November 20, 2015 Fringe, Podcast, Smart Drugs No Comments

Episode 103

In episode #103, we examine the big, gray elephant in the room: The ready availability (for now, anyway) of a number of prescription pharmaceuticals for purchase over the Internet — by people without prescriptions.  Attorney and Smart Drug Smarts alumnus Lawrence Walters joins Jesse for a no-holds-barred discussion on the continuing evolution of federal regulations on privacy and protection — along with the rise of BitCoin, the fall of Silk Road, and more.  Whether you use the web for buying pharmaceuticals or just for plain ol’ facebooking, this is an episode that will be relevant to all.

Moving on to songs that get stuck in your head and refuse to move along… (see what I did there?)  The solution to get these stubborn tunes off your brain might be simpler than you think.  Stick around for the Ruthless Listener Retention Gimmick.

Episode Highlights

0:39Cognitive enhancers and the letter of the law.
2:11This Week In Neuroscience: Nature vs nurture - Brain evolution.
4:41Audience interaction section.
6:42Jesse welcomes Lawrence Walters back on Smart Drug Smarts.
8:13Indictment against Fed Ex.
9:33A disturbing trend.
11:08Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act.
13:19Operation Choke-point.
15:15Emergence of Bitcoin.
16:44Anonymity and routing around censorship.
17:16Risks for individual consumers.
20:06Transaction volumes on the dark web.
21:04To buy or not to buy.
23:10Conclusion and word of caution.
24:37Ruthless Listener Retention Gimmick: Discard a tune stuck in your brain.

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Written by Anushtup Chatterjee
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