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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

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


Impulse Control

7/4/2017
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This week we discuss tetraethyllead, alcoholism, and irresistible impulses. We also talk about the Twinkie Defense, lead poisoning, and affluenza. 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 Everlane,...

Duration: 00:51:58


Hegemony

6/27/2017
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This week we discuss China, Tesla, and The Fate of the Furious. We also talk about Will & Grace, the Pax Romana, and cultural hegemony. 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 is brought to you by Hostgator, Audible, and listeners like you.

Duration: 00:47:30


Bitcoin

6/20/2017
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This week we talk about counterfeit rupees, the blockchain, and cryptocurrency. We also discuss Ethereum, bubbles, and Dutch tulip mania. 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 is brought to you by Everlane, Lynda, and listeners like you.

Duration: 01:03:27


Cultural Appropriation

6/13/2017
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This week we discuss privilege, cochlear implants, and who should sell burritos. We also talk about skin whitening, X-linked hypophosphatemia, and the diffusion of innovations. 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 is brought to you by Everlane, Lynda, and listeners like you.

Duration: 01:02:38


Boycotts

6/6/2017
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This week we talk about Sean Hannity, Media Matters, and ethical consumption. We also discuss conspiracy theories, the Irish National Land League, and girlcotts. 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 is brought to you by Everlane, Lynda, and listeners like you.

Duration: 00:56:12


Sanctions

5/30/2017
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This week we talk about Smart Power, Iran, and little green men. We also discuss the Organization of American States, a well-known embargo, and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. 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 is brought to you by Everlane, Lynda, and listeners like you.

Duration: 00:56:33


Analogies

5/23/2017
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This week we talk about neuroscience, engineer's disease, and neural laces. We also discuss the computational theory of mind, EEG headsets, and Descartes. For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. LKT is now on Patreon! Become a patron. My new book Becoming Who We Need To Be is available as an audiobook, paperback, and ebook. This episode is brought to you by Hostgator, Audible, and listeners like you.

Duration: 00:51:46


Kodi

5/16/2017
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This week we talk about 3D TVs, the Aereo, and fully loaded Kodi devices. We also discuss micropayments, television on Twitter, and the Digital Economy Act. For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. LKT is now on Patreon! Become a patron. My new book Becoming Who We Need To Be is available as an audiobook, paperback, and ebook. This episode is brought to you by Hostgator, Audible, and listeners like you.

Duration: 00:59:46


Conflicts of Interest

5/9/2017
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This week we talk about business ethics, revolving doors, and Halliburton. We also discuss nepotism, the CIA's AWS, and Wall Street speeches. For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com. My new book Becoming Who We Need To Be is now available as an audiobook, paperback, and ebook. This episode is brought to you by Hostgator, Audible, and listeners like you.

Duration: 01:00:57

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