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Let's Know Things

Let's Know Things is a show about putting current events into context. Rather than simply discussing the news, in each episode we use a news item as a starting point for a larger discussion about a particular industry, society, ourselves, and the world.
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Apr 18, 2017

On this week's episode we talk about chatbots, social media cheats, and robot lawyers.

We also discuss logic trees, digital familiars, and the Matthew Effect.

Let's Know Things is hosted by Colin Wright.

For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com.

My new book Becoming Who We Need To Be is available for pre-order (and will hit shelves May 1, 2017).

This episode is sponsored by Hostgator, Audible, and listeners like you.

Apr 11, 2017

On this week's episode we talk about fossil fuels, the EPA, and the yoga industry.

We also discuss the Carboniferous period, clean coal, and corporate sociopathy.

Let's Know Things is hosted by Colin Wright.

For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com.

My new book Becoming Who We Need To Be is available for pre-order (and will hit shelves May 1, 2017).

This episode is sponsored by Hostgator, Audible, and listeners like you.

Apr 4, 2017

This week we talk about terrorism, acronyms, and Doge.

We also discuss memetics, mass surveillance, and the Irish Republican Army.

Let's Know Things is hosted by Colin Wright.

For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com.

My new book Becoming Who We Need To Be is available for pre-order (and will hit shelves May 1, 2017).

This episode is sponsored by Hostgator, Audible, and listeners like you.

Mar 28, 2017

This week we talk about authenticity, Rookie magazine, and PRIZM.

We also discuss product placement, Jersey Shore, and the two-step flow of communication model.

Let's Know Things is hosted by Colin Wright.

For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com.

My new book Becoming Who We Need To Be is available for pre-order (and will hit shelves May 1, 2017).

This episode is sponsored by Hostgator, Audible, and listeners like you.

Mar 21, 2017

This week we talk about blackballing, #DeleteUber, and the spirit of the law.

We also touch on taxes, Freemasons, and ride-share unions.

Let's Know Things is hosted by Colin Wright.

For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com.

This episode is sponsored by Hostgator, Audible, and listeners like you.

Mar 14, 2017

This week we talk about chronological snobbery, signaling theory, and the Chicken Connoisseur.

We also discuss social cognition, Discover Weekly, and subjective taste.

Let's Know Things is hosted by Colin Wright.

For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com.

This episode is sponsored by Hostgator, Audible, and listeners like you.

Mar 8, 2017

This week we discuss dark patterns, Facebook, and the tycoon monomyth.

We also talk about user interfaces, social network governance, and prioritized metrics.

Let's Know Things is hosted by Colin Wright.

For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com.

This episode is sponsored by Hostgator, Audible, and listeners like you.

Mar 1, 2017

This week we talk about the Harlem Hammer, COINTELPRO, and punching nazis.

We also discuss nonviolent protest, the Reichstag Fire Decree, and doxxing.

Let's Know Things is hosted by Colin Wright.

For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com.

This episode is sponsored by Hostgator, Audible, and listeners like you.

Feb 22, 2017

This week we discuss brachycephalic dogs, maize, and birth control.

We also talk about lab mice, chimpanzee sanctuaries, and veterinarians.

Let's Know Things is hosted by Colin Wright.

For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com.

This episode is sponsored by Hostgator, Audible, and listeners like you.

Feb 15, 2017

This week we talk about enemies who are friends, globalization, and non-polarized opinions.

We also discuss the Tea Party, capitalism, and Uncle Joe.

Let's Know Things is hosted by Colin Wright.

For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com.

This episode is sponsored by Hostgator, Audible, and listeners like you.

Feb 8, 2017

This week we talk about noble lies, compassion fatigue, and addiction.

We also discuss the melting arctic, empathy, and red alert causes.

Let's Know Things is hosted by Colin Wright.

For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com.

This episode is sponsored by Hostgator, Audible, and listeners like you.

Feb 1, 2017

This week we talk about smart mobs, reddit, and Kompromat.

We also discuss salacious dossiers, mob justice, and data-driven journalism.

Let's Know Things is hosted by Colin Wright.

For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com.

This episode is sponsored by Hostgator, Audible, and listeners like you.

Jan 25, 2017

This week we discuss hackers, video games, and Project Xanadu.

We also talk about art, Mirai botnets, and intertwingularity.

Let's Know Things is hosted by Colin Wright.

For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com.

This episode is sponsored by Hostgator, Audible, and listeners like you.

Jan 18, 2017

This week, we talk about self-driving trucks, Malthusian catastrophes, and human obsolescence.

We also discuss zero marginal cost societies, Foxbots, and centaurs.

Let's Know Things is hosted by Colin Wright.

For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com.

This episode is sponsored by Hostgator, Audible, and listeners like you.

Jan 11, 2017

This week we discuss protests in several different contexts.

We also talk crypto-authoritarianism, clicktivism, and signaling theory.

Let's Know Things is hosted by Colin Wright.

For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com.

This episode is sponsored by Hostgator, Audible, and listeners like you.

Jan 4, 2017

This week we talk about the net-casting spider, space junk, and Kessler syndrome.

We also discuss NASA spinoffs, cowboys, and Mars rover bacteria.

Let's Know Things is hosted by Colin Wright.

For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com.

This episode is sponsored by Hostgator, Audible, and listeners like you.

Dec 28, 2016

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.

Let's Know Things is hosted by Colin Wright.

For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com.

This episode is sponsored by Hostgator, Audible, and listeners like you.

Dec 21, 2016

This week we talk about raves, the Opium Wars, and the Barbie Drug.

We also discuss guided psychedelic therapy, MDMA, nootropics, and alcohol.

Let's Know Things is hosted by Colin Wright.

For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com.

This episode is sponsored by Hostgator, Audible, and listeners like you.

Dec 14, 2016

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.

Let's Know Things is hosted by Colin Wright.

For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com.

This episode is sponsored by Hostgator, Audible, and listeners like you.

Dec 7, 2016

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.

Let's Know Things is produced and hosted by Colin Wright.

For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com.

This episode is sponsored by Hostgator, Audible, and listeners like you.

Nov 30, 2016

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.

Let's Know Things is produced and hosted by Colin Wright.

For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com.

Nov 23, 2016

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.

Let's Know Things is produced and hosted by Colin Wright.

For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com.

Nov 16, 2016

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.

Let's Know Things is produced and hosted by Colin Wright.

For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com

Nov 9, 2016

This week, we talk about doublespeak and political scandals that make sense, but also don't.

We also discuss the Great Barrier Reef's obituary, the response to it, and what this says about what we say, what we don't say, and why we either say or do not say these things.

Let's Know Things is produced and hosted by Colin Wright.

For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com

Nov 2, 2016

On this week's episode of Let's Know Things, we talk about logotypes and brands, alongside social psychology and sexual fluidity.

We'll also touch on Platonic Idealism and frenemy heuristics.

Let's Know Things is produced and hosted by Colin Wright.

For more information about the podcast, and to view the copious show notes, visit letsknowthings.com

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