Let's talk about sextech! This is a live show podcast recording from April 9th at the Peoples Improv Theater. Special guests for this memorable night included Bryony Cole (CEO of Future of Sex), Polly Rodriguez (CEO of Unbound), and Mal Harrison (Center for Erotic Intelligence).
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Each week, tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo take a deep dive into a complex tech issue that is tripping up society. The show has dealt with AR, VR, AI, IoT, diversity in tech, tech addiction, media literacy, future of work, and much more. Previous guests have included CNN's Laurie Segall, Baratunde Thurston, Nir Eyal, Manoush Zomorodi, Douglas Rushkoff, Joe Lubin, Tracy Chou, Bridget Carey, Dennis Crowley, and Chuck Nice.
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Bryony Cole is the world’s leading authority on sextech. Since launching the top-rated podcast, Future of Sex, Bryony has been on stages across the world, defining the direction of sextech for governments, technology and entertainment companies. Her wide body of research and annual Future of Sex report are considered the lead in industry insights.
Bryony is an international speaker, published writer and producer, who has been featured on shows like Viceland and Technopia, and articles in Wired, TechCrunch, The New York Times, Playboy, Mashable, Motherboard, ABC, Financial Review, Brides, Glamour and many other global media.
Polly Rodriguez is the CEO and Co-Founder of Unbound, a rebellious sexual wellness company for women. Polly went through a cancer diagnosis at 21 that resulted in early onset menopause and found herself shopping for a vibrator at a seedy shop next to the highway in St. Louis, Missouri. Ten years later, she started Unbound with the goal of taking vibrators, lubricants and sexual accessories mainstream through elevated design, body-safe materials, and accessible pricing. Today, the company has been hailed by the New York Times as the “ideological center of the tech-savvy, female-led women’s sexuality movement” with over 75 products created by a team of 10 women in New York City.
Mal Harrison is a clinical sexologist, eroticism philosopher, author, TED speaker, and found of the Center for Erotic Intelligence. As a frequent global lecturer on desire, consumerism, power dynamics, and the future of human relationships, she explores how the erotic mind can empower our everyday lives, offering fresh insights on cultivating erotic intelligence amid ever-evolving technology. In addition to consulting on numerous start-ups in the sextech sector, she is a member of the International Society of Sexual Medicine. Mal has been featured in publications such as WIRED, Mashable, The Guardian, Independent, Glamour, NYTimes, Vice, and more.