94 episodes

Crisp conversations with critical thinkers at the leading edge of science, technology, politics, and social systems.

The Jim Rutt Show .

    • Social Sciences
    • 4.9, 50 Ratings

Crisp conversations with critical thinkers at the leading edge of science, technology, politics, and social systems.

    EP70 Art Brock & Fernanda Ibarra on Currencies

    EP70 Art Brock & Fernanda Ibarra on Currencies

    Art Brock & Fernanda Ibarra talk with Jim about the dynamics & characteristics of currencies, credentials, competence, reputation, the broad range of non-monetary currencies, relational-backed social currency, pros & cons of scarcity & measuring, time banks, how mutual credit systems work, financial collapses, fiat currency, speculative vs resource-backed markets, currency plurality, designing currencies, non-numeric currency, amazon ratings, and more.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    EP69 Rachel Haywire on Free Thinking & Expression

    EP69 Rachel Haywire on Free Thinking & Expression

    Rachel Haywire talks to Jim about running for president in the transhumanist party, her Elixer Salon, her Pulling out of the Narrative article, GameB, acting vs philosophizing, taking our work & selves seriously, neo-reactionaries, understanding & working with people who have dark triad traits, NLP, understanding the art right, aesthetics, the complex dynamics of today's political left & right, H. L. Mencken, antisemitism, defending cosmopolitanism, dark bohemianism & scaling volatility, anarchism, sex & gender, Slate Star Codex, and more.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Currents 010: Tyson Yunkaporta on Humans As Custodial Species

    Currents 010: Tyson Yunkaporta on Humans As Custodial Species

    In this Currents episode, Jim talks to Tyson Yunkaporta about seeing humanity as a custodial species, our unique capacities, creation myths, the significance of the human hand, haptic cognition, tool making & syntactic language, our singing instinct, in-between space & interactions, GameB, information velocity, currency, humanity getting off track, seeing time as an arrow & the lie of progress, the illusion of time, interest's future discounting, increase vs growth, unplanned outcomes in complex systems intervention, ritual as an abstract metaphor, wisdom & turnaround, the danger of our domestication, and more.

    • 52 min
    EP68 Mara Zepeda on Innovative Collaboration

    EP68 Mara Zepeda on Innovative Collaboration

    Mara Zepeda talks to Jim about what led Mara to co-found the Switchboard community platform, the ask & offer dynamic, GameB, the interaction of capital & creativity, Jim's entrepreneurial history, alternative investment structures & unjust financial systems, the meat collective, community-based growth vs extractive growth hacking, the rarity of great community managers, the importance of deep listening, the CARE (Engagement Response Framework), the history & goals of Zebras Unite, dynamics of empowering cooperatives & hybrid cooperatives, working through bureaucracy, dynamics of angel investment, and more.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    EP67 Tomas Björkman on The Nordic Secret

    EP67 Tomas Björkman on The Nordic Secret

    Tomas Björkman talks to Jim about the danger of reifying systems, understanding the Bildung, what made the Nordic countries exceptional, inner development, Scandinavia's retreat centers, cultural modernity, the self-authoring shift & emergent levels in psychological development, influential philosophers & their impact on education, the role of romanticism, the role of Freemasonry, the spread of the folk-Bildung in Scandinavia, expanding our circles of belonging, the importance of personal responsibility, the disappearance & possible re-emergence of the Bildung, and more.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Currents 009: Gregg Henriques on Theory Of Meta-Cultural Transition

    Currents 009: Gregg Henriques on Theory Of Meta-Cultural Transition

    In this Currents episode, Jim talks to Dr. Gregg Henriques about complexity in his tree of knowledge & how it's connects to meta-cultural transition, the power of justification theory, understanding meaning & its connection to western history, GameB, the enlightenment 2.0 & enlightenment gap, mind & matter, Jim's AI deer, the hard problem of consciousness, mysticism, Gregg's ingredients for integrative pluralism, importances of core values, and much more.

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

patrickwal ,

Steep conversations, well worth listening

I agree with other reviewers here - great guests, in-depth conversations, still fun and fascinating - and I am a fairly typical “non-tech” listener and still get a lot out of these. Scan the guests and topics for one that interests you and try one out - you’ll quickly find the quality of conversation is consistent with the best of the other similar podcasts.

idahodmac ,

take notes

great interviews and a solid exploration of some of our deeper cultural, philosophical, psychological challenges… i end up taking lots of notes and going down a lot of “rabbit holes” of research after…

Usability guy ,

Really fantastic and deep

Jim and his guests go deeper into their topics than I’ve heard on any technical podcast ever. They assume their audience is intelligent and somewhat informed and don’t shy away from complexity. He’s a quick thinker and veryknowledgeable but will totally acknowledge when he’s confronted with a new idea.
The podcast may delve deeper than much of the general public is interested in, but I think it provides a unique opportunity for smart and well informed people who can go deeper into complexity theory and related topics from biology to AI to world economic/political/communications interactions.

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