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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, 16 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.

    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.

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    • 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.

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    DavidRyanPolgar.com
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    Info@FunnyAsTech.com
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    @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
    Should Elon Musk be fired from Tesla? David & Joe discuss.

    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 life without him?

    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

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

    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 determining where our tech use is headed.

    Matt Klein studies emergent cultural trends and the interplay of our technology and psychology, helping us make sense of now, next and the future. You can find him on Twitter at @KleinKleinKlein

    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 the human experience.

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

    MATT KLEIN

    Matt Klein is a Director of Strategy at sparks & honey, a cultural consultancy, and a writer at Forbes, analyzing memes and media theory. With experience working alongside organizations including Google, MetLife, Columbia, American Airlines, AB-InBev and Facebook, as well as non-profits and government agencies, he has become a trusted source in identifying cultural change and developing future-proofing business strategies.

    Distinguished as top talent across Omnicom's 1,500 marketing agencies, Matt's expertise spans verticals and capabilities including marketing strategy, business transformation, trend forecasting, and UX. Hisobservations have been featured in The New York Times, WSJ, The Atlantic, TechCrunch, CNBC, Adweek and Forbes, and my thoughts have been broadcasted by the likes of Richard Branson and Arianna Huffington.

    https://kleinkleinklein.com/

    • 22 min
    Sex therapist Maureen McGrath on love & intimacy during lockdown

    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 maintaining intimacy during this highly stressful time.

    Her passion for education takes her to the airwaves every Sunday Night as host of the Sunday Night Health Show, a live listener call-in radio program that airs live on the Corus Radio Network. It is also a podcast and can be heard on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify.

    MAUREEN MCGRATH
    Maureen McGrath specializes in women’s intimate health. A sought-after speaker, Her TEDxStanleyPark talk video, “No Sex Marriage – Masturbation, Loneliness, Cheating and Shame” went viral with more than 20 million views.

    https://maureenmcgrath.com/

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    Our relationship with tech is messy...let's discuss. On Funny as Tech, a comedian (Joe Leonardo) teams up with a tech ethicist (David Ryan Polgar) to discuss how emerging tech is upending the human experience in this weekly podcast with a diverse range of experts.

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

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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A+

Joe is hilarious!

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Engaging and entertaining!

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

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Love it!!!

So fun and engaging!

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