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Politics is the mind killer, so come get mind-killed! Your hosts Wesley Fenza, Eneasz Brodski, and David Spearman discuss the week’s news.
There’s a new podcast in town, and we’re giving it a kick-start.
We will host the first four episodes of The Mind Killer here on The Bayesian Conspiracy’s feed. After that, you’ll have to subscribe to it separately to keep getting it. Subscribe now, before you forget! RSS is http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheMindKiller
iTunes and other publishers coming soon
The Hammer and the Dance
Hanson’s proposal to intentionally infect the healthy with a low-load dose
The Stimulus Package
Rio de Janeiro gangs do the right thing
Eneasz has a blog post that says in text what he said in audio re: emergency prices
I’ve listened to every episode of The Bayesian Conspiracy, and am a big fan of rationalist discussion. After listening to The Mind Killer, episode 1, and part of episode 2, I thought Wesley and Eneasz did a great job, even when I disagreed with their arguments. However, I hate to say it, but David added little to the episodes, and detracted much from interesting or intelligent conversation. I’m sorry for being so blunt, but I don’t know how else to say it: before you risk turning off all your potential listeners for this new podcast, I strongly encourage you to find an alternate host to represent David’s political position. He’s painful to listen to.
I would disagree with this assessment. David certainly has the most extreme positions, but I don’t think he is contributes any more or less than the other hosts. If anything I find myself hoping David would comment *more* than he already does about certain issues if that’s even possible.
This may be the warned “mind-killing” effect of politics, so I would be wary of any solution to a perceived problem of the show that required such a dramatic solution as kicking off a host. Optimally, one would list problems with the host’s rationality and suggested corrections the host could make.