Episode 146: Open Mic

Virginia tells a really stupid joke. Nick talks about how being tall makes him automatically in charge. Finally, Nick discusses running for the DMS board, and Virginia tells her horror stories from the days of living in a condo association.

Episode 145: Plane Crashes in the News

Virginia and Nick talk about all of the plane crashes that have been in the news lately.

Episode 144: Game Theory in Auctions

Virginia talks about a wonderful lecture that she heard regarding game theory and auctions like eBay or spectrum auctions.  Nick talks about his strategy as a member of a nonprofit and how he sells his pinball machines.

Episode 143: Employees as Quasi-Terrorists

Virginia talks about an urban legend regarding employees who are so “checked out” at work that they actively undermine the organization. Nick brings it back to the DMS world and asks whether or not volunteers act the same way.

Episode 142: Mr. Keith’s Van

Virginia wonders whether there’s anything to do regarding Mr. Keith’s van.

Episode 140: Behavioral Economics Revisited

Virginia discusses the new things that she has learned about behavioral economics since the last podcast on the subject.

Episode 139: NerdAbsurd Retrospective

Nick and Virginia discuss a rather awkward podcast guest and how their attempted to deal with uncomfortable conversation topics. Click here to listen!

Episode 138: Gregory Cochran Part II

Virginia and Nick interview Gregory Cochran, the co-author of, “The 10,000 Year Explosion” about humanity’s genetic past and what it means for the present. Learn more here: 10,000 Year Explosion Website Buy on Amazon

Episode 137: Gregory Cochran Part I

Virginia and Nick interview Gregory Cochran, the co-author of, “The 10,000 Year Explosion” about humanity’s genetic past and what it means for the present. Learn more here: 10,000 Year Explosion Website Buy on Amazon

Episode 135: School Fears

Virginia starts a new semester of PhD courses and worries that she’s in over her head. Nick reminisces about his college days and what it takes to make a good grade in a hard class.