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Steve Hsu is a Professor of Theoretical Physics and Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering at Michigan State University. Join him for wide-ranging conversations with leading writers, scientists, technologists, academics, entrepreneurs, investors, and more.

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    • 4.7 • 49 Ratings

Steve Hsu is a Professor of Theoretical Physics and Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering at Michigan State University. Join him for wide-ranging conversations with leading writers, scientists, technologists, academics, entrepreneurs, investors, and more.

    Rob Henderson: A Journey from Foster Care to the US Military to Elite Academia — #20

    Rob Henderson: A Journey from Foster Care to the US Military to Elite Academia — #20

    Rob Henderson grew up in foster homes in California, joined the Air Force at 17, attended Yale on the G.I. Bill, and is currently a Gates Fellow at Cambridge University (UK).

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Lyle Goldstein on U.S. Strategic Challenges: Russia, China, Ukraine, and Taiwan — #19

    Lyle Goldstein on U.S. Strategic Challenges: Russia, China, Ukraine, and Taiwan — #19

    Lyle Goldstein is Director of Asia Engagement at the Washington think-tank Defense Priorities, which advocates for realism and restraint in U.S.defense policy.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Harvard Veritas: interview with a recent graduate (anonymous) — #18

    Harvard Veritas: interview with a recent graduate (anonymous) — #18

    The guest for this episode is a recent graduate of Harvard College, now pursuing a STEM PhD at another elite university.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Richard Lowery: The War for American Universities — #17

    Richard Lowery: The War for American Universities — #17

    Richard Lowery is a professor of finance at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Austin.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Tim Palmer (Oxford): Status and Future of Climate Modeling — #16

    Tim Palmer (Oxford): Status and Future of Climate Modeling — #16

    Tim Palmer is Royal Society Research Professor in Climate Physics, and a Senior Fellow at the Oxford Martin Institute.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Kishore Mahbubani: A Nuanced View of Asia & China's Rise — #15

    Kishore Mahbubani: A Nuanced View of Asia & China's Rise — #15

    Kishore Mahbubani is Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Jmt98 ,

Wonderful podcast

Absolutely delightful podcast led by two bright and incisive minds.

Guylwheeler ,

Less Interruptions Please

Hey Steve. You’re ridiculously smart. We already know that. I admire you like very few other people in this world.

We don’t listen just for your thoughts though. You already hold incredible sway in being the interviewer. Please interrupt your guests less. They are the experts; you are the host.

At your best you challenge and bring out the best in your guests. At your worst you are domineering and arrogant — unwilling to entertain perspectives other than your own, and assuming that your next point has already anticipated everything your guest has to say.

I will keep listening regardless, as you are nonetheless one of the most rigorous and high quality sources of information around, but this was getting on my nerves, and I’d wager most of your listeners would agree.

Keep up the good work!

—Clay

Joe's Black Grandson ,

Great Content, Poor Hosting

I would give this 5 stars if it weren’t for Corey constantly cutting off his guests in mid-sentence. My favorite podcast was the Psychometrics podcast, and it was almost unbearable to hear Corey constantly interrupt and prevent the guests he invited in the first place from finishing their sentences. I know one of them personally, and afterwards he told me he almost quit mid-interview he was so frustrated

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