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Insitome: Your guide to the story of you

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Where did we come from? One of humanity's most basic questions, the answer is fascinating. Weaving together insights from the fields of genetics, archaeology, linguistics, and paleoanthropology, hosts Spencer Wells and Razib Khan take us on a grand tour of human history. Scientific storytelling at its best.
 
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Charles Love, Shemeka Michelle, and Wilfred Reilly

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An insightful podcast that discusses the news of the day and cultural issues plaguing our society. The goal of the show is to bring logic and context to these topics and address solutions, something that is rarely discussed by mainstream pundits. The trio has a knack of approaching serious issues with tremendous wit, humility, and occasional humor but never from a place of anger and with absolutely NO BULL!
 
Rationally Speaking is the bi-weekly podcast of New York City Skeptics. Join host Julia Galef and guests as they explore the borderlands between reason and nonsense, likely from unlikely, and science from pseudoscience. Any topic is fair game as long as we can bring reason to bear upon it, with both a skeptical eye and a good dose of humor! We agree with the Marquis de Condorcet, who said that in an open society we ought to devote ourselves to "the tracking down of prejudices in the hiding p ...
 
Banter about Policy, Society and Innovation. Featuring Josiah Neeley of R Street Institute and Doug McCullough of Lone Star Policy Institute. Josiah and Doug bring a combination of conservative to libertarian viewpoints, public policy experience, real world business know-how, and "humor" to the issues and trends of the day. The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views of RSI, LSPI or any other person or organization.
 
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Spectator sports are a massive cross-cultural phenomenon in the modern world, from cricket in India to football in Europe and American football in the US. In the middle of the 20th century, commentary on sports was generally found in newspapers that also reported results from the previous day’s games. By the end of the century, many sports televisi…
 
Stuart Ritchie: bad science, good science and behavior genetics (Razib Khan's Unsupervised Learning) https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/unsupervisedlearning/ritchie.mp3 https://unsupervisedlearning.libsyn.com/stuart-ritchie-bad-science-good-science-and-behavior-geneticsBy Razib Khan's Unsupervised Learning
 
Comedian, radio and tv personality, and political commentator Dave Smith take a break from the heavy hitters like Joe Rogan and Tim Pool to chat with the team about libertarianism, the culture war, and comedy in the age of cancel culture and media personalities who, unintentionally, try to top the comedians at their jobs. Support the show…
 
Will MacAskill is one of the founders of the Effective Altruist movement and the author of the upcoming book, What We Owe The Future. We talk about improving the future, risk of extinction & collapse, technological & moral change, problems of academia, who changes history, and much more. Watch on YouTube. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any o…
 
About a month ago, during a COVID-19 wave, I saw a Substack post, How to Get Paxlovid Quickly, If You Get Covid - How to get the 89%-effective Covid cure called Paxlovid, despite government red tape, shared across various group chats. For non-Americans, the utility of such a post and the question of why the government couldn’t distribute this drug …
 
Joseph Carlsmith is a senior research analyst at Open Philanthropy and a doctoral student in philosophy at the University of Oxford. We discuss utopia, artificial intelligence, computational power of the brain, infinite ethics, learning from the fact that you exist, perils of futurism, and blogging. Watch on YouTube. Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcas…
 
What if everything you learned about anthropology turned out to be wrong? Well, OK, maybe not everything, but some very important things. Today Razib talks to Manvir Singh about primitive communism and misconceptions about hunter-gatherers, what anthropology got wrong in the past and how it has continued to confuse us into the present. Singh is a s…
 
Is Bannon on course to destroy democracy? (Politics Weekly America | The Guardian) https://audio.guim.co.uk/2022/07/21-60863-Is_Bannon_on_course_to_destroy_democracy_.mp3 https://www.theguardian.com/politics/audio/2022/jul/22/is-bannon-on-course-to-destroy-democracy-politics-weekly-americaBy Politics Weekly America | The Guardian
 
Spectator sports are a massive cross-cultural phenomenon in the modern world, from cricket in India to football in Europe and American football in the US. In the middle of the 20th century, commentary on sports was generally found in newspapers that also reported results from the previous day’s games. By the end of the century, many sports televisi…
 
Fin Moorhouse is a Research Scholar and assistant to Toby Ord at Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute. He co-hosts the Hear This Idea podcast, which showcases new thinking in philosophy, the social sciences, and effective altruism. We discuss for-profit entrepreneurship for altruism, space governance, morality in the multiverse, podcast…
 
On this episode of the Unsupervised Learning podcast, Razib talks to Dr. Judge Glock about the case for optimism in America in 2022. An economic historian by training, Glock is a Chief Policy Officer at the Cicero Institute. Though public polling shows that 80% of Americans are dissatisfied with the direction of the nation, Glock really doesn’t sha…
 
Claire Lehmann: an Australian at the heart of the heterodox web (Razib Khan's Unsupervised Learning) https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/unsupervisedlearning/claire.mp3 https://unsupervisedlearning.libsyn.com/claire-lehmann-an-australian-at-the-heart-of-the-heterodox-webBy Razib Khan's Unsupervised Learning
 
Dr. Iona Italia’s name often perplexes the public, but it’s entirely explicable considering her background. Her late father was from the Parsi community of the Indian subcontinent. Descendants of Persians who continued to adhere to the Zoroastrian religion of their ancestors, the Parsis migrated to northwestern India about 1,000 years ago. Remainin…
 
Alexander Mikaberidze is Professor of History at Louisiana State University and the author of The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History. He explains the global ramifications of the Napoleonic Wars - from India to Egypt to America. He also talks about how Napoleon was the last of the enlightened despots, whether he would have made a good startup founder…
 
How do we make science in the 21st century better? Stuart Buck, Executive Director of the Good Science Project has some ideas. More concretely, Buck is part of a broader movement of researchers, activists and philanthropists reimagining how science can be done in the wake of the replication crisis. Between 2010 and 2015 many fields of science relyi…
 
I flew to the Bahamas to interview Sam Bankman-Fried, the CEO of FTX! He talks about FTX’s plan to infiltrate traditional finance, giving $100m this year to AI + pandemic risk, scaling slowly + hiring A-players, and much more. Watch on YouTube. Read the full transcript here Follow me on Twitter for updates on future episodes Timestamps (00:18) - Ho…
 
This week we talk to Ian V. Rowe, Senior Fellow at American Enterprise Institute, founder of Vertex Partnership Academies, and author of the new book Agency: The Four Point Plan (F.R.E.E.) for ALL Children to Overcome the Victimhood Narrative and Discover Their Pathway to Power. Support the showBy Charles Love, Shemeka Michelle, and Wilfred Reilly
 
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