Episodes
This week we talk about Pedro Castillo, Keiko Fujimori, and The Shining Path. We also discuss Peruanismo, Fujishock, and bloodless military coups. Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com My daily news summary: onesentencenews.com My other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 07/27/21
This week we talk about COVID variants, France, and Freedom Day. We also discuss the UK, vaccine passports, and insufficient data. Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com My daily news summary: onesentencenews.com My other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 07/20/21
This week we talk about heat domes, wet-bulb temperatures, and memes. We also discuss wildfires, humidity, and climate change. Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com My daily news summary: onesentencenews.com My other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 07/13/21
This week we talk about the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation, octopuses, and sentience. We also discuss pain, lab-grown meat, and Humphrey Primatt. Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com My daily news summary: onesentencenews.com My other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 07/06/21
This week we talk about job reports, Chartism, and the eight-hour workday. We also discuss work from home arrangements, the minimum wage, and quitting. Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com My daily news summary: onesentencenews.com My other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 06/29/21
This week we talk about smallpox, the FDA, and Aducanumab. We also discuss Biogen, regulatory capture, and the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com My daily news summary: onesentencenews.com My other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 06/22/21
This week we talk about 7-Eleven, Tesla, and direct-current charging. We also discuss Studebaker Automobile Company, wireless charging, and hydrogen. Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com My daily news summary: onesentencenews.com My other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 06/15/21
This week we talk about quinine, the R21 vaccine, and Anopheles. We also discuss mosquitoes, repellents, and the World Health Organization. Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com My daily news summary: onesentencenews.com My other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 06/08/21
This week we talk about Chen Duxiu, online propaganda, and Wolf Warrior 2. We also discuss Xi Jinping, colonialism, and Confucius Institutes. Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com My daily news summary: onesentencenews.com My other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 06/01/21
This week we talk about DarkSide, Colonial Pipeline, and Exit Scams. We also discuss Khnumhotep II, the Caesar cipher, and Ireland's healthcare system. Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com My daily news summary: onesentencenews.com My other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 05/25/21
This week we talk about Jair Bolsonaro, the Marajoara, and Lula. We also discuss the Amazon Rainforest, sugarcane, and Portugal. Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com My daily news summary: onesentencenews.com My other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 05/18/21
This week we talk about drugs, Nazis, and the Sackler family. We also discuss oxycodone, OxyContin, and bankruptcy. Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com My daily news summary: onesentencenews.com My other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 05/11/21
This week we talk about anosmia, scented candles, and post-infection health issues. We also discuss COVID long-haulers, the second pandemic, and snake oil salesmen. Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com My daily news summary: onesentencenews.com My other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 05/04/21
This week we talk about the Republic of Chad, Free France, and Idriss Déby. We also discuss Hissène Habré, Félix Éboué, and FACT. Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com My daily news summary: onesentencenews.com My other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 04/27/21
This week we talk about confirmshaming, auto opt-ins, and WinRed. We also discuss campaign contributions, Columbia House, and money bombs. Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com My daily news summary: onesentencenews.com My other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 04/20/21
This week we talk about nuclear proliferation, the Manhattan Project, and Britain's nuclear arsenal. We also discuss the Decade of Concern, Taiwan as a flashpoint, and the history of nuclear armament. Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com My daily news summary: onesentencenews.com My other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 04/13/21
This week we talk about windmills, windpumps, and wind turbines. We also discuss Biden's infrastructure proposal, megawatts, and birds. Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com My daily news summary: onesentencenews.com My other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 04/06/21
This week we talk about NFTs, scarcity, and the Diamond-Water Paradox. We also discuss tokens, Beeple, and Bitcoin. Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com Daily news summary: onesentencenews.com My other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 03/30/21
This week we talk about vaccine diplomacy, immunization passports, and the cost of shutdowns. We also discuss the Great Plague of London, A Journal of the Plague Year, and Samuel Pepys. Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com Daily news summary: yesterdaysnewsletter.com My other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 03/23/21
Note: Some folks only received the first 7 minutes of last week's episode. If that was the case for you, you can either re-download the episode, or delete the 7-minute version you already have downloaded and then re-download it, to listen to the whole thing. Sorry about that! Technology is weird and unknowable sometimes; like a cat. This week we talk about Stuxnet, Hafnium, and SolarWinds. We also discuss espionage, proportionality, and APT 69420. Support the show:...
Published 03/16/21
Note: I'm not entirely sure why this episode initially cut off after the intro, but I re-uploaded everything and it should be available at its full length shortly. Apologies for that, and thanks to those of you who let me know! This week we talk about McKinsey, Taylorism, and Purdue Pharma. We also discuss Fordism, scientific management, and Enron. Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com Daily news summary:...
Published 03/09/21
This week we talk about Pizzanet, Cyberslice, and GrubHub. We also discuss DoorDash, World Wide Waiter, and food delivery apps. Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com Daily news summary: yesterdaysnewsletter.com My other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 03/02/21
This week we talk about cookies, ATT, and IDFAs. We also discuss Federated Learning of Cohorts, targeted ads, and Facebook. Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com Daily news summary: yesterdaysnewsletter.com My other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 02/23/21
This week we talk about Dogecoin, GameStop, and the short squeeze. We also discuss Bitcoin, Greater Fools, and bubbles. Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support  Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com Daily news summary: yesterdaysnewsletter.com My other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 02/16/21
This week we talk about Aung San, the Anglo-Burmese Wars, and the 2021 Myanmar military coup. We also discuss Aung San Suu Kyi, genocide, and the politics of democracy. Become a patron: patreon.com/letsknowthings (patrons get access to an ad-free version of the show, and a bonus episode each month) Support the show: letsknowthings.com/support (monetarily or non-monetarily) Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com Daily summary of the previous day's news that I curate:...
Published 02/09/21