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Positive Feedback Loop! We discuss tech, history, and culture and we have fun disagreeing with each other. ;-) Co-hosts: Luis, Ray, and Steph. Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/thepflpodcast!

"Lost episodes" (episodes we've removed):
Ep.38 (Watercooler chat - mind-reading robots eat your money)

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Positive Feedback Loop! We discuss tech, history, and culture and we have fun disagreeing with each other. ;-) Co-hosts: Luis, Ray, and Steph. Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/thepflpodcast!

"Lost episodes" (episodes we've removed):
Ep.38 (Watercooler chat - mind-reading robots eat your money)

    Ep. 73: We Called the Midwife (with Allison Blackham)

    Ep. 73: We Called the Midwife (with Allison Blackham)

    In this episode, you’ll learn what midwifery is all about from a professional midwife who runs a birth center in Northern California. Our special guest Allison Blackham talks about the relationship midwifery has with the healthcare industry, the history of midwifery, the risks and rewards of childbirth, and even the odd requests she has gotten from expecting families. Learn about how COVID-19 has impacted her practice and what childbirth might look like in the future.

    • 44 min
    Ep. 72: Authority, Power, and Social Contracts

    Ep. 72: Authority, Power, and Social Contracts

    When you think of authority, what is the first color that you think of? What is authority? What are social contracts? Where does authority come from? What is the difference between power and authority? Commercial: Listen to more episodes! Looking through The Power of Political Authority, a book by Michael Huemer. Implicit and explicit consent. What if you started as a non-citizen? What is the role of religion in political authority? What is a nation state? Is the United States a nation state? We discuss a little about diversity and geography and how that affects power dynamics globally. Does power belong with the strongest person? How has warfare changed? If the president is removed from office and loses authority, will he lose power and influence?

    • 47 min
    Ep. 71: Skipping Leap Day

    Ep. 71: Skipping Leap Day

    Why do we have leap day and when does the world actually skip leap day? What is your preferred calendar? Let’s ponder how and why we measure time in this episode all about everything you might not know about calendar systems.

    • 34 min
    Ep. 70: Jealousy

    Ep. 70: Jealousy

    In this episode, we begin by pondering past moments of jealousy and defining what jealousy really is. Then we dig into: jealousy vs. envy, comparing ourselves to others, and resources as limited vs. abundant. We also talk about how to deal with jealousy, including giving a word to the opposite of jealousy (inspired by Stella the dog!) and how we feel empathy. Commercial brought to you by Thieves. Bonus material: we try to invent a musical version of “Stay Crazy”.

    • 46 min
    Ep. 69: Quantum Internet

    Ep. 69: Quantum Internet

    In this episode, we talk about what quantum internet is and how it differs from the internet as we know it today. Photons, hacking, teleporting, qubits, quantum state, entanglement, and more. If you want to understand more about quantum internet, listen to this episode! Brought to you by Positive Feedback Loop. Commercial: Deep Space Realtors.

    • 37 min
    Ep. 68: Consumerism

    Ep. 68: Consumerism

    What is a consumer?
    Producers vs. consumers in the ecological world
    What is the difference between consumerism and materialism?
    Are consumers more empowered than before?
    Protecting consumers
    Marketing and consumer behavior
    The obsession with acquisition
    Black Friday
    Morality and Spending (e.g., “Fair Trade”)
    Customizing consumerism
    Clothing subscription services
    Waste vs. Giving to the Needy
    Minimalism

    • 45 min

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