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Innovation Isn’t Guaranteed (with Matt Ridley)

featuring Paul Matzko, Trevor Burrus, Aaron Ross Powell, & Matt Ridley on Apr 16, 2020

What do cowpox pus, the radio, and coffee have in common? More than you might think.

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Tech Goes Viral (with Alec Stapp)

featuring Paul Matzko and Alec Stapp on Apr 2, 2020

Technology has eased our transition to the new socially distant world. 

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Did the Military Build Silicon Valley?

featuring Paul Matzko, Peter Van Doren, and Christophe Lécuyer on Mar 19, 2020

The government has long played a role in advancing (and delaying) technological innovation.

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Afro-Futurism

featuring Paul Matzko on Mar 5, 2020

The stories we tell about the future can create the future.

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Venture Capital Built Silicon Valley

featuring Paul Matzko, Margaret O'Mara, and Spencer Ante on Feb 6, 2020

Innovation might seem magical, but magic comes with a steep price tag. Venture capital provided a superior way of funding entrepreneurship than what existed before. 

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Immigrants Built Silicon Valley

featuring Paul Matzko and Alex Nowrasteh on Jan 9, 2020

Without immigrants, Silicon Valley would be a shell of what it is today. Yet bad restrictionist policies threaten to undermine American dominance in tech and stymie innovation.

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Who Wants to Retire a Millionaire?

featuring Paul Matzko, Peter Van Doren, Michael D. Tanner, & Simon Cowan on Dec 12, 2019

The US Social Security system can’t fulfill its promises, but Australia’s system gives its people a better shot at a comfortable retirement.

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Mission Impossible Burger

featuring Landry Ayres, Paul Matzko, and Rebekah Moses on Nov 28, 2019

Food is deeply emotional, which is why Impossible Foods is trying it’s best to create the best, sustainable, meat-like product.

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Self Driving Miss Daisy

featuring Paul Matzko on Nov 14, 2019

There is promising technology that will be able to take care of us as we age, but only if the FDA does not get in the way.  

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Cellphones in the Fight Against Cholera (with Katherine Clayton)

featuring Paul Matzko, Chelsea Follett, Marian L. Tupy, & Katharine Clayton on Oct 31, 2019

While people in the US have the first world privilege to complain about wasting time on their phones, millions of people in the developing world are using their cellphones to pull themselves out of poverty. 

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We Googled It (with Hal Varian)

featuring Matthew Feeney, Peter Van Doren, and Hal Varian on Oct 17, 2019

Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google, joins the show today to talk about Google’s market dominance and the future of work.

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Talking Talk Radio (with Brian Rosenwald)

featuring Paul Matzko and Brian Rosenwald on Oct 3, 2019

Brian Rosenwald joins the show to discuss the history of talk radio and how it formed our media landscape today. 

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Artificial You (with Susan Schneider)

featuring Paul Matzko, Aaron Ross Powell, and Susan Schneider on Sep 19, 2019

Susan Schneider joins the show to challenge our preconceived notions of consciousness and whether machines can achieve it.