Dave & Gunnar Show

Not our circus, not our monkey.

About the show

David Egts and Gunnar Hellekson discuss privacy, security, robots, and internet ephemera.

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  • Episode 195: Space Marine or Flying Liquor Store?

    May 10th, 2020  |  36 mins 42 secs
    adomni, ai, air travel, aviointeriors, coronavirus, eliza, janus, jukebox, moomin, replika, uber, vocabulary

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk about AI-generated music, AI-generated romantic interests, and looking ahead to travel and expanding vocabularies in a post-COVID world.

  • Episode 194: Digital Minimalism

    May 4th, 2020  |  39 mins 20 secs
    blinking eye die, digital minimalism, duck death and the tulip, lead yourself first: inspiring leadership through solitude, pure, walden

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk about Digital Minimalism. That’s it.

  • Episode 193: No Rubber Glove High Five for You

    April 27th, 2020  |  28 mins 56 secs
    avitarify, colornames.org, colors, cryptozoology, etsy, gartner, gartner hype cycle, kingdom, masks, mothman, oragami cthulu, parasite, quarantine, rutherford b. hayes, rutherford b. hayes museum, smash mouth, star trek, star trek tng, train to busan

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk about colorful masks, colorful videoconferencing, colorful hype curves, and colorful colors

  • Episode 192: The Future Is Here and Everything Needs to Be Destroyed

    April 17th, 2020  |  49 mins 3 secs
    allegheny shredders, amazon dating, apple, colors.lol, covid-19, goodrx, google, if you give a mouse a cookie, imisstheoffice, instacart, nonviolent communication, radiolab, robot cooks, sam's club, singapore, the meritocracy trap, word choice

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk about the pros and cons of virus tracking, health data tracking, robot cooks, and word choice

  • Episode 191: On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a potato

    April 6th, 2020  |  24 mins
    404 pages, affetto, ai gregorian chants, color palettes, donotpay, financial times, gpt-2, mcdonalds, robot lawyer, robot pain, snap camera, standardtoilet, the prayer, toilets

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk about robot prayers, robot law, robot pain, and people pain

  • Episode 190: Calendar bankruptcy, or when was the last time you got good news in a telegram?

    March 31st, 2020  |  38 mins 32 secs
    airplane window, biometrics, blood pressure, calendar, coronavirus, covid-19, dancing, dancing biometrics, email, gps, stained glass, voight-kampff, zuckerbot

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk about location identification, dance identification, and blood pressure identification

  • Episode 189: Marlie Moxinspike

    February 27th, 2020  |  39 mins 52 secs

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk about doomsday bunker timeshares, cops, robbers, and moldy bread

  • Episode 188: Lemonade Stand for Plagues

    February 6th, 2020  |  30 mins 50 secs
    airpod carrying straps, beria, bulletproof hoodies, buskill, civilization and capitalization, corona beer, coronavirus, haiku, lacroix, lemonade stand, meetings, openstreetmap, pet masks, pharmasim, plague inc., pocket, pro-time, proactive time, udev, venture capitalists, welsh

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk about: Wearables. Literally.

  • Episode 187: Empathy at Scale

    December 10th, 2019  |  43 mins 46 secs
    ai, cangaroo, cognizant, content moderation, electric scooters, face scanning, facebook, fantastic mr. fox, great courses, h.p. lovecraft, helmet, job interviews, pogo sticks, repo men, the spy

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk about Facebook content moderator jobs, scooter repo man jobs, AI job interviews, and a pogo stick franchise opportunity?

  • Episode 186: The Gig Economy of Dead Drops

    November 21st, 2019  |  27 mins 26 secs
    ai, ai faces, air travel, armrests, beastie boys, dadbag, east cleveland, folding laundry, gig economy, middle seat, mugshots, neighbor, rhel, rhel 8, sabotage, self-storage, sketching, skin-on interface, warshipping

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk about reinventing the human-computer interface, reinventing self-storage, reinventing wardriving, and reinventing the middle seat.

  • Episode 185: In Your Brain, Nobody Can Hear You Scream

    November 14th, 2019  |  35 mins 42 secs
    airplane mode, brainex, china, concepts, gun-shaped cell phone cases, human-monkey chimeras, makeup, pig brains, robot blood, robot fish, the great courses, this war of mine

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk about reviving pig brains from the dead, making human-monkey chimeras, and whether we should be doing either

  • Episode 184: Orrin Inside

    October 11th, 2019  |  28 mins 22 secs
    5g, ai, aurora, black hat, ceph, def con, eclypsium, exascale computing, fpgas, intel corporation, iot, sharks

    This week Dave talks with Steve Orrin about silicon, security, Ceph, and sharks

  • Episode 183: Failure Is an Option

    September 20th, 2019  |  25 mins 56 secs
    amazon, antivirus, apollo, bitcoin, cpap, emma long metropolitan park, facehugger, microsoft teams, public relations, ring, samsung, slack, slackification, zip bomb

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk about failing with public relations, failing with smart TVs, failing with zip files, and failing with collaboration tools

  • Episode 182: Stochastic Fakery

    August 13th, 2019  |  27 mins 54 secs
    8chan, ai, artificial intelligence, censorship, china, dominance, espionage, fake news, hov, neflix, speech2face, stochastic terrorism, unnecessary inventions, video conferencing

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk about faking faces, faking friends, faking holes, faking dominance, and faking work

  • Episode 181: Freedom Is Slavery

    July 9th, 2019  |  35 mins 33 secs
    ai, amazon basics, calljoy, camping towels, centaur, dark, duplex, google, holsters, pockets, quake, recaptcha, rhel 8, structurelessness, telegram, uber, uncaptcha, user inyerface

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk about AI vs. AI, people vs. AI vs. people, AI vs. people, and people vs. people (in that order)

  • Episode 180: Everything's Better with Googly Eyes

    June 18th, 2019  |  34 mins 19 secs
    barton springs pool, blood, dna, dui, dwi, fraud, googly eyes, rude boy, teschner's

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk about blood, sweat, tears, DNA, and googly eyes