Manifesto and Wirehive CEOs launch ‘Alexa Stop!’ podcast to examine impacts of emerging tech

Alexa Stop! hosts Robert Belgrave and Jim Bowes.

Jim Bowes, chief executive and co-founder of London-based digital agency Manifesto, and Robert Belgrave, chief executive of digital agency hosting specialist Wirehive, have collaborated to produce a new podcast, ‘Alexa Stop!’.

Accompanied by special guests, the two technology CEOs discuss the latest industry news and consider the many ways in which technology is changing our lives. Topics tackled to date include AI, the SXSW festival and the impacts of digital technology on human behavior and relationships.

Jim Bowes said: "Alexa Stop! was born from the passion that Robert and I share for technology. I am fascinated by how technology can enhance people’s lives, both now and in the future. That is what drew me to the industry initially and what has captured my imagination for more than 17 years.

“This podcast will give us the opportunity to communicate our thoughts on technology and the future in a way that is accessible for all listeners, regardless of their level of industry knowledge. We’re confident that our unique blend of exciting content and boundless enthusiasm will deliver an engaging and entertaining experience that all of our listeners will enjoy.”

Robert Belgrave of Wirehive commented: "We live in changing times with the next industrial revolution on the horizon, fueled by advances in technology. Alexa Stop! is a great outlet to discuss the weird and wonderful way technology is changing people's lives, and it's an amazing opportunity to engage industry experts in debate on a range of subjects such as connected homes, AI and the quest to colonise Mars. I'm thoroughly enjoying putting together the podcast. The response from our listeners has been incredible and we have big plans for the future.

"Technically-minded people are not like the rest of us. One of the segments that's been a surprise hit is 'stories from my CTO', where I've been sharing the trials and tribulations of my technically-minded business partner. So far this has included building a sophisticated night lighting system and hacking a car wash. We're now asking our listeners to send in stories from their businesses to keep the humorous narrative going."

All of the episodes released to date are available on iTunes and on SoundCloud.

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