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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 410: Bryan Walsh: End Times

Friday 16th August 2019

Bryan Walsh is the author of End Times: A Brief Guide to the End of the World. He talks with Mikah Sargent about the many, many ways Mother Earth may try to kill us all and the ways we might beat her to it. He also gives some hope for the future. Host: Mikah Sargent Guest: Bryan Walsh Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor:

Triangulation 409: Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors

Friday 9th August 2019

Ed Niedermeyer is the author of Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors. He talks to Leo Laporte about how Tesla has succeeded, how it has failed, and what it needs to do to win. Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Ed Niedermeyer Download or subscribe to this show at

Triangulation 408: Andrew Maynard: Films from the Future

Friday 2nd August 2019

Jason Howell speaks with Andrew Maynard, professor in the Arizona State University School for the Future of Innovation in Society, about his book Films from the Future: The Technology and Morality of Sci-Fi Movies. They dive into his book discussing whether sci-fi films like Jurassic Park, Limitless, Ghost in the Shell, and Ex Machina is predicting or creating our future, responsible innovation, what Andrew finds really disturbing about AI, the ethics of Elon Musk's Neuralink technology, and more. Buy "Films from the Future": Host: Jason Howell Guest: Andrew Maynard Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor:

Triangulation 407: Alex Howard on Digital Governance

Saturday 27th July 2019

Denise Howell speaks with independent writer, digital governance expert, and open government advocate Alex Howard. They discuss the 'Post-truth' era, the Honest Ads Act that he helped draft due to the lack of transparency for political ad spending online, how the ways politicians and governments use social media matters, the issues of content moderating, Facebook's $5 billion fine from the FTC over privacy breaches, and more. Host: Denise Howell Guest: Alex Howard Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor:

Triangulation 406: Bram Cohen: Chia Network

Friday 12th July 2019

BitTorrent creator Bram Cohen returns to 'Triangulation' with Jason Howell to talk about Chia Network and how they are creating an open-source blockchain which is a more decentralized and energy-efficient cryptocurrency than Bitcoin. They also discuss Facebook's Libra, where President Trump is right and wrong on crypto and Bram's other hobby as a puzzle maker. Host: Jason Howell Guest: Bram Cohen Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:

Triangulation 405: Trey Ratcliff

Friday 5th July 2019

Trey Ratcliff, author of "Under the Influence," talks with Leo Laporte about the bane of Instagram "Influencers," how to turn criticism into creativity, and how to survive on social media without losing your soul. Buy "Under the Influence": Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Trey Ratcliff Download or subscribe to this show at

Triangulation 404: Arthur Holland Michel: Eyes in the Sky

Friday 28th June 2019

Jason Howell speaks with journalist, researcher, and co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College Arthur Holland Michel about his new book "Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All." They dive into how the film "Enemy of the State" influenced the Pentagon to develop a high-tech aerial surveillance system for monitoring America's enemies overseas, how the Wide Angle Motion Imagery tech is now being used to watch US citizens, and more. Buy "Eyes in the Sky": Host: Jason Howell Guest: Arthur Holland Michel Download or subscribe to this show at

Triangulation 403: Google's Jigsaw

Friday 21st June 2019

Leo Laporte speaks with Jigsaw's Chief Operating Officer Dan Keyserling. They discuss how the incubator, which began as Google Ideas, is working to make the world a better place by building technologies to help fight attacks on free speech, online harassment, violent extremism, and other injustices with projects like Project Shield, Password Alert, Conversation AI, Digital Attack Map, Outline, Share the Facts, and more. Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Dan Keyserling Download or subscribe to this show at

Triangulation 402: Julian Guthrie: Alpha Girls

Friday 14th June 2019

Megan Morrone speaks with journalist and author Julian Guthrie about her latest book, Alpha Girls: The Women Upstarts Who Took On Silicon Valley's Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime. They discuss why Julian decided to tell the stories of these four pioneering women in the male-dominated world of Silicon Valley (Theresia Guow, Magdalena Yeşil, MJ Elmore, and Sonja Perkins), some key lessons and regrets from these entrepreneurs, how sexist attitudes have evolved in tech and other industries where women are underrepresented, how the book is being adapted into a television series, and more. Buy "Alpha Girls":​ Host: Megan Morrone Guest: Julian Guthrie Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor:

Triangulation 401: Joseph Menn: Cult of the Dead Cow

Friday 7th June 2019

Jason Howell speaks with investigative reporter and author Joseph Menn about his latest book, Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World. They discuss how the origins of the famous hacking group and its impact on society, how many of these hacktivists have become powerful public figures, how Joseph uncovered presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke as a member, and more. Buy "Cult of the Dead Cow": Host: Jason Howell Guest: Joseph Menn Download or subscribe to this show at