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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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Sep 27, 2016

On this episode, we talk about great big events, the interconnectedness of everything, and why it's so difficult for us to perceive outsized happenings — or in some cases even believe they exist.

We also take a look at cyanobacteria, riff on Mount Tambora, and learn the amazing name of a proto-bicycle.

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

For more information about the podcast, visit letsknowthings.com.

Sep 21, 2016

This week, we talk about population, and why we drown in think pieces every time it goes up or down worldwide or in a given locale.

We also address why it is that when we talk about population, we're usually not just talking about population.

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

For more information about the podcast, visit letsknowthings.com.

Sep 13, 2016

On this week's episode, we talk about words: their use, overuse, the watering-down of their meaning over time, and how they eventually acquire definition-baggage.

We also talk a bit about swearing and Pig Latin.

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.

Sep 7, 2016

On today's episode, we talk about the increasing number of ways the real world and the online world overlap, and what that means for how we exist and interact in these spaces.

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.

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