Posts by colin

Hacking the System

  • August 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.


Electric Cars

  • August 08, 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.



  • August 01, 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.



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.



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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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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