Season 2 Season 1
December 6, 2022 • Season 2, Episode 7

How to Prioritize Connection in a Remote Workforce with Recess Part 2

Arielle Yoder and Zack Fine of Recess talk to Fastmail CTO and COO, Ricardo Signes and Helen Horstmann-Allen, about how to foster connections within the remote workplace.
November 22, 2022 • Season 2, Episode 6

Why Play is so Powerful in Adulthood with Recess Part 1

Arielle Yoder and Zack Fine of Recess talk with Fastmail CTO Ricardo Signes about their company, Recess, and the methods they use to bring the benefits of play to the virtual workplace.
November 8, 2022 • Season 2, Episode 5

Uplifting Community Through Good Digital Citizenship with Kayondra Garrison

Hopeworks graduate Kayondra Garrison talks to Fastmail CTO Ricardo Signes, continuing the conversation about Hopeworks by talking about her experience as a program participant.
November 8, 2022 • Season 2, Episode 4

Building a More Accessible Tech World with Dan from Hopeworks

Dan Rhoton, Executive Director of Hopeworks, talks to Fastmail CTO Ricardo Signes about the mission of Hopeworks and their trauma-informed approach to teaching.
October 25, 2022 • Season 2, Episode 3

The Future of Online Community with L.X. Beckett

On this episode of the Digital Citizen podcast, L.X. Beckett, Toronto-based science fiction author, talks to Fastmail CTO Ricardo Signes about what it means to find hope in the communities you are part of.
October 11, 2022 • Season 2, Episode 2

Upgrade Your Cyber Security with Troy Hunt Part 2

On this episode of the Digital Citizen podcast, Troy Hunt, creator of Have I Been Pwned?, talks to Fastmail CTO Ricardo Signes about engaging in good cyber hygiene.
September 27, 2022 • Season 2, Episode 1

Everything You Need to Know About Data Breaches with Troy Hunt

Troy Hunt, creator of Have I Been Pwned?, talks to Fastmail CTO Ricardo Signes about data breaches and what organizations and people can do after their data has been involved in one.
September 29, 2021 • Episode 5

How to Stay Safe Online with Michael Fey from 1Password

On this special bonus episode of the Digital Citizen Podcast, Michael Fey, 1Password's VP of Engineering, talks to Fastmail CTO Ricardo Signes about a new partnership between Fastmail and 1Password.
August 24, 2021 • Episode 4

Why Open Internet Standards Are So Important To Your Future with Bron Gondwana

Have you ever wondered how the Internet works, how it’s governed, or why some devices and services work together and others don’t? In the final episode of this season, Fastmail CEO, Bron Gondwana answers these questions and more, so you can learn how standards make the Internet better for everyone.
August 10, 2021 • Episode 3

Understanding Your Digital Rights with Lucie Krahulcova

Have you ever wondered if you have privacy rights online? As the digital world and the real world become more and more intertwined, the importance of protecting privacy continues to expand. Lucie Krahulcova, Executive Director at Digital Rights Watch, talks to Ricardo about privacy laws around the world and how to speak up to demand better digital privacy.
July 20, 2021 • Episode 2

How To Have a Healthier Social Media Diet with Tom Webster

Around the world, people are spending more time online. If you’ve spent any of this time “doom-scrolling” your social feeds, you know that social media can impact how you feel. But it’s not all doom and gloom, and you can reclaim control. In this episode, Ricardo talks to Tom Webster, a researcher specializing in how people use technology. They’ll chat about social media’s role in our overall emotional health and how to strike a balance online, so you feel good, not sad.
July 13, 2021 • Episode 1

How To Improve Your Digital Life with BJ Fogg

Welcome to the first episode of the Digital Citizen podcast! Your host, Fastmail’s CTO, Ricardo ‘Rik’ Signes, talks to BJ Fogg, a behavioral scientist, about how to make positive changes in your digital life.

In an increasingly technological world, it’s important to leverage the power of tiny habits to create meaningful, lasting change in your behavior. BJ Fogg talks with us about how you can use that framework to have a healthier relationship with technology and the people in your life.
July 13, 2021 • Trailer

Digital Citizen: trailer

The team behind Fastmail brings you Digital Citizen, a show about what it means to be a responsible Internet citizen. Listen to our trailer to hear more about this topic from the people at Fastmail. Subscribe now for future episodes.

Your host – Ricardo Signes

Fastmail’s Chief Technology Officer

Nerd out about the digitally connected world with Fastmail’s CTO, Ricardo Signes. Named one of the most influential technologists in Philadelphia, Rik’s a seasoned expert in all things tech, digital privacy, and open source development. In conversation with other experts, he’ll get to the heart of what you want to know. At the end of each episode, stay tuned for Rik’s takeaways which will put you on a practical path towards a better digital life.