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 14: 1.14: Buying Me Off With Warm Fuzzies

Note: if you downloaded this episode before 8:45pm Eastern time on October 21, 2014, you should re-download it. Chris made an error in mixing it together, leading to his and Stephen’s audio being slightly out of sync for the entire episode (!), which has since been fixed. If you downloaded it after that time, you’re good to go!
Show NotesIn which we ask: “Who funds the arts? And how does that impact the artist ethically?” Corporations, individuals, and governments all have distinct downsides as revenue streams for artists, and corporations and governments in particular can be problematic for both artists and consumers in the ways they complicate the expression of artistic intent.

  • Intro (1:13)
  • No One Would Be Left (1:13–8:56)
  • Drop the Big Bombs (8:56–17:14)
  • To Power Their Evil Machines of Death (17:14–27:21)
  • Conclusion (27:21–29:34)
  • Bloopers (29:34–30:04)
  • “Love Me Back” by Seer Group. Used by permission.
  • “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho. Used by extra special super neat permission?
  • Who Funds the arts and why we should care
  • National Endowment for the Arts

    • Controversy
    • “Piss Christ”
  • Deepwater Horizon oil spill (British Petroleum)
  • Exxon Valdez oil spill
  • “Kitsch”
  • Fritz Lang

    • Leaving Germany
    • The Incomparable #79: “Everything Sounds Beautiful in German”
  • Previous episodes relevant to the discussion/mentioned directly on the show:

    • 1.07: They Both Start With T?
    • 1.05: Ars Moriendi
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