"Dad I have a question"

29 EpisodesProduced by Spencer Rascoff

10-year-old Luke Rascoff asks his dad questions about politics, the economy, technology and science.

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Episode 28: What is Wikipedia?

July 4th, 2019


What is Wikipedia and how does it work?

Episode 27: What is Facebook’s “Libra” cryptocurrency?

June 22nd, 2019


We discuss Facebook’s announcement of “Libra”, its new cryptocurrency and it’s wallet “Calibra” which uses blockchain.

Episode 26: What are debit cards and credit cards?

June 11th, 2019


Luke and special guest Katerina learn about debit cards and credit cards.

Episode 25: What is Cloud Computing?

May 31st, 2019


We discuss cloud computing and Amazon Web Services.

Episode 24: What is a trade war?

April 26th, 2019


Episode 24: What is a Trade War? What are tariffs?

Episode 23: How do utility bills work?

April 17th, 2019


We discuss how the water company, the electricity company and the gas company bill their customers. Plus a bonus discussion of fake grass!

Episode 22: How do airline ticket prices work?

March 31st, 2019


We discuss airline ticket prices, supply and demand, and how to save money on airline tickets.

Episode 21: What is Franchising?

March 10th, 2019


We discuss how franchising works. McDonalds, Subway, and more!

Episode 20: How does Google work (part 2)?

March 2nd, 2019


We discuss search engine marketing, Google AdWords, pay-per-click advertising

Episode 19: How does Google work (part 1)?

February 23rd, 2019


We discuss how google search results work. In the next episode, we will discuss how google makes money.

Episode 18: The Sharing Economy

February 16th, 2019


We discuss peer-to-peer companies like Airbnb, Uber, Prosper and more.

Episode 16; Government Shutdown

January 24th, 2019


In this episode we discuss the Government Shutdown.

Episode 14: Pyramid Schemes

January 2nd, 2019


In this episode we discuss pyramid schemes, Ponzi schemes and multi-level marketing.

Episode 11: Blockchain

December 22nd, 2018


In this episode, we discuss Blockchain - what is Blockchain, and what could it be used for?

Episode 10: Social Security

December 8th, 2018


Episode 10: Social Security. Luke asks great questions and comes up with good ideas on how to improve social security!

Episode 9: Insurance

November 25th, 2018


Discussion of the different types of insurance and how insurance companies make money.

Episode 8: the stock market

November 17th, 2018


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 …

Episode 7: What makes a successful business?

November 10th, 2018


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. …

Episode 6: Taxes

November 5th, 2018


Luke and his little sister Katerina discuss how taxes work.

Episode 1: Patents

October 13th, 2018


Discussion of patents and trademarks

Welcome to "Dad, I have a question"

October 13th, 2018


Luke, an inquisitive 10 year old, asks questions to his dad

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