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'How to Survive a Robot Uprising'

Megan Sukys/Dave Beck
11/10/2005

Robots are awesome. But also? A little scary. In the words of Saturday Night Live, "Robots are everywhere, and they eat old people's medicine for fuel." Fortunately, we have Daniel H. Wilson, a 27-year-old Ph.D. in robotics candidate who has written an indispensable guide, How to Survive a Robot Uprising. Daniel talks with Megan Sukys today to make sure we're all prepared. Also in this hour, Playback Theater's Amanda Rountree and Sierra Zwieg and Sounds Familiar with Amanda Wilde."

Today's Featured Music Selection: The Flaming Lips
"She's gotta be strong to fight them so she's taking lots of vitamins (hey hey!)" As we talk with Daniel H. Wilson about How to Survive a Robot Uprising, we'll listen to the best robot rock opera ever created, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips.

05:00 - 'How to Survive a Robot Uprising'
Robots are awesome. But also? A little scary. In the words of Saturday Night Live, "Robots are everywhere, and they eat old people's medicine for fuel." Fortunately, we have Daniel H. Wilson, a 27-year-old Ph.D. in robotics candidate who has written an indispensable guide, How to Survive a Robot Uprising. Daniel talks with Megan Sukys today to make sure we're all prepared.

33:00 - Playback Theater
As part of today's World Kindness Celebration, Playback Theater presents Acts of Kindness, an improvisational event using audience experiences and transforming them with movement, music, dialogue, and imagery. Today, Dave Beck talks with Amanda Rountree and Sierra Zwieg about Playback Theater's humorous, heartfelt storytelling and the meaning behind World Kindness Day. The robots shall not win.

47:00 - 'Sounds Familiar' with Amanda Wilde
Amanda Wilde is the host of The Swing Years and Beyond, Saturday evenings on KUOW. She joins us regularly with a look at how certain tunes have captured the American musical imagination in a profound way.

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