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Podcast Profile: 80,000 Hours Podcast

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243 episodes
2017 to 2024
Median: 138 minutes
Collection: SciPhi-Adjacent


Description (podcaster-provided):

Unusually in-depth conversations about the world's most pressing problems and what you can do to solve them.
Subscribe by searching for '80000 Hours' wherever you get podcasts.
Produced by Keiran Harris. Hosted by Rob Wiblin and Luisa Rodriguez.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ AI risks • alternative proteins • global health • mental health • environmental issues • economic impacts of AI • historical perspectives on civilization • philosophy and ethics • leadership in AI development

This podcast, titled "80,000 Hours Podcast," delves into unusually in-depth conversations focused on addressing some of the world's most pressing problems. Hosted by Rob Wiblin and Luisa Rodriguez, and produced by Keiran Harris, the podcast features interviews with experts and thought leaders who provide insight into a broad range of contemporary issues and innovative solutions.

The episodes cover a diverse array of topics intersecting with science, technology, public policy, and ethics. A significant portion of the content revolves around the development and impact of advanced artificial intelligence (AI). Discussions explore the risks associated with AI, including potential misalignments and existential threats, and consider how governance, regulation, and strategic research can mitigate these dangers. Various episodes investigate technical AI safety, regulatory frameworks, and the implications of AI on the job market and economic structures.

Beyond AI, the podcast explores pressing global challenges such as air pollution, factory farming, environmental sustainability, and global health issues. Episodes examine scientific advancements, policy solutions, and ethical dimensions of these problems, highlighting practical steps and reforms. For example, the show touches on innovative strategies to address climate change, improve agricultural productivity in developing regions, and manage pandemics.

Philosophical discussions also play a central role, with episodes often considering the moral implications of long-term global welfare and existential risks. Thought experiments, historical analogies, and ethical theories are employed to better understand and navigate the complexities of future technologies and societal developments.

Overall, this podcast serves as a platform for exploring impactful ideas, policies, and innovations aimed at achieving significant positive changes in the world. The content is particularly insightful for listeners interested in forward-thinking solutions and the interdisciplinary approaches needed to tackle some of humanity's greatest challenges.


Episodes:
Episode Image #192 – Annie Jacobsen on what would happen if North Korea launched a nuclear weapon at the US
2024-Jul-12
114 minutes
Episode Image #191 (Part 2) – Carl Shulman on government and society after AGI
2024-Jul-05
140 minutes
Episode Image #191 (Part 1) – Carl Shulman on the economy and national security after AGI
2024-Jun-27
254 minutes
Episode Image #190 – Eric Schwitzgebel on whether the US is conscious
2024-Jun-07
120 minutes
Episode Image #189 – Rachel Glennerster on how “market shaping” could help solve climate change, pandemics, and other global problems
2024-May-29
168 minutes
Episode Image #188 – Matt Clancy on whether science is good
2024-May-23
160 minutes
Episode Image #187 – Zach Weinersmith on how researching his book turned him from a space optimist into a "space bastard"
2024-May-14
186 minutes
Episode Image #186 – Dean Spears on why babies are born small in Uttar Pradesh, and how to save their lives
2024-May-01
78 minutes
Episode Image #185 – Lewis Bollard on the 7 most promising ways to end factory farming, and whether AI is going to be good or bad for animals
2024-Apr-18
153 minutes
Episode Image #184 – Zvi Mowshowitz on sleeping on sleeper agents, and the biggest AI updates since ChatGPT
2024-Apr-11
211 minutes
Episode Image AI governance and policy (Article)
2024-Mar-28
51 minutes
Episode Image #183 – Spencer Greenberg on causation without correlation, money and happiness, lightgassing, hype vs value, and more
2024-Mar-14
156 minutes
Episode Image #182 – Bob Fischer on comparing the welfare of humans, chickens, pigs, octopuses, bees, and more
2024-Mar-08
141 minutes
Episode Image #181 – Laura Deming on the science that could keep us healthy in our 80s and beyond
2024-Mar-01
97 minutes
Episode Image #180 – Hugo Mercier on why gullibility and misinformation are overrated
2024-Feb-21
156 minutes
Episode Image #179 – Randy Nesse on why evolution left us so vulnerable to depression and anxiety
2024-Feb-12
176 minutes
Episode Image #178 – Emily Oster on what the evidence actually says about pregnancy and parenting
2024-Feb-01
142 minutes
Episode Image #177 – Nathan Labenz on recent AI breakthroughs and navigating the growing rift between AI safety and accelerationist camps
2024-Jan-24
167 minutes
Episode Image #90 Classic episode – Ajeya Cotra on worldview diversification and how big the future could be
2024-Jan-12
179 minutes
Episode Image #112 Classic episode – Carl Shulman on the common-sense case for existential risk work and its practical implications
2024-Jan-08
230 minutes
Episode Image #111 Classic episode – Mushtaq Khan on using institutional economics to predict effective government reforms
2024-Jan-04
202 minutes
Episode Image 2023 Mega-highlights Extravaganza
2023-Dec-31
113 minutes
Episode Image #100 Classic episode – Having a successful career with depression, anxiety, and imposter syndrome
2023-Dec-27
171 minutes
Episode Image #176 – Nathan Labenz on the final push for AGI, understanding OpenAI's leadership drama, and red-teaming frontier models
2023-Dec-22
226 minutes
Episode Image #175 – Lucia Coulter on preventing lead poisoning for $1.66 per child
2023-Dec-14
134 minutes
Episode Image #174 – Nita Farahany on the neurotechnology already being used to convict criminals and manipulate workers
2023-Dec-07
120 minutes
Episode Image #173 – Jeff Sebo on digital minds, and how to avoid sleepwalking into a major moral catastrophe
2023-Nov-22
158 minutes
Episode Image #172 – Bryan Caplan on why you should stop reading the news
2023-Nov-17
143 minutes
Episode Image #171 – Alison Young on how top labs have jeopardised public health with repeated biosafety failures
2023-Nov-09
106 minutes
Episode Image #170 – Santosh Harish on how air pollution is responsible for ~12% of global deaths — and how to get that number down
2023-Nov-01
177 minutes
Episode Image #169 – Paul Niehaus on whether cash transfers cause economic growth, and keeping theft to acceptable levels
2023-Oct-26
107 minutes
Episode Image #168 – Ian Morris on whether deep history says we're heading for an intelligence explosion
2023-Oct-23
163 minutes
Episode Image #167 – Seren Kell on the research gaps holding back alternative proteins from mass adoption
2023-Oct-18
114 minutes
Episode Image #166 – Tantum Collins on what he’s learned as an AI policy insider at the White House, DeepMind and elsewhere
2023-Oct-12
188 minutes
Episode Image #165 – Anders Sandberg on war in space, whether civilisations age, and the best things possible in our universe
2023-Oct-06
168 minutes
Episode Image #164 – Kevin Esvelt on cults that want to kill everyone, stealth vs wildfire pandemics, and how he felt inventing gene drives
2023-Oct-02
183 minutes
Episode Image Great power conflict (Article)
2023-Sep-22
79 minutes
Episode Image #163 – Toby Ord on the perils of maximising the good that you do
2023-Sep-08
187 minutes
Episode Image The 80,000 Hours Career Guide (2023)
2023-Sep-04
281 minutes
Episode Image #162 – Mustafa Suleyman on getting Washington and Silicon Valley to tame AI
2023-Sep-01
59 minutes
Episode Image #161 – Michael Webb on whether AI will soon cause job loss, lower incomes, and higher inequality — or the opposite
2023-Aug-23
210 minutes
Episode Image #160 – Hannah Ritchie on why it makes sense to be optimistic about the environment
2023-Aug-14
156 minutes
Episode Image #159 – Jan Leike on OpenAI's massive push to make superintelligence safe in 4 years or less
2023-Aug-07
171 minutes
Episode Image We now offer shorter 'interview highlights' episodes
2023-Aug-05
6 minutes
Episode Image #158 – Holden Karnofsky on how AIs might take over even if they're no smarter than humans, and his 4-part playbook for AI risk
2023-Jul-31
193 minutes
Episode Image #157 – Ezra Klein on existential risk from AI and what DC could do about it
2023-Jul-24
78 minutes
Episode Image #156 – Markus Anderljung on how to regulate cutting-edge AI models
2023-Jul-10
126 minutes
Episode Image Bonus: The Worst Ideas in the History of the World
2023-Jun-30
35 minutes
Episode Image #155 – Lennart Heim on the compute governance era and what has to come after
2023-Jun-22
192 minutes
Episode Image #154 - Rohin Shah on DeepMind and trying to fairly hear out both AI doomers and doubters
2023-Jun-09
189 minutes
Episode Image #153 – Elie Hassenfeld on 2 big picture critiques of GiveWell's approach, and 6 lessons from their recent work
2023-Jun-02
176 minutes
Episode Image #152 – Joe Carlsmith on navigating serious philosophical confusion
2023-May-19
206 minutes
Episode Image #151 – Ajeya Cotra on accidentally teaching AI models to deceive us
2023-May-12
169 minutes
Episode Image #150 – Tom Davidson on how quickly AI could transform the world
2023-May-05
181 minutes
Episode Image Andrés Jiménez Zorrilla on the Shrimp Welfare Project (80k After Hours)
2023-Apr-22
77 minutes
Episode Image #149 – Tim LeBon on how altruistic perfectionism is self-defeating
2023-Apr-12
191 minutes
Episode Image #148 – Johannes Ackva on unfashionable climate interventions that work, and fashionable ones that don't
2023-Apr-03
137 minutes
Episode Image #147 – Spencer Greenberg on stopping valueless papers from getting into top journals
2023-Mar-24
158 minutes
Episode Image #146 – Robert Long on why large language models like GPT (probably) aren't conscious
2023-Mar-14
192 minutes
Episode Image #145 – Christopher Brown on why slavery abolition wasn't inevitable
2023-Feb-11
162 minutes
Episode Image #144 – Athena Aktipis on why cancer is actually one of our universe's most fundamental phenomena
2023-Jan-26
195 minutes
Episode Image #79 Classic episode - A.J. Jacobs on radical honesty, following the whole Bible, and reframing global problems as puzzles
2023-Jan-16
155 minutes
Episode Image #81 Classic episode - Ben Garfinkel on scrutinising classic AI risk arguments
2023-Jan-09
157 minutes
Episode Image #83 Classic episode - Jennifer Doleac on preventing crime without police and prisons
2023-Jan-04
137 minutes
Episode Image #143 – Jeffrey Lewis on the most common misconceptions about nuclear weapons
2022-Dec-29
160 minutes
Episode Image #142 – John McWhorter on key lessons from linguistics, the virtue of creoles, and language extinction
2022-Dec-20
107 minutes
Episode Image #141 – Richard Ngo on large language models, OpenAI, and striving to make the future go well
2022-Dec-13
164 minutes
Episode Image My experience with imposter syndrome — and how to (partly) overcome it (Article)
2022-Dec-08
44 minutes
Episode Image Rob's thoughts on the FTX bankruptcy
2022-Nov-23
5 minutes
Episode Image #140 – Bear Braumoeller on the case that war isn't in decline
2022-Nov-08
167 minutes
Episode Image #139 — Alan Hájek on puzzles and paradoxes in probability and expected value
2022-Oct-28
218 minutes
Episode Image Preventing an AI-related catastrophe (Article)
2022-Oct-14
144 minutes
Episode Image #138 – Sharon Hewitt Rawlette on why pleasure and pain are the only things that intrinsically matter
2022-Sep-30
144 minutes
Episode Image #137 – Andreas Mogensen on whether effective altruism is just for consequentialists
2022-Sep-08
141 minutes
Episode Image #136 – Will MacAskill on what we owe the future
2022-Aug-15
174 minutes
Episode Image #135 – Samuel Charap on key lessons from five months of war in Ukraine
2022-Aug-08
54 minutes
Episode Image #134 – Ian Morris on what big picture history teaches us
2022-Jul-22
221 minutes
Episode Image #133 – Max Tegmark on how a 'put-up-or-shut-up' resolution led him to work on AI and algorithmic news selection
2022-Jul-01
177 minutes
Episode Image #132 – Nova DasSarma on why information security may be critical to the safe development of AI systems
2022-Jun-14
162 minutes
Episode Image #131 – Lewis Dartnell on getting humanity to bounce back faster in a post-apocalyptic world
2022-Jun-03
65 minutes
Episode Image #130 – Will MacAskill on balancing frugality with ambition, whether you need longtermism, & mental health under pressure
2022-May-23
136 minutes
Episode Image #129 – James Tibenderana on the state of the art in malaria control and elimination
2022-May-09
199 minutes
Episode Image #128 – Chris Blattman on the five reasons wars happen
2022-Apr-28
166 minutes
Episode Image #127 – Sam Bankman-Fried on taking a high-risk approach to crypto and doing good
2022-Apr-14
200 minutes
Episode Image #126 – Bryan Caplan on whether lazy parenting is OK, what really helps workers, and betting on beliefs
2022-Apr-05
135 minutes
Episode Image #125 – Joan Rohlfing on how to avoid catastrophic nuclear blunders
2022-Mar-29
133 minutes
Episode Image #124 – Karen Levy on fads and misaligned incentives in global development, and scaling deworming to reach hundreds of millions
2022-Mar-21
189 minutes
Episode Image #123 – Samuel Charap on why Putin invaded Ukraine, the risk of escalation, and how to prevent disaster
2022-Mar-14
59 minutes
Episode Image #122 – Michelle Hutchinson & Habiba Islam on balancing competing priorities and other themes from our 1-on-1 careers advising
2022-Mar-09
96 minutes
Episode Image Introducing 80k After Hours
2022-Mar-01
13 minutes
Episode Image #121 – Matthew Yglesias on avoiding the pundit's fallacy and how much military intervention can be used for good
2022-Feb-16
184 minutes
Episode Image #120 – Audrey Tang on what we can learn from Taiwan’s experiments with how to do democracy
2022-Feb-02
125 minutes
Episode Image #43 Classic episode - Daniel Ellsberg on the institutional insanity that maintains nuclear doomsday machines
2022-Jan-18
155 minutes
Episode Image #35 Classic episode - Tara Mac Aulay on the audacity to fix the world without asking permission
2022-Jan-10
83 minutes
Episode Image #67 Classic episode – David Chalmers on the nature and ethics of consciousness
2022-Jan-03
282 minutes
Episode Image #59 Classic episode - Cass Sunstein on how change happens, and why it's so often abrupt & unpredictable
2021-Dec-27
103 minutes
Episode Image #119 – Andrew Yang on our very long-term future, and other topics most politicians won’t touch
2021-Dec-20
85 minutes
Episode Image #118 – Jaime Yassif on safeguarding bioscience to prevent catastrophic lab accidents and bioweapons development
2021-Dec-13
135 minutes
Episode Image #117 – David Denkenberger on using paper mills and seaweed to feed everyone in a catastrophe, ft Sahil Shah
2021-Nov-29
188 minutes
Episode Image #116 – Luisa Rodriguez on why global catastrophes seem unlikely to kill us all
2021-Nov-19
225 minutes
Episode Image #115 – David Wallace on the many-worlds theory of quantum mechanics and its implications
2021-Nov-12
189 minutes
Episode Image #114 – Maha Rehman on working with governments to rapidly deliver masks to millions of people
2021-Oct-22
102 minutes
Episode Image We just put up a new compilation of ten core episodes of the show
2021-Oct-20
3 minutes
Episode Image #113 – Varsha Venugopal on using gossip to help vaccinate every child in India
2021-Oct-18
125 minutes
Episode Image #112 – Carl Shulman on the common-sense case for existential risk work and its practical implications
2021-Oct-05
228 minutes
Episode Image #111 – Mushtaq Khan on using institutional economics to predict effective government reforms
2021-Sep-10
200 minutes
Episode Image #110 – Holden Karnofsky on building aptitudes and kicking ass
2021-Aug-26
166 minutes
Episode Image #109 – Holden Karnofsky on the most important century
2021-Aug-19
139 minutes
Episode Image #108 – Chris Olah on working at top AI labs without an undergrad degree
2021-Aug-11
93 minutes
Episode Image #107 – Chris Olah on what the hell is going on inside neural networks
2021-Aug-04
189 minutes
Episode Image #106 – Cal Newport on an industrial revolution for office work
2021-Jul-28
113 minutes
Episode Image #105 – Alexander Berger on improving global health and wellbeing in clear and direct ways
2021-Jul-12
174 minutes
Episode Image #104 – Pardis Sabeti on the Sentinel system for detecting and stopping pandemics
2021-Jun-29
140 minutes
Episode Image #103 – Max Roser on building the world's best source of COVID-19 data at Our World in Data
2021-Jun-21
142 minutes
Episode Image #102 – Tom Moynihan on why prior generations missed some of the biggest priorities of all
2021-Jun-11
236 minutes
Episode Image #101 – Robert Wright on using cognitive empathy to save the world
2021-May-28
96 minutes
Episode Image #100 – Having a successful career with depression, anxiety and imposter syndrome
2021-May-19
171 minutes
Episode Image #99 – Leah Garcés on turning adversaries into allies to change the chicken industry
2021-May-13
146 minutes
Episode Image #98 – Christian Tarsney on future bias and a possible solution to moral fanaticism
2021-May-05
158 minutes
Episode Image #97 – Mike Berkowitz on keeping the US a liberal democratic country
2021-Apr-20
156 minutes
Episode Image The ten episodes of this show you should listen to first
2021-Apr-15
3 minutes
Episode Image #96 – Nina Schick on disinformation and the rise of synthetic media
2021-Apr-06
120 minutes
Episode Image #95 – Kelly Wanser on whether to deliberately intervene in the climate
2021-Mar-26
84 minutes
Episode Image #94 – Ezra Klein on aligning journalism, politics, and what matters most
2021-Mar-20
105 minutes
Episode Image #93 – Andy Weber on rendering bioweapons obsolete & ending the new nuclear arms race
2021-Mar-12
114 minutes
Episode Image #92 – Brian Christian on the alignment problem
2021-Mar-05
175 minutes
Episode Image #91 – Lewis Bollard on big wins against factory farming and how they happened
2021-Feb-15
153 minutes
Episode Image Rob Wiblin on how he ended up the way he is
2021-Feb-03
117 minutes
Episode Image #90 – Ajeya Cotra on worldview diversification and how big the future could be
2021-Jan-21
179 minutes
Episode Image Rob Wiblin on self-improvement and research ethics
2021-Jan-13
150 minutes
Episode Image #73 - Phil Trammell on patient philanthropy and waiting to do good [re-release]
2021-Jan-07
161 minutes
Episode Image #75 – Michelle Hutchinson on what people most often ask 80,000 Hours [re-release]
2020-Dec-30
134 minutes
Episode Image #89 – Owen Cotton-Barratt on epistemic systems and layers of defense against potential global catastrophes
2020-Dec-17
158 minutes
Episode Image #88 – Tristan Harris on the need to change the incentives of social media companies
2020-Dec-03
155 minutes
Episode Image Benjamin Todd on what the effective altruism community most needs (80k team chat #4)
2020-Nov-12
85 minutes
Episode Image #87 – Russ Roberts on whether it's more effective to help strangers, or people you know
2020-Nov-03
109 minutes
Episode Image How much does a vote matter? (Article)
2020-Oct-29
31 minutes
Episode Image #86 – Hilary Greaves on Pascal's mugging, strong longtermism, and whether existing can be good for us
2020-Oct-21
144 minutes
Episode Image Benjamin Todd on the core of effective altruism and how to argue for it (80k team chat #3)
2020-Sep-22
84 minutes
Episode Image Ideas for high impact careers beyond our priority paths (Article)
2020-Sep-07
27 minutes
Episode Image Benjamin Todd on varieties of longtermism and things 80,000 Hours might be getting wrong (80k team chat #2)
2020-Sep-01
57 minutes
Episode Image Global issues beyond 80,000 Hours’ current priorities (Article)
2020-Aug-28
32 minutes
Episode Image #85 - Mark Lynas on climate change, societal collapse & nuclear energy
2020-Aug-20
128 minutes
Episode Image #84 - Shruti Rajagopalan on what India did to stop COVID-19 and how well it worked
2020-Aug-13
178 minutes
Episode Image #83 - Jennifer Doleac on preventing crime without police and prisons
2020-Jul-31
143 minutes
Episode Image #82 - James Forman Jr on reducing the cruelty of the US criminal legal system
2020-Jul-27
88 minutes
Episode Image #81 - Ben Garfinkel on scrutinising classic AI risk arguments
2020-Jul-09
158 minutes
Episode Image Advice on how to read our advice (Article)
2020-Jun-29
15 minutes
Episode Image #80 - Stuart Russell on why our approach to AI is broken and how to fix it
2020-Jun-22
133 minutes
Episode Image What anonymous contributors think about important life and career questions (Article)
2020-Jun-05
37 minutes
Episode Image #79 - A.J. Jacobs on radical honesty, following the whole Bible, and reframing global problems as puzzles
2020-Jun-01
158 minutes
Episode Image #78 - Danny Hernandez on forecasting and the drivers of AI progress
2020-May-22
131 minutes
Episode Image #77 - Marc Lipsitch on whether we're winning or losing against COVID-19
2020-May-18
97 minutes
Episode Image Article: Ways people trying to do good accidentally make things worse, and how to avoid them
2020-May-12
26 minutes
Episode Image #76 - Tara Kirk Sell on misinformation, who's done well and badly, & what to reopen first
2020-May-08
113 minutes
Episode Image #75 – Michelle Hutchinson on what people most often ask 80,000 Hours
2020-Apr-28
133 minutes
Episode Image #74 - Dr Greg Lewis on COVID-19 & catastrophic biological risks
2020-Apr-17
157 minutes
Episode Image Article: Reducing global catastrophic biological risks
2020-Apr-15
64 minutes
Episode Image Emergency episode: Rob & Howie on the menace of COVID-19, and what both governments & individuals might do to help
2020-Mar-19
112 minutes
Episode Image #73 - Phil Trammell on patient philanthropy and waiting to do good
2020-Mar-17
155 minutes
Episode Image #72 - Toby Ord on the precipice and humanity's potential futures
2020-Mar-07
194 minutes
Episode Image #71 - Benjamin Todd on the key ideas of 80,000 Hours
2020-Mar-02
177 minutes
Episode Image Arden & Rob on demandingness, work-life balance & injustice (80k team chat #1)
2020-Feb-25
44 minutes
Episode Image #70 - Dr Cassidy Nelson on the 12 best ways to stop the next pandemic (and limit nCoV)
2020-Feb-13
146 minutes
Episode Image #69 - Jeff Ding on China, its AI dream, and what we get wrong about both
2020-Feb-06
97 minutes
Episode Image Rob & Howie on what we do and don't know about 2019-nCoV
2020-Feb-03
78 minutes
Episode Image #68 - Will MacAskill on the paralysis argument, whether we're at the hinge of history, & his new priorities
2020-Jan-24
205 minutes
Episode Image #44 Classic episode - Paul Christiano on finding real solutions to the AI alignment problem
2020-Jan-15
231 minutes
Episode Image #33 Classic episode - Anders Sandberg on cryonics, solar flares, and the annual odds of nuclear war
2020-Jan-08
85 minutes
Episode Image #17 Classic episode - Will MacAskill on moral uncertainty, utilitarianism & how to avoid being a moral monster
2019-Dec-31
112 minutes
Episode Image #67 - David Chalmers on the nature and ethics of consciousness
2019-Dec-16
281 minutes
Episode Image #66 - Peter Singer on being provocative, effective altruism, & how his moral views have changed
2019-Dec-05
121 minutes
Episode Image #65 - Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins on 8 years pursuing WMD arms control, & diversity in diplomacy
2019-Nov-19
100 minutes
Episode Image #64 - Bruce Schneier on surveillance without tyranny, secrets, & the big risks in computer security
2019-Oct-25
131 minutes
Episode Image Rob Wiblin on plastic straws, nicotine, doping, & whether changing the long-term is really possible
2019-Sep-25
194 minutes
Episode Image Have we helped you have a bigger social impact? Our annual survey, plus other ways we can help you.
2019-Sep-16
3 minutes
Episode Image #63 - Vitalik Buterin on better ways to fund public goods, blockchain's failures, & effective giving
2019-Sep-03
198 minutes
Episode Image #62 - Paul Christiano on messaging the future, increasing compute, & how CO2 impacts your brain
2019-Aug-05
131 minutes
Episode Image #61 - Helen Toner on emerging technology, national security, and China
2019-Jul-17
114 minutes
Episode Image #60 - Phil Tetlock on why accurate forecasting matters for everything, and how you can do it better
2019-Jun-28
131 minutes
Episode Image #59 - Cass Sunstein on how change happens, and why it's so often abrupt & unpredictable
2019-Jun-17
103 minutes
Episode Image #58 - Pushmeet Kohli of DeepMind on designing robust & reliable AI systems and how to succeed in AI
2019-Jun-03
90 minutes
Episode Image Rob Wiblin on human nature, new technology, and living a happy, healthy & ethical life
2019-May-13
138 minutes
Episode Image #57 - Tom Kalil on how to do the most good in government
2019-Apr-23
170 minutes
Episode Image #56 - Persis Eskander on wild animal welfare and what, if anything, to do about it
2019-Apr-15
177 minutes
Episode Image #55 - Lutter & Winter on founding charter cities with outstanding governance to end poverty
2019-Mar-31
151 minutes
Episode Image #54 - OpenAI on publication norms, malicious uses of AI, and general-purpose learning algorithms
2019-Mar-19
173 minutes
Episode Image #53 - Kelsey Piper on the room for important advocacy within journalism
2019-Feb-27
154 minutes
Episode Image Julia Galef and Rob Wiblin on an updated view of the best ways to help humanity
2019-Feb-17
56 minutes
Episode Image #52 - Glen Weyl on uprooting capitalism and democracy for a just society
2019-Feb-08
164 minutes
Episode Image #51 - Martin Gurri on the revolt of the public & crisis of authority in the information age
2019-Jan-29
151 minutes
Episode Image #50 - David Denkenberger on how to feed all 8b people through an asteroid/nuclear winter
2018-Dec-27
177 minutes
Episode Image #49 - Rachel Glennerster on a year's worth of education for 30c & other development 'best buys'
2018-Dec-20
95 minutes
Episode Image #48 - Brian Christian on better living through the wisdom of computer science
2018-Nov-22
195 minutes
Episode Image #47 - Catherine Olsson & Daniel Ziegler on the fast path into high-impact ML engineering roles
2018-Nov-02
124 minutes
Episode Image #46 - Hilary Greaves on moral cluelessness & tackling crucial questions in academia
2018-Oct-23
169 minutes
Episode Image #45 - Tyler Cowen's case for maximising econ growth, stabilising civilization & thinking long-term
2018-Oct-17
150 minutes
Episode Image #44 - Paul Christiano on how we'll hand the future off to AI, & solving the alignment problem
2018-Oct-02
231 minutes
Episode Image #43 - Daniel Ellsberg on the institutional insanity that maintains nuclear doomsday machines
2018-Sep-25
164 minutes
Episode Image #42 - Amanda Askell on moral empathy, the value of information & the ethics of infinity
2018-Sep-11
166 minutes
Episode Image #41 - David Roodman on incarceration, geomagnetic storms, & becoming a world-class researcher
2018-Aug-28
138 minutes
Episode Image #40 - Katja Grace on forecasting future technology & how much we should trust expert predictions
2018-Aug-21
131 minutes
Episode Image #39 - Spencer Greenberg on the scientific approach to solving difficult everyday questions
2018-Aug-07
137 minutes
Episode Image #38 - Yew-Kwang Ng on anticipating effective altruism decades ago & how to make a much happier world
2018-Jul-26
119 minutes
Episode Image #37 - GiveWell picks top charities by estimating the unknowable. James Snowden on how they do it.
2018-Jul-16
104 minutes
Episode Image #36 - Tanya Singh on ending the operations management bottleneck in effective altruism
2018-Jul-11
124 minutes
Episode Image #35 - Tara Mac Aulay on the audacity to fix the world without asking permission
2018-Jun-21
82 minutes
Episode Image Rob Wiblin on the art/science of a high impact career
2018-Jun-08
91 minutes
Episode Image #34 - We use the worst voting system that exists. Here's how Aaron Hamlin is going to fix it.
2018-Jun-01
138 minutes
Episode Image #33 - Anders Sandberg on what if we ended ageing, solar flares & the annual risk of nuclear war
2018-May-29
84 minutes
Episode Image #32 - Bryan Caplan on whether his Case Against Education holds up, totalitarianism, & open borders
2018-May-22
145 minutes
Episode Image #31 - Allan Dafoe on defusing the political & economic risks posed by existing AI capabilities
2018-May-18
48 minutes
Episode Image #30 - Eva Vivalt on how little social science findings generalize from one study to another
2018-May-15
121 minutes
Episode Image #29 - Anders Sandberg on 3 new resolutions for the Fermi paradox & how to colonise the universe
2018-May-08
81 minutes
Episode Image #28 - Owen Cotton-Barratt on why scientists should need insurance, PhD strategy & fast AI progresses
2018-Apr-27
63 minutes
Episode Image #27 - Dr Tom Inglesby on careers and policies that reduce global catastrophic biological risks
2018-Apr-18
136 minutes
Episode Image #26 - Marie Gibbons on how exactly clean meat is made & what's needed to get it in every supermarket
2018-Apr-10
104 minutes
Episode Image #25 - Robin Hanson on why we have to lie to ourselves about why we do what we do
2018-Mar-28
159 minutes
Episode Image #24 - Stefan Schubert on why it’s a bad idea to break the rules, even if it’s for a good cause
2018-Mar-20
55 minutes
Episode Image #23 - How to actually become an AI alignment researcher, according to Dr Jan Leike
2018-Mar-16
45 minutes
Episode Image #22 - Leah Utyasheva on the non-profit that figured out how to massively cut suicide rates
2018-Mar-07
68 minutes
Episode Image #21 - Holden Karnofsky on times philanthropy transformed the world & Open Phil’s plan to do the same
2018-Feb-27
155 minutes
Episode Image #20 - Bruce Friedrich on inventing outstanding meat substitutes to end speciesism & factory farming
2018-Feb-19
78 minutes
Episode Image #19 - Samantha Pitts-Kiefer on working next to the White House trying to prevent nuclear war
2018-Feb-14
64 minutes
Episode Image #18 - Ofir Reich on using data science to end poverty & the spurious action-inaction distinction
2018-Jan-31
78 minutes
Episode Image #17 - Will MacAskill on moral uncertainty, utilitarianism & how to avoid being a moral monster
2018-Jan-19
112 minutes
Episode Image #16 - Michelle Hutchinson on global priorities research & shaping the ideas of intellectuals
2017-Dec-22
55 minutes
Episode Image #15 - Phil Tetlock on how chimps beat Berkeley undergrads and when it’s wise to defer to the wise
2017-Nov-20
84 minutes
Episode Image #14 - Sharon Nunez & Jose Valle on going undercover to expose animal abuse
2017-Nov-13
85 minutes
Episode Image #13 - Claire Walsh on testing which policies work & how to get governments to listen to the results
2017-Oct-31
52 minutes
Episode Image #12 - Beth Cameron works to stop you dying in a pandemic. Here’s what keeps her up at night.
2017-Oct-25
105 minutes
Episode Image #11 - Spencer Greenberg on speeding up social science 10-fold & why plenty of startups cause harm
2017-Oct-17
89 minutes
Episode Image #10 - Nick Beckstead on how to spend billions of dollars preventing human extinction
2017-Oct-11
111 minutes
Episode Image #9 - Christine Peterson on how insecure computers could lead to global disaster, and how to fix it
2017-Oct-04
105 minutes
Episode Image #8 - Lewis Bollard on how to end factory farming in our lifetimes
2017-Sep-27
196 minutes
Episode Image #7 - Julia Galef on making humanity more rational, what EA does wrong, and why Twitter isn’t all bad
2017-Sep-13
74 minutes
Episode Image #6 - Toby Ord on why the long-term future matters more than anything else & what to do about it
2017-Sep-06
128 minutes
Episode Image #5 - Alex Gordon-Brown on how to donate millions in your 20s working in quantitative trading
2017-Aug-28
105 minutes
Episode Image #4 - Howie Lempel on pandemics that kill hundreds of millions and how to stop them
2017-Aug-23
155 minutes
Episode Image #3 - Dario Amodei on OpenAI and how AI will change the world for good and ill
2017-Jul-21
98 minutes
Episode Image #2 - David Spiegelhalter on risk, stats and improving understanding of science
2017-Jun-21
33 minutes
Episode Image #1 - Miles Brundage on the world's desperate need for AI strategists and policy experts
2017-Jun-05
55 minutes
Episode Image #0 – Introducing the 80,000 Hours Podcast
2017-May-01
3 minutes