The Principled Uncertainty Podcast
About This Show
The Principled Uncertainty Podcast is an in-depth look at video games, movies, media trends, and technology. Hosted by Tyler, the show can stray from interviews with game developers to roundtable discussions of the day's biggest media-related stories.
Most Recent Episode
EP260, Michelle Carter, the Text Message Kevorkian
Jul 9 17
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Rated 5 out of
Entertaining and thoughtful. Definitely give it a listen!
Date published: 2014-07-22