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Dec 28, 2018

Synopsis This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich celebrate the winter holiday by looking at the history of Christmas.

The first Christmas didn’t start until the 3rd century. Europeans celebrated light and birth in the darkest days of winter. Many peoples rejoiced during the winter solstice, when the worst...


Dec 22, 2018

Synopsis This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into online privacy. Is privacy a fundamental right and what are we doing to safeguard our data from companies that have ulterior motives?

How it got started:

It may seem obvious that you shouldn’t post risque photos of yourself online that may be used...


Dec 14, 2018

Synopsis This week on "Learn Me Something," Aaron and Rich delve into the history of tap dancing!

How it got started:

Tap dancing has a number of ancestors; most notably Irish step dancing and African dancing (particularly something called "juba"), both of which were brought over to the United States...


Dec 7, 2018

Synopsis This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into how we can all build better B.S. detectors, i.e, critical thinking skills.

David Foster Wallace famously argued that:

learning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think.

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