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"Dad I have a question"

"Dad I have a question"

By Spencer Rascoff
10-year-old Luke Rascoff asks his dad questions about politics, the economy, technology and science.
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Episode 22: How do airline ticket prices work?

"Dad I have a question"

Episode 22: How do airline ticket prices work?

"Dad I have a question"

Episode 67: Does Artificial Intelligence do more good than harm?
We discuss the good and bad of AI, and if one outweighs the other.
January 25, 2022
Episode 66: What is Web3?
We discuss Web3, cryptocurrency, blockchain, and DAOs.
December 13, 2021
Episode 65: What is Quantum Computing?
We discuss quantum computing and how it is different from classical computers with Special Guest Chad Rigetti, founder and CEO of Rigetti Computing #Quantum #QuantumComputing #Rigetti
November 24, 2021
Episode 64: What is the metaverse?
We discuss Facebook’s name change and the concept of the metaverse.
October 31, 2021
Episode 63: What’s the deal with Rubik’s Cubes?
In this episode Luke teaches Spencer everything there is to know about Rubik’s cubing!
August 30, 2021
Episode 62: How does a sport get added to the Olympics?
We discuss the process that sports go through to be added to the Olympics and share our top seven events we think should be added.
August 02, 2021
Episode 61: What is the Rule of 72?
The Rule of 72 can be used to calculate how long it will take for the value of an investment to double.
June 20, 2021
Episode 60: What is an NFT?
We discuss what an NFT is, with special guest John Brennan!
March 16, 2021
Episode 59: what is the deal with GameStop and the stock market?
We discuss the recent stock market volatility and the stock of GameStop, Robinhood, and “shorting” the market
January 31, 2021
Episode 58: What are dividends?
We discuss what are stock dividends and also what are stock buybacks?
January 05, 2021
Episode 57: How does Congress work?
Special guest star, Jake Rascoff (Luke’s uncle), who works on Capital Hill for a Member of Congress.
December 12, 2020
Episode 56: What is a mutual fund?
We discuss mutual funds and ETFs
November 22, 2020
Episode 55: What is a SPAC?
We discuss what is a “Special Purpose Acquisition Company” or a “SPAC”.
October 20, 2020
Episode 54: How do Supreme Court Justices Make Decisions?
We discuss different judicial philosophies. Katerina (age 9) is our guest star.
September 28, 2020
Episode 53: Why is Fortnite not in the App Store?
We discuss how Apple and Google run their app stores and why Fortnite was kicked out of the App Store
August 16, 2020
Episode 52: What did Luke learn in his business class?
Luke discusses what he learned in his entrepreneurship class this summer.
August 02, 2020
Episode 51: What is an IPO?
We discuss Initial Public Offerings, when and why companies go public, and how direct listings work.
July 19, 2020
Episode 50: What is Freedom of Speech?
What is Freedom of Speech and what are the limitations on it? We discuss the First Amendment and Free Speech. #FreeSpeech #FirstAmendment #FreedomOfSpeech #1stAmendment
June 13, 2020
Episode 49: What is a mortgage?
We explain what a mortgage is, and the pros and cons of having one.
May 17, 2020
Episode 48: what is Machine Learning?
We discuss artificial intelligence and machine learning.
May 06, 2020
Episode 47: What is rent control?
We discuss rent control, and it’s pros and cons, with special guest 8 year old Katerina!
April 28, 2020
Episode 46: it’s their podcast to explain grammar mistakes i.e. listen!!
We discuss common grammatical mistakes such as “it’s vs its” and “i.e. vs e.g.”
April 21, 2020
Episode 45: what are some monopoly tips?
During the quarantine, we are playing some more board games. What are some tips for Monopoly?
April 10, 2020
Episode 44: Are websites responsible for what people write on them?
Section 230 of a 1996 law protects internet companies from liability for what their users write online.
April 01, 2020
Episode 43: Does home field advantage matter?
Luke explains why home field advantage isn’t such a big deal in sports anymore.
March 07, 2020
Episode 42: What is Super Tuesday?
In this episode I discuss with Luke what is Super Tuesday and how the presidential primary and nomination process works.
February 14, 2020
Episode 40: Top News of the Decade
In this New Year themed episode, we review the top news stories of 2010-2019. Trump, Obama, Global Warming, Osama Bin Laden and more.
January 17, 2020
Episode 39: What is Affirmative Action?
Luke asks what affirmative action is. It’s a tricky topic. We do our best to discuss it without getting too political!
January 07, 2020
Episode 38.5: what’s with the Einstein photo?
In this mini episode, Spencer asks Luke: “Luke, I have a question: what’s with the famous photo of Albert Einstein sticking out his tongue?”
January 02, 2020
Episode 38: who owns someone’s image after they die?
Who owns someone’s image after they die? We discuss Albert Einstein, Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe. And of course, Mickey Mouse.
December 23, 2019
Episode 37: What are you teaching in business school? Disney+
In this episode, Luke learns about Disney’s decision to launch its own streaming service. The discussion is based on Spencer’s Harvard Business School class.
November 23, 2019
Episode 36: what are you teaching in business school — corporate culture
In this episode we discuss one of the class topics that Spencer is teaching at Harvard Business School. We discuss the class where we teach about the Netflix corporate culture.
November 10, 2019
Episode 35: Why is the government going after big tech companies?
We discuss the antitrust investigations of tech companies like Apple, Amazon and Google
October 09, 2019
Episode 34: How does the impeachment process work?
We discuss how the impeachment process works in the House and the Senate. We do NOT discuss whether Trump should be impeached or not though!
September 26, 2019
Episode 33: What is private equity?
We discuss what “private equity”, “hedge funds” and “venture capital” are.
September 11, 2019
Episode 32: How did the internet begin? Birthday special!
It’s Luke’s 11th birthday! He wants to know how the internet began.
September 02, 2019
Episode 31: what’s an inverted yield curve?
We discuss what it means that the yield curve has inverted and explain how that predicts a recession.
August 25, 2019
Episode 30: How baseball rules are changing
We discuss how the rules to baseball are changing. And listen to the end to hear some of Spencer’s crazy ideas on how to improve America’s pastime.
August 16, 2019
Episode 29: How not to get scammed
We discuss common internet and telephone scams and how to avoid them.
August 08, 2019
Episode 28: What is Wikipedia?
What is Wikipedia and how does it work?
July 04, 2019
Episode 27: What is Facebook’s “Libra” cryptocurrency?
We discuss Facebook’s announcement of “Libra”, its new cryptocurrency and it’s wallet “Calibra” which uses blockchain.
June 22, 2019
Episode 26: What are debit cards and credit cards?
Luke and special guest Katerina learn about debit cards and credit cards.
June 11, 2019
Episode 25: What is Cloud Computing?
We discuss cloud computing and Amazon Web Services.
May 31, 2019
Episode 24: What is a trade war?
Episode 24: What is a Trade War? What are tariffs?
April 26, 2019
Episode 23: How do utility bills work?
We discuss how the water company, the electricity company and the gas company bill their customers. Plus a bonus discussion of fake grass!
April 17, 2019
Episode 22: How do airline ticket prices work?
We discuss airline ticket prices, supply and demand, and how to save money on airline tickets.
March 31, 2019
Episode 21: What is Franchising?
We discuss how franchising works. McDonalds, Subway, and more!
March 10, 2019
Episode 20: How does Google work (part 2)?
We discuss search engine marketing, Google AdWords, pay-per-click advertising
March 02, 2019
Episode 19: How does Google work (part 1)?
We discuss how google search results work. In the next episode, we will discuss how google makes money.
February 23, 2019
Episode 18: The Sharing Economy
We discuss peer-to-peer companies like Airbnb, Uber, Prosper and more.
February 16, 2019
Episode 17: What are Unions?
Discussion of what Unions are.
February 03, 2019
Episode 16; Government Shutdown
In this episode we discuss the Government Shutdown.
January 24, 2019
Episode 15: What is Brexit?
What is Brexit?
January 14, 2019
Episode 14: Pyramid Schemes
In this episode we discuss pyramid schemes, Ponzi schemes and multi-level marketing.
January 02, 2019
Episode 13: Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.
We discuss bitcoin and cryptocurrency.
December 30, 2018
Episode 12: Supply and Demand. Discussing the pricing of Christmas trees and the price of oil.
The supply and demand curve. Merry Christmas!
December 26, 2018
Episode 11: Blockchain
In this episode, we discuss Blockchain - what is Blockchain, and what could it be used for?
December 22, 2018
Episode 10: Social Security
Episode 10: Social Security. Luke asks great questions and comes up with good ideas on how to improve social security!
December 08, 2018
Episode 9: Insurance
Discussion of the different types of insurance and how insurance companies make money.
November 25, 2018
Episode 8: the stock market
New episode of "Dad I have a question" podcast: How does the stock market work? Learn how Luke will expand his lemonade stand empire by selling stock. I explain to Luke: #IPOs #StockMarket #Dividends #StockSplits #StockBuybacks #ShortSelling #Podcast
November 17, 2018
Episode 7: What makes a successful business?
Luke and I discuss what makes a successful business by exploring the economics of a lemonade stand. We talk about “the 4 Ps” and an income statement. Who needs business school when you have this podcast?!
November 10, 2018
Episode 6: Taxes
Luke and his little sister Katerina discuss how taxes work.
November 05, 2018
Episode 5: International Debt Crises
Do countries go bankrupt?
October 19, 2018
Episode 4: Savings
October 13, 2018
Episode 3: Inflation
October 13, 2018
Episode 2: Banks
October 13, 2018
Episode 1: Patents
Discussion of patents and trademarks
October 13, 2018
Welcome to "Dad, I have a question"
Luke, an inquisitive 10 year old, asks questions to his dad
October 13, 2018