11 episodes

Elon Musk has a tech solution for everything, but who do his ideas really serve? In each episode of Tech Won't Save Us, Paris Marx will be joined a new guest to critically examine the tech industry, its thought leaders, and the worldview that emanates from Silicon Valley. They will challenge the notion that tech alone can drive our world forward by illustrating how separating tech from politics has consequences for nearly everyone, especially the most vulnerable. But if tech won't save us, what will? This podcast isn't simply about tearing down tech, but presenting radical ideas for a better world; one where cities are oriented around people instead of cars, where the economy serves the public instead of profit, and — yes — where tech is designed for human flourishing instead of surveillance, acquisitions, or to boost stock prices. A better world is possible, and so is better technology.

Tech Won't Save Us Paris Marx

    • Technology
    • 5.0, 10 Ratings

Elon Musk has a tech solution for everything, but who do his ideas really serve? In each episode of Tech Won't Save Us, Paris Marx will be joined a new guest to critically examine the tech industry, its thought leaders, and the worldview that emanates from Silicon Valley. They will challenge the notion that tech alone can drive our world forward by illustrating how separating tech from politics has consequences for nearly everyone, especially the most vulnerable. But if tech won't save us, what will? This podcast isn't simply about tearing down tech, but presenting radical ideas for a better world; one where cities are oriented around people instead of cars, where the economy serves the public instead of profit, and — yes — where tech is designed for human flourishing instead of surveillance, acquisitions, or to boost stock prices. A better world is possible, and so is better technology.

    Uber's War on Drivers with Veena Dubal

    Uber's War on Drivers with Veena Dubal

    Paris Marx is joined by Veena Dubal to discuss how Uber's misclassification of drivers of independent contractors denies them rights and protections granted to other workers; how that's causing even more problems during the pandemic; the ongoing fight...

    • 38 min
    How Tech Platforms Affect Our Digital Lives with Joanne McNeil

    How Tech Platforms Affect Our Digital Lives with Joanne McNeil

    Paris Marx is joined by Joanne McNeil to discuss how our experience online has evolved over the past three decades, the class backgrounds of tech founders, how the AIDS crisis robbed us an important contribution to the early web, and whether COVID-19...

    • 38 min
    History Shows Radical Futures Are Possible with Lizzie O'Shea

    History Shows Radical Futures Are Possible with Lizzie O'Shea

    Paris Marx is joined by Lizzie O’Shea to discuss how learning about history can empower us to imagine more radical futures, how COVID-19 could create the opportunity to demand a better world, and how the praise for essential workers could help us...

    • 45 min
    Tech Billionaires Think They’re Better Than You with Rob Larson

    Tech Billionaires Think They’re Better Than You with Rob Larson

    Paris Marx is joined by Rob Larson to discuss how tech billionaires use philanthropy to massage their images, how they're creating a world that leaves nearly everyone else worse off, and how we need to respond with an online socialism to bring tech...

    • 48 min
    Fighting Back Against the Tech Monopolies with Grace Blakeley

    Fighting Back Against the Tech Monopolies with Grace Blakeley

    Paris Marx is joined by Grace Blakeley to discuss how neoliberal capitalism benefits the tech monopolies, how they’re thriving as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, and how workers fight back after the defeat of Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn.Grace...

    • 43 min
    Elon Musk is a Cult Leader with Ilari Kaila

    Elon Musk is a Cult Leader with Ilari Kaila

    Paris Marx is joined by Ilari Kaila to talk about Elon Musk's latest unhinged tweeting episode, his self-serving calls to end COVID-19 lockdowns, and how the outlandish promises he makes and stories he makes result in a cult-like devotion by those who...

    • 45 min

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10 Ratings

adam-design ,

Newsletter—> podcast

Im so happy that the creator of my favorite newsletter decided to do a podcast. I’ve enjoyed everything so far. Urbanist and tech issues are tied together nicely. I have a whole list of books that I want to buy from the guest recommendations.

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Healthy Perspective

This podcast provides a much needed alternative perspective to the popular notion that tech is the answer to every question.

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