The COIL is a weekly radio show/podcast exploring the nexus of technology and culture. Each episode focuses on a single topic and features fresh analysis from two legendary voices from the tech universe (and beyond). They are joined by one very special guest selected for their actions and accomplishments directly related to theme of the episode. In a unique twist, the guest is afforded the opportunity to interview the hosts in our TURNTABLES segment.It all boils down to 1 guest + 2 analysts = 30 minutes of concentrated, actionable goodness. Hosted by Howard Hecht and Fred McClimans.


  • Episode 020 - The Implantable Dream - Guest: Dr. Christine Perakslis

    02/12/2013 Duración: 29min

    The dream of impantable technology has the potential to morph into a nightmare of unspeakable horrors. So we decided to speak about them on this edition of The COIL. Dr. Christine Perakslis joins Fred and Howard for an enlightening, frightening, and occasionally hilarious look at one of the most divisive issues of our age.

  • Episode 019 - What Is My Behavioral Motivation In This Scene? - Guest: Dr. Christine Perakslis

    25/11/2013 Duración: 28min

    Although the rate of convergence of psychology, sociology, business, and technology has been too slow for many stakeholders, the growing using of behavioral science for risk mitigation in sales and marketing is causing a collective sense of uneasiness. Dr. Christine Perakslis, of the Johnson & Wales MBA program, joins Fred and Howard to discuss her research the affect that it's having on our collective behavior in the digital realm.

  • Episode 018 - Trust is a Must to Reinvigorate Social Capital - Guest: Dr. Jeremy Pitt

    18/11/2013 Duración: 29min

    After establishing the trust is the linchpin for Social Capital, we explore the potential of establishing Trust Points as the free-floating currency. This episode combines the direct application of Dr. Jeremy Pitt’s research and wisdom with the Fred and Howard's insights.

  • Episode 017 – Capitalizing on Social Capital – Guest: Dr. Jeremy Pitt

    04/11/2013 Duración: 24min

    The capital raised and traded on social networks (both online and offline) needn’t be solely about advertising. We explore how our individual actions can potentially be harnessed and coordinated into truly synergistic collective actions. Dr. Jeremy Pitt’s research into the reinvigoration of Social Capital with the goal of building collective awareness forms the basis of discussion for this episode.

  • Episode 016 - Decisions, Decisions - Guest: Adrian Bowles

    29/10/2013 Duración: 28min

    This episode of the show is dedicated to the latest research in structure and agency and the systems that increasingly support almost every decision we make. Noted Artificial Intelligence analyst and educator Adrian Bowles joins Fred and Howard in exploring the effects of our growing reliance on decision support tools and how it may shape the future.

  • Episode 015 - The Inner COIL - Guest: Tom Maxwell

    22/10/2013 Duración: 29min

    An inside look at the workings of The COIL and how the ramblings of one musician and activist created one of the most interesting, and unexpected, sessions. Please join us for this special edition of The COIL featuring some outstanding moments from our interview with former Squirrel Nut Zipper's front man, Tom Maxwell.