Funny as Tech

Funny as Tech

By Funny as Tech

A podcast about our messy relationship with technology. Hosted by tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo, and featuring a diverse range of experts about the ways that technology excites us, scares us, and confuses us. It's complicated.


06/01/20

Memes, trends, & internet culture w/ Tumblr's meme librarian Amanda Brennan!

David & Joe talk to Amanda Brennan, the trend expert and meme librarian at Tumblr, about the importance of memes, where the internet is headed, and what we can learn from teens online. Amanda Brennan is Tumblr’s internet librarian who currently leadRead more

05/23/20

Should Elon Musk be fired from Tesla? David & Joe discuss.

Should Elon Musk get fired from Tesla?? Hosts David & Joe discuss the the outsized role that Elon Musk plays at Tesla and whether his erratic online behavior and cryptic posts are becoming too much to handle. Does Tesla=Elon Musk or can it have a lifRead more

05/18/20

Trends! Tech adoption & the importance of culture w Matt Klein

Is a trend authentic or merely being propped up by business? David & Joe talk to trend expert Matt Klein about our life on social media, why certain technology gets adopted and others don't, and the importance of culture and psychology in determiningRead more

05/11/20

Sex therapist Maureen McGrath on love & intimacy during lockdown

Will there be love during lockdown? Are we headed for a baby boom or a rush of divorces? How do couples adjust? On this episode of Funny as Tech, hosts David & Joe talk with renowned sex therapist Maureen McGrath about technology, Covid-19, and mainRead more

05/04/20

Dating during Covid w/ Carolyn Paine

Have Covid & dating apps killed romance, or have we been emotionally distancing for years? David & Joe, both married, have a freewheeling conversation with comedian & actress Carolyn Paine about her experiences swiping during lock-down. Our relatioRead more

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