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Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin, The Center for Humane Technology

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In this podcast from the Center for Humane Technology, co-hosts Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin explore the incredible power that technology has over our lives — and how we can use it to catalyze a humane future. Join us every other Thursday as we confront challenges and explore solutions with a wide-range of thought leaders and change-makers — like Kate Raworth on renegade economics, Audrey Tang on digital democracy, Daniel Schmachtenberger on global coordination, and Yuval Noah Harari on the ...
 
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Why isn't Twitter doing more to get bots off their platform? Why isn’t Uber taking better care of its drivers? What if...they can't? Venture-capital backed companies like Twitter and Uber are held accountable to maximizing returns to investors. If and when they become public companies, they become accountable to maximizing returns to shareholders. …
 
Mike King is a former law enforcemenet officer who has worked on programs for the FBI and helped police departments across the US in dealing with true crime cases. In his decades on the job, he has uncovered some truly harrowing crimes, and today he’s talking about how he helped expose and break up the Zion Society Cult. Mike King links: https://ww…
 
Mike Rothschild is a conspiracy culture expert, and the author of The Storm is Upon Us, which documents the QAnon cult and conspiracy that led to the storming of the capitol on January 6th 2021. Mike Rothschild links: https://twitter.com/rothschildmd https://www.mhpbooks.com/books/the-storm-is-upon-us/ Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgo…
 
Naia Ōkami is a transgender wolf girl, who is mostly known for her presence in the alterhuman community. Naia's links: https://naia.me https://www.instagram.com/naiagoesawoo/ Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adch…
 
Jon Atack is one of the biggest names in the ex-scientology community, known for his work A Piece of Blue Sky, which in 1990 was pretty groundbreaking in exposing the founder of Scientology. Since then, Jon has gone on to write many books about the ways that people are swayed and brought in by cults. Jon Atack: https://twitter.com/atack_jon https:/…
 
Stuart Vyse is a psychologist and writer, and is here to talk about his latest book 'The Uses of Delusion'. Stuart Vyse links: https://twitter.com/stuartvyse https://stuartvyse.com https://www.amazon.com/Uses-Delusion-Why-Always-Rational/dp/0190079851 Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitte…
 
It’s Saturday, which means today is an episode from the Shaun Attwood true crime podcast, which is originally on youtube as Attwood Unleashed. And this was my interview with a man going by Mason K, who had been living in China…got covid, and was put into a shanghai covid camp. Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/a…
 
This week on Your Undivided Attention, we’re doing something different: we’re airing an episode of another podcast that’s also part of the TED Audio Collective. Backing up for a moment: we recently aired an episode with Dylan Marron — creator and host of the podcast, Conversations With People Who Hate Me. On his show, Dylan calls up the people behi…
 
Seth Ferranti is an ex-con filmmaker, who faked his own suicide and was sentenced to 25 years in prison as a non-violent first time offender. Seth Ferranti links: https://www.gorillaconvict.com https://twitter.com/sethferranti https://www.amazon.co.uk/Books-Seth-Ferranti/s?rh=n%3A266239%2Cp_27%3ASeth+Ferranti&page=2 Andrew Gold links: http://youtub…
 
Dr. Marvin Chun is the Dean of Yale University, and a professor of psychology and neuroscience. He has done quite remarkable work looking into our brains. Prof. Marvin Chun links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y53EfXv3bII&ab_channel=TEDxTalks https://psychology.yale.edu/people/marvin-chun Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://i…
 
Nick Pope worked in the government’s Ministry of Defence, where he was responsible for determining if UFO phenomena and videos had any significance. Get his book Open Skies, Closed Minds, an autobiographical look at his work on ufology. Nick Pope's links: https://twitter.com/nickpopemod http://nickpope.net/wpte19/ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nick-Pope…
 
Jan Broberg tells us her story, which has so many twists and turns you'll have to hear it to believe it. You may have seen her true story about being taken by a molester in Netflix's Abducted in Plain Sight. Jan Broberg links: https://www.instagram.com/janibroberg https://twitter.com/janbroberg https://www.netflix.com/watch/81000864?source=35 https…
 
Dr. James Cantor is an American-Canadian clinical psychologist and sexologist who specialises in hypersexuality and paraphilias, which are unusual sexual behaviours. He was a senior scientist with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, and editor-in-chief of the journal Sexual Abuse. Dr. James Cantor: https://twitter.com/JamesCantor…
 
Andrew Bustamante is an ex CIA covert intel officer. Andrew Bustamante links: https://twitter.com/EverydaySpy https://andrewbustamante.org https://everydayspy.com https://everydayespionage.libsyn.com Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Learn more about your ad choices…
 
Democracy depends on our ability to choose our political views. But the language we use to talk about political issues is deliberately designed to be divisive, and can produce up to a 15-point difference in what we think about those issues. As a result, are we choosing our views, or is our language choosing them for us? This week,Your Undivided Att…
 
Ioan Grillo is an author and journalist who investigates crime and drugs. Ioan Grillo links: https://twitter.com/ioangrillo https://www.ioangrillo.com https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ioan-Grillo/e/B0051P7GK6%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok …
 
Karlyn Borysenko is an author, organisational psychologist, owner of Zen Workplace and the Libertarian Party nominee for Governor of New Hampshire. Karlyn Borysenko links: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Books-Karlyn-Borysenko/s?rh=n%3A266239%2Cp_27%3AKarlyn+Borysenko https://www.drkarlyn.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGTrP78wxs0OmJVxsDInVFw https:…
 
Eric Hunley is a social commentator who discusses behaviour. Eric Hunley links: https://www.youtube.com/c/erichunley https://twitter.com/hunleyeric https://www.erichunley.com/ America's Untold Stories: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfLxnPpYTfr9pJd0F3ZGOIA Laid Back News: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1ZHw-rZWYCTG2SpTexksiw Andrew Gold links:…
 
Dr. Sohom Das is a forensic psychiatrist and the creator of the YouTube channel 'A Psych For Sore Minds'. Go check it out! Link below. Dr Sohom Das links: https://twitter.com/Dr_S_Das https://www.youtube.com/c/APsychForSoreMinds Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Lea…
 
Dr. Sohom Das is a forensic psychiatrist and the creator of the YouTube channel 'A Psych For Sore Minds'. Go check it out! Link below. Dr Sohom Das links: https://twitter.com/Dr_S_Das https://www.youtube.com/c/APsychForSoreMinds Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Lea…
 
Adam Levin is a cyber security expert. Adam Levin links: https://adamlevin.com/what-the-hack/ https://open.spotify.com/show/5892yrlZCRK4B1Ns2v6zFP https://twitter.com/Adam_K_Levin Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm…
 
Calvin Robinson is a British political commentator who works as a presenter on GB News. Calvin Robinson links: https://twitter.com/calvinrobinson Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
The game that social media sets us up to play is a game that rewards outrage. It's a game that we win by being better than other players at dunking on each other, straw-manning each other, and assuming the worst in each other. The game itself must be transformed. And, we can also decide to step out of the game, and do something different. On this w…
 
Molly Bloom is the real-life version of the protagonist from the movie Molly’s Game. Molly Bloom links https://twitter.com/ImMollyBloom https://www.instagram.com/immollybloom https://www.amazon.co.uk/Molly-Bloom/e/B0731RSDPZ/ref=aufs_dp_mata_dsk Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/…
 
Dr. Gad Saad believes woke culture is a parasite infecting our universities and all of academia. He was just on Joe Rogan once again, and is a Lebanese-Canadian evolutionary scientist, and is known for his appliance of evolutionary psychology to consumer behaviour. He discusses campus lunacy, cancel culture and collective Munchausen syndrome. Get h…
 
Mark Follman's book ‘Trigger Points’ is all about the specialized teams of forensic psychologists, FBI agents, and other experts who are successfully stopping mass shootings. Mark Follman Links Trigger Points Book: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/trigger-points-mark-follman?variant=39402950131746 Mark Follman on Twitter: https://twitter.com/…
 
Emma Gannon is a famous writer. You might know her from her amazing books the Multi-hyphen Life and Disconnected, and her podcast Ctrl Alt Delete. Emma Gannon links: https://www.emmagannon.co.uk/books Ctrl Alt Delete Podcast https://twitter.com/emmagannon Sign up to her newsletter! : https://thehyphen.substack.com/ Andrew Gold links: http://youtube…
 
Lauren Manning is a former far-right extremist who became a peace advocate and wrote a memoir called Walking Away from Hate. Lauren Manning links: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Walking-Away-Hate-Journey-Extremism/dp/199016000X Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Learn more…
 
After hitting 1 million listens, and 5,000 YouTube subscribers, I decided to do a livestream Q&A. You can actually watch that back on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNs6q7xHqUU&list=PLwU7HOfuSL5KD5s9hGoPuyVzN_VwG4Yi_&index=1&ab_channel=OntheEdgewithAndrewGold Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
How would you know if you were in a cult? If not a cult, then at least under undue influence? The truth is: we're all under some form of undue influence. The question is: to what degree and to what extent we’re aware of this influence — which is exacerbated by social media. In an era of likes, followers, and echo chambers, how can we become aware o…
 
Chris Hansen's show 'To Catch a Predator' was massive, and I used to sit and watch it with my brother as a teenager. It’s actually quite morose, really, but the concept is that Chris worked with police to catch…you guessed it, sexual predators. Chris Hansen links: https://www.instagram.com/officialchrishansen/?hl=es https://www.youtube.com/channel/…
 
Francesca Specter is the author of 'Alonement'. She helps people come to terms with being alone, and learn how to rock that alonement style, go to the cinema alone, to restaurants alone, and to feel confident and happy. Francesca Specter links: https://www.francescaspecter.co.uk https://www.instagram.com/chezspecter https://twitter.com/ChezSpecter …
 
After hitting 1 million listens, and 5,000 YouTube subscribers, I decided to do a livestream Q&A. You can actually watch that back on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNs6q7xHqUU&list=PLwU7HOfuSL5KD5s9hGoPuyVzN_VwG4Yi_&index=1&ab_channel=OntheEdgewithAndrewGold Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Elle has travelled the world writing her brilliant book Beyond Belief: How Pentecostal Christianity Is Taking Over the World. Elle Hardy links: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beyond-Belief-Elle-Hardy/dp/1787385531 http://www.ellehardy.com https://twitter.com/ellehardy Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok ht…
 
If Elon Musk owns Twitter, what are the risks and what are the opportunities? In order for Twitter to support democracy — and Musk’s goal of becoming a multi-planetary civilization — we need a radical redesign that goes beyond free speech. Note: this conversation was recorded on April 21, 2022. That was 3 days prior to the official purchase announc…
 
David Swift takes a look at the myths created around our identities, and how we create stereotypes around them. Davis Swift links: Identity Myth Book https://twitter.com/davidswift87?lang=en Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Suscribe to the newsletter at http://week…
 
Civil war might be the most likely escalation pathway towards disaster for our country. On the flip side, learning how to avoid civil conflict — and more ambitiously, repair our civic fabric — might have the greatest leverage for addressing the challenges we face. Our guest Barbara F. Walter is ​​one of the world's leading experts on civil wars, po…
 
Rory Sutherland is an expert in consumer behaviour, trends and online influence. Rory Sutherland links: https://twitter.com/rorysutherland https://www.spectator.co.uk/writer/rory-sutherland Get Rory's new book clicking here! Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Suscrib…
 
Amanda Montell is an American author and linguist, and she is here to talk about cults. Amanda Montell links: https://twitter.com/amandamontell?lang=es https://www.amazon.com/-/es/Amanda-Montell/dp/0062993151 http://amandamontell.com https://www.instagram.com/amanda_montell/?hl=es Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.c…
 
Lloyd is probably the biggest name in the Jehovah’s Witness world; to date, his YouTube channel the Lloyd Evans channel has more than 35 million views and over 100,000 subscribers. But he is currently mired in a controversy surrounding his extra-marital affairs and the employment of sex workers. Lloyd Evans links: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC…
 
Chris Atkins is a journalist who went to jail after taking part in some sort of illegal scheme to raise money for a documentary he was making. Chris Atkins links: https://twitter.com/scatatkins?lang=es https://www.amazon.com/-/es/Chris-Atkins/dp/183895015X https://open.spotify.com/show/2ZTvJeAeEzBumHkXRwZCPc Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/an…
 
Dr. Andrew Steele joined me for a brief chat about the breakthrough just made in the science of living forever. Get his book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0877C9L38/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 And watch the YouTube version on http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
“The fundamental problem of humanity is that we have paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, and God-like technology.” — E. O. Wilson. More than ever, we need the wisdom to match the power of our God-like technology. Yet, technology is both eroding our ability to make sense of the world, and increasing the complexity of the issues we face. The…
 
Debbie is a transgender British secondary school science teacher, journalist and political activist. Debbie Hayton links: https://debbiehayton.com https://twitter.com/DebbieHayton Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Suscribe to the newsletter at http://weeklyedge.subs…
 
Stephen Knight is an online thought leader, I’d say a comedian too, who became known for his Twitter account GSpellchecker. Stephen Knight links: https://twitter.com/GSpellchecker https://www.youtube.com/user/GSpellchecker https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-godless-spellchecker-podcast/id780794967 Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrew…
 
Jean H. Lee is an American journalist of South Korean descent who became the first American to set up a news agency in North Korea. She’ll tell me about how she crossed into the freezing, little-known countryside beyond the surveillance obsessed main city. Jean H Lee links: https://twitter.com/newsjean https://www.jhleemedia.com/bio Andrew Gold lin…
 
Colin Freeman is a British journalist and author who was kidnapped by Somali pirates. Colin Freeman links: https://twitter.com/colinfreeman99 Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok http://andrewgoldpodcast.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoice…
 
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