Podcast Episodes

AWI – Episode 38 – 2018 Year in Review

Episode Summary: In this special “Year in Review” episode we quickly nominate our Idiots of the Week and then talk about the megatrends in our world, our country and also our show for the year 2018.  From #authoritarianism and #nationalism to #tariffs and #nato we cover the globe and then talk the U.S. and #Trump,Continue reading AWI – Episode 38 – 2018 Year in Review

AWI – Episode 36 – Personal Finance Basics

Episode Summary: This episode we start out with our “Idiot of the Week” award then we discuss the problem of Americans and their ignorance with regard to personal finance.  40% of Americans cannot answer four basic questions regarding household finance.  #Millennials are even worse than Baby Boomers.  Budgeting is a particularly troublesome pain point inContinue reading AWI – Episode 36 – Personal Finance Basics

AWI – Episode 35 – Rise in interest in Socialism

Episode Summary: This episode we start out with our “Idiot of the Week” award then we discuss the rise in younger people’s interest in #Socialism.  Is it ignorance of history, Bernie Sanders or Republicans calling Obama a Socialist that caused a large portion of #Millennials to have a favorable view?  We talk a lot aboutContinue reading AWI – Episode 35 – Rise in interest in Socialism

AWI – Episode 34 – Group Identity

Episode Summary: This episode we start out with our “Idiot of the Week” award then we discuss Group Identity.  We discuss the social science’s view on stereotyping but also how people are “approximately rational” when it comes to stereotypes while recognizing that with more detailed information about an individual, group identity and stereotypes are useless. Continue reading AWI – Episode 34 – Group Identity

AWI – Episode 33 – Midterms Preview

Episode Summary: This episode we start out with our “Idiot of the Week” award then we discuss the up-coming midterm elections.  Hatred of Trump, #kavanaugh, the economy, apathy…what will influence turnout and voter motivation on both sides?  It is all discussed.  Since we are talking Congress, we conclude the show by highlighting some of theContinue reading AWI – Episode 33 – Midterms Preview