Larissa MacFarquhar on Getting Inside Someone’s Head

Conversations with Tyler | 16 January 2019 | 1h 00m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Larissa MacFarquhar about the thinking and thinkers behind her profiles, essays, and books, including notions of moral luck, who stays in small towns and why, effective altruism, why she avoids describing physical appearances in her writing, the circumstances that push humans to live more extraordinary lives, and more.

Liv Boeree on Poker, Aliens, and Thinking in Probabilities

Sean Carroll’s Mindscape | 23 July 2018 | 1h 10m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Liv Boeree, professional poker player and founder of Raising for Effective Giving, which has raised millions (largely from fellow poker players) for good causes. Ground covered includes game theory in poker and life, Bayesian analysis, the application of probabilities to the Fermi paradox, morality, and Effective Altruism.

How to Save a Stranger’s Life

Future Perfect | 15 October 2018 | 0h 21m | Listen Later  | iTunes
An introduction to Effective Altruism, the movement to make charitable giving more effective, illustrated with a story of donating a kidney to a stranger.