Diginauts 0013 — Babies from Three Parents, Finland’s Experiment in Basic Income, Coolest Stuff from CES

  • segment 1, Top of Mind — Healthy Babies from Three Parents (0:00): Doctors have succeeded in allowing a woman with fatal genetic defects to successfully have a baby.  Detractors fear the science isn’t yet sound.
  • segment 2, Let’s Hash It Out — CES  (12:02):  Tech companies headed to Las Vegas to show off this year’s trends in gadgets and all things digital.  Deron & Eric discuss the standout products.
  • segment 3, Juris Prudent — Libel and the Invention of Email  (31:04): Self-proclaimed inventor of EMAIL files defamation lawsuit against TechDirt’s Mike Masnick.
  • segment 4,  Let’s Dig Some More (41:32): We look at Google’s stealth advancement in artificial intelligence, a Japanese company’s decision to replace white collar workers with AI, and Finland’s move to experiment in fundamental basic income.
  • segment 5, Semantically Incorrect: ‘Ping’ and ‘Talk’ (1:11:23): Deron thinks we need a new word for talking to someone without talking to someone.

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Diginauts 0009 — VR to Prevent Insanity after Head Transplant, Privacy with Snap Spectacles and Spying Earbuds, Updates on YOUTHvGOV

Diginauts episode 0009

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Hollywood Inclusive 0005 — Richard Sherman’s Press Conference, Emmy Diversity


guest EVETTE VARGAS (@vargasgirl)

  • segment 1, Story of the Week (0:00): Richard Sherman abruptly ended a press conference in order to call attention to police brutality and clarify a position of support to Colin Kaepernick’s protest.  Kirk tells about a recent racist encounter and the police response he encountered.
  • segment 2, Guest Interview (22:30): We ask Evette about her experiences in moving from New York to Hollywood and establishing herself as a multimedia artist, and how she translated that success into creation of a web series that was nominated for two Emmys.
  • segment 3, Guest Interview, part two (46:32): We learn about Evette’s (third) trip to the Emmy’s last Sunday, and what projects she has coming up, plus her answers to our Two Essay Questions.
  • segment 4, Hurray for Hollywood (1:02:04): We react to the Daily Beast article proclaiming the “Most Diverse Emmys Ever” and talk through some of our favorite winners and moments.  Praise to Regina King who won her second consecutive and kicked ass, and to Julia Louis-Dreyfus who broke the Comedy Actress Emmy record previously held by Mary Tyler Moore and (not Carol Burnet as Deron said, but) Candice Bergen.  Where is the genre pendulum going to swing next?

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Today’s “I’m one of the voices” intro recorded by Lavetta Cannon, @sassybfpodcast.  You can check out her podcast on iTunes.