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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

EP121 Broke in America with Joanne Goldblum & Colleen Shaddox

4/12/2021
Joanne Goldblum & Colleen Shaddox talk to Jim about their book, Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding, and Ending U.S. Poverty. They cover the “give a man fish” fallacy, poverty quicksand, two vs one-parent households, nurture vs nature, poverty’s impact on children, poverty definition & demographics, rural vs urban poverty, water access issues & pricing, malnutrition, low-cost food plan, time poverty, National … Continue reading EP121 Broke in America with Joanne Goldblum & Colleen...

Duration:01:29:31

EP120 James Ehrlich on ReGen Villages Part 2

4/8/2021
James Ehrlich & Jim continue their conversation on ReGen Villages. They cover smart houses in dumb neighborhoods, defining smart, what COVID exposed about cities, ReGen Village dynamics & their permacultural core, rural jobs, UBI, rural regulatory challenges, village funding & costs, electric self-sufficiency approach, media & making ReGen Villages sexy, protecting villages with kindness, ReGen Villages status & progress, … Continue reading EP120 James Ehrlich on ReGen Villages Part 2 → The...

Duration:01:04:04

EP119 Max Borders on Post-Collapse

4/5/2021
Max Borders & Jim continue their last conversation on his book, After Collapse: The End of America and the Rebirth of Her Ideals… Max Borders & Jim continue their last conversation on his book, After Collapse: The End of America and the Rebirth of Her Ideals. They cover fully automated luxury communism, utilizing traditional economics & markets, Elinor Ostrom’s commons, institutional experimentation, post-scarcity economics, Joseph Pine‘s experience … Continue reading EP119 Max Borders on...

Duration:01:15:28

EP118 Matt Ridley on How Innovation Works

3/30/2021
Matt Ridley talks to Jim about his latest book, How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom… Matt Ridley talks to Jim about his latest book, How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom. They cover innovation vs invention, improbable order, the value of technological innovation, the importance of the steam engine, innovation as a team sport, … Continue reading EP118 Matt Ridley on How Innovation Works → The post EP118 Matt Ridley on How Innovation Works appeared first...

Duration:01:04:26

EP117 Samo Burja on Societal Decline

3/23/2021
Samo Burja talks to Jim about his book, Great Founder Theory: theories & limits of history, institutions, design vs evolution, declining empires, and much more… Samo Burja talks to Jim about his freely available book, Great Founder Theory. They cover long-lasting societies, theories & limits of history, cultures that prioritize documentation, long-term priorities, institutional organization, social technologies, design … Continue reading EP117 Samo Burja on Societal Decline → The post EP117...

Duration:01:54:14

EP116 Doug Erwin on the Cambrian Explosion

3/15/2021
Doug Erwin talks to Jim about his book, The Cambrian Explosion: The Construction of Animal Biodiversity… Doug Erwin talks to Jim about his book, The Cambrian Explosion: The Construction of Animal Biodiversity. They cover the unprecedentedly rapid evolution of life seen during the Cambrian explosion (approx 540 million BCE), archeological dating techniques & accuracy, micro-evolution vs macro-evolution, environmental potential, … Continue reading EP116 Doug Erwin on the Cambrian Explosion...

Duration:01:24:27

Currents 029: Vance Crowe on the “Well-Actually” Graph

3/12/2021
Jim talks to Vance Crowe about what led him to work at Monsanto, how he discovered & uses the “Well_Actually” Graph, GameB, VR & much more… In this currents episode, Jim talks to Vance Crowe about what led him to work at Monsanto & the dynamics of its public narrative, how he discovered the “Well_Actually” Graph, limitations of PR firms … Continue reading Currents 029: Vance Crowe on the “Well-Actually” Graph → The post Currents 029: Vance Crowe on the “Well-Actually” Graph appeared first...

Duration:00:53:13

EP115 Max Borders on America’s Collapse

3/8/2021
Max Borders with Jim on his new book, After Collapse: The End of America and the Rebirth of Her Ideals: GameB, complexity, climate, wokism… Max Borders talks to Jim about his new book, After Collapse: The End of America and the Rebirth of Her Ideals. They cover the definition of collapse, the potential role of debt in … Continue reading EP115 Max Borders on America’s Collapse → The post EP115 Max Borders on America’s Collapse appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.

Duration:01:21:35

EP114 John Bunzl on his Simpol Solution

3/1/2021
John Bunzl talks to Jim about the multi-faceted approach to global cooperation he created, Simpol – The Simultaneous Policy… John Bunzl talks to Jim about his Simpol approach to global cooperation. They cover simultaneous implementation, connections to GameB, feasible viable support, the first-mover disadvantage, regulatory chill, the veto issue, destructive global competition, utilizing competition & cooperation, … Continue reading EP114 John Bunzl on his Simpol Solution → The post EP114...

Duration:01:23:19

Currents 028: Simon DeDeo on Explaining Explanation

2/25/2021
Jim & Simon DeDeo on his recent paper, “From Probability to Consilience: How Explanatory Values Implement Bayesian Reasoning“… In this currents episode, Jim talks to Simon DeDeo about his recently co-authored (with Zachary Wojtowicz) paper, “From Probability to Consilience: How Explanatory Values Implement Bayesian Reasoning“. They cover its connection to AI & human development, description vs power in explanation, … Continue reading Currents 028: Simon DeDeo on Explaining Explanation → The...

Duration:00:42:35

EP113 Zak Stein on Hierarchical Complexity

2/22/2021
Zak Stein & Jim have a wide-ranging talk about the history & dynamics of hierarchical complexity & human development… Zak Stein & Jim have a wide-ranging talk about hierarchical complexity: its history, horizontal vs vertical development, the chunking property in development, emergence & evolution, success vs understanding, child development, the development advantage of youth, representational … Continue reading EP113 Zak Stein on Hierarchical Complexity → The post EP113 Zak Stein on...

Duration:01:33:36

Currents 027: Charles Hoskinson on Cardano Blockchain Project

2/17/2021
Charles Hoskinson & Jim on blockchain history, his history with the Ethereum project & what led him to found Cardano, a 3rd gen project, and much more… In this currents episode, Charles Hoskinson talks with Jim about the history of blockchain projects, his history with the Ethereum project and what led him to found Cardano, a … Continue reading Currents 027: Charles Hoskinson on Cardano Blockchain Project → The post Currents 027: Charles Hoskinson on Cardano Blockchain Project appeared...

Duration:01:18:27

EP112 Annie Duke on Bets & Better Decisions

2/15/2021
Annie Duke & Jim have a wide-ranging talk about how key themes in her last two books lead to making better bets & decisions… Annie Duke & Jim talk about some of the key themes in her last two books. They cover how she became a championship level poker player, the deep differences between poker … Continue reading EP112 Annie Duke on Bets & Better Decisions → The post EP112 Annie Duke on Bets & Better Decisions appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.

Duration:01:22:24

EP111 Anatol Lieven on Climate & Nationalism

2/11/2021
Anatol Lieven & Jim have a wide-ranging talk about his latest book, Climate Change and the Nation State: The Realist Case… Anatol Lieven & Jim talk about his latest book, Climate Change and the Nation State: The Realist Case. They cover motivating populations to take actions on climate change, the key role of nations & nationalism, the huge … Continue reading EP111 Anatol Lieven on Climate & Nationalism → The post EP111 Anatol Lieven on Climate & Nationalism appeared first on The Jim Rutt...

Duration:01:26:49

EP110 Brad Kershner on Education & Complexity

2/8/2021
Brad Kershner & Jim on his book, Understanding Educational Complexity: Integrating Practices and Perspectives for 21st Century Leadership… Brad Kershner talks to Jim about his book, Understanding Educational Complexity: Integrating Practices and Perspectives for 21st Century Leadership. They cover how Brad defines complexity, key contextual aspects of education, the four quadrants of Integral Theory & how he used … Continue reading EP110 Brad Kershner on Education & Complexity → The post...

Duration:01:26:33

Currents 026: Bill Ottman on Minds.com

2/6/2021
Bill Ottman & Jim have a wide-ranging talk on the state of social media and his open-source social platform, Minds.com… In this currents episode, Bill Ottman & Jim have a wide-ranging talk on the state of social media and his open-source social platform (Minds.com). They talk about what makes Minds different than other social networks: open-source, community-owned, profit-shared, decentralized, … Continue reading Currents 026: Bill Ottman on Minds.com → The post Currents 026: Bill Ottman on...

Duration:01:13:01

EP109 Forrest Landry on Immanent Metaphysics: Part 2

2/4/2021
Forrest Landry & Jim build on the foundation they built in his last JRS episode to continue to flesh out Forrest’s Immanent Metaphysics… Forrest Landry & Jim build on the foundation they built in his last JRS episode to continue to flesh out Forrest’s Immanent Metaphysics. They explore the self, subject/object relationship, perception, the nature … Continue reading EP109 Forrest Landry on Immanent Metaphysics: Part 2 → The post EP109 Forrest Landry on Immanent Metaphysics: Part 2 appeared...

Duration:01:48:56

EP108 Bernard Baars on Consciousness

2/1/2021
Bernard Baars talks to Jim about some of the key ideas in his book, On Consciousness: Science & Subjectivity… Bernard Baars talks to Jim about some of the key ideas in his book, On Consciousness: Science & Subjectivity. They start by covering some of the history of the scientific study of consciousness & its taboo reputation in science, the … Continue reading EP108 Bernard Baars on Consciousness → The post EP108 Bernard Baars on Consciousness appeared first on The Jim Rutt Show.

Duration:01:34:45

Currents 025: Ben Goertzel on Decentralizing Social Media

1/29/2021
In this Currents episode, Ben Goertzel & Jim have a wide-ranging talk about the urgent need for decentralized tech platforms. They cover Jim’s recent banning from Facebook & how it might have happened, the danger of kafkaesque algorithms & the challenge of building AI’s that explain their decisions, the challenges around creating alternatives to big tech, politics power & … Continue reading Currents 025: Ben Goertzel on Decentralizing Social Media → The post Currents 025: Ben Goertzel on...

Duration:01:17:11

EP107 Tristan Harris on Our Social Dilemma

1/28/2021
Tristan Harris & Jim on his hugely successful documentary, The Social Dilemma: social media good, harms, regulation, bold interventions, and much more… Tristan Harris talks to Jim about his hugely successful documentary, The Social Dilemma. They start by identifying the good aspects of social media, the obvious harms & exploitation tactics, AI-enabled race to the bottom dynamics, digital … Continue reading EP107 Tristan Harris on Our Social Dilemma → The post EP107 Tristan Harris on Our...

Duration:01:25:50