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

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    • 4.8 • 496 Ratings

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

    China's Demographic Crisis

    China's Demographic Crisis

    This week we talk about lying flat, letting it rot, and China's Gen Z.

    We also discuss replacement rate, the middle class, and baby bonuses.

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    Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com

    Check out my other shows & publications: understandary.com

    • 28 min
    Fleet Electrification

    Fleet Electrification

    This week we talk about LLVs, NGDVs, and electric school buses.

    We also discuss hydrogen, delivery vehicles, and Amazon.

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    Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com

    Check out my other shows & publications: understandary.com

    • 28 min
    CRISPR

    CRISPR

    This week we talk about CRISPR/cas9, LDL, and human trials.

    We also discuss sickle-cell, the human germline, and super-tomatoes.

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    Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com

    Check out my other shows & publications: understandary.com

    • 26 min
    Monkeypox

    Monkeypox

    This week we talk about BA.5, smallpox, and "over there" issues.

    We also discuss the WHO, evolving health threats, and prairie dogs.

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    Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com

    Check out my other shows & publications: understandary.com

    • 24 min
    Sunscreen

    Sunscreen

    This week we talk about SPF, UV, and the FDA.

    We also discuss oxybenzone, bemotrizinol, and bisoctrizole.

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    Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com

    Check out my other shows & publications: understandary.com

    • 26 min
    Funding Journalism

    Funding Journalism

    This week we talk about The Washington Post, Arc XP, and Substack.

    We also discuss The New York Times, Axios, and newsletters.

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    Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com

    Check out my other shows & publications: understandary.com

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
496 Ratings

496 Ratings

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

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Fascinating!

Fascinating podcast! The host clearly puts a lot of work into it into every single episode, so the show is consistently high-quality. He always finds interesting ways to look at the topic and he’s naturally good at explaining things in an easily understandable way.

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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..

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