39: Francis Bacon, History, and the English Civil War with Dr. Reid Barbour

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Reid Barbour about Francis Bacon, the study of history, and the English Civil War. Reid is the Roy C. Moose Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  Show notes: The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt Sir Thomas Browne a Life by Dr. Reid Barbour Transcript here.

34: America, the Urban/Rural Divide and Girard with Zak Slayback

In this wide-ranging conversation, we’re joined by Zak Slayback to talk about America, the Urban/Rural Divide, and Rene Girard. Zak is a venture capital professional at 1517 fund, career coach, and occasional writer. You can find Zak’s work at https://zakslayback.com/ Show Notes: Zak’s book How to Get Ahead (Highly recommended!) Nozick’s Anarchy State and Utopia. Girard’s I See Satan Fall […]

32: Whig History, Decadence, and Stagnation with Quinn Lewandowski

I’m joined by Quinn Lewandowski to explore common ideas of how history is progressing. We also discuss cost disease, scientific freedom, and why there is a dearth of new, really good art. Show Notes:Scott’s cost disease post.  Alex Tabarrok’s cost disease study.  Eliezer Yudkowsky’s Inadequate Equilibria.  Scientific Freedom by Don Braben. Zvi’s blog.  Now it can be told by General Groves. […]