Brian Gongol Show on WHO Radio

Brian Gongol


The Brian Gongol Show can be heard on WHO Radio in Des Moines, Iowa on 1040 AM (the signal reaches much of North America at night) or streaming online at WHORadio.com. The show airs from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm Central Time on Sunday nights. Podcasts of show highlights are updated most weekdays.


Please note: These show notes may be in various stages of completion -- ranging from brainstormed notes through to well-polished monologues. Please excuse anything that may seem rough around the edges, as it may only be a first draft of a thought and not be fully representative of what was said on the air.

A different college experience

Factory work isn't for dummies

If it's non-thinking work, a machine will soon be doing it instead of a person

Very good returns to capital make capital the smart thing to invest in

Whole species can forget how to do some things (none of us would survive long as hunter-gatherers)

Whole species sometimes have to learn something new together

Across the entire spectrum of IQs and other abilities, we have to become a machine-concurrent species

Everyone needs basic mechanical and technical knowledge, and some need to be very specialized

8th grade used to be the finish line, then 12th grade; now, it's really at least an AA/AS

Having two areas, preferably different from one another, is really the ultimate direction in which we're headed: biology and marketing, accounting and journalism, computer science and history, agriculture and math, nursing and political science

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