The Cloud

  • December 05, 2017
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This week we talk about room-sized computers, server farms, and hackers.

We also discuss teleprinters, Amazon Web Services, and fog computing.



  • November 28, 2017
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This week we talk about intelligence, the limits of language, and belief change.

We also discuss useless opinions, subjectivity, and gullibility.


Human Migration

  • November 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.


Organizing the Internet

  • November 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.


National Parks

  • November 07, 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.


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Let's Know Things is a podcast about adding context to the news. Each episode, host Colin Wright unspools a news item and discusses the broader topics that make it relevant and worth understanding.

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