The book Growing up With Lucy inspired Cliff Harris to try coding a neural network software program. The result is Democracy, a political simulation game for your computer and tablet that you can’t win. It’s amazingly engaging and fun and it reminds us that each political decision is like a flap of a butterfly’s wings.

This episode of Electric Sky is published as part of the Canadian National Day of Podcasting, initiated by the (now-retired) Canadian Podcast Buffet to bring dusty old podcasts out for a shine for a one-day reunion-like festival on December 1, 2010. Somehow it became an annual event.

We miss you Bob Goyetche (1969-2016).