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Ep. #11, Air Traffic Control: Loss of Separation with Sigrid Ellis
October 19, 2021

with Sigrid Ellis

In episode 11 of Unintended Consequences, Heidi and Kim speak with Sigrid Ellis, an air traffic controller. She unpacks the day-to-day work experience of air traffic controllers and shares insights on how the COVID-19 pandemic introduced new complexities around airspace traffic, airline staffing, and commercial flights.

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Ep. #10, Infrastructure Buffers with J. Paul Reed of Netflix
September 27, 2021

with J. Paul Reed

In episode 10 of Unintended Consequences, Heidi and Kim continue their conversation with J. Paul Reed of Netflix. This time they explore the hidden complexities of infrastructure systems, including public transportation, domestic utilities, public spaces, and the internet.

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Ep. #9, Auth*orization with Jeff Taylor of Okta
August 23, 2021

with Jeff Taylor

In episode 9 of Unintended Consequences, Heidi and Kim talk with Jeff Taylor, Senior Product Manager at Okta. They discuss security, identity authentication, authorization, and why all three matter when evaluating breaches and vulnerabilities.

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Ep. #8, Resilience & Chill with J. Paul Reed of Netflix
August 17, 2021

with J. Paul Reed

In episode 8 of Unintended Consequences, Heidi Waterhouse and Kim Harrison speak with J. Paul Reed of Netflix. They discuss resilience engineering at Netflix, the emergent nature of systems, surprises at scale, and the future of conferences.

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Ep. #7, Cyd Harrell: Finding the People Who Are Doing the Work
July 27, 2021

with Cyd Harrell

In episode 7 of Unintended Consequences, Yoz and Kim continue their conversation with civic design expert and author Cyd Harrell. They unpack the systemic goals and features of private tech and government, and expound on ways the two could coexist more effectively.

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Ep. #6, Cyd Harrell: Innovation is a Flawed Framework for Change
July 5, 2021

with Cyd Harrell

In episode 6 of Unintended Consequences, Yoz and Kim speak with civic design expert Cyd Harrell. They discuss the elements of scale that government excels at, how technology influences the speed of policy change, and why innovation isn’t always the best goal.

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Ep. #5, This Machine Kills Vim with Paul Biggar of Dark
May 18, 2021

with Paul Biggar

In episode 5 of Unintended Consequences, Heidi Waterhouse continues her conversation with Paul Biggar. They unpack Dark and its potential uses, Paul’s insights on devtools, and common misconceptions about programming languages.

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Ep. #4, Everything is an Experiment with Charity Majors and Liz Fong-Jones of Honeycomb
April 19, 2021

with Charity Majors, Liz Fong-Jones

In episode 4 of Unintended Consequences, Yoz and Kim speak with Charity Majors and Liz Fong-Jones of Honeycomb about scaling teams and company values. They share how their team makes space for curiosity and learning as a group, and why this has been so important for the Honeycomb platform.

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Ep. #3, The Emergent Consequences of Feedback Loops with Paul Biggar of Dark
March 24, 2021

with Paul Biggar

Heidi Waterhouse speaks with Paul Biggar, founder of CircleCI and Dark, about what makes coding live surprising, and how that guides what we think of continuous delivery. They also discuss the definition of “done” for software and how that has changed over time.

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Ep. #2, A Standard Metric Tomato with Dr. Aleks Krotoski of BBC Radio 4
February 19, 2021

with Dr. Aleks Krotoski

In episode 2 of Unintended Consequences, Yoz and Kim continue their conversation with Dr. Aleks Krotoski of BBC Radio 4. They discuss the nature of ethical guidelines, accountability in the modern world, and the standard metric tomato.

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Ep. #1, Defending Our Thesis with Dr. Aleks Krotoski of BBC Radio 4
January 28, 2021

with Dr. Aleks Krotoski

In this inaugural episode of Unintended Consequences, Kim Harrison and Yoz Grahame speak with the award-winning journalist and social psychologist Dr. Aleks Krotoski of BBC Radio 4 about the unintended consequences of technological growth.