UpFront Tech is a podcast of political conversations about technology and the tech industry. We look at everything from how screen time affects developing brains to how tech companies affect the distribution of wealth and power.


Brian Edwards-Tiekert is the founder and co-host of KPFA’s morning public affairs program, UpFront. He was awarded a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship for the 2016/2017 academic year at Stanford University, right in the heart of Silicon Valley. That experience gave him a morbid fascination with the dystopian sides of the tech industry — thus, this podcast.