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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

95 – It’s Gender Time! Part 1

10/10/2019
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Trigger warnings: Gender! Culture Wars! Opinons! Facts? (Also, some amount of tension/discomfort in this episode. Be ye warned.) Please contribute to this discussion! Please keep it non-terrible. Articles that sparked the discussion: The Disappearing Thems, Versus Them, Reducing the Spectrum … Continue reading →

Duration:04:28:07

94 – The Problem At Yale Isn’t Free Speech, It’s Lack of Batmans

9/25/2019
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Elite education institutions aren’t give us Bruce Waynes anymore, and this is a problem. Our article: The Real Problem At Yale Is Not Free Speech Also relevant: The Wayne Republican Tradition, and Against Against Billionaire Philanthropy Hey look, we … Continue reading →

Duration:02:05:57

93 – Conflict vs Mistake

9/11/2019
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In this episode, we try to explain the Slate Star Codex post, Conflict vs Mistake. We hope we didn’t make any major mistakes, and if we did, that it won’t cause any kind of conflict. Links: – SSC: Conflict vs … Continue reading →

Duration:02:42:09

92 – Replacing Guilt

8/28/2019
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Jess and Phoenix tell us about Replacing Guilt. Favorites from the series: “Should” considered harmful and Confidence all the way up Another recommended book is The Courage To Be Disliked Also mentioned – Flint’s water is OK now. Hey look, … Continue reading →

Duration:01:38:56

91 – Are You Jesus or Hitler??

8/14/2019
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In this episode our hosts come together to try and figure out if it’s worth worrying about the possibility that we’re living in a simulation, with a fun twist. We also do plenty of listener feedback. Steven mentioned Eneasz’s book. … Continue reading →

Duration:01:40:07

90 – Secret to Our Success

7/31/2019
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We talk about Cultural Evolution, and why it is so terrible. Links: The Secret to Our Success: SSC The Book Melting Asphalt on Prestige Versus Dominance I, Pencil (About How No One Can Make a Pencil Anymore) Caveman Sci-Fi The … Continue reading →

Duration:03:49:28

89 – Is Rationalism Being Co-opted by the Alt-Right?

7/24/2019
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We talk with David about his question on our subreddit. There’s a lot of other comments and thoughts about the subject at that thread, which you can read here. Sorry about the lateness of this episode, just some growing pains. … Continue reading →

Duration:02:07:32

88 – UBI and Other Forms of (Evil?) Taxes

7/3/2019
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The Conspiracy sits down with David Spearman, a long time listener and commenter who told us why we were all wrong about UBI and we figured he should tell you too. Here’s the homework problem David spoke about. The answer … Continue reading →

Duration:01:39:30

87 – Degrees of Freedom

6/19/2019
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We discuss Sarah Constantin’s recent post Degrees of Freedom, addressing where optimization and free-will conflict. Mentioned in this episode: The parable of The Whispering Earring The Transporter Argument Our episode about Desirism with Alonzo Fyfe Eneasz’s Classic WoW guild – … Continue reading →

Duration:01:32:39

Bonus Abortion non-episode

6/12/2019
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This is not an episode of The Bayesian Conspiracy. It’s just some additional feedback and informal thoughts on abortion, particularly in the USA. If this is not a topic of interest to you, please move on. A regular episode will … Continue reading →

Duration:01:17:32

86 – Quick Shout Out to the Consolidated Nature of Morality Thread

6/5/2019
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We dive into the Consolidated Nature of Morality Thread in a lot more detail than originally planned. We seem to get a bit off track. Stuff that came up this episode: Read Eneasz’s novel, What Lies Dreaming, online here Or … Continue reading →

Duration:01:10:32

85 – Stuff is Weird, Yo

5/22/2019
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This episode Jess, Eneasz, and Steven sit down to discuss… well, you tell us. We’re kind of all over the map here because things have, in the majority, been weird for us lately. We cover some random things about how … Continue reading →

Duration:02:39:29

84 – Yang-arang!

5/8/2019
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Eneasz has a thing for Andrew Yang He’s ex-goth Yang interview on Freakonomics Quick summary of Fosta/Sesta Archer’s dead hookers Where does Denver’s Pot Money go? Hear Steven discuss Endgame on The Doofecast! Chess-Boxing LessWrong posts Discussed in this … Continue reading →

Duration:01:21:31

83 – REACH

4/24/2019
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Jess is back from their pilgrimage to Rationalist Mecca and Eneasz is dying to know all about it, while Steven tries his best to understand why anyone would want to live there. Brian Caplan on Collusion in the Classroom The … Continue reading →

Duration:03:15:01

82 – Revenge of the Feedback!

4/10/2019
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Jess is on a trip, so Eneasz and Steven do some more digging into our mailbag (last episode on feedback for now, we promise!). Stick around after the outro music starts because we keep going for another 25 minutes or … Continue reading →

Duration:01:58:47

81 – That’s Too Much Feedback, Man

3/27/2019
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We dive into the neglected mailbag Steven referenced this SSC post on the Intellectual Dark Web (see also this prior post) It’s been revealed that James Gunn is back! Johnny Depp is an abuse survivor The incredibly shoddy plot to … Continue reading →

Duration:01:39:11

80 – The Reward and Peril of GPT2

3/13/2019
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Join us as we sit down with Alexander Whales (returning from Episode 63 about rational fiction and writes rational short stories, like the very popular Metropolitan Man) who is on to guide our discussion of GPT2, a new neural net language … Continue reading →

Duration:01:53:44

79 – CyberChristianity

2/27/2019
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What the heck is CyberChristianity, and can it unite Christianity and Rationalism? Links to things talked about in today’s episode: Our previous AlphaGo episodes – 1 & 2 (poor audio, sadly) AI must decide: Juggalo, or Clown? We previously spoke … Continue reading →

Duration:02:11:13

78 – Seriously, an Atheism Episode?

2/13/2019
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Eneasz, Jess, and Steven take an hour or so to talk about the New Atheism movement that occurred in the mid 2000’s. We experienced a bit of audio loss in the second half of the episode, so the conversation occasionally … Continue reading →

Duration:02:52:44

77 – Meandering Around Albion’s Seed

1/30/2019
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This episode is a continuation of episode 75 – Culture Roots of American. Eneasz and Steven are alone in the recording studio, which means we have no one to keep us in check as we finish out discussion of Albion’s … Continue reading →

Duration:01:47:27