Posts by colin


  • 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.


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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