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A conversational podcast for the less hardcore rationalist, who wants to level-up their rational skills while having fun.

A conversational podcast for the less hardcore rationalist, who wants to level-up their rational skills while having fun.
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A conversational podcast for the less hardcore rationalist, who wants to level-up their rational skills while having fun.

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English


Episodes

73 – Truth and Winning

12/5/2018
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The conspiracy worries about our post-truth government and looks at the question of why Rationalists aren’t at the top of everything they do. Articles/things discussed in this episode Link with analysis and discussion of the Jim Acosta incident Sailor … Continue reading →

Duration:01:27:05

72 – Productivity Tools, Part 2

11/21/2018
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Jess returns to finish up the Productivity Tools dicussion. The Waking Up #MeToo episode The Very Bad Wizards episode with moral dilemmas porn-ified The Planet Money Halloween episode Death Note fan-made alternate ending (the website is pretty bad with popups) LeBron … Continue reading →

Duration:02:15:30

71 – Researching Qualia with Andrés Gómez Emilsson

11/8/2018
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Steven can’t read a calender, so accidentally scheduled this to release a day late. In this episode, we talk with Andrés Gómez Emilsson from the Qualia Research Institute. Buckle up for some dialogue on the intersection between philosophy and science. … Continue reading →

Duration:02:09:29

70 – Kick-offs

10/24/2018
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We kick off a couple things: The Sequences Reading/Discussion, and What Lies Dreaming The OG Sequences in chronological order we read: The Martial Art of Rationality ; Why Truth? And… ; …What’s a Bias Again? For next time: The Proper Use of Humility ; The Modesty … Continue reading →

Duration:02:30:03

69 – Culture War 2.0

10/10/2018
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Alas, we had some technical difficulties in this episode too and we lost some small chunks of audio. I cropped it as best I could, but there’s some little bits where you can tell the audio skips a bit. Today’s … Continue reading →

Duration:01:50:48

68 – Can’t Give Up Freeman

9/26/2018
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Matt Freeman may be distant in body, but he is present in spirit Moridinamael’s A Dialogue on Rationalist Activism KatjaGrace’s Are ethical asymmetries from property rights? Yudkowsky’s Transhumanism as Simplified Humanism Very Bad Wizards ep 148 Am I Wrong? Moridinamael’s Spamming Micro-Intentions to … Continue reading →

Duration:01:51:12

67 – Freestyle Community Talk with Matt Freeman

9/12/2018
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This episode has some audio quirks. We ended up having our recording software crash (but saved most of our audio) after about an hour and 15 minutes, so we have a tone shift at that point since we took a … Continue reading →

Duration:01:44:42

The Sword of Good

8/29/2018
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A confluence of time-expensive events prevented us from recording an episode this week. However, since Shut Up And Do The Impossible: The Rational Fiction Online Anthology was just released, we’re podcasting a story from that anthology instead. This audio was … Continue reading →

Duration:01:19:42

66 – Feedback & Productivity (pt1)

8/15/2018
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We finally get to some older listener feedback, then discuss productivity tools & systems. Also, Eneasz unveiled Shut Up And Do The Impossible: The Rational Fiction Online Anthology. Lizard hatching; Lizard chased by snakes Malcom Gladwell on the (non-)value of … Continue reading →

Duration:02:46:30

65 – Religion, and The Intelligent Social Web

8/1/2018
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Eneasz is still allergic to mysticism, but he really likes thinking of society as a super-being that guides humans and cares about their actions. Does this foresay doom for our host? A correction: Eneasz made a joke about Calvanists being … Continue reading →

Duration:01:34:10

64 – Magick with David Youssef

7/18/2018
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It’s only almost as crazy as it sounds. A bunch of links to help you get started on Magick! UltraCulture’s guide: The Complete Psychonaut Field Manual: A Cartoon Guide to Chaos Magick RUNE SOUP links: All things Sigils Sigils Reboot: How to … Continue reading →

Duration:01:34:06

63 – Rational Fiction

7/4/2018
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Alexander Wales and DayStar Eld join us to discuss Rational Fiction Their Podcast – Rationally Writing Alexander Wales’s page DayStar Eld’s page Eneasz’s Fiction The Progenitor – Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality /r/rational on Reddit The Idiot Ball … Continue reading →

Duration:01:19:22

62 – Stoic Chatter and RatChat!

6/20/2018
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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 … Continue reading →

Duration:01:43:14

61 – Biohacking 101

6/6/2018
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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 … Continue reading →

Duration:02:16:45

60 – 98% Likelihood This Episode is about Metaculus

5/23/2018
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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 … Continue reading →

Duration:02:00:09

59 – Gettin’ Schooled

5/9/2018
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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 … Continue reading →

Duration:02:08:55

58 – Inside Trump Country with Joshua

4/25/2018
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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 … Continue reading →

Duration:01:42:59

57 – Community Talk with Bayesed and Confused

4/18/2018
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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, … Continue reading →

Duration:01:48:38

56 – Adventures in Tough Subjects

3/28/2018
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This episode got off to an interesting start. We usually test the mics with small talk and whatnot, but wound up just getting into interesting things and never quite got around to breaking to do an intro. I guess today we … Continue reading →

Duration:01:58:04

55 – Keeping up with the Rationalists

3/14/2018
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In this episode, we discuss 3 or 4 popular things currently (or recently) circulating Rationalist circles online. Yudkowsky on no fire alarms for AI. Zvi on the concept of Slack. Ben Hoffman “Sabbath Hard and Go Home“. A Lesswrong Crypto … Continue reading →

Duration:01:40:31