On: Surviving the Cosmos Episode: 22 Date: December 2015 Key Subjects: Professor in Physics, author of “The Fabric of Reality”, “The Beginning of Inifinty”. Knowledge: A kind of information. It says something that is true and useful about the world.
On: Stephen Fry Episode: 147 Date: February 2019 Key Subjects: Comedian, author, actor, etc. Investigation of empirical evidence and specificity of meditation benefits. Meditation dulls “vices” (anger, greed, insecurity), which are needed as a source of drive and ambition. Defense:
On: Jack Dorsey Episode: 148 Date: February 2019 Key Subjects: CEO of Twitter and Square. General observation: During 2016, journalists on the left barely followed any journalists on the right. Journalists on the right followed many journalists on the left.
On: The Map of Misunderstanding Episode: 150 Date: March 2019 Key Subjects: Nobel Laureate, Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, co-author of “Thinking Fast and Slow”. On intuition: Intuition really is recognition: of a pattern and the appropriate response to
On: Mental Models Episode: 155 Date: April 2019 Key Subjects: Author of “Mental Models”, founder of Farnam Street blog. How to be better at making decisions – difficulty of bias approach: Retrospectively: cognitive biases are helpful explaining past mistakes. Prospectively:
On: Meaning and Chaos. Episode: 67 Date: March 2017 Background: Clinical psychologist, professor of psychology, author of “12 Rules for Life“. Key Subjects: Science, religion, archetypes, mythology, and the perennial problem of finding meaning in life. Key Takeaways: See other
On: What is True? Episode: 62 Date: January 2017 Background: Clinical psychologist, professor of psychology, author of “12 Rules for Life“. Key Subjects: Freedom of speech. The nature of truth. Key Takeaways: -/- Worth Listening: A two hour, somewhat fascinating,