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This is the official podcast of Tested.com. Tested brings you the week's technology and science news, with hosts Will Smith, Norman Chan, and Jeremy Williams. There's no jargon here, just solid explanations of the week's news--and plenty of wacky tangents. Make sure you stick around after the outro for fake outtakes!
 
Welcome to Offworld, a new show from the Tested network that explores the fun places where space and pop culture intersect! In each episode, host Ariel Waldman is joined by guests from the space and science community to examine a science fiction story and discuss how it holds up under some scientific scrutiny.
 
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In this episode, we talk with RJ Nestor, an executive coach, musician, and writer. With 20 years of experience helping people say what they mean to say and do what they mean to do, he does a variety of things: from coaching actors how to sing to teaching communication principles for business leaders and more. With Roam in his toolkit, R.J. provides…
 
Paria Hassouri is a pediatrician, writer, transgender rights activist, wife and mother of three children. Her personal essays have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Huffington Post, and many more. In this episode, Eric and Paria talk about her book, Found In Transition: A Mother’s Evolution During Her Child’s Gender C…
 
BattleBots is back this week! We're joined by the show's co-creator, executive producer, and robot combat veteren Greg Munson to talk about the process of producing a season of BattleBots during lockdown, the roster of competitors and robots appearing this year, and what how he and the BattleBots team are thinking about ways to evolve and refine th…
 
In this episode, we talk with Andy Narracott, Founder of Finding Impact, a practical resource for social entrepreneurs in the trenches, making things happen against all odds. This includes the Finding Impact Podcast, with weekly interviews on strategy, tactics, and practical advice on helping you build your social enterprise, as well as his newslet…
 
Cory Allen is a writer, musician, meditation teacher, and creator of the podcast, The Astral Hustle, which focuses on how to live better with leading experts in mindfulness, neuroscience, and philosophy. Cory believes that the more we understand ourselves, the less we suffer. In this episode, Cory and Eric discuss his book, Now Is The Way: An Uncon…
 
In this episode we talk with Mike Schmitz, who is a productivity nerd (as written on his website), loves reading books and enjoys making things. He is currently the Executive Editor at The Sweet Setup, a website where you can discover the best apps and workflows for your iPhone, Mac and iPad, as well as Co-Host of the Focused Bookworm and Intention…
 
In this episode, we talk with Drew Coffman, who is an optimist interested in the connections between creativity, technology and true meaning. As someone who has been on Twitter for a very long time, Drew is in multiple circles from Tech Twitter, to Roam Twitter, and many other things that captures his attention. His YouTube channel (aptly named Dre…
 
Duocast this week! Kishore and Norm break down the reviews of Apple's new M1-based Macbooks, review the incredible documentary film In & Of Itself, recap this past week's Mandalorian, and lay out our hopes for Black Friday. Plus, an explanation of the recent vaccine news in a Moment of Science, and a bonus interview with our very own Darrell Malone…
 
We're delighted to be joined this week by comedian and writer Amber Ruffin--creator and host of The Amber Ruffin Show! Recording from her studio offices at 30 Rock, Amber talks about the process of developing and writing her show during the lockdown, writing for Late Night with Seth Meyers, and her stint performing improv comedy in Amsterdam with B…
 
Bina Venkataraman is an American journalist, author, and science policy expert. She is currently the Editorial Page Editor of The Boston Globe and a fellow at New America. Bina is a frequent public speaker whose appearances have included the TED mainstage, NPR, Aspen Ideas, MSNBC, CNN, and university campuses around the world. Bina formerly served …
 
IN-Q is an award-winning poet, best-selling author, and multi-platinum songwriter. His groundbreaking achievements include being named to Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 list of the world’s most influential thought leaders, being the first spoken word artist to perform with Cirque Du Soleil, and being featured on A&E, ESPN, and HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. He’s ins…
 
In this episode, we talk with Joel Chan, Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland. His involves the following quote: 'My research seeks to understand and create generalizable configurations of people, computing and information that augment human intelligence and creativity. I want to help create a future where any person or community can d…
 
Ella Frances Sanders is an internationally-bestselling author and illustrator of three books. Her third book, Eating the Sun: Small Musings on a Vast Universe, was the recipient of the 2019 Whirling Prize for Prose and has been translated into many languages. In this episode, Eric and Ella have a delicious conversation about this lovely book that c…
 
Due to the ongoing global pandemic, devastating natural disasters, contentious elections, and instances of heartbreaking violence and injustice, challenging times continue. To help you strengthen your resilience, we’re releasing this special episode which features all-new interviews with 4 previous guests of the show. The guests of this special epi…
 
Click here for the video version on YouTube! With Roam Fund, Roam Scholars Program, APIs and Multiplayer Roam coming up, there's still some things I'd like to figure out: How will Roam enable creators to maintain a sustainable career? What are the possibilities and models for monetization using a Roam graph? Are there example products out there tha…
 
In this episode, we talk with Matt McGann, who is the founder of Health Horizon. tracking upcoming health technologies as they develop in real time for companies, investors, and innovators as well. He is also the creator of Roam for Teamwork: covering multiplayer knowledge bases, where everything is connected and nothing is duplicated. How to set u…
 
Dr. Shauna Shapiro is a professor, best-selling author, clinical psychologist, and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and compassion. She has published over 150 journal articles and 3 critically acclaimed books translated into 16 languages. Her most recent book is called, Good Morning, I Love You: Mindfulness and Self Compassion Pract…
 
What a week for gear! Jeremy and Norm get on Zoom right after Apple's iPhone 12 keynote event to break down the new lineup of iPhones for this year and the tech introduced alongside them. From 5nm chip manufacturing to Apple's ProRAW photo format, here's what we're excited about from this year's phones. Plus, Quest 2 is finally out in the world!…
 
In this episode, we talk with Brandon Toner, a pharmacist based in Nova Scotia, Canada. He's known from his goal to build a habit of expression through a reset on Twitter. This is a broad episode ranging from healthcare to school, note-taking philosophies and the search for powerful conversations. We talked about: Doing a hard reset on Twitter Info…
 
We're so thrilled to be joined by Muppet performer and puppet builder Dave Goelz on the show this week to talk about the projects he's taken on during the past six months. While many of us know Dave from his work on The Muppet Show as The Great Gonzo and other characters, he's also a lifelong maker and fabricator. Dave and Adam compare notes about …
 
Dr. Ken Druck is a leading mental health expert in the areas of civility, relationships, and aging. Ken writes regularly for the national press and he is the author of several books including the one discussed in this episode, Raising an Aging Parent: Guidelines for Families in the Second Half of Life. In this episode, Eric and Dr. Ken Druck talk a…
 
Norm checks in from the road this week as we talk about our first long range trip in months, one week of playing Star Wars Squadrons, Star Trek cast members reuniting, and the impending iPhone annoucnement event. Plus, what the heck is going on with Spider-Man in the MCU? That and more as we get excited for the launch of Quest 2 in just a week!…
 
In this episode, we talk with Tracy Winchell, the Founder of Roaman Journals. A teacher of daily journaling practices to others, Tracy is a self introspective person when it comes to facing ourselves in writing. And when introduced to Roam, she has started implementing the tool into journaling. In this episode, we talked about: Life before Roam Res…
 
Julia Cameron is an American teacher, author, artist, poet, playwright, novelist, filmmaker, and much more. She is best known for her book, “The Artist’s Way.“ In this episode, in addition to discussing her book, “The Artist’s Way,” Eric and Julia talk about finding your creativity and her famous practice known as “Morning Pages.” But wait – there’…
 
This week, Jeremy and Norm are joined by former colleague Dan Stapleton, the Executive Editor of Reviews at IGN. We talk about the review process for the upcoming Star Wars: Squadrons and break down our thoughts of the game as the review embargo lifts. Plus, more Marvel tv show news, an incredible Mandalorian playset, and Amazon's drone security ca…
 
James Kingsland is a science and medical journalist with 25 years of experience working for publications such as New Scientist, Nature, and, most recently, The Guardian. On his own blog, Plastic Brain, he writes about neuroscience and Buddhist psychology. In this episode, Eric and James Kingsland discuss his book, Am I Dreaming: The Science of Alte…
 
Tested's head of production Joey Fameli joins us this week as we discuss the second season of the show The Boys! We talk about how the show's unique portrayal of superheroes goes even further this season, the incredible effects that have us wincing, and our hopes for the rest of the season. Spoiler-free discussion is at the top with full spoilers m…
 
In this episode, we talk with Dalton Mabery, a YouTuber, video editor and tweet thread maker at 20 years old, trying to find the intersection between church and technology. His YouTube channel covers tech, productivity, and lifestyle with a lot of tutorials and guides on many networked thought thinking tools, including Roam. We talked about: His no…
 
We have a full crew this week to review the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, unpack John Carmack's talk about the Oculus Quest 2, and dive into the science of Tesla's battery day news. Plus, Norm dons a Hololens 2 and shares some impressions, and we blitz through a whirlwind of pop culture updates.…
 
Dr. Judith Grisel is a professor of Psychology at Bucknell University. Judith is a behavioral neuroscientist with a particular interest in addiction. Her work includes trying to determine what is different about people who develop drug addictions before they ever try a drug. In this episode, Judith and Eric discuss her book, “Never Enough: The Neur…
 
We're joined by the costumer and cosplayer Beverly Downen this week to talk about how cosplayers like her have adapted to shift to virtual conventions this year, staying motivated, and revisiting some of her past projects. We also discuss the collaboration between cosplayer and photographer, and the joy of sharing fabrication processes and techniqu…
 
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