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Podcast Profile: Minds Almost Meeting

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79 episodes
2021 to 2024
Median: 63 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Imagine two smart curious friendly and basically truth-seeking people, but from very different intellectual traditions. Traditions with different tools, priorities, and ground rules. What would they discuss? Would they talk past each other? Make any progress? Would anyone want to hear them? Economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard decided to find out.


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

➤ Intellectual discussions • Different traditions • Economics • Philosophy • Culture • Power dynamics • Social issues • Technology • Human behavior • Expert opinions • Controversial topics • Interviews with guests

"Minds Almost Meeting" is an intellectually stimulating podcast that explores the intersection of diverse and contrasting intellectual traditions. Hosted by economist Robin Hanson and philosopher Agnes Callard, the show is characterized by in-depth discussions that delve into various philosophical and socio-economic topics, often challenging mainstream perspectives and conventional wisdom. Both hosts draw upon their unique academic backgrounds and differing methodologies to navigate complex subjects, fostering conversations that are rich in thought and nuance.

The episodes reveal a commitment to exploring fundamental human questions and societal issues. Topics such as power dynamics, cultural evolution, and the nature of nostalgia are frequently examined. There is also substantial focus on current socio-political phenomena, including the intricacies of internet culture, multiculturalism, and the various forms and impacts of consumerism. The hosts often venture into meta-discussions about the very frameworks and principles guiding human thought and behavior, such as theoretical versus practical reasoning, the role of evidence in forming beliefs, and the dichotomy between experts and elites.

Furthermore, several episodes involve dialogues with guest speakers from various fields, enhancing the breadth and depth of the discussions. These conversations with additional intellectuals address topics like psychoanalysis, artificial intelligence risks, and the ethical considerations surrounding new technologies. The podcast also frequently revisits themes such as the philosophical underpinnings of respect, resentment, and social cohesion, as well as the existential inquiries into the meaning and value of life.

Overall, "Minds Almost Meeting" offers a rich tapestry of discussions that appeal to individuals interested in deep, reflective thinking about both timeless philosophical dilemmas and contemporary issues. The interactions between Hanson and Callard provide a platform for exploring how different intellectual traditions can converge, diverge, and ultimately contribute to a broader understanding of complex ideas.


Episodes:
Episode Image Color (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard)
2024-Jul-03
57 minutes
Episode Image Power (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson)
2024-Jun-26
65 minutes
Episode Image Experts vs. elites [Revisited] (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard)
2024-Jun-19
62 minutes
Episode Image Protest (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson)
2024-Jun-12
64 minutes
Episode Image Internet culture (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard, with Katherine Dee)
2024-Jun-05
69 minutes
Episode Image Meta (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson)
2024-May-29
59 minutes
Episode Image The Two Cultures (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard)
2024-May-02
67 minutes
Episode Image Multiculturalism (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson)
2024-Apr-24
66 minutes
Episode Image Cultural evolution (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard)
2024-Apr-17
60 minutes
Episode Image 3 Body Problem (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson, with Arnold Brooks)
2024-Apr-11
64 minutes
Episode Image Corpses (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard)
2024-Apr-03
63 minutes
Episode Image Nostalgia (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson)
2024-Mar-27
61 minutes
Episode Image Resentment (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard)
2024-Mar-20
60 minutes
Episode Image Social miracles (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson)
2024-Mar-14
66 minutes
Episode Image Consumerism (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard)
2024-Mar-07
59 minutes
Episode Image Disagreement and alienation (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson, with Berislav Marušić)
2024-Feb-28
67 minutes
Episode Image Evidence order bias (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard)
2024-Feb-21
63 minutes
Episode Image Theoretical vs. Practical Reason (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson, with Laura Deming)
2023-Nov-16
66 minutes
Episode Image Psychoanalysis (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard, with Jamieson Webster)
2023-Nov-09
55 minutes
Episode Image Inspiration (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson)
2023-Nov-02
59 minutes
Episode Image Respect (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard)
2023-Oct-12
62 minutes
Episode Image Fighting (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson)
2023-Oct-05
61 minutes
Episode Image Contrarians (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard, with Aella)
2023-Sep-28
62 minutes
Episode Image Robin's Birthday (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson, with Arnold Brooks)
2023-Sep-21
62 minutes
Episode Image Fertility (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard)
2023-Sep-13
62 minutes
Episode Image Advice (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson)
2023-Aug-30
58 minutes
Episode Image Interpretation (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard, with Arnold Brooks)
2023-Aug-24
62 minutes
Episode Image vibecamp (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson)
2023-Jun-21
55 minutes
Episode Image God (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard)
2023-Jun-14
55 minutes
Episode Image Moore's Paradox (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson)
2023-Jun-07
66 minutes
Episode Image AI Risk (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard, with David Duvenaud)
2023-May-31
68 minutes
Episode Image Partiality (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson)
2023-May-24
57 minutes
Episode Image Alignment and Competition (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard)
2023-May-17
75 minutes
Episode Image The Urge to Rebel (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson)
2023-May-10
60 minutes
Episode Image The Etiquette of Equality (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard)
2023-May-03
50 minutes
Episode Image Transformative Choices (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson)
2023-Apr-26
59 minutes
Episode Image Edgelord Energy (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard, with Rory from The Violet Hour)
2023-Apr-19
69 minutes
Episode Image Management (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson)
2023-Mar-30
62 minutes
Episode Image Apology (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard)
2023-Mar-22
65 minutes
Episode Image Experts vs. Elites (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson)
2023-Mar-15
63 minutes
Episode Image Sarcasm (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard)
2023-Mar-08
57 minutes
Episode Image Who Must Be Persuaded By Explanations (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson)
2023-Jan-04
70 minutes
Episode Image Utopia (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard)
2022-Dec-29
56 minutes
Episode Image The Intellectual vs. The Social (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson)
2022-Dec-21
66 minutes
Episode Image Passion (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard, with Joshua Fox)
2022-Dec-15
73 minutes
Episode Image Intellectuals (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson)
2022-Dec-07
66 minutes
Episode Image Wanting to be Wanted (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard)
2022-Dec-01
64 minutes
Episode Image For Its Own Sake (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson)
2022-Nov-23
61 minutes
Episode Image Why is Truth Good? (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard, with William Eliot)
2022-Nov-16
75 minutes
Episode Image The Sacred (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson, with Arnold Brooks)
2022-Nov-09
75 minutes
Episode Image Is Life Worth Living? (Robin Hanson & Agnes Callard, with William Eliot)
2022-Nov-02
62 minutes
Episode Image What is Sex? (Agnes Callard & Robin Hanson, with Audrey Pollnow)
2022-Oct-26
76 minutes
Episode Image Human Sacrifice
2022-Jul-17
62 minutes
Episode Image Glory
2022-Jul-17
69 minutes
Episode Image Frontstage / Backstage
2022-Jul-17
79 minutes
Episode Image Free Speech
2022-Jul-17
61 minutes
Episode Image Fraud
2022-Jul-17
64 minutes
Episode Image William James vs William Clifford
2022-Jul-17
71 minutes
Episode Image Belief Constraints
2022-Jul-17
67 minutes
Episode Image 'Inadequate Equilibria'
2022-Jul-17
63 minutes
Episode Image 'The Sentiment of Rationality'
2022-Jul-17
71 minutes
Episode Image Asceticism
2022-Feb-01
66 minutes
Episode Image Autodidact
2022-Feb-01
58 minutes
Episode Image Rot
2022-Feb-01
60 minutes
Episode Image Foreplay
2022-Feb-01
60 minutes
Episode Image Reform
2022-Feb-01
57 minutes
Episode Image Aliens
2022-Feb-01
62 minutes
Episode Image Purposes
2022-Feb-01
60 minutes
Episode Image Curiosity
2022-Feb-01
64 minutes
Episode Image Distant Signals
2021-Nov-09
48 minutes
Episode Image Hidden Motives
2021-Nov-09
65 minutes
Episode Image Prediction Markets
2021-Nov-09
62 minutes
Episode Image Aspiration
2021-Nov-09
65 minutes
Episode Image Pink and Purple
2021-Nov-09
66 minutes
Episode Image Punishment
2021-Nov-09
69 minutes
Episode Image Paternalism
2021-Nov-09
68 minutes
Episode Image Future Generations
2021-Nov-09
63 minutes
Episode Image Plagiarism
2021-Nov-09
60 minutes
Episode Image Paradox of Honesty
2021-Nov-09
70 minutes