58 episodes

We dive deep into the science, tech, and social issues explored in the novel "After On." It's NOT necessary to be an "After On" reader to listen, learn & enjoy this podcast!

The After On Podcast Rob Reid

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 1.8K Ratings

We dive deep into the science, tech, and social issues explored in the novel "After On." It's NOT necessary to be an "After On" reader to listen, learn & enjoy this podcast!

    Recipes for Future Plagues | Kevin Esvelt

    Recipes for Future Plagues | Kevin Esvelt

    USAID’s new “DEEP VZN” program aims to discover new pandemic-grade viruses, then broadcast their genomes to the world, according to MIT evolutionary engineer Kevin Esvelt. He estimates that 30,000 people in dozens of countries could then easily assemble them.

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Octopus Intelligence (and more!) | Roger Hanlon

    Octopus Intelligence (and more!) | Roger Hanlon

    A wide-ranging discussion of cognition in octopuses & cuttlefish, plus many, many other topics with globally renowned sensory ecologist Roger Hanlon.

    • 1 hr 59 min
    A Massive Future for an Old Vaccine? | Megan Murray

    A Massive Future for an Old Vaccine? | Megan Murray

    Harvard epidemiologist Megan Murray tells us all about the anti-tuberculosis vaccine “BCG,” and the astonishing protection it may provide against Covid -- as well as looming future pandemics.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Detecting Disease Outbreaks from Internet Traffic | Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

    Detecting Disease Outbreaks from Internet Traffic | Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

    This is closely tied to a 4-hour collaboration between Sam Harris and me, which Sam is posting to his podcast's feed. I strongly recommend that episode too! But it's not "required" for you to get everything out of this fascinating conversation with Seth.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Announcing a New Season

    Announcing a New Season

    This "episode" is just a quick new announcement of a new season of the podcast (finally)! And also of something very cool that I'm working on with fellow podcaster Sam Harris.

    • 2 min
    The Case Against Reality | Don Hoffman (classic + updated)

    The Case Against Reality | Don Hoffman (classic + updated)

    Quantitative Psychologist Don Hoffman has a head-spinning take on the true nature of reality vs. what our senses report to us. This is a revisitation of our original interview, expanded with lots of new material recorded last week.  

    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

jersey4878 ,

Phenomenal podcast

Very interesting topics with a great interviewer. Well researched and presented. Don’t miss this podcast.

Dispelled ,

A Fantastic Podcast!

Fantastic podcast! The podcast brings in a range of guests and topics that stretch across technology, science, and the nature and meaning of life. Rob Reid thoughtfully engages guests and topics; he is really effective at bringing the topics to life. The only downside of the show is Rob puts so much time into these episodes that they come in fits-and-starts.

If you’re new to the podcast, there’s plenty of content that has maintained its relevance. Because of their depth and engaging quality, the episodes lend themselves to re-listening.

MKULTRA83 ,

Glad for the return

Great podcast and host. Keep it up

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