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#78: How to Be A Better Ancestor

#78: How to Be A Better Ancestor

Update: 2019-08-27
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In Episode 78, Quinn & Brian discuss: Planning for chaos. 


Our guest is Bina Venkataraman, author of the upcoming book The Optimist's Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age and a teacher in the program on Science, Technology, and Society at MIT. 


Fair warning, so you don’t get upset like Brian did: this is not a real telescope. But you should still be excited, like Brian is now, because Bina is awesome and her book sounds fantastic. As you can probably tell from the title of Bina’s book, this is actually a pretty positive episode! Of course, because we can’t let the silver lining distract you from the thundering cumulonimbus above our heads for too long, we will remind you that a book like this is only necessary because we’re pretty much one Instagram filter away from it being Mad Max out there. 


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#78: How to Be A Better Ancestor

#78: How to Be A Better Ancestor

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