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Crisp conversations with critical thinkers at the leading edge of science, technology, politics, and social systems.

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Episodes

EP 156 James Poulos on Remaining Human

5/5/2022
Jim talks with James Poulos about the ideas in his new book Human Forever: The Spiritual Politics of Digital War. They discuss his decision to publish the book on the blockchain, going beginner’s-mind on media & communications theory, the meaning of Gnosticism, responsibility as worship & its transfer to machines, returning worth to the human, a … Continue reading EP 156 James Poulos on Remaining Human → The post EP 156 James Poulos on Remaining Human appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.

Duration:01:31:14

Currents 062: Stephanie Lepp Interviews Jim Rutt on Musk and Moderation

5/2/2022
In this episode, Jim Rutt is a guest on his own show! He’s interviewed by Stephanie Lepp about the ideas in his Quillette essay “Musk and Moderation.” They discuss where things stand with Musk’s recent purchase of Twitter, Jim’s 41-year background in online community moderation, strengthening & clarifying Twitter’s decorum moderation, loosening point-of-view moderation, the “green sprouts” issue … Continue reading Currents 062: Stephanie Lepp Interviews Jim Rutt on Musk and Moderation → The...

Duration:00:58:03

EP 155 Iain McGilchrist Part 2: The Matter With Things

4/18/2022
Jim has a second talk with Iain McGilchrist about the ideas in his book The Matter With Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions, and the Unmaking of the World. They discuss whether the continuity of time matters on the human scale, randomness as a real attribute of the universe, differentiating between unpredictability & randomness, deterministic chaos, the … Continue reading EP 155 Iain McGilchrist Part 2: The Matter With Things → The post EP 155 Iain McGilchrist Part 2: The Matter With Things...

Duration:01:16:05

Currents 061: Nora Bateson on a Return to Earnestness

4/11/2022
Jim talks with Nora Bateson about ecologies of communication and the value of earnestness… Jim talks with Nora Bateson about ecologies of communication and the value of earnestness. They discuss simple irony, dramatic irony, post-irony, & meta-irony; irony & the ecology of communication, the mistake of pitting earnestness directly against irony, questioning forms of cynicism … Continue reading Currents 061: Nora Bateson on a Return to Earnestness → The post Currents 061: Nora Bateson on a...

Duration:00:46:41

EP 154 Iain McGilchrist on The Matter With Things

4/4/2022
Jim talks with Iain McGilchrist about his new book, The Matter With Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions, and the Unmaking of the World… Jim talks with Iain McGilchrist about his new book, The Matter With Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions, and the Unmaking of the World. They discuss issues created by having one word for “know,” the … Continue reading EP 154 Iain McGilchrist on The Matter With Things → The post EP 154 Iain McGilchrist on The Matter With Things appeared first on The Jim Rutt...

Duration:01:47:26

Currents 060: Panos Siozos on Online Education

3/28/2022
Jim talks with Panos Siozos, CEO and co-founder of LearnWorlds, a platform for online education, about alternative routes in education delivery… Jim talks with Panos Siozos, CEO and co-founder of LearnWorlds, a platform for online education, about alternative routes in education delivery. They discuss how Panos transitioned from science to entrepreneurship, why adult lifetime learning … Continue reading Currents 060: Panos Siozos on Online Education → The post Currents 060: Panos Siozos on...

Duration:00:43:36

Currents 059: Samo Burja on RU->UKR 23-MAR-2022

3/24/2022
Continuing his series of expert interviews on the Russia-Ukraine War, Jim talks again with Samo Burja about the state of the Russian advance one month in… Continuing his series of expert interviews on the Russia-Ukraine War, Jim talks again with Samo Burja about the state of the Russian advance one month in. They discuss Putin’s … Continue reading Currents 059: Samo Burja on RU->UKR 23-MAR-2022 → The post Currents 059: Samo Burja on RU->UKR 23-MAR-2022 appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.

Duration:00:55:46

EP 153 Forrest Landry on Small Group Method

3/22/2022
Jim talks with Forrest Landry about his Small Group Method and the obstacles to scaling it up. They discuss why studying group processes is important, the difficulty of doing new things with old structures, 3 classes of decision-making structures (consensus, meritocracy, & democracy), advantages & disadvantages of each, how to use each model as a … Continue reading EP 153 Forrest Landry on Small Group Method → The post EP 153 Forrest Landry on Small Group Method appeared first on The Jim...

Duration:01:36:12

Currents 058: John Robb on Russia-Ukraine Outcomes

3/21/2022
Continuing his series of expert interviews on the Russia-Ukraine War, Jim talks again with John Robb, this time about the likelihood of a settlement… Continuing his series of expert interviews on the Russia-Ukraine War, Jim talks again with John Robb, this time about the likelihood of a settlement. They discuss the pressures currently pushing both … Continue reading Currents 058: John Robb on Russia-Ukraine Outcomes → The post Currents 058: John Robb on Russia-Ukraine Outcomes appeared...

Duration:00:55:34

Currents 057: Timothy Clancy on Russia’s Mid-Game

3/16/2022
Continuing his series of expert interviews on the Russia-Ukraine War, Jim talks with Timothy Clancy about forecasting the conflict through mid-May… Continuing his series of expert interviews on the Russia-Ukraine War, Jim talks with Timothy Clancy about forecasting the conflict through mid-May. They discuss five likely mid-game scenarios, Ukraine as a Go board, how urban … Continue reading Currents 057: Timothy Clancy on Russia’s Mid-Game → The post Currents 057: Timothy Clancy on Russia’s...

Duration:00:46:57

Currents 056: Julyan Davey on Weaving a Non-Dual Civilization

3/9/2022
Jim has a talk with Julyan Davey inspired by Julyan’s essay series “Weaving a Non-Dual Civilisation“… Jim has a talk with Julyan Davey inspired by Julyan’s essay series “Weaving a Non-Dual Civilisation.” They discuss the “sublimewe” modality as a means of shifting into a GameB mindset, incorporating the intersubjective world into our models, interweaving inner … Continue reading Currents 056: Julyan Davey on Weaving a Non-Dual Civilization → The post Currents 056: Julyan Davey on Weaving a...

Duration:00:52:22

Currents 055: Paul Goble on Putin’s Strategic Mistakes

3/4/2022
Continuing his series of expert interviews on the unfolding situation in Ukraine, Jim talks with Paul Goble, a longtime specialist on ethnic and religious issues in Eurasia… Continuing his series of expert interviews on the unfolding situation in Ukraine, Jim talks with Paul Goble, a longtime specialist on ethnic and religious issues in Eurasia. They … Continue reading Currents 055: Paul Goble on Putin’s Strategic Mistakes → The post Currents 055: Paul Goble on Putin’s Strategic Mistakes...

Duration:01:04:43

Currents 054: Samo Burja on the Russia-Ukraine War

3/1/2022
Jim has a timely talk with Samo Burja about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and what it might mean moving forward… Jim has a timely talk with Samo Burja about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and what it might mean moving forward. They discuss the consequences of a (likely) Russian victory, Russia’s bet on new … Continue reading Currents 054: Samo Burja on the Russia-Ukraine War → The post Currents 054: Samo Burja on the Russia-Ukraine War appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.

Duration:00:48:21

Currents 053: Matthew Pirkowski on Grammars of Emergence

2/28/2022
Jim talks with Matthew Pirkowski about new frameworks in the study of emergence… Jim talks with Matthew Pirkowski about new frameworks in the study of emergence. They discuss the concept’s roots in the work of J.S. Mill, 19th-century tensions between reductionism & vitalism, Terrence Deacon’s ententional properties, ententionality as a result of constraints, giving reality … Continue reading Currents 053: Matthew Pirkowski on Grammars of Emergence → The post Currents 053: Matthew Pirkowski...

Duration:01:04:21

Currents 052: John Robb on War in Ukraine

2/25/2022
Jim has a forward-looking talk with recurring guest John Robb about the meaning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine… Jim has a forward-looking talk with recurring guest John Robb about the meaning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. They discuss the likelihood that the event is a major historical hinge, Russia & China’s different rule set, costs … Continue reading Currents 052: John Robb on War in Ukraine → The post Currents 052: John Robb on War in Ukraine appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.

Duration:00:47:32

Currents 051: Douglas Rushkoff on the Once and Future Internet

2/24/2022
Jim talks with Douglas Rushkoff about where the internet came from, where it might go, & how to move from dystopian despair to productive engagement… Jim talks with Douglas Rushkoff about where the internet came from, where it might go, & how to move from dystopian despair to productive engagement. Loosely following the syllabus for (Re-)Designing … Continue reading Currents 051: Douglas Rushkoff on the Once and Future Internet → The post Currents 051: Douglas Rushkoff on the Once and...

Duration:01:12:47

Currents 050: Greg Lukianoff on Free Speech

2/21/2022
Jim talks with Greg Lukianoff, president & CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and co-author, with Jonathan Haidt, of The Coddling of the American Mind… Jim talks with Greg Lukianoff, president & CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and co-author, with Jonathan Haidt, of The Coddling of the American … Continue reading Currents 050: Greg Lukianoff on Free Speech → The post Currents 050: Greg Lukianoff on Free Speech appeared first on The...

Duration:00:49:59

EP 152 Gary Bengier on Hard-Science Futures

2/7/2022
Jim talks with Gary Bengier about his science fiction novel Unfettered Journey, depicting a hard-science view of a possible world 140 or so years in the future… Jim talks with Gary Bengier about his science fiction novel Unfettered Journey, depicting a hard-science view of a possible world 140 or so years in the future. They … Continue reading EP 152 Gary Bengier on Hard-Science Futures → The post EP 152 Gary Bengier on Hard-Science Futures appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.

Duration:01:29:47

Currents 049: Ashley Colby & Jason Snyder on Doomer Optimism

2/3/2022
Jim talks with Ashley Colby & Jason Snyder about the growing movement of Doomer Optimism… Jim talks with Ashley Colby & Jason Snyder about the growing movement of Doomer Optimism. They discuss Ashley’s coinage of the term, doomer optimism as an open-source structure of feeling, avoiding pathologies of despair & naive optimism, balancing philosophy with … Continue reading Currents 049: Ashley Colby & Jason Snyder on Doomer Optimism → The post Currents 049: Ashley Colby & Jason Snyder on...

Duration:01:01:54

EP 151 Daniel Mezick on Ritual and Hierarchy

1/31/2022
Jim talks with Daniel Mezick about two books on leadership & social coherence, Michael Suk-Young Chwe’s Rational Ritual & Christopher Boehm’s Hierarchy in the Forest… Jim talks with Daniel Mezick about two books on leadership & social coherence, Michael Suk-Young Chwe’s Rational Ritual & Christopher Boehm’s Hierarchy in the Forest. They discuss ritual as a … Continue reading EP 151 Daniel Mezick on Ritual and Hierarchy → The post EP 151 Daniel Mezick on Ritual and Hierarchy appeared first...

Duration:01:14:06