How do we find what is good and just? What does the intersection of tech and the counter-enlightenment look like? What does the future look like for a NEET? Conservative Curious explores these questions and more. In this show, Jessica Dang and Anirudh Pai discover the thinkers, seekers and creators in their intellectual sphere and delve into their guests’ thoughts on philosophy, politics, culture and the future.
Into Africa feat. Sean Pawley
In this episode, we talk to Sean Pawley, a young American who founded a bank in Rwanda called Seshat Bank. We talk about Rwanda’s long-term vision of being the “Singapore of Africa,” China’s influence on the African continent, and why he thinks there are big opportunities for fellow American investors.
The State of Legitimacy feat. Byrne Hobart
In this episode, we talk to Byrne Hobart, the mind behind The Diff, a Substack newsletter that covers inflections in finance and tech. We discuss the state of legitimacy and the 2020 election, how our perceptions of legitimacy is changing, and whether we are poised for a legitimacy reset.
Luck, Time, And Greatness feat. John Fiorentino
In this episode, we talk to John Fiorentino, a serial entrepreneur who created wildly popular consumer products for sleep, stress and anxiety: Gravity Blanket, Moon Pods, and Moon Pals. He’s also the creator of personalized astrology candles called Birthdate Candles.
John shares with us the philosophical insights he found on his journey to success. We discuss the two questions you should ask yourself before starting a company, the one path to greatness, what money actually represents, why we should love America again, and the existential war on fun.
City of Minds feat. Anna Gát
In this episode, we talk to Anna Gat, founder of the InterIntellect (otherwise known as I.I.), a global online community of public intellectuals. Anna has created what she calls a “city of minds,” where seekers of thoughts and ideas are connected through their mental energy. The community hosts online salons that spur some of the most interesting conversations on the internet.
We talk to Anna about how to solve the supply problem of public thinkers, how hosting salons can change social behavior, whether you should talk about money, sex and politics at a dinner party and much much more.
The Scapegoating Machine feat. Geoff Shullenberger
In this episode, we talk to Geoff Shullenberger, writer and lecturer at New York University. He is also the creator of Outsider Theory, a blog that explores academic theories, conspiracy theories and the concept of the outsider. We discuss the two-fold scapegoating dynamic embodied in Donald Trump, the digital version of sacrificial rituals and how we can forgive and forget in the online world.
Strange Truths feat. Mike Solana
In this episode we talk to Mike Solana, Vice President of Founders Fund, a venture capital firm investing in companies that build revolutionary technology. He's also the creator and host of two podcasts: Anatomy of Next and Problematic. Not only that, he writes a newsletter called Pirate Wires on Substack.
Our conversation here revolves around an essay he wrote titled “Fire in the Sky: UFOs, Government Conspiracy and Conquering the Barrier Belief”
We discuss the mental blocks that appear when it comes to strange truths, why no one cares about UFOs and how he used self-radicalization as a way to learn about different worldviews.
…We may have also talked about Pizzagate, Jeffrey Epstein and the flat earth theory.
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Not what you think...
And indeed, that's the entire point. Rather than fixate on known problems for society or a any particular subset, Anirudh and Jess expand the conversation to include the folks actively working on addressing those problems through any number of projects ranging from charter cities to providing cultural context for how entrepreneurs can be more successful for their own endeavors.