Posts by colin

Incentives

This week we talk about net metering, reproducibility, and the Laffer Curve.

We also discuss Amgen, anecdote, and the Edison Electrical Institute.

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Background Technologies

This week we talk about domestication, exoskeletons, and biometric tattoos.

We also discuss RFID pills, genetic algorithms, and the Nike Vapor Razor Talon.

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Impulse Control

This week we discuss tetraethyllead, alcoholism, and irresistible impulses.

We also talk about the Twinkie Defense, lead poisoning, and affluenza.

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Hegemony

This week we discuss China, Tesla, and The Fate of the Furious.

We also talk about Will & Grace, the Pax Romana, and cultural hegemony.

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Bitcoin

This week we talk about counterfeit rupees, the blockchain, and cryptocurrency.

We also discuss Ethereum, bubbles, and Dutch tulip mania.

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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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