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Join our community of remarkable people working on the world's biggest problems and opportunities. Our 3-time Webby-nominee dives into the brains of the world's smartest people -- scientists, doctors, CEO's, farmers, and more -- to provide Action Steps you can take to fight for a better future -- for everyone. Get deep context on clean energy and coral reefs, COVID vaccines anbd pediatric cancer research, clean water and carbon capture tech, asteroid deflection and artificial intelligence ethics. Discover essays to help you think about the future, today, and get the week's most vital science news, all in one place. "A vital service in an era where important truths, outright fiction and mere trivia all compete for your attention.” - Craig Mazin, creator, writer, and executive producer of HBO's Chernobyl Hosted by Quinn Emmett & Brian Colbert Kennedy

Join our community of remarkable people working on the world's biggest problems and opportunities. Our 3-time Webby-nominee dives into the brains of the world's smartest people -- scientists, doctors, CEO's, farmers, and more -- to provide Action Steps you can take to fight for a better future -- for everyone. Get deep context on clean energy and coral reefs, COVID vaccines anbd pediatric cancer research, clean water and carbon capture tech, asteroid deflection and artificial intelligence ethics. Discover essays to help you think about the future, today, and get the week's most vital science news, all in one place. "A vital service in an era where important truths, outright fiction and mere trivia all compete for your attention.” - Craig Mazin, creator, writer, and executive producer of HBO's Chernobyl Hosted by Quinn Emmett & Brian Colbert Kennedy

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United States

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Join our community of remarkable people working on the world's biggest problems and opportunities. Our 3-time Webby-nominee dives into the brains of the world's smartest people -- scientists, doctors, CEO's, farmers, and more -- to provide Action Steps you can take to fight for a better future -- for everyone. Get deep context on clean energy and coral reefs, COVID vaccines anbd pediatric cancer research, clean water and carbon capture tech, asteroid deflection and artificial intelligence ethics. Discover essays to help you think about the future, today, and get the week's most vital science news, all in one place. "A vital service in an era where important truths, outright fiction and mere trivia all compete for your attention.” - Craig Mazin, creator, writer, and executive producer of HBO's Chernobyl Hosted by Quinn Emmett & Brian Colbert Kennedy

Language:

English


Episodes

Issue #214: Some Honest-to-Goodness Optimism, Keeping Up With COVID, Giving Up the Vape

1/22/2021
This week: Giving it all we got; 25 doses; Tobacco is the new tobacco; Find links from this newsletter and more at https://slack-redir.net/link?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimportantnotimportant.com%2Fnewsletter (importantnotimportant.com/newsletter) Got feedback? Email us at funtalk@importantnotimportant.com Follow us on Twitter athttps://www.twitter.com/importantnotimp ( @importantnotimp) Important, Not Important is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media) Support this podcast

Duration:00:09:10

Issue #213: Our COVID predictions for 2021

1/15/2021
This week: Why’s COVID so bad in Los Angeles?; How the next few months will go; Go deeper on clean tech; IVF might get a lot more effective thanks to AI; All the way down the food chain; Find links from this newsletter and more at https://slack-redir.net/link?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimportantnotimportant.com%2Fnewsletter (importantnotimportant.com/newsletter) Got feedback? Email us at funtalk@importantnotimportant.com Follow us on Twitter athttps://www.twitter.com/importantnotimp (...

Duration:00:09:06

Do Better Better #13: Flailing, Perfected

1/13/2021
Originally published to our community through our newsletter and blog, the Do Better Better essays are now available in audio for the first time. You’ll learn how to ask questions and think about our changing world, for yourself, your family, and your business. These essays compliment the audio version of our weekly newsletter, and of course, our ground-breaking conversations with diverse, interdisciplinary humans working on the frontlines of the future. We’re so grateful to have you as part...

Duration:00:06:08

Issue #212: How Ossoff and Warnock will help fight climate change

1/8/2021
This week: Context is everything; Back to your regularly scheduled pandemic; COVID has rightfully distracted a lot of science funding, but the train hasn’t stopped entirely; Beef: It’s what’s destroying the Amazon; Read: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56455590-the-plague-year ("The Plague Year") by Lawrence Wright Read: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/12/pandemic-year-two/617528/ ("Where Year Two of the Pandemic Will Take Us") Read:...

Duration:00:11:37

Do Better Better #12: 20% For the Future

12/31/2020
This episode was originally published in print on December 14, 2020. For more information on 20% For The Future or to get involved, email us a questions@importantnotimportant.com. This is an open-source community-driven effort, and we're excited to have your input and skills! Originally published to our community through our newsletter and blog, the Do Better Better essays are now available in audio for the first time. You’ll learn how to ask questions and think about our changing world, for...

Duration:00:15:30

Do Better Better #11: The Trick to Unlocking Every Problem

12/30/2020
This episode was originally published in print on December 7, 2020. Originally published to our community through our newsletter and blog, the Do Better Better essays are now available in audio for the first time. You’ll learn how to ask questions and think about our changing world, for yourself, your family, and your business. These essays compliment the audio version of our weekly newsletter, and of course, our ground-breaking conversations with diverse, interdisciplinary humans working on...

Duration:00:10:54

Do Better Better #10: “Even the smallest person can change the course of the future”

12/29/2020
This episode was originally published in print on November 22, 2020. Originally published to our community through our newsletter and blog, the Do Better Better essays are now available in audio for the first time. You’ll learn how to ask questions and think about our changing world, for yourself, your family, and your business. These essays compliment the audio version of our weekly newsletter, and of course, our ground-breaking conversations with diverse, interdisciplinary humans working...

Duration:00:11:54

Do Better Better #9: Georgia On My Mind

12/28/2020
This episode was originally published in print on November 9, 2020. Originally published to our community through our newsletter and blog, the Do Better Better essays are now available in audio for the first time. You’ll learn how to ask questions and think about our changing world, for yourself, your family, and your business. These essays compliment the audio version of our weekly newsletter, and of course, our ground-breaking conversations with diverse, interdisciplinary humans working on...

Duration:00:08:23

Issue #211: The 80/20 Problem of Our Time

12/25/2020
Happy Holidays! In brief, this week: how to breathe in India. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/12/17/world/asia/india-pollution-inequality.html ("Who Gets to Breathe Clean Air in New Delhi?") Find links from this newsletter and more at https://slack-redir.net/link?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimportantnotimportant.com%2Fnewsletter (importantnotimportant.com/newsletter) Got feedback? Email us at funtalk@importantnotimportant.com Follow us on Twitter athttps://www.twitter.com/importantnotimp (...

Duration:00:04:02

Do Better Better #8: One Choice Determined the Last 400 Years

12/24/2020
This episode was originally published in print on October 11, 2020. Originally published to our community through our newsletter and blog, the Do Better Better essays are now available in audio for the first time. You’ll learn how to ask questions and think about our changing world, for yourself, your family, and your business. These essays compliment the audio version of our weekly newsletter, and of course, our ground-breaking conversations with diverse, interdisciplinary humans working on...

Duration:00:09:51

Do Better Better #7: Let's Measure How Exposed You Are, Shall We?

12/23/2020
This episode was originally published in print on September 20, 2020. Originally published to our community through our newsletter and blog, the Do Better Better essays are now available in audio for the first time. You’ll learn how to ask questions and think about our changing world, for yourself, your family, and your business. These essays compliment the audio version of our weekly newsletter, and of course, our ground-breaking conversations with diverse, interdisciplinary humans working...

Duration:00:15:01

Do Better Better #6: How to Spend The Next 10 Years

12/22/2020
This episode was originally published in print on September 7, 2020. Originally published to our community through our newsletter and blog, the Do Better Better essays are now available in audio for the first time. You’ll learn how to ask questions and think about our changing world, for yourself, your family, and your business. These essays compliment the audio version of our weekly newsletter, and of course, our ground-breaking conversations with diverse, interdisciplinary humans working...

Duration:00:10:19

Do Better Better #5: How to Spend Your Time Right Now

12/21/2020
This episode was originally published in print on August 29, 2020. Originally published to our community through our newsletter and blog, the Do Better Better essays are now available in audio for the first time. You’ll learn how to ask questions and think about our changing world, for yourself, your family, and your business. These essays compliment the audio version of our weekly newsletter, and of course, our ground-breaking conversations with diverse, interdisciplinary humans working on...

Duration:00:12:28

Issue #210: Checking Your Clean Air Privilege, Fighting COVID Misinformation, & Starving for Capitalism

12/18/2020
This week: Justice for Ella Kissi-Debrah; fighting COVID misinformation on Facebook; how often should your kids be on antibiotics?; and what hunger does to a nation (during a pandemic (during a climate crisis)). Applying to the Galactic Federation doesn't go well, no, not at all. Find links from this newsletter and more at https://slack-redir.net/link?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimportantnotimportant.com%2Fnewsletter (importantnotimportant.com/newsletter) Got feedback? Email us at...

Duration:00:08:29

Do Better Better #4: How To Pass A Test

12/17/2020
This episode was originally published in print on August 29, 2020. Originally published to our community through our newsletter and blog, the Do Better Better essays are now available in audio for the first time. You’ll learn how to ask questions and think about our changing world, for yourself, your family, and your business. These essays compliment the audio version of our weekly newsletter, and of course, our ground-breaking conversations with diverse, interdisciplinary humans working on...

Duration:00:14:32

Do Better Better #3: This Is What Makes Us Exceptional

12/16/2020
This essay was originally published in print August 2, 2020 Originally published to our community through our newsletter and blog, the Do Better Better essays are now available in audio for the first time. You’ll learn how to ask questions and think about our changing world, for yourself, your family, and your business. These essays compliment the audio version of our weekly newsletter, and of course, our ground-breaking conversations with diverse, interdisciplinary humans working on the...

Duration:00:12:54

Do Better Better #2: Why Do We Exist?

12/15/2020
This essay was originally published in print July 26, 2020 Originally published to our community through our newsletter and blog, the Do Better Better essays are now available in audio for the first time. You’ll learn how to ask questions and think about our changing world, for yourself, your family, and your business. These essays compliment the audio version of our weekly newsletter, and of course, our ground-breaking conversations with diverse, interdisciplinary humans working on the...

Duration:00:06:16

Do Better Better #1: Who Do You Want To Be? And Why?

12/14/2020
This essay was originally published in print July 19, 2020 This week, we’re introducing Do Better Better: essays to plan for the future, today. Originally published to our community through our newsletter and blog, now available in audio for the first time. You’ll learn how to ask questions and think about our changing world, for yourself, your family, and your business. These essays compliment the audio version of our weekly newsletter, and of course our ground-breaking conversations with...

Duration:00:10:47

Issue #209: This is Definitely Important Probably, Guy Fieri Rescues the Restaurant Industry, When Water Meets Capitalism

12/11/2020
This week: The 80-20 Rule works both ways; The incredibly timely importance of probably; We can learn a lot on how to think from a survey of 700 epidemiologists by the New York Times; The second-order effects of everything; And water is getting scarce; Find links from this newsletter and more at https://slack-redir.net/link?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimportantnotimportant.com%2Fnewsletter (importantnotimportant.com/newsletter) Got feedback? Email us at funtalk@importantnotimportant.com Follow us on...

Duration:00:10:14

Issue #208: Something new

12/4/2020
We’re moving the audio version of our Webby and Shorty-nominated newsletter into our main podcast feed and we can’t wait to share it with you today. If you’re new to our community, welcome! This newsletter pairs the most vital science news of the week with specific, data-driven Action Steps you can take to fight for a better future — for everyone. Today is a little longer — something to set the table, if you will, as we rethink how to think about the news in 2021. You can get your newsletter...

Duration:00:12:41