Consumer Choice Podcast

Consumer Choice Center

Hosted by Yael Ossowski and David Clement, Consumer Choice Radio is a weekly conversation on lifestyle freedom, innovative tech, and smart policy.

Featuring the latest news, interviews, and expert analysis that covers consumer topics around the world. Tune in every week to learn why consumer choice matters.

Produced by the Consumer Choice Center.

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EP181: A Luxemburger Goes to Ottawa (w/ Bill Wirtz)
Jul 20 2023
EP181: A Luxemburger Goes to Ottawa (w/ Bill Wirtz)
While Yaël is off enjoying the Austrian lakes on a well-deserved vacation (but somehow still editing and posting the episode), David speaks with Bill Wirtz, host of the ConsEUmer podcast, about a Luxemburger's perspective on Canadian politics from afar. Maybe it's much nicer, but it's just as opaque as any another system (at least under this regime). We then play an extract of our interview with Anthony Koch, political advisor and Power & Politics pundit, for the latest on the scandal du jour surrounding CCP's funding of various campaigns or people in the Canadian Liberal Party. Is Trudeau cooked? We'll see! Follow Anthony on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Anthony__Koch Bill's Twitter: https://twitter.com/wirtzbill ConsEUmer Podcast: https://omny.fm/shows/conseumer-podcast Broadcast on Consumer Choice Radio on July 22, 2022. Syndicated on Sauga 960AM and Coastal Carolina Network. Website: https://consumerchoicecenter.org/radio ***PODCAST***  Podcast Index: https://bit.ly/3EJSIs3 Apple: http://apple.co/2G7avA8  Spotify: http://spoti.fi/3iXIKIS RSS: https://omny.fm/shows/consumerchoiceradio/playlists/podcast.rss Our podcast is now Podcasting 2.0 compliant! Listen to the show using a Bitcoin lightning wallet-enabled podcasting app (Podverse, Breeze, Fountain, etc.) to directly donate to the show using the Bitcoin lightning network (stream those sats!).  More information on that here: https://podcastindex.org/apps  Produced by the Consumer Choice Center. Support us: https://consumerchoicecenter.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
EP180: The Jawbone Injunction (w/ Will Duffield)
Jul 14 2023
EP180: The Jawbone Injunction (w/ Will Duffield)
To begin the show, we get into some Chinese Communist Party corruption impacting American and Canadian societies, discuss the WHO's new classification of aspartame as a carcinogen, and praise Amazon Prime Day. Move aspartame way down your worry list  https://financialpost.com/opinion/move-aspartame-way-down-your-worry-list In our interview segment, we speak with Cato Institute Policy Analyst Will Duffield on the recent Missouri v. Biden injunction that stops the federal government from "jawboning" social media companies. Is this overall a good trend for both Section 230 and freedom of speech online. Will's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Will_Duffield Judge Blocks Jawboning? https://www.cato.org/blog/judge-blocks-jawboning Broadcast on Consumer Choice Radio on July 15, 2022. Syndicated on Sauga 960AM and Coastal Carolina Network. Website: https://consumerchoicecenter.org/radio ***PODCAST***  Podcast Index: https://bit.ly/3EJSIs3 Apple: http://apple.co/2G7avA8  Spotify: http://spoti.fi/3iXIKIS RSS: https://omny.fm/shows/consumerchoiceradio/playlists/podcast.rss Our podcast is now Podcasting 2.0 compliant! Listen to the show using a Bitcoin lightning wallet-enabled podcasting app (Podverse, Breeze, Fountain, etc.) to directly donate to the show using the Bitcoin lightning network (stream those sats!).  More information on that here: https://podcastindex.org/apps  Produced by the Consumer Choice Center. Support us: https://consumerchoicecenter.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
EP179: Cooling the AI Panic (w/ Luke Hogg)
Jul 6 2023
EP179: Cooling the AI Panic (w/ Luke Hogg)
This week, we give some thoughts on the calamity of Canada's C-18: how it fails journalism, news consumers, and citizens at-large, For the remaining part of the episode, we've got a tech-heavy feature with Luke Hogg, director of outreach at the Foundation for American Innovation. We discuss current legislative proposals around Artificial Intelligence, models for better innovation, why the panic crowd says, hopes for a web3/blockchain future, and why US freedom tech actually matters in a battle against the Chinese Communist Party. Luke's Twitter: https://twitter.com/LEHogg https://www.thefai.org/posts/artificial-intelligence-could-democratize-government Broadcast on Consumer Choice Radio on July 8, 2022. Syndicated on Sauga 960AM and Coastal Carolina Network. Website: https://consumerchoicecenter.org/radio ***PODCAST***  Podcast Index: https://bit.ly/3EJSIs3 Apple: http://apple.co/2G7avA8  Spotify: http://spoti.fi/3iXIKIS RSS: https://omny.fm/shows/consumerchoiceradio/playlists/podcast.rss Our podcast is now Podcasting 2.0 compliant! Listen to the show using a Bitcoin lightning wallet-enabled podcasting app (Podverse, Breeze, Fountain, etc.) to directly donate to the show using the Bitcoin lightning network (stream those sats!).  More information on that here: https://podcastindex.org/apps  Produced by the Consumer Choice Center. Support us: https://consumerchoicecenter.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
EP178: The Eurotech Regulatory Fortress (w/ Evan Swarztrauber)
Jun 30 2023
EP178: The Eurotech Regulatory Fortress (w/ Evan Swarztrauber)
It's Canada Day weekend, so we've got some nice stats and polls, plus we dive into the FTC news of the week with the latest lawsuit against Microsoft and how it could impact your video game experience. Check out our colleague Stephen Kent's article on that here in The Hill: https://thehill.com/opinion/technology/4069823-the-ftcs-embarrassing-antitrust-crusade/ For the remaining part of the episode, we've got another "joint" production, this time with Evan Swarztrauber of the Foundation for American Innovation and host of "The Dynamist". We discuss the legacy of the EU's GDPR regulation, as well as other tech rules originating in the bloc that (aim to) impact firms and companies around the world (but mostly the US). For the full banter and analysis found within our back-and-forth, but sure to subscribe to The Dynamist podcast (hosted by Evan) for much more. A great podcast! Evan's Twitter: https://twitter.com/SayreEvan Check out "The Dynamist" Podcast: https://apple.co/44rDi8w Broadcast on Consumer Choice Radio on July 1, 2022. Syndicated on Sauga 960AM and Coastal Carolina Network. Website: https://consumerchoicecenter.org/radio ***PODCAST***  Podcast Index: https://bit.ly/3EJSIs3 Apple: http://apple.co/2G7avA8  Spotify: http://spoti.fi/3iXIKIS RSS: https://omny.fm/shows/consumerchoiceradio/playlists/podcast.rss Our podcast is now Podcasting 2.0 compliant! Listen to the show using a Bitcoin lightning wallet-enabled podcasting app (Podverse, Breeze, Fountain, etc.) to directly donate to the show using the Bitcoin lightning network (stream those sats!).  More information on that here: https://podcastindex.org/apps  Produced by the Consumer Choice Center. Support us: https://consumerchoicecenter.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.