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A weekly podcast about how technology is changing the way we interact with the world. Hosted by Jonathan Stark and Kelli Shaver.

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    Ear Breath

    After dark waffle-cast season 8 cliffhanger episode!

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    What's up, unicorns?

    The AI scientists who were meant to protect us have scared themselves.

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    Maggie Skywalker

    I got a new laptop and the wrong mic was selected. Sorry about the sound quality :/

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    Gray Areas

    TRD Book Club featuring I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

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    Belly Up To The Car

    Here in my car, I feel safest of all. It's the only way to live.

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    Smells Like Celery

    Don’t worry! WSJ is on this deepfakes thing.

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    Nose Worms

    What happens once you can sequence all the things?

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    Blue Raincoat

    How might TBL's new distributed identity system work?

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    2000 Square Foot Waffle

    Everything from cybergeddon to summer jobs to yarn bombs. You've been warned.

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    The Cooper Show

    JS is on vacation this week, so we uploaded this short interview with Cooper talking a bit about making animations.

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    Kissy Teenage Stuff

    Are computers better at entertaining us than we are?

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    Infinte Interns

    Is machine learning the new relational database?

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    Circuit du Soleil

    Robot cats, flying androids, and motorcycle drones, oh my!

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    April Fools Year

    A fake photo is worth a thousand fake words.

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    Placebo VR

    Can VR be used as a legitimate medical therapy?

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    Duster Diamonds

    Plants in space, a psychotic AI, and cringe-y WWDC news.

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    Rat Fingers

    Yeah... robots coated in rat flesh is now technically a thing.

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    Yelling At Robots

    WARNING: This is our most epic wafflecast yet

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    We're back with a TRD Book Club review of Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan

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    We can preserve your brain perfectly. There's just one catch...

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    Gadget week!

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    Using deepfakes for good.

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    Is tracking maybe kinda sorta okay when cars are involved?

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    Geeking out about Falcon Heavy test launch

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    The banking needs of teenage digital content creators.

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    Alexa Inside™

    Voice in everything, compromised chips on your face, and Facebook toying with our emotions. Oh my!

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    Real Music

    Is technology changing the definition of music?

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    AI Xmas

    Giving the gift of AI this holiday season.

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    Fight Or Flight

    China's plans to reward (or punish) its 1.3 billion residents based on a mandatory trustworthiness score.

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    Fade To Black

    This week we talk about Max Jesus.

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    Ear Mirror

    Cortana and Alexa have exchanged friendship bracelets

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    Body Cookie

    The Internet of Them™

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    Bouncer Cells

    Bioengineering an immunity to cancer.

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    Less Frictionful

    This week we talk about Amazon buying Whole Foods

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    Yelling In A Vacuum

    TRD Book Club! We geek out on Leviathan Wakes, book 1 of the Expanse series.

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    Inner Ear Thingy

    Facebook doubles down on mixed reality (and revolutionary I/O interfaces)

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    Large Waffle

    Smartphone addiction in Millennials

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    AI Arms Race

    This week we talk about - TRD book club!

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    Ultra-Cool Dwarf

    Boldly going where no one has gone before.

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    Faster Horses

    This week we talk about iBoy

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    The effect of big data + social media on public opinion.

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    Tiny Hand

    The challenges of becoming immortal through technology

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    Making Up Words

    Our top tech moments/announcements/trends of 2016.

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    Autonomous Bed

    The moral dilema of being an autonomous vehicle

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    MacGyver AI

    The genie letting itself out of the bottle

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    Selfie Facing

    This week we talk about: Bulbasaur!

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    Expert Programming

    AlphaGo saves Google 15% on their electircity

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    Tesla's Master Plan, Part Two

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    Roger eBot

    Paying for coffee with your tattoo

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    Taco Pants

    Gadget Week: Gear VR, Uno Noteband, Echo Dot, and Nest Cam

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    The Dead Center

    Privacy, Security, and Encryption - Part 3

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    Reboot The Toilet

    Privacy, Security, and Encryption - Part 2

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    Privacy, Security, and Encryption - Part 1

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    Jedi SpongeBob

    3D Printers - Part 3: Controversy!

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    Hot Beds

    3D Printers - Part 2

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    More Betterer

    Tech that changed our lives in 2015

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    Lonely 2G

    Gadget week! Sonar for your head, eInk for your wrist, and a cellphone for your dog.

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    The Undifferentiated Big Blob Of Juice

    Gadget week! We talk about a pen that allows you to draw in 3D, an input surface that can morph into anything you like, and a solar powered electrical adapter that you can plug anything into.

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    The Original Push

    How a smartphone is like a mouse pointer for the physical world.

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    It Takes a Virtual Village

    Josh Hale from Village Features 3D on which industries virtual reality is poised to disrupt.

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    Physics Schmysics

    A listener question has us wishing that time travel was real.

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    Alexa, Make Me A Sandwich

    Gadget week! This time around, we’re going to devote the entire episode to Amazon Echo.

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    Actual Reality

    Hands on with Oculus Rift and our seemingly inevitable future in VR.

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    The coming wave of robot minions.

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    Scotty, Beam Me A Drink

    Gadget week! We talk about VR gloves, desktop milling, and a booze printer.

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    The potential pros and cons of conversational computing.

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    The Stinkeye

    How a simple camera could change everything about our relationships.

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    3D Bikini

    Scott Jenson from Google on dropping our obsession with servant-style automation.

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    Chill Pills for Elvis

    Gadget week! We talk about a holographic tabletop display, a mood altering headset, and active listening earbuds.

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    Hot Robots

    Artificial intelligence - what it is, when it's coming, and what it can do for us.

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    The trust vs track debate - should you use smart devices to track your kids?

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    Setting The Whack

    Smarthomes: why anyone might want such a thing and how we might get from where we are to where they be.

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    Infinite Notebook

    Four clever tech gadgets from Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

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    Burrito Rain

    We prepare to greet our drone overlords.

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    Haptic Ceiling

    We go deeper into the reality of virtual reality.

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    Ready Player One

    Virtual reality and why it's not as far off as you might think.

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    Whittling Pegs

    Negative reactions to Amazon's new Dash smart button.

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