A list of podcasts I listened to. 281
Currently listening to
Date Name # Episode
Unsupervised Learning with Daniel Miessler 79 Unsupervised Learning: No. 79
Show notes / newsletter. This is a good thing that the creators of WannaCry didn't receive too much money ("only" 100'000 USD). This might discourage an explosion of future attacks. About remote working: companies shouldn't ban remote working, but I understand why they also don't want to have people always working from home.
2017 42
Date Name # Episode
2017-05-24
Waking Up with Sam Harris 76 The Path to Impeachment - Conversations with Anne Applebaum and Juliette Kayyem
Donald Trump's idiocy/incompetence never ceases to amaze. I'm not American, but I'd love to see him go before 2021.
2017-05-25
Very Bad Wizards 89 Shame on You (with Jennifer Jacquet)
I agree with Tamler and David: some people are not clear enough when writing a paper, article, or book And it's not because some fields are really complex and difficult to understand (physics) that you should deliberately use obscure words or concepts to make your field or topic sound more "important" or "serious". I had never really thought about the difference between guilt (more private) and shame (more public), as well as their relationship. Also, it's interesting to think about how shame can be constructively used in public policies, etc. Being anonymous on the internet leads to less shame. That's a problem.
2017-05-18
Waking Up with Sam Harris 75 Ask Me Anything 7
A shorter episode. The most intriguing topic for me is something I've already been thinking about regularly: the welfare of wild animals. Ethically, should we intervene in nature to help animals? My answer would be "why not?", but as Sam explained, it's not a simple problem (e.g. preventing some animals from being killed might cause the death of other animals, etc.).
2017-05-17
Unsupervised Learning with Daniel Miessler 78 Unsupervised Learning: No. 78
Show notes / newsletter. The WannaCry ransomware worm is yet another reminder that you should backup your data. And be serious about security. I like the "swap TV time for reading time" idea, but, for me, it's not enough.
2017-05-17
Waking Up with Sam Harris 74 What Should We Eat? - A Conversation with Gary Taubes
I found this episode to be confusing, not very clear and illuminating (I'm not alone, apparently), so I didn't take a lot of notes. Sugar is bad. Fats are not that bad. Science is hard. Nutrition science is also hard. We don't know much. More research is needed. But sugar is bad.
2017-05-12
Waking Up with Sam Harris 73 Forbidden Knowledge - A Conversation with Charles Murray
A very controversial topic. Again, I'm happy that other people are discussing (toxic) topics such as this one. IQ tests predict something else than just the ability to do IQ tests (i.e. IQ is correlated with many other things). IQ tests don't seem to be biased toward a given culture. Race can be a valid biological concept, but a fuzzy one. You can see race as a kind of extended family. From a genetic point of view, we should probably use the word "population" instead of the (very) charged word "race". According to Murray, the difference between the mean IQ of whites and blacks is significant, but there's a huge overlap between the two bell curves, so you should never discriminate based on that knowledge (that there's a difference in the mean value). So the question remains: why discuss this topic at all? If you say something true, but very controversial/taboo and not very useful, shouldn't you expect the backlash you're getting? I don't think I understood Murray's answer (about positive discrimination, etc.). I had to read several comments on Reddit to get an idea of what his position might be. Nevertheless, Murray's motivations don't seem bad. And I agree with Sam that the negative reactions he has received since 1994 are unjustified. In particular, what happened at Middlebury College is completely unacceptable. Finally, Murray's positive position on basic income is interesting, as he's a conservative and it contradicts the idea that people on the left are more in favor of basic income than people on the right.
2017-05-09
Very Bad Wizards 88 A Doobie for Elijah
The small excerpt from a Prince interview at the beginning was nice. Tamler and David explain later in the episode that they're Prince fans (although not hardcore fans, I suspect). What can or should be discussed in philosophy: I tend to disagree with Tamler, here. Everything should be up for discussion. Even (especially!) things that are obvious (to "normal human beings"). Now, that doesn't mean that the book and review they're talking about in that episode are good. Tamler recommends "A History of Western Philosophy" by Bertrand Russel. I bought this book a few years ago. It's on my "to-read" list. I guess I really should read it, but I don't really know how (it's pretty long!). Tamler is not bothered by his finitude. It's not the first time he says that. I guess it explains why we have different positions on some topics (free will, maybe vengeance, etc.). The question of how we should (or can) appreciate the work of Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, or Bill Cosby is discussed again. An important (psychological) difference is whether you see the person in his work or not (e.g. it's impossible to watch "The Cosby Show" without actually seeing Bill Cosby). Is justice in part a substitute for vengeance?
2017-05-05
Waking Up with Sam Harris 71 What is Technology Doing to Us? - A Conversation with Tristan Harris
Attention economy is a fascinating topic! It's linked with many other topics: free will, cognitive biases, epistemology, skepticism, fake news, advertisement, psychological manipulation, etc. And, also, in a more indirect way: effective altruism, the meaning of life, etc. "What should I do next?" or "How can I best spend my time?" are the most important questions we should ask ourselves. For me, the answer is never "spend 3 hours on Facebook", "play a game on my smartphone for the next 2 hours" or "watch live television". My time is precious and I'm getting more and more serious about how I want to spend it. The fact that people want to make us waste our time is revolting. Facebook and others are guilty of this, of course, but pre-Internet things such as television have been time wasters for a long time. In a completely different domain, I've also refused to serve in the Swiss army (a completely useless organization), for example. Some tools/systems I use to fight time wasters: GTD/to-do lists and reviews, diary/lifelogging, Feedly, lists on Twitter, Demetricator plugin for Facebook, not buying things without thinking about it for some time (e.g. 30 days), etc. An important thing is to become aware of our limitations (what Tristan Harris calls "human architecture"), which include cognitive biases, among other things, and how people can exploit those limitations. I've only been aware of this since reading Petit traité de manipulation à l'usage des honnêtes gens" ten years ago.
2017-05-04
Peach & Black Podcast - Apollonia 6 Review
This is a "forgettable" album, but it's always illuminating to hear the Peach & Black Podcast review an album, even a bad album, track by track. As usual, it gave me a slightly different/new perspective.
2017-05-03
Peach & Black Podcast - Deliverance EP Review
The announcement/"accidental" release of the "Deliverance" EP in April 2017, including five previously unreleased songs from 2006, was a very good surprise. So it's a real pleasure to hear the Peach & Black Podcast reviewing a new/recent release once again (the last time was "Hitnrun Phase Two" in January 2016).
2017-05-01
Waking Up with Sam Harris 70 Beauty and Terror - A Conversation with Lawrence Krauss
Some ideas that stood out for me: 1) The "debate format is a very poor format. It's a rethorical format."; the goal is to convince the audience, not your opponents. 2) Scientists are humans, biased as all other humans, but science is an error-correcting process, so those biases are not really important. The part about quantum mechanics was a nice refresher, but, having already read quite a lot about the topic, I realize that I still don't undertand anything... The last part, about the danger of Christian vs Islamic fundamentalisms, was also interesting in the sense that Harris and Krauss seem to largely agree and, at the same time, arrive at different conclusions.
2017-04-25
Very Bad Wizards 86 Guns, Shame, and the Meaning of Punishment
I had never really thought about the fact that the way a criminal punishment is presented (to criminals, to society), the "story" behind it, its meaning, matters. Community service, for example, is problematic. Do we want to convey the idea, to criminals, to society, that serving our communities is a punishment (i.e. a bad thing)? Of course not, so we have to be careful in how we present this kind of alternative punishments (in that case, in insisting that this is a symbolic way to restitute something to society). About shame: I'm not convinced that it has to be part of punishments.
2017-04-23
Waking Up with Sam Harris 72 Privacy and Security - A Conversation with Gen. Michael V. Hayden
A very short episode (unusual for Harris). I guess I learnt the difference between the different intelligence agencies (NSA and CIA, mainly). I also realized that I don't really know what to think about Snowden. By default, I'm going to align my opinion on Daniel Miessler's ("In short, it’s complicated, and be cautious of thinking you have all the information.").
2017-04-05
Very Bad Wizards 75 A Golden Shower of Guests
A few discussions were related to how to do good science and good research. I had already mentioned a book I read 10 years ago, "Petit traité de manipulation à l'usage des honnêtes gens", which is mostly about priming studies (if I recall correctly) and I already was under the impression that most of those studies probably only indicate a weak effect. So, yes, priming studies are probably a bit "overrated". And often conducted using too few research participants, as many psychological studies. Speaking of "overrated", this probably applies to a lot of neuroscience studies as well, as was discussed with Laurie Santos. The discussion with Sam Harris was good, as usual. The two discussed topics are "old news" to me (artificial intelligence and vegetarianism). I mostly agree with Sam. As did Tamler and David, apparently.
2017-03-31
Waking Up with Sam Harris 69 The Russia Connection - A Conversation with Anne Applebaum
An episode about politics. And again about Trump. I agree with some of the comments on Reddit: when it comes to politics, Sam seems to be a little out of his depth. There was nothing really bad about this episode, but nothing really good either. Yes, people such as Harris and Applebaum need to learn how to have better discussions with people who disagree with them. Maybe we need more psychological research in that direction. Some (simplistic) points I retain from this episode: Trumps likes Putin/Russia; in particular, Trump likes how Putin became a politician and used his political power to get even richer; Trump doesn't care about the United States' historical friends/allies; this can have a destabilizing effect on the rest of the world; the constant lies from Trump is something new for the US, but it's a tactic that has already been used many times in other parts of the world.
2017-03-30
Very Bad Wizards 73 Lies, Damned Lies, and Ashley Madison
Part of this episode is about the "Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science" study from 2015, which attempted "to replicate 100 original studies that had been published in one of three top-tier psychology journals in 2008". "Depending on the criterion used, only 36 to 47% of the original studies were successfully replicated". Good science is hard. Good studies are hard. This is explained at length in Ben Goldacre's two excellent books "Bad Science" and "Bad Pharma". I guess this is a good thing that psychology is trying to get better as a scientific field. Ever since I read "Petit traité de manipulation à l'usage des honnêtes gens", I've been under the impression that psychological studies are usually conducted in universities with 20-30 students as research participants. This is a cliché, of course, but I'm not particularly surprised by the results of the 2015 study. We need more serious studies and we also need meta-analyses to reach serious conclusions. Maybe we also need more educated researchers, as bad research is probably more often the result of incompetence than fraud (cf Hanlon's razor). Other questions that have been discussed: is it moral to lie to children about Santa Claus? is it moral to lie to people in order to conduct a psychological study (which is done on a regular basis)? Personally, I think they have to be understood from a consequentialist standpoint.
2017-03-27
Waking Up with Sam Harris 68 Reality and the Imagination - A Conversation with Yuval Noah Harari

The introduction about how Sam's "fans" should or should not behave online (e.g. how they should be respectful of all the guests on Sam's podcast, even if their views don't make sense) was a bit weird. But I guess he's right. Discussions should always stay civil and constructive, online or not. The part about how Sam doesn't like ads and how only 1% of his listeners are giving money via Patreon, etc. was more interesting. I hate ads. Listening to the Tim Ferriss Show is painful to me in part because of ads. Currently, I'm giving money to five persons on Patreon. Sam is one of them. I really like this system. I actually wish I could support more people in that way (musicians, bloggers, etc.).

Harari tends to use words a bit loosely, so, for him, religions and ideologies have the same role from a historical perspective. Sam retorts that religions rely on supernatural claims, whereas ideologies usually rely on natural claims. They then discuss an example I've been thinking about for years: the technological singularity. Many people see this concept as a "techno-religion" (eternal life, mind uploading, etc.), so I've always been careful not to be too enthusiastic about it. At the same time, it's difficult not to believe that it will happen at some point. I agree that loss of meaning will be one of the hardest challenges to come (e.g. when people won't have to work, at least not as much as they currently have to). The disconnect between what we're "supposed" to do according to evolution and what we'll actually do will get larger with time. Things will probably get weirder. I'm also a bit concerned about virtual reality: I've met several people throughout my life who play video games a lot. Let's just say that I'm far from convinced that this is the best use of your time if you want to become someone interesting...

2017-03-24
Very Bad Wizards 73 Authentic Apes and Infinite Torture
Can animals consent to anything at all? In particular, is there any way to justify zoophilia? My personal answer would be: no, probably not. I agree that corrida is torture. It's difficult to understand why it still exists in 2017. I also agree that we should be honest with children, as much as possible, even (especially!) when it comes to religious beliefs, and that children are probably more comfortable with ambiguity than we might imagine.
2017-03-22
Very Bad Wizards 72 Tweenie Turing Tests, AI, and Ex Machina (with Joshua Weisberg)
The more I think about the Chinese room thought experiment, the more I think it's useful in showing how not to think about artificial intelligence. Our neurons, individually, do not "understand" our thoughts. Does IBM Watson "understand" the hypotheses it formulates when providing health recommendations? Where's the threshold? What makes us understand things? Ex Machina is more interesting in that it shows what an artificial intelligence can do when it is not (completely) aligned with human moral values. Or aligned with "psychopathic" values. This is the AI control problem. Ask an AI to maximize the number of paperclips in its collection and it could become a dangerous paperclip maximizer. Ask an AI to maximize its score in a video game and it might exploit weird flaws in the video game. Let an AI develop the desire to escape from a room and it might exploit the sexual attraction of a man towards her to manipulate him, kill people, and finally escape. Ok, that last one was a bit more complex, but it's also more intriguing. And entertaining.
2017-03-19
Waking Up with Sam Harris 67 Meaning and Chaos - A Conversation with Jordan Peterson
It's impressive that two persons who really disagreed about something (during more than one hour!) can find the time and patience to make a second attempt at a constructive/civil discussion. This is a good example for everybody. A lot of thought-provoking questions are discussed. Can we transcend our genetic/evolutionary predispositions? As was discussed in episode 61 of Very Bad Wizards: if a person or a group of persons suffers from a pathology, can she/they still be said to have a meaningful experience? What's the relationship between truth and fiction? Sam's brilliant deep/spiritual/philosophical interpretation of a fish recipe was absolutely funny and at the same time weakened Peterson's position. Yes, there are "truths" to be found in fiction, including religious fictions, but those patterns are to be expected, as our brains all share the same structure, more or less. I still don't understand why Peterson insists that Christianity has a special value/role here. There are "truths" (or illuminating patterns, to be more precise) in almost all works of fiction, good ones (e.g. Dostoyevsky), but also bad ones. This is just a question of interpretation, as was demonstrated by Harris' fish recipe example.
2017-03-15
Very Bad Wizards 61 Putting a Little Meaning in Your Life
If we feel that our life is meaningful, is it a sufficient condition to say that our life is meaningful? Or are there more objective criteria to determine whether it is meaningful or not? I'm not sure there's any takeaway from this episode. My personal view is that life is "ultimately" meaningless. We will all die. Everybody we know will die. As I wrote in my comments for "Life in Light of Death": "Even if we manage to live longer and/or to upload our minds to machines, Earth will be destroyed by the Sun at some point in the future. And even if we manage to move to another planetary system and/or galaxy, the universe will most probably die as well." Can life be "locally meaningful" (e.g. as a social construct)? Yes, I think so. If so, is there any objective criterion for "local meaningfulness"? Such as what others think of what we do (our friends, our family, society in general, etc.)? Is it compatible with the fact that most of us are actually insignificant and will be completely forgotten in a few generations? As Tamler said, "For every van Gogh, there's a million people who just suck.". The conclusion is that I don't really know how to embrace the fact that I'm both "locally meaningful" and "ultimately insignificant".
2017-03-13
Very Bad Wizards 41 Moral Dilemmas at the Movies
The question of how we should approach the work of movie directors, for example, who did questionable things in their life (like Roman Polanski or Woody Allen) is important. I don't have a definitive answer. What I know for sure is that I like a lot of Polanski's movies (I've seen most of them). The fact that false memories can be "easily" implanted in people's memories is intriguing (in the case of Allen, not Polanski). Conclusion: we will probably never know what happened. I don't have much to say about Tamler's and David's top 5, as I've only seen two movies from their list (Minority Report and The Dark Knight). I agree they're good choices.
2017-03-09
Very Bad Wizards 40 How Many Moralities Are There? Pt. 2 (with Jesse Graham)
I don't have much to say about the part about free will: as I've said many times before, I agree with Sam Harris, Jerry Coyne, etc. more than I agree with Daniel Dennett. The discussion with Jesse Graham sheds some clarity on the "foundations of morality". Graham's work is supposed to be descriptive more than normative, but the frontier between the two is a bit fuzzy and it's hard to be purely descriptive. It's maybe useful to think about those "foundations" as moral intuitions. As far as I am concerned, moral questions should be solved using reason as often as possible, and intuition only when time is very limited.
2017-03-07
Very Bad Wizards 39 How Many Moralities Are There? (Pt. 1)
I'm still not sure what I think about the "six foundations" of morality (care, fairness/proportionality, liberty, loyalty/ingroup, authority/respect, and sanctity/purity). Most of them still looks "nonaxiomatic" to me. I'm certainly more on the liberal side of the spectrum than the conservative side. Maybe even more than Sommers and Pizarro, as I probably don't agree with them about the loyalty/ingroup foundation. It makes sense for family/friends (for psychological reasons), but I fail to see why I should care more about a random citizen in my country than about a random person anywhere on the planet. And, yes, I understand the evolutionary explanation behind in-group loyalty and how it might have made sense from a survival standpoint a long time ago.
2017-03-03
Very Bad Wizards 37 Porn, Poop, and Personal Identity (with Nina Strohminger)
The discussion about the link between disgust and humor, and between disgust and sexuality was somewhat illuminating (mainly because I hadn't really thought about it before). The part about personal identity (e.g. what's more important for personal identity, memories or moral values?) was thought-provoking but too short.
2017-03-02
Waking Up with Sam Harris 66 Living with Robots - A Conversation with Kate Darling
"We are only homo sapiens more or less by accident and we're not going to be them for long." This was a refreshing discussion. Ethics and artificial intelligence are two of my favorite topics. Some very sensitive subtopics were discussed (sex robots, sex toys, paedophilia, beastiality, etc.). The role of empathy and how it can be triggered even with non-humanlike/realistic robots is fascinating.
2017-03-01
Waking Up with Sam Harris 65 We're All Cucks Now - A Conversation with David Frum
Another episode about Trump. Actually, this one is relatively "original" in the sense that Harris is interviewing a ("moderate") Republican. We need more discussions like this (i.e. across political parties).
2017-02-27
Waking Up with Sam Harris 64 Ask Me Anything #6
I'm a bit tired of hearing about Trump or Islam, but some answers were about more original topics (for Harris). I especially liked the parts about the ethics of life extension and his frustrating discussion with Jordan B. Peterson (I like how Harris insists on having a discussion with people, an exchange of ideas, not simply asking questions and superficially reacting to the answers).
2017-02-24
Waking Up with Sam Harris 63 Why Meditate? - A Conversation with Joseph Goldstein
This is a bit ironic as this is an episode about mindfulness, but I had to listen to this episode twice. I really had a hard time focusing on the discussion. I guess it's intriguing to think that there's more to meditation than what I've experienced from it so far (using Headspace, mainly) - the loss of the sense of self, etc.
2017-02-20
The Prince Podcast - Eric Leeds Interview Part 2
Surprising to learn that Eric "suffered through" the Lovesexy tour (because the show was very repetitive, because it started after months of boring rehearsals, etc.), when, from a fan perspective, it's just a fantastic tour. The fact that Eric came from a jazz/R&B background and was not particularly interested in the pop/rock dimension of Prince's music, in particular, but is very grateful of all the opportunities Prince gave him, is refreshing. I like the way Alan and Eric have never been afraid to say positive, as well as negative things about Prince. The parts about the dinner with Miles Davis at Prince's home and Prince listening to Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" on repeat were fun. Also, the background story of the Madhouse albums and Eric's own first two albums, even if largely known, was also nice to hear. It's a shame they didn't talk about "N.E.W.S.", though.
2017-02-16
The Prince Podcast - Eric Leeds Interview Part 1
I've always liked what Eric added to Prince's music, especially in 1985-1988. I've never been impressed by what I've heard from him outside of Prince's work, though, so it's kind of weird to hear him talk about all his musical idols (Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Wayne Shorter, James Brown, etc.). He sounds like he really knows his stuff. The only frustrating thing is that Michael & Co. don't seem to ask particularly clever questions. Lots of "wow" and "fan reactions", when Eric is in fact talking about well-known facts. This was also a frustrating thing about the Susan Rogers interview. A bit more research before the interview would have helped. Fortunately, Eric talks a lot. Many fun anecdotes make this interview (which sometimes sounds like a monologue) very enjoyable.
2017-02-13
Very Bad Wizards 35 Douchebags and Desert
This episode somehow failed to held my interest. I don't know why exactly. I'd say that, yes, we do have biases when it comes to attribute blame and those biases should be systematically avoided as much as possible.
2017-02-10
Waking Up with Sam Harris 62 What is True? - A Conversation with Jordan B. Peterson
What a weird episode/discussion about epistemology, morality, and (briefly) gender-neutral pronouns. After two hours, I still don't understand Peterson's position. I don't know if that's his fault or Harris'. At this point and after reading some of the comments on Reddit ("What is True? A conversation with Jordan B Peterson" and "Sam Harris vs. Jordan Peterson on Defining Truth"), I have the feeling that Peterson is trying to redefine "truth" and I'm not sure that's particularly helpful. I still don't know why he's doing it.
2017-02-08
Alex & Erik's Podcast 38 Democracy, a new era of demagoguery, or just a fluke?
Is the rise of populism (and the election of people such as Trump) caused by more democratic, less elitist societies? What role does technology have when it comes to democracy? Those are intriguing questions. I agree that the "fake news" phenomenon is similar to spam and can probably be fixed, technologically, in a similar way. The "echo chamber" phenomenon is a bit harder to fix, as people are on social networks such as Facebook for fun, not to be challenged. But I have the intuition that it can also be fixed (via psychology, deep learning, etc.). Another factor is the rise of inequalities. Here, I don't completely agree with Daniel Miessler: you have to "fix" the people, but you also have to fix (by fine-tuning or radically changing?) the system.
2017-02-06
Peach & Black Podcast - Vanity 6 Review
"Vanity 6" is far from being my favorite "protégé" album. Two of the songs are good to very good and the rest is average or simply mediocre. But it was still fun to hear the Peach and Black team discuss this album, with a lot of humor, as usual.
2017-02-01
Waking Up with Sam Harris 61 The Power of Belief - A Conversation with Lawrence Wright
Surprising to learn that many women in Saudi Arabia are very conservative. Instructive exchange about conspiracy theories and fake news: we need more skepticism, as cognitive biases can be dangerous. We have an ethical obligation to help refugees, but at the same time we can't help everybody: this is a hard problem. The situation in the Middle East is the worst Wright has seen in all his life. The discussion about scientology was instructive as well. What a dangerous, powerful, and hence worrying sect!
2017-01-27
Waking Up with Sam Harris 60 An Evening with Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris (2)
I really like hearing Dawkins speak about evolution and biology. This episode made me want to read more of his books.
2017-01-25
The Prince Podcast - Susan Rogers Interview
Susan Rogers is a fantastic source of information about Prince. A few missed "opportunities" during the interview (a copy of the original version of "Wally" was made on a cassette tape before the multitrack was completely erased? come on, let's talk about that!) and average (or even bad) questions made listening to this episode a bit frustrating, though.
2017-01-19
Waking Up with Sam Harris 59 Friend & Foe - A Conversation with Maajid Nawaz
Another episode that went above my head. I'm a bit tired of this topic (Islam, etc.) at this point. I understand this is a very important one, though.
2017-01-16
Very Bad Wizards 30 The Greatest Books Ever Written
Several of the books were already on my to-read list ("The Extended Phenotype", "Gödel, Escher, Bach", and "Guns, Germs, and Steel"). I guess I should really read "Passions Within Reason" (but it's not available on Kindle...) and "Jacques le fataliste et son maître". The only book I had already read is "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!".
2017-01-13
Waking Up with Sam Harris 58 The Putin Question - A Conversation with Garry Kasparov
"You know." Kasparov sounds like somebody who is knowledgeable, but I can't say I'm really that interested in politics. Most of that episode went way above my head. The part about chess and artificial intelligence (AI) could have been interesting, but Kasparov doesn't sound particularly knowledgeable in that area (artificial intelligence, not chess, obviously). His book on the topic might be interesting, though.
2017-01-10
Peach & Black Podcast - 2016 - Epilogue
It was nice to hear the Peach & Black team again, even if it was not an episode about a particular album or topic. 2016 has been a tough year for Prince fans...
2016 122
Date Name # Episode
2016-12-23
The Dr Funk Podcast 31 Episode 31
2016-12-23
Very Bad Wizards 26 Evolution and Sexual Perversion (with Jesse Bering)
2016-12-22
Waking Up with Sam Harris 57 An Evening with Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris (1)
2016-12-20
Waking Up with Sam Harris 56 Abusing Dolores - A Conversation with Paul Bloom
2016-12-16
Waking Up with Sam Harris 55 Islamism vs Secularism - A Conversation with Shadi Hamid
2016-12-12
The Dr Funk Podcast 30 Adrian Crutchfield Part 2
2016-12-08
The Dr Funk Podcast 29 Adrian Crutchfield Part 1
2016-12-06
Waking Up with Sam Harris 54 Trumping the World - A Conversation with James Kirchick
2016-12-02
The Dr Funk Podcast 28 Dave H & Scott P Part 2
2016-12-01
Very Bad Wizards 24 The Perils of Empathy (with Paul Bloom)
2016-11-29
BBC Music Jazz - Alyn Shipton in conversation with Keith Jarrett
2016-11-28
Waking Up with Sam Harris 53 The Dawn of Artificial Intelligence - A Conversation with Stuart Russell
2016-11-23
Peach & Black Podcast - Tony M: The Interview
2016-11-22
Waking Up with Sam Harris 52 Finding Our Way in the Cosmos - A Conversation with David Deutsch
2016-11-17
Very Bad Wizards 22 An Enquiry Concerning Slurs and Offensiveness
2016-11-16
The Dr Funk Podcast 27 Dave H Scott B Part 1
2016-11-14
The Dr Funk Podcast 25 Morris Hayes
2016-11-12
Waking Up with Sam Harris 51 The Most Powerful Clown
2016-11-12
Very Bad Wizards 19 The Burning Bridges Episode (Pt. 2)
2016-11-11
Very Bad Wizards 15 The Burning Bridges Episode (Pt. 1)
2016-11-09
Peach & Black Podcast - Ida Nielsen Interview
2016-11-09
Waking Up with Sam Harris 50 The Borders of Tolerance - A Conversation with Ayaan Hirsi Ali
2016-11-05
Peach & Black Podcast - Come - The Album Review
2016-11-03
Waking Up with Sam Harris 49 The Lesser Evil - A Conversation with Andrew Sullivan
2016-10-31
Very Bad Wizards 13 Beanballs, Blood Feuds, and Collective Moral Responsibility (With Fiery Cushman)
2016-10-27
Waking Up with Sam Harris 48 What Is Moral Progress? - A Conversation with Peter Singer
2016-10-24
The Dr Funk Podcast 26 Scott Baldwin Part 3
2016-10-23
The Joe Rogan Experience 804 Sam Harris
2016-10-19
The Tim Ferriss Show 50 Dr. Peter Attia on Ultra-Endurance, Drinking Jet Fuel, Human Foie Gras, and More
2016-10-14
Alex & Erik's Podcast 37 Democracy and elections
2016-10-13
The Dr Funk Podcast 24 Scott Baldwin Part 2
2016-10-13
The Dr Funk Podcast 23 Scott Baldwin Part 1
2016-10-11
Waking Up with Sam Harris 47 The Frontiers of Political Correctness - A Conversation with Gad Saad
2016-10-07
Peach & Black Podcast - Black - The Album Review
2016-10-04
The Dr Funk Podcast 22 Dave Hampton (part 2)
2016-10-03
Waking Up with Sam Harris 46 The End of Faith Sessions 3
2016-09-30
The Tim Ferriss Show 68 Lazy: A Manifesto
2016-09-29
The Tim Ferriss Show 65 Supplements, Blood Tests, and Near-Death Experiences (Dr. Peter Attia)
2016-09-28
The Tim Ferriss Show 56 How to Think Like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos
2016-09-26
The Tim Ferriss Show 44 How to Avoid Decision Fatigue
2016-09-26
The Tim Ferriss Show 23 The Truth About "Homeopathic" Medicine
2016-09-23
The Dr Funk Podcast 21 Dave Hampton
2016-09-22
The Tim Ferriss Show 14 Sam Harris, PhD on Spirituality, Neuroscience, Meditation, and More
2016-09-21
The Tim Ferriss Show 9 The Not-To-Do List: 9 Habits to Stop Now
2016-09-21
Waking Up with Sam Harris 45 Ask Me Anything #5
2016-09-16
Alex & Erik's Podcast 36 Follow-up on vegetarianism
2016-09-15
Very Bad Wizards 12 Justice for #!$@ ?
2016-09-13
Peach & Black Podcast - The Gold Experience Review
2016-09-10
Peach & Black Podcast - Ask Peach & Black
2016-09-08
Peach & Black Podcast - Controversy - 30th Anniversary Review
2016-09-05
The Tim Ferriss Show 120 Will MacAskill on Effective Altruism, Y Combinator, and Artificial Intelligence
2016-09-02
Waking Up with Sam Harris 44 Being Good and Doing Good - A Conversation with William MacAskill
2016-08-31
Waking Up with Sam Harris 43 What Do Jihadists Really Want?
2016-08-30
Alex & Erik's Podcast 35 Public vs private image
2016-08-28
Waking Up with Sam Harris 42 Racism and Violence in America - A Conversation with Glenn C. Loury
2016-08-24
Waking Up with Sam Harris 41 Faith in Reason - A Conversation with Eric R. Weinstein
2016-07-29
Peach & Black Podcast - Parade Review - 25th Anniversary Edition!
2016-07-25
Very Bad Wizards 57 Free Willie
2016-07-20
Very Bad Wizards 9 Social Psychology, Situationism, and Moral Character
2016-07-20
Waking Up with Sam Harris 40 Complexity & Stupidity - A Conversation with David Krakauer
2016-07-08
Waking Up with Sam Harris 39 Free Will Revisited - A Conversation with Daniel Dennett
2016-07-04
Peach & Black Podcast - 20Ten Review
2016-07-01
Peach & Black Podcast - The Slaughterhouse Review
2016-07-01
Very Bad Wizards 5 Revenge, Pt. 2: The Revenge
2016-06-30
Very Bad Wizards 4 Revenge, Pt. 1
2016-06-29
Very Bad Wizards 3 "We believe in nothing!" (Cultural diversity, relativism, and moral truth)
2016-06-27
Alex & Erik's Podcast 34 Clarifying the thesis
2016-06-24
Waking Up with Sam Harris 38 The End of Faith Sessions 2
2016-06-20
Alex & Erik's Podcast 33 Long or short
2016-06-17
Very Bad Wizards 52 Thought Experiments (Huh!) What Are They Good For? (Pt. 2)
2016-06-15
Waking Up with Sam Harris - Morality and the Christian God - An Invitation to Animators and Filmmakers
2016-06-15
Very Bad Wizards 51 Zombies, Trolleys, and Galileo's Balls (Pt. 1)
2016-06-13
Very Bad Wizards 38 The Greatest Movies Ever Made about Personal Identity
2016-06-10
Very Bad Wizards 27 You, Your Self, and Your Brain (with Eddy Nahmias)
2016-06-07
Peach & Black Podcast - Prince: A Tribute
2016-06-03
Waking Up with Sam Harris 37 Thinking in Public - A Conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson
2016-06-01
Very Bad Wizards 10 Religion, Meaning, and Morality
2016-05-31
Alex & Erik's Podcast 32 Universal Basic Income
2016-05-27
Very Bad Wizards 2 The Dangerous Truth about Free Will (Free Will Pt. 2)
2016-05-25
Very Bad Wizards 1 Brains, Robots, and Free Will (Free Will Pt. 1)
2016-05-23
Alex & Erik's Podcast 31 IoT
2016-05-19
Very Bad Wizards 65 Stalemates and Closets (with Sam Harris)
2016-05-12
Waking Up with Sam Harris 36 What Makes Us Safer? - A Conversation with Juliette Kayyem
2016-05-10
Very Bad Wizards 7 Psychopaths and Utilitarians Pt. 2
2016-05-09
Very Bad Wizards 6 Trolleys, Utilitarians, and Psychopaths
2016-05-02
Waking Up with Sam Harris 35 The End of Faith Sessions 1
2016-04-25
The Tim Ferriss Show 106 Scott Adams: The Man Behind Dilbert
2016-04-22
Waking Up with Sam Harris 34 The Light of the Mind - A Conversation with David Chalmers
2016-04-20
Peach & Black Podcast - The Chocolate Invasion Review
2016-04-18
Compared To What Podcast 26 The Vince Wilburn Conversation
2016-04-13
Peach & Black Podcast - Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Batman Review!
2016-04-11
Alex & Erik's Podcast 30 Thoughts on LambdaConf
2016-04-07
Waking Up with Sam Harris 31 Evolving Minds - A Conversation with Jonathan Haidt
2016-04-04
Peach & Black Podcast - Prince: Piano & A Microphone - The Autralia Shows review
2016-03-31
Waking Up with Sam Harris 33 Ask Me Anything #4
2016-03-29
Waking Up with Sam Harris 23 Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue
2016-03-24
Waking Up with Sam Harris 30 Inside the Crucible: Syria and the Islamic State - A Conversation with Michael Weiss
2016-03-21
Waking Up with Sam Harris 29 Throw Open the Gates - A Conversation with Maryam Namazie
2016-03-17
Alex & Erik's Podcast 29 Internet addiction
2016-03-16
Waking Up with Sam Harris 26 The Logic of Violence - A Conversation with Jocko Willink
2016-03-11
Waking Up with Sam Harris 25 Behind the Gun - A Conversation with Scott Reitz
2016-03-08
Peach & Black Podcast - 3121 Review
2016-03-02
Alex & Erik's Podcast 28 Apple vs. FBI
2016-03-01
Waking Up with Sam Harris 28 Meat Without Misery - A Conversation with Uma Valeti
2016-02-26
Alex & Erik's Podcast 27 What education should be about
2016-02-25
Waking Up with Sam Harris 27 Ask Me Anything #3
2016-02-23
Alex & Erik's Podcast 26 The future of computing
2016-02-19
Peach & Black Podcast - Lotusflow3r Review
2016-02-15
Peach & Black Podcast - MPLSound Review
2016-02-09
Peach & Black Podcast - Musicology Review
2016-02-05
Peach & Black Podcast - The Time - The First Two Albums Review
2016-02-02
Alex & Erik's Podcast 25 We don't know anything
2016-02-01
Peach & Black Podcast - 2 New Prince Albums - P&B Discussion
2016-01-29
Peach & Black Podcast - Larry Graham: The Interview
2016-01-28
Alex & Erik's Podcast 24 Uninteresting
2016-01-26
Peach & Black Podcast - Hit n Run: Phase 2 Review
2016-01-19
Peach & Black Podcast - Rob Esse (MC) Presents... Harts
2016-01-15
Peach & Black Podcast - London 2014 Review
2016-01-13
Alex & Erik's Podcast 23 The retractable wheel (on autonomous cars)
2016-01-08
Peach & Black Podcast - Clare Fischer Tribute
2016-01-07
Peach & Black Podcast - May 2014 News Episode
2016-01-05
Waking Up with Sam Harris 24 Ask Me Anything #2
2015 117
Date Name # Episode
2015-01-14
Peach & Black Podcast - Talking For The Fun(k) Of It
2015-12-29
Waking Up with Sam Harris 21 On the Maintenance of Civilization - A Conversation with Douglas Murray
2015-12-22
Waking Up with Sam Harris 22 Surviving the Cosmos - A Conversation with David Deutsch
2015-12-18
Alex & Erik's Podcast 22 On rent control and minimum wage
2015-12-17
Alex & Erik's Podcast 21 On education
2015-12-15
Peach & Black Podcast - The Xmas Show & 'One Song' Episode 1
2015-12-11
Peach & Black Podcast - The Greatest Prince TV Performances
2015-12-09
Peach & Black Podcast - Prince & 'Peach' & Black' In NYC
2015-12-06
Peach & Black Podcast - The Top 20 Greatest Prince Songs....Ever!
2015-12-03
Peach & Black Podcast - 20TEN - First Impressions!
2015-11-28
Peach & Black Podcast - Sydney Opera House Challenge!
2015-11-27
Peach & Black Podcast - MJF Review
2015-11-26
Peach & Black Podcast - Michael Jackson (and Prince) Show
2015-11-23
Alex & Erik's Podcast 20 The future of work
2015-11-20
Peach & Black Podcast - Lotusflow3r - First Impressions Podcast!
2015-11-17
Peach & Black Podcast - Lotusflow3r Anticipation Podcast
2015-11-16
Alex & Erik's Podcast 19 Follow-ups
2015-11-16
Waking Up with Sam Harris 20 Still Sleepwalking Toward Armageddon
2015-11-13
Waking Up with Sam Harris 19 The Riddle of the Gun (Revisited)
2015-11-12
Waking Up with Sam Harris 18 The Multiverse & You (& You & You & You…) - A Conversation with Max Tegmark
2015-11-10
Waking Up with Sam Harris 17 What I Really Think About Profiling
2015-11-09
Alex & Erik's Podcast 18 The colonization of the universe
2015-11-06
Alex & Erik's Podcast 17 Slowly being replaced
2015-11-05
Waking Up with Sam Harris 16 The Dark Side - A Conversation with Paul Bloom
2015-11-05
Vacarme - Faut-il craindre les ondes électromagnétiques? (5/5)
2015-11-04
Vacarme - Faut-il craindre les ondes électromagnétiques? (4/5)
2015-11-04
Vacarme - Faut-il craindre les ondes électromagnétiques? (3/5)
2015-11-03
Vacarme - Faut-il craindre les ondes électromagnétiques? (2/5)
2015-11-02
Vacarme - Faut-il craindre les ondes électromagnétiques? (1/5)
2015-12-02
Alex & Erik's Podcast 16 The Facebook spouse (on the future of humanity)
2015-10-29
Waking Up with Sam Harris 15 Questions Along the Path - Further Reflections on the Practice of Meditation with Joseph Goldstein
2015-10-27
Alex & Erik's Podcast 15 We're done for (on the Turing test)
2015-10-26
Alex & Erik's Podcast 14 Follow-up on vegetarianism
2015-10-23
Alex & Erik's Podcast 13 Too busy with your hands (follow-up on ad blocking)
2015-10-23
Alex & Erik's Podcast 7 Advertising and iPhone 6S follow-ups
2015-10-22
Alex & Erik's Podcast 6 Ad blocking on iOS
2015-10-21
Waking Up with Sam Harris 14 The Virtues of Cold Blood - A Conversation with Paul Bloom
2015-10-15
Waking Up with Sam Harris 13 The Moral Gaze - A Conversation with Joshua Oppenheimer
2015-10-14
Alex & Erik's Podcast 5 Schools
2015-10-13
Alex & Erik's Podcast 4 Privacy
2015-10-13
Alex & Erik's Podcast 3 September 9 Apple Event
2015-10-13
Peach & Black Podcast - Hit n Run Review
2015-10-07
Alex & Erik's Podcast 12 Evaluating Sam Harris
2015-10-04
Alex & Erik's Podcast 11 The limits of conversation
2015-10-04
Alex & Erik's Podcast 2 Rumors ahead of September 9 Apple Event
2015-10-02
Alex & Erik's Podcast 10 Alex's 30-day experiment
2015-10-02
Alex & Erik's Podcast 9 One of those moments that will never happen again, hopefully
2015-09-30
Alex & Erik's Podcast 1 The ethics of advertising
2015-09-29
Alex & Erik's Podcast 8 Harm in the category of cows
2015-09-28
Waking Up with Sam Harris 12 Leaving the Church - A Conversation with Megan Phelps-Roper
2015-09-24
Waking Up with Sam Harris 11 Shouldering the Burden of History - A Crosscast with Dan Carlin
2015-09-17
The Tim Ferriss Show 87 Sam Harris on Daily Routines, The Trolley Scenario, and 5 Books Everyone Should Read
2015-09-17
Peach & Black Podcast - Welcome 2 Australia Tour Report
2015-09-14
Peach & Black Podcast - Welcome 2 Australia Preview Show
2015-09-11
Peach & Black Podcast - October News Episode
2015-09-10
Peach & Black Podcast - News Episode - September
2015-09-09
Peach & Black Podcast - June News Episode
2015-09-07
Peach & Black Podcast - Cause & Effect?
2015-09-03
Peach & Black Podcast - Hot Summer! (it's gonna be a...)
2015-09-03
Peach & Black Podcast - One Nite Alone Era (02/03)
2015-09-01
Peach & Black Podcast - The 20 greatest Prince songs of the 90's
2015-08-28
Peach & Black Podcast - Montreux 2013 Review (with Niki)
2015-08-25
Peach & Black Podcast - July 2015 News & (Re)views
2015-08-21
Peach & Black Podcast - The B Sides - Part 2
2015-08-19
Peach & Black Podcast - The B Sides - Part 1
2015-07-17
Peach & Black Podcast - The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale - Reviewed
2015-07-06
Peach & Black Podcast - Symbolic Beginnings
2015-07-06
Peach & Black Podcast - Sign 'O' The Times review - Part Two
2015-07-02
Peach & Black Podcast - Sign 'O' The Times 25th Anniversary Episode!
2015-07-01
Peach & Black Podcast - Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic Review
2015-06-30
Peach & Black Podcast - The Rainbow Children Review - Part 1
2015-06-29
Peach & Black Podcast - The Rainbow Children Review - Part 2
2015-06-26
Peach & Black Podcast - Superconductor Review
2015-06-25
Peach & Black Podcast - North Sea Jazz Review
2015-06-24
Peach & Black Podcast - Newpower Soul Review
2015-06-18
Peach & Black Podcast - Lovesexy - 25th Anniversary Review
2015-06-14
Daniel Miessler - Absolute vs. Practical Free Will
2015-06-12
Peach & Black Podcast - Indigo Nights - Remixed And Remastered
2015-06-11
Peach & Black Podcast - For You - The Album Review
2015-06-10
Peach & Black Podcast - Emancipation Review - Disc 3
2015-06-05
Peach & Black Podcast - Emancipation Review - Disc 2
2015-06-03
Peach & Black Podcast - Emancipation - 15th Anniversary Review
2015-06-02
Peach & Black Podcast - Diamonds & Pearls - The Album Review
2015-05-26
Peach & Black Podcast - Chaos & Disorder Review
2015-05-21
Peach & Black Podcast - Around The World In A Day Review
2015-05-21
Waking Up with Sam Harris 10 Faith vs. Fact - An Interview with Jerry Coyne
2015-05-19
Waking Up with Sam Harris 9 Final Thoughts on Chomsky
2015-05-19
Peach & Black Podcast - Love Symbol - The Album Review
2015-05-11
Peach & Black Podcast - Prince - The Album Review
2015-05-07
Peach & Black Podcast - Graffiti Bridge - The Album Review
2015-05-01
Waking Up with Sam Harris 8 Ask Me Anything #1
2015-04-29
Waking Up with Sam Harris 7 Through the Eyes of a Cult
2015-04-29
Waking Up with Sam Harris 6 The Chapel Hill Murders and ‘Militant’ Atheism
2015-04-28
Waking Up with Sam Harris 5 After Charlie Hebdo and Other Thoughts
2015-04-27
Waking Up with Sam Harris 4 The Path and the Goal - A Conversation with Joseph Goldstein
2015-04-24
Waking Up with Sam Harris 2 Why Don’t I Criticize Israel?
2015-04-24
Waking Up with Sam Harris 1 Drugs and the Meaning of Life
2015-04-24
Peach & Black Podcast - Purple Rain Review
2015-04-17
Peach & Black Podcast - The Truth Review
2015-04-15
Peach & Black Podcast - Planet Earth: The New Master
2015-04-12
Peach & Black Podcast - Crystal Ball Review: Part Two
2015-04-09
Peach & Black Podcast - Crystal Ball Review: Part One
2015-04-02
Peach & Black Podcast - Dirty Mind Review
2015-03-31
Peach & Black Podcast - Black - The Album Review
2015-03-25
Peach & Black Podcast - Exodus Review
2015-03-24
Peach & Black Podcast - 1999 Review - Part 2
2015-03-20
Peach & Black Podcast - 1999 Review - Part 1
2015-03-17
Peach & Black Podcast - Art Official Age / Plectrumelectrum - First Impressions
2015-03-13
Peach & Black Podcast - Plectrumelectrum Review
2015-03-12
Peach & Black Podcast - Art Official Age Review - Part 2
2015-03-11
Peach & Black Podcast - Art Official Age Review - Part 1
2015-03-09
The Prince Podcast - What If You Never Heard Unreleased Music?
2015-03-05
The Prince Podcast - The Ultimate Prince Band
2015-03-04
The Prince Podcast - When The Music Changed
2015-03-02
The Prince Podcast - The Bottom 5 Prince Songs
2015-02-26
Very Bad Wizards 59 Tumors All the Way Down (With Sam Harris)
2015-01-24
Compared To What Podcast 42 The Marcus Miller Conversation