Episode 465: We Are What They Grow Beyond

This episode contains: Devon, Ben and Steven are all excited for their kids to go back to school! We talk about school supplies, magnet schools and space camps.

You Did What?!: They just bought the only physical encyclopedia still in print, and they regret nothing. $1200 will get you a 22 volume print encyclopedia. Ben is excited, but Steven isn’t convinced. Devon once had a Star Trek encyclopedia.




Exploits!: Social media algorithms exploit how humans learn from their peers. In prehistoric societies, humans learned from members of their ingroup or prestigious individuals. Social media algorithms are misaligned with social instincts which can lead to large-scale polarization and misinformation. We talk quite a bit about social media and the “how” and “why” of what shows up on our social media.


Big Question: What two questions would you ask to get the most information about who a person truly is? We work together and spitball what these questions should be. Many revelations are had. In the end, we each have our own answers. Also, Ben learns that the Alien movies are all about genetalia. And Devon is a pervert.