Tech Nation

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Tech Nation
Other names TechNation
Running time ca. 60 min.
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
Syndicates NPR
Hosted by Moira Gunn
Created by Tech Nation Media
Directed by Monty Carlos
Executive producer(s) Nicole Hamilton
Recording studio KQED, San Francisco, California
Original release January, 1991 – present
Audio format mono
Website Tech Nation
Podcast Tech Nation/BioTech Nation podcasts

Tech Nation and its regular segment BioTech Nation is a weekly interview program talk show that airs four times each weekend on the [1] Tech Nation is hosted by award-winning science journalist Moira Gunn and is produced by Tech Nation Media at the studios of KQED in San Francisco. The program opens with a 5-minute commentary on life in modern times, and typically a major one-on-one interview with major figures in science and technology. The final segment of each show is BioTech Nation which presents interviews with leading biotech scientists, CEOs, venture capitalists, government officials, bio-ethicists and others who make up the biotech community.

Tech Nation and BioTech Nation are also available in a separate podcasts at IT Conversations (IT Conversations has ceased to operate, only the back-archive is available). The podcasts are downloaded over 23 million times per year and over 1.3 million listeners tune in each week to hear the program. It is also carried on the NPR Now channel via Sirius/XM satellite radio.


Tech Nation is funded by donations and a professional volunteer base.


Tech Nation and BioTech Nation was conceived and created by Dr. Moira Gunn, with the steady belief that the impact of technology and science on society is ever growing and that everyone needs to understand its impact. The programs are provided at no cost to public radio stations and other non-profit organizations, including schools and universities.


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