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

#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.

#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.