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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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United States

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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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English

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Episodes

Surveillance

9/17/2019
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This week we talk about smart doorbells, Gorgon Stare, and wide-area motion imagery. We also discuss Neighbors, King’s Cross, and facial recognition. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings Patrons receive a bonus episode of the show each month! For more information about this podcast and to view the show notes and transcript, visit letsknowthings.com And if you're enjoying the show, please consider leaving a review wherever you get your podcasts—they help more than you...

Duration:00:44:36

Feature Phones

9/10/2019
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This week we talk about Symbian, Harmony OS, and the JioPhone. We also discuss Pocket PC 2000, Nokia, and KaiOS. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings Patrons receive a bonus episode of the show each month! For more information about this podcast and to view the show notes and transcript, visit letsknowthings.com And if you're enjoying the show, please consider leaving a review wherever you get your podcasts—they help more than you might think :)

Duration:00:33:45

New to Let's Know Things?

9/7/2019
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You can find out more about the show, view transcripts and episode notes, and find out how to support it if you enjoy what you hear at letsknowthings.com.

Duration:00:00:56

Greenland

9/3/2019
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This week we discuss Little Norway, Arctic diplomacy, and Project Iceworm. We also discuss Thule Air Base, Henrick Kauffman, and Operation Chrome Dome. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings Patrons receive a bonus episode of the show each month! For more information about this podcast and to view the show notes and transcript, visit letsknowthings.com And if you're enjoying the show, please consider leaving a review wherever you get your podcasts—they help more than you...

Duration:00:32:59

The We Company

8/27/2019
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This week we talk about SoftBank, WeWork, and S-1 filings. We also discuss Masayoshi Son, Adam Neumann, and initial public offerings. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the show notes and transcript, visit letsknowthings.com And if you're enjoying the show, please consider leaving a review wherever you get your podcasts—they help more than you might think :)

Duration:00:39:03

Kashmir

8/20/2019
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This week we talk about Smiling Buddha, the British Raj, and Modi’s power grab. We also discuss Jammu & Kashmir, Articles 370 & 35A, and populism. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the show notes and transcript, visit letsknowthings.com And if you're enjoying the show, please consider leaving a review wherever you get your podcasts—they help more than you might think :)

Duration:00:43:21

TikTok

8/13/2019
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This week we talk about Douyin, ByteDance, and Generation Z. We also discuss Huawei, soft power, and Millennials. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the show notes and transcript, visit letsknowthings.com And if you're enjoying the show, please consider leaving a review wherever you get your podcasts—they help more than you might think :)

Duration:00:30:04

Federal Funds Rate

8/6/2019
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Update: a glitch appeared after I uploaded this week's episode. I've re-uploaded the file and that glitch is gone, but if your episode is getting weird at around 11:34, kindly delete the episode and re-download it to hear the corrected version. Apologies for that! This week we talk about the business cycle, monetary policy, and the Fed. We also discuss recessions, interest rates, and subprime lending. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this...

Duration:00:37:44

Drought

7/30/2019
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This week we talk about wells, arcologies, and desalination. We also discuss climate change, salt water, and Buckminster Fuller. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the show notes and transcript, visit letsknowthings.com And if you're enjoying the show, please consider leaving a review wherever you get your podcasts—they help more than you might think :)

Duration:00:43:23

Audio Industry

7/23/2019
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This week we talk about virtual assistants, peak podcast, and audiobooks. We also discuss podfade, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the show notes and transcript, visit letsknowthings.com And if you're enjoying the show, please consider leaving a review wherever you get your podcasts—they help more than you might think :)

Duration:00:46:44

Cloud Kitchens

7/16/2019
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This week we talk about chuckwagons, food delivery, and ghost kitchens. We also discuss proprietary eponyms, food trucks, and real estate optimization. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the show notes and transcript, visit letsknowthings.com And if you're enjoying the show, please consider leaving a review wherever you get your podcasts—they help more than you might think :)

Duration:00:45:39

Hypersonic Missiles

7/9/2019
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This week we talk about nuclear strategy, ridiculously fast missiles, and the new global arms race. We also discuss ICBMs, cruise missiles, and vengeance weapons. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the show notes and transcript, visit letsknowthings.com And if you're enjoying the show, please consider leaving a review wherever you get your podcasts—they help more than you might think :)

Duration:00:42:09

I Agree

7/2/2019
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This week we talk about Restatements of the Law, EULAs, and contract law. We also discuss Terms of Service, informed consent, and the Mueller Report. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the show notes and transcript, visit letsknowthings.com And if you're enjoying the show, please consider leaving a review wherever you get your podcasts—they help more than you might think :)

Duration:00:40:00

The Libra Association

6/25/2019
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This week we talk about cryptocurrency, remittances, and Facebook’s tough year. We also discuss the unbanked, Tether, and stablecoins. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the show notes and transcript, visit letsknowthings.com And if you're enjoying the show, please consider leaving a review wherever you get your podcasts—they help more than you might think :)

Duration:00:58:52

African Swine Fever

6/18/2019
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This week we talk about panzootics, pigs, and the pork industry. We also discuss China’s meat market, globalized viruses, and preventative culling. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the show notes and transcript, visit letsknowthings.com And if you're enjoying the show, please consider leaving a review wherever you get your podcasts—they help more than you might think :)

Duration:00:35:42

Cold Fusion

6/11/2019
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This week we talk about isotopes, the Fleischmann-Pons experiment, and pathological science. We also discuss free energy suppression conspiracy theories, Google’s X Development, and the cold case of cold fusion. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the show notes, visit letsknowthings.com And if you're enjoying the show, please consider leaving a review wherever you get your podcasts—they help more than you might think...

Duration:00:41:24

Ransomware

6/4/2019
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This week we talk about The Shadow Brokers, patches, and EternalBlue. We also discuss OTA programming, cyberwar, and the NSA’s TAO. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the show notes, visit letsknowthings.com And if you're enjoying the show, please consider leaving a review wherever you get your podcasts—they help more than you might think :)

Duration:00:28:43

Sandbox Gaming

5/28/2019
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This week we talk about augmented reality, street art, and Minecraft Earth. We also discuss user interfaces, Microsoft, and Pokémon Go. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the show notes, visit letsknowthings.com And if you're enjoying the show, please consider leaving a review wherever you get your podcasts—they help more than you might think :)

Duration:00:32:26

Venezuela

5/21/2019
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This week we talk about coups, Simón Bolívar, and Nicolás Maduro. We also discuss chavismo, international politics, and the human cost of national conflict. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the show notes, visit letsknowthings.com And if you're enjoying the show, please consider leaving a review wherever you get your podcasts—they help more than you might think :)

Duration:00:42:55

Guns in America

5/14/2019
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This week we talk about mass shootings, the NRA, and fire lances. We also discuss hand cannons, gun legislation, and amplified violence. Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings After we reach 200 patrons, I'll begin producing an additional episode each month which will be available to all patrons at any contribution level. For more information about this podcast and to view the show notes, visit letsknowthings.com

Duration:00:49:25