Let's Know Things

By Colin Wright

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 May 24, 2020

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A calm, non-shouty, non-polemical, weekly news analysis podcast for folks of all stripes and leanings who want to know more about what's happening in the world around them. Hosted by analytic journalist Colin Wright since 2016.

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Episode Date
Project 2025
Jul 09, 2024
Chevron Deference
Jul 02, 2024
Axis of Disorder
Jun 25, 2024
France's Snap Election
Jun 18, 2024
Google AI Overviews
Jun 11, 2024
Trump's Conviction
Jun 04, 2024
UK General Election 2024
May 28, 2024
Gaza Conflict Update
May 21, 2024
La Niña 2024
May 14, 2024
GPS Jamming
May 07, 2024
TikTok Ban
Apr 30, 2024
Section 702
Apr 23, 2024
Presidential Immunity
Apr 16, 2024
XZ Utils Hack
Apr 09, 2024
Cocoa Shortage
Apr 02, 2024
DRC Conflict
Mar 26, 2024
Bigger Oil
Mar 19, 2024
Ukraine War Update (Early 2024)
Mar 12, 2024
LockBit
Mar 05, 2024
Japan's Economy
Feb 27, 2024
Spacial Computing
Feb 20, 2024
News Media Collapse
Feb 13, 2024
Autoimmune Disease Therapies
Feb 06, 2024
AI Impersonation
Jan 30, 2024
Middle East Conflicts
Jan 23, 2024
Ecuador State of Emergency
Jan 16, 2024
Subsidence
Jan 09, 2024
2024 Elections
Jan 02, 2024
Essequibo
Dec 19, 2023
Materials Science
Dec 12, 2023
Panama's Copper
Dec 05, 2023
Electric Lawn Care
Nov 28, 2023
COP28
Nov 21, 2023
The US Deficit
Nov 14, 2023
Regulating AI
Nov 07, 2023
Argentine Election
Oct 31, 2023
SB 253
Oct 24, 2023
Israel-Hamas War
Oct 17, 2023
Nvidia
Oct 10, 2023
Methane
Oct 03, 2023
Video Game Engines
Sep 26, 2023
Antiretroviral Therapies
Sep 19, 2023
China Standard Map
Sep 12, 2023
Gerontocracy
Sep 05, 2023
BRICS
Aug 29, 2023
Coup Belt
Aug 22, 2023
Bidenomics
Aug 15, 2023
Room-Temperature Superconductors
Aug 08, 2023
Extreme Heat
Aug 01, 2023
Automated Journalism
Jul 25, 2023
Entertainment Strikes
Jul 18, 2023
Social Graph
Jul 11, 2023
International Monetary Fund
Jul 04, 2023
Work From Home
Jun 27, 2023
Reddit Blackout
Jun 20, 2023
Particulates
Jun 13, 2023
Debt Ceiling Deal
Jun 06, 2023
Tactical Nukes
May 30, 2023
New Offensive in Ukraine
May 23, 2023
AVOD and FAST
May 16, 2023
Debt Crises
May 09, 2023
El Niño
May 02, 2023
CBAMs
Apr 25, 2023
The Discord Leaks
Apr 18, 2023
Immigration and Automation
Apr 11, 2023
Revenue Sharing
Apr 04, 2023
The Hydrogen Spectrum
Mar 28, 2023
Bank Runs
Mar 21, 2023
Avian Flu
Mar 14, 2023
Zero Interest-Rate Policy
Mar 07, 2023
Russian Invasion Anniversary
Feb 28, 2023
Social Insurance
Feb 21, 2023
Spy Balloons
Feb 14, 2023
Stock Buybacks
Feb 07, 2023
Anti-Obesity Medication
Jan 31, 2023
Non-Competes
Jan 24, 2023
RISC-V
Jan 17, 2023
Naloxone
Jan 10, 2023
Password Vaults
Jan 03, 2023
Last Week of the Year Break
Dec 27, 2022
ChatGPT
Dec 20, 2022
BYD
Dec 13, 2022
Voice Assistants
Dec 06, 2022
Low-Carbon Concrete
Nov 29, 2022
Crypto Contagion
Nov 22, 2022
US Midterms 2022
Nov 15, 2022
US-Saudi Relations
Nov 08, 2022
Alt-Tech
Nov 01, 2022
Chip War
Oct 25, 2022
COVID Winter 2022
Oct 18, 2022
Housing Crises
Oct 11, 2022
The Kia Challenge
Oct 04, 2022
Russia's Invasion
Sep 27, 2022
Frontier Mining
Sep 20, 2022
Apple Ads
Sep 13, 2022
Hydro Power
Sep 06, 2022
DALL-E 2
Aug 30, 2022
Other Conflicts
Aug 23, 2022
Franchises
Aug 16, 2022
China's Demographic Crisis
Aug 09, 2022
Fleet Electrification
Aug 02, 2022
CRISPR
Jul 26, 2022
Monkeypox
Jul 19, 2022
Sunscreen
Jul 12, 2022
Funding Journalism
Jul 05, 2022
Proof-of-Stake
Jun 28, 2022
Neon
Jun 21, 2022
Friendshoring
Jun 14, 2022
Shein
Jun 07, 2022
ESG Investing
May 31, 2022
2022 Crypto Crash
May 24, 2022
Abortion Pills
May 17, 2022
Mass Timber
May 10, 2022
Shanghai Lockdown
May 03, 2022
Real Estate Companies
Apr 26, 2022
Sri Lanka
Apr 19, 2022
Solar
Apr 12, 2022
International Telecommunication Union
Apr 05, 2022
BA.2 Bump
Mar 29, 2022
Staple Foods
Mar 22, 2022
False Narratives
Mar 15, 2022
International Law
Mar 08, 2022
Speculation
Mar 01, 2022
Car Accidents
Feb 22, 2022
Endemic COVID
Feb 15, 2022
Nuclear Fusion
Feb 08, 2022
Free Information
Feb 01, 2022
Kazakhstan
Jan 25, 2022
Non-Fungible Tokens
Jan 18, 2022
Private Space Stations
Jan 11, 2022
Pegasus Spyware
Jan 04, 2022
Log4Shell
Dec 28, 2021
Doomsday Glacier
Dec 21, 2021
Livestream Shopping
Dec 14, 2021
Pandemic Travel
Dec 07, 2021
Winter 2021 COVID Update
Nov 30, 2021
Quadcopters
Nov 23, 2021
Pay To Preserve
Nov 16, 2021
Lebanon & Saudi Arabia
Nov 09, 2021
Sudan
Nov 02, 2021
Strikes
Oct 26, 2021
Eco-Anxiety
Oct 19, 2021
Hacks & Leaks
Oct 12, 2021
Debt Ceiling
Oct 05, 2021
Chain of Command
Sep 28, 2021
Buy Now Pay Later
Sep 21, 2021
Preowned Clothing
Sep 14, 2021
Arms Proliferation
Sep 07, 2021
Carbon Offsets
Aug 31, 2021
China's Economic Crackdown
Aug 24, 2021
Joint Military Exercises
Aug 17, 2021
Natural Gas
Aug 10, 2021
Hubble Space Telescope
Aug 03, 2021
Peruvian 2021 Election
Jul 27, 2021
Delta Variant
Jul 20, 2021
Extreme Heat
Jul 13, 2021
Animal Welfare
Jul 06, 2021
The Great Resignation
Jun 29, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration
Jun 22, 2021
Charging Stations
Jun 15, 2021
Malaria
Jun 08, 2021
Wolf Warriors
Jun 01, 2021
Ransomware Franchising
May 25, 2021
Bolsonaro's Brazil
May 18, 2021
Opioid Crisis
May 11, 2021
Long COVID
May 04, 2021
Chad
Apr 27, 2021
Dark Patterns
Apr 20, 2021
Nuclear Weapons
Apr 13, 2021
Offshore Wind Power
Apr 06, 2021
Artificial Scarcity
Mar 30, 2021
Our Plague Year
Mar 23, 2021
Cyberwarfare
Mar 16, 2021
Management Consultancies
Mar 09, 2021
Food Delivery Apps
Mar 02, 2021
App Tracking Transparency
Feb 23, 2021
Meme Squeeze
Feb 16, 2021
Myanmar coup
Feb 09, 2021
Russian Protests
Feb 02, 2021
Relaxation Drinks
Jan 26, 2021
Digital Services Act
Jan 19, 2021
Post-Stagnation
Jan 12, 2021
Debt Cancellation
Jan 05, 2021
Qatari World Cup
Dec 29, 2020
Thai Protests
Dec 22, 2020
Protein Folding Problem
Dec 15, 2020
WebRTC
Dec 08, 2020
mRNA Vaccines
Dec 01, 2020
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
Nov 24, 2020
End SARS Protests
Nov 17, 2020
Hydrogen Power
Nov 10, 2020
COVID-19 Update
Nov 03, 2020
EV Skateboard Platforms
Oct 27, 2020
Workplace Politics
Oct 20, 2020
Mass Pardons
Oct 13, 2020
Climate Pledges
Oct 06, 2020
The FinCEN Files
Sep 29, 2020
Normalizing Relations
Sep 22, 2020
Worldscraping
Sep 15, 2020
Abe's Japan
Sep 08, 2020
Chat Apps
Sep 01, 2020
EU Renaissance
Aug 25, 2020
Athleisure
Aug 18, 2020
The Twitter Bitcoin Scam
Aug 11, 2020
Mars 2020 Missions
Aug 04, 2020
Jio Platforms
Jul 28, 2020
Flash
Jul 21, 2020
Siberia
Jul 14, 2020
Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
Jul 07, 2020
Chiplomacy
Jun 30, 2020
Playing the Market
Jun 23, 2020
Rogue Geoengineering
Jun 16, 2020
Police Violence
Jun 09, 2020
Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior
Jun 02, 2020
Vitamins
May 26, 2020
Orbital Power
May 19, 2020
Satellite Imagery
May 12, 2020
Coronadivorces
May 05, 2020
Plastic-Eating Enzymes
Apr 28, 2020
Pandemic Sports
Apr 21, 2020
Sunset Provisions
Apr 14, 2020
The National Emergency Library
Apr 07, 2020
Internet Infrastructure
Mar 31, 2020
Saudi-Russia Oil Price War
Mar 24, 2020
COVID-19 Impact
Mar 17, 2020
Lifelong Learning
Mar 10, 2020
Data Centers
Mar 03, 2020
Adversarial Technology
Feb 25, 2020
Swatting
Feb 18, 2020
Newspaper Industry
Feb 11, 2020
Venture Capital
Feb 04, 2020
Communicable
Jan 28, 2020
Index Funds
Jan 21, 2020
Greenwashing
Jan 14, 2020
Exascale Computing
Jan 07, 2020
Online Addresses
Dec 31, 2019
SUVs
Dec 24, 2019
The Election Industry
Dec 17, 2019
Wildfires
Dec 10, 2019
Browser Wars
Dec 03, 2019
Splinternet
Nov 26, 2019
Anonymity
Nov 19, 2019
One-Day Shipping
Nov 12, 2019
Stalkerware
Nov 05, 2019
Soft Power
Oct 29, 2019
False Information
Oct 22, 2019
Secularism
Oct 15, 2019
Alternative Energy Storage
Oct 08, 2019
E-Cigarettes
Oct 01, 2019
Pest Control
Sep 25, 2019
Surveillance
Sep 17, 2019
Feature Phones
Sep 10, 2019
Let's Know Things Trailer
Sep 07, 2019
Greenland
Sep 03, 2019
The We Company
Aug 27, 2019
Kashmir
Aug 20, 2019
TikTok
Aug 13, 2019
Federal Funds Rate
Aug 06, 2019
Drought
Jul 30, 2019
Audio Industry
Jul 23, 2019
Cloud Kitchens
Jul 16, 2019
Hypersonic Missiles
Jul 09, 2019
I Agree
Jul 02, 2019
The Libra Association
Jun 25, 2019
African Swine Fever
Jun 18, 2019
Cold Fusion
Jun 11, 2019
Ransomware
Jun 04, 2019
Sandbox Gaming
May 28, 2019
Venezuela
May 21, 2019
Guns in America
May 14, 2019
Fake Meat
May 07, 2019
African Continental Free Trade Area
Apr 30, 2019
The Shirky Principle
Apr 23, 2019
Capacitors
Apr 16, 2019
Ethics Boards
Apr 09, 2019
Generative Adversarial Networks
Apr 02, 2019
Privilege Spirals
Mar 26, 2019
Identity Politics
Mar 19, 2019
Sharenting
Mar 12, 2019
Brand Disassociation
Mar 05, 2019
Attention
Feb 26, 2019
Superheavy Elements
Feb 19, 2019
Hardware Parasites
Feb 12, 2019
Eyeglasses
Feb 05, 2019
Cannabis
Jan 29, 2019
The 10 Billion Diet
Jan 22, 2019
Global Positioning System
Jan 15, 2019
Cameras
Jan 08, 2019
Bandwidth Inequality
Jan 01, 2019
China's Evolution
Dec 25, 2018
Creative Platforms
Dec 18, 2018
Sex Recession
Dec 11, 2018
Germline Modification
Dec 04, 2018
Facebook: It's Complicated
Nov 27, 2018
Government Subsidies
Nov 20, 2018
Motorized Scooters
Nov 13, 2018
Cosplay
Nov 06, 2018
New Climate Report
Oct 30, 2018
Hardware Hacking
Oct 23, 2018
Consumer-Grade Medical Devices
Oct 16, 2018
Selling Privacy
Oct 09, 2018
Stratigraphy
Oct 02, 2018
Open Source
Sep 25, 2018
Debt Trap
Sep 18, 2018
Soybeans
Sep 11, 2018
Flying Cars
Sep 04, 2018
Apology Tour
Aug 28, 2018
Persuasive Technology
Aug 21, 2018
Trust
Aug 14, 2018
5G
Aug 07, 2018
Online Dating
Jul 31, 2018
Sacred Cows
Jul 24, 2018
Socialism
Jul 17, 2018
Crypto Scams
Jul 10, 2018
Reading
Jul 03, 2018
Sleep
Jun 26, 2018
Conspiracy Theories
Jun 19, 2018
Competitive Video Gaming
Jun 12, 2018
Complex People
Jun 05, 2018
Personal Genomics
May 29, 2018
Killer Robots
May 22, 2018
The Call of the Commons
May 15, 2018
Art Forgery
May 08, 2018
Counterfeit
May 01, 2018
Regulatory Capture
Apr 24, 2018
The Right to Be Forgotten
Apr 17, 2018
Organs
Apr 10, 2018
Trade War
Apr 03, 2018
Digital Dark Age
Mar 27, 2018
Food Fraud
Mar 20, 2018
Millennials
Mar 13, 2018
Satellite Broadband
Mar 06, 2018
Untouchable
Feb 27, 2018
Passive Architecture
Feb 20, 2018
Data Portability
Feb 13, 2018
Information Imbalance
Feb 07, 2018
Cardboard Entertainment
Jan 31, 2018
Geoengineering
Jan 23, 2018
Mergers & Acquisitions
Jan 17, 2018
Quantification
Jan 09, 2018
Norms
Jan 02, 2018
Space War
Dec 26, 2017
Prison-Industrial Complex
Dec 19, 2017
Sex Dolls
Dec 12, 2017
The Cloud
Dec 05, 2017
Opinions
Nov 28, 2017
Human Migration
Nov 22, 2017
Organizing the Internet
Nov 15, 2017
National Parks
Nov 07, 2017
Universal Basic Services
Oct 31, 2017
Young People & Smartphones
Oct 24, 2017
Stress
Oct 17, 2017
Artificial Womb
Oct 10, 2017
Tulip Mania
Oct 05, 2017
Asset Tokenization
Sep 26, 2017
Cassini-Huygens
Sep 20, 2017
Governments
Sep 12, 2017
Water Rights
Sep 06, 2017
Doxing
Aug 29, 2017
Plastic Bags
Aug 22, 2017
Hacking the System
Aug 15, 2017
Electric Cars
Aug 09, 2017
Bonus: Interstitial 2
Aug 06, 2017
Corporatocracy
Aug 01, 2017
Evidence
Jul 25, 2017
Incentives
Jul 18, 2017
Background Technologies
Jul 11, 2017
Impulse Control
Jul 04, 2017
Hegemony
Jun 28, 2017
Bitcoin
Jun 20, 2017
Cultural Appropriation
Jun 13, 2017
Boycotts
Jun 06, 2017
Sanctions
May 30, 2017
Analogies
May 24, 2017
Kodi
May 19, 2017
Conflicts of Interest
May 09, 2017
Whataboutism
May 02, 2017
Moral Revulsion
Apr 26, 2017
Bots
Apr 18, 2017
Coal
Apr 11, 2017
Terror & Memes
Apr 04, 2017
Influence Marketing
Mar 28, 2017
At What Cost?
Mar 21, 2017
Criticism
Mar 14, 2017
Global Community
Mar 08, 2017
Suckerpunch
Mar 01, 2017
Pugs
Feb 22, 2017
Political Omnivores
Feb 15, 2017
Intellectual Exhaustion
Feb 08, 2017
Journalism-ish
Feb 01, 2017
Imitation
Jan 25, 2017
Obsolete
Jan 18, 2017
Protests
Jan 11, 2017
Frontiers
Jan 04, 2017
Loot & Morality
Dec 28, 2016
Prejudged Substance
Dec 21, 2016
False Prophets
Dec 14, 2016
New Normal
Dec 07, 2016
Digital Lives
Nov 30, 2016
Upsetting Norms
Nov 23, 2016
Copyright & Fair Use
Nov 16, 2016
What We Don’t Say
Nov 09, 2016
Wear This Label
Nov 02, 2016
Freedom & Restriction
Oct 26, 2016
Nuclear Diplomacy
Oct 19, 2016
Hands-Free
Oct 12, 2016
Magic That Works
Oct 05, 2016
Colossal & Connected
Sep 28, 2016
Population
Sep 21, 2016
Problematic
Sep 14, 2016
Cyberspace & Meatspace
Sep 07, 2016
Biases & Perception
Aug 31, 2016
Look Away
Aug 24, 2016
Non-Human Intelligence
Aug 17, 2016
Tourism
Aug 10, 2016
Click
Aug 03, 2016
Interstitial 1
Jul 30, 2016
Grays
Jul 27, 2016
Barbarians at the Gate
Jul 20, 2016
Privilege
Jul 13, 2016
Shoulds & Ares
Jul 06, 2016
Big Data & The Apocalypse
Jun 29, 2016
Suburbia
Jun 22, 2016
Artificial Intelligence & Automation
Jun 15, 2016
Free Speech
Jun 08, 2016
Contextualism & China
Jun 01, 2016