Winning Slowly

Taking the long view on technology, religion, ethics, and art. There are plenty of podcasts that will tell you how Apple’s latest product will affect the tech landscape tomorrow, but there aren’t that many concerned with the potential impact of that tech in 2026. In a culture obsessed with now, how can we make choices with a view for tomorrow, next year, and beyond?

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 30m. Bisher sind 125 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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episode 1: 4.01: Unambiguously Meh


Facebook, Internet.org, and the intersection of business and benevolence.


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 12 January 2016  29m
 
 

episode 2: 4.02: Helpiness


Helping is hard: global poverty, personal giving and service, and foreign policy. We pick up from our discussion of Facebook and Internet...


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 18 January 2016  25m
 
 

episode 3: 4.03: The Podcast Awakens


Star Wars, global fandom, and, well... geeking out about Star Wars. We say a few serious things about the nature of global fandom, the relationship between art and brand awareness in large media properties, and the future of as large a property as _Star Wars_. But let’s be honest: mostly, we geek out. Links - TheForce...


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 29 January 2016  29m
 
 

episode 4: 4.04: But Was It a Good Movie?


The Force Awakens, defining artistic goodness, and expressing worldview in cinema, literature, and music. Following up on our previous conversation about _The Force Awakens_, this week we look at what makes art _good_, especially in the context of film. Was the latest _Star Wars_ actually a good movie? Music - “Rey’s Theme” from _Star Wars: The Force Awakens_, by John Williams. Fair use. Utterly lovely...


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 02 February 2016  29m
 
 

episode 5: 4.05: The Price of Democracy


The necessity and the limitations of gradualism, incrementalism, and compromise in politics. We dive back into the deep end with a discussion of the necessity and challenge of compromise in the political realm...


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 09 February 2016  32m
 
 

episode 6: 4.06: Kickstarting a Hyperlocal Super-Farm


Money flow in a global economy and the complex interplay between globalization, regionalism, and local economies. Previously on the Show - 4.03: The Podcast Awakens—in which we talked about global fandoms specifically in the context of _Star Wars_ - 3.12: Hungarian Folk Music—in which we talked about musical (sub)cultures not especially well-served by the current music market, but also how the internet is helping subcultures thrive Music - “Solitude” by Alpenglow. Used by permission...


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 16 February 2016  28m
 
 

episode 7: 4.07: A Muscle-Flexing Flyby


War, the modern nation-state, and an end to "the end of history" Show Notes We talk about nation-states, war, hopes of permanent peace and how “the end of history” and the notion of fewer major wars is likely a pipe dream. But also, how to think about foreign policy issues as citizens of nations we love, and the value of nation-states even in a “global village.” Music - “Warpaint On” by Risley. Used by permission. - “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho...


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 01 March 2016  29m
 
 

episode 8: 4.08: A Ghost in Singapore


John O'Nolan on Ghost, Singapore, international commerce, and giving the benefit of the doubt Show Notes We invite Ghost cofounder John O’Nolan on the show to talk about Ghost’s reincorporation in Singapore, what that means for them as a non-profit, and how we should think about these kinds of moves. We talk about everything from the specific details of Ghost’s move to the ethics of business tourism, and John basically hammers on themes we’ve been talking about all season. It’s _fantastic_...


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 08 March 2016  36m
 
 

episode 9: 4.09: We're Idealist Realists


The Syrian refugee crisis, the difference between refugees and general immigration, and hard choices for nation-states Show Notes We discuss the problems that face major nation-states trying to respond to the massive refugee crisis in Europe. We also look at the complex relationship between nations on topics like this in a “global world” (nice, Chris) and suggest that Americans both invest actively in making things better and chill out a bit insofar as we don’t live in Europe...


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 15 March 2016  29m
 
 

episode 10: 4.10: The Ancient Wisdom of Usenet


Populism, social media, and wisdom in when, how, and where to (dis)engage with people you disagree with. Show Notes There’s a wave of populism sweeping the world. Twitter and Facebook are some of the epicenters of the new populism. How should we think about interacting with radical populists in general? And what about specifically on social media? Previously on the Show * 4.05: The Price of Democracy – the necessity and the limitations of gradualism, incrementalism, and compromise in politics...


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 23 March 2016  28m
 
 
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