Episode 160: Selective Enforcement

Virginia talks about how the SEC neglected to go after Bernie Madoff. Nick talks about speed traps and poor people. Finally, the duo discuss public funding decisions in local government.

Episode 159: Ancestors

Nick tries to be melodramatic about a historical record error, and Virginia attempts to convince Nick that she’s Dallas royalty. Also, is it sad that we know so little about our ancestors?

Episode 158: I quit!

Nick never quits anything (preferring instead to let it slowly die off until it’s definitely not his fault for letting the idea die), and Virginia is happy to jump off any project if the payoffs don’t look promising (for example, her recent welding class).

Episode 157: Earthquakes in Texas/Open Mic

Nick and Virginia discuss the recent earthquakes in Dallas, and Nick tries to argue about how much the public healthcare system should cover. Virginia tries not to sound like a giant jerk. As usual, Nick brings it back to DMS activities.

Episode 156: Rules for Radicals

Virginia and Nick use an old copy of Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” as a framework for discussing Nick’s DMS activities.

Episode 155: Complexity

Virginia tells Nick about her awesome theory related to complexity and regulation.

Episode 154: Gary Belsky

Nick and Virginia talk with Gary Belsky, author of “Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes and How to Correct Them: Lessons from the Life-Changing Science of Behavioral Economics“, about everything from ESPN Magazine’s Body Issue to how lawyers often suffer from the sunk cost fallacy.

Episode 152: The McKinney Incident

Nick and Virginia marvel at the stupidity on display at the McKinney pool party a month or so age.

Episode 151: The Dating Game NerdAbsurd Style

Nick and Virginia take a test to see how well they know each other.

Episode 150: The Finish Line

Virginia finishes a stressful final, and Nick talks about the aftermath of the DMS election.