas, Ideas, Ideas
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 about his book “IdeaFlow.” You have no idea how important ideas are in your life, and just how many you’ll need! Then in biotech, human clinical trials have begun to treat a particular type of Epilepsy called Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Dr. Cory Nicholas from Neurona Therapeutics, tells us about their big idea and how they have developed an unprecedented cell therapy.
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November 17, 2022
Episode 22-46 High Seas Conspiracy
Episode 22-46 High Seas Conspiracy
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 Conspiracy.” It makes the movie “Captain Philips” look pretty tame. Then if you thought that all the new vaccines would be mRNA vaccines – you’d be wrong. Dr. Robert Coleman, the Co-Founder and CEO of Codagenix, shows us how to precisely engineer viruses to be effective vaccines. Even better, these can be delivered nasally – there’s no need for a needle.
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November 13, 2022
Episode 22-45 Turn Your DNA On and Off ??
Episode 22-45 Turn Your DNA On and Off ??
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, among other medical conditions. MeiraGTx is also working on a new technology to replace defective DNA with new working DNA, and the ability to stop the new DNA should you choose. Then Matthew Ball, the former global head of strategy for Amazon Studios, talks his book: “The Metaverse … and How It Will Revolutionize Everything.”
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November 01, 2022
Episode 22-44 Pirate Then, Pirates Now – Not Much Has Changed ??
Episode 22-44 Pirate Then, Pirates Now – Not Much Has Changed ??
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 Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about food as medicine – it might be steamed vegetables … or could that be chocolate and wine?
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October 28, 2022
Episode 22-43 Mapping Biology ???
Episode 22-43 Mapping Biology ???
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 about their effort to analyze all of human biology, and the drugs in their very own pipeline. Then, who knew Sociology and Criminology were linked? University of Denver professor Jared Del Rosso talks about his book “Denial … How We Hide, Ignore, and Explain Away Problems””, and answers the question – will the election deniers *always* believe the 2020 presidential election was stolen?
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October 19, 2022
Episode 22-42 Neanderthal to Nobel Prize
Episode 22-42 Neanderthal to Nobel Prize
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 his book: “Neanderthal Man … in search of lost genomes.” Then biotech takes on Osteoarthritis – mostly in the knee, but it can affect any joint. Dr. Diem Nguyen,  the CEO of Xalud Therapeutics, talks about Xalud’s work to reduce the inflammation that drives pain. It’s now in human clinical trials.
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October 14, 2022
Episode 22-41 Science, Technology and Race
Episode 22-41 Science, Technology and Race
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 itself have excluded Black/African Americans and Persons of Color … and sometimes *all* women. Then University of Chicago professor Dr Neil Shubin talks 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”?
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October 05, 2022
Episode 22-40 A two-week anti-depression treatment?
Episode 22-40 A two-week anti-depression treatment?
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 … and rapidly. Dr. Jeff Jonas, the Chief Innovation Officer and Director of Sage Therapeutics, talks about their drug Zuranolone, nearing the end of its drug approval journey. Then, Craig Parker, the CEO of Surrozen, talks about their work with the W-N-T pathway, or Wnt pathway. Their initial candidate for treatment? Repairing the liver.
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October 01, 2022
Episode 22-39 Digital Technology, Freedom & Democracy
Episode 22-39 Digital Technology, Freedom & Democracy
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? Yes, fibroblasts. Dr. Hamid Khoja, Chief Scientific Officer of FibroBiologics in Houston, describes their fibroblast programs in such diverse conditions as Degenerative Disk Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Diabetic Foot Ulcers.
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September 22, 2022
Episode 22-38 YouTube – 500 hrs of Video per Minute
Episode 22-38 YouTube – 500 hrs of Video per Minute
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, Subscribe: Inside YouTube’s Chaotic Rise to World Domination”. Then an excerpt from Wired Science Editor Kara Platoni’s original interview about her 2015 book: “We Have the Technology: How Biohackers, Foodies, and Physicians are Transforming Human Perception.” It’s even more relevant today.
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September 13, 2022
Episode 22-37 Long Covid – Biotech is working on it
Episode 22-37 Long Covid – Biotech is working on it
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 Exuma Biotech, tells us about their work to speed up CAR-T – from 4-6 weeks to just a few hours, and a second delivery method – programming a virus to produce the treatment protein needed. Just a simple injection under the skin. Finally, Wall Street Journal reporter Katherine Blunt with “California Burning … The Fall of Pacific Gas and Electric – and What It Means for America’s Power Grid”. What’s causing many of those California wildfires? Aging Technology.
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September 10, 2022
Episode 22-36 Bigotry, justice and environmental pollution
Episode 22-36 Bigotry, justice and environmental pollution
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Kirk Wallace Johnson talking about fisherman, immigrants, bigotry, justice and environmental pollution. It’s all in “The Fishermen and the Dragon … Fear, Greed, and a Fight for Justice on the Gulf Coast”. Then on BioTech Nation, Dr. Hernan Bazan, the Co-Founder & CEO of South Rampart Pharma in New Orleans. They’re working on the next generation of pain relief – non-opioid pain relief. The goal is to be equally powerful without the addiction.
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September 01, 2022
Episode 22-35 The Future of Cities ???
Episode 22-35 The Future of Cities ???
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Harvard economics professors Edward Glaeser and David Cutler about “Survival of the City … Living and Thriving in an Age of Isolation.” Then Dr. Alex Pang’s advice about our work life from his 2016 book, “Rest … Why You Get More Done When You Work Less” is even more relevant now. And Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr Daniel Kraft talks to us about something unprecedented … our teeth!
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August 24, 2022
Episode 22-34 How Did Edward Snowden Get So Far In Government Security ???
Episode 22-34 How Did Edward Snowden Get So Far In Government Security ???
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 The Atlantic, talks about his book: “Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State”. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about the potential for genetic susceptibility to the COVID-19 virus, and other aspects of genetic predisposition to the success or failure of available medical treatments.
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August 19, 2022
Episode 22-33 The New Astronauts
Episode 22-33 The New Astronauts
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 of “Test Gods: Virgin Galactic and the Making of a Modern Astronaut”. Then 40% of Americans report that they have gained weight since the COVID pandemic began. Excerpts from a past interview with DR SANDRA AAMODT (“ehh-mutt”), the former editor-in-chief of Nature Neuroscience. Her TED Talk “Why Dieting Doesn’t Usually Work” has received over 4 Million views. She’s the author of the 2014 book, “Why Diets Make Us Fat … The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss.”
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August 12, 2022
Episode 22-32 What about Animals and Gender ?
Episode 22-32 What about Animals and Gender ?
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Emory University Primatologist Dr. Frans de Waal talks about his book: “Different … Gender Through the Eyes of a Primatologist. Then Dr. Steve Worland from eFFECTOR Therapeutics tells us about their approach to cancer. Among their efforts - Non-small cell lung cancer and ER positive breast cancer. And Kevin Ali the CEO of Organon explains how this women-focused company went global with its 64 products in one year. That’s a story in itself.
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August 04, 2022
Episode 22-31 Replacing some of your DNA with new DNA that works better - and stopping it at will .
Episode 22-31 Replacing some of your DNA with new DNA that works better - and stopping it at will .
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, among other medical conditions. MeiraGTx is also working on a new technology to replace defective DNA with new working DNA, and the ability to stop the new DNA should you choose. Then Matthew Ball, the former global head of strategy for Amazon Studios, talks his book: “The Metaverse … and How It Will Revolutionize Everything.”
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August 04, 2022
Episode 22-30 Biotech meets in person !!
Episode 22-30 Biotech meets in person !!
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 first time in 3 years, where Dr. Gunn was able to speak with Paul Hastings, the Chair of BIO and the President & CEO of Nkarta, about the state of BIO and Nkarta’s work on delivering Natural Killer cells for cancer. Joe Panetta, President & CEO of Biocom California, brings insights into California as a whole and its relation globally, as well as the price of drugs. Dr. Richard Austin, founder and CEO of Reglagene talks about choosing their first-in-human drug for the brain cancer, Glioblastoma, and Dr. Chris Nave from Brandon Capital describes Polyactiva’s work in the treatment of glaucoma.
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July 21, 2022
Episode 22-29 Tech Visionary – No Tech
Episode 22-29 Tech Visionary – No Tech
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 would call today an “influencer” – only he has been influencing now for decades. Markoff’s book is “Whole Earth: The Many Lives of Stewart Brand”. Then in biotech, Dr. James Mackey, the President & CEO, Aristea Therapeutics, tells about a painful disease which affects the palms of hand and soles of feet in post-menopausal women - Palmoplantar pustulosis or PPP - and how it may relate to other diseases.
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July 15, 2022
Episode 22-28 The Science: Feelings before Knowledge
Episode 22-28 The Science: Feelings before Knowledge
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 Minds Conscious”. Then a developing treatment for ALS – often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Rob Etherington and Robert Glanzman from Clene Nanomedicine talk about using trillions of gold nanocrystals now being tested in advanced clinical trials.
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July 07, 2022
Episode 22-27 The Ford 150 Pick-Up Truck, or rather, Workhorse
Episode 22-27 The Ford 150 Pick-Up Truck, or rather, Workhorse
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 truck from Ford. They talk about the latest design updates, and how Ford went about it. Then Brian Culley, the CEO of Lineage Cell Therapeutics in San Diego, explains cell therapy in plain words. They’re working on dry age-related macular degeneration and spinal cord injury, and they also have a new idea to create life-time immunity against COVID-19.
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July 01, 2022
Episode 22-26 One-way streets in Pompeii ???
Episode 22-26 One-way streets in Pompeii ???
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: From the Wheel, to the Car, to What Comes Next”. Then Dr. Jim Brown, the CEO of DURECT, describes their first Phase 2 clinical trials for Alcoholic Hepatitis, known as AH. And a look at what comes next for their approach to regenerative medicine.
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June 23, 2022
Episode 22-25 A Citizen’s Guide to Data?
Episode 22-25 A Citizen’s Guide to Data?
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 Hernandez, the Founder and CEO of Blue Water Vaccines tells us about their quest for a universal flu vaccine. Even more unusual? Along the way, they also found a Dodo bird.
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June 15, 2022
Episode 22-24 Biotech Beyond Covid
Episode 22-24 Biotech Beyond Covid
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 PolarityTE talks about their design for wound healing. Their first treatment candidate is diabetic foot ulcers. And Dr. Eric Vivier from Innate Pharma in Marseilles tells us about the next wave of immunotherapy treatments – harnessing Natural Killer cells.
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June 09, 2022
Episode 22-23 Regeneron - How to create innovative scientists
Episode 22-23 Regeneron - How to create innovative scientists
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. George Yancopoulos, the President and Chief Scientific Officer of Regeneron. Its innovative COVID treatment directly infuses antibodies. But how do get students to become innovative scientists? The Regeneron Science Talent Search. Then the challenge of diagnosing liver disease. Dr. Caroline Loew, the President and CEO of Glympse Bio, talks about their approach to diagnosing and tracking the progression of the liver condition, NASH, and its potential in other diseases, as well.
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May 31, 2022
Episode 22-22 The Science of Aging
Episode 22-22 The Science of Aging
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.” And then, an excerpt from Dr. Thomas Rando’s 2020 interview. A co-founder of Fountain Therapeutics, he tells us about their science and their efforts to potentially reverse the aging process.
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May 27, 2022
Episode 22-21 What’s Up with Netflix?
Episode 22-21 What’s Up with Netflix?
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Journalists Dade Hayes & Dawn Chmielewski about “Binge Times: Inside Hollywood’s Furious Billion-Dollar Battle to Take Down Netflix”. From the stock plunge of Netflix to the rise of Bridgerton, it’s a streaming war for our attention. Then in Biotech, could “sticky proteins” lead to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and more? Dr. Maria Maccecchini, Founder, President and CEO of Annovis Bio, tells us about their approach.
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May 19, 2022
Episode 22-20 Successful Aging – Nature? Or Nurture?
Episode 22-20 Successful Aging – Nature? Or Nurture?
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin about his book “Successful Aging … A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives”. And Dr. Cameron Turtle from Eidos Therapeutics tells us that of the 6 Million Americans living with the medical condition known as Heart Failure, several hundred thousand have a special type, which was thought to be rare, but is being underdiagnosed. It’s known by its initials: ATTR. Eidos is working on a treatment.
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May 11, 2022
Episode 22-19 The Science of Zoom Body Language
Episode 22-19 The Science of Zoom Body Language
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 take an insight in science and enable it to become an actual product. Dr. Mark Allen, the co-founder and CEO of Elevian, tells us their experience and about selecting their first target: stroke.
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May 05, 2022
 Episode 22-18 Remembering the people of Love Canal
Episode 22-18 Remembering the people of Love Canal
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 defiant scientists – we receive the benefits of the challenge of Love Canal. Then, new science leads to understanding natural repair mechanisms in the brain. Dr. Mark Litton is the President and CEO of Athira Pharma. He discusses their efforts in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s dementia.
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April 29, 2022
Episode 22-17 Stopping Breast Cancer Before It Starts?
Episode 22-17 Stopping Breast Cancer Before It Starts?
Dr. Amit (Am-it) Kumar, the President and CEO of Anixa Biosciences, about a new approach to actually preventing the truly aggressive triple negative breast cancer, and its potential for other breast cancers and ovarian cancer. We hear about the scientific breakthroughs and their partnership with the Cleveland Clinic. Then, Sarah Frier (“Fry-er”), a tech journalist with Bloomberg News. Her award-winning book: “No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram” has lessons for today’s potential buyout of Twitter.
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April 21, 2022
Episode 22-16 The EU and the US Tech Giants
Episode 22-16 The EU and the US Tech Giants
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 on such digital giants as Google and Amazon, and the impact on the EU’s digital space since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Then, University of the South Professor David George Haskell talks about sound – from the beginning of time on planet earth to the sounds in our teeming cities. His book is “Sounds Wild and Broken … Sonic Marvels, Evolution’s Creativity and the Crisis of Sensory Extinction”.
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April 13, 2022
Episode 22-15 Can Employees Be Happy ???
Episode 22-15 Can Employees Be Happy ???
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Wall Street Journal investigative journalists, Kirsten Grind and Katherine Sayre. Their book is “Happy at Any Cost … The Revolutionary Vision and Fatal Quest of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh”. Then neuroscience tells us - it’s all about the messenger and not the message. Stephen Martin and Joseph Marks talk about their 2019 book, “Messengers: Who We Listen To, Who We Don’t, and Why”.
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April 06, 2022
Episode 22-14 Social Media and Weaponized Shame ???
Episode 22-14 Social Media and Weaponized Shame ???
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. Then Dr. Daniel Bloomfield, the Chief Medical Officer of Anthos Therapeutics, describes the current challenge of preventing bleeding while avoiding the specter of clotting. Anthos may have a solution.
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March 31, 2022
Episode 22-13 Can Every Medicine Be a Pill???
Episode 22-13 Can Every Medicine Be a Pill???
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 latest cancer treatments. Then Dr. Ray Stevens, CEO of ShouTi Pharma, talks about their approach in turning IV drugs into pills. Current projects include Diabetes and obesity, and two Pulmonary and Cardiovascular disorders. And these are just their first candidates …
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March 25, 2022
Episode 22-12 Flat Earthers? Still?
Episode 22-12 Flat Earthers? Still?
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Daily Beast journalist Kelly Weill are extremism, disinformation and the Internet. They talk about “Off the Edge … Flat Earthers, Conspiracy Culture, and Why People Will Believe Anything”. Then Moira speaks with Dr. Dale Christiansen from TFF Pharmaceuticals, and Dr. Deborah Levine, Medical Director of Lung Transplantation and Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Center at UT Health San Antonio. It may be possible to inhale most of our present-day drugs, which has many benefits.
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March 17, 2022
Episode 22-11 The Chinese Language....Digitized?
Episode 22-11 The Chinese Language....Digitized?
On this weekís Tech Nation, Moira speaks with  Yale Professor Jing Tsu about ìKingdom of Characters Ö the language revolution that made China modern.î Communicating Chinese using digital technology is not so easy, from the telegraph, the typewriter, computers and smartphones. All were built with alphabetic letters in mind. Then, diagnosing neurodegenerative diseases like early Alzheimers, Parkinsons and more, with a simple-to-use but scientifically advanced retinal scan.  Eliav Shaked, the Co-Founder and CEO of the Toronto-based firm, Retispec, explains how their software does it.
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March 11, 2022
Episode 21-10 Your Mind Needs Motion
Episode 21-10 Your Mind Needs Motion
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Stanford emerita psychology professor Barbara Tversky. She talks about “Mind in Motion: How Action Shapes Thought”, how the mind can override perception, how feeling comes before logic, and how we organize things in our world the way we organize our minds.
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March 02, 2022
Episode 22-09 PayPal was just the beginning
Episode 22-09 PayPal was just the beginning
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 Shaped Silicon Valley.” Then, with the rising call to move away from animal testing, we hear about one promising alternative. Dr. Eric Merle, Chief Business Innovation Officer of GenoSkin, describes their approach.
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February 24, 2022
Episode 22-08 A Tiny Molecule and Your Brain has a Problem
Episode 22-08 A Tiny Molecule and Your Brain has a Problem
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Sara Manning Peskin, a Neurologist and Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Author, “A Molecule Away from Madness: Tales of the Hijacked Brain”. Dartmouth professor Richard D’Aveni tells us that new tech will solve our current global supply chain issues. His book is “The Pan-Industrial Revolution – How New Manufacturing Titans Will Transform the World”.
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February 18, 2022
Episode 22-07 Regretting Regret?
Episode 22-07 Regretting Regret?
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 hospital professionals due to COVID, and planning for future pandemics.
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February 10, 2022
Episode 22-06 The Chinese Typewriter
Episode 22-06 The Chinese Typewriter
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 about a 2008 Beijing Olympics conspiracy that was no conspiracy at all. Then, Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft tells us about the Metaverse – yes, why did Facebook rename itself Meta??
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February 03, 2022
Episode 22-05 Don’t have any feelings? Think again
Episode 22-05 Don’t have any feelings? Think again
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with scientist and prolific author, Dr. Leonard Mlodinow about “Emotional: How Feelings Shape Our Thinking”. And Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft tells us who may medically qualify to go into space – you may be surprised by his answers.
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January 26, 2022
Episode 22-04 We’re all aging – in *every* cell in our bodies
Episode 22-04 We’re all aging – in *every* cell in our bodies
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 treating kidney disease and with heart transplants from genetically modified pigs in the news, kidneys are also being examined. Finally, with the West Coast of the United States under tsunami warning, former USGS scientist, Dr. Lucy Jones talks about “The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us”, and how we need to approach the aftermath.
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January 19, 2022
Episode 22-03 Regeneron – how we create innovative scientists
Episode 22-03 Regeneron – how we create innovative scientists
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. George Yancopoulos, the President and Chief Scientific Officer of Regeneron. Its innovative COVID treatment directly infuses antibodies. But how do get students to become innovative scientists? The Regeneron Science Talent Search. Then the challenge of diagnosing liver disease. Dr. Caroline Loew, the President and CEO of Glympse Bio, talks about their approach to diagnosing and tracking the progression of the liver condition, NASH, and its potential in other diseases, as well.
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January 13, 2022
Episode 22-02 The Birth of CRISPR
Episode 22-02 The Birth of CRISPR
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 Kraft takes us through the slate of winners of the $6 Million Rapid COVID Screening Xprize.
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January 05, 2022
Episode 22-01 Neuroscience and Greek Tragedies ???
Episode 22-01 Neuroscience and Greek Tragedies ???
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 25 Most Powerful Inventions in the History of Literature”. Then a ten-minute primer with David Peterson, best known for creating alien languages for HBO’s Game of Thrones, Netflix's The Witcher, and Marvel's Doctor Strange.
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December 31, 2021
Episode 21-52 Spinal Cord Injury to Cancer to COVID?
Episode 21-52 Spinal Cord Injury to Cancer to COVID?
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 talking about adult stem cells, in your body right now, and work in treating spinal cord injury, and in ovarian cancer, melanoma, the skin cancer, glioblastoma … and even in a vaccine for COVID-19, this one designed to be affordable for everyone, everywhere.
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December 24, 2021
Episode 21-51 A New Treatment for COVID – from 20 years ago
Episode 21-51 A New Treatment for COVID – from 20 years ago
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 COVID-19. Then Rick Carreon, the CEO of ImpediMed, tells us about a technology developed in the 1990’s for research purposes. Today it’s approved for the early detection of lymphedema following breast cancer – and early intervention can stop its progression.
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December 16, 2021
Episode 21-50 Gene Cancer Therapy - Better, Faster, Cheaper
Episode 21-50 Gene Cancer Therapy - Better, Faster, Cheaper
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. Exuma’s aim is to reduce the time to 4 hours and eliminate the chemotherapy … Then Dr. Chris Smith with Brandon Capital Partners and a board member of Ena Respiratory talks about updates us on Ena-51 – a spray to reduce the presence of COVID in the nasal passageway.
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December 08, 2021
Episode 21-49 The Science: Feelings before Knowledge
Episode 21-49 The Science: Feelings before Knowledge
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 Minds Conscious”. Then a developing treatment for ALS – often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Rob Etherington and Robert Glanzman from Clene Nanomedicine talk about using trillions of gold nanocrystals now being tested in advanced clinical trials.
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December 02, 2021
Episode 21-48 Remembering Glen de Vries
Episode 21-48 Remembering Glen de Vries
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 crash. We talk about how his earthbound work help us all, and his book: “The Patient Equation”. Then why the new FDA-approved treatment for yeast infections in women is … different. And Dr Marco Taglietti, the President and CEO of Scynexis, describes their unprecedented FDA-approved treatment for Yeast Infections in Women.
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November 23, 2021
Episode 21-47 The Future of Cities ??
Episode 21-47 The Future of Cities ??
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Harvard economics professors Edward Glaeser and David Cutler about “Survival of the City … Living and Thriving in an Age of Isolation.” Then Dr. Alex Pang’s advice about our work life from his 2016 book, “Rest … Why You Get More Done When You Work Less” is even more relevant now. And Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr Daniel Kraft talks to us about something unprecedented … our teeth!
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November 17, 2021
Episode 21-46 Neuroscience and Dreaming
Episode 21-46 Neuroscience and Dreaming
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 Science of Dreams”. Then, a potential new treatment for a side effect of chemotherapy: Hand-Foot Skin Reaction and Hand-Foot Syndrome. Dr. Michael McCullar, the CEO of OnQuality Pharmaceuticals talks about their new drug candidate which has just finished Phase II clinical trials.
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November 09, 2021
Episode 21-45 Searching for Drugs in Plants
Episode 21-45 Searching for Drugs in Plants
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. Advances in Robot-assisted surgery – from a long scar to several tiny incisions, and now, perhaps, just one.
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November 03, 2021
Episode 21-44 Elizabeth Holmes – Theranos – 2005
Episode 21-44 Elizabeth Holmes – Theranos – 2005
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 and Body in the Healing of Trauma.” We’ll also hear Dr. Gunn’s 2005 interview with Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and CEO of the now-defunct Theranos, who is currently standing trial for fraud.
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October 27, 2021
Episode 21-43 The Decisions We Make
Episode 21-43 The Decisions We Make
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Columbia University professor Eric Johnson about “The Elements of Choice: Why the Way We Decide Matters”. Then insight into rare genetic diseases with Dr. Dietrich Stephan, CEO of NeuBase Therapeutics. He talks us through rare genetic diseases, as well as NeuBase’s approach. And Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about the challenges of Telehealth.
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October 20, 2021
Episode 21-42 Global Economic Shutdown
Episode 21-42 Global Economic Shutdown
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 Covid Shook the World’s Economy.” Then Dr. Erica Smith from the Belgium company, Tools4Patient. How you identify when participants in drug trials report a positive response, even when they receive nothing. And Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about how to create what he calls a “check engine light” for your body.
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October 13, 2021
Episode 21-41 Rationality? Too Much to Ask?
Episode 21-41 Rationality? Too Much to Ask?
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 and only. You know him from his children’s book series, “A Series of Unfortunate Events”. He’s here with “Poison for Breakfast”. You will start bewildered and leave bewildered, but feeling much better about it.
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October 07, 2021
Episode 21-40 Ancient viruses in our DNA?
Episode 21-40 Ancient viruses in our DNA?
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, climatologist Marina Psaros talks about “The Atlas of Disappearing Places … Our Coasts and Oceans in the Climate Crisis”.
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September 29, 2021
Episode 21-39 Opioids and Us – a Different Perspective
Episode 21-39 Opioids and Us – a Different Perspective
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 rise of undesired outcomes, and an interesting perspective on what we as individuals can do. Her book is “Undoing Drugs … The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction.” Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft wants us to look at Digital Health differently. Our digitally-enhanced Quantified Self can lead to a new Quantified Health.
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September 21, 2021
Episode 21-38 7½ Lesson about *Your* Brain
Episode 21-38 7½ Lesson about *Your* Brain
Neuroscientist and psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett. She gives us “7½ Lessons about the Brain” and has some surprises – there is no “reptilian” part of your brain … it’s just a myth. Then in biotech – treatments to fight diseases caused by inflammation – Dr. Jim Woody, the CEO of 180 Life Sciences talks about their pipeline of drugs, as well as their lead work in clinical trials now – it’s for Dupuytren’s Contracture, affecting one out of 25 people in Europe and North America.
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September 15, 2021
Episode 21-37 One-way streets in Pompeii ???
Episode 21-37 One-way streets in Pompeii ???
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: From the Wheel, to the Car, to What Comes Next”. Then Dr. Jim Brown, the CEO of DURECT, describes their first Phase 2 clinical trials for Alcoholic Hepatitis, known as AH. And a look at what comes next for their approach to regenerative medicine.
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September 07, 2021
Episode 21-36 A two-week anti depression treatment?
Episode 21-36 A two-week anti depression treatment?
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 … and rapidly. Dr. Jeff Jonas, the Chief Innovation Officer and Director of Sage Therapeutics, talks about their drug Zuranolone, nearing the end of its drug approval journey. Then, Craig Parker, the CEO of Surrozen, talks about their work with the W-N-T pathway, or Wnt pathway. Their initial candidate for treatment? Repairing the liver.
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September 01, 2021
Episode 21-35 Can we just work remote?
Episode 21-35 Can we just work remote?
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 Physical.” Then, intervening with “cytokine storms”. JIM JOYCE, the CEO of San Diego’s Sigyn Therapeutics talks about their progress to intervening quickly.
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August 26, 2021
Episode 21-34 Pioneer Codebreaker -- Elizebeth Smith Friedman
Episode 21-34 Pioneer Codebreaker -- Elizebeth Smith Friedman
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.
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August 19, 2021
Episode 21-33 Medical Diagnostics tells a Story about Us
Episode 21-33 Medical Diagnostics tells a Story about Us
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 CLAYMAN, the CEO of Flexion Therapeutics, talks about the treatments they have in clinical trials for osteoarthritis, knee replacement surgery, and more.
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August 11, 2021
Episode 21-32 SMA, NMOSD and Aging – From Few to Everyone
Episode 21-32 SMA, NMOSD and Aging – From Few to Everyone
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 very rare diseases - SMA - Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and NMOSD - Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder. Then Dr. Thomas Rando, Co-Founder of Fountain Therapeutics, a Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Director of Glen Laboratories on the Biology of Aging talks about a rampant medical condition – aging.
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August 04, 2021
Episode 21-31 The CRISPR Babies
Episode 21-31 The CRISPR Babies
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with anthropologist EBEN KIRKSEY, a professor of anthropology at Deakin University in Melbourne. He’s look at the societal and ethical implications of CRISPR – and not just hypothetically. He traveled to China, with an eye to understanding the circumstance of the three CRISPR babies known to exist. His book is “The Mutant Project: Inside the Global Race to Genetically Modify Humans”. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft gives us a quick primer on antibodies and how we use them as therapy.
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July 30, 2021
Episode 21-30 Reverse engineering success ???
Episode 21-30 Reverse engineering success ???
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with psychologist Dr. Ron Friedman about “Decoding Greatness … How the Best in the World Reverse Engineer Success”. Then Dr. Tom Hallam from Palisade Bio in San Diego talks about their efforts to solve a major problem post-surgery – how to get your GI track back on track. And Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft reviews tests to detect Alzheimer’s early.
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July 22, 2021
Episode 21-29 Where in the US can you live toxin free ???
Episode 21-29 Where in the US can you live toxin free ???
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 who pivoted from treating parainfluenza and influenza to target COVID … and they started in Wuhan, China. Moira speaks with Dr. Stanley Lewis, the Chief Medical Officer of Ansun Biopharma.
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July 13, 2021
Episode 21-28 Tech can make Workplaces COVID-safe ???
Episode 21-28 Tech can make Workplaces COVID-safe ???
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 based in Silicon Valley. Smart technology may bring us back to safe workplaces - from social distancing, to automatic contact tracing, overly crowded points of contact, and more. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about our “Sociome” – where and how we live is more important than our DNA.
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July 06, 2021
Episode 21-27 Why We Drive – And Why We are Going to Miss It
Episode 21-27 Why We Drive – And Why We are Going to Miss It
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, talks about the path from your DNA to producing proteins, and the potential for new drugs.
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June 29, 2021
Episode 21-26 Pirates Then, Pirates Now – Not Much Has Changed ??
Episode 21-26 Pirates Then, Pirates Now – Not Much Has Changed ??
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 Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about food as medicine – it might be steamed vegetables … or could that be chocolate and wine?
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June 23, 2021
Episode 21-25 Every Color in the Rainbow
Episode 21-25 Every Color in the Rainbow
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 headway in treating nerve damage. AxoGen’s KAREN ZADEREJ tells that transplanting the nerves of others is now possible.
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June 15, 2021
Episode 21-24 The New Astronauts
Episode 21-24 The New Astronauts
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 of “Test Gods: Virgin Galactic and the Making of a Modern Astronaut”. Then 40% of Americans report that they have gained weight since the COVID pandemic began. Excerpts from a past interview with DR SANDRA AAMODT (“ehh-mutt”), the former editor-in-chief of Nature Neuroscience. Her TED Talk “Why Dieting Doesn’t Usually Work” has received over 4 Million views. She’s the author of the 2014 book, “Why Diets Make Us Fat … The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss.”
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June 08, 2021
Episode 21-23 Geometry – even babies can do it
Episode 21-23 Geometry – even babies can do it
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 Wrong”. He talks about “Shape … The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else.” Then MARCIO SOUZA, the President and CEO of Praxis Precision Medicines, describes their research drug modulating GABA, a key neurotransmitter in the brain, and its potential to treat depression, essential tremor, and other conditions.
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June 02, 2021
Episode 21-22 The Science of Zoom Body Language
Episode 21-22 The Science of Zoom Body Language
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 take an insight in science and enable it to become an actual product. Dr. Mark Allen, the co-founder and CEO of Elevian, tells us their experience and about selecting their first target: stroke.
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May 26, 2021
Episode 21-21 How Did Edward Snowden Get So Far In Government Security??
Episode 21-21 How Did Edward Snowden Get So Far In Government Security??
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 The Atlantic, talks about his book: “Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State”. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about the potential for genetic susceptibility to the COVID-19 virus, and other aspects of genetic predisposition to the success or failure of available medical treatments.
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May 20, 2021
Episode 21-20 How Does Innovation Really Work ???
Episode 21-20 How Does Innovation Really Work ???
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 Works – And Why It Flourishes in Freedom”. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft leads the COVID-19 Response Task Force for the XPrize Pandemic Alliance.
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May 12, 2021
Episode 21-19 Our Lives in Data
Episode 21-19 Our Lives in Data
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 Hernandez, the Founder and CEO of Blue Water Vaccines tells us about their quest for a universal flu vaccine. Even more unusual? Along the way, they also found a Dodo bird.
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May 05, 2021
Episode 21-18 Your Internet Surfing Will Follow You Forever?
Episode 21-18 Your Internet Surfing Will Follow You Forever?
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 follow-up to a recent interview with Dr. Jonathan Javitt, the CEO of NeuroRX Pharma. That twist of fate which resurrected a scientific discovery literally shelved for most of two decades? That NeuroRX transformed it into a treatment for COVID-19? The clinical trial results are in.
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April 27, 2021
Episode 21-17 “Deep” Empathy – How is it different?
Episode 21-17 “Deep” Empathy – How is it different?
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 “Deep” empathy. Then advanced clinical trial results for treating mild Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Jim Galvin, a professor and Director of the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, talks about what it means, prior to its June, 2021 final decision by the FDA
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April 21, 2021
Episode 21-16 Spinal Cord Injury to Cancer to COVID?
Episode 21-16 Spinal Cord Injury to Cancer to COVID?
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 talking about adult stem cells, in your body right now, and work in treating spinal cord injury, and in ovarian cancer, melanoma, the skin cancer, glioblastoma … and even in a vaccine for COVID-19, this one designed to be affordable for everyone, everywhere.
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April 13, 2021
Episode 21-15 Good Medicine
Episode 21-15 Good Medicine
On this week’s Tech Nation, we’re talking about “Good Medicine … Health, Ethics and Innovation”. It’s a Collaboration Between Bioethics International and Scientific American. We’ll hear from Jennifer Miller, a professor at the Yale University School of Medicine, and Jeremy Abbate, the publisher of Scientific American. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about existing drugs being repurposed in the fight against COVID. And what gets us to stick with all that personal health technology we need? Rick Anderson is the President and General Manager for North America at Dario Health.
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April 07, 2021
Episode 21-14 Sir Edmund Hillary
Episode 21-14 Sir Edmund Hillary
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, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, was the first to reach the summit. Then Dr. Gene Kinney, the President & CEO of Prothena Biosciences, a new drug in clinical trials for Parkinson’s. How Parkinson’s unfolds in the brain, the idea behind how this drug, and the hope of slowing, if not stopping, disease progress.
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March 31, 2021
Episode 21-13 The Birth of CRISPR
Episode 21-13 The Birth of CRISPR
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 Kraft takes us through the slate of winners of the $6 Million Rapid COVID Screening Xprize.
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March 25, 2021
Episode 21-12 Learning to Draw on the Radio ???
Episode 21-12 Learning to Draw on the Radio ???
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 about his writer’s workshop and how he’s writing his upcoming book– “The Pop-Up Pitch” – he’s inviting all nonfiction writers to write their books along with him.
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March 18, 2021
Episode 21-11 Neuroscience and Greek Tragedies ???
Episode 21-11 Neuroscience and Greek Tragedies ???
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 25 Most Powerful Inventions in the History of Literature”. Then a ten-minute primer with David Peterson, best known for creating alien languages for HBO’s Game of Thrones, Netflix's The Witcher, and Marvel's Doctor Strange.
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March 10, 2021
Episode 21-10 A New Treatment for COVID – from 20 years ago
Episode 21-10 A New Treatment for COVID – from 20 years ago
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 COVID-19. Then Rick Carreon, the CEO of ImpediMed, tells us about a technology developed in the 1990’s for research purposes. Today it’s approved for the early detection of lymphedema following breast cancer – and early intervention can stop its progression.
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March 02, 2021
Episode 21-09 Science tells us how Change People’s Minds ???
Episode 21-09 Science tells us how Change People’s Minds ???
On this week’s Tech Nation, Wharton Marketing Professor, Jonah Berger, follow his earlier books, “Contagious” and “Invisible Influence”. His latest is “The Catalyst – How To Change Anyone’s Mind”. Then on BioTech Nation, using viruses to our benefit. That’s the idea from Aspa Therapeutics. Dr. Eric David described Aspa’s approach to deliver essential treatment for the rare genetic condition of Canavan’s Disease.
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February 24, 2021
Episode 21-08 Gene Cancer Therapy - Better, Faster, Cheaper
Episode 21-08 Gene Cancer Therapy - Better, Faster, Cheaper
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. Exuma’s aim is to reduce the time to 4 hours and eliminate the chemotherapy … Then Dr. Chris Smith with Brandon Capital Partners and a board member of Ena Respiratory talks about updates us on Ena-51 – a spray to reduce the presence of COVID in the nasal passageway.
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February 16, 2021
Episode 21-07 Successful Aging – Nature? Or Nurture?
Episode 21-07 Successful Aging – Nature? Or Nurture?
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin about his book “Successful Aging … A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives”. And Dr. Cameron Turtle from Eidos Therapeutics tells us that of the 6 Million Americans living with the medical condition known as Heart Failure, several hundred thousand have a special type, which was thought to be rare, but is being underdiagnosed. It’s known by its initials: ATTR. Eidos is working on a treatment.
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February 09, 2021
Episode 21-06 Can anyone be an Instagram InstaCelebrity??
Episode 21-06 Can anyone be an Instagram InstaCelebrity??
Sarah Frier, technology journalist with Bloomberg News, and author of the Financial Times’ Book of the Year, “No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram”. And Victor Hwang, a former Silicon Valley venture capitalist and founder of Right to Start. He’s also the author of “The Rainforest – The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley.”
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February 03, 2021
Episode 21-05 Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic
Episode 21-05 Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic
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 and monkeys, birds and rats and, yes, bats. Then a San Diego company working on a simple blood test for early stage Lung Cancer. With 2/3’s of patients initially diagnosed at stage 4, Chris Hibberd, the CEO of Nucleix, tells us how they did it, their focus on for bladder cancer and 12 other cancers, and how its science fueled a Law and Order episode.
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January 27, 2021
Episode 21-04 The Ford 150 Pick-Up Truck, or rather Workhorse
Episode 21-04 The Ford 150 Pick-Up Truck, or rather Workhorse
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 truck from Ford. They talk about the latest design updates, and how Ford went about it. Then Brian Culley, the CEO of Lineage Cell Therapeutics in San Diego, explains cell therapy in plain words. They’re working on dry age-related macular degeneration and spinal cord injury, and they also have a new idea to create life-time immunity against COVID-19.
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January 19, 2021
 Episode 21-03 7½ Lesson about *Your* Brain
Episode 21-03 7½ Lesson about *Your* Brain
Neuroscientist and psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett. She gives us “7½ Lessons about the Brain” and has some surprises – there is no “reptilian” part of your brain … it’s just a myth. Then in biotech – treatments to fight diseases caused by inflammation – Dr. Jim Woody, the CEO of 180 Life Sciences talks about their pipeline of drugs, as well as their lead work in clinical trials now – it’s for Dupuytren’s Contracture, affecting one out of 25 people in Europe and North America.
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January 13, 2021
Episode 21-02 Decision Intelligence – what AI and Big Data will be
Episode 21-02 Decision Intelligence – what AI and Big Data will be
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 affects the brain, its relation to sleep, and how it may treated some 9 years after the initial trauma. If you have experienced trauma, and PTSD, you may qualify for one of their clinical studies.
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January 05, 2021
 Episode 21-01 Work from home these days? Science may be able to help you
Episode 21-01 Work from home these days? Science may be able to help you
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 follow-up to his earlier books – “The Distraction Addiction” and “Rest” - Alex Pang joins Moira to talk about “Shorter: Work Better, Smarter, and Less – Here’s How”.
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January 02, 2021
Episode 20-52 Dashiell Hammett’s Sam Spade has a Tech Noir Successor
Episode 20-52 Dashiell Hammett’s Sam Spade has a Tech Noir Successor
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Matt Richtel turns tech noir thriller fiction writer with the pseudonym A B Jewell, in “The Man Who Wouldn’t Die” - from Silicon Valley values to venture capital lingo to the habits of the newly tech rich in San Francisco. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about the health benefits of Ambient Technology – the technology all around that you think is doing one thing, but could do another. Like keep you in good health …
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December 26, 2020
Episode 20-51 The Tech Titans Plan To Stay On Top
Episode 20-51 The Tech Titans Plan To Stay On Top
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 on Top Forever.” And Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about his current work with the World Health Organization, heading up a team to develop a global app in these times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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December 17, 2020
Episode 20-50 Facebook Rampant
Episode 20-50 Facebook Rampant
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 McCrae, the CEO of Sangamo Therapeutics talks about Zinc Fingers. Sangamo is working on numerous projects to introduce DNA into patient’s bodies where the DNA may be missing or simply doesn’t work as needed. The challenge? It would permanently change to your DNA. Are you ready for it?
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December 09, 2020
Episode 20-49 Wilderness Medicine
Episode 20-49 Wilderness Medicine
On this week’s Tech Nation, Dr. Paul Auerbach, Professor Emeritus at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, a co-founder of the Wilderness Medical Society, and author of “Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health”. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent, Dr. Daniel Kraft, talks about longevity, zip code by zip code.
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December 03, 2020
Episode 20-48 The Patient Equation
Episode 20-48 The Patient Equation
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 Patient Equation … the precision medicine revolution in the age of COVID-19 and Beyond”. Then can we diagnose Autism earlier? The average age of diagnosis is 4 years old, but a blood test may reveal autism spectrum disorder as early as 18 months. Moira speaks with BETH DONLEY, the CEO of Stemina Biomarker Discovery.
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November 24, 2020
Episode 20-47 Neuromancer Returns
Episode 20-47 Neuromancer Returns
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with noted speculative fiction writer, William Gibson. His first book, Neuromancer, the 1984 novel, which won numerous awards, coined the term cyberspace, and cemented the genre of cyberpunk. His latest book is “Agency”, the second book in The Peripheral Trilogy.
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November 18, 2020
Episode 20-46 The CRISPR Babies
Episode 20-46 The CRISPR Babies
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with anthropologist EBEN KIRKSEY, a professor of anthropology at Deakin University in Melbourne. He’s look at the societal and ethical implications of CRISPR – and not just hypothetically. He traveled to China, with an eye to understanding the circumstance of the three CRISPR babies known to exist. His book is “The Mutant Project: Inside the Global Race to Genetically Modify Humans”. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft gives us a quick primer on antibodies and how we use them as therapy.
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November 10, 2020
Episode 20-45 Innovation in the Climate of Today
Episode 20-45 Innovation in the Climate of Today
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 Peter about the COVID-related Xprizes and COVAXX’s COVID vaccine. Then DR. PETER BEETHAM, the CEO of Cibus, tells us that natural mutations in plants happen one tiny nucleotide at a time. Sibus’s technology can reverse these tiny mutations, and even enhance seeds.
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November 04, 2020
 Episode 20-44 “Working The Gig” – It Can Be Fixed
Episode 20-44 “Working The Gig” – It Can Be Fixed
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 workers hired by the new services, from Uber and Lyft to Doordash, Instacart, and more. Her book is “After the Gig … How the Shared Economy Got Hijacked, and How to Win It Back”. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent DR. DANIEL KRAFT talks about CGM’s - Continuous glucose monitors – they create a picture of your “foodprint”.
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October 27, 2020
Episode 20-43 "COVID School” – the possible and IMPOSSIBLE
Episode 20-43 "COVID School” – the possible and IMPOSSIBLE
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 book is “Failure to Disrupt … Why Technology Alone Can’t Transform Education”. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent DR DANIEL KRAFT tells us that we are having an “Infodemic”.
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October 20, 2020
Episode 20-42 SMA, NMOSD and Aging – From Few to Everyone
Episode 20-42 SMA, NMOSD and Aging – From Few to Everyone
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 very rare diseases - SMA - Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and NMOSD - Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder. Then Dr. Thomas Rando, Co-Founder of Fountain Therapeutics, a Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Director of Glen Laboratories on the Biology of Aging talks about a rampant medical condition – aging.
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October 14, 2020
Episode 20-41 Who is really an entrepreneur?
Episode 20-41 Who is really an entrepreneur?
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 … Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time”. Then on BioTech Nation, Chris Nave, the Managing Director of Brandon Capital in Melbourne, Australia. He’s tell us what’s up with Australia with respect to global biotech.
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October 07, 2020
Episode 20-40 The Pivot From Hep B to COVID-19
Episode 20-40 The Pivot From Hep B to COVID-19
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 treating COVID. Then, Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent, Dr. Daniel Kraft tells us that all COVID vaccines are not the same, and a potential different approach for "all" cancer treatments, including a tough one – Ovarian Cancer. Moira speaks with Bill Newell, the CEO of Sutro Biopharma, about their approach and their results thus far.
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September 29, 2020
Episode 20-39 Treating your first human with a cancer drug
Episode 20-39 Treating your first human with a cancer drug
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 architect of the Occupy Wall Street movement. With his recent, unexpected passing, this archive Tech Nation interview was recorded shortly before Occupy Wall Street coalesced. Moira speaks with him about his book “Debt, the first 5,000 years”. She’ll also speak with Wes Gilson, the head of Artificial Intelligence at Siemens Healthineers, about the intersection between artificial intelligence and healthcare.
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September 24, 2020
Episode 20-38 Treating your first human with a cancer drug
Episode 20-38 Treating your first human with a cancer drug
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 writer, poet, writing critic, and writing coach - Joan Gelfand. Her 2018 book, “You Can Be a Winning Writer”, can help you write that book you’ve been meaning to, or relax with her latest novel, “Extreme”.
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September 16, 2020
Episode 20-37 Talking to Robots – Both Real and Imagined
Episode 20-37 Talking to Robots – Both Real and Imagined
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 robotics are replacing surgeons, and McAfee’s Gary Davis, expands on those massive thefts of online credentials – they are for sale and they are out there … on the Dark Web – yes, he explains that, too.
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September 08, 2020
Episode 20-36 Shooting the Messenger ???
Episode 20-36 Shooting the Messenger ???
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 – being human can be challenging. And did you know you had a personal data lake? Tech Nation regular contributor Gary Davis, the Chief Consumer Security Evangelist at McAfee, tells us how to take care of it.
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September 01, 2020
Episode 20-35 Antisocial on Social Media?
Episode 20-35 Antisocial on Social Media?
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, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation. Then, in biotech, DR. PAUL-PETER TAK, the CEO of Kintai Therapeutics gives us a bigger picture of our gut - it’s not just your microbiome that plays a significant role in the recovery from illness.
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August 25, 2020
Episode 20-34 Crisis in Social Media - Globally
Episode 20-34 Crisis in Social Media - Globally
On this week’s Tech Nation, ADRIAN SHAHBAZ, Research Director for Technology and Democracy at Freedom House, and ALLIE FUNK, a Research Analyst focusing on the global impact of network information. They discuss the Freedom House report “Freedom on the Net 2019 – The Crisis of Social Media”. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent, DR. DANIEL KRAFT, tells us about psychedelics – they are not becoming part of mainstream medicine.
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August 19, 2020
Episode 20-33 The Global Garage Sale
Episode 20-33 The Global Garage Sale
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 Bob Ladner CEO of CV6 Therapeutics, moved his cancer research group from the beaches of Santa Monica to Belfast, Northern Ireland. CV6 is looking to make a chemotherapy used by millions of cancer patients each year better.
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August 11, 2020
Episode 20-32 Everybody’s doing it! Aging
Episode 20-32 Everybody’s doing it! Aging
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 Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimaging Life. With modern technology, it lasts longer than anyone imagined. Also, Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Daniel Kraft talks about the Internet of Medical Things, while Dr. Crystal Icenhour, the CEO of Aperiomics, talks about identifying hard-to-diagnose medical conditions by looking at the DNA of microorganisms in your body.
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August 05, 2020
Episode 20-31 Where in the US can you live toxin free ???
Episode 20-31 Where in the US can you live toxin free ???
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 who pivoted from treating parainfluenza and influenza to target COVID … and they started in Wuhan, China. Moira speaks with Dr. Stanley Lewis, the Chief Medical Officer of Ansun Biopharma.
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July 29, 2020
Episode 20-30 Tech can make Workplaces COVID-safe ???
Episode 20-30 Tech can make Workplaces COVID-safe ???
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 based in Silicon Valley. Smart technology may bring us back to safe workplaces - from social distancing, to automatic contact tracing, overly crowded points of contact, and more. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about our “Sociome” – where and how we live is more important than our DNA.
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July 23, 2020
Episode 20-29 Our proteins are ageing ???
Episode 20-29 Our proteins are ageing ???
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 targeting certain proteins to address the degenerative conditions we develop as we age. Then, Dr. Tony Fiorino from electroCore tells us about their device which may alleviate the pain of cluster headaches, and Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about where does design meet medicine and a new kind of passport.
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July 15, 2020
Episode 20-28 Antibodies, Antibodies, the More, the Better.
Episode 20-28 Antibodies, Antibodies, the More, the Better.
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 and get them in an IV drug? Well, that’s exactly what Gigagen has done. Today, when Moira speaks with geneticist David Johnson, its co-founder, President and CEO of Gigagen. Then, your skin micro biome - Problems with it can lead to severe skin rashes for cancer patients, as well as eczema and psoriasis. Dr. Travis Whifill tells us what Azitra Biosciences is testing.
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July 08, 2020
Episode 20-27 Shrewd Samaritan
Episode 20-27 Shrewd Samaritan
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 health challenge of the bacteria H. Pylori and its role in stomach ulcers and gastric cancer. Gilead Raday, COO of RedHill Biopharma talks about a treatment in their pipeline and a plan on how to avoid creating antibiotic resistance.
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June 30, 2020
Episode 20-26 A Woman of No Importance
Episode 20-26 A Woman of No Importance
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 (ha-RUMM) from F-Star in Cambridge, England describes their approach to creating cancer drugs, and Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about sleep – and upsides and downsides of all this technology.
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June 24, 2020
Episode 20-25 Why We Drive – And Why We are Going to Miss It
Episode 20-25 Why We Drive – And Why We are Going to Miss It
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, talks about the path from your DNA to producing proteins, and the potential for new drugs.
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June 17, 2020
Episode 20-24 Pirate Then, Pirates Now – Not Much Has Changed ??
Episode 20-24 Pirate Then, Pirates Now – Not Much Has Changed ??
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 Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about food as medicine – it might be steamed vegetables … or could that be chocolate and wine?
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June 10, 2020
Episode 20-23 How Did Edward Snowden Get So Far In Government Security??
Episode 20-23 How Did Edward Snowden Get So Far In Government Security??
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 The Atlantic, talks about his book: “Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State”. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about the potential for genetic susceptibility to the COVID-19 virus, and other aspects of genetic predisposition to the success or failure of available medical treatments.
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June 03, 2020
Episode 20-22 NY Times Journalist Matt Richtel interviews Moira?
Episode 20-22 NY Times Journalist Matt Richtel interviews Moira?
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! They talk about topics of interest to both of them in technology, business and science.
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May 26, 2020
Episode 20-21 How Does Innovation Really Work ???
Episode 20-21 How Does Innovation Really Work ???
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 Works – And Why It Flourishes in Freedom”. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft leads the COVID-19 Response Task Force for the XPrize Pandemic Alliance.
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May 20, 2020
Episode 20-20 Draw Your Pandemic Experience ?!?!
Episode 20-20 Draw Your Pandemic Experience ?!?!
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 about his writer’s workshop and how he’s writing his upcoming book– “The Pop-Up Pitch” – he’s inviting all nonfiction writers to write their books along with him.
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May 12, 2020
 Episode 20-19 The first Google radio Interview – 2000
Episode 20-19 The first Google radio Interview – 2000
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 where Google is today in the area of healthcare and groundbreaking research – from Google Health, to Calico, Verily Life Sciences, Google Flu Trends, and more ....
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May 05, 2020
Episode 20-18 Science tells us how Change People’s Minds ???
Episode 20-18 Science tells us how Change People’s Minds ???
On this week’s Tech Nation, Wharton Marketing Professor, Jonah Berger, follow his earlier books, “Contagious” and “Invisible Influence”. His latest is “The Catalyst – How To Change Anyone’s Mind”. Then on BioTech Nation, using viruses to our benefit. That’s the idea from Aspa Therapeutics. Dr. Eric David described Aspa’s approach to deliver essential treatment for the rare genetic condition of Canavan’s Disease.
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April 28, 2020
Episode 20-17 A 15-minute COVID-19 Detector ???
Episode 20-17 A 15-minute COVID-19 Detector ???
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 the rise of the Maker Movement, especially now with so many people sheltering in place. And Helen Torley, President & CEO of Halozyme Therapeutics, talks about their efforts to move the time it takes IV drugs from hours down to minutes – current testing is in breast cancer in women and multiple myeloma.
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April 22, 2020
Episode 20-16 The Tech Titans Plan To Stay On Top
Episode 20-16 The Tech Titans Plan To Stay On Top
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 on Top Forever.” And Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about his current work with the World Health Organization, heading up a team to develop a global app in these times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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April 17, 2020
Episode 20-15 Work from home these days? Science may be able to help you
Episode 20-15 Work from home these days? Science may be able to help you
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 follow-up to his earlier books – “The Distraction Addiction” and “Rest” - Alex Pang joins Moira to talk about “Shorter: Work Better, Smarter, and Less – Here’s How”.
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April 10, 2020
Episode 20-14 How do you quickly adjust international trade policy ???
Episode 20-14 How do you quickly adjust international trade policy ???
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 World Trade Organization in Geneva. And Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft updates us on the loosening of HIPAA rules in these days of COVID-19.
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April 04, 2020
Episode 20-13 Engineering Antibodies to fight COVID-19 ???
Episode 20-13 Engineering Antibodies to fight COVID-19 ???
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 Foundation award winner Jake Glanville, the Chief Scientific Officer of Distributed Bio, joins me talks about their work to engineer unique and targeted antibodies and other work to create a universal flu vaccine – could it all be converted to fight coronaviruses and Covid-19? There’s a lot more to the story that Distributed Bio’s pigs in Guatemala, which you may have seen in the NetFlix documentary “Pandemic”.
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March 30, 2020
Episode 20-12 How Childhood Adversity Affects Lifetime Health
Episode 20-12 How Childhood Adversity Affects Lifetime Health
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 Nation Health, Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about … the micro-biome, and how the right surgical intervention can change everything.
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March 22, 2020
Episode 20-11 Facebook Rampant
Episode 20-11 Facebook Rampant
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 McCrae, the CEO of Sangamo Therapeutics talks about Zinc Fingers. Sangamo is working on numerous projects to introduce DNA into patient’s bodies where the DNA may be missing or simply doesn’t work as needed. The challenge? It would permanently change to your DNA. Are you ready for it?
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March 22, 2020
Episode 20-10 Who is really an entrepreneur?
Episode 20-10 Who is really an entrepreneur?
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 … Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time”. Then on BioTech Nation, Chris Nave, the Managing Director of Brandon Capital in Melbourne, Australia. He’s tell us what’s up with Australia with respect to global biotech.
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March 04, 2020
Episode 20-09 Terry Jones & Douglas Adams
Episode 20-09 Terry Jones & Douglas Adams
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 are re-airing our 1997 interview. Then on BioTech Nation, focus on conditions of the kidney. Vinny Jindal, the Head of Strategy at Reata Pharmaceuticals, talks about Bardoxolone for chronic kidney disease caused by Alport Sydrome. They just got a “thumbs up” from the FDA. Then Dr. Darren Kelly, the Founder and CEO of Certa Therapeutics, talks about the seriousness of organ fibrosis, the cause of mortality in some 50% of human lives. Certa is working first on stopping fibrosis in the kidney.
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February 26, 2020
Episode 20-08 Tech and the Future of Suburbs and Cities
Episode 20-08 Tech and the Future of Suburbs and Cities
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”.
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February 20, 2020
Episode 20-07 Jim Lehrer’s “tensest, most anxiety ridden experience”
Episode 20-07 Jim Lehrer’s “tensest, most anxiety ridden experience”
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 anything”. Then on BioTech Nation, the need for early detection of cancer. Cancer UK’s Dr. Wendy Alderton and Dr. Mike Fisher from Oncimmune talks about the current state of cancer diagnostics, and Dr. Arthur Sands, CEO of Nurix Therapeutics, discusses their new approach to treating cancer.
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February 15, 2020
Episode 20-06 Why Is There a Climate Debate? (It’s Not Science)
Episode 20-06 Why Is There a Climate Debate? (It’s Not Science)
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 Nation Chief Correspondent Daniel Kraft talks about the age of the medical selfie
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February 15, 2020
Episode 20-05 William Gibson: Cyberpunk
Episode 20-05 William Gibson: Cyberpunk
Today on TechNation Moira speaks to William Gibson speculative fiction writer and essayist widely credited with pioneering the science fiction subgenre known as cyberpunk.
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February 15, 2020
Episode 20-04 Deliberately Ethical Technology?
Episode 20-04 Deliberately Ethical Technology?
On this week’s Tech Nation, University of Pennsylvania professors Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth with their book, “The Ethical Algorithm … the science of socially aware algorithm design.” Then regular contributor Gary Davis reports in on the state of Corporate Security breaches, and Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about IPS Cells – having our own cells treat our bodies.
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January 25, 2020
Episode 20-03 The Snow Leopards of Wartorn Afghanistan
Episode 20-03 The Snow Leopards of Wartorn Afghanistan
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 we’ll from Tech Nation regular contributor, Gary Davis, the Chief Consumer Security Evangelist at McAfee – phishing is more than just an innocent-looking email in your inbox.
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January 18, 2020
Episode 20-02 Beyond Moonshots? ,,, Loonshots!
Episode 20-02 Beyond Moonshots? ,,, Loonshots!
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 Pharmaceuticals. Its president and CEO, Nawal Ouzren, tells us about making progress in severe vertigo, sudden hearing loss, and hearing loss in children following treatment for cancer. Also, Daniel de Boer, the CEO of ProQR Therapeutics, talks about their approach to treat genetic diseases, including as childhood blindness. We’ll learn how it works, and why it’s safe.
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January 18, 2020
Episode 20-01 Valuing a Worker’s Work in the Tech Age
Episode 20-01 Valuing a Worker’s Work in the Tech Age
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 University College London. Her book is “The Value of Everything … Making and Taking in the Global Economy”. Then on Tech Nation Health, Tim Shannon from Canaan Partners discusses some terms with potential in the future of medicine: “protein degradation” and “synthetic lethality”. And Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft reviews the latest FDA approvals using AI.
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January 01, 2020
Episode #19-52 Part II - Chernobyl – Then and Now
Episode #19-52 Part II - Chernobyl – Then and Now
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 the politics of governments with nuclear capabilities, and even on international humanitarian organizations.
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December 29, 2019
Episode 19-51 Chernobyl – Then and Now
Episode 19-51 Chernobyl – Then and Now
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 the show, Vincent Keunen, the Founder and CEO of Andaman7, describes a new app to collect and manage your own medical records, and Helen Torley of Halozyme returns to talk about a technology which reduces the time for infusion therapy.
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December 20, 2019
Episode 19-50 Wilderness Medicine
Episode 19-50 Wilderness Medicine
On this week’s Tech Nation, Dr. Paul Auerbach, Professor Emeritus at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, a co-founder of the Wilderness Medical Society, and author of “Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health”. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent, Dr. Daniel Kraft, talks about longevity, zip code by zip code.
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December 12, 2019
Episode 19-49 The Global Garage Sale
Episode 19-49 The Global Garage Sale
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 Bob Ladner CEO of CV6 Therapeutics, moved his cancer research group from the beaches of Santa Monica to Belfast, Northern Ireland. CV6 is looking to make a chemotherapy used by millions of cancer patients each year better.
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December 06, 2019
Episode 19-48 The World Changes with the Smartphone
Episode 19-48 The World Changes with the Smartphone
On this week’s Tech Nation, former CNN journalist and Managing Editor of Foreign Policy, Ravi Agrawal with “India Connected … How the Smartphone is Transforming the World’s Largest Democracy.” Then, we’ll hear from Jamie Metzl on “Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity.”
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November 28, 2019
Episode 19-47 Crisis in Social Media - Globally
Episode 19-47 Crisis in Social Media - Globally
On this week’s Tech Nation, ADRIAN SHAHBAZ, Research Director for Technology and Democracy at Freedom House, and ALLIE FUNK, a Research Analyst focusing on the global impact of network information. They discuss the Freedom House report “Freedom on the Net 2019 – The Crisis of Social Media”. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent, DR. DANIEL KRAFT, tells us about psychedelics – they are not becoming part of mainstream medicine.
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November 23, 2019
Episode 19-46 Social Media and what it's doing to us
Episode 19-46 Social Media and what it's doing to us
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, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation. Then, in biotech, DR. PAUL-PETER TAK, the CEO of Kintai Therapeutics gives us a bigger picture of our gut - it’s not just your microbiome that plays a significant role in the recovery from illness
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November 15, 2019
Episode 19-45 3D Printing Transforms Global Trade
Episode 19-45 3D Printing Transforms Global Trade
On this week’s Tech Nation, how Global Trade will change with manufacturing turning to commercial-grade 3D printers. Dartmouth professor Richard D’Aveni is the author of “The Pan-Industrial Revolution – How New Manufacturing Titans Will Transform the World”. Then on Tech Nation Health, producing your own cells to deliver on the promise of Precision Medicine. Steve Bagshaw, the CEO of FujiFilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, explains what they do. And Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft gives us more insight on the announcement out of China of gene-edited babies.
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November 10, 2019
Episode 19-44 Cybersecuity and the New Technologies
Episode 19-44 Cybersecuity and the New Technologies
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. Jeff Jonas, the CEO of Sage Therapeutics, tells us how it just may work for depression in general. And finally, why do these drugs cost so much? Mike Abrams from Numerof and Associates explains.
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November 10, 2019
Episode 19-43 Shooting the Messenger ???
Episode 19-43 Shooting the Messenger ???
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 – being human can be challenging. And did you know you had a personal data lake? Tech Nation regular contributor Gary Davis, the Chief Consumer Security Evangelist at McAfee, tells us how to take care of it.
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October 25, 2019
Episode 19-42 Decision Intelligence – what AI and Big Data will be
Episode 19-42 Decision Intelligence – what AI and Big Data will be
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 Pharmaceuticals, tells us about how PTSD affects the brain, its relation to sleep, and how it may treated some 9 years after the initial trauma. If you have experienced trauma, and PTSD, you may qualify for one of their clinical studies.
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October 18, 2019
Episode 19-41 Dogs Driving Science and Technology
Episode 19-41 Dogs Driving Science and Technology
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Journalist Maria Goodavage. Following her books “Soldier Dogs” and “Secret Service Dogs”, her latest is “Doctor Dogs, How Our Best Friends Are Becoming Our Best Medicine.” And ever wonder why those popular genetic tests don’t say you definitely will get a medical condition, but rather they cite a likelihood? A probability? Dr. Tara Nickerson from Maze Therapeutics explains it, as well as how their work is looking to create new therapies in the future.
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October 11, 2019
Episode 19-40 Lemony Snicket Does Tech Noir
Episode 19-40 Lemony Snicket Does Tech Noir
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 about his latest adult novel: “Bottle Grove”, and a different take on the San Francisco of today. Then Moira speaks with two different female engineers. Brianna Wronko, the founder and CEO of Group K Diagnostics, is looking to create immediate response diagnostics. And Dr. Erica Smith, the Vice President of Business Development for Tools4Patient, talks about removing the placebo effect - the impact of a positive response to a drug, even when the patient received nothing.
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October 04, 2019
Episode 19-39 Smart Cities, Smart Doctors, Smart Security, Smart Drug Design
Episode 19-39 Smart Cities, Smart Doctors, Smart Security, Smart Drug Design
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 from Red Ninja talks about smart cities around the world, and the art of listening before you build. Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Daniel Kraft shows us we can crowdsource medical questions, while Tech Nation Regular Contributor Gary Davis reminds us that we love free stuff, and we pay for it with our data. Then Krishnan Nandabalan, the CEO of InveniAI sees continued value in the data used for drug approval after the drug is approved.
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September 28, 2019
Episode 19-38 Dashiell Hammett’s Sam Spade has a Tech Noir Successor
Episode 19-38 Dashiell Hammett’s Sam Spade has a Tech Noir Successor
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Matt Richtel turns tech noir thriller fiction writer with the pseudonym A B Jewell, in “The Man Who Wouldn’t Die” - from Silicon Valley values to venture capital lingo to the habits of the newly tech rich in San Francisco. Then Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about the health benefits of Ambient Technology – the technology all around that you think is doing one thing, but could do another. Like keep you in good health
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September 21, 2019
Episode 19-37 Shrewd Samaritan in a Connected World
Episode 19-37 Shrewd Samaritan in a Connected World
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 programs work, and which don’t? Then the global health challenge of the bacteria H. Pylori and its role in stomach ulcers and gastric cancer. Gilead Raday, COO of RedHill Biopharma talks about a treatment in their pipeline and a plan on how to avoid creating antibiotic resistance.
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September 13, 2019
Episode 19-36 Your Mind Needs Motion
Episode 19-36 Your Mind Needs Motion
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 Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimaging Life. With modern technology, it lasts longer than anyone imagined. Also, Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Daniel Kraft talks about the Internet of Medical Things, while Dr. Crystal Icenhour, the CEO of Aperiomics, talks about identifying hard-to-diagnose medical conditions by looking at the DNA of microorganisms in your body.
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September 07, 2019
Episode 19-35 Your Mind Needs Motion
Episode 19-35 Your Mind Needs Motion
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Stanford emerita psychology professor Barbara Tversky. She talks about “Mind in Motion: How Action Shapes Thought”, how the mind can override perception, how feeling comes before logic, and how we organize things in our world the way we organize our minds.
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August 31, 2019
Episode 19-34 What Motivates the People Driving Biotech
Episode 19-34 What Motivates the People Driving Biotech
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with the committed people who lead the biotech industry. Physician-entrepreneur Dr. Jeremy Levin chairs BIO, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, and also works on the rare disease Angelman Syndrome at Ovid Therapeutics. Jim Greenwood, the CEO of BIO, asks “What’s the right thing to do?” about the price of drugs and everyday people. While BIO Vice Chair, Paul Hastings, is also the CEO of Nkarta Therapeutics. With Senior Vice President, Nadir Mahmood, they’re working with Natural Killer cells to fight cancer.
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August 21, 2019
Episode 19-33 Talking to Robots – Future and Imagined
Episode 19-33 Talking to Robots – Future and Imagined
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 robotics are replacing surgeons, and McAfee’s Gary Davis, expands on those massive thefts of online credentials – they are for sale and they are out there … on the Dark Web – yes, he explains that, too.
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August 15, 2019
Episode 19-32  Making medical breakthroughs faster
Episode 19-32 Making medical breakthroughs faster
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 called Gates MRI. Then scientist-entrepreneur Dr. Jake Glanville, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Distributed Bio, talks about developing a universal flu vaccine.
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August 09, 2019
Episode 19-31 Predicting Weather – Data, Computers, and Your Smartphone
Episode 19-31 Predicting Weather – Data, Computers, and Your Smartphone
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 Media & Weather. And another question – what’s in the food we eat? And where did it come from? Moira speaks with Brigid McDermott, Vice President of IBM Food Trust. From one field to one processor to one supermarket, technology can keep tiny problems tiny.
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August 02, 2019
Episode 19-30 PERFORMANCE – improving physically
Episode 19-30 PERFORMANCE – improving physically
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 Neuroscience to improve any activity requiring repetitive motion – from athletes to musicians to people recovering strokes and even surgeons.
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July 25, 2019
Episode 19-29 PAIN – When You Feel It, and When You Can’t
Episode 19-29 PAIN – When You Feel It, and When You Can’t
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 School of Medicine at USC, and Davide Vigano, CEO of Sensoria, talk about the long term effect of diabetes on the feet, and how to prevent and help heal problems. Dr. Shai Gozani, the President and CEO of NeuroMetrix, talks about their solution for treating chronic pain, and a study of pain sufferers in the face of the opioid crisis.
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July 19, 2019
Episode 19-28 Info We Trust?
Episode 19-28 Info We Trust?
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 cancer treatments from the most common method - infusions - to pills. And chief correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft discusses Circadian Medicine – paying attention to your Circadian rhythm turns out to be important, even in the modern Healthcare.
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July 12, 2019
Episode 19-27 Is Elon Musk More Important Than Steve Jobs?
Episode 19-27 Is Elon Musk More Important Than Steve Jobs?
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 Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil”. Then, testing for Alzheimer’s Disease long before any outward symptoms appear. Carlo Medici, CEO of Alzeca describes their efforts, and our chief correspondent, Dr. Daniel Kraft, talks about the ability to control technology with voice and how it will significantly impact medicine.
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July 05, 2019
Episode 19-26 Pencil and Paper – the Tech of Choice
Episode 19-26 Pencil and Paper – the Tech of Choice
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 number of patients. Neil Kumar is the CEO of Bridge Bio. And Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft reviews new technologies to determine the health status of our hearts.
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June 26, 2019
Episode 19-25 All that personal medical data
Episode 19-25 All that personal medical data
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 could work for us in the future. Then on Tech Nation Health, work on a vaccine to treat Alzheimer’s … and potentially prevent it. Dr. Ajay Verma, Chief Medical Officer of United Neuroscience tells us how and why it might work. Then Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about The Age Wave.
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June 20, 2019
Episode 19-24 Zombies … again
Episode 19-24 Zombies … again
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 who might be controlled by one? Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft relates a story about a man and his smartwatch – it saved his life.
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June 15, 2019
Episode 19-23 Technology and Iron – from the Middle Ages to modern France
Episode 19-23 Technology and Iron – from the Middle Ages to modern France
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 of technology and iron - from the Middle Ages through the French Revolution and the Industrial Age up until today - a “bespoke” French stove from a single, tiny village in remote France.
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June 06, 2019
Episode 19-22 How To Do Nothing (There’s NO App for That!)
Episode 19-22 How To Do Nothing (There’s NO App for That!)
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 for technology. And Tech Nation regulator contributor, Gary Davis, Chief Consumer Security Evangelist at McAfee explains those phone calls we get pretending to be the IRS.
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May 31, 2019
Episode 19-21 Why Is There a Climate Debate? (It’s Not Science)
Episode 19-21 Why Is There a Climate Debate? (It’s Not Science)
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 Nation Chief Correspondent Daniel Kraft talks about the age of the medical selfie.
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May 22, 2019
Episode 19-20 Tech and the Future of Suburbs and Cities
Episode 19-20 Tech and the Future of Suburbs and Cities
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”.
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May 15, 2019
Episode 19-19 The Tech of Spycraft in Occupied France
Episode 19-19 The Tech of Spycraft in Occupied France
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 (ha-RUMM) from F-Star in Cambridge, England describes their approach to creating cancer drugs, and Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about sleep – and upsides and downsides of all this technology.
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May 10, 2019
Episode 19-18 The Snow Leopards Of War Torn Afghanistan
Episode 19-18 The Snow Leopards Of War Torn Afghanistan
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 we’ll from Tech Nation regular contributor, Gary Davis, the Chief Consumer Security Evangelist at McAfee – phishing is more than just an innocent-looking email in your inbox.
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May 01, 2019
Episode 19-17 The Advantages of “Unsafe Thinking”
Episode 19-17 The Advantages of “Unsafe Thinking”
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 on Tech Nation Health, Dr. Tom Lowery from T2 Biosystems – their part in fighting life-threatening Sepsis. And David Domzalski from Foamix Pharmaceuticals talks about a new approach to America’s most common skin disorder: Acne.
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April 24, 2019
Episode 19-16 Using Tech for Social Change
Episode 19-16 Using Tech for Social Change
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 … How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good”. And Jerry Sheehan, the Deputy Director of the National Library of Medicine at NIH - the world’s largest medical library, founded in 1836 as a bookshelf in the office of the Army Surgeon General.
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April 19, 2019
Episode 19-15  Beyond Moonshots? There’s Loonshots!
Episode 19-15 Beyond Moonshots? There’s Loonshots!
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 Pharmaceuticals. Its president and CEO, Nawal Ouzren, tells us about making progress in severe vertigo, sudden hearing loss, and hearing loss in children following treatment for cancer. Also, Daniel de Boer, the CEO of ProQR Therapeutics, talks about their approach to treat genetic diseases, including as childhood blindness. We’ll learn how it works, and why it’s safe.
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April 10, 2019
Episode 19-14 The Reading Brain in the Digital World .
Episode 19-14 The Reading Brain in the Digital World .
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 Nation Health, neuroscientist Dr. Mark Gurney, CEO of Tetra Discovery Partners, talks treatments for such challenges as Fragile X Syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, and traumatic brain injury.
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April 03, 2019
Episode 19-13  Cybersecuity and the New Technologies
Episode 19-13 Cybersecuity and the New Technologies
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. Jeff Jonas, the CEO of Sage Therapeutics, tells us how it just may work for depression in general. And finally, why do these drugs cost so much? Mike Abrams from Numerof and Associates explains.
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March 26, 2019
Episode 19-12 Part II – Chernobyl – Then and Now...
Episode 19-12 Part II – Chernobyl – Then and Now...
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 the politics of governments with nuclear capabilities, and even on international humanitarian organizations.
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March 20, 2019
Episode 19-11 Part I – Chernobyl: Then and Now
Episode 19-11 Part I – Chernobyl: Then and Now
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 the show, Vincent Keunen, the Founder and CEO of Andaman7, describes a new app to collect and manage your own medical records, and Helen Torley of Halozyme returns to talk about a technology which reduces the time for infusion therapy.
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March 13, 2019
Episode 19-10 Guy Kawasaki – Lessons from a Life
Episode 19-10 Guy Kawasaki – Lessons from a Life
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 world is changing now that we can speak to the tech around us. Helen Torley, President and CEO of Halozyme, explores how we might fight different aspects of a cancer, making existing cancer treatments more effective. Its first target – pancreatic cancer, with other cancers soon to follow.
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March 06, 2019
Episode 19-09 What about the Humans in Self-Driving Cars?
Episode 19-09 What about the Humans in Self-Driving Cars?
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 their research into viruses, cancer and autoimmune diseases.
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March 01, 2019
Episode 19-08 What about the Humans in Self-Driving Cars?
Episode 19-08 What about the Humans in Self-Driving Cars?
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks Andrew Poliak, Vice President for Strategy and Innovation at Panasonic Automotive Systems America, about the human experience within self-driving cars, as well as cars of the future. Also, Gary Davis, the Chief Consumer Security Evangelist at McAfee talks about the human experience of security in our homes, while Jennifer Ernst, the CEO of Tivic Health, reveals their electrical medical device - just approved by the FDA - to relieve sinus pain.
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February 20, 2019
Episode 19-07 Predicting Weather – Data, Computers, and All of Us
Episode 19-07 Predicting Weather – Data, Computers, and All of Us
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 Media & Weather. And another question – what’s in the food we eat? And where did it come from? Moira speaks with Brigid McDermott, Vice President of IBM Food Trust. From one field to one processor to one supermarket, technology can keep tiny problems tiny.
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February 13, 2019
Episode 19-06 The Smart Home comes of age
Episode 19-06 The Smart Home comes of age
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 – what you will likely buy this year, and a tiny chip that can monitor the air that we breathe.
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February 06, 2019
Episode 19-05 PERFORMANCE – improving physically
Episode 19-05 PERFORMANCE – improving physically
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 Neuroscience to improve any activity requiring repetitive motion – from athletes to musicians to people recovering strokes and even surgeons.
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January 30, 2019
Episode 19-04 PAIN – when you don’t feel it, and when you can’t stop
Episode 19-04 PAIN – when you don’t feel it, and when you can’t stop
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 School of Medicine at USC, and Davide Vigano, CEO of Sensoria, talk about the long term effect of diabetes on the feet, and how to prevent and help heal problems. Dr. Shai Gozani, the President and CEO of NeuroMetrix, talks about their solution for treating chronic pain, and a study of pain sufferers in the face of the opioid crisis.
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January 23, 2019
Episode 19-03 Info We Trust?
Episode 19-03 Info We Trust?
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 cancer treatments from the most common method - infusions - to pills. And chief correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft discusses Circadian Medicine – paying attention to your Circadian rhythm turns out to be important, even in the modern Healthcare.
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January 16, 2019
Episode 19-02 Is Elon Musk More Important Than Steve Jobs?
Episode 19-02 Is Elon Musk More Important Than Steve Jobs?
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 Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil”. Then on this week’s Tech Nation Health, testing for Alzheimer’s Disease long before any outward symptoms appear. Carlo Medici, CEO of Alzeca describes their efforts, and our chief correspondent, Dr. Daniel Kraft, talks about the ability to control technology with voice and how it will significantly impact medicine.
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January 09, 2019
Episode 19-01 Humanity Rising?
Episode 19-01 Humanity Rising?
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 Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft takes us beyond the hype on “artificial intelligence” in healthcare.
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January 04, 2019
Episode 18-52 The Valley of Arequipa, Peru
Episode 18-52 The Valley of Arequipa, Peru
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 Tech Nation Health, what the World Health Organization calls out as a burning need – healthcare management. Steve Sammut joins us with a solution in Africa. And Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent, Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about electroceuticals - electricity as medicine.
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December 27, 2018
Episode 18-51 Scientific Evidence for Emotional Courage?
Episode 18-51 Scientific Evidence for Emotional Courage?
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 Courage”. Then on Tech Nation Health: The opioid crisis. Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft to brings us up-to-date with the surprising findings of a new study.
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December 19, 2018
Episode 18-50 The World Changes with the Smartphone .
Episode 18-50 The World Changes with the Smartphone .
On this week’s Tech Nation, former CNN journalist and Managing Editor of Foreign Policy, Ravi Agrawal with “India Connected … How the Smartphone is Transforming the World’s Largest Democracy.” Then, we’ll hear from Jamie Metzl on “Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity.”
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December 12, 2018
Episode 18-49 3D Printing Transforms Global Trade
Episode 18-49 3D Printing Transforms Global Trade
On this week’s Tech Nation, how Global Trade will change with manufacturing turning to commercial-grade 3D printers. Dartmouth professor Richard D’Aveni is the author of “The Pan-Industrial Revolution – How New Manufacturing Titans Will Transform the World”. Then on Tech Nation Health, producing your own cells to deliver on the promise of Precision Medicine. Steve Bagshaw, the CEO of FujiFilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, explains what they do. And Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft gives us more insight on the announcement out of China of gene-edited babies.
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December 05, 2018
Episode 18-48 How Childhood Adversity Affects Lifetime Health
Episode 18-48 How Childhood Adversity Affects Lifetime Health
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 Nation Health, Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about … the microbiome, and how the right surgical intervention can change everything.
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November 28, 2018
Episode 18-47 There’s Genius in “Quirky”
Episode 18-47 There’s Genius in “Quirky”
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 Innovators Who Changed the World.” Then on Tech Nation Health, Dr. Chris Smith from the start-up, Q-Sera in Brisbane, Australia, tells us how the venomous Australian Brown snake lashed out at the wrong scientist.
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November 21, 2018
Episode 18-46 The Power of Moments
Episode 18-46 The Power of Moments
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 cancer. Moira speaks with Dr. Harry Gruber, the President for Science and Innovation at Tocagen about their genetically engineered viruses. Their first, glioblastoma, has received breakthrough therapy designation from the FDA. Tocagen is also working on colorectal, breast, lung, pancreatic and renal cancers, as well as melanoma. Dr. Gruber explains how the virus works.
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November 16, 2018
Episode 18-45 The AI Delusion
Episode 18-45 The AI Delusion
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. He de-hypes our expectations of Artificial Intelligence in “The AI Delusion”. Then on Tech Nation Health, a look at the global biotech industry, its accomplishments and its challenges. Jim Greenwood, the President & CEO of BIO, joins us to cover everything from scientific breakthroughs to plentiful jobs for the non-scientists among us.
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November 07, 2018
Episode 18-44 Future Politics – in a Tech World
Episode 18-44 Future Politics – in a Tech World
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 on Tech Nation Health, breakthrough science in the treatment of epilepsy. Tony Colasin, the Co-Founder and CEO of Bloom Science, talks about the science Bloom is utilizing to develop new treatments.
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October 31, 2018
Episode 18-43 Our new digital cities
Episode 18-43 Our new digital cities
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 your city, if it hasn’t already. Cary’s book is “Silicon City: San Francisco in the Long Shadow of the Valley”. Then on Tech Nation Health, a potential new treatment for Proteus Syndrome, best known to you from the movie, The Elephant Man. It may also deliver benefits for endometrial cancer. Dr. Brian Schwartz is the Chief Medical Officer of Arqule.
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October 25, 2018
Episode 18-42 Draw Me a Picture!
Episode 18-42 Draw Me a Picture!
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 number of patients. Neil Kumar is the CEO of Bridge Bio. And Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft reviews new technologies to determine the health status of our hearts.
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October 18, 2018
Episode 18-41 Valuing a Worker’s Work in the Tech Age
Episode 18-41 Valuing a Worker’s Work in the Tech Age
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 University College London. Her book is “The Value of Everything … Making and Taking in the Global Economy”. Then on Tech Nation Health, Tim Shannon from Canaan Partners discusses some terms with potential in the future of medicine: “protein degradation” and “synthetic lethality”. And Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft reviews the latest FDA approvals using AI.
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October 12, 2018
Episode 18-40 All that personal medical data
Episode 18-40 All that personal medical data
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 could work for us in the future. Then on Tech Nation Health, work on a vaccine to treat Alzheimer’s … and potentially prevent it. Dr. Ajay Verma, Chief Medical Officer of United Neuroscience tells us how and why it might work. Then Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about The Age Wave.
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October 03, 2018
Episode 18-39 Zombies … again
Episode 18-39 Zombies … again
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 who might be controlled by one? Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft relates a story about a man and his smartwatch – it saved his life.
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September 27, 2018
Episode 18-38  Surviving Natural Disasters
Episode 18-38 Surviving Natural Disasters
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 with a person’s own cells. Nina Kjellson (Shell-son), Managing Partner, from Canaan Partners explains the challenges of car-T therapy in treating cancer patients, and Vericel’s Gerard Michel describes their work repairing cartilage in the knee and severe burns. Also, Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft covers the Blue Button conference
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September 22, 2018
Episode 18-37 Leading Matters – in Innovation and Beyond
Episode 18-37 Leading Matters – in Innovation and Beyond
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 book: “Leading Matters: Lessons from My Journey”. Then, if you think the Internet is global with just the click of a mouse, think again. Moira speak with Keith Rockwell, the Director of the Information and External Relations Division at the World Trade Organization. They’ll talk about what technology in the Cloud may mean to different nations.
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September 12, 2018
Episode 18-36 Making Breakthrough Medicine Faster and for Everyone
Episode 18-36 Making Breakthrough Medicine Faster and for Everyone
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 called Gates MRI. Then scientist-entrepreneur Dr. Jake Glanville, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Distributed Bio, talks about developing a universal flu vaccine.
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September 06, 2018
Episode 18-35 Technology and Iron – from the Middle Ages to modern France
Episode 18-35 Technology and Iron – from the Middle Ages to modern France
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 of technology and iron - from the Middle Ages through the French Revolution and the Industrial Age up until today - a “bespoke” French stove from a single, tiny village in remote France.
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August 30, 2018
Episode 18-34 The Reading Brain In The Digital World
Episode 18-34 The Reading Brain In The Digital World
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 Health, neuroscientist Dr Mark Gurney, CEO of Tetra Discovery Partners, talks treatments for such challenges as Fragile X Syndrome, Alzheimers and traumatic brain injury
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August 25, 2018
Episode 18-33 The Advantages of “Unsafe Thinking”
Episode 18-33 The Advantages of “Unsafe Thinking”
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 on Tech Nation Health, Dr. Tom Lowery (“L’ow!-ree”) from T2 Biosystems – their part in fighting life-threatening Sepsis. And David Domzalski from Foamix Pharmaceuticals talks about a new approach to America’s most common skin disorder: Acne.
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August 17, 2018
Episode 18-32  Five Stars
Episode 18-32 Five Stars
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 on Tech Nation Health, Dr. Dan Gold, CEO of MEI Pharma, joins Moira to talk about the eight out of nine drugs which fail FDA clinical trials. MEI Pharma sees this as opportunity.
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August 08, 2018
Episode 18-31 Precision – it’s everywhere
Episode 18-31 Precision – it’s everywhere
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 systems? We’ll hear from Dave Johnson from Gigagen about building synthetic immune systems outside our bodies to do just that. Also Chief Correspondent, Dr. Daniel Kraft, talks about transformative technologies.
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August 01, 2018
Episode 18-30 MD’s – 24/7 – wherever you are
Episode 18-30 MD’s – 24/7 – wherever you are
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 new viruses to target cancer cells, and Jim Joyce, the CEO of Aethlon Medical, talks about filtering high-threat infectious viruses with their product: Hemopurifier.
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July 25, 2018
Episode 18-29 The Science of Curiosity
Episode 18-29 The Science of Curiosity
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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July 18, 2018
Episode 18-28 Who Owns Athlete’s Data?
Episode 18-28 Who Owns Athlete’s Data?
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 Eric Winston, the President of the NFL Players Association. Dave Aufhauser, Managing Director, Sports and Entertainment at Intel on the fan experience with live 360 Virtual Reality. And Guy Kawasaki with a vision of our futures with autonomous vehicles.
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July 11, 2018
Episode 18-27 The Science of “Popular” vs. “Likable”
Episode 18-27 The Science of “Popular” vs. “Likable”
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Mitch Prinstein, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. There’s a science to being popular – and a proven path to likability. Then on Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent Dr Daniel Kraft brings 3D printing into healthcare – there’s a lot of value there – far more than printing cute little widgets just for fun. And Dr. Serge Saxonov, CEO of 10x Genomics, explains how our current technology for decoding our genomes has its limits, and how to can be improved upon.
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July 03, 2018
Episode 18-26  Science tells us – we are driven by  our Unconscious
Episode 18-26 Science tells us – we are driven by our Unconscious
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.
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June 27, 2018
Episode 18-999 Unedited 2005 interview withElizabeth Holmes, President & CEO of Theranos. Recorded at KQED in San Francisco
Episode 18-999 Unedited 2005 interview withElizabeth Holmes, President & CEO of Theranos. Recorded at KQED in San Francisco
Unedited 2005 interview withElizabeth Holmes, President & CEO of Theranos. Recorded at KQED in San Francisco Tech Nation Media retains full rights regarding this transcript, the raw audio it reflects, and the final edited audio which aired over NPR Now and other broadcast and Internet venues. Attribution should be given as “Unedited Tech Nation interview with Elizabeth Holmes by Dr. Moira Gunn, KQED, May, 2005”. Re-publishing and/or re-airing on any medium beyond “fair use” requires the express written permission of Tech Nation Media. Contact technationmedia@gmail.com.
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June 25, 2018
Episode 18-25 A Different Global Economy – One for Everyone
Episode 18-25 A Different Global Economy – One for Everyone
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.
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June 19, 2018
Episode 18-24  Data for the People
Episode 18-24 Data for the People
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 Genetics and Metabolism at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC. They talk about treating rare diseases in the very young, and the efforts to support families, local Pediatricians and the patients themselves, nationwide and around the world.
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June 12, 2018
Episode 18-23 Principles – Life and Work
Episode 18-23 Principles – Life and Work
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.
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June 06, 2018
Episode 18-22 The Chinese Typewriter
Episode 18-22 The Chinese Typewriter
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 Munsh