Samantha Cole is a senior editor for Motherboard, Vice Media's science and technology outlet, where she covers sexuality, online culture, platforms, and the adult industry. Born on Maryland’s eastern shore, Sam’s decade in journalism spans from hyper-local newspapers to national and international outlets including Popular Science, Fast Company, and Al Jazeera. In 2020, she was nominated for a Writers Guild Award for best digital news coverage. In her spare time, Sam can be found biking around Brooklyn, stress-baking, and spelunking into internet subcultures. Samantha talked about her new book How Sex Changed the Internet and the Internet Changed Sex: An Unexpected History. Learn more about Sam on her website: https://samleecole.com.
Dossé-Via Trenou is a West African astrologer who has been studying the field since she was 10 years old. In a quest to know herself better, she explored her own birth chart, as well as those of her friends and family, and astrology became her passion. In July 2011, when Dossé-Via was a sophomore at the University of Southern California, she created her Twitter page @ScorpioMystique, where she shared knowledge about her zodiac sign. She has since attracted hundreds of thousands of loyal readers on her social media accounts. Dossé-Via now shares astrological knowledge with all 12 zodiac signs via her platform and app, KnowTheZodiac. We discussed her book Signs and Skymates: The Ultimate Guide to Astrological Compatability.