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.

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#48: Something Something Sherlock Joke

September 22nd, 2021 · 61 minutes

Alex and Kathy explore the media circus around Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos, and black turtlenecks.

#47: A Forklift That Can't Outrun Humans

September 8th, 2021 · 56 minutes

Alex and Kathy watch in horror as exploitative capitalism is used to soothe a man's ego with an expensive mannequin.

#46: Bipples

August 25th, 2021 · 58 minutes

Kathy is building a VERY big smart robot, and Alex wants to help.

#45: The Bathroom is Australian

August 12th, 2021 · 32 minutes

A guest co-host comes to assess the smart home situation in the Cox family apartment.

#44: Woeboism

July 27th, 2021 · 57 minutes

Alex flip flops on their opinion of therapy robots at least three times, and Kathy eloquently explains why the human brain is great, so it's important to take care of.

#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.