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Podcast Profile: Dwarkesh Podcast

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71 episodes
2020 to 2024
Median: 90 minutes
Collection: SciPhi-Adjacent


Description (podcaster-provided):

Deeply researched interviews
www.dwarkeshpatel.com


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

➤ In-depth interviews • Economic theories • AI and technological implications • Political insights • Historical analysis • Philosophical discussions • Effective altruism • Entrepreneurship • Global issues • Prediction markets

The "Dwarkesh Podcast" engages listeners with deeply researched interviews on a diverse array of intellectually stimulating topics. The podcast consistently explores intersections of technology, history, economics, and philosophy, often through the lens of influential thinkers and leaders.

Recurring themes include the impact of artificial intelligence on society, as episodes frequently delve into its potential consequences, ethical considerations, and advancements. Discussions often center around predictions of how AI might evolve and influence various aspects of life, from governmental governance to existential risks.

The podcast navigates the intricacies of economic theories and practices with interviews featuring notable economists and entrepreneurs. These conversations tackle subjects such as the future of financial systems, economic growth, and the unique challenges and innovations within the realm of cryptocurrencies and fintech.

Historical analysis is another focal point, where the host examines significant historical events and figures, seeking lessons and insights relevant to contemporary issues. This includes discussions on everything from the Napoleonic Wars to modern geopolitical dynamics and the evolution of political philosophies.

Listener engagement with moral and ethical questions is prompted through dialogues about effective altruism, longtermism, and the philosophical underpinnings of societal progress. Thought leaders in these fields are sought to provide thought-provoking perspectives on how humanity can navigate its future challenges and opportunities.

The podcast also frequently spotlights scientific innovations, focusing on key figures and landmark discoveries that have shaped or could shape the world. The importance of multidisciplinary approaches to solving complex problems is emphasized throughout the series of episodes.

Overall, the "Dwarkesh Podcast" provides a platform for comprehensive discussions with intellectual depth, making it a valuable resource for those interested in the multifaceted issues at the interplay of technology, economics, history, and philosophy.


Episodes:
Episode Image Tony Blair - Life of a PM, The Deep State, Lee Kuan Yew, & AI's 1914 Moment
2024-Jun-26
52 minutes
Episode Image Francois Chollet, Mike Knoop - LLMs won’t lead to AGI - $1,000,000 Prize to find true solution
2024-Jun-11
93 minutes
Episode Image Leopold Aschenbrenner - China/US Super Intelligence Race, 2027 AGI, & The Return of History
2024-Jun-04
271 minutes
Episode Image John Schulman (OpenAI Cofounder) - Reasoning, RLHF, & Plan for 2027 AGI
2024-May-15
96 minutes
Episode Image Mark Zuckerberg - Llama 3, Open Sourcing $10b Models, & Caesar Augustus
2024-Apr-18
77 minutes
Episode Image Sholto Douglas & Trenton Bricken - How to Build & Understand GPT-7's Mind
2024-Mar-28
192 minutes
Episode Image Demis Hassabis - Scaling, Superhuman AIs, AlphaZero atop LLMs, Rogue Nations Threat
2024-Feb-28
61 minutes
Episode Image Patrick Collison (Stripe CEO) - Craft, Beauty, & The Future of Payments
2024-Feb-21
114 minutes
Episode Image Tyler Cowen - Hayek, Keynes, & Smith on AI, Animal Spirits, Anarchy, & Growth
2024-Jan-31
102 minutes
Episode Image Lessons from The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert Caro [Narration]
2024-Jan-23
36 minutes
Episode Image Will scaling work? [Narration]
2024-Jan-19
25 minutes
Episode Image Jung Chang - Living through Cultural Revolution and the Crimes of Mao
2023-Nov-29
91 minutes
Episode Image Andrew Roberts - SV's Napoleon Cult, Why Hitler Lost WW2, Churchill as Applied Historian
2023-Nov-22
78 minutes
Episode Image Dominic Cummings - COVID, Brexit, & Fixing Western Governance
2023-Nov-15
154 minutes
Episode Image Paul Christiano - Preventing an AI Takeover
2023-Oct-31
187 minutes
Episode Image Shane Legg (DeepMind Founder) - 2028 AGI, New Architectures, Aligning Superhuman Models
2023-Oct-26
44 minutes
Episode Image Grant Sanderson (3Blue1Brown) - Past, Present, & Future of Mathematics
2023-Oct-12
91 minutes
Episode Image Sarah C. M. Paine - WW2, Taiwan, Ukraine, & Maritime vs Continental Powers
2023-Oct-04
144 minutes
Episode Image Dario Amodei (Anthropic CEO) - Scaling, Alignment, & AI Progress
2023-Aug-08
118 minutes
Episode Image Andy Matuschak - Self-Teaching, Spaced Repetition, & Why Books Don’t Work
2023-Jul-12
142 minutes
Episode Image Carl Shulman (Pt 2) - AI Takeover, Bio & Cyber Attacks, Detecting Deception, & Humanity's Far Future
2023-Jun-26
187 minutes
Episode Image Carl Shulman (Pt 1) - Intelligence Explosion, Primate Evolution, Robot Doublings, & Alignment
2023-Jun-14
164 minutes
Episode Image Richard Rhodes - Making of Atomic Bomb, AI, WW2, Oppenheimer, & Abolishing Nukes
2023-May-23
157 minutes
Episode Image Eliezer Yudkowsky - Why AI Will Kill Us, Aligning LLMs, Nature of Intelligence, SciFi, & Rationality
2023-Apr-06
243 minutes
Episode Image Ilya Sutskever (OpenAI Chief Scientist) - Building AGI, Alignment, Future Models, Spies, Microsoft, Taiwan, & Enlightenment
2023-Mar-27
47 minutes
Episode Image Nat Friedman - Reading Ancient Scrolls, Open Source, & AI
2023-Mar-22
98 minutes
Episode Image Brett Harrison - FTX US Former President & HFT Veteran Speaks Out
2023-Mar-13
157 minutes
Episode Image Marc Andreessen - AI, Crypto, 1000 Elon Musks, Regrets, Vulnerabilities, & Managerial Revolution
2023-Feb-01
79 minutes
Episode Image Garett Jones - Immigration, National IQ, & Less Democracy
2023-Jan-24
74 minutes
Episode Image Lars Doucet - Progress, Poverty, Georgism, & Why Rent is Too Damn High
2023-Jan-09
100 minutes
Episode Image Holden Karnofsky - Transformative AI & Most Important Century
2023-Jan-03
116 minutes
Episode Image Bethany McLean - Enron, FTX, 2008, Musk, Frauds, & Visionaries
2022-Dec-21
85 minutes
Episode Image Nadia Asparouhova - Tech Elites, Democracy, Open Source, & Philanthropy
2022-Dec-15
82 minutes
Episode Image Byrne Hobart - FTX, Drugs, Twitter, Taiwan, & Monasticism
2022-Dec-01
90 minutes
Episode Image Edward Glaeser - Cities, Terrorism, Housing, & Remote Work
2022-Nov-28
57 minutes
Episode Image Kenneth T. Jackson - Robert Moses, Hero of New York?
2022-Nov-08
93 minutes
Episode Image Brian Potter - Future of Construction, Ugly Modernism, & Environmental Review
2022-Oct-27
145 minutes
Episode Image Bryan Caplan - Feminists, Billionaires, and Demagogues
2022-Oct-20
125 minutes
Episode Image Tyler Cowen - Talent, Collapse, & Pessimism of Sex
2022-Sep-28
94 minutes
Episode Image Charles C. Mann - Americas Before Columbus & Scientific Wizardry
2022-Sep-14
91 minutes
Episode Image Austin Vernon - Energy Superabundance, Starship Missiles, & Finding Alpha
2022-Sep-08
143 minutes
Episode Image Steve Hsu - Intelligence, Embryo Selection, & The Future of Humanity
2022-Aug-23
140 minutes
Episode Image Will MacAskill - Longtermism, Altruism, History, & Technology
2022-Aug-09
56 minutes
Episode Image Joseph Carlsmith - Utopia, AI, & Infinite Ethics
2022-Aug-03
91 minutes
Episode Image Fin Moorhouse - Longtermism, Space, & Entrepreneurship
2022-Jul-27
139 minutes
Episode Image Alexander Mikaberidze - Napoleon, War, Progress, and Global Order
2022-Jul-13
83 minutes
Episode Image Sam Bankman-Fried - Crypto, Altruism, and Leadership
2022-Jul-05
45 minutes
Episode Image Agustin Lebron - Trading, Crypto, and Adverse Selection
2022-Jun-23
64 minutes
Episode Image Ananyo Bhattacharya - John von Neumann, Jewish Genius, and Nuclear War
2022-May-11
54 minutes
Episode Image Stephen Grugett (Manifold Markets Founder) - Predictions Markets & Revolutionizing Governance
2022-May-05
50 minutes
Episode Image Pradyu Prasad - Imperial Japan, the God Emperor, and Militarization in the Modern World
2022-Apr-27
99 minutes
Episode Image Razib Khan - Genomics, Intelligence, and The Church of Science
2022-Apr-20
63 minutes
Episode Image Jimmy Soni - Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, and the Paypal Mafia
2022-Apr-16
67 minutes
Episode Image Bryan Caplan - Discrimination, Poverty, & Mental Illness
2022-Apr-12
63 minutes
Episode Image Richard Hanania - Foreign Policy, Fertility, and Wokeness
2022-Feb-24
62 minutes
Episode Image David Deutsch - AI, America, Fun, & Bayes
2022-Jan-31
84 minutes
Episode Image Byrne Hobart - Optionality, Stagnation, and Secret Societies
2021-Oct-05
71 minutes
Episode Image David Friedman - Dating Markets, Legal Systems, Bitcoin, and Automation
2021-Aug-09
83 minutes
Episode Image Sarah Fitz-Claridge - Taking Children Seriously
2021-Jun-04
58 minutes
Episode Image Michael Huemer - Anarchy, Capitalism, and Progress
2021-May-28
97 minutes
Episode Image Uncle Bob - The Long Reach of Code
2020-Nov-28
45 minutes
Episode Image Scott Aaronson - Quantum Computing, Complexity, and Creativity
2020-Nov-20
87 minutes
Episode Image Scott Young - Ultralearning
2020-Nov-16
98 minutes
Episode Image Charles Murray - Human Accomplishment and the Future of Liberty
2020-Oct-28
112 minutes
Episode Image Alex Tabarrok - Prizes, Prices, and Public Goods
2020-Oct-19
86 minutes
Episode Image Caleb Watney - America's Innovation Engine
2020-Sep-04
55 minutes
Episode Image Robin Hanson - The Long View
2020-Aug-31
100 minutes
Episode Image Jason Crawford - The Roots of Progress
2020-Aug-25
48 minutes
Episode Image Matjaž Leonardis - Science, Identity, and Probability
2020-Aug-22
34 minutes
Episode Image Tyler Cowen - The Great Reset
2020-Jul-10
47 minutes
Episode Image Bryan Caplan - Nurturing Orphaned Ideas
2020-May-22
59 minutes