Elias and Sean grew up together overseas before studying engineering in Germany and the US respectively. Breadcrumbs is their weekly chat about things past, present, and future.

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51: Alien Stimuli


Elias and Sean continue episode 49’s discussion of following one’s passion. This week they talk about what they wanted to be when they grew up, how they ended up where they are now, and an alternative to the “follow your passion” advice.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 77.07MB - Duration: 1:24:11 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

50: Before We Jump the Shark


A year in, Elias and Sean look back over the history of Breadcrumbs, discuss how it has changed, and look ahead to what it might become.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 83.17MB - Duration: 1:30:50 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

49: I Can Tell a Square From a Circle


Elias and Sean discuss the terrible but oft-given advice to “follow your passion,” asking themselves why everyone always says this and then talking about their own passions and where following them might lead.

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48: I Can Bequeath It to My Pet


Elias and Sean talk about digital rights management and online piracy—DRM’s effectiveness, our frustrations with it, and what would happen if it all just went away.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 73.37MB - Duration: 1:20:08 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

47: Chips in Our Packaging


Elias and Sean try to guess the dates of notable inventions, talk about the advancement of technology, and try and predict technology 10 years from now.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 76.57MB - Duration: 1:23:38 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

Dessert 03: Dumb Ways to Die


In this third dessert episode, Elias and Sean get frustrated playing Dumb Ways to Die.

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46: The Inevitable Heat Death of the Universe


Elias and Sean fittingly wrap up their human society series with a survey of all the ways humanity might just annihilate itself.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 32.96MB - Duration: 48:00 m (96 kbps 32000 Hz)

45: Sorry, Earth


Elias and Sean follow their climate change discussion by taking a survey to determine their carbon footprints and then talking about what an individual can do to live sustainably—and if it’s even worth the effort.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 55.52MB - Duration: 1:20:51 m (96 kbps 32000 Hz)

44: A System of Life Sustainingness


Elias and Sean discuss climate change—its effects, the controversy, and what can be done about it.

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43: Buying Islands and Things


Elias and Sean talk about charity—from social pressure and the personal battle between consumerism and altruism to finding the right amount and most effective way to give.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 41.24MB - Duration: 1:00:03 m (96 kbps 32000 Hz)

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