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Emerging Tech (with Matthew Feeney)

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Paul Matzko, and Matthew Feeney on Oct 19, 2018

Free Thoughts meets Building Tomorrow with special guests Matthew Feeney & Paul Matzko as we discuss whether or not to fear emerging tech. 

Building Tomorrow

The Chinese Surveillance State

featuring Paul Matzko, Matthew Feeney, and Will Duffield on Oct 18, 2018

In order to control its’ people, China developed technology, like credit systems and facial recognition software, that concern the freer world. 

Free Thoughts

Understanding Pakistan (with Sahar Khan)

featuring Aaron Ross Powell and Trevor Burrus on Oct 12, 2018

Sahar Khan explains the history of Pakistan, & its’ relationship with the U.S., from its designation as independent from Great Britain in 1947.

Building Tomorrow

Killer Drones or Delivery Drones?

featuring Paul Matzko, Matthew Feeney, and Aaron Ross Powell on Oct 11, 2018

Matthew Feeney joins us to discuss how the rapid advancement of drone technology has both promising and threatening applications. 

Liberty Chronicles

The Cords of Union: Slavery vs The Telegraph

featuring Anthony Comegna on Oct 9, 2018

Calhoun’s vision of Americans conquering space seemed even more possible with Samuel Morse’s invention of the magnetic telegraph.

Building Tomorrow

When Will We Get Fully Autonomous Cars?

featuring Paul Matzko on Oct 4, 2018

Florian Baur from Byton talks about how their autonomous cars are prepared for the “sharing economy” of the future. 

Liberty Chronicles

The Greatest of Nullifiers

featuring Anthony Comegna and Caleb O. Brown on Oct 2, 2018

How did Justice Abram Smith of Wisconsin challenge the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850?

Building Tomorrow

Printing Pills for Pets

featuring Paul Matzko on Sep 27, 2018

At TechCrunch Disrupt we talk with Starkey Hearing Technologies and Pinpoint Pharma about their newest medical devices and technologies. 

Liberty Chronicles

The First Republicans

featuring Anthony Comegna on Sep 25, 2018

Who created the Republican Party?

Free Thoughts

Laughing about Politics (with P.J. O’Rourke)

featuring Trevor Burrus and Aaron Ross Powell on Sep 21, 2018

P.J. O’Rourke offers comedic relief about the state of our politics from his unique journalistic perspective influenced by the “sunshine” of the 1960s.

Building Tomorrow

Will Artificial Intelligence Take Your Job?

featuring Paul Matzko on Sep 20, 2018

At TechCrunch Disrupt, Nick Whitehouse from McCarthy Finch and Vinod Chandrashekar from 6figr.com discuss the automation of white-collar jobs.

Liberty Chronicles

There’s No Excuse for Slavery (Updated)

featuring Anthony Comegna on Sep 19, 2018

This is an updated version of our episode from July 3, 2018. We discuss how John C. Calhoun led the charge in believing slavery to be a “positive good”.

Liberty Chronicles

Kansas Changes Everything

featuring Anthony Comegna on Sep 18, 2018

Who was Stephen Douglas and, more importantly, what did his political attitude represent in a time defined by scheming politicians? 

Building Tomorrow

Hedging Against Skynet

featuring Paul Matzko and Aaron Ross Powell on Sep 13, 2018

Artificial intelligence is here and changing our daily lives, but should we be concerned about the prospect of a hostile and hyper-intelligent AI?