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Every week TWiT hosts talk to the smartest people in the world about the most important topics in technology. Join Leo Laporte, Jason Howell, Mikah Sargent, Denise Howell, or Ant Pruitt for these enlightening one-on-one interviews. Although the show is no longer in production, you can enjoy episodes from the TWiT Archives.

Episode Date
Triangulation 427: Jeff Brockman
1:19:31

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Jason Howell is joined by TWiT's studio engineer to talk about his time as the drummer and founder of the progressive rock band Cairo, creating the Virtual Live Show, and how the intersection of music and tech has evolved.

Cairo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/JeffBrockmanDirector

Virtual Live Show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/virtualliveshow

Host: Jason Howell

Guest: Jeff Brockman

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Dec 27, 2019
Triangulation 426: Flynn Coleman: A Human Algorithm
48:18

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Flynn Coleman, writer, and international human rights attorney, joins Denise Howell to talk about her book A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence Is Redefining Who We Are. Flynn argues that we must instill values, ethics, and morals into our robots, algorithms, and other forms of AI by developing and implement laws, policies, and oversight mechanisms to protect us from tech's insidious threats.

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Host: Denise Howell

Guest: Flynn Coleman

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Dec 20, 2019
Triangulation 425: Stephen Wolfram
1:33:49

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Stephen Wolfram is a computer scientist who designed Mathematica, Wolfram Alpha, and the Wolfram Language. He talks to Mikah Sargent about translating between human language, mathematics, and programming languages, how computational language works, and how he has spent his life trying to build computational intelligence up.

Host: Mikah Sargent

Guest: Stephen Wolfram

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Dec 14, 2019
Triangulation 424: Margaret O'Mara: The Code
1:11:18

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Margaret O'Mara, Professor of History at the University of Washington, joins Mikah Sargent to talk about her book The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America. They dive into the behind-the-scenes history of Silicon Valley, including how the Cold War shaped what Stanford University is today, shine a light on some of the unsung heroes like Ann Hardy and David Morgenthaler, and the legacy of Steve Jobs.

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Host: Mikah Sargent

Guest: Margaret O'Mara

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Dec 06, 2019
Triangulation 423: Scott Petry
1:04:50

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Scott Petry is the CEO of Authentic8. He talks to Leo Laporte about his work on the Newton, how he saved the world from spam, and his plan to make your browser safe.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guest: Scott Petry

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Nov 22, 2019
Triangulation 422: Brett Frischmann: Re-Engineering Humanity
59:12

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Brett Frischmann is the Charles Widger Endowed University Professor in Law, Business and Economics, Villanova University and joins Denise Howell to discuss his book, co-authored with Evan Selinger, 'Re-Engineering Humanity.' They talk about what's happening to our lives as society embraces big data, predictive analytics, and smart environments.

Host: Denise Howell

Guest: Brett Frischmann

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Nov 15, 2019
Triangulation 421: John Hodgman: Medallion Status
1:09:28

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Famed writer, comedian, and actor John Hodgman (though not nearly as those two corgis from Instagram) returns to join Mikah Sargent to discuss his latest book Medallion Status: True Stories from Secret Rooms. They examine status, fame, and identity; and dive into how to make the perfect hard-boiled egg, how a nude scene with an oboe relates to vulnerability, and how celebrity has evolved.

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Host: Mikah Sargent

Guest: John Hodgman

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Nov 08, 2019
Triangulation 420: Kickstarter Co-Founder Yancey Strickler
59:36

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Yancey Strickler is the co-founder and former CEO of Kickstarter and joins Jason Howell to talk about his new book, This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World. They discuss the crowdfunding platform's transition into a public-benefit corporation, leading to Yancey's book, which details a philosophy and framework for building a society that looks beyond "financial maximization" and more towards other values like community, purpose, and sustainability.

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Host: Jason Howell

Guest: Yancey Strickler

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Nov 01, 2019
Triangulation 419: Jeri Ellsworth and Tilt Five Tabletop AR
1:00:31

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Jeri Ellsworth returns to talk with Jason Howell about Tilt Five's holographic tabletop gaming system, what happened with her previous augmented reality startup castAR, and the how the AR/VR space has evolved and where it's going.

Tilt Five on Kickstarter: http://twit.to/tiltfive

Host: Jason Howell

Guest: Jeri Ellsworth

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Oct 25, 2019
Triangulation 418: Ruha Benjamin: Race After Technology
1:08:22

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Ruha Benjamin, Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, joins Mikah Sargent to talk about her new book 'Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code.' They discuss how emerging technologies can reinforce and amplify racial biases and ways we could solve this problem.

Buy "Race After Technology": https://amzn.to/2Bj8ICE

Host: Mikah Sargent

Guest: Ruha Benjamin

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Oct 18, 2019
Triangulation 417: Kate O'Neill: Waste
1:11:06

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Mikah Sargent talks with professor Kate O'Neill about her new book, 'Waste' and what we can do about the ever-growing amount of trash each of us produces. They discuss what happens to much of our e-waste and how tech companies could work proactively, including the right-to-repair. One big issue is how China changed recycling world-wide, complicating the recycling industry and what happens next. Some solutions to this problem include finding alternatives to plastic and developing a global solution to our waste problem. Mikah and Kate also coin the term "Garbology."

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Host: Mikah Sargent

Guest: Kate O'Neill ("Waste" author)

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Oct 04, 2019
Triangulation 416: Todd Moore
55:13

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Best known for developing the sleep-aid app White Noise, Todd Moore is an app developer, founder and CEO of TMSOFT, and author of Tap, Move, Shake. Todd joins Ant Pruitt to discuss his advice for app devs, the differences in developing for iOS and Android, and working on new platforms like AR/VR and virtual assistants.

Get White Noise: https://www.tmsoft.com/white-noise/

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Host: Ant Pruitt

Guest: Todd Moore

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Sep 28, 2019
Triangulation 415: Shel Israel: Human-Augmented AI
1:05:52

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Shel Israel is a writer, consultant, and expert on how technology is shaping humanity. He talks with Denise Howell about how the development of Artificial Intelligence is affecting driving, education, and even dentistry.

Host: Denise Howell

Guest: Shel Israel

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Sep 20, 2019
Triangulation 414: Jono Bacon
1:03:37

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Jono Bacon is the author of 'People Powered: How Communities can Supercharge your Business, Brand, and Teams.' He talks with Leo Laporte about how to grow your community by facilitating safe, constructive feedback.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guest: Jono Bacon

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Sep 13, 2019
Triangulation 413: David Weinberger: Everyday Chaos
1:11:38

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Mikah Sargent speaks with David Weinberger, author of Everyday Chaos: Technology, Complexity, and How We're Thriving in a New World of Possibility about how AI, big data, and the internet are all revealing that the world is vastly more complex and unpredictable than we've allowed ourselves to see and how we're getting acculturated to these machines based on chaos.

Buy "Everyday Chaos": https://amzn.to/2ZMPHSY

Host: Mikah Sargent

Guest: David Weinberger

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Sep 06, 2019
Triangulation 412: Randall Munroe: XKCD
1:15:17

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Randall Munroe is the creator of the greatest comic strip on the internet: XKCD, and the author of the new book How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems. He talks with Leo Laporte about how he got started making comic strips, the importance of not making fun of people for not knowing stuff, and the best way to generate letter pairs for kerning.

Buy "How To": https://amzn.to/2ZzxGLM

Host: Leo Laporte

Guest: Randall Munroe

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Aug 30, 2019
Triangulation 411: Yan Zhu, AKA bcrypt
58:40

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Yan Zhu, AKA bcrypt, is the Chief Security Officer at Brave. Yan joins Leo Laporte to talk about her past dropping out of high school and earning a B.S. at MIT; her work on Brave's security-focused browser and other open-source projects like HTTPS Everywhere, SecureDrop, and Privacy Badger on Firefox; DJing and creating electronic music; and more.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guest: Yan Zhu

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Aug 23, 2019
Triangulation 410: Bryan Walsh: End Times
1:08:32

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Bryan Walsh is the author of End Times: A Brief Guide to the End of the World. He talks with Mikah Sargent about the many, many ways Mother Earth may try to kill us all and the ways we might beat her to it. He also gives some hope for the future.

Host: Mikah Sargent

Guest: Bryan Walsh

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Aug 16, 2019
Triangulation 409: Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors
1:14:38

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Ed Niedermeyer is the author of Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors. He talks to Leo Laporte about how Tesla has succeeded, how it has failed, and what it needs to do to win.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guest: Ed Niedermeyer

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Aug 09, 2019
Triangulation 408: Andrew Maynard: Films from the Future
59:33

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Jason Howell speaks with Andrew Maynard, professor in the Arizona State University School for the Future of Innovation in Society, about his book Films from the Future: The Technology and Morality of Sci-Fi Movies. They dive into his book discussing whether sci-fi films like Jurassic Park, Limitless, Ghost in the Shell, and Ex Machina is predicting or creating our future, responsible innovation, what Andrew finds really disturbing about AI, the ethics of Elon Musk's Neuralink technology, and more.

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Host: Jason Howell

Guest: Andrew Maynard

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Aug 02, 2019