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

#67: I Really Want a Tote Bag

September 21st, 2023 · 82 minutes

Alex gives Kathy a rundown of their cautious optimism for visionOS, and how we can have more agency in this new era of computing. Becoming more cyborgian can mean we also learn how to be more human.

Kathy wants Alex to calm down because she's focused on preparing for Relay FM's annual Podcastathon to raise money for St. Jude Children's Researc…

#66: Crystal Ball Calculator

August 16th, 2023 · 49 minutes

Kathy used ChatGPT, and Alex continues to use ChatGPT a lot more than they probably should.

(Recorded May 2023, when it was still the bird site.)

#65: Stop Playing With the Pope

August 8th, 2023 · 45 minutes

Kathy still hasn't used ChatGPT, but Alex remains optimistic about the bots.

(Recorded March 2023 in a pre-visionOS world!)

#64: Car Penguin Tiger

March 31st, 2023 · 43 minutes

Alex calls shenanigans on Sydney and Kevin's relationship, and Kathy brings some news from our friends making AIs in Ethical Edmonton!

#63: A Glass Cat

March 1st, 2023 · 47 minutes

With the help of a calculator panda, the business unicorn breaks her silence.

#62: Get Those Yums

January 30th, 2023 · 64 minutes

Alex and Kathy talked in December about Twitter. Hindsight sure is an interesting thing. They also celebrate no San Francisco Murder Bots, mourn the loss of the Mars Rover, and look forward to what might come next for the social Internet.

#61: The Human Version of Ninja Turtles

December 20th, 2022 · 54 minutes

Kathy and Alex share their squishy thoughts about the viral sensation of AI avatars, independent art, open-source software, and the late great turtles.

#60: Children Need to Be Warned

August 24th, 2022 · 53 minutes

Alex and Kathy discuss broken fingers, folding, and a fictosexual man in love with a hologram.

#59: Click Bight

July 8th, 2022 · 53 minutes

Alex and Kathy might want robots to have rights and bodily autonomy, but it would be nice if humans had it as well.

#58: I Want the Chicken Nuggets

June 1st, 2022 · 41 minutes

Alex and Kathy are convinced robots aren't coming to take our jobs...but they SHOULD be.