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Let's Know Things is a show about putting current events into context. Rather than simply discussing the news, in each episode we use a news item as a starting point for a larger discussion about a particular industry, society, ourselves, and the world.

Let's Know Things is a show about putting current events into context. Rather than simply discussing the news, in each episode we use a news item as a starting point for a larger discussion about a particular industry, society, ourselves, and the world.
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Let's Know Things is a show about putting current events into context. Rather than simply discussing the news, in each episode we use a news item as a starting point for a larger discussion about a particular industry, society, ourselves, and the world.

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Episodes

Trust

8/14/2018
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This week we talk about shopping malls, Goop, and societal trust. We also discuss e-commerce, the war on journalism, and confirmation bias. I'm going on tour: BecomingTour.com Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io

Duration:00:49:52

5G

8/7/2018
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This week we talk about life-changing speeds, millimeter waves, and wireless disruption. We also discuss the 5G rollout, BS telecommunications technologies, and MIMO antenna arrays. I'm going on tour: BecomingTour.com Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io

Duration:00:43:45

Online Dating

7/31/2018
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This week we talk about swiping, otaku, and the gamification of intimacy. We also discuss dating sims, population stats, and Match Group. I'm going on tour: BecomingTour.com Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io

Duration:00:39:45

Sacred Cows

7/24/2018
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This week we talk about the US Constitution, the free market, and property law. We also discuss Canada's international influence, dictatorships, and AI authoritarians. I'm going on tour: BecomingTour.com Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io

Duration:00:34:58

Socialism

7/17/2018
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This week we talk about the French Revolution, Vladimir Lenin, and municipal socialism. We also discuss the $15 minimum wage, the benefits of capitalism, and automation. I'm going on tour: BecomingTour.com Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io

Duration:00:46:44

Crypto Scams

7/10/2018
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This week we talk about multi-level marketing, Dennis Rodman, and BitConnect. We also discuss the crypto commons, Ripple, and PotCoin. I'm going on tour: BecomingTour.com Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io

Duration:00:39:21

Reading

7/3/2018
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This week we talk about neolithic tablets, secondary orality, and speed reading. We also discuss narrative, the myth of multitasking, and modern distractedness. I'm going on tour: BecomingTour.com Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io

Duration:00:52:39

Sleep

6/26/2018
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This week we talk about whale oil, the DEC2 gene variation, and the economic costs of insufficient sleep. We also discuss LEDs, luminous efficacy, and contemporary sleep science. I'm going on tour: BecomingTour.com Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io

Duration:00:56:35

Conspiracy Theories

6/19/2018
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This week we talk about sonic weapons, mass hysteria, and Occam's Razor. We also discuss Cuba, Guangzhou, and encephalopathy. For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io I'm going on tour: BecomingTour.com

Duration:00:45:59

Competitive Video Gaming

6/12/2018
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This week we talk eSports, Fortnite, and gaming as a service. We also discuss Twitch, augmented reality, and Battle Royale. For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io I'm going on tour: BecomingTour.com

Duration:00:40:51

Complex People

6/5/2018
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This week we talk about Fritz Haber, the Korean Peninsula, and moral gray areas. We also discuss attribution bias, giving credit where credit is due, and Mother Teresa. For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io. I'm going on tour: BecomingTour.com

Duration:00:58:22

Personal Genomics

5/29/2018
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This week we talk about citizen science, genealogy services, and serial killers. We also discuss genetic privacy, HR 1313, and DNA analysis. For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io. I'm going on tour: BecomingTour.com

Duration:00:38:53

Killer Robots

5/22/2018
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This week we talk about androids, drones, and Project Maven. We also discuss lethal autonomous weapons, the Terminator, and cyberwarfare. For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io. I'm going on tour: BecomingTour.com

Duration:00:49:48

The Call of the Commons

5/15/2018
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This week we talk about Robogate, call centers, and phone fraud. We also discuss the tragedy of the commons, the Do Not Call Registry, and noise. For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io. I'm going on tour: BecomingTour.com

Duration:00:40:44

Art Forgery

5/8/2018
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This week we talk about art valuation, Morellian analysis, and Duchamp's Fountain. We also discuss market-demolishing faux Rodins, connoisseurs, and what art actually is. For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io. I'm going on tour: BecomingTour.com

Duration:00:46:20

Counterfeit

5/1/2018
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This week we talk about Gresham's Law, drop shipping, and Section 230. We also discuss FOSTA-SESTA, stealing books, and reeded coins. For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io. I'm going on tour: BecomingTour.com

Duration:00:49:11

Regulatory Capture

4/24/2018
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This week we talk about rent-seeking, the Shirky Principle, and the tax-preparation industry. We also discuss the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Zuckerberg's testimony, and the public interest. For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io. I'm going on tour: BecomingTour.com

Duration:00:46:21

The Right to Be Forgotten

4/17/2018
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This week we talk about the GDPR, crypto-shredding, and online privacy. We also discuss deleted files that aren't, Google as journalism, and EU standards. For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io.

Duration:00:40:49

Organs

4/10/2018
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This week we talk about Galen, organs-on-chips, and the interstitium. We also discuss microbiota, Ptolemy I, and commensalism. For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io.

Duration:00:53:47

Trade War

4/3/2018
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This week we talk about bribery, the Anglo-Irish Trade War, and Bananagate. We also discuss China, tariffs, and the United Fruit Company. For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io.

Duration:00:46:56