Raised by Wolves: The Podcast

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In this companion podcast to HBO Max’s Raised By Wolves – the dystopian drama series from Executive Producers Ridley Scott and Aaron Guzikowski – the endlessly curious Holly Frey (Stuff You Missed In History Class) invites the show’s creators and innovators from science and technology to discuss the most fascinating questions raised by the series. Whether exploring A.I., religious wars, or space travel, each podcast episode springboards off scenes from the TV show to view the series through an eerily realistic prism. Not only a must-listen for fans of the series, Raised By Wolves: The Podcast is sure to be a hit with anyone interested in how technology will shape our future lives and culture.  This podcast is a production of HBO Max and iHeartMedia.

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Are we psychologically ready for all that Raised by Wolves presents?
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The harrowing vision of the future in which Raised By Wolves takes places forces humanity to grasp with change and tragedy beyond comprehension. But how well does the series depict how human beings would actually react when confronted with staggering concepts like starting life over on a distant planet or facing android superweapons? On the final episode of Raised By Wolves: The Podcast’s first season, host Holly Frey joins psychologist and YouTube star Ali Mattu in considering whether or not humanity is truly up to the task of embracing our future -- or if we'll just crumble under the weight of our own fear and guilt. Raised By Wolves creator Aaron Guzikowski also checks in one last time to explain how he developed the psychological profiles of the show’s characters as they try to prove themselves worthy of being humanity’s last chance for survival. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 08, 2020
Will superweapons keep humanity safe -- or destroy it?
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The protagonist of Raised by Wolves is a loving parent, a devout atheist -- and the most powerful weapon mankind has ever known. But how close are we to creating such a doomsday device right now? Are weapons of mass destruction just Cold War relics gathering dust in old missile silos, or is total death still a fear that mankind ought to worry about? On the latest episode of Raised By Wolves: The Podcast, host Holly Frey and nuclear weapons expert Pavel Podvig examine the history of WMDs, the nuclear arms race, and whether disarmament is possible within our lifetimes -- or if we’re all just going to blow each other up. Raised By Wolves creator Aaron Guzikowski also stops by, describing how his own childhood fears of nuclear war factored into the almost supernatural role of the series’ ultimate weapon, the Necromancer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Oct 01, 2020
What can an ancient religion tell us about our present and future?
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Raised By Wolves takes place on real-life planet Kepler-22b, after Earth has been engulfed in a holy war between atheists and the devoutly religious Mithraic. But what was the Cult of Mithras, the ancient Roman sect on which the series’ faith is based? And what can we learn from this mysterious cult that can be applied to our understanding of modern day religion, and the ways in which it might continue to impact society? On the latest episode of Raised By Wolves: The Podcast, host Holly Frey and archaeologist / ancient historian David Walsh (@d_j_walsh) talk old-school religion as they examine the rise, fall, and legacy of ancient Mithraism. Plus, show creator Aaron Guzikowski talks about the aspects of contemporary religions and his own Catholic upbringing which informed the religious elements of the show. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 24, 2020
Can artificial intelligence have emotions?
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Artificial intelligence is becoming a bigger part of our lives every day -- but will it ever understand the human heart? If we taught AI to recognize and even mimic human emotions, would it become the empathic androids of Raised By Wolves -- or something divisive and dangerous? Host Holly Frey chats with Rana el Kaliouby -- the computer scientist CEO of Affectiva, a company whose goal is to ‘humanize technology before it dehumanizes us’ -- about how Emotion AI could revolutionize who we interface with technology, for better or for worse. Plus, show creator Aaron Guzikowski describes how he created the series’ compassionate android caregivers and what obstacles a feeling computer could throw our way in the long run. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 17, 2020
Should we start over on another planet?
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Kepler 22b -- the very real planet on which Raised By Wolves takes place -- orbits just far away enough from its sun-star to potentially support human life. But could it, really? And should humanity be colonizing new planets after simply discarding the one it has inhabited up until this point? Host Holly Frey sits down with exoplanetary astrobiologist Sara Seager -- a member of the Kepler team that discovered 22b -- to reveal the science behind finding a possible back-up Earth, and consider the moral issues that come with mankind looking for life-sustaining planets after they’ve treated this one so carelessly. Plus, show creator Aaron Guzikowski weighs in on the possibilities of life beyond planet Earth, and how such speculation helped inspire the series. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 10, 2020
Can robots make moral decisions?
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The android parents of Raised By Wolves often seem more human than their organic counterparts. But if robots were to begin raising our children, doing all of our work, and adopting human characteristics, at what point would they be considered “alive?” On the premiere episode of Raised By Wolves: The Podcast, host Holly Frey talks to Peter Haas, Associate Director of the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative at Brown University, who outlines the boundaries between androids and humans, and the challenges of being able to instill robots with the ability to morally reason. Plus, show creator Aaron Guzikowski talks about his experience working with legendary director Ridley Scott, and the real-life robotic science that inspired the series. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Sep 03, 2020
Introducing Raised by Wolves: The Podcast
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In this companion podcast to HBO Max’s Raised By Wolves – From Executive Producers Ridley Scott and Aaron Guzikowski – the endlessly curious Holly Frey invites the show’s creators and innovators from science and technology to discuss the most fascinating questions raised by the series. Whether exploring A.I., religious wars, or space travel, each podcast episode springboards off scenes from the TV show to view the series through an eerily realistic prism. Not only a must-listen for fans of the series, Raised By Wolves: The Podcast is sure to be a hit with anyone interested in how technology will shape our future lives and culture. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aug 26, 2020