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Tech Won't Save Us

Paris Marx

Silicon Valley has a solution for everything, but who do its ideas really serve? Every Thursday, Paris Marx is joined by a new guest to critically examine the tech industry, its thought leaders, and the worldview it spreads. They challenge the notion that tech alone can drive our world forward by showing that separating tech from politics has consequences for us all, especially the most vulnerable. But if tech won't save us, what will? This podcast isn't simply about tearing tech down; it also presents radical ideas for tech designed for human flourishing instead of surveillance, acquisitions, or to boost stock prices. A better world is possible, and so is better technology.

Recent Episodes

What Apple Won’t Tell You About the iPhone w/ Brian MerchantSeptember 16, 2021 Episode artwork The Creation of a Black Cyberculture w/ André BrockSeptember 09, 2021 Episode artwork Big Tech Entrenches US Power w/ Michael KwetSeptember 02, 2021 Episode artwork Blockchain Won’t Save the Global South w/ Olivier JutelAugust 26, 2021 Episode artwork How Neoliberalism Seized the Internet w/ Dan GreeneAugust 19, 2021 Episode artwork How Smart is the Smart City? w/ Shannon MatternAugust 12, 2021 Episode artwork How Australia Used Tech Against Welfare Recipients w/ Dhakshayini SooriyakumaranAugust 05, 2021 Episode artwork How Streaming is Reshaping the Film Industry w/ Peter LabuzaJuly 29, 2021 Episode artwork Demystifying the Billionaire Space RaceJuly 22, 2021 Episode artwork “Sleep Dealer” and the Border Politics of Tech w/ Alex RiveraJuly 15, 2021 Episode artwork Tech Criticism Before the Techlash w/ Zachary LoebJuly 08, 2021 Episode artwork Bitcoin is a Right-Wing Technology w/ David GolumbiaJuly 01, 2021 Episode artwork VCs Want to Disrupt the Media w/ Eoin HigginsJune 24, 2021 Episode artwork Facebook Is A Battleground w/ Avi Asher-Schapiro and Maya GebeilyJune 17, 2021 Episode artwork Embracing Glitch Feminism w/ Legacy RussellJune 10, 2021 Episode artwork The Sunset of the Californian Ideology? w/ Richard BarbrookJune 03, 2021 Episode artwork Why the Soviet Union Didn’t Build the Internet w/ Benjamin PetersMay 27, 2021 Episode artwork Project Cybersyn Shows All Tech is Political w/ Eden MedinaMay 20, 2021 Episode artwork How Many Times Has the Internet Already Died? w/ Kevin DriscollMay 13, 2021 Episode artwork How State Funding Built Silicon Valley w/ Margaret O’MaraMay 06, 2021 Episode artwork Celebrating One Year of Tech Won’t Save Us!April 29, 2021 Episode artwork What’s Next for Amazon Workers? w/ Kim KellyApril 22, 2021 Episode artwork Vaccine Passports Are Not the Solution w/ Elizabeth RenierisApril 16, 2021 Episode artwork Bursting the NFT Bubble w/ Jacob SilvermanApril 08, 2021 Episode artwork Digital Redlining in the Frictionless Society w/ Chris GilliardApril 01, 2021 Episode artwork