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Podcast Profile: New Frontier

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55 episodes
2020 to 2023
Median: 57 minutes
Collection: SciPhi-Adjacent


Description (podcaster-provided):

Patrick Blumenthal (@PatrickJBlum) interviews some of the world's leading economists, political scientists, and philosophers to discuss their ideas and what they mean for society, technology, and the economy.


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

➤ Economics • Technology • Society • Policy • Innovation • Culture • History • Philosophy • AI • Energy • Crypto • Trade • Monetary Policy • Education • Migration

"New Frontier," hosted by Patrick Blumenthal, presents deep dives into current intellectual and societal issues through interviews with economists, political scientists, and philosophers. The podcast frequently examines the intersections of society, technology, and the economy, reflecting on how these converge to shape the modern world.

A recurring theme across the episodes is an exploration of significant macroeconomic and technological trends and their broader implications. Episodes feature discussions about innovation, superabundance, and doomerism, investigating whether modern society is experiencing an unprecedented era of plenty or heading toward decline. The potential demographic challenge of underpopulation and its existential risks to humanity are also scrutinized.

Another focal point is the relationship between technology and society, particularly concerning AI, DefenseTech, and cryptocurrency. The podcast delves into both the transformative potential of these technologies and the societal, economic, and regulatory challenges they pose. Discussions often revolve around whether AI might disrupt industries, redefine job markets, or require stringent regulatory oversight. The integration and future of crypto and its impact on corporations and nation-states are also key areas of interest.

In the realm of history and culture, the episodes navigate subjects ranging from Enlightenment values and the decline of progressive problem-solving in the U.S. to the socio-political dynamics of ancient civilizations. Episodes include reflections on significant historical periods such as the late Bronze Age and the evolution of communication and mobility throughout history.

The podcast also contemplates contemporary socio-political and economic issues, including the collapse of major financial institutions, the influence of passive investing on markets, and the balance between capitalism and “innovism.” Episodes on trade policies, welfare, immigration, and the potential future trajectories of different economies offer listeners broad and varied insights into global economic landscapes.

Lastly, the podcast covers diverse philosophical discussions, engaging with postmodernism, the illusion of reality, and the ethical dimensions of modern societal structures, thus offering a rich tapestry of intellectual content for listeners interested in understanding the forces shaping our world today.


Episodes:
Episode Image Marian Tupy on Superabundance, Innovation, and Doomerism
2023-Nov-27
49 minutes
Episode Image Bilal Zuberi of Lux Capital on Bridging the Gaps Between Technology, Defense, and Policy
2023-Oct-17
57 minutes
Episode Image Byrne Hobart and Tobias Huber on the Future of AI and the Existential Risk of Safetyism
2023-Jun-19
93 minutes
Episode Image Bill Martin of Raging Capital Ventures on SVB's Collapse and What Happens Next
2023-Apr-11
43 minutes
Episode Image Michael Gibson on The Thiel Fellowship and The Future of Education and Innovation
2022-Nov-28
55 minutes
Episode Image Eli Dourado and Austin Vernon on Energy Superabundance and Creating a Prosperous 21st Century
2022-Oct-18
49 minutes
Episode Image Vitalik Buterin on the Future of Crypto and Technology
2022-Sep-15
65 minutes
Episode Image Wes Yang on the Culture War
2022-Apr-24
198 minutes
Episode Image Eric Cline on 1177 B.C. & The Late Bronze Age
2021-Jan-22
59 minutes
Episode Image Ole Jacob Madsen on The Therapeutic Turn
2021-Jan-22
81 minutes
Episode Image Stephen Hicks on Postmodernism
2021-Jan-22
78 minutes
Episode Image Adrian Goldsworthy on Ancient Rome
2021-Jan-22
55 minutes
Episode Image Deirdre McCloskey on Innovism vs. Capitalism
2021-Jan-22
73 minutes
Episode Image Michael Millerman on The Relationship Between Politics and Metaphysics
2021-Jan-22
77 minutes
Episode Image Patrick Wyman on Communication & Mobility Throughout History
2021-Jan-22
57 minutes
Episode Image Bryan Ward-Perkins on Late Antiquity
2021-Jan-22
50 minutes
Episode Image Rod Dreher on the Culture War
2021-Jan-22
64 minutes
Episode Image Collin Hansen on the Decline of Christianity in Western Culture
2021-Jan-22
36 minutes
Episode Image Kyle Sammin on American Conservatism
2021-Jan-22
52 minutes
Episode Image Alexis Coe on George Washington & American History
2021-Jan-22
57 minutes
Episode Image James K.A. Smith on How (Not) to Be Secular
2021-Jan-22
64 minutes
Episode Image Rudyard Lynch on Alternate History
2021-Jan-22
47 minutes
Episode Image Carl Trueman on The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self
2021-Jan-22
60 minutes
Episode Image Matt Ridley on the Evolution of Everything
2020-Feb-12
52 minutes
Episode Image Sean Carroll on the Questions of the Universe
2020-Feb-12
58 minutes
Episode Image Geoffrey West on Scale & Exponential Growth
2020-Feb-12
61 minutes
Episode Image Raghuram Rajan on Growth and Sustainable Development
2020-Feb-12
56 minutes
Episode Image Donald Hoffman on The Illusion of Reality
2020-Feb-12
57 minutes
Episode Image Jonathan Pageau on Religion & Society
2020-Feb-12
65 minutes
Episode Image Gary Basin on How Trading Works
2020-Feb-12
63 minutes
Episode Image John Horgan on Consciousness and the Upper Limits of Science
2020-Feb-12
62 minutes
Episode Image Soumaya Keynes on the State of Trade
2020-Feb-11
69 minutes
Episode Image Samuel Hammond on Welfare Policy
2020-Feb-11
74 minutes
Episode Image Doug Irwin on Trade Policy
2020-Feb-11
34 minutes
Episode Image Sevilla King on Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
2020-Feb-11
67 minutes
Episode Image Buster Benson on the Art of Productive Disagreement
2020-Feb-09
46 minutes
Episode Image Margaret Peters on the Politics of Immigration
2020-Feb-09
45 minutes
Episode Image Agnes Callard on Reconciling Egalitarianism & Meritocracy
2020-Feb-09
68 minutes
Episode Image Matt Prewitt on Radical Markets
2020-Feb-09
56 minutes
Episode Image Daron Acemoglu on Government and Economy
2020-Feb-09
56 minutes
Episode Image Brian Nosek on Open Science & The Replication Crisis
2020-Feb-09
57 minutes
Episode Image Yuval Levin on the Past, Present and Future of Conservatism
2020-Feb-09
57 minutes
Episode Image Scott Sumner on the History of Monetary Policy
2020-Feb-09
50 minutes
Episode Image Dinny McMahon on the Chinese Economy
2020-Feb-09
50 minutes
Episode Image Frederick Crews on the Legacy of Freud
2020-Feb-09
67 minutes
Episode Image Bryan Cutsinger on Monetary Policy & the Gold Standard
2020-Feb-09
55 minutes
Episode Image Jared Bernstein on the Fed & the Financial Crisis
2020-Feb-09
62 minutes
Episode Image Daniel Kaufman on the Problems in Philosophy
2020-Feb-09
70 minutes
Episode Image Carola Binder on the Policy of the Fed
2020-Feb-09
47 minutes
Episode Image Donald Kohn on the History of the Fed
2020-Feb-09
42 minutes
Episode Image Binyamin Appelbaum on How Economists Have Shaped the World
2020-Feb-09
44 minutes
Episode Image Ioana Marinescu on the Future of Economic Policy
2020-Feb-09
51 minutes
Episode Image John Mearsheimer on American Foreign Policy
2020-Feb-09
76 minutes
Episode Image Crispin Sartwell on Aesthetics & Philosophy
2020-Feb-09
56 minutes
Episode Image Massimo Pigliucci on Stoicism
2020-Feb-09
55 minutes