9 episodes

Smart City Diaries is a dynamic technology podcast, a multimedia experience designed to educate, entertain and engage a diverse audience, creating an open door into a living laboratory – Our Cities.

Join entrepreneur hosts Anna Acosta, and her mother, Deborah Acosta – women from two culturally, economically and emotionally disparate generations, as they weave a “Smart City” roadmap through illuminating, challenging conversation with diverse experts, creating a safe space for innovators around the world – all in the pursuit of the fundamental question: What is a Smart?

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Smart City Diaries is a dynamic technology podcast, a multimedia experience designed to educate, entertain and engage a diverse audience, creating an open door into a living laboratory – Our Cities.

Join entrepreneur hosts Anna Acosta, and her mother, Deborah Acosta – women from two culturally, economically and emotionally disparate generations, as they weave a “Smart City” roadmap through illuminating, challenging conversation with diverse experts, creating a safe space for innovators around the world – all in the pursuit of the fundamental question: What is a Smart?

    Survey Says...

    Survey Says...

    The 2022 Smart City Diaries Survey

    If we were to ask you, "What Makes a City Smart", what would you say? Is it Technology? Connectivity? Social Change? Ask 100 people this question and you can expect 100 different answers. And yes, technological innovation is an important part of a thriving city, but a Smart City is not just about tech, it is about people. It is about you.

    We don't just want to talk, we want to listen.

    We want you to join us in this journey. On this special episode of Smart City Diaries, our esteemed hosts, Anna and Deborah Acosta, take a look back at the first Smart City Diaries survey, and what it means for the future of our cities. Because a Smart City is nothing without the people who live, work, play and weave that roadmap to our future.

    If you have 5 minutes, please help us out and fill out our 2022 Survey. It would mean the world to us!
    - The Smart City Diaries Team



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    Help support the show and keep us on the air! Connect directly with the SCD team, and get access to extras, full interviews and other fun stuff by joining our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/smartcitydiaries.



    For more Smart City Diaries, visit http://www.smartcitydiaries.com.



    Hosted by Anna Acosta and Deborah Acosta

    Directed and Edited by Brandon Katcher

    Marketing and Outreach by Zachary Borja and Mary Celestin

    Associate Producer: Ann M. Marcus

    A Lost Summit Films Production



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    • 38 min
    Planes, Trains & Automobiles

    Planes, Trains & Automobiles

    In 1962, the Jetsons introduced us to the idea of the flying automobile. That simple vision of the future inspired generations of innovators to look towards the next big step in transportation. We were promised a glorious future of mobility that would transform the way we live, work and play. 

    But here we are, 60 years later, tires against pavement, and an ancient public transportation system crumbling beneath our feet. What happened to our bright vision of the future?

    That future is finally here! On this episode of Smart City Diaries, hosts Anna and Deborah Acosta discuss the stunning breakthroughs in transportation that lie right around the corner. From flying cars to Maglev trains to the Hyperloop, how will cities implement multi-modal infrastructure to adopt these new technologies?  Join us as we take a ride into the world of tomorrow!



    PREFER TO WATCH INSTEAD OF LISTEN? See Smart City Diaries in full color at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrewvEoeaBhWuTcbKDrAT7A.

    Help support the show and keep us on the air! Connect directly with the SCD team, and get access to extras, full interviews and other fun stuff by joining our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/smartcitydiaries.



    For more Smart City Diaries, visit http://www.smartcitydiaries.com.

    Hosted by Anna Acosta and Deborah Acosta

    Directed and Edited by Brandon Katcher

    Marketing and Outreach by Zachary Borja and Mary Celestin

    A Lost Summit Films Production



    FOLLOW US

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    • 41 min
    Something Smells Phishy

    Something Smells Phishy

    You think your secrets are safe online? Think again.

    Every single day, over 30,000 websites are hacked. In 2020, 36 billion records were stolen from the worlds largest and most secure tech companies. And 95% of these breaches came down to human error. Your phone, your doorbell, your refrigerator, all can be hacked. The statistics sound overwhelming, but no need to renounce all your connected possessions quite yet.

    On this episode of Smart City Diaries, hosts Anna and Deborah, along with security expert Alex Acosta, break down the simple tools to help you safeguard your information at home and at work. And talking about work, when you do have a problem, how can you upgrade your interactions with the IT Department?

    On top of that, Anna And Deborah talk kitten cafes, "women"-run NFT startups, and Sin City. So take a seat and enjoy the show!



    PREFER TO WATCH INSTEAD OF LISTEN? See Smart City Diaries in full color at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrewvEoeaBhWuTcbKDrAT7A.



    Help support the show and keep us on the air! Connect directly with the SCD team, and get access to extras, full interviews and other fun stuff by joining our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/smartcitydiaries.



    For more Smart City Diaries, visit http://www.smartcitydiaries.com.



    Hosted by Anna Acosta and Deborah Acosta

    Special Guest: Alex Acosta

    Directed and Edited by Brandon Katcher

    Marketing and Outreach by Zachary Borja and Mary Celestin

    A Lost Summit Films Production



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    • 50 min
    It's Electric (Boogie Woogie)

    It's Electric (Boogie Woogie)

    Strap in and get ready to ride the electric slide with Anna and Debbie. On this episode of Smart City Diaries, we journey back to the roots of electrification and the bitter rivalry between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla, a grudge match that ignited the electric revolution powering our planet. But with climate change and increased demand testing the limits of our energy grids, how can cities adapt and innovate to keep the power flowing? Hint: It's Microgrids!

    For good measure, we're going to be talking about Puerto Rico's energy troubles, taking care of Mother Earth, and the great streaming crackdown. We'll keep the lights on the for you!



    PREFER TO WATCH INSTEAD OF LISTEN? See Smart City Diaries in full color at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrewvEoeaBhWuTcbKDrAT7A.



    Help support the show and keep us on the air! Connect directly with the SCD team, and get access to extras, full interviews and other fun stuff by joining our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/smartcitydiaries.

    For more Smart City Diaries, visit http://www.smartcitydiaries.com.



    Hosted by Anna Acosta and Deborah Acosta

    Directed and Edited by Brandon Katcher

    Marketing and Outreach by Zachary Borja and Mary Celestin

    Associate Producer: Ann M. Marcus

    A Lost Summit Films Production



    FOLLOW US

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smartcitydiaries/

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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/smartcitydiary

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/smart-city-diaries

    • 44 min
    Jeremy from the Block(chain)

    Jeremy from the Block(chain)

    On this brand spankin' new episode of Smart City Diaries, join hosts Anna and Deborah Acosta as we attempt to answer the question: What the hell is blockchain? Spoiler Alert: We aren't talking about bitcoin, because it is so much bigger than that. In order to unravel the tangled understanding around blockchain, we are joined by Jeremy Goodwin, Founder and CEO of SyncFab, who is revitalizing American manufacturing by utilizing a blockchain-powered supply network. And as our lives become increasingly digitized, how will blockchain change the way we live, work and play?

    Not only that, we're talking evil landlords, forgetting your password, and joining the RV lifestyle. So sit down and enjoy the show!



    PREFER TO WATCH INSTEAD OF LISTEN? See Smart City Diaries in full color at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrewvEoeaBhWuTcbKDrAT7A.



    Help support the show and keep us on the air! Connect directly with the SCD team, and get access to extras, full interviews and other fun stuff by joining our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/smartcitydiaries.



    For more Smart City Diaries, visit http://www.smartcitydiaries.com.



    Hosted by Anna Acosta and Deborah Acosta

    Special Guest: Carl Nielson

    Directed and Edited by Brandon Katcher

    Marketing and Outreach by Zachary Borja and Mary Celestin

    Associate Producer: Ann M. Marcus

    A Lost Summit Films Production



    FOLLOW US

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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smartcitydiaries/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/smartcitydiary

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/smart-city-diaries

    • 45 min
    Big Data and Me

    Big Data and Me

    On the third episode of Smart City Diaries, we are talking about Big Data. How do cities use your data, and what does that mean for your privacy? Join hosts Anna and Deborah Acosta as they usher us all the way back to the pneumatic tube, the worlds first high-speed data transfer system, and then trace data's path through the world of Internet of Things and IP Hubs. And in this journey, we are joined by our very first guest, Carl Nielson, Managing Director of Smart Cities and Global Partnerships at CityData.ai, and self-proclaimed tech interpreter. Learn how cities are using our data to reduce traffic, create more green space and improve efficiency. Just remember to read those terms and conditions!  

    Not only that, we're talking about social media cannibals, and our forgotten scientist heroes who made the covid vaccine possible.  



    PREFER TO WATCH INSTEAD OF LISTEN? See Smart City Diaries in full color at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrewvEoeaBhWuTcbKDrAT7A.

    Help support the show and keep us on the air! Connect directly with the SCD team, and get access to extras, full interviews and other fun stuff by joining our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/smartcitydiaries.

    For more Smart City Diaries, visit http://www.smartcitydiaries.com.



    Hosted by Anna Acosta and Deborah Acosta

    Special Guest: Carl Nielson

    Directed and Edited by Brandon Katcher

    Marketing and Outreach by Zachary Borja and Mary Celestin

    Associate Producer: Ann M. Marcus

    A Lost Summit Films Production 



    FOLLOW US

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smartcitydiaries/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smartcitydiaries/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/smartcitydiary

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/smart-city-diaries

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

LPi9 ,

Great show!

Interesting and informative! Love the dynamic between the mom/daughter hosting duo!