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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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English

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Episodes

Human Migration

11/21/2017
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This week we talk about Terra Australis, Puerto Rico, and the Free State Project. We also discuss the Spanish-American War, the European Refugee/Migrant Crisis, and Hurricane Maria. For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon. My book Becoming Who We Need To Be is available as an audiobook, paperback, and ebook.

Duration: 01:18:29


Organizing the Internet

11/14/2017
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This week we talk about Melvil Dewey, Peppa Pig, and algorithmically generated content. We also discuss creepy YouTube, hex triplets, and ad-based online infrastructure. For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon. My book Becoming Who We Need To Be is available as an audiobook, paperback, and ebook.

Duration: 00:58:12


National Parks

11/7/2017
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This week we talk about George Catlin, porcupine caribou, and the Bogd Khan Mountain. We also discuss Yosemite, the Department of the Interior, and the Louisiana Purchase. For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon. My book Becoming Who We Need To Be is available as an audiobook, paperback, and ebook.

Duration: 00:52:42


Universal Basic Services

10/31/2017
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This week we talk about scarcity, nationalization, and the dictatorship of the proletariat. We also discuss the National Health Service, technological unemployment, and manorialism. For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon. My book Becoming Who We Need To Be is available as an audiobook, paperback, and ebook.

Duration: 00:55:08


Young People & Smartphones

10/24/2017
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This week we talk about sleep debt, extended adolescence, and the psychic cost of everyday things. We also discuss the Blackberry Pearl, depression, and internet trolls. For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon. My book Becoming Who We Need To Be is available as an audiobook, paperback, and ebook.

Duration: 00:55:06


Stress

10/17/2017
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This week we talk about non-sexual arousal, environmental perception, and chronic stress. We also discuss the HPA axis, the self-help industry, and mindfulness. For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon. My book Becoming Who We Need To Be is available as an audiobook, paperback, and ebook.

Duration: 00:39:43


Artificial Womb

10/10/2017
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This week we talk about IVF, premies, and artificial wombs. We also discuss rites of passage, Brave New World, and the perceived place of women in society. For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon. Sponsors: Everlane & Hostgator My new book Becoming Who We Need To Be is available as an audiobook, paperback, and ebook.

Duration: 00:44:28


Tulip Mania

10/3/2017
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This week we talk about cyborgs, the Curse of Knowledge, and Tulip Mania. We also discuss the Eighty Years' War, distributed knowledge, and storytelling. For more information about this podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon. Sponsors: Audible & Hostgator My new book Becoming Who We Need To Be is available as an audiobook, paperback, and ebook.

Duration: 00:49:26


Asset Tokenization

9/26/2017
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This week we talk about liquid and illiquid assets, ICOs, and commodities. We also discuss soft power, tokenization, and state-run cryptocurrencies. For more information about the podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon. Sponsors: Audible & Everlane My new book Becoming Who We Need To Be is available as an audiobook, paperback, and ebook.

Duration: 00:50:32


Cassini-Huygens

9/19/2017
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This week we talk about rovers, probes, and the moons of Saturn. We also discuss Sputnik, Mir, and Instagram exclusives. For more information about the podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon. My new book Becoming Who We Need To Be is available as an audiobook, paperback, and ebook.

Duration: 01:00:21


Governments

9/12/2017
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This week we discuss Republics, graham crackers, and treason. We also talk about patriotism, Barrett Brown, and why breakfast is fake. For more information about the podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon. My new book Becoming Who We Need To Be is available as an audiobook, paperback, and ebook.

Duration: 00:57:16


Water Rights

9/5/2017
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This week we talk about human rights, robo-toilets, and Malvern Holy Water. We also discuss the scale of corporations, EBT, and Peruvian sewage treatment. For more information about the podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon. My new book Becoming Who We Need To Be is available as an audiobook, paperback, and ebook. This episode was sponsored by Audible & Everlane.

Duration: 00:52:49


Doxing

8/29/2017
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This week we discuss VPNs, Charlottesville, and the Paradox of Tolerance. We also talk about Cloudflare, the ACLU, and vigilante tweeting. For more information about the podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon. My new book Becoming Who We Need To Be is available as an audiobook, paperback, and ebook. This episode was sponsored by Audible & Hostgator.

Duration: 00:52:58


Plastic Bags

8/22/2017
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This week we discuss bag bans, immortal sponges, and polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride. We also talk about IKEA, the American Progressive Bag Alliance, and the lac bug. For more information about the podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon. My new book Becoming Who We Need To Be is available as an audiobook, paperback, and ebook. This episode was sponsored by Everlane & Hostgator.

Duration: 01:06:48


Hacking the System

8/15/2017
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This week we talk about QR codes, security theater, and hacking HBO. We also discuss Dunbar's Number, getting free meals for a year, and being rude to robots. For more information about the podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon. My new book Becoming Who We Need To Be is available as an audiobook, paperback, and ebook. This episode was sponsored by Everlane & Audible.

Duration: 01:01:13


Electric Cars

8/8/2017
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This week we talk about the GM EV1, the Chevy Volt, and the Tesla Model 3. We also discuss the fossil fuel death spiral, autonomous ridesharing, and the year 2040. For more information about the podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon. My new book Becoming Who We Need To Be is available as an audiobook, paperback, and ebook. This episode was sponsored by Hostgator & Audible.

Duration: 01:20:25


Corporatocracy

8/1/2017
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This week we discuss an array of -ocracies, the smartphone patent wars, and Google's Project Zero. We also talk about the world's richest man, seasteading, and private militaries. For more information about the podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon. My new book Becoming Who We Need To Be is available as an audiobook, paperback, and ebook. This episode was sponsored by Hostgator & Everlane.

Duration: 01:15:25


Evidence

7/25/2017
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This week we talk about faking Obama, Photoshop for audio, and the US Civil War. We also discuss knock-off Magic cards, artificial neural networks, and the Illuminati. For more information about the podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon. My new book Becoming Who We Need To Be is available as an audiobook, paperback, and ebook. This episode was sponsored by Hostgator & Audible.

Duration: 00:53:35


Incentives

7/18/2017
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This week we talk about net metering, reproducibility, and the Laffer Curve. We also discuss Amgen, anecdote, and the Edison Electrical Institute. For more information about the podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon and/or vote for LKT in the News & Politics category of the Podcast Awards. My new book Becoming Who We Need To Be is available as an audiobook, paperback, and ebook.

Duration: 00:58:22


Background Technologies

7/11/2017
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This week we talk about domestication, exoskeletons, and biometric tattoos. We also discuss RFID pills, genetic algorithms, and the Nike Vapor Razor Talon. For more information about the podcast and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. Become a patron on Patreon and/or vote for LKT in the News & Politics category of the Podcast Awards. My new book Becoming Who We Need To Be is available as an audiobook, paperback, and ebook. This episode is brought to you by...

Duration: 01:02:43

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