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The Contrafabulists Podcast

A Hack Education & API Evangelist Production

Welcome to the Contrafabulists podcast, Kin Lane and Audrey Watters' weekly discussion of the latest technology (and politics of technology) news. In this episode, we talk about Trump's budget proposal, federal technology initiatives, microwave opens as spyware, and other lies about technology's capabilities. Warning: This episode contains cursing. Apologies. We...

Welcome to the Contrafabulists podcast, Kin Lane and Audrey Watters' weekly discussion of the latest technology (and politics of technology) news. In this episode, we talk about machine learning and machine intelligence and the future of human knowledge. What is obscured when we use metaphorical language to discuss computer programming?...

Welcome to the recently rebranded Contrafabulists podcast. This is Kin Lane and Audrey Watters' weekly discussion of the latest technology (and the politics of technology) news. In this episode, we talk about wiretapping and greyballing. Warning: This episode contains cursing. Apologies. We are really trying to make this a PG...

Welcome to the first episode of the newly rebranded Contrafabulists podcast (which is really Episode 44 of the old Tech Gypsies show). This is Kin Lane and Audrey Watters' weekly discussion of the latest technology (and the politics of technology) news. In this episode, we talk about venture capital, Disneyland,...

Welcome to third episode of our "+1" podcast on the history of technology. This is an experiment, and there's no promise we'll keep up with this. But we do think it's important to ground discussions of contemporary technologies in a recognition there's a history to them. This episode looks at...