A podcast about our messy relationship with technology.





“Those who like their comedy on the nerdy side will find just that in the blend of tech and jokes that this show and podcast provides.”

-The New York Times










Our relationship with tech is messy...let's discuss!

Funny as Tech is a podcast about our messy relationship with technology. Host David Ryan Polgar (tech ethicist) & Joe Leonardo (comedian) explore the ways that technology makes us amuse us, befuddle us, anger us, and amaze us. Our relationship with technology is messy. It's complicated. 


Previous guests have included:

  • Laurie Segall 

  • CNET's Bridget Carey

  • Futurist comedian Baratunde Thurston

  • Media theorist Douglas Rushkoff

  • Nerd comedian Chuck Nice

  • AI expert John C. Havens

  • Manoush Zomorodi 

  • Chatbot developer Clara de Soto

  • x.ai founder Dennis Mortensen

  • Design researcher Pamela Pavliscak

  • ConsenSys founder Joseph Lubin

  • Tech Humanist Kate O'Neill

  • Scott Hartley, author of The Fuzzy and The Techie

  • Diversity in tech advocate Tracy Chou

  • Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley

  • Bestselling author Nir Eyal

  • Games/ethics prof Mitu Khandaker

  • General Assembly co-founder Brad Hargreaves

July 11, 2018 live show at Caveat (NYC). Topic: How Human Should Our AI Assistants Be?! (L-R) John Keefe (Quartz Bot Studio), Natt Garun (The Verge), Bridget Carey (CNET), co-host David Ryan Polgar, and co-host Joe Leonardo.


"'Funny as Tech" helps us make sense (and a little fun) of technology."-FOX61


"[A] mixture of deep thoughts and belly laughs as writer and technology ethicist David Ryan Polgar shoots the breeze with comedian Joe Leonardo..."-Irish Times

"In this live show, comedy and tech come together at last. Each month, the tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and the comedian Joe Leonardo invite a wide range of guests to pick apart and laugh about such matters as algorithms and artificial intelligence." -The New York Times

"While shifts in technology now affect all of us, they're usually discussed in the ivory tower or at industry conferences. Like any subject involving niche expertise, future speculation and no clear-cut answers, it's hard to make entertaining. A show like Funny As Tech presents an alternative: an expert who quotes studies from PricewaterhouseCoopers with a comedian who can make it digestible on the fly." -Engadget (Chris Ip)


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