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Tech Nation is a weekly public radio program, hosted by Dr. Moira Gunn. Founded in 1993, it has grown from a simple interview show to a multi-faceted production, featuring conversations with noted technology and science leaders, and a weekly science and technology-related commentary.

Latest Episodes
  • On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Co-Founder and Co-CEO of NewsGuard, Steven Brill about his book, “The Death of Truth” about the negative impact of the Internet and Social Media and what we can do about it. Then, what science tells us about the treatment potential of Hallucinogens without the hallucinations with, Dr. Sam Clark, CEO of Terran Biosciences. Also covered - Terran’s extensive efforts to build prodrugs
  • On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks withNeuroscientist and Author Dr. Kelly Clancy joins me to discuss the role that games have played in human development. Her book is “Playing with Reality … How Games Have Shaped Our World.” Then, Dr. Marianne De Backer, CEO of Vir Biotechnology, explains how serious it can be when a person carries both Hepatitis B and Hepatitis D and what Vir is doing about it.
  • On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks withAuthor, Elaine Lin Hering, joins me to talk about her book, “Unlearning Silence … How to Speak Your Mind, Unleash Talent, and Live More Fully.” Then, Dr. Neil Kumar, Founder and CEO of BridgeBio Pharma, explains why we can expect genetic diseases to be solvable in our lifetime.
  • On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks withStanford Business School Lecturer, Matt Abrahams, about his book, “THINK FASTER, TALK SMARTER: How To Speak Successfully When You’re Put on the Spot”. Then, Dr. Steffen-Sebastian Bolz from Aphaia Pharma talks about their new drug, currently in phase 3 trial, that may provide the benefits of Ozempic and Wegovy - without the injection.
  • On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks withStanford Professor Robert Sapolsky about “Determined: A Science of Life Without Free Will”. Then, Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about how Medical Schools decide what to teach.
  • On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Journalist Alex Kantrowitz about his 2020 book, “Always Day One: How the Tech Titans Plan to Stay on Top Forever” which has spawned his work, as Founder and Editor of Big Technology. Then, Dr. Mark Sumeray, Chief Medical Officer of Amolyt Pharma, talks about their innovative approach to treating hormonal conditions.
  • On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Science journalist and author, Annalee Newitz, joins me to talk about her book, “Stories are Weapons … Psychological Warfare and the American Mind”. Then, Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about the latest in Wearables, what they are doing now that they weren’t doing before.
  • On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Dr. Sam Blackman, Founder and Head of Research and Development from Day One Biopharmaceuticals talks about their innovative approach to starting a biopharma company and how it led to a newly FDA approved drug that treats the most common form of brain cancer in children. Then, Dr. Daniel Kraft, Tech Nation Health, Chief Correspondent, talks about the rise of Robotic and Digitally-Enabled surgeries. And, Futurist and regular Tech Nation contributor, Dr. Alex Pang, gives us a quick word on how to better manage the stress of life these days.
  • On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Mustafa Suleyman, CEO of Inflection AI, about “The Coming Wave … Technology, Power, and the 21st Century’s Greatest Dilemma”. Then, Bloomberg columnist Adam Minter talks about his 2019 book, “Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale.” You dropped it off at the thrift store … where does it go from there?
  • On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Sports ecology professor and author Dr. Madeleine Orr, about her book, “Warming Up… How Climate Change is Changing Sport”. Then, Tech Nation Health Chief Correspondent Dr. Daniel Kraft talks about the Medical Innovation Gap, which is the time from innovation until we actually can use it in everyday practice. And Dr. John Scarlett, the President and CEO of Geron, tells us about their breakthrough drug candidate, which offers hope for treating bone marrow failure, previously only manageable through regular blood transfusions.