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Joi's Conversations Podcast


Joi Ito's conversations with interesting people.

28:38 | Aug 8th, 2018

Conversation with Jessy Lin from the infamous MIT labsix that did adversarial AI project "Fooling Neural Networks in the Physical World with 3D Adversarial Objects" project [EP-EN-44]

56:12 | Jul 4th, 2018

Conversation with Nikola Danaylov of He interviewed me for his show a few weeks ago and now I'm interviewing him back. We will talk about the transhumanist movement, cryonics, "beating death," and singularity. [EP-EN-43]
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41:31 | Jul 4th, 2018

Conversation with Anjali Sastry about systems dynamics, cybernetics and society. [EP-EN-42]

46:59 | Oct 5th, 2017

Conversation with Kade Crockford the Director of the Technology for Liberty Program at the ACLU of Massachusetts. Kade ensures privacy and civil liberties law keeps pace with new technologies, with a focus on how systems of surveillance and control i...Show More

44:49 | Sep 7th, 2017

Conversation with Martha Minow, Harvard Law Professor and former Dean of Harvard Law School. We talk about forgiveness, the judicial system and the future of law in a world of new technologies such as AI. [EP-EN-40]

31:01 | Jul 31st, 2017

Conversation with Gerald Holton, a science historian and physicist talking about letters from Albert Einstein to Gene Sharp recently found by Jamila Raqib. The letters are an important part of a conversation about the role of Einstein in thinking abo...Show More

47:02 | Jul 6th, 2017

Conversation with Dr. Joseph Bolen, Chief Scientific Officer, PureTech Health about a perspective for understanding chronic human diseases. (Disclosure: I'm the chair of the board of PureTech Health.) [E...Show More

44:41 | Apr 23rd, 2017

Conversation with Nadya Peek, a postdoc in the Center for Bits and Atoms. We will be talking about many things including an additive manufacturing and 3D steganography using 3D printers that she recently invented. [EP-EN-37]

41:02 | Apr 23rd, 2017

Talking to Christopher Filardi, Senior Scientist at Conservation International about indigenous people's stewardship of the vital ecosystems. I interviewed him over a very bad connection in November last year. Better connection and lots of interestin...Show More

58:02 | Feb 25th, 2017

This is a recording of a conversation with Jeff Howe, the co-author of our new book Whiplash. The conversation and the subsequent Q&A were recorded live at the Harvard Book Store on February 24th. [EP-EN-35]

41:05 | Feb 23rd, 2017

Megan Smith - the former CTO of the United States serving under President Obama. In conversation about tech, digital government, inclusion and the opportunities ahead. [EP-EN-34]

50:45 | Feb 12th, 2017

Talking to my sister Mimi about learning, social science and digital media.[EP-EN-33]

54:52 | Jan 30th, 2017

Talking about Internet, Society and Protests. Jonathan is a Harvard Law School Professor and Faculty Director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. [EP-EN-32]

1:33:19 | Jan 30th, 2017

Originally recorded as an MIT Media Lab #MLTalk. Jamila Raqib is Executive Director of the Albert Einstein Institution and a research affiliate at the Media Lab. In this MLTalk, she’ll start by speaking about building a toolbox for nonviolent resista...Show More

1:13:20 | Jan 28th, 2017

Conversation with Steven Johnson and Tom Malone about Emergence and Collective Intelligence. A longer conversation as part of an experimental Facebook Live stream using for my new Facebook group for Whiplash. A few technical problems, but ...Show More

28:49 | Jan 22nd, 2017

Conversation with choreographer Karole Armitage about her work as a Director's Fellow of the Media Lab and thoughts on conservation, punk rock and other things. [EP-EN-29]

1:05:37 | Jan 4th, 2017

Conversation with Virginia Heffernan (@page88), digital culture expert and author of MAGIC AND LOSS: The Internet as Art. Conversation originally organized as a Skype call by Heleo - Transcript and article available here: More

52:27 | Dec 28th, 2016

Conversation with Andre and Karthik about non-duality and artificial intelligence. [EP-EN-27]

47:13 | Dec 24th, 2016

Talking to Shaka Senghor, author of Writing My Wrongs about incarceration, forgiveness, Detroit, writing, the Media Lab and his journey. [EP-EN-26]

32:22 | Dec 23rd, 2016

Conversation with Katy Croff Bell about oceans, deep sea exploration and Nautilus Live. ( ) [EP-EN-25]

33:42 | Dec 21st, 2016

Conversation with Christopher M. Schroeder about Whiplash The Book, entrepreneurship, the Middle East, media and many other things. [EP-EN-24]

41:03 | Dec 21st, 2016

Conversation with Stephen Downs, Chief Technology and Strategy officer of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation talking about health, technology, RWJF and the MIT Media Lab. [EP-EN-23]

41:39 | Dec 17th, 2016

Facebook Live conversation with Michael Harren, host of the podcast MikeyPod. ( ) Talking about my new book Whiplash, the future, art, culture, the creative process, podcasting, engineering and using new tools and being vegan... ...Show More

35:30 | Dec 12th, 2016

Live from the Metro Smart Bar in Chicago where I worked in the 80s with owner Joe Shanahan, former Metro DJ Jeff Pazen and former bartender Aldona Urbutis. Talking about how a club thrives for 40 years, what it was like in the 1980s, how to build end...Show More

48:07 | Dec 10th, 2016

Conversation with Kathy Matsui, Chief Japan strategist for Goldman Sachs about women's role in Japanese business, business culture and a bit about Kathy's background and path. [EP-EN-20]

59:32 | Dec 9th, 2016

Kevin Esvelt, Assistant Professor at the Media Lab, describes his work in CRISPR Gene Drives, bioethics, and my new book Whiplash which he just read. Originally streamed on Facebook Live. [EP-EN-19]

44:35 | Dec 9th, 2016

Conversation with my Safecast co-founders, Sean Bonner and Pieter Frank about Whiplash and citizen science. Safecast is an international, volunteer-centered organization devoted to open citizen science for the environment. After the devastating earth...Show More

40:04 | Dec 8th, 2016

We did a Facebook Q&A about our new book Whiplash : Surviving a Faster Future with co-authors, Joi and Jeff and our researcher Chia. This is the audio from that Q&A. It ended abruptly when the streaming failed. Sorry about that! [EP-EN-17]

34:21 | Dec 3rd, 2016

First in a series of conversation with interesting people about my new book Whiplash co-author with Jeff Howe. Reid and I talk about systems, startups, risk, the election, markets, media and how to think about networks. [EP-EN-16]

47:29 | Nov 24th, 2016

Peter is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder of Conservation International. Talking about biodiversity, COP22, sustainability, conservation, indigenous people, climate change, complex systems and the theory of change. Thumbnail photo by : H...Show More

17:15 | Nov 24th, 2016

Conversation with Christopher Filardi, an evolutionary biologist and conservation activist working with indigenous people. I met Christopher in Marrakech last week and had an amazing conversation with him. We had a quick chat while I was in an airpor...Show More

57:10 | Oct 15th, 2016

Rob will be joining us at the Media Lab and the Digital Currency Initiative. He is the former Manager of Digital Currencies at the Bank of England.  [EP-EN-13]

45:41 | Sep 23rd, 2016

Conversation with Jamila, Alia from The Albert Einstein Institution and Tenzin about nonviolent action. [EP-EN-12]

44:32 | Sep 21st, 2016

Conversation with the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi about disciplined compassion and nonviolence. [EP-EN-11]

25:29 | Sep 16th, 2016

Talking with Isha Datar, CEO of New Harvest, about cellular agriculture and cell-cultured foods. [EP-EN-10]

30:19 | Sep 16th, 2016

Talking about the MIT Media Lab Digital Currency Initiative and other things with Neha Narula, the Research Director of the DCI. [EP-EN-9]

56:56 | Sep 12th, 2016

Conversation with Limor “Lady Ada” Friend and Phil Torrone of Adafruit about making, electronics, business, learning, live video and more. [EP-EN-8]

39:53 | Sep 12th, 2016

Talking about, media, books, life and the future of everything. (Fixed audio) [EP-EN-7]

24:57 | Sep 6th, 2016

Conversation with Danny Hillis Inventor of the Connection Machine, Co-Founder of the Long Now Foundation and visiting professor at the Media Lab. Talking about Turning, the universe and other things. [EP-EN-6]

24:44 | Sep 6th, 2016

Joi Ito interviewing Bob Langer about science, engineering, peer review, funding and the translation of technology.   [EP-EN-5]

43:36 | Sep 3rd, 2016

Julia Reda is a Member of the European Parliament representing Germany, and she also serves as a Vice-President of the Greens/EFA group, president of the Young Pirates of Europe and a member of the Pirate Party of Germany. [EP-EN-4]

52:44 | Sep 1st, 2016

Sultan Al-Qassemi and Joi Ito conversation about the Middle East, the UAE, art, culture, emergent democracy and other things. [EP-EN-3]

1:02:29 | Aug 29th, 2016

Talking about Zen, meditation, mindfulness and other things.   Taizoin Zen Buddhist Temple Deputy Head Priest Daiko Matsuyama - The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi - Indo-Tibetan and Japanese Buddhist Monk - http://www.imonk.o...Show More

54:50 | Aug 29th, 2016

Talking about evolution, math, design, medicine, philosophy of science, communication with alien intelligence and many other things.   Martin’s lab:   Discussion on Facebook: More