Where Are All The Flying Cars?, Wisconsin Teacher Of The Year, More Questions About Privacy With Facebook

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Sure, we’ve got notebook-thin laptops and phones in watch form, but what about the flying cars? A time machine? A jet pack? We talk about the inventions imagined in sci-fi of years past and why we’re not seeing them in our modern world. We also talk to Wisconsin’s teacher of the year and take a look at a report that says Facebook has been sharing user data with device makers like Apple and Samsung.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Bill Andrews Guest
  • Benjamin Grignon Guest
  • Shion Guha Guest