69 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, 46 Ratings

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

    EP54 Robert Conan Ryan on Boom & Bust Cycles

    EP54 Robert Conan Ryan on Boom & Bust Cycles

    Robert Conan Ryan talks with Jim about Neo Schumpeterian economic theory, booms & busts dynamics, leverage cycles, golden ages, nuclear power propaganda & legislation, 5 paradigms of Neo Schumpeterianism & the emerging 6th organic paradigm, organic vs digital dynamics, the cultural dimension of revolution, culturally constructed & leveraged economies, dematerialization, transhumanist trends, meaning-making process & constructed institutional impact, the value of utopian cycles & revolution synthesis, organic paradigm speculations on Gameb, solar punks, & p2p collaboration. Robert's focus on building multidisciplinary, integral cycle/wave theory, and much more.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Currents 001: Simon DeDeo on University Censorship

    Currents 001: Simon DeDeo on University Censorship

    In this inaugural Currents episode, Jim talks to Simon DeDeo about speech censorship at elite Anglosphere universities, differing generational perspectives on personal liberty, the coddled mind & postmodern neo-Marxist theories, Simon's platonic cocktail party model, hospitality as a norm, College incentives, alternate metaphors for collective education, and more.

    • 45 min
    EP53 Hanzi Freinacht on the Nordic Ideology

    EP53 Hanzi Freinacht on the Nordic Ideology

    Hanzi Freinacht, political philosopher, historian, sociologist, & author talks with Jim about effective value memes, cultural code, what it means to have high depth, dynamics of cognitive complexity, the changeability of culture & systems, social engineering, compulsion vs seduction, prioritizing subjective states, cultural attractor points & bad attractors, game acceptance vs denial & how they impact game change, relative utopias, a brief overview of Hanzi's six types of politics, and more.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Extra: Memetic Warfare & Pandemic Responses with John Robb

    Extra: Memetic Warfare & Pandemic Responses with John Robb

    In this short extra episode, Jim talks to John Robb about the implication of Defeat Disinfo & how social platforms might respond, memetic armies & street fights, weak political responses to the pandemic, the emerging economic implications of COVID-19, the long-term complexity perspective, wicked risks & robust response methodologies, potential regional US border controls, leaky quarantines, possible break up of The United States, and more.

    • 36 min
    EP52 Steven Levy on Facebook: The Inside Story

    EP52 Steven Levy on Facebook: The Inside Story

    Steven Levy has a wide-ranging conversation with Jim about his new book, Facebook: The Inside Story. They cover Steven's multi-year access to Facebook & Mark Zuckerberg while researching the book, Facebook’s initial denial of impact on the 2016 election, hate speech vs free speech, engagement metric incentives, micro-targeting & political advertising, early days of the company, key players & collaborators, Harvard, telling Zuckerberg personality traits & interests, acquisitions, real-name identity dynamics, company operations & structure, Facebook's COVID-19 opportunities, the future, and much more.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    EP51 Richard Bartlett on Self-Organizing Collaboration

    EP51 Richard Bartlett on Self-Organizing Collaboration

    Richard Bartlett talks to Jim about his experiences with decentralized work & organization, transitioning from game a to Gameb, models for financial solidarity, technology-first vs psychology-first approaches to collaboration, dyad vs crew vs congregation dynamics, competency-based networks, practices vs principles, moving podcasts towards community, activism vs actionism, decision-making methods & conflict management, post-COVID network change potential, fundamentals focus in big change movements, intentions vs competencies, the power of modularity, and more.

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 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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