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Hosted by Leo Laporte

Every week Leo Laporte talks to the smartest people in the world about the most important topics in technology.

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Triangulation Show Archive:

Triangulation 390: Nicole Black: Technology, the Constitution, and the Workplace

Friday 22nd March 2019

Denise Howell speaks with lawyer and MyCase Legal Technology Evangelist Nicole Black. They discuss the NYPD's demand that Waze removes user-submitted reports on speed traps and DWI checkpoints, whether biometric access to phones requires a warrant, false friends in law enforcement, sex offenders and the first amendment, AI in the legal profession, the darker side of Instagram, and more. Host: Denise Howell Guest: Nicole Black Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:

Triangulation 389: Blake Harris: The History of the Future

Friday 15th March 2019

Jason Howell speaks with returning guest Blake Harris, author of the bestseller Console Wars, about his latest book, The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook, and the Revolution That Swept Virtual Reality. They discuss Harris' three-plus years chronicling the meteoric rise of Oculus, the VR company founded by Palmer Luckey in 2012 that was acquired for over $2 billion dollars only two years later; and how he, after being systematically lied to by Facebook executives, uncovered the true story that led to the controversial firing of Luckey. Host: Jason Howell Guest: Blake Harris Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor:

Triangulation 388: Kashmir Hill: Blocking the Big Five Tech Giants

Friday 8th March 2019

Can we live without big tech? Is it even possible to avoid any influence when they dominate the internet today? Megan Morrone speaks with Gizmodo's investigative reporter Kashmir Hill about her six weeks blocking Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple from monetizing her in any way whether through surveillance capitalism or using any of their products. Host: Megan Morrone Guest: Kashmir Hill Download or subscribe to this show at

Triangulation 387: Amy Webb: The Big Nine

Friday 1st March 2019

Amy Webb is the Author of The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans & Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity. She talks with Leo Laporte about the coming age of artificial intelligence and the nine companies that will control it. Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Amy Webb Download or subscribe to this show at

Triangulation 386: Caterina Fake - Should This Exist?

Friday 22nd February 2019

Flickr Co-Founder and Yes VC Partner Caterina Fake joins the show for the third time to talk about her new podcast Should This Exist? which is about how technology is impacting our humanity. Jason Howell and Caterina discuss the struggle of ethics in the tech, the difficulty in foreseeing the minefield of unintended consequences, if government regulation has a role keeping tech companies in check, and more. Plus, Jason gives Caterina a 'should this exist?' lighting round with pet cloning, designer babes, and deep fakes. Host: Jason Howell Guest: Caterina Fake Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor:

Triangulation 385: Piper Founder Joel Sadler

Friday 15th February 2019

Jason Howell is joined by Dr. Joel Sadler, founder of the education startup Piper. They discuss their latest DIY computer kit which teaches kids to build and program electronics; launching their first kit on Kickstarter, trojan horse-learning with Minecraft, STEM education in the classroom, and more. Host: Jason Howell Guest: Dr. Joel Sadler Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor:

Triangulation 384: Tom W. Bell - Anarchy Ahead?

Friday 8th February 2019

Denise Howell is joined by Tom W. Bell, who is a professor at Chapman University, Fowler School of Law, and author of Your Next Government?: From the Nation State to Stateless Nations. They discuss off-the-shelf government and open-source legal systems like Ulex, big tech stepping into roles traditionally occupied by government, seasteading, the future of cryptocurrency, and more. Host: Denise Howell Guest: Tom W. Bell Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor:

Triangulation 383: Meredith Broussard: Artificial Unintelligence

Friday 1st February 2019

Software developer and data journalist Meredith Broussard joins Megan Morrone to discuss her book Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World, which makes the case against the idea that technology can solve all our problems, touching on self-driving cars, the digital divide, the difference between AI and machine learning, and more. Host: Megan Morrone Guest: Meredith Broussard Download or subscribe to this show at

Triangulation 382: Kate Klonick on 'The New Governors'

Friday 25th January 2019

Denise Howell is joined by Kate Klonick, St. John's University School of Law Assistant Professor and author of "The New Governors: The People, Rules, and Processes Governing Online Speech," to discuss how private online platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are failing and succeeding in their attempt to moderate content posted by their users and whether regulators are equipped to make laws on how these companies should moderate online speech. Host: Denise Howell Guest: Kate Klonick Download or subscribe to this show at

Triangulation 381: Chief Emoji Officer Jeremy Burge

Friday 18th January 2019

Megan Morrone talks to emoji historian Jeremy Burge about how he founded Emojipedia, the inner workings of the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee, starting World Emoji Day, emoji controversies, and more. Host: Megan Morrone Guest: Jeremy Burge Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor: