Episodes

Sept. 10, 2021

Issue #247: Close Your Rings

This week: Solar’s wilding out; $65 billion for the next pandemic; Better, cheaper, more inclusive clinical trials; Protecting fa…

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Sept. 3, 2021

Issue #246: Is This The Metaverse?

This week: Climate tech billions; COVID goals; A new hope for neurodegenerative diseases; An IPCC for food; Facial recognition kn…

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Aug. 30, 2021

Mixtape Vol 2: "When was the first time you had the power of change?"

If we're going to make this world a better place, things have to change. That's why we talk with the changemakers who have the po…

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Aug. 27, 2021

Issue #245: Will The Levees Hold?

This week: Wind NIMBY’s; More nurses, stat; Diabetes on the rise; Evictions; Cybersecurity commitments. Find links from this news…

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Aug. 23, 2021

Mixtape Vol 1: “Why are you vital to the survival of the species?”

Each week we kick off our conversations with the smartest people in the universe with one humble question: “ Why are you vital to…

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Aug. 20, 2021

Issue #244: These Are The Easy Wins

This week: Operate from a place of self-awareness; God, we are so bad at math; A half-century later; Drive pediatric cancer resea…

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Aug. 16, 2021

122. We Are The Algorithm

In Episode 122 , Quinn has big questions about AI ethics and, like many other situations, is left wondering: was Dr. Ian Malcolm …

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Aug. 9, 2021

121. QueerBrownVegan

In Episode #121 , Quinn’s got a fantastic new guest to help answer his favorite question: “ What can I do? ” Isaias Hernandez – o…

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Aug. 6, 2021

Issue #242: Facebook's Oil Ads Are Killing Us

This week: 50% isn’t good enough; Facebook fossil fuel ads; How to get shots to Africa; Oysters!?; Why has AI failed to help duri…

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Aug. 4, 2021

120. Welcome to the Discontinuity

In Episode 120 , Quinn discusses retraining our mind to understand and operate in the discontinuity we are in. Let’s get META. HI…

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Aug. 2, 2021

119. How to Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke

In Episode 119 , Quinn asks: what’s in wildfire smoke, what does it do to your body, and how can you stay safe? Our guest is Dr. …

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Aug. 2, 2021

Issue #241: A Different Kind of Thirst Trap, Back to the Mask, Where’…

This week: FDA got next?; Flooded subways; Delta's a game-changer; Epic (AI) fail; Fire predictions; Food stamp groceries deliver…

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July 26, 2021

Introducing "A Matter of Degrees"

I don't have to tell you folks – climate change is the story of our time. There’s been a sharp rise (like last week) in people ar…

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July 23, 2021

Issue #240: The Pizza King of Vaccines, Beef: It’s (Still) for Dinner…

This week: The climate crisis kicked down the door of the west and global north this week; The Pizza King of Vaccines; Mental hea…

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July 19, 2021

118. F*cking Mosquitoes

In Episode 118 , Quinn discusses: the big mosquito problem . Our guest is Dr. Omar Akbari , one of the world’s pre-eminent biotec…

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July 16, 2021

Issue #239: Go to Farmers’ Markets, Climate Reparations, Held Hostage…

This week: deep breath; COVID all around the world; there are two Americas and it’s obvious why; the global hungry jump to 768 mi…

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July 12, 2021

117. Keep ‘em Accountable

In Episode 117 , Quinn discusses: how accountability works – and doesn’t – in the climate movement, how you can get involved, and…

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July 9, 2021

Issue #238: Seattle in the Oven, Vaccine Money Grab, Building Biased …

This week: To understand Africa, look to India -- or not; Reverse course; Don’t believe everything you read -- especially Best Bu…

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July 6, 2021

Introducing HERO, from Foreign Policy

This week, Quinn is proud to share a new favorite podcast: “The Hidden Economics of Remarkable Women (HERO).” Could empowering wo…

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July 2, 2021

Issue #237: Do the Dew Point, Thanos SNAP Benefits, Putting the AI in…

This week: What’s a dew point, anyways?; The COVID Delta variant is here; And then there were six; An all female Justice League o…

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June 28, 2021

116: What Really Happens When You Just Give People Money?

In Episode 116 , Quinn wants to know: why is simply giving people money the most effective way to 1) help them make positive chan…

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June 25, 2021

Issue #236: Amazon Held to Ransom (Not That One), COVID Doesn’t Discr…

This week: it’s Bolsonaro all the way down; the 99%; 44 thousand patients can’t be wrong; “fire beats water” should be relegated …

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June 22, 2021

Best of the Best: Do We Really Know What’s in that Moisturizer (& Whe…

In light of new research on toxic ingredients, it looks like America might finally start regulating cosmetic products, so it’s a …

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June 14, 2021

Best of the Best: Legalizing the Other Weed

In celebration of New York state passing Bill S6532A, permitting underwater kelp cultivation, we’re re-playing one of our coolest…

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