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62 – Stoic Chatter and RatChat!

This episode is a bit unusual in that our pre-recording mic check conversation sort of kept going into a conversation we felt was worth sharing. We redacted some of the personal identifiable info and names of actual people, so if the conversation earlier on sounds sort of disjointed, that’s because it is. πŸ˜‰

Steven also didn’t start moderating his freakishly fast speaking speed until a while into the episode. Sorry for those of you who listen to the show at a fast rate. πŸ˜‰

Why Nerds Are Unpopular

Five Minute Peterson VideoΒ from u/Operation-Question on the subreddit. Thanks!

Google Assistant Demo Video

Minimum Viable Superorganism

Sam Harris Podcast on Cops and stuff

Big thanks to David for our intro music! Check out his music and VFX here!

We’d like to thank creators of our new outro music from the Sumerki Project! Check out their stuff here!

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61 – Biohacking 101

We speak with Serge Faguet about biohacking.

The lowest hanging fruit is, of course, sleep and exercise. Going beyond that, Serge mentioned:
23 And Me for DNA sequencing
Promethease for further DNA analysis
Life Extension Foundation for supplements
Oura Ring for sleep analysis

Three deep-dive articles by him:
I’m 32 and spent $200k on biohacking.
How to biohack your intelligence|
How I set and execute 50-year goals

We are not medically trained and this is not medical advise. Take responsibility for your own hacking.

Also mentioned: The Bottom Line

Big thanks to David for our intro music! I’ll add a link here for his stuff when I track it down. πŸ™‚

We’d like to thank creators of our new outro music from the Sumerki Project! Check out their stuff here!

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60 – 98% Likelihood This Episode is about Metaculus

We speak with Anthony Aguirre of Metaculus.

Try out Metaculus, it’s neat and helps one train their calibration.

Future of Life Institute

Rat Chat: Maps vs Buttons; Nerds vs Normies

Big thanks to David for our intro music! I’ll add a link here for his stuff when I track it down. πŸ™‚

We’d like to thank creators of our new outro music from the Sumerki Project! Check out their stuff here!

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59 – Gettin’ Schooled

We discuss schooling and education with Audrey.

Robin Hanson argues that schooling is to domesticate humans.

The Zvi is much more emotionally compelling in his Case Against Education and it’s follow-up (with more coming)

Scott Alexander examines why DC’s graduation rates are projected to plummet

Richard Feynman’s anecdote about students who knew all the details of light polarizing when reflected from a medium, but didn’t know how this applied to light reflecting off water.

From waaaaaay back in the day: Paul Graham on the social environment of schools and their likeness to prisons.

Per Audrey’s request, we have found an education charity that we are in favor of and can gladly recommend. Tostan International, first brought to Eneasz’s attention by Ozy at Thing of Things. (What really impressed Eneasz is that their focus is on education, and as a side effect they’ve been instrumental in over 6,000 villages ending Female Genital Cutting)

How To Win The AI Box Experiment (Sometimes). Massively interesting!

Big thanks to David for our intro music! I’ll add a link here for his stuff when I track it down. πŸ™‚

We’d like to thank creators of our new outro music from the Sumerki Project! Check out their stuff here!

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58 – Inside Trump Country with Joshua

This one got off to an odd start since we were on a time crunch and Joshua as delayed in arriving. As a result, this one is way more disorganized than usual. We hope it’s fun nonetheless.

Big thanks to David for our intro music! I’ll add a link here for his stuff when I track it down. πŸ™‚

We’d like to thank creators of our new outro music from the Sumerki Project! Check out their stuff here!

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57 – Community Talk with Bayesed and Confused

Join Steven and David Youssef as they talk about the rationality community, how to win, and explore some possible reasons that Rationalists aren’t all total rock stars!

Links:

Tim Ferris’s The Four Hour Work Week

The works of Naseem Taleb, and specifically Anti-Fragile

 

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