How our country came to be a boiling frog and what we can do about it.
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25: Jump for Joy
Building off the prior podcast on learning from the past, this discussion is all about success and failure. We all know the common wisdom that
24: The Toad Not Taken
We all spend a lot of time thinking about the past, often when we’re trying to make a decision in the present. Sometimes that reflection ends up complicating our decision-making. Why is that? And if we want to avoid repeating past mistakes while also not
23: Polliwog Polymath
What makes someone an expert? And how is expertise different from intelligence? This podcast is all about expertise, how we acquire it, how do people view others’ expertise, and the notion of expertise transference from one domain to another. We touch on
22: It’s Not Easy Paying Green
This podcast is the sequel to Greenbacks, where we discussed why we have taxes, the different types of taxes, and the pros and cons of each type. In this podcast, we delve into the evolution of the tax system and look at the debates surrounding the level
“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
This podcast is the first in a two-part series on taxes. This episode is meant to be an overview of why we have taxes, the landscape of both taxing agencies a
20: Hops and Dreams
For the tenth episode, your favorite pond dwellers decided to take a break from the normal, big-picture, topic-based discussions and instead shared their personal pet peeves, including both important as well as some silly issues.
This twentieth episode
I’m embarrassed to admit that, like I suspect many White Americans, when I think about “Martin Luther King” and “speeches” I only come up with
Prisoner Voting Rights
One of our listeners contacted us to comment on our recent podcast, Toad to the White House, where we discussed, among other things, why both
Dramatic Statement of the Obvious, Redux
An article today in the New York Times tell us what we already knew would happen (certainly to listeners of The Boiling Frog, and specifically
“Originalism” and Voting Rights
After recording our 19th podcast (The Toad to the White House) on voting rights a friend with far more knowledge of the Constitution than me
Keeping the American Experiment Alive
This is an op ed Mark wrote which was published in the San Mateo Daily Journal on July 1, 2022. This Independence Day comes at
One of us (Mark) is a life-long consumer of science fiction. And, growing up in the 1960s, you can’t be into that genre without knowing