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 exilelifestyle.com, and his books can be found at colin.io.

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

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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New Normal

  • December 07, 2016
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In this week’s episode we talk about hurricane names, allergy shots, and thunderstorm asthma.

We also discuss the existing and impending consequences of climate change, metagenonic smog, and how authoritarianism is linked to the perception of instability.
 

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Digital Lives

  • November 30, 2016
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On this week’s episode, we discuss cutting the internet umbilical, both intentionally and against one’s will.

We also discuss some truly unfortunate near-future scenarios and marvel over the sprawling footprint of a powerful few tech companies.
 

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Upsetting Norms

  • November 23, 2016
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Today we talk about societal norms, how they’re maintained, and why it’s so uncomfortable and difficult to imagine a world without them.

We also discuss international sovereignty, the free press, and fictional archetypes.
 

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Copyright & Fair Use

  • November 16, 2016
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On this week’s episode, we get into the muddy, blurry worlds of Copyright, Fair Use, and Public Domain, and ask whether an array of modern tech company logos were stolen from a design book published in the 80s.

We also manage to talk about Mickey Mouse, Google, and David Lynch.
 

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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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