Posts by colin

Protests

  • 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.

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Frontiers

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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False Prophets

  • December 14, 2016
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This week, we discuss the five main philosophical theories of truth, the concept of post-truth, and how both play into political polls and journalism.

We also talk about demagoguery, emotions, and internet memes made tangible.

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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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