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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

Consumer-Grade Medical Devices

10/16/2018
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This week we talk about hypochondria, heart monitoring, and medical device classes. We also discuss postmarketing surveillance, electrocardiograms, and smartwatches. I'm on tour: BecomingTour.com Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the show notes, visit letsknowthings.com You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io

Duration:00:39:20

Selling Privacy

10/9/2018
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This week we talk about surveillance, iPhones, and profit margins. We also discuss vertical integration, Fan Bingbing, and the Chrome browser. I'm on tour: BecomingTour.com Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the show notes, visit letsknowthings.com You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io

Duration:00:39:30

Stratigraphy

10/2/2018
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This week we talk about the Meghalayan stage, the ICS, and the Law of Superposition. We also discuss Dr. Guy Middleton, lithostratigraphy, and academic geology shade. I'm on tour: BecomingTour.com Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the show notes, visit letsknowthings.com You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io

Duration:00:38:05

Open Source

9/25/2018
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This week we talk about Richard Stallman, Wikipedia, and GitHub. We also discuss Common Clause, Amazon Web Services, and Linux. I'm on tour: BecomingTour.com Become a patron on Patreon: patreon.com/letsknowthings For more information about this podcast and to view the show notes, visit letsknowthings.com You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io

Duration:00:42:53

Debt Trap

9/18/2018
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This week we talk about the Safavids, Djibouti, and debt-book diplomacy. We also discuss the Belt and Road Initiative, China's structural weaknesses, and the Silk Road. 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 show notes, visit letsknowthings.com You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io

Duration:00:44:20

Soybeans

9/11/2018
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This week we talk about Morse & Piper, fake milk, and the Dust Bowl. We also discuss FDA standards, plant-based protein, and soybean politics. 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 show notes, visit letsknowthings.com You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io

Duration:00:41:40

Flying Cars

9/4/2018
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This week we talk about the Ford Flivver, the Space Race, and ideas that came too soon. We also discuss civil rights, the Nucleon, and ideas that came too late. 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 show notes, visit letsknowthings.com You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io

Duration:00:46:18

Apology Tour

8/28/2018
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This week we talk about Ambien, reputation management, and the Twinkie Defense. We also discuss GABA, drug enforcement schedules, and moral judgement. 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 show notes, visit letsknowthings.com You can find a list of the books I've written at Colin.io

Duration:00:48:58

Persuasive Technology

8/21/2018
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This week we talk about Captology, Pigovian taxes, and dopamine. We also discuss adolescent psychology, smoking, and dark patterns. 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:00:40:55

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