A weekly, syndicated public affairs radio show transmitting a sexy, high-tech vision of a radically democratic future



Dr. J. Hughes
Producer/Host





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The Future of Freedom pt2 Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. talks with journalist Ron Bailey about the libertarian perspective on biotechnology, drugs, economics and contemporary politics. Bailey writes a weekly science and technology column for Reason magazine and is the author of Liberation Biology: The Moral and Scientific Case for the Biotech Revolution. Part 2 of 2. The last part of the podcast is the fourth installment of Cory Doctorow’s short story “Clockwork Fagin,” which appears in the anthology Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories from Candlewic...

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The Future of Freedom pt1 Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. talks with journalist Ron Bailey about the libertarian perspective on biotechnology, drugs, economics and contemporary politics. Bailey writes a weekly science and technology column for Reason magazine and is the author of Liberation Biology: The Moral and Scientific Case for the Biotech Revolution. Part 1 of 2. The last part of the podcast is the third installment of Cory Doctorow’s short story “Clockwork Fagin,” which appears in the anthology Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories from Candlewick...

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Seeing the Future in a Robot’s Face pt2 Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Kristi Scott, Rights of the Person program director for the IEET and a doctoral student in Mass Communication and Media Arts at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Her work focuses on how popular culture presents issues of identity, body modification, cosmetic surgery, robots and emerging technologies. Along the way they discuss transhumanism’s maleness, the effect of pornography on vaginal rejuvenation, and how to tell your kids they will have to serve the Robot Overlords. (Part 2 of 2)  The last third of the ...

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Seeing the Future in a Robot’s Face pt1 Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Kristi Scott, Rights of the Person program director for the IEET and a doctoral student in Mass Communication and Media Arts at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Her work focuses on how popular culture presents issues of identity, body modification, cosmetic surgery, robots and emerging technologies. Along the way they discuss transhumanism’s maleness, the effect of pornography on vaginal rejuvenation, and how to tell your kids they will have to serve the Robot Overlords. (Part 1 of 2) 

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The Artificial Ape pt2 Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Timothy Taylor, lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Bradford, and author of The Prehistory of Sex, The Buried Soul: How Humans Invented Death, and The Artificial Ape: How Technology Changed the Course of Human Evolution. They discuss the role of baby slings, tools, meat and language in the evolution of human intelligence. Part 2 of 2.  The last half of the podcast is the beginning of Cory Doctorow’s short story “Clockwork Fagin,” a young adult steampunk story appearing in the anthology Steampunk! An ...

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The Artificial Ape pt1 Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Timothy Taylor, lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Bradford, and author of The Prehistory of Sex, The Buried Soul: How Humans Invented Death, and The Artificial Ape: How Technology Changed the Course of Human Evolution. They discuss the role of baby slings, tools, meat and language in the evolution of human intelligence. Part 1 of 2.

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Tech for People, not for Corporate Control Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Kalle Lasn, founder of Adbusters Magazine, The Media Foundation, and The Powershift Ad Agency, TV Turnoff Week and Buy Nothing Day, author of Culture Jam: How to Reverse America’s Suicidal Consumer Binge—And Why We Must and co-author of the spoof Cyborg Manifesto. (Originally broadcast February 11, 2005)

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The TechnoHuman Condition Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Braden R. Allenby, Professor of Engineering and Ethics, and Founding Chair of the Consortium for Emerging Technologies, Military Operations, and National Security, at Arizona State University. Dr. Allenby is author of The Theory and Practice of Sustainable Engineering, and The Techno-Human Condition , co-authored with Dan Sarewitz. They discuss the different levels at which the risks and benefits of human enhancement technologies should be assessed.

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When Gadgets Betray Us Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J chats with security consultant Robert Vamosi, author of When Gadgets Betray Us: The Dark Side of Our Infatuation With New Technologies. They talk about the spread of identity theft and cybercrime, and the inadequacy of existing approaches to cybersecurity. Also, remembering the technoprogressive and cyborg-buddhistic awesomeness of Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.

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Will Enlightened Posthumans Establish Post-Capitalist Utopias? pt2 Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with IEET contributing writers Kris Notaro and Andrew Cvercko about their working out of the connections between philosophy of the mind, Buddhism, radical politics and transhuman possibilities. (Recorded in a closet-sized studio with a reggae party rocking next door. But legible.) Part 2 of 2.

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Buddhism, Politics and the Future of the Mind pt1 Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with IEET contributing writers Kris Notaro and Andrew Cvercko about their working out of the connections between philosophy of the mind, Buddhism, radical politics and transhuman possibilities. Part 1 of 2.

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Transhumanism, Religion and Science Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with William Grassie, founder and former director of the Metanexus Institute on Religion and Science, author of The New Sciences of Religion and Politics by Other Means, and editor with Gregory Hansell of Transhumanism and Its Critics. They discuss the relationship of religion to science and transhumanism.

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What Technology Wants Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Kevin Kelly, the former publisher and editor of the late and lamented Whole Earth Review, co-founder and Senior Maverick of Wired magazine, and author of New Rules for the New Economy and Out of Control.  They talk about his new book What Technology Wants, which argues that technology is the universe’s tendency to evolve more diverse forms of intelligence.

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An Optimist’s Tour of the Future Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. talks Mark Stevenson about his new book An Optimist’s Tour of the Future. Mark is a British comedian, a consultant to museums around the communication of scientific ideas, and a Fellow of the “RSA,” the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

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Dirty Liberals! Cleanliness Priming of Moral Cognition Changesurfer Radio

Dr. J. chats with Erik Helzer (Dept of Psychology, Cornell University) co-author of the paper “Dirty Liberals!: Reminders of physical cleanliness influence moral and political attitudes” in Psychological Science. They discuss the growing literature on the ways that political attitudes are driven by disgust sensitivity, and by disgust priming such as bad smells and sticky hands.  Listen also to the 2004 Changesurfer interview with Martha Nussbaum about her book Hiding from Humanity: Disgust, Shame and the Law.