We review the election, how choosing your news outlets can have bad effects, how math became a partisan issue.
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Roger fixes his audio, Government does some things well, PSAs done right and wrong, How film and TV predicts the future, also Disney bought Lucasfilm.
Roger parties does a horrible job of promoting an awesome comic. We recall MathNet, what you watch when you’re young, do standards of violence and sexuality in entertainment go in cycles? All that and more. Is a slow recovery better than boom and bust?
Why people feel powerless. Are we better off in tribes than we are now? Was Hobbes right? What would be the best way to be governed? Does one system work for everyone? What replaces nation-states? Migratory patterns of humans. What should immigration policy be like?
Roger and Tom review the US presidential debate and Tom shares his thoughts on the first half of Republic, Lost by Lawrence Lessig.
Roger relates his water heater problems. We talk about the weather but it’s really interesting. Voting with your cups at 7-11. Our love/hate relationship with malls. Roger’s dietary issues.
Roger and Tom talk news, politics and weather. It’s like a local news broadcast but with more theory and less hyped-up kittens in trees.
What makes a media format die? The dangers of energy drinks. Why we stay up late at home. How we related to the rave scene. What scene are you? Why Roger was born too early. The rise of the passionate employee and the community-oriented business. Why we’ll want serendipity in shopping.