TechNation Radio Podcast
Summary: TechNation Radio hosted by Dr Moira Gunn
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.