Roboism is a show mostly about robots. We are exploring how artificial intelligence, machine learning, and digital assistants are affecting our culture. Come explore the humanity behind the bots that are quickly becoming a part of every day life.



Latest Episodes

#43: Beautiful Boston Bots

July 14th, 2021 · 40 minutes

This week, Kathy takes Alex through a roller coaster of emotions involving an uncanny valley, dancing k-pop sensations, car company acquisitions, McDonald's marketing, and of course: economic -isms.

#42: It's a Cesshole

June 21st, 2021 · 53 minutes

Kathy brings a surprise bot topic to Alex, and soon they're down the rabbit hole of 3 sided shapes.

#41: DubDubKay

June 9th, 2021 · 50 minutes

Alex and Kathy give you the hard hitting, day old, exciting things about the WWDC Keynote.

#40: We Both Need to Shower

May 24th, 2021 · 60 minutes

This week, Alex and Kathy almost have something positive to say about social networks.

#39: Plains, Trains, and Croissants

May 12th, 2021 · 47 minutes

This week, Kathy found a bread robot that learned more than its creators intended, and Alex brings good news about bots from the recent past.

#38: Triggering the Maestros

April 27th, 2021 · 50 minutes

This week, Kathy enlists some help from friends of the show to make Alex's Mac into a joyful robot.

#37: Capitalism With More Steps

April 13th, 2021 · 53 minutes

This week, Alex tries tries (emphasis on tries) to adequately explain NFTs.

#36: You Have a Patina

March 30th, 2021 · 83 minutes

This week Alex and Kathy get into the weeds of what makes algorithms frustrating, how the users shape their own social networks, and what the tweens are up to.

#35: Worse Than Ticket Master

March 2nd, 2021 · 64 minutes

This week, Kathy shares her experience with the current COVID-19 vaccine and healthcare bots, and Alex goes off brand and can't help but find a little bit of faith in humanity.

#34: You’re Going to Be So Uncomfortable

February 16th, 2021 · 42 minutes

Alex introduces Kathy Campbell, your new cohost and all around unicorn of a human. We learn her robot favorites, fears, and food goals.