There are plenty of podcasts that will tell you how the latest tech gadget or “innovation” will affect the tech landscape tomorrow, but there aren’t that many concerned with the potential impact of that tech in a decade—much less a century. In a culture obsessed with now, how can we make choices with a view for tomorrow, next year, and beyond? 25–35-minute episodes released the first and third Wednesdays of the month.
8.23: Things Get Weird When You Add New Technology
Reviewing what we learned in 2020—and ranking what we read!
8.22: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
Neal Stephenson at double speed and with a smile on his face.
8.21: Twitter and Tear Gas—Examined
The things we learned from Zeynep Tüfekçi’s examination of social media and sociopolitical change. (We liked this book a lot.)
8.20: Twitter and Tear Gas—Explained
Walking through Zeynep Tüfekçi’s masterful explanation of the relationship between social media and protest movements.
Thinking about Carl Sagan's views on belief, and how they relate to religion and science
Another book from the ’80s, but hey: at least this one is fiction! We read Carl Sagan’s 1985 novel Contact and watched the 1995 movie of the same name. In this episode, our overview of the book: its plot and its basic interests.
Great, thoughtful discussion on culture, politics and theology.
Two guys talking with a Christian academic spin, Chris and Stephen have a great thing going here. The show itself focuses on the future possibilities of current trends in culture and what those thoughts mean for us in the present. Early episodes are rough but lovingly made, and later episodes are handcrafted season by season to cover a broader topic in an episode by episode format. That this show is not well known is criminal. Keep up the great work guys, and God bless.
It'll grow on you
Great variety of topics. Makes you want to be able to jump in on their conversations.
Whether you agree or disagree, many of the topics they discuss prove to be thought provoking.
I've come to look forward to hearing each new episode.
These two approach a wide variety of topics with thoughtful, smart, and sometimes funny commentary.