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Far-reaching conversations with a worldwide network of scientists and mathematicians, philosophers and artists developing new frameworks to explain our universe's deepest mysteries. Join host Michael Garfield at the Santa Fe Institute each week to learn about your world and the people who have dedicated their lives to exploring its emergent order: their stories, research, and insights…
 
A podcast for the bold and curious to help you navigate our world's accelerating weirdness — about science and the philosophy of it, prehistory and post-humanity and deep time, non-human agency and non-duality, science fiction and the stories we regard as real, complex systems and sustainability (or lack thereof), psychedelics as a form of training for a weirding present and proliferating futures, art and creativity as service and as inquiry. Join paleontologist-futurist Michael Garfield eve ...
 
“Dinosaurs and man, two species separated by sixty-five million years of evolution have just been suddenly thrown back into the mix together. How can we possibly have the slightest idea what to expect?” That’s a question I haven’t been able to stop thinking about since Alan Grant first posed it back in the summer of 93. Throughout the course of this season, we’ll be exploring some of the many fascinating questions that just might arise in a world shared by mankind and dinosaurs alike. As I a ...
 
Powerful conversations and interviews about real life psychology, philosophy, psychedelics, spirituality, social dynamics and much more. Our mission is to entertain, provoke, inform, and make you question everything you think you know. Have you ever been on the wrong end of “office politics”? Or lost out to less talented people who are better at “playing the game”? Join us as we our explore Robert Greene’s provocative and compelling study of the 48 Laws of Power, in which he lays bare the ps ...
 
A collection of speeches and interviews with Economists, Economic Pundits and Financial Consultants on the topics of Economics, Monetary Reform, Globalisation, Banking, Financial Fraud and the Global Fincancial Crisis."Whosoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce...." James A. Garfield
 
What if the government actually did cover something up in Roswell? What if yetis exist and are just really shy? What if super-intelligent lizards are wearing human skin suits, influencing international affairs and recording podcasts? Conspiracy theories are cool because they appeal to our evolved logical human brains and our stupid mammal idiot brains. So join comedian and skeptic Katelyn Hempstead as her brilliant friends try to convince her of these and many other conspiracy theories.
 
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Surfer of the liminal, Michael Garfield is helping to articulate our emergent planetary culture and integrate art, science, and philosophy in a new way suited to our accelerating age. He hosts the Future Fossils podcast, mapping our place in the landscape of deep time, and the Sante Fe Institute's Complexity podcast, as is an artist and musician. I…
 
Ho ho ho, Jingle Babes! We return to the 90s sitcom mine to see if we strike gold with the OG grumpy doctor - Becker. It has the very best episode title of a Christmas episode we've ever done - Dr Angry Head. But does it live up to its name? *Blues guitar riff* Recommendations WarioWare: Get It Together! - Nintendo Switch Watch LuLaRich - Season 1 …
 
Alexandros Marinos is founder of the social epistemology experiment Better Skeptics, as well as his own Internet-of-Things startup Balena. A polarizing Twitter polemicist, Alexandros subjects COVID and Ivermectin narratives to a scrutiny that seems simultaneously childlike and ruthless, attracting both praise and ire from prominent voices. His insi…
 
Whether in an ecosystem, an economy, a jazz ensemble, or a lone scholar thinking through a problem, critical transitions — breakdowns and breakthroughs — appear to follow universal patterns. Creative leaps that take place in how mathematicians “think out loud” with body, chalk, and board look much like changes in the movement through “music-space” …
 
After leadership roles at Twitter, Slack, and Patreon, Buster Benson wrote Why Are We Yelling? The Art of Productive Disagreement. In this interview, he shares his strategies for having difficult, truth-seeking conversations within both families and companies, and predicts how society might evolve past unproductive contentiousness. Toward the end, …
 
This week I commune with psychedelic integration counselor Daniel ‘Sitaram Das’ Shankin, founder of Tam Integration and The Psilocybin Summit, in a soulful conversation on grace versus good works, taking multiple perspectives, being the kindest version of yourself (rather than the smartest), belief systems as spirit possessions, his journey from yo…
 
Jeremy is CEO of LBRY, a blockchain based protocol which is aiming to do what bitcoin has done for money for publishing. In that, rather than relying upon third parties to aggregate and distribute content, library has built a technology that allows this to be done peer to peer without fear of censorship or demonetisation. He's also CEO of Odyssee, …
 
Christian Kameir is Managing Partner at Sustany Capital, a thesis-driven VC firm investing in decentralized finance, blockchain, and legal tech. An entrepreneur since dial-up internet, Christian traces social problems back to the flawed metaphors that caused us to build things wrong, and proposes solutions that make you say, "Why didn't I think of …
 
Ho ho ho, Jingle Babes! NewsRadio, the hidden gem of the 90s workplace comedies. You can keep your 'Suddenly Susans' and your 'Spins Cities'. Spoiler: This show was great and is still great. Hear us on the latest episode of Lisa Dib's Re-Animates podcast (HERE) Recommendations Public Void - Penelope Scott -------------------------------------------…
 
Visakan Veerasamy (@visakanv on Twitter) finds Friendly Ambitious Nerds on the internet and introduces them to each other, with the goal of reverse-engineering a cultural and intellectual Golden Age. He originally gained Twitter fame through his prolific use of threading to track and share his knowledge explorations over the years. In this episode:…
 
Victor Kline is the Party Leader of the New Liberals in Australia. He's a Sydney based barrister specialising in the area of Refugee and Asylum Seeker Law. He's founder and director of the The Refugee Law Project as well as editor of the Federal Court Reports and Federal Law Reports. We cover: The need for an Independent Commission Against Corrupti…
 
This week’s guest is one of my favorite discoveries of the last few years, and someone I’m honored and delighted to know. I can hardly express how strange and exciting it was when I reached out to Tyson Yunkaporta, author of Sand Talk and Senior Research Fellow at Deakin University, and found out he was already a fan of my podcasting…so this episod…
 
A pioneer of prediction markets since the 1980s, Robin Hanson is the author of two books (The Elephant in the Brain, The Age of Em) and has a popular blog called Overcoming Bias. Hanson is also an Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University, and Research Associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University. In this epi…
 
We are all investors: we all make choices, all the time, about our allocation of time, calories, attention… Even our bodies, our behavior and anatomy, represent investment in specific strategies for navigating an evolving world. And yet most people treat the world of finance as if it is somehow separate from the rest of life — including people who …
 
LONG — On-chain analytics Dr. Justin Murphy is a renegade social scientist, marriage-arranger, host of the Other Life podcast and newsletter, and founder of IndieThinkers — a membership community for independent intellectuals working on the internet, outside of institutions. In this episode: Why Justin pursued (and then left) academia How to push t…
 
Garf speaks with Circa Resort & Casino CEO Derek Stevens about his $10 million NFL betting pool. NBA on TNT reporter Allie LaForce joins him in the second hour to talk about her and her husband's (former Astros pitcher Joe Smith) efforts to raise awareness and funds to cure Huntington's Disease. Plus, what's involved in signing an NDA before a supe…
 
In this episode I am once again joined by philosopher and economist Prof. Karl Widerquist, professor of philosophy at Georgetown University in Qatar. He was co-founder of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network, the first Basic Income network in the United States, and was also co-chair of the Basic Income Earth Network from 2008-2017. He's recently…
 
The popular conception of ants is that “anatomy is destiny”: an ant’s body type determines its role in the colony, for once and ever. But this is not the case; rather than forming rigid castes, ants act like a distributed computer in which tasks are re-allocated as the situation changes. “Division of labor” implies a constant “assembly line” enviro…
 
LONG — Climate change holocaust, UFOs, Paradigm change SHORT — Organized religion, Psychedelics Vinay Gupta is the Founder and CEO of Mattereum, a protocol built to redefine the relationship between physical assets and distributed digital commerce. He is also the inventor of the cheap, simple, non-patented and open-source hexayurt refugee shelter. …
 
FIXED REUPLOAD Ho ho ho, Jingle Babes! Where is Wally? And who is this Waldo fella anyway? And what's the (easily solved) mystery surrounding the voice cast? Well, Wally and Waldo and Wenda and Woof watchers, you'll simply have to listen to find out! Recommendations PowerWash Simulator Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (novel) Landslide The Final Girl …
 
This week we welcome back anthropologist and science writer Eric Wargo, for a conversation about his book Precognitive Dreamwork and The Long Self — as well as: how tautology (not paradox) rules a time travel universe, what it means to become a time-faring species, the future of precognitive technologies, the concern of a quantum computing financia…
 
This episode is another dive into what is one of the most fascinating and promising fields of our age: complexity science. It's a relatively new field that is transforming how we see and understand the world across multiple disciplines. Most importantly, it's can provide us with a deeper understanding of our collective interactions with the complex…
 
Ho ho ho, Jingle Babes! We usually pick shows based on our personal history with them or a little research into the chosen show. We knew next to nothing about Mr Belverdere and having seen an episode, we're still not sure what it even is. Watch with us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IBmh_dsZ-Q Recommendations When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey I…
 
Seventy thousand years ago, humans migrated on foot across the ancient continent of Sahul — the landmass that has since split up into Australia and New Guinea. Mapping the journeys of these ancient voyagers is no small task: previous efforts to understand prehistoric migrations relied on coarse estimates based on genomic studies or on spotty record…
 
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