Roboism

Roboism

www.relay.fm/roboism
Roboism is a fortnightly show mostly about robots. We care about how robots, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are affecting our culture. Come explore the humanity behind the bots that are quickly becoming a part of every day life. Hosted by Savannah Million and Alex Cox.
24: All These Metaphors Fall Apart
Nov 6 • 33 min
Alex brings her friend Vector into the studio to see if Savannah will save them from an grease fire.
23: You Need to Oil Its Tail
Oct 23 • 39 min
This week, Alex grills Savannah on her ability to anthropomorphize robots. Is she a monster? Let’s find out!
22: Angry Most of the Time
Oct 15 • 61 min
This week, Savannah and Alex talk about focus and attention while not being able to focus on the topic of attention. The delve into internalized mysogyny, phantom taps, capitalism, and Animal Crossing. It ends up be cohesive. They promise.
21: It Came Out of Me Like a Tapeworm
Aug 22 • 48 min
This week, Alex and Savannah are joined by writer and game designer Karlee Esmailli about her most recent Kickstarter campaign, immigrant women in tech, and whether or not virtual reality will embrace the female gaze.
20: Boosty Scoot
Aug 19 • 42 min
This week Savannah and Alex are joined by special guest Matthew Cassinelli to talk more about electric scoot scoots, skateboards, bikes, and various municipal infrastructure problems (because that’s the show now, apparently).
19: I Bought My iPad a Boyfriend
Jul 31 • 35 min
This week, Alex is joined by special guest Rosemary Orchard to talk about automation!
18: Throw Them in the River
Jul 12 • 34 min
This week, Savannah and Alex visit the Moxy studio and hotel to do a live show addressing Bond Villain Elon Musk, scooters as a superior form of transportation, and a surprise robot that’s taking Kickstarter by storm!
17: Two Dimensions is Enough: Live from C2E2 2018
May 24 • 60 min
Alex and Savannah host a LIVE episode of Roboism at the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo!
16: I Love Paper Towels
May 17 • 33 min
Alex and Savannah celebrate a belated Earth Day, and hope robots will be better than humans at taking care of our planet.
15: The New NEW
May 11 • 27 min
14: Only Death and $10,000
Apr 19 • 26 min
Alex and Savannah are joined by some friends to talk about frozen brains and artificial consciousness.
13: Information Pores
Apr 7 • 21 min
This week, Alex tricks Savannah into recording, AND YOU SHOULD COME TO OUR LIVE SHOW IN CHICAGO!
12: A Little Spotty
Mar 8 • 30 min
Alex and Savannah talk about the end of the world and a theoretical Cyborg Olympics.
11: Can We Talk about Drugs on This Show?
Jan 29 • 38 min
Alex and special guest James T. Green discuss augmenting health with an Apple Watch, cynicism in tech, and how medication can be the most interesting technology we use on our bodies.
10: Drag Silicon Valley
Jan 11 • 30 min
This week, Alex and Savannah start off their second season with some light conversations about a socialist, utopian, post-work future.
9: A Cushier Butt, with Maria Ranahan of the Science Ambassador Scholarship
Oct 31, 2017 • 25 min
This week, Alex and Savannah talk to guest Maria Ranahan of Cards Against Humanity about the women’s Science Ambassador Scholarship.
8: The Maroon 5 of Robots
Sep 13, 2017 • 43 min
This week, Alex and Savannah discuss robots in the news, corporate bionic implants, and the downfall of Charles Entertainment Cheese.
7: Fart Button
Aug 16, 2017 • 33 min
This week, Alex and Savannah try not to make this episode a total bummer.
6: An Expensive Fidget Spinner
Aug 2, 2017 • 33 min
This week, Alex introduces Savannah to a new robot friend after mourning the loss of a glorified Roomba.
5: The Stupidest Smart TV
Jul 11, 2017 • 40 min
This week, Alex and Savannah try out therapy chat bots and discuss our theoretic volcanic emotions. Also: Smart TVs.
4: A Single Piece of Toast
Jun 27, 2017 • 31 min
This week, Alex and Savannah talk about the ethical implications of creating the perfect piece of toast.
3: You Have to Be Invited In
Jun 15, 2017 • 40 min
Alex lets Savannah know about all the boring Apple news from WWDC.
2: The Bees Are Getting Angrier
May 30, 2017 • 26 min
This week, Savannah and Alex play with drones.
1: A Beautiful Smoosh Bot
May 15, 2017 • 26 min
Alex Cox and Savannah Million introduce themselves and talk about their newest robot obsessions.