Roboism is a fortnightly show mostly about robots. We care about how robots, artificial intelligence, and machine learning 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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#26: More R2D2, Less Roomba

December 11th, 2018 · 24 minutes

This week, Alex and Savannah give you a blast from the past from their interview with roboticist Adrian Choy, who leads the engineering team at the Museum of Science and Industry's Robot Revolution exhibit.

#25: The Apple Factories Are Still Gonna Exist

November 27th, 2018 · 46 minutes

This week Alex talks to guest host Trin Garritano about the possibilities fora solarpunk future!

#24: All These Metaphors Fall Apart

November 6th, 2018 · 33 minutes

Alex brings her friend Vector into the studio to see if Savannah will save them from an grease fire.

#23: You Need to Oil Its Tail

October 23rd, 2018 · 39 minutes

This week, Alex grills Savannah on her ability to anthropomorphize robots. Is she a monster? Let's find out!

#22: Angry Most of the Time

October 16th, 2018 · 61 minutes

This week, Savannah and Alex talk about focus and attention while not being able to focus on the topic of attention. The delve into internalized mysogyny, phantom taps, capitalism, and Animal Crossing. It ends up be cohesive. They promise.

#21: It Came Out of Me Like a Tapeworm

August 22nd, 2018 · 48 minutes

This week, Alex and Savannah are joined by writer and game designer Karlee Esmailli about her most recent Kickstarter campaign, immigrant women in tech, and whether or not virtual reality will embrace the female gaze.

#20: Boosty Scoot

August 20th, 2018 · 42 minutes

This week Savannah and Alex are joined by special guest Matthew Cassinelli to talk more about electric scoot scoots, skateboards, bikes, and various municipal infrastructure problems (because that's the show now, apparently).

#19: I Bought My iPad a Boyfriend

July 31st, 2018 · 35 minutes

This week, Alex is joined by special guest Rosemary Orchard to talk about automation!

#18: Throw Them in the River

July 12th, 2018 · 34 minutes

This week, Savannah and Alex visit the Moxy studio and hotel to do a live show addressing Bond Villain Elon Musk, scooters as a superior form of transportation, and a surprise robot that's taking Kickstarter by storm!

We are in a tiny little booth so you can SORT OF hear the audience and bar, but ignore that and listen to us yell!

#17: Two Dimensions is Enough: Live from C2E2 2018

May 24th, 2018 · 60 minutes

Alex and Savannah host a LIVE episode of Roboism at the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo!