Colin Wright, author and host of the Let's Know Things podcast

About the Host

Colin Wright is an author and speaker who typically moves to a new country every four months based on the votes of his readers.

He's currently working from a small flat in Wichita, Kansas, and is just as confused by this as everyone else.

Colin's blog is at, and his books can be found at

You also find him all over social media, but he's especially prolific on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Posts by colin


  • January 18, 2017
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This week, we talk about self-driving trucks, Malthusian catastrophes, and human obsolescence.

We also discuss zero marginal cost societies, Foxbots, and centaurs.



  • January 11, 2017
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This week we discuss protests in several different contexts.

We also talk crypto-authoritarianism, clicktivism, and signaling theory.



  • January 04, 2017
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This week we talk about the net-casting spider, space junk, and Kessler syndrome.

We also discuss NASA spinoffs, cowboys, and Mars rover bacteria.


Loot & Morality

  • December 27, 2016
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This week we talk about the German kunstschutz unit, the Venus de Milo, and slavery reparations.

We also discuss Operation Mummy’s Curse, Nazi plunder, and the evolution of morality.


Prejudged Substance

  • December 21, 2016
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This week we talk about raves, the Opium Wars, and the Barbie Drug.

We also discuss guided psychedelic therapy, MDMA, nootropics, and alcohol.


Show Summary

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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