Winning Slowly

There are plenty of podcasts that will tell you how the latest tech gadget or “innovation” will affect the tech landscape tomorrow, but there aren’t that many concerned with the potential impact of that tech in a decade—much less a century. In a culture obsessed with now, how can we make choices with a view for tomorrow, next year, and beyond? 25–35-minute episodes released the first and third Wednesdays of the month.


episode 12: 6.12: Beer Rules

Regulation as neither bogeyman nor panacea, but a way of protecting out the right spaces for genuine competition to emerge.

Show Notes

Back in September, we recorded this episode live, both of us in person, at Pikes Peak Brewing Company in Monument, Colorado—as Stephen was out visiting Chris and just hanging out for a weekend. We talk a bit about the history of the beer industry in the 20th and 21st century, with an eye to the way that government intervention can variously make things much worse or much better, when it’s tailored just right.

…and then we failed to publish it for almost exactly 2 months, because Chris ended up with a horrible case of burnout.

  • Ben Thompson
    • On GDPR
    • On Aggregators
  • Previous episodes:
    • [6.09: Granular Levels of Tomato Tracking][6.09]
    • 5.09: Regulate All the Things!
    • 5.02: Monopoly: Never Okay
    • 4.12: Five Years of Facepalming
    • [4.07: Kickstarting a Hyper-Local Superfarm][4.07]
    • 2.09: Hi, We’re the Internet.
    • 0.01: We Need Some Context!
  • “Us” by Jamison Isaak, a.k.a. Teen Daze
  • “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho.

Many thanks to the people who help us make this show possible by their financial support! This month’s sponsors:

  • Daniel Ellcey
  • Kurt Klassen
  • Jake Grant
  • Jeremy W. Sherman

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 2018-11-08  40m