East Meets West - Podcast
By Roger Chang and Tom Merritt
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Roger Chang and Tom Merritt discuss the issues of the day. And sometimes do verbal battle.
||East Meets West 331 – Extreme reactions||Roger’s a Dad. Repeat. Roger’s a Dad. Why your baby’s crying is like the lottery. Why baby’s are like skydiving. A little about why we laugh. How humans can get better at estimating chances. Do cities make you literally crazy? Why||16 2 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||East Meets West 330 – Optim-east meets Pessi-west||The State of the Union, feeling grown up, the state of journalism, why bad people aren’t always recognized, selective law enforcement, how can success be measured, are we good at being a big society, will a robot brain turn against us? How do we dec||20 1 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||East Meets West 329 – For the Children||A bit about punkin chunkin, when your hobby becomes your job, starting children on a career path, it can take a village sometimes. Download the episode at this link.||28 12 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||East Meets West 328 – Dying to Do It Right||Answering honestly so compliments mean something, how your personality is reflected in your footwear, the neo-hobo revival, life expectancy, should we live longer? The rising tide of population. World Population Will Soar Higher Than Predicted Download th||13 12 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||East Meets West 327 – Swift Admissions||No more intros, ancient Amish-like people, keeping things simple, disintermediated soda, conserving resources, buying cars, Taylor Swift. Download the episode at this link.||23 11 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||East Meets West 326 – World Disorder||Longevity, Doctor Who, Arrow, The CW and preternatural series, the return of Twin Peaks, Once Upon a Time, events in Ottawa, protests around the world. The future of politics. Who would you choose to be President? Download the episode at this link.||22 10 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||East Meets West 325 – Who am I?||Scottish non-independence, English devolution, the effects of regional independence, the creation of a tribal/ethnic/national identity. And a little about Doctor Who at the end. Download the episode at this link.||20 9 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||East Meets West 324 – Video Games Are My Comfort Food||What makes comfort food, patriotic fast food, the premiere of Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who. Download the episode at this link.||25 8 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||East Meets West 323 – No, No, They’re Lunatics||The misplaced priorities of corporate work, how to avoid getting distracted by the short-term, how to avoid getting swamped by technological change, how hard it is to take risks, what our goals for society actually should be. Download the episode at this||26 7 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||East Meets West 322 – Tribal issues||Watching television in the modern age, how to get actual news these days, the problems in Iraq, the problems in all parts of the world in general. Download the episode at this link.||19 6 2014||Free||View In iTunes|