Technology is constantly changing, innovating and as a result, changing the way we eat, sleep, date and work. And if technology keeps changing and dictating new ways we live, the average human experience will continue to change as well. With this in mind, iHeartRadio and Dot Dot Dot Media are excited to announce a new weekly podcast series called “First Contact.” Hosted by Laurie Segall, Silicon Valley’s go-to reporter and former CNN Senior Tech correspondent, this show explores how people and technology are changing what it means to be a human. After a decade’s worth of experience in Silicon Valley, Segall built a decade’s worth of credibility. And now, using her authentic and trusted voice, she’s hosting nuanced conversations with some of the world’s most influential figures.
Each week, “First Contact” brings engaging one-on-one interviews with everyone from billionaire tech founders to entrepreneurs innovating on the industry’s edge. The show goes beyond the techlash and 24-hour news cycle and, instead, explores technology through the most important lens — the human one.
One upcoming episode of “First Contact” includes a conversation with Justin McLeod, the founder of the popular dating app Hinge and discusses his experience with addiction, depression and his own modern love story. Another episode includes a conversation with Brian Acton, a co-founder of WhatsApp, to talk about why he walked away from nearly a billion dollars from Facebook and why he’s betting that privacy is the future.
From tech titans to the techies living on the fringes of society, “First Contact” explores human connection and the ethical dilemmas facing our future. Check out the first episode of the new show today on iHeartRadio!