Episodes

March 22, 2021

#105: Your Smart Fridge Just Overturned Democracy

In Episode 105 , Quinn & Brian ask: How safe is your data (and can your wine fridge take down democracy)? Our guest is: Dr. Caris…

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March 19, 2021

Issue #222: Low Hanging vs Game Changing: Why Not Both?, a Strong Cup…

In brief: The most powerful Joe; when you’re really clear on COVID; Black maternal outcomes; how to understand the AI internal wa…

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March 15, 2021

#104: Global.Health: Big Data for Good

In Episode 104 , Quinn & Brian discuss: the future of data and medicine. Our guests are: Robel Kassa & Dr. Sam Scarpino , two of …

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March 12, 2021

Issue #221: Lab Trial & Error, Finding a Pain-Free Way to Treat Pain,…

In brief: Batteries are cheaper and increasingly everywhere; the best COVID treatments; a possible opioid alternative; cabbage is…

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March 8, 2021

#103: Black Hearts Matter

In Episode 103 , Quinn & Brian ask: Why do so many more Black people die after heart transplants than everybody else? Our guests …

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March 5, 2021

Issue #220: Sunk Costs are Sinking Cities, Finally the Food Chain is …

This week: Miami kicks the can down the road, relief for farmworkers, poor Twitter, how not to waste food, how not to do ethical …

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March 1, 2021

#102: Put Your Money Where Your Future Is

In Episode 102 , Quinn & Brian discuss: How to invest in defeating climate change. Our guest is: Boris Khentov , SVP of Operation…

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Feb. 26, 2021

Issue #219: The Social Cost of Carbon, Not Enough Nurses, & Even Trum…

This week: the price of climate change, how to re-open your office, a new wave of nurses, bailing out Black farmers. Find links f…

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Feb. 23, 2021

Do Better Better #16: The Hard Work Starts Yesterday

Synopsis: Where does America keep paying clean up costs, instead of doubling down on prevention? Do Better Better essays help you…

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Feb. 19, 2021

Issue #218: How to Help Texas, Catching Our Breath, & Creating Equita…

This week: How to help Texas. Air pollution and infertility. A drastic life expectancy gap. A big test for higher education. And …

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Feb. 12, 2021

Issue #217: Capitalism Gonna Capitalism, Vaccines Are Working, & The …

This week: Your gas stove and water heater are hiding a dirty secret; where COVID goes from here; and all the good your poop can …

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Feb. 5, 2021

Issue #216: Downsides of Living in the Future, Sustainable and Enjoya…

This week: The economic choices that have led us to a climate breaking point (and why the last year has prepared us to do somethi…

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Feb. 2, 2021

Do Better Better #15: Overwhelm The System

Synopsis: If we're going to defeat the systemic issues of today, we need to Overwhelm The System. Here's how. Do Better Better es…

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Jan. 29, 2021

Issue #215: Biden isn’t Throwing Away His Shot, COVID-19 Version Cont…

This week: Joe Biden has been president for about eight and a half days and the man’s not throwing away his shot when it comes to…

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Jan. 28, 2021

Do Better Better #14: A Safety Net for America

Originally published to our community through our newsletter and blog, the Do Better Better essays are now available in audio for…

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Jan. 22, 2021

Issue #214: Some Honest-to-Goodness Optimism, Keeping Up With COVID, …

This week: Giving it all we got; 25 doses; Tobacco is the new tobacco; Find links from this newsletter and more at importantnotim…

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Jan. 15, 2021

Issue #213: Our COVID predictions for 2021

This week: Why’s COVID so bad in Los Angeles?; How the next few months will go; Go deeper on clean tech; IVF might get a lot more…

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Jan. 13, 2021

Do Better Better #13: Flailing, Perfected

Originally published to our community through our newsletter and blog, the Do Better Better essays are now available in audio for…

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Jan. 8, 2021

Issue #212: How Ossoff and Warnock will help fight climate change

This week: Context is everything; Back to your regularly scheduled pandemic; COVID has rightfully distracted a lot of science fun…

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Dec. 31, 2020

Do Better Better #12: 20% For the Future

This episode was originally published in print on December 14, 2020. For more information on 20% For The Future or to get involve…

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Dec. 30, 2020

Do Better Better #11: The Trick to Unlocking Every Problem

This episode was originally published in print on December 7, 2020. Originally published to our community through our newsletter …

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Dec. 29, 2020

Do Better Better #10: “Even the smallest person can change the course…

This episode was originally published in print on November 22, 2020. Originally published to our community through our newsletter…

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Dec. 28, 2020

Do Better Better #9: Georgia On My Mind

This episode was originally published in print on November 9, 2020. Originally published to our community through our newsletter …

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Dec. 25, 2020

Issue #211: The 80/20 Problem of Our Time

Happy Holidays! In brief, this week: how to breathe in India. "Who Gets to Breathe Clean Air in New Delhi?" Find links from this …

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