Anxious Machine is a production of me. I'm Rob McGinley Myers.
(McGinley Myers is actually my last name. I'm not trying to sound pretentious.)
The podcast started as a show about the impact of technology on our everyday lives, but it has grown into a show about humans struggling with all the things that humans make, from cars and chemotherapy to handguns and birth certificates.
Some Episodes to Start with:
I Had No Instinct - a new mother grapples with the unnatural world of a neonatal intensive care unit
Inbox Time Machine - a daughter keeps in touch with her estranged father almost entirely over email
The Window Seat - an Egyptian man's relationship to air travel changes after he moves to the U.S.
Protect My Family - a father puts the life of his son in the hands of doctors
A few things I've written:
Placibo-philes - the benefits of the placibo effect in wine, audio, and alternative medicine
The Affordance of Intimacy - how the shape of a device changes what we do with it
Caught Like Insects in a Web - how the internet preserves and exposes only parts of our identities
Not Remembering Ourselves - ways technology can make us more human
Artificial Communication - what the movie Her says about our relationship to technology
Better Living (and Less Anxiety) through Software - how I got interested in technology, and how it made me less anxious
My reviews at The Sweet Setup: