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A conversational podcast for the less hardcore rationalist, who wants to level-up their rational skills while having fun.

The Bayesian Conspiracy The Bayesian Conspiracy

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 43 Ratings

A conversational podcast for the less hardcore rationalist, who wants to level-up their rational skills while having fun.

    212 – Feedback Extravaganza

    212 – Feedback Extravaganza

    A bit of a change of pace this episode. Eneasz and Steven catch up on some feedback we’ve had piling up for the last several weeks. Always feel free to call us out on any b******t we say or if you have anything you want to add to our discussions. Chat with us and a ton of awesome people on our Discord server, comment on the episode here, email us at BayesianConspiracyPodcast@gmail.com, or use our now-mostly-inactive subreddit!

    LINKS

    Claude 3

    Tumblr post from one participant of Aella’s birthday party

    Twitter thread from the badass virgin attendee we mentioned

    0:00:17 – Feedback

    0:56:24 – Guild of the Rose Update

    0:58:42 – Less Wrong Posts

    1:39:29 – Thank the Patron



    Our Patreon, or if you prefer Our SubStack

    Hey look, we have a discord! What could possibly go wrong?

    We now partner with The Guild of the Rose, check them out.







    Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast



    LessWrong Sequence Posts Discussed in this Episode:

    Joy in Discovery

    Bind Yourself to Reality

    Next Sequence Posts:

    If You Demand Magic, Magic Won’t Help

    The Beauty of Settled Science

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Bayes Blast 30 – Less.Online

    Bayes Blast 30 – Less.Online

    Less.Online gathers rationalist writers (and readers) for a major event in Berkeley May 31 – June 2nd. Eneasz will be there! Ben Pace and Raymond Arnold tell us all about it.

    Get all the details you could want plus tickets at Less.Online!

    • 23 min
    211 – The Social Justice Religion with Tracing Woodgrains

    211 – The Social Justice Religion with Tracing Woodgrains

    “Social justice progressivism (SJP) is the first time most people—including most Christians—have encountered a truly vital religion,” argues Tracing Woodgrains. We dive into this.

    LINKS

    The Twitter Essay we’re discussing

    Tracing Woodgrains on Twitter

    Tracing Woodgrains’s SubStack

    Trace’s piece on the FAA scandal/conspiracy

    Eneasz’s post on repenting for new atheism

    Eliezer on Every Cause Wants To Be A Cult

    TBC episode 7(!) with a negative utilitarian (Kill All Humans)

    Yassine’s thread on religious tolerance of wokism

    Robin Williams escaped Lewy Body Dementia

    Richard Dawkins’s The Greatest Show On Earth

    Scott Alexander’s Fascination Lottery

    Worth The Candle by Alexander Wales

    Eneasz on The Peace of Westphalia and the War on Christmas

    0:00:17 – The New Vital Religion

    1:22:31 – Guild of the Rose Update

    1:23:42 – Less Wrong Posts

    1:43:36 – Thank the Patron



    Our Patreon, or if you prefer Our SubStack

    Hey look, we have a discord! What could possibly go wrong?

    We now partner with The Guild of the Rose, check them out.







    Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast



    LessWrong Sequence Posts Discussed in this Episode:

    Savanna Poets

    Joy in the Merely Real

    Next Sequence Posts:

    Joy in Discovery

    Bind Yourself to Reality

    • 1 hr 44 min
    210 – Demographic Collapse & Religion with Simone & Malcolm Collins

    210 – Demographic Collapse & Religion with Simone & Malcolm Collins

    We speak with Simone and Malcolm from Based Camp and Pronatalist.org. World population is a few decades from collapse if trends continue. Is this bad, and what can be done?

    LINKS

    Based Camp YouTube  and Podcast

    Pronatalist.org

    The mentioned where to live document

    Project Eureka (the Collins’s town to move to project)

    The Pragmatist’s Guide to Crafting Religion

    TBC – You Are In Newcomb’s IQ Shredder

    TBC – CyberChristianity

    Scott Alexander – The Toxoplasma Of Rage

    Unweaving The Rainbow

    Bonus Chat with Aella at Patreon, and at SubStack

    0:00:17 – Simone & Malcolm

    1:18:54 – Guild of the Rose Update

    1:20:17 – Less Wrong Posts

    1:40:10 – Thank the Patron



    Our Patreon, or if you prefer Our SubStack

    Hey look, we have a discord! What could possibly go wrong?

    We now partner with The Guild of the Rose, check them out.







    Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast



    LessWrong Sequence Posts Discussed in this Episode:

    Explaining vs. Explaining Away

    Fake Reductionism

    Next Sequence Posts:

    Savanna Poets

    Joy in the Merely Real

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Bayes Blast 29 – VibeClipse

    Bayes Blast 29 – VibeClipse

    Steven and Eneasz regale each other and you with our stories, experiences, and takeaways from VibeClipse.

    The video Eneasz mentioned with him and especially Jen reacting to totality. 🙂

    Also, as hinted in this blast and discussed in the last blast, Yassine is a baller DJ. Steven’s wife enjoyed one of his songs enough to ask him about so he could send it over. Check out a sample of his skills here. This is the opposite of dance hell. 😉

    • 31 min
    Bayes Blast 28 – Bass Blast

    Bayes Blast 28 – Bass Blast

    Yassine tells us what’s wrong with DJs and reveals their ancient mystical secrets.

    His post, DJ At Law

    Watch DJ-crush Tinzo spinning her craft

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

ChinaTim ,

Good podcast

I greatly enjoy this podcast. I liken it to being invited to listen in on a conversation between friends concerning the application of rational thinking to a variety of interesting topics. It can meander at times, but so do conversations. BTW, welcome to the podcast Jess. I appreciate your contributions.

WingsOnTheBus ,

Unadulterated ingroup fun

If, like jagskajouska and myself, you live in the middle of nowhere but need rationalist discourse in your life, this podcast will create utility for you. Eneasz and Steven and their guests are also upbeat and interesting and generally fun to listen to as they ease you into topics you’d heard about but were too afraid to go digging around in. Also may introduce you to slatestarcodex and giving what we can and make you a generally better person. (these are all things that happened to me, at least)

happycamper666_ ,

Interesting and fun to listen to!

Just found this podcast a few weeks ago and I really like the various topics they touch on. I would like to consider myself a rationalist, but far from expert, and enjoy listening to their ideas and opinions! Their conversations are funny and approachable and I appreciate the links and info they provide on their website and subreddit.

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