Are We Doing Tech Right? explores the benefits and challenges of connected technology in conversations with experts from education, healthcare, government and the tech industry, along with parents and youth. Hosted by ConnectSafely CEO Larry Magid. Episodes drop every two weeks. Listen on your favorite podcast platform.


Larry Magid speaks with Dr. Michael Rich, a pediatrician, head of Boston Childrens Hospital Digital Wellness Lab and author of the brand new book The Mediatrician’s Guide: A Joyful Approach to Raising Healthy, Smart, Kind Kids in a Screen-Saturated World

February 6, 2024

Living in a Post-Print World

Larry talks to Jeff Jarvis, author of The Gutenberg Parenthesis, about how the age of print was an exception in history. And while it lasted half a millennium, we are now coming to the other end of it. What that means, and where do we go from here?

January 10, 2024

Privacy and Ethics in the Age of AI

This week we join Shea Swauger, a researcher and writer for data sharing and ethics for the Future of Privacy Forum. Join Larry and Shea as they discuss AI, privacy, ethics. Transcript.

December 13, 2023

“This Was Not a Money-Making Machine.” Internet Pioneer Leonard Kleinrock and the First Network.

Leonard Kleinrock shares insights into the early development of the internet, including his work on the ARPANET. His story offers a unique perspective on the internet’s early days and its transformative impact. Larry gets a chance to ask him questions about early safety concerns and what they might have done differently, knowing what we know now. Transcript

November 28, 2023

Using Virtual Reality to Fight Racism

Dr. Courtney Cogburn, associate professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work and faculty at the Columbia Population Research Center and Data Science Institute, hopes her virtual reality experience, “1,000 Cut Journey,” will help viewers better understand how racism plays out in our society. Transcript

November 17, 2023

Teaching, Learning and Generative AI with Educator Kerry Gallagher

Larry talks to ConnectSafely’s education director Kerry Gallagher, who’s also a full-time educator and administrator at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Mass., about how generative AI will impact teaching and learning. Transcript

Oct. 25, 2023

Shouting Into the Void

Today, Larry talks to Viktorya Vilk, director for digital safety and free expression at PEN America, and Kat Lo, content moderation lead at Meedan.org, about their joint report Shouting Into the Void: Why Reporting Abuse to Social Media Platforms Is So Hard and How to Fix It. Transcript

Oct. 11, 2023

Empowered Parenting in the Age of Social Media

Larry talks to Tracy Elizabeth, Head of Family Safety & Developmental Health at TikTok and mom to a young daughter. Tracy gives a lot of thought to teen well-being on social media. Transcript

Sept. 27, 2023

Christine Haughney Dare-Bryan Talks About Her Father Vs. The Computer Freaks

Christine Haughney Dare-Bryan, host of the podcast “Computer Freaks,” tells us about her dad’s role in shaping the ARPANET. She shares his fears about harassment even in the early days of what was to become the internet we know today. Transcript

Sept. 14, 2023

Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf on What They Did Right — And What Went Wrong

Vint Cerf is widely regarded as one of the “fathers” of the internet. In this wide ranging discussion with ConnectSafely CEO and journalist Larry Magid, Cerf talks about the early days, what they did right, what he’d do differently if he could do it again and what challenges lay ahead. Transcript

Sept. 12, 2023

Introducing ConnectSafely’s Are We Doing Tech Right?

ConnectSafely’s new podcast, “Are We Doing Tech Right?” features experts from education, government, healthcare policy, and the tech industry and explores the influence of tech habits and platforms on our daily lives.