Ford Fischer

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  • December 21, 2016

Ford Fischer is a filmmaker and newsgatherer, and the managing editor of News2Share. His work has been featured on every major American news network (CNN, Fox, NBC, ABC) as well as several internationally. His work primarily covers politics and activism. He has edited two feature documentaries slated for release in 2017, and is currently directing a feature documentary, Transhuman. His work can be found at News2Share.com, and he can also be reached on Facebook or Twitter (@FordFischer). Ford first visited with us on S2E001 - Evolve Past Human (published 12/21/2016).

Richard MacManus

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  • September 29, 2016

Richard MacManus is an author and the founder of technology blog ReadWrite. He led the site from 2003-2012. During that time, Richard developed a reputation for articulating what’s next in technology and what it means for society. Richard's debut science fiction novel, Presence, was published September, 2016. He can be found online on his website (richardmacmanus.com) or on Twitter (@ricmac). Richard first visited with us on Episode 308 - Virtually Present (published 9/29/2016).

Jenna Owsianik

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  • September 27, 2016

Jenna Owsianik is a Canadian journalist and editor of FutureofSex.net, a publication that explores how technology is shaping human sexuality now and in the years to come. She has a special interest in how breakthroughs in the medical field are opening and reopening erotic possibilities in the face of human biology. Beyond sex, her research covers advances in robotics and artificial intelligence, including how they may create a more accessible world for aging and disabled persons. She can be found on Twitter (@JennaOw and @FutureofSex) Jenna first visited with us on Episode 307 - #FutureSex (published 9/27/2016).

Lesley Carhart

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  • September 20, 2016

Lesley Carhart (GCFA, GREM) is the Digital Forensics and Incident Response team lead for a Fortune 500 managed service provider. Her passion is post-intrusion network, malware, and system forensics. In her 18 years in IT, Lesley has dealt with everything from aircraft avionics to conducting forensic analysis of sophisticated targeted attacks. Due to the InfoSec community being largely distracted by shiny exploits, she has made it her mission to better educate and mentor others on basic security concepts and InfoSec career paths.  She does this through educational blog series and article contributions, a prolific social media presence, and hacking talks and panels at a wide range of geekdom conventions. She can be found on her website, Tisiphone.net, or on Twitter (@hacks4pancakes). Lesley first visited with us on Episode 305 - Media Hacks (published 9/20/2016).

Johnny Xmas

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  • September 20, 2016

Johnny Xmas is a penetration tester for the Chicago-Based MSS and Security Assessment firm RedLegg International, and has been speaking Internationally on the topics of Information Security, Career Advancement and Social Engineering for nearly 15 years. You may recall him from various local news appearances, his work on the 2015/16 TSA keys leak, or as the Hacking Expert on Gamespot \ MATPAT’s “Reality Check” series. His infamous mixture of humor, raw sincerity and honest love of people lead to hilarious, but at their core serious discussions revolving around his frustration over how much people seem to desire to get in their own way. He can be found on Twitter (@J0hnnyXm4s). Johnny first visited with us on Episode 305 - Media Hacks (published 9/20/2016).

Zak Field

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  • September 8, 2016

Zak Field is the Co-Founder of BodAi. He's an international speaker, consultant, games designer, Futurist, and entrepreneur based in Norwich, UK. A rising thought leader in Mixed Realities (VR/AR), Zak speaks and consults on Mixed Realities-related topics like gamification, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Robotics, Artificial Intelligences (AIs), and the Internet of Things (IoT). He can be found on Twitter (@zakfield). Zak first visited with us on Episode 302 - #VRAI (published 9/8/2016).

Julie Carpenter

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  • July 28, 2016

Julie Carpenter is a Research Fellow in the Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group at California Polytechnic State University. Her primary research goal is to investigate human-robot emotional attachment issues, focusing on how these things influence user decision-making in human-robot teamwork or collaborative situations, especially in stressful situations. More broadly, she is interested in people, and their experiences interacting with robots. Her book, Culture and Human-Robot Interaction in militarized spaces: A war story, is based on exploratory research investigating interactions between military Explosive Ordinance Disposal personnel and the robots they use. She can be found on her website, JGCarpenter.com, on Twitter (@jgcarpenter), or on Patreon. Julie first visited with us on Episode 290 - #GotDrone? (published 7/29/2016).

Kevin Kelly

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  • July 19, 2016

Kevin Kelly is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine. He co-founded Wired in 1993, and served as its Executive Editor for its first seven years. His new book for Viking/Penguin is called The Inevitable, with a publication date of June 6, 2016. He is also founding editor and co-publisher of the popular Cool Tools website, which has been reviewing tools daily since 2003. From 1984-1990 Kelly was publisher and editor of the Whole Earth Review, a journal of unorthodox technical news. He co-founded the ongoing Hackers’ Conference, and was involved with the launch of the WELL, a pioneering online service started in 1985. His books include the best-selling New Rules for the New Economy, the classic book on decentralized emergent systems, Out of Control, a graphic novel about robots and angels, The Silver Cord, an oversize catalog of the best of Cool Tools, and his summary theory of technology in What Technology Wants (2010). He can be found on his website, kk.org, or on Twitter (@kevin2kelly). Kevin first visited with us on Episode 287 - Inevitably!! (published 7/19/2016).

Douglas Rushkoff

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  • July 14, 2016

Winner of the Media Ecology Association’s first Neil Postman award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity, Dr. Douglas Rushkoff is an author, teacher, and documentarian who focuses on the ways people, cultures, and institutions create, share, and influence each other’s values. He is Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens, technology and media commentator for CNN, digital literacy advocate for Codecademy.com and a lecturer on media, technology, culture and economics around the world. He can be found on his website, Rushkoff.com, or on Twitter (@rushkoff). Doug first visited with us on Episode 286 - Growth Burn Out (published 7/14/2016).

Epiphany Jordan

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  • July 12, 2016

Epiphany Jordan knows firsthand how skin hunger keeps us feeling alone, ashamed and isolated in our bodies. Over the past three years she has been studying both the biological mechanics of touch and oxytocin, and the cultural/social environment around it. Her Austin, Texas-based Karuna Sessions allows her to embody compassion, providing other humans with tangible emotional support and deep physical stress relief via platonic touch. Epiphany takes a radical approach to whole body-health with immersive touch therapy, a protocol that allows clients to re-experience the feeling of being held as infants by their mothers. She can think of no greater service than providing her fellow humans an opportunity to feel nurtured, safe, and accepted in the arms of other people. Epiphany first visited with us on Episode 285 - Touched! (published 7/12/2016).

William Hertling

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  • June 30, 2016

William Hertling is the author of the award-winning novels Avogadro Corp, A.I. Apocalypse, The Last Firewall, and The Turing Exception. These near-term science-fiction novels explore the emergence of artificial intelligence, coexistence of humans and smart machines, and the impact of social reputation, technological unemployment, and other near-future issues. His novels have been called “frighteningly plausible,” “tremendous,” and “must read.” He can be found on his website (williamhertling.com) or on Twitter (@hertling). Will first visited with us on Episode 283 - ProcessKill (published 6/30/2016).

Nick Van Der Muelen

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  • June 19, 2016

Nick Van Der Muelen is a life-time member of the Cryonics Institute and fully funded with Suspended Animation. He recently completed a movie script that fully encompasses all aspects of cryonics, indefinite lifespan, and Transhumanism. His ultimate goal is to transition into the next stage of human evolution, inevitably becoming immortal and invincible. His email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and his phone number is 561-929-0054. Nick first visited with us on Episode 278 - A Cryonic Future (published 6/9/2016).

Kara Platoni

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  • March 29, 2016

Kara Platoni is a science reporter from Oakland, California, who will go just about anywhere for a weird adventure. For her book, We Have the Technology, she sofa surfed her way around the world, hanging out in biohacker basements, surgical wards and military bases to learn about the cutting edge of sensory perception research. Her book collects 11 stories from perfumers, picklers, clockmakers, transhumanists, virtual reality pioneers and many others to illustrate how their experiments with mind and body may affect how we sense the world tomorrow, and how much we may be able to transform the experiences we have in our own minds. Kara teaches narrative reporting at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, and freelances for many science publications.  She is on Twitter (@karaplatoni) and can also be found on her website, karaplatoni.com. Kara first visited with us on Episode 258 - Hacking Humans (published 3/29/2016).

Alexandra Whittington

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  • March 10, 2016

Alexandra Whittington is a futurist researcher who has taught as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Houston since 2009. Her courses explore the impact of technology on society and future human ecosystems. Alexandra has authored and coauthored articles for several publications, including “The Future Of Business,” The Futurist, Futures and The Journal of Futures Studies, on topics ranging from travel in 2050 to the future of infant nutrition. You can find a variety of her publications on Academia.edu.  She is on Twitter (@alexandra4casts) and can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alexandra first visited with us on Episode 253 - Fastening The Future (published 3/10/2016).

Beau Woods

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  • February 2, 2016

Beau Woods is a core contributor to the grassroots initiative, I Am The Cavalry, ensuring connected technology that can impact life and safety is worthy of our trust. Beau has over a decade in Cyber Security, and has advised dozens of organizations on security practice, strategy and technology, including Global 100, small businesses, NGOs, government agencies, and others. Beau is a frequent presenter, media contributor, and author. He received Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He can be found online at beauwoods.com, blogs about computer security at http://beauwoods.blogspot.com/ and is on Twitter (@beauwoods). Beau first visited with us on Episode 242 - HippOcratic SecurOmatic (published 2/2/2016).