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Podcast Profile: Big Ideas

podcast imageTwitter: @eriktorenberg@PatrickJBlum (@eriktorenberg followed by 12 philosophers)
Site: www.spreaker.com/show/big-ideas
51 episodes
2020 to present
Average episode: 61 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style • Philosophy+/Philosophyish/Ideas/Etc. • Two Hosts

Podcaster's summary: Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) and Patrick Blumenthal (@PatrickJBlum) interview 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.

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List Updated: 2022-Dec-04 12:36 UTC. Episodes: 51. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2022-Nov-28 • 55 minutes
Michael Gibson on The Thiel Fellowship and The Future of Education and Innovation
Michael Gibson (@William_Blake) of 1517 Fund joins Patrick Blumenthal (@PatrickJBlum) to discuss his new book, “Paper Belt on Fire: How Renegade Investors Sparked a Revolt Against the University.” They discuss: - What is the Paper Belt, and Why...
2022-Oct-18 • 49 minutes
Eli Dourado and Austin Vernon on Energy Superabundance and Creating a Prosperous 21st Century
Eli Dourado (@elidourado) and Austin Vernon (@vernon3austin) join Patrick Blumenthal (@patrickjblum) to discuss their recent paper, Energy Superabundance: How Cheap, Abundant Energy Will Shape Our Future. Other topics discussed: - How Energy...
2022-Sep-15 • 66 minutes
Vitalik Buterin on the Future of Crypto and Technology
Vitalik Buterin (@VitalikButerin), co-founder of Ethereum, joins Patrick Blumenthal (@PatrickJBlum) to discuss the future of crypto and technology. Topics discussed:- How is crypto starting to influence mainstream culture and corporations?- Is crypto positive or negative for nation states?- How much of crypto is innovation versus regulatory arbitrage?- Should we be reforming existing institutions to adopt crypto, or forming new ones?- How is exit possible in 2022? What role could DAOs play?- Vitalik’s thoug...
2022-Apr-24 • 199 minutes
Wes Yang on the Culture War
2021-Jan-22 • 60 minutes
Eric Cline on 1177 B.C. & The Late Bronze Age
Eric Cline (@digkabri) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) and Patrick Blumenthal (@patrickjblum) to discuss 1177 B.C. and the late Bronze Age.
2021-Jan-22 • 82 minutes
Ole Jacob Madsen on The Therapeutic Turn
Ole Jacob Madsen joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss his book "The Therapeutic Turn" and the rise of therapy culture.
2021-Jan-22 • 79 minutes
Stephen Hicks on Postmodernism
Stephen Hicks (@SRCHicks) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss postmodernism.
2021-Jan-22 • 56 minutes
Adrian Goldsworthy on Ancient Rome
Adrian Goldsworthy joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) and Patrick Blumenthal (@patrickjblum) to discuss ancient Rome.
2021-Jan-22 • 74 minutes
Deirdre McCloskey on Innovism vs. Capitalism
Deirdre McCloskey (@DeirdreMcClosk) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss "innovism" vs. capitalism.
2021-Jan-22 • 78 minutes
Michael Millerman on The Relationship Between Politics and Metaphysics
Michael Millerman joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss the relationship between politics and metaphysics.
2021-Jan-22 • 58 minutes
Patrick Wyman on Communication & Mobility Throughout History
Patrick Wyman (@Patrick_Wyman) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) and Patrick Blumenthal (@patrickjblum) to discuss communication & mobility throughout history.
2021-Jan-22 • 50 minutes
Bryan Ward-Perkins on Late Antiquity
Bryan Ward-Perkins joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) and Patrick Blumenthal (@patrickjblum) to discuss late antiquity.
2021-Jan-22 • 64 minutes
Rod Dreher on the Culture War
Rod Dreher (@roddreher) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss the culture war.
2021-Jan-22 • 36 minutes
Collin Hansen on the Decline of Christianity in Western Culture
Collin Hansen (@collinhansen) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss the decline of Christianity in western culture.
2021-Jan-22 • 53 minutes
Kyle Sammin on American Conservatism
Kyle Sammin (@kylesammin) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss American Conservatism.
2021-Jan-22 • 57 minutes
Alexis Coe on George Washington & American History
Alexis Coe (@AlexisCoe) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss George Washington & American History.
2021-Jan-22 • 65 minutes
James K.A. Smith on How (Not) to Be Secular
James K.A. Smith (@james_ka_smith) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss How (Not) to Be Secular.
2021-Jan-22 • 48 minutes
Rudyard Lynch on Alternate History
Rudyard Lynch (https://www.youtube.com/user/WhatifAltH... joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) and Patrick Blumenthal (@patrickjblum) to discuss alternate history.
2021-Jan-22 • 60 minutes
Carl Trueman on The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self
Carl Trueman joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self.
2020-Feb-12 • 53 minutes
Matt Ridley on the Evolution of Everything
Matt Riddley (@mattwridley) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) and Laura Deming (@laurademing) to discuss the Evolution of Everything.
2020-Feb-12 • 58 minutes
Sean Carroll on the Questions of the Universe
Sean Carroll (@seanmcarroll) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) and Laura Deming (@laurademing) to discuss humanism, reconciling science and morality, and the role of physics in evolution.
2020-Feb-12 • 61 minutes
Geoffrey West on Scale & Exponential Growth
Geoffrey West joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) and Laura Deming (@laurademing) to discuss scale, exponential growth, and cross pollination in scientific research.
2020-Feb-12 • 56 minutes
Raghuram Rajan on Growth and Sustainable Development
Raghuram Rajan (@GRaghuramRajan) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss his views on growth and sustainable development.
2020-Feb-12 • 58 minutes
Donald Hoffman on The Illusion of Reality
Don Hoffman (@donalddhoffman) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) and Laura Deming (@laurademing) to discuss the Illusion of Reality, Religion, and Morality.
2020-Feb-12 • 66 minutes
Jonathan Pageau on Religion & Society
Jonathan Pageau (@PageauJonathan) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss his views on religion and society.
2020-Feb-12 • 63 minutes
Gary Basin on How Trading Works
Gary Basin (@garybasin) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss how algorithmic trading crypto works.
2020-Feb-12 • 63 minutes
John Horgan on Consciousness and the Upper Limits of Science
John Horgan (@jjhorgan) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss consciousness and the upper limits of science.
2020-Feb-11 • 70 minutes
Soumaya Keynes on the State of Trade
Soumaya Keynes (@SoumayaKeynes) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) for this episode to discuss trade. They cover:- Does trade lead to job loss- Policies of the Trump administration- The future of the WTO and the rising trend of protectionism- Will future administrations become more closed off- Is the dollar being strong a good thing for the global economy- Did NAFTA achieve its goals- Should the WTO have been harder on China- The importance of the WTO’s dispute settlement system- The biggest unanswered q...
2020-Feb-11 • 75 minutes
Samuel Hammond on Welfare Policy
Samuel Hammond (@hamandcheese) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss welfare policy and neo-medievalism.
2020-Feb-11 • 35 minutes
Doug Irwin on Trade Policy
Doug Irwin (@D_A_Irwin) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss U.S. trade policy.
2020-Feb-11 • 68 minutes
Sevilla King on Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Sevilla King (@aqualityx) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
2020-Feb-09 • 45 minutes
Margaret Peters on the Politics of Immigration
Margaret Peters (@migrationnerd) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss the politics of migration, both in historical periods and in modern times, and why U.S. policy has shifted.
2020-Feb-09 • 46 minutes
Buster Benson on the Art of Productive Disagreement
Buster Benson (@buster) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss the idea of productive disagreements, Buster's thoughts on nonviolent communication, and conflict theory.
2020-Feb-09 • 68 minutes
Agnes Callard on Reconciling Egalitarianism & Meritocracy
Agnes Callard (@AgnesCallard) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss the weakness of human will and various contradictions of the mind — especially the reconciliation between egalitarianism and meritocracy.
2020-Feb-09 • 58 minutes
Yuval Levin on the Past, Present and Future of Conservatism
Yuval Levin joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss conservatism, the future of various institutions, and how social media is affecting institutions. You can find a copy of his new book, "A Time to Build: From Family and Community to...
2020-Feb-09 • 51 minutes
Scott Sumner on the History of Monetary Policy
Scott Sumner (https://www.themoneyillusion.com/) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss the Fed, historical financial crises, and the economic outcomes of war.
2020-Feb-09 • 56 minutes
Matt Prewitt on Radical Markets
Matt Prewitt (@m_t_prewitt) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss RadicalxChange, the future of nation states and corporations, data privacy, and improving democracy.
2020-Feb-09 • 51 minutes
Dinny McMahon on the Chinese Economy
Dinny McMahon (@DinnyMcMahon) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss China's debt, monetary policy, and the future of the Chinese economy.
2020-Feb-09 • 57 minutes
Daron Acemoglu on Government and Economy
Daron Acemoglu (@DrDaronAcemoglu) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss the state of democracy, China's model, charter cities, and why nations fail.
2020-Feb-09 • 58 minutes
Brian Nosek on Open Science & The Replication Crisis
Brian Nosek (@BrianNosek) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) and Laura Deming (@laurademing) to open science, the replication crisis, and incentives in scientific research.
2020-Feb-09 • 63 minutes
Jared Bernstein on the Fed & the Financial Crisis
Jared Bernstein (@econjared) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss the Fed, the biggest lessons in fiscal policy from the past decade, and the financial crisis.
2020-Feb-09 • 67 minutes
Frederick Crews on the Legacy of Freud
Frederick Crews joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss the legacy of Freud, why he persists in popularity, and his thoughts on Carl Jung.
2020-Feb-09 • 71 minutes
Daniel Kaufman on the Problems in Philosophy
Daniel Kaufman (@ElectricAgora) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss the various problems in philosophy.
2020-Feb-09 • 55 minutes
Bryan Cutsinger on Monetary Policy & the Gold Standard
Bryan Cutsinger (@BryanCutsinger) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss monetary policy in the U.S. as well as the gold standard.
2020-Feb-09 • 42 minutes
Donald Kohn on the History of the Fed
Donald Kohn joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss the history of the Fed.
2020-Feb-09 • 47 minutes
Carola Binder on the Policy of the Fed
Carola Binder (@cconces) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss the policy of the Fed.
2020-Feb-09 • 45 minutes
Binyamin Appelbaum on How Economists Have Shaped the World
Binyamin Appelbaum (@BCAppelbaum) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss how economists have shaped the world.
2020-Feb-09 • 55 minutes
Massimo Pigliucci on Stoicism
Massimo Pigliucci (@MPigliucci) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss his views on Stoicism and how it can help us in our lives.
2020-Feb-09 • 76 minutes
John Mearsheimer on American Foreign Policy
John Mearsheimer joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss his views on American foreign policy.
2020-Feb-09 • 52 minutes
Ioana Marinescu on the Future of Economic Policy
Ioana Marinescu (@mioana) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss the future of Economic Policy.
2020-Feb-09 • 57 minutes
Crispin Sartwell on Aesthetics & Philosophy
Crispin Sartwell (@CrispinSartwell) joins Erik Torenberg (@eriktorenberg) to discuss his views on aesthetics and philosophy.