Rob Henderson on Life in Foster Care, Academia, and Beyond

“Upstream” with Erik Torenberg | 23 February 2024 | 1h 23m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Rob Henderson about his book Troubled: A Memoir of Foster Care, Family, and Social Class. Provides a sense of what it is like to grow up in a marginalised working-class environment. Stresses the importance of a stable home life, rather than a good education, to successful life outcomes.

I enjoy Rob Henderson’s Substack.

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Noor Siddiqui on Embryo Screening, the Fertility Crisis, and Parenting

“Upstream” with Erik Torenberg | 15 December 2023 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Noor Siddiqui, founder and CEO of Orchid, discussing Orchid’s recent breakthrough in embryo whole genome sequencing, the fertility crisis, parenting, dating, and more.

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Ezra Klein on Supply-Side Progressivism

“Upstream” with Erik Torenberg | 7 April 2023 | 1h 27m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ezra Klein discussing the intellectual movement of supply-side liberalism, what Silicon Valley misunderstands about politics, the abundance agenda, immigration and free trade, institutional distrust, polarisation, and more.

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The Education of Marc Andreessen

“Upstream” with Erik Torenberg | 24 March 2023 | 1h 36m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Marc Andreessen discussing his intellectual and political journey and his quest to find out how the world works. Includes mental models, master morality and slave morality, James Burnham’s worldview, and more.

This is the first of a new podcast series by Erik Torenberg about ideas that matter across tech, culture, and politics.

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