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 11: 4.11: How People Read C.S. Lewis (Live at NC State)

Art, protest, and propaganda—in the Israeli-Palestine conflict, and in general Show Notes In the first of two episodes recorded live at NC State, we tackle the challenges posed by protest art. When does art cross a line and become morally reprehensible? When is it a viable alternative to other, far worse ways of dealing with the same problems? Previously on the Show - 0.01: We Need Some Context! - 4.02: Helpings - 4.10: The Ancient Wisdom of Usenet * Disagreeing well - 1...


 2016-03-30  37m

episode 12: 4.12: Five Years of Facepalming (Live at NC State)

The EU and internet law—monopolies, copyright, taxing, freedom of speech, and learning from each other. Show Notes In this second of two episodes recorded live at NC State (with a different class of students), we tackle the European Union’s approach to internet legislation—including everything from copyright law to dealing with monopolies—as a way to look at how differently things work around the world. What might we learn from other countries here in the U.S...


 2016-04-05  35m

episode 13: 4.13: We Live in a Different Culture Than the Bible

The global nature of Christianity and the beauty of many cultures practicing the same faith Show Notes We look at how Christianity is changing as it shifts from being heavily Western to being far more global (as it was in its birth)...


 2016-04-14  29m

episode 14: 4.14: This Money Might Be Illegal

We use the Panama Papers as a jumping-off point to sum up the season and talk about: - the alleged flatness of the world - the possibilities of both globalization and localization - the twin dangers of imperialism and parochialism - the ways that growing income inequality intersect with globalization - the things different cultures can learn from each other - the distinction between “reasonable” and “justifiable” responses - the importance of humility, whether in art or in charitable action -...


 2016-04-20  32m