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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, or Denise Howell for these enlightening one-on-one interviews. Records live every Friday at 2:30pm Eastern / 11:30am Pacific / 18:30 UTC.

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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.

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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.

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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
Triangulation 407: Alex Howard on Digital Governance
1:44:01

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Denise Howell speaks with independent writer, digital governance expert, and open government advocate Alex Howard. They discuss the 'Post-truth' era, the Honest Ads Act that he helped draft due to the lack of transparency for political ad spending online, how the ways politicians and governments use social media matters, the issues of content moderating, Facebook's $5 billion fine from the FTC over privacy breaches, and more.

Host: Denise Howell

Guest: Alex Howard

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Jul 26, 2019
Triangulation 406: Bram Cohen: Chia Network
1:00:53

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BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen returns to 'Triangulation' with Jason Howell to talk about Chia Network and how they are creating an open-source blockchain which is a more decentralized and energy-efficient cryptocurrency than Bitcoin. They also discuss Facebook's Libra, where President Trump is right and wrong on crypto and Bram's other hobby as a puzzle maker.

Host: Jason Howell

Guest: Bram Cohen

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Jul 12, 2019
Triangulation 405: Trey Ratcliff
1:07:15

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Trey Ratcliff, author of "Under the Influence," talks with Leo Laporte about the bane of Instagram "Influencers," how to turn criticism into creativity, and how to survive on social media without losing your soul.

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Host: Leo Laporte

Guest: Trey Ratcliff

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Jul 05, 2019
Triangulation 404: Arthur Holland Michel: Eyes in the Sky
59:52

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Jason Howell speaks with journalist, researcher, and co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College Arthur Holland Michel about his new book "Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All." They dive into how the film "Enemy of the State" influenced the Pentagon to develop a high-tech aerial surveillance system for monitoring America's enemies overseas, how the Wide Angle Motion Imagery tech is now being used to watch US citizens, and more.

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Host: Jason Howell

Guest: Arthur Holland Michel

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Jun 28, 2019
Triangulation 403: Google's Jigsaw
56:05

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Leo Laporte speaks with Jigsaw's Chief Operating Officer Dan Keyserling. They discuss how the incubator, which began as Google Ideas, is working to make the world a better place by building technologies to help fight attacks on free speech, online harassment, violent extremism, and other injustices with projects like Project Shield, Password Alert, Conversation AI, Digital Attack Map, Outline, Share the Facts, and more.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guest: Dan Keyserling

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Jun 21, 2019
Triangulation 402: Julian Guthrie: Alpha Girls
53:58

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Megan Morrone speaks with journalist and author Julian Guthrie about her latest book, Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took On Silicon Valley's Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime. They discuss why Julian decided to tell the stories of these four pioneering women in the male-dominated world of Silicon Valley (Theresia Guow, Magdalena Yeşil, MJ Elmore, and Sonja Perkins), some key lessons and regrets from these entrepreneurs, how sexist attitudes have evolved in tech and other industries where women are underrepresented, how the book is being adapted into a television series, and more.

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Host: Megan Morrone

Guest: Julian Guthrie

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Jun 14, 2019
Triangulation 401: Joseph Menn: Cult of the Dead Cow
1:00:38

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Jason Howell speaks with investigative reporter and author Joseph Menn about his latest book, Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World. They discuss how the origins of the famous hacking group and its impact on society, how many of these hacktivists have become powerful public figures, how Joseph uncovered presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke as a member, and more.

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Host: Jason Howell

Guest: Joseph Menn

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Jun 07, 2019
Triangulation 400: Brian Hofer on Facial Recognition and Surveillance Tech
1:26:27

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Denise Howell speaks with the driving force behind San Francisco's facial recognition ban and Executive Director of Secure Justice, Brian Hofer. They discuss the state of facial recognition technology, the reasoning behind the ban, how the mission creep of mass surveillance technologies affect civil liberties, and more.

Host: Denise Howell

Guest: Brian Hofer

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May 31, 2019
Triangulation 399: Jessica Powell: The Big Disruption
52:55

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Megan Morrone speaks with Jessica Powell, Google's former VP of Communications and author of The Big Disruption: A Totally Fictional But Essentially True Silicon Valley Story. They discuss how she came about to writing this satirical novel about tech, becoming Medium's first print book, the impact of Silicon Valley's monoculture, and more.

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Host: Megan Morrone

Guest: Jessica Powell

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May 24, 2019
Triangulation 398: Daniel Suarez: Delta-v
1:04:06

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NYT bestselling author Daniel Suarez returns to talk with Leo Laporte about his latest book Delta-v, a near-future technological thriller following the first deep space mining operation.

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Host: Leo Laporte

Guest: Daniel Suarez

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May 17, 2019
Triangulation 397: Brianna Wu
1:02:13

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Jason Howell speaks with Brianna Wu, video game developer and Candidate for US House of Representatives in MA District 8 for 2020. They discuss how she got started in tech, surviving the Gamergate harassment, why she's running for Congress, and more.

Host: Jason Howell

Guest: Brianna Wu

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May 11, 2019
Triangulation 396: Cory Doctorow: Radicalized
1:13:35

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Cory Doctorow's latest book is Radicalized. Megan Morrone talks to him about DRM toast, online radicalization and science fiction vs. futurism.

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Host: Megan Morrone

Guest: Cory Doctorow

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May 03, 2019