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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 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 a decentralized open-source blockchain which is a more decentralized and energy-intensive 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

Triangulation 400: Brian Hofer on Facial Recognition and Surveillance Tech

Friday 31st May 2019

Denise Howell speaks with the driving force behind San Francisco's facial recognition ban and Executive Director of Secure Justice, Brian Hofer. They discuss the state of facial recognition technology, the reasoning behind the ban, how the mission creep of mass surveillance technologies affect civil liberties, and more. Host: Denise Howell Guest: Brian Hofer Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor: The Intrazone

Triangulation 399: Jessica Powell: The Big Disruption

Friday 24th May 2019

Megan Morrone speaks with Jessica Powell, Google's former VP of Communications and author of The Big Disruption: A Totally Fictional But Essentially True Silicon Valley Story. They discuss how she came about to writing this satirical novel about tech, becoming Medium's first print book, the impact of Silicon Valley's monoculture, and more. Buy 'The Big Disruption': Host: Megan Morrone Guest: Jessica Powell Download or subscribe to this show at

Triangulation 398: Daniel Suarez: Delta-v

Friday 17th May 2019

NYT bestselling author Daniel Suarez returns to talk with Leo Laporte about his latest book Delta-v, a near-future technological thriller following the first deep space mining operation. Buy Delta-v: Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Daniel Suarez Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: Behind the Tech

Triangulation 397: Brianna Wu

Saturday 11th May 2019

Jason Howell speaks with Brianna Wu, video game developer and Candidate for US House of Representatives in MA District 8 for 2020. They discuss how she got started in tech, surviving the Gamergate harassment, why she's running for Congress, and more. Host: Jason Howell Guest: Brianna Wu Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor: