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 5: 4.05: The Price of Democracy

Show Notes

We dive back into the deep end with a discussion of the necessity and challenge of compromise in the political realm. How do we work steadily but slowly toward the things we value? How do decide what we can compromise on and what we can’t? Can we “trade favors” in a good way? What about people working at totally cross purposes on a given issue?


The Myanmar military party no longer has a majority, but retains a substantial fraction of the parliamentary seats.

  • “Myanmar opens new parliament session after military rule”
  • “Myanmar speculation mounts over Suu Kyi ‘president move’”
  • Keystone-XL
    • One site for it
    • One site against it
  • “Theological triage”
  • “Curtain Call” by Takénobu. Used by permission.
  • “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho, who still thinks that when he grows up he’d like to be a composer like John Williams.

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  • Andrew Fallows
  • Jeremy W. Sherman
  • Jeremy Cherfas

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