Are We Doing Tech Right? Podcast description

Join ConnectSafely’s Larry Magid and experts from education, healthcare, policy, and the tech industry as we delve into the influence of tech habits and platforms on our daily lives and offer actionable advice for helping families live their best life on and offline

Host Larry Magid’s 40 years of technology journalism and internet safety work give him a unique perspective and allow him to anchor discussions with eyewitness wisdom. The show will feature conversations with the fascinating people shaping the tech world we live in, as well as everyday folks with wisdom to share.

Early episodes include:

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

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

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

Our reach
Our show caters to individuals concerned about how the internet impacts the well-being
of youth and adults. This includes parents, educators, counselors, youth workers, safety
advocates, policymakers and community leaders. Additionally, we appeal to those who
are invested in the future of technology, such as journalists, developers, tech workers,
content creators, trust and safety professionals, and tech enthusiasts.

Our team
In addition to Larry and our guests, regular contributors include ConnectSafely Education
Director Kerry Gallagher, our human rights advisor Brittan Heller and our youth advisor
Trisha Prabhu.

The program is produced by Chris Gandin Le. Maureen Kochan is the executive producer.