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Celebrating 300

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, and Nora Powell on Jul 19, 2019

Thank you for sticking with us through 300 episodes! Reminisce with us today. 

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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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How Did the Western World Get Rich? (with Stephen Davies)

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Trevor Burrus, and Stephen Davies on Jun 20, 2019

Stephen Davies joins us today to discuss how we live in a social and economic world that is fundamentally different from the one inhabited by our ancestors.

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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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New Conspiracism and Modern Politics (with Russell Muirhead)

featuring Trevor Burrus, Aaron Ross Powell, and Russell Muirhead on May 24, 2019

Russell Muirhead joins us to discuss the difference between conspiracism and conspiracy theory and how it influences modern political discussions. 

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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.