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Articles & Podcasts of Note (Week of 12/14/2020)

Every Friday I highlight the most interesting or entertaining items from my media diet of the past week.



  • Cortex: 2021 Yearly Themes ( CGP Grey and Myke Hurley review 2020 and discuss their plans for 2021 via the lens of their annual theme system.
  • Enforcer ( 10-episode series about the life of notorious mafioso Anthony Raimondi, the top enforcer for the Colombo crime family for three decades.
  • How I Built This: Kodiak Cakes ( Joel Clark tells the fascinating story behind the origins and rocky road to success behind one of the leading consumer pancake mixes. This series is inspiring for entrepreneurs, and the food-product episodes tend to be the most interesting.
  • Ologies: Space Archeology ( Archeologist Alice Gorman talks about Sputnik, derelict satellites, space rubbish, abandoned space stations, and more.
  • Wiser than Yesterday ( Hosts Nicolas Vereecke and Sam Harris offer thoughtful conversations in under 30 minutes on a wide range of non-fiction books. They’ve examined books by Nassim Taleb, Thomas Sowell, Rebecca Solnit, Plato, St. Augustine, and more.

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