DARPA Launches Podcast

Posted September 28, 2016 at 6:40am

Matt Novak reports in Gizmodo that “DARPA, the agency that helped invent things like email in the early 1970s and the internet itself in the late 1960s, just launched a podcast. Podcasts have been around since the 2000s, but better late than never, I guess.

“DARPA, of course, is known as the ‘mad science’ wing of the US Department of Defense. They’re the ones constantly working on more efficient ways to kill people on the battlefield and save the lives of American soldiers, whether it’s through robots or new medical techniques. And sometimes those technologies are put to incredible use in the civilian sector. Again, just look at the internet and email.”

“The podcast, called Voices From DARPA, is hosted by Ivan Amato and each episode features a program manager for DARPA on different aspects of the agency’s national security mission. The podcast doesn’t have a set schedule, but the agency says people can expect a new episode every month or so.”