Tue, 20 December 2022
Everything seems chaotic today, what with supply chain disruptions, staffing shortfalls, and this wave of union activity, all panicking employers. What could be the reason? How about math? I explore that in this Epiosde 212: Get Thee To The Moil!
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Category:general -- posted at: 9:24am EDT
Tue, 6 December 2022
Parody goes beyond laughter: it can help all of us see silliness in what we never questioned; help us see our naked marching monarch. I explore ideas I've had, along with terms others have coined on this topic, in this Episode 211: Back To Basics.
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Category:general -- posted at: 8:42pm EDT
Wed, 23 November 2022
Question: Why is the largest river in South America called the Amazon? I recently re-read some important source material, and got some surprises on that and other important topics I hope you'll share in this Episode 210: Prehistory, Lost & Found.
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Category:general -- posted at: 8:34pm EDT
Tue, 8 November 2022
At this rate, we humans face a hot climate blanketing the planet with the over two centuries of fuel exhaust we have already dug up and burned. There are solutions out there. I share a dirty, meaty one in this Episode 209: Partners In A Symbiotic Dance.
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Category:general -- posted at: 8:02pm EDT
Tue, 25 October 2022
What do you think: will we as a species starve to death, or merely roast? Trying to thread that policy needle is proving a challenge, one that (for me, at least) needs to be itself challenged. Hence, Episode 208: Peddling the Nitrogen Cycle.
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Category:general -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT
Wed, 12 October 2022
Is your phone listening to what you say when you aren't using it to actually make calls? That's what it seems everyone is wondering; but how to find out if it is? I ponder one possible answer to that question in this Episode 207: Take Two, Phase One.
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Category:general -- posted at: 1:37pm EDT
Wed, 28 September 2022
Extra! Extra! Read all about (maybe) good news for newspapers! Hey, a guy can dream, right? Best of all, this might be the very thing that ends our scourge of disinformation! I look into this possible solution in this Episode 206: Good News For News?
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Category:general -- posted at: 1:58am EDT
Tue, 13 September 2022
What each of us shall find in our future, sadly, too often depends not upon good planning, smarts, and gumption, but rather on who happen to be your mom and dad. Thus it's hardly a meritocracy that dictates Episode 205: All That You Can Be.
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Category:general -- posted at: 1:48pm EDT
Tue, 30 August 2022
Let's remember Howie's 1958 holiday, the one that turned out to be “I Must Work More!” In this Episode 204, Our Howie Holidays… of Work, I explore just some of the forces that try to convince us to stop worrying, but to never, ever stop working.
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Category:general -- posted at: 12:35pm EDT
Tue, 16 August 2022
We last left the six-hour workers at the Kellogg's factory when the war ended in 1946. What new challenges to their shorter work shift will confront them next? That is the question for this Episode 203: KSD Unquieting Hearts For Profit.
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Category:general -- posted at: 6:35pm EDT
Thu, 4 August 2022
We humans are hyper-social critters. For that reason, it can be difficult for us to discover which of our ideas social pressures unknowingly impose upon us. Changing our minds can thus require a kick implied in this Episode 202: Right In The Heartballs.
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Category:general -- posted at: 7:07pm EDT
Tue, 19 July 2022
After over eight years of doing this show, I still maintain the best source for show topics comes directly from listener feedback. I have listeners and commenters Pim and Dode to thank for this Episode 201: After Long Silence.
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Category:general -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT
Tue, 31 May 2022
Time to review my first experiment conducted to try to determine if my phone listens to me… when it should not. To see if I manscaped well or if I nicked the berries, check out Episode 200: Shees Reminded Me of Science.
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Category:general -- posted at: 2:43pm EDT
Tue, 17 May 2022
I will maintain as long as I am able to speak that we must learn from history, if only to avoid making mistakes already made… well, making them again… and again… and…. I look back to the Crash of the 1930s in this Episode 199: Ultima Ratio Plebium.
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Category:general -- posted at: 3:27pm EDT
Tue, 3 May 2022
We humans bear complex mental mechanisms, which are often general enough for experiments to tease out some rules that govern our behavior. Knowing how these rules can manipulate us helps us realize the title of this Episode 198: We Are Not So Smart.
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Category:general -- posted at: 4:21pm EDT
Tue, 19 April 2022
Workplaces are social dynamos. Quite often—and often by design—how we are paid and scheduled interferes in what people really want from their work. This is the long-existing division I discuss in today's Episode 197: The Rabbits and the Work-Hogs.
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Category:general -- posted at: 3:14pm EDT
Tue, 5 April 2022
History has shown again and again that an incomplete or just mistaken understanding of how the world really works leads to most of the problems we suffer. To change our world, we must first change our minds; thus Episode 196: The REALLY Big Necessity.
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Category:general -- posted at: 6:21pm EDT
Tue, 22 March 2022
After seeing some of the best magazines I've ever read go quite extinct, some have wondered if the lack of advertising killed them. I would ask, rather, if magazines can afford to advertise at all. Still, in this Episode 195: I Miss Magazines.
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Category:general -- posted at: 4:36pm EDT
Tue, 8 March 2022
Lately, it seems, how long we owners of tech can use our things has been shrinking, as ever-more monopolistic powers extend toward a product totalitarianism that favors newness over usefulness. This I explore Episode 194: Something Old, Something New.
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Category:general -- posted at: 5:43pm EDT
Tue, 22 February 2022
Have you ever thought how weird it is that experts in labor—issuing pronouncements about how long shifts should be—never work those job shifts themselves? It's another argument supporting the title group in this Episode 193: KSD Lazy, Do Nothing Idlers.
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Category:general -- posted at: 4:48pm EDT
Tue, 8 February 2022
Everyone seems aware of the appalling working conditions afflicting the poor in the 18th century; fewer seem aware, though, of what rationale drove employers to such torture. I dip into a book from that period in this Episode 192: The Right To Be Lazy.
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Category:general -- posted at: 5:21pm EDT
Mon, 31 January 2022
Today’s society values industry and work, specifically hard and grueling work. This has happened before. We should look to the 1877, where good advice was given in an essay, the title of which I've stolen for this Episode 191: An Apology For Idlers.
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Category:general -- posted at: 12:37am EDT
Tue, 11 January 2022
With all the bad news in which we wallow, it's natural to feel the need to do something. Sadly, that is just what the people who got that news to you would like you to do. Better instead to follow the advice of today's Episode 190: How To Do Nothing.
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Category:general -- posted at: 5:48pm EDT