I Love You Waymo

Revisionist History | 24 June 2021 | 0h 38m | Listen Later | iTunes
Malcolm Gladwell makes the case that the irrationality of humans combined with driverless cars will return the streets to walkers and cyclists.

The Future of Food with Jim Mellon

We Study Billionaires | 28 March 2021 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jim Mellon about his book Moo’s Law: An Investor’s Guide to the New Agrarian Revolution. Discusses the imminent transformation of food, with plant-based proteins and the cultivation of meat and dairy products, delivering food that is cleaner, cheaper, safer and more ethical.

Balaji Srinivasan – Optimizing Your Inputs

Invest Like the Best | 6 July 2021 | 1h 45m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Balaji Srinivasan discussing a wide variety of topics, including advancements in health tracking, ways to evaluate your information diet, and how technology is driving decentralization and what that could mean for countries, corporations, and individuals.

Marc Andreessen – Making the Future

Invest Like the Best | 29 June 2021 | 1h 19m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Marc Andreessen. Explores how software is making the world better, while highly regulated sectors like education, healthcare, and housing are eating the economy. References Mark Perry’s Chart of the Century.

Marvellous Medicine

The Documentary | 27 June 2021 | 0h 23m | Listen Later | iTunes
During the pandemic, the world witnessed how fast medicine can advance with an abundance of cash and collaboration. Is progress at this speed and cost sustainable? Explores whether drug development should still take decades, or whether we have learned how to permanently accelerate the process.

Lawrence Wright: The Plague Year

The Book Club | 9 June 2021 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Lawrence Wright about his book The Plague Year: America In The Time of Covid. Discusses what a book brings to recent history that week-to-week journalism can’t, about the extraordinary happenstance that put him in contact with one of the unsung heroes of the vaccine race, and the three reasons Covid was such a catastrophe for the US.

Fully Automated Luxury Communism

TyskySour | 12 June 2021 | 1h 24m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Aaron Bastani about his book Fully Automated Luxury Communism. Predicts a future where technological advances have reduced the cost of commodities to near zero, made renewable energy plentiful, and prolonged human lives. Argues that the resulting replacement of human labour provides the preconditions for a communist nirvana of liberty, luxury and happiness.

Cracks in The Great Stagnation with Caleb Watney

Venture Stories | 6 June 2021 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Caleb Watney discussing how views have changed on whether we are in a great stagnation; whether a technological slowdown is inevitable or a choice that a society makes; that covid-19 accelerated adoption of technology that was already in existence; the pace of scientific discoveries; the decline of the industrial research lab and that there is more competition in technology today; whether certain institutions need to be “retired” after a certain period of time; the incentives that distort immigration policy and the possibility of turning immigration officers into “talent scouts”; why fertility rates are falling and how to allow people to have the number of kids that they say they want to have; and the power of agglomeration clusters.