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Crypto History

featuring Paul Matzko and Finn Brunton on Sep 5, 2019

Finn Brunton is on the show today to talk about why cryptocurrency has emerged as more than science fiction in the last decade.

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8chan and Reacting to Online Radicalization

featuring Paul Matzko, Matthew Feeney, Will Duffield, & Timothy McLaughlin on Aug 22, 2019

Timothy McLaughlin joins us to describe the history of 8chan and its association with recent mass shootings. 

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A Smarter Kickstarter (with Alex Tabarrok)

featuring Paul Matzko and Alexander Tabarrok on Aug 15, 2019

Alex Tabarrok explains that dominant assurance contracts can help markets provide more public goods.

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What Made the Internet Possible?

featuring Paul Matzko and Matthew Feeney on Aug 1, 2019

Paul and Matthew discuss the history of, and threats to, Section 230. Jennifer Huddleston rebuts the argument that Section 230 was a gift to big tech.

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Data Day Care (with Emily Oster)

featuring Paul Matzko and Emily Oster on Jul 25, 2019

Emily Oster joins us to give data-based parenting advice that may surprise you.

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Facebook Friends Libra

featuring Paul Matzko and Diego Zuluaga on Jul 18, 2019

Diego Zuluaga joins the show today to discuss the latest on Libra, Facebook’s venture in cryptocurrency. 

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Haters Gonna Hate Speech

featuring Paul Matzko and Matthew Feeney on Jul 11, 2019

What was the real beef between Crowder and Maza? Matthew Feeney and Paul Matzko dive in to the mines of content moderation. 

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Speech Police

featuring Paul Matzko, Will Duffield, and David Kaye on Jul 4, 2019

David Kaye joins us today to discuss how social media platforms are actually massive bureaucracies. 

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Could Chernobyl Happen Again?

featuring Paul Matzko, Matthew Feeney, and Tess Terrible on Jun 27, 2019

To suss out fact from fiction, Paul and Matthew invited Matt Crozat from the Nuclear Energy Institute to discuss HBO’s portrayal of Chernobyl.

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Canning Spam: Getting Rid of Robocalls

featuring Paul Matzko, Aaron Ross Powell, Will Duffield, & Ethan Garr on Jun 20, 2019

Have you been bombarded with robocalls? The average American is getting 22 calls per month and Ethan Garr joins us to discuss how he is trying to mitigate the pestering.

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The Automation Revolution is Upon Us

featuring Paul Matzko and Carl B. Frey on Jun 13, 2019

Carl B. Frey joins us to discuss how we can study the industrial revolution to inform our understanding of the imminent automation revolution.

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Every Day I’m Side Hustling

featuring Paul Matzko and Matthew Feeney on Jun 6, 2019

Paul Matzko and Matthew Feeney dissect the gig economy & how their contractors generally seem to enjoy the flexibility of their work. 

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Free Speech Online: Unfriended

featuring Paul Matzko, Will Duffield, Zach Graves, & Ryan Radia on May 30, 2019

Zach Graves and Ryan Radia join us this week to debate if anti-conservative bias on social media is real or not. 

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What Lawmakers Don’t Understand About Tech Policy

featuring Paul Matzko, Will Duffield, Zach Graves, & Daniel Schuman on May 23, 2019

Zach Graves and Daniel Schuman join us to discuss how Congress is designed to be a debate process, but it is hard to debate when you don’t have the expertise in a certain topic area, like technology. 

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SimCity 5: Exploring Charter Cities (and More!)

featuring Paul Matzko, Ian Adams, and Mark Lutter on May 16, 2019

Paul interviews Ian Adams and Mark Lutter on two very different topics with one connection: the value of planning for the future.

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Destination Mars

featuring Paul Matzko and Robert Zubrin on May 9, 2019

Paul interviews Robert Zubrin at the Lincoln Network’s “Reboot American Innovation” conference about the future of human spaceflight and the need for it to stay innovative. 

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Facial Recognition or Faceless Man?

featuring Paul Matzko, Matthew Feeney, and Caleb Watney on May 2, 2019

Our brains cannot remember the faces of everyone we cross on the street, but for better & for worse facial recognition software can.