Michael Muthukrishna: Energy Crisis and the Role of Nuclear

Paradigm | 14 December 2023 | 1h 35m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Michael Muthukrishna discussing the way cultural differences affect how we work together, why human coordination and cooperation is difficult, the importance of abundant energy, and why nuclear may be our best bet. Draws from his book A Theory of Everyone.

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A Theory of Everyone: A Dialogue with Michael Muthukrishna

Converging Dialogues | 30 October 2023 | 1h 36m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Michael Muthukrishna about his book A Theory of Everyone: The New Science of Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going. Discusses the broad scope of the book, the importance of theory, how energy is essential for cooperation, corruption and cooperation, laws of life, cooperation fueling human growth, some of the negative aspects of cooperation, intelligence, immigration, wealth inequality, meritocracy, and more.

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Michael Muthukrishna on Developing a Theory of Everyone

Sean Carroll’s Mindscape | 30 October 2023 | 1h 17m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Michael Muthukrishna about his book A Theory of Everyone: The New Science of Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going. Brings together ideas from cultural evolution, energy engineering, economics, and psychology to outline an integrated theory providing basic organising principles for society based on how people relate to each other and to the physical resources available spelled out as ‘laws’ of energy, innovation, cooperation, and evolution.

Have you bought this book yet? You really must. The highest praise I can give it is that it feels like the next book that Matt Ridley might have written.

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Alex Epstein on Fossil Future

The Power Hungry Podcast | 24 May 2022 | 1h 23m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Alex Epstein about his book Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas – Not Less. Discusses why hydrocarbons cannot be replaced anytime soon, why so many “designated experts” on energy and climate are wrong, the false belief in the earth as a “delicate nurturer,” and why we need more intellectual openness and energy humanism in the policy debate.

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Dan Yergin on The New Map

Inside the ICE House | 8 October 2020 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Danel Yergin about his book The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations. Discusses the effects on geopolitics of the changing forces in the world of energy: climate change, the pandemic, and especially, the shale revolution, which has transformed the American economy by ending the era of energy shortage.

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Growth and the Energy Transition with Vaclav Smil

Exponential View with Azeem Azhar | 27 November 2019 | 0h 26m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Vaclav Smil focussed on the energy transition away from fossil fuels. Discusses the history and future of energy, the limits of renewables, the consequences of megacities, waste reduction, the possibilities Moore’s Law predicts for biology and chemistry, and the limits of nuclear power.

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