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Must Love Dogs…and Dog Tech

featuring Paul Matzko, Will Duffield, and Natalie Dowzicky on Mar 14, 2019

A dog is man’s best friend, basically the presence of a faithful companion, is one explanation for the rise in pet ownership. 

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A Libertarian Approach to the Green New Deal

featuring Paul Matzko and Peter Van Doren on Mar 7, 2019

Hold your cows, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s Green New Deal actually wouldn’t make enough of a global impact to matter. 

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Swiping Right For Love

featuring Paul Matzko, Matthew Feeney, and Gabrielle Okun on Feb 14, 2019

Still looking for a last-minute valentine? Maybe one of many dating apps can help you find “the one” instantly!

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How Online Games Shape Our Real Lives

featuring Paul Matzko, Will Duffield, and Aaron Ross Powell on Feb 7, 2019

Video games have extensive compelling narratives that gives the player a degree of agency that is not present in watching movies or reading books. 

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Wearable Tech: Health Care of the Future

featuring Paul Matzko, Will Duffield, and Tess Terrible on Jan 31, 2019

We explore the largely unregulated wearable tech industry that creates innovative products and apps designed to help us live healthier happy lives. 

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Cryptocurrency vs. Censorship

featuring Paul Matzko, Matthew Feeney, and Diego Zuluaga on Jan 24, 2019

Diego Zuluaga discusses potential applications of blockchain tech even in what is still the early stages of cryptocurrency adoption. 

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Instagram is the New Fireside Chat

featuring Paul Matzko, Will Duffield, and John Samples on Jan 17, 2019

Some politicians seem authentic on social media & others completely miss the mark. Should political advertising on social media be regulated?

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New Year, New Congress, New Tech

featuring Paul Matzko, Matthew Feeney, and Will Rinehart on Jan 10, 2019

Will Rinehart raises concern over whether or not members of Congress should be more tech savvy. 

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Ranked Choice Voting, A Better Way to Vote?

featuring Paul Matzko, Matthew Feeney, and Peter Van Doren on Jan 3, 2019

Instead of choosing the lesser of two evils at the ballot box, you could rank your preferences, like they did in Maine for the midterm election. 

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Has Your Phone Hacked Your Brain?

featuring Paul Matzko, Aaron Ross Powell, and Will Duffield on Dec 27, 2018

We don’t know the consequences of the infinite scroll yet, but in order to actually live, it may be wise to be mindful of your screen time. 

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Flying Taxis: Cleared for Takeoff?

featuring Paul Matzko, Matthew Feeney, and Brent Skorup on Dec 20, 2018

Brent Skorup from the Mercatus Center addresses his new paper Auctioning Airspace. 

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Is Amazon HQ2 Worth it?

featuring Paul Matzko, Will Duffield, and Vanessa Calder on Dec 13, 2018

Vanessa Calder joins us this week to discuss whether or not residents of Crystal City, VA and Queens, NY should be excited by the arrival of Amazon.

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Place Your Political Bets

featuring Paul Matzko and Aaron Ross Powell on Dec 6, 2018

Continuing our discussion with John Aristotle Phillips, we discuss how PredictIt may actually inspire more people to seek out the truth in politics.

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Micro-Targeting Voters with Big Data

featuring Paul Matzko and Aaron Ross Powell on Nov 29, 2018

John Aristotle Phillips joins us to discuss how important it is to have detailed voter data in order to run a successful political campaign. 

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We Got Your Black Friday Shopping List

featuring Paul Matzko, Aaron Ross Powell, Will Duffield, & Matthew Feeney on Nov 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving! Look no further for the most (arguably) useful and live-changing technology to put under the tree this holiday season. 

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Popping Techno-Utopian Bubbles

featuring Paul Matzko, Will Duffield, and Peter Van Doren on Nov 15, 2018

Peter Van Doren explains that debates over the use of new technologies typically focus on ethics rather than efficacy.