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EARadio consists of talks relevant to effective altruism. Most of the content is from videos, packaged for easy listening on the go! If you have feedback or would like to suggest an episode, please e-mail us at contact@earad.io. If you're new to effective altruism, you can learn more about it here.

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EARadio consists of talks relevant to effective altruism. Most of the content is from videos, packaged for easy listening on the go! If you have feedback or would like to suggest an episode, please e-mail us at contact@earad.io. If you're new to effective altruism, you can learn more about it here.

    Ezra Klein Interview (New York Times) | EA Global: Reconnect 2021

    Ezra Klein Interview (New York Times) | EA Global: Reconnect 2021

    In this episode, Rob Wiblin interviews American journalist Ezra Klein on the 80,000 Hours Podcast. 

    Ezra first rose to prominence in the mid-2000s for his individual blogging, before being picked up to blog for The American Prospect and then the Washington Post. In 2014, he co-founded the news website Vox.com, where he served as Executive Director and hosted the podcast The Ezra Klein Show. 

    While at Vox, Ezra helped start the Future Perfect vertical, which runs evidence-driven stories about a variety of topics, many of which are related to focus areas in effective altruism.  In 2020 he published the book Why We're Polarized. 

    In January, he left Vox to start a new column and host a revamped Ezra Klein Show at the New York Times.

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Holden Karnofsky (Open Philanthropy) | EA Global: Reconnect 2021

    Holden Karnofsky (Open Philanthropy) | EA Global: Reconnect 2021

    As Chief Executive Officer, Holden sets the strategy and oversees the work of Open Philanthropy, which identifies outstanding giving opportunities and grants hundreds of millions of dollars each year.

    Holden graduated from Harvard University in 2003 with a degree in social studies, and spent the next several years in the hedge fund industry before co-founding GiveWell in 2007. He began co-developing Open Philanthropy (initially called GiveWell Labs) in 2011.

    This talk was taken from EA Global: Reconnect 2021. Click here to watch the talk with the PowerPoint presentation.

    • 59 min
    Maintaining motivation | EA Global: Reconnect 2021

    Maintaining motivation | EA Global: Reconnect 2021

    Julia Wise (Community Liaison at the Centre for Effective Altruism) hosts a series of four conversations exploring some of the common challenges faced by people in the effective altruism community.

    This talk was taken from EA Global: Reconnect 2021. Click here to watch the talk with the PowerPoint presentation.

    • 57 min
    Interview with Toby Ord | EA Global: Reconnect 2021

    Interview with Toby Ord | EA Global: Reconnect 2021

    Toby Ord is a moral philosopher at Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute and the author of The Precipice.

    His work focuses on the big-picture questions facing humanity. His current research is on avoiding the threat of human extinction, which he considers to be among the most pressing and neglected issues we face.

    His earlier work explored the ethics of global health and global poverty, which led him to create Giving What We Can, whose members have pledged hundreds of millions of pounds to the most effective charities helping to improve the world. He also co-founded the wider effective altruism movement.

    This talk was taken from EA Global: Reconnect 2021. Click here to watch the talk with the PowerPoint presentation.

    • 53 min
    Choosing effective causes in a radically uncertain world | Eva Vivalt

    Choosing effective causes in a radically uncertain world | Eva Vivalt

    Eva discusses the challenges to choosing the most cost-effective causes that are due to uncertainty or lack of knowledge. After describing the problem, Eva presents some possible ways forward. 

    Eva Vivalt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Toronto. Dr. Vivalt’s main research interests are in investigating stumbling blocks to evidence-based policy decisions, including methodological issues, how evidence is interpreted, and the use of forecasting. Dr. Vivalt is also a PI on Y Combinator Research’s basic income RCT and has other interests in labor economics, development, and global priorities research. Dr. Vivalt is the Founder of AidGrade, a research institute that generates and synthesizes evidence in international development, and Co-Founder of the Social Science Prediction Platform, a platform to coordinate the collection of forecasts of research results.
    Dr. Vivalt holds a Ph.D. in Economics and an M.A. in Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley and previously worked with the Development Economics Research Group at the World Bank. Prior to the Ph.D., Dr. Vivalt completed an M.Phil. in Development Studies at the University of Oxford on a Commonwealth Scholarship. Dr. Vivalt has visited the Department of Economics at Yale University and Stanford University and was previously a Senior Lecturer (Australian for Assistant Professor) at the Australian National University. Dr. Vivalt has also visited, and is a Research Collaborator at, the Global Priorities Institute at the University of Oxford.

    This talk was taken from EA Global Asia and Pacific 2020. Click here to watch the talk with the PowerPoint presentation.

    • 25 min
    Animal Research Career Story | Oscar Horta

    Animal Research Career Story | Oscar Horta

    Oscar Horta is a Spanish animal activist and moral philosopher who is currently a professor in the Department of Philosophy and Anthropology at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) and one of the co-founders of the organization Animal Ethics. He is known for his work in animal ethics, especially around the problem of wild animal suffering. He has also worked on the concept of speciesism and on the clarification of the arguments for the moral consideration of nonhuman animals.

    This talk was taken from EA Student Summit 2020. Click here to watch the talk with the PowerPoint presentation.

    • 4 min

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