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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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Aug 31, 2016

On this episode of <em>Let's Know Things</em>, we talk about how perception can influence our decisions, whether we're choosing a wine or a presidential candidate.

We'll also talk about how negative biases about some groups can color our impressions of potentially beneficial advances, and discuss how this knowledge might allow us to make better decisions for ourselves.

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

For more information about the podcast, to view the show notes, to sign up for the LKT newsletter, or to learn how best to support the show, visit letsknowthings.com.

Aug 23, 2016

On this week's episode of <em>Let's Know Things</em>, we touch on the idea of shunning, then deep-dive into empiricism versus faith, trust and journalism, and how politicians are like magicians.

We also discuss why diluting the influence of journalism and journalists is a wonderful short-term tactic, but potentially very harmful in the long-term.

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

For more information about the podcast, to view the show notes, to sign up for the LKT newsletter, or to learn how best to support the show, visit letsknowthings.com.

Aug 17, 2016

On today's episode we discuss intelligence, and in particular the types of intelligence we find outside of our own species.

We'll also address the questions we'll need to answer as we learn more about these non-human minds, and how our interactions with them might change our perception of society.

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

For more information about the podcast, to sign up for the LKT newsletter, or to learn how best to support the show, visit letsknowthings.com.

Aug 10, 2016

Today we'll talk about tourism, what it means and where it started, and how it's being usurped by companies like Airbnb.

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

For more information about the podcast, to sign up for the LKT newsletter, or to learn how best to support the show, visit letsknowthings.com.

Aug 3, 2016

On today's episode, we'll talk about the history of remote controls, before segueing into an exploration of the history of modern advertising.

From there, we discuss about the development of the internet, and how the current click-based economy grew out of that soil.

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

For more information about the podcast, to sign up for the LKT newsletter, or to learn how best to support the show, visit letsknowthings.com.

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