Human Error

Comedian Olga Koch and journalist Hussein Kesvani present a weekly comedy/technology podcast. Warning: contains robots. A Daddy’s SuperYacht Production for BBC Sounds.

00:22:40 2021-10-20
Is your pain causing you to purchase? In a world where medical establishments are woefully underprepared to deal with anyone who isn’t a very average man, more people than ever are turning to femtech, a multi-billion sector providing an ever-expanding s...
00:23:17 2021-10-13
Ahhh the heady days of the personal website, where 12-year-old Hussein wiled away the hours listing his favourite Pokemon for an audience of none. Now, it’s all just tweeting, ‘gramming and, if you’re an aunt over the age of 40, spreading terrifying...
00:21:00 2021-10-06
Gone are the days when anyone can say anyone about anything…actually, scratch that: misinformation is rife, and social media has arguably facilitated a golden age of ‘fake news’ to rival Octavian defeated Mark Anthony in 30BC (at last, we’re takin...
00:20:28 2021-09-29
Are NFTs - Non-Fungible Tokens - the frontier of the modern art world, or just another place for tech bros to put their fake money? Join comedian Olga Koch and journalist Hussein Kesvani as they figure out exactly which meme is going to be the next Mona ...
00:19:59 2021-09-22
Romance scams are on the rise, as more people than ever look to the internet for love. From an ex-military hottie who is allergic to video chat, to a small conglomerate of professional defrauders that you can call bae, comedian Olga Koch and journalist H...
00:21:27 2021-09-15
From Huel to SquarEat, the culinary landscape has never been more thrilling for people who like their meals compact, efficient and perfectly nutritionally balanced. For the rest of us…not so much. Join comedian and computer scientist Olga Koch and jour...
00:20:37 2021-09-08
Feel like you’ve seen this episode before? Once the undisputed kings of the video rental market, the demise of Blockbuster heralded the start of the age of streaming giants: from Netflix to Disney+, and even Quibi (RIP). Now we can watch whatever we wan...
00:21:38 2021-09-01
Do you even lift, bro? From 30 Days of Yoga With Adriene, to the #ChloeTing Summer Shred Challenge AND completing a hundred rides with Cody Rigsby on Peloton…frankly it’s a miracle you’ve got time to do anything else. In this episode, comedian and ...
00:19:17 2021-08-25
Do you like to go online and share your silly opinions? We all do! But there is one small, quivering line of defence between your every passing thought and the entire rest of humanity: forum moderators. In this episode, comedian and computer scientist Ol...
00:23:46 2021-08-18
When you use your face to unlock your phone, set your profile picture or create sick memes for your friends and fans, are you unwittingly normalising the most intrusive surveillance technology ever created? Just something fun to think about! In this epis...