Cultural Appropriation

This week we discuss privilege, cochlear implants, and who should sell burritos.

We also talk about skin whitening, X-linked hypophosphatemia, and the diffusion of innovations.

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Boycotts

This week we talk about Sean Hannity, Media Matters, and ethical consumption.

We also discuss conspiracy theories, the Irish National Land League, and girlcotts.

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Sanctions

This week we talk about Smart Power, Iran, and little green men.

We also discuss the Organization of American States, a well-known embargo, and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

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Analogies

This week we talk about neuroscience, engineer’s disease, and neural laces.

We also discuss the computational theory of mind, EEG headsets, and Descartes.

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Kodi

This week we talk about 3D TVs, the Aereo, and fully loaded Kodi devices.

We also discuss micropayments, television on Twitter, and the Digital Economy Act.

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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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