Episodes
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
This week we talk about the Soviet Union, Alexei Navalny, and Vladimir Putin. We also discuss Russia of the Future, protests, and Putin's Palace. 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: yesterdaysnewsletter.com You might also...
Published 02/02/21
This week we talk about GABA, Driftwell, and functional beverages. We also discuss L-Theanine, magnesium, and marketing. 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: yesterdaysnewsletter.com You might also enjoy my other podcast:...
Published 01/26/21
This week we talk about Section 230, Trump’s online bans, and extraterritorial jurisdiction. We also discuss the Digital Markets Act, liability, and the European Union. 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 01/19/21
I've got something a little different for you today: a bonus episode from my other podcast, Brain Lenses, that I think is particularly relevant to the sorts of things I talk about on Let's Know Things. I originally recorded this several weeks ago, intending to publish it as soon as things settled down in the news a bit. But then, well, things never did. I hope you enjoy what you hear, and if you're keen to subscribe to Brain Lenses you can do so wherever you get your podcasts, or at...
Published 01/14/21
This week we talk about The Great Stagnation, Robert Solow, and total factor productivity. We also discuss low-hanging economic fruit, technological innovations, and looms. 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 01/12/21
This week we discuss seisachtheia, Jubilee years, and student debt cancellation. We also discuss Solon, healthcare, and the cost of higher education in the US. 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 01/05/21
This week we talk about Qatar, the FIFA 2022 World Cup, and carbon neutrality. We also discuss Middle Eastern conflicts, sporting event diplomacy, and human rights. 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 12/29/20
This week we talk about the Chakri dynasty, the Siamese Revolution of 1932, and the 2020 Thai protests. We also discuss the FFP, the Tai peoples, and German ski resorts. 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 12/22/20
This week we talk about [email protected], macromolecules, and AlphaFold2. We also discuss proteins, Foldit, and CASP. 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: yesterdaysnewsletter.com You might also enjoy my other podcast:...
Published 12/15/20
This week we talk about the iOS App Store, GeForce Now, and web-based gaming. We also discuss Android, Fortnite, and browser capabilities. 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: yesterdaysnewsletter.com You might also enjoy...
Published 12/08/20
This week we talk about Messenger RNA, recombinant vaccines, and COVID. We also discuss the history of vaccine development, variolation, and efficacy versus effectiveness. 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 12/01/20
This week we talk about RCEP, diplomacy, and the TPP. We also discuss the CPTPP, trade liberalization, and geopolitical gravity. 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 You might also enjoy my other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 11/24/20
This week we talk about coups, Nigeria, and #EndSARS. We also discuss the Spacial Anti-Robbery Squad, SWAT, and the Lekki Massacre. 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 You might also enjoy my other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 11/17/20
This week we talk about fuel cells, steam reforming, and electrolyzers. We also discuss the hydrogen economy, fracking, and the race between the EU and China to claim hydrogen fuel dominance. 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 You might also enjoy my other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 11/10/20
This week we talk about the COVID-19 pandemic, thus far, and what might happen next. We also discuss air circulation, face masks, and secondary consequences. Become a patron: patreon.com/letsknowthings (patrons receive a bonus episode of the show each month) Support the show: letsknowthings.com/support (monetarily or non-monetarily) Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com You might also enjoy my other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 11/03/20
This week we talk about economies of scale, Foxconn, and the skateboardification of the electric vehicle world. We also discuss EV economics, vertical integration, and Tesla. Become a patron: patreon.com/letsknowthings (patrons receive a bonus episode of the show each month) Support the show: letsknowthings.com/support (monetarily or non-monetarily) Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com You might also enjoy my other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 10/27/20
This week we talk about lobbying, Coinbase, and stakeholder capitalism. We also discuss the attempt to be apolitical, neutrality as non-neutrality, and venture capitalists. Become a patron: patreon.com/letsknowthings (patrons receive a bonus episode of the show each month) Support the show: letsknowthings.com/support (monetarily or non-monetarily) Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com You might also enjoy my other podcast: brainlenses.com
Published 10/20/20