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Welcome to The Portal. This podcast does something different. Hosted by Eric Weinstein. Coming July 2019.

Welcome to The Portal. This podcast does something different. Hosted by Eric Weinstein. Coming July 2019.
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Welcome to The Portal. This podcast does something different. Hosted by Eric Weinstein. Coming July 2019.

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English


Episodes

15: Garrett Lisi - My Arch-nemesis, Myself.

12/6/2019
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Garrett Lisi, the so called "Surf Bum with a Theory of Everything (or T.O.E.)", is a PhD theoretical physicist who has refused to be captured by the theoretical physics community. By making shrewd investments, he has avoided holding meaningful employment for his entire adult life. Instead, he lives in Maui and travels the world chasing the perfect wave. In this episode Garrett and Eric sit down to discuss the current status of Garrett's ideas for a final theory based on a mysterious object...

Duration:01:50:54

14: London Tsai - The Reclusive Dean of The New Escherians

11/30/2019
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What happened to the Mathematical and Scientific art movement after MC Escher? It went underground. In this episode of the Portal, Eric begins tracking down the leaders of this hidden movement; one that is smuggling higher level science into transcendent art forms. Eric had to coax one the movement’s foremost members, London Tsai, to come out of obscurity where he had been preserving his mathematical art in sarcophagi of unopened bubble wrap sitting for decades in various New York City...

Duration:01:06:39

13: Garry Kasparov - Avoiding Zugzwang in AI and Politics

11/23/2019
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In this cordially combative episode, Eric sits down with Russian chess legend, multiple-year champion and (inarguably) one of the greatest players of all time, Garry Kasparov. The two discuss transcending AI-induced demotivation, AI brilliancy (and lack thereof), the perilous time for global democracy in Russia, America and globally and Garry's penchant for risking his life for what he believes in. Beyond Chess, Garry is an active political dissident and truth seeker; founding the Russian...

Duration:01:38:20

12: Vitalik Buterin - The Ethereal Prince and His Virtual Machine

11/21/2019
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In this episode, Vitalik Buterin sits down with Eric to discuss ethereum, the wider world of crypto and heterodox economics. Taking note of the new development of blockchain in 2010, Eric wrote an essay called “Go Virtual Young Man”. A few years later, a Thiel Fellow named Vitalik created a virtual machine with an idiosyncratic smart contract system and a currency. Ironically, Eric had recently become a Managing Director at Thiel Capital. Perennially circling each other intellectually, the...

Duration:01:35:45

11: Sam Harris - Fighting with Friends

11/15/2019
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On this episode of The Portal, Eric talks to one of his closest friends, neuroscientist, philosopher and meditation-guru, Sam Harris. When Sam and Eric sit down they generally agree about a large number of things. So in this experiment of a session, Eric attempts to push the relentlessly reasonable and methodical Sam out of his comfort zone to highlight their genuine differences. These include: beliefs on religion, the logic of voting for unreasonable candidates, Jeffrey Epstein's demise,...

Duration:02:38:59

10: Julie Lindahl: Shaking the poisoned fruit of shame out of the family tree

10/31/2019
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Eric sits down with Julie Lindahl, author of "The Pendulum". What happens when an ethnically German girl growing up in Brazil gets curious to finally make sense of her family history to stop the cycle of dysfunction? Julie Lindahl’s new book "The Pendulum" shows us what it can take to find a portal out of inter-generational trauma. Eric welcomes his house-guest Julie Lindahl to tell her extraordinary story on this episode of The Portal. The episode is raw and recorded at home on a hand held...

Duration:01:43:27

9: Bryan Callen - Cracking Wise

10/30/2019
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Eric sits down with friend, philosopher, comic, actor and fighter Bryan Callen for a wide ranging conversation on camaraderie, conflict and comedy. Over the course of 2+ hours, the two discuss difficult topics like the holocaust, gender dynamics and the legacy of the enlightenment on the eve of the 2020 presidential election. Bryan and Eric oscillate between levity and intensity as they navigate these hard-to-broach topics. Hilarity and good insights ensue. Four Sigmatic:...

Duration:02:19:36

8: Andrew Yang - The Dangerously Different Candidate The Media Wants You To Ignore

10/2/2019
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In this episode of the Portal, Eric checks in with his friend Andrew Yang to discuss the meteoric rise of his candidacy; one that represents an insurgency against a complacent political process that the media establishment doggedly tries to maintain. Andrew updates Eric on the state of his campaign and the status of the ideas the two had discussed as its foundation when it began. Eric presents Andrew with his new economic paradigm; moving from an 'is a [worker]' economy to a 'has a [worker]'...

Duration:01:08:49

7: Bret Easton Ellis - The Dark Laureate of Generation X

9/29/2019
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Eric sits down with Bret Easton Ellis; the two Gen X’ers graduated from rival high schools in a disaffected 1982 Los Angeles that inspired Ellis’ first novel “Less Than Zero”. In this conversation, they reflect on LA, Generation X, and the different notions of childhood held by Gen x and Millennials. Sponsors: Phlur: phlur.com/portal for 20% off Boll and Branch: BollandBranch.com $50 off with promo code: PORTAL No risk, 30 day trial period with free shipping Four Sigmatic:...

Duration:02:01:16

6: Jocko Willink - The Way of the Violent Intellectual

9/7/2019
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Jocko Willink is a man who radiates decency. He is also part of a community of warriors drawn to test themselves in the crucible of deadly combat against an evil and implacable foe. Eric sits down with Jocko Willink to learn how this cerebral Navy SEAL and hero of the battle of Ramadi against ISIS managed to bring military discipline home to the fight for personal freedom in peacetime writing kids books that teach ‘extreme ownership’ and radical accountability to children. Give warriors a...

Duration:02:01:59

5: Rabbi Wolpe - “So a Rabbi and an atheist walk into a podcast...”

8/31/2019
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Beyond New Atheism: is a constructive adult relationship possible between atheism and religion? On this episode of the portal, Eric hosts leading conservative rabbi David Wolpe and explores the possibilities for, and problems with, a new synthesis of atheism and religion in our modern era that avoids special pleading. Sponsors of this episode of The Portal: Skillshare: https://www.skillshare.com/portal ExpressVPN: https://www.expressvpn.com/portal Netsuite:...

Duration:01:51:21

4: Timur Kuran - The Economics of Revolution and Mass Deception

8/20/2019
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What if everything we are taught in economics 101 is not only wrong, but may even be setting us up for populism, dictatorship or revolution? On this episode of the Portal, Eric is joined by renegade Economist Professor Timur Kuran whose theory of Preference Falsification appears to explain the world wide surge towards populism, and is now threatening to rewrite the core tenets of modern economics. This could well be the most important economist you’ve never heard of.

Duration:02:45:47

3: Werner Herzog

7/25/2019
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Episode 3 of The Portal is with film director Werner Herzog.

Duration:01:21:31

2: What Is The Portal?

7/19/2019
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What is the portal?

Duration:00:28:33

1: Peter Thiel

7/17/2019
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Welcome to The Portal. Episode 1 is a conversation with Peter Thiel. Please subscribe to The Portal anywhere you listen to podcasts, and leave us a rating and review in Apple Podcasts.

Duration:02:52:00

Welcome to The Portal

6/24/2019
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The Portal is hosted by Eric Weinstein. Subscribe in iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

Duration:00:00:49