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

Location:

United States

Description:

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

Language:

English

Contact:

3108662228


Episodes

Workplace Politics

10/20/2020
This week we talk about lobbying, Coinbase, and stakeholder capitalism. We also discuss the attempt to be apolitical, neutrality as non-neutrality, and venture capitalists. Become a patron: patreon.com/letsknowthings (patrons receive a bonus episode of the show each month) Support the show: letsknowthings.com/support (monetarily or non-monetarily) Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com You might also enjoy my other podcast: brainlenses.com

Duration:00:28:38

Mass Pardons

10/13/2020
This week we talk about United Nations conventions, cannabis legality, and pardons. We also discuss the US incarceration rate, the War on Drugs, and hemp. Become a patron: patreon.com/letsknowthings (patrons receive a bonus episode of the show each month) Support the show: letsknowthings.com/support (monetarily or non-monetarily) Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com You might also enjoy my other podcast: brainlenses.com

Duration:00:25:49

Climate Pledges

10/6/2020
This week we talk about UN climate talks, corporate responsibility, and carbon neutrality. We also discuss China, the Paris Agreement, and the 75th United Nations General Assembly. Become a patron: patreon.com/letsknowthings (patrons receive a bonus episode of the show each month) Support the show: letsknowthings.com/support (monetarily or non-monetarily) Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com You might also enjoy my other podcast: brainlenses.com

Duration:00:35:12

The FinCEN Files

9/29/2020
This week we talk about Al Capone, money laundering, and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. We also discuss document leaks, tax evasion, and suspicious activity reports. Become a patron: patreon.com/letsknowthings (patrons receive a bonus episode of the show each month) Support the show: letsknowthings.com/support (monetarily or non-monetarily) Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com You might also enjoy my other podcast: brainlenses.com

Duration:00:33:46

Normalizing Relations

9/22/2020
This week we talk about Middle Eastern history, the Six-Day War, and relations between Israel and its neighbors. We also discuss Palestine, the Yom Kippur War, and the UAE. Support the show at patreon.com/letsknowthings (patrons receive a bonus episode of the show each month) or letsknowthings.com/support Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com You might also enjoy my other podcast: brainlenses.com

Duration:00:33:39

Worldscraping

9/15/2020
This week we talk about Microsoft Flight Simulator, Niantic, and digital twins. We also discuss augmented reality, data scraping, and price-tweaking bots. Support the show via patreon.com/letsknowthings or letsknowthings.com/support (patrons receive a bonus episode of the show each month) Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com You might also enjoy my other podcast: brainlenses.com

Duration:00:30:45

Abe's Japan

9/8/2020
This week we talk about Shinzō Abe, the Meiji Restoration, and the Lost Decade. We also discuss the Japanese Empire, Edo Society, and the Tokugawa Shogunate. Support the show via patreon.com/letsknowthings or letsknowthings.com/support (patrons receive a bonus episode of the show each month) Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com You might also enjoy my other podcast: brainlenses.com

Duration:00:33:58

Chat Apps

9/1/2020
This week we talk about SMS, Belarus, and Telegram. We also discuss VK, WhatsApp, and protest communication tools. Support the show via patreon.com/letsknowthings or letsknowthings.com/support (patrons receive a bonus episode of the show each month) Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com You might also enjoy my other podcast: brainlenses.com

Duration:00:32:27

EU Renaissance

8/25/2020
This week we talk about the etymology of Europe, economic recovery plans, and reserve currencies. We also discuss Hamilton, Macron, and Merkel. Support the show via patreon.com/letsknowthings or letsknowthings.com/support (patrons receive a bonus episode of the show each month) Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com You might also enjoy my other podcast: brainlenses.com

Duration:00:26:19

Athleisure

8/18/2020
This week we talk about sweatpants, Fashion Week, and Laver’s Law. We also discuss fast fashion, pandemics, and synthetic fibers. Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings / letsknowthings.com/support (patrons receive a bonus episode of the show each month) Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com You might also enjoy my other podcast: brainlenses.com

Duration:00:30:25

The Twitter Bitcoin Scam

8/11/2020
This week we talk about Fleming, Marconi, and the hacking of verified social media accounts. We also discuss Joybubbles, SIM-jacking, and the etymology of the word “hack.” Support the show: Patreon / letsknowthings.com/support (patrons receive a bonus episode of the show each month) Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com You might also enjoy my other podcast: brainlenses.com

Duration:00:33:54

Mars 2020 Missions

8/4/2020
This week we talk about Tianwen-1, Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion, and Perseverance. We also discuss the Space Race, orbital periods, and the Emirates Mars Mission. Support the show: Patreon / letsknowthings.com/support (patrons receive a bonus episode of the show each month) Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com You might also enjoy my other podcast: brainlenses.com

Duration:00:38:36

Jio Platforms

7/28/2020
This week we talk about super apps, Mukesh Ambani, and Reliance Jio. We also discuss Alibaba, mobile services, and the Indian tech industry. Support the show: letsknowthings.com/support (patrons receive a bonus episode of the show each month) Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com You might also enjoy my other podcast: brainlenses.com

Duration:00:34:02

Flash

7/21/2020
This week we talk about GeoCities, Adobe Flash, and the Digital Dark Age. We also discuss PenPoint OS, Macromedia, and Kongregate. Support the show: letsknowthings.com/support (patrons receive a bonus episode of the show each month) Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com You might also enjoy my other podcast: brainlenses.com

Duration:00:38:16

Siberia

7/14/2020
This week we talk about planetary equilibrium temperature, permafrost, and polar amplification. We also discuss trade winds, record Arctic temperatures, and the three Siberias. Support the show: letsknowthings.com/support (patrons receive a bonus episode of the show each month) Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com You might also enjoy my other podcast: brainlenses.com

Duration:00:33:21

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

7/7/2020
This week we talk about the Nile River, Ethiopian politics, and dams. We also discuss the Nile Basic Initiative, the Nile Waters Agreement, and Chinese infrastructural investments. Support the show: letsknowthings.com/support (patrons receive a bonus episode of the show each month) Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com You might also enjoy my other podcast: brainlenses.com

Duration:00:29:32

Chiplomacy

6/30/2020
This week we talk about TSMC, ARM, and Huawei. We also discuss Apple, 5 nanometer processes, and the coming chip wars. Support the show: letsknowthings.com/support (patrons receive a bonus episode of the show each month) Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com You might also enjoy my other podcast: brainlenses.com

Duration:00:32:18

Playing the Market

6/23/2020
This week we talk about dividends, Hertz, and legal gambling. We also discuss bankruptcies, day trading, and questionable stock offerings. Support the show: letsknowthings.com/support (patrons receive a bonus episode of the show each month) Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com You might also enjoy my other podcast: brainlenses.com

Duration:00:40:34

Rogue Geoengineering

6/16/2020
This week we talk about phytoplankton blooms, aerosol injection, and giant space mirrors. We also discuss enhanced weathering, regenerative agriculture, and large-scale reforestation. Support the show: letsknowthings.com/support (patrons receive a bonus episode of the show each month) Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com You might also enjoy my other podcast: brainlenses.com

Duration:00:47:53

Police Violence

6/9/2020
This week we talk about less-lethal weapons, qualified immunity, and the Blue Wall. We also discuss police unions, the 1033 program, and the Kerner Commission. Support the show: letsknowthings.com/support (patrons receive a bonus episode of the show each month) Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com You might also enjoy my other podcast: brainlenses.com

Duration:01:00:55