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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.

“Those who like their comedy on the nerdy side will find just that in the blend of tech and jokes that this show and podcast provides.”-New York Times

Previous guests have included Manoush Zomorodi, Douglas Rushkoff, Baratunde Thurston, Tracy Chou, Dennis Crowley, Chuck Nice, Laurie Segall, Nir Eyal, and many more.

Funny as Tech: a podcast about our messy relationship with tech Funny as Tech

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    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

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.

“Those who like their comedy on the nerdy side will find just that in the blend of tech and jokes that this show and podcast provides.”-New York Times

Previous guests have included Manoush Zomorodi, Douglas Rushkoff, Baratunde Thurston, Tracy Chou, Dennis Crowley, Chuck Nice, Laurie Segall, Nir Eyal, and many more.

    Are you doing social media wrong? Featuring special guest Stephanie Humphrey

    Are you doing social media wrong? Featuring special guest Stephanie Humphrey

    How can we be our authentic selves online? Should teens approach social media as if they are their own brand? David & Joe chat with tech lifestyle expert Stephanie Humphrey about digital footprints and the difficulty to living our lives online.

    Funny as Tech is a podcast about our messy relationship with technology. Hosted by tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo, the show looks at how emerging technology is altering our life in so many profound ways.

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    Info@FunnyAsTech.com
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    Technology and Lifestyle Expert Stephanie Humphrey is a former engineer who merges her passion for lifestyle media with in-depth tech expertise to show everyday people how empowering, enriching and fun technology can be. Stephanie is driven by the sole purpose of connecting people, particularly those underrepresented in technology, with the tech know-how to transform their worlds.

    Stephanie is currently a technology contributor for ABC News where she works as part of the nationally syndicated Strahan Sara & Keke team. Before that, she spent two years as the technology contributor to daytime talk show
    The Harry Show, hosted by Harry Connick, Jr. She’s also been a guest expert on the daytime morning show Home & Family on The Hallmark Channel, and Sister Circle Live on TV One. Stephanie was a frequent guest on NewsOne with Roland Martin and has also contributed her tech-life expertise to
    other national media outlets including Al-Jazeera America, HuffPostLive, TheGrio.com, and BlackEnterprise.com. She is a regular on-air tech contributor to Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia (WTXF) where she delivered tech news since 2012. Stephanie spent three years as the technology writer for EBONY.com, a contributor to EBONY magazine, and was the originator of the popular Tech2Go column on TheRoot.com. She also spent two years as the spokesperson for HP, Inc. on the QVC shopping channel. You can currently catch her monthly radio segment on The Karen Hunter Show on Sirius XM and hear regular tech segments on WDAS-FM in Philadelphia as well. And Stephanie uses social media to help thousands of people understand tech basics with her weekly 60-Second Tech Break on Instagram & Twitter (@TechLifeSteph). Clips of some of Stephanie’s work can be viewed on her YouTube channel.

    Helping students is a passion that drives Stephanie, and she has channeled this motivation into a seminar called ‘Til Death Do You Tweet. The seminar, tailored to either students, parents, or professionals, helps them understand the potential negative consequences of online behavior - especially through social media - and gives helpful advice on how people can maintain a positive
    reputation in cyberspace. Her book “Don’t Let Your Digital Footprint Kick You in the Butt!” expands on these concepts and is due to launch in August 2020.

    • 41 min
    Should we cancel social media? Joe & David debate.

    Should we cancel social media? Joe & David debate.

    Is it time that we left Facebook & Twitter? Can a person succeed without a social media presence? And is social media a communications platform with advertising, or an advertising platform with communication?

    Joe & David discuss and debate the virtues of leaving social media, and also who has more control over major platforms: the users or the advertisers.

    Funny as Tech is a podcast about our messy relationship with technology. Hosted by tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo, the show looks at how social media and emerging technology is altering what it means to be human.

    FunnyAsTech.com
    DavidRyanPolgar.com
    JoeLeonardo.com
    Info@FunnyAsTech.com
    @TechEthicist
    @ImJoeLeonardo

    • 44 min
    Facebook, Twitter, Trump, & Section 230! Is social media really a public square?

    Facebook, Twitter, Trump, & Section 230! Is social media really a public square?

    What is Section 230 and why is it so important to how social media companies operate? David & Joe discuss and debate, with David going over the nuances of social media that make is part public square, part media company, and part utility company. Given the current battle over how social media companies moderate content, it is a much needed conversation.

    Funny as Tech is a podcast about our messy relationship with technology. Hosted by tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo, the show looks at how emerging technology is altering our life in so many profound ways.

    FunnyAsTech.com
    DavidRyanPolgar.com
    JoeLeonardo.com
    Info@FunnyAsTech.com
    @TechEthicist
    @ImJoeLeonardo

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

    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 leads their content and social teams. After graduating with her MLIS from Rutgers University, she began her career at Know Your Meme, researching the history of internet phenomena and niche subcultures. She has been at Tumblr since 2013 where she spearheaded The Fandometrics, Tumblr’s weekly ranking of entertainment fandoms on the platform, which Paste Magazine asserted should be "given a permanent place in pop culture’s critical metrics tool belt." She has spoken about internet history at conferences across the US , with topics ranging from Slender Man to cat videos, the latter of which she discussed in the BBC Four documentary How To Go Viral. She lives in New Jersey with her spouse and their three cats.

    Funny as Tech is a podcast about our messy relationship with technology. Hosted by tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo, the show looks at how emerging technology is altering our life in so many profound ways.

    FunnyAsTech.com
    DavidRyanPolgar.com
    JoeLeonardo.com
    Info@FunnyAsTech.com
    @TechEthicist
    @ImJoeLeonardo

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

AKorn12321 ,

A+

Joe is hilarious!

danipants28 ,

Engaging and entertaining!

These guys are great! Love this podcast really funny and engaging.

Dudererwr ,

Love it!!!

So fun and engaging!

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