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Sep 18, 2018

This week we talk about the Safavids, Djibouti, and debt-book diplomacy.

We also discuss the Belt and Road Initiative, China's structural weaknesses, and the Silk Road.

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Sep 11, 2018

This week we talk about Morse & Piper, fake milk, and the Dust Bowl.

We also discuss FDA standards, plant-based protein, and soybean politics.

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Sep 4, 2018

This week we talk about the Ford Flivver, the Space Race, and ideas that came too soon.

We also discuss civil rights, the Nucleon, and ideas that came too late.

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Aug 28, 2018

This week we talk about Ambien, reputation management, and the Twinkie Defense.

We also discuss GABA, drug enforcement schedules, and moral judgement.

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Aug 21, 2018

This week we talk about Captology, Pigovian taxes, and dopamine.

We also discuss adolescent psychology, smoking, and dark patterns.

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