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Conversations about science, technology, history, philosophy and the nature of intelligence, consciousness, love, and power. Lex is an AI researcher at MIT and beyond.

Lex Fridman Podcast Lex Fridman

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Conversations about science, technology, history, philosophy and the nature of intelligence, consciousness, love, and power. Lex is an AI researcher at MIT and beyond.

    #413 – Bill Ackman: Investing, Financial Battles, Harvard, DEI, X & Free Speech

    #413 – Bill Ackman: Investing, Financial Battles, Harvard, DEI, X & Free Speech

    Bill Ackman is an investor who has led some of the biggest and controversial financial trades in history. He is founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:

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    Transcript: https://lexfridman.com/bill-ackman-transcript



    EPISODE LINKS:

    Bill's X: https://twitter.com/BillAckman

    Pershing Square Holdings: https://pershingsquareholdings.com/

    Pershing Square Foundation: https://pershingsquarefoundation.org

    Neri Oxman conversation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbPHojL_61U

    Books mentioned:

    The Intelligent Investor: https://amzn.to/3ONnaZy

    America's Cultural Revolution: https://amzn.to/3SDz1dY



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    - Medium: https://medium.com/@lexfridman



    OUTLINE:

    Here's the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.

    (00:00) - Introduction

    (08:55) - Investing basics

    (13:47) - Investing in music

    (22:08) - Process of researching companies

    (26:47) - Investing in restaurants

    (32:16) - Investing in Google

    (37:58) - AI

    (43:13) - Warren Buffet

    (45:22) - Psychology of investing

    (54:53) - Activist investing

    (1:04:41) - General Growth Properties

    (1:20:57) - Canadian Pacific Railway

    (1:28:21) - OpenAI

    (1:32:32) - Biggest loss and lowest point

    (1:47:21) - Herbalife and Carl Icahn

    (2:04:11) - Oct 7

    (2:10:42) - College campus protests

    (2:29:09) - DEI in universities

    (2:50:00) - Neri Oxman

    (3:15:30) - X and free speech

    (3:19:54) - Trump

    (3:27:30) - Dean Phillips

    (3:34:36) - Future

    • 3 hrs 41 min
    #412 – Marc Raibert: Boston Dynamics and the Future of Robotics

    #412 – Marc Raibert: Boston Dynamics and the Future of Robotics

    Marc Raibert is founder and former long-time CEO of Boston Dynamics, and recently Executive Director of the newly-created Boston Dynamics AI Institute. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:

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    Transcript: https://lexfridman.com/marc-raibert-transcript



    EPISODE LINKS:

    Boston Dynamics AI Institute: https://theaiinstitute.com/

    Boston Dynamics YouTube: https://youtube.com/@bostondynamics

    Boston Dynamics X: https://x.com/BostonDynamics

    Boston Dynamics Instagram: https://instagram.com/bostondynamicsofficial

    Boston Dynamics Website: https://bostondynamics.com/



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    Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast

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    SUPPORT & CONNECT:

    - Check out the sponsors above, it's the best way to support this podcast

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    - Medium: https://medium.com/@lexfridman



    OUTLINE:

    Here's the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.

    (00:00) - Introduction

    (10:12) - Early robots

    (15:15) - Legged robots

    (33:55) - Boston Dynamics

    (37:13) - BigDog

    (45:20) - Hydraulic actuation

    (47:12) - Natural movement

    (52:59) - Leg Lab

    (59:51) - AI Institute

    (1:03:09) - Athletic intelligence

    (1:11:04) - Building a team

    (1:14:05) - Videos

    (1:21:53) - Engineering

    (1:25:21) - Dancing robots

    (1:30:08) - Hiring

    (1:34:00) - Optimus robot

    (1:42:30) - Future of robotics

    (1:47:24) - Advice for young people

    • 1 hr 52 min
    #411 – Omar Suleiman: Palestine, Gaza, Oct 7, Israel, Resistance, Faith & Islam

    #411 – Omar Suleiman: Palestine, Gaza, Oct 7, Israel, Resistance, Faith & Islam

    Omar Suleiman is a Palestinian-American Muslim scholar, civil rights leader, and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:

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    Transcript: https://lexfridman.com/omar-suleiman-2-transcript



    EPISODE LINKS:

    Omar's Instagram: https://instagram.com/imamomarsuleiman

    Omar's X: https://x.com/omarsuleiman504

    Omar's Facebook: https://facebook.com/imamomarsuleiman

    Yaqeen Institute's YouTube: https://youtube.com/@yaqeeninstituteofficial

    Yaqeen Institute's Website: https://yaqeeninstitute.org



    PODCAST INFO:

    Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast

    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8

    RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/

    YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman

    YouTube Clips: https://youtube.com/lexclips



    SUPPORT & CONNECT:

    - Check out the sponsors above, it's the best way to support this podcast

    - Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lexfridman

    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexfridman

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    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lexfridman

    - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lexfridman

    - Medium: https://medium.com/@lexfridman



    OUTLINE:

    Here's the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.

    (00:00) - Introduction

    (10:18) - Oct 7

    (19:14) - Palestinian diaspora

    (23:29) - Wael Al-Dahdouh

    (38:21) - Violence

    (1:01:59) - Biden and Trump

    (1:15:11) - Ceasefire march

    (1:25:24) - Benjamin Netanyahu

    (1:32:26) - Houthi rebel attacks

    (1:34:03) - Hostages

    (1:40:23) - MLK Jr and Malcolm X

    (1:53:04) - Palestinian refugees

    (2:02:14) - Muhammad and Jesus

    (2:13:07) - Al-Aqsa Mosque

    (2:22:04) - Ramadan

    (2:26:57) - Hope for the future

    • 2 hrs 31 min
    #410 – Ben Shapiro vs Destiny Debate: Politics, Jan 6, Israel, Ukraine & Wokeism

    #410 – Ben Shapiro vs Destiny Debate: Politics, Jan 6, Israel, Ukraine & Wokeism

    Ben Shapiro is a conservative political commentator, host of The Ben Shapiro Show, co-founder of The Daily Wire, and author of The Authoritarian Moment and other books. Steven Bonnell, aka Destiny, is a liberal political commentator and a live streamer on YouTube. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:

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    Transcript: https://lexfridman.com/ben-shapiro-destiny-debate-transcript



    EPISODE LINKS:

    Ben's X: https://twitter.com/benshapiro

    Ben's Instagram: https://instagram.com/officialbenshapiro

    Ben's YouTube: https://youtube.com/@BenShapiro

    Daily Wire: https://dailywire.com

    Destiny's YouTube: https://youtube.com/destiny

    Destiny's X: https://twitter.com/TheOmniLiberal

    Destiny's Subreddit: https://reddit.com/r/Destiny

    Destiny's Website: https://destiny.gg

    Destiny's Instragram: https://instagram.com/destiny



    PODCAST INFO:

    Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast

    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8

    RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/

    YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman

    YouTube Clips: https://youtube.com/lexclips



    SUPPORT & CONNECT:

    - Check out the sponsors above, it's the best way to support this podcast

    - Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lexfridman

    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexfridman

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    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lexfridman

    - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lexfridman

    - Medium: https://medium.com/@lexfridman



    OUTLINE:

    Here's the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.

    (00:00) - Introduction

    (07:21) - Liberalism vs Conservatism

    (12:34) - Education

    (28:51) - Trump vs Biden

    (49:16) - Foreign policy

    (1:02:13) - Israel-Palestine

    (1:17:10) - Russia-Ukraine

    (1:28:50) - January 6

    (1:44:48) - Abuse of power

    (1:54:46) - Wokeism

    (2:01:27) - Institutional capture

    (2:15:21) - Monogamy vs open relationships

    (2:20:14) - Rapid fire questions

    • 2 hrs 25 min
    #409 – Matthew Cox: FBI Most Wanted Con Man – $55 Million in Bank Fraud

    #409 – Matthew Cox: FBI Most Wanted Con Man – $55 Million in Bank Fraud

    Matthew Cox is a former con man who served 13 years in federal prison for bank fraud, mortgage fraud, and identity theft. He is the author of many books, including his memoir Shark in the Housing Pool, and runs the YouTube channel Inside True Crime. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:

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    Transcript: https://lexfridman.com/matthew-cox-transcript



    EPISODE LINKS:

    Matthew's YouTube: https://youtube.com/@InsideTrueCrime

    Matthew's Instagram: https://instagram.com/insidetruecrime

    Matthew's Art Instagram: https://instagram.com/coxpopart

    Matthew's TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@matthewcoxtruecrime

    Shark in the Housing Pool (book): https://amzn.to/3S52EEy



    PODCAST INFO:

    Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast

    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8

    RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/

    YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman

    YouTube Clips: https://youtube.com/lexclips



    SUPPORT & CONNECT:

    - Check out the sponsors above, it's the best way to support this podcast

    - Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lexfridman

    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexfridman

    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexfridman

    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lexfridman

    - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lexfridman

    - Medium: https://medium.com/@lexfridman



    OUTLINE:

    Here's the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.

    (00:00) - Introduction

    (08:43) - Mortgage fraud

    (23:32) - Creating fake people

    (57:17) - Arrested by FBI

    (1:14:08) - Omerta: Code of silence

    (1:36:26) - Fake ID's

    (2:05:48) - Getting caught

    (2:19:12) - Going on the run from FBI

    (2:30:54) - Identity theft

    (2:51:34) - More scams

    (3:03:23) - FBI Most Wanted

    (3:05:51) - Close calls

    (3:36:46) - Break up with Becky

    (3:41:26) - Calling parents

    (3:43:25) - Calling FBI

    (3:49:06) - Running from cops

    (4:10:56) - Getting arrested

    (4:26:21) - Snitching

    (4:42:35) - Prison

    (5:00:08) - War dogs

    (5:06:50) - Frank Amodeo

    (5:42:21) - Freedom

    (5:53:15) - Family

    (5:59:19) - Regret

    #408 – Tal Wilkenfeld: Music, Guitar, Bass, Jeff Beck, Prince, and Leonard Cohen

    #408 – Tal Wilkenfeld: Music, Guitar, Bass, Jeff Beck, Prince, and Leonard Cohen

    Tal Wilkenfeld is a singer-songwriter, bassist, and guitarist. She has performed with legendary artists including Jeff Beck, Prince, Incubus, Eric Clapton, Herbie Hancock, Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart, Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, and many more. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:

    - MasterClass: https://masterclass.com/lexpod to get 15% off

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    Transcript: https://lexfridman.com/tal-wilkenfeld-transcript



    EPISODE LINKS:

    Tal's Instagram: https://instagram.com/talmeastory

    Tal's Twitter: https://twitter.com/talwilkenfeld

    Tal's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/talwilkenfeld/

    Tal's YouTube: https://youtube.com/TalWilkenfeld

    Tal's Love Remains record: https://talwilkenfeld.lnk.to/LoveRemains

    Tal's Linktree: https://linktr.ee/talwilkenfeld

    Big thank you to Crossroads Guitar Festival and Jeff Beck Estate for the footage included in this podcast.

    Crossroads Guitar Festival: https://crossroadsguitarfestival.com/

    Jeff Beck & Tal Wilkenfeld at Crossroads: https://youtube.com/watch?v=BVgUzUZeTw4

    Guitar: Jeff Beck

    Bass: Tal Wilkenfield

    Drums: Vinnie Colaiuta

    Keyboards: Jason Rebello

    "Cause We've Ended As Lovers" is originally by Stevie Wonder



    PODCAST INFO:

    Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast

    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8

    RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/

    YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman

    YouTube Clips: https://youtube.com/lexclips



    SUPPORT & CONNECT:

    - Check out the sponsors above, it's the best way to support this podcast

    - Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lexfridman

    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexfridman

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    - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lexfridman

    - Medium: https://medium.com/@lexfridman



    OUTLINE:

    Here's the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.

    (00:00) - Introduction

    (06:51) - Jeff Beck

    (15:44) - Confidence on stage

    (32:23) - Leonard Cohen

    (40:23) - Taxi Driver

    (51:43) - Songwriting

    (55:23) - How to learn and practice

    (1:13:53) - Slap vs Fingerstyle

    (1:20:16) - Davie504

    (1:24:36) - Prince

    (1:30:13) - Jimi Hendrix

    (1:32:27) - Mentorship

    (1:38:46) - Sad songs

    (1:44:43) - Tal performs Under The Sun (live)

    (1:50:00) - Tal performs Killing Me (live)

    • 1 hr 55 min

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