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EARadio consists of talks relevant to effective altruism. Most of the content is from videos, packaged for easy listening on the go! If you have feedback or would like to suggest an episode, please e-mail us at contact@earad.io. If you're new to effective altruism, you can learn more about it here.

EARadio consists of talks relevant to effective altruism. Most of the content is from videos, packaged for easy listening on the go! If you have feedback or would like to suggest an episode, please e-mail us at contact@earad.io. If you're new to effective altruism, you can learn more about it here.

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EARadio consists of talks relevant to effective altruism. Most of the content is from videos, packaged for easy listening on the go! If you have feedback or would like to suggest an episode, please e-mail us at contact@earad.io. If you're new to effective altruism, you can learn more about it here.

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English


Episodes

Dispensers for Safe Water Experiments | Brett, Marinella, Arthur | EA Global: London 22

6/30/2022
Brett, Marinella, and Arthur present on effective interventions for water treatment, followed by a panel discussion. Speakers: Brett Sedgewick, Marinella Capriati, Arthur Baker, Tony Senanayake Learn more about effective altruism at: www.effectivealtruism.org Find out more about EA Global conferences at: www.eaglobal.org This talk was taken from EA Global: London 2022. Click here to watch the talk with the PowerPoint presentation.

Duration:01:01:51

Opening Talk | Amy Labenz & William MacAskill | EA Global: London 22

6/28/2022
Amy speaks to the value about prioritizing 1 on 1 meetings, her excitement about the growth of the effective altruism community and EA Global conferences, and announces that community events grants were approved for EAGx Mexico and EAGx India. Will takes a short trip down memory lane, covers how to make the most out of EA Global conferences, encourages being ambitious and thinking of the the incredible opportunity to do good in the world as an enormous responsibility, covers some risks to...

Duration:00:34:39

The State of Aquatic Animal Advocacy | Sophika, Andrés, Alex, Bruce | EA Global: London 22

6/27/2022
Addressing aquatic animal welfare is important, as it is highly neglected, and tractable. Estimates vary, but there are approximately 100 billion fin fish and 350-400 billion shrimps farmed annually, which is far more than all of the land animals combined (more than 7x as many at the upper estimation). For the most part, farmed aquatic animals are treated like inanimate objects - their suffering is almost unimaginable. This session covers why aquatic animal welfare is critical to address,...

Duration:00:59:40

Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction | Andy Weber, Kit Harris | EA Global: London 22

6/26/2022
Andy Weber presents on his experiences around weapons and materials of mass destruction, followed by a fireside chat and Q&A session with Kit Harris. Find out more about EA Global conferences at: www.eaglobal.org This talk was taken from EA Global: London 2022. Click here to watch the talk with the PowerPoint presentation.

Duration:00:55:03

Presenting big ideas & complex data to the public | Edouard, Hannah, Abie | EA Global: London 22

6/25/2022
Lessons from the pandemic on how to present big ideas and complex data to the public. Edouard Mathieu presents on the lessons of data communication in the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by a fireside chat with Hannah Ritchie and a Q&A on Our World in Data discussing how it fits with the effective altruism framework. This talk was taken from EA Global: London 2022. Click here to watch the talk with the video.

Duration:00:59:50

What we look for in early projects | Zachary R, Jonas V, Owen CB | EA Global: London 2022

6/17/2022
A lot of new projects have started over the last few years. Sometimes they fold, sometimes they continue quietly, and sometimes they do something really exciting. Looking ahead, we’re going to need a variety of new projects starting. But how can we identify good new projects — as potential founders, employees, or funders? How much should one pay attention to theory of change vs people? This talk was taken from EA Global: London 2022. Click here to watch the talk with the video.

Duration:00:31:06

What it really takes to found a high impact charity | Joey Savoie | EA Global: London 2021

6/10/2022
Joey argues that starting an evidence-based charity may be an exceptionally impactful career path. His organisation, Charity Entrepreneurship, has extensive experience training, funding and supporting successful founders. Joey profiles what it takes to succeed and how these traits are not what you might assume. Joey then answers questions from the audience alongside Nikita Patel, the Co-founder & CEO of Fortify Health. This talk was taken from EA Global: London 2021. Click here to watch...

Duration:00:58:48

Beyond The Precipice: A New Nuclear Paradigm for Surviving the Anthropocene | Joan Rohlfing

6/6/2022
Humanity’s survival is at increasing risk of a global catastrophic nuclear event because the dominant strategy for preventing the use of nuclear weapons has not adapted to today’s threats. This talk with Joan Rohlfing and Carl Robichaud explores pathways to a better, safer nuclear future, one where humanity’s existence and flourishing no longer hangs in the balance, and one that relies on an effective system for managing nuclear technology into the long future – a new nuclear paradigm --...

Duration:00:56:47

Fireside chat | Will MacAskill | EA Global: London 2021

6/5/2022
William MacAskill is an Associate Professor in Philosophy at Oxford University and a senior research fellow at the Global Priorities Institute. He is also the director of the Forethought Foundation for Global Priorities Research and co-founder and President of the Centre for Effective Altruism. He is also the author of Doing Good Better and Moral Uncertainty, and has an upcoming book on longtermism called What We Owe The Future. This talk was taken from EA Global: London 2021. Click here to...

Duration:00:58:45

The state of effective altruism | Benjamin Todd | EA Global: London 2021

6/4/2022
Is effective altruism growing? How are efforts allocated across causes? And what does this imply about the movement’s priorities? Benjamin Todd summarises some research into how the landscape has changed, including dramatic changes to the funding situation, and suggests what this might mean for the community. See a transcript: https://80000hours.org/2021/11/growth... This talk was taken from EA Global: London 2021. Click here to watch the talk with the PowerPoint presentation.

Duration:00:45:52

Careers strategies and building aptitudes | Habiba Islam | EA Global - London 2021

6/3/2022
What career strategy should you follow if you’re aiming for impact? Holden Karnofsky recently wrote up his perspective on career choice for longtermists on the EA forum - focusing on building aptitudes. Habiba will run through that framework and highlight some things she personally thinks are useful and some reservations she has. This talk was taken from EA Global: London 2021. Click here to watch the talk with the PowerPoint presentation.

Duration:00:59:56

Campus specialists: a promising career path | Joan Gass | EA Global: London 2021

5/31/2022
For many careers, individuals have to spend decades developing their expertise and influence. In this talk Joan claims that full time, post graduate opportunities in EA field building on university campuses may be an exception to this general principle. These opportunities provide outsized impact for individuals in their early twenties. In addition, she outlines career capital and personal development benefits of these roles and provides advice for how an individual might know if they are a...

Duration:00:30:58

Workplace and professional EA groups | EA Global London 2021

5/30/2022
A key concern of the effective altruism community is the risk that highly engaged community members lose interest in EA (value drift). This might be especially true for those who don’t work for EA-aligned organizations. EA workplace and professional groups might be a potential countermeasure. Promising paths for impact may be strategies to attract and retain highly engaged community members and to offer support for EA allies to continuously transition towards a high impact career. The panel...

Duration:00:33:06

Help find your dream colleague | Max Dalton | EA Global: London 2021

5/29/2022
If you are doing direct work - research, policy, operations - it’s easy to be focused on your day-to-day work. Max claims that you should also consider spending some time mentoring and advising younger people, building the field you want to be a part of in five years’ time. He also shares some prompts and ideas for how you can do this. This talk was taken from EA Global: London 2021. Click here to watch the talk with the PowerPoint presentation.

Duration:00:21:56

80,000 Hours careers workshop | Habiba Islam | EA Global: London 2021

5/28/2022
What career strategy should you follow if you’re aiming for impact? Holden Karnofsky recently wrote up his perspective on career choice for longtermists on the EA forum - focusing on building aptitudes. Habiba will run through that framework and highlight some things she personally thinks are useful and some reservations she has. This talk was taken from EA Global: London 2021. Click here to watch the talk with the PowerPoint presentation.

Duration:00:32:18

Responding to evidence: what we do wrong and how to do better | Anna Edmonds | EA Global London 2021

5/27/2022
One of the most important parts of reasoning well involves understanding how to change your beliefs in response to new information. Unfortunately, this is something almost none of us does well without training. In this workshop, Anna will walk you through the odds formulation of Bayes’ Theorem in order to identify the three independent components we need to update properly. Since Bayesian updating on the fly can be hard, you’ll practice implementing a bundle of trigger-action plans that...

Duration:01:00:53

Ezra Klein Interview (New York Times) | EA Global: Reconnect 2021

9/28/2021
In this episode, Rob Wiblin interviews American journalist Ezra Klein on the 80,000 Hours Podcast. Ezra first rose to prominence in the mid-2000s for his individual blogging, before being picked up to blog for The American Prospect and then the Washington Post. In 2014, he co-founded the news website Vox.com, where he served as Executive Director and hosted the podcast The Ezra Klein Show. While at Vox, Ezra helped start the Future Perfect vertical, which runs evidence-driven stories about...

Duration:01:45:00

Holden Karnofsky (Open Philanthropy) | EA Global: Reconnect 2021

9/10/2021
As Chief Executive Officer, Holden sets the strategy and oversees the work of Open Philanthropy, which identifies outstanding giving opportunities and grants hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Holden graduated from Harvard University in 2003 with a degree in social studies, and spent the next several years in the hedge fund industry before co-founding GiveWell in 2007. He began co-developing Open Philanthropy (initially called GiveWell Labs) in 2011. This talk was taken from EA...

Duration:00:59:24

Maintaining motivation | EA Global: Reconnect 2021

9/3/2021
Julia Wise (Community Liaison at the Centre for Effective Altruism) hosts a series of four conversations exploring some of the common challenges faced by people in the effective altruism community. This talk was taken from EA Global: Reconnect 2021. Click here to watch the talk with the PowerPoint presentation.

Duration:00:57:26

Interview with Toby Ord | EA Global: Reconnect 2021

8/24/2021
Toby Ord is a moral philosopher at Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute and the author of The Precipice. His work focuses on the big-picture questions facing humanity. His current research is on avoiding the threat of human extinction, which he considers to be among the most pressing and neglected issues we face. His earlier work explored the ethics of global health and global poverty, which led him to create Giving What We Can, whose members have pledged hundreds of millions...

Duration:00:53:28