Function with Anil Dash

Function with Anil Dash is a podcast about how technology is shaping culture and communications. Host and Glitch CEO, Anil Dash, talks to developers, designers, and culture experts to understand the ways tech is changing culture, and what it means for us.

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Episode 22

Bonus: Why Online Safety is a Human Rights Issue

"It's important that people recognize one online space as part of our lives. And we have a right to live life in an equal way to other people. And then if there's abuse and violence online, it needs to be dealt with. And we don't need to excise ourselves from real life to make that happen." — Tarah Demant, Amnesty International

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Episode 15

GIFs as Blackface

Anil talks with Dr. Lauren Michele Jackson and Kenyatta Cheese about online persona's and how algorithmic choices reflect systemic bias.

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Episode 14

Design Bias is Ruining Accessibility

Are we making sure the tech we create is usable for the people we say we want to help?

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Episode 13

We Can't Just Log Off: Mental Health and Tech

Does the internet help or harm our mental health? In this season two premiere of Function, Anil explores how the web made an impact on his mental health talks about the how the internet is changing the way we see ourselves and interact with others.

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Episode 12

It's More Than Just Teaching Kids to Code

On this episode, the season finale of Function, Anil sits down with Alex Klein, CEO of Kano Computing to talk about coding initiatives for kids and shaping the next generation of programmers.

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Episode 11

Social Media, 20 Years Ago

This week on Function, Anil sits down with Bruce Ableson of Open Diary, Lisa Phillips of LiveJournal, and Andrew Smales of Diaryland for a roundtable discussion about the early social web.

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Episode 10

How Are Personal Finance Apps Changing Our Money Habits?

We're kicking off 2019 talking about personal finance apps with Intuit's VP of Product Varun Krishna and author and personal finance coach Tarra Jackson.