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A conversational podcast for the less hardcore rationalist, who wants to level-up their rational skills while having fun.

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A conversational podcast for the less hardcore rationalist, who wants to level-up their rational skills while having fun.

    151 – Don’t Make This Your Everything

    151 – Don’t Make This Your Everything

    We discuss Sasha Chapin’s “Your Intelligent, Conscientious In-group Has Bad Social Norms Too”

    Main Topic begins at 45:46

    Other items mentioned:

    The Simple Truth – Eliezer’s short story about The Sheep Counter

    Keep Your Identity Small – by Paul Graham, not Hanson!

    Otters vs Possums – by Aella

    Shit Rationalists Say



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    Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast, and the other podcast



    LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:





    Artificial Addition

    Truly Part Of You

    Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

    Not for the Sake of Happiness (Alone)

    Leaky Generalizations

    • 2 hrs 16 min
    150 – The Procrastination Equation

    150 – The Procrastination Equation

    We discuss the book The Procrastination Equation as summarized by Luke in How to Beat Procrastination

    The audio is rough at first, we fixed it after 8 minutes.

    Other items discussed include:

    Bezos in a Mecha

    The Goth Chicken

    Whether the King’s English was good enough for Jesus?

    Hugh Jackman for Men vs Hugh Jackman for Women

    Eneasz’s next story is coming out in March



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    LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:





    No Evolutions for Corporations or Nanodevices

    The Simple Math of Everything

    Conjuring An Evolution To Serve You

    Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

    Artificial Addition

    Truly Part Of You

    • 2 hrs 5 min
    149 – The Roots of Progress

    149 – The Roots of Progress

    We speak with Jason Crawford (twitter), from The Roots of Progress. Interview begins at 44:25.

    Posts discussed include:

    Iron: From mythical to mundane

    The various Why Did It Take So Long For (X), and specifically Cotton Gin, Bicycle, and Threshing Machine

    Does invention come from deprivation or plenty?

    Progress studies as a moral imperative and a civic duty

    Support Roots of Progress here



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    LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:





    Terminal Values and Instrumental Values

    Evolving to Extinction

    Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

    No Evolutions for Corporations or Nanodevices

    The Simple Math of Everything

    Conjuring An Evolution To Serve You

    • 1 hr 56 min
    148 – Decisions, Decisions

    148 – Decisions, Decisions

    Matt Freeman returns to talk about Decision Theory, and the discusion ranges far afield.

    Matt is from The Guild of the Rose, which we had a recent episode about. You can see his Decision Theory Course videos here.

    Scott Alexander on All Debates Are Bravery Debates

    Our previous Newcomb episode

    Our previous Torture vs Dust Specks episode

    The Kindness to Kin story



     





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    LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:





    Protein Reinforcement and DNA Consequentialism

    Thou Art Godshatter  (in Audio as well)

    Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

    Terminal Values and Instrumental Values

    Evolving to Extinction



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    • 2 hrs 3 min
    147 – Newcomblike Problems Are The Norm

    147 – Newcomblike Problems Are The Norm

    How Newcomb’s problem applies to real-life. We discuss Newcomblike problems are the norm (LW crosspost).

    Also mentioned:

    Replacing Guilt Audiobook!

    Our episode on Replacing Guilt

    Our episode on Talking To Strangers part 1, and part 2





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    LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:





    Adaptation-Executers, not Fitness-Maximizers

    Evolutionary Psychology

    Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

    Protein Reinforcement and DNA Consequentialism

    Thou Art Godshatter

    • 1 hr 29 min
    146 – What Is A Rationalist?

    146 – What Is A Rationalist?

    We settle the ultimate question once and for all.

    also discussed:

    Julia Galef’s quick video on Bayesian Thinking

    Bulletproofing deters warlords

    Steven’s friend’s GoFundMe

    Our first and second and third episodes on cryonics. The interview with Rudi Hoffman is the third one, and he can help get you signed up at  rudihoffman.com.

    Also the Cryonics Institute FAQ





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    Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast, and the other podcast



    LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:





    Fake Morality

    Fake Optimization Criteria

    Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

    Adaptation-Executers, not Fitness-Maximizers

    Evolutionary Psychology

    • 2 hrs 19 min

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