Technoptimist Radio 10/27/21: Surgeons connected a pig kidney to a human

Join Teresa Carey as she breaks down the latest news on the technology that is solving the world’s biggest problems. In today’s show, Teresa covers drone-zapping lasers, a pig-to-human organ transplant, and genetically modified barley-meat.

To learn more about the topics in this episode:
Air Force gunship will be equipped with anti-drone lasers
Surgeons connected a pig kidney to a human
Genetically modified barley can grow meat protein

About the host:
Teresa Carey is a senior staff writer at, where she covers genetics and the environment. She is also a US Coast Guard licensed captain and a NatGeo Explorer. In addition to Freethink her work can be found in BuzzFeed, Scientific American, PBS NewsHour, NPR Weekend Edition, Smithsonian and more. @teresa_carey