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🎙️ Rigorous Thinking and Online Education with Wes Kao

David speaks with Wes Kao, Co-founder of Maven, which is a platform for live cohort-based courses. Wes Kao is a renowned entrepreneur, strategist, and educator known for her expertise in online learning, content creation, and digital marketing. They talked about: * Refining a spiky point of view in a noisy online...

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🎙️ Self-actualisation and Slow living with Kyle Kowalski

David speaks with Kyle Kowalski, a thoughtful entrepreneur, adult learner, and proponent of slow living. Kyle describes himself as a synthesiser and solopreneur so we got to unpack what that means. This was a very introspective episode. They talked about: * The philosophy of slow living and how it can influence...

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🎙 Columbus, Colonialism and Climate Change with Charles C. Mann

David speaks with Charles C. Mann, an acclaimed science writer and author of the bestselling books 1491, 1493, and The Wizard and the Prophet. They talked about: * How Christopher Columbus’ inadvertently wiped out up to 90% of the Native American population. * How the humble potato led to European colonialism. * The...

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🎙The Elephant in the Brain with Robin Hanson

David speaks with Robin Hanson, an associate professor of economics at George Mason University and co-authored The Elephant in the Brain. They talked about: * The role of self-deception in human behaviour and the thesis behind the book he co-authored, The Elephant in the Brain * The potential consequences and risks associated...

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🎙How Culture Shapes Economies with Garett Jones

David speaks with Garett Jones, an Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University, and the author of 3 books: Hive Mind, 10% Less Democracy, and The Culture Transplant. They talked about: Democracy, how good it really is, and whether we have too much of it. Then they looked at...

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