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This week in podcasts #4

Jolly Swagman – A General Theory of Catastrophe – Niall Ferguson

Around minute 20 they talk about reading and if you should stop reading a book. They also talk about economical cycles.

It’s not that much about Niall’s new book Doom, but a far reaching conversation and that’s the reason it made the list.

The Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman – John McWhorter || Nasty Words

John McWhorter is always interesting. His appearance on Conversations with Tyler was fantastic.

Topics this time:

· Why John wrote a book on profanity

· Why we call it “swearing”

· Why people love the f-word

· How profanity “lives in the right brain”

· Why slurs sometimes become terms of affection

· Why every culture has slurs

· Why John thinks “the elect” is doing harm to society

· How to balance contrasting perspectives on racism

· John and Scott discuss the victim mentality

· Discerning between fact and fiction in racial justice

The Ezra Klein Show – Sam Altman on the A.I. Revolution, Trillionaires and the Future of Political Power

AI is coming and Sam Altman is the CEO of Open.AI – the creator of GPT-3.

They talk about the possibilities of AI. Image using DALL-E for illustration work. How the space is evolving and the hard conversations we need to have now – before it’s too late.

Comes A Time – Bill Kreutzmann and John Mayer

Bill is such a delight. He talks about his “social sliver” – micro-dosing LSD. John talks about how he got to know Jerry Garcia as a person through his playing.
Fascinating even if you’re not a Dead fan. It’s interesting to hear musicians who tour for much of the year talk in-depth about how corona altered their lives.

Modern Finance – MoFi Consensus [June 4th]

No reason to hear the whole thing if you’re not into crypto, but there is value in learning about DeFi. DeFi is turning around finance. In normal banking the bank lends out the money you store in your account, that where some liquidity comes from. In many DeFi projects you get a solid yield percentage for adding liquidity. DeFi is huge and has many use cases.

This week in podcasts #2

Access to Excellence Podcast – With Emergent Ventures, Tyler Cowen puts money where his mind is

Tay Tay talks to the president of GMU. Didn’t know that EM with its comparatively small endowment out-innovated Yale.

GOOD OL’ GRATEFUL DEADCAST – Workingman’s Dead 50, Episode 1: Uncle John’s Band

Took some time for me to start this one. But it’s all you want. Stories and info on how Workingman’s Dead was made.

Rationally Speaking Podcast – Intellectual honesty, cryptocurrency, & more (Vitalik Buterin)

Vitalik talks to Julia. Vitalik is in general society overlooked. Thiel fellow that made Ethereum.

All-in Pod – Apple’s hypocrisy, America’s math failure, crypto’s regulatory correction, Clubhouse’s future, UFOs & more

The Dishcast with Andrew Sullivan – Niall Ferguson On Disasters

Interesting how Niall views corona up-against other crises. Also nice to hear Niall and Andrew talk about the old Oxford days.

Niall Ferguson on Histories, Networks, and Catastrophes

Niall again on Mindscape. Talks more about his new book Doom here.

Economist Radio – Money Talks: Berkshire after Buffett

Short and sweet about Berkshire after Buffet

The Munk Debates Podcast – Be it resolved: Beethoven, not Mozart, is the world’s greatest composer

Munk Debates with an unusual one. Not really a debate to be won. The good part is hearing the debaters highlight their composers with flourishing language and a few musical pieces.

Standing on the moon D&C 06.29.19

It’s the Dead song I’m listening to the most right now. This version sells the story so well. Just listen to Bobby at the end😢

Standing on the moon
Where talk is cheap and vision true
Standing on the moon
But I would rather be with you
Somewhere in San Francisco
On a back porch in July
Just looking up to heaven
At this crescent in the sky

Standing on the moon
With nothing left to do
A lovely view of heaven
But I’d rather be with you – be with you