14 episodes

Comedian Olga Koch and journalist Hussein Kesvani present a weekly comedy/technology podcast. Warning: contains robots. A Daddy’s SuperYacht Production for BBC Sounds.

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Comedian Olga Koch and journalist Hussein Kesvani present a weekly comedy/technology podcast. Warning: contains robots. A Daddy’s SuperYacht Production for BBC Sounds.

    Femtech

    Femtech

    Is your pain causing you to purchase? In a world where medical establishments are woefully underprepared to deal with anyone who isn’t a very average man, more people than ever are turning to femtech, a multi-billion sector providing an ever-expanding selection of (expensive) wifi-enabled breast pumps and (intrusive) glittery gold period trackers.

    Join comedian and computer scientist Olga Koch and journalist Hussein Kesvani as they ask just how many details about your sex life you really need to hand over to any corporation, give your favourite products a femtech rebrand, and speak with software engineer and former startup founder Wendy Liu, author of ‘Abolish Silicon Valley: How to Liberate Technology from Capitalism’, about the demise of the girlboss.

    Human Error is a Daddy’s SuperYacht production for BBC Sounds.

    • 22 min
    Internet Monopoly

    Internet Monopoly

    Ahhh the heady days of the personal website, where 12-year-old Hussein wiled away the hours listing his favourite Pokemon for an audience of none. Now, it’s all just tweeting, ‘gramming and, if you’re an aunt over the age of 40, spreading terrifying conspiracy theories on Facebook.

    Join comedian Olga Koch and journalist Hussein Kesvani as they consider how and how the internet went from being a place of imagination, possibility and endless flash games, to being owned by a few, all-powerful tech giants.

    Human Error is a Daddy’s SuperYacht production for BBC Sounds.

    • 23 min
    Fact-checking

    Fact-checking

    Gone are the days when anyone can say anyone about anything…actually, scratch that: misinformation is rife, and social media has arguably facilitated a golden age of ‘fake news’ to rival Octavian defeated Mark Anthony in 30BC (at last, we’re taking down the Roman Empire).

    Join comedian Olga Koch and journalist Hussein Kesvani as they fact check Olga’s tweets, start a flame war with graphic designers and ask: why do so many virgins work at Time Magazine?

    Human Error is a Daddy’s SuperYacht production for BBC Sounds.

    • 21 min
    NFTs

    NFTs

    Are NFTs - Non-Fungible Tokens - the frontier of the modern art world, or just another place for tech bros to put their fake money?

    Join comedian Olga Koch and journalist Hussein Kesvani as they figure out exactly which meme is going to be the next Mona Lisa, with the help of tech journalist Kyle Chayka.

    Listeners can get their very own free Human Error NFT - one of 69 limited editions by digital artist Dylan Woodley - by heading to a website address mentioned in the podcast: humanerror.cool. NFTs are available to claim in strictly limited quantities until 6th October 2021.

    Human Error is a Daddy’s SuperYacht production for BBC Sounds.

    • 20 min
    Romance Scams ft. Oobah Butler

    Romance Scams ft. Oobah Butler

    Romance scams are on the rise, as more people than ever look to the internet for love.

    From an ex-military hottie who is allergic to video chat, to a small conglomerate of professional defrauders that you can call bae, comedian Olga Koch and journalist Hussein Kesvani run through the red flags that might let you know he’s *just not that into (refunding) you*.

    This episode features Catfish UK’s Oobah Butler on what to do if you think you’re being romance scammed, a surprisingly saucy choose-your-own-adventure written by Hussein, and a stunning confession about Slobodan Milošević.

    Human Error is a Daddy’s SuperYacht Production for BBC Sounds.

    • 19 min
    Food Tech

    Food Tech

    From Huel to SquarEat, the culinary landscape has never been more thrilling for people who like their meals compact, efficient and perfectly nutritionally balanced. For the rest of us…not so much.

    Join comedian and computer scientist Olga Koch and journalist Hussein Kesvani as they delve into failed innovations in food technology, invent the perfect food start-up, and get to the bottom of what exactly counts as soup.

    Human Error is a Daddy’s SuperYacht production for BBC Sounds.

    • 21 min

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