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Self Driving Miss Daisy

featuring Paul Matzko on Nov 14, 2019

There is promising technology that will be able to take care of us as we age, but only if the FDA does not get in the way.  

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Cellphones in the Fight Against Cholera (with Katherine Clayton)

featuring Paul Matzko, Chelsea Follett, Marian L. Tupy, & Katharine Clayton on Oct 31, 2019

While people in the US have the first world privilege to complain about wasting time on their phones, millions of people in the developing world are using their cellphones to pull themselves out of poverty. 

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We Googled It (with Hal Varian)

featuring Matthew Feeney, Peter Van Doren, and Hal Varian on Oct 17, 2019

Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google, joins the show today to talk about Google’s market dominance and the future of work.

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Talking Talk Radio (with Brian Rosenwald)

featuring Paul Matzko and Brian Rosenwald on Oct 3, 2019

Brian Rosenwald joins the show to discuss the history of talk radio and how it formed our media landscape today. 

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Artificial You (with Susan Schneider)

featuring Paul Matzko, Aaron Ross Powell, and Susan Schneider on Sep 19, 2019

Susan Schneider joins the show to challenge our preconceived notions of consciousness and whether machines can achieve it. 

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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.