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A podcast about our messy relationship with technology. Hosted by tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo, and featuring a diverse range of experts about the ways that technology excites us, scares us, and confuses us. It's complicated. “Those who like their comedy on the nerdy side will find just that in the blend of tech and jokes that this show and podcast provides.”-New York TimesPrevious guests have included Manoush Zomorodi, Douglas Rushkoff, Baratunde Thurston, Tracy Chou, Dennis Crowley, Chuck Nice, Laurie Segall, Nir Eyal, and many more.

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A podcast about our messy relationship with technology. Hosted by tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo, and featuring a diverse range of experts about the ways that technology excites us, scares us, and confuses us. It's complicated. “Those who like their comedy on the nerdy side will find just that in the blend of tech and jokes that this show and podcast provides.”-New York TimesPrevious guests have included Manoush Zomorodi, Douglas Rushkoff, Baratunde Thurston, Tracy Chou, Dennis Crowley, Chuck Nice, Laurie Segall, Nir Eyal, and many more.

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Engaging and entertaining!

By danipants28 - Jun 16 2018
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These guys are great! Love this podcast really funny and engaging.

What a great idea

By ChrisG2383 - Dec 02 2017
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I love this podcast. These guys are very dynamic and engaging to listen to.

iTunes Ratings

16 Ratings
Average Ratings
15
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Engaging and entertaining!

By danipants28 - Jun 16 2018
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These guys are great! Love this podcast really funny and engaging.

What a great idea

By ChrisG2383 - Dec 02 2017
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I love this podcast. These guys are very dynamic and engaging to listen to.
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Funny as Tech: a podcast about our messy relationship with tech

Latest release on Aug 03, 2020

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A podcast about our messy relationship with technology. Hosted by tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo, and featuring a diverse range of experts about the ways that technology excites us, scares us, and confuses us. It's complicated. “Those who like their comedy on the nerdy side will find just that in the blend of tech and jokes that this show and podcast provides.”-New York TimesPrevious guests have included Manoush Zomorodi, Douglas Rushkoff, Baratunde Thurston, Tracy Chou, Dennis Crowley, Chuck Nice, Laurie Segall, Nir Eyal, and many more.

Rank #1: A Human Algorithm--author & human rights attorney Flynn Coleman on how AI is changing humanity

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Should robots have rights? Can AI have agency? Why do we get upset when a person kicks a robotic dog? Should we chat we are deceased loved ones?

In this episode of Funny as Tech, hosts David Ryan Polgar (tech ethicist) and Joe Leonardo (UCB comedian) dig into how AI is altering what it means to be human with Flynn Coleman, author of the recently-released book A Human Algorithm.

Flynn Coleman is a writer, international human rights attorney, public speaker, professor, and social innovator. She has worked with the United Nations, the United States federal government, and international corporations and human rights organizations around the world. Flynn has written extensively on issues of global citizenship, the future of work and purpose, emerging technologies, political reconciliation, war crimes, genocide, human and civil rights, humanitarian issues, innovation and design for social impact, and improving access to justice and education.

She is the author of the book, A Human Algorithm (October 2019), a groundbreaking narrative on the urgency of ethically designed AI and a guidebook to reimagining life in the era of intelligent technology.

Learn more: flynncoleman.community

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Nov 04 2019

37mins

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Rank #2: Ep46: DC Vito talks about media literacy, social justice, & civic engagement

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Media literacy as a social justice necessity and component of civic engagement!

Hosts David Ryan Polgar (tech ethicist) and Joe Leonardo (comedian) take a deep dive with media literacy expert D.C. Vito. We chat about his work at The LAMP (Learning About Multimedia Project), how media literacy is essential for democracy, and how fake news is leading to family friction.

D.C. Vito co-founded The LAMP (Learning About Multimedia Project) in 2007. Since that time, The LAMP has brought media literacy training to over 10,000 youth, parents and educators, transporting equipment and facilitators directly to communities in need of its services. Mr. Vito worked as a community organizer for many years prior to The LAMP, having served in the Peace Corps in Mali, managing campaigns for City Council, State Senate and Presidential candidates.

He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Media Literacy Educators (NAMLE). He was a keynote speaker at the first Wikipedia USA conference in 2014, co-taught “Media Literacy and Activism” at Queens College in 2015, and has spoken at a number of other conferences and events. Mr. Vito currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife, German Shepherd puppy and lap-loving cat.

DC Vito

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DCVito/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelamp.nyc/ https://www.thelamp.org

Funny as Tech tackles the thorniest issues in tech with the help of experts. Each week, tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo invite a guest to take a deep dive into a complex tech issue that is tripping up society. The show has dealt with AR, VR, AI, IoT, diversity in tech, tech addiction, media literacy, future of work, and much more. Previous guests have included CNN's Laurie Segall, Baratunde Thurston, Nir Eyal, Manoush Zomorodi, Douglas Rushkoff, Joe Lubin, Tracy Chou, Bridget Carey, and Chuck Nice. Funny as Tech also performs on the road with conferences and special events. Have a question? Info@FunnyAsTech.com

FUNNY AS TECH

FunnyAsTech.com
Twitter: twitter.com/FunnyAsTech
Instagram: www.instagram.com/FunnyAsTech/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FunnyAsTech/
Soundcloud: @user-328735920
iTunes: apple.co/2mAxIAV
Google Play: bit.ly/2C7afyg

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NEW EPISODES EVERY MONDAY

Aug 27 2018

33mins

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Rank #3: Mental health data: what happens to your sensitive telehealth info? Convo w Lauri Goldkind

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What happens to your sensitive mental health data when using a telehealth platform? Is it secure? What if the company is sold? Does anyone really read the terms of service?

David & Joe chat with Dr. Lauri Goldkind about data protection, the quality of care provided by telehealth platforms, privacy, and responsibility. Fun!

Get in touch with Funny as Tech! Our relationship with tech is messy...let's discuss. On Funny as Tech, a comedian (Joe Leonardo) teams up with a tech ethicist (David Ryan Polgar) to tackle how emerging tech is upending the human experience.

UPCOMING LIVE SHOW in NYC on March 10, 2020:

https://thepit-nyc.com/events/funny-as-tech-with-david-ryan-polgar-and-joe-leonardo/ FunnyAsTech.com DavidRyanPolgar.com JoeLeonardo.com
Info@FunnyAsTech.com

Dr. Goldkind is an associate professor at Fordham’s Graduate School of Social Service. She is also the editor of the Journal of Technology in Human Services. Dr. Goldkind’s current research has two strands: technology implementation in the human services and nonprofits and the social justice and ethics implications of data collection, use and dissemination in community based organizations.

Wherever possible she combines both ICT and social justice for a blend of tech enhanced civic engagement and improved organizational functioning. She holds an M.S.W. from SUNY Stony Brook with a concentration in planning, administration, and research and a PhD from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. Dr. Goldkind is also a past visiting research fellow at the UN University on Computing in Society, Macau, SAR, China.

Jan 20 2020

27mins

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Rank #4: Why Is Tech So Lousy with Women?! LIVE show with Clara de Soto, Jumana Abu-Ghazaleh & Kimberly Gray

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Why is tech so lousy with women?! Recorded live show featuring guests Clara de Soto (serial entrepreneur), Jumana Abu-Ghazaleh (founder & CEO of Betwixt.us) and Kimberly Gray (founder & CEO of Uvii).

Recorded LIVE at The Peoples Improv Theater in NYC on Feb 13, 2019.

FUNNY AS TECH
Our Relationship With Technology is Messy...Let's Discuss!

Funny as Tech tackles the thorniest issues in tech--inside a comedy theater. Each week, tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo invite a guest to take a deep dive into a complex tech issue that is tripping up society. The show has dealt with AR, VR, AI, IoT, diversity in tech, tech addiction, media literacy, future of work, and much more. Previous guests and collaborators have included CNN's Laurie Segall, Randi Zuckerberg, Baratunde Thurston, Nir Eyal, Manoush Zomorodi, Douglas Rushkoff, Joe Lubin, Tracy Chou, Bridget Carey, and Chuck Nice. Funny as Tech also performs on the road with conferences and special events. Have a question? Info@FunnyAsTech.com

FUNNY AS TECH
https://www.funnyastech.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FunnyAsTech
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/FunnyAsTech/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FunnyAsTech/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-328735920
iTunes: apple.co/2mAxIAV
Google Play: bit.ly/2C7afyg

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Feb 18 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #5: Personal branding! Our love/hate relationship, humiliation, and utter necessity of branding.

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A tech ethicist & comedian tackle the human side of tech.

In this episode, David Ryan Polgar (tech ethicist) and Joe Leonardo (UCB comedian) discuss the thorny issue of personal branding! The 21st century is seemingly not about what you create, but how you position yourself as a creator. David & Joe dig into our love/hate relationship with personal branding, how it can be humiliating sometimes, and dealing with our Googlegangers. Joe also waxes about the finer points of branding as a comedian.

FUNNY AS TECH
Our Relationship With Technology is Messy...Let's Discuss!

Funny as Tech tackles the thorniest issues in tech--inside a comedy theater. Each week, tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo invite a guest to take a deep dive into a complex tech issue that is tripping up society. The show has dealt with AR, VR, AI, IoT, diversity in tech, tech addiction, media literacy, future of work, and much more. Previous guests and collaborators have included CNN's Laurie Segall, Randi Zuckerberg, Baratunde Thurston, Nir Eyal, Manoush Zomorodi, Douglas Rushkoff, Joe Lubin, Tracy Chou, Bridget Carey, and Chuck Nice. Funny as Tech also performs on the road with conferences and special events. Have a question? Info@FunnyAsTech.com

FUNNY AS TECH
https://www.funnyastech.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FunnyAsTech
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/FunnyAsTech/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FunnyAsTech/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-328735920
iTunes: apple.co/2mAxIAV
Google Play: bit.ly/2C7afyg

Signup to our monthly mailing list: https://funnyastech.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=43f37d897394e33ea3668b208&id=0d2e9ef88e

Dec 03 2018

18mins

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Rank #6: David & Joe discuss and debate Portal by Facebook

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FUNNY AS TECH

Funny as Tech tackles the thorniest issues in tech with the help of experts. Each week, tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo invite a guest to take a deep dive into a complex tech issue that is tripping up society. The show has dealt with AR, VR, AI, IoT, diversity in tech, tech addiction, media literacy, future of work, and much more. Previous guests and collaborators include CNN's Laurie Segall, Randi Zuckerberg, Baratunde Thurston, Nir Eyal, Manoush Zomorodi, Douglas Rushkoff, Joe Lubin, Tracy Chou, Bridget Carey, and Chuck Nice. Funny as Tech also performs on the road with conferences and special events. Have a question? Info@FunnyAsTech.com

FUNNY AS TECH
https://www.funnyastech.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FunnyAsTech
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/FunnyAsTech/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FunnyAsTech/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-328735920

Signup to our monthly mailing list: https://funnyastech.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=43f37d897394e33ea3668b208&id=0d2e9ef88e

Oct 15 2018

12mins

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Rank #7: PART 2: Douglas Rushkoff and Team Human! Putting the humanity back in tech & life

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In this episode, David Ryan Polgar (tech ethicist) and Joe Leonardo (UCB comedian) invite renowned media theorist Douglas Rushkoff to discuss his new book Team Human, what we can do to inject humanity back into our tech & lives, and what the world might look like five years from now!

NEXT LIVE SHOW: Wed, Feb 13th at the Peoples Improv Theater (NYC). Topic: Why Is Tech So Lousy with Women?! https://thepit-nyc.com/events/funny-as-tech/

A tech ethicist & comedian tackle the human side of tech.

FUNNY AS TECH
Our Relationship With Technology is Messy...Let's Discuss!

Each week, tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo take a deep dive into a complex tech issue that is tripping up society. The show has dealt with AR, VR, AI, IoT, diversity in tech, tech addiction, media literacy, future of work, and much more. Previous guests and collaborators have included CNN's Laurie Segall, Randi Zuckerberg, Baratunde Thurston, Nir Eyal, Manoush Zomorodi, Douglas Rushkoff, Dennis Crowley, Kate O'Neill, Joe Lubin, Tracy Chou, Bridget Carey, and Chuck Nice.

Outside of podcast recordings, Funny as Tech holds regular live performance in NYC (at the Peoples Improv Theater.

Funny as Tech also performs on the road with conferences and special events. Have a question? Info@FunnyAsTech.com

FUNNY AS TECH
www.funnyastech.com/
Twitter: twitter.com/FunnyAsTech
Instagram: www.instagram.com/FunnyAsTech/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FunnyAsTech/
Soundcloud: @user-328735920
iTunes: apple.co/2mAxIAV
Google Play: bit.ly/2C7afyg
RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/funny-as-tech-a-tech-ethicist-co-WDp0Jo
**We are on Spotify!

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Jan 28 2019

21mins

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Rank #8: LinkedIn is the BEST social media site?! David & Joe compare with Facebook and Twitter

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Is LinkedIn the best social media site?! Really?? Funny as Tech co-hosts David Ryan Polgar (tech ethicist) and Joe Leonardo (UCB comedian)discuss their unusual affection for the typically overlooked professional social media site. Comparing LinkedIn to Twitter and Facebook, David & Joe bat around the plusses and minuses to each social network.

NEXT LIVE SHOW: Wed, Feb 13th at the Peoples Improv Theater (NYC). Topic: Why Is Tech So Lousy with Women?! https://thepit-nyc.com/events/funny-as-tech/

FUNNY AS TECH
Our Relationship With Technology is Messy...Let's Discuss!

Each week, tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo take a deep dive into a complex tech issue that is tripping up society. The show has dealt with AR, VR, AI, IoT, diversity in tech, tech addiction, media literacy, future of work, and much more. Previous guests and collaborators have included CNN's Laurie Segall, Randi Zuckerberg, Baratunde Thurston, Nir Eyal, Manoush Zomorodi, Douglas Rushkoff, Joe Lubin, Tracy Chou, Bridget Carey, and Chuck Nice.

Outside of podcast recordings, Funny as Tech holds regular live performance in NYC (at the Peoples Improv Theater.

Funny as Tech also performs on the road with conferences and special events. Have a question? Info@FunnyAsTech.com

FUNNY AS TECH
https://www.funnyastech.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FunnyAsTech
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/FunnyAsTech/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FunnyAsTech/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-328735920
iTunes: apple.co/2mAxIAV
Google Play: bit.ly/2C7afyg

Signup to our monthly mailing list: https://funnyastech.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=43f37d897394e33ea3668b208&id=0d2e9ef88e

Feb 11 2019

20mins

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Rank #9: LIVE show: Should NYC Be the Tech Capital?! w/ Dennis Crowley, Allison Medina & Melissa Jun Rowley

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Special guests: Dennis Crowley (Foursquare), Melissa Jun Rawley (social impact entrepreneur, BBC News tech contributor) and Allison Medina (Tech Ladies)

Will Silicon Valley be disrupted?! While SV is noted for its unique “secret sauce” environmental conditioned that promote innovation, the current techlash has also exposed its vulnerabilities.

Recorded LIVE at The Peoples Improv Theater in NYC on Nov 14, 2018, right on the heels of Amazon's announcement for their new headquarters in Queens.

FUNNY AS TECH
Our Relationship With Technology is Messy...Let's Discuss!

Funny as Tech tackles the thorniest issues in tech--inside a comedy theater. Each week, tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo invite a guest to take a deep dive into a complex tech issue that is tripping up society. The show has dealt with AR, VR, AI, IoT, diversity in tech, tech addiction, media literacy, future of work, and much more. Previous guests and collaborators have included CNN's Laurie Segall, Randi Zuckerberg, Baratunde Thurston, Nir Eyal, Manoush Zomorodi, Douglas Rushkoff, Joe Lubin, Tracy Chou, Bridget Carey, and Chuck Nice. Funny as Tech also performs on the road with conferences and special events. Have a question? Info@FunnyAsTech.com

FUNNY AS TECH
https://www.funnyastech.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FunnyAsTech
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/FunnyAsTech/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FunnyAsTech/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-328735920
iTunes: apple.co/2mAxIAV
Google Play: bit.ly/2C7afyg

Signup to our monthly mailing list: https://funnyastech.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=43f37d897394e33ea3668b208&id=0d2e9ef88e

Nov 19 2018

56mins

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Rank #10: Marshall Davis Jones and the Power of Voice

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David & Joe speak with acclaimed spoken word artist Marshall Davis Jones about his groundbreaking work Touchscreen, the intersection of tech & humanity, and the power of voice and paralanguage.

Marshall Jones is a celebrated spoken word artist whose work is exploding around the world. His unique gift runs deep into the human experience, exploring universal themes that run the gamut from identity and culture to connection and technology. Marshall, who has performed for TED audiences in Montreal, Hollywood, and at the Scott Air Force Base, showcases his incredible work for audiences, collaborates with clients on incredible customized material, and speaks with passion about the creative process–something he understands like no one else.

As a professional spoken word artist and dramatic performer, Marshall has been featured in two TEDx conferences, and has shared the podium with the likes of Marc Lamont Hill, Ambassador Andrew Young, Henry Louis Gates, and Simon Sinek. He has also performed at the Musical Instrument Museum, the Omega Institute, and at BBC World Service.

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Get in touch with Funny as Tech! Our relationship with tech is messy...let's discuss. On Funny as Tech, a comedian (Joe Leonardo) teams up with a tech ethicist (David Ryan Polgar) to tackle how emerging tech is upending the human experience.

FunnyAsTech.com DavidRyanPolgar.com JoeLeonardo.com
Info@FunnyAsTech.com

Nov 18 2019

37mins

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Rank #11: Bryony Cole, NYC Sextech, & the Future of Sex

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NYC Sextech and the Future of Sex with Bryony Cole, a leading authority on sextech. Bryony talks to co-hosts David Ryan Polgar (tech ethicist) and Joe Leonardo (comedian) about sextech industry myths, making things for invisible populations, and women in sextech.

**Bryony Cole will be a special guest for our live show in NYC on Tues, April 9th at 6pm! "Let's Talk about Sextech" at the Peoples Improv Theater. bit.ly/FunnyAsTechLiveShow

Bryony Cole
Since launching the top-rated podcast, Future of Sex, Bryony has been on stages across the world, defining the direction of sextech for governments, technology and entertainment companies. Her wide body of research and annual Future of Sex report are considered the lead in industry insights.

Bryony is an international speaker, published writer and producer, who has been featured on shows like Viceland and Technopia, and articles in Wired, TechCrunch, The New York Times, Playboy, Mashable, Motherboard, ABC, Financial Review, Brides, Glamour and many other global media.

www.futureofsex.org
@bryonycole and @futureofsex

FUNNY AS TECH
Our Relationship With Technology is Messy...Let's Discuss!

Each week, tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo take a deep dive into a complex tech issue that is tripping up society. The show has dealt with AR, VR, AI, IoT, diversity in tech, tech addiction, media literacy, future of work, and much more. Previous guests and collaborators have included CNN's Laurie Segall, Randi Zuckerberg, Baratunde Thurston, Nir Eyal, Manoush Zomorodi, Douglas Rushkoff, Joe Lubin, Tracy Chou, Bridget Carey, and Chuck Nice.

Outside of podcast recordings, Funny as Tech holds regular live performance in NYC (at the Peoples Improv Theater.

Funny as Tech also performs on the road with conferences and special events. Have a question? Info@FunnyAsTech.com

FUNNY AS TECH
www.funnyastech.com/
Twitter: twitter.com/FunnyAsTech
Instagram: www.instagram.com/FunnyAsTech/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FunnyAsTech/
Soundcloud: @user-328735920
iTunes: apple.co/2mAxIAV
Google Play: bit.ly/2C7afyg
*Find Funny as Tech on Spotify & RadioPublic

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Feb 25 2019

30mins

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Rank #12: Teens, Tech, & Digital for Good! Discussion with #ICANHELP's Matt Soeth

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Teens, tech, and digital for good! We chat with #ICANHELP's co-founder Matt Soeth about our messy relationship with tech and what #ICANHELP is doing to empower teens.

NEXT LIVE SHOW: Wed, Feb 13th at the Peoples Improv Theater (NYC). Topic: Why Is Tech So Lousy with Women?! https://thepit-nyc.com/events/funny-as-tech/

FUNNY AS TECH
Our Relationship With Technology is Messy...Let's Discuss!

Each week, tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo take a deep dive into a complex tech issue that is tripping up society. The show has dealt with AR, VR, AI, IoT, diversity in tech, tech addiction, media literacy, future of work, and much more. Previous guests and collaborators have included CNN's Laurie Segall, Randi Zuckerberg, Baratunde Thurston, Nir Eyal, Manoush Zomorodi, Douglas Rushkoff, Joe Lubin, Tracy Chou, Bridget Carey, and Chuck Nice.

Outside of podcast recordings, Funny as Tech holds regular live performance in NYC (at the Peoples Improv Theater.

Funny as Tech also performs on the road with conferences and special events. Have a question? Info@FunnyAsTech.com

FUNNY AS TECH
https://www.funnyastech.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FunnyAsTech
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/FunnyAsTech/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FunnyAsTech/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-328735920
iTunes: apple.co/2mAxIAV
Google Play: bit.ly/2C7afyg
**We are on Spotify!

Signup to our monthly mailing list: https://funnyastech.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=43f37d897394e33ea3668b208&id=0d2e9ef88e

Feb 04 2019

27mins

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Rank #13: David & Joe discuss all things All Tech Is Human! It's beginnings, goals, ambitions and future

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Joe interviews David live at All Tech Is Human: A Summit on Ethical, an initiative he founded to better align the interests of tech with the interest of users & society.

FUNNY AS TECH

Funny as Tech tackles the thorniest issues in tech with the help of experts. Each week, tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo invite a guest to take a deep dive into a complex tech issue that is tripping up society. The show has dealt with AR, VR, AI, IoT, diversity in tech, tech addiction, media literacy, future of work, and much more. Previous guests and collaborators include CNN's Laurie Segall, Randi Zuckerberg, Baratunde Thurston, Nir Eyal, Manoush Zomorodi, Douglas Rushkoff, Joe Lubin, Tracy Chou, Bridget Carey, and Chuck Nice. Funny as Tech also performs on the road with conferences and special events. Have a question? Info@FunnyAsTech.com

Next LIVE show: Wed, Nov 14th at the Peoples Improv Theater at 6pm w/ special guests Dennis Crowley (Foursquare), Melissa Jun Rawley (social impact entrepreneur), and Allison Esposito (Tech Ladies). https://thepit-nyc.com/events/funny-as-tech/

FUNNY AS TECH
https://www.funnyastech.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FunnyAsTech
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/FunnyAsTech/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FunnyAsTech/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-328735920
iTunes: apple.co/2mAxIAV
Google Play: bit.ly/2C7afyg

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Oct 22 2018

13mins

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Rank #14: Tech Ethics! Talking w/ ethicist Reid Blackman

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We talk to Reid Blackman, founder of Virtue (an ethical tech consultancy), about the ethical issues facing Big Tech. We discuss how Silicon Valley has a difficult time foreseeing pitfalls, how teaching ethics to developers is a major task, explainable AI, and how we develop products to mitigate ethical risks!

If you are in the NYC area, come to our live show on Tues, April 9th "Let's Talk about Sextech." bit.ly/FunnyAsTechLiveShow

Reid Blackman:

Reid was gripped by ethical problems the first semester of his first year in college over 20 years ago. Countless hours later, after reading, arguing, and teaching about ethics, he’s still hungry for more. While his early research concerned issues largely contained within the ivory tower, his research has become increasingly action-orientated, particularly as it concerns the ethics of institutions like governments and corporations, and also the ethics of emerging technologies.

He has taught at Northwestern University, the University of Texas in Austin, the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and Colgate University. He currently sits on the committee for “Methods to Guide Ethical Research and Design” for the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems and is a member of the European Union Artificial Intelligence Alliance. When he isn’t doing ethics you can find him with his wife and children, unless there’s rock climbing to be done.

FUNNY AS TECH
Our Relationship With Technology is Messy...Let's Discuss!

Each week, tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo take a deep dive into a complex tech issue that is tripping up society. The show has dealt with AR, VR, AI, IoT, diversity in tech, tech addiction, media literacy, future of work, and much more. Previous guests have included CNN's Laurie Segall, Baratunde Thurston, Nir Eyal, Manoush Zomorodi, Douglas Rushkoff, Joe Lubin, Tracy Chou, Bridget Carey, Dennis Crowley, and Chuck Nice.

Outside of podcast recordings, Funny as Tech holds regular live performance in NYC at the Peoples Improv Theater.

Funny as Tech also performs on the road with conferences and special events. Have a question? Info@FunnyAsTech.com

FUNNY AS TECH
www.funnyastech.com/
Twitter: twitter.com/FunnyAsTech
Instagram: www.instagram.com/FunnyAsTech/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FunnyAsTech/
Soundcloud: @user-328735920
iTunes: apple.co/2mAxIAV
Google Play: bit.ly/2C7afyg
*Find Funny as Tech on Spotify & RadioPublic

Signup to our monthly mailing list: https://funnyastech.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=43f37d897394e33ea3668b208&id=0d2e9ef88e

Apr 01 2019

28mins

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Rank #15: What will social media look like in five years?!

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The future of social media...what will it look like? Will social media still be a thing?! Co-hosts David Ryan Polgar (tech ethicist) and Joe Leonardo (UCB comedian) debate and explore the future of social media.

If you are in the NYC area, come to our live show on Tues, April 9th "Let's Talk about Sextech." bit.ly/FunnyAsTechLiveShow

FUNNY AS TECH
Our Relationship With Technology is Messy...Let's Discuss!

Each week, tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo take a deep dive into a complex tech issue that is tripping up society. The show has dealt with AR, VR, AI, IoT, diversity in tech, tech addiction, media literacy, future of work, and much more. Previous guests have included CNN's Laurie Segall, Baratunde Thurston, Nir Eyal, Manoush Zomorodi, Douglas Rushkoff, Joe Lubin, Tracy Chou, Bridget Carey, Dennis Crowley, and Chuck Nice.

Outside of podcast recordings, Funny as Tech holds regular live performance in NYC (at the Peoples Improv Theater.

Funny as Tech also performs on the road with conferences and special events. Have a question? Info@FunnyAsTech.com

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Mar 04 2019

24mins

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Rank #16: What if your smartphone thinks you're depressed?! David and Joe discuss digital phenotyping!

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A tech ethicist & comedian tackle the human side of tech.

In this episode, David Ryan Polgar (tech ethicist) and Joe Leonardo (UCB comedian) discuss the thorny emerging tech issue of digital phenotyping! Digital phenotyping is analyzing HOW you use your digital device (speech patterns, volume of texts, pattern changes, how your scroll) to make correlations to depression, suicidality, and more.

Is digital phenotyping a canary in the smartphone?! Or is it prone to dangerous false positives?! What about our expectation of privacy? How will this be used with teens?! Does this impact our freedom of mind?! Does this known surveillance alter the underlying behavior?!

FUNNY AS TECH
Our Relationship With Technology is Messy...Let's Discuss!

Each week, tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo take a deep dive into a complex tech issue that is tripping up society. The show has dealt with AR, VR, AI, IoT, diversity in tech, tech addiction, media literacy, future of work, and much more. Previous guests and collaborators have included CNN's Laurie Segall, Randi Zuckerberg, Baratunde Thurston, Nir Eyal, Manoush Zomorodi, Douglas Rushkoff, Joe Lubin, Tracy Chou, Bridget Carey, and Chuck Nice.

Outside of podcast recordings, Funny as Tech holds regular live performance in NYC (at the Peoples Improv Theater.

Funny as Tech also performs on the road with conferences and special events. Have a question? Info@FunnyAsTech.com

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Dec 10 2018

18mins

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Rank #17: How does tech change happen? Interview w / Project Love's Mo Johnson

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David & Joe chat with Mo Johnson (from Project Love and Data for Democracy) about strategies for tech change, bringing new voices into the conversation, and building a multidisciplinary community. We also get into the differences between NYC and San Francisco.

FUNNY AS TECH
Our Relationship With Technology is Messy...Let's Discuss!

Each week, tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo take a deep dive into a complex tech issue that is tripping up society. The show has dealt with AR, VR, AI, IoT, diversity in tech, tech addiction, media literacy, future of work, and much more. Previous guests have included CNN's Laurie Segall, Baratunde Thurston, Nir Eyal, Manoush Zomorodi, Douglas Rushkoff, Joe Lubin, Tracy Chou, Bridget Carey, Dennis Crowley, and Chuck Nice.

Outside of podcast recordings, Funny as Tech holds regular live performance in NYC at the Peoples Improv Theater.

Funny as Tech also performs on the road with conferences and special events. Have a question? Info@FunnyAsTech.com

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Sep 09 2019

23mins

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Rank #18: Tech & Parenting: The psychology of smartphone use with Teodora Pavkovic

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Humane tech! David & Joe chat with psychologist Teodora Pavkovic about parenting and tech, humane tech, and the psychology of smartphone use.

Get in touch with Funny as Tech! Our relationship with tech is messy...let's discuss. On Funny as Tech, a comedian (Joe Leonardo) teams up with a tech ethicist (David Ryan Polgar) to tackle how emerging tech is upending the human experience.

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Teodora Pavkovic is a New York-Singapore-based psychologist and parenting coach with over a decade of international experience helping both children and adults improve their emotional and mental well-being.

Her unique approach draws from the fields of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), emotional intelligence, positive neuroplasticity,interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory as well as Strategic Intervention Coaching, and she uses research-based tools to help her clients lead fulfilling and intentional lives.

Teodora’s mission is to ensure that children have available at least one parent or guardian who can satisfy their needs for safety, connection, attention and encouragement - the pillars of healthy child development. Parenting is the ultimate challenge a person can face, but parenting in the age of technology is a whole other endeavor!

https://www.teopcoaching.com/

Dec 02 2019

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Rank #19: Ep44: Karen Schrier explains empathy and video games

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Video games & empathy! Hosts David Ryan Polgar (tech ethicist) and Joe Leonardo (comedian) take a deep dive with Dr. Karen Schier, an expert on empathy & video games. We discuss the ideal game design for exploring other identities, how games are well suited for exploring boundaries, whether there are disturbing games that shouldn't be made, and if VR-headset wearing people in the future will visit grandma!

Dr. Karen Schrier, Associate Professor, is the founding director of the Games & Emerging Media program at Marist College. From 2018-2019, she is also serving as a Belfer Fellow for the ADL's Center for Technology & Society, where she will be making anti-bias games and researching using games for perspective-taking, compassion, and bias reduction. Prior to Marist, she spent over a decade producing websites, apps, and games at organizations such as Scholastic, Nickelodeon, BrainPOP, and PBS/Channel 13. She is the editor of the book series, Learning, Education & Games, published by ETC Press (Carnegie Mellon), and co-editor of two books on games and ethics.

She has written over 40 publications, including single-authored articles published in journals such as Educational Technology Research & Development and the Journal of Moral Education. With Matthew Farber, she co-authored the UNESCO MGIEP working paper, The Limits and Strengths of Using Digital Games as "Empathy Machines." Her latest book, Knowledge Games: How Playing Games Can Help Solve Problems, Create Insight, and Make Change, was published in 2016 by Johns Hopkins University Press. She is also working on a book for Oxford University Press on using games for civics and ethics education. Dr. Schrier holds a doctorate from Columbia University/Teachers College, master's degree from MIT, and a bachelor's degree from Amherst College.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/drgamermom/
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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenschrier https://www.karenschrier.com/

Funny as Tech tackles the thorniest issues in tech with the help of experts. Each week, tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo invite a guest to take a deep dive into a complex tech issue that is tripping up society. The show has dealt with AR, VR, AI, IoT, diversity in tech, tech addiction, media literacy, future of work, and much more. Previous guests have included CNN's Laurie Segall, Baratunde Thurston, Nir Eyal, Manoush Zomorodi, Douglas Rushkoff, Joe Lubin, Tracy Chou, Bridget Carey, and Chuck Nice. Funny as Tech also performs on the road with conferences and special events. Have a question? Info@FunnyAsTech.com

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Aug 13 2018

32mins

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Rank #20: Can Tech REDUCE Stress? Interview w/ Breathing.ai's Hannes Bend

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Can tech REDUCE stress? David & Joe chat with Breathing.ai's Hannes Bend about adaptive screens, calm technology, and his personal journey that led him to founding the company.

FUNNY AS TECH
Our Relationship With Technology is Messy...Let's Discuss!

Each week, tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo take a deep dive into a complex tech issue that is tripping up society. The show has dealt with AR, VR, AI, IoT, diversity in tech, tech addiction, media literacy, future of work, and much more. Previous guests have included CNN's Laurie Segall, Baratunde Thurston, Nir Eyal, Manoush Zomorodi, Douglas Rushkoff, Joe Lubin, Tracy Chou, Bridget Carey, Dennis Crowley, and Chuck Nice.

Outside of podcast recordings, Funny as Tech holds regular live performance in NYC at the Peoples Improv Theater.

Funny as Tech also performs on the road with conferences and special events. Have a question? Info@FunnyAsTech.com

FUNNY AS TECH
www.funnyastech.com/
Twitter: twitter.com/FunnyAsTech
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Oct 07 2019

25mins

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Are you doing social media wrong? Featuring special guest Stephanie Humphrey

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How can we be our authentic selves online? Should teens approach social media as if they are their own brand? David & Joe chat with tech lifestyle expert Stephanie Humphrey about digital footprints and the difficulty to living our lives online.

Funny as Tech is a podcast about our messy relationship with technology. Hosted by tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo, the show looks at how emerging technology is altering our life in so many profound ways.

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@TechEthicist
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Technology and Lifestyle Expert Stephanie Humphrey is a former engineer who merges her passion for lifestyle media with in-depth tech expertise to show everyday people how empowering, enriching and fun technology can be. Stephanie is driven by the sole purpose of connecting people, particularly those underrepresented in technology, with the tech know-how to transform their worlds.

Stephanie is currently a technology contributor for ABC News where she works as part of the nationally syndicated Strahan Sara & Keke team. Before that, she spent two years as the technology contributor to daytime talk show
The Harry Show, hosted by Harry Connick, Jr. She’s also been a guest expert on the daytime morning show Home & Family on The Hallmark Channel, and Sister Circle Live on TV One. Stephanie was a frequent guest on NewsOne with Roland Martin and has also contributed her tech-life expertise to
other national media outlets including Al-Jazeera America, HuffPostLive, TheGrio.com, and BlackEnterprise.com. She is a regular on-air tech contributor to Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia (WTXF) where she delivered tech news since 2012. Stephanie spent three years as the technology writer for EBONY.com, a contributor to EBONY magazine, and was the originator of the popular Tech2Go column on TheRoot.com. She also spent two years as the spokesperson for HP, Inc. on the QVC shopping channel. You can currently catch her monthly radio segment on The Karen Hunter Show on Sirius XM and hear regular tech segments on WDAS-FM in Philadelphia as well. And Stephanie uses social media to help thousands of people understand tech basics with her weekly 60-Second Tech Break on Instagram & Twitter (@TechLifeSteph). Clips of some of Stephanie’s work can be viewed on her YouTube channel.

Helping students is a passion that drives Stephanie, and she has channeled this motivation into a seminar called ‘Til Death Do You Tweet. The seminar, tailored to either students, parents, or professionals, helps them understand the potential negative consequences of online behavior - especially through social media - and gives helpful advice on how people can maintain a positive
reputation in cyberspace. Her book “Don’t Let Your Digital Footprint Kick You in the Butt!” expands on these concepts and is due to launch in August 2020.

Aug 03 2020

41mins

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All Tech Is Human, tech ethics, & getting more people into the Responsible Tech conversation

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Who exactly is David Ryan Polgar, the co-host of Funny as Tech? His fellow co-host, comedian Joe Leonardo, puts David on the hot seat to explain his career, where he sees the tech ethics conversation going, and the meaning behind his org All Tech Is Human.

This episode was recorded at Civic Hall before Covid-19.

Funny as Tech is a podcast about our messy relationship with technology. Hosted by tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo, the show looks at how emerging technology is altering our life in so many profound ways.

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Info@FunnyAsTech.com
@TechEthicist
@ImJoeLeonardo

Jul 13 2020

27mins

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Should we cancel social media? Joe & David debate.

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Is it time that we left Facebook & Twitter? Can a person succeed without a social media presence? And is social media a communications platform with advertising, or an advertising platform with communication?

Joe & David discuss and debate the virtues of leaving social media, and also who has more control over major platforms: the users or the advertisers.

Funny as Tech is a podcast about our messy relationship with technology. Hosted by tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo, the show looks at how social media and emerging technology is altering what it means to be human.

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@ImJoeLeonardo

Jun 29 2020

44mins

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Facebook, Twitter, Trump, & Section 230! Is social media really a public square?

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What is Section 230 and why is it so important to how social media companies operate? David & Joe discuss and debate, with David going over the nuances of social media that make is part public square, part media company, and part utility company. Given the current battle over how social media companies moderate content, it is a much needed conversation.

Funny as Tech is a podcast about our messy relationship with technology. Hosted by tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo, the show looks at how emerging technology is altering our life in so many profound ways.

FunnyAsTech.com DavidRyanPolgar.com JoeLeonardo.com
Info@FunnyAsTech.com
@TechEthicist
@ImJoeLeonardo

Jun 08 2020

44mins

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Memes, trends, & internet culture w/ Tumblr's meme librarian Amanda Brennan!

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David & Joe talk to Amanda Brennan, the trend expert and meme librarian at Tumblr, about the importance of memes, where the internet is headed, and what we can learn from teens online.

Amanda Brennan is Tumblr’s internet librarian who currently leads their content and social teams. After graduating with her MLIS from Rutgers University, she began her career at Know Your Meme, researching the history of internet phenomena and niche subcultures. She has been at Tumblr since 2013 where she spearheaded The Fandometrics, Tumblr’s weekly ranking of entertainment fandoms on the platform, which Paste Magazine asserted should be "given a permanent place in pop culture’s critical metrics tool belt." She has spoken about internet history at conferences across the US , with topics ranging from Slender Man to cat videos, the latter of which she discussed in the BBC Four documentary How To Go Viral. She lives in New Jersey with her spouse and their three cats.

Funny as Tech is a podcast about our messy relationship with technology. Hosted by tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo, the show looks at how emerging technology is altering our life in so many profound ways.

FunnyAsTech.com DavidRyanPolgar.com JoeLeonardo.com
Info@FunnyAsTech.com
@TechEthicist
@ImJoeLeonardo

Jun 01 2020

37mins

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Should Elon Musk be fired from Tesla? David & Joe discuss.

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Should Elon Musk get fired from Tesla?? Hosts David & Joe discuss the the outsized role that Elon Musk plays at Tesla and whether his erratic online behavior and cryptic posts are becoming too much to handle. Does Tesla=Elon Musk or can it have a life without him?

Funny as Tech is a podcast about our messy relationship with technology. Hosted by tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo, the show looks at how emerging technology is altering our life in so many profound ways.

FunnyAsTech.com DavidRyanPolgar.com JoeLeonardo.com
Info@FunnyAsTech.com
@TechEthicist
@ImJoeLeonardo

May 23 2020

25mins

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Trends! Tech adoption & the importance of culture w Matt Klein

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Is a trend authentic or merely being propped up by business? David & Joe talk to trend expert Matt Klein about our life on social media, why certain technology gets adopted and others don't, and the importance of culture and psychology in determining where our tech use is headed.

Matt Klein studies emergent cultural trends and the interplay of our technology and psychology, helping us make sense of now, next and the future. You can find him on Twitter at @KleinKleinKlein

Funny as Tech is a podcast about our messy relationship with technology. Hosted by tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo, the show looks at how emerging technology is altering the human experience.

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MATT KLEIN

Matt Klein is a Director of Strategy at sparks & honey, a cultural consultancy, and a writer at Forbes, analyzing memes and media theory. With experience working alongside organizations including Google, MetLife, Columbia, American Airlines, AB-InBev and Facebook, as well as non-profits and government agencies, he has become a trusted source in identifying cultural change and developing future-proofing business strategies.

Distinguished as top talent across Omnicom's 1,500 marketing agencies, Matt's expertise spans verticals and capabilities including marketing strategy, business transformation, trend forecasting, and UX. Hisobservations have been featured in The New York Times, WSJ, The Atlantic, TechCrunch, CNBC, Adweek and Forbes, and my thoughts have been broadcasted by the likes of Richard Branson and Arianna Huffington.

https://kleinkleinklein.com/

May 18 2020

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Sex therapist Maureen McGrath on love & intimacy during lockdown

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Will there be love during lockdown? Are we headed for a baby boom or a rush of divorces? How do couples adjust?

On this episode of Funny as Tech, hosts David & Joe talk with renowned sex therapist Maureen McGrath about technology, Covid-19, and maintaining intimacy during this highly stressful time.

Her passion for education takes her to the airwaves every Sunday Night as host of the Sunday Night Health Show, a live listener call-in radio program that airs live on the Corus Radio Network. It is also a podcast and can be heard on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify.

MAUREEN MCGRATH
Maureen McGrath specializes in women’s intimate health. A sought-after speaker, Her TEDxStanleyPark talk video, “No Sex Marriage – Masturbation, Loneliness, Cheating and Shame” went viral with more than 20 million views.

https://maureenmcgrath.com/

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Our relationship with tech is messy...let's discuss. On Funny as Tech, a comedian (Joe Leonardo) teams up with a tech ethicist (David Ryan Polgar) to discuss how emerging tech is upending the human experience in this weekly podcast with a diverse range of experts.

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Info@FunnyAsTech.com
@TechEthicist
@ImJoeLeonardo

May 11 2020

26mins

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Dating during Covid w/ Carolyn Paine

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Have Covid & dating apps killed romance, or have we been emotionally distancing for years? David & Joe, both married, have a freewheeling conversation with comedian & actress Carolyn Paine about her experiences swiping during lock-down.

Our relationship with tech is messy...let's discuss. On Funny as Tech, a comedian (Joe Leonardo) teams up with a tech ethicist (David Ryan Polgar) to discuss how emerging tech is upending the human experience in this weekly podcast with a diverse range of experts.

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Carolyn Paine is an actress, dancer, and comedian. She has appeared in various TV shows and national commercials as well as regional and Off-Broadway theatre productions. As a dancer and choreographer, she has traveled internationally as dancer with pop stars, been featured in a photo series in Italian Vogue, and danced for ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Her choreography and dancing have also been featured on The Wonderful World of Dance and the international Dance Informa Magazine. Additionally, Carolyn is a comedian who frequently performs standup, has worked with Hannibal Burress, and has been featured on a HBO promo, and in Glamour magazine. She is also a writer for various podcasts, sketches, and websites. Her comedy and comedy shorts have been honored at the Women in Comedy Festival, The International Comedy Festival in California, and the London International Comedy Short Film Festival. Carolyn is also a regular panelist on WNPR’s The Nose with Colin McEnroe.

May 04 2020

32mins

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Will Facebook Gaming Be a Hit or a Flop? David & Joe debate

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Will Facebook Gaming be a big hit or a massive flop? Hosts David & Joe offer some predictions, side rants, and investment advice that you should probably not follow.

Our relationship with tech is messy...let's discuss. On Funny as Tech, a comedian (Joe Leonardo) teams up with a tech ethicist (David Ryan Polgar) to discuss how emerging tech is upending the human experience in this weekly podcast with a diverse range of experts.

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Apr 27 2020

33mins

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Everyone is speaking in memes but nobody is using VR w/ Jamie Cohen

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We talk to memetics expert Dr. Jamie Cohen about the importance of memes, why they are some big during Covid19, and why everyone should be fluent in memes. We also learn about Edge Lords, and debate why virtual reality is not having its moment in the sun.

Connect with Jamie at @NewandDigital and JamesNCohen.com

Our relationship with tech is messy...let's discuss. On Funny as Tech, a comedian (Joe Leonardo) teams up with a tech ethicist (David Ryan Polgar) to discuss how emerging tech is upending the human experience in this weekly podcast with a diverse range of experts.

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Apr 13 2020

37mins

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Staying Sane Online During Covid-19 w/ Jocelyn Brewer

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Forget screen time--we are all stuck inside exploring new online worlds, rediscovering a fondness toward video chats, and trying to balance a desire for information with a need for calmness. David & Joe chat with Australian psychologist & researcher Jocelyn Brewer, a well-known voice in around psychology in the digital age and the leader of the digital nutrition movement.

Connect with Jocelyn at:

www.JocelynBrewer.com
@JocelynBrewer

Our relationship with tech is messy...let's discuss. On Funny as Tech, a comedian (Joe Leonardo) teams up with a tech ethicist (David Ryan Polgar) to discuss how emerging tech is upending the human experience in this weekly podcast with a diverse range of experts.

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Info@FunnyAsTech.com
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Apr 06 2020

41mins

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Has Covid-19 killed the techlash? David & Joe debate.

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Has Covid-19 killed the techlash? After the last few years of mounting criticism, the tech industry has been receiving kudos for their ability to tamp down Covid-19 and also provide digital tools with heightened importance. How does this alter our general relationship with Big Tech? David & Joe discuss and debate.

Our relationship with tech is messy...let's discuss. On Funny as Tech, a comedian (Joe Leonardo) teams up with a tech ethicist (David Ryan Polgar) to tackle how emerging tech is upending the human experience in this weekly podcast.

FunnyAsTech.com DavidRyanPolgar.com JoeLeonardo.com
Info@FunnyAsTech.com

Mar 30 2020

28mins

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How will Covid-19 impact tech? David & Joe discuss how digital tools will change moving forward

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How will Covid-19 impact our relationship with tech? Now more than ever we are relaying on digital tools to feel connects with others. This moment has brought into focus both the tremendous ways that our tools are allowing us to cope, along with ways for improvement in the future.

Our relationship with tech is messy...let's discuss. On Funny as Tech, a comedian (Joe Leonardo) teams up with a tech ethicist (David Ryan Polgar) to tackle how emerging tech is upending the human experience in this weekly podcast.

FunnyAsTech.com DavidRyanPolgar.com JoeLeonardo.com
Info@FunnyAsTech.com

Mar 23 2020

30mins

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Let's Talk About the Techlash! LIVE SHOW podcast

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Why have we gone from tech adoration to the current techlash? How did we get here, and will the tech industry correct its path? Do we need a different way to think about "tech reformers?"

This a live show recording for Funny as Tech that occurred on March 10, 2020 at the Peoples Improv Theater in NYC. Hosts David Ryan Polgar & Joe Leonardo were joined by Yaël Eisenstat (Visiting Fellow at Cornell Tech in the Digital Life Initiative, former CIA, former Global Head of Elections Integrity Operations in Facebook’s business integrity org), Joe Toscano (author of Automating Humanity, founder of BEACON), & Stephanie Humphrey (Technology Contributor for ABC News).

The live show also included an opening stand-up by data science comedian Andrea Jones-Rooy.

Connect with us & the guests!

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Mar 16 2020

54mins

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The human side of data! Andrea Jones-Rooy, a data science circus performer + comedian

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The human side of data with data science circus performer Andrea Jones-Rooy! Did we mention Andrea is an NYU prof & also a stand-up comedian?! David & Joe dig into Andrea's eclectic background, talk about the need for humanities in data science, the difficulty of productivity stats, and so much more.

Our relationship with tech is messy...let's discuss. On Funny as Tech, a comedian (Joe Leonardo) teams up with a tech ethicist (David Ryan Polgar) to tackle how emerging tech is upending the human experience.

UPCOMING LIVE SHOW in NYC on March 10, 2020:

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TOPIC: Why Is There a Techlash?! Featuring special guests Yaël Eisenstat (Visiting Fellow at Cornell Tech in the Digital Life Initiative, former CIA, former Global Head of Elections Integrity Operations in Facebook’s business integrity org), Joe Toscano (author of Automating Humanity, founder of BEACON), & Stephanie Humphrey (Technology Contributor for ABC News). We’ll be kicking the evening off with stand-up by data science comedian Andrea Jones-Rooy!

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Andrea Jones-Rooy, Ph.D. is a social scientist specializing in complexity. She is the author of a book and several research articles on complex systems. She also contributes articles to media outlets on international relations, foreign affairs, and uncertainty.

http://www.jonesrooy.com/

Mar 02 2020

28mins

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VR Ethics! Kalila Shapiro on reducing real world problems in virtual environments

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How can we prevent real world problems in virtual environments? What rights do our virtual bodies have? David & Joe chat with Kalila Shapiro, a Processing Foundation fellow who is currently writing a series on VR Ethics for All Tech Is Human, about the need to tackle thorny ethical issues facing virtual reality.

Our relationship with tech is messy...let's discuss. On Funny as Tech, a comedian (Joe Leonardo) teams up with a tech ethicist (David Ryan Polgar) to tackle how emerging tech is upending the human experience.

UPCOMING LIVE SHOW in NYC on March 10, 2020:

https://thepit-nyc.com/events/funny-as-tech-with-david-ryan-polgar-and-joe-leonardo/

TOPIC: Why Is There a Techlash?! Featuring special guests Yaël Eisenstat (Visiting Fellow at Cornell Tech in the Digital Life Initiative, former CIA, former Global Head of Elections Integrity Operations in Facebook’s business integrity org), Joe Toscano (author of Automating Humanity, founder of BEACON), & Stephanie Humphrey (Technology Contributor for ABC News). We’ll be kicking the evening off with stand-up by data science comedian Andrea Jones-Rooy!

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Feb 17 2020

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Fake News! Battling misinformation & building trust online w/ Macaela Bennett

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How can we fight misinformation & build trust online with news? David & Joe chat with Macaela Bennett from NewsGuard about our information ecosystem, building media literacy skills, and where we're headed.

Our relationship with tech is messy...let's discuss. On Funny as Tech, a comedian (Joe Leonardo) teams up with a tech ethicist (David Ryan Polgar) to tackle how emerging tech is upending the human experience.

UPCOMING LIVE SHOW in NYC on March 10, 2020:

https://thepit-nyc.com/events/funny-as-tech-with-david-ryan-polgar-and-joe-leonardo/

TOPIC: Why Is There a Techlash?!

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Feb 03 2020

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Mental health data: what happens to your sensitive telehealth info? Convo w Lauri Goldkind

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What happens to your sensitive mental health data when using a telehealth platform? Is it secure? What if the company is sold? Does anyone really read the terms of service?

David & Joe chat with Dr. Lauri Goldkind about data protection, the quality of care provided by telehealth platforms, privacy, and responsibility. Fun!

Get in touch with Funny as Tech! Our relationship with tech is messy...let's discuss. On Funny as Tech, a comedian (Joe Leonardo) teams up with a tech ethicist (David Ryan Polgar) to tackle how emerging tech is upending the human experience.

UPCOMING LIVE SHOW in NYC on March 10, 2020:

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Dr. Goldkind is an associate professor at Fordham’s Graduate School of Social Service. She is also the editor of the Journal of Technology in Human Services. Dr. Goldkind’s current research has two strands: technology implementation in the human services and nonprofits and the social justice and ethics implications of data collection, use and dissemination in community based organizations.

Wherever possible she combines both ICT and social justice for a blend of tech enhanced civic engagement and improved organizational functioning. She holds an M.S.W. from SUNY Stony Brook with a concentration in planning, administration, and research and a PhD from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. Dr. Goldkind is also a past visiting research fellow at the UN University on Computing in Society, Macau, SAR, China.

Jan 20 2020

27mins

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Do we need more theater in tech? Pat McAndrew on the power of the stage to explore tech's impact

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Is theater the best medium to explore the impact of technology on the human condition? We chat with playwright, actor, and fellow podcaster (S.H.I.P.S.) Pat McAndrew on the power of the stage to explore all of the weird, wild, and confusing ways that social media has upended how we connect (or don't).

On Funny as Tech, tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo bring on a wide range of experts to unpack are confusing present and uncertain future. Our relationship with tech is messy...let's discuss!

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Pat McAndrew is an actor, writer, international speaker, podcast host, and musician based in New York City. He performs and develops evocative performances and shows, often about technology's impact on human relationships. Pat is particularly interested in using theatre, film, and media as a gateway to learning about the Internet and social media's influence on our decisions, habits, and lifestyles.

Pat has taken the stage, not only as a performer, but as a speaker as well, sharing his take on how we can be more human in the age of technology. He has spoken at international conferences, on college campuses, and at community events on topics related to enhancing our relationships in the technological revolution. His methods are rooted in his extensive background as an actor, as he believes the skillsets learned through actor training are vital in helping to fight tech addiction, isolation, anxiety, and depression and in improving the social well-being of individuals and communities.

Pat has performed in various locations throughout New York City, including Carnegie Hall and Theatre Row, as well as other locations throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

Pat's one-man show, REEL, which deals with the impact that excessive technology use has on human relationships, was performed in the 2017 United Solo Theatre Festival, the largest solo theatre festival in the world. His other one-man show, The Other Scottish Play, was performed in the 2018 United Solo Theatre Festival. Pat is a member of Village Playback Theatre, Endless River Arts, and Svaha Theatre Collective.

In 2019, Pat launched the podcast, SHIPS: The Vessels for a Meaningful Life. In the show, he speaks with top experts in the fields of digital wellness, entertainment, and business to discover how to cultivate more genuine, meaningful relationships in an age where technology is king, anxiety and isolation are at an all time high, and the only possible cure for our loneliness is through building relationships and community while collaborating and connecting with others.

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Jan 06 2020

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