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Author and analytic journalist Colin Wright puts the news into context.

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    • 4.8 • 491 Ratings

Author and analytic journalist Colin Wright puts the news into context.

    Delta Variant

    Delta Variant

    This week we talk about COVID variants, France, and Freedom Day.

    We also discuss the UK, vaccine passports, and insufficient data.

    Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support

    Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com

    My daily news summary: onesentencenews.com

    My other podcast: brainlenses.com

    • 32 min
    Extreme Heat

    Extreme Heat

    This week we talk about heat domes, wet-bulb temperatures, and memes.

    We also discuss wildfires, humidity, and climate change.

    Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support

    Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com

    My daily news summary: onesentencenews.com

    My other podcast: brainlenses.com

    • 33 min
    Animal Welfare

    Animal Welfare

    This week we talk about the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation, octopuses, and sentience.

    We also discuss pain, lab-grown meat, and Humphrey Primatt.

    Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support

    Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com

    My daily news summary: onesentencenews.com

    My other podcast: brainlenses.com

    • 32 min
    The Great Resignation

    The Great Resignation

    This week we talk about job reports, Chartism, and the eight-hour workday.

    We also discuss work from home arrangements, the minimum wage, and quitting.

    Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support

    Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com

    My daily news summary: onesentencenews.com

    My other podcast: brainlenses.com

    • 37 min
    The Food and Drug Administration

    The Food and Drug Administration

    This week we talk about smallpox, the FDA, and Aducanumab.

    We also discuss Biogen, regulatory capture, and the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

    Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support

    Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com

    My daily news summary: onesentencenews.com

    My other podcast: brainlenses.com

    • 32 min
    Charging Stations

    Charging Stations

    This week we talk about 7-Eleven, Tesla, and direct-current charging.

    We also discuss Studebaker Automobile Company, wireless charging, and hydrogen.

    Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support

    Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com

    My daily news summary: onesentencenews.com

    My other podcast: brainlenses.com

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
491 Ratings

491 Ratings

TheDudeAbided ,

Never disappoints!

Whether I think I’m interested in the topic or not, I learn something surprising and new every time… good for people who are generally inquisitive, covers all sorts of subjects. The pace is steady and precise, so you walk away with the feeling of having absorbed what you listened to. One of the few where I make it a point to catch every episode..

landyrane ,

Pretentious delivery

I usually like your topics, but can’t stand listening for more than a few minutes because of your weird, pretentious delivery. Seriously, man. Get a voice coach or just talk like a normal human. If that’s how you always sound, that must be exhausting to those around you.

The mak69 ,

A relaxing bit of knowledge

Wonderfully relaxing way to learn and be entertained. It helps keep me calm in these stressful times. Thank you.

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