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In this companion podcast to HBO Max’s Raised By Wolves – the dystopian drama series from Executive Producers Ridley Scott and Aaron Guzikowski – the endlessly curious Holly Frey (Stuff You Missed In History Class) invites the show’s creators and innovators from science and technology to discuss the most fascinating questions raised by the series. Whether exploring A.I., religious wars, or space travel, each podcast episode springboards off scenes from the TV show to view the series through an eerily realistic prism. Not only a must-listen for fans of the series, Raised By Wolves: The Podcast is sure to be a hit with anyone interested in how technology will shape our future lives and culture. 

This podcast is a production of HBO Max and iHeartMedia.

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In this companion podcast to HBO Max’s Raised By Wolves – the dystopian drama series from Executive Producers Ridley Scott and Aaron Guzikowski – the endlessly curious Holly Frey (Stuff You Missed In History Class) invites the show’s creators and innovators from science and technology to discuss the most fascinating questions raised by the series. Whether exploring A.I., religious wars, or space travel, each podcast episode springboards off scenes from the TV show to view the series through an eerily realistic prism. Not only a must-listen for fans of the series, Raised By Wolves: The Podcast is sure to be a hit with anyone interested in how technology will shape our future lives and culture. 

This podcast is a production of HBO Max and iHeartMedia.

    Can artificial intelligence have emotions?

    Can artificial intelligence have emotions?

    Artificial intelligence is becoming a bigger part of our lives every day -- but will it ever understand the human heart? If we taught AI to recognize and even mimic human emotions, would it become the empathic androids of Raised By Wolves -- or something divisive and dangerous? Host Holly Frey chats with Rana el Kaliouby -- the computer scientist CEO of Affectiva, a company whose goal is to ‘humanize technology before it dehumanizes us’ -- about how Emotion AI could revolutionize who we interface with technology, for better or for worse. Plus, show creator Aaron Guzikowski describes how he created the series’ compassionate android caregivers and what obstacles a feeling computer could throw our way in the long run.
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    • 47 min
    Should we start over on another planet?

    Should we start over on another planet?

    Kepler 22b -- the very real planet on which Raised By Wolves takes place -- orbits just far away enough from its sun-star to potentially support human life. But could it, really? And should humanity be colonizing new planets after simply discarding the one it has inhabited up until this point? Host Holly Frey sits down with exoplanetary astrobiologist Sara Seager -- a member of the Kepler team that discovered 22b -- to reveal the science behind finding a possible back-up Earth, and consider the moral issues that come with mankind looking for life-sustaining planets after they’ve treated this one so carelessly. Plus, show creator Aaron Guzikowski weighs in on the possibilities of life beyond planet Earth, and how such speculation helped inspire the series.
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    • 42 min
    Can robots make moral decisions?

    Can robots make moral decisions?

    The android parents of Raised By Wolves often seem more human than their organic counterparts. But if robots were to begin raising our children, doing all of our work, and adopting human characteristics, at what point would they be considered “alive?” On the premiere episode of Raised By Wolves: The Podcast, host Holly Frey talks to Peter Haas, Associate Director of the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative at Brown University, who outlines the boundaries between androids and humans, and the challenges of being able to instill robots with the ability to morally reason. Plus, show creator Aaron Guzikowski talks about his experience working with legendary director Ridley Scott, and the real-life robotic science that inspired the series.
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    • 47 min
    Introducing Raised by Wolves: The Podcast

    Introducing Raised by Wolves: The Podcast

    In this companion podcast to HBO Max’s Raised By Wolves – From Executive Producers Ridley Scott and Aaron Guzikowski – the endlessly curious Holly Frey invites the show’s creators and innovators from science and technology to discuss the most fascinating questions raised by the series. Whether exploring A.I., religious wars, or space travel, each podcast episode springboards off scenes from the TV show to view the series through an eerily realistic prism. Not only a must-listen for fans of the series, Raised By Wolves: The Podcast is sure to be a hit with anyone interested in how technology will shape our future lives and culture.
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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

Steve Farris ,

Great Companion to the Show

This show is amazing! This podcast is great for hearing others’ thoughts and insights.

velvetgeek ,

Great companion podcast that goes beyond...

...the show, exploring ethics in technology.
No, this isn't a typical “recap” podcast. Instead this podcast goes deeper into questions raised by the show. Featuring interviews with creators of the show as well as today’s leading experts in AI and ethics. Hosted by the amazing Holly Frey! 😀
👍👍👍👍👍

FrankAllen1123 ,

Refreshing take on the companion pod

LOVE the TV series, which is like a cross between Westworld and GoT. So I was very excited to check out the companion pod. Totally different approach than most take...and it’s awesome. Instead of just talking about what happened in the most recent show eps, it actually gives you something entirely new to think about, via exploration of the real life scientific concepts portrayed in the show. Still has chats with Aaron (show writer / creator) to explain some of the creative choices, but it goes so much deeper, which I appreciate.

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