Raised by Wolves: The Podcast

Raised by Wolves: The Podcast

In this companion podcast to HBO Max’s Raised By Wolves – the dystopian drama series from Executive Producers Ridley Scott and Aaron Guzikowski – the endlessly curious Holly Frey (Stuff You Missed In History Class) invites the show’s creators and innovators from science and technology to discuss the most fascinating questions raised by the series. Whether exploring A.I., religious wars, or space travel, each podcast episode springboards off scenes from the TV show to view the series through an eerily realistic prism. Not only a must-listen for fans of the series, Raised By Wolves: The Podcast is sure to be a hit with anyone interested in how technology will shape our future lives and culture. This podcast is a production of HBO Max and iHeartMedia.... Show More

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October 8, 2020 51 min
The harrowing vision of the future in which Raised By Wolves takes places forces humanity to grasp with change and tragedy beyond comprehension. But how well does the series depict how human beings would actually react when confronted with staggering concepts like starting life over on a distant planet or facing android superweapons? On the final episode of Raised By Wolves: The Podcast’s first season, host Holly Frey joins psychol...
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The protagonist of Raised by Wolves is a loving parent, a devout atheist -- and the most powerful weapon mankind has ever known. But how close are we to creating such a doomsday device right now? Are weapons of mass destruction just Cold War relics gathering dust in old missile silos, or is total death still a fear that mankind ought to worry about? On the latest episode of Raised By Wolves: The Podcast, host Holly Frey and nuclear...
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Raised By Wolves takes place on real-life planet Kepler-22b, after Earth has been engulfed in a holy war between atheists and the devoutly religious Mithraic. But what was the Cult of Mithras, the ancient Roman sect on which the series’ faith is based? And what can we learn from this mysterious cult that can be applied to our understanding of modern day religion, and the ways in which it might continue to impact society? On the lat...
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September 17, 2020 47 min
Artificial intelligence is becoming a bigger part of our lives every day -- but will it ever understand the human heart? If we taught AI to recognize and even mimic human emotions, would it become the empathic androids of Raised By Wolves -- or something divisive and dangerous? Host Holly Frey chats with Rana el Kaliouby -- the computer scientist CEO of Affectiva, a company whose goal is to ‘humanize technology before it dehumanize...
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September 10, 2020 42 min
Kepler 22b -- the very real planet on which Raised By Wolves takes place -- orbits just far away enough from its sun-star to potentially support human life. But could it, really? And should humanity be colonizing new planets after simply discarding the one it has inhabited up until this point? Host Holly Frey sits down with exoplanetary astrobiologist Sara Seager -- a member of the Kepler team that discovered 22b -- to reveal the s...
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September 3, 2020 47 min
The android parents of Raised By Wolves often seem more human than their organic counterparts. But if robots were to begin raising our children, doing all of our work, and adopting human characteristics, at what point would they be considered “alive?” On the premiere episode of Raised By Wolves: The Podcast, host Holly Frey talks to Peter Haas, Associate Director of the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative at Brown University, who...
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In this companion podcast to HBO Max’s Raised By Wolves – From Executive Producers Ridley Scott and Aaron Guzikowski – the endlessly curious Holly Frey invites the show’s creators and innovators from science and technology to discuss the most fascinating questions raised by the series. Whether exploring A.I., religious wars, or space travel, each podcast episode springboards off scenes from the TV show to view the series through an...
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