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First Contact with Laurie Segall
First Contact with Laurie Segall
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Laurie Segall, Silicon Valley’s go-to reporter and former CNN Senior Tech Correspondent, hosts First Contact - a weekly podcast series that explores... more

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Episodes

Evernote Founder Wants to Save Us from Boring Video Calls

Our new hyperconnected lifestyles have revealed weaknesses in the technology we use every day. But new problems lead to new... more

06 Oct 2020 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
Inside Facebook's Ambitious Plan To Build Out the Next Dimension

Facebook has ambitious plans for virtual reality. And Andrew “Boz” Bosworth is in charge of it all. He says we’ve... more

29 Sep 2020 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Surveillance Tech & Biased AI: The ACLU Fights Back

What happens to our civil liberties when an algorithm is used by law enforcement to make an arrest? Even more... more

08 Jul 2020 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
The Future of Mindfulness, Love... and High-Stakes Poker

We’re bringing you three interviews from the first at-home edition of the Collision tech conference. Laurie chats with Headspace Co-founder and CEO... more

02 Jul 2020 · 59 minutes
It's Time to Finally Fix Tech’s Diversity Problem

It's no secret to anyone: Tech has a major diversity problem. And it's not getting better. How do we finally... more

08 Jun 2020 · 51 minutes
Free Speech: The Firestorm Tech Can No Longer Afford to Ignore

We are living through pretty surreal times... Most of the country is still shut down due to COVID-19. Over the... more

05 Jun 2020 · 55 minutes
Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Jared Geller on Creativity in Chaos

You probably know Joseph Gordon-Levitt as an actor from films like Looper, Snowden, and 500 Days of Summer. But he’s... more

04 May 2020 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
TaskRabbit Founder: Finding Opportunity in Uncertainty

The 2008 recession was a devastating time for many Americans. But amidst the chaos, it was also the breeding ground... more

27 Apr 2020 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Covid-19 Has Made Us Slaves to Tech: Will We Ever Escape?

For a long time, we tried to limit our screen time. But now we’ve gone all in. We’re living in... more

20 Apr 2020 · 54 minutes
Let’s Talk About Sex (During a Pandemic)

All around the world, people are now living in isolation. Many of us are confronting this experience alone. Physical interaction... more

13 Apr 2020 · 54 minutes
First Contact with Laurie Segall
Evernote Founder Wants to Save Us from Boring Video Calls
First Contact with Laurie Segall
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