30: Health, Mobility, and Training with Kelly Starrett

In this episode, we talk with Kelly Starrett about health, mobility, and training. Dr. Kelly Starrett is a coach, physical therapist, two-time New York Times &Wall Street Journal bestselling author, speaker, and co-founder of The Ready State. Show Notes: Ready to Run by Kelly Starrett Becoming a Supple Leopard by Kelly Starrett.

23: W. H. R. Rivers, Polymaths, and the Disappearance of Useful Arts

In this episode, we discuss whether or not there are more, or fewer polymaths today than in the past, using the example of W. H. R. Rivers, an English anthropologist who also made contributions in neurology, and psychiatry. Mentioned in this episode: Disappearance of Useful Arts by WHR Rivers. Secrets of our Success, by Joe […]

18: Simulacra Levels, Moral Mazes, and COVID-19 with Zvi Mowshowitz

In this episode, we are joined by Zvi Mowshowitz. We discuss simulacra levels, moral mazes, and our civilizational response to COVID-19. Zvi writes the blog Don’t Worry About the Vase.  Links/more reading: Simulacra levels Moral mazes Efficient-market hypothesis Transcript: today on this episode we have zv moshowitz i’m also joined by my friend quinn i learned […]

10: GPT-3 and the Future of Artificial Intelligence

What is artificial intelligence? What does it mean for the future of humanity? What is the state of the art today? Will and his brother Glenn cover out two competing visions of how general artificial intelligence will be designed and develop over the coming century.  Transcript: hi i’m will jarvis and i’m will’s dad we […]

5: Julian Jaynes And The Origins Of Consciousness

What’s on your mind? This week Will and I review the work of Julian Jaynes and his exploration of how the human mind may have developed and evolved over the last several thousand years. Is mental illness an illness at all or merely an expression of brain function that would have been common in the […]

2: China

This week’s episode takes us from the Opium Wars in the mid 1800’s to the American tech companies of today and from the Holodomor, to the current Uyghur persecution in China. Join us for a historical perspective of how the modern world must come to grips with attempts to erase entire cultures and peoples.