All posts tagged government

Episode 169: Ahmed Mohamed and Science Education

Nick and Virginia complain about the treatment of Ahmed Mohamed at the hands of the Irving School District.

Episode 163: Cecil the Lion

Yeah yeah. It’s been too long since this happened. But whatever. Virginia argues that the dentist was guilty. Nick thinks the internet is too fast to take justice into its own hands.

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 152: The McKinney Incident

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

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 131: License Plate Tracking 

Nick discusses the seedy practice of tracking license plates and whether or not citizens can opt out.

NerdAbsurd Flashback: John M. Barry

In December, we’re running some of our best podcast interviews. Check out this oldie by goodie: On this podcast, we speak with author, John M. Barry, about the erosion of land from the Louisiana coast.  This erosion impacts Louisiana residents, who are susceptible to future storm surfers during hurricanes that might otherwise have been dispelled by the additional landmass. John was part of a committee dedicated to protecting Louisiana’s coastline Read More...

NerdAbsurd Flashback: David Lankes

In December, we’re running some of our best podcast interviews. Check out this oldie by goodie: This week’s episode is super cool.  We got David Lankes, a professor of information studies at Syracuse University (also known as the world’s best public speaker), to talk to us about libraries.  We thought we’d have a grand debate on the topic of libraries and electronic media, but what we actually had was a Read More...

NerdAbsurd Special: Expect More by David Lankes (Chapter 8)

This is Chapter 8 of David Lanke’s audio book, “Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for Today’s Complex World.” We hope you’ve enjoyed NerdAbsurd Special! You can find out more about the book on David’s site. Enjoy! Click here to listen!

NerdAbsurd Special: Expect More by David Lankes (Chapter 7)

This is Chapter 7 of David Lanke’s audio book, “Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for Today’s Complex World.” New chapters will be released every two weeks, and you can find out more about the book on David’s site. Enjoy! Click here to listen!