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Violent Entertainment

1/14/2018
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Is TV getting more violent?Are we being desensitize to horror and violence? Does something need to be done?

Duration:00:19:59


Swimming with Crocodiles

1/5/2018
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How dangerous is it to swim with crocodiles? To do so would you be the idiot of the century? Is the notoriety worth it? Image: Magnus Manske via Wikipedia

Duration:00:16:57


Social Questions

12/30/2017
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Why do we ask questions when we don't really care about the answer? What information can you glean from polite questions? Wouldn't it be better if we just asked direct questions? Image: Minnie E. Kenney Paull via Wikipedia

Duration:00:19:38


Christmas Presents

12/22/2017
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Why is it so hard to choose presents? Image: JD Hancock via Flickr

Duration:00:19:50


Princesses

12/15/2017
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What makes a princess? Does looking the part make a difference? What does it mean to be the genuine article? Image: Kevin Casper

Duration:00:20:05


Not Getting Ripped Off

12/8/2017
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How do you not look like a tourist? What stops street sellers badgering locals? What is the role of information in haggling? Image: Wanderlane via Flickr

Duration:00:19:43


Parking Meter

12/1/2017
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What to parking meters tell us about user interfaces. Why is it so hard to use an unfamiliar keyboard? Why is the numpad on your keyboard the opposite way up than the one on your phone? image: ehendel via pixabay

Duration:00:20:34


Haircut

11/24/2017
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How do you know when you need a hair cut? How do you monitor gradual change so you know when to act? Photo: Tom Diggers via flickr

Duration:00:20:58


Planning

11/17/2017
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Is planning always a good idea? Are there cases where it's best not to plan? Is winging it sometimes the best strategy? Image: https://www.pexels.com/photo/schedule-planning-startup-launching-7376/

Duration:00:19:02


Inheritance

11/3/2017
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Chris, Nick and Fraser discuss the inheritance and ownership.

Duration:00:17:30


Plot Spoilers

10/21/2017
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SPOILER ALERT - Chris, Nick and Fraser reveal what they think is so emotionally jarring about spoilers.

Duration:00:22:49


Killer Robots

10/13/2017
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Chris, Nick and Fraser pass the time in hiding from a T-1000 by discussing automation of weaponry.

Duration:00:22:36


Switzerland

10/9/2017
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Chris, Nick and Fraser wonder if Switzerland is as boring as people say.

Duration:00:20:56


Shoe signals

9/22/2017
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Nick, Chris and Fraser discuss whether one can reasonably expect a modern gentleman to own tan colored shoes. What can you tell about a person from their shoes?

Duration:00:21:56


Outsourcing Risk

9/10/2017
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Chris, Fraser and Peter discuss risk and outsourcing. Is it possible to reduce the risk through outsourcing?

Duration:00:19:09


Useful Computer Games

8/25/2017
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Fraser, Nick, Peter and Chris discuss computer games and simulations. How are they useful to real life decision makers?

Duration:00:21:13


Drugs and Prohibition

8/18/2017
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Nick, Fraser, Chris and Peter talk (soberly) about prohibition of harmful substances.

Duration:00:23:22


Late vs Early

8/6/2017
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Chris, Peter and Fraser talk about being late and being early. Which is worse?

Duration:00:27:16


Naughty Google

7/28/2017
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Peter, Fraser and Nick talk about the £2.42bn fine levied against Google by the European Commission for manipulating search results. Are monopolies in the tech world necessarily bad?

Duration:00:21:28


Political Schadenfreude

7/21/2017
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Chris, Nick and Fraser explore why the humbling of important public figures is particularly satisfying.

Duration:00:19:04

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