The Nowadays Podcast
Episode 14: Domesticated Dogs

Episode 14: Domesticated Dogs

September 15, 2019

Cats or dogs?

DOGS!! 

These furry friends come in so many shapes and sizes with such love in their eyes that it makes you want to welcome them into your home and pay all of their expenses for the rest of their lives. Seriously, how do they do that?

 

Find out more about how dogs became man's best friend and how that's not changing any time soon. 

Episode 13: Racial Equality

Episode 13: Racial Equality

September 8, 2019

Despite setbacks, more and more people across the world are starting to see others not as black, white, brown, red or yellow but has individuals with unique gifts and personalities. 

Learn more about how our societies have become more tolerant over time as we seek harmony and equality under the law for all people.

Episode 12: Socks

Episode 12: Socks

September 1, 2019

Socks are underrated although they perform an overrated function. As the sock renaissance continues, socks come in so many different materials, colors, patterns and so much more...like toe sleeves. 

 

Find out more about how the humble sock has impacted our world. 

Episode 11: Scientific Method

Episode 11: Scientific Method

August 25, 2019

People are a lot better off since we've switched over to using the scientific method to learn about the world around us. 

Case in point:

-Doctors wash their hands now that they believe that germs exist. 

-We no longer practice bloodletting.

-People do not believe that basil leaves pressed between two bricks make scorpions.(What?!)

 

Learn more about the crazy things we used to believe without the incredible scientific method. 

Episode 10: Satellites

Episode 10: Satellites

August 18, 2019

Satellites make the world go 'round as they themselves go around the world. 

These complicated pieces of metal whizzing tens of thousands of miles above our heads allow us to accomplish incredible feats and keep our modern world running. 

 

Learn more about how satellites have changed our world. 

Episode 9: The Decline of Poverty

Episode 9: The Decline of Poverty

August 11, 2019

Despite the set backs, incredibly the world is seeing the greatest leap in wealth in human history. And it's not just the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer but the vast majority of people across the world are actually getting richer.

Find out how billions of people have escaped of poverty in the past 30 years!

 

Episode 8: The Decline of War

Episode 8: The Decline of War

August 4, 2019

War, what is it good? Absolutely nothing, except maybe self-defense. As national leaders and citizens accept this answer, war has taken a nose-dive when you compare frequency, duration and battle deaths from wars today and wars in the past. 

 

Find out how the world has fortunately become a much more peaceful place to live and how we can keep it that way!!

Episode 7: Life-Expectancy

Episode 7: Life-Expectancy

July 28, 2019

Humans today are living longer than at any other time in human history. All people groups have experienced a huge increase in life-expectancy over the last 100 years, even though life-expectancy stayed only around 35 years for thousands of years!

 

Find out how this millennia-old trajectory dramatically changed!

Episode 6: Child Labor

Episode 6: Child Labor

July 21, 2019

Do you remember as a kid when Saturday morning cartoons were so sweet, especially after a brutal, 60 hour work week at the factory or the coal mine? 

Yeah, me neither. 

The fact that child labor across the globe is in stark decline allows kids to pursue an education. 

Learn more about the rare historical moment we're living in when most kids don't have to work to make ends meet and instead they can focus on the finer things in life, like being kids. 

Episode 5: Sanitation

Episode 5: Sanitation

July 14, 2019

Although it prevents diseases and provides a quick and efficient way to get our waste far away from us, we never even think about sanitation systems...until they stop working. 

 

Find out more about sanitation and how it has radically changed our lives.