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Welcome to the "Is It Just Me?" podcast with Layla K and MJ. This is the podcast about just about any topic where we ask the question, “Is It Just Me?"

Oct 27, 2021

Doomscrolling,  actually a “thing”, is defined by Merriam Webster as “referring to the tendency to continue to surf or scroll through bad news, even though that news is saddening, disheartening, or depressing.” And MJ is over it. Moreover, she’s over the just-sharing bad news! Have an “Is It Just Me” idea? Thoughts on today’s conversation? Join us on Twitter or Instagram. And be sure to follow us on Apple podcasts, Spotify, etc to never miss an episode! Fresh pods drop every two weeks.

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Last Ep (including Billionaires in Space convo)

UN Climate Change Conference - Glasgow 2021

Steven Pinker makes the case that the world is getting better

Human Progress: The “good old days” (scroll to “History of Progress”)

Rep. Pramila Jayapal claimed in a since-deleted tweet that the US has 1/3 of the world’s billionaires and the 4th highest poverty rate in the world.

18 spectacularly wrong predictions made around the time of first Earth Day in 1970 

Your Mobile Phone vs. Apollo 11's Guidance Computer

Bren donates $100 million to Caltech project that aims to generate solar power in space and beam it back to earth

UPDATE: Beaming Clean Energy From Space (CalTech)

Voltaire’s Candide (including Dr Pangloss) and Leibniz Light has turned from something too precious to use into something everyone can afford.